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Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with live music

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's newest casino promises to flood the city with live music. The music-themed Hard Rock casino opening this summer promises to become an East Coast musical mecca, with over 200 nights of live music in its first year. Th
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Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with live music

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's newest casino promises to flood the city with live music. The music-themed Hard Rock casino opening this summer promises to become an East Coast musical mecca, with over 200 nights of live music in its first year. The global gambling, entertainment and resort ...

Indianapolis children's museum, Salvation Army settle suit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has agreed to buy the Salvation Army's state headquarters in a deal settling a lawsuit over a museum expansion project. The dispute between the neighbors stemmed from the museum's $38.5 million sports
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Indianapolis children's museum, Salvation Army settle suit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has agreed to buy the Salvation Army's state headquarters in a deal settling a lawsuit over a museum expansion project. The dispute between the neighbors stemmed from the museum's $38.5 million sports park project that is set to open March 17. Salvation ...

Michigan artist creates border crossing robotic sculpture

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - An artist at the University of Michigan has created a 40-foot robotic sculpture that explores the idea of borders and boundary conditions. Chico MacMurtrie unveiled the «Border Crossers» statue outside the university's Muse
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Michigan artist creates border crossing robotic sculpture

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - An artist at the University of Michigan has created a 40-foot robotic sculpture that explores the idea of borders and boundary conditions. Chico MacMurtrie unveiled the «Border Crossers» statue outside the university's Museum of Art on Feb. 16, the Ann Arbor News reported. The robot ...

Harriet Tubman national park visitors shatter projections

CHURCH CREEK, Md. (AP) - Harriet Tubman looked north in 1849 and, seeing freedom, fled the Eastern Shore of Maryland and its system of human bondage. What separates her from many other self-liberating slaves of the time was that she looked back. Tubman return
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Harriet Tubman national park visitors shatter projections

CHURCH CREEK, Md. (AP) - Harriet Tubman looked north in 1849 and, seeing freedom, fled the Eastern Shore of Maryland and its system of human bondage. What separates her from many other self-liberating slaves of the time was that she looked back. Tubman returned a dozen times or more, ferrying ...

A 13-year-old dies after falling from a cliff in French Alps

PARIS (AP) - French authorities say a 13-year-old boy has died after falling from a cliff in the French Alps while his 10-year-old brother survived. The local gendarmerie said overnight searches by about 30 police and mountain rescue officers led to discoveri
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A 13-year-old dies after falling from a cliff in French Alps

PARIS (AP) - French authorities say a 13-year-old boy has died after falling from a cliff in the French Alps while his 10-year-old brother survived. The local gendarmerie said overnight searches by about 30 police and mountain rescue officers led to discovering the children early Sunday at the foot of ...

Switzerland: 1 dead, 3 injured after being hit by avalanche

BERLIN (AP) - Swiss police say a woman has died after being hit by an avalanche in the Alps near the Italian border. Police in Switzerland's Valais canton (state) said four skiers were carried away by the avalanche Saturday afternoon after leaving a mountain
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Switzerland: 1 dead, 3 injured after being hit by avalanche

BERLIN (AP) - Swiss police say a woman has died after being hit by an avalanche in the Alps near the Italian border. Police in Switzerland's Valais canton (state) said four skiers were carried away by the avalanche Saturday afternoon after leaving a mountain hut in the Arolla area. Rescuers ...

Bearing witness

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) - Loren Allison was drafted into the Army during World War II in 1944, at age 18, and arrived in Europe in spring 1945, as combat with the Germans was coming to a close. «He joked that when the Germans heard he was coming, they su
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Bearing witness

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) - Loren Allison was drafted into the Army during World War II in 1944, at age 18, and arrived in Europe in spring 1945, as combat with the Germans was coming to a close. «He joked that when the Germans heard he was coming, they surrendered,» ...

Oklahoma family donates treasured flag

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Patty Kelly Stevens watched as Japanese troops shouted in anger and tore apart her prison camp barracks in the Philippines near the end of World War II, looking for something she knew her mother was hiding. "Don't worry, they've been in t
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Oklahoma family donates treasured flag

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Patty Kelly Stevens watched as Japanese troops shouted in anger and tore apart her prison camp barracks in the Philippines near the end of World War II, looking for something she knew her mother was hiding. "Don't worry, they've been in there three times and they ...

