Americana Week in New York 2007
It's time for Americana week in New York yet again. Dueling auction houses Sotheby's and Christie's have come up with sets of auctions featuring Colonial art and precious heirlooms. Early American silver, decoys, folk art, Shaker furnishings, painted trunks and gameboards are just some of the items up for bid at various auctions. The Americana Collection of Marc and Laurie Krasny Brown, which will be auctioned at Sotheby's on January 21, features the results of 25 years of solid aggressive collection by the founder of Parfums de Coeur. The Laracy collection, which was profiled extensively in a New York Times article, is described as being charming and playful. The Laracy's aren't giving up the collecting world but they are selling their Georgian colonial house in New Canaan, Conn., and moving into Manhattan where they plan to focus on more modern finds.The pictures shown above are a pair of portraits of Major Daniel Coffin and Elizabeth Stone Coffin by John Brewster which ares estimated to sell for $150,000 to $300,000.