Doyle & Doyle decks the halls

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The Aurora Borealis, twinkle lights, and tinsel. The best parts of winter always involve a bit of sparkle.  With that in mind New York City jewelry shop Doyle & Doyle, founded by sisters Elizabeth and Irene Pamela Doyle in 2000, recently hosted its annual holiday party—where guests were offered stylings with pieces from the store’s collection of antique baubles. Revelers …

This Week’s Top Lots: August 8 – 14

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*  The top lot of the August 8 sale of the estate of Joseph Stanley at Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey was an 18th century slant front desk that sold for $42,700 (estimate $1,200-1,500). Other top lots were an English Chippendale-style sofa that sold for $18,300 (estimate $2,000-3,000), and a set of Regency parlor furniture that sold for $17,080 (estimate …

Endnotes: An Icon for Yale

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Not all the news about the economy in general-and as related to the decorative arts and painting in particular-is bad. Late last year Skinner in Boston auctioned a miniature of George Washington by Robert Field that fetched more than $300,000-some ten times its presale estimate. According to the portrait miniature specialist Elle Shushan of Philadelphia, who was the successful bidder …