This online only auction begins on February 15th and runs through February 29th. Open House for this auction will be Monday, February 22nd from 10am to 6pm. We strongly recommend that you view and inspect these items in person, as there are many similar-looking pieces. Seeing them for yourself is the best way to get a sense of scale, presence, and quality.
David Hood was a long time Chicago decorator/buyer. Worked for Marshall Fields from 1970 to 1981, then Colby’s Home Furnishings, and Graham and Burnham Antiques in the 1980s. He started working for Holly Hunt as director of sales in 1990. The majority of his career was spent working on Michigan Avenue in the Windy City. There are treasures and exciting items in nearly every corner of this house! Our first walk though revealed furniture by Eames, Platner, Karl Springer, Charles Hollis Jones, Baker, a pair of Holly Hunt sofas, gilt French furniture and of course the antique pieces. There are Asian ceramics in almost every room of the house. Well in excess of 60 pieces. Most were purchased 30-50 years ago. There is a nice collection of green majolica that includes many Wedgwood items. There is artwork in every room as well by artists such as Tom of Finland (an original graphite drawing!), Keith Haring, Peter Max, Frankenstein and many more. There are items as diverse as 35 Piero Fornasetti plates, a pair of 1920s French Art Deco gilt sconces that retailed for $32,000, Lalique, Steuben, Hermes jewelry and scarves, Oriental Rugs, jade, a pair of carved stone Foo Dogs and a large Buddha head that all weigh 100s of pounds each. There is a large group of African masks, shells, and decorative objects throughout. More information will be provided as we spend more time digging.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 27th! We’re having a single-day, live auction in LaCygne, KS!
The amount, diversity, and quality of the offerings will blow you away:
Victorian 8′ bed, 3 Victorian marble top dressers, Set of 6 1860s chairs w/carved crests, French room screen/divider, Grace Bilger paintings, Vict. Chromolithographs, Lionel Train set, Kentucky (?) Federal era chest (2 over 3), Antique 4 Poster bed, Fine German tall case clock (1920s) J. Brandmann Berlin, Aladdin oil lamps, Pr. 1920s ornate side/entry tables (hotel?), Ornate corner chair, Tiger Maple side table, Fine 1920s DR set. Great condition. China cab w/leaded glass door, buffet, tbl & 6, Oak curved glass China cabinet, Stoneware, Chippendale mirror w/birds, Antique child’s size roll top desk (1840s), French wardrobe, Antique Victorian chevalier mirror (Store fixture?), Country Store work table, Large Oak plate rack, Several good antique benches (Windsor, pine, primitive), Jelly cabinet, Hanging corner shelf, Fairbanks scales, Oak buffet w/green man upper, Narrow Oak tambour door cabinet, Henredon Executive desk & chair, Carved Oak server, Root table, High chair w/press back “Horse” design, Empire Pembroke table, Pair leather wingback chairs, Leather camelback sofa, Victorian library table, Aesthetic movement coat rack, antique Game tables, Cricket (?) tables, Set of 4 firehouse chairs, Gil Rumsey watercolor, Plantation desk, Rod Frederick litho, E. Hall (?) lithos, Large wingback w/footstool, Circa 1780-1800 lowboy w/Spanish-pad foot, Leather wingback chair, Set of 4 Chippendale style dr chairs, Primitive harvest table. Cut down to coffee table, Childs size Victorian walnut drop leaf table, Diane Cone Boody litho “The Cellar Master”, Set of 6 French dr chairs, Set of 4 pine ladder backs, 2 primitive cabinets, Oak curved glass China cab. W/bow front glass top, Butcher block, Set of 4 Windsor back chairs, Antique baskets, French Oak refractory table, 2 pairs of French dr chairs, Antique enameled stove, Chickens!, Emery, Bird, Thayer counter, Pair Hickory Adirondack chairs, 5 concrete table & wooden chair sets, Large beer pic from Emery Bird Thayer, Player piano and rolls, Pr. Upholstered wingback chairs, Kitchen island, 5 Wrought iron tables/chairs, Antique stove
Lots of kitchenware, catering items, etc. Chafing dishes, crock pots, Cuisineart
Furnivals “Quail” pattern, Spode Christmas, Masons, Aynsley “Summertime” “Belmont”, Philippe Deshoulieres “Fruit”, Johnson Bros., Meakin, Fiesta, Fitz & Floyd “St. Nicholas”, Goebel , Wedgwood, Limoges, Fostoria “Americana” basket. Lrg undertray, Nasco “Springtime”, Fire King “Pheasants”
And so much more!! Here’s some photos to show we aren’t kidding: