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Schwenke Auctioneers

Schwenke Auctioneers

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 or view the Buy/Sell section of our website.
Mail/Payments: PO Box 957. Woodbury, CT 06798
Auction Gallery/Pickup Location - 50 Main Street North
Woodbury, CT, CT 06798
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Bidder Reviews for Schwenke Auctioneers (193)

4.6 out of 5.0 Stars

8 Latest Top ReviewsSee All

Saint Paul, MN

Sep 14, 2023
Satisfied Buyer
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.
Two Northwest Coast Carved Walrus Tusk Totems

Shreveport, LA

Sep 12, 2023
Great item and just as advertised.
Great piece and no problems or delays!
Venini Ebano Art Glass Bowl

Pelham, NY

Sep 12, 2023
Best auction experience ever
Great auction, amazing rug, super easy and helpful and the most beautiful destination for east pickup.
Large Room Size Persian Sarouk Carpet

Nokomis, IL

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!
Group Continental Porcelain Items

Burleson, TX

May 23, 2023
Excellent auction house
Highly recommended
Persian Room Size Rug

Hannibal, MO

Apr 04, 2023
Good Auction House Communication
Very professional and responsive Auction House staff.
Kolbe, Bronze Sculpture Of Nude "Grief"

Hagerstown, MD

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.
Victorian Brass Two Arm Student Lamp

Sutton, VT

Feb 27, 2023
Perfect transaction!!!
Excellent experience!! Could not have been any better
Group Iron & Brass Miniature Hearth/Cooking Wares

Past Auctions from Schwenke Auctioneers

Date: Descending
Wooten Roll Top Burled Walnut Rotary Desk
Louis Sognot, Modern Art Deco Floor Mirror/StoolTiffany Studios Bronze Desk Set, Grapevine Pattern

April Connecticut Fine Estate Auction

Apr 27, 2015 10:20 AM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
George W. Drew "Connecticut Garden" O/B
Inuit Beaded Moose Hide & Velvet JacketModel "T" Automobile Weathervane

Americana/Native American Arts Estate Auction

Mar 08, 2015 2:41 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
14K Gold Ruby & Diamond Bracelet
18K Gold Boucheron Necklace & EarringsChanel Cocktail Skirt Suit

Fine & Decorative Arts, Jewelry & Fashion

Dec 07, 2014 4:33 PM EST
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
Paul H. Manship, Rare Pair Gilt Bronze Torcheres
Pair of Chinese Porcelain Enameled Food ContainersPair of Egyptian Revival Giltwood Stools

Annual Fall Fine Estates Auction

Oct 05, 2014 3:42 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
Pueblo Painted Buffalo Hide Shield
Sioux Woman's Beaded Hide DressApache Figural Olla

Native American, Silver & Oriental Carpets

Jul 20, 2014 4:42 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
Very Rare Chinese Silver Inlaid Bronze Hu
Large Chinese Pottery Four Piece Soldier/FarmerPair Yoke Back Elmwood Arm Chairs

Chinese Antiquities - Important Collection

Jul 20, 2014 12:52 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
Chinese Bronze Cloisonne Archaistic  Wine Vessel
"Macao", China Trade Painting, O/CSimon Willard Federal Mahogany Banjo Wall Clock

Fifth Annual Spring Fine Estates Auction

Jun 08, 2014 4:33 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
Important Chinese Framed Embroidered Panel
Chinese Recessed-Leg Painting Table, PingtouanPair Chinese Embroidered Silk Textiles

Arts of Asia and Estate Decorative Arts

Mar 24, 2014 12:20 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
Chinese 18K White Gold Jade & Diamond Pendant
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain BowlPair Paavo Tynell Brass Floor Lamps

Holiday Fine Estates: Asian & Decorative Arts

Dec 08, 2013 6:11 PM EST
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
Wm. Van Zandt, O/C Sulky and Rider, Original Frame
Chinese Carved Two Sided Jade PanelTwo Royal Vienna Porcelain Steins

Annual Fall Fine Estates Auction

Sep 29, 2013 6:26 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
Framed Tibetan Thangka
Andy Warhol, "Wild Raspberries", 1959Geo III Mahogany Bracket Clock, Robert Roskell

Fine Arts, Folk Art & Native American Arts

Jun 09, 2013 7:29 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
Thomas Dugard, Georgian Bracket Clock
An Iznik Pottery ChargerPair French Empire Gilt Bronze Sconces

Americana, Folk Art & Decorative Arts Auction

Apr 21, 2013 6:03 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
115: Herman Miller Mid-Century Rosewood Credenza
81: Aladdin, Beatles Lunch Box, Thermos, Trading Cards353: Room Size Oriental Rug

Mid-Century, Country, Decorative Arts Auction

Feb 10, 2013 3:14 PM EST
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
380: E. Gruppe, "Afternoon Light - Vermont" Framed O/C
26: Vintage Louis Vuitton Small Steamer Trunk190: Italian Pietra Dura Plaque

Annual Holiday Fine Estates Auction

Dec 09, 2012 6:42 PM EST
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
273: After Old Master Oil on Canvas, 18th Century
154: Chinese Porcelain Vase Lamp, 19th C.57: Framed Folk Art Carousel Panel Indian Riders

October Fine Estates Auction

Oct 24, 2012 9:00 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
225: Elie Nadelman, Bronze Draped Female Figure
198: Alexander S. Calder Sterling Silver Brooch318: Edna Hopkins, Framed Woodblock Print

Early Fall Fine Estates Auction

Sep 16, 2012 6:57 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
277: Alexander S. Calder, Sterling Silver Spiral Brooch
18: Gibson L-3 Archtop Guitar124: Ernest Hennings, Untitled (Western Desert Scene)

Spring Anniversary Fine Estates Auction

Jun 17, 2012 5:21 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
107: Tom Wesselmann (Am. 1931-2004) "Nude Banner"
108: Tiffany Six Piece Sterling Silver Tea Service155: Group Three Decorated Stoneware Items

Estate, Design & Decorative Arts Auction

Feb 26, 2012 4:01 PM EST
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
44: Art Deco Platinum, Diamond & Sapphire Bracelet
33: Lady's 18K Gold Wristwatch, Rolex Movement307: Vintage Schuco Toys, Clown, Dog, Monkey w/Booklet

Holiday Fine Estates Auction

Dec 03, 2011 10:17 PM EST
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
2: 1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow - Frank Dale Origin
72: Group Four Dolls13: Two Native American Woven Rugs

Annual Fall Important Estates Auction

Oct 01, 2011 1:52 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
353: "Capriccio" Roman Ruins O/C, 19th C.
374: Framed Tibetan Thangka299: Art Deco 2001 Boccara Designs Wool Carpet

Opportunity Auction - Estate/Decorative Arts

Jun 29, 2011 9:16 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
234: Aaron Lane Tall Clock w/Silvered Dial, NJ
249: Set 14 New York Chippendale Dining Chairs85: Framed Plains Indian Hide Painting

2nd Anniversary Antique & Fine Art Auction

May 21, 2011 3:31 PM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, US
Auction Ended
101: Pair Export Chippendale Chairs, 18th C.
253: Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin Figures & Bowl275: Pair of Chinese Ceramic Vases

Important Fall Estates Auction

Oct 04, 2009 9:20 AM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended
388: Rare Charles II Japanned Needlework Mirror
308: 1966 Mercedes Benz 230SL Coupe392: Miniature Lacquer Two-Part Secretary

Woodbury Auction LLC - Opportunity Auction

May 31, 2009 8:20 AM EDT
United StatesWoodbury, CT, CT, US
Auction Ended

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