Wednesday 20 February 2013

Cherokee Mission School Sampler Star of Sothebys Auction 26 January 2013

In early January we posted about the upcoming sale at Sothebys New York on 26 January which included samplers from the collection of Mary Jaene Edmonds. If you missed this post or didn't download the catalogue, you can click here now to catch up. There were some really gorgeous samplers in this collection and it is sad to see them dispersed. It is only now after catching up with all the news that I have had chance to go back and see the results - you have probably been there before me! What struck me as interesting was the fact that quite a few samplers didn't sell, and quite a few more were sold below the lower estimate. Hmmm. Is this down to poor estimating or a sign of the current market? However, there was an absolutely stellar result for one sampler which I think goes to show that beauty is not all it takes. This relatively humble sampler worked by Nancy Graves had an estimate of $5,000-$7,000 yet achieved a huge $86,500 sale.

1 comment:

  1. It was actually a set of three that sold for that price.. having seen the pieces I think the Maria Bolen was the star of the show