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From Boston to New York and Back Again

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 01.17.20 | Jennifer Ventresca
Spectacular 18th C. English Porcelain Tea Service | BRG

Exposure to tens of thousands of fine works of art over the course of a curator's 30 years career gives her a very discerning eye for detail and quality. This is most certainly the case for one renowned former Museum of Fine Arts Boston curator, Barbara Stern Shapiro, as evidenced in her lifetime personal curation ... from Boston to New York and back.

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The BRG Family Christmas Celebration

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 12.19.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
Black Rock Galleries Employees and Loved Ones Gather for Company Christmas Party | BRG

Dark went the night. The soft golden glow of candles flickering. A band playing holiday standards. The cacophony of conversation. Tonight is going to be a good night. How could it not be a good night? When you're surrounded by family it's better than good -- and we are family!

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Singing the Blues: Rethinking Your Color Scheme

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 12.10.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a blue girl. If I'm out shopping, I immediately gravitate towards all things blue (patterned, printed, solid). My children roll their eyes anytime I stop to look at something blue, with a quick roll of their eyes and an under-the-breath utterance of "of course you'd stop for that!" I wasn't always open about being a blue girl....

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Raleigh Welcomes BRG in Fine Fashion

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 11.25.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
Grant, Christie, & Michael of BRG surrounded by local chambers of commerce members | BRG

Yes, BRG-Raleigh has been operating in the greater Raleigh area for several months, but we were officially welcomed to the community in fine style ...

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Time Capsule with Ties to Waldorf in Cortlandt Manor Estate

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 11.04.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

This might be a “made for Hollywood” story based right in Cortlandt Manor, New York with acclaimed hotelier, Claude Philippe, as the main character. Decades after the fully furnished estate was passed to the husband of Philippe’s widow, many of the original contents (hand-picked and curated by Philippe himself) remained relatively untouched — down to the collection of Philippe’s cuff links discovered in the closet.

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It’s Moving Day at BRG

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 09.17.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

It’s moving day at BRG — well for some, that is. With expansion and business growth comes new responsibilities. Several personnel changes are afoot and we’ve moved some people around! Find out who and where here.

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Favorite End of Summer Recipes

Tips & Tricks | PUBLISHED 08.30.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
BRG Blog - End of Summer Recipes - photo by Valeria Boltneva from Pexels | BRG

Now with summer's end looming and the kids back in school, some of our BRGers are sharing their favorite summertime family recipes with you. (Yes, Labor Day Weekend is upon us, but there are technically a few more weeks of summer!) So enjoy this 'pot luck' assortment of fun foods.

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Armoire Amoré: a Creative Storage Solution

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 08.06.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
Not the tv storage of the 80s and 90s.  | BRG

Who says practical storage can't be a beautiful design element in your home? Anyone who has travelled abroad can attest that lack of closet space ensures the abundant use of armoires. Learn how you can integrate this pretty and useful storage option into your home.

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What Everyone Must Know About Native American Jewelry

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 07.19.19 | Christie Spooner & Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

Rich corals. Dramatic blue and green turquoise. Beautifully crafted copper and silver work. For millennia, the magnificent history of Native American Indian tribal jewelry making has been passed down from one generation to another. Explore the world of Native American jewelry....

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Worst Moving Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Tips & Tricks | PUBLISHED 07.08.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

The summer moving season is in full-swing for down-sizers, up-sizers, and new home buyers. Making the big move can be expensive and stressful for the most stout-hearted people. If you're making any of these mistakes, you could be making things worse for yourself. Learn how to avoid these moving mistakes....

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