Gold and Bold Offerings at Cordier's Fall Antique and Fine Art Auction

October 27, 2016

and estimated at $15,000 to $20,000 will be among the top lots of Cordier’s Fall Antique and Fine Art Auction. The sale will be held at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and will also include Royal Bayreuth and Cybis collections as well as stunning examples of Mid-Century Modern Furniture.


The 1888 coin is one of 18 PCGS and NGC graded gold coins, which will also include an 1855 PCGS MS64 $1 Princess Head Type 2 (est $5,000 - $10,000). Jewelry is highlighted by a 14K diamond encrusted bracelet watch (est $1,000 - $1,500) and an 18K diamond and sapphire necklace and bracelet set (est $3,000 - $6,000).  


Day one will also feature over five sterling flatware sets including Stieff Forget Me Not and Rose, Wallace Grand Baroque, Gorham Buttercup, and Oneida Heiress, as well as an impressive 111 piece Mappin and Webb silverplate set in an oak chest (est $800 - $1,200). Fitting with the glamour and sparkle of the day, over 100 pieces of a single-owner Swarovski collection will also cross the block. A 1998 limited edition peacock (est $1,000 - $2,000) is one of the highlights.


Day Two of the auction will start with the Donald Leibhart estate collection of Suquehannock Indian artifacts, including pipes, pots, and beads that were found on his farm near Wrightsville, PA, in the 1950’s. Of note are an Ohio pop eye birdstone (est $500 - $1,000), as well as Susquehannock snake and animal effigy pipes (est $250 - $500 each).


The two day sale also features a number of porcelain and pottery pieces, featuring a Royal Bayreuth collection which includes a leopard creamer (est $1,000 - $2,000) and a mouse water pitcher (est $500 - $800). Porcelain will also include Cybis figurines from the private collection of a former Cybis sculpture artist; each whimsical offering is expected to sell for between $200 and $300. A puzzle mug by George Ohr, the self-titled Mad Potter of Biloxi considered by many to be the godfather of American pottery, is expected to bring $500 to $1,000.


In bright colors and bold modern designs, Mid-Century Modern furniture and accessories will strike an impressive figure on the auction block during the second day of the sale. Furniture features Bertoia diamond chairs, Saarinen tulip chairs and tables, an Eames lounge chair and ottoman, Bill Stevens bentwood chairs, and more. The majority of the pieces come from the Estate of Pauline Rallis of State College, PA.

Lighting will include an Anders Pehrson Bumling hanging lamp (est $500 - $700) and a Sonneman table lamp. A Moe Bridges scenic reverse painted lamp will also light up the bidding on day two, estimated to bring between $1,000 to $2,000.


Art will be headlined by a large and beautiful painting by the Iranian artist Nasser Ovissi (est $10,000 - $20,000) as well as four paintings by iconic Pennsylvania Dutch folk artist David Ellinger, including “Down Oley Way” (est $1,500 - $2,500). Other paintings include works by Edmund Darch Lewis, William Preston Phelps, Antonio Gargiullo, and a Barbizon School scene by French artist Aimee Perret.

1888 PCGS Gold Coin