More than 500 rare and vintage clocks and assorted memorabilia offered with no reserve

An antique discovery clock auction, Aug. 27, 2011 is loaded with more than 500 rare and vintage clocks from a single-owner collection. Included in the sale are American large wall clocks and case clocks, grandfather clocks and examples from England, France and Germany. This more than just a clock action. Tucked inside the sale are pendulums, weights, watchmakers’ benches and multi-drawer cabinets, watch and clock ephemera and advertising signs.
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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, pewter, baskets and canes, the Americana section features a selection of Shaker furniture and decorative arts as well. The sale is online now at iGavelAuctions.com and can be viewed on the Litchfield County Auctions website.
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‘Heart-attack chair’ among the rare and wild objects coming to sale in Atlanta

Collect rare and unusual? How about a "heart-attack chair," used during initiations and private ceremonies of secret orders and societies? The chair is so-named because when a person sat in it and a mechanism was triggered, a .32 caliber blank fired. If the person in the chair got spooked and jumped, they were kicked out of the group. It could be yours July 16-17, 2011 at Red Baron’s annual summer extravaganza.
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Nadeau’s records 958 antiques auction bidders, sells Howard silver tea service for $11,000

Ranking as one of its largest auctions ever, Nadeau’s New Year’s Day sale saw 958 registered bidders vie for 690 lots of fresh-to-the-market merchandise. Some of the top lots in the sale are Attilio Pratella’s "Napoli" oil selling for $18,400.00, Joan Miro’s "Ouvrage du Vent" (1962) selling for $2,875.00, a six piece sterling silver tea and coffee set bring $6,900.00 and a Howard eight piece sterling silver tea and coffee service estimate selling for $11,040.00.
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Tiffany peony border antique lighting fixture floor lamp brings $172,500

Dudley Browne, head of James D. Julia’s glass and lamp department, had a sneaking suspicion the firm’s Dec. 1-2 sale would break new ground. He noted a number of pre-auction cues, such as inquiries from new blood collectors and dealers as well as from veterans who perhaps hadn’t been as active in recent years. His suspicions were confirmed when the auction closed at a very strong $1.9 million in gross sales. The top lot is a spectacular Tiffany peony border floor lamp on a decorated senior base, which sold for $172,500.
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Steampunk fantasy art going main’steam’

It’s fantasy, found objects and sci-fi all fused into one. “Steampunk design marries the best parts of a bygone era with modern comforts and technology,” explain Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum of Mod Vic (Modern Victorian) who will mount an extraordinary exhibit of Steampunk furniture and objects at the upcoming Boston Antiques & Design Show & Sale, Jan. 15-16 at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass.
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Bidders investing in wine, Chinese pagoda cabinet brings $34,500

A gorgeous 19th century Chinese pagoda form wood and ivory display cabinet breezed to $34,500 at a Dec. 3-4 auction held in a new, state-of-the-art gallery in Hillsborough, N.C. The first day of the two-day sale was devoted entirely to wines, resulting in six bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild (French, 2000), with the original tissue, selling for $12,880.
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