Couture fashions from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, and fine jewelry from Peretti and Nivea and more will take the Litchfield stage March 27. Read More +
Whether you’ve got money to burn or you simply want to escape for a few hours of fantasy browsing, 1stdibs.com likely has what you seek. Read More +
The 62nd Antique Textiles Vintage Fashions Show & Sale, Sept. 5, 2011 at The Sturbridge Host Hotel and Convention Center was a full house of exhibits and also was overflowing with customers happy to find their latest additions to collections of textile oriented antiques. This very unique and specialized show produced by Linda Zukas for over 20 years in the same location three times each year on the Monday of Brimfield Week has been a phenomenal success for customers, dealers and her, all of whom were happy to be there and leave even happier. Read More +
There was strong interest across the board during Litchfield County Auction’s July 20, 2011 American and English Continential auction and much activity was received in all categories of the sale. Paintings, American and Continental furniture, decorations, Americana, folk art, and silver stood at the top of the list. Selling close to 85 percent of the lots offered in the sale, many items grossed well above their high estimate and received a high number of bids.
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Sculpted by the renowned French artist Albert Marque (1872-1939), an extremely rare 1914 portrait doll originally commissioned for the Paris boutique Margaine-Lacroix sold to rousing applause for $168,000 (inclusive of 12 percent buyer’s premium) at Frasher’s July 9 auction. The buyer, who beat out four phone bidders and additional on-site bidders at the KCI-Expo Center in Kansas City, was new to Frasher’s client roster.
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The Sun Newspaper reports that the 25-year-old singer – who is well known for her eccentric tastes – is obsessed with the British TV show where people bring in their valuables to find out their value, and friends have now … Read More +
On June 13 a dozen participants and I arrived in Philadelphia for the first ever Art Crime Investigation Seminar, conducted by former FBI Special Agent, and real Indiana Jones, Robert Wittman. The week, consisting of five days of instruction and … Read More +
Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femme pencil drawing was snatched from Weinstein art gallery in San Francisco. A video camera snapshot shows a man who appears to walk with a painting in his arms (right) Art crime is a $6-billion-a-year business. … Read More +
Christie’s announced this week it is has scheduled a series of public exhibitions and special events leading up to the sale of the collection of Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away March 23. The tour will culminate in New York in early December with a special ten-day, museum-quality exhibition of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry, fashion, accessories, decorative arts and memorabilia, followed by four consecutive days of auctions.
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The cornerstone of the sale was the remarkable 1960s Emilio Pucci collection of Lorna Dwyer-Carfano, a Pucci model during the 1960s. Bidders pounced on everything from contemporary designer pieces, such as a stunning pink Chanel jacket with pink and gold logo button that brought $430 to iconic genre pieces such as the 1960s Nina Ricci red wool dress that sold for $370.
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