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George Sugarman, American (1912-1999), 'Small Sanctuary,' Painted Aluminum, 1987

Low Estimates for 2 Winter Sales of Fine and Decorative Works of Art Will Warm the Heart of Bidders on iGavelauctions.com

Released: January 15, 2019

Over 700 lots are up for bidding on iGavelAuctions.com through Lark Mason Associates and Everard Auctions & Appraisals in January and early February, with exhibitions in New York, Texas, and Savannah. The Everard Auctions & Appraisals sale is open for bidding from January 17- February 5, while Lark Mason Associates sale opens for bidding on January 29 - February 12. "There are some incredible gems in both sales," says Lark Mason. "Our low estimates will certainly warm the hearts of anyone looking for attractive pieces to enhance their interiors.” Among the 20th century and cont...


Cubist painting by the Russian Federation artist Frantisek Reichenthal (Slovakian-American, 1895-1971), of a woman holding a bird in a vibrant color palette (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Painting by Frantisek Reichenthal and one attributed to Albert Bierstadt will headline Bruneau & Co.'s Jan. 26 auction

Released: January 15, 2019

CRANSTON, R.I. – An oil landscape painting attributed to Hudson River School artist Albert Bierstadt (German-American, 1830-1902), a Cubist painting by the Russian Federation artist Frantisek Reichenthal (Slovakian-American, 1895-1971), palace-size Persian rugs, furniture, Asian arts and petroliana will all be part of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ January 26th auction.   The 373-lot Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction will be held online and in the Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers gallery, at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, starting at 12 noon Eastern time. A 200-lot pre-sale, beginning...


A J.H.  Belter “Fountain Elms” pattern pierced carved laminated rosewood Rococo sofa ($20/30,000) has elaborate carved crests with flowers, fruit, filigree and cornucopias over the serpentine S-scroll framework, 49½ by 88½ by 32 inches.

Striking Statement Pieces Abound At Fontaine Auction Gallery Jan. 19

Released: January 08, 2019

     Traditional and sumptuous antiques will be at the forefront at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery on Saturday, January 19, at 11 am. Auction previews the week of the sale are Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 8 am to 11 am.      From highly carved furniture to elaborately worked gilt bronze pieces, this auction will feature 450 lots of antiques and fine art, including American Victorian, Gothic, figural carved and Arts and Crafts furniture, 19th and 20th Century lighting by Tiffany Studios, Duffner and Kimberly, Handel and John Morgan; fine clocks and music boxes, paintings, Royal Vienna a...


888 Auctions’ First Auction of the Year Set to Feature Fine Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques January 17

Released: January 06, 2019

Richmond Hill, ON – January 17, 2019 marks the first auction of 2019 where 888 Auctions will be ushering in the new year with 418 fresh-to-market items showcasing Fine Art, Paintings and Asian Antiques. After a successful year in 2018, collectors of fine art and antiques should expect even more quality pieces coming to auction as the auction house features items from an increasing number of clients and collections. The auction begins in the afternoon at 2 PM (EST) where bidders will be able to bid on items live and in real-time.   Lot 28, a French Oil on Canvas Signed Jacques Bouyssou,...


Oil on canvas painting after Margaretha Haverman (Danish, c.  1693-1739), titled Still Life with Flowers, unsigned, after the original in the Museum of Modern Art in New York (est.  $5,000-$7,000).

Paintings by female artists who didn't get their just due while alive will headline Gray's Jan. 16 auction

Released: January 07, 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Gray’s Auctioneers will kick off the New Year with another extensive sale of fine art, decorative arts and furniture on Wednesday, January 16th, online and in the firm’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, beginning at 11 am Eastern time. “We’ll be highlighting some terrific female artists who never received their just due while alive,” said Serena Harragin of Gray’s. The full catalog is up now, at GraysAuctioneers.com. Bidding is also available on Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. In-person previews will be...


Hermaphroditus.  Last quarter 1st century B.C.  (cameo).  Late 16th - early 17th centuries (mount).  Sardonyx, gold, enamel, garnets, emeralds.  Inv.  n.  14464.  From the collection of Leonardo Agostini, Rome; then collection of Cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici.

Historic Medici and Lorraine Gem Collection on view for the first time thanks to Friends of Florence

Released: December 28, 2018

Historic Medici and Lorraine Gem Collection on view for the first time in new section of National Archeological Museum of Florence thanks to the Friends of Florence Florence, Italy…The newly refurbished section displaying the extraordinary collection of antique gems collected by the Medici and Lorraine families opened at the National Archeological Museum in Florence this month, enabling the display of a selection of objects for the first time. The last ruling dynasties of the Duchy of Florence, the Medici and Lorraine families collected the diminutive masterpieces—Babylonian, Greek, Etru...


