Vintage Jacobus Stainer violin and bow may bring $6,000 this weekend

Jacobus Strainer violin

One of the top lots in this week’s Elite Decorative Art auction is a blue diamond ring and a vintage Jacobus Stainer violin and bow. Artwork will include an artist proof bronze sculpture of a goat by Louise B. Nevelson and a pencil on paper of a nude female by Fernando Botero, measuring 22 inches by 15 1/2 inches, which is expected to hit $30,000 to $40,000. Read More +

Wool Art: Antique hooked rugs move from the floor to the wall

antique hooked rug

Beginning about a century-and-a-half ago, men and women created hooked rugs to warm their hearths and homes. Wool rug hooking is thought to have begun in Canada’s easternmost provinces and in the Northeast United States. These folk art floor coverings, which were originally made to cover dirt floors, were fashioned out of ingenuity and frugality and are now highly valued in collectors’ and decorators’ markets. Read More +