More than 500 lots of top market antique furniture, vintage lighting, fine art, decorative accessories, period furniture, clocks, estate jewelry and watches, including a 12-piece R.J. Horner figural carved dining set is set to light up a May 21 sale in Pittsfield, Mass. The sale is punctuated by several pieces from Tiffany studios. A key find is a bronze inkwell with the fine figure of a crab, its claws reaching forward, pinching the coiled handles of the inkwell pot mounted with an oyster shell.
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After 32 years and more than $150 million worth of antique furniture sold, the famed Steven-Thomas Antiques and Interiors is closing with a blockbuster auction Feb. 5-6. The prestigious Orange County antiques and restoration firm, became famous fo redesigning and repurposing antiques for functional use in today’s homes. Steven-Thomas also catered to a large celebrity clientele that included the late John Wayne, who resided in Newport Beach. Every article will be sold to the highest bidder, regardless of price, by Don Presley Auctions.
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A magnificent Lenzkirch grandfather clock crafted circa 1860, 8 feet 2 inches tall and featuring a music box that plays 15 1/2 inch discs, soared to $39,200 at an on-site auction held Nov. 6. Read More +
Steve and Donna Strelitz have been in the antique business for 35 years, so they are well aware that some shows have been cancelled, antique stores are not all doing well, and the auction sales of antiques are at times reported to be “soft.” Read More +
LITCHFIELD, Conn. — Estate-fresh property from 10 Connecticut and New York addresses will cross the block at Brookfield Auction’s Sept. 25 sale. “A Stamford, Conn., widower had consigned 20 lots to our July sale; he was ‘testing the waters’. Having been pleased with his results, he promptly consigned over eighty lots for our September sale,” Read More +
LITCHFIELD, Conn. – The beautiful circa 1830 Greek Revival-style home known locally as the Historic Trowbridge-Thoms House belonging to longtime antiques dealer Thomas McBride, plus the adjacent barn that has served as an antiques shop for over 45 years, will be sold in an on-site auction slated for June 5. The property will cross the block at noon. Read More +
MILLBURY, Mass – For more than 25 years, Bob Courtney has improved the collecting market with his keen eye for great, unusual, hard-to-find, antique items. On May 15, beginning at 10 a.m., Courtney will again dazzle the world at his spring auction and its an unprecedented collection of Herter Bros. merchandise. Read More +
SAN FRANCISCO — Bonhams & Butterfields’ March 1, 2010 San Francisco auction of property from the collections of Antonio and Lillian Mariani, owners of the well-respected San Francisco firm Antonio’s Antiques, brought more than $1.75 million Read More +
BOSTON — Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier auction houses, announces its February Estates Auction. The auction features fine art, antiques and collectibles from estates spanning Massachusetts to Kaminski’s second location in Beverly Hills, Calif. Read More +
CHICAGO — Crowds packed the 16th International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Chicago Opening Night gala on Nov. 5, with Navy Pier Festival Hall security estimating 3,200-3,500 in attendance over the course of the evening Read More +