Schwenke Auctioneers TOP RATED
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 email@example.com or view the Buy/Sell section of our website.
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JeffreySaint Paul, MN
Sep 14, 2023
The lots I purchased were as described and top notch material. The pieces were well packed by the shipper. The sale had many interesting lots. I feel this auction house is honest and I would definitely purchase from them once again. You can trust this auction for top quality merchandise.
Sep 12, 2023
Great item and just as advertised.
Great piece and no problems or delays!
Sep 12, 2023
Best auction experience ever
Great auction, amazing rug, super easy and helpful and the most beautiful destination for east pickup.
Jun 14, 2023
FLAWLESS transaction-I WILL buy again!
Everything was smooth-even shipping-which is where so many auction companies fall short. The communication was warm, welcoming, and helpful. Photos and descriptions were perfect. This auction company makes the buyer experience easy. I will follow your auctions and hope to buy from you again!
May 23, 2023
Excellent auction house
Apr 04, 2023
Good Auction House Communication
Very professional and responsive Auction House staff.
Mar 04, 2023
Schwenke Auctioneers is 100 % Honest and reputable... beyond the extra mile!
I seldom write reviews. We expect Auctioneers will do their job. But Schwenke goes beyond. First the item purchased was perfect. an 19th century oil lamp that looks as good as they day it was constructed. The description couldn't have been better or more complete. The process concise and direct. They did exactly what they stated and they did it on time. They stated they would and they did. They referred us to perhaps the best shipper I have ever used. Better than those I have from time to time found myself. The cost of shipping was far from inconsequential but the point is I received what I paid for. My lamp arrived in perfect condition. Complete and as it was at purchase. Any opportunity that presents itself for me to buy from them once again, this memory of a great auctioneer with return and ill use them in a heartbeat! You should too. You wont be dissatisfied.
Feb 27, 2023
Excellent experience!! Could not have been any better
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