Schwenke Auctioneers

Schwenke Auctioneers
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Schwenke Auctioneers is a well-regarded auction company founded by acknowledged antique expert Thomas Schwenke and located in historic Woodbury, Connecticut - nationally known as The Antiques Capital of Connecticut. Woodbury is convenient to all major east coast cities, is home to several fine antique shops, and boasts several first class restaurants, inns and spas, all nestled in the scenic area known as the Litchfield Hills. Since inception in May of 2009, Schwenke Auctioneers has held over ninety major catalog auctions and sold many thousands of individual auction lots for a total gross selling price of several million dollars. We are considered a regional auction house, and we endeavor to provide the ultimate in personalized auction services for both buyers and sellers, with primary effort being given to maximizing property values for our consignors through careful research, aggressive marketing and rigorous administrative practices. Our sales results for important items are consistently on a par with major international auction houses due to global market acceptance of our thoughtfully developed and professionally maintained internet auction platform, our aggressive research practices, a conservative approach to estimating, and rigorously managed administrative practices. Our auctions are broadcast on the internet and we offer in-house absentee and phone bidding. We typically have auctions every two/three months. Our auctions include American, English, French, Asian, Mid-Century Modern and contemporary decorative arts, as well as couture items, jewelry, silver, fine arts (paintings, prints, sculpture and bronzes) and oriental carpets. Most of our property sells in a range from $1000 to $25,000, but top lots have exceeded $375,000. We have the resources to purchase individual items and estates and collections if and as required to achieve a seller's objectives. We have free appraisal and auction evaluation days every Friday at our gallery from 11am to 3pm. An appointment is suggested but not mandatory. Our compensation for services is a commission at rates competitive with other regional auction houses, and our commissions are all inclusive in that we do not charge for photography or insurance. Founder, owner and principal auctioneer Thomas Schwenke has over 50 years of "hands-on" experience in all aspects of buying, selling and appraising antiques and fine and decorative arts. He is a nationally recognized expert and an acknowledged authority in American furniture and has exhibited in all of the country's leading antique shows. Recently he has successfully completed the examination for Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice as specified by the United States Government. We have an experienced and highly qualified in-house staff of appraisers and category specialists, and also have established relationships with dozens of appraisal specialists who frequently assist in valuing specialized objects or collections. We welcome the opportunity to assist or advise you. For more information, call us at 203-266-0323 or email info@woodburyauction.com or view the Buy/Sell section of our website.
 
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Mail/Payments: PO Box 957. Woodbury, CT 06798
Auction Gallery/Pickup Location - 710 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT, CT 06798
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Bidder Reviews for Schwenke Auctioneers (167)

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George
Saint Louis, MO

Jul 02, 2022
I won big on this one!!
The grandfather clock is a Walter Durfee original. One of the first grandfather clocks sold by Durfee. November 1887. I’m over the moon with joy!!! I had a tune from a local well know clock repair company. It is in perfect working condition.
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Tiffany & Co Carved Oak Brass Dial Tall Case Clock

James
Henrico, VA

Jun 13, 2022
Organized and quite responsive
My experience with this regional auction house could not have been more satisfying.... from initial inquiry regarding condition to receipt of item (s). Each contact was efficiently handled in a courteous, professional manner. One could not have asked for more.
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Fifteen Mathew Brady Civil War "Brady Album Gallery" Photographs

Stephen
Jamison, PA

Jun 12, 2022
Predictably Good
I have now bid with Schwenke twice. They are professional and display lots quite well. I have experienced only the best service, and have been extremely pleased both times. Keep up the great work!
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Wallace, Impressionist Landscape O/B Painting

Robert
Cold Spring, NY

Mar 21, 2022
My belief is having the right people, for the job. Honest and caring and a bit more:)
My belief is having the right people, for the job. Honest and caring and a bit more:)
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Pair Antique Victorian Era Walnut & Gilt Frames

Jerry
Mount Kisco, NY

Mar 20, 2022
professional
professional auction house
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Peshawar Oriental Runner

Royce
Rehoboth Beach, DE

Mar 13, 2022
Professional, First Class, Easy To Work With The Schwenke Team *****.
Professional, First Class, Easy To Work With The Schwenke Team ****. My latest purchase was an enjoyable experience, very smooth intechange from start to finish. A # 1 Operation and Unified Team. Thanks for All Your Customer Care, All The Best, GreatRoyce
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Newcomb Macklin Gilt Picture Frame

Jill
Studio City, CA

Jan 18, 2022
Unique
Unique item, easy transaction, great auction house-many thanks!
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Decorative Foliate Sheet Metal Mirror

John
RYE, NH

Jan 02, 2022
overall experience
Great people to do business with!
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Hepplewhite Style Upholstered Lolling Chair

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