Category @ Auction

impeccable charlotte (moss)

If you see Miles Redd previewing an auction, chances are excellent that you’ve come to a good place. Like antiquing and spotting one of the Keno brothers checking joints on the linen press beside you. Charlotte Moss is to interior design what Martha is to crafting – but without Kmart and catalog tie-ins. She’s written […]

how it might look – imagining lives at Doyle’s HOME auction

I previewed Doyle Home yesterday. It was a glorious grab-bag showing the silverware-to-needlepoint-cushions contents of 10+ estates. The fun part, one of the fun parts, of previewing auctions is the projection – fantasy. Assume identities then feather their nests. Here are two I imagined, and their attendant trappings. We’ll call the above assemblage: Bachelor’s Rusticating Refuge. Clockwise from […]

and meanwhile at Doyle Belle Epoque…

Sans fur coats or lapdogs, decades younger than most and decidedly/obviously transplants from Brooklyn (despite having dressed like grown ups for the day), Courtney and I joined the UES-coterie of serious-auction-hunters and killing-a-pleasant-hour-browsers at Doyle’s Belle Epoque Auction Preview yesterday afternoon. A round up of many of the pieces originally profiled by Court follows: Clockwise […]

and in reality…Christies Interiors sale, previewed in person

We went (to Christies), we saw (the Interiors Auction preview – bidding begins tomorrow on art and prints, continues on Feb 6 with furniture and lighting – there’s still time to place, bids, register…) and we assessed… Above is an approximate “we said” (in-person photos) . Below is Christies “they said” (how these pieces looked on-line). Unlike real […]

on-line auction previews vis-a-vis on-line dating

Shanti and I have been previewing Christies Interiors and Doyle’s Belle Époque upcoming auctions on-line this week. Clicking without commitment, browsing a better-kitted-life from the privacy of our office, saving nice pictures in albums – has been lovely. But, as we’ve stated before and often, MANY things look and read awesome on-line but have saggy bottoms and unworkably aggressive personalities in person. Antiques […]

Previewing Doyle, firsthand

When it comes to auctions of antiques and fine decorative arts, I’m much more like you than Court.  Truly. Put me in a market anywhere in the world and I’ll unearth you a treasure.  Ditto for estate & tag sales. But auction houses…I have to say that I’ve always found them a wee bit daunting […]

previewing Doyle, from afar

January in Brooklyn. Someone near and dear is probably sick, or on the verge. Son W was victim this round – and so today’s plans with Shanti to preview the Doyle Home Auction shelved. Now W’s sleeping the sleep of the stuffed-up toddler, so I can auction preview from afar (via the Doyle website catalog) while […]