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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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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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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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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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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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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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Abandoned & Sealed Off Greenwich Estate Conceals Treasure

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 02.20.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Claes Oldenburg Profile Airflow Limited Edition

What happens when an eccentric retiree completely abandons her home to the elements and lives out her remaining years in a luxury hotel, completely disconnected from her home? Eventually the home becomes overrun by the elements....

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Exceptional Fall Greenwich Sale Highlights Fine Art, Jewelry, & More!

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 11.09.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

Black Rock Galleries is pleased to offer this exceptional sale featuring a wonderful collection of fine art, antiques, jewelry, furniture, and curiosities hailing from fine estates throughout New England and New York. The art truly shines and is....

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Rugs! Rugs! Rugs! In North Salem NY Single Owner Estate Sale

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 10.24.17 | Staff

We are pleased to offer, in conjunction with our North Salem NY Single Owner Estate, this outstanding collection of area rugs. This entire collection of fine area rugs and carpets has a retail value well over $60,000....

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World Renowned Designer's Warehouse Sale Takes the Stage at BRG

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 10.19.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

When an internationally acclaimed and world renowned interior designer located in Connecticut accumulates a collection of high-end, current and stylish furniture, art, and lighting, that designer must, at some point, decide what to do with it all ....

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