Attributed Van Gogh drawing sells for $12,000 at Woodshed Art Auctions

Original ink drawing attributed to Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) on heavy wove paper, titled ‘Garden View of the Church at Auvers.’ Price realized: $12,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image


FRANKLIN, Mass. – A dark brown ink drawing on heavy wove paper attributed to Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), titled Garden View of the Church at Auvers (1890), signed by Van Gogh, sold for $12,000 in the online-only fine art auction titled Prestige Signature Collection: Master Artworks, held on April 26 by Woodshed Art Auctions. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jeffrey S. Evans to sell renowned Sandwich glass collection May 20

Overview of Joan E. Kaiser collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image


MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will conduct their 18th annual spring auction of 18th and 19th century glass and lighting on May 20 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. The sale will feature the collections of glass author and scholar Joan E. Kaiser of Sandwich, Mass., and the late Roger Gehman of Pittsburgh, Pa. Absentee and Internet bidding is available at LiveAuctioneers.

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French clocks dominate Fontaine’s May 20 auction catalog

French industrial steam engine clock, manufactured for the Chinese market, with an automaton driven by a spring motor in the rouge marble base. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Fontaine’s Auction Gallery image


PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Gorgeous French-made clocks will command center stage at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery on Saturday, May 20, when the firm conducts an antiques and fine art auction The sale will begin10 a.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Wood veneer: cutting it a little too thin

This striking effect is called ‘oyster’ veneer. Instead of slicing a piece of wood lengthwise it is cut cross grain.


CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – In the last 50 years or so veneer has gotten a bad rap in the furniture trade. Somehow, back in the 1960s and 1970s veneer became associated with, and in many cases actually blamed for, some of the absolute garbage that was being manufactured at the time. But it probably goes back farther than that. That attitude is a holdover from the Depression era that is lodged in the minds of the children of the time. They remember some of the furniture their parents bought back in those dark days.

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Tate Modern’s new building named after US/UK philanthropist Len Blavatnik

The Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Photo by Hans Peter Schaefer, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license


LONDON – It was announced today that the new building at Tate Modern is to be named the Blavatnik Building in recognition of the lead donation from the Blavatnik Family Foundation headed by global industrialist and philanthropist Len Blavatnik.

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George Washington heads Heritage Auctions’ Americana sale May 13

George Washington’s leopard skin saddle pad, which originally belonged to British general Edward Braddock. Heritage Auctions image


DALLAS – A leopard skin saddle pad owned by George Washington highlights Heritage Auctions’ May 13 Americana and Political auction, which will include a separate catalog titled “Washington and the Founding Fathers.” Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.Continue reading

Guggenheim to celebrate 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright on June 8

Frank Lloyd Wright on the balcony of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum during construction, 1959. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York, NY. Photo: William H. Short


NEW YORK —  The public is invited to celebrate the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright through a series of activities at the legendary architect’s masterwork: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan.

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Heritage confirms robust coin market with recent sale of $517K gold coin

Rare 1866 gold coin featuring one of the earliest uses of the motto In God We Trust on a U.S. coin, sold by Heritage for $517,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions


DALLAS – An Indiana church’s rare, 19th-century gold coin featuring one of the earliest uses of the motto In God We Trust on a U.S. coin, was sold for $517,000 amid spirited bidding to take top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) auctions which were held April 26 through May 2. The auctions claimed a combined $32,576,612 across U.S. Coins, World Currency and U.S. Currency.

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