A single-owner auction of property from the Estate of James J. McKiernan, a renowned interior designer in the St. Louis area, is set for Nov. 23-24, and will feature items from many periods and regions, with an expected highlight to be Louis XV-style Boulle Marquetry Bracket Clock.
Among the several hundred lots headed for the auction block during Clars Auction Gallery's Fine Art, Decoratives, Jewelry and Asian Art auction, Nov. 15-17, is an impressive bedroom suite.
Fontaine's gallery will be filled to the brim with clocks, watches and fobs and chains, including a seldom-seen Seth Thomas No. 8 office calendar clock, during the two-day sale Nov. 22-23.
Four historic Old Greenwich village estates comprised of early clocks, vintage jewelry, decorative arts, lamps and lighting, are heading to market Nov. 1, during an auction being presented by Tim's Inc.
Of the 2,600 lots featured in the Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction being offered by James D. Julia Aug. 19-22, more than 1,300 are Chinese porcelain — including a 400-year-old porcelain bowl which features marks from the Li period, which ran from 1573 through 1619, on the base.
An “Electromotograph” telephone receiver, invented by Thomas Edison, soared to $40,000 before the gavel fell during a spring auction at Auction Team Breker. Plus, a collection of about 300 self-playing musical instruments captivated bidders.
As the closure of Beverly Hills Fine Antiques, due to retirement, marks an end of an era, it also prompts a no-reserve auction set for June 29, and offered by Don Presley Auction.
Chandelieres, marble and bronze statutes, fine art, silver and furniture by the likes of Handle and Duffner are among the country estate items headlining the June 21 auction June being offered by Fontaine's Auction Gallery.
Pieces from notable collections fetched a record-setting $6 million during the Fine Jewelry and Timepieces April 6-8 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’. Leading all lots was a .06 carat emerald cut diamond which realized $464,500, against a presale estimate of $250,000 to $300,000.
According to some, the world of antiques and collectibles may not seem very 'manly,' but there's no question that thought couldn't be more far from the truth - as Eric Bradley, author of the new book "Mantiques: A Guide to Cool Stuff" explains.