Press Releases tagged with general antiques & arts

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Karl Gasslander, Provincetown Road, c.1935, Oil on canvas, 18-1/4 x 22-1/8 inches

New Show: AD20/21 HOME April 12-15 Features 40 Exhibitors plus Special Guests as Culmination of 5th Annual Boston Design Week

Released: March 21, 2018

Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the new AD20/20 HOME takes place April 12 – 15, 2018 as the culminating event of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week. The show will open with a Gala Preview on Thursday, April 12 to celebrate Boston Design Week and benefit the American Society of Interior Designers (ASIDNE) Scholarship Fund. Celebrated Boston architect Maurice N. Finegold, FAIA will receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gala. Weekend hours are Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Tickets are $15, under 12 free, and include admi...

New Antiques Show to Pop Up in The Berkshires

Released: March 20, 2018

Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio have announced a new one-day show, The Berkshire Antiques, Vintage and Art Fair, which will take place on Saturday, June 16, from 10AM to 4PM at the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, in Canaan, New York. Comments fair manager Gaglio, “The popularity, fast pace and fresh merchandise at many one-day shows has prompted us to fulfill the request of dozens of dealers to create a one-day, low cost, highly advertised event in a location that is convenient, accessible and collector rich. The Berkshire Farm Center facility fills all those require...

Dr.  Clare McAndrew

The Art Market 2018: Global Art Market Up 12% to $63.7 billion

Released: March 19, 2018

Art Basel and UBS last week published the second edition of the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. Written by renowned cultural economist Dr Clare McAndrew, Founder of Arts Economics, The Art Market 2018 presents the results of a comprehensive and macro-level analysis of the global art market in 2017. Last year, the global art market grew by 12%, reaching an estimated $63.7 billion, with the United States retaining its position as the largest market and China narrowly overtaking the United Kingdom in second place. In 2017, dealer sales increased 4% year-on-year to an estimated $...

Oil on canvas floral painting from 1915 by Mary B.  Leisz (Am., b.  1876, death year unknown), important because Leisz only painted still lifes very early in her career.

Floral still life painting from 1915 by Mary B.Leisz will be part of a live TV auction on March 29th

Released: March 20, 2018

READING, Pa. – Berks Community Television has announced the next airing of its hit program Auction Action on BCTV – a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers. It’s Thursday, March 29th, at 6 pm Eastern time. As before, the show will be hosted by Bill Howze, owner of The Renaissance Auction Group and host of BCTV’s All That Stuff show.   Items expected to get bidders excited will include baseballs signed by Ted Williams and Roberto Clemente, rare and valuable coins (to include a 1783 Nova Constelatio coin, produced in the US pre-Mint, plus a 1980 hal...

Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962) 'Ralla'

Brunk Auctions Announces The Estate of Elizabeth Dunn Clark

Released: March 19, 2018

On the weekend of May 12, 2018, Brunk Auctions will offer at auction The Estate of Elizabeth Dunn Clark, Springfield Farm, Middleburg, Virginia. Over 300 lots from the Estate will be sold, including fine selections of Sporting Art, Jewelry, Automobiles, and Furniture.   A consummate sportsman, Elizabeth Dunn Clark was an achieved and renowned breeder, and passionate supporter of animal hospitals and programs. Her famous Springfield Farm Labrador Retriever kennels produced over 125 homebred champions and won five national specialty shows. Clark supported and sat on the boards of many or...

The top lot of the auction was this massive 19th century Chinese archaic poem scroll painting, 24 feet wide by 29 inches tall ($72,500).

Massive 24-foot-wide Chinese poem scroll painting soars to $72,500 at Bruneau & Co.'s March 3rd auction

Released: March 16, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A gigantic 19th century Chinese archaic poem scroll painting – 24 feet wide by 29 inches tall – sailed past its estimate of $800-$1,200 to command $72,500 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ March 3rd Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction, held online and at the firm’s Cranston gallery. The buyer was an in-house Asian bidder acting as a broker for overseas buyers.   About 18 feet of the scroll’s 24-foot image area comprised the painted landscape. Other features included several chops and collection seals along the borders of bold calligraphy. Some creasing and foxi...

