Jewel From Junk – The Art of Collecting – Reyne Haines & Jonathan Novack

January 21st, 2010 by

We all have junk in our closets or attics, but how do you know if it’s actually junk or a treasure? Reyne and Jonathan take a look at some of the stuff most of us have lying around and gives some tips on figuring out what’s junk or not.

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction

January 21st, 2010 by

Auction Sunday January 24th & 25th  11:00am

Preview January 20th – 23rd

Chicago, Illinois

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Bonhams – American Furniture and Decorative Arts Januray 27, 2010 New York

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iGavel – Ceramics & Works of Art from The Gardiner Museum & Other Owners

January 20th, 2010 by

Now through February 2nd, 2010

Live exhibition at iGavel Gallery  January 25th – 29th  10am – 5pm

New York, NY

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Bonhams & Butterfields – SoMa Estate Auction

January 20th, 2010 by

SoMa Estate Auction – Interior Resolutions

Sunday January 24, 2010 

San Francisco

 

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Bonhams & Butterfields – Furniture and Decorative Arts from the Burton-Ching Collection Part III

January 20th, 2010 by

Sunday January 31, 2010

San Francisco

 

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From the hand of ‘The Grey Ghost’: Recently Discovered Col. John S. Mosby Civil War speech at Heritage Auctions Los Angeles

January 19th, 2010 by

heritage mosbyFeb. 12 Historical Manuscripts Auction presents handwritten letter from Civil War Colonel disbanding his legendary Rangers

LOS ANGELES – An emotional and pointed farewell given by controversial Civil War Colonel John S. Mosby, believed to be one of only two contemporary copies known to be written by him, will be auctioned off as part of Heritage Auctions Los Angeles Signature® Historical Manuscripts & Autographs Auction, Feb. 12. It is estimated at $70,000-$90,000.

The Virginia-born and bred Mosby, known as “The Grey Ghost” for his lightning quick partisan-style tactics against Union forces,  addresses his Partisan Rangers at the close of the Civil War after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Rather than subject his troops to the undue hardships they would face if they continued to fight, Mosby disbands the 43rd Virginia Cavalry, also known as “Mosby’s Rangers”:

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Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers – Saint Louis

January 19th, 2010 by

Jackson Rooms Auction – January 20 & 21, 2010 9:30am  Preview January 19th 9:00am

Featuring American, Continental, English, and Asian furniture

Edged Weapons & Militaria Auction – January 22, 2010 9:30am Preview January 19th, 20th, 21st 9:00am

Featuring an amazing collection of short swords and other worlwide blades from the 17th to the 20th century

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Bonhams & Butterfields -Contemporary Art from the Heller Ehrman LLP Collection – February 8, 2010 San Francisco

January 19th, 2010 by

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A Look Inside the World of Edward Wormley – by Reyne Haines

January 19th, 2010 by

wormleyEdward Wormley; a household name in the Mid Century Modern crowd.  He was a major influence on American design.

Wormley was born in 1907.  As a young child, he developed polio, which hindered his ability to walk until the age of 5.  This would be a mere speed-bump in Wormley’s life.  In 1926 he attended college at the Art Institute of Chicago.  By 1928 he was working at Marshall Field & Co, then later for Berkey & Gay in Michigan.

Wormley’s first taste of furniture design was in 1930 when he traveled to Paris and met designer Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann.  Upon his return to the United States, he went to work at the Dunbar Furniture Company.

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