25 janvier 2011

Comfortably Above Low Estimate, Sotheby's Americana Week Brings $14.4 Million

The Ptarmigan Vase: A Monumental Copper, Silver and Gold Mokume Vase, the design attributed to Paulding Farnham, circa 1900-05. Photo Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Americana Week concluded with a 3-day auction total of $14.4 million, comfortably above the cumulative low estimate of $11.5 million. The sales brought significant prices for American furniture, silver and folk art, led by An Important Searls Family Chippendale Highly Inlaid Cherrywood and Mahogany Chest of Drawers that achieved $872,500 in the Saturday... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2010

An Exceptional Pair of Finely Carved Chippendale Director Style Chinoiserie Pier Glasses. English, Circa 1860.

An Exceptional Pair of Finely Carved Chippendale Director Style Chinoiserie Pier Glasses. English, Circa 1860. Each mirror is divided into two main sections by 'C'-scrolls, 'S'-scrolls and rockwork. The upper sections are further divided by a temple folly and foliate tendrils and flanked by twelve further mirrored panels. The frame is richly carved with fleshy acanthus, 'C' and 'S'-scrolls and perching Ho-Ho Birds on rocaille, water-work bases, the whole surmounted by a rustic Chinese figure within a fanciful pagoda.... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2010

Bonhams & Butterfields to Hold One of the Most Unique Fine Furniture Auctions Ever

A fine Régence style gilt bronze mounted Chinese celadon glazed stoneware jar. the bronze first half 19th century, the jar Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- An extensive offering of European & American decorative arts includes property from noted estates and collectors Fine arts auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields will host the firm's largest and most extensive auction of Fine European and American Furniture and Decorative Arts on Monday, June 14, 2010 in San Francisco. The late spring sale features... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2010

Fine English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts for Sale at Freeman's

Fine George II Chinese Chippendale mahogany silver table, circa 1755. Estimate $5,000-7,000. Photo: Freeman's PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman's two-day Fine English & Continental Furniture, Silver and Decorative Arts sale, scheduled for January 26 & 27, includes an impressive selection of property consigned from a number of private estates and collections. The first day is focused primarily on English furniture and decorative arts, followed by sections of English and Continental silver and ending with Asian arts which... [Lire la suite]