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Artfact Live! April 2012 Auction Results Roundup

With its best April yet, Artfact has proven once again why it is the industry leader.

Sunday, April 1, 2012 4:54 am EDT

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With its best April yet, Artfact has proven once again why it is the industry leader. Auction houses around the world are reaping the rewards of Artfact’s easy to use online bidding platform. Compared to last year, 88% more lots were sold and the average sale saw bidder attendance increase 60%! Here are just a few examples of items that sold during live, online auctions this month.

Swann Auction Galleries- Old Master Through Modern Prints, April 25, 2012

Maurice B. Prendergast (1858-1924)

In the Garden

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Realized Price: $22,140

Prendergast is known for his light hearted paintings of parks, beaches, and streets. He frequently used fashionably dressed people with pleasant dispositions as his subjects. After 1907, Prendergast began painting in oil with a heavier application process, focusing on two dimensional shapes.  Sold to an Artfact online bidder, this color monotype by Prendergast is on thin, cream laid paper and measures 11.5 / 9 inches. It is initialed by the artist in the lower left corner.  

Freeman’s- American Furniture, Silver, Decorative and Folk Arts, April 30, 2012

John Childs

Chippendale mahogany bracket clock                 

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Realized Price: $19,200

           

This Child’s clock has descended the generations and was once used in the Wister family ancestral home, Grumblethorpe, in Germantown, Philadelphia. Built in 1744, Grublethorpe is considered a National Historical Landmark. The clock was auctioned from the estate of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wister of Oldwick, New Jersey. Sold for almost 4 times what was expected, the Child’s mahogany clock vastly exceeded its estimated price of $3,000-5,000. Bought by an Artfact online bidder, the clock sits on brass paw feet and features cast brass ringed pulls along with the inscription Jno Child Phila.   

Doyle New York- American Furniture and Decorative Arts, April 4th, 2012

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905) 

Cows Resting in a Pasture           

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Realized Price: $7,680

Housed in a private collection since the 1940’s, this work by Tait generated a lot of interest at the recent Doyle New York auction. Sold to an Artfact online bidder, the painting greatly exceeded the estimated price of $4,000-6,000. Tait is most well known for painting realistic scenes with animals or sportsmen as subjects.

About Artfact:

Artfact provides web-based software, tools and services that connect 25,000 auctioneers with more than 27 million bidders in the world’s largest live auctions marketplace. Artfact’s three websites—Artfact.com, AuctionZip.com and Invaluable.com—list collectibles, art, antiques, real estate, equipment and estate auctions. Auctioneers rely on Artfact’s proven online bidding and auction management software to simulcast their live auctions. Artfact is privately held and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information visit www.artfact.com, Artfact on facebook or @artfactlive on Twitter.

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