Found 87 articles matching Fine Art category.
  • Apr 11 2016
  • 11 Apr 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: Native American Chalkware Bust

Chalkware is made of sculpted gypsum or cast from plaster molds and painted with watercolors. Most were made in one of two periods: the first […]

  • Mar 23 2016
  • 23 Mar 2016

Investment or Impulse: Art and Antiques don’t act like Blue Chip Stocks

Arguments rage as to whether art and antiques are good investments. There was a time when we were encouraged to invest in art and antiques. […]

  • Sep 28 2015
  • 28 Sep 2015

Looking past the Painting to see the Value of Antique Frames

There is one thing I can count on whenever I evaluate an estate: most rooms will have one floor and three or four walls. Consequently, […]

  • Aug 24 2015
  • 24 Aug 2015

Five Tips to Remember when Buying Works by Renowned Artists

Buying a piece of high-quality art by a renowned artist can be a thrilling and enjoyable experience. It is often the best and most-memorable acquisition […]

  • Jul 10 2015
  • 10 Jul 2015

N.C. Wyeth’s ‘Deerslayer’ Illustration Sells for $1.3 Million

When the original art for a famous book illustration comes up for auction, I’m always curious. Where has it been? Why is it now being […]

  • Jun 15 2015
  • 15 Jun 2015

Removing Mold from Art & Antiques a Job for Restoration Professional

The rash of devastating hurricanes across the United States over the last few years has created a potentially dangerous situation for collectors and institutions now salvaging […]

  • May 22 2015
  • 22 May 2015

Golden Age of Illustrations Works bring Record Prices

Today, a Norman Rockwell painting can sell for more than an Edward Hopper oil. Rockwell’s “Saying Grace” sold in December or 2013 for $46 million, […]

  • Apr 21 2015
  • 21 Apr 2015

9 Hot Collectibles Categories to Consider for Investment Potential

Some collectors consider investment potential when buying antiques and collectibles. While not everyone agrees with this approach, a number of auctioneers and dealers gave their […]

  • Jun 28 2014
  • 28 Jun 2014

The Influence of the Triads on the Decorative Arts in China

Incongruous as it may seem, the tumultuous changes in the social order in China and Hong Kong in the early 20th century would probably not […]

  • Jun 20 2014
  • 20 Jun 2014

Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing?

The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to be exact. The calculations going […]