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The treats of Philadelphia

11 April 2022

Pennsylvania dealership HL Chalfant, a specialist in American decorative arts, offers a turned banister back armchair at this year’s Philadelphia Show. The chair itself was made in Pennsylvania, c.1730- 40, and is available for $35,000.

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New appointments at international auction houses including Bonhams new managing director in Asia

04 April 2022

A round up of the latest announcements of new roles and moves.

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Popeye shows his strength at Ohio auction

04 April 2022

A feature of Milestone’s spring toy sale in Willoughby, Ohio, on April 9 will be a collection of over 60 Popeye-related toys.

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Castle view comes to Atlanta

04 April 2022

This view of a Rheinish castle in a landscape is attributed to the 17th century Dutch landscape artist Herman Saftleven the Younger (1609-85).

Anthea Peers
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Einstein doctorate certificate on offer at Bonhams

28 March 2022

The original doctorate certificate awarded to Albert Einstein by the University of Zurich in 1905 will be a highlight offering at Bonhams in New York.

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Wilde and Joyce bring taste of Ireland

28 March 2022

Potter & Potter’s Fine Literature & Modern Firsts Sale on April 26 in Chicago includes a copy of Oscar Wilde’s (1854-1900) The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

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Characteristic Rohlfs chair sets record

28 March 2022

A characteristically elaborately pierced and carved oak hall chair by the US furniture maker and designer Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936) proved to be the toast of the most recent Cottone (20% buyer’s premium) auction.

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Warhol's Marilyn could be most expensive 20th century artwork to ever sell at auction

23 March 2022

'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn' by Andy Warhol (1928-87) will lead Christie’s New York sales in May.

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Museum buys PAN magazine prints

21 March 2022

California dealership Denenberg Fine Arts has sold a full set of 80 prints from the Jugendstil magazine PAN to Chicago’s Driehaus Museum.

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Early images of Yosemite and Yellowstone emerge in US sales

21 March 2022

Running to 63 photographs, a virtually complete set of those produced for Carleton Watkins’ 1863 publication '…Photographic Views of the Falls and Valley of Yosemite' in Mariposa County, California featured in a January 27 sale at Nate D Sanders (25% buyer’s premium) of Los Angeles.

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Famous names feature from Bach to Henry VIII

21 March 2022

The best-seller at $400,003 (£296,300)* in a recent sale at RR Auction was a doubly signed receipt in which Johann Sebastian Bach acknowledges payment of the sum of five guilders under the terms of Sabina Nathan’s legacy.

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Bonhams buys Boston saleroom Skinner

16 March 2022

Bonhams has acquired US auction house Skinner in a purchase that comes only two months after it bought Swedish saleroom Bukowskis.

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New hires and promotions across auction houses and dealerships in the UK and overseas

16 March 2022

The latest jobs news in the art and antiques sector.

US dealers challenge New York antique ivory regulations

14 March 2022

The ivory regulations of New York State will be reviewed by New York court judges following an appeal brought by two US antique dealer associations.

Rachael Osborn-Howard
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On the scent of posters at Swann

07 March 2022

Italian liqueur tempts buyer to pay highest price at dedicated sale

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French designs set to shine in an international selection

07 March 2022

Another 425 lots of rare and vintage posters will also be up for sale in New York this month at Poster Auction International on March 20.

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Jun bowl from a family collection at Skinner

07 March 2022

Skinner is holding two sales of Asian works of art in Marlborough, Massachusetts, this month: online from March 14-24 and live on March 23.

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Leisurely Leger at the seaside leads the way in New York

07 March 2022

The highlight of the sale held by Clarke (25% buyer’s premium) on February 6 proved, as expected, to be Fernand Leger’s (1881-1955) gouache Les Loisirs.

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