Art and Antiques News

November 22, 2019 - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:36:20 +0000

By W.A. Demers NEW YORK CITY — Christie’s is one of the US auction houses filing for exemption against the Trump administration tariffs that were levied on Chinese art and antiques. Christie’s led the charge by filing for the exclusion on November 1, the first day in a three-month period in which applications are being […],

Philip S. Dubey, 72 - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:21:06 +0000

BALTIMORE. MD. — Baltimore antiques dealer Philip Stephen Dubey, beloved son of the late Philip and Dorothy Dubey and devoted brother of Brian Madden Dubey and William Mark Dubey, passed away from a massive stroke on October 22 at around 4:40 in the afternoon. For the last hours of his life, Phil was on life […],
Review and Photos by R. Scudder Smith ALLENTOWN, PENN. – The first Saturday in November means everything, even in some cases more than Christmas and Thanksgiving, to countless collectors of antique toys. For this is time for the Allentown Antique Toy Show & Sale at Harris Hall at the Allentown Fairgrounds. This year the first […],

Crocker Farm’s Autumn Sale Goes Swimmingly - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:05:21 +0000

Review and Onsite Photos by Greg Smith, Additional Photos Courtesy Crocker Farm Auction SPARKS, MD. – A total of 503 lots crossed the block in Crocker Farm’s October 26 American Stoneware & Redware Pottery auction, producing a total sales figure of $648,000. “It was a quick turnaround from our July 20 sale,” auctioneer and specialist […],

Nadeau’s Fires First Shot For Mars & Neptune Trust - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:04:58 +0000

Review and Onsite Photos by W.A. Demers, Additional Photos Courtesy of Nadeau Auction Gallery EAST WINDSOR, CONN. – It’s a long drive from Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in East Windsor, Conn., to his home in Wiscasset, Maine – four hours – and James L, Kochan said he initially felt a little dispirited heading home following his […],
YORK, PENN. — A prototype rocket-firing Boba Fett action figure, from toy company Kenner’s licensed action figure line for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, circa 1979, set a world auction record for both any Star Wars toy as well as the toy model for the second time this year when it sold for $185,850 […],
RICHMOND, VA. — Brunk Auctions conducted its premier auction on November 9 at its newest location at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden featuring fine American, European and Southern art; decorative arts; jewelry; and furniture. It was the last category that supplied the top lot when a very rare Southern Chippendale walnut cellarette, attributed to Piedmont, […],
CHICAGO — The top lot of Hindman’s November 5 books and manuscripts sale was Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, which set a world auction record for a first edition of Darwin’s landmark work. Realizing $564,500, inclusive of buyer’s premium, the Garden Copy, previously owned by American philanthropist Paul Mellon (1907–1999), sold for more […],
Review by Anne Kugielsky, Photos Courtesy Lark Mason Associates NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS – Lark Mason Associates’ auction of the personal collections of Anthony Bourdain was not a typical auction event, just as the man whose possessions were being sold was not typical. Nor was it a traditional “celebrity” auction although by all measures, Bourdain was […],