Auctions

Around 400 lots of fine decorative art and Asian works of art will come for bid on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Around 400 lots of fine decorative art and Asian works of art will come for bid on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach, Fla.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – They say good things come in pairs, and that is especially true of Elite Decorative Arts’ next auction, slated for Saturday, Nov. 22. Included in the lineup of lots are a pair of antique Chinese cloisonné cranes, a pair of Asian silver vases etched with birds and floral designs, and a pair of large Chinese hand-painted covered urns with foo dog finials. The auction, totaling around 400 lots, will be held at Elite Decorative Arts’ gallery, located in the Quantum Town Center at 1034 Gateway Blvd. (Ste. 106) in Boynton Beach, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Previews will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, from 11-5, and on Saturday, the day of sale, from 11-1. […]

By October 30, 2014 Read More →
Rare antique Chinese carved Imperial seal box sells for $90,000 at Gordon S. Converse & Company’s East Meets West Auction, Oct. 3rd, in Malvern, Pa.

Rare antique Chinese carved Imperial seal box sells for $90,000 at Gordon S. Converse & Company’s East Meets West Auction, Oct. 3rd, in Malvern, Pa.

MALVERN, Pa. – A rare antique Chinese carved Imperial seal box, fitted with 16 seals of green jade circling a large four-inch square central Shi-mounted seal, sold for $90,000 at an East Meets West Auction held Oct. 3 by Gordon S. Converse & Company, in the gallery newly located to 57 Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, Pa. The seals were this sale’s top lot. Just under 400 lots came up for bid, with the East portion consisting of Asian (mostly Chinese) art and antiques, including an especially large selection of porcelains, as well as furniture, scrolls, bronzes and even some stamps and currency. Balancing these were Western lots, comprised of antique furniture, clocks, vintage fine and decorative arts, Civil War memorabilia […]

By October 29, 2014 Read More →
More than 40 original artworks by the late renowned regional painter Lucy Peters will be part of a Nov. 15 auction in Panama City, Fla., at 8 a.m. Central time

More than 40 original artworks by the late renowned regional painter Lucy Peters will be part of a Nov. 15 auction in Panama City, Fla., at 8 a.m. Central time

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Original artworks by the late renowned regional painter Lucy Mustin Peters, consigned by her daughter Linda Weller, plus items from the Weller estate and other merchandise from prominent estates and collections, will be sold Saturday, Nov. 15th, at 8 a.m. Central time, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., in the firm’s gallery at 544 East 6th Street. More than 40 original paintings by Ms. Peters – a mix of still lifes, Asian themed renderings and portraits, done in mediums that include oils, pastels and watercolors – will be offered. All have been lovingly kept and some of them displayed by Mrs. Weller and her husband Tom, a retired pastor, in their house. They are selling […]

By October 26, 2014 Read More →
Native American artifacts, art and related collectibles will be sold Nov. 8th & 9th at Allard Auctions’ Big Fall Phoenix event in Mesa, Ariz. (just outside Phoenix)

Native American artifacts, art and related collectibles will be sold Nov. 8th & 9th at Allard Auctions’ Big Fall Phoenix event in Mesa, Ariz. (just outside Phoenix)

MESA, Ariz. – A circa-1900 Sioux Dentalium and tablecloth dress estimated to hammer for $10,000-$20,000 and a 1970s-vintage 14kt gold and turquoise necklace with custom beads expected to fetch $7,000-$14,000 are just two items slated to come up for bid Nov. 8-9 at Big Fall Phoenix, an auction held every autumn by Allard Auctions, Inc., based in St. Ignatius, Mont. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Mesa, Ariz., just outside of Phoenix. Offered will be more than 800 lots of American Indian artifacts, art and related collectibles, spread out over the course of two days. Major categories will include Native American jewelry, hand-made baskets, rugs and weavings, beadwork, Kachina carvings, pottery and clothing […]

By October 24, 2014 Read More →
Signed Lou Gehrig paycheck from 1930 is a hit for $22,600 at Philip Weiss Auctions, Sept. 30th in Lynbrook, New York

