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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...


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...


Ancient Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Art Abound July 19 at 888 Auctions

Released: July 10, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – With the temperatures hitting record highs all over the world, the prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions. With 401 fresh-to-market items opening up for bidding and available to the highest bidder, the upcoming auction, featuring Ancient Coins, Modern Paintings and Asian Art is sure to be a crowd-pleaser July 19, 2018.   Headlining the sale will be a series of ancient coins which can be found at the following lots:   Lot 174: Northern Song Dynasty (1101-1125 AD) Daguan Tongbao Hartill 16.418 (High Estimate: $120) Lot 186: Chinese Sui Dynasty (581-604 AD) Wuzh...


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...


Lot 138, an attributed Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mixed Media on Paper, featuring an automobile.  Accompanied with a certificate, this original piece hails from a Southern Ontario estate and is unique in its subject matter and colors.  It is expected to exceed its high estimate of $8,000.

Modern Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques Feature Heavily July 05 at 888 Auctions

Released: June 26, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – With the summer auction season in full swing, 888 Auctions continues to conduct auctions at a prodigious rate, allowing buyers and sellers to find fresh-to-market items quickly and at fair market prices. The upcoming auction, featuring Modern Art, Paintings and Asian Antiques, will be listing 386 lots.   Headlining the sale will be the cover lot of the auction: Lot 138, an attributed Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mixed Media on Paper, featuring an automobile. Accompanied with a certificate, this original piece hails from a Southern Ontario estate and is unique i...


'Classic Beauties' Are Gathered for Major Exhibition in Amsterdam

Released: June 19, 2018

Hermitage Amsterdam’s new exhibition (through Jan. 18), Classic Beauties. Artists, Italy and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th Century, is a summer art highlight on the Continent. The show tells how artists and tourists flocked to Italy, and more especially Rome, in the second half of the eighteenth century. From all over Europe they travelled to the Eternal City in search of inspiration and to see for themselves the newly excavated classical Greco-Roman sculptures and buildings. Their experiences prompted a new and austere kind of fashionable architecture and, in the visual arts, an unpre...


The Violin Player, 1623.  Dirck van Baburen (Dutch, c.  1592/3–1624).  Oil on canvas; 80.4 x 67.1 cm.  The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Cleveland Museum of Art Acquisitions Range From a Jolly Dutch Portrait to a Cool 1970s Work by Emma Amos

Released: June 18, 2018

Significant recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include The Violin Player, a 17th-century genre painting by Dirck van Baburen; a drawing by Johannes Stradanus, a Netherlandish artist at the Medici court in Florence; an important painting from 1973 by the African American artist Emma Amos; a masterfully carved and unique wooden Bow Stand of the Luba people of south-central Democratic Republic of Congo; and an exceptional, silver-gilt and enamel cigar box by Russian goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé. Dirck van Baburen's The Violin Player is a superb example of Caravaggesque techn...


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...


St.  Demetrius at Mt.  Athos_Courtesy Museum of Russian Icons

Museum of Russian Icons presents Icons from the Hellenic World: The Tiliakos Collection

Released: June 12, 2018

Icons of the Hellenic World will be the first major exhibition exclusively focusing on Greek and Byzantine iconography to be held at the Museum of Russian Icons. On view June 22 – October 21, 2018, the exhibit will delve deeply into the links and the continuity of Greek art and culture from Late Antiquity, through Byzantium, to the present. Largely comprised of icons created after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, Icons of the Hellenic World will also feature works from the Byzantine period (330AD-1453). The earliest object in the exhibition is a rare “Portrait of Man” from Fayum, Egy...


An Early 19th Century Sinhalese Ebony and Specimen Wood Center Table, Sri Lanka

Galvanized by the Success of Last Year’s Inaugural Fine Art & Antiques Show, The Art and Antique Dealers League Announces Its Distinguished Dealer Roster for 2018

Released: June 12, 2018

When the Art and Antiques Dealers League of America (AADLA) announced last year that it was launching a new fair, inveterate pessimists had a field day. Another fair in the busy October season? What an imprudent idea, especially because the AADLA fair would be going up against the juggernaut of TEFAF. But AADLA proved the naysayers wrong: The inaugural show was a ringing success, garnering applause from every quarter. Now AADLA is announcing their follow-up: The second show—with 26 dealers—will open at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Wallace Hall, 980 Park Avenue, on October 26 and run...


Babe Ruth, Lefty O'Doul, Lefty Grove and others Signed Baseball (1927-1930)

A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s 
Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day

Released: May 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Lilly Wyatt 925.408.2737 http://lilly@lillywyattpr.com     A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day   What:               Mantuary Auction (Online) When:              Opened Monday, May 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.                         Closes Monday, June 11, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m. Annex Preview: Tuesday, June 5 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where:             Preview at Witherell’s, 1925 C Street, Sacramento 95811 Exclusively on http://www.bidsquare.com/ Who:  ...


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 Masonite painting by the Indian-American artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), titled Head in a Landscape, 35 inches by 47.5 inches ($235,000).

Large oil painting by Francis Newton Souza (Indian-American, 1924-2002) brings $235,000 at Weiss Auctions

Released: May 31, 2018

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A large oil on Masonite painting by the Indian-American artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002) climbed to $235,000, and three artworks by the Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin (b. 1943) – a painting and two sculptures – combined to bring $44,800 at an auction held May 17th by Weiss Auctions, online and in the firm’s Lynbrook gallery at 74 Merrick Road.   The Souza painting was by far the top lot of the auction. Titled Head in a Landscape, the work was impressive at 35 inches by 47 ½ inches. It was also completely fresh to the market, making the important estate find tha...


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 ...


James Lynwood Palmer (British, 1868-1941) Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Arriving At Brighton, Driving his Coach "Venture," 1909.

Property of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, and Norman and Lili Israel Highlight Doyle’s May 23 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

On Wednesday, May 23 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, including Old Master Paintings and Drawings. The sale presents a broad selection of furniture and decorations, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings will offer landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century. A special section of the sale is devoted to property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman. Wendy was born in...


Eugène Boudin (1824 – 1898) Dunkerque, Effet de Neige sur le Port

Rehs Galleries at the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show

Released: May 01, 2018

Rehs Galleries, Inc. will be participating in the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show, Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th; with a special opening night party, Thursday, May 17th.  Rehs is a fourth-generation family-run gallery specializing in 19th and 20th Century European and American art.  They will be exhibiting exceptional works by Eugene Boudin, Federico del Campo, Montague Dawson, Daniel Ridgway Knight and Maurice de Vlaminck.   In 2012, the gallery established Rehs Contemporary, which focuses on up and coming as well as established contemporary artists.   On view will be w...


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...


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. ...


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...


Helen Allen, executive director of the Winter Antiques Show

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Executive Director

Released: April 16, 2018

The Winter Antiques Show Executive Committee is pleased to announce that it has named Helen Allen as the new executive director of the Show. Ms. Allen joins the Winter Antiques Show with extensive experience and expertise in the arts, marketing, communications, and event production. Over the past 17 years, Ms. Allen has orchestrated the US market entry, directed, and consulted with numerous art fairs. She served as the executive director of Ramsay Fairs for nine years. During her tenure, she founded and served as executive director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair with events in New York, ...


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...


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