Real Estate: January Auction Block 

Our new year kicks off with an eclectic mix of highlights, including a mid-19th century oil painting by Vincent De Vos, Pee-Wee Herman’s “treasured bike,” a Tiffany lamp from Christie’s, a Monopoly-inspired pop-art piece and more.  


“Three Dogs at Rest” by Vincent De Vos 

Estimate: $1,000-$2,000  

Sold for: $10,080  

This signed oil on canvas is from the estate of Renee Meyers from a Manhattan apartment decorated by Albert Hadley. The painting sold at almost 10x the estimate value. Vincent De Vos was a Belgian artist who specialized in the painting of scenes with animals, particularly dogs, cats, and monkeys.  



Paul Reubens Pee-Wee Herman Promotion Used Custom Bike from “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure 

Sold for: $140,200  

The centerpiece of the beloved Tim Burton movie, Pee-Wee’s treasured bike leads up across the country into all kinds of adventures. The bike, part of Bonhams’ “Pop Culture Then & Now” auction, sold for $140,200. It is painted in glossy red and white with chrome components and grills.   


The Potomack Company  

Pair of Continental Egyptian Revival Figural Porcelain Candlesticks  

Estimate: $200-$400  

Sold for: $3,500  

The Egyptian Revival candlesticks are both formed as semi-nude kneeling maidens holding bowls in their laps with semicircular bowls to each side. From the estate of Bonner Field in Washington, D.C.  



Tiffany Studios, Dogwood Table Lamp  

Estimate: $50,000-$70,000  

Sold for: $126,000  

A Tiffany Studios Dogwood table lamp, circa 1902, sold for over $50,000 the estimated price. It’s made of leaded glass and patinated bronze. The shade is impressed with “Tiffany Studios New York” and the base with “Tiffany Studios New York 25883,” with the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company monogram.  




“Get Out of Jail” Limited Edition 42 of 500 Giclee Print on Canvas by Nelson De La Nuez  

Estimate: $600  

Sold for: $2,200  

Nelson De La Nuez is one of the most sought-after modern pop artists today. He produces distinct, colorful, mixed media artwork like this riff on the Monopoly man. De Le Nuez incorporates commerce, pop culture and advertising in his work.  





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