Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Oak furniture rubs shoulders with Old Masters in Massachusetts single-owner selection17 August 2020
George Way (1950-2019) developed an early fascination with oak furniture. He was especially interested in seat furniture and at the age of 16 he began a half-century quest to build up the largest privately owned collection of 17th century chairs in America, assembling over 100 Dutch and English examples.
Modernist jeweller makes his Marx at Philadelphia auction17 August 2020
A collection of over 30 pieces by the Brazilian modernist jeweller Haroldo Burle Marx will be a focus of the August 20 Boutique Jewels auction to be held by Freeman’s in Philadelphia.
Online bidders battle it out for British reverse glass painting17 August 2020
A highlight of the Summer’s Bounty Auction held by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries (17%/20% online buyer’s premium) of Maine was this British reverse glass painting dated to the late 18th century.
Artists answer call of Algeria and Tunisia10 August 2020
A work by the Orientalist artist Alphonse Etienne Dinet (1861-1929) was the object of keen competition at Drouot Estimations (24% buyer’s premium) in Paris.
Foujita trio emerges in Paris group10 August 2020
Tajan (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) held a recent sale offering three paintings by Léonard Tusguharu Foujita (1886-1968).
Chairs make it count in furniture array10 August 2020
Eighteenth century seat furniture took the top honours in Artcurial’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) two-day sale of furniture and works of art in Paris.
Ribeira rediscovered in house draws strong competition in Paris10 August 2020
Early work by Spanish-born painter was identified by Old Master experts Cabinet Turquin
Portrait of man in a beret from professor’s collection brings a surprise sum10 August 2020
An unexpectedly high price was paid in a sale of Old Master paintings and drawings held this summer by auction house Aguttes (23/25% buyer’s premium plus VAT) in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery turns heads at Drouot10 August 2020
An ensemble of jewellery by René Lalique was on offer in a Decorative Arts sale held by Tessier & Sarrou (28% buyer’s premium) at Drouot. All the pieces were signed examples of his distinctive Art Nouveau style and inventive use of non-precious materials.
Chad Valley toy car motors into New Jersey sale03 August 2020
Among the European toys included in the August 13 Basics sale to be held by Bertoia auctions of Vineland, New Jersey will be this boxed saloon car made by the British firm Chad Valley.
Rock and Roll poster set to make a big noise in Dallas saleroom03 August 2020
Only around five examples of this rare ‘Big Beat’ concert poster are thought to exist. It advertises a 1958 tour by Rock and Roll promoter Alan Freed, whose photo appears at the top above the 16 different 1950s top musical acts (all also pictured).
Flask with a ducal dedication offered at Denver auction03 August 2020
This 12¾in (32cm) tall European carved bone powder flask dated to the 17th century will feature in the first day of Morphy Auctions’ August 18-19 sale of edged weapons, armour and militaria in Denver, Pennsylvania.
Single-owner Eisenberg collection comes to Indianapolis auction03 August 2020
On September 12 Ripley Auctions in Indianapolis is selling a single-owner collection of costume jewellery and accessories from the American design firm Eisenberg that has been formed by the antiques dealer and collector Sharon Schwartz.
Britains’ boxed waggon reaches Pittsburgh03 August 2020
This Britains’ boxed pre-war general active service limbered waggon, set number 1331, in very good condition with a good box, is one of the lots to feature in a US auction.
Plaque perfect for a chocolate fan03 August 2020
This framed porcelain plaque marked 'KPM' and measuring 15½ x 10in (39 x 25cm) is painted with La Chocolatière after the painting by the Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard.
Early summer sales in Paris awash with modern design highlights23 July 2020
Among the high-season sales traditionally staged in Paris in the early summer is a selection of auctions devoted to modern design.
Los Angeles sale to offer bronze tribute to the vanquished13 July 2020
This late 19th century French bronze figural group, 'Gloria Victis', after the model by Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (1845-1916), will be offered in Andrew Jones Auctions’ Design for the Home and Garden sale in Los Angeles on July 26.
Meissen figure groups make key contribution to auction of Müller-Frei collection13 July 2020
The sale of the Müller-Frei collection of paintings and decorative arts held by Koller (25% buyer’s premium) in Zurich last month included two early 18th century Meissen figure groups that outstripped their estimates.
Rijksmuseum delivers the winning punch for Ansbach bowl13 July 2020
The Rijksmuseum was in action at the Drouot to carry off a 9½in (24cm) wide porcelain punchbowl from the Ansbach factory.
De Staël on offer as single lot at Paris Enchères13 July 2020
Paris Enchères Collin du Bocage will be holding a single-lot sale on July 22 in Paris of a painting by Nicolas de Staël (1914-55).