Hammers Fall on the First Lots of Americana Week

A fancy painted card table, by Thomas Seymour, a blown flask, a winter painting by Walter Palmer and two sofas in a classical form provide additional highlights in a an auction featuring a broad spectrum of American art and decorative arts. Keno Auctions’ Important Americana, Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts kicked off Americana Week activities. The Boston […]

No More Boundaries: New York’s Latest “Antiques” Show Refuses to be Boxed In

Following a decision by the Philadelphia Antiques Show to allow items in the show created as recently as 1970, comes a press release from New York’s Metro Show about a new mantra for collectors and designers: no more boundaries. According to the release “collectors, design aficionados, and art-insiders will be treated to an astonishing array […]

AmericanaWeek.com Success Spawns Destination Websites to Major Antiques Weeks

The founders of AmericanaWeek.com, the website that bills itself as the “Gateway to Americana Week,” and a “guide to the shows, auctions and attractions of New York’s Americana Week,” announce plans to cover the major antiques weeks in the United States with destination websites. Currently, websites for three of the biggest weeks of 2012 are […]

Wine Cooler Given to Hamilton by Washington A Highlight of New York’s Americana Week

A highlight of the week of Americana Week sales, Christie’s is honored to announce that the sale of a Sheffield-plated silver wine cooler, given by George Washington to Alexander Hamilton in 1797 (estimate: $400,000-600,000). This four-bottle wine cooler is an exceptionally well documented historical object, symbolizing the famous partnership between Washington and Hamilton in the early days of […]

New Show Replaces TAAS, Adds Photography and Design to Americana

The Art Fair Company recently announced the launch a new art and antique fair in place of The American Antiques Show (TAAS), formerly organized by the American Folk Art Museum. The event adds to the line-up for Americana Week, New York for 2012. “The Art Fair Company will build upon the strength of The American Antique Show, which has […]