Upcoming Auction

Please watch for a forthcoming announcement and information regarding an exciting "Old World" estate collection of European decorative arts to be offered this coming February.

We are now also accepting consignments for a general owner and fine estates auction also scheduled for this February 2023. To discuss consignments, or for additional information, please call us at 203-266-0323.

Sale Report

Fall Fine Estates Auction

Tuesday, October 18th

Our October 18th auction comprised 448 lots of antiques and decorative arts consigned from 42 separate estates and consignors. The sale was broadcast with live internet bidding on three platforms - Live Auctioneers, Invaluable and BIdsquare. The title of "top selling lot of the sale" was shared by three lots, each selling for gross prices of $12,500.

Lot #33

Lot #33, an early portrait miniature of a sitter identified as Sir Francis Drake. Dated "Anno Domini 1588, at age 49" the work was painted on copper or tin and was sold for a New York City collector. Frame size: 7 3/8" high, 6 1/8" wide.

Lot #275

Lot #275, an English elaborately carved mahogany china table attributed to Gillows. The rare table, after a design by Thomas Chippendale, was 30" high, 261/2"wide, 42" long and was sold for a Connecticut estate.

Lot #132

Lot #132 was a Chinese silk embroidered landscape scroll, measuring 70" high, 27 1/2" wide, which was offered for a Connecticut estate.

Please watch our website for upcoming announcements regarding our next main gallery sale being scheduled for February 2023. To discuss consignments, or for additional information, please call us at 203-266-0323.

Now Accepting Consignments
Seeking Fine Art & Outsider Art Specifically

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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