Russian ballet in spotlight at ArtMaximum auction March 3

‘Comoedia illustré’ magazine, issue 17, 1911. ArtMaximum image

HAMBURG, Germany – Auction house ArtMaximum will hold its first auction on March 3. The collection includes publications on ballet and theater, autographs of prominent representatives of Russian and Soviet culture, manuscripts and photographs, antique books, as well as subjects related to the Soviet underground. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Transatlantic crossing: historical American desk turns up in UK auction

Extremely rare American 18th-century bureau/desk, Chippendale period, mahogany with secondary poplar, ball-and-claw feet, original brass escutcheons. Provenance: By repute, formerly the property of US Secretary of the Treasury, NY Governor and Civil War (Union) Major General John Adams Dix (1798-1879). Est. $28,000-$42,000

EPPING, U.K. – Although no one knows exactly how or when it made its way across the Atlantic, a very rare 18th-century American bureau/desk has emerged as the furniture highlight of a February 28 Greater London auction.

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