Welcome to the Rago Arts and Auction Center, one of this country’s leading auction houses. Our Auction Center handles decorative arts and furnishings, fine art, jewelry, and property in a variety of other categories.
Best known for our record-breaking multi-million dollar sales of 20th century decorative arts and furnishings, Rago’s also holds sales of fine art, art glass, jewelry, and estate property.
The partners and experts at Rago’s bring decades of experience in the leading markets of the world to Lambertville, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York City). Here we provide clients with the proficiency found at the finest auction houses and galleries and an unmatched degree of personal service and enthusiasm for the property we sell.
Rago’s experts - David Rago, Suzanne Perrault and John Sollo - appear yearly on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow. Rago’s partners and experts also speak at major shows and conferences across the country and most have authored seminal books in their fields.
While understandably proud of this level of success and authority, we view accessibility of equal importance.
’This is a home for buyers and sellers who seek excellence without attitude,’ says David Rago. ’We all know how to wear our suits. But we prefer to show clients how we roll up our sleeves. We handle some of the finest property in today’s markets - not just with expertise, but with genuine enthusiasm. Our clients want that. I honestly believe it’s why we attract the quality of property we do. I also believe its why so many major designers, top dealers and collectors worldwide chose to buy here while people who have never bought or sold at auction feel welcome, as well.’
Attention to consignors is of paramount importance and our clients enjoy direct access to partners and experts throughout the valuation, consignment and auction process, while a 30-person staff assures a high standard of service to both sellers and buyers, whether new to auctions or long-time clients and friends.
The Rago Arts and Auction Center holds ten - fifteen sales each year:
Sales of Arts & Crafts decorative arts, art pottery and tiles, furnishings and art glass, including Tiffany. Partners and experts: David Rago, Jerry Cohen and Suzanne Perrault.
Sollo: Rago Modern Auctions:
Sales of 20th Century Modern decorative arts, furnishings and fine art. Partners and experts: John Sollo, David Rago, Meredith Hilferty.
Fine Art Auctions:
Sales of modern and contemporary art: painting, photography, sculpture, prints. Also more traditional American and European art, including the work of the Pennsylvania impressionists and modernists. Experts: Meredith Hilferty, assisted by Amy Hunt and Carol Cruickshanks.
Fine Jewelry and Silver Auctions:
A seasonal, dedicated sale of antique and fine jewelry, silver, and accessories, from traditional to modern. Partner and Expert: Sarah Churgin.
Estate Auctions and Single Owner Collections:
Sales of interior, architectural and garden property, as well as quality collections and estates. Asian property a speciality.
The Rago Arts and Auction Center is also home to The Perrault-Rago Gallery, where David Rago and Suzanne Perrault personally handle private sales, and the two quarterly magazines of 20th century antiques and design that David Rago publishes, Style: 1900 and Modernism Magazine.
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