Cordier Auctions holding first fine antiques auction at new Pennsylvania facility this week

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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 +

Massachusetts’ finest estates and collections coming May 21, 2011

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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‘Antiques shop to the Hollywood stars’ holding closeout auction Feb. 5-6

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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Rare Arts & Crafts Movement discoveries may lead 20th century arts auction

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 +