This installment of Ask the Experts proves that the most unassuming items can carry intriguing histories and surprising value. Case in point a folk art pig.
A stunning exhibit currently at the Museum of International Folk Art, in Santa Fe, is showcasing the origins and aesthetics of traditional Amish quilts.
A totemic dance paddle, Inuit soapstone figures and a Shaman's pipe are up for bids during Willis Henry Auctions' American Indian & Ethnographic Art Auction May 26
A single strand of graduated natural pearls with Tiffany & Co. 18-karat gold clasp and three European cut diamonds sold for $143,750 at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.
Bonhams is thrilled with the results of its Nov. 20, 2012, African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art sale in New York.
Asheville-based Brunk Auctions will hold its next live and online antique auction March 23, consisting of approximately 800 lots, including fine art, antiques, and decorative arts.
The Winter Antiques Show opened its 10-day run at the Park Avenue Armory with strong antiques sales, celebrity sightings, standing-room-only at the special lectures, and a 25 percent increase in daily visitors.
Weathervanes, nautical items, a rare hand colored lithograph and more than 500 stunning pieces of fine art are poised for sale at James D. Julia's first auction of 2013. The three-day event, scheduled for Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, will include some 1,000 lots.
Santa Claus is a jolly old elf beloved of children and postcard collectors, but some artists of the early 1900s gave him a less than sentimental image. Even when they got the beard and costume right, they didn’t picture him as someone you’d want in your living room in the middle of the night.
A rare and desirable 1905 Wurlitzer Style 17 PianOrchestra in excellent working condition soared to $120,000 at a huge three-day auction held Oct. 5-7 by Showtime Auction Services.