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

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  • February 28, 2014

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Lot 409, Chinese Nephrite Jade Four Panel Screen, $12,000-18,000.
Rago Arts and Auction Center

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. “There is a grand selection of fine art, period furnishings, Asian collectibles, autographed memorabilia, and extraordinary ancient coins dating as far back as 480 B.C.”

Rago’s Saturday, March 22, Great Estates auction consist of American period furniture from New York, Philadelphia, New England and Bucks county; Chippendale and Queen Anne furnishings; George III, Louis XVI and Edwardian furnishings; chandeliers and lighting; mantle, wall and grandfather clocks; fine art including landscapes, portraits, collectible posters, prints and lithographs; bronze sculptures; Asian decorative arts, ceramics and furnishings; Rugs and Tapestries; porcelain plaques and collectibles, including a Russian Imperial glass and plate, magnificent covered urns and Amphora vases; Native American woven baskets, pottery and turquoise and silver jewelry; ethnographic/tribal masks and carvings; unique carved and figural walking sticks; silver candelabras, tea services, flatware and napkin rings; glass by Thomas Webb, Lalique, Daum and Tiffany; memorabilia signed by John Lennon and John F. Kennedy, a presidential autograph album, signed first editions and autographed sports memorabilia; ancient coins, ranging from 480 B.C. to ca. A.D. 249-251; Collectible coins including Buffalo Nickels, U.S. Proof or Mint sets, silver dollars, U.S. gold coins, and Walking Liberty coins; miscellaneous unique items including a Victorian game wheel, telescope, field surgeon’s kit, a ship’s wheel, weathervane, floor scale, a French birdcage, steamer trunk and desk accessories; phonographs; music boxes, pianos and a harp.

Lot 119, Mario Joseph Korbel (Czech/American, 1882-1954), Bronze sculpture of a draped nude, 1920, $6,000-8,000.
Rago Arts and Auction Center

Auction Dates/Times

- Estate Auction: Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m.

- Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.

Auction Exhibition/Preview


- Saturday, March 15 – Thursday, March 20, 12-5 p.m., Friday, March 21, 12-7 p.m., and by appointment. Doors open on March 22 at 9 a.m.

- Open House with presentation by Dr. Roberta A. Mayer, Professor of Art History, Bucks County Community College on Louis Comfort Tiffany, Wednesday, March 19. Reception at 5 p.m., lecture at 6 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. to or 609-397-9374 ext. 119.

- Rago is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at




- View complete catalogue with color images online at as of March 3.

- Estates Auction catalogues are available for $20 by calling 609.397.9374 or emailing a request to  


Auction Contact Information


609-397-9374 or


Notes for the Editor

High-resolution images available.


Consignments Invited

Consignments are invited for the September 2014 Great Estates Auction and all Rago auctions, including 20th/21st C. Design, Fine Art, Silver and Jewelry. Email 


About Rago Arts and Auction Center: Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with $30 million in sales in 2013. We serve thousands of sellers and buyers internationally with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Rago holds auctions of 20th/21st c. design, fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry, militaria, coins and currency, Asian, historic ephemera, and ethnographic property.  A world-class venue through which to buy and sell, it offers valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates), appraisals, estate services, exhibitions and lectures in house and online. Rago is based in New Jersey, midway between Philadelphia and New York City. 

Lot 653, Ancient Thrace Stater, Lysimachus, Obverse: Alexander III, Reverse: Athena, ca. 305-281, $6,000-10,000.
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Rago Arts and Auction Center
333 N. Main Street
Lambertville, New Jersey

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