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Coast to Coast Collaboration puts Painters to Paintings

Coast to Coast Collaboration puts Painters to Paintings

Witherells reached out across the breadth of America – from California to Boston – to establish the provenance of two paintings that will highlight our iGavel Antiques and Fine Art Summer Auction July 9 to 23. When an estate dealer brought two paintings to us I felt...
Tobacco Carves Out a Place in History

Tobacco Carves Out a Place in History

One of many interesting artifacts of the Old West in our Old West Auction is a beautiful example of the Cigar Store Indian (or Tobacco Indian). This particular carving dates to the late 1800s, likely from the Wyoming-Montana region. It came into our hands after being...
Uncovering an Antique Renaissance Treasure

Uncovering an Antique Renaissance Treasure

In the business of antique appraisals, I’ve come to expect the unexpected. But, I never anticipated the treasure I found in a very modest South Sacramento Home I visited several months ago. A 9 ft. tall bed under an 8 foot ceiling? The homeowner had seen my appraisals...