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BOYNTON BEACH –

A Chinese Hongshan Culture jade ware piece estimated to bring a staggering $300,000-$400,000, a large Chinese Kangxi period red and blue porcelain vase, and an antique Chinese hand-painted lacquered wooden wall panel depicting dragons are just a few of the expected top lots at Elite Decorative...Full story

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LONDON –

On Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of the world premiere of the movie Goldfinger, a 24K gold-plated third-scale replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 sold at Christie’s for £55,000 ($89,608). The special online auction was held to benefit the NSPCC (National Society for the...Full story

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BEACHWOOD, Ohio –

Sometimes an antique toy tells an almost-forgotten story. The Tammany Hall bank with a well-dressed man taking the penny is a criticism of corrupt politicians in New York City in 1871. A 1940s blond doll wearing ice skates probably is not recognized today as Sonja Henie, a world-champion ice...Full story

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Ming dynasty box holds good fortune for I.M. Chait sale Sept. 21

Ming dynasty box holds good fortune for I.M. Chait sale Sept. 21

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery’s auction on Sunday, Sept. 21, will feature important Chinese Yuan and Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains from an East Coast collection together...

Roland Auctions to offer best of NYC estates Sept. 20

Roland Auctions to offer best of NYC estates Sept. 20

NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY’s September Auction on Saturday, Sept. 20, boasts over 1,000 fresh-to-market lots from several exceptional New York City estates. Remarking on the caliber of merchandise,...

Jewelry, luxury goods from Princeton's Silver Shop in Sept. 27-28 auction

PHILA., Pa. – Since 1937, The Silver Shop in Princeton, New Jersey, has catered to a selective clientele that included not only blue-blooded Princetonians but also celebrities, politicians and...

Mid-century modern pieces stand out in Capo auction Sept. 20

NEW YORK – An outstanding selection of mid-century modern furniture will be taking the spotlight at Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques’ first fall auction on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11a.m. Eastern....

Lichtenstein, Fini, Giacometti lead Clars' Sept. 13-14 auction

OAKLAND, Calif. - On September 13, 14, and 15, 2014, Clars Auction Gallery will host what is anticipated to be the largest sale in the firm’s history. In a year where each monthly sale surpassed...

Stephenson’s to auction Tiffany gold, Russian silver & more, Sept. 19

Bruhns to auction Colo. Tower Museum’s collections, Sept. 19-21

W.M. Hunt portrait of Lincoln among highlights at Quinn’s Sept. 13 sale

Harrah Collection gets top billing at Victorian Casino sale Sept. 19-21

Waverly Rare Books goes beyond its name with Sept. 11 auction

‘Serious’ array of toys, pop culture in Morphy’s Sept. 6-7 auction

Guernsey’s sets the stage for Waylon Jennings auction Oct. 5

Asian art, carvings featued at Elite Decorative Arts auction Sept. 20

Bid through LiveAuctioneers.com to win items at Rago sale Sept. 12-14

Lalique, cloisonné featured in Gray’s auction Sept. 10

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Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair sets program of events

Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair sets program of events

LONDON - The 24th Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair, Nov. 3-9, 2014, is the only high-caliber art and antiques fair between October and March and a highlight of the winter art season. One hundred...

Emperor's frescoed rooms unveiled for first time in Rome

Emperor's frescoed rooms unveiled for first time in Rome

ROME – Lavishly frescoed rooms in the houses of the Roman Emperor Augustus and his wife Livia are opening for the first time to the public on Thursday, after years of painstaking restoration. The...

Paintings by Indian artists excel at Bonhams, Christie's

NEW YORK (AFP) – Paintings by one of India's most important modern artists went under the hammer in New York on Wednesday, selling for more than expected at over $3.7 million, auction houses said. Three...

Eisenhower Memorial panel puts off vote on Gehry's design

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall was considering Wednesday whether to move forward with architect...

