Category Doyle

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 […]

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, 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 […]

to auction, to auction to preview a chaise lounge

Preview we did. Like most things – WAY more fun in person than on-line. And WAY more informative. And so to present my first rule of auctions: PREVIEW. In person ideally. Most good auction-houses expertly photograph each piece in the sale – many are rendered museum-worthy in their 2D form – and provide measurements and […]

Lamps of eras past

Thrilling stuff: : “original lampshade” “cloth cord” “…mounted as lamps” I’ve been born to a post-great-lamp era. Today’s lamps seem variations on a very minor theme: gourd! candlestick! tea caddy! gourd!. Their shades an afterthought. So I pick through auctions and mount strange google image searches to hunt them down. Smitten. Saw at Doyle New […]