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This Rare Privately Published and Distributed Journal by British Officer John Graves Simcoe caught the eye of several interested bidders.

Record-Setting Maps at Brunk Auctions

Released: November 15, 2017

On November 9th-11th, Brunk Auctions held an auction of over 1,600 lots of fine and decorative arts, maps, and more. Hundreds of bidders participated in what was the largest ever auction by lot-count for the Asheville-based firm. Several exceptional results ensued, including numerous auction records for Maps Deaccessioned by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund.   The high lot from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation was an extremely rare copy of a privately published journal by John Graves Simcoe entitled Operations of the Queen’s Rangers. The journal i...


Gorham, Bird's eye view of the Vase or Bonbon Dish Sterling Silver and ‘Translucent’ Enamel 2.75 inches high by 6.25 inches in diameter New York, NY, 1893

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Exhibitors for 2018 Edition

Released: November 15, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show is pleased to announce the selection of six new exhibitors: Hirschl & Adler Modern (New York), Jason Jacques Gallery (New York), Lillian Nassau LLC (New York), Lobel Modern (New York), Spencer Marks (Southampton, Massachusetts), and Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval in collaboration with continuing exhibitor Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz (Paris). Returning to the Show after a one-year hiatus are Peter H. Eaton and Joan R. Brownstein (Newbury, Massachusetts). The new and returning exhibitors complete the 2018 Show’s roster of 70 renowned experts in fine and decorative art...


A pair of good quality Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted porphyry covered urns, 19th century (estimate: $8,000 - 12,000)

Elegant Home Auction to Offer Nearly 900 Diverse Pieces at Bonhams Los Angeles November 13-14

Released: October 27, 2017

Bonhams will offer nearly 900 diverse antique pieces from estates and private collections across the country at The Elegant Home auction on November 13-14. The sale will be an opportunity for collectors and decorators to acquire quality curated pieces of European and American furniture, chandeliers, tapestries, paintings, mirrors, clocks, sconces, candelabra, bronze and marble sculpture, ceramics and glassware, silver, works of art, and Oriental rugs spanning the 16th through the 20th century. “The Elegant Home is a great example of European and American antiques sourced from coast to ...


Framed Fritz Scholder Oil Linen Of A Native Dancer

Eclectic Offering of Fine and Decorative Arts at Schwenke November Fine Estates Auction

Released: November 10, 2017

On Thursday November 16th, Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its November Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 390 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The auction includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. The top lot of the sale is an extensive set of Gorham sterling flatware in the "LaScala" pa...


William Joseph McCloskey, Valencia Oranges, 1889

The American Art Fair Celebrates Its 10th Year

Released: November 9, 2017

NEW YORK, NY November 9 – Artists Romare Bearden, Rockwell Kent, John Singer Sargent, Robert Henri, Reginald Marsh, Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Martin Johnson Heade, and scores of works by their 19th and 20th century colleagues are featured in The American Art Fair, celebrating its 10th anniversary from November 12-15 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. A catalogue for this year’s fair is at theamericanartfair.com/catalogue. Opening American Art Week in New York, The American Art Fair focuses solely on American 19th and 20th century works and features nearly...


Furniture maker Bok Read's organic wood table.  Media, Pa.

SIX FURNITURE MAKERS EXHIBIT A RANGE OF STYLES & MEDIA AT THE 5TH AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM NOV. 18-19

Released: November 2, 2017

90 exhibitors in all will fill the Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court  Exhibitors of furniture as art at the fifth American Fine Craft Show at the Brooklyn Museum represent styles ranging from traditional and eclectic to contemporary and classic using materials such as wood and upholstery to glass, aluminum and steel. Some find new life in repurposed wood and highlight its natural beauty. Others add humor or imaginative color combinations to 19th Century style floral upholstery.  Japanese design, jewelry, fine art, print and papermaking have inspired a few. The furniture makers will join glassmak...


Oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), titled Cabin Scene, 5.5 inches by 11.5 inches, signed lower left (est.  $10,000-$15,000).

Oil on board painting by William Aiken Walker (S.C., 1838-1921) will lead Crescent City's Nov. 17-19 estates auction

Released: November 2, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A 19th century oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), an oil on cardboard work by folk artist Clementine Hunter (1887-1988), and a bronze figural group from around 1900 by French sculptor Alfred Boucher (1850-1934) will all come up for bid at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Nov. 17th-19th estates auction.   The three-day event will be held in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 1 pm on Friday, November 17th (340 lots); at 9 am on Saturday, November 18th (750 lots); and at 10 am on Sunday,...


