Auction: Ancient, Folk, Ethnographic Art and Furnishings, Sunday, August 7

Ancient, Folk, Ethnographic Art and Furnishings from the Collection of PRIMITIVE, Chicago Online* Auction: Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11AM EST
 Chicago Exhibition: August 5-6, 11AM-5PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids PLEASE NOTE: All auction items are located in CHICAGO for preview and pick up at 130 N. Jefferson St., Chicago, [...]

July 18th, 2016|Auctions|

Summer Estates Auction | July 10

ONLINE* SUMMER ESTATES AUCTION 640 Estate Lots: Fine Art, Folk Art, Asian Arts, Antique Furnishings, Americana, Decorative Arts, Ancient & Ethnographic Arts, Oriental Rugs *Also accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Auction: Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10AM EST

 Exhibition: July 8-9, 11AM-5PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   [...]

June 28th, 2016|Auctions|

Summer Estates Auction | July 10

ONLINE* SUMMER ESTATES AUCTION 640 Estate Lots: Fine Art, Folk Art, Asian Arts, Antique Furnishings, Americana, Decorative Arts, Ancient & Ethnographic Arts, Oriental Rugs *Also accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Auction: Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10AM EST

 Exhibition: July 8-9, 11AM-5PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   [...]

June 27th, 2016|Auctions|

Ancient, Folk & Modern Worlds of Art

Ancient, Folk & Modern Worlds of Art Live Auction: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10AM EST
 Exhibition: June 10-11, 11AM-5PM JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL AUCTION PREVIEW RECEPTION & REFRESHMENTS SATURDAY, JUNE 11, NOON - 3PM FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals: [...]

June 2nd, 2016|Auctions|

ANCIENT, ASIAN, ETHNOGRAPHIC AND DECORATIVE ARTS SAMPLING | Ancient, Folk & Modern Worlds of Art

ANCIENT, ASIAN, ETHNOGRAPHIC AND DECORATIVE ARTS SAMPLING Live Auction: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10AM EST
 Exhibition: June 10-11, 11AM-5PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com

June 1st, 2016|Auctions|

OUTSIDER AND FOLK ART SAMPLING | Ancient, Folk & Modern Worlds of Art

OUTSIDER AND FOLK ART SAMPLING Live Auction: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10AM EST
 Exhibition: June 10-11, 11AM-5PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com

May 31st, 2016|Auctions|

Ancient, Folk & Modern Worlds of Art | Auction, June 12

Ancient, Folk & Modern Worlds of Art Live Auction: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10AM EST
 Exhibition: June 10-11, 11AM-5PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com Absentee Bid Form | [...]

May 23rd, 2016|Auctions|

Oriental Rugs From American Estates | Auction, May 27

Oriental Rugs From American Estates Online Only* Auction: Friday, May 27, 2016, 1PM EST
 Exhibition: May 25-26, 11AM-5PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on [...]

May 13th, 2016|Auctions|

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection Live Auction Day 1: Saturday, April 30, 10am est | Fine Art and Works on Paper Click Here for Day 1 Details Live Auction Day 2: Saturday, May 1, 10am est | Antiquities, Folk and Ethnographic Arts Click Here [...]

April 15th, 2016|Auctions|

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 2

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 2 Live Auction | Day 2: Sunday, May 1, 10am est Antiquities, Folk and Ethnographic Arts Exhibition: April 23-29, 11am-5pm JOIN US: Special Pre-Auction Exhibition and Reception on Friday, April 29, 5pm-9pm; Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments, Unlimited Free Parking Gallery [...]

April 11th, 2016|Auctions|

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 1

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 1 Live Auction | Day 1: Saturday, April 30, 10am est Fine Art and Works on Paper Exhibition: April 23-29, 11am-5pm JOIN US: Special Pre-Auction Exhibition and Reception on Friday, April 29, 5pm-9pm; Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments, Unlimited Free Parking [...]

