Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ top antiques and fine art auction houses, announced today the launch of its West Coast operations in San Diego, California. Headed by Frank Kaminski, the auction house’s first auction in its new location is an important single-owner lifelong collection of Continental, English and American antiques. The auction will take place at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in San Diego, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, the I-8, Mission Valley, and is free and open to the public. On-site preview hours are Thursday, Feb. 15th, 5pm-10pm; Friday, Feb. 16th, 10am-10pm; and 8:30am-10:30am on the days of the auction. The auction takes place Saturday, February 17, 10:30am and Sunday, February 18, 10:30am. The auction will feature live online bidding through eBay Live Auctions, and the complete catalog can be viewed online in advance of the sale.
The auction includes approximately 1000 lots of furniture, decorations, mirrors, fine art, oriental rugs, ceramics, garden ornaments and much more. Some of the highlights of the sale include a 19th Century French gilt mantel clock with mythological motif and enamel numbers, signed "Deniere a Paris"; a 19th Century Classical French Empire secretaire with flamed mahogany panels and brass mounts; a 20th Century chinoiserie painted William and Mary-style secretary decorated by Frank Davidhazy for the Georgian Furnishings Company of Grand Rapids Michigan; a Pair of 19th Century Chinese Rose Medallion porcelain vases with elephant head handles, in addition to a wide selection of 19th Century Rose Medallion porcelain; and an Early 19th Century Salem, Massachusetts Sheraton mahogany sideboard with acanthus and reeded legs. There will be a 15% buyer’s premium bidding with Kaminski, or 20% buyer’s premium bidding with eBay Live.
For almost two decades, Kaminski Auctions, headed by Frank Kaminski, has specialized in appraising and auctioning fine antiques from estates throughout New England. At a recent auction of paintings, William Bradford's "Arctic Sunset" sold for an impressive $471,500 to a Northeast collector and "Misty Moonlight," oil on paper mounted on panel by Albert Pinkham Ryder, which came from a San Diego collection, sold for $120,750. The Ryder had an extensive exhibit history and since 1931 had been in the collection of John Whitaker Hollister of San Diego.
"I am thrilled to be launching our operations in San Diego with this sale," comments Kaminski. "I now own a home in La Jolla and I have found that the San Diego area has a wealth of both sophisticated and beginning collectors who enjoy antiques and fine art. We look forward to bringing to market the best that the area has to offer."
About Kaminski Auctions
Kaminski Auctions, headed by Frank Kaminski, specializes in appraising and auctioning fine antiques from estates throughout New England. As part of a complete, estate service package, Kaminski provides expert appraisals, local and national advertising for all sales, competitive fees, itemized accounting of all transactions for heirs and representatives. In addition to full estate auctions, Kaminski accepts partial estate liquidations, as well as individual pieces and collections for consignment. Kaminski also conducts full-service, on site tag sales. The firm's extensive clientele includes museums, historical societies, businesses, non-profit organizations and private individuals. For more information, visit the firm's Website KaminskiAuctions.com or call 978-927-2223.
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