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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...


Wes Anderson & Juman Malouf Picture Gallery, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna © KHM-Museumsverband

Filmmaker Wes Anderson and Designer Juman Malouf Curate a Curious Museum Exhibition

Released: October 18, 2018

Continuing the exhibition series that began with Ed Ruscha (2012) and Edmund de Waal (2016), the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna has invited the acclaimed American filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner Juman Malouf, a celebrated author and costume designer, to curate a very special exhibition at the museum. The invitation was a simple but daunting one: to comb through more than four million objects, both on public display and tucked away in the museum’s labyrinthine storage rooms, and to select their favourites. "Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures from the Kunsthistori...


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...


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...


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...


Lot 190: FERNANDO BOTERO Italian b.  1932 Oil on Canvas

Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 1932)

Released: October 05, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 491 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, October 11, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a quality assortment of items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern art, postwar contemporary paintings and Asian antiques dotting 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 an oil on canvas featuring a two figures dancing and attributed to Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 19...


Lot 96 - Luba-Songye, Kifwebe Mask, Congo $100,000 - 150,000

TRIBAL ART, MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUES AND INTERIOR DESIGN TAKE CENTER STAGE IN RAGO'S OCTOBER AUCTIONS

Released: October 05, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On October 19-21, Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ hosts three auctions that showcase both important and historic works of art and show-stopping design. This three-day auction series begins on Friday, October 19 with Tribal Art from the Collection of Allan Stone and Other Owners, featuring art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americans. Remix: Classic + Contemporary, our semi-annual design sale, follows on Saturday. The auction on Sunday, October 21 is Autobiography of a Hoarder: The Collection of Martin Cohen, Part 1. It features American and European decorative ar...


Aerial view of Waddesdon from the north

Dr. Tessa Murdoch Receives Getty Rothschild Fellowship

Released: October 04, 2018

The Getty and the Rothschild Foundation today announced Dr. Tessa Murdoch will be the third recipient of the Getty Rothschild Fellowship. The fellowship supports innovative scholarship in the history of art, collecting and conservation, using the collection and resources of both institutions. It offers art historians, museum professionals or conservators the opportunity to research and study at both the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England. For 40 years, Dr. Murdoch has specialized in the history of decorative arts with a focus on clocks, furniture, jewelr...


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...


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...


Aphrodite, (first century A.D.).  White marble.  Before (left) and after (right) restoration.  Photo courtesy of Friends of Florence.

"Rediscovered Aphrodite" in Italy's National Archeology Museum restored thanks to Friends of Florence

Released: September 19, 2018

THE POLO MUSEALE DELLA TOSCANA AND THE MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE IN FLORENCE PRESENT THE “REDISCOVERED APHRODITE” RESTORED THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF FRIENDS OF FLORENCE September 19, 2018, Florence, Italy…The recently restored statue of Aphrodite housed in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archeological Museum/the Museum) in Florence, Italy, was unveiled in a public celebration on September 11, 2018. Funded by Friends of Florence with a donation by Michael and Sandy Collins, the cleaning and restoration process revealed a surprising development. Long thought to be a represe...


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...


A table-setting set the stage for "You're Invited: The Art of Dining" at Lark Mason Associates

An Innovative Exhibition Draws Strong Sales Results for "You’re Invited: The Art of Dining" Auction Sale at Lark Mason Associates

Released: September 18, 2018

Lark Mason Associates’ recent sale, You’re Invited: The Art of Dining, closed on September 12, 2018 with scores of bidders and nearly 100% results. The innovative exhibition displayed antiques in modern settings, attracting large numbers of first-time bidders. The sale of 382 lots had a 96% sale rate for a total of $112,920. Lark Mason commented that the results, “showed the importance of presentation when offering works that are often thought as no longer desirable to today’s audiences of bidders.” Mason continued, “ Our goal was to attract new bidders with a fresh and innovative approa...


V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee Debuts With a Restored Charles Rennie Mackintosh Oak Room

Released: September 16, 2018

V&A Dundee opened its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday, September 15. Its beautiful, light-filled interiors designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma have been revealed for the first time. As Scotland’s first design museum, V&A Dundee tells a global story, investigating the international importance of design alongside presenting Scotland’s outstanding design achievements. V&A Dundee’s construction and fit-out took three and a half years to complete and it stands at the centre of the £1 billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront, once part of...


Neue Auctions’ September catalogue has something for everyone, from the first-time auction goer to seasoned collectors

Released: September 15, 2018

The maker and artisan movement is everywhere: people crafting and building things with their hands, a few tools and one grand vision. At neueauctions.com you can view a collection of several hundred fine works by established masters from around the world; some centuries old, and you have the chance to make a purchase. Cleveland’s newest auction house - Neue Auctions - will host its first online auction with bidding beginning on Saturday, September 22nd and lots closing live online September 28th. The auction takes place at neueauctions.com and on partner site liveauctioneers.com. The Neu...


