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Winter landscape by 19th Century Dutch/German artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek sells for $132,000 at Eldred's Americana + Paintings Auction


Released: April 09, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. – A winter landscape by 19th Century Dutch/German artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek may have been the top lot at Eldred’s April 6-7 Americana + Paintings Auction when it sold for $132,000, but the greatest star of the sale was the collection of Lewis “Julian” Kotekas, an art dealer and collector from Manchester, N.H., which sold for more than double its pre-sale estimate.   “It was a resounding success and a testament to Julian’s eye,” said Joshua Eldred, president of Eldred’s and head of its Fine Arts Department, speaking about the collection, which included 84 lots o...

Molded and Painted Sheet Copper Goddess of Liberty Weathervane, Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts, c.  1865-75 (Lot 494, Estimate $30,000-50,000)

Americana Exceptionalism: Skinner’s August Americana Auctions Celebrate Over 200 Years of the Nation’s Ingenuity and Artistry

Released: July 28, 2017

Skinner’s upcoming August Americana auctions are comprised of a varied and interesting array of early American furniture, paintings, needle works, objects of historical interest, and maritime pieces. Totaling over 1300 lots, each object displays some alluring characteristic that makes it best in its class, whether it’s an 18th century New York Windsor highchair with fine blue-green paint (Lot 377, Estimated between $20,000-25,000) or a late 19th century cap gun toy with a humorous message (Lot 1344, $800-1,200). The 603 lot August Americana live auction will be held at Skinner’s Marlbo...

Bakshaish Carpet, Northwestern Iran, c.  1890 (Lot 141, Estimate: $15,000-18,000)

Woven Wonders: On April 25 Skinner Offers Notable Collections of Persian Rugs, Shawls, and Silk Embroideries

Released: April 06, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents splendid rugs, carpets and textiles from the Caucasus region, Persia, Anatolia, India, Central Asia, and China at auction on Tuesday, April 25 at 12PM. Public previews will be held on Sunday, April 23, 12 to 5PM; Monday, April 24, 12 to 7PM; and Tuesday, 9 to 10:30AM. Lawrence Kearney, Director of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets, notes that this auction includes three special collections with a preponderance of fresh-to-market examples of woven and embroidered artistry. Many pieces are early, from 18th and 19th-century shawls to early 19th century flo...

Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection

Released: March 07, 2017

On March 12, The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the first major American exhibition of phulkari textiles, exquisite embroideries made in Punjab, a region that comprises north central India and eastern Pakistan. This vibrant tradition, shaped by women and passed down through generations, has become a powerful symbol of Punjabi cultural identity. Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection celebrates the promised gift of their collection of these rare embroideries. Exhibited together with other examples from the Museum’s collection, the...

Woman’s Gown England, ca.  1805 Cotton, block-printed to shape Museum Purchase, 1991-449, A

Many Never-Before-Exhibited Pieces to be Shown in the First Exhibition of Early Printed Textiles at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March

Released: February 06, 2017

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, early printed textiles with their luminous colors and attractive designs were widely sought for fashionable clothing and home furnishings. Eighty examples of these stunning printed cottons and linens, many of which have never been exhibited before, will go on view in Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, opening March 25, 2017. The exhibition will illustrate the design, history and techniques of printed textiles during this formative er...

Kiowa Woman's Beaded Hide Dress, c.  1870's (Lot 159, Estimate: $60,000-80,000)

Rare Kiowa Dress and Paiute Beaded Baskets Lead Skinner’s Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art, December 1

Released: November 22, 2016

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at 10AM on December 1 in its Boston gallery, featuring a wide range of weavings, pottery, baskets, pre-Colombian art, and objects from the Northeast woodlands, as well as an impressive collection of American Plains Indian material. The auction includes a standout selection of Paiute beaded baskets from The George and Jackie Bernheimer Collection. American Plains Indian Material Leading the auction is an exceptional, museum quality Kiowa woman’s beaded hide dress (Lot 159, Estimated between $60,000...

