Midland Park, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 10, 2014
West Highland Art Auctions, America’s most creative auctioneer, has successfully sold another landscape by Philadelphia Impressionist Fern Coppedge. The oil painting, titled Yellow House On The Delaware, was sold at Freeman’s Auctions in June, 2014 for $74,500 with a pre-sale estimate of $30-$50,000.
“We’ve represented dozens of beautiful paintings by Fern Coppedge, as well as other New Hope artists,” said Les Fox, co-owner of the New Jersey based auction house. “This one came to us from the grandson of the original owner, who acquired it directly from the artist in the 1930’s. The actual sale price exceeded the high estimate by 50%. We have a great track record of selling above estimate. Plus, we blow away the industry average buy-in percentage of 75%. Our rate is close to perfect.”
The Foxes have been auctioning art for more than 30 years. In 2006 they introduced their unique Art Auction Partnership program, combining Guaranteed Auction Prices, a Guaranteed Cash Advance and a 50-50 auction profit split.”
“Read the Q&A on our new website at http://www.WestHighlandArtAuctions.com,” explained Sue Fox. “We sell American and European paintings with all of the major auction houses including Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Freeman’s and Heritage. Actually, we’re the only multi-auction auction house in the art business.”
Clients of West Highland Art Auctions can sell everything from Hudson River School to Impressionism to Modernism. In 2012, West Highland sold a William Trost Richards seascape with Heritage for $27,500, and a Rolph Scarlett, Emile Gruppe, Anthony Thieme and Frederick Mulhaupt with Sotheby’s for $20,000 to $30,000 apiece. They also sold several Edouard Cortes paintings with Heritage for $25,000 to $35,000 apiece.
“We love the art auction business,” Les said with a smile. “It’s fun, like the Antiques Roadshow. Every year we come across hundreds of exciting discoveries. And our clients are always pleased with the high prices we consistently achieve. We await each new challenge with anticipation."