Victorian lighting

Period jewelry makes strong finish at Weschler’s spring auctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 17, Weschler’s auctions of Jewelry, Coins & Watches and American & European Fine Art presented a fine selection of diamonds, pocket watches, gold jewelry, landscapes and an impressive print collection among the over 400 lots consigned from private collections and local estates.

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...

Rare Herter Bros. furniture in spring antique auction

MILLBURY, Mass – For more than 25 years, Bob Courtney has improved the collecting market with his keen eye for great, unusual, hard-to-find, antique items. On May 15, beginning at 10 a.m., Courtney will again dazzle the world at his spring auction and its an unprecedented collection of Herter Bros. merchandise.

Antique lamps, art glass light up Julia’s final auction of 2009

FAIRFIELD, Maine — The auction firm of James D. Julia ended their 2009 auction season with a bang. As part of a three-day auction event, Julia’s combined the efforts of Julia’s advertising, toy and doll division head Andrew Truman and glass and lamp department head Dudley Browne in an outstanding array of quality antiques.

Hundreds of miniature lamps, desirable glass offered in January auction

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. - More than 400 miniature lamps, including an outstanding selection of rare bracket, hanging, and subminiature night lights, along with rare glass and ceramic figural examples, many fine art glass and satin specimens, opalescent patterns, fairy lamps, plus more will be offered in Jeffrey S. Evans’ Jan. 30 miniature lamps and...