UA art gallery planned at historic Fayetteville house

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A historic home downtown will have temporary tenants while crews repair the building, which may lead to a more lasting arrangement. Molly Rawn, the city's tourism director, introduced to the Advertising and Promotion Commission a dea
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UA art gallery planned at historic Fayetteville house

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A historic home downtown will have temporary tenants while crews repair the building, which may lead to a more lasting arrangement. Molly Rawn, the city's tourism director, introduced to the Advertising and Promotion Commission a deal with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville's School of Art for ...

New home proposed for $100 million in Utah artifacts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's first state flag and an 1843 wedding dress from one of the state's first female pioneers are among more than $100 million worth of artifacts that are at risk of being destroyed due to poor storage conditions in the basement of Sal
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New home proposed for $100 million in Utah artifacts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's first state flag and an 1843 wedding dress from one of the state's first female pioneers are among more than $100 million worth of artifacts that are at risk of being destroyed due to poor storage conditions in the basement of Salt Lake City's ...

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s A Superman Gift Guide!

Superman is the gold standard for superheroes. He was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938 and has been a staple in pop culture for the past 80 years. Since his […] The post It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s A Superman Gift Gu
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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s A Superman Gift Guide!

Superman is the gold standard for superheroes. He was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938 and has been a staple in pop culture for the past 80 years. Since his […] The post It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s A Superman Gift Guide! appeared first on Geek.com.

These Multi-Flavored Potato Chips Aren’t Rainbow-Colored, But They’re Unique

Looking at this colorful, rainbow bag of chips, you’d think the delicious potato snacks inside would be red, orange, yellow, blue, etc. in keeping with the theme of the bag. But alas that […] The post These Multi-Flavored Potato Chips Aren’
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These Multi-Flavored Potato Chips Aren’t Rainbow-Colored, But They’re Unique

Looking at this colorful, rainbow bag of chips, you’d think the delicious potato snacks inside would be red, orange, yellow, blue, etc. in keeping with the theme of the bag. But alas that […] The post These Multi-Flavored Potato Chips Aren’t Rainbow-Colored, But They’re Unique appeared first on Geek.com.

Yellowstone park plans more security for corralled bison

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park plans to increase security after fences were damaged at a bison capturing facility outside the park, in one case undoing efforts to certify the bison hadn't been exposed to a wildlife disease and could be transf
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Yellowstone park plans more security for corralled bison

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park plans to increase security after fences were damaged at a bison capturing facility outside the park, in one case undoing efforts to certify the bison hadn't been exposed to a wildlife disease and could be transferred to an Indian reservation. The bison are ...

Advice for Portrait Photographers: Learning from Nadav Kander

A relentless drive combined with a thoughtfully cultivated humanness—according to the sought-after photographer Nadav Kander, that is what it takes to make your mark in our age of visual glut. 
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Advice for Portrait Photographers: Learning from Nadav Kander

A relentless drive combined with a thoughtfully cultivated humanness—according to the sought-after photographer Nadav Kander, that is what it takes to make your mark in our age of visual glut. 

Fans of 'The Waltons' plan new replica house

SCHUYLER, Va. (AP) - Owners of the childhood home of the late Earl Hamner Jr. are planning to build a replica of the two-story home made famous in «The Waltons,» Hamner's signature television creation. The house will have a similar porch and firs
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Fans of 'The Waltons' plan new replica house

SCHUYLER, Va. (AP) - Owners of the childhood home of the late Earl Hamner Jr. are planning to build a replica of the two-story home made famous in «The Waltons,» Hamner's signature television creation. The house will have a similar porch and first floor as the home portrayed in the ...

Will robots spreading through workforce crowd out humans?

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Swingobot 2000 was showing off, navigating a busy hallway at Sinai Hospital to scrub the floor. Then Tug, a smaller robot, glided up unexpectedly from behind, returning to the pharmacy after delivering medication to nurses. Tug was progra
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Will robots spreading through workforce crowd out humans?

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Swingobot 2000 was showing off, navigating a busy hallway at Sinai Hospital to scrub the floor. Then Tug, a smaller robot, glided up unexpectedly from behind, returning to the pharmacy after delivering medication to nurses. Tug was programmed to detect people and other obstacles in its ...

Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) - Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has announced the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo. The ministry said Saturday that the large cemetery is located north of Tuna al-Gabal area, a vas
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Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) - Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has announced the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo. The ministry said Saturday that the large cemetery is located north of Tuna al-Gabal area, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the ...

