Antiques

Waverly’s to host Fine and Rare Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction on March 1

Waverly’s to host Fine and Rare Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction on March 1

Waverly’s March 1 Fine and Rare Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction offers an 1840 first edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. It comes with provenance from the Washington, DC-area collection of Charles Truitt and is estimated at $40,000-$60,000. White-headed sea eagle or bald eagle,’ one of 500 illustrations contained in a complete […]

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Ernest Hemingway brings $68,000+ in Heritage Auctions Rare Books Sale

Ernest Hemingway brings $68,000+ in Heritage Auctions Rare Books Sale

A rare edition of Ernest Hemingway’s first book, Three Stories & Ten Poems [Paris]: Contact Publishing Co., 1923, one of just 300 copies printed brought $68,500 on Feb. 8 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $736,000+ Rare Books Signature(r) Auction, which took place at the company’s Beverly Hills salerooms. All prices include 25% Buyer’s Premium. The edition […]

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Christie’s March 8 auction of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design offers Viennese Secessionism collection

Christie’s March 8 auction of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design offers Viennese Secessionism collection

Christie’s sale of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design on March 8 will be highlighted by a collection of Viennese Secessionism from the Hollywood home of Ron Bernstein, and will include approximately 40 works by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and Eugene Gaillard, among others. Other sale highlights include French Art Nouveau Glass including pieces from […]

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Sotheby’s to auction the Raymond & Pierre Jourdan-Barry Collection of French 17th & 18th century silver in Paris

Sotheby’s to auction the Raymond & Pierre Jourdan-Barry Collection of French 17th & 18th century silver in Paris

Sotheby’s announced the sale on 18 April 2012 in Paris one of the world’s most important collections of 17th & 18th Century French Silver – assembled for over half-a-century by Raymond Jourdan-Barry and his son Pierre. French 17th & 18th century silver. Photo: Sotheby’s The superbly coherent 200-lot ensemble embodies rarity and supreme elegance. This […]

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Ottoman art to be auctioned at Sotheby’s on April 24

Ottoman art to be auctioned at Sotheby’s on April 24

Sotheby’s announced its forthcoming sale of a private collection of Ottoman art, “An Eye for Opulence: Art of the Ottoman Empire”, which will take place on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 during ‘Turkish and Islamic Week: Classical to Contemporary’. The single owner sale will comprise a broad selection of works across a variety of media, spanning […]

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RICHARD WINTERTON TO AUCTION HISTORIC ARMOUR

RICHARD WINTERTON TO AUCTION HISTORIC ARMOUR

Two fine and imposing suits of armour are to be offered for public auction on 29th March. The two full suits of steel armour (two of four) were once a familiar sight in the famous Bower procession which dates back to the reign of Henry II. Richard Winterton, proprietor of the Auction House examining the […]

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Sotheby’s to auction violin by Nicolo Amati in Musical Instruments sale on held on 6 March

Sotheby’s to auction violin by Nicolo Amati in Musical Instruments sale on held on 6 March

Sotheby’s London sale of Musical Instruments on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 will offer a violin by Nicolò Amati, one of the greatest names in violin making history. Violin dated 1682, by Nicolò Amati, estimate £250,000-350,000*. Photo: Sotheby’s. Long considered the teacher of Stradivari, Nicolò was the grandson of the inventor of the violin, Andrea Amati, […]

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Bonhams to auction Property From Serendipity Books, Part I – Works from Peter Howard’s legendary bookstore

Bonhams to auction Property From Serendipity Books, Part I – Works from Peter Howard’s legendary bookstore

Timed to coincide with the 45th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Bonhams is pleased offer property from the Serendipity Bookstore in Berkeley, CA on February 12. Highlights will include general antiquarian books, art and fine press, modern literature and poetry with a section dedicated to John Steinbeck, Americana and early baseball literature. Peter Howard [1939-2011] […]

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Composer Peter Warlocks hand written score for masterwork for auction at Bonnhams

Composer Peter Warlocks hand written score for masterwork for auction at Bonnhams

The autograph manuscript of Peter Warlock’s masterpiece The Curlew is to be auctioned at Bonhams Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts sale in London on March 27th.It is estimated at £4,000-6,000. The Curlew, a setting of four poems by W B Yeats, is seen as his best work, a view shared by the composer – “for […]

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