For many clients, Andrea is the face of Antique Helper. She is often the point of contact for sellers, and always a familiar face in the crowd on auction day. She has been with the company longer than any other member of the Antique Helper Team, bringing a wealth of knowledge in the areas of fine art, jewelry, dolls and decorative arts. Here is your chance to get up close and personal with Antique Helper's Vice President of Inventory and Client Services.
Artifacts, fossils, rocks, minerals and mounted animal specimens can speak of far away places, or tell a story of home. They paint a colorful picture of the distant past. Touching these objects connects us to the earth, whether that part of the earth is close to home, or somewhere far away.
Dan Ripley Select’s 20th Century Art & Design, Folk Art & Americana Auction on May 12 gave the crew at Antique Helper the opportunity to showcase some of our favorite things. With items gleaned from private collections from across the country, this auction offered a broad spectrum of the best examples of art and design that we could find.
Ordinary people all over the world may have antiques and other items that are extremely valuable and do not even know they have them. Most of these treasures will be sold at auction to the highest bidder. Maybe you are one of these people. Read about some of the most common items that hold value that might be right under your nose!
Where there are distinct groups of collectors chasing the same thing, there are the makings of a successful auction. This concept was supported at the inaugural boutique auction of Historically Significant African American Art presented by Antique Helper in Indianapolis on April 21st.
Antique furniture and art lends something to a home that store-bought, factory furniture doesnt; history. With each piece of antique furniture or authentic art you purchase at auction or consignment, you are bringing something of historic value, significance and beauty into your home. While owning these precious items and decorating your home with them can be a rewarding experience, it can also be frustrating not only when deciding what piece will go perfect in your home, but also if you consider yourself a novice and not entirely sure where to go or how to find what youre looking for.
"As an artist, I am intensely interested in probing, exploring the problems of color, space and form, which challenge all Contemporary painters. However, as a black Americanâ€¦ I cannot but be sensitive and responsive in my painting to the injustice, the indignity and the hypocrisy suffered by black citizens."-- Charles Altson (1907-1977)
You've cleaned out your attic or garage and found a veritable trove of forgotten artwork and items. Great! But sometimes unearthing a collectable, antique or piece of art is easier than determining what to do with it. Before you do anything, though, you need to make sure you know the value of your item so that you can be fairly compensated.