Hammers Fall on the First Lots of Americana Week

A fancy painted card table, by Thomas Seymour, a blown flask, a winter painting by Walter Palmer and two sofas in a classical form provide additional highlights in a an auction featuring a broad spectrum of American art and decorative arts. Keno Auctions' Important Americana, Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts kicked off Americana Week activities. The Boston … Continue reading Hammers Fall on the First Lots of Americana Week

No More Boundaries: New York’s Latest “Antiques” Show Refuses to be Boxed In

Following a decision by the Philadelphia Antiques Show to allow items in the show created as recently as 1970, comes a press release from New York's Metro Show about a new mantra for collectors and designers: no more boundaries. According to the release "collectors, design aficionados, and art-insiders will be treated to an astonishing array … Continue reading No More Boundaries: New York’s Latest “Antiques” Show Refuses to be Boxed In

Letters from China: Two, Antiques Roadshow with a Sledge Hammer

With the fast pace of broken auction records for Chinese antiques and the wallets of rich Chinese fattening even faster, the whole nation is looking  back at its culture with unsurpassed passion. This is reflected in popular culture. China has its own antiques roadshow now, yet with a twist of entertaining more or less reflecting … Continue reading Letters from China: Two, Antiques Roadshow with a Sledge Hammer