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Tag: George III

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    Indian Peace Medals to Headline Early American History Auctions Event

    In early American history, colonial leaders regularly presented medals to Native American chiefs during negotiations. These items are commonly referred to as Indian peace medals. However, negotiations with Native American tribes were rarely in good faith. Often, the aim was not to build a genuine alliance but to placate the…

    1809 Silver James Madison Indian Peace Medal Finest Known AU. 51mm ANACS Genuine
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    Upcoming Stair Auction Brings Furniture, Decorative Art

    Hans and Florence Knoll founded the well-known furniture company Knoll Inc. in 1938. Headquartered in East Greenville, Pennsylvania, the American brand received the National Design Award in 2011 and a permanent place in museums across the country. Most of Knoll's furniture was made in collaboration with noteworthy designers such as…

    Pair of Knoll Style Upholstered Chaise Lounges
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    The Collection of A. Jerrold Perenchio | Chartwell: An Henri Samuel Commission

    Axminster Carpets Ltd. was an English carpet manufacturing company founded by Thomas Whitty in 1755. During his visit to Cheapside Market in London, Whitty was influenced by the Turkish carpets on display. After returning to Axminster, Whitty taught himself to weave and produced a similar quality rug. The hand-knotted carpets…

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    John Richardson: A Scholar Collects Day 1

    Stair presents nearly 250 items from the collection of the late art historian Sir John Richardson on the first day of this event. Richardson was known for his four-volume biography of Pablo Picasso, along with his decades-long friendship with Picasso and many other artists. W Magazine called Richardson, “the man…

    William IV Zebrawood and Parcel-Gilt Dodecagon Center Table
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    The English Interior

    Sir Walter Raleigh was the first Englishman to encounter mahogany during one of his voyages to the West Indies in 1597. As his ship needed to be repaired, he used the native mahogany and was impressed by its quality. He loaded some for his voyage back to England. Folklore states…

    Regency Carved Oak Bookcase
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    Online Only Decorative Arts

    An American fashion photographer and director, Herbert "Herb" Ritts Jr. (1952 – 2002) was best known for his black and white photography that emphasized the human figure. A gelatin silver print of his Fred With Tires piece is one of the highlights in the upcoming Online Only Decorative Arts auction, presented by Pook & Pook,…

    Pastel still life with fruit
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    English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts

    Silverware underwent many changes during the reign of George III. During his first few years in power, George II-style silver was still in use. It was only after the American Revolution that silverware returned to simpler forms from the Queen Anne period. After 1790, the demand for intricate designs was…

    Royal Interest- George III Sterling Silver Sugar Vase
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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…

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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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    Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts & Silver

    George William Frederick (George III) was the King of Great Britain and the King of Ireland until the union of the two countries in 1801. He continued to rule as the King of the United Kingdom until his death. Under George III, mahogany and ornate Chippendale furniture grew in popularity.…

    A George III Brass Mounted Ebonized Bracket 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…

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    World & Ancient Coins January 2020 sales surpass $17 million at Heritage Auctions

    A second specimen of an 1839 Victoria gold Proof "Una and the Lion" 5 Pounds 1839, PR61 Ultra Cameo NGC, realized $300,000. DALLAS, TX.- A 1839 5 Pound Victoria Gold Proof from Great Britain, PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS, popularly referred to as the "Una and the Lion,” set a world auction…

    Una and the Lion
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    Cleveland Collections

    Maximilien Luce created several paintings in the Pointillist style, a technique of neo-Impressionist painting using tiny dotted patterns. This particular approach differentiated him from many of his contemporaries. One of his oil paintings, entitled La Charrette de Foin, is featured in the upcoming Cleveland Collections auction. Besides Luce’s oil painting,…

    Dale Chihuly (American, b. 1951)
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    Historic Arms & Militaria

    Skinner’s upcoming firearms sale will feature a range of military items, including Dublin castle pistols and pommel sabers. The Historic Arms & Militaria auction will offer 443 lots, particularly featuring a lead hand likely sourced from the statue of King George III in New York City. Local legend suggests that…

    Historic Arms Militaria Skinner
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    The Fine Sale Day - 3

    Stair presents Day Three: The Fine Sale. This sale features a collection of 18th and early 19th century as well as important English and French porcelain. French furniture and decorations are also among the 451 lots included.  Headlining the auction is a George III cartouche-shaped giltwood mirror, in the Chippendale…

    Staffordshire Figure of an Equestrian
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    STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics

    Sotheby's will present the upcoming two-day sale, STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics in October 2019. It will highlight Georgian furniture and silverware, as well as decorative art and antiques. A transition style George II mahogany open armchair is featured with an estimate of $80,000; several furniture pieces from the George I, George…

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    Design for the Home and Garden

    Helen Layfield Bradley was an English artist well known for providing a glimpse at the life of the upper class through her paintings. Her work entitled “Alice Ann and Jim Wilson are Married” is being presented at the upcoming Design for the Home and Garden sale by Andrew Jones Auctions. …

    G Balla, Linee di forza del pugno di Boccioni II/Auctiondaily
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    Doyle at Home

    Successful interior design marries room functionality with beauty, and ideally provides a haven for inhabitants.  It also tells a story of the inhabitants through the placement and selection of objects. It is no wonder that harmonizing such designs can be a daunting task, but  Doyle’s September auction, Doyle at Home…

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    European Furniture & Decorative Art

    The European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction by Skinner features over 600 decorative pieces including fine china, silver, and ceramics, as well as furniture of the 18th through 20th centuries. With bids beginning from $50 to $7,500, the auction has a variety of categories and price points for European ware. …