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Improved strips, work almost complete at the intersection of Route 113

BERLIN– Long-running work at the intersection of Assateague Road and Route 113 is expected to be completed soon, state officials say. The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) confirmed this week that improvements to Route 113 and Assateague Road (Route 376) are nearing completion. “The job is pretty much done,” said Shanteé Felix, SHA…

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The resort is moving forward with a contract for an air show

The resort is moving forward with a contract for an air show

OCEAN CITY — With some concerns allayed, resort officials this week agreed to a term sheet with the OC Air Show to ensure the return of the annual event for the next three years and beyond. Last week, Director of Tourism and Business Development Tom Perlozzo presented a term sheet for negotiations for a three-year contract with the…

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Brick pedestrian crossings are replaced in Berlin

Brick pedestrian crossings are replaced in Berlin

BERLIN– The city’s iconic brick crosswalks are being phased out in favor of safer alternatives now used by the state. Mayor Zack Tyndall informed council members this week that Maryland’s State Highway Administration (SHA) no longer supports brick crosswalks and will instead install the traditional black-and-white pattern in the future. Tyndall’s comments…

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National Park Service Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Assateague

National Park Service Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Assateague

ASSATEAGUE – The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a planned reconfiguration of the existing South Ocean Beach parking area and popular Over-Sand Vehicle (OSV) entrance road ahead of planned changes to the island- fence. The public comment period on the proposed changes began last week and will remain open until…

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Performant Capital acquires De – Wed, 29 Jun 2022 13:35:28 +0000

CHICAGO, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Performant Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investing in technology-driven companies, today announced that it has acquired Design Manager from 1stDibs (DIBS), a leading marketplace for extraordinary pattern businesses. Design Manager is a leading provider of project management and accounting software for the interior design industry.

Founded in 1984, Design Manager has been serving leading interior design firms for over 40 years. The company offers a comprehensive workflow software solution and customers use the platform to manage design projects totaling $2 billion in billings per year. The Design Manager product offers a set of features particularly suited to improving efficiency and increasing profitability for interior design businesses.

“Design Manager is a comprehensive product and serves a group of clients who represent the best in the interior design industry. We are excited to provide an investment in this technology platform to deliver an even better product to clients,” said Jeff Dillon, Partner at Performant Capital.

“Design Manager has performed very well since we acquired the business in 2019. Given our focus on areas such as auctions and international expansion, we made the decision to seek an owner who was both capable and excited to increase investment in Design Manager. We are delighted to have found this in Performant Capital. The company has thoroughly researched the market opportunity and intends to invest in the business to ensure its continued success,” said David Rosenblatt, CEO of 1stDibs.

Performant continues to seek best-in-class software platforms in the interior design space that would expand Design Manager’s offering.

About Design Manager
Design Manager is the leading project management and accounting software for interior designers. Founded in 1984 to meet the demands of local interior design businesses, it has grown into a nationally recognized software company. Design companies have specific needs that conventional software cannot meet and Design Managers offers a product dedicated to these needs. Design Manager provides software that saves time and improves profitability, while eliminating countless hours of paperwork.

About 1stDibs
1stDibs is a leading luxury marketplace for extraordinary design, connecting design enthusiasts around the world with coveted sellers and manufacturers of vintage, antique and contemporary furniture, home decor, artwork, jewelry, watches and fashion.

About Performing Capital
Performant Capital is a Chicago-based lower-middle-market private equity firm focused on investing in technology-driven companies. Performant acquires businesses across SaaS, technology services, and data intelligence products and services. With more than 50 years of collective investment and operating experience in these industries, Performant’s leaders seek opportunities where its investment depth, operational expertise and network of partners can have a meaningful impact on the performance. For more information on Performant Capital, visit


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Michel Ciaglia
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1st Dibs:
Jennifer Miller
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Russia’s response to war in Ukraine dominates G7 summit | G7 Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:23:00 +0000

Western leaders ended the three-day G7 summit in Germany by vowing to increase the economic and political costs for Vladimir Putin and his regime from Russia’s war in Ukraine.

