Litchfield County Auctions & Appraisals
Connecticut estate antique auctions – fine art, antique and modern furniture and discerning antiquities and decorative arts
Litchfield County Auctions is Connecticut’s premier auction company for antiques estate auctions and antiques appraisals. Owner Weston Thorn holds five auctions a year specializing in fresh to market finds and unique discoveries from estates and collections of silver, jewelry and couture, porcelain, glass, Asian art and antiques, fine art and important ethnographic arts in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and beyond.
Litchfield County Auctions also manages fine art and antiques appraisals. Mr. Thorn launched the firm in 1994, the latest stage in a successful, 40-year career in art and antiques. Mr. Thorn first entered the antiques and art business in the 1960s while earning his degree in Art History at Columbia University. He joined Sotheby’s Parke Bernet as an appraiser and auctioneer and, ultimately, served as director of Sotheby’s PB-84. In 1975, Mr. Thorn launched his own antiques and appraisal business in New York City and in 1982 opened Weston Thorn Antiques in Northwestern Connecticut.
Having 40 years of experience, Mr. Thorn brings a multi-faceted understanding of the art and antiques business to every client at Litchfield County Auctions. Staff are veterans of the art and antiques auction world, averaging 15 to 20 years in the business; with expertise ranging from antique lighting fixtures, American folk art, to Chinese art, Gorham silver and mid century modern. They are skilled at managing every step of the estate appraisal and sale process.
Here’s a quick look at some of this antique auctioneer’s most successful services and specialties:
|Henry Moore Sculpture|
|Asian Indian Antiquities|
If you’re a serious collector adding modern art and design by Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso or Marc Chagall to your portfolio, Litchfield County Auctions has a constant selection of the top modern artists of the 20th century. A seated figure Maquette by Henry Moore sold for $43,200 (including buyer’s premium) during Litchfield County Auction’s Oct. 13, 2010 sale.
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Looking for jade, kesi embroidered silk robes or Chinese porcelain? Maybe you’re looking for Chinese paintings on silk, scrolls or rare Chinese carvings? Litchfield County Auctions has years of experience selling investment-caliber Asian art. Its antique auctions often feature Asian art collections as the premier lots.
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Paintings and drawings
Works by Frederick Childe Hassam, Franz Kline, Guy Carleton Wiggins and William Merritt Chase have all been managed by Litchfield County Auctions with stellar results. Examples from these masters of modern art routinely bring $10,000, $40,000 and $50,000 apiece in past sales. The firm’s advertising campaign has successfully closed top-dollar sales for works by John Ruskin, Henri Edmond Delacroix, Frank Russell Green and Eduard Von Grutzner.
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Antiques Buying advice
The staff at Litchfield County Auctions has a wide range of experience and expertise and is always available to advise clients before purchasing items either at our own sales or from other auctioneers or antique shops. Litchfield County Auctions has pioneered a unique antiques selling method that generates more for its sellers.
>> View Litchfield’s antiques selling method
Litchfield County Auctions Upcoming Antiques Auctions
Consignment deadlines are usually six weeks prior to sale end dates. With five important auctions a year, trust your investment to a company with more than 40 years of experience buying and selling fine antiques and collectibles. Litchfield County Auctions offer a wide selection to consign European antiques and fine art, American folk art, vintage couture clothing and fashion and estate jewelry.
>> Learn how you can consign to Litchfield County Auctions
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