News-Antique.com - Jan 29,2014 - Sloans & Kenyon’s February 8th & 9th Estate Catalogue Auction marks the launch of its state-of-the-art proprietary auction app. Potential buyers can use Sloans & Kenyon’s innovative iPad app to:
§ View auction catalogues
§ Share favorite lots on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter
§ Receive updated information on auction lots
§ Request condition reports
§ Search the artists’ index and view provenance information
§ Browse detailed images
§ View hallmarks, signatures, and stamps among other details
The app can be downloaded at the App Store free of charge: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sloans-kenyon-auctioneers/id794968344?ls=1&mt=8
. Future versions will incorporate personalization, bidding, and expanded auction support, access to past catalogues, prices realized, and photo tools. .
The app’s home screen features a sliding collage of Sloans & Kenyon auction highlights and gives potential bidders an instant overview of the variety of auction lots. The catalogue can be searched by lot number, department or keywords. Sloans & Kenyon’s app also provides social sharing capabilities to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Sloans & Kenyon President Stephanie Kenyon explains, “The S &K app gives our company a competitive edge in reaching the expanding market of tech savvy online buyers, already interested in vintage furnishings and decoration, who might not otherwise consider buying at auction.”
According to Pete Johnson, President and CEO of Apollo Matrix, developers of Sloans & Kenyon’s app, “We see companies first get into mobile for many reasons, but the best reason is to build your business through innovation and better service. When Sloans & Kenyon president, Stephanie Kenyon, told us she wanted the business to lead its sector with mobile innovation, we knew what we needed to do. Innovate in a traditional sector, around a revered name brand.”
The February Estate catalogue auction includes over 1100 lots of Asian ceramics and works of art, silver, jewelry, decorative arts, furniture, paintings, sculpture, ethnographica, clocks, and books and documents. Lots in the February 8th & 9th auction can be viewed on iPads via Sloans & Kenyon’s mobile app, online at www.sloansandkenyon.com, or in person at the gallery, located in Chevy Chase, from February 1st-7th.
Sloans & Kenyon Auctioneers and Appraisers is Metropolitan Washington DC's premier auction house; the firm conducts estate catalogue auctions five times a year and couture, fashion and jewelry three times a year. The company is the successor firm to Washington's C.G. Sloan & Co., which was established in 1853. Sloans & Kenyon recently has sold property at auction from the estate of celebrity psychic Jeane Dixon, the National Press Club, U.S. Capitol Historical Society, Phillips Collection, Blair House Restoration Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Italian Embassy, Victorian Society in America, Tudor Place, CarrAmerica Realty Corporation, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., Washington Teachers’ Union, Universalist National Memorial Church, and Georgetown Presbyterian Church (all Washington DC); Darnall's Chance Museum, Upper Marlboro MD; the United Negro College Fund; James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, Fredericksburg, VA; Auburn Farm, Thurmont MD; Museum of American Presidents, Strasburg, VA; "Oakland," Petersville, MD; The Wayside Inn, Middletown, VA;