Auction Blog

Asian Decorative Arts and Fine English Furniture from Two Collections Featured at Schwenke April Fine Estates Auction

Strong Prices Achieved In Many Categories at Schwenke Auctioneers February 28th Eclectic Fine Estates Auction

Eclectic & Diverse Estate Collections Offered at Schwenke Auctioneers February 28th Gallery Auction

Fine and Folk Artworks & Furniture Surprise at Schwenke Holiday Fine Estates Auction

Stevenson Americana/Folk Art Collection Featured With Eclectic Decorative Arts at Schwenke Holiday Fine Estates Auction

Paul Manship Bronze Leads Schwenke Auctioneers Fall Fine Estate Sale At $213,500

Paul Manship Gilded Bronze ‘Flight of Europa’ Offered at Schwenke Annual Fall Fine Estates Auction

Schwenke Auctioneers Holds On-Site Auction – Lifetime Collection of David L. Bronson

Schwenke Auctioneers To Hold Single-Owner On-Site Auction Saturday, August 22nd – Lifetime Collection of David L. Bronson

Fine Art, Jewelry and Ephemera Lead Schwenke Annual Spring Fine Estates Auction

Continental Fine Art, Mid-Century Decorative Arts, American Folk Art, American and English Decorative Arts Featured at Schwenke Annual Spring Fine Estates Auction

Alexander Calder Bracelet Fetches $73,200 – Top Lot At Schwenke Auctioneers April Connecticut Fine Estates Auction

Schwenke Americana/Native American Arts Auction Reports Over 1300 Online Bidders As Decorative and Native American Arts Performed Well

Americana, Folk Art, Fine Art & Native American Arts Featured at Schwenke Auctioneers March 8th Sale

Schwenke Holiday Auction Draws Standing Room Only Crowd As Jewelry, Continental Decorations & Estate Fashions Shine

Diamonds, Pearls & Chanel – Plus Fine Continental Decorative Arts at Schwenke Auctioneers’ Annual Holiday Sale December 7th

Rare Pair Bronze Torcheres by Paul H. Manship Top Schwenke Auctioneers Fall Fine Estate Sale At $50,400

Schwenke Fall Fine Estates Auction Features Long Island and Upper East Side NYC Estates

Rare Georgian Slab Table At $41,480 Tops Woodbury Auction’s Spring Anniversary Sale

Asian Arts, Fine Clocks, Old Master Paintings, American and English Decorative Arts Featured at Woodbury Auction Fifth Annual Spring Fine Estates Auction

Strong Prices for Highlight Asian Offerings at Schwenke Auctioneers March 23rd "Arts of Asia" Sale

Arts of Asia, Estate Decorative Arts at Schwenke Auctioneers March 23rd Sale

Finnish Modern Brass Floor Lamps Shine At $58,800 In Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction Holiday Fine Estates Auction

Asian Bronzes, Jade and Woodblock Prints Featured at Woodbury Auction’s Annual Holiday Fine Estates Sale Sunday, December 8th

Chinese Carved Jade Panel Surprises To $392,000 At Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction Fall Fine Estates Auction

Rare British Sterling Sporting Cup Featured at Woodbury Auction’s Annual Fall Fine Estates Sale September 29th

Andy Warhol Illustrated Folio Tops Woodbury Auction’s Spring Anniversary Sale At $25,830

Woodbury Auction’s Anniversary Sale Features Aronson Folk Art Collection, Heisman Trophy Castings, and Warhol Illustrated Folio

Spirited Bidding and Strong Prices for American Country Furniture and Folk Art at Schwenke Auctioneers-Woodbury Auction April 21st Sale

Folk Art, Americana, Fine Art & Formal Furniture Featured at Schwenke Woodbury Auction April 21 Sale

Period Furniture, Modernism & Oriental Rugs At Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction February 10th

Emile Gruppe Paintings With Original Invoices Sell At Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction

Estate Jewelry, Calder Jewelry, Fine Art and Period English Decorations Featured at Woodbury Auction’s Holiday Sale

Decorative Arts Bring Strong Online Participation at Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction October Fine Estates Auction

Alexander Calder Sterling Brooch Shines At Woodbury Auction Early Fall Fine Estates Auction

Fine Estates At Woodbury Auction’s Early Fall Sale - Sunday, September 16th at 11AM

Calder Jewelry and Royere Lighting Lead at Woodbury Auction Spring Fine Estates Auction

Calder Jewelry, Royere Lighting, Important Statuary and Fine Art Featured at Woodbury Auction Spring Fine Estates Auction

Woodbury Auction's Decorative Arts Auction Brings Standing Room Only Crowd on Sunday, February 26th

Woodbury Auction to Feature Fine and Decorative Arts in Sunday, February 26th Multiple Estate Auction

Jewels Sparkle at Woodbury Auction’s Holiday Fine Estates Auction

Estate Silver and Jewelry to Glitter and Shine at Woodbury Auction’s December 3rd Holiday Estate Auction

Woodbury Auction Offers Up October 1st Double Header – Early Bird and Annual Fall Important Estate Auction

Recent New Discoveries at Woodbury Auction's Annual Fall Important Estates Auction

Woodbury Auction Offers Antique Valuation Day at Crosby Commons Senior Residence Village

Woodbury Auction Sponsors Needlework Loan Exhibit at The 2011 Newport Antiques Show

Woodbury Auction Holds Evening Opportunity Sale June 29th

Woodbury Auction's Second Anniversary Auction Brings Standing Room Only Crowd

Woodbury Auction's
"The Expert Eye" Draws Acclaim

Woodbury Auction Establishes "The Expert Eye" Decorative Arts Forum

Woodbury Auction Schedules 2nd Anniversary Sale for May 21, 2011


We are actively seeking consignments of antique furniture, paintings, folk art, and accessories. Contact:
or call (203) 266-0323.

