Robert Medema Estate - Two-Day Auction #1

Thursday & Friday, October 4 & 5 @ 9:30 A.M. Each Day

Due to the tragic dealth of Robert Medema (owner of Emporium Antiques in Kalamazoo) we will be selling all of his personal collections, & the business inventory.  Watch our site for dates.  NEW PICTURES POSTED SEPT. 30TH.

Live On-Site Auction

Began: Thursday, October 04, 2012 at 9:30 AM EDT

Location: 1025 S. Cochran Avenue, Eaton County Fairgrounds, Large building near street, Charlotte, MI 48813

Live On-Site Auction

Began: Friday, October 05, 2012 at 9:30 AM EDT

Location: 1025 S. Cochran Avenue, Eaton County Fairgrounds, Large building near street, Charlotte, MI 48813


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This auction contains some of the finest example of furniture that has ever crossed the market in this area.  A fantastic 2 piece rosewood marble top bedroom suite; Walnut dining room tables and sets of walnut dining chairs; Early cherry one and two piece corner and pantry cupboards w/paned doors, a very interesting primitive pie safe with double bin at the base, Sofa's, settee's, benches, Many excellent one and two drawer drop-leaf stands (many tiger maple examples), Excellent early cherry drop-front secretary with inlay and tiger maple interior, George Hinkel chairs, John Jeliff furniture, sideboards including a Hunting or "Deadgame" example, Amberlina, Wavecrest, Table lamps, lots of pictures, frames, prints, artwork, Slant front, davenport, ladies and cylinder top secretaries, A Mitchell and Rammelsburg 2 piece Victorian marble top bedroom suite with ladies head on the crest, another excellent bedroom suite, 3 piece with with highback bed, marble top commode & dresser, Pier mirror, hall tree, hanging light fixtures of all types, glassware, excellent stoneware including churns, crocks and jugs all w/blue markings, pottery, Victorian art glass, and so much more.  The list goes on and on and the quality is representative throughout.

Keep an eye on our website for the full listing and new photographs that will be added constantly.

Keep in mind that this auction will be held in the large building in the road to accomodate the height of many of the pieces of furniture.  There is no heat in the building so bring a jacket just in case.

10% buyer's premium on all purchases.

CALL FOR A COLOR 8 PAGE FLYER OF THIS AUCTION AND THE NEXT SALE TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 & 19 @ 9:00 a.m. each day.  Both sales will be held in Charlotte.



3 nice large Bristol glass vases w/scenic and floral decorations; Majolica pitcher with crane; Majolica plate with floral decoration; Excellent clock shelf with oval mirror and 2 whatnot shelves; Iron base foot stool with lady’s faces; 3 antique oil lamps with wall brackets; Excellent Aladdin Alacite oil lamp with clambroath and pink diamond quilted pedestal and drape shade; Lincoln Drape Aladdin Alacite oil lamp with paneled scenic shade; Very nice Royal Bonn, German china mantle clock with open escapement; Seth Thomas mantle clock; Waterbury Art Nouveau Mantle Set with clock with the gold gilt case marked Benedict, 3 pc. Set; Very good Ansonia hand painted china mantle clock; Brass (?) pair of candlesticks marked by a “K”; Bookend of Holland couple; Pair of Frankart bookend with boy and dog; Pair of bookends, “Lion of Lucerne”; Excellent cranberry opalescent 3 stem epergne with rigaree on each stem and swirl bowl, nice.; Amethyst ring box marked “Homer, Michigan”; Cast iron coin deposit bank; Cameraphone wooden case portable phonograph; Taylor cast iron “through-door” door bell, pat. 1860; Ink well w/pen rest and dog; Small broom holder w/scotty dog; Other souvenir pieces; Super triangular shade mirrored plateau; Nippon scenic vase w/handles and feet;


Single stem white milk glass/crystal epergne; Carnival glass table set “berry” w/cream and sugar, spooner and butter dish in marigold; Blue carnival glass vase; Carnival glass grape smoke color rose bowl; A very nice group of Heisey glass w/cream & sugar, plates, cups and saucers, footed glasses, etc.  38 pieces; Excellent cast iron blue enamel tea kettle;


