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Original calendar art by Howard Pyle (Am., 1853-1911), signed "H.  Pyle" lower left and depicting a woman with a jug and ravens, plus 11 loose calendar pages.

Original calendar art by Howard Pyle (Am., 1853-1911) will be in Nye & Company's July 25-26 auction

Released: July 13, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Items from the estate home in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island known as “Wawapek” – the Queen Anne-style residence of the de Forests, a family so deeply rooted in New York history it dates back 300 years to the days of the early Huguenot settlers in Manhattan – will come up for bid in a two-day sale planned for July 25-26 by Nye & Company Auctioneers.   The auction will be held in Nye & Company’s gallery, located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The full catalog is available for viewing now, at www.nyeandcompany.com, as well as on the internet bidding platfor...


The top lot of the auction at $90,750 was this R.J.  Horner mahogany grandfather clock with J.J.  Elliott nine-tube works, heavily carved with winged griffins, pierced carved angel crest, flowers, foliage and birds.  It stands 118 1/2 inches tall.

Moravian Flask, Guanyin, R.J Horner Clock Lead Kennedy’s Estate Auction

Released: July 04, 2018

From ornately carved furniture by R.J. Horner to fine art, Kennedy’s Auction Service’s June 2 auction of the Carl Smith estate in Memphis’ central garden district, had it all but it was two ladies, each standing less than 2 feet tall, that drew the most attention. In a case of East meets West, the two figures — one from North Carolina, the other from China —  brought much presale attention here and performed well. A rare Moravian pottery flask in the form of a woman in a green dress, holding a bouquet of posies, 6 ⅝ inches tall, crossed the block for $28,600. The circa 1811 piece is thou...


Original oil painting by Clarence Millet (La., 1897-1959), titled Moss-Laden Oak Trees, signed lower left (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Oil paintings by Louisiana artists Millet and Molinary will be part of Crescent City's July 21-22 estates auction

Released: July 04, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – An exceptional early 20th century French Louis XV-style carved walnut seven-piece bedroom suite, beautiful early 20th century Russian icons and original oil paintings by Marie Madeleine Seebold Molinary (New Orleans, 1886-1948) and Clarence Millet (La., 1897-1959) will headline Crescent City Auction Gallery’s next big sale planned for July 21-22.   The two-day Important Summer Estates Auction will be held in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s showroom located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 9 am Central time on Saturday, July 21st (lots 1-650) and...


Installation view of Vis à Vis exhibition at Hirschl & Adler.

Hirschl & Adler's Exhibition Vis à Vis Has Contemporary Artists Pair Their Work With Other Art from Past or Present

Released: June 26, 2018

Hirschl & Adler is pleased to present its summer exhibition, Vis-à-Vis, through August 17, 2018. This exhibition features paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present from a selection of 33 artists. Vis-à-Vis juxtaposes the work of artists from Hirschl & Adler’s contemporary program with the work of an artist of their choosing, historical or contemporary. These unexpected connections invite the viewer to reflect upon commonalities and consider the infinite boundaries of artistic influence. In addition to these pairings, each contemporary artist ha...


Charles Sorlier limited edition color lithograph (#69/75) on Arches paper of an artwork after Marc Chagall (1887-1985), titled Roses et Mimosas (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Signed prints after Chagall, Picasso and other artists are just part of Ahlers & Ogletree's June 24th auction

Released: June 15, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – An important one-day auction featuring 583 lots of period antiques, fine art, modern art and furniture, Chinese decorative arts, rugs, lighting and more is planned for Sunday, June 24th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, online (via LiveAuctioineers.com and Invaluable.com) and in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta, beginning at 10 am Eastern time.   Highlights will include a Chinese solid gold snuff bottle from the Qing dynasty; prints from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and other artists; a Chinese late Ming dynasty carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box; an inc...


Wendell Castle

Last Works Created By Wendell Castle Featured at Nelson-Atkins

Released: June 12, 2018

Wendell Castle: Shifting Vocabularies, an exhibition of the latest and last works created by Castle, will be shown at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City beginning June 23. Castle, hailed as the most important postwar American furniture designer, died in January at the age of 85. Wendell Castle: Shifting Vocabularies includes five large works in the Bloch Building and four on the lawn of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. “Wendell Castle constantly pursued new ways of approaching art, making major conceptual leaps in the worlds of sculpture, design and craft,” said Julián Zuga...