Signed Lou Gehrig paycheck from 1930 is a hit for $22,600 at Philip Weiss Auctions, Sept. 30th in Lynbrook, New York

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A paycheck from 1930 issued to New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig, endorsed on the back by him (“Henry Louis Gehrig”) and signed on the front by team officials Jacob Ruppert and George Barrow, sold for $22,600 at an auction packed with nearly 700 lots of sports memorabilia, comics, comic art and animation held Sept. 30th by Philip Weiss Auctions. The auction was conducted in the Philip Weiss Auctions gallery, located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The check was for $2,198.38, representing two weeks’ pay for The Iron Horse. That was a huge sum at the time, but today might equal just one at-bat’s worth for some of the game’s higher-salaried players. The paycheck came with […]

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
A. B. Levy’s big Fine Art, Antiques & 20th Century Auction will be held this coming Sunday, Oct. 26th, in Palm, Beach, Florida, at 1 p.m. Eastern time

A. B. Levy’s big Fine Art, Antiques & 20th Century Auction will be held this coming Sunday, Oct. 26th, in Palm, Beach, Florida, at 1 p.m. Eastern time

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A.B. Levy’s Fine Art, Antiques and 20th Century Auction, slated for Sunday, Oct. 26th, will be led by a half-dozen pivotal works, including Fernand Leger’s Nature Morte au Masque de Platre and Victor Vasarely’s Zebres (both conservatively estimated at $40,000-60,000); Alexander Calder’s 1966 orange and black gouache titled Baseball (est. $10,000-15,000; and Adolf Schreyer’s Orientalist Arabs on Horseback (est. $30,000-50,000). The auction will be conducted in A.B. Levy’s spacious gallery located at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, starting promptly at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Previews will be held on the days leading up to auction, from 10-6, and on the morning of the auction, until the first gavel falls. For those unable to attend in […]

By October 21, 2014 Read More →

Appraisers

Miami International Art (MIA) Fair 2014 –Welcomes Premier Galleries, Curators and Collectors Aboard SeaFair

Miami International Art (MIA) Fair 2014 –Welcomes Premier Galleries, Curators and Collectors Aboard SeaFair

Miami International Art Fair 2012Miami, FL – December 2, 2013 – The Miami International Art (MIA) Fair will bring together emerging artists to downtown Miami January 17-20, 2014 with a preview on January 16th. On display will be over 28 international dealers showcasing Fair will bring together emerging artists to downtown Miami January 17-20, 2014. This IFAE (International Fine Art Expositions) event will be hosted on the $40 million megayacht venue, SeaFair, docked at the Bayfront Park South Dock at Chopin Plaza. The SeaFair is the ultimate venue for distinguished international dealers to meet new collectors while enjoying Epicurean delights by celebrity chefs and the libations of the MIA Collectors’ Lounge. Attendees will experience the quintessential Miami lifestyle of luxuriousness, […]

Paul Brown, star of The Discovery Channel’s hit series Auction Kings, is available for guest appearances at antique shows, fairs and auctions

Paul Brown, star of The Discovery Channel’s hit series Auction Kings, is available for guest appearances at antique shows, fairs and auctions

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – Antique show and fair promoters looking to boost attendance at their next event might want to consider booking Paul Brown, the star of The Discovery Channel’s hit TV show Auction Kings. Brown has made about a half-dozen appearances at such shows since Auction Kings first began airing in May of 2010, and he found the experiences to be exhilarating. “I never thought of myself as a celebrity, but the show has elevated my profile and I was approached by some show promoters to appear and meet the public, have photos taken, give informal analysis and appraisal of items and just mix it up with folks in an industry that I love and they love, too,” Brown said. […]

By August 28, 2013 Read More →
International Society Of Appraisers Announces 2013 Summer Education Schedule

International Society Of Appraisers Announces 2013 Summer Education Schedule

Three courses are scheduled for June including: the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Asian Art I: Japanese Prints and Asian Art II: Asian Paintings and Screens.   CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES – June 3-9, 2013 (Toronto, ON)  COURSE INSTRUCTORS:Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP, Kathryn Minard, ISA CAPP  COURSE INFORMATION  This is the “original” complete appraisal methodology course for personal property appraising.  Its thorough scope includes appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct, and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists.  This course sets the standards that others imitate.  Course materials must be purchased in advance and brought to class.  The Core Course will be held in Toronto, ON at […]

