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Who Are the Artists? May 22 Auction Highlights

The upcoming auction on May 22 is a delightful treat for anyone who is a mid-century modern art & decor lover! Browse the collection of admired Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher, George Roby. Works include his own creations as well as favorites from his personal collection. Also featured is a single owner collection of over two hundred pieces of art glass from a Northeast Ohio collector.

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Where to buy vintage furniture online

When looking to buy furniture, don’t forget to look into the past. After all, they say good design never goes out of style. There are many reasons to buy a piece of vintage furniture – it’s typically a unique item that not many other people have, it’s eco-friendly, and the quality is higher than many pieces that are mass-produced in off-shore factories.

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How to value your jewelry

This is the first part to a series of content that we are publishing, dedicated to helping people find the true value of their treasured possessions. Our aim is to give you the information needed to help you figure out if you can appraise your own jewelry, or if you should submit it for a free, professional valuation.

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Is my item worth anything? Things to know before requesting a valuation

At Gray’s Auctioneers, we receive hundreds of requests for free valuations each month. What we see a lot of are requests for items that, unfortunately, are of no value. Therefore, we decided to introduce this piece of content to help people understand the main things to look for before requesting an item for valuation, and also a few pointers to help you find the value of your item on your own.

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2018, wrapped

As the new year swiftly approaches, we reflect on 2018, taking a moment to truly appreciate the buyers and sellers who have contributed to our 12th year of success. There are many unspoken reasons our clients come to us with their sentimental valuables. One thing they all share, however…

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Works on Paper, Rare Books and Illuminated Manuscripts at Gray’s

This month at Gray’s we have an extensive number of fine works on paper, rare books, and illuminated manuscripts up for auction, including an impressive collection of fine editions from the Print Club of Cleveland. Starting off the auction in Lot 1 is a print of St. George and the Dragon, 1947 by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989). While the world-renowned surrealist arguably needs no introduction, many art collectors may not realize that Dalí had an extensive history with the city of Cleveland through his patrons Reynolds and Eleanor Morse.

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African-American Art & Fine Jewelry Highlights at Gray’s

This month at Gray’s Auctioneers, we are delighted to highlight a collection of fine art by prominent African-American artists from our large auction of Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry, and Decorative Art.  One unfortunate legacy of our country’s struggles with its historic racism has been the neglect of black artists by critics and collectors until recent times.  This month Gray’s is offering a number of artworks by important African-American artists in their October 10th auction.

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An Extraordinary Private Collection of Asian Decorative Arts

On September 12th, Gray's will be auctioning the private collection of the late Ronald J. DiCenzo, Professor Emeritus of History and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College, Ohio.  DiCenzo passed away on November 4th, 2017, but his academic legacy, and enthusiasm for Japanese culture, and Asian culture more broadly, are brilliantly displayed through his magnificent collection of fine decorations and furniture now up for auction at Gray's.

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A Sizzling Summer Auction, August 8

A pair of dazzling, GIA-certified diamonds and original oil paintings by Charles Sprague Pearce (Am./Fr., 1851-1914) and Balthazar Paul Ommeganck (Flemish, 1755-1826) are just a few of the expected top lots at Gray’s Auctioneers’ Sizzling Summer Auction scheduled for Wednesday, August 8th, online and in Gray’s showroom.

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The Simple Elegance of the Still Life this Month at Gray’s

Any lover of fine art will be intimately familiar with the still life.  An invaluable tool for honing technique and developing a sense of composition, nearly every painter has produced a wealth of them and their styles and subjects are as varied as the artists who created them.  This month at Gray’s we have a variety of wondrous still life works up for auction as well as a number of other gorgeous fine art pieces.

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Come One, Come All, to the World’s Fair on April 16th at Gray’s!

Once again, Gray’s auctioneers is proud to host a wide variety of memorabilia and collectibles from the historic World’s Fair exhibitions, with another slew of souvenirs and curiosities from the 1939 “World of Tomorrow” New York Exhibition in particular.  This particular expo famously featured the monumental Trylon and Perisphere, two large modernist buildings connected by what was at the time the world’s longest escalator.

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