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Sebastian Clarke Director, Estate Services Specialist, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts

Rago's Sebastian Clarke Joins Membership Committee of the Appraisers Association of America

Released: January 29, 2015

RAGO’S SEBASTIAN CLARKE JOINS MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Of THE APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA.   Lambertville, NJ:  Sebastian Clarke has been invited to join the newly created Membership Committee of the Appraisers Association of America. The Committee will address cultivation and retention programs for the Association's members.    The Appraisers Association of America, established in 1949, is the premier national association of personal property appraisers who focus on fine and decorative arts. With a membership of over 700 independent appraisers in 100 diff...


900+ Lots from Around the World at Garth's First Sale of 2015

Released: January 16, 2015

Columbus, OH - Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers has amassed a quality auction with over 900 lots of fine and decorative antiques from all over the world. With an Asian Arts session kicking off the two days of selling on the morning of January 29, followed by Continental later that day and Country Americana on Friday, January 30, the auction is sure to offer something for every genre of collecting. “There has been strong interest in auctions that have a wide variety of choice items,” comments company CEO, Jeff Jeffers. “Some collectors are highly focused, but most people appreciate an o...

Selection of Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Scientific Instruments, Equestrian & Sporting Iconography, Luxury Travel Accessories & Leather Goods in Garth's November 7th auction.

Embrace The Art of Sophisticated Style at Garth's Second Annual Gentleman's Auction & American & European Works of Art Auction

Released: October 25, 2014

Two fine auctions in one weekend at Garth's of Delaware, Ohio begin Friday, November 7th, 2014, as Garth’s will offer over 500 luxury items in its Second Annual Gentleman's Auction. The overall auction theme is well represented by items which are sure to turn any man into modern gentleman. The auction will feature fine furniture and decorative arts, polo, equestrian and sporting iconography, luxury travel and leather accessories, scientific instruments and tools, collectible bottles and objects d'art. Jeff Jeffers, CEO, and Principal Auctioneer noted, “A Gentleman’s Auction has taken ...

Berthe Vermorchen (Belgian 19th-20th Century), Cloth Table Top Still Life of Peaches and Grapes, oil on canvas ($2,000-$3,000)

Weschler’s October Estate Auction to Feature Property from Two Capitol Hill Estates

Released: October 3, 2014

[Washington, D.C.]— Property from two notable longtime Capitol Hill collectors will be part of Weschler’s Estate auction, held on Friday, October 24, 2014. The sale will feature a wide array of rugs, European and English silver, American and English furniture, and 18th-19th century European and American oil paintings. Two handsome 18th century George III pieces are among the highlights of the sale: a satinwood and rosewood inlaid mahogany chest-on-chest ($1,500-$2,500) and a feather inlaid yewwood and oak dressing table ($1,200-$1,800). A lovely still life, Cloth Table Top Still Life of...

Meret Oppenheim Occasional Table.

Mid-Century Now: Clarke Hosts Impressive Selection September 28

Released: September 24, 2014

Clarke Auction will host an exceptional selection of the best Midcentury designers on September 28th.  The extensive Danish and American midcentury furniture selection will encompass a large part of the late September sale and will include some of the most desirable works to come to auction at Clarke this year.  There are so many great items that encompass several subcategories of design. Chairs Clarke broke the auction result record for a pair of Ib Kofod-Larsen “Elizabeth” chairs a few months ago, and a single chair by Kofod-Larsen has come to the house again in September...

Claude Conover "Mayac" Vase.

Danish and American Design for September 7th at Clarke

Released: September 3, 2014

Fitting in well with a most impressive lineup of fine art, sterling silver, jewelry, antiques, and Asian works, the midcentury design selection at Clarke Auction will feature the best of the best on September 7th at 12pm. The selection will begin with several featured lots from post-war American designers. For example, there will be several lots of Paul McCobb including a travertine top and brass tea cart for the Irwin Collection distributed by Calvin. Also by Paul McCobb for Calvin, a beautiful darker finish server with brass accent pulls and “x” stretcher, and a blondewood desk. Al...

Magnificent carved wood eagle consoles.

Clarke Offers Stronger Than Most in August.

