September, 2009

Fine Japanese Art – New York Auction Results

Fine Japanese Art – New York Auction Results

The Bluette H. Kirchhoff Collection of Netsuke and Sagemono drew global attention to Bonhams’ New York galleries. The collection was presented as the first of two sales; the second being Fine Japanese Works of Art. With nearly 400 lots auctioned throughout the course of the day, bidders were offered several exciting collecting opportunities. Highlights from […]

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19th Century Works Triumph During Auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts

19th Century Works Triumph During Auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts

Bonhams & Butterfields was pleased to offer Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts on September 14, 2009 in Los Angeles. The highly curated 300-lot auction featured a select array of works, showcasing pieces from the 16th through 20th centuries with a focus on English, French, Italian, Spanish and German items. “The September 14th auction offered […]

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KNOBKERRY STUNS SALEROOM AUDIENCE

KNOBKERRY STUNS SALEROOM AUDIENCE

The definition of ‘knobkerry’ (also spelt ‘knobkerrie or knobkierrie) is an African tribal club used for throwing at or clonking animals (or humans) on the head. The name derives from the Afrikaans word ‘knop’ meaning ball and ‘kierrie’ meaning cane. In days gone by these were essentially weapons of war typically used by tribes such […]

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Remodel Auction(TM) Retains Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. as Business Advisor

Remodel Auction(TM) Retains Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. as Business Advisor

Remodel Auction, Inc., today announced that the Company has entered into a Business Development agreement with Charlotte-based Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. . Chanticleer, through its Avenel Ventures subsidiary will assist Remodel Auction by introducing the company to strategic business relationships including existing Chanticleer clients and also by advising the company on future financing and potential acquisitions. […]

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Wyoming Wind River Mushroom Farm Real Estate and Equipment Auction

Wyoming Wind River Mushroom Farm Real Estate and Equipment Auction

Maas Companies of Rochester, Minn. will auction the former Wind River Mushroom Farm facility including real estate, equipment and three late model modular homes Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. onsite at 1008 West 7th Street, Shoshoni, Wyoming. Wind River Mushroom Farm operated from 2004 to 2006 but was forced to close two years […]

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MAGNIFICENT ROSEWOOD CYLINDER DESK, MADE IN THE 1860s BY THOMAS BROOKS, SOARS TO $49,450 AT SEPT. 5th SALE OF THE CONTENTS OF THE KIRKWOOD MANSION

MAGNIFICENT ROSEWOOD CYLINDER DESK, MADE IN THE 1860s BY THOMAS BROOKS, SOARS TO $49,450 AT SEPT. 5th SALE OF THE CONTENTS OF THE KIRKWOOD MANSION

Sale was conducted on-site in Eutaw, Ala., under a 6,000-square-foot circus tent, by Hal Hunt Auctions (EUTAW, Ala.) – A magnificent rosewood cylinder desk, made in the 1860s by Thomas Brooks and standing 9 feet 3 inches tall by 50 inches wide, soared to $49,450 at the sale of the contents of the Kirkwood mansion, […]

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General Eisenhower Jacket Auctioned At Alderfer

General Eisenhower Jacket Auctioned At Alderfer

On September 9, the Alderfer Auction Company of Hatfield, Pennsylvania, sold a World War II uniform jacket that belonged to General Dwight D. Eisenhower for $43,875 (price includes 17 percent buyer’s premium). The jacket, size 38 regular, displayed the 5 Star rank of General of the Army on each shoulder as well as a Supreme […]

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James Lovell Gemini 7 Space Log for Auction

James Lovell Gemini 7 Space Log for Auction

Gemini 7 pilot James Lovell’s personal log, written during his first space flight, Dec. 4-18, 1965, forms the emotional philosophical centerpiece of Heritage Auction Galleries’ Oct. 8 Signature® Space Exploration Auction at the company’s Uptown Dallas headquarters. The log, which is one of the earliest descriptions of the earth as seen from an orbiting spacecraft, […]

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The Art of Chinese Propaganda for Sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

The Art of Chinese Propaganda for Sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

On 5th November 2009 Bloomsbury Auctions (24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP Tel: 020 7495 9494) is staging the first ever sale devoted entirely to artefacts from ‘New China’ and the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1950-1976). Major exhibition pieces will be offered in addition to the renowned Little Red Books and other Mao memorabilia. Works by […]

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