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This original oil painting by the noted British artist John Frederick Herring, Sr.  (1795-1865) will be sold June 6-8 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Important paintings by British artists John Frederick Herring, Sr., and George Lambert will be sold June 6-8 in Atlanta

Released: May 9, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – Ahlers & Ogletree’s June 6-8 multi-estate auction was already packed with over 1,000 lots of fresh estate merchandise, but recently added to that impressive lineup will be important paintings by noted British artists John Frederick Herring, Sr. (1795-1865) and George Lambert (1700-1765), porcelain pieces retrieved from a Chinese shipwreck in 1690, and dazzling sterling silver pieces. June 6th’s evening sale will start at 6 p.m. and features over 250 lots including more than 30 pieces of blue and white Kangxi porcelain recovered from the Vung Tau, a Chinese trading ...

eBay and Invaluable have inked a new deal for live online auctions.

eBay and Invaluable Announce Exclusive Partnership for Live Online Auctions

Released: May 8, 2014

Today, eBay and Invaluable announced a partnership that unites the global leader in commerce and technology with the market leader in online live auctions for fine art and collectibles. The partnership will offer buyers the opportunity to participate in traditional live auctions through real-time online bidding at auction houses around the world.  Invaluable’s software solutions, including their online live bidding technology, will make it easy for Invaluable’s partner auction houses to bring over $4 billion of inventory onto the global eBay platform.   “Invaluable works with ...

Delacroix, Christ on the sea of Galilee


Released: May 7, 2014

The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) has announced its annual Awards for Excellence in the categories of museum Catalogues, Articles/Essays, and Exhibitions. All AAMC members are eligible for nomination. The AAMC Prize Committee and member juror groups determine awards prior to the AAMC’s Annual Conference and Meeting in May. New to this year’s vetting process, the categories of Awards for Exhibitions and Catalogues were subdivided based on the operating budgets of the members’ museums. "We were impressed by the quality and depth of the nominations,” says Judith Pineiro, Execut...

Kongo Figure from the Allan Stone Collection at Sotheby's

Traditional Arts of Africa, Oceania and The Americas in the Spotlight During New York Tribal Art Week 2014

Released: May 6, 2014

Tribal Art will once again find itself in the spotlight during the prestigious, (5th Annual)  New York Tribal Art Week. Recognized as a must see destination for tribal collectors and aficionados, New York Tribal Art Week begins May 12th and runs through May 18th, 2014. Interest in authentic art and artifacts from Africa, Oceania, the Americas and SE Asia is growing as prices for this material break records at the major auction houses. New York is at the heart of all of this because historically, New Yorkers have been among the foremost collectors of tribal art. New York politicians...

Opening Night crowds at Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show


Released: May 6, 2014

Inaugural Art, Antique & Jewelry Show Wows Top Collectors and Art Enthusiasts Over 5-Day Debut.  The Inaugural Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show took place last week and closed with strong attendance and impressive sales. Many of the pieces sold to established as well as new collectors, plus museums, cultural foundations, art advisors and designers. More than 12,000 attendees visited the Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show throughout the extended weekend with more than 2,000 patrons attending the exclusive Opening Night Preview Party on Thu...

Once owned by Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), daughter of one of America's greatest industrialists and art collectors, Henry Clay Frick, this portrait of statesman Henry Clay is expected to sell for $20,000-30,000.

Bidders Turn Their Eyes To Garth’s May Ohio Valley - American Decorative Arts Sale

Released: May 3, 2014

On May 16-17, Garth’s Auctions will host a two-day auction of over 850+ lots of Early American Furniture & Decorative Arts, featuring the highly anticipated 8th Annual Ohio Valley session. The sale consists of approximately 900 lots and includes part two of the Ray and Mary Ann Meisberger Collection, as well as Ohio pottery from the collection of the late Jim Murphy, who was a well-known archaeologist at The Ohio State University. Amelia Jeffers, president of Garth’s Auctions remarked, “This is high quality auction with a lot of depth in every category and the ceramics and stoneware ar...

This extremely rare U.  S.  National Bank Note for $1,000, dated March 1, 1864, will be sold on May 29th.

U. S. National Bank Note for $1,000, dated March 1, 1864, one of two known, will be auctioned May 29th

Released: May 6, 2014

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An exceedingly rare proof of an original series $1,000 face proof charter #290 U.S. National Bank Note – one of only two examples in existence, with the whereabouts of the other one anybody’s guess – will come up for bid in an auction planned for Thursday, May 29th, at Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The auction, being held on a weekday with a rare 1 p.m. start, will also feature an important single-owner postcard collection that could serve as an instant online business or form the basis of a dealer’s show stock; ...

This magnificent E.  Howard & Company floor standing astronomical regulator will be sold at auction on May 17th.

