Moose Lake Area Historical Society holds antique appraisal
Antique Appraisals, with Steve Wesely of Cresent Auctioneering, were held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, May 5 at the Moose Lake Civic Center. Eleven individuals participated in this event.
The first "star" of the show was an empire style chair, circa 1900. It was made of golden oak, and had been refinished. It was quite decorative with pressed/embossed decorations across the front of the chair, and across the top of the backrest. Because it had been refinished, its value was somewhat decreased. In its present condition, it would be worth $250-300. Also, golden oak furniture has gone down in value over the last 10 years.
The second "star" of the show was a tea/luncheon set. It was Bavarian china in a lusterware finish, circa 1925. It had a tea pot, sugar, creamer, eight luncheon sized plates and eight cups and saucers. It was a rather plane pattern, with a one inch blue band around the edges of the various pieces. Estimated value on the tea pot, sugar and creamer was $70-100. Steve estimated the value of each of the eight table settings at $16-20 each.
An art deco perfume bottle, circa 1930 was shown. It was Chinese lacquer red with a black stopper. The bottle was made in France. Bottle was found in an old house the presenter was buying, and the stopper was found several rooms away much later. Estimated value $50-100.
A "Gregg" shorthand book was presented. It had belonged to the individual when she was in high school. Good condition, but very little value. Presenter indicated that she could still write in shorthand, but couldn't read it back.
A framed, glazed original water color was shown. It had belonged to the presenters parents, Circa 1920. It was in its original frame, was approximately 12 X 24 inches, and was of a European street scene. Estimated value $75-100.
A group of salt and pepper shakers was shown. The large jadeite set, sit on the stove models, were valued at $18-24. They were large, and had been used a lot. Lids were quite distressed. A pair of Fiesta ware ball type salt and peppers was also shown. They were orange in color, and in very good condition. Circa 1940. Estimated value $18-28.
A pink depression glass cracker jar, without lid was presented. Circa 1935. Estimated value $10-12. If it had the lid, $40-50.
A set of wedding rings was shown. Engagement ring had a small, probably 1/5 carat diamond. Both rings were gold, but in the 10-12 carat area. Circa 1930. Estimated actual value $250-300. To the presenter, priceless, as they were family pieces.
A partial set of 5 demitasse cups and saucers was shown. They were Bavarian china, but had applied decorations. Two were cobalt blue, two were russet, and one yellow. Estimated value $18-22 each. The cobalt blue would go first at the best price.
A lusterware creamer and sugar, in a bird motif, was shown. They would best be described as a "novelty item." Presenters father, who is now in his mid 90's gave these to his mother when he was a child, circa 1920. They were in very good condition, but had no marks or logos on the bottom. Steve felt that they were European, not Japanese. Estimated value $40-50.
Antique Appraisals move to the Depot and Fires of 1918 Museum for June, July and August, starting on Tuesday, June 7. They will be held at 7 p.m.
Check out the "Stars" of the show on our Web site, mooselakeareahistory.com.