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Plantsville, CT

May 12, 2024
Untouched Seth Thomas #2 Oak Regulator Wall Clock

Providence Forge, VA

May 12, 2024
Rare Antique Car Hood Ornament With A Winged Horse

San Antonio, TX

May 12, 2024
Super Antique Black Forest Hiking Bear Cigar Holder

Vilnius, LT

May 11, 2024
LeCoultre "Atmos" Clock

Mansfield, MA

May 01, 2024
The very best!!
This is a very well run family operation. All of their employees love helping and working with the customers to make sure it's a wonderful experience, and it always is. Ralph is always willing to make it all good. I have called him and asked if I could pik up my items on a saturday and this is when he's closed, but he always says yes I will open up and help you out. I alway try and get something. Top qualtiy its for sale. Just take a look and you will see.
Cut Poured Concrete Garden Angel

Athens, NY

Apr 29, 2024
Large Square Travertine Base Glass Mid Century Coffee Table

Lewes, DE

Apr 04, 2024
There was an issue, but Ralph Fontaine made a sincere effort to make it right.
After pointing out that the piece of furniture wasn’t stable and needed to be fixed, I was given a partial refund. I did ask a question about the specific condition days before bidding and no mention was made about the item needing to be stabilized due to three joints having come loose. Also, the item was covered in dust when I arrived to pick it up, which surprised me. I’d have presented it differently, but that’s not a big deal for some people I guess. In the end, I give them credit for doing what’s right, but I wouldn’t have bid if I’d have known the furniture needed to be repaired.
Ralph Fontaine Heritage Auctions Inc.Apr 10, 2024
I refunded him some money, the sideboard was vintage and not brand new. It was stable and it has three drawer slides that needed to be glued in which would’ve been a 20 minute job to fix. We polish everything before the auction, the reason it had dust on it was because he took several weeks to pick it up. He must understand if he’s buying Antiques it’s not brand new out of the showroom. Even though this sideboard was about as close as you get to being perfect.
Real Nice "Eldred Wheeler" Cherry 6 Drawer Inlaid Sideboard

Warrenton, VA

Apr 02, 2024
Excellent Communications
I contacted the auction house several times by phone before placing my bid. My calls were returned, usually within minutes, with accurate information on condition, shipping etc. The item I purchased was quite heavy. The staff were more than helpful with loading the item into my vehicle. Great experience all around.
Very Large Signed Fredrick Remington "Coming Through The Rye"

Vilnius, LT

Mar 24, 2024
Estate fresh Atmos clock "Le Coutlre". Been running for weeks, nice condition. 8" wide, 9" tall, 6"

New Milford, CT

Mar 18, 2024
More than pleased!
When my chest-on-chest was delivered it was more exquisite than in the online photo's. Mr. Fontaine was more than accommodating with the delivery and made the process a pleasure. The delivery man was a real gentleman. This was the best exerience that I've had with any auction house!
Awesome New York  Period George III Mahogany Chest On Chest

East Nassau, NY

Mar 18, 2024
Easy online bidding, items ready for pickup the next day, overall excellent experience.
Signed Hekman "Copley Place" Sofa Table

Southbury, CT

Mar 17, 2024
Excellent auction house to do business with.
Item as described. Excellent customer service. Smooth pick up. Audition staff vey helpful!
2 Antique Black Cloth Hand Made Dolls Dressed In Original Clothes

Pittsfield, MA

Mar 17, 2024
Nice people good to work with
I have bought from them before. Always easy to work with. Also nice people.
Mid Century Lamp By Majestic Lamp Co.

