The Miami Beach Antique Show 2014 Is Here!!!!

THE ORIGINAL MIAMI BEACH ANTIQUE SHOW 2014 IS HERE!!!! Yes, it is that time of year once again. The time that many antique dealers and jewelers wait all year for. From January 30th to February 3rd, "The Original Miami Beach Antique Show" will be taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Over 1000 dealers from all around the world will be in attendance. The annual South Florida event is known to be the largest indoor antique show in the world. This antique show is the perfect place for anyone that is interested in antiques or jewelry. Wether you are…

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20th Century Decorative Arts Week 2013

Louis Comfort Tiffany (L.C.T.) Favrile Art Glass This upcoming week all the major Manhattan auctions will be filled with decorative art & design from the 20th century. A few of the many artist/designers that will have works at auctions this weekend are Frank Lloyd Wright, Gustav Stickley, Diego Giacometti, Rembrandt Bugatti, Demetre Chiparus, Ferdinand (Fritz) Preiss and Marcel Andre Bouraine. However, the Tiffany art glass seems to have gotten a good portion of the attention during auction previews this past weekend. All together between Sotheby's, Christie's and Bonhams there are more than 50 Tiffany Lamps and over 10 Tiffany Chandeliers.…

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American Art Week NYC 2013

THIS IS AMERICAN ART WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY. SOTHEBYS, CHRISTIES AND BONHAMS AUCTION HOUSES HAVE A GREAT NUMBER OF BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN ARTWORK FOR SALE. The artist that is getting the most attention is Norman Rockwell. Rockwell has 17 oil paintings being auctioned at the major New York auction houses this week (not including Christie’s private sale exhibition). Estimates for Norman Rockwell’s paintings range from $80,000 to 20 million dollars. The current high for a Rockwell painting is 15 million dollars. This could be a record breaking week. Sotheby’s has an incredible total of 10 Norman Rockwell paintings this week.…

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Chinese Antique Market is Booming!!!! 2013

This past week was Fall Asia Week in New York City. Most of the major auction houses in Manhattan had Asian exhibitions and auctions. Many different types of Asian antiques were being sold. These included scrolls, bronzes, jade, porcelain and much more. All Asian auctions did very well and exceeded most of the estimates. However, the biggest surprises came from the Chinese items. The auction results proved that the Chinese market is booming. The New York City auctions had many highlights. An 18th century white jade ewer sold for close to 3 million dollars!!!! The ewer was only estimated between $20,000- $30,000. A…

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What’s Going on With Kids Today

Hummel - School Boys Ok, the day has come.  You finally get to retire and settle down in Florida!!!  You are down sizing from a 4 bedroom house in Long Island, New York into a 2 bedroom condo overlooking the pool in Boca.  Now all you have to do is give the beautiful items in your home to all the children and grandchildren.  The only thing you have to worry about is who gets what because you don't want them to fight. However, to your dismay, they don't want any of it.  How could this be?  These things have been in…

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