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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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Christie’s auction wine cooler owned by George Washington for $782,500

Christie’s auction wine cooler owned by George Washington for $782,500

A Sheffield-plated silver wine cooler, ordered by George Washington in 1789, and given to Alexander Hamilton in 1797, sold at Christie’s during Americana Week for $782,500, exceeding its estimate of $400,000-600,000. This four-bottle wine cooler is an exceptionally well documented historical object, symbolizing the famous partnership between Washington and Hamilton in the early days of […]

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South African Coins Highlight $10.7+ Million Heritage NYINC World Coins Auction

South African Coins Highlight $10.7+ Million Heritage NYINC World Coins Auction

A unique South African bronze 1928 pattern sovereign, graded Matte Proof 64 by NGC, brought $184,000 as the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ $10.7+ million Jan. 2-3 World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel held as part of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). All prices include 19.5% Buyer’s Premium. George […]

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Bonhams to Auction Oldest Cricket Artefact Sporting Memorabilia Sale on 30 May

Bonhams to Auction Oldest Cricket Artefact Sporting Memorabilia Sale on 30 May

Bonhams to be sell the oldest known cricket artefact outside the British Isles, a belt buckle featuring an Afro-European slave playing cricket in Barbados, in its Sporting Memorabilia sale on 30 May 2012 in Chester. The buckle, which has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £100,000 – 150,000, was discovered by Clive Williams, a retired advertising […]

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RM Auctions announce sale of the Milhous Collection

RM Auctions announce sale of the Milhous Collection

RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, is proud to be offering one of the world’s finest private museums, the Milhous Collection, during a multi-day sale, February 24 – 25, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. The result of over five decades of judicious collecting by brothers Bob & Paul Milhous, the extraordinary collection features an unparalleled […]

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EXCEEDINGLY RARE WALTHAM GIRANDOLE CLOCK, SERIAL #1 OF LESS THAN 50 MADE, HAMMERS FOR $17,255 AT GORDON S. CONVERSE & CO. AUCTION, DEC. 28

EXCEEDINGLY RARE WALTHAM GIRANDOLE CLOCK, SERIAL #1 OF LESS THAN 50 MADE, HAMMERS FOR $17,255 AT GORDON S. CONVERSE & CO. AUCTION, DEC. 28

The clock was the top lot of the 400 or so lots that changed hands at a sale held in Malvern, Pa. (MALVERN, Pa.) – An exceedingly rare and important Waltham girandole (ornate banjo) clock, made around 1900 and with a serial number of 1, making it possibly the first of fewer than 50 made, […]

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Bonhams Fine American & European Furniture and Decorative Arts auction highlights Americana Week in New York

Bonhams Fine American & European Furniture and Decorative Arts auction highlights Americana Week in New York

Bonhams announce the Fine American and European Furniture and Decorative Arts auction taking place January 19 during New York City’s Americana Week. This sale will attract beginners and seasoned collectors alike since the sale includes several stunning highlights, as well as a fine cross selection of English and Continental furniture and decorative arts. Karl Green, […]

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