This Saturday and Sunday, The Potomack Company auction house in nearby Alexandria, held an auction of nearly 1000 lots including fine art and antiques.
I had gone through the catalogue several times and I had my eye on several items and decided to watch and bid online. The Chinoiserie desk above was barely on my radar, figuring it would go for quite a bit of money.
I really did not have a spot for it but its the kind of thing I would ditch another piece to find a place for.
I clicked one heartbreaking second too late. It sold for $250. $250!!! *sniff sniff*
My intention was to buy this Federal style sideboard but I had guilty second thoughts and watched it go for a fair $550.
The second to last lot was one of three mid-century pieces out of 986 lots so I felt confident that there would not be too many bidders.
The Danish rosewood desk that was ahead of it told a different story and the bidding on this began after a long pause. Up it went and then I saw the fair warning sign and clicked...... nothing happened.... no one else bid
and now its mine! Yay!!!!
What did you do this weekend?