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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Antiques Market

Right now, yes, right now, we are starting to see some relief and positive changes as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic that pretty much changed everything in our personal and professional lives. It’s not over, not by a long shot, but with the “opening up” of businesses, restaurants and retail too, and with the summer sun warming our days, there is almost a collective sigh of relief as we gingerly make our way back to normalcy. Yes, it’s the “new normal,” but a bit easier and more relaxing than before. (more…) Read more

If There’s One Thing For Certain, It’s That the Antiques Market Always Keeps Changing…

We’d be lying if we didn’t make it clear that what was once considered to be a “hot” item might no longer be of any interest. The antique and collectibles markets continually fluctuate and last year’s must have objects might now be gathering dust. (more…) Read more

Thinking About the Valuables You Own?

I am quite certain that I will get no disagreement that this is a very strange and scary time indeed. Life as we formerly knew it just mere weeks ago has radically changed and a timeline for a return to “normal” is pretty much unknown. (more…) Read more

Answers to Questions I Get Asked ALL of the Time

I’m lucky to be in a business where I interact with a lot of different people. It’s actually quite fascinating and boy, the stories that I could tell! Here are answers to some questions that I get asked quite a lot. Feel free to contact me if you have other questions that I might be able to answer for you! (more…) Read more
Paul Gaugin- La Vague from the Rockefeller Auction at Christie's

The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller:
Numerous Records Set

The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Numerous Records Set Imagine spending your life collecting art that you love from around the world. Well, that’s precisely what Peggy and David Rockefeller did. Over a lifetime together, they amassed a spectacular and diverse art collection that was literally worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Peggy and David Rockefeller: Art Lovers and Philanthropists According to their son, David Jr., the Rockfellers bought art with the thought of living with it. (more…) Read more

Asia Week New York 2016

If you’re suffering from the winter blues, then we’ve got the perfect antidote for you: it’s only a couple of weeks until Asia Week New York 2016! From the 10th to the 19th of March, five auction houses, 46 galleries, and a number of museums in NYC will celebrate Asian antiques and art. Some of the rarest and most exquisite Chinese antiques, as well as other Asian antiques and works of art, will be either on display or up for auction. If you’re interested in viewing or buying Asian antiques in New York City, the organization Asia Week New York provides an ... Read more
Antiques in Film Auction - movies

Bonhams TCM NYC Movie Auction

Bonhams (TCM) Turner Classic Movies NYC Movie Memorabilia Auction What do classic movies and antiques have in common? They both transport us to times long gone, offering us a peek into life before multimedia, when being social meant attending a cocktail party instead of spending the evening on Facebook, and when seeing a movie meant going to a actual theater instead of watching it on your smart phone. Perhaps that’s why so many of us love classic movie memorabilia. And what better place to see—or even bid on—some of the most memorable of movie-related items than at Bonhams TCM movie memorabilia auction ... Read more
Paul Evans Furniture at Sotheby's Auction © Amanda Lynn Granek

Manhattan Design Auctions

Manhattan 20th Century Design Auctions The 1950s and 60s were decades that conjure to mind liquid lunches, a martini after a hard day in the office, and low slung furniture with clean lines. Fans of the show Mad Men, which ended a few weeks ago will be familiar with this design aesthetic from the show’s sets which epitomized mid-century modern design. Later this week, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillip’s auction houses will be having their design auctions in New York City. Sotheby’s starts off the design auctions on June 9 at 10AM, followed by Phillip’s at 2PM that afternoon. The Christie’s auction ... Read more