By April 14, 2013 Read More →
International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule

International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule

Seven courses are scheduled for March, April and June including: the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Requalification Course, the 7 hour and 15 hour Personal Property USPAP Course, Asian Art I: Japanese Prints and Asian Art II: Asian Paintings and Screens. CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES – March 4-10, 2013 (Naperville, IL) and June 3-9, 2013 (Toronto, ON)  COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP, Kathryn Minard, ISA CAPP, Joyce Newman, ISA CAPP COURSE INFORMATION This is the “original” complete appraisal methodology course for personal property appraising.  Its thorough scope includes appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct, and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists.  This course sets the […]

By February 4, 2013 Read More →
International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall 2012 Education Schedule

International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall 2012 Education Schedule

Eight courses are scheduled for October and November including Appraisal of Fine Arts, Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Requalification Course, Advanced Report Writing, Oriental Rugs, Appraisal of Antiques & Residential Contents and the 7 hour and 15 hour Personal Property USPAP Course. APPRAISAL OF FINE ART – October 15-20, 2012 COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Richard Casagrande, ISA CAPP Cathy A. Peters, ISA CAPP COURSE INFORMATION Emphasizes the primary categories of fine art frequently encountered by appraisers and dealers: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, frames, photography, animation art, Russian icons and Spanish Colonial art. Major areas of focus: art history, looking at art works properly, identifying and researching fine art works, properly describing art works, correctly employing specific vocabulary, and art conservation. A […]

By August 14, 2012 Read More →
2012 Edition of Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies Just Released

2012 Edition of Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies Just Released

The Foundation for Appraisal Education has announced the publication of the fifth annual edition of its appraisal guidelines.

By July 13, 2012 Read More →

Recent Antiques Posts

19th century Punch cigar store wooden figure, 69 1/2 inches tall, sells for $102,600 at Showtime Auction Services, Oct. 3-5, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

19th century Punch cigar store wooden figure, 69 1/2 inches tall, sells for $102,600 at Showtime Auction Services, Oct. 3-5, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A 19th century Punch cigar store wood figure, 69 ½ inches tall and with a contemporary base, soared to $102,600 at a three-day auction held Oct. 3rd-5th by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. The Punch figure was the top lot in a sale that saw over 1,900 lots from the Bud and Sally Bassett lifetime collection sell to the highest bidder, with no reserves. Punch cigar store figures – and their more famous cousins, cigar store Indian figures – are highly collectible and can fetch dizzying dollars at auction. Examples by Samuel Robb, who produced both kinds in his New York City studio starting in 1886, can routinely command […]

By October 20, 2014 Read More →
A fourth historic property and recently discovered treasures have been added to Tim’s, Inc. Auctions’ on-site auction slated for Nov. 1 in Goshen, Conn.

A fourth historic property and recently discovered treasures have been added to Tim’s, Inc. Auctions’ on-site auction slated for Nov. 1 in Goshen, Conn.

GOSHEN, Conn. – An important on-site auction of three historic properties and the hundreds of treasures they hold, slated for Saturday, November 1st, just got better with the addition of estate items from prominent homes in Watertown and Old Greenwich, plus many new items that have only recently come to light after being unpacked and inventoried over the last month in Goshen. The auction, set to start at 11 a.m. Eastern time, already included an eight-acre farm with historic 1812 farmhouse and outbuildings located at 227 Old Middle Street in Goshen, where the auction will happen; an historic 1831 country store located at 10 Old Middle Street (at Routes 63 and 4) in Goshen; and a circa-1900 historic home in […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Artemis Gallery opens door to Old World with Oct. 23-24 antiquities, Pre-Columbian & tribal auction

Artemis Gallery opens door to Old World with Oct. 23-24 antiquities, Pre-Columbian & tribal auction