German Chancellor and G7 President Olaf Scholz made the vow at a closing press conference where he said the group was united and unbreakable, adding: “It is important to stand together to that over the long distance, which is definitely going to be necessary.”

As the summit comes at the same time as an attack on a kindergarten in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, and a missile strike on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk killed at least 18 people, leaders hope the summit demonstrated the determination, unity and practicality required to weaken the Russian president’s war machine. Scholz said the rest of the world is watching Putin’s brutal assault on Ukraine’s civilian population.

However, disagreements at the top continued until the end over the question of finding a way to reduce the flow of money to the Kremlin from Western consumption of Russian energy. Germany fears that a cap on the price of oil or gas could lead to a complete cut off of Russian energy supplies and a European industrial collapse. Others, especially Americans, say the plan is achievable.

The G7 said it would “take immediate action to secure energy supply and reduce price spikes caused by extraordinary market conditions, including exploring additional measures such as price caps.”

The wording helps further work on complementary US oil price cap ideas and an Italian gas price cap plan. Russia has already warned of retaliation if the West tries to manipulate energy prices below market level.

G7 leaders said they were moved by video chat with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in which he called on the group to help end the war by winter, reflecting the attrition soldiers are experiencing Ukrainians are facing and the belief that heavier weapons can help regain the ground that is gradually being lost in the Donbass. A G7 leader said: “Zelenskiy has shown courage and realism about what lies ahead.

Boris Johnson, who entered the summit warning that Russia is set to annex more Ukrainian lands if the status quo in the balance of power continues, appeared slightly more optimistic that those who had called for a speedy settlement have been appeased and that it has been accepted, a sustained battle awaits us.

French President Emmanuel Macron – sometimes seen as the most committed man to a future long-term relationship with Russia – said the G7 would support Ukraine for as long as necessary. He was unrestrained in his criticism of Russian attacks on civilians, saying the strike on the Kremenchuk trading center was a war crime and that Russia should not win the war.

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The final statement said: “We will stand by Ukraine for as long as necessary, providing the necessary financial, humanitarian, military and diplomatic support in its courageous defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

He also pointed out that the G7 has pledged and given $29.5bn (£24.1bn) in budget support this year.

The confirmation that the United States will provide a state-of-the-art surface-to-air missile defense system was probably the most significant tangible development in terms of practical aid.

At a summit normally dominated by the topics of the climate crisis, food security, global debt and pandemics, it was striking how little high-level discussions focused on these issues, even though the 28-page statement addressed Scholz’s personal plan to form a “climate club” by the end of the year dedicated to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

Other stated climate goals were “a highly decarbonized road sector by 2030, a fully or mostly decarbonized electricity sector by 2035, and prioritizing concrete and timely action towards the goal of accelerating the phase-out of coal-fired household energy.

The wording gives Japan leeway regarding when it will achieve the goal of zero-emission vehicles, and also allows some flexibility for overseas fossil fuel investment.

On food security, the G7 offered an additional $4.5bn (£3.7bn) – well below the UN World Food Program target.

Max Lawson, head of inequality policy at Oxfam, said the funding was just a fraction of the minimum needed of an additional $28.5billion (£23.3billion): “Faced with the worst hunger crisis for a generation, the G7 simply failed to take the necessary action. As a result, millions of people will face terrible hunger and starvation.

“Instead of doing what is necessary, the G7 is starving millions and cooking the planet.”

Rediscover the art of history paintings in an online lecture Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:30:00 +0000

History Paintings: Uso Pa Ba?, an online conference that aims to reintroduce the neglected craft and discipline of history painting, and reiterate its role, particularly in postmodern times, is taking place via Zoom today , June 29, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

‘History Paintings: Uso Pa Ba?’ is an online conference that reintroduces the craft and discipline of history painting

The webinar is headlined by museum curator and published writer Gari Apolonio. It will guide viewers through the rich history of the genre, its development, and how it is produced and seen in the contemporary period.