Released: August 14, 2014

With all the various gadgets we keep close to ourselves every day, the internet is always within arm’s reach. And with the internet always within arm’s reach, there is really no excuse for missing an opportunity bid on an important sale, no matter what time of year it is.  So in between beach naps on August 18th, make sure that your internet accessible technology is close at hand so you won’t miss the sale at Clarke Auction. Thinking of the beach, one might think of Miami. And what could be more Miami, or summer for that matter, than an immaculate 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi.  ...

Original works by Adja Yunkers to be featured on July 27th at Clarke.

Single Artist Sale is Fine Art Collector and Dealer Dream at Clarke.

Released: July 23, 2014

Clarke Auction is proud to announce the sale of over 500 works of art by Adja Yunkers, Latvian/Swedish/New York (1900-1983) in a one man sale to be held at their Westchester, NY state of the art gallery on Sunday, July 27th at 12 p.m. The Latvian artist’s collection had been in storage since he died in 1983. Usually one sees a few pieces of an artist’s work come on the market now and again but with the Adja Yunkers discovery, the July 27th sale will include the artist’s work from all different eras, styles and mediums. People will get to see the full breadth of this man’s great talent, ...

Poul Kjaerholm PK-61 Coffee Table.

Miniatures, Midcentury, and More: Clarke Auction May 18th Preview.

Released: May 16, 2014

April weeks bring May antiques.  The weeks leading up to the May 18th sale at Clarke Auction have shown as much. A number of important estates being handled by Clarke Auction at the close of April will be represented through the offering of a bouquet of items in the mid May sale and encompass the full spectrum of item categories, from fine art to Asian. The fine art selection at Clarke will open with an expansive collection of nearly 150 portrait miniatures of exceptional quality.  The consignor gathered English, Continental, and American portraits on bone, ivory, or card, dat...

Federal Satinwood and Figured Birchwood Inlaid Mahogany Secretary-Bookcase, Circa 1805 ($3,000-$5,000)

Weschler’s Spring Auction Features Property from The Textile Museum

Released: April 25, 2014

Furniture and decorative art from The Textile Museum will be part of Weschler’s spring auction, held on Friday, May 9, 2014. The Textile Museum is moving out of their historic Kalorama location to their new home at The George Washington University. Items to be auctioned include furnishings from the S Street home of The Textile Museum founder, George Hewitt Myers. Highlights include a federal satinwood and figured Birchwood inlaid mahogany secretary-bookcase attributed to the workshop of John and Thomas Seymour, circa 1805 ($3,000-$5,000), a Spanish Baroque walnut and wrought-iron refectory...

Lot 28, Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge (American, 1883-1951), Near New Hope, $50,000-70,000

Work by Nevelson, Paine, Wesselmann, De Kooning, Scharf, Coppedge and Folinsbee Showcased in Rago’s May 17 Fine Art Auctions

Released: April 24, 2014

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Rago will hold sales of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art, featuring rare finds and works of art that have been privately held for decades.   “I am exceptionally pleased with both these sales, and particularly proud that so many established collectors have chosen Rago to represent major works being deaccessioned from their collections,” says Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art. “Artists from Roxy Paine to Louise Nevelson are represented by exemplary work. The original art from Willem de Kooning and Kenny Scharf ...

Lot 75, Walter Emerson Baum (American, 1884-1956), Untitled, Oil on Masonite, Sold for $5,313, Fine Art, November 2013.

Locals Prosper at Rago Auctions' Free Walk-In Appraisal Days

Released: April 19, 2014

LOCALS PROSPER AT RAGO AUCTIONS' FREE WALK-IN APPRAISAL DAYS.   ITEMS VALUED AT $20,000+ DISCOVERED RECENTLY.   Lambertville, NJ:  Walk in to the Rago Arts and Auction Center with your treasures on most Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a free, no obligation valuation from our specialists, many of whom you’ll recognize from appearances on Antiques Roadshow. Fine art, silver, jewelry, antiques, decorative art, memorabilia and furniture are all welcome with a six piece limit. If the piece is too large to bring in, the specialists can work from photographs.  ...

The Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair was one of the top performers in the midcentury selection.

The Good and Plenty: Midcentury and Jewelry Among Top Lots on April 6th.

