Frank Kowing Stick Art Discovery Up For Auction

Aug 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: Orion’s Attic is proud to partner with Everything But The House on a special upcoming auction of the life’s work of Maryland artist Frank Kowing. The online auction begins Sunday Aug. 27, 2017 and runs until Thursday Aug. 31, 2017 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Click directly on the auction here. More than 150 Kowing pieces will be in this auction, while more will follow at later dates. You will find a fantastical world of vivid two-dimensional paintings and three-dimensional stick art, or found object art. You will find an eye-popping array of pieces that include political figures such as Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Osama bid Laden and more. Explore commentary on a diverse array of subjects and world events. Examine society from an unusual perspective. From whimsy to...

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Asian decorative arts, Mid Century Modern at Bethesda estate sale Jan. 16-17...

Jan 5, 2016

If you love Asian decorative arts, Mid Century Modern furniture, jewelry and more, our Jan. 16-17, 2016 estate sale in Bethesda, Maryland from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day has plenty for you to peruse. (Address is 5019 Acacia Avenue.) Experienced, life-long collectors of Asian arts and furniture filled their home with treasures picked up from around the globe. You’ll also find an educated reader’s book collection, an array of art, old electronics, vintage board games and tons of other fun. Check out hundreds of photos of our Bethesda estate sale and make plans to attend the sale now. No early birds. We will hand out numbers to people who arrive before the sale. We will also have staff to help you carry furniture and piles of great stuff to your vehicles as...

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This Just In: Shaker Chairs, Hope Chest, Global Goodies

Dec 1, 2015

More great finds are coming into Orion’s Attic each day and our December schedule for estate liquidations and estate sales in Maryland and Northern Virginia is going to be exciting, too. A few highlights: Shaker Chairs/Hope Chest/Global Goodies: We found four near mint condition Shaker chairs from Mt. Lebanon, New York that were passed down through a family now residing in Virginia. The three adult chairs and one child’s/doll/salesman sample chair are for sale at Old Glory Antique Marketplace in our booth D-6. All four chairs have been holiday discounted from the initial sticker price we had on them when we took the photos. We have some other great pieces of furniture there, too. You’ve got to see our Burmese hope chest brought back to the U.S. by a career-long foreign service worker. We also added...

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Orion’s Attic surprises seller with $2,000 bonus!

Oct 20, 2015

Won-ok Kim and I knocked on the door of a very sweet woman from whom we had purchased countless pieces of costume jewelry and a few knickknacks a few weeks earlier. She was surprised to see Orion’s Attic back at her front door. But not nearly as surprised as she would be moments later. What she didn’t know was that an unexpected treasure had turned up in our bulk buy. We didn’t think anything of the piece at the time as we only saw it for a few seconds while filling up a box with all the stuff we were buying. It was just a vintage cigarette box and a matching lighter that we figured we’d sell for maybe $40 – a needle in a haystack of items we bought that day. There’s simply...

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Find your collecting groove at Arlington estate sale

Jul 13, 2015

Collectors of all stripes can find your collecting groove at our Arlington estate sale on July 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  at 4020 25th Street North, Arlington VA.  The people who lived in this home for decades were passionate people who believed in building large collections — and it’s all priced to entice! You will find more than 1,200 records, several hundred pieces of sheet music, probably more than 1,000 books, hundreds of cat figurines, hundreds of elephant figurines, many pounds of vintage jewelry, countless pieces of china, more than 125 porcelain and ceramic figurines by Royal Doulton and others, 500 CDs, more than 50 vintage comic books, stacks of vintage magazine advertisements, perfume bottles, vintage ladies’ hats and so much more. (See hundreds Arlington estate sale photos.) The house is also filled...

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Please your eyes at Potomac estate sale June 13-14

Jun 1, 2015

Our next big estate sale on June 13-14 at 9604 Sotweed Drive in Potomac, Maryland will provide all kinds of pleasure for your eyes – and chances to pump up your muscles, too. This humongous home is brimming with a wide array of fine art from oil on canvas paintings to art glass and countless other signed pieces of eye candy. It also houses an impressive home gym that compliments a collection of sports gear and memorabilia. Love Asian art? Potomac has it. Love Mid-Century Modern? Covered. Fine jewelry including gold, silver and high quality watches? Of course. And don’t forget the tools and hardware. There’s a mini Home Depot in the basement. Wrap that all up with a fascinating mix of collectibles, kitchenware, rugs, vintage cameras, clocks, books, records and a smattering of...

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