November, 2009

NEARLY 750 LOTS, MANY OF THEM FRESH TO THE MARKET, FROM PROMINENT LOCAL ESTATES, WILL BE SOLD DEC. 5TH BY LELAND LITTLE AUCTION & ESTATE SALES, LTD.

NEARLY 750 LOTS, MANY OF THEM FRESH TO THE MARKET, FROM PROMINENT LOCAL ESTATES, WILL BE SOLD DEC. 5TH BY LELAND LITTLE AUCTION & ESTATE SALES, LTD.

(HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.) – – Nearly 750 lots – most of them quality, fresh to the market items from prominent local estates – will be sold at a Fine & Decorative Arts Cataloged Auction scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m., by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. The auction will be conducted in […]

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AS POOR AS A CHURCH MOUSE

AS POOR AS A CHURCH MOUSE

If you have ever said the phrase ‘as poor as a church mouse’, then you would have something in common with one of our greatest furniture craftsmen Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson (1876-1955). Thompson was a British furniture maker working in English oak. Based in Kilburn North Yorkshire, he is credited as an important part of the […]

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Sotheby’s Amsterdam to Auction Works from an Important Private Dutch Collection

Sotheby’s Amsterdam to Auction Works from an Important Private Dutch Collection

Sotheby’s sale of 19th-Century, Modern and Contemporary art, to be held in Amsterdam on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, will have at its core a group of works from a celebrated Dutch private collection. Put together over some 30 years with enormous commitment and discernment, this exceptional collection includes works by leading Dutch names such as […]

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Andy Warhol’s Iconic 200 One Dollar Bills from 1962 Auctions for $43,762,500 at Sotheby’s

Andy Warhol’s Iconic 200 One Dollar Bills from 1962 Auctions for $43,762,500 at Sotheby’s

Last night at Sotheby’s in New York, Andy Warhol’s monumental masterpiece, 200 One Dollar Bills, brought a remarkable $43,762,500, soaring past the pre-sale estimate of $8/12 million. Competition was fierce. Auctioneer Tobias Meyer opened the bidding at $6 million and was immediately met with an almost unheard of response – a bid of $12 million, […]

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