|  Login
phone: 781-784-9914   |   email: info@garysullivanantiques.com
Gary Sullivan's Antique Clocks and Furniture Blog
 Search

Articles for category Current Events




Jul
12
2012

Cardboard box found in attic could be worth millions!

Posted by Gary Sullivan        0 Comments

-28 Likes

I have never been much of a a baseball card aficionado, but as a dealer and collector, this is the type of story that keeps us hunting for treasure. You never know where that pot of gold is hiding. Thank you to Derin Bray for posting it on face book for me to discover.  Here is the story as ESPN reported:DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Karl Kissner picked up a soot-covered cardboard box that had been under a wooden dollhouse in his grandfather's attic. Taking a look inside, he saw hundreds of baseball cards Read More...


TY Cobb.jpg

Categories: categoryCurrent Events categoryInteresting Auction Sales



Jul
11
2012

Gary's day at Brimfield

Posted by Gary Sullivan        0 Comments

-7 Likes

I spent the day wandering the labyrinth of dusty dirt rows cutting through the grass fields of Brimfield, MA. Row after row, field after field of junk! Well, not all junk. Maybe 80% junk. The other 20% makes it worth the trip though. Actually, the entire Brimfield experience, including the junk, makes it worth the trip. Three one week events each year bring thousands of dealers, collectors and curiosity seekers to the tiny town of Brimfield. If you haven’t experienced it as yet, Brimfield Read More...


Brimfield Barn.jpg

Categories: categoryCurrent Events



Jul
08
2012

A new season for Antiques Roadshow begins

Posted by Gary Sullivan        1 Comments

3 Likes

     I have recently returned from Antiques Roadshow in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where I worked at the clocks table with Sean Delaney. As always, Saturday was a long day for all the appraisers and crew. Both Sean and I were happy to have been filmed with interesting clocks. He appraised an excellent wooden works antique tall case clock with the best folk art painted wooden dial either of us have ever seen. I appraised a super example of a Victorian figural mantle clock.     I worked at the furniture Read More...


ARS crowds.jpg

Categories: categoryAntiques Roadshow categoryCurrent Events



Apr
17
2012

New record auction price

Posted by Gary Sullivan        1 Comments

0 Likes

The world has a brand new record for the highest price ever paid for a work of art: $250 million! I wish that the new record was for an Early American tall case clock or a piece of Boston Queen Anne furniture. Alas, it was not. The record price was paid for a painting, which is not surprising given the tremendous numbers that fly around in the high end art market. I hope that some day the world will realize that the under appreciated masterpieces of American furniture are every bit as beautiful Read More...


Cezanne.jpg

Categories: categoryCurrent Events categoryInteresting Auction Sales



Mar
23
2012

Royalties for artists: my viewpoint

Posted by Gary Sullivan        0 Comments

2 Likes

I recently came across this article by Daniel Grant on AFA News. It examines the controversial California resale royalties law. According to the law, contemporary art collectors, auctioneers, galleries and dealers are required to pay a 5% royalty to original artists upon resale of that artist’s work. Amazingly, they are required to pay royalties to the artist’s heirs if that artist has died within the last 70 years..Several recent law suits have brought attention to the California law which Read More...


Art Gallery.jpg

Categories: categoryCurrent Events categoryInteresting Auction Sales categoryCuriosities



Mar
20
2012

"Springing" back to business

Posted by Matt Buckley        0 Comments

-1 Likes

Gary and I were just chuckling about the fact that we feel we are finally recovered from the Metro NYC show we did back in January. Each year we put so much effort into our booth that it takes almost as much time to recuperate as it does to prepare. This is by no means a complaint, but more of realization of fact. Read More...


Garys lecture.jpg

Categories: categoryCurrent Events



Mar
07
2012

Winterthur: Furniture Forum 2012

Posted by Gary Sullivan        0 Comments

-2 Likes

I have just returned from the Winterthur 2012 Furniture Forum, where I lectured on the subject of northern clockmakers trading with the southern market during the 1st quarter of the 19th century. It was entitled “Clocks For Corn: Northern Clockmakers Trading With The South”. Read More...


winterthurFF2012.jpg Furntiure forum2012.jpg

Categories: categoryCurrent Events categoryScholarship



Dec
21
2011

Folk Art Museum May Partner With Seaport Museum

Posted by Gary Sullivan        1 Comments

0 Likes

The American Folk Art Museum and the Seaport Museum, two New York museums that weathered difficult economic conditions this year, may partner for a series of exhibitions at the Seaport Museum in 2012.DNA info reports that the news broke at a city council hearing last week, where interim Seaport head Susan Henshaw Jones announced the museums’ intentions:“‘We are very much hoping that the Museum of American Folk Art will do exhibitions in four galleries at the Seaport Museum starting in June,’ Read More...


Seaport South St NYC.jpg

Categories: categoryCurrent Events



Nov
28
2011

Accumulating fresh merchandise for “Antiques Week” in January

Posted by Gary Sullivan        1 Comments

1 Likes

We have just acquired a few special items that will appear at the opening night preview party for the 2012 Metro NYC Show in January. If you are planning your visit to New York for the festivities, you’ll notice one major change in the Antiques Week schedule. There will be no 2012 TAAS Show, at least not by that name. In 2012, TAAS, also known as “The American Antiques Show”, also known as “The Folk Art Show” will live on in slightly different form. The venue has been taken over by The Art Read More...


TAAS Booth 2011.jpg Gary Sullivan Inc.jpg

Categories: categoryAcquisitions categoryCurrent Events



Nov
14
2011

First new American art museum in half a century

Posted by Gary Sullivan        0 Comments

-9 Likes

Here is a story from Antiques and the Arts Weekly.  I find it to be encouraging
First Major Museum For American Art Established In Almost A Half Century Opens 
  If you are a fan of adventurous museum buildings and great American art, you are going to love the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and its world-class collection. Marking a significant development on the US cultural scene, the institution, the brainchild of Alice B. Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, opened to the public on November 11. It is the first major museum devoted to American art established in almost a half century.
Read More...


Copley.jpg Pollock.jpg Heade.jpg

Categories: categoryCurrent Events categoryHistorically Significant


1 2 3 4 5 6