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Vagabond Antiques A Parliament of Owls

BATH DECORATIVE ANTIQUES FAIR 9-11 MARCH 2018 TRADE PREVIEW 8 MARCH

Released: February 14, 2018

After 29 years, the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair 9-11 March 2018, trade preview 8 March, is still the leading regional event to beat, where rustic to refined ultra-relevant stylish English Country House style,  Mid Century design, industrial chic, Swedish period painted furniture, period portraits and perennially fashionable crusty iron garden furniture will rub shoulders with decorative staples of the 80s and 90s now back in demand by a new and younger audience – French marble top chocolatiers’ tables, elaborate brass and steel bakers’ racks, buffets and armoires in fruitwood, huge pine ...


Francis J.  Purcell Antiques, Philadelphia, PA

PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES AND ART SHOW PRESENTS ART AND DESIGN THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Released: February 7, 2018

For three days this spring, Philadelphians and visitors can explore exceptional works of art and design spanning four centuries at the 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show.  Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will be held from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, at The Navy Yard, with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 19.  Sixty of the nation’s most distinguished dealers will showcase some of the finest examples of 17th century through 20th century furniture, paintings, jewelry, crafts, silver, textiles, porcelain, and other works.  The dealers, as well as guides and lo...


Lyndhurst Mansion

Barn Star Launches New Antiques Show at Hudson Valley's Lyndhurst Mansion in April

Released: January 30, 2018

Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio, Inc. announce a new and exciting event, Antiques on the Hudson, At Lyndhurst, Saturday and Sunday, April 7 & 8, 2018. The antiques, vintage, and fine art show and sale will take place as part of Lyndhurst Mansion’s Spring Blossoms Flower Show, the 2018 season opening at the historic site. The Spring Blossoms flower show is a once-a- year event for visitors to experience the Gothic Revival style mansion filled with luxurious flower arrangements, shop fine garden antiques and rarities, and participate in horticultural workshops and lectures. As p...


Pair Georgian Rococo Sterling Candlesticks

Early English Decorative Arts From The Estate of Mrs. George S. Franklin, Jr. Featured in Schwenke Auctioneers January 31st Auction

Released: January 25, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31st  Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its January Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 500 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The auction features property from the estate of Mrs. George S. Franklin, Jr. (New York City and Oyster Bay, NY).  Many lots of early English silver are being offered, and the sale includes Chinese export porcelain, English porcelain, early English Queen Anne and Georgian furniture, and many accessory lots, all from the Franklin estate. Of special interest to...


Fabergé Silver Samovar, Moscow, 1908-1917, Coat of arms of the Berdyaev family.  Est.  $35,000-55,000

Russian Works of Art, Old Master Paintings, and English and Continental Furnture at Doyle

Released: January 23, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of Russian Works of Art in New York. The sale will be presented as a special section of a larger auction comprising English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts and Old Master Paintings. Highlighting the sale is Property from the Descendants of Russian Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919), grandson of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855), and his wife Princess Marie Georgievna (1876-1940), née Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King George I (1845-1913). Having remained in the family over the course ...


China poblana blouse, c.  1935 Puebla city and state, México Cotton, glass beads, 24 ½ x 21 1/16 in.  (62.25 x 53.5 cm.) Gift of Florence Dibell Bartlett, Museum of International Folk Art, A.1955.1.135 Photograph by Addison Doty

'Beadwork Adorns the World' Opening in April at Museum of International Folk Art

Released: January 18, 2018

The ultimate migrants, small glass beads travel the world and end up entering the cultural lives of people far away to be worked into a garment or an object of art.  This spring, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe presents the exhibition, Beadwork Adorns the World, opening April 22, 2018 and running through February 3, 2019. Whether these extraordinary glass beads come from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic), where they start out is seldom where they end up.  No matter where they originate, the locale that uses them makes them ...


Rushnyky cloth.

Museum of Russian Icons presents Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles

Released: January 18, 2018

CLINTON, MA – The Museum of Russian Icons presents Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles, an exhibition celebrating and exploring Ukrainian culture through one of its most ancient and valued traditions.  Rushnyky are ornately embroidered woven textiles that function at the core of many life-cycle ceremonies and rituals of the Ukrainian people. On view February 15-June 10, 2018, the exhibition will feature more than 80 rushnyky, Ukrainian icons, and related artifacts.  A rushnyk is a long rectangular cloth, typically handwoven in one solid piece from white linen or hemp, measuring 6-8 feet...


