NEW YORK – The first sale of the new year saw prices soar as bidders from across the country and abroad vied for stylish furniture, decorations and art in the popular Doyle at Home auction. Highlighting the January 11 sale was property from two prominent collections – the estate of legendary fashion executive Dawn Mello and property of a residence designed by Hutton Wilkinson, Tony Duquette Inc. The sale totaled a successful $867,350, more than doubling the pre-sale estimate of $263,280-$407,740, with an exceptional 99% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.
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NEW YORK — Moonstones, a kind of feldspar, have been admired, cherished and turned into jewelry for centuries. According to folklore, moonstones were made from beams of moonlight and it might be possible to catch a glimpse of Diana, the Roman goddess of the moon, inside them. Some claim that these stones have healing properties, can bring luck and wisdom, and might allow whoever holds it to see the future.
CHICAGO – Hindman’s spring Fine Timepieces and Fine and Important Jewelry auctions will take place on May 17 and 18, and will showcase stunning antique keepsakes and modern pieces by designers including Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Hemmerle, Evelyn Clothier, Tony Duquette, and Nicholas Varney, and wristwatches by Longines, Breitling, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Patek Philippe. The timepieces auction will include a variety of pocket watches, ladies dress watches by Cartier and Chopard, as well as men’s sports watches and collectible timepieces. The jewelry auction will feature property from a private collection with several floral plique-a-jour enamel and gemstone brooches by Evelyn Clothier. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.