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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.
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.
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.
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.