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MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — A hallmark of the monthly Red Carpet auctions at The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc., is the diversity of goods on offer, ranging from Midcentury Modern to antiquities. Buyers, especially Americana aficionados, will be pleased to discover a trove of schoolgirl samplers at the next scheduled auction, on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Bid […]
CRANSTON, R.I. – A matching pair of samplers, done by young sisters in Ohio in 1806 and 1808, sold as one lot for $10,000 at an Antique, Fine Art & Jewelry Auction held March 2 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
LONDON – The boy couldn’t care less – his attitude is ‘why buy antiques when you can buy new for less money?’
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – In a sale heavy with ornate Oriental carpets and elegant English and Tiffany silver, two humble Southern samplers topped all competitors at Brunk Auctions’ sale on July 11. The textile leader was a 17-line sampler by Buncombe County, N.C., resident Orry A. Alexander. Orry was 11 years old when she completed the […]