Carousel Lion, Marcus Charles Illions (1865/71–1949), Brooklyn, New York 1910.  Paint on wood with glass eyes.  51 x 84 x 20".  Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York.  Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler from the Mary Lawrence and Walter Youree Collection, Oregon, 2008.2.1

Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art

  • January 13, 2019

MADE IN NEW YORK CITY: THE BUSINESS OF FOLK ART TO OPEN MARCH 19, 2019, AT THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM   Exhibition to Document City’s History as Commercial and Financial Capital Through Work of ...

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

  • Fontaine's Auction Gallery
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  • 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, ...

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

  • Clarke Auction Gallery
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  • 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, ...

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

  • Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc.
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  • 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, ...

Leading fine art in the sale is this Afro (Italian, 1912-1976) watercolor collage, “Stagione a Procida,” 1957, signed and dated ($15/20,000).

From Pontiac To Picasso Plate, Clarke Auction Has It All Jan. 13

  • Clarke Auction Gallery
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  • December 28, 2018

A wide-ranging auction will kick off the new year at Clarke Auction Gallery on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 10 am, featuring a sale to whet all appetites, featuring Oriental carpets, lighting, bronzes, ...

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

  • Millea Bros.
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  • 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 ...

William “Bill” Traylor, Untitled (Black Dog with Red Tongue), ca.  1939-40.  Opaque watercolor and pencil on cardboard, 16 x 13.75 in.

More than 100 Works of Folk Art Gifted to Mississippi Museum of Art by Artists Claudia DeMonte and Ed McGowin

  • December 03, 2018

Artists Claudia DeMonte and Ed McGowin donated more than 100 works by self-taught artists to the Mississippi Museum of Art. They were subsequently honored at the Museum’s annual Rembrandt Society ...

Guy Mendes (American, b.  1948), Front Gate, Land of Pasaquan, near Buena Vista, GA, 1982, dye destruction print.  Courtesy of the artist.

High Museum Brings Photography and Self-Taught and Folk Art Collections Together to Explore The Art of Southern Backroads

  • November 29, 2018

Take a road trip through the American South this spring With sculptures, paintings and rarely seen photographs, a new exhibition in Atlanta will explore the unconventional character of the ...

Anne Anderson, Orbit, Cotton, 79 x 78.5 inches

Stunning Textile Work on Display in Circular Abstractions: Bull's Eye Quilts at The Westmoreland

  • December 02, 2018

 Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts, a touring exhibition that features some of the best machine-piecing and quilting being done today, will be on view at The Westmoreland Museum of American ...

19th century American Horn and Hide Armchair

iGavel Auctions Presents Online Decorative Arts Gifts for the Holidays

  • November 27, 2018

Who doesn’t know the traditional gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas—partridge, doves, golden rings, and so on. That’s why this season iGavel is offering a different lineup of gifts for the 12 days ...

A virtual tour of Mount Vernon is now available online; visitors to the estate will enjoy AR tours beginning with the celebration of George Washington’s 287th birthday on February 22, 2019..

Mount Vernon Launches Smartglasses Augmented Reality Tour

  • November 20, 2018

Beginning February 22, 2019, George Washington’s estate will formally offer a “Mount Vernon in AR” tour on the celebration of Washington’s 287 birthday on February 22, 2019. George Washington’s ...

Lot 1124 - ASA AMES (American, 1823 – 1851) Figure of a boy, exceptionally carved and painted with great sensitivity, wood and original polychrome paint, USA, ca.  1840 43” x 15” x 8” $30,000–40,000

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: Figure of a Young Boy Confirmed as the Work of American Folk Art Sculptor Asa Ames

  • November 20, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - Rago’s December 1 Curiouser and Curiouser auction is filled with beautiful, intriguing and remarkable objects, as well as significant discoveries. The most important of these ...

Teapot, 1771-1772, marked by Andrew Fogelberg, Swedish/English, sterling silver and wood, London, gift of Angus Sladen of Hampshire, England, a descendent of the fourth earl of Dunmore

The 71st Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum Examines “Hidden Treasures: New Findings and Rediscoveries” Feb. 22-26, 2019

  • November 18, 2018

Material culture enthusiasts are invited to join curators, conservators, collectors, scholars and aficionados to reexamine forgotten objects and reassess long-known items Feb. 22-26, 2019 at the ...

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

  • Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc.
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  • 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 ...

Attributed to, Joseph Oldof Pierre, Haitian, 1955– 1984, Vodou Flag or Banner (Erzulie Danthor), early 1980s, satin, sequins, and glass beads; Collection of the Art Fund, Inc.  at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Robert Cargo Folk Art Collection; Gift of Caroline Cargo, AFI.235.2013

'Imagining Jesus Through the Ages' Spans 500 Years of Artistic Interpretation

  • November 07, 2018

This winter, Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama, presents Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages (Dec. 8, 2018, to April 22, 2019). Through the ages and across the globe, art has ...