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ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2015
Parisian-made china and Sheffield plate silverware that once graced King Kalakaua's table are among a trove of furnishings that have recently been returned to Iolani Palace, the royal residence in Hawaii. Sold off at auction in the early 1900s, the dispersion of royal property followed ...
New York Times / August 27th, 2014
New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.
ArtfixDaily / August 7th, 2014
American antique specialists Leigh and Leslie Keno, widely-known for their "Antiques Roadshow" television appearances, are bringing their own line of furniture to the masses through "flash sale" Website One Kings Lane.
ArtfixDaily / January 27th, 2014
For collectors and curators looking for the unusual, the beautiful, the "best of the best," or simply a take-home slice of Americana, Antiques Week in New York offered it all.
ArtfixDaily / December 12th, 2013
Household products maker S.C. Johnson has sued Sotheby's over the upcoming sale of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed desk and chair set made for the company's headquarters.
ArtfixDaily / October 2nd, 2013
More than 100 outstanding works of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s collection illuminate connections between American ambitions and the making of art in "Making It in America."
ArtfixDaily / July 31st, 2013
Executive director of New York City's prestigious Winter Antiques Show, Catherine Sweeney Singer has now been named Director of the Philadelphia Antiques Show.
ArtfixDaily / April 16th, 2013
Seven books from George Washington's library at Mount Vernon, each signed by the president, will headline the June 4 sale of “The Library of a Distinguished American Book Collector”...
SFGate / January 9th, 2013
Valuable Gold Rush artifacts were stolen from the Oakland Museum of California in separate burglaries over the course of two months, according to police.
ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2013
Last month, a motion was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for New York's American Folk Art Museum to relinquish 210 objects promised by former benefactor Ralph Esmerian.
New York Times / January 1st, 2013
Private collectors and museum storage units yielded up several unusual pieces at auctions in 2012 that are now headed for public view.
Antiques & the Arts Weekly / November 20th, 2012
Wendell D. Garrett, well-known as an American decorative arts expert on the TV series "Antiques Roadshow" and as an editor of The Magazine Antiques, died in Williston, Vermont, on Nov. 14. He was 83.
ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2012
Actor Brad Pitt is delving into the world of furniture design. His Art Nouveau and Art Deco-inspired collection will be launched in...
CBS / September 17th, 2012
Nearly $10 million was spent to acquire George Washington's copy of the Constitution, complete with his handwritten notes on Presidential duties, for display at the Founding Father's Mount Vernon estate.
Washington Post / August 30th, 2012
Donors have helped the Smithsonian purchase Benjamin Franklin’s three-piece silk suit worn on a pivotal diplomatic mission to France in 1778. Just last week, a valuable portrait bust of Franklin, also dated 1778, was reported stolen from a private home...
Washington Post / May 1st, 2012
Eleven rare and historic naval flags brought a total of $784,500 at a Freeman's auction in Philadelphia, according to reports. Banners that flew over the course of two centuries from the USS Constitution...
Antiques and the Arts / January 26th, 2012
Nearly $47 million was spent on American art and antiques at five auction houses during Americana Week in New York. About 2,000 lots were offered in sales from January 16 to 22 during the focused series of events that includes a host of related antiques fairs, gallery shows, and museum exhibitions. Five highlights from the sales:
ArtfixDaily / January 25th, 2012
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, in Greensburg, Penn., has received the largest donation in its history, which will go towards its endowment and capital campaign. An $8 million grant from...
ArtfixDaily / January 22nd, 2012
A John Townsend high chest, inscribed Newport 1756, had it all: original finish, hardware, and finial; impeccable provenance; and style representing the pinnacle of colonial American craftsmanship. From a $2-3 million presale estimate, the piece soared to $3,554,500 at Sotheby's Important ...
ArtfixDaily / January 22nd, 2012
A wine cooler, which George Washington presented to Alexander Hamilton as a gift, far exceeded its expected sale price at auction, going for $782,500 on January 19th. The cooler was designed according to specifications given by George Washington himself...