April 11th, 2016|Auctions|

INVITATION TO CONSIGN

Ancient, Folk and Traditional Arts contact: expert@materialculture.com Live Auction: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10AM EST Consignments accepted until May 6

March 31st, 2016|Auctions|

Material Culture to Auction Items From the Legendary Philadelphia Boxing Venue, THE BLUE HORIZON

Material Culture to Auction Items (Lots 325-372) From the Legendary Philadelphia Boxing Venue, THE BLUE HORIZON, on Sunday, April 10 (details and online catalogue) Gallery Talk: Every Seat Was A Front Row Seat! Co-Owner Vernoca Michael, ‘The First Lady of Boxing’, On the History of The Blue Horizon 2pm, Saturday, April [...]

March 28th, 2016|Auctions|

April Estates Online Auction, April 10, 10AM EST

Fine & Folk Art, Period Antiques, Blue Horizon Collectibles, Asian, Russian & Ethnographic Arts, Antique Carpets ONLINE ONLY* AUCTION: Sunday, April 10, 2016, 10AM EST (*Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids) Exhibition: April 8-9, 11AM-5PM Special Note: Selling Items from the Legendary Philadelphia Boxing Venue (Lots 325-274): THE BLUE HORIZON! Gallery [...]

March 22nd, 2016|Auctions|

Highlights: The Collector’s Eye, March 26, 2016

The Collector’s Eye: Art and Artifacts From American Estates Fine, Folk and Self-Taught Art • Chinese, Asian and Ethnographic Arts Antique Carpets and Textiles • Collectibles Live Auction: Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10AM EST Exhibition: March 24-25, 11AM-5PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction [...]

March 7th, 2016|Auctions|

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: 47 John Street, Stamford, Connecticut, 06902 Sunday, February 28, 10AM EST Exhibition: February 26-27, 10AM-5PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live [...]

February 9th, 2016|Auctions|

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 [...]

January 11th, 2016|Auctions|

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 [...]

November 6th, 2015|Auctions|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Material Culture continues its commitment to an [...]

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 [...]

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 | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and [...]

July 26th, 2015|Auctions|

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 [...]

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 [...]

June 8th, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: Oriental Rugs From American Estates, June 14

Oriental Rugs from American Estates Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, June 14, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: June 12-13, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

June 1st, 2015|Auctions|

Auction Weekend 2: Masters of the Eclectic! May 31

May Estates, Weekend 2 Masters Of The Eclectic! 588 Estate Lots, Including Art, Mid Century Modern, Americana, Asian Arts, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Oriental Rugs, Advertising, Collectibles, Ethnographic Arts Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: May 29-30, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com [...]

May 19th, 2015|Auctions|

Auction | May Estates: Masters of the Eclectic! Sun., May 3

May Estates & Masters Of The Eclectic! 778 Estate Lots Art, Americana, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Advertising, Modern Design, Collectibles, Silver, Oriental Rugs, Asian & Ethnographic Arts Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: May 1-2, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the [...]

April 20th, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: Asian, Ethnographic Arts, Antique Oriental Rugs & Textiles, April 26, 2015, 10am est

Asian, Ethnographic Arts, Oriental Rugs, Textiles, 524 Estate Lots Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: April 24-25, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)  

April 9th, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: The Eileen Ford Estate and Others | Sunday, March 1, 2015, 10am est

The Eileen Ford Estate and Others | Art, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Furnishings, Asian Arts, Oriental Rugs, Silver, Jewelry and Collectibles Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, March 1, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: February 27-28, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form | Telephone [...]

February 9th, 2015|Auctions|

Asian, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts | Feb 15

Asian, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, February 15, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: February 13-14, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Virtual Print Catalog

February 2nd, 2015|Auctions|

Seeking Quality Consignments for The Collector’s Eye, March 8

We are currently seeking consignments for our upcoming auction of Fine, Folk, Self-Taught and Ethnographic Arts Auction: Sunday, March 8, 2015, 10am est Consignments accepted until January 31 Learn about selling at Material Culture auctions or Contact a specialist

December 16th, 2014|Auctions|

Invitation to Consign | Asian Arts, Antique Oriental Rugs and Textiles

We are currently seeking consignments for our upcoming auction of Asian Arts, Antique Oriental Rugs and Textiles Auction: Sunday, March 22, 2015, 10am est Consignments accepted until February 6 Learn about selling at Material Culture auctions or Contact a specialist

December 16th, 2014|Auctions|

Winter Estates: Art, Antiques, Americana, Oriental Rugs, Asian & Decorative Arts

Winter Estates: Art, Antiques, Americana, Oriental Rugs, Asian & Decorative Arts Auction: Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10am est Exhibition: December 18-19, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) In the middle of [...]