Antiques for Everyone at UK's National Exhibition Centre

Released: January 18, 2018

Featuring the widest range of Decorative Arts, 20th Century collectors’ pieces, traditional antiques, vintage accessories, sculpture and custom made works of art, Antiques for Everyone takes place at the National Exhibition Centre from 5 – 8 April 2018. Known across the world for its variety of exhibits, Antiques for Everyone is an essential buying source for collectors, interior designers, decorators and anyone with an interest in fine art and period design.    Around 200 specialist dealers take part in a fair that is divided into two distinct areas, one providing an elegant showcase fo...


Housetop Quilt- Fractured-Medallion Variation, c.  1955.  Delia Bennett, American, 1892 – 1976.  Cotton, 79 inches × 79 inches.  © Estate of Delia Bennett/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  Philadelphia Museum of Art, museum purchase, and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S.  Arnett Collection, 2017.  Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio/Art Resource (AR), New York.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Receives 24 Works of Art from Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Released: January 14, 2018

Gift/Purchase Comprised of Works by Well-known African American Artists of the Southeast, Including Thornton Dial, Ronald Lockett, and Lonnie Holley, and the Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced that it has acquired 24 works of art from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. Consisting of important examples by African American artists from the southeastern United States, the acquisition contains three major works by Thornton Dial, two assemblages each by Lonnie Holley and Ronald Lockett, a piece by Hawkins Bolden, and one by root sculpt...


19th century oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), titled Cabin Scene, signed lower left (est.  $12,000-$15,000).

Artworks by William Aiken Walker, Clementine Hunter, Bill Hemmerling will lead Crescent City's Jan. 27-28 auction

Released: January 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Original paintings by renowned Southern artists William Aiken Walker and William Hemmerling, a mug and a vase from the studios of George Ohr (the “Mad Potter of Biloxi”), and a stunning five-piece Mexican sterling silver coffee and tea service by Maciel are just a few expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Winter Estates Auction.   The major two-day sale, slated for the weekend of January 27th and 28th, will be held online and in Crescent City’s gallery, located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. In all, 1,185 lots will cross the auctio...


REMBRANDT PEALE (1778- 1860) AFTER CHARLES WILLSON PEALE (1741-1827) Portrait of George Washington as a Colonel of the Alexandria Militia, early 19th Century.  Oil on canvas.  Estimate: $400,000-600,000

Peale's Washington, Eisenhower's Silver and a Tour-de-Force Tall Case Clock at Christie's Americana Sales

Released: January 11, 2018

Christie’s Americana Week 2018, a series of auctions, viewings and events, will be held January 12-19 with sales comprised of Chinese Export Art featuring 100 Lots from Marchant, est. 1925 on January 18, Beyond Imagination: Outsider and Vernacular Art featuring the Collection of Marjorie and Harvey Freed on January 19, and Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver on January 19. Highlights of the Chinese Export sale include 100 lots from the esteemed Chinese art dealers Marchant, est. 1925, and a very rare set of 17 blue and white dishes depicting the various stages of tea cultiv...


Tommy Hilfiger: “I was drawn to the scrimshaw pieces right away because I love Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and that part of the world.” Rare and Important Carved Cherrywood, Scrimshaw and Tortoiseshell Marriage Mantle Ornament Initialed J.C.  and A.A.H., Circa 1870.  Estimate $15,000–25,000.

Tommy Hilfiger Selects His Favorite Pieces from Sotheby's Americana Week Sales

Released: January 11, 2018

2 Auctions Offering 1,250+ Lots Spanning 4 Centuries Of Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, Ceramics, Maps and More At Sotheby’s New York, the New Year begins with Americana Week. In 2017, Americana Week achieved $19.4 million, its greatest total in a decade, and drew over 5,000 visitors to preview in the galleries. This January, Sotheby's offers Fine American furniture, decorative and folk art from notable private collections. Works from both sales in Americana Week - We the People, Important Printed and Manuscript Americana, including Cartography on January 17 and Important Americana from ...


Frank Overton Colbert, Chickasaw Indian (1895-1953) / The Trail to Happy Hunting Ground / Oil on canvas board / Circa: 1922 / Size: 16" (w) x 14" (h)

Powers Presents: Insider/Outsider at the Outsider Art Fair

Released: January 8, 2018

The definition of Outsider Art is fraught with issues—as online trolls will attest—and, Powers will not attempt to define it at the forthcoming Outsider Art Fair in New York, January 18-21. However, to further confuse the issue, Powers will bring a few of what he calls “insider/outsider” artists such as Forrest Bess, Frank Overton Colbert, Ida Jones and John Roeder. Individuals that are hard to pigeonhole and overlap with Outsider, Folk, Self-taught, and schooled artists. Powers asks, "can an artist be an “outsider” if you they had some instruction, but have a minority’s perspective?" "A...