Miniature portrait in a medallion showing the infant Prince Sergei Sergeevich, 1898.  Watercolor on ivory, 14K yellow gold, blue guilloche enamel, ivory back, 1 1/2 x 1/4 inches (framed).  Promised gift of Marina Belosselsky-Belozersky Kasarda

One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection

Released: September 09, 2018

From Russia to Finland to London to Massachusetts and now to Athens, Georgia, the Belosselsky-Belozersky Collection has traveled the world. The exhibition “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection” (on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia to Feb. 10, 2019) introduces the public to this collection from the family of the Russian Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky, which still belongs to its original owners. Parker Curator of Russian Art Asen Kirin’s expertise was crucial in organizing the exhibition and in presenting this art to the public. The Bel...


Rare oil on window shade painting rendered circa 1950 by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter, titled Saturday Night at the Honky Tonk, signed lower right (est.  $30,000-$50,000).

Artworks by Clementine Hunter, Otto Hoffmann, many others in Crescent City's Sept. 22-23 auction

Released: September 06, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A Russian icon of the Virgin Akhtirskaya made in Moscow between 1896 and 1908, a rare oil on window shade painting rendered circa 1950 by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter, and an early 19th century French Louis XV-style gilt bronze three-piece clock set are expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Sept. 22-23 auction.   This auction marks Crescent City’s 10th year in business and will be held online as well as in the firm’s gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 10 am Central time both days. The sale will...


Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake Antiques Show on Saturday, September 15th

Adirondack Experience Antiques Show Offers Classic, Rustic Items and More

Released: September 03, 2018

The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (NY) and Barn Star Productions will present the Adirondack Experience Antiques Show and Sale, Saturday, September 15th on the beautiful Blue Mountain Lake Museum grounds. Held once a year in the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains of New York State, this well-established show and sale has run for decades as a benefit for the museum and is now expanding its offerings to include fine art, Oriental rugs, Native American and estate jewelry and textiles, American folk art, sterling silver, Black Forest carvings, garden and architectural items, toys and banks as ...


EDWARD MORAN, American (1829-1901), "The Winning Yacht," oil on canvas, signed lower left Edward Moran, 40 x 32 inches, Estimate:$40,000-60,000

Shannon's is accepting quality consignments for its October 25th fine art auction through Sept. 15

Released: September 04, 2018

MILFORD, CT. – Important American paintings from the 19th century through the modern era will be available during Shannon’s bi-annual American and European Fine Art Auction to be held at 6PM on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Milford, Connecticut. Featuring over 200 lots, the auction will include quality examples from the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Modernism and European fine art. The auction will feature works by Colin Campbell Cooper, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Edward Moran, M.F.H De Haas, Guy C. Wiggins, Irving Ramsey Wiles, Arthur Dove, Lawton S. Parker, Alfred S. Mira, F...


New York Classical Rosewood Work Table

Fine Americana Included In Schwenke Auctioneers 400 Lot August 14th Fine Estates Auction

Released: August 12, 2018

Featuring Asian Decorative Arts, Early Continental Furniture and Decorations, Americana and Folk Art, Fine Art and Estate Oriental Rugs  Woodbury, CT – On Tuesday, August 14th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its August Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 400 lots of estate property which 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. According to owner...


One of JFK's iconic rocking chairs, this one used at the White House.  Sold for $60,000 at Eldred's.

ICONIC JOHN F. KENNEDY ROCKING CHAIR SELLS FOR $60,000 AT ELDRED’S AMERICANA & PAINTINGS AUCTION

Released: August 09, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. – A rocking chair used by President John F. Kennedy at the White House sold at auction for $60,000 August 3. The chair was part of a prominent collection of the president’s personal items that were auctioned at Eldred’s, an auction house located just 11 miles from both the Kennedy family’s famous compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., and the Cape Cod National Seashore that President Kennedy helped establish.   In fact, a fountain pen used by Kennedy to sign the bill that created the National Seashore, part of a collection of 15 pens Kennedy used to sign some of the most i...


A La Vieille Russie Returns to TEFAF Fall New York

Released: July 31, 2018

A La Vieille Russie (ALVR) is pleased to announce its return to TEFAF Fall New York this October at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street. The gallery’s presentation will include a carefully curated selection of rare works of antique and estate jewelry ranging from the 1800s through the 1970s with offerings from European and American designers such as Cartier, Flato, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels. In addition, there will be works of art by Peter Carl Fabergé, the legendary Russian jeweler.   Peter Schaffer, Director of ALVR, comments, “We are thrilled to once again part...


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