One of the things the book elves love about country life is going to country auctions. There just seems to be no end to the stuff we need that they find there (although I am thinking of returning the goat). But before the book elves wheeled into the yard last night with 3 boxes of Limoges soup bowls and a concrete birdbath in the shape of Mel Torme, they finished our latest catalog-
“GOING ONCE... GOING TWICE...” ART & ANTIQUE AUCTION CATALOGS of the 19th and 20th CENTURIES
This catalog includes 234 auction catalogs and a few related books, featuring notable sales, great estates, famous collectors, ancient art, books, ceramics & glass, furniture & Americana, Eastern arts, fine arts, silver & jewelry, and much more!
It can be browsed on the web.
-A copy of the rare 1886 ‘Subscriber’s edition’ of the very first Blockbuster auction ever held in America.
-The famous 1929 sale of an entire Elizabethan paneled room, with stained glass windows, at Gilling Castle.
-The 1938 catalog to the very first Parke-Bernet auction.
-A wonderful 1905 auction of Japanese arms & armor put together by a famous Japanese monk/dealer who worked with Edward Morse.
-Many important American furniture & antiques sales, including Brix, Haskell, Little, Nicholson, Reifsnyder, and Sussel.
-A nice 1923 catalog of two private collections of Barye bronzes.
-The 1971 Movie Prop auction of 20th Century Fox property where the entire fleet of gigantic scale, working models of American and Japanese ships, as well as the modified airplanes, used in the movie ‘Tora! Tora! Tora!’ were featured.
-Auctions devoted to canes, cats, cutlery, fashion, folk art, garden statuary, globes, needlework, and much, much more!
We also have printed copies available.
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