What Money Can Buy
The auditorium in which he stood was a relic of Ford's past, still furnished with chocolate tufted-leather seats from 1967, with sliding brass ashtrays under the armrests. To the right of .. In April, 1991, he was walking by the receptionist on the ...
December 28, 2015
Interview: Cameron Mackintosh
It is a plaster and polystyrene elephant — 15m high with a howdah carriage on its back — the one in which the street urchin Gavroche sheltered in Victor Hugo's Les Misérables. It was built for the 2012 . It means that top-rank musicals remain rare ...
January 15, 2016
From Ohio to Maine, collectors of histories
The surprising top seller at John McInnis's auction of the personal property of the late Maine auctioneer William “Bill” Johnson was this 1832 double-sided wooden tavern sign that sold for $48,370 against a $2,500-$5,000 estimate. . Offerings and ...
August 15, 2015
RAF secret experiment may have added to Birmingham Blitz deaths
Top brass had ordered the guns to remain silent, the lights to be switched off, until midnight. Because a Production was halted for a number of days at Smethwick's T Avery gun carriage department and the Beehive Foundry of Samuel Smith and Sons....
December 13, 2015
A-10's Backers Battling for its Survival
Martha McSally, R-Tucson, a former A-10 pilot and squadron commander who sits on the House Armed Services Committee. McSally has made saving the A-10 one of her top priorities and has hammered the Air Force for its A-10 plans at every opportunity....
June 1, 2015
Etsy targets jewellery manufacturers
Jewellery designers, for example, can refine their search to manufacturers specialising in processes like benchwork, engraving, casting and stone setting or materials including gold, silver, brass and titanium. Designers are also able to specify the ...
October 26, 2015
Pierre Jaquet-Droz, Marvel Maker: The Man Behind Today's Jaquet-Droz Watch Brand
He looks peaceful, sitting at a mahogany desk, a goose quill pen in his right hand. Then, when But most people are less familiar with Jaquet-Droz the man: a visionary engineer of the 18th century whose clocks and automata created a stir all over ...
May 24, 2015
Wake up to glamour
Photo: Bill Farr "Restful" wallpaper or paint colours top her ... orange/brass bedside. Include a chair to drape jackets or long dresses, but, if you have the space, why not create a true parents' retreat, complete with sofa and coffee table, to create ...
February 20, 2016
The Market for Americana in New York City
Even though the Schorsch brothers competed for many lots, none of them bought the top lot ... the maker of the clock case. A St. Louis collector in the salesroom paid $150,000 (est. $80,000/120,000) for a Philadelphia dressing table with a shell-carved ...
February 15, 2016
2 rare Chinese animated bracket clocks expected to chime on time at Fontaine's next big auction
Leading the furniture category is a 14-piece griffin-carved mahogany dining set with a large rectangular dining table having a gadrooned carved top edge ... A French industrial animated clock on a marble base, with a brass and black metal case in the ...
February 14, 2016
Original artworks by New Orleans painters and other regional artists will headline Crescent City's Feb. 27-28 auction
and a 19th century French Empire style ormolu mounted carved mahogany marble-top console table should garner $1,000-$2,000. The clocks category will be led by two lots, each with estimates of $1,000-$2,000. The first is a circa 1850 French gilt bronze ...
February 12, 2016
Demand growing for used furniture; look for it here
And on top of that ... secretary desk for $290, and wooden dining chairs for $30. The best prices in the whole store, however, are probably on the dishes and glassware and table accents — five etched wine glasses for $12, a Baldwin Brass candlestick ...
February 10, 2016
AN AUSTRIAN ENGRAVED GILT-BRASS GRANDE SONNERIE CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH ALARM
The case, with recessed handle, and dial engraved overall, the four train movement with balance escapement to backplate, striking two gongs and one bell, ‘strike/silent’ to dial, repeat button to top 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high, handle down; 3 ½ in.
June 1, 2015
Seiko Desk and Table Alarm Carriage Clock Gold-Tone Metal Case
You can still see all customer reviews for the product. I wanted a small alarm clock for a nightstand, and I was glad to find this one. It's charming-looking brass, not plastic, and it doesn't have any of the extra features that I didn't want-no snooze bar ...
January 20, 2014