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500-year-old polychrome carved figure could bring $20,000 in online antiques auction

Litchfield County Auctions announces their Autumn Modernism, Asian Arts & European Antiques Auction will include a special collection of Asian ceramics, artwork and objects. Additionally, there are Modern works of art and design, together with traditional English and Continental furniture and decorations. The auction will be running online Sept. 28-Oct. 12 at igavelauctions.com.

Springsteen memorabilia mingles with antique clocks and fine art at multi-estate auction

>This article was originally published in Antique Trader >>Get it delivered for just a $1 an issue! This oil on canvas Paris street scene painting by Maurice Utrillo could bring $80,000-$100,000. More News & Articles Yellin hanging light brings $6,250 Lucian Freud’s realism fascinates high-end collectors Browse Decorative Arts value and identification guides  ...

Thomas Worthington Whittredge river landscape brings $18,000 at American and European Continental antiques auction

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...

Astrid Kirchherr Beatles photographic archive heads to auction

While shooting the music scene in Hamburg, Germany, young photographer Astrid Kirchherr met a captivating group of musicians performing under the name The Silver Beatles. Despite the charms of members Paul, John and George, Astrid's affections were captured by Stuart .... Stuart Sutcliffe, aka, the "fifth Beatle." Kirchherr's photographs of what would become the...

Seldom-seen Victorian table fountain in online sale ending July 20

Litchfield County Auctions Online Summer Sale holds more than 800 lots of fresh-to-the-market property collected from New York and Connecticut estates and private collections. The summer sale's focus is on American, English and Continental art and antiques, including this Victorian Tufts automatic crystal table fountain, circa 1870-1880. In addition to a variety of weathervanes,...

How Mary-Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun helped save New Orleans’ museums after Hurricane Katrina

Mary-Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun broke gender barriers in 18th century France with her skillful use of a paintbrush and political savvy. Her "forgiving" portraits of Marie Antoinette charmed the Queen and earned her a coveted royal endorsement to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. More than 200 years later, her work was instrumental in...

How I Started Collecting: Reader’s reflect on their first experiences with collecting

From broken soup tureens to granddad's Indian arrowhead hunting trips, Antique Trader subscribers share their most valued memories of their first experiences in collecting. These funny, poignant letters reflect Antique Trader's ongoing effort to foster a new generation's appreciation for the hunt for precious objects. All letters are eligible to win a copy of...