Recent Auction Results from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A circa 1830 Continental center table, probably German, having a giltwood base lavishly carved with lions, Bacchic masks and floral swags supporting an alabaster top sold for $46,875 at an English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts auction held May 26th by Doyle in New York City. Also, a German gilt-brass compass by Christopher Schissler (circa 1531-1608) from 1566 commanded $43,750. Overall, the auction totaled $762,623 against a pre-sale high estimate of $690,100.