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Lot 409, Chinese Nephrite Jade Four Panel Screen, $12,000-18,000.

An Exceptional Estates Auction at Rago on March 22 - Monumental Silver, Ancient Coins, Presidential Ephemera, Russian Imperial Ware and Classic Furnishings Among the 700+ Offerings

Released: February 28, 2014

The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold a Great Estates auction on Saturday, March 22, 2014, with 700 lots of 18th, 19th and early 20th c. furnishings, decorative and fine arts including bronzes, paintings, Asian art and antiques, ethnographic, Native American, glass and porcelain, autographs, books, coins including a collection of ancient coins, clocks, lighting, rugs, canes and silver. “This is a classic estate auction – furnishings, rugs, silver, and art intermixed with beautiful, unexpected finds from homes and collections across the country,” says Miriam Tucker, partner at Rago....


View of steeples in Newtown, Conn.

Newtown, Connecticut, Will Host New Antiques Show

Released: February 25, 2014

Barn Star Productions and the Newtown Historical Society have announced an exciting collaboration on the Newtown Antiques Market, a one day, outdoor antiques show June 21 in the historic community of Newtown, Connecticut. The event will take place at the Fairfield Hills Campus facility in Newtown and will present 100 exhibitors in an informal environment of tents and pop-up canopies presenting a wide spectrum of antiques from early American furniture to fine art, ceramics, jewelry, stoneware, cast iron urns and garden furniture, architectural elements, weathervanes and folk art, sets of...


Early New England Interiors

Limited Edition of "Early New England Interiors" now available

Released: February 25, 2014

Historic New England just published a limited-edition reprint of Early New England Interiors published in 1878 by architect Arthur Little. This hard-to-find resource for architecture and preservation enthusiasts reproduces Little’s sketches of some of the region's finest colonial interiors and details from houses in Salem and Marblehead, Massachusetts; Kittery, Maine; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, including Historic New England’s Governor John Langdon House. The sketches were done early in Little’s career when he worked as a draftsman for Peabody and Sterns in 1877. In 187...


Scott Diament, Palm Beach Show Group President/CEO and Audrey Gruss, HDRF Founder and Chairman

2014 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show Smashes All Records

Released: February 24, 2014

(February 21, 2014 -- Palm Beach, FL) The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show came to a close on Tuesday, February 18 after five days of impressive numbers and spectacular attendance, solidifying its status as the premier event of the season. The Palm Beach County Convention Center was transformed into one of the finest art, antique and jewelry exhibitions in the world, drawing enthusiastic crowds to view the offerings of more than 175 international exhibitors over Presidents’ Day Weekend.   The positive energy was reflected in the sales that were consistently g...


Joshua Lane

Joshua W. Lane Named New Curator of Furniture at Winterthur Museum

Released: February 24, 2014

Dr. David P. Roselle, Director of Winterthur Musem, Garden & Library, announced the appointment of Joshua W. Lane as the Lois F. and Henry S. McNeil Curator of Furniture at Winterthur Museum. “Josh Lane is one of the leading scholars in the field of early American furniture,” said Roselle, “and we look forward to welcoming him to Winterthur.” He will start his new position on April 14, 2014. Lane received his B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College and his M.Phil. from Yale. He worked at the Connecticut Historical Society and the Stamford Historical Society before moving to...


A set of ten Sunday B.  Morning Marilyn Monroe silkscreen prints after Andy Warhol will be sold.

Estate auction featuring Icart, Warhol, Eames, Frankart, more to be held March 15-16 in Atlanta

Released: February 24, 2014

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – A two-day auction featuring an impressive single-owner collection of Mid-Century Modern, plus wonderful Asian antiques, fine art from names such as Louis Icart and Andy Warhol, many pieces of highly collectible Frankart and even a woolly mammoth tusk will be held March 15th-16th by Ahlers & Ogletree, at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. The March 15 session will focus primarily on Mid-Century Modern, highlighted by the lifetime personal collection of Walter Glenn. Pieces will include chairs made for Herman Miller by Charles and Ray Eames and a signed, oval ...


HG Limited

U.S. Antique Shows Kicks Off Spring with the Pier Antique Show

Released: February 20, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows announced today that the internationally famed and ever popular Pier Antique Show will once again return to Pier 94 on March 29-30, 2014. Recognized as New York City’s largest antique event, the show will feature more than 400 exhibitors of quality antique furniture, jewelry, decorative and fine arts. “Our exhibitors are really excited to bring a wide range of merchandise back to Pier 94 for our March show,” says Fair Development Director Andrea Canady. “We also have several new exhibitors that will be showcasing collections never before seen in the New York area. We ...


Dr.  Roberta A.  Mayer

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Dr. Roberta A. Mayer on Louis Comfort Tiffany on March 19 at 6 pm

Released: February 17, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS OPEN HOUSE FEATURES A TALK BY DR. ROBERTA A. MAYER ON LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY ON MARCH 19 AT 6 PM.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, March 19, featuring a talk by Dr. Roberta A. Mayer on Louis Comfort Tiffany at 6 pm.  The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Great Estates auction.   Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was one of the foremost decorative artists of the late-nineteenth century, and he is still highly admired for his innovative approaches to the manufacture and use o...


