With gallery in limbo, Don Presley Auctions moves online

Don Presley Auction

Don Presley offers Middle East photos online after city officials force him to shutter his Orange, Calif., auction house or pay as much as $60,000 to retrofit his auction gallery. While he investigates a new headquarters, Presley is brining more than 650 lots of fresh to the market goods to auction including an album of Middle Eastern images. Dating to the second half of the 19th century, the album was reportedly given to an American sailor on duty in Constantinople from 1919 to 1921. Read More +

Tancredi oil on canvas leads Clars’ largest sale in 40 years

Parmeggiani Tancredi

Clars Auction Gallery is celebrating the largest fine art and antiques sale in the firm’s 40 year history, following its May 19-20, 2012 fine art sale. “It was phenomenal to watch the bidding come in from around the world and energy on the sale room floor,” said Deric Torres, Clars’ director of decorative art and furnishings. An important abstract by Italian artist Parmeggiani Tancredi lead the sale at $225,950. Read More +