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Boston, MA, United States, 2009/05/11 - On Saturday May 23, Stair Galleries, will present “American Indian Works of Art” at auction featuring over 300 lots of American Indian works of art, including objects from the Herbert G. Wellington collection.
The auction will be available live online to bidders and interested viewers around the world, exclusively through Artfact Live!, Artfact’s industry leading online auction bidding platform. If you can’t be part of the action in Hudson, New York on May 23rd, simply visit Artfact.com or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to register free to bid and explore the world’s largest marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
The Herbert G. Wellington collection, considered one of the most distinguished of its kind, spans three decades of collecting and includes objects from every major tribe in North America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibited the collection in 1983 and several objects in this sale are discussed and illustrated in “Pleasing the Spirits: A Catalogue of a Collection of American Indian Art” by Douglas C. Ewing, 1982. Highlights of the sale include Lot 26, a Zia Olla Storage vessel, with a minimum bid of $20,000. Also with a minimum bid of $20,000 is Lot 27, a Cochiti storage vessel. The sale is also offering an extensive angling library, including Lot 399, a signed limited edition copy of Erick Taverner’s Salmon Fishing, London 1931, with a minimum bid of $2500.
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Founded in 1989, Artfact (artfact.com) is the largest global marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions. On January 1, 2009, Arfact launched Artfact Live!, its proprietary live auction bidding platform, enabling users to bid real time on auctions being held around the world by its prestigious auction house partners. Currently, over 1,000 fine auctioneers actively list their catalogues with Artfact.com and its UK sister site Invaluable.com, reaching the Artfact community of more than 10 million knowledgeable collectors and dealers worldwide. Artfact's industry leading database includes more than 50 million complete auction results totaling more than $190 billion in value, including information on more than 500,000 international artists. In 2006, Artfact merged with RFC Systems, the leading provider of enterprise software developed specifically for the fine art and antique auction house industry. RFC helps prestigious auction houses around the world manage their businesses by automating their day-to-day operations.
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