Willow Auction House

 

The Willow Auction House is a leading provider of antiques and furnishings. Located in Lincoln Park, NJ, the company regularly acquires quality estate collections and vintage decor for auction. Among its appraisers are generalists as well as specialists in household goods, furniture, fine art, jewelry, silver, decorative objects, and collectibles. Jill and Jason Iorio have been in the move management business for more than 20 years. They provide comprehensive move management services to clients moving, downsizing, or handling estates.

The Willow Auction House is a key service offered by Willow Transitions. By bringing buyers and sellers together, it connects the auction market and curated catalogs. The company’s specialists have appeared on television frequently, and it has auctioned notable collections such as those of John Steinbeck. In addition to appraisals compliant with USPAP and estimates free of charge, Willow Auction House offers comprehensive consignment services. On platforms such as Bidsquare, Invaluable, and LiveAuctioneers, buyers can participate in Willow Auction House events via telephone, absentee, and online bids.

With over 20 years of experience in the auction industry, Willow auctions is a family-owned and operated business. In addition to fine art, jewelry, decorative arts, collectables, and eclectic furnishings, Willow connects buyers and sellers. Due to our history of working with top auction houses, banks, law firms, and trust companies, we have access to estates and client downsizings from around the world. If you’re looking for modern hip pieces for the new house, one-of-a-kind pieces to bring a bit of “pop” to a space, or traditional antiques to add warmth to a room, Willow is the place to go.

Lower Sepik River Figure, Kandimbong

The Lower Sepik River figure of the ancestor Kandimbong with a mask-like face, geometric designs on the back of his neck, and wearing the original mal or loincloth. Ledoux may In his diary on page 163 (lot 108 box F1), he writes: “Collected a malta or NUMARUKIRAR. First scratched a bit, then given to the woman to make her like you. Collected small figures.”. One male one to put on the canoe bow with food offerings to make the canoe go well little figures remain on the shore but a big one with a mal goes along in the stern of the canoe. These are also called Kandimbong

 

The Appeal of English Cottage Style Furniture

If you are lucky enough to live in a country cottage you will recognise the utter appeal of English cottage style furniture. There is no doubt that tasteful furniture that is in keeping with its surroundings, contributes to the convivial heart of a home and this is no more so than with the appropriate use of cottage style furniture.

Historically cottage furniture was designed to be practical, comfortable and above all affordable. Although these days many genuine antique pieces can fetch enormous sums of money, originally much of the furniture designed and created for cottages was modern in its day and was simply hewn from natural materials that were easily to hand. These materials would have included mighty oaks, beech, ash, tall pines, wild cherry, pliable willow and the great elm trees – sadly no longer with us. All were cut and felled from fields, woods, river banks and open moorland and then left to season before being turned into chairs, tables, stools, settles, four-poster beds, dressers and cupboards by skilled local craftsmen.

Furniture made from pine was the cheapest and probably the easiest to work but because it lacked the patina of the beautiful hard woods many pine pieces of furniture were painted and then decorated to enhance the rather plain appearance; although there are a few examples where the natural wood was varnished but left unpainted with the exception of some painted floral accents. True English cottage furniture is homely and unfussy and should feel inviting when you walk into a room. It does in fact have a charming naïve quality that is a large part of its appeal; indeed to people from all over the world. Many a well-worn country kitchen chair, lovingly fashioned from a piece of elm or beech, has gone on to become a collector’s item, far from its native land.