50 Press Releases

Tag: 19th century

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    Quilts from a New York Collection

    While the origins of quilting go back to the 13th century, it became popular in North America during the late 17th century. At this time, quilts were mostly functional to keep warm and to cover doors and windows; only the wealthy had time to create decorative quilts. In the 1800s,…

    Amish Nine Patch variation patterned quilt
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    July Asian Sale

    Showcased in the upcoming July Asian Sale, offered by WR Auction Gallery, is a Chinese bronze Buddha potentially created in the Qing dynasty. The Qing dynasty was the last imperial dynasty in China, ruling from 1644 to 1912. Chinese Buddhism is one of the country’s oldest foreign religions and balances…

    Chinese porcelain vessel, possibly 19th c.
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    Capsule x Litchfield: Reflections

    An untitled work from Henry Farny is one of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Capsule x Litchfield: Reflections sale, presented by Capsule Auctions. This 1896 piece shows a Native American on horseback near a water body. Originally from Alsace Lorraine, France, Farny’s family moved to the United States when he…

    Kurt Heyden
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    California & American Fine Art

    Featured in the upcoming California & American Fine Art event, presented by John Moran Auctioneers, are several paintings representing the American West and Southwest. This includes a piece by W. Herbert Dunton showing Mexican vaqueros roping brown bears in New Mexico. Dunton spent his summers in Taos, New Mexico, where…

    California & American Fine Art
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    Fine Art, Antiques & Collectibles

    In 1837, Clichy became the second French manufacturer of glass paperweights. The company used boracic glass, which made their paperweights lighter than those of their main competitor, Baccarat. Among the highlighted lots in the upcoming Fine Arts, Antiques, & Collectibles auction, presented by Kodner Galleries, is a Clichy paperweight. The…

    Baccarat Millifiori Paperweight
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    Day 2: May VIP Collection, Online-Only Auction

    Although Pablo Picasso is recognized for many things, he is perhaps best known for his unwavering eagerness to experiment. From Neoclassicism to Cubism, he participated in a wide variety of artistic styles. In 1946, Picasso visited Vallauris, France for the first time with Françoise Gilot. The town was known for…

    2 Mid 20th century amethyst art glass vases
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    The Traditional Collector

    Fine and decorative art, as well as furniture and a vintage Ford car, are all available in The Traditional Collector event, presented by John Moran Auctioneers. A 1935 Ford V8 Deluxe Phaeton is one of the highlighted lots. It was restored in the 1980s, including a new coat of paint…

    The Traditional Collector
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    Estate Jewelry, Fine Art, and Antiques

    Featured in the Estate Jewelry, Fine Art, and Antiques auction, presented by A. B. Levy's, is an automatic tourbillon wristwatch from Audemars Piguet. The folding clasp, buckle, and other features of the watch are made of 18-karat pink gold. It was produced in 2007 to celebrate the 150th birthday of…

    A Large Italian Micromosaic Floral Round Panel
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    Style: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics

    This April, Sotheby's offers a variety of vintage furniture, silver collectibles, and ceramics from as early as the 16th century. One highlighted piece of furniture is a pair of kingwood and Chinese lacquer bookcases. The pair was created through the combined effort of father-son duo Jean-Charles and Claude-Charles Saunier around…

    A CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN RABBIT TUREEN AND COVER, 19TH CENTURY
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    Objects, Treasures & Trifles from The Collection of Mario Buatta

    The upcoming Stair online auction will present fine art, Chinese decorative art pieces, vintage furniture, and more from the collection of Mario Buatta. Many of the available lots reflect Buatta’s love for color, pattern, and whimsical objects. Among the featured items is a Cappelli umbrella stand by Piero Fornasetti. Inspired…

    Objects, Treasures & Trifles from The Collection of Mario Buatta Stair
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    Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments

    In the upcoming Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auction, a 1968 Rolex Daytona “Exotic” dial wristwatch can be found. This watch is nicknamed the “Paul Newman Rolex” after the actor’s wife bought him one as a gift. Purchased in 1970 or 1971, this watch has remained in the estate of…

    Triple Calendar Paperweight Clock
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    Day 2 American & Cont Furniture & Dec Arts

    One of the leading furniture pieces in the upcoming Kamelot Auctions sale is a mahogany chinoiserie bookcase. This 19th-century item displays the influence of both Georgian and Italian architecture. Its doors are made of glass and carved giltwood, decorated with pagodas, mountains, ships, and flowers. Also following the Georgian style…

    19TH C. FEDERAL STYLE GILT WOOD CONVEX MIRROR
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    Spectacular Art, Antiques and Collectibles Auction

    Stanley Quentin Johnson was an American artist best known for his sculptures. On the second day of Jackson’s International’s upcoming Spectacular Spring Collector’s Choice Auction, one of Johnson’s bronze sculptures is showcased. This 1983 piece represents a kneeling Native American with a large eagle landing on his outstretched, leather-wrapped arm.…

    A PAIR OF VINTAGE PAINTINGS, 19TH & 20TH C
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    The Collection of Mario Buatta - Day 1

    Mario Buatta, an American interior decorator, was commonly regarded as “the Prince of Chintz.” Buatta owned a significant personal collection of decorative art, fine art, and furniture. This March, Stair presents over 1,000 items from Buatta’s collection over two days. The first session particularly features an ebonized four-light girandole mirror.…

    Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Blue and White Vases Mounted as Lamps
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    Interiors @1600

    The 15th and 16th centuries in Germany marked the German Renaissance period. A painting titled The Magdalen Reading, belonging to a 16th-century German school, is one of the leading lots in the upcoming Interiors @1600 sale, presented by Freeman’s Auction. Another leading lot is a painting titled Scene in the…

    Interiors @1600
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    Studio Decorative Art Auction & Studio Fine Art Auction

    Nikolay Milioti was a key figure in the Russian ‘Blue Rose’ group. He drew his inspiration from the mystical imagery of Mikhail Vrubel. A 19th-century floral still life by the Russian artist is a key lot in the upcoming two-session Studio Decorative Art Auction and Studio Fine Art Auction, offered…

    A MODERN STUDIO GLASS BOWL
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    Pub, Whiskey and Memorabilia Auction

    The Pub, Whiskey, and Memorabilia Auction, presented by Whitley's Auctioneers, examines life in the 19th and 20th centuries across the globe. Among the highlighted lots is film stock from World War II. While the film was not inspected by Whitley's before reaching auction, writing on the canister implies it may…

    LEICA M3 35MM RANGEFINDER, SERIAL 731040; 2 LENSES
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    Fine French and Italian Antiques Day 2

    The second day of the upcoming two-day auction, offered by Austin Auction Gallery, will present diamond jewelry, sculpture, furniture, and more. Highlighted prominently in the second session of this auction is a pair of Napoleon III style Boulle work cabinets by Henry Dasson. Each cabinet has a marble top, two…

    EMILE GALLE MOLD BLOWN GLASS CLEMATIS VASE
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    Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II

    The second part the Tibor Collection, available in the upcoming Chinese Export Art auction offered by Christie’s, provides a range of porcelain and paintings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The artistic styles presented in this sale range across the Kangxi, Qianlong, and Wanli empires. Among the key lots…

    Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II
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    Old Master & British Drawings Including Works from the Collection of Jean Bonna

    In the 18th century, young British aristocrats began traveling more frequently around the world to see the major sights, a practice called the Grand Tour. A Venetian artist named Canaletto benefitted so much from the patronage of British travelers on the Grand Tour that he eventually moved to their country.…

    Giuseppe Bernardino Bison (Palmanova 1762-1844 Milan)