Mark Lurie

LOFTY.COM, THE NEW ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR FINE ARTS, ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES, IGNITES INVESTMENT OF $3 MILLION FROM FOUNDERS ANGEL FUND

Released: February 14, 2014

 Launched just one year ago, LOFTY.COM the online, expert-vetted marketplace for valuable fine art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles, announced today that they have received an investment of $3 million, led both by Founders Fund Angel, a venture capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel of Paypal, and by successful internet entrepreneur Fabrice Grinda. “We believe that LOFTY is radically transforming the art and antiques market,” says founder Mark Lurie, “and we are encouraged by the recent backing and vote of confidence from Founders Fund Angel and Fabrice Grinda.” O...


A glass bouquet orb paperweight by Paul Stankard (American, b.  1943), signed internally and containing an elaborate bouquet of flowers and bees

LOFTY.COM ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY FINDS AUCTION OF FINE & DECORATIVE ART, LIVE ON FEBRUARY 25

Released: February 14, 2014

Building on the success of its transformative online marketplace, Lofty.com, the expert-vetted internet site for valuable fine arts, antiques and collectibles, announces its first auction of 2014, scheduled to go live at 6 p.m., EST, on Tuesday, February 25. “The event is called The February Finds Auction of Fine & Decorative Art, and authenticity is guaranteed.” says Mark Lurie, the founder of Lofty.com, which he launched a year ago with the aim of completely reshaping the online marketplace for fine art and antiques. “We are happy to be accepting bids through Lofty.com Aucti...


Lot 1: John Dee Wareham/Rookwood, Reticulated Black Iris Vase, $20,000 – $30,000.

Rago’s 20th C. Design Auctions, March 1-2, Include Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Viktor Schreckengost, Tiffany Studios and Robert Arneson

Released: February 12, 2014

RAGO’S 20TH C. DESIGN AUCTIONS, MARCH 1-2, INCLUDE WORK BY GEORGE NAKASHIMA, PAUL EVANS, PHIL POWELL, VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST, TIFFANY STUDIOS AND ROBERT ARNESON.   Other highlights include the Martin Brothers, Gio Ponti, Tommi Parzinger, Adelaide Robineau, Newcomb College, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Jan Yoors, Ed and Philip Moulthrop, and Harry Bertoia.   Lambertville, NJ   On Saturday March 1 and Sunday March 2, Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern Design.   Early 20th C. Decorative Arts...


Victor Higgins, New Mexico Sky, oil on canvas, c.  1922-23

The Curator’s Eye Discusses Successful Art Business With SavvyCollector.com

Released: February 5, 2014

The Curator’s Eye recently had a conversation with Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com, based in Phoenix, Arizona, about the results and experience delivered to her business by The Curator’s Eye (http://www.CuratorsEye.com/). The discussion covered online art sales, advertising, and how The Curator's Eye challenges traditional print advertising. SavvyCollector.Com: Art Sales Strictly Online, To Rehome Superior Artworks Corinne Cain is an art appraiser by training who broadened her already extensive experience to include sales. She worked in museums, galleries, as a paid art critic,...


U.S. Antique Shows Reports Another Successful Year of Record Attendance at The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

Released: February 11, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, recently announced a four percent increase in overall attendance at the 53rd Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show. Known as the world’s largest indoor antique show, this five-day event showcased nearly 1,000 established national and international dealers at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2014. “For our 53rd year, we’re excited that we continued to see a record number of people attending and buying antiques,” said Dan Darby, group show director for U.S. Antique Shows and vice president of ...


Norman Rockwell, The Firefighter, gouache study

ROCKWELL’S FIREFIGHTER TO HIGHLIGHT GROGAN AUCTION

Released: February 10, 2014

Dedham, MA- Grogan and Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers is pleased to announce their upcoming February 23rd auction includes over 800 lots of Jewelry and Silver, American and European Fine Art, 18th and 19th century Furniture and Decorations, Asian and Tribal Works of Art, and Oriental Rugs and Carpets from various New England Estates and Collections.  The sale will appeal to a myriad of collecting tastes.  The highlight of the auction is an oil study for The Fireman by venerated illustrator and American icon Norman Rockwell.   The 14 x 11 inch oil on paper board,...


This carved eagle with gold gilt trim, made circa 1950s or '60s, sold for $8,100 at auction.

Carved eagle with gold gilt trim, 72 inches long, soars to $8,100 at Tim's, Inc. Auctions

Released: February 7, 2014

(BRISTOL, Conn.) – The original plan called for a tidy, internet-only, 500-lot Fall Extravaganza Estates Auction on Nov. 17. But so many estate items poured in during the days leading up to the event, Tim Chapulis knew he had no recourse but to split it up into two sales. But instead of scheduling them on back-to-back days, as is custom, he spread them well apart. “I was committed to the Nov. 17 date, so that was etched in stone, but after that I wanted something that would tie in more to the Christmas season,” said Chapulis, owner of Tim’s, Inc. Auctions, now in its 35th year. “I’ve ...