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U.S. Antique Shows Reports Robust Sales for Spring Pier Antique Show

Released: April 3, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, recently concluded their first year hosting the March Pier Antique Show to increased sales and significant opening day attendance. The event was hosted at Pier 94, March 29-30, 2014. “We were thrilled to report that exhibitors’ experienced a dramatic uptick in sales, far greater than in recent years,” said Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows group show director.  “We also had more than 50 percent of dealers renew their booths for next year before the show was over, whi...


.  Luke DuBois, Hindsight is Always 20/20, 2008 (one of 43 letterpress prints).  Courtesy bitforms gallery nyc.

BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART ANNOUNCES: //the_ART_of_DATA

Released: April 2, 2014

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) announces its spring 2014 exhibition, //the_ART_of_DATA curated by Steven Sacks. On view April 24-July 6, //the_ART_of_DATA considers what our era of pervasive data represents for the human condition. With the increasing ubiquity of sensors, signals, and connected devices that surround us, what it means to be human has undoubtedly shifted. These technological advances have stimulated both an unprecedented wealth of opportunity and new anxieties about privacy and identity, as everything about an individual can be measu...


This Wurlitzer jukebox will be sold at auction May 16-17 by Preston Evans Opportunities Auctions in Liberty, S.C.

Early cars and motorcycles, jukeboxes, arcade games, vending machines. more at Preston Evans auction, May 16-17

Released: April 3, 2014

LIBERTY, S.C. – An astounding 67-year collection of early cars and motorcycles – to include a 1902 Oldsmobile Model R curved-dash runabout, a 1911 touring Cadillac, a 1920 Indian Scout and a 1942 Harley-Davidson, plus many car and motorcycle parts and accessories and antiques and collectibles in various other categories – will all be auctioned the weekend of May 16-17. The sale represents the museum-quality lifetime collections of Remy and Betty Baker, gathered over the course of nearly seven decades and now being offered to the collecting public to enjoy. Remy was a serious collecto...


Brandywine Bowl, silver, Cornelius Vander Burch, New York, ca.  1690, The Cahn Collection

EARLY AMERICAN SILVER FROM ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST PRIVATE COLLECTIONS TO BE ON VIEW AT THE ART MUSEUMS OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

Released: April 1, 2014

Early American silver from one of the best private holdings of English and American silver in the world will be presented in a traveling exhibition at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. A Handsome Cupboard of Plate: Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection, will be on display from May 3, 2014 through May 25, 2015 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and will showcase more than 50 objects from the collection of Paul and Elissa Cahn. The exhibition explores the development of silver crafted for household use in colonial America, with emphasis on the makers and their dis...


RMS Titanic

FULL SPEED AHEAD? TITANIC SURVIVOR’S LETTER IMPLICATING WHITE STAR LINE CHAIRMAN TO SELL AT BONHAMS

Released: April 1, 2014

A handwritten letter by Titanic survivor, Emily Ryerson, pointing the finger of blame at White Star Chairman, J Bruce Ismay, is to be sold at the Treasures from ‘The Caren Archive: How History Unfolds on Paper’ Sale in New York on 7 April.  It is estimated at £6,000-9,000 ($10,000-15,000) The letter, dated April 18, 1913 and written to a Mr Bowen, provides a glimpse of the hours leading up to the disaster on the evening of the 15th. It offers first-hand documentary evidence that Ismay approved of Titanic’s speeding up through the iceberg-strewn waters. Mrs Ryerson would later gi...


The Offering of the Book to Anne de Graville Berosus (fl.  300 B.C.), Chaldean History In French, illuminated manuscript on parchment France, Paris, 1505-6 One full-page miniature by Jean Pichore; genealogical tables in color

Les Enluminures’ Flowering of Medieval French Literature Exhibition and Colloquium

Released: April 1, 2014

“Au parler que m’aprist ma mere”: Flowering of Medieval French Literature New York Exhibition: April 2 to 26, 2014 Paris Exhibition: May 13 to 20, 2014 Paris INHA Colloquium: May 17, 2014 Presenting a “new” history of medieval French literature based largely upon the impact of historical and social phenomena, scientific advancements, and linguistic and cultural singularities, Les Enluminures’ comprehensive project (exhibition, catalogue, and colloquium) centers on a group of 15 manuscripts written in the French language between c. 1300 and c. 1550.  While the earliest ...


Japanese Imari Porcelain Urns, circa 1860

Every Week Is Asia Week At The Curator’s Eye: Asian Art Highlights

Released: March 31, 2014

Even though Asia Week has ended, The Curator’s Eye (www.CuratorsEye.com) continues to offer the highest quality art, antiques, and artifacts of Asian origin currently on display on the online exhibition. The Curator’s Eye is pleased to feature thousands of highly desirable objects from dealers based all over the world, ranging from Contemporary Southeast Asian paintings to antique Japanese furniture and porcelain to rare Chinese and Persian jewelry. Japanese Imari Porcelain Urns These exceptional Japanese Imari porcelain vases, created circa 1860, are stunning examples of early Me...


