We are specialists in Southern decorative and folk art; Americana; fine art; American and European glass and lighting; 17th to 20th century ceramics; textiles, costumes, and antique sewing accoutrements; silver, jewelry, and coins; antiquarian books and manuscripts; plus all types of other valuable antiques and collectibles. We have provided expert services to collectors, institutions, estates, and the trade since 1979 including appraisals to meet every need, private brokering, expert consultations, collections management, and museum curatorial work.
General Auction Information
All times are USA Eastern Time (EST/EDT)
We conduct monthly, and sometimes twice monthly catalogued auctions at our gallery located at 2177 Green Valley Lane, Mt. Crawford, Virginia, 22841. Telephone: 540.434.3939. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Standard office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET.
Auction descriptions and preview highlight photos are posted two to three months prior to each sale. The complete auction catalogue is posted online 7-10 days prior to the auction.
Standard auction public viewing is held from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday preceding the sale, and beginning at 8:00 am the day of the sale. All items are available for viewing until sold. Please check specific auction dates to verify viewing times.
We sell in lot number order at an average pace of 100 lots per hour, therefore an auction containing 600 total lots would take approximately six hours to complete. However, the auctioneer's speed can vary from 80 to 120 lots per hour depending on the type of auction and the material being sold.
Live Internet bidding is currently available through LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable. When an auction is in progress you may simply watch the bidding in real time, or, if you are registered and approved for the auction, you will have the capability of placing a bid. (If you do not see an active "BID" button, you may not have successfully completed the registration and/or bidder approval process.)
Note: Although LiveAuctioneers uses Pacific Time (PT) for ALL of their auctions, we are located in Virginia, which is on Eastern Time (ET); therefore our actual auction time is 3 hours later than the time shown on LiveAuctioneers. Also, please note that due to eBay's listing policies, all items in an auction might not appear on eBay-Live, for instance antique firearms.
Information on bidding, consigning, and our services can be accessed through the tabs at the top of this page.
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