Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
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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

Interiors preview
Interiors
Fine Art, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Early 20th Century Design, Modern Design, Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, Silver & Objects of Vertu
Starts Aug 10, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
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Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art preview
Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art
Modern Art: Post-War Art, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Outsider Art, Contemporary Art. Modern Design: Postmodern & Memphis, Italian Modern, Murano Glass, Scandinavian Modern, American Studio Craft and Metalwork, Modern Ceramics, American Patio, Iconic American Mid-Century, International Design.
Starts Aug 24, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
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Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts preview
Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts
Fine Art, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Early 20th Century Design, Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, Silver & Objects of Vertu
Starts Sep 14, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
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Folk, Outsider & Self-Taught Art + Americana preview
Folk, Outsider & Self-Taught Art + Americana
Folk Art, Outsider Art, Self-Taught Art, Americana, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Woodworking, Photography, Mixed Media, Prints, Multiples, American Art, African-American Art, European Art, Modern Art, Contemporary Art
Starts Oct 12, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
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Prints & Multiples preview
Prints & Multiples
Prints, Multiples, Lithographs, Etchings, Woodcuts, Linocuts, Posters, Fine Art, Modern Art, Post-War Art, Contemporary Art, American Art, African-American Art, European Art, Asian Art
Starts Oct 13, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
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Keramics & Rookwood: American & European Art Pottery preview
Keramics & Rookwood: American & European Art Pottery
Curated by Riley Humler | Ceramics, Keramics, Pottery, Art Pottery, Vases, Jardinieres, Bowls, Plates, Sculptures, Rookwood, Weller, Roseville, Wheatley, Teco, Pewabic, Overbeck, Grueby, Marblehead, Fulper, Newcomb, Van Briggle, Rozenburg, Haviland & Co., Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Modern Design, Decorative Arts
Starts Nov 09, 2022 11:00 AM EST
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Jewelry, Silver & Objects of Vertu preview
Jewelry, Silver & Objects of Vertu
Jewelry, Silver, Objects of Vertu, Coins, Gold, Diamonds, Precious Gems, Bronzework, Metalwork, Flatware, Holloware, Boxes, Match Safes
Starts Nov 10, 2022 11:00 AM EST
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Art & Design preview
Art & Design
Fine Art, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Early 20th Century Design, Modern Design, Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, Silver & Objects of Vertu
Starts Dec 01, 2022 11:00 AM EST
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Bidder Reviews for Toomey & Co. Auctioneers (306)

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Len
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Jun 30, 2022
Good honest people you want to do business with!!
I've never been disappointed with Toomey Auctions. I have not always been high bidder, but never disappointed with their professionalism. I am a pottery collector, and Riley Humler is someone who you can trust.
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Roseville Pottery rare & large Carnelian II vase

Michael
Saint Petersburg, FL

Jun 23, 2022
Smooth acquisition
Pleased to safely receive my lots. Well packed and reasonable shipping cost. Highly recommend this auctioneer/gallery
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E.T. Hurley, Rookwood Pottery Vellum scenic vase

CYNTHIA
Nottingham, NH

Jun 22, 2022
Service was great. Highly recommended.
Quick shipping, lovely items. Can not ask for more.
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Teco Pelican bookends, pair

Suzanne
Eagle River, WI

Jun 12, 2022
Great experience
This was a great experience with an auction house. Quick response to the questions I had about shipping. The UPS store Toomey referred me to was fabulous. Would be very happy to deal with Toomey again. 5 stars!
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James Bearden, Woman with Flowers

Mark
Port Orchard, WA

Jun 08, 2022
Excellent Experience, No Issues
Accurate description, prompt shipping with no problems, will definitely bid again.
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Gunnar Cyrén Orrefors Popglas goblet

william
APO, AP

May 23, 2022
All lots as described and communications easy
Three lots Rookwood all just as described. A + + +
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Patti Conant for Rookwood Pottery lidded jar

Tommy
Mariager, DK

May 12, 2022
Super
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Melike Ababiyanik for Royal Copenhagen vase

Daryl
San Jose, CA

May 10, 2022
As described and happy with results.
Great item and easy transaction.
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Edwin L. Pickens for Weller Dickensware vase

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