How Would Humanity Respond if We Discovered Aliens?

There’s a good chunk of modern media that’s dedicated to human-alien encounters and the like. Hell, War of the Worlds, Independence Day, Halo, ET, the list goes on. First contact is one of […] The post How Would Humanity Respond if We Discov
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How Would Humanity Respond if We Discovered Aliens?

There’s a good chunk of modern media that’s dedicated to human-alien encounters and the like. Hell, War of the Worlds, Independence Day, Halo, ET, the list goes on. First contact is one of […] The post How Would Humanity Respond if We Discovered Aliens? appeared first on Geek.com.

Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army

MOSCOW (AP) - He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed «Putin's chef&r
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Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army

MOSCOW (AP) - He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed «Putin's chef» runs yet another asset that is valuable to the Kremlin: ...

Auction Preview: Americana Online at Skinner, Feb 26 - Mar 5

What: Americana Online (Feb 26 - Mar 5)Where: Skinner, 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, United States. (Online)When: Feb 26, 3:00 PM ESTPublic Viewing: March 1, 12PM – 5PM March 2, 12PM – 8PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «Riverside Buildings Below a Cliff&
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Auction Preview: Americana Online at Skinner, Feb 26 - Mar 5

What: Americana Online (Feb 26 - Mar 5)Where: Skinner, 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, United States. (Online)When: Feb 26, 3:00 PM ESTPublic Viewing: March 1, 12PM – 5PM March 2, 12PM – 8PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «Riverside Buildings Below a Cliff» - Thomas Chambers (New York/England, 1808-1869); Unsigned. Oil on canvas, Measured at 18 x 24 in., unframed; relined, stable craquelure, minor retouch. Estimate Price: $ 3,000 - 5,000- «Molded Copper Gamecock Weathervane,» America - late 19th century; the flattened full-body form on cast iron legs, original verdigris surface, on stand, (tail restored). Measured at ht. 23, lg. 20 in. Estimate Price: $ 3,000 - 5,000- “Assembled Set of Eight Braced Bow-back Windsor Chairs” -  late 18th century, two continuous armchairs and six side chairs, various degrees of refinish, (imperfections). Measured at ht. to 38, seat ht. to 18 in. Estimate Price: $ 3,000 - 5,000- «Portrait of the Paddlewheel Steamer America» - American School, Late 19th Century; indistinctly signed l.r. Oil on canvas, craquelure surface, areas of retouch in sky above flags. Measured at 20 1/2 x 40 1/2 in., in a pine frame with gilt liner. Estimate Price: $ 2,500 - 3,500- «Upholstered Easy Chair,» New England, mid-18th century; comes with arched cresting, shaped sides, and outward-scrolling arms on frontal cabriole legs ending in pad feet, joined to the raking rear legs by turned stretchers, (minor repairs). Measured at ht. 46 1/2, seat ht. 16 1/2 in. Estimate Price: $ 