Oil on canvas portrait from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806), titled Miss Ann Congreve with Three Children (1780), signed and dated (est.  $8,000-$12,000).

Oil painting from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806) will be auctioned Nov. 11

Released: October 30, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014), a prominent Atlanta businessman, patron of the arts and avid lifelong collector of 18th and 19th century American and European antiques, fine art and decorative arts, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, November 11th, on-site at Mr. Jones’ former plantation estate in north Georgia, at 11 am Eastern.   For security reasons, the address of the estate won’t be revealed until the week before the sale. It has a 30513 zip code, however, and out-of-town guests are encouraged to secure lodging in either Blue Ridge or Ellijay, G...


Never-before-seen cover painting for The Saturday Evening Post from 1922 by Joseph Leyendecker (Am., 1874-1951), expected to soar to $100,000-$150,000.

Rare cover art for The Saturday Evening Post by Joseph Leyendecker from 1922 will be auctioned

Released: October 30, 2017

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A never-before-seen cover painting for The Saturday Evening Post from Dec. 30, 1922 – the New Year’s issue – by Joseph Leyendecker (Am., 1874-1951) is expected to soar to $100,000-$150,000 at a two-day auction of iconic collectibles planned for November 15th and 16th by Weiss Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook.   Joseph Leyendecker was one of the most influential American illustrators of the early 20th century. Between 1896 and 1950, he painted over 400 magazine covers; 322 of those were for The Saturday Evening Post. No other art...


Michael and Alexandra Miller, “Circleine,” cabinet of maple faced plywood and colored veneer marquetry, Everyman Works, LLC, Brooklyn

THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM HOSTS THE FIFTH AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW BROOKLYN, NOVEMBER 18-19, 2017

Released: October 26, 2017

90 exhibitors, the country’s prominent jewelers, fashion designers, furniture and art glass makers--to fill the museum’s Beaux-Arts Court, timed for gift-giving Handpicked exhibitors—90 jewelers, fashion designers, ceramists, art glass makers, fine artists, sculptors and furniture makers--fill the museum's Beaux-Arts Court at the fifth annual American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum Nov. 18-19, timed for gift-giving.                                                                                                                                                              ...


Oil on canvas by Lunda Hoyle Gill (Am., 1928-2003), titled Following My Father's Footsteps, signed lower left (est.  $3,000-$6,000).

Original works by important Native American and Southwestern artists in Nov. 12 auction

Released: October 26, 2017

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. – Quality items pulled from a pair of prominent living estates, around 20 pieces of original Native American, American and Southwestern art by noted, listed artists, and Part 3 of property from the estate of Holocaust survivor Edith Alexander (1922-2016) will come up for bid on Sunday, Nov. 12th, by Auction Life, online and in Loxahatchee, at 1 pm Eastern.   This will be primarily be an online auction, with limited seating available for live bidders and an RSVP required. Online bidding will be available via Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Auctionzip.com and eBay ...


Old Master portrait of an artist from the Circle of Caspar Nescher (Heidelberg, 1639-1684, The Hague), half-length, 16.5 inches by 13.5 inches, signed (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Old Master oil portraits attributed to Caspar Nescher and Nicolaes Maes will be in Nye's Nov. 1st auction

Released: October 25, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ upcoming Fall Estate Treasures Auction on Wednesday, November 1st, will feature French furniture and decorative items from a private collection on Park Avenue in New York City, a large group of American Aesthetic Movement furniture and decorations from a former Manhattan dealer, and a pair of Old Master oil paintings.   Some other items in the auction – 123 lots of the 818 up for bid – will be sold to help fund the restoration of buildings and water features at Greenwood Gardens, an historic mansion home and the 28 acres of cultivated g...


