Simplicity, Honesty in Construction, and Truth to Materials
Is this a miniature tea house, or perhaps a child's toy? It is neither.
Winslow Homer, Albert Bierstadt, and Childe Hassam were titans of American painting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Three works in our upcoming Summer Signature Auction firmly made their impressions on the landscape of American art history, the artists themselves becoming household names.
The earliest known decorative paperweights appeared in Europe in the 1840s. Designed for the singular purpose of holding down stacks of paper on desks, paperweights were a response to the evolving needs of mid-nineteenth century life.
Moonlighting as an academic journal, this clever box is hiding a prohibition era whiskey. Watch this unboxing video and learn more. Bid on this rare whiskey, without a prescription, on Friday, June 10th at noon.
The Gorham Coin Silver Tea Service in our upcoming Signature Summer Auction is nearly identical to the one purchased by Mary Todd Lincoln during her famously over-budget White House redecorating spending spree in the early 1860s.