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appraisal days ends 3/31/11

In Uncategorized on March 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm



One item appraised for $25  – Offer ends March 31, 2011


Lange Auction House



local law enforcement supporters

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

The world of technology, Craigslist, stolen goods, furniture & antiques, and mistaken identities has become increasingly complex.  In the case of Craigslist, when buying or selling furniture and antiques, one can never truly be sure of the origin of the item.  As supporters of local law enforcement, Lange Auction House takes routine steps to ensure that the items we buy and sell are fully documented.  We want to offer to our customers, security in the provenance of the items they are buying and we want to offer to the general public, confidence in the fact that all items have a proper chain of ownership.  Lange Auction House does not deal in items of questionable origin.

Today, Lange Auction House collaborated with and agreed to collaborate in the future with local law enforcement in offering to provide our services for any questions relative to the acquisition or disposition of items.  We are happy to be of service in fighting crime and serving our community in only the most positive way.  If there are ever any questions about the dealings or operation of Lange Auction House, the President and Founder, Shauna Lee Lange is always available to answer them immediately, directly and honestly.

The business of Auction House services, personal property estate sales, appraisals, liquidations, and antiques & collectibles is one that is built slowly over time by virtue of reputable dealers.  The auction world specifically is a very small and close-knit family as it is an extremely unusual profession.  It requires a true love of art, antiques, design, history and economy.  In themselves, these are full-time enterprises requiring a great deal of committed attention.  Lange Auction House of the Florida Keys has adopted a policy that will both turn OVER information to law enforcement as well as turn DOWN any transactions which are questionable in nature.

color therapy and inspiration

In Uncategorized on April 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm


San Francisco’s Karen Olivia has written and compiled a wonderful post on color therapy and inspiration for interior design and for our lives in general.  She adds a few reading references for more information.  Gorgeous!

Smithsonian Craft Show Announces Artists Selected for 27th Annual Exhibition and Sale

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON, DC.- Three expert jurors reviewed 1,356 applications before choosing 120 artists from 32 states and the District of Columbia to participate in the 2009 Smithsonian Craft Show at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., beginning April 23. The jurors selected artists whose work best reflects the story of contemporary American craft in 12 categories: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art and wood. Among the artists returning to the show is Charleston, S.C., basket-maker Mary Jackson, a 2008 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. She is joined by 43 craft artists who are new to the show.

Juror Melissa Post, curator at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wash., said, “I appreciated the opportunity to see what’s happening here and now. The jury process allowed us to preview fresh, young designs and to see how older established artists have evolved.” For Post and fellow jurors Jane Milosch, senior program officer for the arts in the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture at the Smithsonian and Wayne Higby, ceramic artist and Robert C. Turner chair of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, the overall criteria for selection was the quality of work presented. Whether traditional or cutting edge, functional or sculptural, only outstanding technical excellence and execution earned entrance into what is considered to be the nation’s most prestigious craft show.

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the United States, and Lady Sheinwald will serve as honorary chairs of the 27th annual show. The Preview Night Benefit takes place Wednesday, April 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Higby will discuss the installation of his work “EarthCloud” at Alfred University, the largest hand-cut porcelain architectural assemblage in the world and discuss and sign his recent book at an afternoon tea Thursday, April 23. On Thursday evening, “Connect and Collect” will host young professionals for a reception and tour of the show from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

An auction will feature 14 vintage craft objects donated to the Smithsonian Women’s Committee by Sherley and Bernard Koteen from their highly regarded personal collection. Raffle tickets to win one of three exciting pieces donated by exhibitors are available at the show or by phone at $5 each or six for $25. Online auction bids will be taken from Sunday, April 19, until Tuesday, April 25, at 5:00 p.m. The pieces available for auction can be viewed at www.smithsonianauctions.org.

The show is open Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, April 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A daily admission fee of $15 includes the show program. Seniors, students, military, Smithsonian Associates and Smithsonian employees’ admission fee is $12; children 12 and under are free. Baby strollers are not permitted. The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street N.W., across the street from the Judiciary Square Metro station. Garage and lot parking are nearby. For group-rate tickets (10 or more) or to rent space for special events, call the show office at (202)-633-5006 or (888) 832-9554 or e-mail austrpr@si.edu.

A list of exhibitors and images of their work and more information about the show is available at www.smithsoniancraftshow.org. The show is produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, which has contributed more than $8 million to educational, outreach and research projects benefiting the Smithsonian Institution.

Article Credit:  http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=27849