Asian art in New York

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Cup, Chinese, seventeenth century. Rhinoceros horn, 5 ½ inches. Photograph courtesy of Christie’s Images. Woven basket made by Kenji Fuji, 1942–1946. Crepe paper, twine, wire, and starch. National Japanese Society, San Francisco. Photograph by Terry Heffernan for Ten Speed. Asian art in New York March 20 to 28 is Asia Week in New York, when more than thirty dealers, auction …

This Week’s Top Lots: August 31 – September 4

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* The top lot of the September 2 sale of toys and dolls at Bonhams in Knowle was a group of eight Door of Hope Mission dolls that sold for £2,220 (estimate £300-500). Other top lots were a circa 1870 Francois Gaultier doll that sold for £1,440 (estimate £1,200-1,600), and a collection of assorted empty Corgi toy boxes from the …

Cher’s passion for Pugin to highlight Bonham’s Gothic revival sale

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On Wednesday July 15 Bonhams in Knightsbridge will host a special auction of Gothic revival works of art with several examples attributed to Pugin—the undisputed leader of the movement. The sale, which goes on view July 12, includes nearly 200 lots of the 19th century’s so-called pointed-architectural style. From cast-iron fixtures to polychrome tiles to oak furnishings this high style …

Sleeping beauties

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Beds recently offered at auction and antiques shows demonstrate a rich area of the decorative arts in which provenance and personal history is key. At the Bonhams New York sale of American furniture this past February, the top lot was a rare Herter Brothers bedstead that was made around 1872 for the master bedroom of Milton Slocum Latham’s Thurlow Lodge …

Endnotes: Boston needlework

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We were prepared to pay considerably more, so were happily surprised,” says American needlework dealer Carol Huber about her successful bid on this charming Boston canvas-work picture, offered at the first auction of American furniture and decorative arts held by Bonhams in New York in mid-January. When she saw it in the catalogue, she thought the presale estimate of $6,000 …