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S.R. Gifford Painting Fetches $831,000
by Jeanne Schinto

Skinner Inc., Boston, Massachusettsby Jeanne SchintoThe bidding for what was to become the unrivaled highlight of Skinner's art sale in its Boston gallery on Friday, November 16, 2007, Sanford R. Gifford's Sunday Prayers, opened modestly enough at $20,000—too modestly, for some. At $29,000, a jump bid came from one of ... (Read More)

(Auction)

New Record Set for Automata at Skinner Sci-Tech
by Jeanne Schinto

Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Massachusettsby Jeanne SchintoAn agent for a Russian billionaire came to the Skinner science and technology auction in Bolton, Massachusetts, on Sunday, October 28, 2007, and bought 16 lots of mechanical music boxes and automata for $1,041,960.50 (including buyer's premium). One of his purchases, a pair of life-size ... (Read More)

(Auction)

Leyendecker Painting Paces a Sale Full of Hits and Misses
by Mark Sisco

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maineby Mark SiscoSometimes at a major auction, the high-profile nonsales can obscure the successes. At a Thomaston Place Auction Galleries sale on November 3 and 4, 2007, in Thomaston, Maine, about 25 of the first 100 lots either failed to generate a bid or didn't ... (Read More)

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The Art of Woodcarving in America: A Symposium
by Jeanne Schinto

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusettsby Jeanne Schinto"The idea of what a carver can do is sometimes a very hard thing to come to grips with," keynote speaker Alan T. Miller told his audience at the Peabody Essex Museum's symposium "The Art of Woodcarving in America." It was held November 3 ... (Read More)

(Show)

Two Great York Shows Are Now One
by Karl H. Pass

York, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassThe Greater York Antiques Show and Sale now includes two great shows: Jim Burk's long-running Greater York Antiques Show and Sale and Barry Cohen's York County Classic Antiques Show. What had been previously billed as "two quality shows under one roof" is now in fact one ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

On the Road Again
by Andrew Richmond and Hollie Davis

The Young Collectorby Andrew Richmond and Hollie DavisWe used to have a real calendar like normal people, one with months and seasons and holidays. The new year started on January 1, crocuses marked the beginning of spring, and we knew when Christmas decorations started to appear that the year was ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Salander-O’Reilly's Million-Dollar Library Back in the News
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On Tuesday, January 22, the chief restructuring officer (CRO) of the bankrupt art firm Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Triax Capital Advisors’ Joseph Sarachek, revealed that he had been in talks with several parties about the sale of the galleries’ 35,000-volume art library. Sarachek acknowledged, “We are speaking with serious collectors who recognize that ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Philadelphia Tea Table Brings $5,417,000
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Tea Table Brings $5,417,000 The Stevenson family Chippendale mahogany scalloped-top tea table, attributed to ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Pennsylvania Tulip-Decorated Candle Box Sells for $103,200 at Tepper
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pennsylvania Tulip-Decorated Candle Box Sells for $103,200 at Tepper by Lita Solis-Cohen In these days of Internet postings and digital pictures, not much goes under the radar. On November 3, 2007, at Tepper Galleries in New York City, a Pennsylvania slide-lid candle box, painted green with tulips in cream-colored reserves, estimated at ... (Read More)

(Feature)

Judge Approves Financial Arrangements of Reorganized Salander-O’Reilly, Declines to Name a Trustee
by David Hewett

Judge Approves Financial Arrangements of Reorganized Salander-O’Reilly, Declines to Name a Trustee by David Hewett If you’re looking for good news in the continuing chronicles of the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries bankruptcy case, you’re out of luck this month. Newcomers to this saga of the Big Apple art gallery gone bad should read our prior ... (Read More)
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