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This rare Flying Tigers stained glass art piece will be sold at auction on Father's Day, June 15th, at www.timsauctions.com.

Over 500 quality lots -- thousands of items -- will be sold in a Father's Day online-only auction, June 15th

Released: June 12, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn. – More than 500 quality lots comprising thousands of items will be sold in an online-only Father’s Day Extravaganza Auction slated for Sunday, June 15th, starting promptly at 5 p.m., Eastern time. The auction will be held by Tim’s, Inc. Auctions (www.timsauctions.com), based in Bristol. The annual event was begun by Tim’s father, Peter, who passed away in 2005. “We expect this auction to go well into the wee hours of the following day, with spirited online bidding such as we’ve seen in past Father’s Day Extravaganzas,” Tim Chapulis said. “We’re starting at 5 p.m., to g...


This gorgeous Moorish bronze jeweled fire screen, attributed to Tiffany Studios, sold for $60,000.

Beautiful Moorish bronze jeweled fire screen attributed to Tiffany Studios brings $60,000 at auction

Released: June 6, 2014

REPAUPO, N.J. – A beautiful Moorish bronze jeweled fire screen, attributed to Tiffany Studios and featuring rope twisted brass with insert art glass and stones, sold for $60,000 at a Sunday-Monday estates sale held May 18-19 by S & S Auction, Inc., in the firm’s gallery at 62 Repaupo Station Road. The fire screen, 27 ½ inches tall by 35 ½ inches wide, was the top lot of the sale. The May 18 session consisted of 430 lots of antiques, artwork and decorative accessories. May 19 featured 460 lots of 19th and 20th century Modern and Design pieces. The Tiffany fire screen sold on May 1...


Lot 511: Rare Mary Balch School Needlework Sampler

RARE RHODE ISLAND SAMPLER AT GROGAN’S JUNE AUCTION

Released: June 3, 2014

Dedham, MA:  On Sunday, June 8th, Grogan and Company will conduct their annual spring auction featuring over 600 lots from various estates and collections.  Collectors will be treated to a wide array of offerings including Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, and Oriental Rugs.  One of the gems of the auction is a Rare American Needlework Sampler from the Mary Balch School of Providence, Rhode Island (est. $30/50,000).  Depicting the First Congregational Church of Providence, the sampler has descended within the Massachusetts and Rhode Islan...


Untitled Still Life, by the German born, American painter Severin Roesen (1815-1872)

WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERY COLLECTOR’S TASTE, NYE AND COMPANY SPRING AUCTION NOW LIVE ON iGAVEL

Released: June 3, 2014

As spring days lengthen and mercury rises with the coming summer season, Nye and Company has one hot auction on tap for June. The 809 lots are now posted to www.igavelauctions.com through June 17th. The sale includes a wide array of fine and decorative arts from the greater Metropolitan area, but certain rarities stand-out from the overall strong group and are worth mentioning in detail. The galleries will be beautifully set up and open for viewing from June 9th until the sale closes, including the weekend of the 14th and 15th from noon to 4pm each day. The public is welcome and encouraged...


Helen Drutt

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Contemporary Craft by Doyenne Helen Drutt on June 10.

Released: June 3, 2014

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Contemporary Craft by Doyenne Helen Drutt on June 10.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, June 10 that features Helen Drutt, a leading authority on contemporary craft, speaking as "A Passionate Observer” at 6 pm. The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design Auctions.   Helen Drutt is a gallerist, author, lecturer, curatorial consultant and collector, acknowledged for introducing American contemporary craft internationall...


This Tiffany Studios Arrowroot table lamp with 20-inch diameter conical form shade, 26 inches tall, will come up for bid June 21st.

Tiffany lamp, sculpture by Cipriani, more to be sold June 21st by Fontaine's in Pittsfield, Mass.

Released: June 2, 2014

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The entire contents of Somerset – an extraordinary English country estate manor located in West Stockbridge, Mass. – will headline a cataloged antique auction scheduled for Saturday, June 21st, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s spacious gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. The sale will begin promptly at 11 a.m., Eastern time. Somerset holds an exceptional selection of the finest 19th century antiques and accessories, to include quality antique furniture, lighting (by makers such as Tiffany, Duffner & Kimberly, Handel and ot...


Lot 29: Eugune Boudin, one of two oils in the June 8th auction.

BOUDIN PAINTINGS FEATURED IN GROGAN’S JUNE AUCTION

Released: May 27, 2014

Dedham, MA:  On Sunday, June 8th, Grogan and Company will conduct their annual spring auction featuring over 700 lots from various estates and collections.  Collectors will be treated to a wide array of offerings including Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, and Oriental Rugs.  The sale will begin with American and European Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculptures.  Highlights include two oils by French painter Eugene Boudin.  Considered one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, Boudin is credited with introducing Claude Mon...


This oil on canvas painting by Henry John Yeend King (Br., 1855-1924), titled Wait For Me, is expected to realize $25,000-$40,000.

