The current auction record for a Spitler-decorated item, which was set in 2004, is nearly $1 million. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of little-known facts regarding the life and work of Johannes Spitler (1774-1837).
Every day, in every way, there is knowledge to be gained through experience,s and insights gleaned from observing and examining different points of reference. In the Sept. 16, 2015 edition, readers will find a tremendous number of reference points.
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia yellow pine blanket chest (circa 1800) decorated by Johannes Spitler, sold for $356,500 during a June 20 auction offered by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates.
A grain painted chest of drawers, Japanese prints, bird decorated stoneware and several items from various estates will come before bidders Aug. 1-2, during Willis Henry Auctions' Folk Art & Estates Auction.
What could be better than a flea market with hundreds of dealers and thousands of antiques and collectibles? How about a market held at night that includes the opportunity to meet stars of the iconic Addams Family television show? That's what Bob Zurko and team are preparing for the 39th Annual Zurko’s All-Night Flea...
A wide spectrum of Americana including rare Shenandoah Valley folk art; Virginia and other Southern furniture, including a pine chest is set for sale during Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.'s June 20 auction.
Folk art carvings of two Carolina parrots and a pickerel, are among the Americana art and antiques from a single-owner estate coming to auction April 25 at Pook & Pook.
A collection of weathervanes, including a copper grasshopper, will be among the fine art, antiques, folk art, and Asian artifacts presented Feb. 4-6 at James D. Julia, Inc.
Despite having limited historical information, a 19th century Punch cigar store wood figure, 69 1/2 inches tall with a contemporary base, soared to $102,600 during an autumn auction offered by Showtime Auction Services.
Although weathervanes certainly played a critical role in weather observations by sea merchants, farmers and others, but today they are popular items of folk art.