December 11th, 2014|Auctions|

November Estates featuring Antiques, Art, Americana, Oriental Carpets, Asian, Decorative & Ethnographic Arts

November Estates: Antiques, Art, Americana, Oriental Carpets, Asian, Decorative & Ethnographic Arts Auction: Sunday, November 23, 10am est Exhibition: November 21-22, 11am-5pm 850+ Lots of Fresh to Market Items from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and New England Estates Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse [...]

November 11th, 2014|Auctions|

Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art

Purvis Young Auction: Sunday, October 26, 10am est Exhibition: October 24-25, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form |  |  Terms and Conditions (PDF) In its sale "Folk, Self-Taught and Outsider Art," Material Culture will bring together a [...]

October 13th, 2014|Auctions|

Important Auction of Fine Jewelry, Silver & Objets de Vertu

Material Culture to auction superb silver, jewelry and objets de vertu from Princeton’s long-revered retail establishment The Silver Shop, Weekend Two, Sunday, Oct. 12 For 77 years, The Silver Shop played low-key host to a discriminating celebrity clientele Weekend Two--ONE DAY ONLY– Auction in Philadelphia: October 12, Sunday, 11am est Exhibition: October [...]

September 10th, 2014|Auctions|

Auction of Fine, Self-Taught & Outsider Art on July 18, 2014

Auction: Friday, July 18, 2014, 10AM EST Exhibition: July 16-17, 11AM-5PM Browse the Auction Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Material Culture’s July 18 auction, “Fine, Self-Taught & Outsider Art,” provides a stage for [...]

July 8th, 2014|Auctions|

June Estates Auction: June 22, 2014

June Estates Auction Auction: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11am Exhibition: June 20–21, 10am–6pm Browse the online virtual print Auction Catalog Browse the Auction Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form

June 3rd, 2014|Auctions|

Auction of Fine & Outsider Art on Sunday, May 25, 2014

Auction: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 11AM Exhibition: May 23 – 24, 10AM – 6PM Material Culture's Fine & Outsider Art Auction on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 11AM EST features 200+ lots of original artwork, including works by: Purvis Young,Victor Joseph Gatto, Justin McCarthy, Jessie Aaron, Lonnie Holley, Andrew Turner, [...]

May 19th, 2014|Auctions|

Highlights of the Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate Auction

On May 4, Material Culture presented the Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate in a special auction dedicated to this eclectic collection of fine, folk and decorative art, antiques and collectibles from the United States and around the world. This estate auction was a testament to the wide-ranging collecting interests of the remarkable Ms. [...]

May 6th, 2014|Auctions|

The Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate Auction

On May 4, Material Culture will present the Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate in a special auction dedicated to this eclectic collection of fine, folk and decorative art, antiques and collectibles from the United States and around the world. This estate auction is a testament to the wide-ranging collecting interests of the remarkable Ms. Johnson, and presents a comprehensive look at her artistic taste. The auction will commence at 10 AM EST, with live internet bidding…

April 16th, 2014|Auctions|

Haitian Highlights of the Jonathan Demme Auction

Material Culture held a weekend of auctions dedicated solely to the superb self-taught art collection of Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme. In an exclusive arrangement with the auction house, Demme brought a multitude of sculpture and painting to the sales, totaling over 1,000 lots. “Direct from the Eye: The Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught Art” was a compendium of Demme’s travels and tastes that transcends borders, encompassing Haitian and American self-taught artists from the 1940s to the present, contemporary intuitive painters from Jamaica, as well as art from Africa, South America and Europe.

