May 15 Auction | Important Golf Autograph Archive

MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Important Golf Autograph Archive (Lot 97) ONLINE* AUCTION: Monday, May 15, 2017, 10AM EST Exhibition: May 13-14, 11AM-5PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Morning: Fine, Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art (Lots 1-403) Afternoon: International Textile Arts & Antique Oriental Rugs (Lots 404-685) Note: we sell approximately 80-100 lots per hour. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Featuring over 700 signed scorecards and rare books signed by Champion Golfers and public figures. Autographs by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Billy Casper, Jordan Spieth, Johnny Miller, Gary Player, Kim Birdie, Archie Griffin, Jack Burke, James Demaret, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Cal Ripken, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, John Elway, Peyton Manning, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Beau Biden, Dan Quayle, John Boehner, Michael Bloomberg, Antonin Scalia, Charles Munger and many more; Rare Books: Pebble Beach Golf Links: The Official History 1st ed./1st Printing of First/Limited Edition Book and The Masters: Augusta Revisited (1st ed.). A portion of the proceeds to benefit Arnie's Army. Please contact us for detailed photographs of the collection and additional information. Essex [...]

May 10th, 2017|Auctions, Uncategorized|


MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS ONLINE* AUCTION: Monday, May 15, 2017, 10AM EST Exhibition: May 13-14, 11AM-5PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Morning: Fine, Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art (Lots 1-403) Afternoon: International Textile Arts & Antique Oriental Rugs (Lots 404-685) Note: we sell approximately 80-100 lots per hour. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)  

April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

April Estates & Collections

Online* Auction: Friday, April 21, 2017, 10AM EST Exhibition: April 19-20, 11AM-5PM *Also accepting Phone and Absentee Bids 734 LOTS--Sampling of Eclectic Highlights and Categories of Interest Include: Paul Evans Furnishings (PA estate); Outstanding Offerings of Antique Chinese Textiles/Robes, Paintings and Asian Traditional Arts, Including a Rare Early Museum Quality Tibetan Book of Astrology and Omens with Paintings and Text; Collectibles and Ephemera from the Estate of Famed Prima Ballerina Eva Evdokimova; Pre-Columbian Taino and Native American Stone Carvings; Amazing Selections of Antique Chinese, Indian, Burmese, Thai and Pala Period (11/12th C. CE) Bronze Statues; Large Selections of Antique and Vintage Oriental Rugs, Moroccan Rugs, Kilims and Ethnographic Textiles; American and Continental Furnishings, Collectibles and Decorative Arts; Estate Jewelry and Silver; Tribal Art, Including a Fine Early 20th C. Dogon Togu Na Post (ex collection Werner Muensterberger), and Diverse Offerings of Antique Tribal Jewelry and Artifacts from a Private German Collection. And From a Large Field of Unique, Inspired and Sometimes Odd Items of Interest: An Authentic Early Medical School Skeleton Model, Marked up with Names of Bones, Muscles and Tendons; A Massive Lambert Kamps (Netherlands) Inflatable Pillow Tent; A Selection of Ajan Daeng (Thailand) Long Wireframe Insectile Garden Benches; Furniture [...]

March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

19th/20th Century Rugs, Kilims & Trappings From the Estate of Professor/Archeologist Louis Flam

November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Selected Highlights from Material Culture’s September 30th Estates Auction

Material Culture Auctions a Selection of Items from Tolstoy Descendant Left: Countess Natasha Ogden Tolstoy (1943-2014).  Right: Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) "Countess Natasha Tolstoy was married to Count Sergei Tolstoy, great grandson of the famous author, at the Tolstoy Foundation in Nyack New York in its magnificent Russian Orthodox Church on November 22, 1970. She wore the exquisite taffeta wedding dress with hand stitched pearls for the elaborate marriage ceremony designed for her at the iconic Fifth Avenue, New York store, Henri Bendel, and a double strand of graduated cultured pearls adorned her neck. She and the Count enjoyed her stunning antique American Gorham Sterling silver tea and coffee service having Rococo style Repousse decoration depicting cherubs, florals, fruit and scrolls which she  brought to the marriage along with the intricate Repousse sterling silver dressing set and the Russian Icons designed  by the famous Russian artist, Henryk Winograd. Her sterling silver English carriage clock always sat on her desk in her study, and its chimed hours were reminiscent of Big Ben. She and her “Count” would sit on their porch using her lovely patio table and chairs, enjoying the sounds of nature and perhaps some fine champagne and caviar. Occasionally they would eat [...]

September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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August 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Chef Aliza Green (draft)

Aliza Green, Chef Manager of Baba Olga’s Kitchen & Supper Club, is an acclaimed chef and culinary tour leader, and an enthusiastic life-long traveler who has worked with local chefs and food artisans internationally to master her craft in the context of culture and history. She is the James Beard award-winning author of fifteen cookbooks and food guides including her newest, The Soupmaker’s Kitchen, which the Washington Post picked as one of the Top 10 most important cookbooks of 2013. Making Artisan Pasta was named by Cooking Light Magazine as “One of the 100 Best Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years.” Her popular and erudite Field Guide series of books are essential reference books for professionals and non professionals. Green brings her bold and flavorful culinary sensibility and strong commitment to working with local chefs and seasonal foods to Baba Olga’s Kitchen & Supper Club. As one of the pioneer chefs who helped make Philadelphia a national dining destination, Green was also one of the first women chefs to make a name for herself in the region. Earlier in her career, she served as executive chef of the renowned Ristorante DiLullo, where she landed the restaurant a four-star rating. She was chef of [...]

August 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Chef Aliza Green Shares Some of Her Favorite Wedding Menus

I’ve had a long and varied career in food as a chef, writer, food stylist, culinary tour leader and more. I never expected to become a caterer specializing in weddings but I’ve had the privilege to work with so many charming and fascinating couples in the last few years to help them plan the best day possible for their celebrations. I always enjoy getting to know all of them as a wedding is such a personal occasion. Our wedding couples come from all over the country and the world and from all kinds of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. But, one thing they all seem to have in common: our customers are curious and well educated; they love travel; are open-minded; and love the kind of bold, “roots cooking” that is our specialty at Material Culture. Many work in non-profits, and many own their own businesses. Many are professors, doctors, teachers, attorneys, scientific researchers, visual artists, musicians, curators, chefs, and restaurant managers. Some brew their own beer, make their own jams, bread, and come up with some really creative table decorations. I work closely with all of them and you to create a delicious and beautiful menu full of appealing choices [...]

August 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Lecture and Reception: “Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery”

 Lecture and Reception: “Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery” Matt Friedman, CEO, The Mekong Club Thursday, August 18, 7pm Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments Every five seconds, another person enters slavery somewhere in the world. It is estimated that there are over 45 million people in slavery today — more than any other time in history. One minute it might be a fifteen year old girl forced into prostitution, or a young boy forced onto a fishing boat to work 18 hours a day for years without coming to port. To make sense of this crime against humanity, Matt Friedman will offer a compressive update on the State-of-the-Art of human slavery. Friedman’s talk will explore the changing human trafficking paradigm; the relationship between human trafficking and slavery; global trends and patterns; new, emerging responses; evolving funding trends; what is working/not working; the role of the private sector; and what is really needed to win the fight. The presentation will offer a glimpse behind the curtain of this terrible human rights abuse — one that is much closer to home than we might expect. Presenter Matt Friedman Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with more than 25 years of experience as a [...]

July 25th, 2016|Retail Store, Store News, Uncategorized|