Artfact Live! to Host Eldred's Two-Day Auction of Americana and Paintings

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On April 3 and April 4, 2009, Artfact Live! will host Eldred's Auction Gallery's "Americana, Paintings, Sporting Items and Marine Art" auction featuring over 1,100 lots of furniture, paintings, silver, decoys, maritime and folk art. Held in Cape Cod, the Eldred's auction will be available to bidders and interested viewers around the world live online at, exclusively through the Artfact Live! platform.

On April 3 and April 4, 2009, Eldred's Auction Gallery in East Dennis, MA will present its annual spring auction of "Americana, Paintings, Sporting Items and Marine Art." This two-day sale features over 1,100 lots of furniture, paintings, silver, ceramics, decoys, maritime and folk art. The Eldred's auction will be available live online to bidders and interested viewers around the world, exclusively through Artfact Live!, Artfact's industry leading online auction bidding platform. If you can't be part of the action on Cape Cod on April 3rd and 4th, simply visit, or its sister site in the UK,, to register free to bid and explore the world's largest marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions. If you're not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.

Highlighting the Eldred's auction is an exceedingly rare Pilgrim Century Spice Cabinet dating from the second half of the17th century, estimated between $60,000-$90,000. Fine examples of American furniture and decorative arts, from the 18th century and later, are plentiful in both days of the sale. Also offered are several paintings by Hudson River school artist, Albert Biestadt; including "Wind River Territory" with an estimate of $45,000 to $65,000, and two smaller landscapes, "Winter Sunset" and "Stormy Morning in Newport," both with $10,000 to $15,000 estimates. Many wonderful decoys, made by the mast A.E. Crowell of East Harwich, MA are also offered in this sale on day one, April 3rd. Maritime paintings, including the work of Frederick John Mulhaupt, William Pierce Stubbs, and John Whorf, ship models, featuring a model of the Steam Yacht Corsair (estimated at $5,000-$7,000), a collection of Vintage Pond Yachts, with estimates ranging between $300-$2,000, and additional items relating to yachting and whaling, round out the sale on day two, April 4th.    

Since the departure of eBay Live Auctions, Artfact Live! has taken the lead in the live auction arena by partnering exclusively with the world's most prestigious auction houses to host their online auctions. In addition to Eldred's, Artfact's ever-expanding list of premier auction house partners includes Doyle New York, I.M. Chait of Beverly Hills, Swann Galleries, Koller Auctions (Zurich), Lyon & Turnbull (Scotland), Gorringes (UK), Ritchie's Auctioneers (Canada), and Mallet Japan, to name a few.

The Artfact ( community has grown to more than 10 million knowledgeable collectors and dealers worldwide and the and websites are now visited by close to 2 million unique monthly users. Artfact's industry-leading database represents more than 50 million complete auction results totaling more than $190 billion in value, including information on more than 500,000 international artists.

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