Eames lounge chair a landmark in furniture design

Charles & Ray Eames rosewood lounge chair and ottoman in green leather. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers archive and Palm Beach Modern Auctions


Of all the furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) are arguably the most renowned. Introduced in 1956 by Herman Miller Inc., the Eames Lounge chair has become synonymous with modern-design style.

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Ahlers & Ogletree to auction estate at former plantation Nov. 11

Oil on canvas portrait from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (British, 1738-1806), of ‘Miss Ann Congreve with Three Children,’ signed and dated 1780 (est. $8,000-$12,000). Ahlers & Ogletree image


ATLANTA – The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014), a prominent Atlanta businessman, patron of the arts and avid lifelong collector of 18th and 19th century American and European antiques, fine art and decorative arts, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, Nov. 11, on-site at Jones’ former plantation estate in north Georgia, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Antiques add to charm of small California surfer town

The beach and pier in Cayucos offer epic views of sea life including whales, dolphins, and otters. Image courtesy CA Highway 1 Discovery Route


CAYUCOS, Calif. – You don’t have to fly to Hawaii to experience long stretches of white sandy beaches, killer waves, and charming locals. You don’t have to travel to Las Vegas to play poker or Texas to drink at an authentic western saloon with big swinging doors and cowboys. And, you don’t have to visit the old towns of Europe or New England to discover a plethora of antiques, the intimacy of small-town charm and great restaurants. You just need to visit the classic beach town of Cayucos along the California Highway 1 Discovery Route located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Diverse antiquities offered in 3 Jasper52 auctions Nov. 4-5

Roman marble bust of a lady, circa second century, 3 15/16in. high. Estimate: $1,500-$3,000. Jasper52 image


NEW YORK – Jasper52 delves into ancient history this weekend with three online-only auctions featuring rarely encountered antiquities. Standouts in the auction catalogs are works of art, jewelry and coins, all sourced from long-standing collections. Absentee bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Schalebaum luxury car collection was star attraction at Milestone’s Oct. 14 auction

1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible, 15,707 actual miles, classic blue over silver exterior; black interior, sold via LiveAuctioneers for $39,600


WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – The late Charlie Schalebaum needed no introduction at the renowned Hershey Car Show. He was a legend in the trade, known far and wide as the “King of Hershey” for his consistently high-quality displays of automobilia. On October 14, Milestone Auctions of suburban Cleveland, Ohio, conducted a 496-lot sale of Schalebaum’s fine automobiles, automotive art, and eclectic array of antiques that Milestone co-owner Chris Sammet described as “an absolutely unique collection of conversation starters.”

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Kamelot opens new facility with 4 sales beginning Nov. 8

Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957), ‘Mother and Child,’ watercolor on rice paper, signed and dated 1947, est. $20,000-$40,000. Kamelot Auctions image


PHILADELPHIA – Kamelot Auctions will debut their new location, 2216 E. Allegheny Ave., in the heart of the city’s emerging Port Richmond neighborhood, with a four-day 1,500-lot auction series to begin Nov. 8 with a Fine Art Sale. To follow, they will be having an American and European Furniture Sale on Nov. 9, a Mid-Century and Design Sale on Nov. 11 and an online-only Marketplace Sale Nov. 13. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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