Lot 1- Clyde J.  Singer (1908-1999) Art Exhibit, January 1963, Casein on board

Picasso, Miro & Jewels dazzle at Gray’s March 28

Released: March 15, 2018

Some of Picasso’s most endearing and sought after works are his playful ceramics. Lot 22 at Gray’s on March 28 is a pichet tête – a small pitcher embellished with contrasting black and white heads, from an edition of 500 dated 1956. This piece has been in the same family since it was purchased circa 1960. Miro’s black and white lithograph Maravillas Acrosticas is lot 15 in the auction. This lithograph is signed in pencil and numbered 14 from an edition of 15. The Spanish artist’s innovative use of line, organic shapes, and color represents a major contribution to Surrealism.    A str...

Landscape by Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (Dutch/German, 1803-1862), the "Prince of Landscape Painting", estimated at $30,000/50,000.

Eldred's Americana + Paintings Auction Features Collection of Art Dealer Julian Kotekas

Released: March 10, 2018

Eighty-five paintings from the estate of from the estate of Lewis “Julian” Kotekas, an art dealer and collector from Manchester, New Hampshire, highlight Eldred’s Americana + Paintings auction, scheduled for April 6-7 at the firm’s headquarters in East Dennis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. The 800-lot sale, which also features items from the Claflin estate of Marion, Massachusetts, and items from the estate of Ambassador Charles Richard Crane, will include antique furniture, Oriental rugs, silver and decorative arts. “We’re honored to bring items from Julian’s vast personal collection to m...

Oil on canvas portrait painting of George Washington, done in the manner of Edward Savage (Am., 1761-1817), 25 inches by 20 inches (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Portrait painting of George Washington done in the manner of Edward Savage (Am., 1761-1817) will be in Crescent City's March 24-25 estates auction

Released: March 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A portrait painting of George Washington done in the manner of Edward Savage (Am., 1761-1817), an oil painting titled Native American Bow Hunting by H. Irving Marlatt (Am., 1860-1925), and an American rococo carved mahogany half tester bed, circa 1850-1860, stamped “C. Lee” are star lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s March 24th and 25th sale.   The important two-day estates auction will be held in Crescent City’s showroom, located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Offered will be more than 1,000 quality lots, headlined by the estate of John “Peter” Eave...

Lot 190: Frederick Douglass, signed albumen cabinet card, by George Kendall Warren, circa 1879.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Poignant Letters in Swann Galleries' Printed & Manuscript African-Americana Auction

Released: March 12, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana on Thursday, March 29 sheds light on some of the darker moments in American history and provides crucial context for cultural sea changes, from abolition to the Civil Rights Movement. Setting the auction apart is a selection of documents concerning named individuals who are too often lost to history. First-person accounts of enslaved people rarely appear on the market because literacy was uncommon in the community. An archive of 1842-45 letters revealing multiple perspectives regarding a single incident includes a let...

Loan Exhibition from Amsterdam Museum

Collectors Descend on TEFAF Maastricht for Rare and Wonderful Works of Art

Released: March 11, 2018

Rarity and quality are the distinguishing features of TEFAF Maastricht that put the Fair and its 275 exhibiting dealers in an inimitable position within the international art market. The variety of objects for sale within the Fair, particularly those from very niche collecting areas will once again provide private and institutional collectors with an unrivalled opportunity to view and buy some of the finest objects available on the market. The 31st edition of the Fair opened on Saturday to the public, following two preview days for collectors, and continues to March 18. TEFAF Maastricht, w...

Leigh Keno

Leigh Keno Makes Guest Appearance at Antiques on the Hudson at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY in April

Released: March 11, 2018

The inaugural Antiques on the Hudson at Lyndhurst is proud to announce a guest appearance and walking tour presented by highly accomplished appraiser and auctioneer of decorative and fine arts, Leigh Keno. Growing up in a family passionate about antiques, Leigh’s intuition, knowledge and love of history will bring insightful commentary to his complimentary walking tour of the show entitled “The Hudson River Valley and New York” on Saturday. April 7 th  at 12 noon.  Join Leigh as he shares highlights and key points of select treasures found throughout the show, while inviting exhibitors t...

Oil on canvas painting by Theodore Robinson (Am., 1852-1896), titled On the Seine, artist signed lower left, 22 inches by 15 inches ($7,250).

