NEW YORK – Hand-wrought iron farmyard and kitchen tools, worked by blacksmiths over fiery forges, were unadorned until the early 1800s. As the craft evolved, however, wooden cupboards, dowry chests, sideboards and wardrobes were secured with increasingly ornate iron hinges, keys and locks. Realizing that the functional can also be beautiful, blacksmiths ran with the notion, producing all sorts of decorative wonders from wrought iron.
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MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates March 2-5 Winter Americana Auction produced strong prices along with a few surprises in multiple categories. The four-day event consisted of more than 2,400 lots that generated robust levels of participation for the auction house. It was the strongest Winter Americana Auction for the firm to date.
NEW YORK – Capsule Auctions presents Deco and Design: Early 20th Century, a curated auction of ceramics, glass, silver, furniture and objets decoratifs from New York and New England collections, including that of Seymour Stein. The sale takes place Thursday, February 24 at 12:30 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.