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Four Reasons (Plus a Bonus) Why the Exceptional Winter 2019 is LIVE

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 02.13.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
Going live: BRG’s Exceptional Winter 2019 Live Auction Sale

What is so special about BRG's Exceptional Winter 2019 sale that would have us dusting off the auctioneer podium and gavel in order to run a live auction? Well, you are about to find out!

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Rodin Revisited

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 12.27.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Comité Rodin authenticates Buste de Saint Jean Baptiste casting by Gruet Aîné

The results are in! The Comité Rodin has reached its decision on the authenticity of the Buste de Saint Jean-Baptiste that we offered in auction this past October in our Exceptional Fall Greenwich Auction. It's real! Find out more....

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How One Local Charity Realized an Incredible Revenue Increase

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 12.12.18 | Jennifer Ventresca

When a volunteer from a local charity asks BRG to help them price items in their annual tag sale, the volunteer probably never expected these results. How did BRG help them ? Find out now.

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High-End Hoarding - From Hoarder House to Auction House

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 12.07.18 | Alessandra Leone
High end hoarder vs. ordinary hoarder vs. super collector

Have you viewed hoarder show episodes on cable television, featuring houses packed-to-the-gills with uncountable and indiscernible things, floor to ceiling piles of stuff? Rooms so jam-packed with things from furniture to trash, that the owners must climb above the debris to get to the next room and sleep on weeks-old food covering their beds. These are the homes that horror stories are written about. Or are they?

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Thanksgiving Wish

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 11.21.18 | Admin
Happy Thanksgiving from Grant and Christie

To all our customers, clients, and consignors: This Thanksgiving, as Grant and I reflect on BRG's tremendously successful year, we extend our gratitude to you, our wonderful clients, consignors, and customers for your support and help in growing our business. Because of your patronage...

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Hello, Boston! BRG is Growing ... Again.

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 11.09.18 | Jennifer Ventresca

Our friends in greater Boston metro and throughout Massachusetts have been asking BRG to move into the area and we’ve answered. With our first estates auctions under our belt and more to come, we are thrilled to be expanding our service offerings into the area with BRG-Boston.

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October Greenwich Auctions Break Records & We Have You to Thank for it.

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 10.25.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
October Greenwich Auctions Break BRG’s Records

When it comes to estate auctions, BRG's reach continues to grow -- especially when you look at how online auctions are completely changing the landscape of how estates are bought and sold. Most recently, gross sales reached nearly $1 million in our two-day October auction series (which featured an August Rodin bust which grossed over....

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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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