Gold-plated model of Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 hits £55,000

LONDON – On Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of the world premiere of the movie Goldfinger, a 24K gold-plated third-scale replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 sold at Christie’s for...

Tenant vacating Grant Wood's 'American Gothic' house

Wild critters inhabit decoy carver Charles Perdew’s house

Stolen Civil War photographs, WWII posters recovered

Confederate soldiers buried as 'unknowns' identified

Indianapolis museum to present works by video pioneer Bill Viola

Easy Rider movie motorcycle to star in entertainment auction

Guggenheim design competition produces huge response

Egypt's antiquities minister says restoration of pyramid on track

Tracking the Roosevelts, from Maine to North Dakota

Kiss concert raises $1M for Oregon military museum

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Pomo basket delivers $23,000 top bid at Allard’s Santa Fe sale

Pomo basket delivers $23,000 top bid at Allard’s Santa Fe sale

SANTA FE, N.M. – A large, museum-quality Pomo burden basket with beautiful fine geometric designs done in red fern sold for $23,000 at the Best of Santa Fe auction, an event held each year by...

Morphy’s $1.38M Aug. 30-31 sale yields $284K for Pa. Treasury

Morphy’s $1.38M Aug. 30-31 sale yields $284K for Pa. Treasury

DENVER, Pa. – The citizens of Pennsylvania will profit handsomely from Morphy Auctions’ Aug. 30-31, 2014 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, which brought in $1,380,000, inclusive of 20% buyer’s...

Brian Coole nautical painting sets record at Kaminski Auctions

BEVERLY, Mass. – Fine art was the highlight of the day at Kaminski Auctions’ Aug. 24 Nautical and Americana sale, with all nautical paintings in the sale performing well. LiveAuctioneers.com...

$210K Coca-Cola calendar sets record at Morphy’s Aug. 22-24 auction

DENVER, Pa. – Motivated bidders and an unprecedented selection of antique advertising and coin-op machines found common ground at Morphy’s gallery over the weekend of Aug. 22-24, with the result...

Internet bidding buoys Kodner Galleries auction Aug. 6

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Kodner Galleries’ Aug. 6 auction was dominated by strong Internet bidding. On-line bidders battled phone and gallery bidders over treasures from two large Palm Beach, Florida...

Lincoln flag tops Heritage political auction at $20,000

Calligraphy scrolls keep Asian items on a roll at Michaan’s

Anatole Vély painting leads bidding at John Moran auction

Victorian, art glass excel at Jeffrey Evans auction July 26

Warhol portfolio, decorative items impress buyers at Capo auction

Case record-breaking Summer Auction a ringing success

Benjamin West artworks sell for £138,880 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

Aboriginal shields shoot to $23,000 each at Clars Auction Gallery

Busy preview foretells success for Morphy’s July 19 Firearms sale

Internet bidding credited for strong results at Kodner Galleries

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Thomas Crow to present 2015 Mellon Lectures at Nat'l Gallery of Art

Thomas Crow to present 2015 Mellon Lectures at Nat'l Gallery of Art

WASHINGTON— The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art has announced that Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine...

Maria Shriver buffed from Schwarzenegger portrait

Maria Shriver buffed from Schwarzenegger portrait

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – An endearing gesture by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to include an image of his wife Maria Shriver in his official portrait has been covered with a splotch of blue paint. Former...

Director David Lynch returns to Philly for exhibition debut

PHILA., Pa. (AP) – Never mind the world outside David Lynch's studio window: the sun beaming on the Hollywood Hills, the sprinklered lawns ringed by dry chaparral, the open-top tourist vans prowling...

Reclusive artist Robert Indiana doesn't show at HOPE Day

VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) – Reclusive artist Robert Indiana was expected to make an appearance outside his island residence Saturday to take part in a celebration of his art around the world on his...

