THE BUCKALTER ESTATE SALE AUCTION
Sunday, September 19 10am ET on Invaluable.com
The biggest LITTLE estate sale is happening! The auction is scheduled for Sunday, September 19 at 10am ET. Buyers can register now and start bidding here.
This Buckalter Estate Sale includes an EXTRAORDINARY assortment of fine art dollhouse miniatures from the collection of the late Jerry and Claire Buckalter of Suffern, New York. The Buckalter's love for each other is matched by their passion for miniatures, which they collected and crafted together in their retirement from careers in education. Their collection consists of masterful miniatures in a broad range of categories crafted by some of the most iconic miniaturists in the world, some of whom have been granted the distinction of being an Artisan or Fellow of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA.org).
FINE SCALE FURNITURE
A burl wood chest of drawers with 9 dovetailed drawers and George II secretary with slant top pull down desk with multiple drawers and pigeon holes by Neil Bateson and Cabinet with decorative inlays by Geoff Wonnacott. Additional fine furniture artists featured in this sale include Michael Walton, John Davenport, Ferd Sobol, Natasha Beshencovsky, Roger Gutheil, Nancy Summers, David Krupick, Linda LaRoche and James Hastrich.
SILVER, SCULPTURE AND DECORATIVE ART
George II Sterling silver epergne with cut glass bowls and Tureen on platter by Pete Acquisto and "Three Graces" in bronze by Randall Zadar are part of the silver and decorative objects featured in this auction. Other fine artists contributing to this category include: rrA burl Judith Dunger, Victor Francio, Jo Parker, Bob Olszewski, Jim Pounder, Janet Bailey, Harry Smith, Jens Thorpe, Mary Grady O'Brien and Mary McGrath.
FRAMED PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS & NEEDLEPOINTS
Hand painted works and reproductions by Natasha Beshenkovsky ("The Hunt"), "Girl Blowing Bubbles" by Johannes Landman and "The Windmill at Wikj" by Paul Saltarelli are just a few of the many artisan paintings other framed pieces of art in the collection. Other artist in this category include Grace Smith, Houston bird, M. Wolcott, Amy Ramsey Walton and Barbara Stanton.
AMERICAN INDIAN AND INDIGENOUS ART DOLLS & OBJECTS
American Indian art doll "Sioux Warrior" collaboration with Sylvia Lyons and Rainbow Hand, pottery by Teresa Wildflower and American Indian "Mother and Child" by IGMA Fellow Shirley Wentworth. Additional objects like related tools, clothing, weaponry, painted animal skins, headdresses are included in this category and include baskets by Tu Moonralker and Ki De Miniatures, carved stone seed pots by Joseph Lonewolf and Geri Naranjo and an art doll by Marcia Blackstrom.
PORCELAIN AND RELATED DECORATIVE OBJECTS
Terrific work by Teresa and Jean Welsh from The China Closet is featured in this auction along with works by Lee Ann Chellis Wessel, V. Casson, Karen Griffiths Stoksayware and Jo Parker.
TOYS & CHILDREN'S FURNITURE
Wood painted toys, dolls, teddy bears, art dolls, 1/12 scale furniture are some of the children's items listed in the auction by artists including Saki Romerhaus, C. Garfen, D. Jones, Karen Markland and Betsy Rouse.
FLOWERS & GARDEN MINIATURES
This auction consists of a number of beautiful floral arrangements from IGMA Artisans like Sandra Henry Wall, Hope Elliott, Marcy Jaffe, many in Vince Stapleton decorative pots and vases made of ceramic and painted porcelain.
Pottery and crocks by the very popular Jane Graber and other artists - some signed and unsigned/signature unrecognized. Included in this auction is a rare assortment of 5o pieces of pottery by Jane Graber including a complete tea service and soup tureen with bowls.
COLONIAL AND PRIMITIVE MINIATURES
Hand-painted dresser by James Hastritch, colonial rocker and primitive hutch which is part of a 9 piece assortment of period kitchen and dining pieces by Richard Romerhaus.
This auction consists of a number of beautiful art dolls including a Marie Antoinette, a Victorian gentleman by Shirley Wentworth and a lady with a mirror by Gudrun Kolenda with an assortment of boudoir artisan accessories (some signed and unsigned).
This auction consists of several room boxes including a rustic cabin, a Victorian hotel/boutique/tea parlor and a King George Ballroom complete with inlay hardwood floors and lighting by Phyllis Tucker.
ADDITIONAL YUMMY MINIS
The complete auction catalogue is available to view now Invaluable.com and look for special livestream previews over the next few weeks where I'll share more of the collection. Additionally, I'll be hosting a webinar on spotting a fine miniature and best practices for participating in an online miniatures auction.
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