Glen Cove, NY

Mar 17, 2024
The Rarest John Rogers Group "The Bushwhacker"

Edinboro, PA

Mar 08, 2024
communication excellent
Item as described, answered all pre-auction questions and post-sale follw through. Would recommend and will do business once again in future. TS
Pristine Signed Frank Art Night Light With Nude

Schodack Landing, NY

Feb 18, 2024
Ralph Fontaines Heritage Auction Is A First class Auction House!
As always items are better than picture and described. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The only regrets I ever have at this auction house is that when I see the merchandise I did not buy more. Because like I previously said, Ralphs Merchandise is always in top notch condition and accurately described.
Ralph Fontaine Heritage Auctions Inc.Feb 18, 2024
Thanks, John
Early 1 drawer lift blanket chest in old red with rose head nails. Snipe hinges, cut out end, and

Fairview, PA

Feb 07, 2024
There was deficulty with a private shipper. Ralph is a stand up guy. It took 30 days for a positive resolve, Ralph stood for his house every days until it was solved. Technecially it was NOT his responsibility BUT he stayed until it was delivered. YEA Ralph
Rare RemBlink typewriter in the original case

Burlington, VT

Feb 01, 2024
Amazing MCM table at a great value!
Ralph and his team were extremely easy to work with. Payment, Pickup, and communication were all top notch. Would certainly do business with Ralph and his team again. They went above and beyond and met me in bad weather and assisted with packing the table. Highly recommend!-Henry
Super mid century drop leaf 5 piece kitchen set by White Furniture Co. Table has 3 leaves with 4

Jamaica Plain, MA

Jan 31, 2024
Excellent overall experience.
Pickup was delayed by getting COVID. I let Mr Fontaine know and he graciously held onto the chair until I could pick it up. He was very helpful with loading the chair. Great auction house!
Signed Stickley contemporary bow arm recliner. All wood is in nice condition. Needs reupholstering.

Mechanicville, NY

Jan 30, 2024
Lg. enterprise double wheel coffee grinder

Delhi, NY

Jan 28, 2024
It's a pleasure to deal with such total professionals!!!
This was my first purchase from Fontaine's. I have nothing but highly positive things to say about my experience with every aspect of their operation..... Great merchandise, and very customer friendly. Thanks very much.
Antique train signal "Stop On Red". Estate fresh, original paint. 26" wide, 22" tall.

Southbury, CT

Jan 20, 2024
Excellent auction house to deal with!
Items were as described. Quick responses to my inquiries. Easy flexible pick up. Highly recommend them.
3 rare antique hand made jointed mannequins. Probably 19th C. (1) whole, (1) missing a leg, (1) has

Poughkeepsie, NY

Jan 14, 2024
Smooth transaction!
Nice item and easy transaction. Very accommodating with pick up times. Would do business with this seller again.
Nice mid century tension pole lamp by Stiffel, estate fresh.

Terryville, CT

Nov 17, 2023
excellent experience, first time bidding, won't be the last!!!!
wonderful to work with, so happy with my finds!!
Beautiful Art Deco Bronze Dancer Signed D. H. Chiparus

Yatesville, PA

Nov 06, 2023
Ruth and Gehrig 75th Yankee Stadium Anniversary

Malden, MA

Oct 22, 2023
2 Wonderful 19Th C. Artist Signed Hand Painted Miniatures With A Wonderful Engraved Bone Frame

Weston, VT

Oct 22, 2023
Great job!! ’
Great job no complaints
Super Press Steel Buddy L Firetruck In Original Paint

New York, NY

Oct 22, 2023
Exceptional Signed By Charles Courtney Curran (Well Listed) Painting Of A Young Girl Sitting

Simsbury, CT

Oct 22, 2023
Totally accurate description of this clock
I picked it up at the gallery great owner and extremely professional.
Nice All Original J. C. Brown Ripple Front Steeple Clock In Rosewood

Pound Ridge, NY

Oct 22, 2023
Reliable start to finish.
Always satisfying
Wonderful Untouched Sprinklin Sambo Lawn Sprinkler In Original Paint And Hose

Westport, CT

Oct 22, 2023
Tremendous customer service
Ralph was fabulous to deal with. Responsive and kind, efficient and pleasant. His son did our delivery and was the personification of customer service. All in all a tremendous experience. Highly recommended
Original Victorian Lock Side Butlers Desk

