If you’ve ever wanted to own a real piece of art (dorm room “Starry Night” posters don’t count, kids), then online estate sales are a great place to get started. Everything But The House, a local company that normally deals in private estates, has set up an unusual sale of 85 books, prints, and papers selected from the Cincinnati Art Museum Library. Here are five of the listings that speak to our inner art dealer:
This gilded, cloth-bound book has 26 seriously creepy and amazing steel engravings by French illustrator Gustave Doré.
This is one of the only non-Anglo items in the sale (well, the artist was Scottish, but whatever). These volumes feature gorgeous examples of embroidery, lacquer work, Cloisonne enamel, and something called Carving and Heraldry.
If you’re interested in bidding, we suggest you hop to it: The sale begins to close on Sunday, May 18 at 4 p.m. If you want to see the items in person before you bid, visit the preview at the Cincinnati Art Museum Library on May 17 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati Art Museum Cincinnati OH 45202, https://www.ebth.com/sales/4451-cincinnati-ohio-art-museum-library-benefit-sale