Furniture by Brooks, Belter Headline Alabama Auction

“Brown furniture” and “Victorian”are not words you commonly hear in the same breath with “auction records,” but there are welcome exceptions now and then. A rare, museum-quality mechanical rosewood drop-front secretary desk, made around 1860 and attributed to the renowned American furniture maker Thomas Brooks, recently sold for $21,280 at only the second auction held […]

59th Annual Theta Show to Feature Collections from Texas Governor’s Mansion

The 2011 Theta Charity Antiques Show in Houston will have a special display of items from the Texas Governor’s Mansion. For the first time since the devastating fire in 2008, the mansion will release a collection of fine and decorative arts to display at this year’s show. Jane Karotkin, Texas Governor’s Mansion Curator/Administrator of Friends […]

Squire Boone Jr. Corner Cupboard Realizes $35,000, Stays in Indiana

An 18th-century corner cupboard believed to have been made by Squire Boone, Jr., the younger brother of Daniel Boone, realized $35,000 during an auction conducted by Beckort Auctions, LLC on Sept. 3. The cupboard sold to representatives of the Old Goshen Church & Cemetery Memorial Foundation, which intends to display the piece in Corydon. Having […]

The Spring Show NYC Makes A Dramatic Debut

The Art and Antiques Dealers League of America debuted “The Spring Show NYC” at the 67th Street Armory on April 27 with a preview benefit for the ASPCA.  Among those at present were co-chairs Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner,  publisher of the The New York Observer. Aided by a boost from Mayor Bloomberg, who […]

Charlottesville Antiques Show Benefits Preservation Virginia

APVA Preservation Virginia has joined the ranks of other prestigious museums and historical societies to link a major antiques show as a fund raiser and to direct awareness to a great cause. The more than 100 year old organization is dedicated to preserving and promoting the state’s irreplaceable historic structures, landscapes, collections and archaeological sites. […]