Pre-Columbian Gold Jewelry & Artifacts For Auction

Our upcoming August 24th, 2017 auction features a diverse and vast collection of rare Pre-Columbian jewelry and artifacts.  The term “Pre-Columbian” refers to the visual arts of indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, North, Central, and South Americas until the late 15th and early 16th centuries. While the pieces we offer are close to 1,000 years […]

August 11, 2017

Giltwood Gold

At Alex Cooper Auction House, there are days and weeks where nothing exciting comes along. The same chairs, chest of drawers, and fern stands show up in the receiving room, waiting for me to “lot” and write them up for the next auction. However, one June morning, next to an 18th century, English, tilt-top table sits […]

August 11, 2017

Washington, DC Foreclosure Auctions

Washington, DC is both a judicial and non-judicial jurisdiction.  For the court ordered judicial sales the auction must be ratified by the court. As a potential bidder, it is your responsibility to do your own due diligence.  The District of Columbia has websites where you can begin your research.  The property assessment website and the […]

August 11, 2017

The Current Palette: July Art Auction Highlights

What not to miss in Alex Cooper’s upcoming July 22nd Gallery Auction. The upcoming auction is a Contemporary Art powerhouse.  Whether you are a novice collector or a seasoned buyer, there is something for everyone.  It’s hard to pick just five, but I’ve listed five pieces you must see. Lot 1020: Keith Haring, Untitled for […]

July 14, 2017

Trend Alert: Purple is the New Black!

While the Pantone color of the year has been declared Greenery, you’d never know from the shades of lilac, lavender, and royal purple spotted on the runway this year. Of course, it can be hard to pull off a full purple outfit, so going with a delicate piece of jewelry to add a splash of […]

July 10, 2017

Top Picks from the June 17- July 11 Discovery Auction

Discovery auctions at Alex Cooper feature moderately priced items, including antique, contemporary, designer, and reproduction furniture and decorations, artwork, porcelain and glass, rugs and collectibles. Discovery Auction items may be viewed in our gallery or online; however, bidding is available solely through Alex Cooper’s internet catalogue. Bidding starts at $20 for all discovery items. Our […]

June 30, 2017