Tag Archives: Chippendale

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pilgrim Century chest, $27,500, Pook & Pook

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pilgrim Century chest, $27,500, Pook & Pook

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An early 18th century Connecticut Pilgrim Century joined oak sunflower chest, a handsome example of Colonial craftsmanship, sold for $27,500 at an Americana & International Auction held Sept. 14-15 by Pook & Pook, Inc., in Downingtown, Pa. Also, a slender Southern Hepplewhite mahogany cellarette […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chippendale tea table, $912,500, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Chippendale carved and figured mahogany scalloped-top tea table with open ball and talons sold for $912,500 at Americana Week, a series of auctions held Jan. 18-21 by Sotheby’s in New York. Also, a Queen Anne carved and figured mahogany block-and-shell kneehole bureau table […]

The Collectability and Usability of Antique Tools

The Collectability and Usability of Antique Tools

by Patrick Leach Renowned Connoisseur of Antique Tools, Owner of Supertool.com featuring “Patrick’s Blood and Gore,” and Purveyor of Fine Used Tools It’s easy to collect tools. They are all over the place. They had to be for America to be settled, farmed, and industrialized to a scale never before seen. Odds are your father […]

The Heat is on with Julia's August 4-Day Summer Fine Arts, Asian & Antiques Auction

Fairfield, ME ~ August 25-28, 2015. It’s the event that collectors and connoisseurs have waited all season for – James D. Julia’s annual August Fine Arts, Asian, & Antiques auction!  James D. Julia Auctioneers, led by President and long-time industry leader Jim Julia, has been in business for almost five decades.  This $6 million dollar […]

Gavels n Paddles: Grandma Moses painting, $78,000, Nadeau's Auction

Gavels n Paddles: Grandma Moses painting, $78,000, Nadeau's Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An oil on Masonite painting by the iconic American folk artist Grandma Moses (1860 – 1961, real name: Anna Robertson), titled Sap Gathering (1954) and showing people engaged in snowy winter outdoor fun, sold for $78,000 at the annual Spring Antiques, Fine Art & […]

Gavels n Paddles: Thomas Brooks etagere, $63,250, Stevens Auction

Gavels n Paddles: Thomas Brooks etagere, $63,250, Stevens Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A rosewood rococo etagere with a bonnet top, crafted by 19th century furniture maker Thomas Brooks, sold for $63,250 at an estates auction held April 18 by Stevens Auction Company (based in Aberdeen, Miss.) in Meridian, Miss. Also, a mahogany heavily-carved Chippendale-style grandfather clock […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Samuel Betts English clock, $109,250, Jeffery S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Samuel Betts English clock, $109,250, Jeffery S. Evans

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Samuel Betts English clock, $109,250, Jeffery S. Evans Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 17th century English ebonized-case bracket clock made by Samuel Betts of London sold for $109,250 at a sale of Americana, Antiques and Fine & Decorative Arts held June 21 by Jeffrey S. Evans […]

The Best of Ed Welch – Selling Popcorn and Shoes

The Best of Ed Welch - Selling Popcorn and Shoes

The Best of Ed Welch – Selling Popcorn and Shoes The Business of Doing Business in Antiques By Ed Welch In the early 1970s, I did a lot of business with a dealer who sold Period American Furniture. 90 percent of her stock consisted of “city-made” pieces such as highboys, chests, desks, tilt top tables […]

Edward Hicks painting, $2.55 million, Christie’s

Edward Hicks painting, $2.55 million, Christie’s

Edward Hicks painting, $2.55 million, Christie’s Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall An oil on canvas painting by Edward Hicks (American, 1780-1849), titled Penn’s Treaty, sold for $2.55 million at a sale of Important American Furniture, Folk Arts & Prints held January 25 by Christie’s in New York […]