** Past Auction** Saturday February 4th, 2006

Romere Bearden $104,500 Sets Record at Ron Rhoads Auction!

Saturday, February 4th was an exciting and spectacular day for all who attended Ron Rhoads Antique Auction, held at the Kimberton Fairgrounds in Kimberton Pa. Customers were surrounded by incredible Gold Gilded Furniture, Marquetry Tables, Oriental Rugs, Indian Collection and fine Meissen. The major event of the day was Romare Beardens Life-size painting of ” Woman with Greens”. As the biding commenced on the Beardon, the atmosphere was filled with enormous expectation and excitement. After Careful research Ron Rhoads Auction Co. expected the high estimate of $50,000 would be met. Starting at 20,000 it steadily approached that figure, the stilled standing room only crowd was amazed after it passed $60,000. The final exhilarating competition for the painting was conducted on two phone lines between two eminent New York Galleries, with the Final hammer falling at $104,500 (which included the premium). The throng burst into applause, especially when Auctioneer Ron Rhoads announced the record setting price. The heat was turned on, as the prices that followed reflected: A Diminutive Ben Austrian produced a final price of $17,600.00 near record for the size, Ferranti Courting Scene $2,200, Chatrousse Joan of Arc Bronze $3,300, Guilded Collectors Cabinet $3,740, Pa. Chest on Frame $7,150, Montgomery County Grandfather Clock in Original Paint for $10,000, Ansonia Double Swinger $3,430, Marquetry Table $3,430, Meissen Grouping $3,850. The Fairgrounds that day was converted into a beautiful promenade of fine Art as all the merchandise was exquisitely displayed with great care. The next sale will be on Saturday March 4th a Grand Country Auction, and Wednesday March 8th “The Mary Merritt Museum Attic and Store Contents”, The Carolyn Sunstein Miniature Collection April 9th. Any questions contact: Eileen Rhoads Auction Coordinator: 610-385-4818

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