It will also address movement in relation to art appreciation and identity formation. He will provide an in-depth discussion of the landmark exhibition Siningsaysay: Philippine History in Art, currently housed at the Gateway Gallery, of which he is a full-time curator.

Museum curator and published writer Gari Apolonio

He also had various art projects during his time at the Metropolitan Museum in Manila, Now Gallery and Auctions and collaborations with other advocacy organizations.

He is the author of the artist biography book Dreamscapes: The Art of Perfecto Mercado.

History Paintings: Uso Pa Ba? is free and open to the public as part of the online education programs of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Design Foundation.

Interested participants can register via this link:

Here’s our pick of 5 standout works at TEFAF Maastricht, from a million dollar hippopotamus sculpture to a rediscovered Dutch masterpiece Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:26:34 +0000

The TEFAF art fair is back in Maastricht in the Netherlands after a hiatus of more than two years. The previous edition of the show notably took place in March 2020 as countries around the world began to lock down one by one at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The fair itself was forced to close early due to the outbreak.

Now, amid wider shake-ups in the global art fair calendar, TEFAF is back in its original home for the first time since the pandemic, but in a revised timeslot from the usual March run (until June 30). The June dates certainly resulted in higher than usual temperatures in the halls of the Maastricht Congress Center. But other than that, the crowds were back on VIP preview days, the familiar extravagant floral displays were in full bloom, and the cocktails, canapes and famous oysters were flowing.

The atmosphere on opening day, June 24, was lively and enthusiastic as merchants welcomed throngs of well-heeled shoppers, who perused the plethora of offerings ranging from old masters, antiques, jewelry and china to modern and contemporary art. A total of 242 exhibitors attended, including 21 first-time resellers, down slightly from the last in-person edition which had 280 exhibitors and 25 newcomers.

Some may be surprised to learn that the fair offers items for as little as four figures. Artnet News scoured the aisles and found treasures ranging from €100,000 to over €2 million. Here are some of the highlights.

Pair of Chinese Export ‘Nodding Head’ Figures
(Probably Canton, circa 1780)

A pair of “nodding head” Chinese export figurines. (Probably Canton, circa 1780) at Thomas Coulborn & Sons at TEFAF Maastricht. Photo by Eileen Kinsella.

Stand: Thomas Coulborn & Sons, Sutton Coldfield, UK

What it costs: €100,000

Why it’s special: The gallery showcased Chinese export furniture and artwork under the “East Meets West” banner, noting how the fashion for chinoiserie or The “Chinese taste” swept Europe in the 18th century.

Chinese “nodding head” figures such as these have been found in many royal palaces, including the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm Palace near Stockholm and the Royal Pavilion at Brighton in the United Kingdom, reflecting the passion of its owner, King George IV. The gallery has even recreated some of Brighton’s furniture displays in the stand. Chinese figures were so integral to the decoration of the Royal Pavilion that some ‘nodding’ figures are described as being ‘Brighton Pavilion style’, said Jonathan Coulborn.

This pair of polychrome terracotta figures of a Mandarin and his consort is even rarer because the figures are seated, Coulborn said. For example, the UK’s Royal Collection has a painting by Johann Zoffany, ca. 1765, from Queen Charlotte to her dressing table. Queen Charlotte is pictured with the young Prince of Wales and Prince Frederick; in the background are two Chinese Mandarins, similar to the Mandarin in the pair above, though standing rather than seated.

Worries (1862)
Gustave Courbet

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Stand: Stoppenbach & Delestre, London

What it costs: €300,000

Why it’s special: This is one of the small group of floral still lifes created by the French painter, who was most famous for his embrace of realism and the often controversial scenes of everyday life that led him to battle with the Salon .

This particular work was painted during a stay in Saintonge near Bordeaux from May 1862 to April 1863, which Courbet called one of the most rewarding and productive periods of his life. Gallery director Adrien Delestre said Courbet’s flower paintings retain his realistic sensibilities while having a poetic, almost melancholic undertone.

