Press Releases tagged with Charleston

An Important Daniel Huger Horry/Rutledge Family Chinese Chippendale Mahogany Chair selling for $120,000 at Brunk Auctions.

Southern Soars, Sets Records at Brunk Auctions Summer Sale

Released: July 11, 2016

The Asheville, North Carolina based Auction House hosted a bidding jamboree in their two-day, two-session auction on July 8-9. The sale focused predominately on American Furniture and Fine Arts with exceptional results and record-breaking prices coming for Southern objects.   The top lot in the summer auction was an Important Daniel Huger Horry/Rutledge Family Chinese Chippendale mahogany arm chair. The chair, attributed to 1765-75 Charleston, South Carolina, was met with profound interest by in-house and phone bidders. The prized piece of Southern furniture ultimately sold to an ano...

Carl Clemens Mortiz Rungius (1869-1959), Bull Moose, oil on canvas, 23 1/4 by 35 1/2 inches, Sold for $180,000

Copley’s Winter Sale 2016 Realizes $2 Million

Released: February 22, 2016

On February 12, 2016, Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC, the nation’s premier sporting art auction house, successfully sold over four hundred and eighty items of the finest antique and contemporary decoys and American, sporting, and wildlife art in Charleston, South Carolina. Held in conjunction with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the auction’s sell-through rate of 90% and sale total of over $2 million furthered Copley’s dominance in the field. Copley’s latest Winter Sale saw their largest attendance in six years. Over 90% of decoy lots sold, and it was the most successful decoy and spo...

Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928), English Snipe, 1895, watercolor and gouache, 14 by 21 ½ inches, Estimate: $40/60,000

Copley’s Tenth Annual Sporting Sale Returns to Plymouth, July 24-25, 2015

Released: June 30, 2015

Copley Fine Art Auctions will hold its tenth annual Sporting Sale on July 24th and 25th. The event will be hosted at the Radisson Hotel in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. This year, with the tenth anniversary, there are some exciting adjustments to the auction schedule. The sale will take place on one day, Saturday, July 25th, with Friday, July 24th given over to an auction preview party from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, a decoy and sporting art dealer show, and other special events.  On Saturday, July 25th, bidding on over 530 lots will begin at 10AM, with preview times running from 8AM un...

Edmund Henry Osthaus (1858-1928), Self Portrait with Three Setters, 1911, oil on canvas, 21 3/4 by 29 1/2 inches, Estimate: $20/40,000, sold for $87,000

Records and Results from Copley's Winter Sale 2015

Released: February 23, 2015

On February 12, 2015, Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC ( successfully auctioned over five hundred and sixty items of American art, antique decoys, and sporting collectibles in Charleston, South Carolina. With a sell-through rate of 94% and a sale total of over $1.8 million, the Winter Sale furthered Copley’s dominance in the field. As over 40,000 visitors descended on Charleston for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition weekend, Copley found robust bidding across numerous fields including paintings, prints, folk art, decoys, and vintage fishing tackle. Over 500 individuals par...

A.B.  Frost's "Quail - A Covey Rise," sold for $180,000

Birds Take Flight At Copley’s Winter Sale 2015

Released: February 13, 2015

Copley Fine Art Auctions ( set a new world record for classic American sporting artist Arthur Burdett Frost at their Winter Sale 2015, held February 12 in Charleston, South Carolina. Quail - A Covey Rise sold for $180,000, more than doubling the previous world record of $85,250. Fall Woodcock Shooting, also a part of Frost’s Shooting Pictures folio, had stood at the previous record for over twenty-five years after selling at Sotheby’s in 1989. John James Audubon’s Snowy Owl sold for $72,000 on a $60/90,000 estimate. The auction saw $1.84 million in sales and a 95% s...

after John James Audubon (1785-1851), Snowy Owl, hand-colored engraving, 38 ¾ by 25 ⅞ inches, ($60/90,000)

Important Snowy Owl and Heron Flying South to Charleston

Released: February 05, 2015

Coinciding with the notable increase in sightings of the Snowy Owl across the Northeast, the Great Lakes, and down the Atlantic Coast, Copley Fine Art Auctions ( is pleased to highlight an exceptional offering of original John James Audubon double elephant folio prints, including the Snowy Owl. A vestige of the original founding of the Audubon Society will be on view in the form of Audubon’s Great White Heron. Public outcry over the shooting of these birds for the millinery trade led to the founding of the important conservation organization. The Great White Heron p...

after John James Audubon (1785-1851), Snowy Owl, hand-colored engraving, 38 ¾ by 25 ⅞ inches, ($60/90,000)

Copley’s Winter Sale Returns to Charleston on February 12, 2015

Released: January 14, 2015

Copley Fine Art Auctions ( is pleased to announce its upcoming Winter Sale 2015, which will be held on February 12th at the American Theater in Charleston, South Carolina. Copley will return with a dynamic offering of over 560 items including American paintings, drawings, prints, folk art, bird decoys, and antique bamboo fly rods and reels. A preview of the lots will be available on Wednesday, February 11th from 5-7 PM and again on Thursday, February 12th from 8:00-10:00 AM. The auction will begin at 10 AM, and online bidding will be offered through Bidsquare and Invaluab...

Along the Banks

The Sense of Place: Artists' Impressions

Released: October 10, 2012

Helena Fox Fine Art, is pleased to announce the opening of its upcoming November group exhibit entitled, “The Sense of Place, Artists Impressions”. The exhibition will explore the artists’ homage to the spirit of place captured on both canvas and paper. The exhibit will showcase the fragile and harmonious balance between our common experience and the artists’ personal quest for places and things that nurture and inspire their creativity. We are honored to host the fine art of 13 nationally recognized artists; Sarah Amos, John Budicin, John Cosby, Julyan Davis, William R. Davis, Donald Deme...

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