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Joseph Conte Estate Auction

(430 Lots)
by Quinn's Auction Galleries Central Virginia
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    Auction Description for Quinn's Auction Galleries Central Virginia: Joseph Conte Estate Auction
    We are pleased to present the Fine & Decorative Arts Estate Auction of Mr. Joseph Conte. The late Mr. Conte, owner of the historic Michie Tavern for nearly fifty years, spent much of his time acquiring fine art, furniture, ceramics and clocks. Featuring a wide collection of clocks by Eli Terry, Seth Thomas, Ansonia and more. In addition, American furniture, Royal Copenhagen and Hummel porcelain figurines, and paintings by  artists such asToni Bordignon and Wilhelm Hugo Rupprecht. 
    Viewing Notes
    Monday, March 14th 10am-5pm Tuesday, March 15th 10am-5pm Wednesday, March 16th 10am-5pm Thursday, March 17th 10am-5pm Friday, March 18th 10am-5pm Friday, March 18th Extended Preview Reception 5:30pm-7:30pm Saturday, March 19th 9am-10am

    Conditions of Sale

    Catalogue terms & Conditions

    1. Condition of Goods: In publishing this catalogue, Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia endeavors to accurately describe all items being sold but all property being offered is sold as is. It is advisable that bidders personally inspect items. No statement in this catalogue, bill of sale, invoice, or any representative or employee of Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia shall warranty, represent, or assume liability with respect to age, condition, size, quality, variety, importance, provenance, or historical relevance of any of these items. Please note that catalogue photographs may have had size modifications for display purposes, or been trimmed to exclude framing, matting, and wide blank margins. Variations in color may occur due to digital processing. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia retains all rights to copyright and other intellectual property contained in this catalogue.
    2. Disputes: The Auctioneer will be the final judge as to who is the successful bidder. In the event of any dispute, the Auctioneer shall, at his discretion, decide whether or not to reopen the bidding.
    3. Title to Goods: Title to all merchandise shall pass to the successful bidder at the fall of the Auctioneers hammer. The purchaser shall assume full responsibility for the lot purchased once title has passed.
    4. Removal of Goods: Purchased items must be picked up or arrangements made for shipping within five days of the auction. A fee of $5 per business day per item will be charged for items not removed within ten days of the auction.
    5. Shipping: Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia does not have a shipping department. We have compiled a list of shippers in our area and can email or fax the list to you. Feel free to contact them directly to obtain quotes for the packaging and delivery of your items, or make your own arrangements. Purchases will be released to the shipper when they are paid in full (by credit card approval or when checks clear the bank) to Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia. Payment for shipping is due directly to the shipper. Please notify us of the shipper you will be using.
    6. Payment Terms: All accounts are to be settled by the end of the sale, with payment in US Dollar by cash, money order, travelers check, Visa, Master Card, or personal check if you are a prior customer. Visa and Master Card accepted for payments from returning customers in good standing. All others may pay for items up to a value of 1,000.00 by credit card. All others using checks must obtain prior approval. Approval will be granted upon presentation of a letter of guarantee from an officer of your bank on original stationery. This letter should state an exact amount of funds guaranteed and should be presented to the cashier at time of registration. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia reserves the right to hold all merchandise paid for by check until such check has cleared and receipt of funds is verified. There will be a $100.00 fee on all returned checks. Payment is due within ten days of the auction. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia reserves the right to charge an additional 2% handling fee if bidders have not paid within 15 days of the auction date.
    7. Sales Tax: Pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, all sales, including buyers premiums, are subject to 5% sales tax. You may present a valid resale license and complete the necessary Virginia certificate for Sales Tax Exemption (available from Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia). Lots shipped out of state are not subject to VA State Sales Tax.
    8. Buyers Premium: 15% buyers premium for phone or in-house bidders. 20% buyers premium for live internet bidders. There is a 4% convenience fee for all payments made by credit card.
    9. Gun Sales: All laws governing the sale of Firearms will be strictly enforced. Firearms requiring registration will only be released to approved Virginia residents or Federal Firearms License holders. Out- of-state bidders will need to make arrangements with their local FFL holder for transfer.
    10. Errors: Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia is not responsible for any typographical errors or omission in this catalogue. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia reserves the right to withdraw any property before the sale.
    11. Exhibition: Our staff is present to answer questions and offer help with the auction process. Preview times: Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 12pm by appointment only; and one hour prior to the sale.


