Clars discovers valuable painting concealed behind mirror

This painting by Elliot Daingerfield (American 1859-1932) was discovered between a mirror and its backing. Clars Auction Gallery image.

This painting by Elliot Daingerfield (American 1859-1932) was discovered between a mirror and its backing. Clars Auction Gallery image.

 

OAKLAND, Calif. – “You always hear about things like this, but seldom actually discover them,” said Redge Martin, president of Clars Auction Gallery, after the discovery of a painting by Elliot Daingerfield (American 1859-1932) found hidden inside the backing of a mirror right inside the gallery.

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Bremo Auctions to host fine and decorative arts auction April 23

Camille Gauthier Art Deco/ Nouveau marble-top buffet. Bremo Auctions image

Camille Gauthier Art Deco/Nouveau marble-top buffet. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Bremo Auctions image

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Bremo Auctions will conduct a fine and decorative arts auction on Saturday, April 23. Bidders will compete for more than 500 lots of fine art and antiques.

LiveAuctioneers.com will facilitate absentee and Internet live bidding. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern.

The lineup includes a lovely collection of period and decorative furniture, including a Camille Gauthier marble-top buffet (above), as well as lamps, Native American collectibles, Chinese snuff bottles, jewelry, Japanese woodblocks, Madame Alexander dolls and antique porcelain dolls.

 

Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter (French, 1844-1913) oil on canvas, 'The Odalisque.' Bremo Auctions image

Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter (French, 1844-1913) oil on canvas, ‘The Odalisque.’ Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Bremo Auctions image

 

Also included are Asian furniture and art, porcelain and china, glassware, works by listed artists (including B. Franklin DeHaven, Rodin and Prendergast), sterling silver, militaria, clocks, Persian rugs and collectibles.

For details email Bremo Auctions: info@bremoauctions.com.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Crystal Bridges expanding its contemporary art footprint

The project will involve adaptive reuse of a decommissioned Kraft Foods plant, located approximately 1.5 miles south of Crystal Bridges. Image by Mike Sinclair, courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The project will involve adaptive reuse of a decommissioned Kraft Foods plant, located approximately 1.5 miles south of Crystal Bridges. Image by Mike Sinclair, courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

 

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – A shuttered Kraft Foods plant in Arkansas will be transformed into a performance and visual arts space thanks to an investment by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art that was founded by Wal-Mart family heiress Alice Walton.

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Nebraska man cultivates love of farming with toy tractors

Allis-Chalmers lighted clock. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Rich Penn Auctions

Allis-Chalmers lighted wall clock. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Rich Penn Auctions

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BELDEN, Neb. (AP) – Anyone who grew up on a farm or farmed for any length of time can identify with Lowell Johnson.

The Sioux City Journal reports that there’s a connection to the land that often remains inside someone, long after they may have moved off the farm.

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