Archive for December, 2011

Lord Nelson snuff box for auction at Bonhams

Lord Nelson snuff box for auction at Bonhams

. December 25, 2011 . 0 Comments

Lord Nelson’s snuff box which he gave to his Secretary, George Unwin, is for sale at Bonhams Gentleman’s Library Sale in London on 18 January. It is estimated at £4,000-5,000. According to Unwin’s son, the gift was made in strange circumstances. In a note, which used to be folded in the box and is now […]

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Sotheby’s New York announces annual sale of important Americana on January 20 – 21

Sotheby’s New York announces annual sale of important Americana on January 20 – 21

. December 24, 2011 . 0 Comments

Sotheby’s annual auction of Important Americana will take place on 20 & 21 January 2012 in New York. The sale will offer American furniture, silver, folk art, prints, carpets, English pottery and Chinese export porcelain, and features several important discoveries across categories – from two previously undocumented chests by legendary cabinetmaker John Townsend, to a […]

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Noel Barrett early European toys auction results

Noel Barrett early European toys auction results

. December 23, 2011 . 0 Comments

Noel Barrett Nov. 18-19 auction realized $1,187,000 (all prices quoted inclusive of 15% buyer’s premium), with Saturday’s sales exceeding the session’s total high estimate by a whopping 40%. Watchmaker’s trade sign of cast and sheet metal, 32 inches tall by 26 inches wide, $11,500. Noel Barrett Auctions image Friday’s 386-lot toy session was dominated by […]

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Orson Welles Citizen Kane Oscar auctioned for $861,000

Orson Welles Citizen Kane Oscar auctioned for $861,000

. December 23, 2011 . 0 Comments

Orson Welles’ Academy Award for Citizen Kane was sold by Nate D. Sanders for $861,542, which includes the buyer’s premium. Welles received this Award for Best Original Screenplay, which was, incredibly, the only Oscar that either Citizen Kane or Orson Welles received. In an exciting auction that included David Copperfield and bidders from around the […]

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Eleanor Majors Carlisle Chinese furniture leads Bonhams Fine Asian Works of Art auction

Eleanor Majors Carlisle Chinese furniture leads Bonhams Fine Asian Works of Art auction

. December 23, 2011 . 0 Comments

A group of fine Chinese furniture, formerly in the Collection of Eleanor Majors Carlisle – a pillar of San Francisco society at the turn of the 19th century, took the spotlight at Bonhams more than $12.8-million auction of Fine Asian Works of Art held December 20-21. The two-day sale offered up 900 lots, obtained from […]

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