2023

A Rare Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk With Fitted Interior

An NPR reporter recently polled 1057 ladies and established that womenin America own, on average, nineteen pairs of shoes (but only wear four orfive). That average was much lower in the 1920s and 1930s when this LouisVuitton trunk was in service. The average back then would certainly havebeen lower if not for the Flapper that […]

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) Tempera Study and Sketch

Sold $37,000October 14, 2023 October Gallery Auction Tom and Rita Benton aren’t knownto have collaborated on actual artprojects so much as their teamworkin molding Tom’s career into that of amajor American artist. This lot fromthe collection of their longtime friendand neighbor Ann Constable sawTom’s handiwork in the form of paintand graphite while Rita’s contributioninvolved a […]

Chas P. Shipley American Royal Rodeo Champ Cowboy Boots

Sold $2,000 June 17, 2023 Kansas City Cowboy Gear and Regalia Collection 1880-1960 Do you know the name Chas P. Shipley? If you livein Kansas City and think it sounds familiar, perhapsyou’ve seen it in huge letters on that 1900s brickbuilding down in the west bottoms near our oldKemper Arena. Charles Shipley was world famousfor […]

A Hans Wegner Inlaid Valet Chair for Johannes Hansen

Sold $6,500June 16, 2023 Our 25th Annual Spring Fine Art Auction Speaking of Modern, this iconic Danish Modern masterpiece by HansWegner was a birthday gift in 1957 to John O’Shea, Professor of ArtKansas State University. It cleverly, and quite practically, serves as chairand valet in the gentleman’s dressing room. The hinged seat lifts tocreate a […]

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Pencil Signed Lithograph

Sold $11,000June 16, 2023 Our 25th Annual Spring Fine Art Auction Many times while on a house call, we have to break the news to frustrated heirs that their antiques are just too old, prompting them to ask “Well what does sell for a decent price these days!” One answer is Modern. Modern Art. Modern […]

A Very Fine 19th Century Sioux Beaded Possible Bag

Sold $4,400 April 22, 2023 Native American Fine Art and Cultural Objects We offered the Susan Koehn April 22, 2023 Native American Fine Art and Cultural ObjectsTrust Collection in April of 2023. It was filled with fine NativeAmerican Crafts and Jewelry. One highlight was this 19th century Lakota Sioux ‘Possible Bag’ meticulously decorated in glass […]

A Fine And Rare Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Ice Dome

Sold $10,200March 18, 2023 Late Winter Gallery Auction The luxurious Flora Danica pattern of porcelain tableware, with itsintricate botanical illustrations and Latin titles, was first commissioned by a Danish Crown Prince for Catherine the Great in1790. It’s still being made today. The piece de resistance of thishighly sought after pattern is the ice dome, a […]

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