GUSTAV BECKER VIENNA REGULATOR - For Sale
Because the German borders changed quite frequently due to various skirmishes and wars with neighboring countries, Becker's clocks were variously marked as being made both in Germany and Poland. This fine example of his "Vienna Regulator" wall clock ...
February 7, 2016
Jimmy Carter's Early Life on a Georgia Farm
Everyone in my family was usually in bed before 8 p.m. I would lie down in front of the fireplace and set the clock on our mantel. When it was 8, I'd turn on the radio and listen to the Glenn Miller Orchestra performing live someplace for 15 minutes ...
The Potomack Company Enjoys Success Across All Categories
A Handel boudoir lamp brought $1116.25; a pair of George III-style silver-plate five-light candelabra made $940; a three-tier mahogany hanging wall shelf sold for $587.50; and an Empire-style gilt bronze and marble mantel clock from a Paris maker ...
January 6, 2016
Roger Simon: Stack up GOP debaters like 'The Brady Bunch'
The Republican Party suffers from an embarrassment of riches. It has too many really swell candidates for president. It has so many candidates, both those who have announced and those still stacked up in a holding pattern, that the TV networks do not ...
May 27, 2015
Also, a 14K yellow gold link necklace with 43 links having pave diamonds and rubies fetched $3,998; and a 14K yellow gold link bracelet with 23 oval links having emeralds and small round diamonds topped out at $2,583. Grigory Gagarin (1810-1893 ...
June 15, 2015
Designer Fawn Galli brings wit and whimsy to Brooklyn pad
A cuckoo clock from Moss in SoHo — which she describes as “surrealist … just a touch of that was what I was looking for” — hangs between a pair of windows covered by hand-woven green silk drapes. “The drapes are my favorite thing in A large ...
February 18, 2015
Rago Arts, Lambertville, New Jersey
A sculptural boomerang-shaped walnut-laminated desk by Wendell Castle from Rubin's estate sold for $183,750.05 (est. $65,000/95,000), and the very same price was paid for a Paul . An L. & J.G. Stickley trapezoidal mantel clock, designed by Peter ...
April 24, 2015
My daddy taught me to read in front of our living-room fireplace. He’d peel oranges and reward my younger sister and me with slices when we were able to read a whole page. Our farm was.
We are used to Potomack’s sales being heavily inventoried with Chinese and other Asian items. This sale had a greatly reduced presence of Asian antiques, with fewer than 15% of the lots fitting into that category. The high lot of the sale came from within the fine art category and was not a surprise. The lot had been the featured item in Potomack’s presale publicity, and it visually dominated the salesroom. The large acrylic on canvas abstract by German-born American Friedel Dzubas (1915-1994) outdistanced all contenders. The 49" x 111" painting sold for $58,750 (includes buyer’s premium), against an estimate of $25,000/35,000. This painting is a well-publicized example of the artist’s work. The painting appears in a January 1991 article in the magazine Interior Design in which Montoya’s treatment of the apartment was showcased. The painting is also included in the book Juan Montoya (2009) by Margaret Cottom-Winslow. The high lot of the sale was this large acrylic on canvas by Abstract Expressionist Friedel Dzubas (German-American, 1915-1994). The painting measures 49" x 111" and was presented in a perimeter frame.
Fox News has said it will allow only 10 candidates to debate Aug. 6, even though the number of announced candidates may be twice that number by then. But Fox has come up with a fair and balanced formula for picking the 10. Five national polls will be averaged, and the top 10 finishers will be allowed to debate. You think you can just add a lectern without all the lighting people and the sound people and the floor managers going nuts. The CNN folks, on the other hand, have gotten crafty and decided to have two groupings of debates, one for the “smart” candidates and one for the “slow” candidates. “The first 10 candidates — ranked from highest to lowest in polling order from an average of all qualifying polls released between July 16 and September 10 who satisfy the criteria requirements. 16, 2015, Republican Presidential Primary Debate,” says the network. “Candidates who satisfy the criteria and achieve an average of at least one percent in three national polls, but are not ranked in the top 10 of polling order will be invited to participate in ‘Segment A’ of the Sept. 16, 2015, Republican Presidential Primary Debate. Keep in mind that we are dealing with some candidates who think the earth was created less than 10,000 years ago and that icebergs are being destroyed by too many polar bears trying to crowd on top of them.
A 1960 Chevrolet Corvette with a C5 Drivetrain & Suspension
That’s when the vision of the car began to take shape.” To marry both old and ... the custom-painted center console area features a 1960 clock and defrost panel, but was remolded for a Vintage Air system with oval vents/controls and electric window ...
February 16, 2016
Weekend tech reading: An update on 3D NAND, building your own NAS, 1Tb satellite broadband due 2019
VISC, in a nutshell, is designed as a solution to improving the number of instructions per clock a single thread can process in ... AnandTech Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to ...
February 14, 2016
Super Bowl 2016: How to watch the halftime show live online, stream info and more
Forget about the strong men in body armor and helmets hitting each other and throwing a brown oval-shaped ball around a rectangular-shaped ... The group, best known for hits such as "Yellow," "Clocks" and "Viva La Vida," has won seven Grammy awards and ...
February 7, 2016
Mars’ west quadrature on February 7
That means Mars reaches its highest point for the day around 6 a.m. local time – the time on your clock no matter where you are on ... the telescope reveals that Mars at quadrature exhibits an oval-shaped gibbous phase. That is, it’s more than half ...
February 6, 2016
Water Intake Tower #1 is an oval shaped stone structure, Romanesque in style and identifiable ... It is unique in that it contained living quarters for the workmen who were on duty around the clock to man the gates and control the amount of water that ...
February 5, 2016
Would you add these pocket watches to your collection?
The date is shown by a retrograde central hand that is depicted by a sun, the day by an engraved disc, the moon phases in an oval-shaped aperture ... turning it into a unique table clock. Piaget’s pocket watches were made to wow. The 1995 Adam Recto ...
February 5, 2016
Residents express ire for planned Dallas Roundabout Project via Facebook
These roadways will be reconfigured into an oval-shaped, single traffic lane roundabout to ease ... The Dallas Borough Memorial Monument to military personnel will be stored along with the clock tower and flag pole during construction, May said.
February 3, 2016