Tag Archives: furniture

Turn-of-the-Century Tiffany Studios Lighting as well as Stunning Bronzes & Artwork to Highlight Fontaine’s February 28th Sale

PITTSFIELD, MA…. Several stunning early 20th century lighting pieces from Tiffany Studios (including a Tulip table lamp and a Moorish-style hall lantern) and a pair of bronze figural works (one signed Dimitri Chiparus, the other Vassili Grachev), are expected top lots at a cataloged auction planned for Saturday, Feb. 28th, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, at […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Diego Giacometti table, $204,000, Kaminski

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Diego Giacometti table, $204,000, Kaminski

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Diego Giacometti table, $204,000, Kaminski Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A bronze and glass table creation by Diego Giacometti with birds motif, titled Console aux Oiseaux, sold for $204,000 at a Modern and Contemporary Sale held Sept. 7 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, a rare […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hudson Valley Dutch kas, $18,400, Carlsen Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hudson Valley Dutch kas, $18,400, Carlsen Gallery

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Hudson Valley Dutch kas, $18,400, Carlsen Gallery Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An early 18th century Hudson Valley kas (large Dutch cabinet) sold for $18,400 at an auction held April 6 by Carlsen Gallery in Freehold, N.Y. Also, an oil on canvas painting by Ralph Albert Blakelock […]

Bringing Nature Into Your Home With Art, Antiques, and Design

Bringing Nature Into Your Home With Art, Antiques, and Design – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, June 2012 By Jane Prentiss What better time to write about nature than in the early summer? All through the silent winter and muddy spring we await opening our windows to hear the birds singing and watch the […]

How to Buy Good Stuff

How to Buy Good Stuff – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 By Ed Welch Collectors, the following procedure is a proper procedure to follow when you are considering buying an item to add to your collection. DO NOT LOOK AT THE PRICE TAG. Place your hand over […]

The Business of Selling in Group Shops

The Business of Selling in Group Shops – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – By Ed Welch The group shop is a popular method of selling antiques. As with all other methods of selling antiques, the group shop has its advantages and its disadvantages. By understanding the strong and weak […]

The Art of Buying Cheap

The Art of Buying Cheap – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2003 by Ed Welch No dealer has ever made one cent selling anything. The selling process is expensive, it is negative cash flow, and it wastes your time and energy. The simple fact is that selling takes […]

The Theory of Good, Better, and Best

Understanding the Theory of Good, Better, Best – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2003 by Ed Welch There is a theory in the antique trade known as good, better, best. The theory is also known by other names such as low-end, made range, high-end, and quality, mediocre, and […]

System for Dating Country and Primitive Furniture, Part Two

System for Dating Country & Primitive Furniture, Part2 The Business of Doing Business in Antiques – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2002 Technological System for Dating Country and Primitive Furniture Part 2 Continued from part 1 Jay D. Edwards and Tom Wells, researchers from Louisiana State University, have published a working paper […]

System for Dating Country and Primitive Furniture, Part One

System for Dating Country & Primitive Furniture, Part1 The Business of Doing Business in Antiques – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2002 Have you ever tried to pinpoint the construction date of a country cupboard? The stylistic techniques used to date formal furniture such as Chippendale and Hepplewhite simply does not work […]