Maple Queen Anne Side Chair.  Origin: Philadelphia, PA.  Circa: 1750-1760.  Size: 20 1/4” W x 41” H x 15” D (Seat 17”)

The Antiques Dealers' Association of America To Host Inaugural Online Antiques Show

Released: March 30, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, at 10AM, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America (ADA) will commence with its inaugural online antiques show. All objects in the show will be seen for the first time by both participating dealers and customers. There will be no pre-buying! The online show will run around the clock until Thursday, April 3rd at 10PM when the show will end and its webpage will disappear. No travel, no traffic, no bad weather, no tickets—this online show will be available to anyone, in any locale, from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Judith Livingston Loto, the pr...


Dr.  Christina Nielsen, William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the Museum’s Courtyard.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Appoints Dr. Christina Nielsen as Curator and Director of Program Planning

Released: March 28, 2014

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum announced Friday that Dr. Christina Nielsen would be named the William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection and Director of Program Planning at the Museum. Nielsen, who formally worked as the Assistant Curator of Late Antique and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, will be responsible for overseeing the historic collection, program planning, and exhibitions and publications generated from new scholarship on the museum’s holdings. Through these projects, she will continue to explore the rich history of the museum and the extraordinary legac...


Lot 1084 at Garth's April 4, 2014: NOLAN RYAN AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL.  American, 20th Century.  A ball signed by the baseball great.  Estimate $ 100-200

“Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” or Take Me To Garth’s!

Released: March 28, 2014

Are you in the mood for a spirited rendition of Take Me Out To The Ballgame, but when you look outside you see nothing but snow? Then step inside Garth’s Auctions April 4th Eclectic sale to get your fill of America’s favorite pastime. Beginning at 9:00 am, over 900+ lots will cross the block in Garth’s Eclectic Gallery. Along with 40 lots of Baseball Memorabilia, bidders will also see a large quantity of silver coins, sterling silver, art glass, Victorian lighting, country and contemporary furniture, primitives and more. Lot #1113, a fine collection of Vintage Baseball Memorabilia will...


A rare autograph letter written by Lee Harvey Oswald requesting admission to the American Communist Party.  The letter, unseen for many years, is addressed from the same post office box address where he ordered his infamous mail-order rifle.

President Kennedy Memorabilia a Highlight at New York International Book Fair

Released: March 27, 2014

The New York International Book Fair kicks off at The Park Avenue Armory with a preview on Thursday, April 3 and runs through Sunday, April 6.  The finest booksellers, map, autograph and manuscript dealers will fill the Park Avenue Armory with a vast assortment of the whimsical, the scholarly and the arcane.  Two hundred and two dealers from around the world will exhibit at this year’s fair; the largest in its history.  The fair opens with a preview on Thursday, April 3rd runs through Sunday, April 6. For history buffs, there are many fascinating items.  The first is ...


This pair of large 19th century Dresden urns will be sold at auction April 5th by Stevens Auction Company.

350 hand-selected items from four prominent estates will be sold April 5th by Stevens Auction

Released: March 28, 2014

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Around 350 hand-picked items from prominent estates representing a wide swath of the country – Texas, Indiana, Tennessee and Mississippi – will be offered in a gigantic multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, April 5th, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s spacious gallery at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen. The sale will start at 10 a.m. (CST). Featured will be Federal, Empire and rosewood rococo furniture by such prolific makers as Belter, Meeks, Roux, Brooks, Mallard and Horner; an important Mitchell & Rammelsberg rosewood Victorian collection; ...


Art Antiques London, 12-18 June 2014 Kensington Gardens, London

ART ANTIQUES LONDON WELCOMES ASIAN ART IN LONDON 12-18 JUNE 2014 Kensington Gardens

Released: March 27, 2014

Haughton International Fairs is delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, 12-18 June 2014.  This year, for the first time, the fair will host an Asian Art in London ‘Pavilion.’  21 participating dealers from Asian Art in London will exhibit a wide range of antique and contemporary Asian art together in one large pavilion at this year’s fair.  This selling exhibition will showcase a range of outstanding Asian art such as Chinese works of art and textiles, Japanese art, Indian and Islamic paintings and sculpture, Southeast Asi...


One of two paintings by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter to be sold April 12-13.

Original artworks by Clementine Hunter, 19th century Russian icons will headline Crescent City's April 12-13 auction

Released: March 28, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Two oil on board paintings by Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter, two Newcomb College matte glaze baluster vases, a pair of huge American Renaissance Revival gold leaf and gesso pier mirrors, a pair of large cut crystal and glass 12-light chandeliers, a 1911 Steinway ebonized baby grand piano and rare 19th century Russian icons will all be sold April 12th and 13th. They are just part of a massive two-day estates auction being held by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, beginning promptly at 9 ...


Magnificent and Rare French Clock Attr.  to Pierre Claude Raguet.

Jewelry and Rare Pierre Claude Raguet Clock Raise April Expectations

Released: March 25, 2014

     One clock that you would not mind having to reset every spring has been discovered by Clarke Auction and will be brought to market on April 6th.      A magnificent 19th century Empire malachite and ormolu mounted cercles tournantes clock currently attributed to Pierre Claude Raguet of France will be the featured lot in the sale. Raguet is also referred to as Raguet-Lepine for his relation, by marriage, to the legendary French horologist and clock maker, Jean-Antoine Lepine.        Lepine named Raguet the successor of his Paris ba...