The top lot of the auction was a David Hockney photo portfolio from 1976, collection of Ileana Sonnabend, that earned $75,000.

Buyers Focus On Photography, Art At Millea Bros. Spring Select Auction

Released: June 04, 2018

If a photograph is worth 1,000 words, then Millea Bros.’ Spring Select Auction May 17–19 is worth a book. Boasting over 1,000 lots, all with compelling stories of their own, the auction showcased three estates, featuring a large selection from the late gallerist Ileana Sonnabend’s art photography collection, passed down to her daughter, Nina Castelli Sundell, a curator and scholar until her death in 2014; 1960s–1970s American Modern art from the estate of Jacob and Marian Javits; and large-scale European and American contemporary art from the estate of venture capitalist Pentti Kouri. “W...


The top lot of the auction was this E.  Howard & Co.  No.  57 wall regulator clock retaining its original 14-inch silvered dial signed “E.  Howard & Co., Boston, Mass.” that set a world auction record price at $145,200.

Choice Antiques, Clocks Drive Fontaine’s Auction Over $1 Million

Released: June 04, 2018

It’s little surprise that of the top 5 selling lots at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s May 19 auction, three of them were clocks, by E. Howard & Company, Seth Thomas and R.J. Horner. Fontaine’s sells antiques in most collecting categories but has carved out a niche with choice clocks, especially E. Howard models, setting a few auction records along the way. In this sale, which totaled over a million dollars, the leader of the pack was an E. Howard No. 57 regulator clock that set a new world record auction price at $145,200. Bidding was fierce on this lot with competition from several ...


Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936), titled The Fourth of July, Essex, Connecticut (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936) will be part of Nye & Company's June 6-7 auction

Released: May 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A two-day Estate Treasures Auction featuring numerous treasures pulled from prominent estates and collections, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 6th and 7th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The auction catalog will appear online May 23rd, at www.nyeandcompany.com, as well as the two online bidding platforms www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.   Start times both days will be 10 am Eastern. The Wednesday, June 6th session will be a live auction. The following day will be a ...


Two-part marble statues of a little girl with a cat, 31 inches tall, signed "Napoleone Ruffini".

Quality merchandise from across the South will be offered in Stevens Auction Company's May 18-19 sale

Released: May 14, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A gorgeous Prudence Mallard five-piece bedroom suite, a Sevres three-sided capped urn, a bronze sculpture of fighting bulls signed by the French artist Jean Baptiste Clesinger (1814-1883), a fully restored 1933 V-8 Cadillac in showroom condition, and a two-piece marble statue of a little girl and cat signed “Napoleone Ruffini” will all come up for bid.   They’re just a few of the expected top lots in a massive, two-day antique estate auction slated for Friday and Saturday, May 18th (at 5 pm Central) and 19th (10 am), by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery a...


Back in 1966-67, the “Souper” dress, inspired by the famous Soup Can art series by Andy Warhol, married art and advertising when paper dresses were in vogue.  If one mailed in two labels from Campbell’s soup cans to the company along with $1, this dress was their reward.

Benefit Shop Foundation Auction Goes From Soup (Can) To Nuts May 16

Released: May 07, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc., usually has merchandise  that runs the gamut from soup to nuts in its monthly Red Carpet auctions. This is especially true for its next auction on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 am, which features an Andy Warhol “Souper” soup can paper dress, which was only made 1966-67. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. “Our auctions mostly are soup to nuts affairs with a little bit of everything,” said owner and founder Pam Stone. “This sale has a very strong pop culture sensibility with the Andy Warhol dress as well as a couple of very str...


ARABESQUE, by ROBERT MOTHERWELL

Modern and Contemporary Art Sales Abound at Second Edition of TEFAF New York Spring

Released: May 06, 2018

The second edition of TEFAF New York Spring opened on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the historic Park Avenue Armory, following a packed preview day on Thursday, May 3. In the first two days, the Fair saw the attendance of major collectors and international institutions, resulting in significant sales across the Fair. The opening coincided with the launch of the TEFAF Art Market Report: Art Dealer Finance written by Anders Petterson of ArtTactic. Focused on art dealer finance, the report is the first survey of its kind, and the second edition of TEFAF’s new in-depth reports that concentrate on a v...


Am West Hill with frame

Witherell’s American West at Auction has a newly discovered Thomas Hill painting of Yosemite Valley, a Grace Hudson and an Horatio Nelson Poole live and online.