2,000 - 3,000- «Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Card Table,» probably Massachusetts, c. 1810; reeded tapering legs and feet, (imperfections). Measured at ht. 29 1/2, wd. 36, dp. 18 in. Estimate Price: $ 2,000 - 3,000- «Portrait of a Three-masted Vessel» - Frederick J. Tudgay (British, 1841-1921); signed and dated «FJ Tudgay 1872» l.r, oil on canvas; scattered retouch, concentrated at edges and in water. Measured at 24 x 36 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Estimate Price: $ 2,000 - 3,000- «Carved Walnut High Chest of Drawers,» Pennsylvania - late 18th century; the cornice molding incorporating reeded detail, replaced pulls, refinished, (imperfections). Measured at ht. 69 1/4, case wd. 39 1/2, case dp. 21 1/2 in. Estimate Price: $ 2,000 - 4,000- «Two-sided »F. Adam« Boot and Shoemaker Trade Sign» - Southport, Connecticut, c. 1880; gilt shoe and boot below «F. ADAM» on a black smalted background, applied red-painted edge molding, the heal of the boot inscribed «F.J. Lohr/174/E. Houston.,» Measured at ht. 22 5/8, wd. 15 in. Estimate Price: $ 1,500 - 2,500- «Classical Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Extension Table» - John Burt, Boston, c. 1820-30; the circular top extends with accordion action to accommodate four 21-in. and two 10 1/2-in. leaves, still in their original red-painted case stamped «John Burt,» on a columnar post and quatrefoil pedestal base on casters, old refinish, (imperfections). Measured at ht. 29, dia. 48 in. Estimate Price: $ 1,500 - 2,500- «Walnut Sugar Chest,»  southern United States, c. 1810-20; the rectangular top above a deep divided well on a slightly projecting skirt with drawer joining four turned legs, refinished, (repairs, restoration). Measured at ht. 38, wd. 24, dp. 20 in. Estimate Price: $ 1,500 - 2,500- «Four Framed Naval Battle Lithographs» - After J.C. Schetky and King, Smith & Elder & Co., London, England, c. 1813; hand-tinted images numbered 1 through 4. Measured at image ht. 12 1/8, wd. 16 3/4 in. Estimate Price: $ 1,500 - 2,500- «Two Whale Ivory and Wood Canes» - 19th century; one with turned top on an octagonal to round shaft composed of alternating sections of whale ivory and hardwood, the other with faceted head on an octagonal to spiral shaft with diamond and dot inlays. Measured at lg. to 34 1/4 in. Estimate Price: $ 1,500 - 2,500- «Maple Desk/Bookcase», New England, mid-18th century - with broken arched cresting, flame-carved urn finials and hinged tombstone paneled doors flanked by fluted panels, replaced brasses, refinished. Measured at ht. 94 1/2, wd. 36 1/2, dp. 19 1/2 in. Estimate Price: $ 1,200 - 1,500- «Portrait of Mr. Tierney» - Thomas Hudson (England, 1701-1779); inscribed and signed «Mr. Tierney/by Hudson» on back of canvas, oil on canvas; scattered retouch in background, to craquelure in face, and on cravat, three repaired punctures. Measured at 25 x 30 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Estimate Price: $ 1,200 - 1,500For details, visit: https://skinnerlive.auctionserver.netClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale. 