Released: April 9, 2014

Antique decorative items may have brought the top individual prices, but both midcentury and jewelry selections held the majority of top sellers overall on April 6th at Clarke Auction. As anticipated, the highly desirable and expertly crafted Empire malachite and bronze mounted annular clock was the most successful antique lot. The conservatively estimated $10,000/$15,000 clock raised a quick succession of bids from the 10 plus phone lines that were dedicated to the particular item, but a determined internet bidder locked the item down at a realized price of $29,280. In the same prox...

"The Surviving Members of the Sullivan Seven", 2014.  Oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches.

THEATER OF WAR: Paul Endres Jr.'s Tales of the American Burden

Released: March 31, 2014

On Exhibit at Childs Gallery, Boston, April 10th - June 14th. Named one of the Boston Globe’s “Five young artists to watch” in 2011, painter Paul Endres Jr. continues to enthrall with his hyper-real vision of an absurdist post-apocalyptic world. “Being a painter in the 21st century is so contradictory,” muses 28-year-old artist Paul Endres Jr. “Painting is an old world craft in a faster and faster moving digital world. My work combines that venerable notion of painting with contemporary cultural imagery.” Also a dichotomy is the theme of the artist’s exhilarating new exhibition at...

Lot 409, Chinese Nephrite Jade Four Panel Screen, $12,000-18,000.

An Exceptional Estates Auction at Rago on March 22 - Monumental Silver, Ancient Coins, Presidential Ephemera, Russian Imperial Ware and Classic Furnishings Among the 700+ Offerings

Released: February 28, 2014

The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold a Great Estates auction on Saturday, March 22, 2014, with 700 lots of 18th, 19th and early 20th c. furnishings, decorative and fine arts including bronzes, paintings, Asian art and antiques, ethnographic, Native American, glass and porcelain, autographs, books, coins including a collection of ancient coins, clocks, lighting, rugs, canes and silver. “This is a classic estate auction – furnishings, rugs, silver, and art intermixed with beautiful, unexpected finds from homes and collections across the country,” says Miriam Tucker, partner at Rago....

Photograph of John F.  Kennedy by Arnold Newman (Est.  $2,000/$3,000)

Rare Arnold Newman Photographs Up For Auction February 23rd

Released: February 13, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words, but pictures taken by Arnold Newman are worth at least a thousand dollars. Newman once said, “We do not take pictures with our cameras, but our hearts and minds.” The statement itself shows Arnold’s perspective of his calling, not only as a photographer, but as an artist. Clarke Auction will feature 13  individual photographs by Newman on February 23rd, appropriately offered in the fine art selection. Newman, an American photographer, pioneered the genre of “environmental portraiture” which depicts famous figures in their professional habitat...

BEARDEN, Romare.  "Black American in Search of His Identity..." 1969 Mixed Media.

Clarke to Offer Important African-American Art on February 23rd.

Released: February 4, 2014

Clarke is proud to represent a number of works by African-American artists on February 23rd. The highlights of the fine art selection include such socially important artists as Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Sam Middleton, Marion Perkins, and Mitchell Caton. Of the several art works by Romare Bearden, one of particular cultural and historical importance is the pencil signed mixed media collage entitled “Black American in Search of His Identity…” The incredibly emotional and socially thought provoking piece was commissioned by the Brooklyn League of Afro-Americans and Brooklyn College for...

Oscar Bach Cast Bronze Patinated Bacchus Chandelier.

Important Connecticut Estate To Be Auctioned By Clarke Jan. 5th.

Released: January 3, 2014

               When it comes to auction houses evaluating the contents of an estate, it is usually the case that the majority of an estate’s items will not make the cut. On January 5th, Clarke Auction will hold a sale representing a Connecticut estate that is the exception to the rule.                The many items from the 12,000 square foot Northern Connecticut collector’s estate not only represent the collector’s distinguished eye, but also decades of acquisition.  The q...

Martin Brothers Bird Tobacco Jar


Released: December 20, 2013

Rago Arts and Auction Center announces its auction schedule for winter/spring 2014.   Rago Unreserved: Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, 2014. Over 1300 lots of unreserved property, where the high bid, no matter how low, wins the lot. On Saturday, look for Early 20th c. design decorative arts and furnishings, with pottery by Fulper, George Ohr and Rookwood, furnishings by Stickley and Limbert, Scandinavian furniture & fittings, glass by Tiffany and Galle, artwork by Chagall and Dali. Unreserved modern pieces will be sold on Sunday, including furnishings by N...

