Saturday, March 20, 2010

Upcoming Auctions - April

April (and end of March) sees some promising auctions coming up. My list is not exhaustive, but includes auctions houses that I personally know, or those that have been recommended. The focus is always on decorating, and opportunities to buy something special for your home.

  • Los Angeles: Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts. Auction March 29th. Previews March 26 - 29 March. Here is a link to the catalogue.
Christie's New York
  • Interiors sales. Auction April 6 and 7. Previews April 2 - 7. Here is the catalogue link.  This sale seems to be a monthly event and so far in my experience there is a good collection of decorative furniture and art work. In keeping with the deco theme this week, here is an example from the sale.

Christie's Interiors sale - Art Deco Center Table. Est. $1,500 - $2,000
  • 500 Years Decorative Arts Europe. Auction April 20. Preview April 16 - 19. Here is the catalogue link.
Clarke Auction, Larchmont, NY
  • Antiques and Decorative Arts. Auction March 28. Preview March 26 - 28. Here is a link to the catalogue. This auction house intrigues me. They seem to have interesting items at good prices for decorating. This metal table could work inside or out, and seems to be a bargain. I would probably put a glass or marble top on it.

Clarke Auctions: Gilt metal table with rosewood top (not shown) Est. $200 - $300

Doyle New York
  • Doyle + Design sale - April 20. Preview April 17 - 19. This auction looks like lots of fun. It will be featuring modern and contemporary furniture, art and design. The on-line preview has some very interesting pieces. Here is a link to Doyle.
Doyle NY - Console table Est. $1,000 - $1,500

New Orleans Auction
  • General auction. March 27 - 28, and here is the link to the catalogue. This is full of good traditional antique furniture and decoration. They give condition reports. They do seem to have a fairly large selection of French antiques, as you would expect.  I thought this table looked interesting and would fit in any number of places.

New Orleans Auction: Late 19th C. French Provincial Oak Table Est. $800 - $1,200

Sotheby's NY
  • Fine European Furniture and Decoration. Auction April 1. Preview March 27 - 31. Here is a link to their April calendar for New York.  This is a pretty high end auction which is usually the case when they use the word 'fine' in the title. I thought these birdcages are something everyone should have!
Sotheby's: Metal birdcages (88" tall) Est. $6,000 - $9,000
  • Celebration of the English Country House. Auction April 15. Preview April 8 - 14. Just in time to spend your tax refund!
  • 19th C. Furniture and Decoration. Auction April 22. Preview April 17 - 21.
Stair Galleries, Hudson, NY
  • A Hudson Valley Collection. Auction March 27. Preview March 20,  21, 22, 26, and 27. This looks like a great estate collection of traditional American furniture, paintings and decoration. If you have a traditional home this would be an interesting sale for you. Here is their we site link. I liked this painted cupboard for that country look.
 Stair Galleries: Hudson Valley Painted Cupboard Est. $1,000 - $1,500
  • Exposition Auction, April 9. Preview April 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9. These are always interesting and most is without reserve. 
Note on Tepper Auctions. This auction house was recommended to me by several people for good bargain estate auctions. Their web site says that they are undergoing reorganization and no auctions are scheduled. 

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