Three wooden carvings of spiritual figures dating to the 15th century are among the uncommon lots featured in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Auction, Aug. 25-27.
A footed vase, candle holders, butter dishes, and a cocktail shaker in Cambridge glass' Wildflower pattern are among the lots coming before bidders Auc. 19 by way of Specialists of the South.
Among the lots leading Kaminski Auctions's July 22 sale are six antique carriages and sleds.
Cherished furnishings and art of a noted artist and philanthropist will headline a summer auction offered by Pook & Pook Inc., July 14.
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.