Haines to produce 20th century auction

ALAMEDA, Calif. – San Francisco Bay Area auction house Michaan’s has announced a new partnership with decorative arts expert, Reyne Haines. Their first jointly produced auction will be held in November and will include 20th century decorative arts, furniture, jewelry and fine art from the Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco and Mid-Century periods. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale.

Reyne Haines founded Houston’s eponymous Reyne Gallery, as well as The Finer Things in New York City. These two firms emphasize fine 20th century design in art glass, pottery, furniture, fine art and jewelry. Haines’ expertise ranges from vintage watches to art glass to decorative arts. She has written for and has been interviewed extensively by such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Home and Garden, Traditional Home, and 002 Magazine. She is the author of the 2010 book Vintage Wristwatches (F+W Media, Inc.) and contributor to a number of books about auctions, appraising and collecting.

Michaan’s Auctions is a full-service auction house specializing in the appraisal and sale of antiques and fine art. Michaan’s team includes specialists in the fields of Furniture and Decorative Arts, Modern, Contemporary Art, European and American Paintings and Prints, Books and Manuscripts, Jewelry, Asian Works of Art and Ethnographic Art. In 2005 A.D.M. Cooper’s oil painting “Three Graces,” 1915, sold for a record $21,060; and an Eduard Gaertner oil, “German City Street Scene,” 1831, sold for $266,000.

For additional information or to consign to the November auction, call Reyne Haines at 713-253-7505 or e-mail reyne@michaans.com. ?


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