­

The Lillian August Auction, Sunday, February 28

The Lillian August Auction, Stamford, Connecticut:  Antiques, Fine Furnishings, Mid-Century Modern, Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Asian Arts, Oriental Rugs, Industrial Design, Americana, Found Objects, Collectibles... Live Auction Location: 26 Market Street, Stamford, Connecticut, 06902 Sunday, February 28, 10am est Exhibition: February 26-27, 10am-5pm

February 9th, 2016|Auctions|
  • 01_20_16_eyecandy

JANUARY ESTATES AUCTION: January 24, 2016

JANUARY ESTATES AUCTION Online Only* Auction Sunday, January 24, 2016, 10am est New Date: Monday, January 25, 2016, 10am est Exhibition: Friday, Jan. 22 and Sunday, Jan. 24, 11am-5pm, Exhibition Closed: Saturday Jan. 25 Browse the Auction Catalogue and Bid Live On:    *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids! Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF) 700 Lots, Including Items from the Amazing Estates and Private Collections of David Bradley Armstrong, Monterey, Mass; Robert Swan Lindsley and Eric Hoage, Philadelphia; Richard and Jean Kellaway, Framingham, Mass; Piero and Paola Ferro, Milan, Italy; Matthew Friedman, Hong Kong...And Many More! Antiques • Decorative Arts • Fine Art • Folk Art • Ethnographic Arts • Asian and Chinese Traditional Arts • Period Arts & Crafts Furnishings • Oriental Rugs • Collectibles • Americana • Ephemera

January 11th, 2016|Auctions|
  • 11_29_eye_candy

November Estates Auction: Sunday Nov. 29, 10am est

November Estates: Antiques, Art, Folk Art, Collectibles, Modern Design, Asian, Decorative & Ethnographic Arts Live Auction: Sunday, November 29, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: November 27-28, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF) 650+ lots from regional and national estates; featuring items from the Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate, Princeton, New Jersey, including a rare copy of George Washington’s Address On His Declining A Re-election To The Presidency, A. Stoddard, circa 1797 Kristina Barbara Johnson Material Culture will present an Estates Auction on Sunday, November 29th, headlined by items from the Kristina Barbara Johnson collection. Johnson’s extensive and diverse collection, which has also been featured in previous Material Culture auctions, is also representative of the sale as a whole, which includes finds to excite collectors in many genres. Over 650 lots span a wide range of categories, time periods and countries of origin, with a full complement of collectibles and fine, folk and ethnographic arts. A strong showing of antique Asian arts encompasses Chinese jade, amber, porcelain, bronze, lacquerware [...]

November 6th, 2015|Auctions|
  • strip

Ancient and Traditional Arts: Live Auction Saturday, October 31, 10am est

Ancient and Traditional Arts Live Auction: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10am est

 Exhibition: October 29-30, 11am-5pm Lots 1-178: The Piero and Paola Ferro Collection: Antique Chinese Amber, Jade, Archeo Gold and Talismans Lots 179-775: Asian, Ethnographic Arts, Antique Oriental Rugs & Textiles Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Material Culture’s upcoming auction, “Ancient and Traditional Arts,” is a sale with such breadth of outstanding art and artifacts that it has been divided into a two-part event. The full day of sales begins at 10 AM, on Saturday, October 31, 2015, opening with the Piero and Paola Ferro collection of antique Chinese amber, jade, archeological gold and talismans. Part two, “Asian, Ethnographic Arts, Antique Oriental Rugs and Textiles,” a wealth of topnotch pieces in these categories, will commence at a time to be determined by the pace of bidding. The Piero and Paola Ferro Collection (Lots 1-178) Piero and Paola Ferro, of Milan, Italy, found their artistic calling as jewelry designers and craftspeople, drawing inspiration from antique, original pieces that [...]

October 19th, 2015|Auctions|

The Piero and Paola Ferro Collection

Ancient and Traditional Arts Live Auction: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10am est

 Exhibition: October 29-30, 11am-5pm Lots 1-178: The Piero and Paola Ferro Collection: Antique Chinese Amber, Jade, Archeo Gold and Talismans Lots 179-775: Asian, Ethnographic Arts, Antique Oriental Rugs & Textiles The full-day auction event commences at 10 AM EST on the Saturday of October 31, with real-time online bidding facilitated by Liveauctioneers, Bidsquare and Invaluable. The treasures in the sale will be on view to the public, free of admission, in Material Culture’s gallery space on the preceding days of October 29 and 30, from 11 AM to 5 PM. The Piero and Paola Ferro Collection Piero and Paola Ferro, of Milan, Italy, found their artistic calling as jewelry designers and craftspeople, drawing inspiration from antique, original pieces that they collected on their wide-ranging and frequent travels across Asia and the Middle East. Their brand, established in 1986, brings a strong multiethnic imprint to modern design, incorporating found pieces from these journeys in a synthesis of centuries and continents. A dedicated globetrotter, Piero Ferro began buying antiques abroad in 1978, and when he and Paola met in 1982, they began traveling together, seeking out treasures to resell to [...]

