A remarkable Italian micromosaic artwork depicting the Roman Forum and attributed to Vatican artist Cesare Roccheggiani has emerged from a Florida residence after nearly 90 years of unobtrusive display and will be auctioned on Jan. 30, 2011. The important estate discovery will be offered at Myers Auction Gallery in St. Petersburg as the star attraction in a 500-lot sale of fine European and Asian antiques.
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More than 600 lots of fresh-to-the-market finds from five important estates are coming to sale Jan. 15 by Stevens Auction Company. Furniture by famed artisan J. & J.W. Meeks will include a rosewood rococo laminated pierce-carved sofa in the Stanton Hall pattern and among the decorative accessories is a three-piece Dresden center bowl with figural renderings and flower décor.
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A toy discovered many years ago in a Chicago attic and subsequently passed through the hands of several owners before being sold in an important New Jersey toy auction nearly doubled its pre-auction estimate. The exceptional circa-1909 Marklin tinplate steam-powered boat known as the Priscilla claimed top lot honors at the Nov. 12-14 sale.
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A huge antique auction will be held at the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds in Shelbyville, Ky., on Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. There also will be an auction preview starting at 11:30 a.m. Read More +
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An exceptional cataloged antique auction featuring more than 500 quality lots will be held Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. (EST), by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Read More +
MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — On Nov. 7, White’s Auctions will offer a fine selection of antiques and fine art for dealers, collectors, art galleries and decorators, with some 20th century “bling” included for good measure. Read More +
PASADENA, Calif. — Signaling a resurgent market, John Moran Auctioneers’ Sept. 28, 2010, Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction achieved a sell-through rate of 87 percent and earned excellent prices for silver, American art pottery, European glass, and Continental furniture and clocks. Read More +
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 +
ABERDEEN, Miss. – A pair of important on-site estate auctions are scheduled for October by Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen, Miss. The first one, on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 10 a.m., will feature the estate of the late Sarah B. Robbs (1921-2010). Read More +
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 +