The visit to Saintonge was motivated by an invitation to stay with the collector Étienne Baudry, whom Courbet had met through the critic Jules-Antoine Castagnary. Although Courbet only planned to stay for two weeks, the warm celebrity welcome he received encouraged him to stay much longer. The artist featured the series of works in an exhibition held in the town of Saintes in 1863 and was aware of their market appeal. In a letter to a friend at the time, the artist conceded: “Flowers make me mint.

Hippopotamus (1929)
Francois Pompon

Francois Pompon, Hippopatumus (1929).  Image courtesy Xavier Eeeckhout, Paris

Francois Pompon, Hippopotamus (1929). Image courtesy Xavier Eeeckhout, Paris

Stand: Xavier Eeckhout, Paris

What it costs: 1 million euro

Why it’s special: This small hippopotamus sculpture, carved from pure Carrara marble, featured prominently in a brightly lit “stand within a stand” at Parisian dealer Xavier Eeckhout, and was also the perfect complement to several other animal sculptures. nearby, including works by the famous duo Les Lalanne.

But the hippo has a unique story of its own. It was “ordered” by Anita Baron Supervielle in July 1929 at the Galerie Duchemin in Paris and delivered to her in Argentina in January of the following year. The sculpture remained in the family until it was recently discovered by Eeckhout.

Pompon is considered to be the most sought-after workshop assistant in Paris at the end of the 19th century. century, carving marble for Rodin and Camille Claudel until he “emancipated himself” himself in 1905 and abandoned the human figure to devote himself to animal art. Pompon was recognized much later in life, at age 67, when he presented his White Bear at the 1922 Salon d’Automne.

In this particular figure, which reflects the artist’s fascination with movement, “the hippo’s roar propels it backwards”, according to a press release, an imbalance which is accentuated by “the position of the rear- train in a vacuum”.

Portrait of Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (1653)
Jan Lievens

Jan Lievens 1653 Portrait of Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (1653).  Image courtesy of Christopher Bishop Fine Art.

Jan Lievens, Portrait of Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (1653). Image courtesy of Christopher Bishop Fine Art.

Stand: Christopher Bishop Fine Arts, New York

What it costs: €1.35 million

Why it’s special: This discovery of a first-time exhibitor thrilled the whole show on the day of the VIP preview. First, the subject of the revered portrait is Deceive, with a y. When New York dealer Christopher Bishop first saw the “drawing of a nobleman” in an online sale organized by a small Massachusetts auction house, Marion Antique Auctions, he was immediately struck.

He was tagged as bearing the initials “IL” Upon closer examination, Bishop saw the initials read “JL”. He knew it was a major job and worth way more than the $200-300 estimate. He expected to have competition on the phone from Europe and he was right. “It looks like we underestimated this one,” the auctioneer said when the price hit $200,000. The hammer fell to $514,800 to an anonymous bidder, who is now known to be Bishop.

The Dutch Golden Age masterpiece depicts war hero Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp. The drawn portrait has been lost since 1888 and was known only from later prints and painted versions.

A contemporary and rival of Rembrandt, Lievens is considered one of the great Dutch artists of the 17th century. This black chalk portrait of Admiral Tromp shows the naval hero months after his death at the hands of a sniper in the rigging of an enemy English ship.

“When we looked at the design on the light table, the proof was there: the watermark is the same as you see in Rembrandt prints from the 1650s,” Bishop said in a statement, adding that Rembrandt and Lievens shared a studio earlier in their career and had the same paper supplier.

A watermark is “like the papermaker’s fingerprint and this watermark is special, because before 1650 it did not exist, and after 1660 paper begins to change with the introduction of mechanization”, Bishop continued. “Because this is the same paper that Rembrandt used for his prints, we know more about this paper than any other paper in history. So we have absolute confirmation of the date and monogram on the drawing.