The top lot of the sale was Cesare Lapini’s marble sculpture, “Odalisca,” that attained $62,500.

Prices Go Through the Roof At Clarke Auction Gallery

Released: December 28, 2018

A trend in auctions these days is that the best is the best and the rest is the rest but for Clarke Auction Gallery’s December 2 sale, strong performers going well above estimate was the norm, especially for fine art and followed closely by robust results in jewelry and decorative arts. “Prices on most of our top lots were through the roof with paintings and sculpture doing very well,” said owner and auctioneer Ronan Clarke. “We were thrilled that this was a very strong sale that performed well above expectation.” Among the lots surpassing their estimates was the auction’s top lot — a ...


A snakeskin luxury handbag, marked for Florence Manelli, handmade in Italy, with detachable shoulder strap, will cross the block.

Benefit Shop Foundation Banking On Brooklyn Brownstone At Jan. 9 Auction

Released: December 28, 2018

Pam Stone and her crew at The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc., have been logging a lot of miles on the road lately. From last month’s auction featuring a Westport, Conn., estate to this month’s sale, they have made multiple treks back and forth to New York City to scout out and then pick up the contents of a Brooklyn brownstone, which makes its auction debut here Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 10 am. From its lively stoop culture to hip shops and restaurants, Brooklyn is an eclectic borough and this estate is equally eclectic. It comes from longtime Brooklyn residents who are now downsizing in thei...


One of three known acrylic on canvas paintings of the letter ‘B’ by Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018), signed and inscribed to the consignor, a personal friend (est.  $60,000-$90,000).

Robert Indiana acrylic on canvas of the letter 'B' -- one of three known -- will be in Weiss Auctions' Jan. 23-24 sale

Released: December 27, 2018

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – One of just three acrylic on canvas paintings of the letter ‘B’ by renowned Pop Artist Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018), plus several lithographs signed by the artist, and a group of Philip and Kelvin Laverne pieces, to include a rare, unusually shaped coffee table, will be part of Weiss Auctions’ sale planned for Wednesday and Thursday, January 23rd and 24th.   The auction will be held in Weiss Auctions’ gallery located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook, at 10 am both days, as well as online, via Proxibid.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be a...


La Réception au Château by Adrien Moreau

Important Adrien Moreau Surfaces After 130 Years

Released: December 18, 2018

Rehs Galleries Inc., New York - specializing in 19th and 20th-century works of art, sells La Réception au Château, an important painting by the 19th-century French artist Adrien Moreau (1843-1906).   Moreau, born into a family of artists, began his artistic career as an apprentice glassmaker and went on to study at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris – training with Léon Cogniet and Isidore Pils. He made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1868 with Then Shall This Prophet Go and Encounter a Lion which will Kill Him, a religious subject which art critic Joseph Uzanne noted placed him among the...


William Samuel Horton (1865–1936), Nighttime Festivities Held by President Loubet at the Elysée Palace in Honor of Alfonso XIII, 1905, oil on cardboard, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, © Musée Carnavalet/Roger-Viollet

Celebrate "Paris 1900: City of Entertainment" at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting March 1

Released: December 14, 2018

CINCINNATI — Experience the splendor of the French capital at turn of the twentieth century in Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum from March 1–May 12, 2019. Organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts with additional loans from other institutions in the City of Paris Museums, this exhibition presents more than 200 works of art made at the turn of the century in the vibrant and rapidly changing city. In the spirit of the landmark International Exposition of 1900 that transformed the city and drew 51 million visitors, the exhibition is intended ...


Feliz Ziem "Embarquement sur le quai des Esclavons, Venise"

After 100 Years A Major Felix Ziem Emerges

Released: December 10, 2018

Rehs Galleries Inc., a New York gallery specializing in 19th and 20th-century works of art, sells Embarquement sur le quai des Esclavons, Venise, a major painting by the French artist Felix Ziem (1821-1911).   Ziem, who was on an early path to become an architect, took a slight detour and developed into one of the most financially successful French artists during the 19th century. This success afforded him the opportunity to travel and travel he did; visiting numerous cities in Italy, Germany, Turkey, Russia and other countries throughout the European Continent.  It was the time spent ...


Loet Vanderveen, Antelope, 1988.  Bronze with patina, 24 1/2 x 18 1/4 in.  Crocker Art Museum, Loet Vanderveen Collection, 2016.60.16.

