Monthly Archives: March 2020

May Brimfield Shows Cancelled

The Brimfield Show Promoters Association was notified on March 30th that the 2020 May Brimfield Show has officially been cancelled. Please contact your individual show promoter to discuss further details. Related posts: Shows cancelled as country deals with Caronavirus The Show Will Go On – Online! Important Note to Readers & Subscribers Journal of Antiques & Collectibles Launches New […]

Patek Philippe wristwatch, $471,000, Christie’s

A Patek Philippe platinum perpetual calendar minute repeating tourbillon wristwatch with Breguet numerals, retrograde date and moon phases, made in 2007, sold for $471,000 at a Watches and American Icons auction held December 12 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, a Richard Mille platinum tonneau-shaped tourbillon split-seconds chronograph wristwatch rose to $325,000; and a […]

Guiding the Next Generation of Collectors

1960s purse

An Interview with Terry Kovel by Judy Gonyeau, managing editor Recently, we had the opportunity to chat with Terry Kovel, editor and publisher of Kovels Antiques, Inc. For over 53 years, Kovels has published the Price Guide for American Collectors (now Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List), a veritable encyclopedia of antiques and collectibles sale […]

Tiffany Dragonfly lamp, $180,000, Michaan’s

A Tiffany Studios Dragonfly lamp sold for $180,000 at an auction held in December by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, an acrylic on canvas painting by James Weeks (American, 1922-1998), titled Cello Sonata, realized $37,200; a Westwood / Keith Haring patterned knitted ensemble rose to $3,000; a French Art Deco burl walnut furniture suite […]

Renovation, Restoration, Preservation, Conservation

leather top drum table

By Bart Bjorneberg, Bernacki & Associates, Inc. What do these words mean and what conditions and responsibilities do they engender when used in connection to furnishings, art objects, environments, and architecture. Renovation Renovation simply means to make an object look like new. The object to be renovated is just a base or starting point for […]

Shows cancelled as country deals with Caronavirus

Antique shows are the latest business segment to be hit by fear and uncertainty surrounding caronavirus. Shows scheduled in March and for April around the country are being cancelled to protect dealers and show-goers as health officials urge ‘social distance’ and discourage gatherings of large groups of people. The caronavirus, now considered by the World […]

Exploring Antique Technologies: March 2020

Gaylord

Using Technology to Keep your Antiques Safe By Kary Pardy In 2014, Harvard University unveiled newly “restored” Mark Rothko murals. The paintings had been locked away after previously hanging on the sunny wall of the dining hall from 1962-1979 and had been considerably faded. Many thought they would remain so because Rothko’s special paint formulations […]