• Antiques And The Arts Weekly
    Sculptures & Diamonds Stand Out At DuMouchelles October Sales

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles conducted three days of sales, October 12-14, under the firm’s rubric that there’s something for everyone in its monthly auctions. October 12 featured fine and decorative art, antiques, furniture, estate jewelry, ceramics, art glass and crystal and
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly11/04/2022
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    DuMouchelles Consignor Cleans House With Cuban Gouache

    DETROIT, MICH. — Found in the consignor’s laundry room, you could say she really cleaned house with the price on a Rene Portocarrero (Cuban 1912-1985) gouache, watercolor, ink and oil on heavy paper from 1943, which sold for
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly10/07/2022
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    Summer Smorgasbord At DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. — On July 21-22, DuMouchelles hosted a two-day sale featuring fine and decorative art, antiques, furniture, estate jewelry, ceramics, art glass and crystal and
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly08/12/2022
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    Crouching Rabbit Bronze Leaps At DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. — Estimated just $300/500, Jane Poupelet’s (French, 1874-1932) bronze “Rabbit Crouching,” 3 by 4¼ inches, hopped to it, selling for $10,540, including
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly08/05/2022
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    ‘Eve’ Tempts Bidders At DuMouchelles Auction

    DETROIT, MICH. — A Marshall Fredericks (American, 1908-1998) bronze sculpture, “Eve With Golden Apple,” sold for $49,600 on day two of DuMouchelles’ auction on June 17.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly07/15/2022
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    DuMouchelles Comes Out Of The Shadows

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles Auctions conducted its two-day monthly sale on May 19 and 20, showcasing nearly 1,000 lots of fine art, decorative art and jewelry. The top lot of both was
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly06/17/2022
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    Fredericks Bronze Leaps To $78,800 At DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. — A bronze of a leaping gazelle by Marshall Maynard Fredericks (American, 1908- 1998) was notable at DuMouchelles on April 29 when it brought $78,800.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly05/20/2022
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    Hughie Lee-Smith Painting Sells High At DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles’ February 25 sale featured 436 lots from notable estates in metro Detroit and across the continental United States. The sale was led by a recently uncovered work from Michigan artist Hughie Lee-Smith
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly03/18/2022
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    Attack Of The Grizzly! Russian Bronze Mauls Estimate, Leads DuMouchelles’ Auctions

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles offered slightly more than 900 lots of furniture, decorative arts, fine arts, design, Asian and collectibles in its January Auctions on January 20-21 but it was a 14-inch-tall bronze titled “Attack of the Grizzly” that
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly02/04/2022
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    Fine Art Flies, Seuss Taxidermy Surprises At DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles conducted its annual December auctions December 16-17, when 843 lots of varied antiques, fine art, collect- ibles and jewelry were offered. The house reported a total of $817,383.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly01/07/2022
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    White Jade Soars For DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH - A three piece lot of Chinese jade pendants, two in white jade and another with a 14K gold chain, blew past their $150/300 estimate to finish at $11,160.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly12/22/2021
  • Indian Village Newletter
    WHY INDIAN VILLAGERS (AND THEIR TREASURES) KEEP RETURNING TO THE FAMED DETROIT AUCTION HOUSE

    When the estate of villager George Palmer was liquidated recently, many of the exquisite furnishings were transport-ed to DuMouchelle’s for their auctions. George had pur-chased many of the items there to begin with. This is part of the tradition and cycle of life here in Indian Village. Villagers gleefully buy fine art and antiques from Du Mouchelle’s to fill their opulent homes and then sell there when it is time to downsize or leave the village or when estates are liquidated.
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    –CURTIS TRUITT Indian Village Newletter11/01/2021
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    DuMouchelles’ Auctions Have Art By J.G. Brown & Others Sept. 9-10

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles kicks off the fall season with a collection of fine art, Asian art, more than 100 handwoven Oriental rugs, handcrafted silver and decorative arts from prominent estates and institutions.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly09/03/2021
  • Grosse Pointe News
    The premier name in auctioning DuMouchelles is the pro to know

    People collect art for various reasons. They collect to carry on a family lineage or to feed a passion for a certain artist. They collect to turn their house into a home and fill it with meaningful pieces.
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    –Alexis Bohlinger Grosse Pointe News08/19/2021
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    Notable Prices Recently Achieved At Various Auction Houses

    DETROIT, MICH. — A monumental French bronze garden fountain cast by Parisian foundry J.J. Ducel sold for $19,050 at DuMouchelles’ July 15 Statuaries, Icons, Silver, Crystal sale.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly07/30/2021
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    At DuMouchelles, Second Quarter Sales Wrap With Strong Results

