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Rare Waltham clock brings $17,255 at New Year’s auction

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...


How to present your antiques inventory for a new wave of buyers

A decade or two ago, auction houses, antiques dealers and show promoters could get away with non-salesmanship. Anyone with Internet access has access to more antiques inventory than any dealer could ever hope to show — and dealers have to step up their game. There's more art than science behind staging and merchandising: Those...