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FRENCH FIREPLACES AT THE POTOMACK COMPANY AUCTION SALE

The Potomack Company of Alexandria held a mammoth 1,480 lot auction sale last weekend including a fair number of architectural and decorative antique lots. A striking group of thirty French limestone and marble chimneypieces, of which some were original antique, and some recarved and reproduction, seemed to have been ambitiously consigned by the same person or business.

Of those which sold, a 9ft tall 5ft wide, carved empanelled limestone late 18th century chimneypiece from the Vendee region sold at a low estimate $6,000 plus commissions. A possibly 17th century French rustic corbel monumental fire surround from Indre et Loire region, 6ft 6ins high by 7ft wide, carved in light relief with entwined dragons, sold for a low estimate $7,000. A 10ft long by 7ft 6ins baker's rack and shelves in nickel-plated cast brass by Dubois Lyons fetched a low estimate $1,500. A lot of four American gothic steel framed window casements, some with original glass panes, each 6ft high by 3ft 6ins wide, sold for $1,000.

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Date Created : 02 February 2011 04:20:00 PM
Date Modified : 02 February 2011 04:49:46 PM


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