Estate Sales & Auction Blog


Some Changes are Afoot with BRG Auctions

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 10.17.18 | Jennifer Ventresca

Sometimes it’s hard to change. But BRG is making some changes for the better! In an effort to improve communications, our auction bidders are noticing a few recent changes. We promise — it’s all good.

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Defiant and Inspired Genius: Auguste Rodin & his Buste de Saint-Jean Baptiste

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 09.15.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Rodin’s John the Baptist cast bronze sculpture

So much has been written about Rodin — his life, his works, his philosophy. Sure his talent is on display at museums worldwide, but rarely does the opportunity to actually own an authentic Rodin work of art come to the public. That is about to change when his Buste de Saint Jean-Baptiste, Gruet Aine Fondeur, Paris cast bronze sculpture hits the auction block in the Exceptional Fall Greenwich auction at BRG.

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Seven Things That Would Make Carrie Bradshaw Swoon

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 09.14.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Carrie Bradshaw wanna-be's favorite room -- the shoe closet

When most people think of BRG, they envision highly decorative furnishings, art, and antiques. But there’s so much more to our offerings, as is the case with our Single Owner Couture Collection. As part of our day-to-day estate work, we come across clients that have modestly sized couture collections, but this collection would make even the most hardened "Carrie Bradshaw types" swoon.

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How Collected Design Creates a Stylish & Sophisticated Home

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 09.06.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Eclectic collection delivers a sophisticated design in Greenwich home

When savvy shoppers seek special items for their homes, their secret arsenal of tricks will likely include shopping for choice objects and furnishings from consignment and antique centers, flea markets, and estate sales. Recently, one of our long-standing customers enlisted BRG to sell her current collection....

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Opposites Attract! Three Ways You Can Create an Inspired Room.

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 08.10.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Opposites attract - creating inspired design

Pulling together a fresh & fashionable room using different furniture styles, textures, patterns, & colors can be daunting. Long gone are the days of relying on an entire suite of "matchy-matchy" furniture sets to design a room. "Eclectic" reigns supreme. Here are three easy tips on creating inspired spaces....

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Solve Your Design "Blahs" with Pillows

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 08.03.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Vintage Chair pops with patterned pillow

It would be nice if we could switch out our sofas and lounge chairs as soon as boredom sets in or our design styles change. Although some people are able to change their decor regularly, most of us have to stick with what we have. So how do you tszuj your existing design with ease and affordability?

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Idyllic Westchester Estate Conceals Veritable Mad-Men Era Time Capsule

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 07.03.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Pair of Dore bronze crystal mounted wall sconces

What is now considered a quiet, idyllic grand estate overlooking the rolling hills of the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York was once a hot-bed of post-war era soirées with guests drinking martinis in the library of a stately stone and pillar colonial revival owned by renowned “renaissance man,” Arthur Judson. The contents of this estate...

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Simple & Timeless Pieces Fill a Home

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 06.15.18 | BRG Staff

BRG is pleased to have the opportunity to sell numerous unique items in our various auctions and from our luxury consignment showroom. Over the years, we have seen a multitude of unique items come and go. As you know, we love seeing the estate pieces we have sold in their new environments and showcasing BRG finds shared by our loyal customers. Fortunately, long-time BRGer, Jeff, shared some images...

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Elvis is in the House! (BRG's Auction House, that is.)

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 06.01.18 | ADMIN
Spectacular Elvis Collection for auction

The fact that the "Elvis Generation" may be getting older in no way diminishes the memories and collectibility of authentic Elvis items of interest -- something that is not being lost on the folks bidding in BRG's Spectacular Elvis Collection. So when we say, "Elvis is in the House!" (albeit the auction house), we say it with gusto.

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Helping Dad Downsize

Estates 101 | PUBLISHED 06.01.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Helping Dad Downsize

Most of us dread the day when we need to help dad (or mom) downsize his home. Perhaps home is “just too much” for him to care for anymore. Whatever the circumstance, you want to help your parents make the transition from one home to another, with as little disruption as possible.

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