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Antiques & Collectibles: Wonder Woman signed lithograph could rope in $1,200 Question: I own an unframed 20-by-34-inch picture of Wonder Woman I bought at a white elephant sale nine years ago. She wears a strapless bathing suit with red bodice and white-starred blue bottom, her red tiara and magic bracelets. "Wonder Woman" in script and 15 gold stars surround her head.
Antiques are so yesterday Other antiques and vintage goods galleries, including Maison Gerard, Jason Jacques Gallery, Patrick Parrish, Bernd Goeckler, R and Co., Donzella, and DeLorenzo Gallery, have pushed into contemporary design, where newly made furniture with the appeal of sculpture can run to six figures.
When the chase is more compelling than the piece It was two separate halves of a tilt top table, joined in the center by brass forks. Each 32-inch wide tilting top section contained a single mahogany board. The brass hardware was hand hammered and the top had satinwood inlay on the edges. There was a 20-inch-wide leaf that fit the table and came with its own forks.
'I lied. I cheated,' says woodworker who fooled antiques experts The Civil War memorial secretary desk was widely embraced as a folk-art treasure. Fashioned from walnut, maple and oak, it was said to have been created around 1876 to honor John Bingham, a Union infantryman who had fallen at Antietam.
Harewood House Chippendale exhibition As part of the celebrations to mark the tercentenary since the birth of Thomas Chippendale, Harewood House in Leeds will see the return of two important artefacts to coincide with their exhibition, Thomas Chippendale - Designer, Maker, Decorator.
How to buy antiques for small spaces Susie Atkinson, an interior designer who works with hotels and private residences, likes to place a blanket box or settle at the end of a bed to provide attractive additional storage.
Sylvia Plath Bell Jar sells for thousands The author Sylvia Plath's own signed, pre-publication copy of The Bell Jar has sold at Bonhams for £87,500. The book is inscribed and dated, "Sylvia Plath/23 Fitzroy Road/London NW1/Christmas 1962". A second copy of the novel that belonged to the author, an uncorrected proof, sold for £75,000.
EMSF's Antiques, Collectibles & Crafts Market a fundraiser for WCS programs Woolwich Community Services is gearing up for their big Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Market happening during the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival on April 7. Held in the McLeod Arena at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, the market offers up vendors' wares and a silent auction.
Round Top: How to navigate Antiques Week Big things: Serious shoppers bring their own trailers or drive trucks or SUVs to get things home. The major shopping sites all have professional shipping services on-site for delivery of large items. Most will have porters ready to help you load heavy things.
Antique dog collars fetch good prices The dog collars gained international interest, with highlights including a William and Mary silver dog collar from 1691 making £2,500; and a large Victorian silver dog collar by Robert Garrard of London fetching £4,200.
Mystery over £10,000 stolen antiques discovered in Huddersfield Valuable art deco lanterns stolen from outside a Staffordshire school have been returned after they were recovered in Huddersfield. The two copper lanterns, worth around £10,000, were a feature at Chancel Primary, Rugeley, for decades until they were stolen in March last year.
Old Masters in Dorset saleroom A small collection of Spanish Old Master paintings are to be sold at a Dorset auction house next month, with estimates up to £6,000. Charterhouse Auctions said the paintings have come from a Spanish client and were previously in the collection of Jose-Maria Sanchez de Muniain y Gil, Professor of Aesthetics at the Complutense Madrid University.
Auction Preview: Asian, Antiques & Fine Art at Litchfield County Auctions, Litchfield, Mar 24 What: Asian, Antiques and Fine Art. Where: Litchfield County Auctions, 425 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA. When: March 24. Litchfield County Auctions is going to present an attractive collection of various types of art of works. Top lots of the sale:.
JD Design and Antiques Selling Museum Quality Antiques in West Fork With over 20 years of experience dealing, restoring and decorating with classic investment antique furniture, JD and his staff at JD Design and Antiques looks forward to helping your create a home interior design of your dreams.
Book sale includes antiques The Friends of the Library is having their spring book sale on March 24 after FOL members get a head start on purchases on March 23. This semi-annually event is an opportunity to get some good books at bargain basement price. The book sale on March 23 is for FOL members only, and the March 24 date is open to the public and will run from 10 a.m.
Antiques: Bazaar find yields photo with valuable view of the park Q: My daughter bought this picture at a recent bazaar with the intention of removing the picture and painting the frame white. When she turned it over she saw the writing 'This is valuable - One of a kind.' The writing along the bottom front mat edge, in part says '…Park, N.
'Antiques Roadshow' lands at Meadow Brook Hall in June The long-running PBS hit Antiques Roadshow will stop in metro Detroit this June, one of five places it's filming across the country. Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester will host the appraisal event on Thursday, June 14. The show announced late last year that they'd film in metro Detroit, and tickets for the event have already been reserved.
Antiques fair arrives as eyes are on Olde Towne's future It's only fitting that the 37th Olde Towne Antique Spring Street Fair's rescheduling from its usual April time slot to Saturday and Sunday has it falling on election weekend in Slidell.
An Antiques Road Show expert will give a talk at the Flavel Paul Atterbury, who has been a member of the team of experts on the ever-popular Antiques Roadshow for 27 years, talks about its history, how it is made and what happens on the day, the people involved, the triumphs and disasters and the unpredictable nature of what goes on in front of and behind the cameras.
Corner Gallery Antiques Nothing can add interest, charm and character to the home like an antique or vintage treasure. The place to find the best variety at amazing prices? Corner Gallery Antiques at 2220 Ryan Saint in Lake Charles.
The legendary Ritz Paris hotel is auctioning off 10,000 objects and antiques The beloved 120-year old Parisian hotel frequented by Ernest Hemingway and Coco Chanel is doing a bit of spring cleaning.
'Antiques Roadshow' to film at Michigan's historic Meadow Brook Hall This tour is the first time in the 23-season run of PBS' most-watched series that it will be stopping exclusively at distinctive, historic locations across the country.
John Reps on American Bird's Eye Views I just wrote about the excellent exhibit on Fowler's bird's-eye-views of Pennsylvania towns which is at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. One thing which I didn't mention was the excellent slide-show presentation on the general subject of American bird's-eye-views put together for the exhibit by John Reps.
Source Antiques Like the Pros: How to Spot Fakes Sourcing antiques like a pro isn't simply knowing where to buy antiques: Interior designers, antique dealers, landscape architects and other design professionals not only source antiques in Europe, they also must learn to authenticate the provenance of antiques and spot fakes!
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