An early 19th century Simon Willard tall case clock, signed “Warranted by S. Willard” on the dial, sold for $32,900 at a multi-estate auction held April 23 by Gordon S. Converse & Co., in Malvern, Pa.
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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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A rare and important Herter Brothers cabinet fetched $36,000 while a Steinway baby grand Model S inlaid art case piano sold for $25,000 in an important fall antique and fine art auction. For all the pre-auction buzz surrounding the impressive Herter cabinet, it wasn’t the sale’s top lot.
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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 +
ABERDEEN, Miss. — The estate of the late Virginia Sykes, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, Miss., will be sold at an on-site auction on March 27, beginning at 10 a.m., by Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen. Read More +
WAYNE, Pa. – Coming off a highly successful vintage clocks and horology auction at the end of last year, in which about 250 lots changed hands, Gordon S. Converse & Co. will ring in 2010 with a Discovery Antique Auction on March 25, at 12:15 p.m. About 250 lots will be sold. Read More +
LITCHFIELD, Conn. – A major auction to help finish the interior of the new addition to the Litchfield Firehouse will be held Nov. 21, beginning at 5 p.m. at the firehouse, located at 258 West Street. Read More +
Antique Detective Anne Gilbert answers reader questions about their antique and collectible items. Read More +
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. — A long-hidden cache of English art and antiques will auction without reserve, with 600 other largely unreserved lots, at the Rago Arts and Auction Center on Aug. 7-8, 2009. Read More +
ABERDEEN, Miss. – A stunning 5-piece rosewood Victorian bedroom suite, signed Mitchell & Rammelsberg (circa 1860), soared to $51,700 at the living estate sale of Katherine Creamer, a discerning collector from Mobile, Ala Read More +