Jacksonville, FL

Oct 12, 2023
Pair Of Original Gilt 19Th C. Gothic Frame With Icon Scene

Albany, NY

Sep 11, 2023
a superb auction house
One of the friendliest and most helpful auction houses I've ever used over the years. Always an interesting mix of items in their auctions, which are held at an exceptionally convenient location just off Interstate I-90. I highly recommend these folks!
Large Painting Oil On Canvas (Abstract)

Rossville, GA

Aug 20, 2023
1st Time Bidder/winner
This was my 1st time bidding in an auction, and luckily caught on to going live! 😁 Won my lot! Questions I had about shipping were easily explained & handle by Ralph Fontaine Heritage Auctions & The Country Man UPS Store! TY All
Nice Ansonia China Clock "Radical" With Winged Griffins

Jamaica Plain, MA

Aug 11, 2023
Overall excellent experience.
Pickup was quite easy and fast. I forgot and left one piece of my auction item behind. The owner gave me a call and I went back to pick it up. He was waiting at the front door with it.
Beautiful Contemporary Signed Stickley Slant Arm Morris Chair

Eastchester, NY

Aug 10, 2023
Vintage Leather Gucci Purse #30.013628

Richardson, TX

Jun 12, 2023
Large Ansonia Iron Mantle Clock With Bronze Columns And Claw Feet

Mansfield, MA

May 31, 2023
Another great buy.
Ralph, Thanks so much! Just love your auctions, always the best quality and prices. So look forward to his auctions!!
Small Hand Made Semi Antique Iranian Oriental Rug

Westwood Hills, KS

May 25, 2023
Perfect auction house
Wonderful to work with. I had zero issues and hope to buy from them again! Awesome people!!!!
Tall Oak 5 Section Stacking Bookcase Fully Diamond Leaded Doors

East Nassau, NY

May 25, 2023
Very easy transaction and pick up
Easy on line bidding; item available for local pick up next day. Overall very satisfactory transaction.
Pristine Kindel Irish Georgian Society Mahogany Tea Table

Hudson, NY

May 22, 2023
Wonderful experience!
I had a terrific experience and items were exactly as described and shown. Lovely people to work with. Thank you!
Fancy Walnut Victorian Candlestand With Inset Marble

Germantown, NY

May 21, 2023
Pair Of Quality Teak Side Tables

Santa Fe, NM

May 20, 2023
Large Hand Made Indian Style Rug

Knoxville, TN

May 14, 2023
I cannot recommend any better! Shipping fell apart on my end. (Never use SHIPLY!) But Ralph Fontaine's is fabulous! He held them for me until I was able to pick them up myself on a trip through NY this weekend! I cannot express my gratitude enough!
Super Set Of 6 Period Empire With Lyre Backs

Lomita, CA

May 07, 2023
3 Signed Tiffany & Co. Bronze NY National Guard Metals

Mansfield, MA

Apr 28, 2023
Another awesome buy.
Just love this auction house. Ralph is the best to work with. Top quality and very easy to work with!
Small 4.5" Signed Galle Cameo Glass Vase With Cherries

Stockbridge, MA

Apr 24, 2023
Another great experience with this Auctioneer! Beautiful purchases, accurately described! My count is 3 auctions. Without saying, I will purchase from them again! Thank you Ralph and Dell!
Victorian Solid Brass Etagere With Twist Columns

Stockbridge, MA

Apr 24, 2023
Great Auctioneer
Honest as they come. I have purchased a number of items from them before I never been disappointed. Accurately described.. So very pleasant. Thank you Ralph and Dell.!!
Clean Henkel Harris 3 Piece Mahogany High Boy

Rochester, NH

Apr 16, 2023
This is an auction house that truly values great customer service!
I have bought multiple items from this auction over time and my experiences have always been great. I live approximately six hours away from the auction house and Ralph could not be better about working with me to arrange pick-up of my items. I can't say enough good things about this place!
Original Finish Globe D-Size Model 299 Oak 4 Section Stacking Bookcase

Norfolk, MA

Mar 05, 2023
Original Nickel 5 Cent Kola Sign