The three days Francis D "Skeeter" McNairy Estate sale at Charlton Hall culminated last Sunday. The result is clear: There is no absolute "in" and "out" style in decorative art. The buyers are there, trying hard for the best. Sorry for the struggling middle market. A month ago, Geo spotted an empire sofa sold at … Continue reading If Only the Best
From New York American Auctions 2010 It may not look like much to a casual observer, but a wing chair brought more than $1 million including premium at Christie's Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Prints sale Wednesday. The chair was described as a Chippendale Carved Mahogany Easy Chair, possibly by the shop of Benjamin … Continue reading Wing Chair Brings more than $1 Million at Christie’s
That’s a good question, isn’t it? I’ve stood in front of more than a few sideboards at antique shows and with Philadelphia on the tip of the tongue; someone blurts out “Pittsburgh.” It’s happened so often I feel I may know what a Pittsburgh sideboard is. Unlike eastern cities like Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New … Continue reading How do we know a Pittsburgh Sideboard when we see one?