October 15th, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: Fine, Folk & Self-Taught Art, October 12, 2015, 10am est

Fine, Folk & Self-Taught Art Live Auction: Monday, October 12, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: October 10-11, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Material Culture continues its commitment to an appreciation of art across all categories, unified in its upcoming auction, “Fine, Folk & Self-Taught Art,” on October 12, 2015. A great diversity of style, media, time period, and culture are shown in the more than 700 lots, drawn from regional, national and international estates and private collections. Paintings, drawings, and prints from fine and self-taught artists are augmented by photography, sculpture, and collections of Haitian Vodou flags, Mexican masks, and Japanese prints. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of many designated items in the auction will go to benefit the Sterling Strauser Gallery of East Stroudsburg University. Sterling Strauser (1907-1995), alternatingly an impressionist, expressionist and modernist, painted the surroundings of his native Poconos region, his style at once progressing with the century and remaining inalterably his own. Strauser is important not only as an immensely prolific artist himself, but as a champion of other [...]

September 28th, 2015|Auctions|

Material Culture Seeks Consignments to Benefit the Sterling Strauser Gallery at ESU

Seeking Auction Consignments to Benefit The Sterling Strauser Gallery at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Fine, Folk and Self-Taught Art Live Auction: Monday, October 12, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: October 10-11, 11am-5pm Consignments accepted until September 4 Please let us know if you are interested in supporting The Sterling Strauser Gallery by allocating a portion of your auction proceeds. The Gallery’s fundraising is facilitated through the ESU Foundation, an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the University with the sole mission of administering gifts and donations that promote the growth, progress and general welfare of ESU and its students. Please Note: Material Culture is offering its services free of any Seller’s Commission to consignor’s who choose to donate at least 20% of their auction proceeds to benefit The Sterling Strauser Gallery. All a consignor needs to do is indicate what percentage (minimum 20%) of auction proceeds (hammer price) they wish to donate. Also, consignments do not have to be limited to art or the October 4, 2015 art auction. Material Culture is happy to consider consignments of other auction-worthy items to benefit The Sterling Strauser Gallery, including Antiques, Asian Arts, Fine Art, Folk Art, Ethnographic Arts, Decorative Arts, Modern Design, Couture, Jewelry, [...]

August 17th, 2015|Auctions|

Online Auction: Fine Books, Art, Works on Paper, Ephemera, Friday, August 7, 2015

Online Only Auction* Fine Books, Art, Works on Paper, Ephemera Auction: Friday, August 7, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: August 5-6, 11am-5pm *Please Note: We are also accepting Absentee and Phone Bids Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF) 470 Estate Lots Book Highlights include a rare first edition in English of the Lusiad (ca. 1655); The Waste Land signed by T.S. Eliot and numbered 43 of 300; Murder in the Cathedral signed by T.S. Eliot and inscribed to "Diana Lady Balfour"; a 1923 first edition of Wallace Steven's Harmonium; Cavalcanti Poems (1966) signed by Ezra Pound and numbered 69 of 190; Oscar Wilde's 1893 French edition of Salome; Emily Dickinson's Letters (2 vol., 1894) inscribed by the editor Mabel Loomis Todd; a circa 1611 Geneva Bible (Robert Barker, London) in a period elm box; a rare 1879 Randolph Caldecott inscribed Picture Book; Peter Max Paints America, with personal inscription and original drawings by Peter Max; All The President's Men signed by authors Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward and Washington Post editor Benjamin C. Bradlee. Also: Many signed books, 1st editions, and limited numbered editions [...]

July 26th, 2015|Auctions|
  • 0717_auction_files

Online Estates Auction: Friday, July 17, 10am est

651 Estate Lots: Antiques, Americana, Advertising, Garden, General Store, Dental, Pharmacy, Arcade Pinball, Decorative and Ethnographic Arts, Oriental Rugs, Silver, Fine Art, Russian Icons, Asian Arts, Fine Books & Much More Friday, July 17, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: July 15-16, 11am-5pm Accepting Online, Phone Absentee Bids Browse the July 17th Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Absentee Bid Form (pdf) | Telephone Bid Form (pdf) | Terms and Conditions (pdf)  

July 3rd, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: Modern, Folk & Self-Taught Art, Sun. June 21

Auction | Modern, Folk & Self-Taught Art Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, June 21, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: June 19-20, 11am-5pm 450+ Lots Highlights include a large collection (47 lots) of original drawings, works on paper, and notebooks by Charles Burchfield (estate of Alexander Raydon, NY); a rare set of The New Republic Portfolio (1924) with etchings by Edward Hopper, John Sloan and others; estate collections of antique Japanese prints (22 lots) and Marc Chagall lithographs and signed posters (25 lots); and a large collection (159 lots) of modern and contemporary art to be sold to benefit the non-profit organization, Art for Healing NYC., including original works by Simon Tjakamarra, Judi Werthein, Terence La Noue and Denise G. Green. Also: original works by Clementine Hunter, Sterling Strauser, Purvis Young, James A.M. Whistler, Twins Seven-Seven, Reynolds Beal, Erwin J. Neusch, William Dawson, Mose Tolliver, Walter Joseph Phillips,  Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt, Vojislav Jakic, Bill Jensen, Javier Mayoral, Jim Bloom, Kassem Amoudi, Eyvind Earle, Allan D'Arcangelo, Arman, Kate Adams, Joseph Solman, Carol Summers, Albert B. Serwazi, Mara McAfee, Dorothy Strauser, Kim Weston, David Tinsley, Lamont Alfred "Old Ironsides" Pry, Georgiana Orr. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Virtual [...]

June 8th, 2015|Auctions|