Ceremonial saddlery of an Ottoman emperor (18th century)

Ceremonial upholstery from the Ottoman Empire.  Image courtesy of Kent Antiques London

Ottoman Empire ceremonial upholstery. Image courtesy of Kent Antiques London

Stand: Kent Antiques, London

What it costs: 2 million euros

Why it’s special: This massive and striking set was draped over a life-size model of a horse in the stand of the first exhibitor Kent Antiques. Director Mehmet Keskiner told Artnet News that the equestrian trim was commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Selim III and consists of a saddle, caparison, bridle and trappings. It is the only surviving set of 18th-century Ottoman imperial horse furniture, Keskiner said.

Six decades after its commissioning, it was presented to Prince Albert via Queen Victoria by Sultan Abdülmecid I, in thanks for British support at the Paris Congress in 1856.

In another fascinating trick, 30 years later Queen Victoria presented Saddlery to the Marquess of Lothian. It was kept in the family home of Newbattle Abbey, where it remained even after the house was given to the Scottish nation in 1930. That’s where Keskiner and Kent Antiques came in. When the trim surfaced recently it was worn and dirty from neglect, but nearly a year of conservation and cleaning has restored the old historic treasure to its original glory.

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“Not so long ago, people were investing in espresso machines and honing their barista skills at home, making white dishes and latte art at home, and also making bread,” said Liisa Matinvesi- Bassett, New Zealand country manager for PriceSpy. .

“With our data highlighting how much prices have risen, buyers may want to think twice before investing in these types of purchases at this time.

“If Kiwis really need to buy breakfast appliances right now, we encourage people to watch price developments closely and not impulse buy,” Matinvesi-Bassett suggested.

“Monitoring and tracking prices regularly will help buyers gauge when prices are high and when the right time is to buy. So many factors are impacting the price of commodities right now. Inflation, for example, is still at a 30 year high. Then there are the broader issues of COVID-19 affecting global manufacturing and supply chains, as well as the rising cost of fuel prices and of course the weather. difficult in Europe.

“In these uncertain times, buyers really need to be very careful about the price they pay for goods, as prices change daily. Performing a quick, free and easy to do price search before buying will help make a difference so people can save money, not overpay, and make a more informed buying decision.”

Remembering Newport’s old market and weekly livestock sale Sun, 26 Jun 2022 15:01:00 +0000 If you are of a certain age, you will remember the original market in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

Every Tuesday, cows, pigs and sheep waited to be auctioned off in their pens on the site now occupied by the Morrison supermarket, and where the food aisles now are, all manner of market traders set up their stalls .

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Stalls ranged from individual stalls to trucks with folding sides forming stages or counters.

Usually originating on the mainland, the larger stalls sold everything from bed linen to crockery, from jewelry to baked beans.

The South Street entrance to the market. Photo: Alan Stroud.

There was even a butcher’s shop, local jokes claiming some of the joints had turned up in Newmarket the day before.

In a stall, a man was selling glass cutters week after week. It effortlessly cut intricate shapes and patterns and produced tiny masterpieces in seconds.

Sometimes they were letters of the alphabet, sometimes the silhouette of a leaping salmon, executed in a dazzling series of maneuvers that put us all in danger of stitching up.

The merchants were seasoned artists. One, a scruffy middle-aged man with a designer beard before it became fashionable, only sold tights.

As he played with the crowd, flecks of white spit gathered in the corners of his mouth until an explosive syllable sent them flying into the crowd.

He was attacking a pair of tights with a nail file, shouting, “Look at these tights. They are indestructible. You can’t geddem here – I exhibit goddem. It was always the exhibition—he never specified which one in particular.

Wally Pearce, a veteran exhibitor from Cowes, sold homemade ‘TV boosters’. Simple affairs, costing pennies to produce, they consisted of nothing more than a short length of coaxial cable with a capacitor soldered to the end which, to maintain an air of mystery, was hidden under plastic tape. .

As the crowd watched, Wally plugged a ‘booster’ into a portable television and, like magic, a perfect picture appeared.

It was an impressive display which owed more to the fact that the powerful 500kW Rowridge transmitter was only two miles away rather than to Wally’s electronics – at that distance a hanger stuffed into the aerial socket would have given a good picture.

