Blueberry Hill to sell striking vesta collection Oct. 23

Brass rooster vesta with glass eyes, circa 1890s. Estimate: $100-$200. Blueberry Hill Galleries image

AMENIA, N.Y. – Blueberry Hill Galleries will a collection of match safes, vestas and match holders on Wednesday Oct. 23. This diverse collection numbers over 600 pieces and has been stored for the past 25 years since the passing of its collector, Julian Marwell. It is now offered by his children with the hope that these interesting collectibles will be appreciated by those who share the same passion. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Great Gatsby’s continues sale of Belz collection Oct. 26-27

Large pair of covered Chinese cloisonné vases on stands, 82 inches tall. Estimate: $9,000-$12,000. Great Gatsby’s image

ATLANTA – Great Gatsby’s auction planned for the weekend of Oct. 26 and 27 will be headlined by Part 2 of the Jack Belz collection of Chinese works of art, and estate furnishings from Long Island, New York, and Richmond, Virginia. The auctions will begin at 10:30 Eastern time both days. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bruneau to auction Japanese kimono, textile collection Oct. 26

Circa 1890 Meiji Period hand-painted Furisode kimono, decorated with yuzen dye flowers rendered with multiple tones and depth accentuated by embroidery. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000). Bruneau & Co. image

CRANSTON, R.I. – Part of the astounding single-owner collection of Alexander Murray of New York City, including more than 50 pieces of one-of-a-kind, hand-made textiles spanning 250 years of Japanese history, will come up for bid at an auction scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Heritage Auctions musters rare Civil War images Oct. 23

Christopher ‘Kit’ Carson carte de visite signed ‘Kit Carson,’ 2½in. x 4in., with a Hoelke & Benecke, St. Louis imprint on verso. Estimate: $32,000-$48,000. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – A signed carte de visite from legendary American frontiersman Kit Carson is just one of dozens scarcely seen period photographs highlighting the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection, which will be offered Oct. 23 by Heritage Auctions. The Formichi collection features fine examples of cartes de visite, many signed, as well as letters and documents from strong as well as little known personalities behind the bloody conflict. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tate Modern to host Nam June Paik exhibition Oct. 17-Feb. 9

Sistine Chapel 1993. Install view, Tate Modern 2019. Courtesy of the Estate of Nam June Paik

LONDON – Tate Modern presents a major exhibition of the work of visionary Korean-born artist Nam June Paik. Renowned for his innovative use of emerging technologies, Paik’s playfully entertaining work remains an inspiration for artists, musicians and performers across the globe. Over 200 artworks, photographs, films and archive objects are brought together in a mesmerizing riot of light and sound, from rarely seen early experiments to large-scale immersive installations.

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Karl Springer’s luxe streamlined furniture 

This trio of Springer’s Free Form tables, circa 1970, sold for $40,000 + the buyer’s premium at Wright in June 2014. Photo courtesy of Wright and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – No study of late 20th century luxury furniture design would be complete without considering the impressive contributions to this field by designer Karl Springer, whose work is immediately recognizable for its bold proportions, exotic finishes and streamlined forms.

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