Braswell's Gallery Shop in Stamford Conn. will hold inventory clearance in preparation for move. Beginning May 4th, Braswell's Gallery Shop in downtown Stamford, Conn., will hold a massive inventory clearance sale in preparation for a move to new quarters. The sale will continue until all is gone
News-Antique.com - Apr 25,2007 - IMPORTANT INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE TO BE HELD AT
BRASWELL'S GALLERY SHOP IN STAMFORD, STARTING MAY 4th
(Stamford, Conn.) Dealers, start your engines and prepare to load your trucks. Beginning May 4th, the unique Braswell's Gallery Shop in downtown Stamford will hold a massive inventory clearance sale in preparation for a relocation to new quarters. The firm has been housed in the historic former Yale & Towne Maufacturing building, at 737 Canal Street, since 2001.
The 40,000-square-foot showroom is crammed with upscale merchandise and quality antiques, to include lighting; art; Victorian items; advertising memorabilia; porcelains; and period and decorative furnishings. “There's easily $3 million worth of inventory here and everything has been reduced for quick sale,” said Mark McCarty of Braswell Galleries. “We'd like to move all of it.”
Braswell Galleries is one of the Northeast's largest estate property and antique dealers. It is also one of the country's largest single-owner antique shops. Its holdings include the Gallery Shop, which features thousands of contemporary and antique items at wholesale prices; and the Braswell Galleries Estate Center, which holds a large selection of quality antique furnishings and decorations.
Braswell Galleries also shares space with yet another holding – Stamford Auction, formerly Braswell Galleries Auction in Norwalk. Stamford Auction is also moving, to 24 Harbor View Avenue, in the heart of Stamford's burgeoning Antiques District. “The new facility will have 13,000 square feet of nicer, more user-friendly space,” Gallery manager Kathleen Keating said. “It was a win-win move.”
Conveniently, Stamford Auction's inaugural sale at its new quarters will happen on May 6th, just two days after the Gallery Shop clearance sale begins. “Dealers who would make the drive to one or the other can now do both,” Ms. Keating remarked. “The clearance sale is a wonderful opportunity for dealers to load up their trucks. And the auction is going to be a good one.”
Stamford Auction's May 6th sale will feature hundreds of important pieces, to include property from the set of the Andy Warhol movie “Bad.” The entire contents of the Riverdale, N.Y., estate location that served as a film set for the cult classic black comedy will be offered, unreserved (all final prices will be honored, no matter how low -- none of the lots will carry minimums or reserves).
The sale will also feature important 20th century designer furnishings, to include a set of 10 George Nakashima dining chairs and a Philip Laverne dining table, as well as many exceptional paintings from the American Collection of Swiss Re-Insurance Company; plus additional paintings from an important New York estate. Just a few of the renowned, listed artists in the auction include:
Hermann Herzog (American, 1832-1932). Born in Bremen, Germany, in 1832, Herzog died 100 years later in Philadelphia. He was known for his landscapes and seascapes, as well as many views of Norway. Among his collectors were Queen Victoria and Czar Alexander II. Two of his paintings will be sold: “The Little Goose Girl” (oil on panel) and “View of the