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Noteworthy Sales: Recent Sales by Dealers
Autumn/Winter 2007
"Dealers and collectors have been guessing which decoy would be the first to reach the million dollar mark," says decoy broker Stephen O'Brien, Jr. With his sale of this drake, and a concurrent sale of a Canada goose...
Noteworthy Sale: Allan and Penny Katz
Summer 2007
This double-sided trade sign was made to advertise the shoemaking shop of Hartman Martin Thron, born in 1821 in Lauterbach, Germany. By 1844 Thron had settled in Rome, New York, near Utica, where he married Christina Strahle, also from Germany, with whom
Noteworthy Sale: Heller Washam Antiques
Spring 2007
This mantel was discovered in the
Noteworthy Sale: Robert Young Antiques
Spring 2007
This delightful bowl is dug out and carved from a solid piece of birch burl; lobed examples are incredibly rare. It retains traces of painted decoration and untouched color. It bears the initials
Noteworthy Sale: Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Spring 2007
Late in his career the Philadelphia portraitist Rembrandt Peale became absorbed in the task of producing portraits of George Washington. He advertised these images as being a synthesis of his own 1795 life portrait, the life sittings taken by his...
Noteworthy Sale: MME Fine Art, LLC
7th Anniversary
Alfred Thompson Bircher (1837-1908) was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and spent his early career in New England. Although largely self-taught, he painted with the artistic luminaries of his time. When working in the White Mountains he was..
Noteworthy Sale: C.L. Prickett American Antiques
Autumn-Winter 2006
Todd Prickett of C.L. Prickett American Antiques broke the record for an American weathervane when he purchased this locomotive vane for a client at Northeast Auctions for $1,216,000. This sale also created another record: the first million dollar sale...
Noteworthy Sale: Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC
Autumn-Winter 2006
This July 27th marked the inaugural Sporting sale for Copley Fine Art Auctions, the new company founded by decoy and sporting art expert and dealer Stephen B. O'Brien, Jr. The top selling lot, Salmon Fishing, was by impressionist artist....
Noteworthy Sale: Frank and Barbara Pollack American Antiques & Art
Autumn-Winter 2006
These portraits achieve the highest standards of quality, beauty, and vitality, and include characteristics evident in Plummer's work: his use of bold color; precise outlining to his profiles; the delicate drawing of details in the faces, hair, and...
Noteworthy Sale: Hyland Granby Antiques
Autumn-Winter 2006
This pair of tusks was engraved by Nathaniel S. Finney, considered by some to be the most technically proficient scrimshander to have plied his art. He is recognized as the first professional scrimshander, taking commissions from clients rather than....
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