Bernard Hoyes acrylics on Canvas 60x40"

Bernard Hoyes Pops up at the River

Released: January 8, 2018

Hoyes exhibit at The River at Rancho Mirage. Opening Reception Friday, January 12th 2018, 6-8pm December 15, 2017-March 15th 2018. Gallery hours 4-8 Daily Palm Desert, CA - Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has pardnered with The River at Rancho Mirage, . www.theriveratranchomirage.com for a showing of his works in Space A-161. The River is Rancho Mirage’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. Offering an extraordinary lineup of boutiques, award-winning restaurants and movie theatres, The River offers guests the perfect...


The top lot of the auction was this untitled Luminist landscape painting by the renowned Hudson River School painter Jasper F.  Cropsey ($38,400).

Luminist style landscape painting attributed to Jasper F. Cropsey brings $38,400 at Woodshed Art Auctions

Released: January 8, 2018

FRANKLIN, Mass. – A stunning late autumn Luminist style landscape painting attributed to the renowned Hudson River School artist Jasper F. Cropsey (Am., 1823-1900), sold for $38,400 in Woodshed Art Auctions’ internet-only Private Collection Discoveries auction held December 28th. Online bidding was provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and WoodshedArtAuctions.com.   The untitled (Autumn Sunset) oil on canvas work was presented in a later frame and was signed lower right and dated 1878. It was a large work – 45 inches by 51 inches – and a prime example of Cropsey’s mature work. Mesmerizing an...


Decorative items from a remarkable assemblage of 18th-century slipware ceramics uncovered during an archaeological excavation in Philadelphia

18th-Century Philadelphia-Made Slipware Ceramics Found During Archaeological Excavation to be on Exhibit for the First Time at The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair

Released: January 4, 2018

A remarkable assemblage of 18th-century slipware ceramics uncovered during an archaeological excavation in Philadelphia will be revealed to the public for the first time. Nearly a dozen pieces of slipware, a form of decorative lead-glazed pottery, will be on view at the 2018 New York Ceramics & Glass Fair from Thursday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan. The display is called “Buried Treasure: New Discoveries in Philadelphia Slipware from the Collection of the Museum of the American Revolution.” It is sponsored by Ceramics in America, which is pu...


Watercolor painting signed by Pakistani artist Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897-1975), titled Poetic Expressions, from the private collection of the artist's son (est.  $30,000-$50,000).

Paintings by Chughtai, Folinsbee, Whittredge will headline Ahlers & Ogletree's Jan. 6-7 auction in Atlanta

Released: January 2, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery is gearing up for its big annual Signature Estates Auction, a two-day affair planned for the weekend of January 6th and 7th, online and in the firm’s showroom at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta, beginning promptly at 10 am Eastern time both days. In all, a little more than 1,000 lots will be auctioned to the highest bidder.   Session 1, on Saturday, January 6th, will focus on American art, furniture, decorative arts, modern design and contemporary art. Session 2, the following day, will feature English and continental artwork...


EIGHT POINT STAR, detail

PIECE ON EARTH: ASTONISHING MULTI-PIECED AMERICAN QUILTS AT FISHER HERITAGE ARE TIMELESS WORKS OF ART

Released: December 5, 2017

At the end of every year, a heartfelt wish is always devoted to Peace on Earth. As this intense year -- 2017 -- draws to a shaky close, Laura Fisher's quilting pun Piece on Earth represents a selection that celebrates the many intricate and original antique American quilts that have been preserved, and the imagination and persistence of the talented quilt makers who conceived them. Consider that this complicated handwork happened prior to computers, the internet, or high level math or engineering education was permitted to women. Despite a history over centuries of enduring wars, economi...

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Large (50 inch by 80 inch, framed) oil on canvas maritime seascape painting of a brigantine ship at sea by Wesley Elbridge Webber (Am., 1841-1914) ($9,375).

