EPPING, U.K. – Although no one knows exactly how or when it made its way across the Atlantic, a very rare 18th-century American bureau/desk has emerged as the furniture highlight of a February 28 Greater London auction.
NEW YORK – Sotheby’s annual Americana Week sales concluded on Sunday, Jan. 21, with a total of $13.9 million and nearly 1,000 lots sold across two auctions. The week kicked off with the sale of Important Printed and Manuscript Americana, including Cartography, which was led by The Declaration of Independence printed by E. Russell that sold for $1.2 million. The Important Americana sale achieved $9.6 million and saw strong results across a diverse group of works, including American furniture, silver, and ceramics.
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) – Pieces of the once-grand Howland-Hughes Department Store are finding their way into some of today’s most popular television productions, including one that just picked up two Golden Globes.
SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) – Firefighters say a four-alarm blaze quickly tore through and destroyed a New Hampshire auction house late this weekend.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Typewriter enthusiasts are gathering in Albuquerque for another public event to celebrate the classic writing machines.
Organizers have scheduled a “Type-Out” on Nov. 12 for curious fans who want to experiment with vintage typewriters in public.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Whenever Academy Award-winning actress and moderator of ABC’s The View Whoopi Goldberg travels to New Orleans, she plans a pilgrimage to Royal Street to shop at M.S. Rau Antiques.