No Reserve – Signed Alexander Roux Bed

September 19, 2011
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You don’t come across a signed, Rosewood Alexander Roux bed for $2k that often (current price with no reserve).  It’s not an overly grandiose bed in size or sophistication of design, but the carvings are  exceptionally well done as would be expected of one of the best furniture makers in NY at the time.  The […]

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George Hunzinger Receipt

September 1, 2011

I recently purchased this original George Hunzinger receipt from 1900, which is two years after George Sr’s death. Notice the “& Son” in the logo. I assume that this is an example of Hunzinger wholesaling to another furniture company, Lederer Furniture of Cleveland, Ohio.

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$4,594 Seems A Bit Steep

August 5, 2011
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There must have been a few bidders that REALLY wanted this Victorian-era terrarium.   Either they know something about it that I don’t know or they had some excess money on hand that they wanted to part with. This terrarium just sold at Skinner’s in July for $4,594 – 61 times their top estimate.  Broken glass, […]

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Update and Book Giveaway

July 12, 2011
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I know that I have been very silent in past weeks so I thought that I would give you an update on what’s going on and give away a copy of a recently published book that will be of interest to many of you. My life has changed greatly in the past year as I […]

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Fontaine’s Exceptional Antique Auction Tomorrow, 5/21

May 20, 2011
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press release: The following Monumental R.J. Horner Figural Mahogany Dining Room Set. 12 Pc. Figural carved set will be offered at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield MA, on May 21st 2011 at 11am EST. The set includes a selection of the best American carved pieces of its time. The set is in a deep untouched […]

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