The Auction Insider

Kachina: Tradition and Artform

Kachina: Tradition and Artform

As I looked at the upcoming calendar for Witherell’s auctions, I was taken by the title “Kachina Dolls”, as it is a term I had never heard of. What are Kachina Dolls you ask? A kachina doll is a carved, painted, costumed doll made by Southwest Native Americans,...
Polished and Repurposed

Polished and Repurposed

My most recent blog post focused on how art can make a home uniquely yours. Want to make your table settings also uniquely yours? Then use old silver serving pieces. A humble silver porringer with a revolutionary history A primary highlight of this premier auction is...
Adventure and Style in the Living Room

Adventure and Style in the Living Room

As a designer, I tell my clients original art is what makes a home uniquely yours. I always encourage purchasing one of a kind original art within their budget rather than limited editions. But I make an exception for collectible posters. In particular travel posters,...
A Curated Auction of the Stuff Men Like!

A Curated Auction of the Stuff Men Like!

Recent news stories have reported that the gap in Mother’s Day and Father’s Day spending continues to widen. Only once since 2002 has Father’s Day spending per person exceeded Mother’s Day spending. In support of dads everywhere, Witherell’s is offering its first...
The American West at Auction

The American West at Auction

Coming in May On May 17, Witherell’s is presenting a live auction full of diverse treasures spanning the history of the American West.     For California history buffs there are several highlights Take a look at the framed John Sutter (1803-1880) and James W. Marshall...