East meets West in Greene & Greene’s ‘crafty’ designs

This table lamp, designed for the Blacker House, attained $410,000 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2015. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.
This table lamp, designed for the Blacker House, attained $410,000 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2015. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.
This table lamp, designed for the Blacker House, achieved $410,000 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2015. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Architect-designer brothers Charles Sumner Greene (1868–1957) and Henry Mather Greene (1870–1954) didn’t just exemplify the Arts and Crafts aesthetic but redefined it with their Japanese-influenced style that is still appealing a century later.

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Report: auction industry is preventing millions of tonnes of carbon emissions

Old-growth European beech forest in Biogradska Gora National Park, Montenegro. Photo by Snežana Trifunović, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

LONDON – New research from Auction Technology Group plc (LON:ATG), the operator of the world’s leading marketplaces for curated online auctions, has found that one million tonnes of carbon emissions were saved in 2021 by the sale of just 15 item types at auctions run on its marketplaces globally. This is the equivalent of 50 million mature trees growing for one year and only accounts for 6% of the 9.5 million items sold across ATG’s platforms in the period.¹

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All eyes were on David Webb jewelry at Roland NY’s season closer

David Webb 18K yellow and white gold diamond earrings, $15,000
David Webb 18K yellow and white gold diamond earrings, $15,000
David Webb 18K yellow and white gold diamond earrings, $15,000

GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Roland Auctions NY presented its final winter auction on February 26, with David Webb jewelry performing markedly well. The sale, consisting of more than 750 lots, included art, prints, furniture, porcelain, textiles, silver, rugs, collectibles, Asian art and lighting from estates and collectors across the Northeast.

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Canada’s ‘Group of 7’ artists poised for success at Miller & Miller, Feb. 12

Franz Johnston, ‘The Battlement, Lake of the Woods,’ est. CA$22,000-$30,000
Franz Johnston, ‘The Battlement, Lake of the Woods,’ est. CA$22,000-$30,000
Franz Johnston, ‘The Battlement, Lake of the Woods,’ est. CA$22,000-$30,000

NEW HAMBURG, Canada – Original oil paintings by Franz Johnston and Alexander Young Jackson, both founding members of Canada’s Group of Seven, plus a one-piece Adam-style corner cupboard from an estate near Orono, Ontario are expected top lots in an online-only Canadiana & Folk Art auction slated for Saturday, Feb. 12, by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. All estimates are given in Canadian dollars.

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