NY Times Antiques News

HARRISBURG, PENN. — An allegorical watercolor made by the last surviving member of the Snow Hill Cloister was one of the top lots at Cordier Auctions & Appraisals’ August 17 sale, bringing $10,200. It had been discovered in 1895 in the estate of Obed Snowberger, who was the last celibate brother of the cloister that […],
BEVERLY, MASS. — Kaminski Auctions presented a collection of Asian porcelains from a Wellesley, Mass., collector in its August 17-18 sale, as well as Chinese art, porcelain, scrolls, furniture and a collection of midcentury Japanese studio ceramics acquired by a lifelong New England collector from the Frank Caro Gallery, the successor to,

August 30, 2019 - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:23:03 +0000

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  Review and Photos by Madelia Hickman Ring and Greg Smith MANCHESTER, N.H. – The last show to open during Antiques Week in New Hampshire is the New Hampshire Antiques Show, hosted by the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) and open August 6-8, three dynamic days at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in downtown […],
Review and Photos by Greg Smith MANCHESTER, N.H. – If there was an oft repeated buzz word among the dealer reviews for the eighth edition of Karen DiSaia’s Antiques in Manchester: The Collector’s Fair, it revolved around the “energy.” Sam Herrup: “I thought the show went very well; there was very good energy.” Jeff Tillou: […],

Q&A: Joseph Weaver - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:11:58 +0000

Hundreds of years ago, before adhesives were available in the Western world, broken ceramic vessels could be repaired with metal staples or rivets. Small holes would be drilled into the piece, staples inserted and then maybe some clay or paint would be applied to help conceal the repair. Serviceable yes, but looking a bit like […],

Celebrating Lew Scranton’s Life - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:09:23 +0000

KILLINGWORTH, CONN. – On August 17, about 60 people gathered at Lew Scranton’s restored mid-Eighteenth Century cape to bid him a final farewell and share wonderful memories. His daughters Abby and Rebecca orchestrated the afternoon affair, which took full advantage of the bucolic grounds surrounding the house. With ample food, drink and camaraderie, the festive […],
By Jessica Skwire Routhier PHILADELPHIA – America loves its origin stories: the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María; Pilgrim Rock; the Boston Tea Party. The history of American art also has its origin stories, and one of them is the tale in which a young British-born painter named Thomas Cole moves from Philadelphia to […],
DALLAS — A 1978-79 President Barack Obama game-worn Punahou (Hawai’i) high school basketball jersey drew bids from more than two dozen collectors before closing at $120,000 in Heritage Auctions Summer Platinum night sports collectibles auction August 17-18. The jersey was worn by the 44th United States president, then 18, as a member of the 1979 […],
MONTEREY, CALIF. — On August 16 at the Monterey Conference Center, RM Sotheby’s sold the 1994 McLaren F1 “LM-Specification,” the world’s most revered modern supercar, for $19.8 million, including premium, becoming the most valuable McLaren ever sold at auction,