Although you can often find a pair of Carl Faberge silver figural candelabra alongside a selection or rare and important figural clocks, it’s rare to find them paired in a sale of Civil War uniforms and pistols. Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is set to sell these and more in a marathon auction Feb. 19. In addition to Russian silver and estate jewelry, the auction will feature a metal-bodied Queen’s Lancer drum, 10 1/2 inches high by 15 1/2 inches wide, colorful and complete with two drumsticks.
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We make good on our pledge for more free appraisals for Antique Trader subscribers. This week, Tim Luke, host of HGTV’s “Cash in the Attic,” tackles your favorite finds courtesy of JustAnswer.com.
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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 pair of carved, early Continental alabaster and marble statues of Cleopatra and Judith sold for $132,250 at a Nov. 13 sale, moving a Massachusetts auctioneer to believe the antiques market is showing strong signs of picking up again. Read More +
Asheville, N.C.: Gail Andrews, director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, knew what she wanted and it didn’t take her long to get it. The two political jars she sought crossed the block during the first hour of Brunk Auctions sale on November 13. Both were Alabama treasures made by one of the state’s most celebrated potters: German-born John Lehman (1825-circa 1885). 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 +