Estate Sales & Auction Blog

 

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

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 11.09.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
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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 | BRG

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
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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 | BRG

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 | BRG

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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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 | BRG

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 | BRG

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 | BRG

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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Abandoned & Sealed Off Greenwich Estate Conceals Treasure

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

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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Estate Sales & Consignments for the 21st Century

Estates 101 | PUBLISHED 02.01.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Online estate sales and online estate auctions | BRG

Estate sales “junkies” are amazingly dedicated to the art of seeking treasures. Yes, we’re calling it an art -- defined as something that is created with imagination and skill. While estate sale buyers are not necessarily creating anything, they approach estate sales with great imagination and skill. With the spring estate sale season about to launch....

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