Antiquities

These antique optics from the Japanese Navy were used in combat and took over six months to restore…
Rare Apple-1s are igniting a vintage tech boom in auction houses around the world.
The Frum Collection of Oceanic Art—52 items in all—is to be auctioned by Sotheby’s in Paris on September 16.
More than the foremost collector of American flags, Ben Zaricor is a standard-bearer of American identity.
The 1923 New York Yankees world-championship watch presented to George Herman “Babe” Ruth will cross the auction block on February 22 at Heritage Auctions’ Sports Platinum Night Auction in New York...
It may not have a 188 mph top speed like the 911 Carrera S or be as beautiful as the 918 Spyder hybrid , but the Porsche P1 has something that other models from the German carmaker can never claim:...
Two and a half centuries ago, in 1764, King Louis XV authorized the foundation of the French crystal house Baccarat. To celebrate its sestercentennial, the company is hosting yearlong festivities...
Even before he began collecting vintage guitars, George Gruhn demonstrated a knack for spotting exceptional antique instruments. The first instance occurred in early 1962 when Gruhn, then a teenager...
Cal-a-Vie Health Spa is pleased to announce the debut of Cal-a-Vie Antiques, a new specialty boutique shop providing guests with exclusive access to a spectacular array of 18th and 19th century...
A pair of 13th-century Samurai swords by master maker Bizen Nagamitsu (or, "Nagamitsu from Bizen province," active 1264-1287) is estimated to sell for between $150,000 and $200,000 at Bonhams October...
Twenty-two years ago, Sandra Hindman, the president and CEO of Les Enluminures ( www.lesenluminures.com ), opened the company’s Parisian gallery dedicated to medieval manuscripts, rings, and other...
Entering Kunstkammer Georg Laue is akin to walking into the 16th-century library of a learned nobleman or eccentric scholar. The gallery features a bewildering assortment of antique treasures, from...
On the afternoon of November 26, 1922, a small group descended a flight of 16 steps that led below ground to a plain stone-and-plaster wall bearing a seal. One of the men pried a stone loose and...