On the front cover of James A. Craig’s book is a closeup view of a Bellamy pilothouse eagle made of gilded pine for the tugboat Mitchell Davis, circa 1890. Private collection. —David Bohl photo

Bold and Brash: The Art Of John Haley Bellamy

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Woodcarving, the art of shaping figures and ornaments out of wood by means of handheld cutting tools, has an extensive and honorable history dating back to archaic sculpture in ancient Greece and Egypt. Since then, carvers the world over have created wi... Read more

On the front cover of James A. Craig’s book is a closeup view of a Bellamy pilothouse eagle made of gilded pine for the tugboat Mitchell Davis, circa 1890. Private collection. —David Bohl photo

Antiques Shows

Midcentury Modern Joins Antique At East Hampton Antiques Show

Once again, the East Hampton Historical Society was the beneficiary of the proceeds from the East Hampton Antiques Show. The show was conducted July 18–20 on the grounds of Mulford Farm, the more than 300-year-old farm property in the heart of t... Read more

Trade News

Hunting & Gathering by Laura Beach

My name is Laura and I have a master’s degree in business administration. There, I’ve said it. Anyone who knows me will wonder what I was doing in an MBA program. I wonder myself. At the time — this would be the early 1980s — it... Read more

David Landau & Marie-Rose Kahane Donate 44 Glass Works By Carlo Scarpa To Met

Forty-four works in glass by renowned Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978) — created during his 15-year collaboration with Venini Glassworks in Venice between 1932 and 1947 — have been donated by Dr David Landau and his wife Marie-R... Read more

Amon Carter Museum Acquires Masterpiece By Raphaelle Peale

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has acquired the painting “Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket,” 1813, by Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825). The first work by Peale to enter the collection, the still life painting was purch... Read more

Auction Action

Crocker Farm Marks Tenth Anniversary With Banner Sale

The affable couple Tony and Barbara Zipp put all on the line when Tony quit his job as a hospital administrator and devoted himself fulltime to selling antique American stoneware and redware pottery. A decade after its founding, the family auction house, Cro... Read more

Woodbury Auction Puts On A Double-Header For Asian Art & Native American Enthusiasts

On July 20, Schwenke/Woodbury offered up two sale sessions, each of which was geared to a hot collecting category — Asian art and antiques and Native American items. Each of the sales was “well received and previews were well-attended,” a... Read more

Decoys Fly In Summer Sales Devoted To The Category

It is the season for high-flying birds of the antique and vintage carved variety, with a couple of sales that took place over the weekend of July 25–26 proving that decoys continue to deliver strong results in the market.... Read more

Midcentury Chairs Sizzle At Clarke Auction

Highlighting Clarke Auction Gallery’s July 14 sale was a pair of Midcentury Modern “Elizabeth” chairs by Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen from a New Rochelle, N.Y., estate, which easily eclipsed its $1/1,500 estimate to sell for an unexp... Read more

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The Special Preview for the Antiques & Art in Woodstock, The Vermont Antiques Dealers' Show is now available. The show is July 26-27, till then, shop the show here! Also, now available are NHADA (in 3 parts), Antiques in Manchester, Pickers, MidWeek, and Americana Celebration.

The Cape Cod Antiquing Guide is here! Browse antiques and start planning your summer vacation now.

Also, the 2014 Calendar of Antiques Shows and Flea Markets is here.



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