Estate Sales & Auction Blog


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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Home for the Holidays: Creating a Seaside Chic Christmas

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 11.30.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Black Rock Interiors by BRG joins the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival at Burr Homestead

We L-O-V-E helping local causes, especially when those causes give us a bit of creative license in using merchandise from our consignment showroom to decorate space "BRG style." Such was the case when several volunteers working on the 2018 Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival asked us to loan pieces to their designers, plus we took on a room ourselves. Here is the outcome....

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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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Six Things to Help you Survive the Daylight Saving Blues

Tips & Tricks | PUBLISHED 11.15.18 | Jennifer Ventresca (Alessandra Leone, contributor)
Daylight saving, decorating tips, beating the blues

Let’s face it. Short days and long nights can cause the ‘daylight saving blues.’ When the sun rises after 7 a.m. and sets at 4 p.m., we begin to long for the things that make us happy. So here are six things that may help you survive the daylight saving blues....

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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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Styling your Thanksgiving Table with Diane Rath

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 10.25.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Setting your tablescape: a fall entertaining workshop

We love Thanksgiving. Beyond the fabulous food and special family moments, we can use this fabulous fall holiday as a canvas to show-off our unique style. So whether you're hosting or helping the host, BRG is helping to inspire your inner stylist as we partner with Diane Rath (the Rath Project). Diane will provide some simple and creative ideas on setting fun, festive, and stylish fall holiday tablescapes....

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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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