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Oak-framed broadside poster for California Powder Works, the first American explosive powder manufacturing company west of the Rocky Mountains, circa 1885, 24 inches by 30 inches (est.  $12,000-$18,000).

Antique posters from America's Wild West and mining history will be part of Holabird's May 7-10 auction

Released: April 25, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ big four-day sale coming up May 7th thru 10th is officially billed as an Americana, Railroad, Mining & More Auction, but those three categories are just the tip of a much larger iceberg. The sale also includes Native Americana, cowboy and Western collectibles, numismatics, tokens, rare soda and medicine bottles and more.   “We also have an incredible collection of antique woodworking tools in their original wooden chests,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections, based in Reno. “This represents a great opport...


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...


Roger Medearis (1920-2001), Milking Time, 1947, Signed, dated and inscribed, Egg tempera on board, 14 x 18 inches.  Est.  $4,000-6,000

American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts at Doyle on April 18

Released: April 05, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. The sale showcases 18th and 19th century American furniture and decorative arts, including silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. This auction category is Doyle’s premier venue for 19th and early 20th century American paintings, with the current sale showcasing over 90 examples. Included are Hudson River School landscapes, Western and Regional art, still lifes, portraits, nautical scenes and Folk paintings. The daughter of a Quaker family wit...


REMIX - CONTEMPORARY + CLASSIC PROVES OPPOSITES ATTRACT AT RAGO ON APRIL 7

Released: March 22, 2018

Rago’s Remix auctions are about how people like to decorate today, unconfined by any decade or design period. Downtown pieces of mid-century modern and 21st c. design will sell side-by-side with period furnishings, urbane antiques, heirloom silver, and compelling art, staged and photographed together in designer room settings. Highlights from the April 7 auction include: a five-piece Georg Jensen sterling silver pyramid tea & coffee service; two oil on canvas paintings by George Goodman; a Vladimir Kagan for Weiman-Preview sofa; a Berndt Friberg vase; a Whiting sterling silver & en...


A handcrafted cello by Leandro Bisiach (Italian, 1864-1946), in the “Grand Pattern Amati” style, circa 1890, is one of two Italian cellos in this sale.

Choice Clocks, Cellos And Fine Art At Fontaine’s Auction Gallery March 24

Released: March 16, 2018

Surprises and choice items will abound in Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s antiques and fine art auction on Saturday, March 24, at 11 am. From not one but three hand crafted Italian cellos to a rare French industrial animated cyclist mantle clock, a wealth of fine offerings will tempt buyers. The auction will offer 275 lots, including bronze and marble statuary, art glass and cameo glass, fine clocks and watches, Royal Vienna and KPM porcelains, gold and diamond jewelry, fine silver, rare Italian cellos, 19th and 20th Century lighting, American figural carved and Victorian furniture, Black F...


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...


A Rare Pair of Georgian-Era 21 Carat Diamond Earrings, offered in the March 23-24 Auction at Brunk Auctions

Brunk Auctions Announces March 23-24 Sale

Released: March 05, 2018

On March 23rd – 24th, 2018 Brunk Auctions will host an auction of fine and decorative art in their gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. The sale will feature 845 lots of American and European furniture & paintings, jewelry, Asian decorative arts, and silver.   Fine 18th Century New York, Boston, Connecticut, and Philadelphia furniture from the Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation will be offered during the auction. The Godfreys were strong supporters of multiple charitable and artistic institutions including the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library and The Milwaukee Art Museum...


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

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

Released: March 05, 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...


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...


Pastel on paper under glass painting by Mary Silverwood (N.M., 1932-2011), titled Cottonwoods (est.  $300-$500).

John Moran's Monday, March 12th auction will benefit The Foundation for Appraisal Education

Released: February 15, 2018

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers announces it will conduct an auction to benefit The Foundation for Appraisal Education on Monday, March 12th, at 12 noon Pacific time, live and online. All sales will benefit the Foundation’s efforts to fund scholarships and educational events dedicated to personal property appraising. Items to be auctioned include paintings, silver, jewelry and glass. John Moran Auctioneers is located at 145 East Walnut Street in Monrovia.  “Moran’s is honored to hold this special auction event and believes strongly in the Foundation’s mission to raise funds for...


Sleek .999 silver sculpture of a cheetah, 14.5 inches in length, by the Dutch-American artist Loet Vanderveen (1921-2015), titled Stalking Cheetah ($3,750).

Silver sculpture of a cheetah by Danish-American artist Loet Vanderveen brings $3,750 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Released: February 14, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – To say that Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ February 3rd auction featured an eclectic mix of merchandise would be a gross understatement. The top three lots in the 353-lot sale were a partial set of Chinese carved jadeite zodiac animal seals ($8,750); a U.S. flag rug made by the Boston Wool Association ($5,625), and a palace-size Persian Oriental rug ($5,000).   “Prior to the sale we had been sure of the quality of the jade, but we weren’t sure how receptive collectors would be with only nine of the seals present,” said Kevin Bruneau, the president and auctioneer of Bru...


