Tag Archives: Virginia

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: Gilbert Stuart portrait, $40,625, Doyle New York

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A portrait of a gentleman by the renowned master portraitist Gilbert Stuart (Am., 1755-1828), possibly of Charles Lee of Virginia, who served as U.S. Attorney General under George Washington and John Adams, sold for $40,625 at an American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction […]

Dickens book collection, $70,800, Waverly Rare Books

Dickens book collection, $70,800, Waverly Rare Books

Dickens book collection, $70,800, Waverly Rare Books Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A collection of 30 leather-bound books comprising the “Works of Charles Dickens,” featuring Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol and others, sold for $70,800 at an auction held December 6 by […]

Ken's Korner: Virginia’s new Governor got a Colonial swearing-in

Ken’s Korner: Virginia’s new Governor got a Colonial swearing-in – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 Virginia’s Capitol building in Richmond is being renovated, so when it came time for Timothy Kaine, 47, to be sworn in as the 70th governor in January, the festivities were held in Colonial Williamsburg, where re-enactors […]