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A Bavarian Throne and Other Must-haves: Monumental furniture stars at Red Baron's Nov. auction

Luxist / November 2nd, 2009

This magnificent black walnut two-seated throne with pierce-carved armrests was once installed in a Bavarian castle. The piece was chosen to go in what would have been the most expensive residence in the United States, the Pinnacle, a 53,000-sq.-ft. home to be built in the Yellowstone Club in ...

Style-Mixing Guru: Designer Suzanne Tucker will speak at SF Fall Antiques Show

San Francisco Chronicle / October 25th, 2009

At this year's San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, which will be held Thursday through Nov. 1, interior designer Suzanne Tucker will reveal her creative insights in a lecture based on her new book "Rooms to Remember: The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker." Tucker is known as especially adept at ...

Gilt-y Lot: Christie's offers $6.4 million "Cucci Cabinet"

Reuters / October 8th, 2009

LONDON - Christie's will offer for auction one of only three cabinets by Domenico Cucci known to survive, and expects the rare work to fetch around four million pounds ($6.4 million). The ornate Louis XIV cabinet, dated 1665 to 1675, is being sold by the March family, described by the auctioneer ...

Napoleonic Tendencies: Cherie Blair buys a pile of antique furniture

Daily Mail / September 13th, 2009

When her husband was Prime Minister she famously shopped for 99p bargains on eBay. But now Cherie Blair has discovered a taste for classic furniture, especially Napoleonic period pieces. She has recently spent more than £250,000 on antiques from Christie's and Sotheby's to furnish the family's ...

Upscale & Upbeat: Baltimore Antiques Show expects high turn-out, strong sales

Maryland Daily Record / September 3rd, 2009

Expectations are high for this weekend's 29th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, the largest indoor antiques shows in the world, featuring 550 top-tier dealers. "The industry overall has been soft but nobody’s giving anything away — prices haven’t fallen,” said Kris Charamonde of the Palm ...

Frenzy for fresh-to-the-market: Rare and early Derby ceramics smash auction records

Derby Telegraph / August 25th, 2009

Lichfield, U.K. - A huge private collection of rare Derby ceramics estimated to fetch up to £80,000 at auction was hammered down for a record-breaking £250,000 on Aug. 20. Around 250 figurines, vases and tableware, some dating back to the 1750s, were sold by Richard Winterton Auctioneers, in ...