Mayan carved-limestone ball court marker estimated at $125,000-$175,000 BOULDER, Colo. – Once in a great while, an auction house is blessed with an “embarrassment of riches.” That may very well describe the offerings in Artemis Gallery’s Oct. 23-24 absentee/online auction of antiquities, Pre-Columbian and tribal art, featuring the collection of career diplomat William N. Dale. “This is surely one of the finest selections of ancient art we’ve ever had the privilege to present at auction,” said Artemis Gallery’s executive director, Teresa Dodge. “Day one is devoted to the collection of William Norris Dale, a US diplomat who was stationed in Turkey in the early 1960s. While living there, he amassed a wonderful collection of classical, Greek, Roman and Anatolian art.” […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →
Original oil on board painting by Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred Lotus of the Nile, realizes $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Oct. 4th-5th auction

Original oil on board painting by Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred Lotus of the Nile, realizes $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Oct. 4th-5th auction

ATLANTA, GA. – An original oil on board painting by the noted Armenian-American artist Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred Lotus of the Nile and depicting a lady at bust length with dark hair and wearing a jeweled tiara, necklace and emerald green camisole, was sold to a floor bidder for a robust $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction, held Oct. 4th -5th. The auction was held in Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery, located at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta, where more than 300 in-house bidders and more than 900 registered online bidders (who participated via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com), competed for 1,140 lots in a wide array of categories. Many phone and absentee bids were also fielded, signaling a successful […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →
Premier art featured at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ Oct. 27 Fine & Decorative Art Auction

Premier art featured at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ Oct. 27 Fine & Decorative Art Auction

315-lot sale features original Picasso artwork, rare Bellows lithographs and more than 60 prints by revered American and European artists WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – An original Picasso artwork from the collection of a French-born resident of Palm Beach, Florida, will headline Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ (AGOPB) October 27 Fine & Decorative Art and Antiques Auction. Titled “Bouquet de Provence,” the vibrant crayon-on-paper drawing is artist-signed and expected to realize $200,000-$300,000. Another top highlight of the 315-lot evening sale is an estate collection of five rare George Bellows lithographs. The auction is further enhanced by European paintings and fine clocks from a Boca Raton (Fla.) estate, important Chinese jades and objects from a second Palm Beach collection; and […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →
Tiffany and Pairpoint lamps, wonderful period furniture pieces and even a restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird will be in Fontaine’s Oct. 18 auction

Tiffany and Pairpoint lamps, wonderful period furniture pieces and even a restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird will be in Fontaine’s Oct. 18 auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A monumental 14-piece figural carved oak dining room suite by R. J. Horner, an equally impressive five-piece marble-top Renaissance Revival bedroom suite, a 22-inch Tiffany Studios banded Dogwood table lamp and a rare Pairpoint Puffy Apple Tree table lamp are just a few of the 429 lots to be sold at Fontaine’s Auction Galleries’ next big auction. The cataloged antique auction is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18th, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, in Fontaine’s spacious gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Headlining the event will be wonderful turn-of-the-century examples from Tiffany Studios (New York), lamps and lighting by the most coveted names in the field and outstanding 19th century period furniture. The furniture will […]

By October 10, 2014 Read More →
Netherlands Trading Society $5 color trial specimen soars to $9,195 at Archives International Auctions’ Sept. 27th sale conducted in Hong Kong, China

Netherlands Trading Society $5 color trial specimen soars to $9,195 at Archives International Auctions’ Sept. 27th sale conducted in Hong Kong, China

HONG KONG, China – A beautiful Netherlands Trading Society $5 color trial specimen nearly doubled its pre-sale high estimate of $4,935 by hammering for $9,195 at the third auction held in Hong Kong by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee, N.J. The Netherlands note was the top lot of the Sept. 27 sale, which grossed $138,161 including the 18% buyer’s premium. The event was held in association with Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd., Fine Asian Auctions, one of Hong Kong’s premier philatelic auction houses. The auction featured 270 lots of Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus Chinese scripophily (stocks and bonds), and Empire-era notes; Republic era banknotes; Foreign Banks; Provincial Banks; notes from Hong Kong; Indonesia; Bank of Taiwan and more. […]

