The Virginia Historical Society is hosting a special program called With a Collector’s Eye: An Institute on Southern Furniture. The event will feature two sessions taught by guest instructor Sumpter Priddy III.
Longtime dealer Joyce Coffman is opening a fresh version of Coffman’s Antiques in a neighborhood well-known as home for other antiques, art and designer boutiques. Dealers will emphasize country settings and folk art as well as accessories complimenting any decor.
Three lots in Bonhams' March 19 fine European furniture and decorative arts sale are in a horse race to top lot honors. From three lots are from the estate of Stella Wilson of Napa, Calif., and each carries pre-auction estimates of roughly between $10,000 to $15,000.
A folk-carved stone sculpture of two people seated side-by-side, by Tennessee artist William Edmonson could take top lot honors Feb. 11, 2011 during a diverse antique sale. In addition, there will be music boxes, pottery, bronzes, firearms, a collection of fine sterling, antique slot machines, jewelry and hundreds of related and decorative accessories.
Hundreds of select, handpicked items from three prominent Virginia estates – in Franklin, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, plus other consignments – will be sold at auction Saturday, Feb. 4.
A group of fine Chinese furniture took the spotlight at a $12.8-million auction of fine Asian works of art Dec. 20-21. A rare pair of zitan and hongmu recessed leg altar tables, 18th/19th century, from the Carlisle estate soared to $2,714,500 against fierce bidding.
With 500-plus lots of Asian arts and antiques examples, Bonhams Nov. 15 auction of Asian Decorative Arts in San Francisco earns more than $1.1 million. One of the many surprises included a late 18th/early 19th century brush pot that sold for $17,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $1,000 to $1,500.
The International Society of Antique Scale Collectors represent people interested in studying the principles and antique devices used as measuring scales. In this collecting club profile, you'll see why its members like to put a different spin on Greek philosopher Protagoras' claim "Man is the measure of all things" by stating "Man is the...
This Irish sterling silver teapot, made by James Fray of Dublin in 1842 is one of the more than 245 pieces of fine silver headlining a major holiday sale Dec. 3, 2011. WOODBURY, Conn. – A fascinating single-owner collection of English, Irish, Scottish and China Trade sterling silver, more than 245 pieces of hallmarked...
Furniture Detective: Here are a few quick fixes that will improve the look of your antique furniture for the holidays without investing a week or a fortune.