March 31st, 2014|Auctions|

Oscar-Winning Director, Jonathan Demme, Returns to Philadelphia to Auction Art Collection at Material Culture

Material Culture will hold a weekend of auctions dedicated solely to the superb self-taught art collection of Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme. In an exclusive arrangement with the auction house, Demme brings a multitude of sculpture and painting to the sales, totaling over 900 lots. “Direct from the Eye: The Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught Art” is a compendium of Demme’s travels and tastes that transcends borders, encompassing Haitian and American self-taught artists from the 1940s to the present, contemporary intuitive painters from Jamaica, as well as art from Africa, South America and Europe. The auctions will be held on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30, commencing at 11 AM EST on both days

March 8th, 2014|Auctions|

Art 360: Fine, Folk and Self-Taught Art, March 9, 2014

Art 360: Fine, Folk & Self-Taught Art Auction: Sunday, March 9, 2014, 11 AM Exhibition: March 6 – 8, 10AM – 6PM Daily Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Browse the Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) In [...]

February 22nd, 2014|Auctions|

The Collector’s Eye / February Estates: Antiques, Asian & Ethnographic Arts, Oriental Rugs, Mid-Century Modern, Much More, Feb. 23, 2014-11am

The Collector’s Eye / February Estates Featuring 600+ Lots from 40+ Regional and National Estates, Including Oriental Carpets, Northwest Coast Carvings, Asian Arts, Pre-Colombian Artifacts, Ethnographic Arts, Rare Textiles, African Tribal Arts, Chinese and Tibetan Artifacts, and Mid-Century Modern! Auction: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 11AM Morning: Ethnographic, Tribal & [...]

February 6th, 2014|Auctions|

Nov. 3, 2013 Sale: Candles In The Light: International Folk and Self-Taught Art

Auction: Sunday 11/03/13, 11 am Preview Exhibition: Thursday 10/31 to Saturday 11/2, 10am-6pm – Daily Browse the Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com | Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form Material Culture brings an astonishing gathering of important folk and self-taught art to auction on November 3rd. Comprising over 700 lots, its sale, “Candles [...]

October 21st, 2013|Auctions|

Self-Taught Art at the May 26, 2013 Folk Out Loud Sale

Material Culture is quickly becoming a leader in the field of self-taught or “outsider” art; the auction house considers the bold, individual visions of artists whose chief training comes from within to be equal to those that come from ‘inside’ the establishment. The May 26 "Folk Out Loud" sale features [...]

May 8th, 2013|Auctions|

May 26, 2013 Sale: Folk Out Loud

Auction: Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11AM (EST) Exhibition: May 18-25, 10AM-6PM Special Auction Exhibition Barbecue: Saturday, May 25, 12 noon-3PM Free and Open To The Public Browse the Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com | Download the Print Catalog (pdf) Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form Material Culture is celebrating the [...]

May 8th, 2013|Auctions|

May Estates Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Decorative Arts – May 19, 2013

May Estates Auction: Silver, Period Furnishings, Fine Art, Antiques, Asian Decorative Arts, Oriental Rugs, Art Glass, Much More. An Eclectic Estate Auction Filled With Many Unreserved Items. Highlights include: Joseph Csaky (French, 1888-1971) Bronze Sculpture; George William Mote (British, 1832-1909) Oil Painting; Dennis Abbe Art Deco Revival Glass Fire Screen; [...]

May 7th, 2013|Auctions|

The Max Garb Collection of African and Ethnographic Arts – April 28, 2013

U N R E S E R V E D  A U C T I O N Auction:Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11AM (EST) Exhibition: April 25-27, 10AM-6PM Special Auction Exhibition Barbecue, Free and Open To The Public Saturday, April 27, 1PM-3PM DOWNLOAD THE CATALOG (PDF) BROWSE THE CATALOG ON [...]

April 15th, 2013|Auctions|

Public Auction of The GlaxoSmithKline LLC Fine Art Collection: Sunday 4/14/13 11AM

UNRESERVED AUCTION Auction: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11AM (EST) Exhibition: April 11-13, 10AM-6PM Special Barbecue Reception: Saturday, April 13 - 1PM-3PM DOWNLOAD THE CATALOG (PDF) | BID ON LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form Material Culture Auction Department is proud to offer the GlaxoSmithKline LLC art collection [...]

