Author Archives: Maxine Carter-Lome

Erica Wilson: Sharing Joy through Embroidery

Crewelwork sampler, one of the early projects worked by Erica at the Royal School of Needlework. Their first few projects were designed for them. Students had to pay for their own materials and most proudly kept their projects for the whole of their lives. 2015.0047.004 A, B, Gift of The Family of Erica Wilson, Courtesy of Winterthur Museum

By Linda EatonJohn L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and the Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum     Until relatively recently, scholarship on women’s needlework has focused on the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. Susan Burrows Swan, whose book, Plain & Fancy, was first published in 1977 and reissued in 1995, […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Stankiewicz sculpture, $162,500, Doyle

Stankiewicz sculpture

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far  By Ken Hall A sculpture from the mid-1950s by Richard Stankiewicz (1922-1983) titled Tribal Diagram, made from found objects welded together, sold for $162,500 at an auction held May 20 by Doyle in New York City. Also, a large-scale painting by Cecil Skotnes (1926-2009), a circa 1980 painted […]

The best seat in the house is up for sale at Heritage Auction’s Entertainment & Music Memorabilia event to be held online at HA.com, August 8-9.

Rocking chair given by Bob Dylan to his best friend Louie Kemp in 1974 when Dylan and The Band toured the U.S.

 This isn’t just a rocking chair for sale. It was, in 1974, the best seat in the house when Bob Dylan and The Band toured the United States in January and February of that year. And it belonged to Louie Kemp, Dylan’s best friend since summer camp in Wisconsin in 1953. Keep in mind that Kemp […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Frye “Mae West” gas pump, CA$7,800, Miller & Miller

Frye “Mae West” gas pump, CA$7,800, Miller & Miller

Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Fry visible “Mae West” gas pump made in America in the 1920s sold for CA$7,800 in an Advertising, Toys & Historic Objects auction held June 20 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., in New Hamburg, Ont., Canada. Also, a Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: ‘Tutti Fruiti’ Cartier bracelet, $1.34 million, Sotheby’s

‘Tutti Fruiti’ Cartier bracelet, $1.34 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: ‘Tutti Fruiti’ Cartier bracelet, $1.34 million, Sotheby’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A magnificent ‘Tutti Fruiti’ bracelet by Cartier, created circa 1930, sold for $1.34 million in an online auction held April 24-28 by Sotheby’s in New York City. The Art Deco jewel had never before appeared […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios “Nasturtium” table lamp, circa 1905, lit up the room for $206,250 in an online-only Design Auction held April 3 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, an important “Holtz” table crafted in 1986 by George Nakashima (1905-1990) […]