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The Estate of Lilla Cooper Part I (P/U Thu from 9-2 by Appt)

Sale begins to close
Tuesday, May 21st 2024 at 8:05 PM EST
Location: Easton, CT
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BRG is pleased to offer the impressive collection amassed by the late Lilla Cooper. This collection contains a treasure trove of remarkable finds. Lilla's home was not just a sanctuary but a haven for exquisite objects, where every corner held a story waiting to be told. Her discerning taste and unwavering dedication to preserving the past are evident in the diverse array of items she acquired. From elegant silver and china pieces to fine works of art, her collections reflect a lifetime of passion and curiosity.

Trained in art history at Vassar, Lilla possessed an unparalleled eye for design and a deep appreciation for all things beautiful and unique. Her thriftiness drove her passion for finding an undervalued bargain. In fact, for over seven decades, she tirelessly scoured thrift stores, tag sales, and antique shops throughout the greater Fairfield County region, guided by her keen sense of value and aesthetics.

As a devoted patron of the arts, Lilla's influence extended far beyond her personal acquisitions through her efforts to foster a broader community of fellow enthusiasts. She connected with and created her own extensive network of dealers and collectors through daily scouring and outreach using the Newtown Bee’s Arts & Antiques Weekly. Additionally, her role in the 1970s and 80s as a volunteer at Fairfield University's continuing education department’s Art-with-the-Experts program (which organized student trips to New York to meet with art experts and collectors at museums and art dealerships) underscores her commitment to sharing her passion, knowledge and appreciation for the finer things in life.

Among the highlights of this auction are Lilla's meticulously curated tableware including china, silver, crystal, fine and decorative arts, and costume jewelry, which garnered admiration from guests at her legendary dinner parties.

Despite her remarkable accomplishments, Lilla harbored one unfulfilled dream: to open her own store. Nevertheless, Lilla's legacy is not only defined by the objects she collected but by the memories she created and the lives she touched. In fact, many of the condolence cards her family received after her death mentioned how much the senders enjoyed being in her home and her various ever-evolving collections.

BRG will offer this estate collection in two parts. This is a great opportunity to acquire some really pretty pieces to enjoy as much as Lilla and her family and friends did. Happy bidding!
FREE ON-SITE PICK UP
Private Home by appointment

Easton CT 06612

Thursday, 5/23, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Winning bidders must call 203-335-0000 to schedule pick-up appt time slot
TRANSPORT OPTION
BRG BOSTON
MA AUC LICENSE #03343

318 Bear Hill Road
Waltham MA 02451

Saturday, 6/1, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
TRANSPORT OPTION
BRG GREENWICH
179 Hamilton Ave
Greenwich CT 06830

Wednesday, 5/29, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
TRANSPORT OPTION
BRG FAIRFIELD
290 Post Road
Fairfield CT 06824

Friday, 5/31, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, 6/1, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
TRANSPORT OPTION
BRG APEX
NC AUC LICENSE #10322

1009 Classic Rd
Apex NC 27539

Friday, 5/31, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, 6/1, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
UPS Store
UPS Store / Other Carrier (Shipping), client arranged.

ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION

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    Adorable Petit Walnut Drexel Chest On Chest
    Current Bid: $95.00
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    Attributed To Ruth Franks Impressionistic Style Oil On Canvas
    Current Bid: $4.00
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    Seven Artisanal Handblown Glass Paperweights On Candlestick Stands
    Current Bid: $32.00
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    Awesome Vintage Silver Plated Swan Serving Bowl With Glass Liner
    Current Bid: $45.00
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    Oversized Two Piece Champagne Bottle Form Ice Cooler
    Current Bid: $25.00
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    Arthur Jost Lanson Signed Watercolor On Paper
    Current Bid: $6.00
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    Cast Cement Bird Bath
    Current Bid: $52.00
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    Brand Avery Supply Company, Boston Awesome Cabinet
    Current Bid: $1.00
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    Oil On Canvas Dock Scene
    Current Bid: $52.00
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    Set Of 14 English Mintons China Dishes
    Current Bid: $8.00
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    Umberto Romano (Italian, 1905-1982) Mixed Media Horse
    Current Bid: $1.00
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    Pair Of Pierced Sterling Silver Baskets, 6.65 OZT
    Current Bid: $52.00
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    Royal Vienna Hand Painted Cabinet Plate With Raised Gilt
    Current Bid: $37.00
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    William C Jahnke Signed Abstract Acrylic On Canvas
    Current Bid: $52.00
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    Antique Baush & Lomb Optical Co. Microscope With Case
    Current Bid: $115.00
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    10 Pieces Of Asparagus Related Ceramic Serving Wares
    Current Bid: $14.00
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    Leonard E Creo (1923-2019) Painting On Canvas
    Current Bid: $155.00
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    Sterling Silver Flatware Service, In Case - 24.25 OZT
    Current Bid: $155.00
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    Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) “Cervantes” Etching
    Current Bid: $61.00
    Ends: 4 days left
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    Lot #: 20
    Great Pair Of 1950's Haeger Pottery Panther Lamps With Original Shades
    Current Bid: $155.00
    Ends: 4 days left
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