John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Company
Welcome to John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Company.
22 3rd Street Southwest
Rochester, MN. 55902-3019
Our normal business hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, and other times by appointment. If you're traveling a long distance, contact us ahead of time to make sure we'll be open. The shop might close a day here and there during auction season.
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9:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018
Bldng. 35, Olmsted County Fairgrounds
Preview: 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, and from 8:00 a.m. on auction day. This merchandise represents two estates and several lifetime collections.
We will conduct a small auction on Friday night in order to shorten the day on Saturday. Check back here for details!
Furniture: 19th cent. school desk from the Great Study Hall of Clongowes Wood College Jesuit Boarding School, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland, where James Joyce studied; 19th cent. single drawer stands in cherry, walnut & old paint; cupboards, incl. 2-door, step-back, jelly & pie safes; fine early blue painted step back cupboard; single drawer lift-top commode; step back painted cupboard w/ shelves & drawers over screened doors; Jenny Lind day bed; harvest table; round tavern table; 19th cent. plank seat Windsor chairs; early pcs., incl. painted grain bin w/ bracket feet, drop leaf table w/ drawer, chopping block; punched tin pie safe; primitive blanket chest; rope bed; painted hanging shelves; Victorian chests of drawers; Victorian bookcase w/ 2 glass doors over 2 drawers; secretary bookcase w/ curved glass; set of 6 painted continuous arm back saddle-seat chairs by contemp. New England maker; and more.
Miscellaneous: stunning collection of firkins; early staved bucket; lifetime collection of 19th cent. enamelware in all colors; asst. signed prints (Gerald W. Putt, Peter Sculthorpe) & paintings, incl. landscape oil on canvas by Ionel Iacobescu (Romanian, 1903-1968); portrait miniature of Lady Mary Lennox (1760-1843) dated 1797; watches, incl. 19th cent. open face key wind Breguet pocket watch, quartz Peugeot #432 wristwatch, 21-jewel Lord Elgin 14K wristwatch; personal library w/ emphasis on US & modern European history, incl. large selection of biographies of 19th-20th century politicians, royalty, artists, military figures, musicians, etc.; art books; classic literature; 19th cent. set of Waverly novels; German & Swedish language books; contemp. cameo glass vases & lamps; Orthodox St. Nicholas icon; pr. large 18th century Emperor Qianlong period Chinese ceramic vases picturing legendary scenes; 2 large sets of Haviland Limoges dinnerware; 1931 Royal Doulton Regency Coach jug; Lalique Dampierre vase; American & European sterling flatware & serving pcs.; 4-pc. 19th cent. Victorian tea & coffee service & other Victorian plateware; dolls & related, incl. examples by Kestner, Simon Halbig, Schoenau-Hofmeister, Alt-Beck-and-Gottschalk, Effanbee, Taft, George Borgfeldt; celluloid Bye Lo baby; 22” Sunshine Kid; 36” ABG child size doll; 24” ABG Sweet Nell; 15” Kiddie Joy; wicker doll carriage & parasol; child’s wicker & walnut rockers; Ansonia china clock; Weller squirrel wall pocket; and much more.
Auction arranged & conducted by John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Co., 22 - 3rd St. SW, Rochester, MN. 55902. Auctioneers: John Kruesel, Lowell Gilbertson & Michael Anderson. Descriptions are subject to error. 10% buyer’s premium on all purchases. Lunch by Omar’s Kitchen & Catering, West Concord, MN.
Our storefront, the 1874 Williams Building, on historic Third Street Southwest, Rochester, MN.
We carry a general line of antiques, specializing in lighting, estate jewelry, historic documents and photos, and "the unusual." We provide appraisals, marketing advice, a complete auction/estate sale service and consultation on historic lighting restoration projects.