Wednesday, October 7 , 2009 at 10:00pm
On October 7, Housing Works Auctions will host “Early American Prints,” a live charity auction of 60 fine prints from 19th century America, including dozens by legendary engravers Currier & Ives. Housing Works volunteer and celebrity appraiser Kathleen Guzman will serve as auctioneer. The estimated value of the prints ranges from $100 to $1,500.
Guzman will also host a VIP cocktail party at 6pm for one hour before the 7pm live auction begins, where she, as well as other experts who have frequently appeared on Antiques Roadshow (*Daile Kaplan*, Nicholas Lowry of Swann Galleries, Eric Silver of Lillian Nassau, and Joyce Jonas, jewelry appraiser) will mingle with guests. The VIP event is $50 (the live auction is free).
The venerated auction house Swann and the collectibles website Worthpoint.com are contributing support to the “Early American Prints,” event, which will feature champagne, light hors d’oeuvres and Martine’s fine chocolates of Bloomingdale’s.
Can’t make the October 7 live auction or bid live online? You can still bid on a separate selection of prints that will be auctioned off through a separate online silent auction on Housing Works Thrift Shops’ auction site Shophousingworks.com. Bidding ends at 7pm, Thursday, October 8.
See the auction items!
See the full “Early American Prints” catalog at Liveauctioneers.com by clicking on the Liveauctioneers logo below. If you can’t make the live auction, you can still bid live online through Liveauctioneers.com