Couture

Vacheron and Constantin ladies pocket watch

Noted designers’ creations in online auction of vintage jewelry, couture

First edition of John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath.” All photos courtesy Litchfield County Auctions LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Litchfield County Auctions has announced its Annual Holiday Jewelry & Couture Auction, together with books, historic documents and coins, which will take place online from Nov. 16 at igavelauctions.com, through Wednesday, Nov. 30. Highlights in the books...

Thomas Worthington Whittredge river landscape brings $18,000 at American and European Continental antiques auction

There was strong interest across the board during Litchfield County Auction's July 20, 2011 American and English Continential auction and much activity was received in all categories of the sale. Paintings, American and Continental furniture, decorations, Americana, folk art, and silver stood at the top of the list. Selling close to 85 percent of...

Lady Gaga hooked on British ‘Antiques Roadshow’

The Sun Newspaper reports that the 25-year-old singer – who is well known for her eccentric tastes – is obsessed with the British TV show where people bring in their valuables to find out their value, and friends have now bought her a DVD box set of classic episodes so she can watch them...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Drama, Suspense, Intrigue: Art Crime 101

On June 13 a dozen participants and I arrived in Philadelphia for the first ever Art Crime Investigation Seminar, conducted by former FBI Special Agent, and real Indiana Jones, Robert Wittman. The week, consisting of five days of instruction and discussion with field experts and industry leaders, was a one-of-a-kind seminar in which each...