Tribal groups protest planned auction of artifacts in France

Hupa mother and infant, circa 1924, photo by Edward S. Curtis. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Hupa mother and infant, circa 1924, photo by Edward S. Curtis. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal officials and tribal leaders held what they described as an emergency meeting to protest plans by a French auction house to sell artifacts that the tribes consider sacred.

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Treadway Toomey galleries present 20th century art, design auction June 4

Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) Easy Armchair, pair, model PJ-SI-29-A, France, India, circa 1955-56, teak, caning, upholstery. Treadway Toomey Auctions image

Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) Easy Armchair, pair, model PJ-SI-29-A, France, India, circa 1955-56, teak, caning, upholstery. Treadway Toomey Auctions image

 

OAK PARK, Ill. – The John Toomey Gallery, in association with Treadway Gallery, will present a 20th Century Art & Design auction on Saturday, June 4, beginning at 10 a.m. Central. This 81-lot auction will begin with furniture and decorative arts primarily from the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements, including Gustav Stickley, Tiffany lighting, Teco and Rookwood pottery, Kalo silver, and architect-designed furniture and windows by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Edmund Tarbell painting restored in time for Portsmouth exhibit

A photo provided by the Portsmouth Historical Society shows a newly discovered and restored Edmund C. Tarbell painting being unveiled by Edmund C. Tarbell II, center, grandson of the painter, and Jeremy Fogg, guest curator and conservator, at the Discover Portsmouth visitors' center in Portsmouth, N.H. Photo credit: Bill Moore

A photo provided by the Portsmouth Historical Society shows a newly discovered and restored Edmund C. Tarbell painting being unveiled by Edmund C. Tarbell II, center, grandson of the painter, and Jeremy Fogg, guest curator and conservator, at the Discover Portsmouth visitors’ center in Portsmouth, N.H. Photo credit: Bill Moore

 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – An oil painting by American impressionist Edmund C. Tarbell that was rolled up and forgotten for more than a century has been restored just in time to be included in a large retrospective of the artist’s work.

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John Moran Auctioneers to offer diverse decorative arts June 18

Tucker Smith’s (b. 1940 Wyoming) ‘Below Sawtooth Ridge’ is one of a number of Western-genre paintings and bronzes to be offered June 18. (est.: $4,000 to $6,000). John Moran Auctioneers image

Tucker Smith’s (b. 1940 Wyoming) ‘Below Sawtooth Ridge’ is one of a number of Western-genre paintings and bronzes to be offered June 18. (est.: $4,000 to $6,000). John Moran Auctioneers image

 

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran’s June 18 decorative art auction features an interesting array of property, ranging from traditional Continental and French furniture and smalls to contemporary and mid-century modern design.

Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Western buyers will also be pleased to find a number of Western-genre paintings (above) and bronzes, many from the estate of Phoebe Hearst Cooke, as well as a small selection of Native American items within Moran’s June catalog. With approximately 270 cataloged lots, Moran’s sale will feature objects and art offered at a wide range of estimates.

The first pieces from a large collection of high-quality clocks consigned from a private Laguna Beach collection are to be offered at Moran’s June sale, and are only a small preview of the good things to come. Complementing the selection of Laguna Beach timepieces, a very fine Swiss cylinder music box (below) on stand by Baptiste-Antoine Bremond (1834-1925) is to be brought to the block with an impressive $15,000 to $25,000 estimate. Recently cleaned and repaired, the music box is in excellent working condition, and features flutes, whistles, drums and bells, which play 48 songs across eight interchangeable cylinders.

 

This fine Swiss cylinder music box on stand by maker Baptiste-Antoine Bremond (1834-1925) is offered with a $15,000 to $25,000 estimate. John Moran Auctioneers image

This fine Swiss cylinder music box on stand by Baptiste-Antoine Bremond (1834-1925) is offered with a $15,000 to $25,000 estimate. John Moran Auctioneers image

 

Excellent examples of 20th century design can be found throughout Moran’s June 18 catalog. Mid-century modern selections include a pair of Charles Eames for Herman Miller molded plywood LCW chairs (below) dating to the late 1940s.

 

This pair of Charles Eames for Herman Miller molded plywood LCW chairs is in excellent condition (est.: $2,000 to $3,000). John Moran Auctioneers image

This pair of Charles Eames for Herman Miller molded plywood LCW chairs is in excellent condition (est.: $2,000 to $3,000). John Moran Auctioneers image

 

For details contact John Moran Auctioneers via email: info@johnmoran.com or telephone 626-793-1833.

 

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.

Photo exhibit shows Yellowstone changes over 140 years

The U.S. Geological and Geophysical Survey of the Territories en route with pack train upon the trail between the Yellowstone and East Fork Rivers "showing the manner in which all parties traverse these wilds." Photo by William Henry Jackson. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Geological and Geophysical Survey of the Territories en route with pack train upon the trail between the Yellowstone and East Fork Rivers “showing the manner in which all parties traverse these wilds.” Photo by William Henry Jackson. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Boulders shift, canyons erode, old trees fall, new ones grow and tourists crowd Yellowstone National Park, the length of their vacations barely any time at all in the stream of history.

