Cool Object of the Week: PAINTINGS!!!!!

May 9, 2007

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Time again to strap on that paddle and plug in the black lamps, because it’s high auction season in Budapest. Three major auction houses, Kieselbach, Virag Judit, and Nagyhazi are all having their big Spring Auctions in the next 2 weeks. Though it hasn’t shown up on the web catalogue, local radio is reporting that Virag Judit has got a Klimt drawing. Only question will be then whether Ronald Lauder is buying or selling it.

As usual if you have any works that interest you, contact us about previewing and bidding.

Below are my picks.

BEST SLEEPER
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Virag Judit, lot 27, MISKOLCZY FERENC (1899-1994)
VIEW OF TOLEDO, 1925 Oil, canvas, 70,5×100,5 cm
Signed lower left: Toledo 1925 Miskolczy
Starting price: 180 000 Ft (€750)

Despite the painter’s little-known name, everything is right with this one: the location, the date 1925 (think The Sun Also Rises), and the fauvist colors with the El Greco expressionism…and good size.
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Cool Object of the Week: Kozma/Peche-istic parlor set

April 16, 2007

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Here’s a fascinating sitting room ensemble with it’s original 1920’s era upholstery.

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The set includes two armchairs

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and settee.
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Cool Object of the Week: Camille Gauthier dining room set

March 18, 2007

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Here’s a Camille Gauthier (protégé of Majorelle) dining room set.

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Collectors: We don’t want this old grandma crap!

February 11, 2007

Bad time to be an antique furniture dealer, great time to be a buyer. The NYT reports that dealers can’t give the shit away. In particular, it appears that the market for antiques, i.e. furniture over 100 years old, is mightily depressed. Now to anyone who’s been doing business in this sector in the last few years, such news is like, No Duh!

We hear from Robert Couturier, an interior designer and architect in New York that:

“It’s very sad.” Bargains are particularly plentiful, he said, in 18th-century pieces.

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