Fontaine's has four big auctions planned, August thru November The first half of 2011 was kind to Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, and now the firm plans to finish the year strong with a series of four auctions slated for August through November, in Pittsfield, Mass.
coins, Arts & Crafts furniture and accessories, art pottery, Oriental rugs, Asian items, toys, banks, military items, firearms and more. Prospective consignors can call the gallery at (413) 448-8922, or send photos of their items by visiting www.fontaineauction.com, or by e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As stated, the first half of 2011 was successful for Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. For example, at the firm’s Exceptional Cataloged Antique Auction held May 21, a monumental circa-1890 R.J. Horner 12-piece dining set soared to $100,300 in an auction that grossed just over $1.4 million.
Other highlights from the auction included a 7-piece John H. Belter laminated rosewood Henry Clay parlor set ($25,960), a Tiffany Studios Greek key table lamp with 18-inch serpentine leaded shade ($26,550); a large Chelsea ship’s bell mantle clock with 12-inch dial ($15,930); and a monumental bronze work by Arthur Waagen depicting a triumphant Kabyle hunter ($12,980).
With over 40 years in the auction business, Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is a name that has earned the trust of collectors, investors and gallery owners around the world. Cataloged lots get nationwide exposure to the firm’s expansive database of over 15,000 qualified buyers. Seven times Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has been voted “Best Antique Auction Gallery” by the public.
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is actively seeking quality consignments for their August thru November auctions and for all future sales. The firm also buys antiques and entire estates outright. For more information, or to consign an item, estate or collection, you may call (413) 448-8922 and ask to speak to John Fontaine. Or, e-mail him at email@example.com.
For more information about Fontaine’s Auction Gallery and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, please log on to www.FontainesAuction.net. Updates are posted frequently.