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Oil paintings will feature an oil on canvas by the renowned artist and designer Louis C.  Tiffany (American, 1848-1933), titled Woods Landscape, signed lower left.

Paintings by Louis C. Tiffany, Wilson Irvine will be part of Nye & Company's October 30th auction

Released: October 22, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nearly 500 lots of fine and decorative arts in a wide range of categories will come up for bid at Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Estate Treasures Auction on Tuesday, October 30th, online and in Nye & Company’s gallery at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. Offered will be quality antiques and collectibles, mostly pulled from prominent estates and collections.   Highlights include several private Connecticut collections of English and American furniture; items out of a New York City estate, to include art glass and sculptures; merchandise from three North Shore, Long I...


Marilyn Minter, Sad

150+ Artists and Billboard Locations Announced As Part of The Largest Public Art Project in U.S. History

Released: October 19, 2018

Artist-Led Campaign "50 State Initiative" Inspires Nationwide Civic Engagement Around Midterm Elections with Powerful Network and Daily Activations  For Freedoms, a collective of artists, institutions, organizations, and people across the country who are experimenting with new and innovative pathways to civic participation, announced the locations and artists for over 150 billboards as part of the 50 State Initiative, the largest public art project in U.S. history. Billboards are now on view in all fifty states, with more going up weekly. Full list below. With less than a month until t...


Rare, 1785 hand-colored mezzotint portrait engraving of George Washington, printed for and sold by the London publisher Carington Bowles (British, 1724-1793) (est.  $3,000-$4,000).

Rare, 1785 hand-colored mezzotint portrait engraving of Washington will be auctioned October 31st

Released: October 17, 2018

WESTPORT, Conn. – A rare, 1785 hand-colored portrait engraving of George Washington, printed for and sold by the London publisher Carington Bowles (British, 1724-1793), will be a featured lot in University Archives’ next online-only auction, slated for Wednesday, October 31st. Live bidding for the 283-lot auction is scheduled to start promptly at 10:30 am Eastern time.   As with all University Archives auctions, this one is loaded with rare and highly collectible autographed documents, manuscripts, books, photos and relics. The full catalog can be viewed now, at www.UniversityArchives....


The Magnificent Sword Collection of William Koch

World Renowned Collector William I. Koch to Sell Extraordinary Historical Swords at Cowan’s

Released: October 16, 2018

The unrivaled collection is the finest assemblages of swords to ever be offered in the United States and features stunning British swords from the turn of the 19th century and historic presentation swords from the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. CINCINNATI -- Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. announced today that it plans to offer 45 magnificent swords from the collection of William I. Koch in its two-day fall Historic Firearms & Militaria auction to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 30-31. The $2 million collection features a stunning array of ornate British and American ceremonial an...


Pencil study by the renowned American artist Andrew Wyeth (Am., 1917-2009).

Original artwork by Andrew Wyeth, Moses Soyer, Alice B. Stephens on Auction Action on BCTV, Nov. 2

Released: October 16, 2018

READING, Pa. – A 1958 Fender Stratocaster guitar in superb condition with corroborating serial number and dates on the body, U.S. and foreign coins and original artwork by names such as Andrew Wyeth, Moses Soyer and Alice Barber Stephens are just a few of the highlights that viewers can bid on when they tune in to Episode 1, Season 3 of Berks Community Television’s hit show Auction Action on BCTV, on Friday, November 2nd, at 6 pm Eastern time.   Auction Action on BCTV is a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers. As before, the show will be hosted b...


Record Breaking, Six-Figure Prices Sends Cowan’s Fall Americana Auction Soaring to $1.4M

Released: October 10, 2018

For the first time since offering the Marge Schott Collection in 2006, Cowan’s sells four lots for over $100,000 in a single auction. CINCINNATI -- Four historic lots created a bidding frenzy that sent prices soaring past their estimates into six figures at Cowan’s Fall Americana, Including Fine & Decorative Art: Premier Auction on October 6, 2018. The $1.4M auction saw nearly 1,000 bidders participate in person, over the phone, or on one of three online bidding platforms as they competed over 537 lots.   “This really was a special auction,” said Sam Cowan, Cowan’s Director of Fi...


This Tiffany Studios leaded Dogwood floor lamp with a 22 inch-diameter “Holden” shaped shade with eight rows of staggered brick pattern allover mottled dogwood flowers ($50/75,000).

