My Nakashima Connection

Born in 1959 and growing up in the family auction business, I have witnessed over 40 years of shifting furniture styles.  First exposure was the 1960’s-70’s French Provincial era; however, my family home and many others eventually morphed and has maintained the stately Federal and Georgian styles.  In 1979, when I first visited the home […]

June 12, 2018

Buccellati Beauties

In our upcoming June 14th auction, Alex Cooper is pleased to offer a wide variety of sterling silver. With makers such as Buccellati, Tiffany, Ilias Lalaounis and Christopher Lawrence, how could we not be excited? Some of the highlights of this collection include new Buccellati pieces, 80% off MSRP, complete with gift boxes and certificates. Founded […]

June 6, 2018

George Nakashima Furniture Collection for Auction

Alex Cooper is pleased to announce that the upcoming June 16th auction will feature a 50-piece collection of George Nakashima furniture. From the Estate of Dr. Seymour and Mrs. Phyllis Lifschutz, Princeton, NJ. Dr. Seymour and Mrs. Phyllis Lifschutz began collecting George Nakashima furniture in 1956.  The Lifschutz and Nakashima families quickly forged a special […]

May 23, 2018

Collecting Art Like a Pro – How to Establish an Art Collection

At Alex Cooper art auctions we are pleased to offer our customers a wide variety of art to appeal to the varying levels of collector.  Every five weeks we offer something for the novice collector to the expert, longtime art collector.  Art collecting can be broken into levels and this visual is particularly helpful to […]

April 27, 2018

How To Buy At Auction

1. Browse Catalog Head to http://antiques.alexcooper.com and browse the complete catalogue of items for auction. Or download the free Alex Cooper iOS and Android apps for mobile devices. 2. Visit the Exhibition The week of the auction, visit our beautiful gallery to view the items in which you are interested. All exhibitionsand auctions are free […]

April 2, 2018

Art Collecting As an Investment, An Afternoon with an Avid Collector

In light of the economic instability of recent years, many investors have turned to investing in art as option.  I sat down with long time collectors, Lon and Jennifer Engel, to discuss how they diversified their portfolio in challenging times and simultaneously built a beautiful art collection. KH: Tell me how you came about collecting […]

March 30, 2018