Massachusetts’ finest estates and collections coming May 21, 2011

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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‘Antiques shop to the Hollywood stars’ holding closeout auction Feb. 5-6

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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Appraisal calls reveal surprises for Brookfield antiques auction

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 +

Rare Herter Bros. furniture in spring antique auction

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 +