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Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

EXPERTISE Toomey & Co. Auctioneers is considered one of the premiere specialty auction houses in the country and has been conducting auctions since 1987. We hold several carefully curated auctions each year. Our departments include: Fine Art, Early 20th Century Design, Modern Design, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Silver & Objects of Vertu, and Fine Jewelry & Timepieces. Along with our focus on Modern and Contemporary Art & Design, we handle works from a variety of periods and are always seeking consignments ranging from a single item to an entire collection or estate. Our 2016 and 2017 schedules each included additional single-owner auctions dedicated to works from the Estate of Candice B. Groot and the Estate of Joan and Milton Baxt. Our 2018 schedule included the inaugural Tradition & Innovation auction, now recurring annually in early December, and 2019 included a single-owner auction dedicated to The Paul and Terry Somerson Collection of 20th and 21st Century Metalwork and Jewelry. In 2020, Riley Humler, formerly of Humler & Nolan, joined Toomey & Co. as its Director of Ceramics. Humler has over 30 years experience in the auction business, extensive knowledge of ceramics, and an outstanding reputation in the industry. He is currently the President of the American Art Pottery Association and has appeared as an appraiser on the PBS show Antiques Roadshow. In 1991, he curated and sold the Glover Collection, considered the most important sale of Rookwood pottery to date. Humler operates from an office in Cincinnati, helping expand Toomey & Co.'s reach in that historic region. HISTORY Toomey & Co. Auctioneers is the second generation of our business. After 30 years of successful auctions, December 2017 marked our final sale as partners in Treadway Toomey Auctions, a pioneer in selling 20th-century art and design. Located in Oak Park, the first suburb west of Chicago, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers is surrounded by a vibrant arts community including Prairie School architecture by prominent architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, William Eugene Drummond, George Washington Maher, and Marion Mahony Griffin.

Upcoming Auctions from Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

Prints & Multiples preview
Prints & Multiples
Prints, Multiples, Lithographs, Etchings, Woodcuts, Linocuts, Posters, Fine Art, Modern Art, Post-War Art, Contemporary Art, American Art,…
Starts Oct 13, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
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Interiors preview
Fine Art, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Early 20th Century Design, Modern Design, Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, Silver & Objects of Vertu
Starts Oct 14, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
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Rookwood & Ohio Art Pottery preview
Rookwood & Ohio Art Pottery
Curated by Riley Humler | Pottery, Ohio Pottery, Art Pottery, Ceramics, Vases, Jardinieres, Bowls, Plates, Plaques, Rookwood, Weller, Rosev…
Starts Nov 10, 2021 11:00 AM EST
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Jewelry, Silver & Objects of Vertu preview
Jewelry, Silver & Objects of Vertu
Silver & Objects of Vertu, Silver, Gold, Bronze, Metalwork, Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, Watches, Precious Gems, Diamonds
Starts Nov 11, 2021 11:00 AM EST
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Art & Design with Tradition & Innovation preview
Art & Design with Tradition & Innovation
Fine Art, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Early 20th Century Design, Modern Design, Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, Silver & Objects of Vertu
Starts Dec 02, 2021 11:00 AM EST
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Bidder Reviews for Toomey & Co. Auctioneers (243)

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Key West, Florida
Sep 16, 2021
Highly Recommend!Toomey & Co. are professionals. Very responsive to questions. Artwork was packed very well and arrived safely.
Jack Baron, Portrait of Woman in a Hat
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 28, 2021
Professional serviceQuick and easy processing. Item packed securely and arrived as described. Thank you.
Harriet E. Wilcox, Rookwood Dull Finish ewer
Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 19, 2021
Great transactionSmooth process, very communicative and worked with us to get item quickly. Thanks!
E.T. Hurley, Rookwood Pottery Iris vase
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Jul 08, 2021
GREAT AUCTION HOUSE!!!Incredible piece of Weller and very well packaged, thank you!!!
Weller Pottery  Japanese Birdimal vase with ducks
Kansas City, Missouri
Jul 07, 2021
Totally AboveboardWe have bought from Toomey a number of times. They are amongst the foremost pottery auction houses in the Country. Their pictures and descriptions are always accurate and their in house shipping is excellent and very reasonable.
Fulper Pottery Co. vase with pedestal, shape 491
Mazomanie, Wisconsin
Jun 30, 2021
Reliable auction houseThey are easy to work with and responsive to questions.
Frank L. Wright, Stephen Hunt House II drawing
Niles, OH
Jun 30, 2021
came perfectThis was wrapped with care and attention and it was delivered perfect
Emilio Fiaschi, Bust of a Maiden, 1907, marble
Trumau, Austria
Jun 30, 2021
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Wiener Werkstätte square enameled brooch

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