Released: May 03, 2018

A newly discovered painting by Thomas Hill, “Silver Strand Falls,” that shows Yosemite Valley in its untouched beauty, a Grace Hudson of a Pomo child and a Horatio Nelson Poole Hawaiian landscape highlight Witherell’s Mary 17, 2017 American West at Auction live and online.    WHO: Brian Witherell, Antiques Roadshow appraiser and Witherell’s Chief Operating Officer   WHAT: American West at Auction   WHEN: Auction: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. start, live and online             Preview: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.   WHERE: Witherell’s Annex, 1925 C Street,...


Oil on Masonite painting by Rhoda Brady Stokes (La., 1901-1988), titled Cotton Wagon Going Into the Barn, signed and dated (est.  $1,500-$2,500).

Artworks by Rhoda Stokes, Pal Fried, Marietta Berman, others in Crescent City's May 19-20 Estates Auction

Released: May 03, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A gorgeous 19th century American Classical carved mahogany full tester bed and an exceptional French bronze and black marble figural mantel clock from around 1880 are expected star lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Important Estates Auction, set for the weekend of May 19th and 20th, online and in the gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue.   Offered will be over 1,000 quality lots, to include items from the estate of Dr. Charles “Tony” Currier, former councilman from Baton Rouge, La.; art deaccessioned from the private collection of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. ...


Lot 1118 - Zsolnay Leopard Vase $9,000-12,000

George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans, Thomas Molesworth, Wendell Castle, Dale Chihuly, Therman Statom among highlights of Rago’s May 19-20 Auctions

Released: May 01, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design. Early 20th C. Design: Saturday, May 19 at 10:00AM, 276 lots Featuring ceramics by Rookwood, Fulper, Grueby, Marblehead, John Bennett, early Van Briggle, Newcomb College, Teco, and North Dakota School of Mines. European pottery by Martin Brothers, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, Zsolnay, Moorcroft, and Clement Massier. Furniture by Gustav Stickley, Roycroft, L. & J.G. Stickley, Limbert, and Rose Valley. An important and rare table...


Lot 24a- Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) Butternut Tree, Study from Nature, Lake George, New York, Oil on Canvas

The Simple Elegance of the Still Life this Month at Gray’s

Released: April 25, 2018

Any lover of fine art will be intimately familiar with the still life.  An invaluable tool for honing technique and developing a sense of composition, nearly every painter has produced a wealth of them and their styles and subjects are as varied as the artists who created them.  This month at Gray’s we have a variety of wondrous still life works up for auction as well as a number of other gorgeous fine art pieces. First up is Lot 41, Soyez Mysterieuses III by American watercolor painter Joseph Raffael (b. 1933).  An alumni of the Yale School of Art and a long time veteran of the New York...


KPM painted porcelain plaque, 19th or 20th century, depicting General Hindenburg of Germany, 9 inches by 6 inches (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

KPM portrait plaque of General Hindenburg, of aerial disaster fame, will be in Nye & Company's April 25-26 auction

Released: April 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A two-day Estate Treasures Auction highlighted by the Phillips “Pete” Hathaway collection of fine items pulled from his historic Greek Revival home Ragamont House in northwestern Connecticut, plus merchandise from other estates and collections, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 25th-26th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, at 10 am both days.   The auction will be held online and in Nye & Company’s showroom located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The April 25th session will be a live auction, featuring 439 lots. The following day will be a timed auction...


Large signed mixed media painting with a horse race theme by African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell (b.  1929), 50 inches by 73.75 inches (est.  $30,000-$40,000).

Large mixed media work signed by African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) will be auctioned April 22nd in Atlanta

Released: April 16, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A large signed mixed media artwork by the African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell, a cruciform staff inscribed and signed by Martin Luther King, Jr., an important Italian Art Nouveau dining suite by Cutler & Girard dated 1901, and a slant back chair and plant stand by Frank Lloyd Wright with provenance from Christie's will all be part of Ahlers & Ogletree’s auction planned for Sunday, April 22nd, in Atlanta.   The sale – titled Important Art & Design: Art Nouveau to Modern – will feature more than 600 lots of period Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, M...


