News-Antique.com - Dec 14,2010 - Boston, MA - Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier auction houses, announces its Annual New Year’s Auction, to take place in their new state-of-the-art auction gallery. This important auction features a wide selection of fine art, antiques and collectibles, including a selection of items from the historic Gloucester, Massachusetts estate “Red Roof”. The auction takes place December 30-31, 2010 at Kaminski Auctions' newly opened auction gallery, located at 117 Elliot Street, Beverly, MA. Bidding commences at 10am on both days and auction previews will be offered. Online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com for information and a complete online auction catalog.
Highlighting this exciting two-day auction is a rare custom banjo by Bacon & Day ($15,000-$25,000). This unique instrument, which comes from the “Silver Bell” series by Vacon & Day, has a host of luxurious custom elements. Notable features include a polished mother-of-pearl fret board with gold Roman numeral inlays; lavish gold-plated tension hoop, resonator and tailpiece; abalone appointments; and a custom peghead with abalone inlay. The banjo measures 38.25 inches in height and comes with a custom-fitted case.
Also featured is an 18th Century Deerfield chest (est. $20,000-$30,000). These fine hand-carved chests were produced primarily during the late 17th and early 18th Centuries in western Massachusetts. The chest is adorned with a carved flat flower and leaf design and a custom monogram, characteristic elements for such pieces from this region. The chest measures 27.5 inches in height and is 43.5 inches wide.
Additional fine furniture offerings include an 18th Century Queen Anne walnut bonnet-top highboy ($10,000-$20,000). This prodigious piece, standing at just over 7 feet tall, is accompanied by a family letter dated 1954. The letter indicates that the highboy was made in Salem or Marblehead between the years of 1750-1760. Having been passed down through six generations of a single family, the piece was originally purchased by William Saville, a life-long resident of Gloucester who served as the Town Clerk for two decades. A copy of the letter will be provided to the buyer.
In addition to the outstanding selection of fine furnishings and antiques, the auction also includes a stunning lineup of estate jewelry. Highlights include a gold, emerald and diamond bangle bracelet with Art Nouveau elements (est. $80,000-$100,000), a ladies emerald and diamond dinner ring ($35,000-$45,000) and a diamond and white gold tennis bracelet (est. $30,000-$35,000).
“We’re thrilled to kick off an exciting new year with a spectacular sale in our new state-of-the-art auction gallery,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “We also have a selection of rare antiquities from the famous “Red Roof” estate in Gloucester, built in 1902.”
About Kaminski Auctions
Kaminski Auctions, headed by Frank Kaminski, specializes in appraising and auctioning fine art and antiques. As part of a complete estate service package, Kaminski provides expert appraisals, local and national advertising for all sales, competitive fees, itemized accounting of all transactions for heirs and representatives. In 2007, Kaminski Auctions opened a second location in San Diego, California and recently opened an