In a bedroom, from left, a walnut Kleiderschrank or wardrobe, Berks County, Penn., 1760–1780. The mahogany easy chair, 1755–1760, and tea table, 1760–1770, are from Philadelphia. The circa 1796 oil on canvas portraits depict the children of Ruth and Matthew McConnell. They are attributed to William Clarke, an English-born painter active in Philadelphia between 1795 and 1806.

 

Start With A House, Finish With A Collection

In her beautiful new book "Start With a House, Finish With a Collection," Leslie Anne Miller constructs a persuasive case in which she argues that antiques collecting can enrich a couple’s life immeasurably and that antique objects are completely compatible with contemporary interior design and lifestyles.... Read more

In a bedroom, from left, a walnut Kleiderschrank or wardrobe, Berks County, Penn., 1760–1780. The mahogany easy chair, 1755–1760, and tea table, 1760–1770, are from Philadelphia. The circa 1796 oil on canvas portraits depict the children of Ruth and Matthew McConnell. They are attributed to William Clarke, an English-born painter active in Philadelphia between 1795 and 1806.

 

Antiques Shows

Summertime & The Selling Is Brisk At Brimfield Antiques Market

The July 8–13 run of the Brimfield Antiques Market, the weeklong megashow for antiques enthusiasts, was open for business, with fair weather overall and typical numbers of dealers for the summer session. As always, there was no shortage of merchan... Read more

Trade News

Hunting & Gathering By Laura Beach

At the risk of sounding immodest — or, I fear, like Beatrice, the Esurance pitchwoman who thinks that “posting to her wall” is a job best accomplished with sticky notes and Scotch tape — I’d like to posit that Antiques and the Arts Weekly mastered social media long before Mark Zuckerberg deposed the princely Winklevoss twins and so assumed the throne.... Read more

Christie’s Posts Record Half Year With Art Sales Of $4.5 Billion

Christie’s recently announced sales of $4.47 billion, up 22 percent, for the half year ending June 30, 2014. Christie’s said its successful strategy to connect with more collectors globally underpins the results, with the ... Read more

Scaife Leaves Art To Two Pennsylvania Museums

(AP) — Billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife, who two weeks before his death wrote about the importance of art and supporting American museums, left his own extensive art collection to two Pennsylvania museums on either side of the state.... Read more

Sotheby’s First Half Auction Sales Up 22 Percent; 47 Percent Growth In Asia

Auction sales at Sotheby’s during the first half of 2014 have grown more than 22 percent over the same period last year. The firm reported that with record sales in a number of key categories, it leads the market in many of the areas widely considere... Read more

Auction Action

Battling For The Record, Crocker Farm Sells Civil War Churn For $402,500

A phone battle erupted at Crocker Farm’s Tenth Anniversary auction on July 19 when two prominent and deep-pocketed collectors went after a 5-gallon stoneware churn, shown here with auctioneer Tony Zipp. The vessel, thought to have been made by a Ford E... Read more

Canton Barn Auctions Sells Contents From Barkhamsted Home

On Saturday, July 12, we visited Canton Barn, attending its weekly auction for the first time in probably a couple, or more, years. Maybe we have not been back due to the fact that the last time there we bought a painted, cast aluminum horse, close to life... Read more

Pook & Pook Sells Toys On July 15

Pook & Pook issued a news release early this spring announcing it would celebrate Christmas in July at the auction gallery on the 15th of the month. And they did just that, offering a collection of toys dominated by a selection of trains and stove... Read more

Gilbert Stuart’s Mohawk Chieftain A Highlight At Sotheby’s

A fascinating portrait of Mohawk war chieftain Thayendanegea (to whom the English gave the name Joseph Brant) made by Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828) in 1786 surpassed estimates to achieve $7,051,842 at Sotheby’s July 9 evening sale of Old Master and Briti... Read more

Preview These Antiques Shows

The Special Preview for the Antiques & Art in Woodstock, The Vermont Antiques Dealers' Show is now available. The show is July 26-27, till then, shop the show here! Also, now available are NHADA (in 3 parts), Antiques in Manchester, Pickers, MidWeek, and Americana Celebration.

The Cape Cod Antiquing Guide is here! Browse antiques and start planning your summer vacation now.

Also, the 2014 Calendar of Antiques Shows and Flea Markets is here.

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