17 Press Releases

Tag: Louis XV

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    Buccellati Jewelry and Japanese Shin-Hanga Prints Available With DGW Auctioneers

    In the early 20th century, traditional ukiyo-e prints were in decline, and a new style of Japanese printmaking had taken hold. Artisans used the old techniques to depict new subjects, often traditional Japanese themes that were romanticized to appeal to a Western audience. DGW Auctioneers will soon present a selection…

    Buccellati 18K Gold and Diamond Bangle Bracelet.
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    Gio Ponti “Diamond” Flatware and Antique Furniture at Willow Auction House

    Known as one of the greatest and most famous Italian designers of the 20th century, Gio Ponti brought Italian design philosophies to the forefront of Modernism. His finest work ranged in size and scope from the 32-storey Pirelli Tower in Milan to the Superleggera (“super-lightweight”) chair. Ponti also dabbled in…

    54 Pieces Reed & Barton Diamond Sterling Flatware
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    From Museum-Worthy Renoir Paintings to Qing Dynasty Antiques, Millea Bros. Presents Three-Day Extravagant Auction

    The upcoming auction by Millea Bros. is a three-day event that will showcase more than 1,000 lots. The first day features Modern art. Highlights include a Fernand Léger gouache, a Richard D. MacDonald bronze sculpture, Alberto Giacometti drawing, and works from the collection of Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason. Kahn and Mason…

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir (attrib.), oil on canvas
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    Upcoming Willow Auction House Event Offers Over 400 Lots of Silverware, Furniture, and Artwork

    David Andersen was a gold and silversmith who started his eponymous line of skillfully crafted jewelry in 1876. In 1901, after David died, his son, Arthur Andersen, took over the family business and introduced a new line of enameled jewelry to the company's collection. This new line became so successful…

    After Leon Bonnat Oil on Canvas Girl at Fountain
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    Bakshaish Antique Rugs Offered By Freeman’s Auction

    Produced in North Iran, Bakshaish rugs are widely recognized for their cultural influences. They are particularly known for their asymmetrical designs. In a Bakshaish rug, no motifs are shown in the same way twice. This February, a 19th-century Bakshaish antique rug will come to auction with Freeman’s. The available carpet…

    A Bakshaish Carpet, Northwest Persia, circa late 19th century
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    French Fine Arts and County Furniture with Crescent City Auction Gallery

    John James Audubon was a celebrated ornithologist and artist well known for documenting North American bird species. Audubon was fascinated by nature from a very young age. His affinity for biological diversities fueled his interest in ornithology. He was careful to document birds in their natural habitats. Explaining his methodology,…

    John James Audubon (1785-1851), Group of Eleven Prints, consisting of Barn Owl, No. 35, Plate 171, Amsterdam ed. American Crow
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    Hindman Brings Over 300 Lots of Fine Furniture and Decorative Art

    Emmanuel Villanis was a prominent 19th-century sculptor known for the realism in his bronze works. His style mostly used asymmetrical lines, including flower stalks and vine tendrils, to reflect the objects present in nature. Many of Villanis’ works were based on characters from mythology and literature. The upcoming Fine Furniture,…

    A Napoleon III Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Parquetry Two-Tier Table
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    Asian Art, Antiques & Estates

    Amedeo Simonetti was a famous Italian painter known for his Orientalist paintings. The watercolors completed by his uncle, Ettore Simonetti, served as inspiration for the artist's compositions. Simonetti later went on to study at the Accademia di San Luca and learned the techniques of en plein air painting. The Eastern scenes depicted…

    Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Brush Pot
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    European Furniture & Decorative Arts

    In 1878, Edward C. Moore, design director and head of the silver workshops at Tiffany & Co., created a champlevé enamel after-dinner service. Champlevé is the technique of removing silver from an item’s surface to create a space for enamel. Moore's Saracenic designs, which used shaded and matte-finished enamels, were…

    Zsolnay Pecs Green Lustre Eosin Glazed Vase
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    Online: Art & Antiques - Day 2

    Tiffany Studio’s Art Nouveau lamps were first made in 1893 by Tiffany designer Clara Driscoll. These leaded glass lamps were handmade by the company’s skilled artisans through the copper foil method. The upcoming Art & Antiques sale, presented by Cottone Auctions, highlights a leaded glass and patinated bronze pomegranate table…

    French 10K Gold and Enameled Ladies Watch
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    Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction

    O’Gallerie will present fine art, jewelry, furniture, and more in the upcoming Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction. A bronze sculpture by David Manuel is among the key lots. A self-taught artist, Manuel is best known for his statue series of John Wayne. His sculptures tackle issues related to American expansionism. To…

    WILLIAM MELLOR (United Kingdom, 1851-1931) oil on
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    Ceramics from The Collection of Mario Buatta

    Stair will highlight ceramics from Mario Buatta’s collection in the upcoming auction. Known as the Prince of Chintz, the American interior designer subscribed to a maximalist design aesthetic. The presented ceramics collection includes earthenware and porcelain pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. One key lot is a Davenport pottery set…

    Ceramics from The Collection of Mario Buatta Stair
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    Buy from Home - Special Auction

    Michael Conrads is a postwar and contemporary artist whose work often explores complex geometrical patterns. He applies a broad variety of media to his works, including acrylic, oil paint, pastel, and pigment. The upcoming online auction, presented by Morton Subastas, offers a mixed media piece from Conrads titled Por La…

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    Three-Day Auction Session II

    The Gorham Manufacturing Company began producing silverware and other sterling pieces in 1831. Gorham’s notable creations include America’s cup for yachting and the Davis cup for tennis. A silver Gorham basket is offered in the second session of Charlton Hall Auctioneers’ upcoming sale. This vintage item from 1916 is decorated…

    Tourmaline and gold floriform brooches
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    New York City Estate Auction

    The process of painting the water drops is to filter, to dissolve all the impurities out of them and return them to a clear state of nothing. When all the rage, anxiety, and fear come to the moment of nothing, we reach a state of peace and comfort," says Kim…

    New York City Estate Auction
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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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    The Age of Elegance: A New York Townhouse Designed by Diamond Baratta

    What does it take for an ordinary object to become a well-designed one? Perhaps it is the attention to detail or inclusion of embellishments that serve to elevate the piece. The elusiveness of it all is what often confuses buyers when decorating a home.  Sometimes what is required is help…