Monthly Archives: April 2015

46th Annual Greater York Antique Show to be Held May 1-2, 2015 in York, PA

York, PA… The 46th annual spring Greater York Antique Show will be held Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at the York Fairgrounds Convention & Expo Center in York, PA. Twice a year, the Greater York Antiques Shows bring together 85 antiques dealers, thousands of collectors, and experts for two days of an amazing […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ned Burgess bluebill, $21,850, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ned Burgess bluebill, $21,850, Guyette & Deeter

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A rare bluebill by Ned Burgess sold for $21,850 at the third annual Decoy Auction held Feb. 14 by Guyette & Deeter (based in St. Michaels, Md.), in conjunction with this year’s Southern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, S.C. Also,  a decorative pair of bluewing […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Pierre Mignard portrait, $81,250, Doyle New York

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Pierre Mignard portrait, $81,250, Doyle New York

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A portrait by Pierre Mignard (Fr., 1612-1695) of Louis Francois Marie Le Tellier (1668-1701), appointed Secretary of War by King Louis XIV in 1691, sold for $81,250 at a sale of Important English & Continental Furniture and Decorations & Old Master Paintings held Jan. […]

Historic East Berlin, PA, Antique Show, April 30, May 1-2, 2015

The 18th Historic East Berlin Antique Show will be the first event in a big antique weekend in the York, PA, area with an Early Buying Preview on April 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.  As always, the preview will feature fine Americana for collectors at all levels, exceptional refreshments and a relaxed small town […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Florentine marble frieze, $66,000, Fairfield Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Florentine marble frieze, $66,000, Fairfield Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Florentine marble frieze depicting the Madonna and Child sold for $66,000 at an auction held Nov. 16 by Fairfield Auction in Monroe, Conn. Also, a bronze by Franz von Stuck titled Monna Vanna rose to $43,200; a 3.4-carat diamond solitaire ring slipped onto […]

The Story Behind Lalique

The Story Behind Lalique

The Story Behind Lalique By Chad Smith If you’ve ever looked at a piece of Lalique glass and wondered what the story is behind that matte, smoky finish and those perfectly smooth lines, where those exotic and provocative motifs come from and why the work of René Lalique and the Lalique Company even to this […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Winchester 1866 rifle, $25,875, Rock Island

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Winchester 1866 rifle, $25,875, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An Ulrich-engraved, factory documented Winchester 1866 rifle sold for $25,875 at a Regional Firearms Auction held Feb. 19-22 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a lot consisting of Nazi-style daggers, accouterments and artifacts sailed past its estimate of $1,000-$1,600 to […]

The MEWS at Brewster Celebrates 25th Season with May 1 Opening

The MEWS at Brewster will be celebrating its 25th Season in business when it reopens May 1st, coinciding with Brewster In Bloom Weekend. The MEWS originally opened 25 years ago in Harwich Port by four dealers and moved to Brewster (Cape Cod), MA 10 years later. Betsy Hewlett Lessig, as an original member, owns and […]

The Kaplan Collection Vintage Perfume Bottles on Display, April 25th – July 5th

Jay and Pamela Kaplan have been collecting perfume bottles from the DeVilbiss Company of Toledo, Ohio, for over 20 years. Their collection includes over 400 bottles made from important American glass houses such as Steuben, Cambridge, Frye and Imperial. The majority of the collection features bottles manufactured between 1924-1929, when Art Deco was the signature […]