Martha Jane Starr, whose father co-founded Phillips Petroleum, spent more than 60 years collecting antiques and fine furnishings. Starr and her husband donated major collections to various museums; the heirlooms that remain will be sold at public auction without reserve.
A living estate auction holding decades’ worth of quality antique furniture and antique decorative arts goes under the gavel beginning at 10 a.m. (CST) April 21 in Aberdeen, Miss.
J. Garrett Auctioneers will be offering the estate collection of one of Dallas' most prominent socialites, the late Bertha Ahlsclager, from her Highland Park mansion.
Every corner and aisle at Don Presley's auction gallery is brimming with decorative pieces of old gold, soft silver, rouge marble and jade – key inclusions from among the 1,000+ lots selected for a two-day event packed with antiques 'fit for royalty.'
A circa 1860 museum-quality mechanical rosewood drop-front secretary desk attributed to renowned American furniture maker Thomas Brooks, earned top lot honors when it sold for $21,280 Dec. 31, 2011. The secretary retains its original finish and stands nearly 10 feet tall.
The Estate Auction of Countess Ute D. (Brammer) Von Haller v. Hallerstein of Gloucester, Mass., the president and owner of The Boston School of Modern Languages, the oldest private language school in the country, will include antique furniture and art from both residences.
An exceedingly rare, ancient Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty solid nephrite jade bear sold for a little more than $8 million at a multi-estate antiques auction.
The carved jade bear is the expected top earner of the nearly 400 lots that will change hands in the Elite Decorative Arts showroom in the Quantum Town Center in Boynton Beach, Fla., during the multi-estate auction.
A Beverly Hills collection comprises 400 of the 1,000 lots to be auctioned, and features 200 absolutely fresh to the market antique European and American clocks. Featured additional highlight: John Wayne’s silver-trimmed leather saddle.