Happy Holidays From The Bee Publishing Co.

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all thru the antiques shop Not a toy was whirring, not even a spinning top;The still banks were set on the mantel with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;The Jumeaus were nestled all snug in their beds,While visions of kugels danc’d in their heads,And shop dogs Tique, Rosie and Piper, playing with a box flapWere about to settle their brains for a long winter’s nap... Read more

Antiques Shows

Greenwich Winter Antiques Show Celebrates Holidays In High Style

Like kids entering a candy store, patrons streaming into the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show’s preview gala on December 5 were surrounded by treats at every turn. From the espresso and chocolate martinis proffered by young male volunteers dress... Read more

Int’l Art, Antique & Jewelry Show Wows Audiences In Dallas

The fifth annual Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show ran November 6–10, closing with strong attendance and robust sales. Many of the pieces sold to established, as well as new collectors, museums, cultural foundations, art advisors a... Read more

ADA’s Online Antiques Show Drives Sales, Traffic To Dealers

If a big part of the Antiques Dealers’ Association’s mission is to shepherd buyers towards member dealers — and it absolutely is — then the ADA’s 2nd annual online antiques show, conducted December 2–4, was a big success. Just like its bri... Read more

Trade News

Clark Art Institute Receives Gift Of Never-Exhibited Winslow Homer Painting

The Clark Art Institute recently received the gift of a significant, rare commissioned portrait by Winslow Homer. “Charles Prentice Howland” (1878), an oil painting that has never been publicly exhibited, was donated to the Clark by the sitter’s granddaughter Susan Montgomery Howell... Read more

Q & A With Harry Heissmann

Given their love of high-style English furniture and works of art, it is perhaps not surprising that Mark and Diana Jacoby and their colleague Emily Eerdmans fancy Christmas traditions popularized by the British monarch Victoria and her German-born consor... Read more

Books...Books...Books

The cover of The Furniture Bible states “Everything You Need To Know To Identify, Restore and Care For Furniture,” and that really sums it up while Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History explores how American Art Deco architecture flourished in the 1920s and 1930s with mailboxes becoming focal points in landmark buildings and public spaces... Read more

Auction Action

Bacchic Figure By Adrien De Vries Realizes Record $27.8 Million At Christie’s

Christie’s said on December 11 that the “Bacchic Figure Supporting the Globe” by Adrien de Vries was bought by the Rijksmuseum with the support of the Rembrandt Society, the BankGiro Loterij, VSB fund, Mondriaan fund and private donors. T... Read more

Train Set Rockets Across Block At Noel Barrett’s $1.17 Million Sale

Rocketing to the top of the auction’s top ten was a “super-rare” Marklin rocket train engine with cars that soared over its $25/35,000 estimate to attain $121,000 at Noel Barrett’s toys, dollhouses, advertising and Americana sale ... Read more

Applebrook Sells Off Partial Estate Of American Actress Polly Bergen

Applebrook Auctions presented a sale comprising about 75 percent of the estate of screen actress and entertainer Polly Bergen on December 5 at the firm’s new auction location, The Maxx, a club just a two-minute walk down the street from its gall... Read more

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