Caroline Ashleigh Blog

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Steve Martin on the allure of art

Steve Martin: The Comic Actor/Writer Talks About the Allure of Art, the Hazards of Collecting, and His New Novel About the Art World Martin’s main character in his new book, Lacey Yeager, is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Collect.com Launches Premier Jewelry Auction

Exceptional Burmese jadeite and items from the Stuart Freeman Collection in Collect.com Auctions’ Premier Jewelry Auction now open for bidding IOLA, Wis. – An exceptional Jadeite collection and items from the Stuart Freeman collection are just some of the 627 remarkable lots now open for bids in Collect.com Auctions Premier Jewelry Auction. A free,...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Fake vs. Real—Does It Matter?

Cabinet by an unknown maker, French 1580 with minor additions from the late 1850s. Carved walnut and oak with painted panels, linen and silk lining. 10 ft. 1 1/8 in. high. J. Paul Getty Museum What is fake? What is real? Who decides? Copies and forgeries of art have been around since, frankly, art....

Carolin Ashleigh Blog: Rare Honus Wagner Card Found in Safe Deposit Box

Sister Virginia Muller had never heard of shortstop Honus Wagner. But she quickly learned the baseball great is a revered figure among collectors, and the most sought-after baseball card in history. And thanks to an unexpected donation, one of the century-old cards belongs to Muller and her order, the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog – To Have and To Hold

Kicking off the Every Object Tells a Story© Antique Trader Magazine challenge, is the story of a long forgotten old steamer trunk, purchased during an estate sale, which had been gathering dust for years in a remote corner of a basement. The trunk, a vintage Vuitton, with the signature Louis Vuitton monogram dotting the canvas,...