Auction Preview: Fine Wines and Spirits at Aguttes, Lyon, Feb 28

What: Fine Wines and SpiritsWhere: Aguttes, 13, bis place Jules Ferry - 69 006, LyonWhen: Feb 28, 5:00 PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «1B Romanée Conti (Grand Cru) 3 cm on capsule» - eqi with unreadable vintage; against damaged label with also unreadab
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Auction Preview: Fine Wines and Spirits at Aguttes, Lyon, Feb 28

What: Fine Wines and SpiritsWhere: Aguttes, 13, bis place Jules Ferry - 69 006, LyonWhen: Feb 28, 5:00 PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «1B Romanée Conti (Grand Cru) 3 cm on capsule» - eqi with unreadable vintage; against damaged label with also unreadable vintage; without monopole collar; n ° 2474/5043 Field of the Romanée Conti 1991. Estimate Price: 5,000 - 5,500 € ($ 6,150 - 6,750)- «3B Romanée St Vivant (Grand Cru) and eqi with 2 partially readable vintages» - damaged counter-labels Domaine de la Romanée Conti 1991. Estimate Price: 2,100 - 2,250 € ($ 2,550 - 2,750)- «1B Petrus (eth to ela) Pomerol 1998». Estimate Price: 1 800 - 2 000 € ($ 2,200 - 2,450)- «3B Echezeaux (Grand Cru) 1 to 2.5 cm» - eqi with 1 year illegible; very bad against-labels including 2 almost nonexistent Domaine de la Romanée Conti 1991. Estimate Price: 1,500 - 1,650 € ($ 1,850 - 2,020)- «6b Castle High Brion (Wood Box) GCC1 Graves 2007». Estimate Price: 1 440 - 1 560 € ($ 1,770 - 1,920)- «1B Whiskey Single Highland Cask The Family Casks 70 Cl 54.8 ° (Wood Box) Glenfarclas 1962». Estimate Price: 1 400 - 1 500 € ($ 1,720 - 1,850)- «1B The Task (Grand Cru) some marks and scratches etiquette» - damaged back label. No. 6140 Field of Romanée Conti 2007. Estimate Price: 1 300 - 1 400 € ($ 1,600 - 1,720)- «1B The Task (Grand Cru) eqi quasi se» - vintage readable only on the damaged back-label; collar vintage monopoly almost absent Domaine de la Romanée Conti 1991. Estimate Price: 1 200 - 1 300 € ($ 1,480 - 1,600)- «1B The Task (Grand Cru) 3 cm» - eqi with partially readable vintage; damaged back label; without collar vintage monopoly; slightly curled and damaged capsule top Domaine de la Romanée Conti 1991. Estimate Price: 1 200 - 1 300 € ($ 1,480 - 1,600)- «1B Petrus (eth) Pomerol 1997». Estimate Price: 1 100 - 1 200 € ($ 1,350 - 1,480)- «Bas Armagnac 1900 Laubade 70 Cl 43 ° (bottled in September 2001) Wood». Estimate Price: 800 - 1,000 € ($ 980 - 1,230)- «2B Coast Roast La Turque (1 ea) Guigal 1989». Estimate Price: 800 - 850 € ($ 980 - 1,050)- «12 B Hermitage The Chapel» (11 to 3 cm or better, 1 to 3.5 cm els including 2 ela, 2 eth, 1 eta; 1 eqi; 2 frets Jaboulet Ainé damaged, 2 without frill Jaboulet Ainé, snag light side capsule) Jaboulet Ainé 1988. Estimate Price: 750 - 800 € ($ 920 - 980)- «12 B Hermitage The Chapel» (1 to 3 and 1 to 3.5 cm; eth light) Jaboulet Ainé 1986. Estimate Price: 720 - 840 € ($ 890- 1,030)- «12 B Hermitage The Chapel» (eth light of which 1 ela; 1 ca side) Jaboulet Ainé 1986. Estimate Price: 720 - 840 € ($ 890- 1,030)For details, visit: https://www.aguttes.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale. 

