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Napoleon’s Fetishized Dishes Are the Dark Horse of the Rockefeller Sale at Christie’s

Read the original article on Architectural Digest. This month, Christie’s auction house is selling art and objects from the David and Peggy Rockefeller estate valued at several hundred million dollars, for charity. The couple’s Picasso, Matisse, and Monet have gotten all the fuss, but David Rockefeller’s mother, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, also collected Napoleon’s spectacular Sevres […]

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Treasures: Piece Was Meant for a Traveling Scribe

Dear Helaine and Joe: We inherited this piece from a family member. We believe it is some sort of incense burner used for religious ceremonies. The longer shaft is 9¼ inches in length and is hollow inside as if it were meant to hold matches, but there is no area on which to strike a […]

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Treasures: A Nice Example of China Carved Soapstone

Dear Helaine and Joe: I recently read your article entitled “Treasures, porcelain figures look old, valuable, but looks are deceiving,” in our newspaper. I would love to know about a jade statue/figurine that I received from my in-laws. Would you give me some feedback? Thank you, M. L. W. Dear M. L. W.: It is […]

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Country Living Magazine

Helaine Fendelman appraises treasures from reader submissions across the US in Country Living Magazine's longstanding What is it Worth? column.
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