David Hockney, Celia Observing

HOCKNEY, CLOSE & KATZ: CONTEMPORARY MASTERS OF PORTRAITURE AT CLARKE’S APRIL 22ND AUCTION

Released: April 12, 2018

Clarke’s April 22nd auction is highlighted by a single owner collection of contemporary prints and paintings by such renowned artists as Jim Dine, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Chuck Close and Robert Vickery. Works by distinguished 19th and early 20th century American and European artists round out the sale. Of note is David Hockney’s Celia Observing, a rare 1976 color etching and aquatint ($6,000/$9,000), depicting the fabric designer Celia Birtwell with an intense gaze, seated before a large portrait. Celia, Hockney’s long-time muse, is perhaps most famously portrayed in the large-scale do...


Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show Presents Art and Design Through the Centuries; Martha Stewart Special Guest Lecture

Released: April 11, 2018

April 20-22 Show Benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine Martha Stewart Presents Special Guest Lecture on April 20 For three days this spring, Philadelphians and visitors can explore exceptional works of art and design spanning four centuries at the 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show. Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will be held from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, at The Navy Yard, with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 19, and an Emerging Collectors Night on Saturday, April 21. Sixty-one of the nation’s most distinguished dealers will sho...


Carol B.  Cadou, photo by Stephen Elliot

Winterthur Names New Director and CEO

Released: April 11, 2018

The Board of Trustees of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library announced on Wednesday the appointment of Carol B. Cadou as the first Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO of Winterthur. The newly endowed title is named in honor of the first director of Winterthur. Ms. Cadou, currently Senior Vice President, Historic Preservation and Collections at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, will succeed David P. Roselle in late spring, when Dr. Roselle retires after ten years as director.Ms. Cadou has more than two decades of experience in the museum field and earned her master’s degree from the ...


Couch, attributed to Hugh Finlay, Baltimore, Maryland, 1819-1821, tulip poplar, paint and brass; linen, iron, hair stuffing, wool and silk, Museum purchase, Bridget and Alfred Ritter in honor of Milly McGehee and Deanne Deavours, 2003-1, 1

Search for Clues Found in Early American Upholstered Furniture and Explore the Evidence Like an Expert in New Exhibition to Open in May 2018 at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Released: April 10, 2018

While forensics, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime,” is a hot topic, not many people would think to apply this kind of detective work to determine how 17th-, 18th- and early 19th-century seating furniture was originally upholstered and what it looked like. These investigation tactics, however, are exactly what are employed in the furniture conservation labs of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation every day along with the scholarship of furniture curators. The search for evidence in historic materials a...


Winter landscape by 19th Century Dutch/German artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek sells for $132,000 at Eldred's Americana + Paintings Auction

NEW HAMPSHIRE ART COLLECTION CLIMBS HIGH AT ELDRED’S AMERICANA + PAINTINGS AUCTION

Released: April 09, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. – A winter landscape by 19th Century Dutch/German artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek may have been the top lot at Eldred’s April 6-7 Americana + Paintings Auction when it sold for $132,000, but the greatest star of the sale was the collection of Lewis “Julian” Kotekas, an art dealer and collector from Manchester, N.H., which sold for more than double its pre-sale estimate.   “It was a resounding success and a testament to Julian’s eye,” said Joshua Eldred, president of Eldred’s and head of its Fine Arts Department, speaking about the collection, which included 84 lots o...


John Dickinson, Custom Hoofed Side Table, c.  1970.  (Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

BONHAMS LOS ANGELES AUCTION ENCAPSULATES MID-CENTURY CALIFORNIA ART + DESIGN

Released: April 04, 2018

Bonhams' upcoming Modern Decorative Art + Design auction, which will be held on April 17 at Bonhams Los Angeles showroom, is perfectly curated for today's Los Angeles. The collection pays tribute to mid-century California design with pieces from the 1940s through the 1990s and ranges in style from stark, modern design to high-style Hollywood. “The current art and design scene in Los Angeles is a reinvigoration similar to the spirit we saw in the mid-century,” said Jason Stein, director of Bonhams Modern Decorative Art & Design. “California is an amazing state where 'anything is possi...


Roger Medearis (1920-2001), Milking Time, 1947, Signed, dated and inscribed, Egg tempera on board, 14 x 18 inches.  Est.  $4,000-6,000

American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts at Doyle on April 18

Released: April 05, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18 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, Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. This auction category is Doyle’s premier venue for 19th and early 20th century American paintings, with the current sale showcasing over 90 examples. Included are Hudson River School landscapes, Western and Regional art, still lifes, portraits, nautical scenes and Folk paintings. The daughter of a Quaker family wit...


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