NEW YORK — Once upon a time, malls and stores decorated for Thanksgiving with elaborate animatronic displays populated by turkeys, pilgrims and food-laden cornucopias. Now, most stores move directly from Halloween to Christmas with their decorative schemes, skipping Thanksgiving entirely. But the story is different in the homes of their customers, many of whom mark Thanksgiving by welcoming friends and family for a feast. They express their thanks, in part, by decorating for the holiday, even if it’s only at the dinner table.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Arron Rimpley, founder of Lion and Unicorn, has long been a collector, starting when he gathered rocks as a child in his native Colorado. At age 23, he came to Miami and began working in the antiques business, soon specializing in British decorative arts. He set up at the antiques industry’s top shows around the country and helped museums mount exhibitions before deciding to open the Whitley Collection in 2000, through which he created experiences that allowed collectors to see objects in new ways. That same approach guided him when he launched Lion and Unicorn in January 2018. Rimpley’s goal is to provide top-notch customer service and well-researched information to make buying a breeze and also create an information record that helps preserve the material he auctions.
NEW YORK — The classical image of a medieval court jester is a lithe figure wearing a bi-colored hat known as a cap ‘n’ bells and a colorful top over form-fitting breeches. While the Oxford English Dictionary defines motley as a medley, the term is also the name of the jester’s traditional costume made from bright and mismatched patterns and colors. April Fool’s Day provides an excellent opportunity to explore a popular collecting niche: Royal Doulton jesters.
NEW YORK — Growing up in London in an upper middle class family, Beatrix Potter (English, 1866–1943) had a privileged but sheltered childhood with few girls her age who she could call friends. While her family was said to be strict, she was allowed to have many pets and her nursery was home to a variety of animals, from frogs, mice and guinea pigs to birds, a turtle, and of course, rabbits.
MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers will hold its Studio Fine and Decorative Arts sale on two days, May 18-19, starting at noon Pacific time on each day. The 500-plus lots offered on May 18 include treasures by established makers such as Tiffany Studios, Galle, Lalique, and Royal Doulton. The May 19 lineup will feature more than 200 lots of fine art from Winslow Homer, Roger Kuntz, and Nell Walker Warner, among others. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.