Auction Preview: Silver, Ceramics, Design at Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Bredgade, Mar 8

What: Silver, Ceramics, DesignWhere: Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Bredgade 33, DK-1260 Copenhagen K, DenmarkWhen: Mar 8, 2:00 PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «A pair of large sterling silver candlesticks with hammered surface»; spiral fluted stem and
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Auction Preview: Silver, Ceramics, Design at Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Bredgade, Mar 8

What: Silver, Ceramics, DesignWhere: Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Bredgade 33, DK-1260 Copenhagen K, DenmarkWhen: Mar 8, 2:00 PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «A pair of large sterling silver candlesticks with hammered surface»; spiral fluted stem and circular foot. Georg Jensen after 1977, with date letter F11=2004. Design 264. Designed 1926. Measured at total weight 2690 g. H. 29.7 cm. Inner diam. of candle holders 2.5 cm. (2) Estimate Price: kr 120,000 ($ 14,700)- «Bernadotte». Sterling silver cutlery set. Georg Jensen after 1945. Designed 1939. Measured at weight excluding pieces with steel 5854 g. (199). Estimate Price: kr 100,000 ($ 12,250)- «Skriftlösa». Handwoven wool carpet in «flossa» technique with geometric polychrome pattern. Designed 1930. Made and signed by AB MMF after 1941. Measured at L. 314 cm. W. 220 cm. Estimate Price: kr 100,000 ($ 12,250)- «PK 9». A set of eight chairs with chromed steel frame. Seat and back upholstered with brown coloured leather. Designed 1960. These examples manufactured 2007 by Fritz Hansen, with maker's label and stamp. (8) Estimate Price: kr 80,000-100,000 ($ 9,800 - 12,250)- «AP 27» and «AP 29». A pair of highback easy chairs and a pair of matching stools with legs, armrests and sides of teak. Sides, seat, back and stools upholstered with light Kvadrat wool. Designed 1954. These examples manufactured 1960s by AP Stolen. (4) Estimate Price: kr 80,000-100,000 ($ 9,800 - 12,250)- «Pretzel Chair». Set of eight armchairs of laminated and moulded rosewood. Eight matching loose seat cushions upholstered with black leather included. Designed 1952. Anniversary edition. These examples manufactured 2008 by Vitra, four chairs with maker's metal tag no. 0284, 0819, 0821 and 0822. (8). Estimate Price: kr 75,000 ($ 9,200)- «PK 54». Dining table with cubus frame of chromed steel. Circular top of flintrolled grey/white marble. Six-piece addition ring of solid maple with stand included. Designed 1953. This example manufactured 1960s by E. Kold Christensen, stamped by maker. Measured at H. 65.5 cm. Diam. 140/210 cm. Estimate Price: kr 75,000 ($ 9,200)- «Judas Table». Oval teak dining table with extension and two extra leaves. Reverse side of top with profiled rim. Mounted on round, tapering legs. This example made approx. 1960s by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, stamped by maker. Measured at H. 72 cm. W. 120 cm. L. 180/235/290 cm. (3). Estimate Price: kr 60,000-80,000 ($ 7,350 - 9,800)- «Stokke Chair» - a pair of armchairs and a matching coffee table with frames of Brazilian rosewood and anodized steel. Back and seat cushion upholstered with greenish suede. Circular table top with raised edge and metal inlays. Designed 1966; one chair stamped. Measured at table: H. 47 cm. Diam. 105 cm. Estimate Price: kr 60,000-80,000 ($ 7,350 - 9,800)- «A pair of Cuban mahogany cabinets with Macassar plinth»; front with each three doors and oak interiors, one cabinet with coat hanger and adjustable shelves, other cabinet with small storage compartments. Measured at H. 160 cm. W. 177 cm. D. 45 cm. Estimate Price: kr 60,000-80,000 ($ 7,350 - 9,800)- «Freestanding three seater curvy sofa and a pair of matching easy chairs with tapering birch legs»; sides, seat and back upholstered with light fabric. Designed 1938. These examples made late 1930-1940s presumably for Studio Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Stockholm. Measured at Sofa: L. 210 cm. Estimate Price: kr 60,000-80,000 ($ 7,350 - 9,800)- «A colossal stoneware floor vase with windings in relief»; decorated with dark brown and white glaze with reddish brown and greyish blue elements. The inside decorated with black glaze. The upper rim decorated with white glaze with blue elements. Measured at H. 85 cm. Estimate Price: kr 60,000-70,000 ($ 7,350 - 8,500)- «A large sterling silver jardinière with stylized handles» - Georg Jensen 1945-1951; design no. 622 B. Measured at weight 1699 g. H. incl handle 14 cm. W. 22.7 cm. L. 41 cm. Estimate Price: kr 60,000 ($ 7,350)- «JH 813». A set of four armchairs with chromed steel frame. Seat and back with patinated natural leather. Designed 1970. These examples made 1970s by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. Estimate Price: kr 60,000 ($ 7,350)- «Handwoven wool carpet in »rölakan« flat weave technique»; comes with polychrome geometric pattern in green, brown and yellow shades on a light greyish blue base. Indistinctly signed. Made in Sweden, 1950s. Measured at L. 299 cm. W. 198 cm. Estimate Price: kr 60,000 ($ 7,350)For details, visit: https://bruun-rasmussen.dk/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale. 

Auction Preview: Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries at Dorotheum, Vienna, Mar 14

What: Oriental Carpets, Textiles and TapestriesWhere: Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Wien, AustriaWhen: When: March 14, 2018 at 05.00 pmPublic viewing: March 7, March 8, March 9, March 10, March 11, March 12, March 13 & March 14Top lots of the sale:-
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Auction Preview: Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries at Dorotheum, Vienna, Mar 14

