Antiques

I.M. Chait to auction Important Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art during Asia Week

I.M. Chait to auction Important Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art during Asia Week

When the doors are opened to I.M. Chait’s elegant Manhattan gallery space during Asia Week New York (March 16-24), the management and staff of the family-owned southern California firm expect to welcome many old friends to their preview and March 21 auction of Important Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art. Spinach jade brushpot, est. […]

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O’Hara’s Gallery auction totals $1,539,060 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

O’Hara’s Gallery auction totals $1,539,060 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

The sale of property from O’Hara’s Gallery realized $1,539,060 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on January 22-24. The extraordinary results of the sale were largely due to strong online activity, with an average of nearly 800 bidders each day. The highlight of the sale was a Chinese carved hardwood opium bed with inset marble panels that […]

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19th Century Numismatic Rarities Highlight Feb. 2-5 Heritage Long Beach Auctions

19th Century Numismatic Rarities Highlight Feb. 2-5 Heritage Long Beach Auctions

A variety of 19th century rarities – from an 1808 quarter eagle to an 1839-O branch mint proof half dollar and an historic 1860 Mormon five dollar coin – highlight Heritage Auctions’ Feb. 2-5, 2012 Long Beach U.S. Coins Signature® Auction. The Heritage Long Beach event also features a Currency Signature® Auction, on Feb. 3, […]

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Sotheby’s New York to auction the collection of Suzanne Saperstein on 19 April

Sotheby’s New York to auction the collection of Suzanne Saperstein on 19 April

Sotheby’s announce that it will offer The Collection of Suzanne Saperstein in a dedicated sale on 19 April 2012 in New York. Carefully assembled over the course of two decades and housed in her celebrated Beverly Hills estate Fleur de Lys, Ms. Saperstein’s impressive collection comprises mainly 18th-century French furniture and decorative arts, with important […]

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Sotheby’s New York Americana Week auctions total $17.9 million

Sotheby’s New York Americana Week auctions total $17.9 million

Sotheby’s Americana Week auctions concluded in New York with a combined total of $17,900,261 – Sotheby’s highest total for this annual week of sales since 2007. Ammi Phillips, Portrait of a Winsome Young Girl in Red with Green Slippers, Dog and Bird, circa 1840 (est. $300/500,000). Photo: Sotheby’s. The Important Americana auction on Friday and […]

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Bonhams to auction Morgan Dollars And British Commonwealth Sovereigns from a private northern California collection and the Estate of Maria Helen Smith

Bonhams to auction Morgan Dollars And British Commonwealth Sovereigns from a private northern California collection and the Estate of Maria Helen Smith

Bonhams announce that two significant collections are to be offered during the May 27, 2012 Rare Coins and Medals Auctions in Los Angeles. The auction house is privileged to be offering nearly 600 gold sovereigns of Great Britain and other commonwealth countries such as Australia, South Africa and Canada from the Estate of television and […]

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Keno Auctions achieve more than $3.6 million

Keno Auctions achieve more than $3.6 million

Keno Auctions Important Americana, Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts Sale and The Peter Brams Collection of Important Woodlands Indian Art with a combined pre-sale estimate of $1.9 million/$3.3 million exceeded its high estimate by $300,000, achieving more than $3.6 million. It became the most successful one-day sale in the young auction house’s history and set […]

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Christies auctions John Townsend Chippendale document cabinet for $3,442,500

Christies auctions John Townsend Chippendale document cabinet for $3,442,500

The John Townsend Chippendale Block-and-Shell Document Cabinet realized $3,442,500 at Christie’s sale of Important American Furniture and Folk Art. A rare survival of colonial Newport’s merchant elite, this cabinet is signed by John Townsend, Newport, Rhode Island, 1755-1765, and was sold with the approval of the directors of the Chipstone Foundation to benefit the acquisitions […]

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FONTAINE’S AUCTION GALLERY WILL HOLD ITS FIRST EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE AUCTION OF 2012 ON SATURDAY, FEB. 11, IN PITTSFIELD, MASS., AT 11 A.M. (EST)

FONTAINE’S AUCTION GALLERY WILL HOLD ITS FIRST EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE AUCTION OF 2012 ON SATURDAY, FEB. 11, IN PITTSFIELD, MASS., AT 11 A.M. (EST)

Quality, fresh-to-the-market consignments from Massachusetts and other states will be offered. (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s second event of the new year will be an aptly named Exceptional Antique Auction, with 400 quality cataloged lots slated to cross the block on Saturday, Feb. 11, in the firm’s gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street […]

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