By October 9, 2014 Read More →
American International Auctions will offer 1,450 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, medals, scripophily (stocks, bonds) Oct. 25 and Nov. 4

American International Auctions will offer 1,450 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, medals, scripophily (stocks, bonds) Oct. 25 and Nov. 4

FORT LEE, N.J. – Archives International Auctions will offer 1,450 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, medals, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and security printing ephemera in a pair of auctions slated for Saturday, Oct. 25th (in New York City) and Tuesday, Nov. 4th (in New Jersey). Start times for both sales will be 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Oct. 25th auction will be held at the Museum of American Finance in lower Manhattan, in conjunction with the Wall Street Coin, Currency, Scripophily & Collectibles Bourse. The Nov. 4th auction will be held at Archives International Auctions’ offices, at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, N.J. Both sales will feature live gallery bidding, phone, absentee and live internet bidding. […]

By October 8, 2014 Read More →
Three turn-of-the-century lots from Tiffany Studios sell for a combined $188,300 at Cottone Auctions’ Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction, Sept. 26th & 27th

Three turn-of-the-century lots from Tiffany Studios sell for a combined $188,300 at Cottone Auctions’ Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction, Sept. 26th & 27th

GENESEO, N.Y. – Three outstanding, early 20th century lots from Tiffany Studios – a memorial stained glass window titled Angel of Resurrection, a gorgeous Poppy lamp and a pair of unusual turtleback leaded glass hanging domes – sold for a combined $188,300 at Cottone Auctions’ big annual Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction, held Sept. 26-27 in the firm’s modern Geneseo gallery. The memorial window was the top lot of the auction, fetching a robust $71,300. It came directly from the Church of the Redeemer in Newark, N.J., where it had been originally installed as the “Allison Memorial Window.” Following close behind was the Poppy lamp, which lit up the room for $69,000. The lamp, 24 inches tall, had an […]

By October 7, 2014 Read More →
The estate of the late George Ruff will be sold on-site, at his former residence in Tupelo, Miss., on Saturday, Oct. 18th, at 9 a.m. Central time

The estate of the late George Ruff will be sold on-site, at his former residence in Tupelo, Miss., on Saturday, Oct. 18th, at 9 a.m. Central time

TUPELO, Miss. – Items from the estate of the late George Ruff of Tupelo – a renowned local car dealer and real estate figure in town who amassed many fine antique items prior to his passing – will be sold on Saturday, October 18th, on-site, at Mr. Ruff’s former residence that he called Wildwood, located at 2430 Lawndale Drive in Tupelo, starting promptly at 9 a.m. Central time. The auction will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen, Miss. The Wildwood property, consisting of 68 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds and pastures that surround a layered, stone ranch-style home built in 1950, is also for sale, but not in this auction. Interested parties may call TRI, Inc./Realtors of […]

By October 6, 2014 Read More →
Three historic properties in Goshen, Conn., and the thousands of treasures contained inside them, will be sold on-site November 1st by Tim’s Auctions, Inc.

Three historic properties in Goshen, Conn., and the thousands of treasures contained inside them, will be sold on-site November 1st by Tim’s Auctions, Inc.

GOSHEN, Conn. – Residents of Connecticut or even beyond who have never experienced the wonder of an old-fashioned country auction might want to mark their calendars for Saturday, November 1st, starting at 11 a.m. That’s when three historic properties and the many treasures they hold will be sold. It will be an on-site auction, held at one of the historic Goshen properties. The properties will include an historic 1812 eight-acre farm with farmhouse and outbuildings, located at 227 Old Middle Street (Route 63) in Goshen, where the auction will happen; an historic 1831 country store located at 10 Old Middle Street (at Route 63 and Route 4) also in Goshen; and a circa-1900 historic home in Southbury known as “The […]

By October 3, 2014 Read More →
John Coker to auction estates of respected Tennessee antique dealers, Oct. 11 & 18 in Knoxville area

John Coker to auction estates of respected Tennessee antique dealers, Oct. 11 & 18 in Knoxville area

