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Holiday auction- a gift from the past for the perfect present!

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If you are looking for a unique holiday gift for that special someone be sure to check out Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction on December 8. This annual Holiday Fine Estates Auction begins at 12 noon. This sale is being held at the firm’s auction hall at Middle Quarter Plaza, Rte. 6 in Woodbury. The inspection times for this auction are Friday, December. 6 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 from 9 a.m. - noon.

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One of Woodbury's most highly regarded antiques dealers, Schwenke's in business for 43 years has put together an evocative selection to bid on. This auction includes over 500 lots with items that range from American decorative arts to Asian antiquities. A highlight of the auction are the collections of Edmund A. Tarbell, a noted American impressionist painter.

Eye catching pieces include a fine Asian gilt bronze figure of Tara, as well as an Asian gilt bronze seated water buffalo. Both descended from the painter Edmund A Tarbell. The water buffalo bronze was featured in a painting by Tarbell that is still owned by his family.

Another find are a wonderful pair of Dutch round delft chargers, from the 19th century from a Connecticut estate. Silver lots include a set of Tiffany silver in the Wave Edge pattern, circa 1891, presented together with four additional Tiffany hollow ware items, all cased in a custom Tiffany & Co. sycamore fitted case.

Fine period furnishings include lots from many different periods including a French carved 18th century coffer, a George III carved mahogany silver cabinet, an English oak welsh dresser, a gilt and decorated Adam demi-lune console table, and a South German baroque walnut veneered pine three drawer commode.

Many paintings are also available including a rare Max Ernst (Ger. 1891-1976), "Figure" lithograph proof print.

If you like jewelry, don't miss the many fine jewelry lots. Stand out pieces include an 18K gold eight loop puzzle ring, several 14K and 18K gold bracelets and necklaces, pearl and diamond pieces and Chanel costume jewelry.

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