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles’ second quarter 2021 auctions posted strong results and highlighted yet another uptick not only in the number of online bidders from around the globe but from live bidders as well.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly07/23/2021
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    DuMouchelles To Offer Picasso, Renoir, Tiffany, Gallé & Newly Discovered Pewabic Pottery April 29-30

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles’ April 29-30 sale features fine and decorative art from notable estates and collectors hailing from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Chicago, Ill., Grosse Pointe, Mich., and Hubbard Lake, Mich., among others. The auction also marks the fifth session of the collection from the estate of Michigan Senator Jack Faxon, an avid art collector and a champion for the arts that led to him create the Michigan Council for the Arts and serving on the board of the Harlem School of Arts.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly04/23/2021
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    Spaniard's Venetian View Finds Favor With European Bidder at DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelle's March 25-26 auctions included more than 800 Nineteenth and Twentieth Century pieces of fine and decorative art, including more treasures from the collection of Michigan Senator Jack Faxon,
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly04/16/2021
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    Bertoia ‘Willow’ Sculpture Tops Robust Sessions At DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles’ February 25-26 auctions included more than 800 curated pieces of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century fine and decorative art from the estate of Senator Jack Faxon and other prominent estates and collectors.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly03/12/2021
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    DuMouchelles Continues Estate Collections Sales Jan. 28-29

    DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles’ Thursday and Friday, January 28 and 29 auctions feature the continuation of the collection of Michigan Senator Jack Faxon, an avid art collector and a champion for the arts that led to him create the Michigan Council for the Arts. Senator Faxon’s extensive collection of stained glass leaded windows, more than 250 pieces of African tribal art, a wide variety of Chinese art, in addition to paintings, sculptures and lithographs by iconic artists, are the focus of his collection at auction.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly01/22/2021
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    David Shepherd Wildlife Portraits Reign at DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. – Day two of DuMouchelles’ January 28-29 auctions was still raging on when the firm’s Karen Beecher reported standouts of the sale – two oils on canvas of African wildlife by David Shepherd OBE, FRSA (British, 1931-2017). Shepherd’s iconic African elephant, “A Happy Elephant,” 24 by 52 inches, sold for $57,150
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly01/22/2021
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    DuMouchelles Offers Estate Of Michigan State Senator & Arts Patron Jack Faxon

    MICH. — DuMouchelles hosted a twoday sale December 17-18, with about half of its 731 lots hailing from the estate of Jack Faxon, a Birmingham, Mich., collector and state Senator who was responsible for the creation of the Michigan Council for the Arts, as well as initiating state grant funding for the Detroit Institute of Arts in the 1970s. Faxon was not only an observer and proponent of the arts, but a visual and performing artist himself. He was a lifelong devotee to education, serving as headmaster to schools both before and after his political life.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly01/08/2021
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    Al Held Painting Breaks Through For DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. – A geometric acrylic on canvas work by Al Held (American, 1928-2005) bested its $40,000 high estimate when it sold for $152,500 in DuMouchelles’ December 17-18 auction. The hard edge geometric work features outlines in black of a three-dimensional square and triangle juxtaposed with two two-dimensional spheres, all on a white background.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly12/22/2020
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    DuMouchelles to sell late Sen. Jack Faxon's art collection

    Former state Sen. Jack Faxon, who died in January, was an avid collector who filled his Birmingham house with art and objects ranging from African masks to choice pieces of American arts-and-crafts.
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    –Michael H. Hodges +12/11/2020
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    DuMouchelles Offers Michigan Senator's Estate, Other Private & Estate Collections Dec 17 & 18

    DETROIT, MICH. – The estate collection of Michigan Senator Jack Faxon headlines DuMouchelles' auctions on Thursday and Friday, December 17-18. Senator Faxon was an avid art collector and a champion for the arts that led to him creating the Michigan Council for the Arts.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly12/04/2020
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    Lazell River Scene Woodcut Doubles Estimate for DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. — A woodcut on paper by American artist Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) titled “The Monongahela II” sold for $39,650, nearly double the estimate, at DuMouchelles’ September 24-25 sale.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly10/09/2020
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    Old Master Prints, Michigan Contemporary Art, Headline At DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. – The two-day sale at DuMouchelle Art Gallery on August 20-21 offered a combined 879 lots; according to Invaluable, more than 750 lots sold from the podium for a sell-through rate of more than 87 percent. Bidding was available by phone, absentee and online with DuMouchelle’s dedicated platform, Invaluable and LiveAuctioneers. For the first time since March, the auction house opened its doors for a three-day by-appointment preview, though firm president Joan Walker said traffic through their galleries was light, with many clients still reluctant to come in and look at things in person. Despite that, she was upbeat about the result of the sale.
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    –Madelia Hickman Ring Antiques And The Arts Weekly09/01/2020
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    Experts dispute displaying El Greco painting at DIA raises its resale value