    12. Absentee/Telephone/Internet Bidding: As a service to our customers, Quinn & Farmer Auctions will execute absentee bids if so authorized in writing under the provisions herein specified. The Absentee Bid Form provided in each catalogue should be clearly and completely filled out and accompanied by a valid credit card. All absentee bids will be executed competitively during the sale; items will be purchased for the lowest price possible. Quinn & Farmer Auctions cannot accept buy bids. In the event of tie bids between absentee bidders and those in attendance, preference will be given to the attending bidder. Where two absentee bidders bid the same amount, the first received will be honored. Telephone bidders also should submit a completed absentee bid form. Upon receipt of a properly executed bid form, we will make arrangements to call you just prior to your lot(s) of interest being offered. Please note that we will have limited time to try calling you once. Make sure that the phone number you have given us is correct and that your line will be open during the auction. Successful buyers will be notified within three (3) days of the sale. All bids should start at 50% of the low estimates. Quinn & Farmer Auctions will not be responsible for any errors or failures to properly execute absentee or telephone bids. Absentee and phone bids will not be guaranteed after 12pm the Friday before the sale, and will not be accepted within two hours of the start of sale.
    13. Agreement to Terms: In bidding on any lot here offered, the bidder indicates acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Sale. Title of each lot passes when the auctioneer says, Sold. Thereafter, any loss by fire, theft, breakage, or any other cause is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Merchandise must be packed and transported at the purchasers own risk and expense. If any employee or agent of Quinn & Farmer Auctions shall pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk, responsibility and expense of the purchaser and Quinn & Farmer Auctions shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by such employee or agent.
    14. Bidder Responsibility: The bidder is responsible for knowing on which item(s) he or she is bidding. If unsure, the bidder should inquire, or not bid. When becoming the winning bidder at auction, you have effected a contract and will be expected to pay for items in which you were evidenced to be the successful bidder. No sales will be voided and no items will be offered for resale.
    15. Acceptance of Bids: The Auctioneer reserves the right to accept or reject bids in any increment. POOLS: Pools are illegal associations of dealers or collectors formed with the purpose of keeping down auction prices for the benefits of its members. They are not permitted at our auctions. Bid increments shall be as follows:

    16. Check Out: If a checkout area is set up for small items, they will be released upon full payment and a paid receipt. Large items may be removed from the Gallery once a paid receipt is shown to a staff member at the door. If a checkout area is not set up, small items will be given to winning bidders and larger items will be placed in a convenient area.
    17. Announcements: All announcements from the auction block will take precedence over any printed matter with the exception of condition, as previously outlined in paragraph 1. For any questions, please contact us at: Quinn & Farmer Auctions 2109 India Rd, Charlottesville, Va. 22901 (434) 293-2904; fax# (434) 295-1978; information@quinnfarmer.com. Telephone inquiries may be made between 10am-5pm Eastern Time.
    18. Sale Results: Results will be posted on our website by the next business day.

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Estimate: $100 - $150
Description: Forestville, CT. Metal dial with Roman numerals. Reverse-painted bird motif door. Losses to original label. Pendulum & key included. 19" H x 10 1/4" ...
Realized: $70 Unverified

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Description: Brass cast figure & clock. Faintly marked ceramic dial with roman numerals. Pendulum & key included. 17 1/2" H x 21 3/4" W x 6 3/8" D.
Realized: $210 Unverified

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Estimate: $80 - $120
Description: New York. Paper Roman numerals on unmarked dial. Gilt metal flame finial, decorations & feet. Works marked. Missing glass cover, pendulum & key. 10 3...
Realized: $45 Unverified

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Estimate: $50 - $100
Description: Walnut. Brass faceplate with marked paper dial & Arabic numerals. Works unmarked. Chimes work. Pendulum & key included. 13 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W x 6" D.
Realized: $25 Unverified

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Estimate: $100 - $150
Description: Ornate wooden case, moon-phase dial above chapter ring with Roman numerals. Franz Hermle, two-jewel gears, made in West Germany. In working condition...
Realized: $60 Unverified

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Estimate: $200 - $300
Description: Bristol, CT. Brass faceplate with marked paper Roman numeral dial. Gilt decorative columns & feet. Missing pendulum & key. 19" H x 15 3/4" W x 6 1/2"...
Realized: $100 Unverified