Wally made a good trade with the tour buses which swelled the crowds but back home, where the nearest transmitter might be 50 miles away, it’s a safe bet the snowy screens of Swansea and Macclesfield remained too snowy than ever.

Isle of Wight County Press: Tim Smith of Way Ridett and Market Supervisor Vernon Terrett with the winning beast from Gilten Market in 1983. Photo: Alan Stroud/County Press.Tim Smith of Way Ridett and Market Supervisor Vernon Terrett with the winning beast of the Gilten Market in 1983. Photo: Alan Stroud/County Press.

Way Ridett and Pittis held cattle auctions at each market; they were popular with farmers and the public.

All was well until the early 1980s, when more and more Isle of Wight farmers found it more profitable to take their animals to mainland markets for auction.

Isle of Wight sales have been hit hard and both Pittis and Way Ridett have decided to end their auctions.

The 1983 annual Gilten Market was chosen to be the last regular livestock market ever held on the Isle of Wight.

The Gilten market was traditionally held every Christmas, when the horns of the animal deemed best in the market were anointed with gold paint. ‘Coast to Coast’, TVS’ local news programme, was there to record the very latest market.

Tom Glenny, Way Ridett’s auctioneer, was interviewed: “It’s about economics,” he told viewers. “Flow in an average Tuesday market has become so low that it is not economical to maintain it. The problem is that there is not enough stock.

“There are expenses to run a market and if there are only 20 or 30 calves, it does not cover the running costs. This is because he was not supported by the big breeders.

Colin Fairweather and I not only photographed the last market, but we also made an audio recording and we did our own interview with Tom Glenny, who told us: “I am going to auction on New Years because I have a farm sale on inventory. but I guess I will never work in the market again.

“People see it on this day of the year and it looks wonderful, but it’s the other 51 weeks of the year that matter – and they’re a dead loss.”

Moments later, he held the last livestock auction ever held on the island… “Now we come to the important thing. There he is, the beast of Gilten Market, owned by farmer Alan Aylett. Congratulate him on a nice beef.

“Put him in. What am I offering for him?…Who wants him? 120 I’m an offer…125…130…135…138 if you like him.” One minute it was all over… “Selling at 172 pence a kilo… to Mr. Bartlett.”

The crowd, knowing they had just witnessed the end of an era, burst into spontaneous applause and as the cheers died down so did the Newport market.

In the new year the traders’ stalls moved to a site at the junction of South Street and Furrlongs, now home to Cineworld and fast food outlets, but the new market was now only a shadow of himself.

Shopping habits had changed and its heyday had passed. It was the beginning of the end and the market slowly faded away.

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The collection of expert Antiques Roadshow, and Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci items, among the auction items to be won Sun, 26 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000

An Antiques Roadshow Expert Private Collection and a Designer Novelty Sale are two auctions taking place not far from Teesside. The designer sale and David Battie collectibles event will take place at Leyburn’s Tennants salerooms in Yorkshire in July.

David Battie was a regular face on the Antiques Roadshow for many years and even appeared on the very first episode of the hit BBC show in 1977, now in its 44th series. The sale will take place on Friday July 15 and will include over 180 lots of academic interest from David Battie’s extensive collection, and will be on view from Sunday July 10 to Thursday July 14.

The Designer Sale, which will give bidders the opportunity to buy from a private collection of designer handbags, scarves and accessories from brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Jimmy Choo, will take place at the Yorkshire sales from Sunday 7th July. 6, to Sunday July 17.

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David Battie joined Sotheby’s in 1965 and worked in the ceramics and oriental art departments before being appointed director in 1976. The sale, titled David Battie: A Study Collection, includes a number of key pieces, including a Chinese porcelain plate from the Qianlong period estimated at £150-£250 plus buyer’s premium.

Other talking points include a Chinese canton plate, circa 1855, estimated at £200-300, and a Blanc de Chine wine cup from the second half of the 17th century, estimated at £200-300. A far cry from the ceramics on sale, a finely crafted table clamp in cut and gilded steel in parcels is on offer with an estimate of £300-400. Sold with its original case, the pliers would have been made for a wealthy lady to hold her needlework in place.

