Parke-Bernet BeginsSelling Items of SpeddenEstate
In the first sale of the new season at theParke-Bernet Galleries, 984 Madison Avenue, a set of four carved and bilded [soc]chairs in the style of Louis XVI was sold yesterday for $340 to CharlesGutradt, a New York dealer.
The sale, of English and French furniture anddecorations from the estate of the late Margaretta C. Spedden of Tuxedo Park,N, Y., and others, has completed two sessionsand will end with a final one this afternoon. The receipts so far are$28,132.
Other items auctioned were a Chinese carpetwith a floral design on a yellow field that brought $460 from an agent and aLouis XIV wall mirror, decorated with brown lacquer, gold and mother-of-pearl,that went for $220 to Bruce Buttfield, Inc.