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What do vintage arcade games, antique steam powered vehicles and a 19th century apothecary store have in common? They are just some of the items being offered to the public at Gray’s Auctioneers on November 20 from Cedar Point’s Town Hall Museum. Cedar Point, the venerable amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio is celebrating their sesquicentennial in 2020 marking 150 years since they opened. In celebration they are debuting a new Town Hall Museum collection, one of the many special events to mark their anniversary.
Do you think auctions are just for the wealthy? Not so much. Big sellers make big headlines. Perhaps that’s why we have this misconception that auctions are only for people seeking high-ticket items. Wrong! Here we give you some insider tips on how to use auctions to score amazing deals on incredible furniture, jewelry, art, and more – just by understanding the ins & outs of how auctions work. Only for those who like a little healthy competition & risk!
Our upcoming August auction features plenty of summer-themed pieces of fine art, furniture and decorative art from estates across the country. In all there are 380 items!
Our upcoming summer auction features more than 200 lots of mostly fine jewelry and coins, including a unique precious gem beaded evening purse encrusted with 118 rubies, 106 sapphires and 72 emeralds, along with a large selection of rings, necklaces, bracelets, and coins.
János Vaszary was active during the 1880’s to 1930’s. He was known for using wide a wide variety of color, combining technique and imagination to create outstanding artworks that during their time, were considered on the forefront of modernism. His style was constantly changing, evolving, and experimenting, ranging from Art Nouveau, Fauvism & Post-Impressionism. He dedicated his life to his art, studies, and teaching.
Wouldn’t it be great to go shopping and splurge on all of the furniture and decor to style your new home exactly to your preferences, without breaking the bank?
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.
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.
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.
Our upcoming March 13th auction is a mid-week auction featuring nearly 300 lots of fine art, furniture and decorative arts from fine estates across the country – highlighted by artwork from the noted Czech collector Jaroslav Mervart.
Why aren’t shellac records aren’t as common? When did the “fad” of vinyl take over? We come to find out, it wasn’t actually a fad. The dramatic shift from shellac to vinyl took place out of necessity. During the early years of World War II, shellac demand skyrocketed. Why?
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.
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…
Nearly everyone owns a piece of art, furniture or jewelry that is believed to be of value. The question is, how do you find the true value?
This month at Gray’s we have an exceptional collection of Fine Art, Jewelry, and Decorative Art up for our November Auction, with over 400 lots, with a number of truly exquisite finds in each category.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are extremely excited this month to debut a previously undiscovered work by William Merritt Chase. Chase is a landmark figure in the history of American painting: a turn of the century Impressionist with a deft hand for shadow and color, a highly sought-after portraitist, and an esteemed educator and founder of one of America’s greatest artistic institutions.
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.