Chinese censer, Rodin watercolor stand out in Bruneau Aug. 17 sale

Eighteenth century Chinese Qing dynasty bronze tripod censer with the Xuande character seal mark (est. $3,000-$5,000). Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

CRANSTON, R.I. – A Fine Art & Antiques Auction featuring items pulled from several fine estates around New England and beyond – to include a great selection of French furniture and accessories, marvelous paintings, bronzes, jewelry, clocks, Chinese arts, modern arts and more – will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 17, at noon Eastern, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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The Auction at Graceland offers authentic Elvis items Aug. 13

1970s Elvis Presley’s 14K diamond stage ring. The Auction at Graceland image

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Auction at Graceland on Aug. 13 will feature artifacts from Elvis Presley’s personal and professional life including his 14K large diamond stage ring gifted to J.D. Sumner in 1974 and the historic Elvis, Gladys and Vernon Presley signed agreement giving “Colonel” Tom Parker a portion of Elvis’ publishing rights. The fully illustrated auction catalog can be viewed on LiveAuctioneersContinue reading

Travel, decorate in grand style with Louis Vuitton

A Louis Vuitton wooden box in the shape of a trunk brought $18,910+ buyer’s premium in January 2017 at Auktionshaus Eppli. Photo courtesy of Auktionshaus Eppli and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Louis Vuitton was only 16 when he forever changed the course of the luxury goods market and travel with his leather-enrobed luggage and bags that were immediately popular with the well-to-do. Picture if you will, a young couple on their honeymoon or a young man on the cusp of adulthood going on what was known as the grand tour, a 17th and 18th century custom. Louis Vuitton luggage would most likely have been a travel companion and stickers from various destination points would add to the luggage’s patina – an attribute that adds considerable appeal today for collectors.

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