Photography courtesy of Hindman Auctions in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pair of Rock Crystal Mounted Two-Light Sconces in the Style of Maison Baguès, estimate: $2,000-$3,000; Louis XVI Style Painted Dining Table, estimate: $400-$600; Meissen Porcelain Model of a Parrot, estimate: $500-$700.
For rare and unique treasures, auction houses are a go-to destination, providing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to acquire original art, rare objects, first editions, and one-of-a-kind pieces. We asked our editors to identify auctions they are looking forward to attending in the coming months. From decorative arts and furniture finds to coveted paintings, these three auctions will inspire you to raise your paddle and get in on the action.
THE AUCTION HOUSE: Hindman Auctions
THE AUCTION: European Furniture and Decorative Arts
AUCTION DATE: January 19 and 20, 2021
WHY IT’S SPECIAL: The products that Hindman Auctions has are second to none. Everything is extremely high quality, and only the most rare and unique finds out there.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Hindman Auctions has so many amazing auctions, but I have fallen in love with their estate jewelry auctions over the years,” says McKenna Brooks, editor of The Scout Guide Cincinnati. “This particular collection has some timeless, unique and exceptional finds and values.”
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Theora Hamblett (1895-1977), “Mother Goat and Kids,” oil/canvas, 24 x 30 inches, estimate: $18,000- $25,000.
THE AUCTION HOUSE: Neal Auction Company
THE AUCTION: Important Winter Estates Auction
AUCTION DATE: January 30 and 31, 2021
WHY IT’S SPECIAL: Important Winter Estates Auction features distinguished estate and private collections and includes important fine art, period furniture, and decorative objects.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Neal Auction Company has an outstanding reputation for organizing highly esteemed auctions,” says Taylor Morgan, editor of The Scout Guide New Orleans. “This one is sure to have a wide array of rare finds.”
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Bruce Cheever (1958- ), “Grand Descent,” oil on board, 31 x 47, estimate: $12,000-$18,000.
THE AUCTION HOUSE: Jackson Hole Art Auction
THE AUCTION: Wyoming Art Auction
AUCTION DATE: February 20, 2021
WHY IT’S SPECIAL: The Wyoming Art Auction is an exclusive online sale of exceptional quality, specializing in western, wildlife, sporting, and landscape art in a range of price points.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “From smaller works by established western masters to larger decorative pieces, there is something for everyone from the emerging collector to the established connoisseur at this internationally curated auction,” says Jill King, editor of The Scout Guide Jackson Hole.