November, 2012

FEDERAL MAHOGANY PEMBROKE DROP-LEAF TABLE, CIRCA 1790-1810, SELLS FOR $36,800 AT NADEAU’S AUCTION GALLERY OCT. 20-21 SALE IN WINDSOR, CT

FEDERAL MAHOGANY PEMBROKE DROP-LEAF TABLE, CIRCA 1790-1810, SELLS FOR $36,800 AT NADEAU’S AUCTION GALLERY OCT. 20-21 SALE IN WINDSOR, CT

The two-day sale featured American antiques Oct. 20th and firearms and fishing reels Oct. 21st (WINDSOR, Conn.) – A lovely Federal mahogany Pembroke drop-leaf table, probably made in New York sometime between 1790-1810, sold for $36,800 at a two-day, two-session sale held Oct. 20-21 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. The auction was held in the firm’s […]

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Bonhams Native American Art auction offers rare historic and contemporary artifacts

Bonhams Native American Art auction offers rare historic and contemporary artifacts

Bonhams announce its Native American Art sale, December 3 in San Francisco, the grand highlight of which will be a rare and important, finely woven Navajo chief’s blanket, originally from the Silverman Museum Collection, that is very likely one of the earliest third phase blankets in existence (est. $125,000-175,000). Navajo chief’s blanket The sale will […]

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Skinner to host auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts on November 18

Skinner to host auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts on November 18

BOSTON, Mass. – November 5, 2012 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts on November 18th in its Boston gallery. Devon Gray’s debut, as the newly appointed department director, features exceptionally rare books, first editions, presidential memorabilia, and important historical documents. Presidential Letters and Documents The auction will open with […]

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Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Autumn Sale on 11 NOV 2012

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Autumn Sale on 11 NOV 2012

HONG KONG – Joyce Gallery Auction will present Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art II on Nov. 10. The auction will be composed of more than 287 lots and featurw a broad range of art and objects – jade, porcelain, ceramics, and archaic and later bronzes. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. A Pair of […]

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WWII German Enigma enciphering machine for auction at Bonhams

WWII German Enigma enciphering machine for auction at Bonhams

This 1941 oak Enigma machine was an instrument used to pass coded German messages during the Second World War. This German enigma enciphering machine will go under the hammer for the first time on the 14th November in Knightsbridge (estimated £40,000 – 60,000). Built by Heimsoeth and Rinke in 1941, this is the 3 rotor […]

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Lord Nelson letter to his mistress for auction at Bonhams

Lord Nelson letter to his mistress for auction at Bonhams

A letter dated c.1801 from an emotional Nelson to his mistress adds insight to the scandal of the 19th century. A lasting piece of evidence of the affair between Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton is for sale with Bonhams in Knightsbridge, on 13th November. In the letter, Nelson documents the turbulent love life between himself […]

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Maritime Paintings And Ship Models Bring $1.4+ Million In Heritage Auction

Maritime Paintings And Ship Models Bring $1.4+ Million In Heritage Auction

James Edward Butterworth’s oil United States, from the MBNA Collection of Maritime Art & Ship Models, brought $68,500 to lead Heritage Auction’s Oct. 27 Maritime & Ship Models Signature® Auction. The auction’s 323 lots enjoyed a 99% sell-through rate to realize $1.4 million, exceeding the high estimate. Of the almost 500 participants, nearly a fifth […]

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Albert Bierstadt 1872 Landscape Headlines Heritage Auction

Albert Bierstadt 1872 Landscape Headlines Heritage Auction

Albert Bierstadt’s 1872 masterpiece Mount Brewer from King’s River Canyon, California is expected to bring $700,000+ as the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions Nov. 10 Western & California Art Signature® Auction, an event that is expected to bring in more than $10 million at the company’s Fine Arts Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street. ALBERT BIERSTADT […]

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Baseball Rarities Lead Heritage Sports Auction

Baseball Rarities Lead Heritage Sports Auction

Heritage Sports Collectibles’ $5.8 million Oct. 25-27 2012 Signature® Auction further established the company as the leading auctioneer in the industry, with a record 600 consignors supplying the event with nearly 3,000 lots for the largest bidding audience (2,393) yet to participate in a 2012 auction. “This event was a true testament to the breadth […]

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