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Estimate: $100 - $200
Description: Bristol, CT. Brass faceplate cover with unmarked paper dial & Arabic numerals. Gilt decoration & wooden pillars. Original label intact on back, key &...
Realized: $55 Unverified

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Estimate: $20 - $40
Description: Half-hour strike cathedral gong turn-back mantel clock. Arabic numerals on paper dial with ornate gilt metal dial cover. 11 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W x 6 1/...
Realized: $60 Unverified

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Estimate: $200 - $400
Description: Brass faceplate with paper dial & Roman numerals. Decorated with marble columns & gilt feet. Works unmarked. Key & pendulum included. Hand broken on ...
Realized: $100 Unverified

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Estimate: $80 - $120
Description: German open-face clock with Westminster chimes. Arabic numerals with metal & wood dial. On inside, Junghans mark, W64, 66, Made in Germany. 9 3/4" H ...
Realized: $40 Unverified

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Estimate: $50 - $100
Description: Wood & glass body with reverse-painted architectural scene on glass door. Roman numerals on paper dial. Paper label on inside with maker & instructio...
Realized: $60 Unverified

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Estimate: $60 - $80
Description: Wood & glass with reverse-painted floral motif on glass door. Arabic numerals on paper dial. On rim around dial, PAT FEB 11. 1879. On back of case, p...
Realized: $45 Unverified

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Estimate: $200 - $400
Description: Late 19th c., probably French, pillar mantel clock with unmarked gilt brass dial & Roman numerals. Works marked "FC / 1195." Gilt pendulum & key incl...
Realized: $245 Unverified

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Estimate: $100 - $200
Description: Roman numerals on dial. On back, paper label. On inside, manufacturer's mark, Made in U.S. America, 4 1/2. 18" H x 16 1/2" W x 7" D. Chime moves, but...
Realized: $80 Unverified

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Estimate: $80 - $120
Description: Made in the USA. Brass faceplate with marked paper dial & Roman numerals. Brass decoration with faux marble columns. 11 1/4" H x 18 3/4" W x 7 1/2" D.
Realized: $80 Unverified

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Estimate: $80 - $120
Description: Possibly Badische Uhrenfabrik. Brass & glass domed clock with marked plastic dial and Arabic numerals. Backplate marked "Selsi" & "6346." Pendulum & ...
Realized: $0
Estimate: $200 - $300
Description: German. Unmarked ceramic dial with Roman numerals & brass works marked with cross arrows. Pendulum included. 12" H x 16 3/4" W x 5 1/2" D.
Realized: $0
Estimate: $400 - $600
Description: Mahogany. Painted Roman numeral dial. Broken arch cornice, turned columns & reverse-painted beveled door of boat docked in front of house. Includes r...
Realized: $300 Unverified

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Estimate: $40 - $60
Description: Arabic numerals on silver dial. On face, Devon, Made in Germany. On inside, Emil Schmeckenbecher (and maker's mark), 86, Two (2) Jewels, Unadjusted, ...
Realized: $30 Unverified

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Estimate: $80 - $120
Description: Slate & marble body with floral design. Roman numerals on metal dial. On inside, Japy Frere, manufacturer's mark, 676, 55, 266. 12 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W ...
Realized: $65 Unverified

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Estimate: $50 - $75
Description: Enamel marked dial with Arabic numerals. Works marked. Chimes work. Pendulum & key included. 13 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W x 5 1/8" D.
Realized: $50 Unverified

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Estimate: $200 - $300
Description: Brass cast. Unmarked painted tin dial with Roman numerals. Works marked "RM 1619." 14 3/4" H x 13 1/2" W x 6" D.
Realized: $145 Unverified

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Estimate: $50 - $100
Description: Cabriole legs resting on arrow feet. 12" H x 93" L x 16" W.
Realized: $55 Unverified

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Estimate: $200 - $300
Description: Carved crest rail and skirt with leather upholstered seat resting on turned legs with "H" stretcher. Chair: 47 1/4" H x 19" W x 19" D. Table: 30" H x...
Realized: $270 Unverified

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Estimate: $50 - $100
Description: Oak. Heavily carved crest rail and legs, resting on hairy claw feet. 40" H x 18" W x 20" D.
Realized: $25 Unverified

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