A unique piece of history is among the headlining lots of Crescent City Auction Gallery's June 4-5 auction. The item, a 'lady of the evening' box, featuring the 'essentials' of a prostitute of the 1900s heads into the auction with an estimate of $2,000 to $4,000.
Be it downsizing, debt or some other factor that may prompt one to consider donating art or antiques, Art Markets columnist Mary Manion offers a friendly reminder of the importance of appraisals in meeting tax requirements of donations.
The spring auction and antique show season continues, with a multitude of opportunities to seek specific items and simply explore the many offerings.
As much as collecting is about preserving and celebrating the past, when it comes to planning for the future of a collection, like an art collection, when it is passed on to heirs, understanding various elements of tax laws is imperative, explains Kevin Yardumian, vice president of Gumbiner Savett.
A mid-19th century American Rococo carved and laminated rosewood center table more than doubled its low estimate, finishing at $57,950 recently, during an auction at Neal Auction Co.
While working with a mirror recently consigned for auction, Clars Auction Gallery's Deric Torres discovered a painting by American artist Elliot Daingerfield, hidden underneath the backing. Now that painting may fetch upwards of $6,000 at an April 17 auction.
A 19th century oil depiction of the Madonna, attributed to Giovanni Carnovali, has an estimate of $4,000 to $5,000 heading into the March 26 auction at Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery.
A 48-inch abstract oil painting by American painter Jim Dine finished at $45,000 during Palm Beach Modern Auctions' Feb. 20 sale.
An etching titled "Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake" by Winslow Homer is one of 457 lots in Myers Fine Art’s March 13 auction, which features many fresh-to-market artworks from the estates of several New York artists and novelists.
The online only Decorative Arts auction being presented by Pook & Pook Inc., March 9-10, features more than 1,000 lots, including a few examples of Chippendale furniture.