Archive for May, 2010

MONUMENTAL ROSEWOOD ROCOCO ¾ TESTER PLANTATION BED BY P. MALLARD (CIRCA 1850) BRINGS $40,320 AT STEVENS AUCTION, MAY 1st

MONUMENTAL ROSEWOOD ROCOCO ¾ TESTER PLANTATION BED BY P. MALLARD (CIRCA 1850) BRINGS $40,320 AT STEVENS AUCTION, MAY 1st

. May 13, 2010

Auction was held on-site, at the magnificent Bella Vida mansion in Aberdeen, Miss. (ABERDEEN, Miss.) – A massive and beautiful rosewood rococo ¾ 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 […]

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THE LURE OF CHINA – RARE BOOK FOR RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTION

THE LURE OF CHINA – RARE BOOK FOR RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTION

. May 13, 2010

With the power of global communications today such as the television and internet, it is hard to imagine how alien foreign countries must have seemed over a hundred years ago. Take for example China. Throughout history, the west has always been intrigued by China – its beautiful porcelain and rich culture has been the subject […]

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Sir Laurence Olivier 80th Birthday Portrait by David Bailey for Bonhams Auction

Sir Laurence Olivier 80th Birthday Portrait by David Bailey for Bonhams Auction

. May 13, 2010

A portrait of Sir Laurence Olivier taken by celebrated photographer David Bailey on the actor’s 80th birthday, two years before his death in 1989, is being sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its sale of Photographs on 20 May 2010. It is expected to fetch £4,000 – 6,000. Bailey subsequently donated the […]

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Bonhams to Auction Historical Silver Spice Box

Bonhams to Auction Historical Silver Spice Box

. May 13, 2010

A charming silver spice-box in the shape of a scallop shell used on the tables of aristocrats almost 400 years ago has surfaced at Bonhams in London. It is believed that the spice-box was a gift that James, Duke of Monmouth (1649-1685), the illegitimate son of Charles II, presented to Henrietta Mainwaring, the youngest daughter […]

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Andy Warhol Self Portrait Auctions for a Record $32.6 Million

Andy Warhol Self Portrait Auctions for a Record $32.6 Million

. May 13, 2010

A new auction record for a self portrait by Andy Warhol was set when the artist’s iconic and rare Self Portrait from 1986 sold for $32,562,500, more than double the pre-sale high estimate $15 million, at Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art, in new York The monumental canvas, measuring 108 x 108 in., was sought-after […]

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