Susanin's

I can't get enough of Susanin's

A while back I wrote about my favorite auction house, Susanin's, in Chicago.  They have fantastic things in each sale and they are really reasonably priced.......but not if you include shipping to LA.  I should probably resist perusing their auction catalogs, but I can't!  Here are my top picks in the current sale: 

$50/$100 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"   The lamp I will see again, but that lamp shade is one in a million.     

$50/$100 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"

The lamp I will see again, but that lamp shade is one in a million. 

 

 $200/$300 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"    ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!  THESE ARE BANANAS!  THEY ARE MUST HAVES!   

 $200/$300 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!  THESE ARE BANANAS!  THEY ARE MUST HAVES! 

 $200/$300 - KILIM CARPET. 17'3" x 9"10"    If only I had a room that could fit this beast.   

 $200/$300 - KILIM CARPET. 17'3" x 9"10"

If only I had a room that could fit this beast. 

$200/$300 - EARLY 19TH CENURY PAINTED MINIATURE PORTRAIT. In an oval gilt frame. Together with two framed painted photographs (frame: 10.5" x 12.5") Frame: 3.5" x 2.75"    When it co   mes to art, I'm normally in the "bigger is better camp", but something about these really grabs me.

$200/$300 - EARLY 19TH CENURY PAINTED MINIATURE PORTRAIT. In an oval gilt frame. Together with two framed painted photographs (frame: 10.5" x 12.5") Frame: 3.5" x 2.75"

When it comes to art, I'm normally in the "bigger is better camp", but something about these really grabs me.

 $100/$200 - ARTIST UNKNOWN (20TH CENTURY) INTERIOR SCENE. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. Frame: 44" x 36". Stretcher bars inscribed 'Koch' Canvas: 36" x 29"       This one was pretty much painted for me.....maybe I should just buy it.  NO!

 $100/$200 - ARTIST UNKNOWN (20TH CENTURY) INTERIOR SCENE. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. Frame: 44" x 36". Stretcher bars inscribed 'Koch' Canvas: 36" x 29"

  This one was pretty much painted for me.....maybe I should just buy it.  NO!

Susanin's Auctions: My fav!

When I lived in Chicago, I bought furniture and art from Susanin's Auctions.  I would go so far as to say that it is my favorite auction house (until I start purchasing Klimt's from Christie's).  Susanin's has amazing things, for surprising low prices.  

Even though I live in LA, I still scroll through their auction catalogues and dream.  Once I even compulsively bought a large piece of art and had to get UPS to wrap it up and ship it to me (probably lesson not learned).

FYI: Action catalogues show prices like this "300/500", meaning they estimate the lot will go for between $300 and $500, plus an additional buyers free of about 25% which goes to the auction house.

These are my top wants from their currently sale:

Art purchased from Susanin's.  Then I had to get UPS to go there, wrap it up, and ship it to me.  The whole thing ended up being $500, which was a huge amount for an unemployed recent college grad.  

Art purchased from Susanin's.  Then I had to get UPS to go there, wrap it up, and ship it to me.  The whole thing ended up being $500, which was a huge amount for an unemployed recent college grad.  

PAIR OF CERAMIC FRUIT TOPIARIES.  Height: 20.5" $50/$100

PAIR OF CERAMIC FRUIT TOPIARIES. Height: 20.5" $50/$100

STARK STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CARPET.  Lacking label. 15'4" x 10'8", $500/$700

STARK STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CARPET. Lacking label. 15'4" x 10'8", $500/$700

CHRISTIAN JORGENSEN (AMERICAN, 1860-1933) PORTRAIT OF A LADY WITH A SHAWL.  Oil on board, signed and dated '98(?) LR, Board: 33" x 25", $200/$300

CHRISTIAN JORGENSEN (AMERICAN, 1860-1933) PORTRAIT OF A LADY WITH A SHAWL. Oil on board, signed and dated '98(?) LR, Board: 33" x 25", $200/$300

  JIM LASER (20TH CENTURY) SALT INSTITUTE, LOUISE KAHN, ARCHITECT.  Photographic giclee print. Ink signed LR, Framed: 41" x 50", $75/$125   This one is so big, and it comes framed.  I am sure it packs a really big punch in person.

JIM LASER (20TH CENTURY) SALT INSTITUTE, LOUISE KAHN, ARCHITECT. Photographic giclee print. Ink signed LR, Framed: 41" x 50", $75/$125

This one is so big, and it comes framed.  I am sure it packs a really big punch in person.

ENGLISH FLAME MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS.  H: 48" W: 36" D: 18", $200/$400

ENGLISH FLAME MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS. H: 48" W: 36" D: 18", $200/$400