Oil paintings by William Gear and Wesley Elbridge Webber combine for more than $21,000 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Released: November 30, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – An oil on canvas landscape painting by the Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (May Landscape, 1950), sold for $11,875, and a large oil on canvas maritime seascape work of a brigantine ship at sea by Wesley Elbridge Webber (Am., 1841-1914) brought $9,375 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ November 25th sale.   The 436-lot Estate, Antiques, Fine & Decorative Art Auction was held in Bruneau & Co.’s gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, plus online via Bidlive.Bruneauandco.com, Invaluable.com, LiveAuctioneer...


Oil on canvas painting of Gaspe Peninsula in southeastern Quebec, Canada, rendered around 1960 and attributed to Eugene Klimoff (1901-1990) (est.  $1,500-$3,000).

Oil painting of Gaspe Peninsula in Canada, rendered by Eugene Klimoff around 1960, will be sold Dec. 1-3

Released: November 20, 2017

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is gearing up for a huge three-day auction event December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, one that’s packed with over 2,200 lots of railroad passes, Express collectibles, Western and postal history, mining memorabilia, rare bottles, Americana and more, online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno.   Start times all three days will be 8 am Pacific time. Online bidding will be provided by the platforms iCollector.com, Invaluable.com, eBay Live and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted....


Gorgeous circa 1860s English repousse silver pitcher by R&S Garrand of London, with marks dating it to London around 1861, 8 inches tall (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture at Converse's East Meets West auction, Dec. 1st

Released: November 14, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. – An English repousse silver pitcher made by R&S Garrand of London around 1861, a seven-piece sterling silver tea service made in Germany, and a fine selection of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (religious paintings) are key lots in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, December 1st, starting at 10 am Eastern time.   Those are just a few items in a 474-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneer...


This vintage Nieman Eisman sideshow or circus banner (est $1/1,500), Twentieth Century, American, depicts a monkey driving a racecar inside a wheel, stenciled lower right "Nieman Studios," 92 by 115 inches.  Eisman was a renowned banner painter in the Chicago style of sideshow banner painting, actively painting banners from the 1920s to the mid-1950s.

Millea Bros. To Embrace 'Wow' Factor At Fringe Auction Nov. 13

Released: November 9, 2017

Halloween may have come and gone but Millea Bros. is cracking open its coffers and has scared up over 400 lots for a most unique set of offerings at its annual fall auction. Titled “Fringe,” the sale on Monday, November 13, at 10 am, brings together a collection of objects that will shock, delight or disturb. The free-ranging sale, defying easy categorization, spans multiple genres, including horror, science and medical, Victoriana, erotica, ethnographic, surrealism, psychedelia, fine and folk art, militaria and more. “Fringe” offers both seasoned and novice collectors choice items with a ...


Oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), titled Cabin Scene, 5.5 inches by 11.5 inches, signed lower left (est.  $10,000-$15,000).

Oil on board painting by William Aiken Walker (S.C., 1838-1921) will lead Crescent City's Nov. 17-19 estates auction

Released: November 2, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A 19th century oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), an oil on cardboard work by folk artist Clementine Hunter (1887-1988), and a bronze figural group from around 1900 by French sculptor Alfred Boucher (1850-1934) will all come up for bid at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Nov. 17th-19th estates auction.   The three-day event will be held in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 1 pm on Friday, November 17th (340 lots); at 9 am on Saturday, November 18th (750 lots); and at 10 am on Sunday,...


Incomparably Rare Desk and Bookcase Shatters Records Selling for an Astonishing $498,750 at Cowan's Auctions

Released: October 21, 2017

The Chippendale desk and bookcase of Captain John Cowan (1748 – 1823) sets the new standard for Kentucky furniture after an exhilarating 10-minute bidding war.  CINCINNATI – The most significant pieces of Kentucky furniture to ever come to market shattered the record for furniture made in the Bluegrass State when it sold for $498,750 at Cowan’s Auctions on Saturday, October 21. It was also the second most expensive piece of Southern furniture ever sold at auction. This was the first time the desk had been available to the public in over 220 years after remaining in the family of Kentucky...


Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum's annual Christmas tree, 2016

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum's 60th Anniversary Celebration Culminates in Annual Folk Art Christmas Tree Display and Special Carolina Room Installation

Released: October 12, 2017

A perennial favorite among guests of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, its fabled folk art Christmas tree will be on glorious view once again for the holiday season Nov. 10 through Jan. 1, 2018 as a fitting conclusion to the museum’s year-long diamond jubilee. In a year that brought highlights of the AARFAM collection to New York City as the loan exhibition to the Winter Antiques Show, the opening of two special exhibitions We the People: American Folk Portraits and America’s Folk Art, and a celebratory day of festivities that in...


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