Demétre Chiparus (Romanian 1886-1947), Les Girls, chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculptures

'Les Girls' by Demétre Chiparus Headlines Weschler’s March 2nd Sale

Released: February 13, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD –  Weschler’s is pleased to offer a collection of fine art, including significant examples of African American art, American and European antique furniture, Russian objets de vertu, Modern designer furniture, Mid-Century decorative objects and more in their Capital Collections Estate Auction on March 2nd at 10am. The public is invited to preview these items during the exhibit, which opens on Saturday, February 24th at 9am.   ‘Les Girls’ by Demétre Chiparus, $300,000-$500,000, headlines the sale. The rare and dramatic chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculpture of five da...


Francis J.  Purcell Antiques, Philadelphia, PA

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

Released: February 07, 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...


This Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000 finished at $200,000, easily making it the auction's top lot and the sleeper item of the sale.

Chinese porcelain bowl with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000 soars to $200,000 at Nye & Company's Jan. 31 auction

Released: February 07, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – An unassuming Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of just $1,000-$2,000 soared to $200,000 at Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Collectors’ Passion Auction held January 31st, online and in the firm’s showroom at 20 Beach Street. The auction was held after Americana Week in New York City, about 15 miles away.   “I would have to judge this sale a huge success, with strong bidding across all categories, led of course by the Chinese porcelain bowl, the true definition of a sleeper lot,” said John Nye of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “Th...


Magnificent matching pair of T'ang horses, Chinese, terracotta, 7-8 century

ART ANTIQUES CHESHIRE

Released: February 06, 2018

For three days from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February, Art Antiques Cheshire, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, is an unmissable event that is essential for anyone interested in acquiring the best in fine art, antiques and design from 30 specialist dealers from all over the UK.  Mixing antiques with furnishings and design objects and offering antiquities alongside art to the present day, the event has a broad approach and relaxed atmosphere, creating the perfect shopping environment. This top-class boutique-style fair returns for the seventh year, taking place at The Mere Golf ...


Bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta, titled Yesterday is Tomorrow, dated 1990, 31 inches tall ($5,000).

Bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta brings $5,000 at auction

Released: January 30, 2018

RENO, Nev. – A beautiful bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta sold for $5,000, a 25-cent War Eagle slot machine from the 1930s fetched $2,875, and a mint condition A.B. Stewart & Co. (Virginia City, Nev) drug store bottle dated 1877 made $2,250 at Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s auction held on January 20th and 21st.   It was the first big auction event of the New Year for Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, featuring nearly 1,500 lots in many collecting categories. It was held online and in their Reno gallery, at 355...


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...


Original landscape oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972), titled River at New Hope ($165,200).

Oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972) brings $165,200 at Ahlers & Ogletree auction

Released: January 24, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A 1923 oil on canvas painting by the noted American landscape artist John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972), titled River at New Hope, knocked down for $165,200, and an important 18kt gold, emerald and diamond necklace pendant found a new owner for $35,400 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Signature Estates Auction held Jan. 6-7.   The two-day event, typically one of the bigger auctions on Ahlers & Ogletree’s calendar, was held in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta. More than 1,000 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent local ...


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 ...


Adrian Sassoon

TEFAF New York Spring Adds 24 New Exhibitors to May Edition

Released: January 21, 2018

On the heels of the acclaimed second edition of TEFAF New York Fall, TEFAF announces the 2018 exhibitor list for TEFAF New York Spring.  91 exhibitors—including 24 new participants— will take part in the second iteration of the Fair, which launched in May 2017. The Fair is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design and takes place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4 to 8, 2018.   New York is the unparalleled global center for modern and contemporary art and TEFAF is proud to offer collectors such a strong line up of leading international galleries, building on th...


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...


Oil on canvas painting by the renowned Swedish-born American artist Birger Sandzen (1871-1946), titled Cedars and Rocks, one of four Sandzens in the auction.

Four original oil paintings by Birger Sandzen (1871-1946) will headline Woody Auction's Feb. 24 grand opening event

Released: January 17, 2018

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction will celebrate the grand opening of its new Douglass gallery with a major antique and fine art auction on Saturday, February 24th, one that will be highlighted by several original artworks by the renowned Swedish-born Kansas painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1946), plus outstanding collections of Royal Bayreuth, Daum, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, pattern glass, and furniture. The new showroom is located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, located just south and east of Wichita, not far from Interstate 35 and Hwy. 5/Kellogg Rd. “The February 24th grand opening wi...


The sale's top lot was this fine bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999), dated 1983 and titled The Bather ($13,750).

Bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999) brings $13,750 at Bruneau

Released: January 16, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A fine bronze sculpture of a female nude by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (La./Tex., 1901-1999), titled The Bather (1983), climbed to $13,750, and a beautiful Tiffany & Company pearl necklace with diamond-encrusted platinum clasp brought $10,625 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction held Saturday, January 6th.   The 379-lot auction was conducted at Bruneau & Co.’s Cranston gallery, which attracted around 135 in-house bidders, despite frigid temperatures. The 60 phone bidders and 15 absentee bidders accounted for 277 bi...


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