Chair passed down from a cherished aunt turns out to be an uncommon Renaissance Revival chair, as identified and discussed by Dr. Anthony J Cavo, in a recent installment of the Ask the Experts column. Read More +
Enjoy a special inside peek at the new book “The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 1977-1985″ in the latest Behind the Spine blog post. Read More +
Vintage couture including 1960-80s dresses and accessories, memorabilia including autographed photos of The Beatles and The Rat Pack will lead Sterling Assoc.’s Nov. 19 auction. Read More +
A robust selection of Star Wars movie memorabilia, including Starship designs and an original 1975 ‘Star Wars’ screenplay, from the personal collection of science fiction movie pioneer Colin Cantwell, will lead a Dec. 5-6 sale being offered by Julien’s Auctions. Read More +
A single-owner auction of property from the Estate of James J. McKiernan, a renowned interior designer in the St. Louis area, is set for Nov. 23-24, and will feature items from many periods and regions, with an expected highlight to be Louis XV-style Boulle Marquetry Bracket Clock. Read More +
Fontaine’s gallery will be filled to the brim with clocks, watches and fobs and chains, including a seldom-seen Seth Thomas No. 8 office calendar clock, during the two-day sale Nov. 22-23. Read More +
This article is written by renowned jewelry expert and author, C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G., and is an excerpt from the just-published new edition of Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 8th Ed.
One of my favorite sections in the article appears near the beginning, where Bell states:
“The jewelry of the 1860s and ’70s is best described as heavy, massive and solid. Massiveness was equated with well made and sturdy. The bigger a piece of furniture or jewelry, surely the better it must be. Colors were also visually heavy. Rich red velvets covered not only furniture and windows, but also ‘maladies’ as well. The feeling of opulence was everywhere.”
To learn more about the societal and faenvironmentshion impacting jewelry of this time period, Read More +
With the holidays rapidly approaching there’s no better time to add antiques auctions and shows to your list of must-do shopping excursions, as you’re sure to find some special and spectacular pieces that would make great gifts. Check out our hand-selected auction and show advertisements for more information. Read More +
A selection of more than 40 paintings by famed Fla. regional artist Lucy Peters are set to cross the auction block during the Nov. 15 sale. Read More +
A selection of 405 lots of American Brilliant Cut Glass, in various patterns, will cross the auction block Nov. 22 during an auction offered by Woody Auction.
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