A living estate auction holding decades’ worth of quality antique furniture and antique decorative arts goes under the gavel beginning at 10 a.m. (CST) April 21 in Aberdeen, Miss. Read More +
A circa 1860 museum-quality mechanical rosewood drop-front secretary desk attributed to renowned American furniture maker Thomas Brooks, earned top lot honors when it sold for $21,280 Dec. 31, 2011. The secretary retains its original finish and stands nearly 10 feet tall. Read More +
A prime collection of 20th century furniture, art and Art Deco Schneider and Le Verre Francais cameo glass (amassed over 40 years by a prominent Boston collector) will be featured in Kaminski Auctions’ March 25 20th Century Art Glass and Modern Design Sale. Read More +
Over 300 people were in attendance (and more than 450 registered to bid online) during Cordier Auctions’ two day antique and fine art auction, the inaugural auction in their new Harrisburg, Pa., salesroom Nov. 5-6.
Among the highlights, a lady’s Cartier Art Deco diamond wristwatch realized $21,000. Read More +
Cordier Auctions & Appraisals is hosting its first sale at a new facility in Harrisburg, Pa, Saturday and Sunday. The 12,000 square foot facility is home to the company’s salesroom, offices and storage facility. Highlights of the 675 plus lot sale include a strong selection of Asian ceramics, a 19th century Flemish carved ivory tankard, two Baccarat chandeliers, and a circa 1919 Cartier diamond wristwatch in addition to a collection of U.S. and English coins, silver, furniture, and fine decorative arts. Read More +
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Weschler’s May 14, 2011 auction of European & American Furniture and Decorations including Asian Works of Art ended the season on a high note with a full house of bidders in their Washington, D.C. gallery; the total auction take was more than $700,000, with 85 percent selling by lot. Read More +
More than 500 lots of top market antique furniture, vintage lighting, fine art, decorative accessories, period furniture, clocks, estate jewelry and watches, including a 12-piece R.J. Horner figural carved dining set is set to light up a May 21 sale in Pittsfield, Mass. The sale is punctuated by several pieces from Tiffany studios. A key find is a bronze inkwell with the fine figure of a crab, its claws reaching forward, pinching the coiled handles of the inkwell pot mounted with an oyster shell.
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After 32 years and more than $150 million worth of antique furniture sold, the famed Steven-Thomas Antiques and Interiors is closing with a blockbuster auction Feb. 5-6. The prestigious Orange County antiques and restoration firm, became famous fo redesigning and repurposing antiques for functional use in today’s homes. Steven-Thomas also catered to a large celebrity clientele that included the late John Wayne, who resided in Newport Beach. Every article will be sold to the highest bidder, regardless of price, by Don Presley Auctions.
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Modern artwork including paintings, sculpture, and wall hangings, modern furniture are categories expected to dominate Skinner, Inc.’s 20th century furniture and decorative arts auction Dec. 18. Key periods of 20th century design will have take center stage including silver and art pottery from the Arts & Crafts movement. The auction also features antique lighting fixtures,Tiffany lighting, Art Deco lamps and wall sconces. Read More +
A magnificent Lenzkirch grandfather clock crafted circa 1860, 8 feet 2 inches tall and featuring a music box that plays 15 1/2 inch discs, soared to $39,200 at an on-site auction held Nov. 6. Read More +