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Malcolm S. Forbes Collection highlights $1 million decorative arts auction

More than 100 extraordinary objects formerly displayed in the Forbes Galleries in New York City drew frenzied bidding from around the globe. The Malcolm Forbes collection of historic and unusual objects resulted in many of the sale's top lots. Forbes titled this main collection “Mortality through Immortality,” a variety of objects commemorating and celebrating...

Monumental torcheres, premier estate furniture and art await bidders in California antique auction

Exquisite antiques, fine furniture and objets d'art from several southern California estates will merge with the final offering of Continental furniture and decorations from the Steven Thomas antiques firm June 25-26, 2011. In addition, the 1,100-lot sale will shine a spotlight on two technological inventions that dramatically impacted American pop culture – the original...

Collector, eclectic museum founder decides it’s time to sell odd antique music machines

Brady Jefcoat, 95, began his collection in earnest in 1972 following the death of his wife. It has since become famous throughout the North Carolina region. His main passion is music machines, to include rare and vintage phonographs (many with horns), Regina disc players and players by other makers, jukeboxes, Victrolas, cylinder boxes, organs,...

Erte Art Deco design

A child prodigy, the Art Deco work of Romain de Tirtoff, aka, Erté, continues to influence art, sculpture and design. This brief history of the famous fashion artist shows how he learned to craft his signature style and how the antiques auction market treats his original work, limited-edition prints and works inspired by his...