As for the designer auction, notable pieces include a 1990s Chanel double-flap quilted leather shoulder bag, offered with an estimate of £1,200-1,500 plus buyer’s premium, and a Louis Vuitton ‘on the go’ empreinte leather bag with beige and black monogrammed leather, estimated £600-800.

For more on both sales, visit Tennants’ website here.


]]> What’s Happening in the Mid-Hudson Valley as of June 26, 2022 – Daily Freeman Sun, 26 Jun 2022 04:05:13 +0000

• The Good Work Institute is hosting ‘Resisting Erasure’, an exhibition featuring Poughkeepsie-based artist Shirley Parker-Benjamin and photographer Onaje Benjamin until October 8th. Events featured an interactive art-making workshop on July 9, closing event on October 8, and chances to engage in work on the second Saturday of each month. The Good Work Institute greenhouse is located at 65 St. James Street, Kingston. For more information visit

• The Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, will have a Repair Café on Sunday, June 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. . Broken items include small appliances, lamps, picture frames, chairs and more. Visit for more information.

• The Stewart House and Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society will host a fundraiser on Sunday, June 26, 3-5 p.m., at the River Grill at Stewart House, 1 N. Water St., Athens. Tickets are available at The Stewart House, by visiting or by calling (518) 828-5294.

• The Vassar College Music Department and the Hudson Valley Society for Musicians are hosting a Sunday Choir and Orchestra as part of the college’s Bach Fest, June 26, 2 p.m. at the college’s Skinner Hall of Music, 100 Raymond Avenue, Arlington. Conducted by Christine Howlett, the band Der Herr Denket an uns BWV 196, the “Brandenburger Concerto” No. 5 BWV 1050 and Christ Lag in Todes Banden BWV 4 S. For tickets, visit For a complete listing of Vassar’s BachFest events, visit

• The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is coming to the Bearsville Center, 277 – 297 Tinker Street, Woodstock, October 21-23. Admire fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments displayed by their creators in an intimate gathering of stringed instrument makers, players, collectors and aficionados and enjoy the music live streaming, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each event day at The Bearsville Theater Lounge. Seminars, workshops and additional concerts with separate entrance. General admission is $25 per day. A three-day pass costs $60. Advance tickets through the Bearsville Theater Box Office will go on sale in June.

• Cyclists can celebrate summer at the Kingston Food Coop Summer Party and have their bike checked out by Bike Friendly Kingston volunteers on Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Big Bubble Laundromat parking lot at 718 Broadway in Midtown Kingston. No pre-registration required, but attendees must register by 1:30 p.m. Bells, lights and bike helmets will be available at the event. The event is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, contact Tom Polk, YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County Cycling Educator, by calling (845-338-3810, ext. 102). Email:

• An outdoor summer music concert series, ‘Twilight Music in the Parks’, takes place Thursdays from 6-7pm at the Ulster Visitor Center on the Highlands side of Walkway Over the Hudson, off US Route 9W, through September 1.

• People’s Place, in partnership with Institute for Animal Happiness, brought the Happy Cart back to the parking lot at 17 St. James St., Kingston every Wednesday from 4-6pm. The Happy Cart offers plant-based foods for our community to taste and is free.

• The People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center monthly Evening Of Holistic Health collaboration with the Holistic Health Community continues. The first Wednesday evening of each month from 3-7 p.m. at 775 Broadway, Kingston.

• Coach House Players at 12 Augusta St., Kingston, will present “On Golden Pond” for six performances from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 10. The Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 p.m., with the Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. Prices are $20, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students 18 and younger. Tickets can be purchased by calling (845) 331-2476 or by going online to

• The People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center offers free weekly workshops, including wellness classes, health screenings, nutritional counseling, alternative health modalities and financial education. 775 Broadway, Kingston. For more information and to register for workshops, visit or call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday evenings 5 ​​p.m. to 7 p.m. at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf stable food are accepted. Dial (845) 338-4030.

