• 1
    Mar

English Inlaid Tilt Table, 18th-Century Tapestry, Poised For Success in Quinn’s Auction

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – While Washington, D.C., has long been a hive for international activity, the district’s suburb of Falls Church is where the fine art of many nations will be showcased on Saturday, March 5. That’s when Quinn’s Auction Galleries will host its 500-lot International Furnishings, Fine & Decorative Arts sale. “The selection of […]

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  • 28
    Feb

Ivory & Rhino-Horn Trove from A&E’s ‘Storage Wars’ Makes Its Way to the Block

ORANGE, Calif. – The biggest Great Find to emerge from this season’s roster of antiques-related TV shows is an unpretentious dark horse that quickly overshadowed a field of glossier contenders. Each week the rough-hewn but addictive reality show “Storage Wars” pits four veteran buyers against each other as they bid “blindly” on the contents of storage […]

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  • 17
    Feb

Rediscovered Warhol Self-Portrait Tops Christie’s Contemporary Art Auction

LONDON – An Andy Warhol self portrait, out of public view since entering a private collection in the mid-1970s, was the top lot in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Christie’s on Feb. 16. The sale, in which 92 percent of the lots sold, realized $99,190,888—the highest total for the category in London […]

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  • 10
    Feb

Boris Israelevich Anisfeld ‘Horses of St. Mark’ Painting Approaches $100,000 at Auction

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – An original oil on canvas painting by the renowned Russian artist Boris Israelevich Anisfeld sold for $93,225 at a three-day multi-estate sale held Jan. 21-23 by Philip Weiss Auctions, making it the top lot in a sale that saw hundreds of mostly fresh-to-the-market items change hands. Overall, the sale grossed a little […]

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  • 10
    Feb

Civil War Items to Lead Massive Two-Session Cataloged Antique Auction at Fontaine’s

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A massive, two-session cataloged antique auction featuring more than 800 lots of period furniture, vintage clocks and lighting, firearms, militaria, antique and Russian silver, estate jewelry and more than 400 lots of highly collectible Civil War items will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. The auction will be held […]

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  • 10
    Feb

Original Artwork by Florida’s ‘Highwaymen’ to Star in Baterbys Auction

ORLANDO, Fla. – Several original works of art by Florida’s legendary Highwaymen—the loosely affiliated group of African-American artists who eked out a meager living mainly in the Fort Pierce area of Florida from the 1950s to the 1970s—will be sold at the Baterbys Art Auction Gallery 2011 Winter Auction, slated for Feb. 19 and 26 […]

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  • 4
    Feb

1870 Patent Model Toy & A 1919 Gilbert ‘New Wheel’ to Lead Vintage Toys Sale

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Nearly 1,200 lots of rare, vintage toys, many of them mint in the box and highly desirable pieces, will be sold in a phone, mail, Internet and catalog auction already online at SeriousToyz.com. The sale will conclude Feb. 11-12. It is an absolute auction (everything sells, regardless of price) and many lots […]

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  • 4
    Feb

1909 Winchester .401 Caliber Self-Loading Rifle Poster Highlights Hunting & Militaria Sale

MATTHEWS, N.C. – A colorfully rich and vibrant poster from 1909, advertising the Winchester .401 caliber self-loading rifle—one of the most highly sought after of the Winchester images—sold for $4,246 in an Internet and catalog auction that went online in mid-December and ended Jan. 22 by SoldUSA.com. The poster was the top lot of the […]

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  • 2
    Feb

Gauguin ‘Sunflower’ Masterpiece Leads Auction of Impressionist, Modern Art

LONDON – “Nature morte à “L’Espérance,” an historically important still life by Paul Gauguin, is the highlight of the upcoming Feb. 9 Impressionist and Modern Art auction to be hosted by Christie’s. Painted while Gauguin (1848-1903) was living in Tahiti in 1901, it is one of four paintings of sunflowers painted by the artist that […]

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  • 26
    Jan

Bidding War Pushes 18th-Century Goddard Mahogany Bureau Table to World Record

NEW YORK – An 18th-century mahogany bureau table carved by Newport, Rhode Island’s most celebrated cabinetmaker sold for a stunning $5.7 million at Christie’s New York on Jan. 2, placing it among the highest auction prices ever realized for an item of American furniture. Expected to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000, the table was […]

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