Sculptor's Awe of the Animal Kingdom Highlighted in 'Modern Menagerie' Exhibition

Released: December 10, 2018

The Crocker Art Museum, in Sacramento, Calif., has opened "Modern Menagerie", an exhibition of sculptures by Loet Vanderveen, a California artist originally from the Netherlands. Vanderveen (1921–2015) became internationally recognized for his remarkable ability to capture animals' subtle expressions and gestures with minimal detail. The exhibition, through March 31, 2019, primarily features works from the Crocker's permanent collection. "Loet Vanderveen was a great friend to the Crocker. He gifted the Museum with his personal art collection as well as many of his own sculptures," says...


The top lot of the auction was this Diego Giacometti cast bronze,“Chat maitre-d’hotel,” circa 1967, in a pleasing reddish-brown patina, that earned $81,250.  It and many of the sale’s other top lots came from the collection of Eugene V.  and Clare E.  Thaw.

Storied Provenance Drives Millea Bros. Select Auction

Released: December 05, 2018

Realtors like to say it’s all about location, location and location. For Millea Bros., their November 15-17 Select auction was all about provenance, provenance and provenance. Renowned art dealer, collector and philanthropist Eugene Thaw died at age 90 in January, leaving behind a large estate that was auctioned at Christie’s and Millea Bros. His wife, Clare, had died in 2017. The treasure trove on offer here evinces Thaw’s keen eye and includes fine antiques, American folk art, European art spanning antiquities to Impressionism, Victorian era architectural models, and post-Impressionist...


Coastal Maine atmospheric seascape watercolor by the avant-garde artist of the Boston School, George Hawley Hallowell (Mass., 1871-1926) ($3,125).

Coastal Maine atmospheric seascape watercolor by George Hallowell brings $3,125 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Released: December 03, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – An adorable circa 1920 Tiffany & Co. platinum repeater pocket watch sold for $12,500 and a 2003 U.S. $25 Liberty Eagle gold coin climbed to a record $4,688 at an Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction held Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston.   Offered were about 500 lots of fine jewelry, sterling silver, original artworks, furniture, art glass, sculpture, folk art, Asian objects and more. Online bidding was via bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, LiveAuctio...


Daniel Ridway Knight - In Winter

Long Lost Painting by Daniel Ridgway Knight Surfaces

Released: November 20, 2018

New York, NY – November 20, 2018 - Rehs Galleries Inc., a New York gallery specializing in 19th and 20th-century works of art, sells In Winter, a long-lost painting by the American artist Daniel Ridgway Knight (1939-1924). Born in 1839, Ridgway Knight received his formal training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he was a classmate of Mary Cassatt and Thomas Eakins. In 1861 he continued his studies in Paris under Alexandre Cabanel and Charles Gabriel Gleyre. Knight returned to the United States in 1863 to serve in the Civil War and then traveled back to France in 1872, where...


Hilda May Gordon's Cremation of King Rama IV of Siam (1924), from the exhibition "Hilda May Gordon: Artist, Adventurer" at Martyn Gregory.

From Minnekästchen to Mary Shelley Memorabilia, A Checklist of Must-See Works During London Art Week 2018

Released: November 27, 2018

From Thursday 29 November to Friday 7 December, London Art Week includes events at 32 galleries and auction houses in St. James’s and Mayfair. Portrait Stars  There is a flowering of interest in Old Master portraiture, and LAW Winter 2018 provides plenty of inspiration.  As Cesare Lampronti of Lampronti Gallery, says: “Man’s desire to celebrate his appearance through portraiture in order to present individuality and uniqueness remains a relevant theme that continues to define our time.” Works by Annibale Carracci, a youthful Anthony Van Dyck, and Giovanni Battista Moroni, are stars...


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Napolean Bonaparte, 1999.

Hiroshi Sugimoto Is First Contemporary Artist to Exhibit in the Trianon Estate at Versailles

Released: November 27, 2018

For its eleventh edition of contemporary art, the Palace of Versailles invited the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto to exhibit this autumn in a new emblematic place. In displays on view now through Feburary 17, 2019, the Japanese artist has invested the gardens of the estate of Trianon with inviting art, architecture and performance. Since 2008 the Palace of Versailles has put on a number of exhibitions dedicated to French or foreign artists, each one lasting a few months. Jeff Koons in 2008, Xavier Veilhan in 2009, Takashi Murakami in 2010, Bernar Venet in 2011, Joana Vasconcelos in 201...


One of two works in the sale by Dorothy (Mann) Dehner is this steel abstract sculpture, signed and dated 1987, 34 ¼ by 28 ½ by 75 inches ($10/15,000).