Estate Silver and Jewelry to Glitter
and Shine at Woodbury Auction’s
December 3rd Holiday Estate Auction

Posted November 14, 2011
Outstanding Single Owner Collections of Silver and Jewelry December 3rd

Woodbury, CT – On Saturday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm Woodbury Auction presents its Holiday Fine Estates Auction featuring a superb single owner collection of English, Irish, Scottish and China Trade sterling silver - over 245 pieces of hallmarked fine estate silver. Also included will be more than 50 lots of fine estate jewelry, including gold, silver and platinum mounted diamonds and other gemstones, as well as a selection of folk and fine art, antique American and mid-century modern furniture and decorations, and selected Asian and European artwork and vertu.

This pre-holiday auction is being held at 6:00 pm in the firm’s new saleroom at 710 Main Street South, Middle Quarter Plaza, in Woodbury. Preview times are Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from noon to 5pm, Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 10am to 5pm, Friday, December 2, 2011 from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 10am to 6pm sale time.

Highlights of the sterling silver lots being offered on behalf of a single owner include a Chinese Export large silver creamer by Leeching, circa 1850; a Chinese Export silver trophy bowl by Hung Chong Co., pierced and chased with dragon and clouds, with plaque engraved "Tennis Tournament/Handicap/Presented By/a Few Ladies/of Newchwang/1901/Gentlemen's Singles”; an Irish silver teapot, James Fray, Dublin 1842; a William IV Irish silver footed bowl by Edward Power, Dublin, 1831; a George III silver cake basket, Craddock & Reed, London, 1814; a George III Irish silver salver, William Homer, Dublin, 1770; a George III Irish silver large sauceboat by Matthew West, Dublin, 1788; a George IV Irish silver mug by William Nowlan & William Law, Dublin, 1827; a stunning pierced openwork George III silver cake basket by William Plummer, London, 1776; a George III silver oval salver by Crispin Fuller, London, 1814; a George III silver waiter by John Cox, London, 1768; and a George III silver salver by John Crouch and Thomas Hannan, London, 1779. A group of Bateman family silver is also being offered.

Other estate silver lots include a round repousse decorated silver footed salver, marked for George Hape, Sheffield, 1899; a fine sterling silver footed inkstand, Birmingham, 1909; a sterling silver flatware service by Wallace, in the Putnam pattern, circa 1912; and a partial American sterling silver assembled flatware service, Tiffany & Co., circa 1885-1902, in the English Kings pattern, comprising 86 pieces weighing 166 troy ounces.

Wonderful lots of estate jewelry are included from a California consignor, including an Art Deco platinum diamond & sapphire evening watch by E. Gubelin; a 20th century platinum cocktail ring with diamonds, emeralds, and blue sapphire; an Art Deco platinum, diamond, and blue sapphire bracelet, signed Hennell; an Art Deco platinum bar clasp with diamonds and blue sapphires, holding two strands of 7-7.5mm saltwater Akoya pearls; and a wonderful Art Deco platinum jeweled charm bracelet with six platinum figural charms.

Other estate jewelry lots include a platinum and diamond solitaire engagement ring, 2.8 carats; a 14K gold diamond eternity band ring comprised of 72 round diamonds; a 14K gold bracelet with 180 round brilliant cut diamonds; and a free form style 14K yellow gold ring with a vintage mine cut 1.5 carat diamond. Also offered are several lots of Native American silver and turquoise jewelry.

According to owner/auctioneer Thomas Schwenke, the firm expects strong interest in a group of American furniture with Southern provenance, consigned by a Westchester County estate. The group includes a late 18th century Southern inlaid cherrywood Chippendale slant front desk with yellow pine secondary woods, ogee bracket feet and original hardware; a Hepplewhite cherrywood Southern huntboard; a Pennsylvania Sheraton tiger maple one drawer side table; a very rare Sheraton maple mixing table with turned, carved legs; and an inlaid walnut tall clock with painted dial and case with fluted quarter columns and an old finish, also probably Southern. English furniture includes a Regency round satinwood inlaid center table, and a Regency carved mahogany slab table. Among the revival furniture consigned for this auction is a striking gothic flat top writing table with extruded cluster column legs and carved frieze.

The sale also features several pieces of modernist chrome and glass furniture, designer leather covered sofas, and numerous other eclectic items from local estates, including porcelains, glassware and decorations.

Asian items include a rare pair of small celadon jade bowls, an overlay snuff bottle, and a blue and white porcelain garden seat.

The catalog for the sale is viewable at Absentee and phone bidding are available for this live gallery auction, and the sale will be broadcast live through Live Auctioneers. For information call Woodbury Auction at 203-266-0323.

Valuation Days
Every Saturday From 11-3

All Images and Text © Woodbury Auction, LLC 2009-2015 . All rights reserved.