March 30th, 2013|Auctions|

Spring Estates Auction: Art, Antiques, Carpets, Decorative and Ethnographic Arts

Auction: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11AM (EST) Exhibition: Wednesday 3/27/13 to Friday 3/29/13, 10AM-6PM   DOWNLOAD THE CATALOG (PDF)  |   BROWSE THE SALE ON LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form With spring comes Material Culture’s exciting Spring Estate Auction, sub-titled “Art, Antiques, Oriental Carpets, Decorative and Ethnographic [...]

March 20th, 2013|Auctions|

Reception with Live Music and Refreshments, Feb 23, 2013 – 1pm-5pm

Material Culture invites you to an afternoon of live Middle Eastern music and refreshments! Join us for a special reception/exhibition: “The Collector’s Eye: Art, Antique Carpets, Decorative and Ethnographic Arts" from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday, February 23, 2013 Auction: Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11 AM Please join us [...]

February 18th, 2013|Auctions|

The Collector’s Eye : Art, Antique Carpets, Decorative & Ethnographic Arts

Join us Saturday, February 23, 1pm-5pm For a Special Pre-Sale Exhibition & Reception With Live Middle Eastern Music & Refreshments On February 24, Material Culture will hold an important auction of fine art, antiques, carpets, and ethnographic arts under the title “Collector’s Eye.” A portion of the 300+ lots up [...]

January 31st, 2013|Auctions|

Material Culture Auctioneers 2012 Review

S.A. Robb Cigar Store Indian, sold for $35,000 With its very first year as an auctioneer, Material Culture is already traversing the boundaries of the international auction market. Decades of experience in the field of art, antiques and artifacts from around the globe, coupled with its inclusive aesthetic [...]

December 23rd, 2012|Auctions|

Dec. 8, 2012 Sale: December Estates Auction

Material Culture's December Estates Auction presents an exciting array of fresh-to-the-market art and artifacts from Pennsylvania and regional estates. The auction features more than 90 lots of museum-quality modern, self-taught and animation art, providing extremely fine opportunity for collectors looking to expand current collections, or start new ones. Over 200 [...]

December 1st, 2012|Auctions|

Successes of Oct. 14, 2012 Auction

Material Culture is proud of the successes of its October 14 sale, “The Spirits of My Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters: Art, Textiles, Antiquities, Carpets, Ethnographic Arts, Navajo Jewelry.” Art and artifacts of diverse origin, bound together by quality and rarity, provided unique opportunities for collectors of all levels. An impressive [...]

October 21st, 2012|Auctions|

Textiles and Carpets at the Oct. 14, 2012 Auction

Early Thangka scroll painting depicting Vajra Varahui Material Culture's October 14 sale, "The Spirits of My Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters: Art, Textiles, Antiquities, Carpets, Ethnographic Arts, Old Navajo Jewelry" will showcase the second part of Bill Liske's collection of antique Chinese and Tibetan textiles and artifacts, the fruit [...]

October 11th, 2012|Auctions|

Material Culture to Auction What May Be Largest Antique Persian Carpet

Is This The Largest Antique Persian Carpet In Existence?* Michaelian Meshed Carpet (approximately 32 feet by 46 feet), Persia, 1904. * Woven In One Piece, In Its Original Size, With Condition Suitable for Repairs and Continued Use Our preliminary research leads us to believe that it might be. [...]

October 5th, 2012|Auctions|

Oct. 14, 2012 Sale: “The Spirits of My Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters”: Art, Textiles, Antiquities, Carpets, Ethnographic Arts, Navajo Jewelry

Material Culture will host an auction of art, antiquities, textiles, carpets, and other fine artifacts, brought together under the title “The Spirits of my Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters,” the name of an exceptional painting by Prince Twins Seven-Seven, up for sale at this auction. Items from Bill Liske’s collection of [...]

September 20th, 2012|Auctions|

Sep. 23, 2012 Sale: September Estates Auction

Dutch Colonial Satinwood Ebony Cabinet Material Culture’s September Estate Auction, sub-titled “Antiques, Collectibles, Fine and Decorative Arts,” heralds the fall with promise of more amazing deals and spectacular artifacts up for auction. The auction commences at 11 AM on Sunday, September 23. With items in all price ranges, [...]

