ATLANTA — Items and equipment from Dante’s Down the Hatch – the iconic Atlanta restaurant and nightclub that stood for more than 30 years in the fashionable Buckhead section of town – will be sold on-site, at 3380 Peachtree Road, on Saturday, Sept. 21, starting at 9 a.m. (EST). Dante’s recently closed its doors, having fought unsuccessfully to have a huge property tax bill lowered.
The auction – which will feature a wide range of antiques, props, architectural items,
vintage cars and restaurant equipment – will be conducted by Atlanta-based Ahlers & Ogletree Inc. For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be available via LiveAuctioneers.com.
For a cost of $95, people can register to bid on the premises and be a part of Dante’s closing events. The price includes registration, a catalog of auction items, food and drink for the entire weekend and music by Dante’s long-time in-house jazz band, the John Robertson Trio.
Nearly everything will come up for bid, including striking architectural elements such as Baptist pews, a Spanish Catholic confessional and an 18th century Orthodox Presbyterian hand carved pulpit, all brought over from churches in Europe; a pair of 11-foot-tall exterior doors from the Land Bank in London; stained glass pieces including windows from England that tell the story of the Industrial Revolution; and hand-crafted beveled glass windows framed in nickel.
Also sold will be a two-story bar with glass-paneled ceiling, two large clocks originally from the 1890 Lloyd’s of London building in England, three vintage elevators, a Steinway piano, antique masts and sails and a large ship’s wheel, brass light fixtures, nautical-themed
props, wax figures from Madame Tussaud’s, vintage advertising signs and antique cars. These include a 1928 Whippet four-door sedan, a fully restored 1930 Ford A Huckster, a 1933 Rolls Royce touring sedan and others.
Ahlers & Ogletree Inc., is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, call 404-869-2478; or, you can send them an e-mail at email@example.com.
To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree Inc., and the Sept. 21 on-site liquidation of Dante’s Down the Hatch in Atlanta, visit www.AandOauctions.com.