Oil painting by Theodore Robinson (Am., 1852-1896), titled On the Seine, realizes $7,250 at Weiss Auctions

Released: March 7, 2018

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A copy of Detective Comics #29 (July 1939), bought by the consignor at a tag sale for $20, gaveled for $53,675 at a two-day auction held February 14th and 15th by Weiss Auctions, online and in the firm’s Lynbrook gallery, at 74 Merrick Road. The vintage comic book, graded VG/VG-, was an early Batman cover that had the first appearance of Doctor Death.   “It’s a great comic book and scarce at any grade,” said Philip Weiss of the auction’s top lot. “It wasn’t in perfect condition by any means but is still an important addition to any collection. The fact that it was pick...

Lot 5: George Washington, Letter Signed, as Commander in Chief, planning the Sullivan Expedition, "Head Quarters," Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1778.  Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.

Wartime Washington Letter Leads Swann Autographs Auction

Released: March 1, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Autographs on Thursday, March 22, featuring vestiges of history spanning the thirteenth to twentieth centuries. Revolutionary Americana makes up a significant portion of the auction’s pre-sale estimate, as do letters by scientists and some of humanity’s greatest luminaries. Leading the sale is a 1778 letter signed by George Washington, as Commander-in-Chief, to General James Clinton. From his headquarters in Fredericksburg, Virginia, he discusses preparations for the Sullivan Expedition against Loyalists and enemy Iroquois in western New York and ...

Lot 145: Edward Hopper, House by a River, etching, 1919.  Estimate $100,000 to $150,000.

Hopper's House by a River Comes to Swann Galleries

Released: February 23, 2018

On Tuesday, March 13, Swann Galleries will offer a superlative auction of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings, featuring original artworks and scarce multiples by some of the most influential artists of the last 200 years. Following the house’s record-breaking autumn sale of Edward Hopper’s 1923 print The Lonely House for $317,000, Swann will offer an even more scarce etching by the master: House by a River, 1919, an early example of his theme of isolation. Only one other copy of this print, which depicts a still-extant house in Nyack, NY, has appeared at auction in the last 30...

Lot 113: Luis de Lucena, Arte de Ajedres, first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Early Printed Books on Cats, Chess & Erotica Stand Out at Swann Galleries

Released: February 15, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on Thursday, March 8, featuring an extensive selection of early Spanish books on a variety of subjects, as well as important Medieval astronomical treatises dating to a period when studying the stars was as mythical as it was scientific. One of the many “stellar” highlights is the first illustrated edition of Poeticon Astronomicon, 1482, by Caius Julius Hyginus, containing the earliest printed depictions of the constellations. The work boasts 47 woodcuts of zodiac figures and allegorical depict...

DALE NICHOLS American (1904-1995) oil on canvas, signed "Dale Nichols" and dated "1969" lower left.

Consignment period extended for Shannon's April 26, 2018 Auction, read on for more information about this sale.

Released: March 2, 2018

Shannon’s to host bi-annual live Fine Art auction at their Milford, Connecticut gallery on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6PM EDT. MILFORD, CT. – Important American paintings from the 19th century through contemporary will be available during Shannon’s bi-annual American and European Fine Art Auction to be held at 6PM on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Milford, Connecticut. Featuring 250 lots, the auction will include quality examples from the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Regionalism, Modernism, and European art. A painting by Dale Nichols is a standout lot in the auction (est...

Anne Bridge "Buckets of Fun" (oil, 16" x 12")

‘New Beginnings for Spring’ Opens March 17th at Solvang Antiques

Released: March 5, 2018

Solvang Antiques and Judith Hale Gallery invite you to join them for the opening of their annual Spring Art Show ‘New Beginnings for Spring.’ A champagne reception will be held on Saturday, March 17th from noon to 4:00 pm. Mingle with the artists and enjoy painting demonstrations. The freshness of Spring and sweet fragrant air create an atmosphere of expectation and new beginnings. The artists in the show capture these elements in their unique artworks presenting a collection of new creations in oil, pastel and sculpture. Dirk Foslien will be enchanting attendees with a painting demons...

