Antiques

Pair of Louis XV giltwood fauteuils à la reine, made in France circa 1755-1760 by Jean Gourdin, $225,000.

18th century giltwood chairs auction for $225K

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A pair of French 18th century Louis XV giltwood fauteuils à la reine sold for $225,000 through Nye & Company Auctioneers‘ decorative arts auction, held online and in the firm’s showroom at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The chairs were the auction’s top lot. “The unexpected discovery...

This temple-sized Sino-Tibetan Buddha of Shakyamuni seated on a lotus pedestal sold for $9,680.

Chinese Huanghuali furniture polishes up $147K

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery’s June 16-17, 2018 sale was highlighted by exceptional offerings in Asian art and antiques with a selection of Chinese huanghuali furniture drawing bidders and collectors from around the globe. Notable prices were also achieved on the important offerings in Fine Art, Decorative Arts and Furnishings...

John James Audubon, Fish Hawk, Plate 81, hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Birds of America, London, 1830. Sold June 7, 2018 for $68,750. (Presale estimate $30,000-$50,000.)

Birds of America ‘Fish Hawk’ soars to $68,750

NEW YORK—Swann Galleries’ auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on June 7, 2018 brought to market landmarks from the history of cartography and ornithology. The nearly 400 lots traced important developments in science and natural history, especially in North America. Audubon’s Birds of America Leading the...

Jerome B. Secor ‘Freedman’s’ mechanical bank, circa 1880, American, one of fewer than 10 known examples, $132,000

Freedman’s Bank stashes away $130K during toy auction

VINELAND, N.J. – Family-owned Bertoia Auctions produced another big winner on April 27-28 as its 2018 Spring Signature Sale rang the register at $1.9 million. More than 1,000 lots of high-quality toys, banks, trains and Christmas antiques attracted an energetic crowd to Bertoia’s gallery. Hundreds of other bidders battled for favorites...

milk glass collectors convention

Milk glass collectors meeting in September

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The National Milk Glass Collectors Society [www.nmgcs.org] will hold its annual convention this year Sept. 14-15 in the Cleveland, Ohio area at the Cleveland Marriott East. The hotel is located at 26300 Harvard Road in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Room reservations may be made by calling 216-378-9191. Registration information...

wave crest vase

Wave Crest collection selling without reserve

DOUGLASS, Kans. – The lifetime collection of Don and the late Carrol Lyle – dedicated collectors of Wave Crest, Nakara, Kelva and American Brilliant Cut Glass whose items have been featured in books, trade publications and museum exhibits – will be sold without reserve in a two-day auction slated for Sept....

Ladies platinum and diamond Art Deco wristwatch.

Take time to discover luxury watches

Now is as good a time as any to discuss watches available on online marketplace Ruby Lane. If you think about it, luxury watches are precision-made technical instruments, they’re fashion accessories, and they’re an investment. With more than 2,000 fine and vintage watches to choose from on Ruby Lane, and prices...