Armchair, 1763-1767, Origin: England, London (probably)

New eMuseum feeds history hunger and antiques appetites

  • Colonial Williamsburg
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  • October 27, 2009

The history-hungry and antiques aficionados can now browse online the collections of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The collections database with images, descriptions and object histories is ...

This Imperial white jade double-dragon seal is estimated to sell for £100,000 to £150,000 at Bonhams.

Emperor Guangxu's Imperial White Jade Double-Dragon Seal To Sell At Bonhams

  • Bonhams
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  • October 26, 2009

The wise words – 'Love your people as you would your own children' - on the seal of a Chinese Emperor who ruled a century ago were not enough to save his reign during the Boxer Rebellion around ...

Amy Simon's a different STATE of Mind is on view at Andrea Meislin Gallery in New York.

Amy Simon: a different STATE of mind

  • Andrea Meislin Gallery
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  • October 25, 2009

Andrea Meislin Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a different STATE of mind, Amy Simon's first exhibition since joining the Gallery. Simon's work is also currently on view at the 53rd ...

First edition copy of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (1939) sold for $45,750 inclusive of Buyer's Premium.

Personal Gift to Hollywood Legend Headlines Fall Auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts

  • Bonhams
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  • October 21, 2009

Simulcast between Los Angeles and New York, the October 19, 2009 auction of Fine Books and manuscripts garnered international attention with competitive bidding both on the telephone and via ...

Gerald Arpino, 1923-2008.

CELEBRATED JOFFREY BALLET CHOREOGRAPHER’S PERSONAL COLLECTION TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION

  • Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
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  • October 20, 2009

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will offer property from the estate of Gerald Arpino, who spent four decades leading the Joffrey Ballet to international renown, on November 1, 2009. Arpino spent the ...

Edward Ruscha (American, born 1937) Standard Station (E.  5), 1966, Estimate: $30,000-40,000

Pop Goes Art at Bonhams & Butterfields: Works by Ruscha and Warhol to Highlight Fall Auction of Fine Prints in November

  • Bonhams
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  • October 19, 2009

International auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to offer Fine Prints on November 3, 2009.  Simulcast between the San Francisco and Los Angeles salesrooms, the auction will ...

A red Ultrasuede shirt worn by Presley in a 1963 photo shoot sold for $34,000

WILDLY SUCCESSFUL ELVIS PRESLEY AUCTION DRAWS COLLECTORS AND FANS WORLDWIDE

  • Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
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  • October 19, 2009

  The Gary Pepper collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia far exceeded expectations at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on Sunday, drawing $304,818, nearly three times the original estimate. ...

Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684–1721) Mezzetin (Mezetin) Oil on canvas; 21 3/4 x 17 in.  (55.2 x 43.2 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Munsey Fund, 1934 (34.138)

"Watteau and Words: A Reading of French Poetry" by Philippe de Montebello at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • October 19, 2009

Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and currently the Fiske Kimball Professor in the History of Culture and Museums, Institute of Fine Arts, New York ...

Seymour Joseph Guy (American, 1824-1910) The garland makers.  Oil on panel, 13 1/4 x 10 1/4in.  Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000

Property of a Gentle Lady: Estate of Noted Orange County Philanthropist Elizabeth Colyear Vincent on Offer in November

  • Bonhams
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  • October 15, 2009

Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to announce the November 8, 2009 auction of The Estate of Elizabeth Colyear Vincent, Newport Beach, California.  Assembled over the course of a ...

Charles Sheeler (1883–1965), Conversation—Sky and Earth, 1940, Oil on canvas, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas 2009.7

Landmark Sheeler Painting Acquired by Amon Carter Museum

  • Amon Carter Museum
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  • October 12, 2009

The Amon Carter Museum announces that it has acquired a major American painting by the artist Charles Sheeler: Conversation—Sky and Earth, painted in 1940. “This superb example of Sheeler’s work ...

An unusual, 18th Century, iron kawari kabuto "eccentrically shaped helmet" by Fujiwara Yoichi is estimated at $45/55,000.

