Art and Antiques News

Q&A: John And Elizabeth DeSimone - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:16:24 +0000

John and Liz DeSimone, for the last 40 years or so, have been producing ten to 12 antique shows annually in New England and, until recently when their landlord sold the property, operated an antique shop on Route 1 in Wells, Maine. Their shows originally leaned towards country Americana; now their dealer mix is broad […],
Review and Photos by Chuck Muller, Catalog Photos Courtesy of Willis Henry Auctions MARSHFIELD, MASS. – Thirty-six years ago, Willis Henry decided to put together an all-Shaker auction. He was able, through a noted Shaker dealer, to obtain a sizeable collection and, thus, began an almost-annual tradition. On October 2, 1982, he filled the banquet […],

Skinner Drives Wedgwood Market With Spak Collection - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:14:38 +0000

Review by Madelia Hickman Ring, Photos Courtesy of Skinner Inc BOSTON – Skinner Auction’s European Furniture & Decorative Arts sale on Saturday, July 13, totaled $829,948 with more than 95 percent of the 536 lots selling to an auction that was “pretty well attended,” according to Stuart Slavid, Skinner’s senior vice president and director of […],
DALLAS — A guitar owned and played by both Duane Allman and Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash soared to $591,000 to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia auction July 20–21. It is one of more than a dozen guitars owned — and in some cases, played — by Nash, […],

KPM Plaques Sweep Leaderboard At Brunk Auctions - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 19:33:55 +0000

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Selling for first, second and third place honors at Brunk Auctions’ July 19–20 sale was a group of three KPM porcelain plaques from a Montclair, N.J., collection. Of the three, the standout lot was a monumental example depicting ladies at their toilette, after Hans Makart (1840–1884) that realized $40,800, quadruple its estimate,
LITCHFIELD, CONN. — A carved and painted wood and composition circular plaque featuring Asian figures in a landscape amid pagodas turned out to be a sleeper in Litchfield County Auctions’ July 20 sale as it took $78,000 above a $150 high estimate. The piece measured 37 inches diameter and came from a Washington, Conn., collector’s […],
DALLAS — A guitar owned and played by both Duane Allman and Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash soared to $591,000 to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia auction July 20–21. It is one of more than a dozen guitars owned — and in some cases, played — by Nash, […],

KPM Plaques Sweep Leaderboard At Brunk Auctions - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:10:35 +0000

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Selling for first, second and third place honors at Brunk Auctions’ July 19–20 sale was a group of three KPM porcelain plaques from a Montclair, N.J., collection. Of the three, the standout lot was a monumental example depicting ladies at their toilette, after Hans Makart (1840–1884) that realized $40,800, quadruple its estimate […],
LITCHFIELD, CONN. — A carved and painted wood and composition circular plaque featuring Asian figures in a landscape amid pagodas turned out to be a sleeper in Litchfield County Auctions’ July 20 sale as it took $78,000 above a $150 high estimate. The piece measured 37 inches diameter and came from a Washington, Conn., collector’s […],

The New Hampshire Antiques Show 2019 - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:34:53 +0000

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