Works by British painters Yeend King, David Bates, W.D. McKay, others will headine June 7 auction

Released: May 28, 2014

ABERDEEN, Miss. – The lifetime estate of the late Zoe Spedale – a socialite, true Southern lady and wife of a world-renowned surgeon, who appointed their spectacular Louisiana home with the finest artwork, furniture and decorative accessories life had to offer, gathered quite literally from around the word – will be sold on Saturday, June 7th, by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen. The auction will start promptly at 9 a.m. Central time and be held in Stevens Auction Company’s gallery, located at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen (situated about halfway between Tupelo and Columbu...


This original oil on academy board painting by William Aiken Walker is expected to fetch $2,500-$4,500 at auction.

Original works by William Aiken Walker, Alfred Dubucand, others will be sold at auction June 7-8 in New Orleans

Released: May 27, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, La. – An important oil on academy board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), a French Belle Epoch Louis XV-style marble-top bombe chest, three outstanding pieces of English sterling silver, two highly collectible Newcomb College pottery pieces, a pair of early 20th century parcel gilt polychromed carved wood blackamoor torcheres, and a sculpture of a pheasant and lizard by Alfred Dubucand will all be sold June 7-8. They are part of a massive two-day estates auction being held by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located ...


Lot 622: Paul Evans, Important Sculpture Front cabinet, $100,000 – 150,000

Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Josef Hoffmann, Karl Kipp, Peter Voulkos and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s June 14-15 Auctions

Released: May 22, 2014

Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Josef Hoffmann, Karl Kipp, Peter Voulkos and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s June 14-15 Auctions    Other top lots include the Martin Brothers, Donald Deskey, Gustave Baumann, Wharton Esherick, Adelaide Robineau, Teco, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Wendell Castle, and Albert Paley.   Lambertville, NJ:   On Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern ...


Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture.

WINTERTHUR'S BROCK JOBE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD OF MERIT FROM ANTIQUES DEALERS’ ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Released: May 21, 2014

Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, has received the prestigious Award of Merit from the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc.  The award, which recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of American art and decorative arts and the business of buying and selling antiques, was presented at a dinner on April 26, 2014, at the Philadelphia Antiques Show. Jobe is one of only 14 recipients who have been honored with the distinction in ADA’s 30-year history. “He is encouraging, in...


Two Santos Cage Dolls

Asian Arts, Fine Clocks, Old Master Paintings, American and English Decorative Arts Featured at Woodbury Auction Fifth Annual Spring Fine Estates Auction

Released: May 20, 2014

On Sunday June 8th  Woodbury Auction presents its fifth anniversary spring fine estates auction with an offering of over 350 lots of American, English, Continental and Asian decorative arts consigned from more than fifty separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, California and Pennsylvania.    This anniversary sale is being held at noon in the firm’s auction hall at 710 Main Street South, Middle Quarter Plaza, in Woodbury. Preview times are Sunday, June 1st noon to 5:00 pm, Thursday, June 5th 10am to 5pm, Friday, June 6th 10am to 5pm, Saturda...


Poul Kjaerholm PK-61 Coffee Table.

Miniatures, Midcentury, and More: Clarke Auction May 18th Preview.

Released: May 16, 2014

April weeks bring May antiques.  The weeks leading up to the May 18th sale at Clarke Auction have shown as much. A number of important estates being handled by Clarke Auction at the close of April will be represented through the offering of a bouquet of items in the mid May sale and encompass the full spectrum of item categories, from fine art to Asian. The fine art selection at Clarke will open with an expansive collection of nearly 150 portrait miniatures of exceptional quality.  The consignor gathered English, Continental, and American portraits on bone, ivory, or card, dat...


Jim Keller, left, in his booth with a visitor at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC in May 2014

MOST ARTISTS AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC WORK ON MULTIPLE PIECES SIMULTANEOUSLY BUT THE MUSE INSPIRES THEM AT DIFFERENT TIMES

Released: May 13, 2014

The Tunnel in Chelsea was filled with artists at last weekend's Contemporary Art Fair NYC so we took advantage of the unusual situation--most major art fairs are populated with galleries, not independent established and emerging artists—to ask a few questions. The chance to learn more about how some of the artists work—and when--was both tempting and fruitful. Most work on more than one piece at a time and they prefer to—or do—work at all hours of day and night. We asked 14 exhibitors--a mix of fine artists and sculptors, a photographer, furniture maker and jeweler—if they work on one p...


“Yellow Line Explosion” by Stacey Elder in acrylic, latex, pouring gel medium, spray paint, ink, fabric paint, and yarn on canvas.

HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT EARLY BIRDS TO THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC WILL PREVIEW ON MAY 8

Released: May 6, 2014

The early birds at an art fair get best pick. Visitors to the Contemporary Art Fair NYC Preview on Thursday, May 8 from 4pm to 8pm at The Tunnel in Chelsea will be the first to see the work of 100 established and emerging functional and fine artists as well as installation artists, curated by co-founders and directors Joanna and Richard Rothbard. Among them are:   Kim Carlino, from Easthampton, Mass., who painted “Cosmological Formations,” series IV, III in watercolor and ink on yupo. http://www.kimcarlinoart.com/. In a more representational style Peiliang Jin, whose studio is...