Unreserved on-site sales include personal collections: Civil War, antique furniture & clocks, primitives, art-glass lamps, mechanical music, much more NEW MARKET, Tenn. – There wasn’t so much as a hint of Hatfields vs. McCoys in the case of two prominent antiquing couples from Tennessee whose estates will be auctioned on consecutive Saturdays, October 11 and 18. Shop owners for decades in the picturesque mountain community of Pigeon Forge, Roy and Carolyn McCarter were the friendliest of rivals with fellow antique dealers Elizabeth and Donald Bates. Purely by coincidence, the personal collections and estate contents of both couples were entrusted simultaneously to John W. Coker, who will conduct the on-site sales. Everything will be sold without reserve, and all forms of […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →
More than 300 fine artworks in several major categories will be sold at Shannon’s fall auction on Thursday, Oct. 23, in Milford, Conn., at 6 p.m.

More than 300 fine artworks in several major categories will be sold at Shannon’s fall auction on Thursday, Oct. 23, in Milford, Conn., at 6 p.m.

MILFORD, Conn. – What was originally planned to be a tidy, 250-lot auction of fine artworks at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers on October 23rd has grown to 315 lots, thanks to some fabulous late-breaking consignments that were just too good not to be included in the lineup. The sale will be held in Shannon’s Milford gallery, at 354 Woodmont Road, and online, via Invaluable.com. “This promises to be a standout auction event for the fall auction season, with over $3 million in paintings and sculptures set to come under the gavel,” said Gene Shannon of Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, which holds two fine art auctions per year. “Almost all the art is fresh to the market, coming from prominent estates […]

By September 29, 2014 Read More →
More than 300 lots of fine antiques, artwork and decorative arts will come up for bid on Saturday, Oct. 11th, at Elite Decorative Arts in Florida

More than 300 lots of fine antiques, artwork and decorative arts will come up for bid on Saturday, Oct. 11th, at Elite Decorative Arts in Florida

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – An oil on board painting attributed to the iconic American painter Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), a magnificent ruby, diamond and 14kt gold jewelry suite and an oil on canvas figural rendering by the noted Russian artist Sergei Vinogradov (1869-1938) are just a few of the more than 300 quality lots that will come up for bid at Elite Decorative Arts. The auction, totaling 335 lots, will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, at Elite Decorative Arts’ gallery, located in the Quantum Town Center at 1034 Gateway Blvd. in Boynton Beach, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Previews will be held Friday, Oct. 10, from 11-5, and on Saturday, the day of sale, from 11-1. Internet bidding will be […]

By September 28, 2014 Read More →
Furniture, Collectibles and Consignment auction by Brown & Thigpen Auctions

Furniture, Collectibles and Consignment auction by Brown & Thigpen Auctions

Brown & Thigpen Auctions, LLC. Jacksonville, NC Auction House 3060 Wilmington Hwy 17 South Jacksonville, NC (just a short drive from Wilmington, North Carolina near Camp Lejeune MCB & MCAS New River Air Station) {Auctions are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30 pm.} Furniture, housewares and collectibles: Wind-Up Grandfather Clock Wicker Book Shelf Wicker Love Seat Twin Beds w/Rails Night Stand Linen Presses Round Table 2 Corner Cabinets Maytag Gas Stove Child’s Table and Chair Recliner Metal Love Seat End Tables Fold-Up Tables Wood Book Shelf Chase Lounge Chairs Sony Play Station w/2 controllers Coin Operated Bubble Gum Machine Old Quart Jars Wooden 12″ Rulers 2 Large Bird Cages Box of Peg Board Metal […]

Material Culture to auction Antique Silver, Jewelry from Princeton’s renowned Silver Shop, Sept. 27-28 & Oct. 11-12

Material Culture to auction Antique Silver, Jewelry from Princeton’s renowned Silver Shop, Sept. 27-28 & Oct. 11-12

