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

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

2017 Auction Highlights

Welcome to a New Year at Alex Cooper. We are thrilled about our upcoming auctions of fine collections and estates.  Before we embark on an exciting new year, lets first reflect on some of the impressive highlights of 2017. FINE JEWELRY A Russian Enameled Gold Egg with Diamonds Dated 1907, 14K yellow gold, guillocheted burgundy […]

February 14, 2018