Carefully culled collection adult for grabs Jan. 2 in Somerset – Tribune

December 25, 2016 - table lamp

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Two sales open a 2017 auction deteriorate with a brew of products collected over a march of 2016. As we bid farewell to a stream year, here’s to a pacific and abundant 365 days forward of us all.

Carey Auctions

After scarcely a year of formulation and delicately culling merchandise, Brian Carey stands prepared for his annual in-house only, live auction spectacular on Jan. 2.

“This is a best of a best from 2016,” he says of a mixed estate sale, with consignments from particular sellers rounding out a mix. “We have to work during it all year.”

Based on past New Year’s sales, Carey expects energetic behest during a event, that already has 247 purebred bidders.

Among a equipment approaching to beget clever foe is a unconditional landscape by William Coventry Wall, hermit of Alfred Wall and a member of George Hetzel’s Scalp Level propagandize of painters. The oil on board work depicts a stream circuitous by easily tilled, prosaic farmland before disintegrating into a credentials dominated by a peaceful peaks of a towering range.

Born in England in 1810, Wall staid in Mt. Pleasant, with his family during age 11. He initial captivated courtesy by offered lithographs of his paintings of Pittsburgh’s Great Fire of 1845. He also warranted a substantial vital by portrayal “portraits” of a homes of well-to-do Pittsburghers.

Another approaching large shot in this sale is a 19th-century percussion prolonged gun combined by master craftsman Abraham Megahan of Huntingdon County. With a slim maple stock, a gun sports 29 coin-quality china inlays of perched eagles and other designs that resemble Pennsylvania Dutch conjuration symbols.

Well famous in his time as one of a best seat makers in Somerset County, David Knagy stays a reputable name among antique collectors in and around a area. Knagy’s pieces mount as superb examples of early 19th-century seat making. The easily incited Knagy nightstand — with slim legs and stenciled front drawer — on a retard wears good a scarcely dual centuries of use and looks ideally able of returning to avocation for another 200 years. Other tip equipment in a lineup embody a Seth Thomas Sonora eight-bell clock, a Pittsburgh Lamp Glass list flare with a reversed-painted shade, many antique pistols and rifles, wall sconces and other lighting, nation obsolete kitchen appliances, a brightly flashy New England banjo wall time and most more.

Doors open during 9 a.m. Jan. 2 before a 10 a.m. sale during a Bakersville Fire Hall, 2341 West Bakersville-Edie Road, Somerset.

Details: 814-539-7653 or

BHD Auctions

Owner Brian Detch will chaperon out 2016 and ring in a 2017 with BHD’s stream online auction, that started on Christmas Day and ends on New Year’s Day. The sale facilities a Fry Glass collection of Jack and Dee Berquist, dual of a first members of a Fry Glass Society.

Founded in 1901, by Henry Clay Fry, a Fry Glass Co. operated in Rochester, Pa., for a small some-more than 30 years. While a business run was brief, a Fry Glass bequest lives on interjection to a Berquists and others who distinguished a company’s repute as a builder of excellent American Brilliant cut potion and specialty pieces.

Of a dozens of pieces in this auction, an out-of-date candlestick phone stands out as a star of a show. According to Fry Glass legend, usually 3 of this indication were manufactured. Though undocumented, a citation here stays as a lone, total survivor.

The preference of singular pieces of Fry Glass embody a Foval potion coffee pot, a cobalt blue ice bucket, an etched potion thistle pattern platter and cake image and a transparent cut-glass cigarette hilt with a immature bottom that does double avocation as an ashtray.

The sale also facilities a choice preference of Marx indication trains and accessories, nation obsolete furniture, many pieces of Structo steel pulpy cars and trucks and an early barber’s cabinet.

Advertising equipment touting a things of Pittsburgh companies, such as Town Talk Bread and Duquesne Pilsner Beer, mount out, as does a preference of surprising clocks, including one from a Russian submarine. And for stoneware collectors, a preference of New Brighton-made ESB crocks is one of a largest seen in new memory.

Details: 712-816-0683 or

John Altdorfer is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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