Adolph Kempen, Austin, Texas, 1844-1885, Desk, c. 1875 Walnut and maple; collection of William J. Hill

Bayou Bend Receives Important Gift of Early Texas Decorative Art

A rare writing desk and examples of early Texas pottery are included in a recent donation of early Texas decorative art items to the Bayou Bend Collection in Houston. That’s according to the Houston Chronicle, Maine Antiques Digest and other sources. The gifts were donated by Houston-born sixth generation Texan William J. Hill. Created by Austin cabinetmaker […]

Philbrook in Tulsa to Exhibit Record-Setting Roadshow Rino Carvings

Worldwide media recently took note of a record-breaking find at the July 23rd Tulsa, Oklahoma taping of the popular PBS program, Antiques Roadshow. Five 17th-18th-century Chinese libation cups made from carved rhinoceros horn shattered all records to become the highest-appraised objects in the history of the program. Seeing this as a great opportunity to engage […]

Leila Dunbar to speak on June 3 at Cooperstown Baseball Symposium

On June 3, former Sotheby’s senior vice president Leila Dunbar will give a presentation titled “Stories In Hand – Baseball History Told Through its Memorabilia” at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York as part of its annual symposium on baseball and American culture. The 2010 Symposium runs June 2-4, featuring lectures […]