Our Stories 2015: Silent & Live Auction Items

By | September 25, 2015

We are delighted to offer the following master works at ‘Our Stories: 2015’

Sunday, October 4, Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth Directions

noon to 5:00 p.m.: Exhibition and Silent Auction (free)

5:30 pm to the last gavel: Dinner with the Masters and Live Auction ($50)

For tickets: Our Stories 2015 Tickets

Unable to join us?  Pre-bids and live telephone bidding are available.  To register: Registration Form

Please refer back to our website for the latest auction information.  Pieces will be added right up to the last moment.  All pre-bids will be approved after consultation with the Furniture Master.

Noon to 5:00 p.m.


Wolcott: Cascade Table

Cascade Table
by Brad Wolcott

L: 21″ W: 11″ H: 26″

Starting Bid: $300


Antler handled, Damascus blade knife
in its walnut presentation case
by Aurelio Bolognesi

Starting Bid: $400


Blue Bowl
by David Masury

Walnut, Blue Dyed Koto Veneer
Finish: Oil Varnish

Starting Bid: $950


Iris & Dragon Fly Wall Cabinet
by Jeff Roberts

Starting Bid: $450

Greg Brown: Fly Display Case

Quarter Sawn Oak Fly Display Case
by Greg Brown

17″ w by 11″ d

Starting Bid: $400

Walsh: 2015 Silent Auction

‘Stockbridge’ Console Table
by A. Thomas Walsh

cherry and figured maple

Starting Bid: $750

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Sweet Little Rosewood Table
by Timothy Coleman

17″ Diameter x 22″ High
Bolivian Rosewood

Starting Bid: $275

Sargent 2015 Silent Auction

by Brian Sargent

7″ wide by 12″ long by 15 1/4 high

Starting Bid: $500


5:30 p.m.


Wolcott Aura Table

‘Aura’ Table
by Bradley Wolcott

curly maple, hand-hewn slate
15-1/2″ deep x 36″ wide x 31-1/2″ high

Masury 2015 Auction

‘Chair 82 Redux’
by David Masury

cherry with black Danish cord seats, oil varnish


High Table
by Ted Blachly

Birds Eye Maple and Gabon Ebony

Tubular by Aurelio Bolognesi

‘!Tubular!’ Wall Hanging Revolving Cabinet
by Aurelio Bolognesi

teak, tiger maple, stainless steel,
aluminum, oil and wax finish
20″ deep x 24″ wide x 48″ high

This piece came as a sequel to ‘Speakeasy.’  Once again I tried to develop an unusual way of opening a cabinet; once again rotation is involved…bearings…metal…headaches!


‘Tree Spirit’ Marquetry Tables
by Timothy Coleman

East Indian rosewood, tiger maple, poplar
16″ deep x 45″ wide x 32″ high

I live surrounded by trees.  I see them change through the seasons and watch as the sun and the moon shine through their branches, creating shifting patterns of light and shadow.

"Torus" by Jon Brooks

‘Torus’ Chair
by Jon Brooks

pine, varnish
18″ deep x 24″ wide x 26″ high

At the local mill I found a log that was 30″ in diameter at the base, including the bark.  Tom Wilkins would sell it to me at four feet long only, due to his sawn log lengths.  So, with the chainsaw I carved a 28″ diameter Ball Chair, leaving a 20″ piece at 28″ in diameter for ‘Torus Chair.’

Newport Lowboy
by Jeff Roberts

22” deep x 35″ wide x 32-1/2″ high

Cooper: More from the Menagerie

‘More from the Menagerie’
by Jeffrey Cooper

maple, various wood veneers
table: 21″ deep x 21″ wide x 20″ high
chairs: 25–28″ high, 13-3/4″ seat height

When our daughter was a toddler, I made the first batch of animal chairs.  They won a prize at Living with Craft, and when I placed one, an elephan, on a page in The Guild Sourcebook, I got a call from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.  They placed a large order and followed up with another.

Starting Bid: $1,500

Pre Bid: $1,600

"Surf the Koa Wave" by Thomas Walsh

‘Surf the Koa Wave’ Side Table
by A. Thomas Walsh

Koa veneer, South American mahogany, African mahogany, Macassar ebony, accents and inlays made of curly maple, ebony, sapele, African satinwood, mother-of -pearl
17 deep x 22 wide x 28 high

What starts as a traditional, functional piece of furniture, is dramatically and dynamically transformed by the materials used. The highly figured Koa veneer top with a center inlay of mother-of-pearl is framed by ebony, maple, and sapele. The Koa-faced drawer has a wonderfully sculpted center pull of Macassar ebony. The tapered legs have sapele feet topped with a banding of mahogany and satinwood.