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Caroline Ashleigh Appraisers & Auctioneers

Caroline Ashleigh Appraisers & Auctioneers is an appraisal, auction, and consulting firm that provides services for private and corporate collectors, museums, galleries, law firms, insurance companies, and auction houses throughout the United States                                                                             Our Distinguished Clients: Celebrity Clients: Princess Diana Collection  Debby Reynolds Collection – American Actress & Singer Anna Moffo Collection – American Opera Singer & Actress Betty Buckley Collection – American Singer & Actress  Corporate Clients: Forbes Corporation Art Collection Kellogg Corporation Art Collection Dominos Corporation Art Collection Libby Glass Corporation Art and Glass Collection Fetzer Foundation Art, Antiques, and Sports Memorabilia Collection Kmart Corporation Art Collection Levi Strauss Corporation Museum Clients: Hollywood Motion Picture Museum - Los Angeles, CA McNay Art Museum - San Antonio, TX University of Michigan

Who Attended the First Thanksgiving?

  " The First Thanksgiving" – by Jean Louis Ferris At the first Thanksgiving, colonists were likely outnumbered more than two to one by their Native American guests. The preceding winter had been a harsh one for the colonists. Seventy-eight percent of the women who had traveled on the Mayflower had perished that winter, leaving only around 50 colonists to attend the first Thanksgiving . According to eyewitness accounts, among the pilgrims, there were 22 men, just four women and over 25 children and teenagers. The higher death toll among adults also meant that children and teenagers now accounted for roughly half of the entire group. These latter included the wonderfully named Remember Allerton, Resolved White, Humility Cooper, and the two Brewster boys, Love and Wrestling. Descendants of these original pilgrim survivors are referred to as 'Mayflower Children." That the Pilgrims could celebrate at all in this setting was a testimony to human resilience. *Fun fact: Th

Determining the Value of Art

Today marks the anniversary of the publication of Sigmund Freud's "The Interpretation of Dreams" in 1904. Determining the value of art is not open to "interpretation and dreams". It is based on independent research and knowledge of the market and its trends.

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day

  On #IndigenousPeoplesDay , we celebrate the rich cultures, histories, and values of our Native communities. The "Anishnabe Treaty Hat" — created by artist Kelly Church — serves as a true example of this, representing the strength and resilience of our indigenous communities. The basket hat illustrates the relationship between the Anishnabe and the State of Michigan, and the Anishnabe and the United States government — while asserting the vitality and the treaty rights of the Anishnabe people. "Anishnabe Treaty Hat", 2017, Kelly Church, black ash, sweetgrass, white cedar bark, birch bark, wild rice, maple sugar, water, black ash seed, tobacco, buckskin. From the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts

This $80m Botticelli could be one of the most expensive portraits ever sold at auction

  The painting, to be offered at Sotheby's New York in January, is estimated to sell for 100 times more than the owner paid for it in 1982

The Curtain Goes up, and the Lights Come Down when "Salvator Mundi" takes the Stage on Broadway...

  The drama and mystery surrounding the world’s most expensive painting is set to take the stage in New York in 2022 as a major Broadway musical. “ Salvator Mundi ” will chronicle the story of Leonardo da Vinci’s Renaissance-era portrait of Jesus, presumed lost for hundreds of years and only rediscovered this century, and sold for a record-shattering $450.3 million auction price in 2017.   Deborah Grace Winer, the screenwriter, believes  da Vinci’s  artwork has all the ingredients needed to make a compelling historical narrative for the stage. “There’s an epic quality about this story. It’s almost Shakespearean and operatic in the sweep of it’s history.” It is a story that poses the question: “What makes art, what gives anything value? It’s the idea of following one object through history. It’s about power and symbols.”   Yet art history is a rare subject for theater. The saga of “ Salvator Mundi ” may seem like a niche topic for a stage production, however, Winer believes some of the

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