September 16th, 2012|Auctions|

Material Culture’s Inaugural Sales a Great Success

Leading the May 5 auction. With Material Culture's Inaugural Auctions, the same kind of unique items of exceptional artistry and craft that have formed the backbone of the company for years have launched it boldly into the international auction market. The Inaugural Sale, “New World Orders,” on May [...]

June 1st, 2012|Auctions|

May 26, 2012 Auction Exhibition

We invite you to come by Material Culture all of this week for our special exhibition preview of our May 26 auction, “Antique Textiles, Carpets, and Ethnographic Arts.” Our exhibition galleries, nearly 20,000 square feet of naturally-lit space, are housed under the same roof as Material Culture’s retail space. All [...]

May 22nd, 2012|Auctions|

Material Culture Lecture and Party May 19, 2012

In anticipation of our May 26th auction, and in honor of Bill Liske and his collection of textiles, carpets and artifacts, we are hosting a talk and reception on Saturday, May 19th at 6pm. Mr. Liske will discuss his life and experience as a collector over three decades of travel [...]

May 18th, 2012|Auctions|

Contemporary Chinese Art at May 5, 2012 Auction Led by Gou Runwen, Fan Zeng

Our May 5 auction, “New World Orders: Art, Furnishings, Collectables, Decorative Arts,” features nearly 100 lots of Asian art, from the 12th century to today, but we are particularly pleased to be showcasing a number of works from contemporary Chinese painters. Over the past decade, the value of contemporary Chinese [...]

May 1st, 2012|Auctions|

Inaugural May 5th Auction Showcases Work of Prince Twins Seven-Seven

"Priest and Village Dancers," Prince Twins Seven-Seven We are very pleased that our inaugural auction,"New World Orders," will be continuing our relationship with Prince Twins Seven-Seven, who spent time at Material Culture as Artist-in-Residence; we hope, additionally, to honor his recent passing, in June of 2011. Born in [...]

April 21st, 2012|Auctions|

Works by Felipe Jesus Consalvos at May 5, 2012 Auction

"Guitar," Felipe Jesus Consalvos Among our May 5th auction's many offerings, we seek to showcase the works of talented artists whose work travels beyond the traditional borders of fine art. Self-taught artist Felipe Jesus Consalvos (1891-c.1960) will be represented at auction by three of his striking mixed media [...]

April 21st, 2012|Auctions|

May 5, 2012 Auction to Feature Works by James Castle

James Castle's "Labor Day" Material Culture Auctioneers is extremely proud to be presenting three works by famous self-taught American artist James Castle (1899-1977) at our May 5th auction, "New World Orders: Art, Furnishings, Collectables and Decorative Arts." Castle was the subject of a major retrospective at the Philadelphia [...]

April 20th, 2012|Auctions|

Samuel A Robb Cigar Store Indian Press Release

We are privileged to present a Samuel Anderson Robb Cigar Store Indian at our May 5th auction. Though these hand-carved statues were once frequent sights in front of 19th century cigar stores, original examples are now extremely rare, and highly collectable due to the resurgent popularity of cigars and related [...]

March 28th, 2012|Auctions|

Liske Collection of Antique Tibetan Textiles, Carpets and Artifacts Press Release

The Bill Liske Collection of Antique Tibetan Textiles, Carpets and Artifacts is the culmination of Liske's three decades of travel and work in the Himalayas. A lifelong mountaineer, Liske originally visited Nepal in 1974 for the climbing opportunities of its terrain, and was drawn in by the society and its [...]

March 28th, 2012|Auctions|

Material Culture Press Release

March 30, 2012: Material Culture, purveyor of antiques, textiles, handcrafted furnishings and decorative arts from around the world, announces the opening of Material Culture Auctioneers. Philadelphia is a city of the arts, and Material Culture Auctioneers intends to bring its rich experience in the field of art and antiques collecting [...]

March 28th, 2012|Auctions|