Vintage clocks including a fine mahogany tall case clock signed by David Weatherly, an enamel moon disk dial attributed to Patton and Jones and an early 19th century mahogany tall case clock with a heroic painted dial signed by Abraham Cassell of Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) are just three of the lots auctioneer Gordon Converse says are generating tremendous buzz for his April 23, 2011 auction in Malvern, Pa.
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A variety of Big Apple auctions, shows and even museums shined a spotlight on American heritage during New York’s Americana Week. Held Jan. 21-23, 2011, venues emphasize the American heritage in fine art, home furnishings and furniture and folk art. The antiques shows were full with dealers from all across the country exhibiting what they have found in their own areas or in their travels that fits their own styles and tastes in Americana. Read More +
Although you can often find a pair of Carl Faberge silver figural candelabra alongside a selection or rare and important figural clocks, it’s rare to find them paired in a sale of Civil War uniforms and pistols. Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is set to sell these and more in a marathon auction Feb. 19. In addition to Russian silver and estate jewelry, the auction will feature a metal-bodied Queen’s Lancer drum, 10 1/2 inches high by 15 1/2 inches wide, colorful and complete with two drumsticks.
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We make good on our pledge for more free appraisals for Antique Trader subscribers. This week, Tim Luke, host of HGTV’s “Cash in the Attic,” tackles your favorite finds courtesy of JustAnswer.com.
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More than 600 lots of fresh-to-the-market finds from five important estates are coming to sale Jan. 15 by Stevens Auction Company. Furniture by famed artisan J. & J.W. Meeks will include a rosewood rococo laminated pierce-carved sofa in the Stanton Hall pattern and among the decorative accessories is a three-piece Dresden center bowl with figural renderings and flower décor.
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A pair of carved, early Continental alabaster and marble statues of Cleopatra and Judith sold for $132,250 at a Nov. 13 sale, moving a Massachusetts auctioneer to believe the antiques market is showing strong signs of picking up again. Read More +
Asheville, N.C.: Gail Andrews, director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, knew what she wanted and it didn’t take her long to get it. The two political jars she sought crossed the block during the first hour of Brunk Auctions sale on November 13. Both were Alabama treasures made by one of the state’s most celebrated potters: German-born John Lehman (1825-circa 1885). Read More +
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An exceptional cataloged antique auction featuring more than 500 quality lots will be held Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. (EST), by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Read More +
MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — On Nov. 7, White’s Auctions will offer a fine selection of antiques and fine art for dealers, collectors, art galleries and decorators, with some 20th century “bling” included for good measure. Read More +
PASADENA, Calif. — Signaling a resurgent market, John Moran Auctioneers’ Sept. 28, 2010, Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction achieved a sell-through rate of 87 percent and earned excellent prices for silver, American art pottery, European glass, and Continental furniture and clocks. Read More +