Banker’s lamp with Emeralite shade; Scotty dog whisk broom holder; Stereoscope ; Front plate to a Dewey floor model antique slot machine; 2 Pere Marquette (vase and creamer) in St. Ignace 1671 custard glass; Weller pottery nappy; Nippon small tobacco jar w/pipe on cover; R.S. Prussia handled bowl with hand painted decoration, nice; Pair of large buttons w/horse heads; 8 Cruets with stoppers; Czech water set with tall orange pitcher w/cover and 4 tumblers, all have silver overlay peacock decoration; Nice silverplate dresser set, 7 piece set; Austrian 4 piece hand painted dresser set; Crystal biscuit jar; Beehive and other match holders; Peach blow rose bowl; Excellent dresser box with lift top, drawer and double doors w/French scenes, similar to antique photo albums; Cocktail shaker in shape of Zeppelin – Art Deco; Bust of young Indian maiden, marked “B”; Another cocktail shaker (revolving) revealing drink mixtures;  Mr. Fox the Magician w/the magical disappearing rabbit battery toy; Store counter top oval mirror on adjustable stand


Pair of store counter-top hat holders; Amethyst souvenir covered box with “Homer Michigan; 2 Flue covers; Cast iron “Coin Deposit” Bank; Cast iron door bell, patent 1860; R.S. Prussia celery dish; Souvenir of Howard City covered dresser dish; Bunny and drummer battery toys; Early oil painting in excellent gilt frame; Interesting silverplate humidor with Blue boar tobacco tin and engraved boar  on cover.  The can slides in from bottom; Antique Pony Premo No. 2 camera with case and slides.  Very good; Antique Automobile Picnic Set in original case & contents, made by Drew and Sons, Piccadilly Circus, London; Cecilianette (English) wooden case cameraphone portable phonograph, complete.; 2 excellent photo albums with pictures; Postcards album; Album of trade cards, many good examples, some affixed in scrapbook;


Crockery bottle with blue marking; Butter mold (round) and rectangular wooden butter mold; Baskets including a very good potato stamp example; Low profile handled rectangular basket; handled small cheese basket; wooden slat round basket w/bail; Victorian tilting water ice pitcher in frame; Covered blue and white stoneware butter crock; Excellent and fancy wall shelf with stick and ball; Wall oak shelf with drawer; Roseville pine cone, blue console bowl, excellent color; Roseville pine cone, blue candlestick, 1099 – 4”; Milk glass rolling pin w/metal handles; Cranberry ruffled edge vase;


Stoneware milk pitcher; Antique art deco telephones; Antique oak child’s dresser w/mirror, nice; “Building bank” marked a reproduction of an antique bank made by the Ohio Foundary Co., 1893=1949; Another bank of building; Van Briggle Indian Maiden maroon lamp; Van Briggle (maroon) console bowl with frog; Pigeon Forge pottery pitcher; Large Red wing vase, #1204; Indian type woven pattern basket with figures; Blue and white salt crock with birds; Vase with portrait of nude lady marked Warwick (small chip); Another photo album depicting pub scene with man and woman;


Cast iron toy with horse pulling implement and man; Large group of brass candlesticks; Pair of shears w/a patent 1859;


Lots of excellent hand painted wares including vases, plates, bowls, etc.  To be sold at all of the sales; Nice pair of table lamps with touchier style panel shades; Excellent table set with and clear pattern glass w/butter dish, cream and covered sugar, spooner, and syrup; Antique coin operated (1 Cent) match dispenser.  Stenciled matches on sides; Excellent console set with a pair of double candleholders; Excellent cut glass deep and shallow bowls; Schrafft’s Chocolates pressed glass tray; Set of 10 cut glass stemware pieces; Excellent scrolled glass 5 piece candelabra with four arms; Another pair of double candelabra’s; Pair of crystal decanters w/stoppers; Nice perfume w/stopper; Good antique Ford fuel gauge ruler, L.V. White Company “Dixie Gas”; Large container of marbles; Antique powder horns; Wooden spice box; Blue band crock w/cover; Victorian art glass covered sweetmeat jar w/embossed and enamel decoration, Napoli type; Dresser set with 2 free standing mirror and hand painted decoration; Set of 6 fruit knives w/sterling bands and Mother of Pearl handles in wooden case; Very nice Pickard hand painted tall mug w/cobalt background and grape decoration; Antique banquet lamp with half floral painted shade; Excellent Royal Bayreuth plate with young girl carrying chamberstick; Royal Bayreuth bud vase carriage and horses; Royal Bayreuth vase with scene around top band; Vaseline colored fish bowl; Prattware scenic cream and sugar; Parian type 14 “ statue of young girl; Rieger Perfumes 8bottles store pieces with revolving oak base.  Rare and excellent.  The stoppers are all marked Rieger’s and present.  A great set;




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