While there’s been an explosion in the number of Antiques Road Show-style programs on TV, there’s also been a boom in the trove of treasures being discovered right here at home.
Attracting people with everything from a valuable 19th Century English painting to Civil War handcuffs and bric-a-brac, Clarke Auction Gallery, by offering free appraisals on its “Walk-In Wednesdays,” is increasingly becoming a destination for folks who want to know whether there’s anything worth a serious chunk of change among all their stuff.
And indeed there have been.
Among the items that will be included in the Larchmont gallery’s July 11 auction are a 19th Century French bronze, conservatively estimated at $3,000-5,000; a 19th Century English painting valued from $2,000 to $3,000; about 50 pieces of glass and china, including a glass sculpture by a Czech artist, also valued between $2,000 and $3,000; and a 19th Century Limoges punch bowl on stand, estimated at $600-900. All those items came to Clarke through “Walk-In Wednesdays,” which are held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Larchmont Gallery.
You may remember that in May, Clarke sold two Jasper Cropsey paintings, one for $460,000 and the other for $240,000, after a man had them appraised at Clarke after removing them from his late parents’ Rec Room wall.
For more information on Monday’s auction or previews this weekend please visit Clarke’s website.