Tiffany peony border antique lighting fixture floor lamp brings $172,500

Dudley Browne, head of James D. Julia’s glass and lamp department, had a sneaking suspicion the firm’s Dec. 1-2 sale would break new ground. He noted a number of pre-auction cues, such as inquiries from new blood collectors and dealers as well as from veterans who perhaps hadn’t been as active in recent years. His suspicions were confirmed when the auction closed at a very strong $1.9 million in gross sales. The top lot is a spectacular Tiffany peony border floor lamp on a decorated senior base, which sold for $172,500.
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Steampunk fantasy art going main’steam’

It’s fantasy, found objects and sci-fi all fused into one. “Steampunk design marries the best parts of a bygone era with modern comforts and technology,” explain Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum of Mod Vic (Modern Victorian) who will mount an extraordinary exhibit of Steampunk furniture and objects at the upcoming Boston Antiques & Design Show & Sale, Jan. 15-16 at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass.
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Bidders investing in wine, Chinese pagoda cabinet brings $34,500

A gorgeous 19th century Chinese pagoda form wood and ivory display cabinet breezed to $34,500 at a Dec. 3-4 auction held in a new, state-of-the-art gallery in Hillsborough, N.C. The first day of the two-day sale was devoted entirely to wines, resulting in six bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild (French, 2000), with the original tissue, selling for $12,880.
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Yellin hanging light brings $6,250

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Cordier Antiques & Auctions’ Spring antique and fine art sale, May 22-23, offered a series of diverse collections ranging from military to autographs to unusual furniture. The 780-lot sale was held over two days in Camp Hill, Pa., across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg. Read More +

Conewago Manor Inn, plus contents, to be sold without reserve

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. – The contents of the Conewago Manor Inn – a historic structure dating back to an original 1742 grant from the William Penn family, founders of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – will be sold without reserve (everything goes, regardless of price) in an on-site auction Oct. 23, at the inn itself in Elizabethtown, Pa. Read More +