Erika Holmquist-Wall assumes art post at Speed Museum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Speed Art Museum has announced that Erika Holmquist-Wall has been hired as the Mary and Barry Bingham, Sr., Curator of European and American Painting and Sculpture for the museum....

Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman retiring in 2015

Jeff Koons to create works to benefit UN foundation

Schwarzenegger on hand to unveil official governor's portrait

In Memoriam: Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, 86

'LOVE' artist Robert Indiana at center of exhibit

'Edsel King' clearing 2,300 cars from his North Dakota lot

In Memorian: 'Dogtown' skateboarding legend Jay Adams, 53

MAD to showcase founder's impact on American craft culture

KC museum director recognized for contributions to arts

Michelle Castro joins Heritage as trusts & estates rep

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Miscellaneana: Illustrator Frank Martin

Miscellaneana: Illustrator Frank Martin

LONDON – Frank Martin might well have been one of the London’s countless “jobbing artists” – his description of himself – but his heart was in Hollywood. As a boy he had been enthralled...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 15, 2014

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 15, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Sometimes an antique toy tells an almost-forgotten story. The Tammany Hall bank with a well-dressed man taking the penny is a criticism of corrupt politicians in New York City...

Ceramics Collector: Christopher Haun, patriot potter

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In America’s early history, skilled artisans supplied consumers’ demand for utilitarian and luxury goods to fill their homes. While making the objects we cherish as antiques...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Collezione della famiglia Martignone

MILANO, Italia - Dipinti del Settecento, mobili lombardi neoclassici, argenti tedeschi dell'Ottocento e altro ancora. Per i collezionisti di arti decorative e mobili antichi è in arrivo sul mercato...

Art Market Italy: Bonhams to auction property of Martignone family

MILAN, Italy - Seventeenth-century paintings, Lombardy neo-classical furniture and 19th-century German silver from an important Northern Italian family will be auctioned September 24th at Bonhams'...

Miscellaneana: Smoking Paraphernalia

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 8, 2014

Furniture Specific: Using your head, not your back

Live Auction Talk: Harry Houdini

Miscellaneana: Walking sticks and canes

London Eye: August 2014

Gallery Report: September 2014

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 1, 2014

Miscellaneana: Guinness advertising items

Postcards: Natural beauty of the Wisconsin Dells

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Preserved buildings reflect Michigan’s U.P. heritage

Preserved buildings reflect Michigan’s U.P. heritage

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) – Material manifestations of history can come in many forms, such as arrowheads, fossils, photographs and books. Perhaps the most grandiose of these, tough, are the preserved...

Honolulu's Kakaako district a gritty gallery for street art

Honolulu's Kakaako district a gritty gallery for street art

HONOLULU (AP) – Honolulu is famous for golden sand beaches and big waves. But the city's warehouse district, called Kakaako, is famous for a different sort of attraction. You won't find kitschy...

Florida Highwaymen artist's works locked behind prison walls

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Behind the rusting chain-link fence topped with razor wire and inside abandoned buildings where muted rooms are blanketed with dust lies artistic treasure. Two years ago, the...

Pompeii: Ancient city of the dead 'buried' in tourists

POMPEII, Italy (AP) – Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D....

Va. woman finds hand-carved family crest in thrift store

HITE OAK, Va. (AP) – Betty Hilosky goes treasure hunting every day, scouring thrift stores for items others discard. She's found some great deals: Waterford crystal, a Hummel angel figurine and...

Horror of World War I inspired innovative art, literature

Harvey Girls cheerfully served Southwest railroad travelers

Old postcards still captivate, as one new collector explains

Mineral Point, Wis.: Figgyhobbin, pasties and the arts

Memphis Milano: Bold color, extreme design

Amid Italy's art gems, artists' tombs inspire, too

Obama’s restrictions on instruments strike sour note

Last Post descendant to head Hillwood museum stepping down

Americans and their cars: a love affair on fumes?

Volunteers help dig up dinosaurs for Utah museum

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