William Bunch Auctions will present “The James Galley Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain” on June 8 and June 9, 2009. Featuring over 900 lots, including many examples of Canton, Nanking, Famille Rose and Rose Medallion porcelain as well as 18th and 19th century furniture, decorative arts and folk art, the two-day sale will also include select property from Delaware Valley estates and private collections. The auction will be available live online to bidders and interested viewers around the world, exclusively through Artfact Live!, Artfact’s industry leading online auction bidding platform. If you can’t be part of the action in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, simply visit Artfact.com or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to register free to bid and explore the world’s largest marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
James Galley was a well-known dealer and collector of Chinese Export porcelain, fine art, furniture and decorative accessories. Among the extensive offerings of Chinese Export porcelain on June 8th is Lot 188, A Chinese Imari covered tureen and platter, circa 1720-40, with an opening bid of $2,000. Highlighting Day 2, on June 9th, is Lot 1381 “Church Parade, Hyde Park” painted by John Sanderson-Wells (1872-1943) with an opening bid of $7,500. Another top lot on June 9th is the Walnut Chester County Chippendale Line Press, Lot 1413, estimated to sell for $8,000 to $12,000, with bidding beginning at $4,000.
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Founded in 1989, Artfact is the largest global marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions. On January 1, 2009, Arfact launched Artfact Live!, its proprietary live auction bidding platform, enabling users to bid real time on auctions being held around the world by its prestigious auction house partners. Currently, over 1,000 fine auctioneers actively list their catalogues with Artfact.com and its U.K. sister site Invaluable.com, reaching the Artfact community of more than 10 million knowledgeable collectors and dealers worldwide. Artfact’s industry leading database includes more than 50 million complete auction results totaling more than $190 billion in value, including information on more than 500,000 international artists. In 2006, Artfact merged with RFC Systems, the leading provider of enterprise software developed specifically for the fine art and antique auction house industry. RFC helps prestigious auction houses around the world manage their businesses by automating their day-to-day operations.
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