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Auction Reports Furniture Prices Increasing

Auction Reports Furniture Prices Increasing

California-based Witherell’s auction reports that furniture prices were up in its recent sale. One example is a monumental 1870’s 3-piece Renaissance Revival bedroom suite sold for more than double the estimate bringing $28,750. Had it sold at the height of the market, it probably would have brought in $60,000, but in the past few years

Bakewell Pittsburgh Glass at the Met in New York

Pittsburgh Glass at the Met

Sometimes it is incorrectly assumed that museums are filled only with very high-end items with very high price tags. Indeed, many of the items are in those categories. Especially in the decorative arts, museums also collect items to record the history of design and production. While the collection of glass from Pittsburgh at the Metropolitan

Art After X

ArtAfterX Kickstarter Campaign

ArtafterX is keeping us busy. It’s also getting expensive. In the coming days we’ll be launching the kickstarter campaign to raise some dough. Your contribution will help us uncover and chronicle the people and places that made the art scene in Dallas from 1960-1980. Art After X — Forming Contemporary Art in Dallas from Eric

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If Proportion Isn’t Right, So What?

Albert Sack once said about antiques: If the proportion isn’t right, nothing is. The American decorative art from 18th and 19th century, regardless of regional preferences and regional characters, has been well defined with a set of specific visual vocabulary, beyond which authenticity and originality would be cast in doubt. But often, Americana has its

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