Monthly Archives: December 2009

Who Made Andrew Jackson’s Sideboard?

At some point, likely between 1831 and 1840, Andrew Jackson bought a sideboard for his home at The Hermitage outside of Nashville. While the sideboard remains in the same room he placed it, information about where it originated has been lost. The sideboard is featured on page 405 of the recent book  Philadelphia Empire Furniture.

The Journey of Antiquing – 5

Too many times I have heard that young people are not buying antiques from dealers, but have the dealers truly reached out? Is there any measure that the owners of stores and malls can take to attract more young collectors? Here are some of my thoughts: 1. Website You don’t have to know all search engine optmization

A Gaggle of Interests – Dec 6, 2009

  26 Photos of Different Types from Austin Auction Gallery  In this series, the UAA team will list some of the interesting items that we have found in auctions, antique shops or eBay. We neither own the items or have the capability of examining the items in person in most cases. It mainly serves as

Antiquing in Pennsylvania

A trip along Route 80, down I-99 and back brought us to a number of antique malls and shops and enough merchandise to make your head spin. The first stop was Lewisburg, Pa. Roller Mills, 100 N. Water Street, Lewisburg, Pa—Contains merchandise from some 400 dealers including furniture, glassware and more. There’s a lot of

Forgery or Not? Response From A Reader

In last week’s “A Gaggle of Interests“, we have compared a bowl offered from the Dallas Auction House with a similar bowl in the Forbidden City Museum. The article was also posted on LinkedIn group and one of the readers Fay replied with her opinion, which we would like to share with other readers. As

Different Wyeth, Different Ending

On the morning of Dec 2, 2009, three generations of Wyeth paintings were auctioned in the Christie’s Important American Painting and Sculpture Sale. A large egg-tempera on panel by Andrew Wyeth Above the Narrow was the top lot of the sale.  When the auctioneer hammered down the price of 6.1 million dollars given by a

Sculpture Tour at Green-Wood Cemetery

Dr. Karen Lemmey, research associate of the Department of American Paintings and Sculpture at the The Metropolitan Museum, will lead a tour in Green-Wood Cemetery and examine its vast collection of sculpture. Most of the previous tours at the Green-Wood Cemetery are given in the historical subject area, thus this tour, accompanied by the historian

Grif Teller Original Coming up at Auction

It won’t be the first Grif Teller painting to come up at auction in recent years, but it is the first original created for a Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) calendar I’ve seen. Regarding the estimated price, that can make all the difference in the world. Coming up December 8 at William Bunch is the original artwork