• 30
    Jul

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The Corey Daniels Gallery

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis stops along busy U.S.-1 in Wells, Maine, and has a conversation with gallery owner Corey Daniels and gallery director/artist, Miles Spadone. Cory discusses his transitions from 18th-century period furniture to today’s contemporary art, which he displays in a beautiful setting. Check out the Corey Daniels Gallery […]

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  • 30
    Jul

The Collector’s Minute: Australian Aboriginal Shield

As an appraiser, one sometimes comes across some wonderful things among the average bric-a-brac most of us have stashed in our homes; things that are often so far removed from the everyday items we have, we have no idea as to their origin or potential value and have to call in a specialist. The piece […]

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  • 30
    Jul

Riding High: Museum-Quality Collection of U.S. Military Saddles Come to Auction

If you’ve ever ridden a horse, chances are you used a saddle. But unless you’re an experienced horesman or a saddle aficionado, you probably haven’t given much thought to what you were sitting on. What are saddles really, besides something that keeps you from falling off a horse? What are they made of, why are […]

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  • 30
    Jul

Bysouth’s U.K. Versions of Disney Movie Posters an Affordable Variant for U.S. Collectors

Disney movies are popular worldwide, and Britain has long had an avid appetite for Disney products. Posters for these movies were re-designed for the British market and it is a little-known secret that one of the U.K.’s best-known poster artists, Brian Bysouth, was responsible for a huge swathe of Disney titles over a 24 year […]

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  • 26
    Jul

Chinese Export Silver Rosewater Sprinklers Created for the Islamic World

It was back in 2012 when I first wrote an article about Chinese Export Silver that was clearly made for the Islamic world. A year of further research has brought to light much more information; what was already an interesting niche in an even more interesting silver category has now become all the richer for […]

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  • 26
    Jul

Kiowa Cradleboard Showcases Native American Artifact Auction

SANTA FE, N.M.—A full-size, all-original Native American cradleboard with beaded accents and original boards will be the featured lot at an upcoming auction of Native American artifacts, art and related collectibles slated for Aug. 9 and 10. The auction, billed as “Best of Santa Fe 2013,” will be conducted by Allard Auctions. Approximately 900 lots […]

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  • 26
    Jul

Auction Report: 19th-C. Half Tester Bed, Grandfather Clock Shine at Stevens Auction

JACKSON, Tenn. – A mahogany half tester youth-size bed made around 1860 by C. Lee gaveled for $29,900, and a fine R.J. Horner carved oak nine-tube grandfather clock from about 1890 chimed on time for $21,850 at an on-site sale of the contents of Green Gables, one of Jackson’s stateliest and most historic Victorian mansions, […]

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  • 26
    Jul

The Extraordinary Jewelry of Alexandre Reza to Debut at Sotheby’s Exhibition

NEW YORK – The Extraordinary Jewelry of Alexandre Reza, a public exhibition highlighting both the historic and contemporary works of the Paris-based maitre joaillier, has been announced by Sotheby’s with a November debut in New York. The exhibition will comprise approximately 25 select vignettes exploring the house’s library of jewels that remains hardly unrivaled in […]

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  • 25
    Jul

Kevin Smith’s Low-Key Celebrity Auctions Benefits The Wayne Foundation

Celebrity auctions come in all shapes and sizes. Most of them are for charitable causes, while some are estate liquidations. You’ll find celebrities auctioning off their prized possessions or even themselves with proceeds going to their favorite charities. Most celebrities use famous auction houses like Christie’s, but some like to take their offerings directly to […]

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  • 24
    Jul

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The Colby College Museum of Art

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis visits the Colby College Museum of Art and speaks with Elizabeth Finch, the Lunder curator of American art, Hannah Blunt, the Langlais curator for special projects and Lauren Lessing, the Mirken curator of education. They discuss the Lunder Collection and exhibition, which, at more than $100 […]

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