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The Spring Sale at Wooten & Wooten
by Pete Prunkl

Wooten & Wooten, Camden, South Carolina Photos courtesy Wooten & Wooten On May 19, while the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex were celebrating with family and friends, auctioneer Jeremy Wooten was working. He spent six hours—10 a.m. to 4 p.m.—pushing 810 lots across the auction block. That’s a sizzling 135 lots ... (Read More)

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Record Price Paid for E. Howard No. 57
by M.A.D. staff

An E. Howard No. 57 regulator clock set a new auction record for that model at $145,200 (includes buyer’s premium) at the May 19 sale at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The 73" tall clock had its original 14" diameter silvered dial with black incised Roman numerals and blued and pierced ... (Read More)

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Antique Jewelry and Colored Stones Highlight Skinner’s Sale and Fortuna’s White-Glove Sale of Bo
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology The first Skinner important jewelry auction of the year was May 15, highlighted by colored stones, diamonds, and antique and period jewelry. The top lot was a carved Colombian emerald from the estate of Emily Crane Chadbourne that “attracted international interest,” according to Skinner, and it sold ... (Read More)

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Cover and Content: The May Sale at Brunk Auctions
by Pete Prunkl

Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina Streamers of bold primary colors dominated a gallery wall and the covers of the Brunk Auctions catalog for its May 11 and 12 sale. Solomon “Sol” LeWitt’s Wavy Brushstrokes, a gouache on heavy paper, was impossible to miss. Inside the catalog was an equally powerful display. ... (Read More)

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Hilliard & Co. Offers a Breath of Fresh Air
by Walter C. Newman

Hilliard & Co. Auctioneers LLC, Madison, Virginia Photos courtesy Hilliard & Co. Hilliard & Co. Auctioneers LLC held a catalog sale at its Madison, Virginia, salesrooms on May 12. This is the first sale by the firm to be reported on by M.A.D. The company is relatively new; it was established in ... (Read More)

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Fine Art Leads the Way at Weschler’s
by Walter C. Newman

Weschler’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, LLC, Rockville, Maryland Photos courtesy Weschler’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, LLC Weschler’s most recent cataloged “Capital Collections” auction was held on May 11 at the firm’s Rockville, Maryland, showrooms. The sale offered a broad mix of material from across most categories but with a definite concentration on fine art. ... (Read More)

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Pennsylvania German Chest Decorated by the Black Unicorn Artist sells for $300,000
by Lita Solis-Cohen

It was 12:45 a.m., early in the morning of May 11, when dealer James Kilvington of Dover, Delaware, bought a Berks County, Pennsylvania, Black Unicorn Artist chest for $300,000 (est. $40,000/80,000) at Christie’s sale of the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller. “I did not sit in the salesroom until ... (Read More)

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Americana from the Rockefeller Collection
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s “It was the first time I wrote a check dated the day after the date on the catalog and picked up my purchases at 2:30 in the morning,” said South Carolina decoy dealer Dick McIntyre, recounting his experience at the sale of Americana from the ... (Read More)

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The Rockefeller Collection: Art of the Americas
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s The collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, some 1550 objects, included a historic and encyclopedic collection of art of the Americas. Christie’s evening sale on May 9 offered 41 lots, and after two hours all lots had been sold.The total of $106,883,500 (including buyers’ premiums) ... (Read More)

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TEFAF New York Spring
by Julie Schlenger Adell

New York City TEFAF New York is here to stay. The second iteration of the May show (held May 3-8) clearly established itself in the realm of art fairs as a must-see event. It was a heady week for art fairs, with Frieze New York and others happening simultaneously, and the ... (Read More)
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