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RMS Titanic


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 ( 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


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...

Lot 409, Chinese Nephrite Jade Four Panel Screen, Sold for: $68,750

Rago's March 22 Great Estates Auction Tops High Estimate at $1.3 Million

Released: March 25, 2014

RAGO’S MARCH 22 GREAT ESTATES AUCTION TOPS HIGH ESTIMATE AT $1.3 MILLION   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's Great Estates auction on March 22 edged past its high estimate with a total of $1,339,063 in sales.     "This was a classic Estate auction with exceptional property from private homes, estates and collections, priced reasonably, said Tom Martin, who directs the sale. “That’s a formula for success.  It’s also clear to me that more buyers than ever before look to Rago for beautiful traditional furnishings, carpets, silver, American, Cont...

Lot 1306.  Cloisonne Figural of Quan Yin Riding a Qilin.  est $3,000-$5,000

The Corbin Collection of Cloisonné Auction

Released: March 24, 2014

All of the cloisonné, bark pottery and totai pottery are from one family’ collection, from southern California. Terrell & Sue Corbin spent a lifetime learning and buying to amass the pieces offered in the current online auction. As Secretary-Treasurer of the Cloisonné Club of America in the 1970's, Sue loaned many pieces for publication, such as “"Cloisonné and Related Arts"” and “"Cloisonné Extraordinaire," both written by W.F. Alexander. Both book covers feature a piece from this collection. It's a diverse mix of Japanese and Chinese enamelled arts from several periods. Bidding is...

Sen2, Transcendent Woman, spray paint and marker on canvas, 50 x 40, 2013

Lawrence Fine Art to Bring Works from Deco to Pop to Street Art to Boston's AD20/21

Released: March 25, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art will highlight a grouping of early deco works by modernist master Rolph Scarlett at Boston's AD20/21 Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, March 27-30.  The gallery will also feature  works by pop and graffiti artists LA ROC, Sen2 and Vicki DaSilva and a grouping of pastels by Suzanne LaFleur reminiscent of Joan Mitchell. LaFleur was recently awarded the Art Spririt Foundation Gold Medal for Pastel, awarded by the National Arts Club, 2014. The gallery will also show works by Japanese-American artist Etsuko Ichikawa who paints with molten glass on pa...

Extravagantly detailed Moorish Revival Christmas Garden House with stained, textured and etched window glazing.  Est.  $3,000-$5,000.  Noel Barrett Auctions image.

Noel Barrett to Auction Dollhouse Expert's Prized Collection

Released: March 20, 2014

Visionary collector, author and founder of the revered Washington Dolls’ House & Toy Museum, Flora Gill Jacobs (1918-2006) was a potent and influential force in the hobby of dollhouse and miniature collecting. Her devotion to the famed Washington, D.C., museum that played host to the children of presidents and diplomats helped bolster the dollhouse and miniatures hobby during the last quarter of the 20th century. Inside the museum, which attracted some 20,000 visitors annually, were breathtaking displays of miniature residences, each one painstakingly decorated with luxe furnishings...