Circa 1850 plantation bed brings $40,320 at May 1 auction

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A massive and beautiful rosewood rococo 3/4 tester plantation bed, crafted around 1850 by P. Mallard, soared to $40,320 at the sale of the contents of the magnificent Bella Vida mansion in Aberdeen, plus the estate of the late J.T. Boudreaux of southern Louisiana. The sale was held May 1 by Stevens Auction Company of Aberdeen. Read More +

ArtFact hosts record sales

BOSTON – ArtFact concluded March with a banner list of important sales, including Alex Cooper’s March 21 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction with 623 registered bidders and over 1,300 online bids, Read More +

American Gothic bookcases soar to $115K

NORTHPORT, Ala. – A monumental set of four matching American Gothic bookcases, beautifully crafted in Philadelphia in 1854 and attributed to the workshop of Crawford Riddell, a noted cabinetmaker of the time, sold for $115,000 at a multi-estate sale held Mar. 13 by Hal Hunt Auctions. Read More +

Fine European clocks cross the auction block March 29

LOS ANGELES — March 29, 2010, will see a 500-lot auction of fine European furniture and decorative arts in Los Angeles. The sale will offer an array of works for varied tastes and collecting levels from the 16th through the 20th centuries with a focus on English, French, Italian, Spanish and German property. Read More +