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Israel returns 2 ancient sarcophagus covers to Egypt

Sarcophagus of Pharaoh Merenptah in the Valley of the Kings; not one of the objects returned to Egypt. Hajor image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Sarcophagus of Pharaoh Merenptah in the Valley of the Kings; not one of the objects returned to Egypt. Hajor image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel has returned two looted ancient Egyptian sarcophagus covers to Egypt amid warming relations between the countries.

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Pages astronauts followed to land on moon sell for $175,000

Buzz Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and the second man to walk on the moon, signed all three pages, which sold for $175,000. Heritage Auctions image

Buzz Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and the second man to walk on the moon, signed all three pages, which sold for $175,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS (AP) – Three pages with the step-by-step computer procedures that U.S. astronauts followed to land the Apollo 11 lunar module on the moon’s surface in 1969 have sold at auction for $175,000.

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Rago drafts all-star lineup for 20th century design auction June 4-5

 

Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) Apelli & Varesio for Singer & Sons rare coffee table no. 1114, Italy, circa 1950. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) Apelli & Varesio for Singer & Sons rare coffee table no. 1114, Italy, circa 1950. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

 

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Arts and Auction Center will conduct a four-session auction of early 20th century and modern design on June 4-5.

Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

The Early 20th Cecntury Design session consisting of 356 lots will be Saturday, June 4, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. Featured are rare and early Despondency (below) and Lorelei vases by Artus Van Briggle.

 

Signed Artus Van Briggle, important ‘Despondency’ pottery vase, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1902, 13 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

Signed Artus Van Briggle, important ‘Despondency’ pottery vase, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1902, 13 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

 

“Our June sale includes an extraordinary selection of American and European early 20th century decorative ceramics from five different private collections. This is by far one of our best ceramics sales in years,” said David Rago, partner and co-director of the 20th-21st Century Design Department.

More than 270 lots of mid-priced 20th century furniture, lighting and decorative objects will sell Saturday beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The Modern Design session consisting of 227 lots will sell Sunday, June 5, beginning at 11 a.m. Included will be furniture by the likes of Paul Evans and Carlo Mollino, lighting by Wendell Castle and Verner Panton, and wall hangings by Alexander Calder.

What is billed as the the largest and broadest collection of fine contemporary glass that Rago’s has ever offered will be sold Sunday, June 5, beginning at 2 p.m. The nearly 300 lots will include a group of works by by Yoichi Ohira and many gorgeous creations by Dale Chihuly including a chandelier (below).

 

Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), Amber Lustre chandelier, Seattle, Wash., 2000, blown glass, metal armature, 51 x 50 x 50 inches. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Rogo Arts & Auction Center image

Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), Amber Lustre chandelier, Seattle, Wash., 2000, blown glass, metal armature, 51 x 50 x 50 inches. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

 

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.

Amorsolo painting soars to $187,000 at Kodner Galleries auction

Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (Filipino,1892-1972), oil on board. Price realized: $187,550. Kodner Galleries image

Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (Filipino,1892-1972), ‘House on a Lake,’ oil on board. Price realized: $187,550. Kodner Galleries image

 

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – The subtropical world of the Philippines came to subtropical south Florida at Kodner Galleries’ May 18 auction as a painting by Fernando Cueto Amorsolo  sold for $187,550, inclusive of the buyer’s premium. Read more

Jeffrey Evans sponsors Virginia decorative arts seminar June 11

Shenandoah Valley of Virginia woven white-oak splint miniature basket in original paint decoration. Attributed to a member of the Nicholas family of basket makers of Page Co., circa 1880. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Shenandoah Valley of Virginia woven white-oak splint miniature basket in original paint decoration. Attributed to a member of the Nicholas family of basket makers of Page County, circa 1880. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

 

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Inc. will conducting its sixth annual Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar on Saturday, June 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The all-day event features scholars and craftspeople presenting and demonstrating on all things woven in Virginia, and will be held at the Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates auction gallery located at 2177 Green Valley Lane in Mt. Crawford.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, June 1.

The exciting, one-day colloquium features six expert guest speakers who will present lectures and demonstrations relating to this year’s topic, Woven in Virginia: From Bedcovers to Chair Seats.

Speakers include:

  • Laurie Duxbury, weaver and historian
  • Jeffrey S. Evans, president of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Inc.
  • Clyde Jenkins, basket weaver and historic preservationist
  • Sandra Parks, storyteller and folklorist
  • Kathy Staples, independent scholar
  • Scott Suter, associate professor of English and American Studies at Bridgewater College

The cost per person for the seminar is $95 (with lunch) or $85 (without lunch).

 

 

Shenandoah Valley of Virginia painted oak youth rocker with woven white-oak splint seat. Attributed to the Brock’s Gap area of Rockingham County, circa 1900. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Inc. image

Shenandoah Valley of Virginia painted oak youth rocker with woven white-oak splint seat. Attributed to the Brock’s Gap area of Rockingham County, circa 1900. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Inc. image

 

Visit the Education>Classes/Seminars page at www.jeffreysevans.com for links to the printable registration form, speaker bios, program schedule, and other details. For information and/or to arrange your registration for the seminar, call 540-434-3939 and press 0 for the office or email info@jeffreysevans.com.