Newly discovered estate treasures up for bid at Stephenson’s, July 28 

Edouard Leon Cortes (French, 1882-1969), Parisian street scene featuring one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the Arc de Triomphe. Oil on board, 23½in x 35¼ in (sight). Est. $18,000-$25,000

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Stephenson’s Auctioneers, the Philadelphia region’s premier source for estate-fresh antiques and art since 1962, will host a July 28 Decorative Arts Auction of 325 select lots ranging from fine French paintings to stylish midcentury furniture and high-quality diamond jewelry. Bid absentee, or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

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Stephenson’s New Year’s Day Auction packed with treasures from Philly estates   

Set of eight mid-century modern Johannes Hansen for Knoll ‘The Chair’ teakwood chairs, designed by Hans Wegner. All have ‘Johannes Hansen Copenhagen Denmark’ branded to underside; seven have applied Knoll/Hansen retailer’s label. Estimate $10,000-$14,000

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – For more than 60 years, family owned and operated Stephenson’s Auctioneers has earned an impeccable reputation based on its sales of fresh-to-market art and antiques from the Philadelphia area’s most elegant estates. Traditionally, their most anticipated event of the year is their Jan. 1 New Year’s Auction, which, for 2023, will feature high-quality fine and decorative art, jewelry, silver, fine furniture; and other valuables and personal property from residences in the Mid-Atlantic region. All forms of remote bidding will be available for those who cannot attend in person, including phone, absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Stephenson’s to auction Philadelphia estate art, jewelry and furniture, Oct. 14

Abner K. Zook (Lancaster, Pa; 1921-2003), three-dimensional carved painting depicting an Amish barn-raising. Size: 49¾ in x 25¼ in (sight), framed size 57in x 33¾in. Accompanied by lengthy personal letter sent by Zook in 1967 to the person commissioning the painting, explaining aspects of the scene in minute detail. Estimate $10,000-$15,000

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – The Philadelphia area’s estate specialists, Stephenson’s Auctions in Bucks County, will conduct a Friday, October 14 sale featuring fine and folk art, platinum and diamond jewelry, and an extensive array of mostly mid-20th-century furniture and decorative accessories, including porcelain and glass. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Kenneth Snelson paintings lead Rivich March 24 Interior Design, Art, Antiques & Jewelry Auction

Kenneth Snelson (1927-2016), oil painting, 41½ x 28½ (framed), 41 x 27¾ (sight). Consigned by heirs of the artist’s first wife. Estimate $2,500-$5,000
Kenneth Snelson (1927-2016), oil painting, 41½ x 28½ (framed), 41 x 27¾ (sight). Consigned by heirs of the artist’s first wife. Estimate $2,500-$5,000
Kenneth Snelson (1927-2016), oil painting, 41½ x 28½ (framed), 41 x 27¾ (sight). Consigned by heirs of the artist’s first wife. Estimate $2,500-$5,000

CHICAGO – On March 24, Chicago’s trusted estate auction specialist, Rivich, will once again present an outstanding selection of fine art, including works with provenance from Kenneth Snelson, a legendary sculptor who fused art, science and engineering.

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Kamelot to wrap October with three days of outstanding sales

Jean-Pierre Cassignueul, ‘At the Races,’ $20,000-$40,000
Jean-Pierre Cassignueul, ‘At the Races,’ $20,000-$40,000
Jean-Pierre Cassignueul, ‘At the Races,’ $20,000-$40,000

PHILADELPHIA – Kamelot Auctions will hold three days of sales in late October: French, Italian and American Modern furniture, lighting, and decorative arts on October 26; an interiors sale on October 27; and a continental and Victorian sale on October 28. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rivich Auction’s Oct. 21 Fall Classic rolls out like-new children’s amusement park train 

Bella Tori (USA) children’s amusement park train for 25 passengers, with sound system, railroad crossing signs, and custom 36-ft trailer. Accompanied by paperwork showing its delivery to a Midwestern city in 2015. Used once or twice. Like new. Original cost: $100,000. Estimate $20,000-$60,000

CHICAGO – Rivich Auction is known for its liquidation of valuable goods, in particular fine and decorative art and antiques. However, a few weeks ago a call came in of a different nature which resulted in the consignment of a 2015 Bella Tori (USA) electric ride-on train. It will be offered as a special highlight of Rivich’s Oct. 21 online Fall Classic Auction, with absentee and live online bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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Stephenson’s gathers estate treasures for April 9 Spring Decorative Arts Auction

Arthur Meltzer (Pennsylvania, 1893-1983), portrait of ‘Davis [Meltzer] at 14 Years of Age,’ 1943, oil-on-canvas, SLR, 35 x 32in (sight). Provenance: Estate of Davis Meltzer. Estimate: $1,500-$3,000
 SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – This year’s edition of Stephenson’s popular Spring Decorative Arts Auction will be held on Friday, April 9, with absentee and Internet live bidding available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers. The 451-lot sale features both fine and decorative art, Tiffany and other American silver, an outstanding selection of jewelry, more than 120 lots of furniture, including coveted Midcentury Modern productions; and many other treasures for collectors to discover. The great majority of items set to cross the auction block were sourced from Philadelphia and other Mid-Atlantic estates and collections.

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