Gavels 'n' Paddles: 19th century sugar chest, $263,250, Cordier’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 19th century sugar chest, $263,250, Cordier’s

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by Ken Hall
An early 19th century folk art painted sugar chest sold for $263,250 at a Winter Antique & Fine Art Auction held February 11th by Cordier’s Auctions & Appraisals in Harrisburg, Pa. The buyer was Kelly Kinzle, owner of Kelly Kinzle Antiques in New Oxford, Pa. The consignor said their grandmother used it as a toy chest as a child. Family provenance places the 36-inch-tall chest in the South, possibly Kentucky, but Mr. Kinzle suspects it might ultimately trace back to Pennsylvania. The price includes a 17 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 19th century sugar chest, $263,250, Cordier’s