Connecticut Estates Auction

Saturday, July 10th @ 10:00am

Our July 10th auction will present over 600 lots for bidding, starting with approximately 200 lots of marine and nautical art and artifacts from the estate of George E. Ratcliffe. The collection includes more than sixty-five marine artworks including two fine oil on canvas ship paintings by Antonio Jacobsen; many other oils on canvas by American and British artists; and many fine watercolors and gouaches on paper and board. The collection also features a large quantity of marine ephemera; bronze and other ship accessories; a large selection of bronze ships' badges; ships' signs; half hulls and many other items.

The balance of the sale will comprise over 400 lots of antiques and fine and decorative arts, both traditional and contemporary, from numerous other tri-state consignors and estates. Prime lots include items from a Park Slope, Brooklyn brownstone; a Central Massachusetts collection; a Litchfield County collector; a Weston CT collector; Chinese porcelains from a 5th Avenue NYC collector; and a collection of American and English furniture from another Litchfield County collector.

The auction will be posted for live bidding on Live Auctioneers, Invaluable and Bidsquare, and phone and in-house absentee bidding will also be available. Online registrations are not guaranteed when submitted on auction day.

We will be having live preview for this auction. Appointments are requested but not required. Social distancing and mask protocol will be in effect, and we ask your cooperation.

Consignments Now Being Accepted
Email photos to consign@woodburyauction.com
Call 203-266-0323

Here is a recent testimonial from one of our estate consignors:

"I'll give you five stars every day of the week. You were great in all aspects of this. You're very professional and honest. It doesn't get any better than that. I'm so happy with your efforts I can't begin to tell you. I'll recommend you to anyone who is interested in your services. You are amazing. Thank you again for everything."


We are offering low commission rates for high value items.
Please send images to consign@woodburyauction.com
or call 203-266-0323 for an appointment.

Welcome to Schwenke Auctioneers

Schwenke Auctioneers is located in historic Woodbury, Connecticut, nationally known in the antiques community as "The Antiques Capital of Connecticut" and situated at the beginning of the "Connecticut Antiques Trail". Woodbury is convenient to all major east coast cities, is home to several dozen fine antique shops, and boasts several first class restaurants, inns and spas, all nestled in the scenic general area called the "Litchfield Hills".

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