Incomparably Rare Desk and Bookcase Shatters Records Selling for an Astonishing $498,750 at Cowan's Auctions

Released: October 21, 2017

The Chippendale desk and bookcase of Captain John Cowan (1748 – 1823) sets the new standard for Kentucky furniture after an exhilarating 10-minute bidding war.  CINCINNATI – The most significant pieces of Kentucky furniture to ever come to market shattered the record for furniture made in the Bluegrass State when it sold for $498,750 at Cowan’s Auctions on Saturday, October 21. It was also the second most expensive piece of Southern furniture ever sold at auction. This was the first time the desk had been available to the public in over 220 years after remaining in the family of Kentucky...


Arie L.  Kopelman, Chairman Emeritus of the Winter Antiques Show

Arie L. Kopelman Named Chairman Emeritus of the Winter Antiques Show and Honored by East Side House Settlement

Released: October 5, 2017

New York, NY –  The East Side House Settlement Board of Managers is pleased to announce that Arie L. Kopelman, distinguished longtime Chairman of the Winter Antiques Show, becomes Chairman Emeritus in January 2018. In celebration of his achievement, Mr. Kopelman will be presented with a leadership award honoring him for his service to the Show and the charity. The Winter Antiques Show, entering its 64th year, is a benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization in the South Bronx that celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2016. In his new capacity, Mr. Kopelman conti...


Antique French Sugar Casket

The Main Line Antiques Show combines Design, Art, Jewelry and Antiques

Released: October 3, 2017

The twelfth annual Main Line Antiques Show, the only antiques show held on Philadelphia’s Main Line, will be held on October 7 and 8 at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Folk art, exquisite prints, midcentury and antique furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, silver, paintings, Asian antiques, equestrian antiques and more will be on offer. Claim a piece of history from the Show to make that special design element at your home or office a conversation piece. Committee Chair Rick Davis, Honorary Chairs Anne Hamilton and Maureen Brennan-Miller, along with Show Manager Nick Vandekar...


Blues, 1929.  Archibald J.  Motley Jr.  (American, 1891–1981).  Oil on canvas; 91.4 x 106.7 cm.  Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne.  © Valerie Gerrard Browne / Chicago History Museum / Bridgeman Images

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s

Released: September 27, 2017

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s is the first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in art and design during the 1920s and early 1930s. Through a rich array of over 300 extraordinary works in jewelry, fashion, automobiles, paintings and decorative arts, featuring the events and people that punctuated the era, the exhibition explores the impact of European influences, American lifestyle, artistic movements and innovation during this exciting period. The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s is co-organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsoni...


George Inness (1825-1894), Delaware River, circa 1860-63, signed, Oil on canvas, 8 1/4 x 10 inches.  Est.  $8,000-12,000

American Paintings Highlight Doyle's October 4 Americana Auction

Released: September 27, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. The sale showcases 18th and 19th century American furniture and decorative arts, including silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, quilts and samplers, in addition to Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. Special sections of the sale are devoted to fine 19th century paintings and Audubon, Currier & Ives and topographical prints. The sale offers a fascinating selection of paintings by American artists working abroad.  A Philadelphia native, Edmund Darch Lewis was of the ...


"Louis Comfort Tiffany—Impressions on Film, Canvas, and Paper," opens October 17, 2017, at the Morse Museum.

Tiffany at the Morse: Two New Exhibitions Explore the Glass Artist’s Paintings and Photography and His Studios’ Designs

Released: September 26, 2017

On October 17, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, FL., opens two new exhibitions celebrating Louis Comfort Tiffany’s creative spirit and the creative process at Tiffany Studios. Louis Comfort Tiffany—Impressions on Film, Canvas, and Paper is an exhibition of Tiffany’s personal photographs, paintings, and watercolors that provides an intimate view of the innovator who built the artistic empire of Tiffany Studios. While Tiffany’s famous works in glass dazzle, Tiffany the man found inspiration in the simple beauty of everyday life, farm scenes, children playing ...


Tole Tray Depicting the Death of General Wolfe.

Historic Objects from Prominent Collectors Featured at Schwenke Auctioneers

Released: September 22, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27th Schwenke Auctioneers will conduct its Annual Fall Connecticut Fine Estates Auction with a remarkable offering of over 750 lots of select estate property from several estates and consignors, including American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, Asian porcelain and decorative arts, English & other sterling silver, Native American arts, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and a large group of estate oriental rugs.  The sale will include items from the estate of n...


