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19th century Pennsylvanian blanket chest, circa 1830

19th century Pennsylvanian blue and black painted pine and poplar blanket chest on turned feet, possibly Manheim or Lancaster County, circa 1830 24x48x20 Replacement Value: $16,000 The typical blanket chest, made from about 1650-1750, stood about thirty inches high and was usually four to five feet long....

Footlight Flirtation by Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953)

Gilt framed oil on canvas entitled Footlight Flirtation signed and dated lower right by the artist Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953) 1912 29x34 Replacement Value: $7,000,000 A prominent New York-based artist in the early 20th century, Everett Shinn was a Social Realist painter who focused on lower-class urban...

Euro Cave wine cooler

Replacement Value: $6,500 The first Eurocave cellar was made in 1976 in France and since then the team of their developers managed to maintain and even increase the quality of their legendary wine storage units. The French company has extended the range of their wine cabinets...

Naples and Miami Estate Settlement Appraisals

[caption id="attachment_22135" align="alignleft" width="405"] Gemologist and Appraiser Olivia Nugent and Appraiser Ray Nugent[/caption] Gemologist and Appraiser Olivia Nugent was off to Naples and Appraiser Ray Nugent was down in Miami earlier this week for Estate Settlement Appraisals. Beneficiaries of estates often utilize Nugent Appraisal for Value...

Hiker in Israel finds rare gold coin dating back 2,000 years

[caption id="attachment_22120" align="alignleft" width="480"] Laurie Rimon with the coin. (Samuel Magal, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority)[/caption] By Michael Casey A hiker in Israel has found a rare, 2,000-year-old coin bearing the image of Emperor Augustus that is identical to one in the British Museum's collection. Laurie Rimon...

Palm Beach residence Art Appraisal

[gallery link="file" ids="22116,22117,22115"] Fine Art appraiser Ray Nugent spent two days in a Palm Beach residence examining a collection of oil paintings and watercolors. The examination required the use of a 12-foot ladder and stairway railing to reach the highest works. Nugent Appraisal's staff of independent,...