BOSTON, MA: Grogan & Company, Fine Art and Jewelry Auctioneers, is returning to its Boston roots as it moved to 20 Charles Street this fall. Established by Michael B. Grogan on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston in 1987, Grogan & Company moved to historic downtown Dedham, MA ten years later. The family-owned business is one of New England's premier auction houses, offering a personal and individualized approach to the auction business. With the next generation, daughter Lucy P. Grogan, joining the company as Vice President and Gallery Director, the Grogan & Company team is ready to return to its origins - this time, in the heart of the historic antique district of Beacon Hill.
“We look forward to being in closer proximity to our core clientele in Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Cambridge, and Brookline,” remarks President and Chief Auctioneer, Michael B. Grogan, of the move. “The location on Charles Street by the Boston Common puts us in the heart of historic Boston, an area that once was the city's center of the antique business. We are thrilled to be part of reviving the antique-rich history of Beacon Hill and Charles Street.”
Michael, his wife, Nancy H. Grogan, and their daughter, Lucy work with a small team of colleagues to offer personalized service and top of the market results. The firm holds four curated and well-vetted auctions a year, featuring items from across all collecting genres including Jewelry, Silver, Paintings, Decorative Objects, Furniture, and Oriental Carpets.
Throughout its almost-thirty years in business, Grogan & Company’s auctions have featured items selling for record prices. Highlights include a William Morris Hunt painting of Gloucester Harbor which sold for $391,000; a Rare Salor Ensi Carpet which sold for $241,500; a Norman Rockwell of The Fireman which sold for $216,000; a Marie Laurencin painting titled Les Princesses which sold for $495,000; a Fancy Yellow Diamond Brooch which sold for $440,000; and a Tiffany & Company Diamond Necklace which sold for $99,000.
In addition to successful general auctions, single owner sales are a specialty of the house. Recent estates include that of fashion-plate and Harper’s Bazaar editor DD Ryan of New York City, Harvard University’s Reverend Peter Gomes, Professor Frederick R. Innes’ Collection of Asian Art, the Elli Buk Collection of Rare Objects of Science and Technology, Celia Thaxter Hubbard’s Americana Collection, and most recently the estate of Boston’s legendary painting dealer William “Willy” Postar (1924-2006).
Grogan & Company will hold its inaugural auction at 20 Charles Street on Sunday, December 14th. Highlights from the auction include a 5.19 carat Platinum and Diamond ring estimated at $50,000-70,000; two Chinese Carved Rhinoceros Horn Cups estimated at $25,000-50,000 each; two oil paintings by Spanish artist Emilio Sanchez Perrier (1855-1907), the larger of the two titled Seville and estimated at $25,000-50,000; and a rare pair of Tiffany & Company’s Diamond and Yellow Diamond Pansy Earclips estimated at $14,000-18,000. The auction will also include an impressive collection of Art Glass by Dante Marioni and Chihuly, Pablo Picasso pottery, Modern paintings and prints, Oriental carpets and textiles, and American and English silver.
For more information, please visit their website www.groganco.com or telephone the firm at 781-461-9500.
Grogan & Company
20 Charles Street
About Grogan & Company
Established in 1987, Grogan & Company assists the Boston and greater New England community with the sale of their fine art and antiques. Specializing in quality jewelry, fine art, silver, decorative arts, and Oriental carpets, Grogan & Company holds four to six auctions annually featuring items across all collecting genres.