Carlsen’s Thanksgiving auction set for Nov. 24

FREEHOLD, N.Y. – Carlsen Gallery holds its annual Thanksgiving auction on Nov. 24, featuring American and European antique furniture and fine art. cabinet_11-21iss.jpgAmong the lots will be classical rosewood furniture by Elijah Galusha, who began his career in 1830 in nearby Troy, N.Y.

The auction features items from an untouched Albany County historic home, and items deaccessioned from a museum in New York’s Capital Region.

Rosewood parlor cabinet by Elijah Galusha.

“It was a thrill to enter the Albany County mansion, which was designed by architect Phillip Hooker in the early 19th century, and find fine untouched items passed down through the generations,” said Russell Carlsen. “Liverpool pitchers are a rare commodity in today’s market place, and we were pleased to find four fine examples for this upcoming auction. This may be the largest assortment of Parian sculpture we’ve ever had.”
Marble reclining figure by G.M. Benzoni, 1855.

The diverse auction will also include period and country furniture, formal and country accessories, sterling silver, clocks, oil paintings and prints, Native American items and oriental carpets.

The sale’s 450 may be viewed at For more information, call 518-634-2466, email