What: Oriental Carpets, Textiles and TapestriesWhere: Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Wien, AustriaWhen: When: March 14, 2018 at 05.00 pmPublic viewing: March 7, March 8, March 9, March 10, March 11, March 12, March 13 & March 14Top lots of the sale:- Zoran Antonio Music (Gorizia 1909-2005 Venice): Censimento appenninico (Apennine Census). Signed and dated Music 69, verso titled and dated 1969. Oil on canvas. Size 73 x 92 cm, framed. Estimate: EUR 34,000 to 44,000 ($ 42,000 - $ 54,500)- Herbert Brandl & Blihal (Fritz Grohs) (born in Graz in 1959) & (Steyr 1955-2000 Berlin): Untitled, (2 parts), one section monogrammed on the reverse and dated HB 84/85 and inscribed 8 Blihal 4, as well as RI and LII, oil on canvas, each 180 x 145 cm. Overall dimensions 180 x 290 cm, on a stretcher. Estimate: EUR 20,000 to 30,000 ($ 25,000 - $ 37,000)- Attributed to Peter Boel (Antwerp 1622-1674 Paris): A hunting still life with a dog watching the kill, inscribed lower right: Jan Fyt. Oil on canvas. Size 170 x 242 cm, framed. Estimate: EUR 15,000 to 20,000 ($ 18,500 - $ 25,000)- Dieter & Björn Roth (Hanover 1930-1998 Basel / born in Reykjavik in 1961): “Gemischter Köder”, verso titled, signed and dated Dieter Roth Vienna 1988/89 (with Björn Roth). Oil, acrylic and lacquer on cotton. Size 160 x 121 cm, on a stretcher. Estimate: EUR 14,000 to 18,000 ($ 17,500 - $ 22,500)- Oswald Oberhuber (born in Meran in 1931): Untitled, signed, dated Oberhuber 1951. Oil, lacquer on burlap. Size 160 x 120 cm, framed. Estimate: EUR 12,000 to 18,000 ($ 15,000 - $ 22,500)- A set of six chairs mod. Flute, Aldo Tura, Italy 1950s/1980s. Four-legged wooden frame, the seat shell covered with goatskin dyed in different colours, matted lacquer coating, the legs covered with gold leaf. Size of each chair: height c. 84 cm, width c. 47 cm, depth c. 53 cm, height of seat c. 48 cm. Estimate: EUR 10,000 to 15,000 ($ 12,500 - $ 18,500)- Erró (Gudmundur Gudmundsson) (born in Olafsvik/Iceland in 1932 – has lived and worked in Paris since 1958): The last supper, verso titled, signed and dated Erró 2001 - 2002. Oil on canvas. Size 150 x 100 cm, framed. Estimate: EUR 10,000 to 16,000 ($ 12,500 - $ 20,00)- A “How High the Moon” armchair from the preproduction series, designed by Shiro Kuramata, 1986, for Vitra AG, Basel, meshwork. Size height c. 72 cm, width c. 95 cm, depth c. 81.5 cm, height of seat c. 36 cm. Estimate: EUR 10,000 to 24,000 ($ 12,500 - $ 29,500)- A pair of console tables, English Neoclassicism, late 19th/early 20th century, semi-circular gilt frames decorated with gesso, mahogany veneered top with Maplewood marquetry. Each Size 85 x 132 x 58 cm, signs of age. Estimate: EUR 9,000 to 12,000 ($ 11,500 - $ 15,000)- A cabinet, first half of the 20th century, executed by Friedrich Otto Schmidt, Vienna. Four-legged double-door wood frame, brass fittings and openwork key. The front with two doors painted with an exotic landscape with palms and two figures. Inscribed on the reverse with brand mark. Size Height c. 161 cm, width c. 75 cm, depth c. 41 cm. Estimate: EUR 8,000 to 15,000 ($ 9,900 - $ 18,500)- A large wardrobe mod. Renzi Reale, Aldo Tura, Italy 1980s. Four-legged, three-door wooden frame, covered with parchment, lacquered, with shelves. Dimensions: height c. 160 cm, width c. 170 cm, depth c. 40 cm. Estimate: EUR 8,000 to 14,000 ($ 9,900 - $ 17,500)- Two consoles / console tables, Aldo Tura. Four-legged, upright rectangular wooden frame, covered with mocha-coloured parchment, lacquered. Dimensions of each console table: height c. 115 cm, width c. 45 cm, depth c. 28 cm. Estimate: EUR 8,000 to 15,000 ($ 9,900 - $ 18,500)- A rare skid-base sofa / lounge sofa, designed by Arnold Bode, c. 1950, for Federholz-Gesellschaft OHG, Kassel / Germany, chromium plated flat steel, upholstered and covered with blue shaggy suede. Size Height c. 72 cm, width c. 195 cm, depth c. 75 cm, height of seat c. 40 cm. Estimate: EUR 8,000 to 10,000 ($ 9,900 - $ 12,500)- A console and wall mirror, Maison Jansen, France c. 1960 / 1965. Classic pared-down structure made of metal, brass and mirror glass. Dimensions of the console: height c. 82 cm, width c. 130 cm, depth c. 35 cm; dimensions of the mirror c. 76 cm x 70 cm. Estimate: EUR 8,000 to 13,000 ($ 9,900 - $ 16,000)- A chandelier / ceiling lamp. Designed by Oswald Haerdtl, for J. & L. Lobmeyr, Vienna c. 1939. Classic pared-down structure made of nickel plated metal, polished globular glass shades, facetted crystal glass bowls and pendants. Size Height c. 100 cm, diameter c. 90 cm. Estimate: EUR 8,000 to 12,000 ($ 9,900 - $ 15,000)For details, visit: https://www.dorotheum.com/en.htmlClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale. 

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