Every corner and aisle at Don Presley's auction gallery is brimming with decorative pieces of old gold, soft silver, rouge marble and jade – key inclusions from among the 1,000+ lots selected for a two-day event packed with antiques 'fit for royalty.'
A rare and masterfully carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup from the 17th or 18th century sold for $318,600 at a sale of Asian antiques held March 17-18, 2012. The object sparked a spirited bidding war before an Internet bidder in Shanghai finally emerged the winner.
Kathy Flood surveys America's top auction houses to see where antique jewelry’s been and where it’s heading. See why vintage watches and large diamonds remain strong sellers.
A Chinese gilt-bronze seated Buddha statue soared to $143,000 at a multi-estate Asian auction. Bids came in from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
A prime collection of 20th century furniture, art and Art Deco Schneider and Le Verre Francais cameo glass (amassed over 40 years by a prominent Boston collector) will be featured in Kaminski Auctions' March 25 20th Century Art Glass and Modern Design Sale.
These lots are ones auctioneers don’t want you to know about: deals, steals and cheap antiques. An 86-inch high two-piece breakfront bookcase for $350? Yes, please!
SAN FRANCISCO — Seasoned and entry-level Oceanic Art collectors will have plenty from which to choose at Bonhams’ inaugural auction solely devoted to the topic. The Feb. 11 event will feature 150 lots of original, diverse works from the regions of Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Indonesia and Australia. The auction’s timing coincides with the 26th...
Keeping your antiques shop clean and inviting really will perk up sales I just received my Jan. 4, 2012, Antique Trader and loved the cover story by Zac Bissonnette: “What dealers can do to sell items faster for more money.” I agree 100 percent with him about the appearances of antique stores. We moved...
A folk-carved stone sculpture of two people seated side-by-side, by Tennessee artist William Edmonson could take top lot honors Feb. 11, 2011 during a diverse antique sale. In addition, there will be music boxes, pottery, bronzes, firearms, a collection of fine sterling, antique slot machines, jewelry and hundreds of related and decorative accessories.
An exceedingly rare and important Waltham girandole (an ornate banjo clock), made around 1900 and with a serial number of 1, making it possibly the first of fewer than 50 made, sold for $17,255 at an auction held Dec. 28. The Waltham timepiece was the top lot of the 400 or so items that changed...