Tag Archives: Decorative Art

Great Collections: September 2019

Great Collections: September 2019

The Fabric of Their Lives: The Albany Institute of History and Art The Albany Institute of History and Art is home to collections that span our country’s formation, including fine art, decorative art, and historic objects gathered from its founding in 1791. Each item has been carefully selected to support the Museum’s overall vision: collecting […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Kentucky Chippendale desk, $498,750, Cowan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kentucky Chippendale desk, $498,750, Cowan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The Chippendale desk (and bookcase) of Capt. John Cowan (1748-1823), one of the first settlers in Kentucky in 1773, sold for $498,750 at a Fall Fine & Decorative Art Auction held Oct. 20-21 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a new record […]

James D. Julia’s August 3-Day Auction

James D. Julia's August 3-Day Auction

James D. Julia’s August 3-Day Auction to Feature Over 1,600 Lots of Extraordinary Fine and Decorative Art, Museum Quality Antiques and Furniture, and Exquisite Asian Selection Fairfield, ME, August 1, 2017. – It’s time for the most anticipated premier auction of the summer season – James D. Julia’s annual August Fine Art, Asian & Antiques […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Picasso ceramic sculpture, $14,400, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1955 ceramic sculpture by Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973) for Madoura, titled Lampe Femme, sold for $14,400 at a Decorative Art Auction held Sept. 10 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a 1970 Dodge Charger 500 roared off for $23,100; a […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Qing Dynasty cabinet, $233,000, Clars Auction

A stone inlaid Chinese cabinet from the Qing Dynasty sold for $233,000

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A stone inlaid Chinese cabinet from the Qing Dynasty sold for $233,000 at a Fine Art, Decoratives, Jewelry & Asian Antiques Auction held April 25-26 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a Chinese ceramic brush washer, with a base bearing the label […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1490 edition, Aesop’s Fables, $24,780, Michaan’s Auctions

Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A circa 1490 edition of the book Aesop’s Fables, one of the first of 25 editions, sold for $24,780 at a Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Asian Art & Jewelry Auction held Feb. 7 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a mid-15th century astronomical medical […]