The Pook & Pook coffers are filled with an array of offerings for every collector in the upcoming Decorative Arts auction on February 24th, 2021. For starters, you can outfit your entire kitchen with the click of a button. Peruse the wares such as a Moyer stoneware crock, coffee grinders for your Starbucks, copper tea kettles, a Zigler apple butter crock, or a brass pie wheel for the Barefoot Contessa in your house. Also waiting for your bids are pig cutting boards, a must have carved bird mangle, beautiful tiger maple wooden bowls and what every well-equipped kitchen needs – a telescope, much better than Facebook to see what’s going on in the neighborhood.
For all your decorating needs we have quite an array of decoys, Mitchell style canvas backs, pairs of mallards and shorebirds – all ready to nest on your shelves. There is a carved giltwood eagle, for the hunter, a sheet iron rooster target, a painted pine apothecary cupboard, a handsome tiger maple hanging corner cupboard and for the trade sign enthusiast, a painted pine FRESH EGGS sign. For the artist in you, there is a Salvador Dali signed lithograph, Peter Max plaques (he was over the top COOL in the 70’s), a Picasso linocut, and many Richard Bishop posters, wildlife prints, and Christmas cards.
Your children deserve to sample some of the items that will chase away those virtual school day blues. There are painted gameboards, much more entertaining than Minecraft or Fortnite, a painted pine giraffe pull toy, a Mennonite cloth toy horse, a Cresent doll stove, and who wouldn’t want their child to have a small wooden gun powder keg or Japanese sword? There are splint oak gathering baskets to hold their marbles, a carved pig bank, and an Adirondack child’s high chair. Are they begging for a new pet? Save on dog food and bid on several pairs of Staffordshire spaniels.
Outdoor decorating is a breeze. There is a beautiful bronze mermaid fountain, a rustic painted Buck Eye pump, and an array of weathervanes of horses and directionals. For your patio or sunroom, a Canton garden seat awaits your bid as well as a tin carry lamp, twig tables, and an assortment of pottery. For collectors of the unique and out of the ordinary treasures, we have a Black Forest whip hook, a cast iron top hat, a prisoner of war bone dresser box, and, of course, the absolutely essential cannonball.
So sit back, relax, ignore the snow shovels, and log on to Bidsquare or Invaluable to search for that treasure to welcome in the New Year. Go to www.pookandpook.com to view the auction details or email firstname.lastname@example.org with requests for additional information or photographs. Hope to see you for preview!!
By: Elizabeth Pook