"Team Players" by Nancy Davidson

“Western Days and Cowboy Ways” Art Exhibit Opens October 7

Released: September 1, 2017

In conjunction with Solvang Antiques, the Judith Hale Gallery announces the opening of their new exhibit “Western Days and Cowboy Ways.” Artists with new works for the show include Bill Churchill, Howard and Betty Carr, and Santa Barbara’s Nancy Davidson. The show opens on Saturday, October 7th and runs through November 13th. “The Santa Ynez Valley has long been devoted to the equine lifestyle. They love their horses, tack, trail rides and all that encompasses the joy and hard work with their ranches,” says Judith Hale. She adds, “The gallery exhibits wonderful works reflecting these w...


Important early 18th century Connecticut sunflower chest, attributed to Peter Blinn (1640-1725) and made circa 1703-1704.

Early and important Connecticut sunflower chest, circa 1703-1704, will be auctioned Oct. 21st

Released: September 22, 2017

WINDSOR, Conn. – An important early 18th century sunflower chest attributed to Peter Blinn (1640-1725), a colonial-era artisan who moved to Wethersfield, Conn., in the late 17th century, is an expected highlight in Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s annual fall antiques, fine art, sporting and Asian auction on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Windsor gallery at 25 Meadow Road. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Bidsquare.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee (or left) bids will also be accepted. The auction will feature American and ...


2018 Loan Exhibition Highlight Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, active in France, 1853-1890) Daisies, Arles, 1888 Oil on canvas Framed: 20 1/2 × 23 3/4 × 2 1/4 in.  (52.07 × 60.33 × 5.72 cm) Collection of Mr.  and Mrs.  Paul Mellon, 2014.207 Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Winter Antiques Show Celebrates 64 years as America’s Leading Art, Antiques and Design Fair

Released: September 19, 2017

WHAT: The Winter Antiques Show is the leading art, antiques and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world's top experts in the fine and decorative arts. Now in its 64th year, the Show highlights an eclectic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day, and each object is examined for authenticity, date and condition. Net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized community-based organization in the South Bronx. Returning for a 22nd year is the Show’s Presenting Sponsor, Chubb. WHEN: January 19-28, 2018 12 pm-8 pm daily...


English three quarter suit of armor, c.1630

EN GARDE! Get Your Armor On!

Released: September 15, 2017

A knight in shining armor introduces the next auction, on October 4th, at Gray’s Auctioneers. Several lots of armor from a private collector display an armory from centuries past and from many different cultures. Not to be outshone, a huge collection of American decorative, stretch and pressed glass makes their mark in the auction, lots 111 to 299. Features notable manufacturers like Fenton, Imperial and Cambridge.   Perched on an antique oak pedestal base, lot 1, is a three quarter suit of English armor, circa 1630. The helmet is comprised of a four part bowl with hinged, pierced vents ...


Original artwork by Andreas Nottebohm (German-American, b.  1944), the Op Artist, Space Artist and visionary artist, 80 inches by 48 inches, "1 of 1" signed original.

Artworks by Andreas Nottebohm and Salvador Dali will be in Stevens Auction's Oct. 6-7 sale

Released: September 15, 2017

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A heavily carved mahogany Lincoln bed by Mitchell & Rammelsberg in mint condition, an 11-piece R. J. Horner carved mahogany dining room suite with atlas supports, a Regina Corona Victorian music box in working condition with 22 usable disks, and a Lyon & Healy harp with the original shipping crate dated 1894 in Chicago are all about to be auctioned.   They’re just a few of the expected top earners in Stevens Auction Company’s annual fall multi-estate auction, a two-day event planned for Friday, October 6th, from 5-8 pm (Central time) and Saturday, October 7th,...


Brock Jobe

Brock Jobe Discusses “The C.K. Davis Collection – A Passion For Americana" at Schwenke Auctioneers

Released: September 14, 2017

On Wednesday, September 20th at 6:00 pm, Schwenke Auctioneers will host another “Expert Eye” decorative arts forum program. The speaker will be Brock Jobe, noted scholar, author, instructor and research expert. Jobe will discuss recollections of C.K. Davis and his relationship with Henry Francis du Pont, founder and benefactor of Winterthur Museum, and will also review Mr. Davis’ personal collection notes, archives and memorabilia which were recently acquired by Winterthur Museum in private treaty from Schwenke Auctioneers.  Over seventy-five objects from the C.K. Davis personal collecti...


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