From Dehner to Daum, Clarke Auction Is Place To Be Dec. 2

Released: November 14, 2018

Clarke Auction Gallery will offer a wide-ranging auction on Sunday, December 2, at 10 am, running the gamut from Chinese carved furniture to Daum Nancy and Galle vases but fine art will definitely take center stage. Crossing the block early in the sale is an important oil on canvas painting by Gustave Jean Jacquet (French, 1846-1909), circa 1869-70, “Normande Young Girl Holding Chalice,” 39½ by 28 inches, ($8/12,000) from a Connecticut estate. Other fine paintings on offer include a playful David Burliuk (Russian, 1882-1967) oil on board painting, “The Man With 13 Pipes,” 12 by 9 inches ...


This elegant home was filled with high end furnishings and striking antiques.  The room size rug and the chandelier here are among the items on offer.

Waterfront Westport Estate To Lead Benefit Shop Foundation Auction Dec. 5

Released: November 14, 2018

When John Edelman bought his Westport, Conn., home that sits on the water, it came with a collection of high-end design furniture and European antiques. John, who is CEO of Design Within Reach in Stamford, and his wife, Bonnie, favor the Midcentury Modern aesthetic however so they are donating the entire collection to The Benefit Shop Foundation, which will showcase it in its monthly Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, December 5, at 10 am. The auction will include important European furniture, period Regency pieces, George III antiques, finely tailored English antiques, French Country, Asi...


888 Auctions’ November 22 Auction Featuring Fine Art, Jewelry & Chinese Paintings

Released: November 13, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 456 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder in 888 Auctions’ winter auction featuring the finest in Fine Art, Jewelry & Chinese Paintings. Taking place in the afternoon, discerning collectors and buyers will participate in what will likely be one of the busiest sale of the season. Competing against one another over an eclectic group of items on display at 888 Auctions, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.   Lot 212, a silkscreen lithograph framed and signed Banksy is the star lot of the auc...


‘Les coteaux de Sèvres’.  Oil on canvas.  Albert-Charles LeBourg (1849-1928).  40 x 71 cm.  Courtesy of Walker Galleries © Walker Galleries

BADA 2019 Adds Exhibitors for 27th Edition in London Next Spring

Released: November 13, 2018

BADA, the British Antique Dealers’ Association, has announced that it will be returning to Duke of York Square in March for the 27th edition of its annual celebration of fine art, design and antiques, BADA 2019. Showcasing more than 5,000 objects, spanning ancient antiquity to modern and contemporary, BADA 2019 will offer collectors, curators and art lovers the opportunity to browse and buy exceptional items of incomparable craftsmanship and provenance from 100 of the UK’s finest dealers. Among the leading galleries exhibiting at BADA 2019 will be Godson & Coles, specialists in Engli...


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42nd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, November 16-18

Released: November 13, 2018

The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for its 42nd year, November 16-18, 2018. Featuring the collections and rare treasures of 132 booksellers from the U.S., England, Canada, Netherlands, France, Germany, Russia, Denmark, and Argentina, the Boston Book Fair gives visitors the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, graphics, maps, atlases, photographs, fine and decorative prints, and much m...


7 Centuries and 36 City Blocks from Van Gogh To Van Dongen

Released: November 08, 2018

Master Drawings New York returns to the Upper East Side Saturday, January 26 through Saturday, February 2, 2019 Preview: Friday, January 25, 4-8 PM Highlights of the Week include Metropolitan Museum of Art Lecture, Special Loan Exhibition from Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and Master Drawings Journal Symposium Thirty of the world’s leading international art dealers will exhibit an outstanding array of drawings, paintings, watercolors, sculpture and oil sketches from the 14th to the 21st centuries during the 2019 edition of Master Drawings New York (MDNY) from Saturda...


Exceptional illustrated journal covering a whaling voyage from Nantucket to the Pacific

Exceptional Whaling Journal Headlines Eldred's Fall Sales

Released: November 08, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. – An exceptional illustrated whaling journal, a complete set of Elmer Crowell miniature songbird carvings, a Tiffany Studios tea screen, a rare Simon Willard & Sons lighthouse clock and paintings by Robert Salmon and Ralph Cahoon are just a few of the highlights in Eldred’s eclectic series of auctions taking place November 15, 16 and 17 at the firm’s headquarters in East Dennis, Mass., on Cape Cod. Thursday, November 15 will be a dedicated Marine Art Auction with just over 500 lots of scrimshaw, paintings, models, woolworks and other artifacts. Eldred’s, building o...


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