We've got the usual mixture of antique, period, retro and modern furniture entered for our auction on Thursday 24 May at 10 am at Four Oaks SK11 9DU.
We accept entries on Mondays and Tuesdays or by appointment at other times - to view the catalogue with photos, categories, estimates and descriptions click https://www.easyliveauction.com/auctioneers/ashleywaller/ #furnitureauction#furnitureauctions#mintybookcase#queenannefurniture
Spring is here! We have several lots of fine outdoor furniture for your patio. Stop by our Preview today from 9 am to 1 pm. Boltz Auctions, 3601 Columbia Ave., #LancasterPA . View photo gallery: http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/photopanel.cgi?listingid=3065111&feed=129&gid=0&category=0&zip=&kwd= #furnitureauction#patiofurniture#auction
For my birthday month, I decided to donate to our local Habitat ReStore by volunteering (4/14), give back (4/28 donations), and to showcase my talents in their DIY Challenge (pics below). 🤗
They allowed us to pick an item(s) to restore/upcycle and the community chooses a winner within the next 2 weeks. Each item will then be sold on the last day (4/21) during their annual Denver location Anniversary and Earth Day Celebration.
With your help 2 weeks ago, we chose this vintage Tell City Chair Company dining room set. Originally I wanted to stain and fully restore each but with less than 2 weeks and my current orders, it wasn't possible. So we painted the chairs and darkened the stain on the table. Currently online, these chairs sell for $150+/chair in as is condition. Once refinished, I would have listed it for at least $950, due to the style and age of the set plus the amount of labor required to repair and paint/stain this set. I'm hoping it will sell close to this price.
If you or anyone you know needs a dining room table, please send them to this ReStore. 🙏🏽 All funds go to a good cause and towards a home build within our community.
Here's the before pictures and the link takes you to the video we did during our submission. WCI VIP Inner Circle members - there are more videos & pics in our group.
https://www.facebook.com/WeChicdIt/videos/1522919514486110/ - FYI - Volume is low
For more info: @wechicdit @lincoln_county_restore
If you want to donate your time/money, join our team for the upcoming Women Build Week in May.
This Prison Chair (going under the hammer on April 10th) is an exact replica of an original owned by the vendor's family, who resided at Shenton Hall in Leicestershire before the property was sold in the 1990s. The unwary sitter finds two iron bars spring out from the side cases of these 'Prison Chairs' to trap them by the legs.
The chair is similar to one mentioned in 'Oak Furniture: The British Tradition, “The 'Imprisoning Chair'...is the sort of toy which has always delighted collectors...in 1660, Samuel Pepys had noted a similar chair at the home of his friend Sir W. Batten...'also a chair, where he that sits is catched with two irons that come round about him, which makes good sport'." It's believed that such chairs were never more than a practical joke in England. Allegedly, a similar chair was used in the late 1500's to commit an atrocious murder: the unsuspecting victim was invited for dinner in Antwerp, caught in such a chair and then tortured to death by his host (roasted over a low fire while trapped in the chair)! Lot 1089, full auction catalogue is over on @the_saleroom #prisonchair#imprisoningchair#oakchair#noveltyfurniture#auctioneers#auction#furnitureauction#furnituredesign