Monthly Archives: March 2018

Know Your Architectural Elements

Know Your Architectural Elements

How to Tell Greek Revival from Colonial Revival and More Excerpts from the Architectural Style Guide reprinted with permission from Historic New England, historicnewengland.org This Architectural Style Guide is intended as a general introduction to American domestic architecture, and common stylistic trends of New England architecture, beginning with seventeenth-century colonial architecture through the Colonial Revival […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Thoreau first edition book, $14,400, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Thoreau first edition book, $14,400, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A first edition copy of Henry David Thoreau’s seminal work, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods, sold for $14,400 at an auction held January 11th by PBA Galleries in San Francisco. Also, a first issue copy of John Steinbeck’s equally important literary classic, Of […]

Antiques Peek: March 2018

Antiques Peek: March 2018

Come and Knock on Our Door by Jessica Kosinski Today we take ringing the doorbell for granted when we visit most homes. Modern technology has even developed to the point where video technology allows us to see who is ringing. However, up until fairly recently most homes had door knockers that had to be manually […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nazi physician’s Mercedes, $42,000, Milestone Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nazi physician’s Mercedes, $42,000, Milestone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1936 Mercedes-Benz 170V 2-door coupe owned by Nazi SA physician Dr. Rudolf Beuring, in excellent running order, sold for $42,000 at a Historic Military & Firearms Auction held January 27th by Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio. Also, a grouping of Native American artifacts […]

Stories of the Past

Stories of the Past

By Matthew Webster and Dani Jaworski When studying the building history of 18th-century Williamsburg, architectural fragments have proven to be valuable and fascinating research tools. Since the 1920s, architectural fragments associated with Williamsburg, Virginia were actively collected and studied. With the core collection pertaining largely to the Williamsburg, Virginia area, the collection also has important […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: John Paul Miller brooch/pendant, $60,500, Rachel Davis Fine Arts

Gavels 'n' Paddles: John Paul Miller brooch/pendant, $60,500, Rachel Davis Fine Arts

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An elegant 18kt gold and enamel octopus pendant/brooch by John Paul Miller sold for $60,500 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held December 9th by Rachel Davis Fine Arts in Cleveland, Oh. Also, another creation by Miller – a sterling and enamel brooch […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English Thomason corkscrew, $21,900, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English Thomason corkscrew, $21,900, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 20th century Thomason corkscrew with a brass handle shaped like a serpent, one of a few known, sold for $21,900 in an online auction held Nov. 3-12 by CollectorCorkscrews.com. Also, a 19th century American corkscrew marked by Tiffany, with a lion, snake and […]