Garden furniture highlighted in Rago auctions Aug. 24-26

Limestone obelisk, 5½ft tall on a double ogee plinth, 20th century. Estimate: $500-$700. Rago Arts and Auction Center image

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – As millennials take their first steps into the realm of home ownership, they face their next big challenge – creating an outdoor living space where they can relax or entertain. Enter Rago’s Arts and Auction Center August Unreserved Auctions on Aug. 24-26, a three-day auction series of antique, vintage and modern art and design, including a bumper crop of garden furniture, planters, benches, and architectural elements from a local estate that run the gamut from French Deco to Egyptian Revival to modern designs. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine art, antiques abound in Blackwell Auctions’ Aug. 11 sale

Pierre Villain (French, 1880-1950), oil on canvas painting of a couple relaxing on a beach, 19¾in x 25¾in in a 25in x 30½in frame, signed ‘P. Villain’ at lower right. Estimate: $200-$400. Blackwell Auctions image

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Blackwell Auctions has lined up nearly 450 lots of fine art, antiques and collectibles for their next sale on Saturday, Aug. 11, which will begin a noon Eastern Time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 auction unlocks cabinet of curiosities Aug. 14

Life-size hyper-realism sculpture by Evan Penny for FXSMITH studio, circa 2008. Estimate: $35,000-$75,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Cabinets of curiosities were encyclopedic collections of macabre and bizarre objects gathered from around world. Many of these obscure curiosities are found in an online auction to be conducted by Jasper52 on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Enormous gold nugget could top $100K at Heritage Auctions Aug. 18

This 11-inch-long ‘Lightning Bolt’ gold nugget is considered to be rarer than any diamond, according to Heritage Auctions. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – An enormous, 40-ounce gold nugget, nicknamed Lightning Bolt for its bright yellow glow, could take top lot honors in in Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction Aug. 18. The 11-inch nugget was discovered in Victoria, Australia, and experts have deemed the remarkable find a museum-quality specimen. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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In the Manner Of to sell works attributed to major artists Aug. 23

Tempera and oil on paper attributed to the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), titled ‘Restaurant Scene,’ artist signed, 8in x 10in. Estimate: $12,000-$20,000. In the Manner Of image

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Paintings done in the manner of Andy Warhol, Vincent van Gogh and a host of other fine art luminaries will highlight an In the Manner Of fine art auction on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. In all, 191 works will come up for bid. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Moran Auctioneers to offer affordable art, furnishings Aug. 21

A Louis XV-style gilt-bronze mantel clock. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers will conduct two auctions on Aug. 21: a Studio Decorative Art auction at noon Pacific Time and a Studio Fine Art auction at 4 p.m. The catalogs include a wide selection of fresh-to-the-market art and objects at a variety of approachable estimates; the majority of pieces on offer have been assigned estimates below $3,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Schwenke to offer fine Americana at Aug. 14 Estates Auction

Sheraton inlaid mahogany serpentine card table

WOODBURY, Conn. – On Tuesday, August 14, Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its August Fine Estates Auction featuring 400+ lots of estate property. The lineup includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, early English and other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. The auction is a live online sale that begins at 11:00 am Eastern Time.

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Street art masters featured in online auction Aug. 8

The Producer BDB x Flore, ‘Kate Boss,’ acrylic and resin on wood panel, 36in x 24 in. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Contemporary art lovers can tag their walls with a collection of street art offered in a Jasper52 online auction taking place Wednesday, Aug. 8. With their roots running deep into street art are such widely known names as LA II, Cope2, Pure Evil, and the team of The Producer BDB x Flore, and they’re all represented in this sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Wyeth, Faberge featured in Thomaston Place auction Aug. 25-26

‘Fog,’ oil on linen painting by Jamie Wyeth. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries image

THOMASTON, Maine – Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Bold, Beautiful, Rare & Wondrous Auction on Aug. 25-26, will feature collections of important, recently discovered art, antiquities and Americana. The exceptional inventory for this sale was sourced from homes from across the country, featuring pieces from the Estate of Arthur and Ruth Sokoloff, notable Coral Gables, Florida, collectors. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Works attributed to modern masters in Woodshed auction Aug. 9

Acrylic paint on heavy paper attributed to Andy Warhol, an 11-inch-square stylized rendering of the Mobilgas logo, signed on the reverse. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Paintings attributed to fine art superstars Andy Warhol, Claude Monet and Franz Kline are just a few of the tantalizing offerings in Woodshed Art Auctions’ upcoming Impressionist, Pop & Modern Art Auction planned for Thursday, Aug. 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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