Roger Muhl (French, 1929-2008), Bretagne - Le Finistere, 1988.  Est.  $7,000-10,000

Fine Paintings Auction at Doyle on March 13

Released: March 2, 2018

Doyle's auction of Fine Paintings on Tuesday, March 13 at 11am offers over 150 works by a wide range of by American, European, Latin American and Asian artists with moderate pre-sale estimates. The sale features a selection of works by Russian and Ukrainian artists encompassing Post-Impressionism, including examples by Elie Anatole Pavil, Jean Miscelslas Peské and Jean Pougny. Theatrical and costume design offers works by Pavel Tchelitchew, Alexandra Exter, Alexandre Nikolaewich Benois, Sergei Yurievich Soudeikine, Eugene Berman and Mihail Chemiakin. French Impressionism, Post-Impression...

Watercolor, India ink and pastel on paper by Joan Miro (Sp., 1893-1983), signed lower right, dated and inscribed on the back with a label from Galerie Maeght, Paris (est.  $30,000-$50,000).

Paintings by Miro, Seago, William Aiken Walker will be in Cottone Auctions' March 23-24 sale

Released: March 2, 2018

GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions will hold a two-day Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Friday and Saturday, March 23rd and 24th, starting both days at 12 o’clock noon. Friday’s auction will include Asian items, 20th century design, sterling silver and two superb Steuben art glass collections. Saturday will feature jewelry, Tiffany, Americana, decorative items, Oriental rugs and clocks from the collections of Dr. John Davis of Florida and George Goolsby of Texas.   The Cottone Auctions gallery is located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, southwest of Rochester. For those unable ...

The top lot of the action was a bronze Art Deco statuette of a nude woman reclining inside a crescent moon, 23 by 20 by 9 inches, that went to a phone bidder for $1,905.

Auction Adventures Across The Board

Released: February 28, 2018

Each auction brings something new and unexpected. The Benefit Shop Foundation’s Red Carpet sale Feb. 21 was no exception. “Every auction is a surprise. Just when we think we have our fingers on the pulse of what Internet buyers want, there are always surprises. That’s one of the things I love about this business — every auction is a new adventure,” said founder/president Pam Stone. “There was a great mix of nice items that did better than expected.” Items sold well across the board from Asian arts and Midcentury Modern to fine art and Continental. While the occasional item is consigned...

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Autograph Manuscript, sketch-leaf part of the score of his Scottish Song, "Sunset" Op.  108 no 2.  Estimate: US$80,000-120,000

Rare Beethoven Leaf and Newton's Instructions on Creating the Philosopher's Stone Lead Bonhams New York Books and Manuscripts Auction

Released: February 27, 2018

On March 9, the Books and Manuscripts auction at Bonhams New York will offer a rare autograph manuscript by Ludwig Van Beethoven, along with a number of historically significant lots including a prism belonging to Benjamin Franklin, the Bible used at the first swearing-in of President Ulysses S. Grant, an atlas by famed cartographer Ptolemy, and an Isaac Newton manuscript on the creation of the fabled philosopher’s stone.   “This is a sale packed with incredibly significant works by some of the most important figures in music, science, and history. From Newton’s experiments in alchemy to...

The auction will feature over 125 firearm and gunpowder poster signs and signs, like this one shown for Colt.

Rare, visually arresting old firearm and gunpowder posters will be in Showtime's April 20-22 auction

Released: February 27, 2018

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – Showtime Auction Services will hold its first big auction event of 2018 at a new venue and with new show dates. The auction will be held the weekend of April 20th, 21st and 22nd, about three weeks later than usual, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, located at 10871 Quirk Road in Belleville, Mich.   Belleville is located east of Ann Arbor (the site of Showtime Auction Services’ previous auctions), right off Interstate 94 only about 5 minutes from the airport (DTW). The auction will be headlined by the lifetime collections of Thomas and Gloria Terry, who amassed a dive...

Oil on canvas of a seated female nude in contemplation by the social realist Moses Soyer (Russ./Am., 1899-1974), expected to realize $2,000-$3,000.

Oil painting by the Russian-American artist Moses Soyer (1899-1974) will be in Bruneau & Co.'s March 3rd auction

Released: February 23, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – Gorgeous Asian antiques, led by Part 2 of the George Dagher collection of Chinese Export and the Ruth Latta collection of Japanese scrolls, will be just part of an eclectic Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. The sale will start promptly at 11 am Eastern time. “Part 1 of the George Dagher collection was great. We can’t wait to see how Part 2 performs,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and auctioneer of Bruneau &am...

Vagabond Antiques A Parliament of Owls


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 ...

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