Anderson, Victor C.  "The High Diver"

Traditions of Beauty: Fine Art Collection Featured at Clarke December 8th.

Released: December 3, 2013

     The holiday season is a time for tradition and Clarke Auction has a long standing tradition of offering a magnificent art selection each December, which continues on Sunday, December 8th at 12 noon EST.      The December 8th art offerings at Clarke Auction features a wide range of works by renowned artists and illustrators, including a large estate-fresh collection of works by Victor C. Anderson.      Victor Anderson was a traditional American painter and illustrator whose work art been featured in Life Magazine, Woman’s Home Companio...

Lot 2019, Tiffany & Co.  Renaissance Revival Quatrefoil Brooch.  $6,000-8,000.

Crowds Expected for One-of-a-Kind Estate Silver, Bronzes, Decorative Arts, Militaria and a Brilliant Day of Jewelry, Watches and Gems at Rago's December 6-8 Auction.

Released: November 15, 2013

On December 6, 7 and 8, Rago Arts and Auction Center holds its annual three-day Great Estates auction. This year's sale centers on a single-owner collection of superlative silver, decorative arts, folk art, furnishings, bronzes, Asian and militaria from the Estate of dealer Tony Tenaglia, enriched by a day of jewelry, watches and gems, as well as a selection of silver and coins from multiple sellers.   "Tony Tenaglia was known for an uncanny ability to source singular, valuable property," said Miriam Tucker, Managing Partner at Rago. "His family laughs that, while he loved them ...

Picabia, Oil on Canvas.

Clarke Auction To Showcase Impressive Array of Lots October 27th.

Released: October 25, 2013

To begin the sale, Clarke will present an impressive selection of estate fresh fine art and prints. The featured lot will be a historically and artistically valuable work by Parisian artist Francis Picabia. The oil on canvas Parisian scene entitled “Ponte Marie” is a fine example of the artist’s transitional period in post-impressionism shortly before his involvement in the Dada movement. The work was executed between 1902 and 1908 and has an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. Several modernist works come to market at Clarke on October 27th as well, including three works by jazz musician a...

Oviedo, Ramon.  Oil on canvas.

Falling Up: Clarke to Continue Fall Auction Success with September 29th Sale.

Released: September 26, 2013

Just three weeks after a highly successful start to the fall auction season, the Clarke Auction team of appraisers has collectively created another quality sale of fine art, midcentury, silver, jewelry, antiques, and Asian items to be held on Sunday, September 8th at 12pm EST.   The fine art selection will begin the sale and will include a number of important estate fresh pieces. One of the most exciting pieces in the fine art selection is a Roy D. Deforest  polymer on canvas entitled “Swamp Fever.” The work is signed and dated 1982 with a Phoenix Art Museum lab...

Elizabeth Hammell, Burlington County, NJ, August, 1829.

Morven Museum & Garden Announces its Fall 2014 Exhibition: "Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework 1726-1860"

Released: September 25, 2013

This landmark exhibition will be the first to focus on the important contribution of New Jersey in the creation of schoolgirl needlework in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. With over 150 works on view, this exhibition will undertake the first survey of schoolgirl needlework completed in the state or by New Jersey girls prior to 1860.  This exhibition and accompanying catalogue will create a lasting record of the best known examples.  As part of the museum’s mission to showcase the cultural heritage of the Garden State, the curator’s will bring new light to the needlework ...

John F.  Folinsbee

Rago’s Seeks Consignments of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist Art for Its November 16 Fine Art Auction

Released: September 12, 2013

The Rago Arts and Auction Center seeks works by Bucks County, Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist Artists for its Fine Art Auction. Consignments are being accepted now through September 24 for the sale, which will take place on Saturday, November 16.     Each Fine Art sale offers works from well-known Bucks County, Pennsylvania artists, sought out by collectors both local and foreign. To date, there are works in the sale by artists including Charles F. Ramsey, Mary Elizabeth Price, Walter Emerson Baum, John F. Folinsbee, Cullen Yates, Anthony Michael Autorino, Ramstone...

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