Chandelieres, marble and bronze statutes, fine art, silver and furniture by the likes of Handle and Duffner are among the country estate items headlining the June 21 auction June being offered by Fontaine's Auction Gallery.
A small 18th century block front mahogany chest, soared past its presale estimate to a final price of $73,160 at Willis Henry Auctions' March 29 sale.
An unrivaled collection of fresh-to-market Shaker furniture and antiquities, from four distinct Shaker communities, will be offered Sept. 7 at a traditional Shaker village in Pittsfield, Ma.
The beach retreat of Palm Beach will host antiques auction action April 22-23, complete with everything from Chinese porcelain to 19th century French twin beds.
In a world where a good story sometimes overshadows the facts, furniture lexicon has it's own history of misnomers, misunderstandings and more.
Furniture claims top lots at recent Nadeau's auction, reportedly its strongest American antiques sale in the last three years.
A two-day auction offering nearly 900 lots of antiques, fine art, collectibles, Asian antiques and more will be hosted by Cordier Auctions Nov. 10-11, 2012 in Harrisburg, Pa.
The political unrest in 19th century Germany had a profoundly positive effect on American furniture construction and design for the next 50 years. A large number of German craftspeople made their way to America in the 19th century, but four in particular stand out in the furniture field: John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger and...
Common wisdom in the furniture trade says that anything made in Grand Rapids is “good stuff.” Is that true? Perhaps. But like so many other things, there is always a “but.” In this case the but is “Made when and by whom in Grand Rapids?”
In the everyday conduct of our affairs in the older and antique furniture trade, we often come across terms and references that we accept as just part of the lingo. But almost just as often we have little or no idea what the reference or term really means or how it got to be...