Bonhams Auction Features Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Bonhams Auction House To Feature Rare and Decorative Pieces From Nazmiyal's Collection

Released: March 07, 2016

For the first time ever, Bonhams Auction house and Nazmiyal Collection, are joining forces to launch one of the most exciting and anticipated antique and vintage rug auctions ever! This iconic event will take place April 4th, at the Bonhams NYC location and will include some of the rarest and most decorative pieces from Nazmiyal's coveted collection. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for interior designers, collectors, dealers and individuals to own some of the most rare and decorative rugs in the world at price points that are normally unheard of” -- States Mr. Jason Nazmiyal,...

Blackfoot Beaded and Painted Antelope Hide Shirt, c.  1870 (Lot 131, Estimate $125,000-$175,000)

Outstanding American Indian Art Auction at Skinner

Released: January 20, 2016

Van Kirke and Helen Nelson Collection to be Sold on February 6 BOSTON, MA – January 20, 2016 – Skinner is proud to present a single-owner auction of The Van Kirke and Helen Nelson Collection of American Indian Art on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10AM in its Boston gallery. Dr. Van Kirke Nelson (1931–2015) and Helen Nelson Van Kirke Nelson was a USC college student working as a camp counselor on the shores of Flathead Lake when he discovered the West—its wildness, its history, and its people. Over the next seven decades, he and his wife Helen undertook a serious lifelong study of the...

Chilkat blanket, multi-figured weaving with long fringe, c.  1870 5’5”w x 4”l not incl.  fringe.  Private Collection

World’s Most Significant Exhibition of American Indian Chilkat Blankets Debuts in Santa Fe August 17-20

Released: July 30, 2015

The world’s most extensive exhibition of American Indian Chilkat Dancing Blankets and their predecessor, Raven’s Tail weavings will be on view at The Antique American Indian Art Show in Santa Fe from August 17-20.  Chilkat Blankets: Artistic Masterpieces will present more than a dozen historic and contemporary blankets and two complete ceremonial ensembles. The Chilkat blankets on view collectively represent the finest examples of these unique art forms, in the world. Chilkat and Raven’s Tail blankets are experiencing an artistic tradition revival, and are now being woven in the North...

Baiku Yao pleated skirt.  Courtesy of Chinalai Tribal Antiquities.

Deeply Yao Exhibition Showcases Arts & Culture of the Yao Hill Tribe of China and Northern Southeast Asia in Santa Fe from August 12-15 and 17-20

Released: July 28, 2015

Objects of Art Santa Fe will feature a special exhibition, Deeply Yao, of the works of the Yao people of southern China and northern Southeast Asia.  Deeply Yao is curated by Lee and Vichai Chinalai, and is an exhibition of ethnographica from this major hill tribe group.  More than 100 pieces will be on view, including significant and extremely fine examples of textiles and silver jewelry.   Also known as the Mien, Lan Tan, Mun, Pu Nun, Lu Ngien, Lak Kja, Zao and Dao according to clan and country, the Yao are descendants of people who lived in the mountains a...

Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967), Night Shadows, 1921, etching

Alabama Collectors Share Private Holdings in their Community

Released: May 21, 2015

Members of the Auburn, Alabama community are sharing two private fine art collections with visitors to Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University. The museum will present “Between the Black and Caspian Seas: Antique Rugs from the Caucasus––Selections from the Collection of Larry Gerber” and “The Greatest Poem”––American Art in the Robert B. Ekelund, Jr. and Mark Thornton Collection” from May 23, 2015 to Sept. 6, 2015. The antique carpets date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries—a period art historians describe as an exceptional time of productivity, referencing man...

Mary Jackson, basketry

Basket Maker and MacArthur Genius Fellow, Mary Jackson, to Exhibit at the 2015 Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft and Garden

Released: April 14, 2015

One of New Jersey’s most anticipated spring rituals, Morven in May, will once again take place May 2nd and 3rd at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton. The weekend-long festivities features a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American-made fine craft. Exhibiting for the first time are the renowned basket maker and 2008 MacArthur Genius Fellow, Mary Jackson, of Charleston, SC; glass artist Martin Kremer of Pound Ridge, NY; and decorative porcelain sculptor Katherine Houston of Boston, MA. A full list of the 2015 Morven in May exhibitors and images of their...