For 77 years, the prestigious Silver Shop catered to a celebrity clientele that ranged from Einstein to Springsteen. • Established in 1937, it was a favorite with generations of Princetonians • Star-studded clientele included everyone from Einstein to Springsteen • Residing upstairs in the mid-1980s: Princeton student Brooke Shields • Special farewell & preview to be held in Princeton, Sept. 22 PHILADELPHIA – Since 1937, The Silver Shop in Princeton, New Jersey, has catered to a selective clientele that included not only blue-blooded Princetonians but also celebrities, politicians and design luminaries from around the world. America’s oldest retail silver specialist in continuous operation, The Silver Shop was the sort of quietly elite establishment where, in its earlier days, one might […]

By September 17, 2014 Read More →
Fossils, minerals, antique advertising items, Black Americana and more will be sold by Philip Weiss Auctions on Wednesday, October 15th

Fossils, minerals, antique advertising items, Black Americana and more will be sold by Philip Weiss Auctions on Wednesday, October 15th

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A mid-week auction featuring over 500 lots of rare and unusual dinosaur fossils and minerals, antique advertising items, a collection of Black Americana and Part 2 of a great ice cream collection will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 15th, by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The first gavel will fall at 1 p.m. Eastern time. “Fossils and minerals are red-hot as collectibles right now, and I’m proud to be offering a fine selection in this auction,” said Philip Weiss of Philip Weiss Auctions. “We’re looking forward to a great sale.” For those unable to attend the auction in person, internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone […]

By September 15, 2014 Read More →
Native American Pomo burden basket, made around 1890, soars to $23,000 at Allard Auctions’ Best of Santa Fe sale, held August 16-17 in Santa Fe, N.M.

Native American Pomo burden basket, made around 1890, soars to $23,000 at Allard Auctions’ Best of Santa Fe sale, held August 16-17 in Santa Fe, N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. – A large, museum-quality Pomo burden basket with beautiful fine geometric designs done in red fern sold for $23,000 at the Best of Santa Fe auction, an event held each year by Allard Auctions, Inc., at Scottish Rites Hall in Santa Fe. This year’s auction, held Aug. 16-17, featured 900 lots of Western and Native art, American Indian artifacts and related collectibles. The twined, conical-shaped traditional Pomo burden basket was in remarkable condition and was a huge example – 21 ¼ inches by 25 ½ inches. It was made circa 1890 and was easily the top lot of the auction, one that grossed $464,000 (including the buyer’s premium). The sale was packed with baskets, prehistoric pottery pieces, […]

By September 14, 2014 Read More →
E. Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator, one of only three known, could fetch $200,000-$300,000 at Fontaine’s

E. Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator, one of only three known, could fetch $200,000-$300,000 at Fontaine’s

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Horological history might be made on November 22nd when an exceedingly rare E. Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator clock comes up for bid in an antique clock auction at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery located at 1485 W. Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. 400 antique clocks will be sold on Saturday, Nov. 22nd; 200 watches and fobs will be sold on Nov. 23rd. The E. Howard clock is so rare that it doesn’t appear in the E. Howard catalog. It is one of only three known examples as listed in the Howard archives, as clock #122, a “No. 47 wall hanging astronomical regulator.” One resides at the Sedgwick County Historical Society in Wichita, Kan.; another is in […]

By September 11, 2014 Read More →
Original artworks by Cortes and Picasso, plus Russian icons from around 1800, are just part of Crescent City’s Sept. 20-21 estates auction

Original artworks by Cortes and Picasso, plus Russian icons from around 1800, are just part of Crescent City’s Sept. 20-21 estates auction

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Two original oil paintings by the renowned French artist Edouard Cortes expected to realize $20,000-$30,000 each, a Paris street scene done in gouache by Pablo Picasso, a watercolor by New Orleans folk artist Sister Gertrude Morgan, an oil on construction paper rendering by another folk art icon, Clementine Hunter, a collection of early 19th century Russian icons and an American Renaissance Revival carved mahogany bookcase attributed to Alexander Roux will all be auctioned Sept. 20th-21st by Crescent City Auction Gallery. The massive, two-day estates auction will be held in Crescent City’s gallery, located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, beginning promptly at 9 a.m. (Central time) on both days. For those unable to attend […]

By September 9, 2014 Read More →