    The moral crux of the alleged conflict-of-interest scandal besetting the Detroit Institute of Arts and Director Salvador Salort-Pons is whether putting his father-in-law's painting by Spanish master El Greco on display could boost its value, and thus enrich the director's family.
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    –Michael H. Hodges +07/24/2020
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    DuMouchelles Sees Robuts Bidding For Impressionist, Cubist, Modern & Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts

    DETROIT, MICH - DuMouchelles' March 2022 auctions marked a milestone for the Detroit Auction house as, due to the COVID-19 crisis, they conducted their first auction without live bidders on the floor in 93 years.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly04/01/2020
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    Ten DuMouchelle Bidders Vie For Chinese Ten-Panel Screen

    DETROIT, MICH. – One of the top lots at DuMouchelles three-day sale March 20-22 was a Chinese porcelain ten-panel screen that brought $62,000 against an estimate of $2/4,000. Speaking by phone after the sale, DuMouchelles’ president, Joan Walker said
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly03/24/2020
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    Pewabic, Murano & Gibson Bring Strong Prices For DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH - DuMouchelles' January 17-19 live auctions featured nearly 1,400 lots, offering a variety of art and antiques, with spirited bidding, as many prices far exceeded the estimates.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly02/02/2020
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    Local Restauranteur’s Collection Serves Up Top Lots For DuMouchelles

    DETROIT, MICH. – Headlining the December 13-15 sales at DuMouchelle Art Galleries was the collection of Robert “Bob” Schweizer, the proprietor of Schweizer’s Restaurant, a German restaurant that became a Detroit institution during its nearly 130-year existence.
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    –Madelia Hickman Ring Antiques And The Arts Weekly01/07/2020
  • Crains
    Rare art, collectibles up for auction in Detroit

    Rare pieces from renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin and work of Marshall Fredericks, who built the "Spirit of Detroit" statue, will be auctioned off this weekend in Detroit.
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    –KURT NAGL Crains12/10/2019
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    DuMouchelles to auction rare Rodin sculptures

    It's not often something you studied in your college Art History class turns up at your local auction house, but that's precisely what's happening this weekend when DuMouchelles puts two small bronzes by French sculptor Auguste Rodin on the block.
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    –Michael H. Hodges +12/09/2019
  • Curbed
    The best furniture and antique stores in Detroit, mapped

    If you're looking for a special stand-out piece for your home, Du Mouchelles is the place. Specializing in fine art, the long-standing auction house carries a wide variety of fancy furniture and wares. You can browse online or bid in person at their live auction
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    –Robin Runyan and Aaron Mondry Curbed11/07/2019
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    DuMouchelles’ Three-Day Auction Highlighted By Fine Art

    DETROIT – Artwork by Maurice Brazil Prendergast, John Russell and Marshall Fredericks joined a Tiffany Studios chandelier filling most of the top ten spots at DuMouchelles’ October 18-20 auction.
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    –Anne Kugielsky Antiques And The Arts Weekly11/05/2019
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    Maurice Prendergast ‘Beach At Cape Ann’ Painting Brings $179,800 At DuMouchelles

    DETROIT — On day three of a three-day auction at DuMouchelles, October 18-20, a charming oil and pencil on paper painting by American artist Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1858-1924) titled “Beach at Cape Ann” shows people promenading along the beach in Victorian garb. The circa 1907 to 1910, 10-3/8-by-13½-inch work on paper mounted on canvas sold for $179,800 on the last day,
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly10/22/2019
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    Tiffany treasure and part of Detroit history to be auctioned this weekend

    It’s hard not to think about the history it has seen. Wander into DuMouchelles, the long-time East Jefferson auction house near downtown’s Renaissance Center, and you may not notice the oversized light fixture at first, surrounded as it is by vintage treasures of all sizes from around the world
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    –Khristi Zimmeth +10/17/2019
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    Daniel Ridgway Knight Painting Leans Toward $124,000 At DuMouchelles

    DETROIT — An oil on canvas painting by American artist Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839–1924) was the top lot of DuMouchelles’ May 17–19, 1,428-lot sale as it sold for $124,000. The 28-by-32-inch painting depicts two young women going about their chores in a garden before a bucolic river landscape.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly05/21/2019
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    Tiffany Tops DuMouchelles Sale

    DETROIT, MICH. – Tis the season for Tiffany, and the top two lots at DuMouchelles December 14-16 sale were both by Tiffany Studios. Nearly 1,400 lots crossed the block during the three-day sale, with modestly valued fine art, premium jewelry and antique furniture selling on the first day.
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    –Uncredited Antiques And The Arts Weekly12/24/2018
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