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PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s is pleased to announce the results of its April 27 American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts auction, which achieved an 82% sell-through rate. The auction’s top lot, Washed Ashore by Ralph Cahoon, a playful Massachusetts beach scene, sold for $32,760. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – I recently read a column that used the development of a 17th century writing table to make several points, some about the table and some about the customers who have bought one. The author credits the evolution of this particular type of table to the founding of the English postal […]
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – A little over five years ago in this space I wrote about certain types of furniture forms that had evolved in response to social needs rather than physical comfort considerations or stylistic demands. Included in that list of new ideas from various periods were the tea caddy or teapoy that […]
LONDON – Readers of this column are unlikely ever to be been clobbered and skinned, but anyone who collects early porcelain might well have been fleeced. Don’t worry if this sounds meaningless, read on and all will become clear. First, a couple of definitions. If porcelain is said to have been “clobbered,” it means the […]