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July 14, 2015

Art Deco | Architecture & Jewelry Design

Jewelry and Timepieces

The Art Deco design movement arose internationally in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s in response to the sweeping curves, pastel colors, and ornate, nature-inspired motifs of the Art Nouveau movement that preceded it. The movement spanned all areas of design, from the architecture of buildings to the craftsmanship of fine jewelry. The city of Chicago’s…

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July 10, 2015

Down with Brown (Furniture)

Fine Furniture

“Brown wood furniture,” is a handy catch-all term for the bureaux, long dining tables and chests of drawers that baby boomers coveted and bought in droves. This expression has been adopted by antiques trade professionals and lay people alike as specialists and journalists from The Antiques Roadshow to The Wall Street Journal have written about…

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thomas hart benton
June 22, 2015

The State of the American Art Market

The Art Market

With purpose and focus, Richard and Carol Levin of Kansas City assembled an outstanding collection of American art of the early to mid-20th century that they curated over the course of 50 years. Ranging from a 1913 illustration of New York street musicians by John Sloan to psychedelic, tongue-in-cheek trompe l’oeil works by Aaron Bohrod,…

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Downsizing in Florida
June 16, 2015

The Fourth D in the Estate Business: Downsizing

Inside the Auction House

The estate business is big on the 3-“D’s.” - Debt, Divorce and Death. But since opening the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Florida offices, a fourth “D” has arisen —Downsizing. In the Naples and Palm Beach offices, LHA specialists meet many people who move to Florida, seeking a lifestyle that no longer requires fancy jewelry and timepieces. Their…

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June 11, 2015

Ebony Fashion Fair Collection Brings Competitive Bidding

Fashion

Important fashion collectors and fans of the Ebony Fashion Fair traveled to Chicago and the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Auction House during a summer weekend in June for the opportunity to own a piece of fashion history. Storied designers such as Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Blass,…

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