LADY'S FANCY pattern jacquard coverlet woven by Jaboc Impson, New York State, 1838


Released: December 03, 2014

Who would have thought that a coverlet handwoven 175 years ago would be as durable and as warm today as the day it was made? That’s the bonus of antique blankets and coverlets, they are historic and remain handsome and absolutely usable today despite their remarkable age. What's more, they contribute an individualized look to décor, a visual distinction that elevates their utilitarian purpose. NYC Americana dealer Laura Fisher has a varied collection of overshot coverlets, blankets, double cloth coverlets and jacquard coverlets in various colors that date from the 1830s t...

Dealer Susan De Jong of Southwest Accents

The Curator’s Eye Features Susan DeJong of Southwest Accents

Released: October 09, 2014

The Curator’s Eye ( recently spoke with Susan DeJong of Southwest Accents about her passion for Navajo textiles, her experience as a dealer, and how she incorporates a growing internet strategy into her business. As a professional flutist, De Jong’s initial exposure to Navajo textiles began when she performed for two summers with the Santa Fe Opera. Her enthusiasm for the material led to annual trips to the Navajo Reservation where she often found stellar weavings in out of the way trading posts. As her collection grew, she realized her fascination for Navajo textile...

Double Cornucopia hooked rug, a brilliantly colored, finely hooked example from Maine

AUTUMN IN NEW YORK IN COLOR: FISHER HERITAGE Gathers a Seasonal Bounty in Antique Textiles

Released: September 18, 2014

Autumn in New York comes in vivid color in all our new parks and now at Laura Fisher’s FISHER HERITAGE gallery in Chelsea. The colors that emerge in the landscape as the season changes can be yours year round if you add 19th century antique quilts, hooked rugs, and coverlets to your design mix. The bronzes, russets, golds and earth tones of the season were prevalent in cotton and wool fabrics of the last half of the 19th century both for home and for self. In quilt making especially from the 1860s on, the palette out the window by September become a favored palette, and a way to help de...

The mummy and coffin of ancient Egyptian priest Nesmin (250 BCE) are moved into a new, state-of-the-art, climate-controlled case in the RISD Museum's newly renovated galleries for ancient Egyptian art.  Tiered mountings and LED lights allow visitors to more effectively view the mummy, the coffin’s exterior, and beautiful but previously hidden interior paintings.

RISD Museum Announces New Galleries for Ancient Egyptian Art, Asian Art, Costume and Textiles

Released: June 09, 2014

The RISD Museum announces the completion of the $8.4 million renovation of its 1926 Eliza G. Radeke Building with the opening of newly renovated galleries for ancient Egyptian art and Asian art, and new spaces for costume and textiles. These eight revitalized sixth-floor galleries open to the public on June 13, 2014; a free Design the Night celebration follows on June 19. "Museums, art, and historic sites are all the backbone of our creative economy," says Governor Lincoln Chafee, who joins the Museum in commemorating the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. "When you look at what ...

‘Liz Taylor’ by Andy Warhol, lithograph on wove paper poster, 24¾” x 28”, printed in colour 1965,


Released: January 08, 2014

For four days last January, a new and prestigious boutique fine art and antiques fair burst onto the London scene to great acclaim. Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place again at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP, in association with Mayfair property experts Wetherell, from Thursday 9 until Sunday 12 January 2014.    Director of The Antiques Fair Limited, Ingrid Nilson said, “Visitors travelled from various parts of the world and from around the UK to attend our first London fair.  ...

Gustavian console table with marble top


Released: October 08, 2013

Catch a fallen star at this year’s Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair which takes place from Friday 11 until Sunday 13 October 2013 at Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ.    Discover the glamour of Russian and Oriental textiles and carpets, antique and designer jewellery, Art Deco pieces, country and period antique furniture, 18th & 19th century Swedish furniture and decorative items, contemporary and traditional sculpture and paintings, books and original book illustrations,  glass, silver, clocks and objets ...