Samurai Arms & Armor Dating Back to 11th Century Goes to Bonhams New York Auction Block

  • Bonhams
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  • October 12, 2009

On October 22nd, international auctioneers Bonhams will offer over 100 lots of Samurai Arms & Armor. For collectors fascinated with the storied tradition of the Samurai, this upcoming sale at ...

KAHANAMOKU, DUKE PAOA.  Photolithograph Signed ("Aloha - Duke"), 1960s, showing The Duke with the Officers of his Surf Club on Waikiki Beach.  This image was used for a Pan Am promotional flyer.  Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

Surf's Up at Bonhams & Butterfields, Exceptional Collection of Surfing History and Memorabilia on the Auction Block

  • Bonhams
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  • October 9, 2009

Fine arts auctioneer Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to offer Fine Books & Manuscripts auction on October 19, 2009.  Included within the 525-lot sale is an amazing selection of ...

Sam Maloof (American, 1916-2009), 1970-71, circular dining table and eight chairs in walnut, sold for $39,650 inclusive of Buyer's Premium.

Design of the Century Early Works and Hand Crafted Items Highlight September Auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts

  • Bonhams
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  • October 8, 2009

Bonhams & Butterfields held its Fall auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts on September 29, 2009.  The 400 lot sale offered a diverse group of high quality pieces spanning a century of ...

William Tylee Ranney (American, 1813–1857) Advice on the Prairie, ca.  1853 Oil on canvas; 38 3/4 x 55 1/4 in.  (98.4 x 140.3 cm) Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Gift of Mrs.  J.  Maxwell Moran (10.91)

American Stories Exhibition to Open on Columbus Day

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • October 7, 2009

The public's first opportunity to visit the landmark exhibition American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life 1765-1915 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be October 12 (Columbus Day), the ...

Jay Hall Connaway, 1893 - 1970, Monhegan, 1937, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches.  Lent by William D.  Hamill

Paintings by Jay Connaway on view at the Portland Museum of Art

  • Portland Museum of Art
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  • October 6, 2009

This fall the Portland Museum of Art explores the art of Jay Hall Connaway (1893–1970) in the first major museum exhibition since his death. Moods of Nature: Jay Connaway and the Landscape of ...

Susan Grossman, Run 2009, pastel & charcoal, 66 x 79 in.

SUSAN GROSSMAN, New Drawings

  • DFN Gallery
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  • October 5, 2009

DFN Gallery is pleased to present New Drawings by Susan Grossman, featuring both small and large-scale charcoal and pastel images of New York City street scenes, Central Park landscapes, and ...

Luo Ping was one of the most versatile, original, and celebrated artists in eighteenth-century China.

First Comprehensive Exhibition Featuring China's 18th-Century Master Painter Luo Ping Goes on View at Metropolitan Museum October 6

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • October 3, 2009

The first comprehensive exhibition of Luo Ping's paintings ever presented in America, Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799) will bring together nearly 60 works, including many ...

Dylan Graham, Dissent In The Colonial Pacific, 2009

Artist Talk with Dylan Graham, Shown in DOUBLE DUTCH

  • hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
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  • October 3, 2009

Dylan Graham's paper cutouts are monochromatic two-dimensional works made by delicately cutting paper down to minute details. The depictions are generally of dramatic global events seen from ...

Estimated to sell for £25,000-35,000, this rare necklace comes from the Collection of Maharajah Ranjit Singh and Maharani Jindan Kaur (1817-63).

NECKLACE OWNED BY WIFE OF THE LAST SIKH RULER, THE LION OF THE PUNJAB, FOR SALE AT BONHAMS

  • Bonhams
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  • October 1, 2009

FROM THE FIGHTING INDIAN QUEEN WHO DEFIED BRITAIN. An important 19th Century emerald and seed-pearl Necklace from the Lahore Treasury, reputedly worn by Maharani Jindan Kaur wife of Ranjit ...

The Photo Review will offer a preview of the auction online at www.photoreview.org.

AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE PHOTO REVIEW, Vintage and Contemporary Work by an International Who’s Who of Photography Up for Bid

  • The Photo Review
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  • October 1, 2009

The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography, will hold its Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the Dorrance-Hamilton Building at the University of the Arts in ...