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Getting hooked on folky rugs

NEW YORK – Hooked rugs have been described as the comfort food of antiques with collectors coveting them for their artistic qualities and homespun nature. Rug hooking dates back several centuries and ranges from simple rugs hooked out of fabric scraps by thrifty crafters or elegant designs. Hooked rugs come in all sorts of designs […]

Indian, Chinese, Southeast Asian Art offered by Jasper52 July 17

Jasper52 will conduct a finely curated Asian antiques and antiquities auction on Wednesday, July 17, offering more than 50 lots of ancient Chinese artifacts, Indian jewelry, impressive Buddha statues that create a comprehensive representation of the Asian tradition. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

Cruising with a premium antiquarian map auction July 16

Anchors away! Set sail for foreign ports with a Jasper52 online auction of antique and collectible maps and atlases that will launch Tuesday, July 16. The selection of more than 120 lots ranges from a 15th century map of the world that was published a year after Columbus’ first voyage to the New World to […]

Arts & Crafts Design: Useful and beautiful

NEW YORK – Can decoration coexist with usefulness? The Arts & Crafts movement answered that question by insisting that everyday products from homes to furniture be well designed, functional and aesthetically pleasing in an understated way. The principles that inspired Arts & Crafts design harkened to an earlier agrarian society that focused on home, farm […]

Variety of luxury watches presented in Jasper52 auction July 10

NEW YORK – Forty-nine luxury wristwatches and a dozen assorted lots of gold jewelry by renowned designers comprise an online auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, July, 10. From Jaeger-LeCoultre to Bulgari, Rolex, Omega and more, these creators continue to create watches with timeless styling and precision. View the auction here. Learn […]

Vintage U.S. flags waving in Americana auction July 10

NEW YORK – Wave the flag for a patriotic salute to American ephemera, items that were intended to have a relatively short life span but remarkably have survived the ages. Jasper52 will conduct a Historical Americana Auction on Wednesday, July 10, that will reflect the historic events of the nation through these colorful objects. View […]

4th of July: a sizzling collectibles category

NEW YORK – American Independence “ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more,” according to John Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. While the future U.S. president was right […]

Luxury fashions auction packed with designer handbags July 2

Dozens of designer handbags are offered in a Jasper52 auction of luxury fashion accessories that will be conducted Tuesday, July 2. Chanel, Gucci, Spartina, Michael Kors, Judith Leiber, Louis Vuitton and Valentino are all represented in this 100-lot online auction. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

Pop-up books: collectible page-turners in 3-D

NEW YORK – Movable books feature dramatic, three-dimensional or moving parts that readers can manipulate. Through the 16th and 17th centuries, adults commonly used volvelles, parchment or paper wheel charts fitted with information-filled revolving discs, to decipher secret codes, plot the planets, explore mystical theories, and calculate dates of movable feasts. As the science of […]