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

Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art: Auction Preview
Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Feb 23, 2022 11:00 AM EST
Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts: Auction Preview
Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Mar 02, 2022 11:00 AM EST
Interiors: Auction Preview
Interiors
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Starts Apr 06, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Prints & Multiples: Auction Preview
Prints & Multiples
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Apr 07, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
The Ira Simon Collection: Sold for the Benefit of the Art Institute of Chicago: Auction Preview
The Ira Simon Collection: Sold for the Benefit of the Art Institute of Chicago
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Apr 27, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art: Auction Preview
Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art
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Starts May 18, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts: Auction Preview
Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Jun 08, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Keramics & Rookwood: American & European Art Pottery: Auction Preview
Keramics & Rookwood: American & European Art Pottery
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Jun 09, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Interiors: Auction Preview
Interiors
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Aug 10, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art: Auction Preview
Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Aug 24, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts: Auction Preview
Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Sep 14, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Folk, Outsider & Self-Taught Art + Americana: Auction Preview
Folk, Outsider & Self-Taught Art + Americana
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Oct 12, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Prints & Multiples: Auction Preview
Prints & Multiples
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Oct 13, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Keramics & Rookwood: American & European Art Pottery: Auction Preview
Keramics & Rookwood: American & European Art Pottery
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Nov 09, 2022 11:00 AM EST
Jewelry, Silver & Objects of Vertu: Auction Preview
Jewelry, Silver & Objects of Vertu
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Nov 10, 2022 11:00 AM EST
Art & Design: Auction Preview
Art & Design
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Starts Dec 01, 2022 11:00 AM EST

Bidder Reviews for Toomey & Co. Auctioneers (278)

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Steve
New River, Arizona

Jan 14, 2022
Very pleasant experience.
Bidding, winning, paying and finally receiving was an easy and satisfying experience. Everyone I dealt with was professional, helpful, pleasant and responsive. They were quick to reply to email questions, explained in full, and followed up when needed. I paid immediately after the auction, so it was almost like Christmas when the truck showed up at my door about 2 months later, offloaded my beautiful A + C purchase, and placed it in my house at the desired location. Thank you all at Toomey & Co. Knowing how easy it was to purchase, I'll be back.
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Warren Hile Studio drop-front desk

william
APO, AP

Dec 27, 2021
all seven lots just as described
I am always grateful for accurate descriptions and responsiveness to questions. Thank you.
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Elizabeth N. Lincoln, Rookwood Pottery vase

William
Durham, NC

Dec 23, 2021
Great experience!
Great experience with Toomey & Co. Awesome item and experience overall.
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Hannah & Morrison Knoll daybed

William
Dublin 4, IE

Dec 02, 2021
Amazing Helpful Auctioneer
Fantastic Experience and a great piece bought at this auction house. I would highly recommend them.
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Irish — Memento Mori coffin form urn / box

Eric
Southampton, Pennsylvania

Dec 02, 2021
Good Auction House
Photos & description were very accurate. Shipping was fast.
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1826 Bust Liberty $1/2 Coin AU-55

Dawnell
Saratoga, California

Dec 01, 2021
This was exactly as described.
Beautiful piece, well packed, and shipped promptly.
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Hester Pillsbury, Weller Pottery Co. Hudson vase

Stephen
Waupaca, WI

Dec 01, 2021
Great auction house to work with. Pottery is carefully inspected and described.
Nice pottery. Great auction house!
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Sara Sax, Rookwood Pottery porcelain vase

Daryl
San Jose, CA

Dec 01, 2021
Great item! Satisfied with auction house!
Great item! Toomey has quality items
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Weller Pottery Dickensware Native American mug

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