Cover Lot 94 Xu Bei Hong Horse Painting with Authentication Certificate

Fine Chinese Paintings and Qing Period Porcelains at 888 Auctions

Released: July 26, 2013

Our Aug 15 auction CHINESE PAINTINGS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART will feature a premium quality collection of paintings, jadeite and rare Qing Period porcelain. Highlighting the afternoon auction will be Lot 140, Modern Landscape Painting Signed Fu Bao Shi (1904-1965), accompanied with collection book of Fu Bao Shi fine paintings, and Lot 94, Xu Bei Hong Horse Painting with Authentication Certificate, both pieces are expected to surpass its high estimate of $10,000.   Other premium paintings from the auction can be found at: Lot 14, Chinese Calligraphy on Scroll Signed...

July 18, 2013 Chinese Horn Carvings & Asian Works of Art


Released: June 19, 2013

Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions’ Thursday, July 18, 2013 sale of Chinese Horn Carvings & Asian Works of Art  will begin at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, featuring 647 lots of an exciting array of fine natural history collections, jade and jadeite items, Chinese paintings, porcelain, jewelleries, precious stones and metal wares.   Highlighting the summer sale will be Lot 18, Chinese Watercolour Painting Book Pu Zuo 12 Pages, featuring 7 paintings and calligraphy by Pu Zuo with artist signatures and seals, it is expected to exceed its high estimate o...

Detail of the Kampseh Carpet from Opie Collection


Released: January 09, 2013

Dedham, MA - On Sunday, January 20th, Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers will conduct an important auction of over 300 fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets from several prominent collections, including examples from noted author and rug expert James Opie.  The exhibition will begin on Monday, January 14th and run through January 20th at 12:00 noon, when the auction will begin.  The week long exhibition culminates in a Gallery Talk with guest speaker James Opie on Saturday, January 19th at 4:00 p.m..  This event, as well as the exhibition, is free and open to the public.&...

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The Curator’s Eye Presents Textiles and Carpets

Released: July 25, 2012

The Curator’s Eye (, the global high-end art marketing organization, announced today the appointment of Mr. Craig Wallen as carpet and textile specialist dealer representative. From his Philadelphia base, Mr. Wallen is responsible for cultivating partnerships within the international antique rug and textile dealer community as well as the art and antiques dealers in the Philadelphia region. Mr. Wallen comes to The Curator's Eye with a wide range of experience in academia and the corporate sector. After completing graduate school at the University of Pennsylvan...

United States Eagle Flag with fringe from Fisher Heritage.

Display Antique American Flag Textiles Year-Round

Released: September 08, 2011

Saying “The American flag is and has always been a powerful symbol of the resilient and indestructible American spirit and of the values that unite us as a people,” U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer this week urged people across the United States to prominently display an American flag, as “a fitting tribute to those we lost on 9/11” that “will make good on our promise to never forget …and will send a powerful message of ongoing national unity and resolve…From Betsy Ross to Iwo Jima to Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, the America flag is a demonstration of pride and strength for our...

Antiques Striped Dimaond and Mini Bowties Runner from Laura Fisher's FISHER HERITAGE.


Released: July 14, 2011

  When that groom and groom, or bride and bride, or even (gasp!) that bride and groom walk down the aisle in New York State from July 24 on, make their event even more memorable  by covering the aisle with an antique hooked rug or rag carpet runner. It will be something the couple can use in their home after the ceremony to cherish as a reminder of their long-anticipated day. NYC Americana antiques dealer Laura Fisher recommends using a runner from the 19th or early 20th century instead of a plain old white rug. Make your choice from Fisher’s select inventory of loom-woven ...

Roman Stripe quilt from Laura Fisher.

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING BLUE… Antique Blue Textiles as Wedding Gifts at FISHER HERITAGE

Released: June 08, 2011

June brides and grooms, or grooms and grooms, or brides and brides will cherish an antique textile emphasizing the color blue that NYC Americana dealer Laura Fisher has collected in anticipation of the wedding season.  At her midtown NYC gallery FISHER HERITAGE, this perennial favorite color ranges in hue from the deepest indigo to the gentlest weathered denim-y blue. It appears in antique American quilts, in hand woven American wool coverlets and blankets, and also in select Japanese and African textiles dyed with indigo. Any of these could make a unique, memorable, heirloom gift....

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