Fontaine’s Offers Tiffany Lamps, Fast Cars And Estate Antiques Auction Oct. 20

Released: October 11, 2018

   Expected to literally drive Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s antiques and estates auction on Saturday, October 20, at 11 am will be seven antique and vintage cars along with a select grouping of fine luxury goods ranging from Tiffany Studios lamps to silver and bronze decorative pieces. Auction previews the week of the sale are Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 9 am. to 11 am.    This auction will feature 400 lots of antiques and fine art, including Victorian, early American, Arts and Crafts and Mid-Century furniture and accessories, 19th and 20th Century lighting, antique and classic car...


The top lot of this auction was a pair of gilt bronze 15-light chandeliers, with three figural maidens, that sold above high estimate at $51,425.

Statement Antiques Go Big At Fontaine’s Antiques, Fine Art Auction

Released: October 09, 2018

   In recent years, Midcentury Modern has been attracting a big buzz at auctions but traditional antiques made a big splash at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s antiques and fine art auction on September 22. The auction achieved robust prices across the board with a wealth of choice antiques from fine art to lighting, including several statement pieces that will transform their new homes.    “The auction grossing over $1,000,000 was extremely diverse and we were pleased to see buyers embrace traditional antiques, such as Tiffany table lamps, gilt chandeliers and marble statuary,” said John Font...


Large oil on canvas done in the manner of Winslow Homer (Am., 1836-1910), 50 inches by 75 inches, depicting a lady at a New England seashore, nicely framed, with museum labels on back.

Painting attributed to Winslow Homer will be sold at auction October 20th in Aberdeen, Miss.

Released: October 09, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. – The contents of the historic Adams French Mansion, belonging to Stevens Auction Company founder Dwight Stevens, will be sold on the grounds of the mansion itself, located at 301 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, on Saturday, October 20th, starting at 9 am Central time. The sale will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company, also based in Aberdeen. A detailed video of the mansion’s interior can be seen online, at www.adamsfrenchmansion.com.   The auction will comprise most of Mr. Stevens’s 38-year antique collection, which includes several private warehouses of highly ...


Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop (Am., 1859-1938), titled October Evening (1922), 30 inches by 40 inches, signed lower right ($100,300).

Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop climbs to $100,300 at Cottone Auctions

Released: October 08, 2018

GENESEO, N.Y. – Five gorgeous early 20th century Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) table lamps gaveled for a combined $465,510 and a dazzling five-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond ring slipped onto a new finger for $206,500 at a Fine Art & Antique Auction held September 29th by Cottone Auctions. The auction was held online and in Cottone’s gallery at 120 Court Street in Geneseo.   The sale featured an extensive variety of first-time offerings, including the impressive collection of Dr. Gregory Alan Zemenick, an orthopedic surgeon from Troy, Michigan with a passion for collecting Americana, Ti...


Two original hand-colored etchings by John James Audubon (Haitian-American, 1785-1851) were offered, including this one titled Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers ($46,250).

Hand-colored etching of Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers by John James Audubon brings $46,250 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Released: October 05, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A trio of rare, early 20th century Tiffany Studios floor and table lamps from a private collection out of Houston, Texas, knocked down for a combined $260,400 (including the buyer’s premium) at an Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction held September 22nd by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Bruneau gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston.   It was an eclectic sale, with more than 450 lots in many categories, pulled from prominent estates and collections, plus the contents of the Pawtucket, Rhode Island Preservation Society Joseph Spaulding House...


Oil on canvas depiction of California Gold Rush miners by Kerne Erickson, signed lower left and housed in a 34 inch by 46 inch deep gold frame (est.  $2,000-$4,000).

Holabird's Oct. 18-22 Cornucopia of Collectibles Auction in Reno is packed with over 3,300 diverse lots

Released: October 04, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Serious collectors need to clear their calendars for the days spanning October 18th through 22nd for Holabird Western Americana Collections’ Cornucopia of Collectibles Auction, a five-day colossus bursting with over 3,300 lots in many collecting categories. The auction will be conducted online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno.   Start times all five days will be 8 am Pacific time. For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be facilitated by iCollector.com, Invaluable.com and eBay Live. “This sale marks the s...


