Buyers respond favorably to John Moran Auctioneers’ new format

Alan Lowndes (1921-1978, British) was represented in Moran’s Feb. 21 Decorative Art Auction with two oil paintings; ‘An Actor (Charles Laughton)’ realized $10,200. John Moran Auctioneers image


MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s Feb. 21 Decorative Art Auction featured 413 total auction lots, offered in two contiguous sessions. Buyers came out in droves for Moran’s first Decorative Art Auction Moran’s in 2017. the The first session kicked off with a standing-room-only crowd; throughout the entirety of the auction. Moran’s achieved an 87 percent sell-through rate, with many pieces picked up by buyers casting their bids online. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Marburger Farm Antique Show celebrating 20th year March 29-April 1

Marburger Farm dealers excel at offering a variety of antiques. Marburger Farm Antique Show image


ROUND TOP, Texas – In 1997 the Marburger Farm Antique Show was the new kid on the block in Round Top, Texas. Bill Clinton was president, Seinfeld was the top TV show and an upstart named Microsoft had become the world’s most valuable business. Marburger Farm burst onto the scene, founded by two visionary antiques dealers in exactly the way that dealers thought a show should be run. Read more

Roland Auctions to sell single-owner Asian art collection, March 13

Asian gilt-bronze seated figure of a Bodhisattva. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Roland Auctions image


NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY will present its largest single-owner collection of Asian art to date with a 220-lot auction on Monday, March 13. Titled “A Private Collection of Chinese and Asian Objects” and timed for New York City’s Asia Week, this sale includes specimens of the first order not seen in the marketplace for decades. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine English furniture to be celebrated at The Pedestal auction March 14

A George IV carved mahogany low open bookcase attributed to Gillows £10,000-£15,000. The Pedestal image


RICKMANSWORTH, UK – The Pedestal’s Premium Auction of fine antique furniture and objects will be held at Moor Park Mansion, Hertfordshire, on March 14. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Antique Trader compiling new edition of its Business Directory

The deadline for submitting entries to the ‘Antique Trader Business Directory’ is June 1.


IOLA, Wis. — It’s been a few years, but the Antique Trader Business Directory is back. This year’s directory will be published as part of the July 19, 2017 issue of Antique Trader, and distributed for free to Antique Trader readers, and the Antique Trader online audience. Plus, additional distribution at antiques and collectibles shows in the United States is being planned.

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Gallery Report: February 2017

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report: Read more

Sampling of Southern estates on Crescent City Auction Gallery’s menu March 11-12

Newcomb College art pottery matte glaze baluster vase by Sadie Irvine in 1929, 5 inches tall (est. $1,200-$1,800). Crescent City Auction Gallery image


NEW ORLEANS – A nine-piece carved oak Gothic-style dining room suite made in America in the 19th century, an outstanding circa 1840 French directoire-style gilt bronze mantel clock and gorgeous pair of Russian icons, both depicting the Virgin Mary, will all come up for bid on March 11-12 at Crescent City Auction Gallery. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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John Moran draws stellar lineup for California & American art sale March 4

James Carroll Beckwith (1852-1917 New York, N.Y.), ‘The Letter,’ oil on linen laid to canvas, 20in x 16in. Estimate: $100,000-$150,000. John Moran Auctioneers image


MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s March 21 California and American Fine Art Auction catalog promises to delight established collectors of California Impressionism, featuring impressive works of art from a number of celebrated Southern California collections. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Important Chinese ceramics & art highlight I.M. Chait auction March 26

Important early 15th-century Chinese Ming Dynasty Yongle Period porcelain charger, est. $80,000-$100,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – On Sunday, March 26, the management and staff of I.M. Chait Gallery of Beverly Hills will greet international buyers en route home from Asia Week New York with this year’s edition of what many say is the most rewarding Asian-art buying opportunity of the entire year. The company’s Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Auction has become a mandatory last-chance stopover for connoisseurs of fine Asian art, and perennially draws raves from Asia-based dealers and collectors who traverse the United States to attend Asia Week events. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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