E. Howard & Company No. 48 astronomical regulator clock could fetch $100,000 or more at May 17 auction

Released: May 5, 2014

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – More than 325 lots of antique clocks – many of them rare examples by makers such as E. Howard & Company, Seth Thomas, Ansonia, Ithaca, Elmer O. Stennes, Foster Campos, Chelsea, Atkins, Walter Durfee, J. J. Elliot, Waltham, William Gilbert, F. Kroeber, New Haven, Waterbury, Sessions, E. Terry, E. N. Welch, E. Ingraham and Tiffany & Co. plus French silk thread, French industrial, mystery, annular, animated, English fusee, tall case, banjo and shelf clocks, barometers and related accessories, will all come up for bid in an auction on Saturday, May 17th, at Fontaine...

This life-size bronze rendering by Seward Johnson, titled Waiting, will be sold May 18 by Matheson's in Florida.

Seward Johnson bronze, pair of Picasso pieces, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta oil will headline Matheson's May 18 auction

Released: May 2, 2014

A spring auction featuring more than 400 fresh to the market lots of distinctive antiques and fine art, carefully selected from important and diverse collections, will be held on Sunday, May 18th, by Matheson’s Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 600 East New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, five minutes from the ocean. The start time is 11 a.m. (EDT). The auction (which will be held in conjunction with the United Appraisal Group of Miami, Fla.) will be packed with quality consignments in several categories. They include original paintings, bronzes, ceramics, glass, Georgian silver, da...

This original Buckin' Bronco rendering by Edward Borein (Am., 1872-1945), signed and framed, will be sold at auction May 23rd.

Works by Edward Borein and others will headline Gordon S. Converse May 23rd auction

Released: May 2, 2014

MALVERN, Pa. – Around 425 lots of quality estate merchandise in a broad mix of categories will come under the gavel on Friday, May 23rd, when Gordon S. Converse & Company holds a Spring Roundup Gallery Sale, in its new location at 57 Lancaster Avenue in Malvern (in eastern Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia). The auction will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. (EDT). Offered will be many interesting African and ethnic items (to include about a dozen Buddha figures that will be scattered throughout the sale), more than 50 fine artworks and prints, antique clocks (plus assorted lots ...

Dean Nicyper

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Attorney Dean Nicyper, “Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards” on May 14 at 6 PM

Released: April 29, 2014

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Attorney Dean Nicyper, “Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards” on May 14 at 6 PM   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, May 14, featuring attorney Dean Nicyper presenting, "Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards" at 6 p.m.  The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Fine Art Auctions.   Many sellers are entirely unaware of the risks they may be taking in the art world.  Sim...

Federal Satinwood and Figured Birchwood Inlaid Mahogany Secretary-Bookcase, Circa 1805 ($3,000-$5,000)

Weschler’s Spring Auction Features Property from The Textile Museum

Released: April 25, 2014

Furniture and decorative art from The Textile Museum will be part of Weschler’s spring auction, held on Friday, May 9, 2014. The Textile Museum is moving out of their historic Kalorama location to their new home at The George Washington University. Items to be auctioned include furnishings from the S Street home of The Textile Museum founder, George Hewitt Myers. Highlights include a federal satinwood and figured Birchwood inlaid mahogany secretary-bookcase attributed to the workshop of John and Thomas Seymour, circa 1805 ($3,000-$5,000), a Spanish Baroque walnut and wrought-iron refectory...

Ehrenkranz baskets.  Photo by Scott Erb.

Fruitlands Museum opens 100th season

Released: April 25, 2014

TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS OPEN: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE: FRUITLANDS’ LIVING COLLECTION and THE EHRENKRANZ BASKET COLLECTION. (Harvard, Mass.) Fruitlands Museum opens its 100th main season with two new exhibitions–The Changing Landscape: Fruitlands’ Living Collection (on view through June 8) and The Ehrenkranz Basket Collection (on view through August 10).  Fruitlands Museum is open Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., weekends and holidays 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $5 for children 5 – 13, and free for members and child...

James Jebusa Shannon, Spot Red, 1896.  Oil on canvas, 49 1/2 x 20 1/4 in.

19th Annual American Art Conference dates announced

Released: April 18, 2014

 IAC ANNOUNCES 19TH ANNUAL AMERICAN ART CONFERENCE:, “Revelations, Re-examination, Resurrection: Cycles and Circles in American Art” Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, 2014.   Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) has announced the agenda for its 19th annual American Art conference, entitled “Revelations, Re-examination, Resurrection: Cycles and Circles in American Art” taking place May 16 and 17, 2014. A reception and viewing of "Seeking Beauty: Paintings by James Jebusa Shannon" at Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. on Friday, May 16.  A closing reception a...

Lot 28, Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge (American, 1883-1951), Near New Hope, $50,000-70,000

Work by Nevelson, Paine, Wesselmann, De Kooning, Scharf, Coppedge and Folinsbee Showcased in Rago’s May 17 Fine Art Auctions

Released: April 24, 2014

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Rago will hold sales of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art, featuring rare finds and works of art that have been privately held for decades.   “I am exceptionally pleased with both these sales, and particularly proud that so many established collectors have chosen Rago to represent major works being deaccessioned from their collections,” says Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art. “Artists from Roxy Paine to Louise Nevelson are represented by exemplary work. The original art from Willem de Kooning and Kenny Scharf ...