Orthodox silver liturgical set, part of the Imperial dowry of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Romanova

Opulence Rediscovered: The Romanov Liturgical Silver

Released: October 03, 2018

The Museum of Russian Icons will be presenting Opulence Rediscovered: the Romanov Liturgical Silver, the first exhibition in more than 50 years of a lost masterpiece, October 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019. This extraordinary set of Russian Orthodox liturgical implements was made in 1877 as part of the imperial dowry of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Romanova (1853-1920), the only surviving daughter of Russian Emperor Alexander II, who married Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1874, and used this opulent silver set in her private chapel in the Clarence House British Royal Residence in Lo...


"Lincoln White House Chairs." Set Twelve American Late Classical Dining Chairs.

President Lincoln’s Chairs and Michael Jackson’s Coffee Table – Among 500 Lots of Diverse Fine Estate Property at Schwenke October 10th Auction

Released: October 02, 2018

On Wednesday, October 10th Schwenke Auctioneers will conduct its October Fine Estates Auction with a diverse offering of 502 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The auction includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, early English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. Special items of interest among the Americana lots being sol...


Agyness Deyn wearing Rodarte Spring/Summer 2009; Photo © Sølve Sundsbø Limited

Mulleavy Sisters' Art-Inspired Rodarte Fashion Label Showcased in Fall Exhibition

Released: September 26, 2018

The celebrated American luxury fashion house Rodarte, founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, will be featured this fall in the first fashion exhibition organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C. On view November 10, 2018–February 10, 2019, Rodarte will showcase the designers’ visionary concepts, impeccable craftsmanship and profound impact on the fashion industry. The exhibition will explore the distinctive design principles, material concerns and reoccurring themes that position the Mulleavys’ work within the landscape of contemporary art and f...


Wake Up, America! (1917), by James Montgomery Flagg (est.  $6,000-$8,000).

Rare, original propaganda posters will headline Poster Auctions International's October 28th sale

Released: September 26, 2018

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. –– A collection of over 50 rare, original propaganda posters will be auctioned on Sunday, October 28th, by Poster Auctions International, Inc. (PAI), as part of the firm’s Rare Poster Auction #76. The collection includes World Wars I and II, the inter-war period, the beginnings of the Cold War, the Cuban Revolution and more.  The sale overall will feature 475 lots, to include lithographs, maquettes, oil paintings and illustrations, plus rare books, with item estimates ranging from $500 to $350,000 – a wide range catering to all level of collector, from the beginner to...


Fresh-to-Market Americana, Historic Pieces, and Rare Sand Bottles Highlight Cowan’s Fall Americana, Including Fine & Decorative Art: Premier Auction

Released: September 25, 2018

John James Audubon's Favorite "Long Tom" Fowler, the first portrait of Henry Clay by Matthew Harris Jouett, an exceptional John Henry Belter parlor suite with political and literary portrait busts, and two rare Andrew Clemens sand bottles are expected to be the top lots of the day. CINCINNATI -- Cowan’s will offer a strong selection of over 500 lots of Kentucky rarities, painted furniture, folk art, ceramics and silver in its Americana, Including Fine & Decorative Art: Premier Auction on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The auction features items for collectors of all interests and budgets...


Château Pétrus produced the top six prices at Heritage Auctions' $1.5 million sale.

Château Pétrus Drives Record Breaking $1.5 Million Fine Wine Auction at Heritage

Released: September 25, 2018

More than a dozen world records fell, and nearly 40 percent of the lots sold for more than their pre-auction estimates to lift the final total for Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Rare Wine Auction to $1,534,971. The 742-lot event sold 99.7 percent by value and 99.18 percent by lot. “Bordeaux dominated the auction market about 10 years ago, but has taken something of a back seat since then,” Heritage Auctions Rare & Fine Wine Director Frank Martell said. “But many of the great recent vintages – 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998 and even 2000 were still exceedingly young but now are drinking ...


This untitled James Martin painting appears to depict fellow artist Vincent Van Gogh, 13 ½ by 11 ¾ inches.

James Martin Art To Cross Block At The Benefit Shop Foundation Oct.10

Released: September 24, 2018

Sometimes described as a storyteller or jazz improvisationist, James Martin (born 1928), has been creating art for decades that is an integral part of the Pacific Northwest scene. Reminiscent of the work of Red Grooms with a similar humorous bent, Martin’s colorful constructions often depict larger-than-life characters and people from the gritty underbelly of a city. Early in his career in the late 1950s-early 60s, his work caught the attention of serious collectors and he participated in museum exhibitions, including at the Seattle Art Museum. In his 90th year, a striking collection of ...


