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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...

Three scrimshawed ivory mustang dice, $1,560.

Bidders ante up at gambling memorabilia auction

Gambling memorabilia sale: Antique gambling books CHICAGO – Collectors hit the jackpot at Potter & Potter’s May 19 gambling memorabilia sale. According to Gabe Fajuri, President at Potter & Potter Auctions, “Strong participation in all categories made for a spirited, lively, and profitable auction on Saturday. Highlights included cheating books …...

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...

An antique ice cream parlor soda fountain set was available for sale for $850 at the Scott Antique Markets Washington Court House show in June.

Antique market offers antiques for everyone

By Jess Grimm, Scott Antique Markets Washington Court House, Ohio antique market in review Clouds gave way to warmer, dry weather the morning of Scott Antique Markets in Washington Court House June 22-24, bringing with it an eager crowd of shoppers. Vendors filled many of the buildings and outside spaces at...

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Ohio Country continues tradition of guaranteed authenticity

WILMINGTON, Ohio – The charm and simplicity of early American country decor will fill the Montgomery Room exhibit hall when the Ohio Country Antique Show returns to the Roberts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 27. Now in its 14th season of semi-annual sales, this specialized “traditional and primitives” presentation celebrates our nation’s...

political memorabilia

150 years of political memorabilia in the spotlight

SAN MARINO, Calif. –  On Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., members of the public can view and purchase political Americana, have political items appraised (and possibly auctioned off), and meet other collectors at the annual political memorabilia show and sale hosted by the American Political Items Collectors (APIC)...

Antiques Auctioneer Wayne Jordan

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