A panel of noted antiques experts will discuss the future of antiques, during a discussion slated for Nov. 20, ahead of the Pier Antique Show in New York. Read More +
This article is written by renowned jewelry expert and author, C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G., and is an excerpt from the just-published new edition of Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 8th Ed.
One of my favorite sections in the article appears near the beginning, where Bell states:
“The jewelry of the 1860s and ’70s is best described as heavy, massive and solid. Massiveness was equated with well made and sturdy. The bigger a piece of furniture or jewelry, surely the better it must be. Colors were also visually heavy. Rich red velvets covered not only furniture and windows, but also ‘maladies’ as well. The feeling of opulence was everywhere.”
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With the holidays rapidly approaching there’s no better time to add antiques auctions and shows to your list of must-do shopping excursions, as you’re sure to find some special and spectacular pieces that would make great gifts. Check out our hand-selected auction and show advertisements for more information. Read More +
An Encore Banjo machine is one of the coin ops, jukes, toys, signs and advertising, architecture, leaded glass set to cross the block Nov. 13-14 at Donley’s. Read More +
A selection of more than 40 paintings by famed Fla. regional artist Lucy Peters are set to cross the auction block during the Nov. 15 sale. Read More +
A selection of 405 lots of American Brilliant Cut Glass, in various patterns, will cross the auction block Nov. 22 during an auction offered by Woody Auction.
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The idea that one day people would pay for purchases with a swipe of a finger on a hand-held device may have seemed “other worldly” at one time, but it’s a present-day reality, and choosing to ignore diverse payment options is a restrictive approach to business, warns columnist Wayne Jordan in his latest Behind the Gavel column. Read More +
Lofty is aiming to streamline the process of buying and selling art, with the development of its recently announced new peer-to-peer marketplace platform. Read More +
An ornate Baccarat bronze collection chandelier, pegged to sell for between $5,000 and $10,000, is one of the lots in Cordier’s Nov. 8-9 auction. Read More +
Original Picasso ‘Mediterranean Sunshine’ with provenance of his daughter is one of several special pieces being brought to market Nov. 11-13 by Hake’s. Read More +