Art Deco bronze statue by McClelland Barclay (Am., 1891-1943), titled Spirit of Speed, 30 ½ inches tall with perfect patina (CA$16,520).

Art Deco bronze statue by McClelland Barclay (Am., 1891-1943) brings CA$16,250 at Miller & Miller's Mantiques! auction

Released: September 24, 2018

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – Men, and the women who love them, turned out in full force September 15th for Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s Mantiques! Gentleman’s Collectibles auction, held online and in Miller & Miller’s gallery at 59 Webster Street in New Hamburg. The auction was a one-stop shop for anyone looking to equip their man caves in style and fashion.   Offered were vintage advertising and signs, gas station collectibles, breweriana, firearms and knives, coin-ops, arcade games, vending machines, militaria, barristers’ office furniture, vintage autos, motorbikes and...


20th c.  art to be sold includes this abstract mixed media on paper by Afro Basaldella (Italian, 1912-1976) dated 1948.  This (and the large canvas by Julian Stanczak) is from the estate of a fellow artist and friend of both artists.  In 1956, Afro, as he is known, was given the award as Best Italian Artist at the Venice Biennale.

CRN AUCTIONS, INC., ANNUAL SEPTEMBER AUCTION

Released: September 21, 2018

On Sunday, September 30th, CRN Auctions will conduct their Annual Fall Auction of antiques and fine arts at their gallery in Cambridge, MA offering a mix of items ranging in geographical origin and spanning the 17th through mid 20th centuries. Among the approx. 80 lots of works of art offered, included, from the estate of artist William C. Collins, is a large Op-Art canvas by Julian Stanczak, and an abstract by Afro Basadella (both works were acquired from the artist). A color lithograph by Paul Cezanne, purchased in Paris in the 1950’s, is also from the Collins estate. These three works...


Childe Hassam, Bathers and Cloud Reflections, 1914.

American Art, Jewelry from Estate of Barbara Sinatra Head to Auction

Released: September 19, 2018

Sotheby’s will offer property from the estate of Barbara Sinatra across a series of auctions this December in New York. A reference to Barbara Sinatra’s best-selling memoir, Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra will offer a rare window into the personal lives of the famed couple, through hundreds of works that Barbara and Frank assembled and lived with together throughout their 22-year marriage. Drawn primarily from the Sinatras’ residences in Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Malibu, Sotheby’s sales will offer fine art, decorative art and furniture collected by the couple, as...


Unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, showing domestic scenes and landscapes, by Hiroshige and Kunisada (est.  $20,000-$40,000).

Objects from the East and West converge in Converse Auctions' online-only East Meets West auction, Oct. 5

Released: September 20, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. – Ten bucks is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions’ online-only East Meets West Auction slated for Friday, October 5th, with live bidding set to begin at 10 am Eastern time. The auction is packed with 435 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items.   Although the auction is online-only, the sale can be previewed in the Malvern gallery. Phone and absentee bids will be executed, in addition to live bidding on several auction platforms. People can register and bid online now via the Converse website (www.ConverseAuctions.com), as well...


Lot 74: HENRI MATISSE French 1869-1954 Gouache/Paper

888 Auctions’ September 27 Sale Featuring Modern Paintings, Fine Art & Asian Antiques

Released: September 19, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 396 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, September 27, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a variety of quality items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern paintings, fine art and Asian antiques featuring heavily in the sale, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.  The star piece of the auction features a gouache on paper featuring a figure attributed to Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) at lot 74. This work is...


The top lot of the auction was this Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) drop head Dragonfly lamp, circa 1910, having a verdigris patinated leaded glass shade with 'jewel' cabochons ($200,000).

Tiffany Studios drop head Dragonfly lamp soars to $200,000 at Andrew Jones Auctions' inaugural sale

Released: September 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions’ inaugural sale on Saturday, September 15th, drew great crowds, both in the room and online.  The auction was 99 percent sold and grossed nearly $1.1 million (with buyer’s premium).  Attendees enjoyed coffee and cold drinks, snacks, a box lunch and late afternoon ice cream to maintain their energy and focus throughout the day. The sale – officially titled Design for the Home and Garden – was held in the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery, at 2221 South Main Street in Los Angeles. Nearly 500 lots came up for bid, with a merchandise mix that featured ...


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