An 18th century double-peaked, camelback Chippendale sofa, acquired in 1942 at a Los Angeles antique store, will come before bidders July 8 during Witherell's American Arts auction.
Not only is a classic 19th century antebellum home set for sale June 24, but all of its contents, including a bevy of antiques, will be brought to auction.
An early 20th century oil painting by M. Evelyn McCormick, one of the first female impressionist painters, lead all lots — selling for $16,250 – during Witherell's May 16 sale.
Modern design and ancient antiquities will share the auction block during Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' Spring Auction Weekend, June 2-4.
In her latest assessments, Ask the Experts panelist Susan Mullikin suggests more in-depth evaluation of items of inquiry: an obscure chair and ginger jar.
So often the naming conventions for items are about practicality. For example, in a response to a reader Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains that a chest with a central compartment used to store bonnets and hats was referred to as a bonnet chest.
Don Presley Auctions is paying tribute to late founder, Don Presley, with a May 21 "Mighty Fine May Antique, Art Deco & Porcelain" auction.
In his latest Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor tackles reader questions about a Larkin side-by-side, fold beds, and diversity of mahogany wood.
The colorful elephant folio, "Carolina Parrot" by John Joseph Audubon, saw $78,000 to lead all lots in Eldred's Americana, Paintings and Maritime Auction. The sale was held April 6-8.
Knott's Berry Farm marked the 75th anniversary of its Ghost Town attraction in history-making style, by offering 200+ lots of memorabilia to bidders. The auction, presented by Heritage Auctions, realized $788,892 — 50% more than the total estimate.