• The People’s Place Bounty table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, bread, baked goods, dairy and protein. Items change daily and are on a first-come, first-served basis during business hours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (845) 338-4030 for more information.

• The Hurley Heritage Society Museum at 52 Main St, Hurley has opened for the season. See the current exhibition “Winslow Homer at Hurley – an artist’s view”. featuring reproductions of the paintings and illustrations that Homer created during his visits to Hurley between 1870 and 1875. The exhibition features five new paintings this year. The museum’s opening hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Ice Cream Sundays train rides run on Sundays through September 18th. Trains depart from the railway’s Westbrook Lane station in Kingston, near the Hannaford supermarket in Kingston Plaza, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for a duration of approximately one hour. stroll. Tickets are $20 for adults; $14 for children (2 to 12 years old); $19 for seniors, active military and veterans; and free for toddlers 2 and under on laps. Visit

• Bike Friendly Kingston will host a monthly “Slow Rides” night on the first Thursday of every month through October. Guided rides, lasting five to 20 miles, depart from the Kingston & Ulster YMCA parking lot at 507 Broadway at 6 p.m. The dates are July 7, August 8, September 9 and October 6. Email for more information.

• The Tivoli Wide Yard sale, now in its 33rd year, will take place on Saturday, July 30 starting at 9 am. A map showing the locations of each sale will be published and distributed at Four Corners. For more information, call the village office at (845) 757-2021.

• The Thomas Cole National Historic Site exhibit “Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration” will run through October 20, 2022, at the site, 218 Spring St., Catskill. The exhibit examines the famous Hudson River School artist’s final years before his death in February 1848. For more information and exhibit times, visit

• Stone Ridge Orchard, 3012 State Route 213, Stone Ridge, will host Findings, a curated market of 40 vendors from specialty growers, nurseries, antique dealers from around the world and local makers from the Catskills, Hudson Valley and Besides. The market will feature a plethora of plants, garden antiques, and artisan and farm-fresh produce. Tickets are $15 and are available on Eventbrite by visiting

• The Hudson Wednesday Market returns to 7th Street Park on Warren Street, Hudson, every Wednesday from 4-7pm until October 26. The Basic Farmers Market features a diverse group of vendors. Local artisans interested in selling and showcasing their crafts can email Visit

• Girl Named Tom performs at Bardavon, 35 Market, St., Poughkeepsie, July 15 at 8 p.m. in a special benefit concert for Mid-Hudson Love Inc. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by calling (845) 473-5288, (845) 339-6088 by emailing, and Bardavon and UPAC in Kingston, 601 Broadway. Tickets can also be purchased at (but charges will apply).

• New York City Opera and Teatro Grattacielo headline the Phenicia International Festival of the Voice in Phenicia August 5-7. Featured performances include Teatro Grattacielo’s production of Mozart’s “Don Giovani” on August 5 at 8:30 p.m., New York City Opera’s Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” on August 6 at 8:30 p.m., and “Opera in the Movies” in partnership with the Woodstock Film Festival on August 7 at 8:30 p.m. Visit

• The Rhinebeck Farmers Market has opened for the season in the municipal parking lot at 61 E. Market St., Rhinebeck. The market will take place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., except from December 4 to December 18. Visit for more information.

• The Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Catskill Flyer scenic trains are back on the tracks of the old Ulster and Delaware Railroad. Trips take place from Saturday to September 17. Trains depart from Westbrook Lane Station near Hannaford Supermarket at Kingston Plaza in Kingston at 11:00am 1:00pm and 3:00pm for a journey of approximately one hour. Tickets are $16, adults; $10 children (2 to 12 years old); $15, seniors, military and veterans: and free for toddlers 2 and under on lap. Visit

• The Senate Chamber State Historic Site in downtown Kingston is open. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until Halloween. Tours depart hourly, with the last tour departing at 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, call (845) 338-2786 or visit

• The Kingston Farmers’ Market has returned to its outdoor location in the Ulster County Courthouse parking lot, 285 Wall Street. The market will take place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until November 19.

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