Oakridge Auction Gallery moves to larger facility

These celadon bowls are representative of the items that will be sold in Oakridge Auction Gallery's March sale.

These celadon bowls are representative of the items that will be included at Oakridge Auction Gallery’s March sale.


ASHBURN, Va. – Oakridge Auction Gallery Inc. is moving to an expanded facility in Ashburn, Va. The new gallery is in Loudoun County, Va., just 6 miles from Dulles International Airport. At 8,000 square feet, it doubles the size of the old location in Vienna, Va.

Founded in 2013, Oakridge has gained a worldwide reputation for selling fine Asian art and antiques. With two major sales of Asian material a year, they are now building their roster with the addition of Keith Spurgeon, formerly of Mosby & Co. and Old Town Auctions. As senior auction specialist, Spurgeon brings 30 years of antiques experience with 12 years in the auction business. His specialties include posters, advertising items, circus material and antique toys along with general antiques and estate items.

Notable highlights from Oakridge Auction Gallery’s 2016 sales included a rare Imperial blue glaze vase with two dog heads and a six-character Qianlong mark that sold for $110,700, a famille rose vase from the early 20th century painted by Pan Taoyu for $123,000, a rare gilt bronze figure of a seated Bodhisattva with a Yongle mark for $615,000, and a Republic Period blue and white brush washer by master painter Wang Bu (1898-1968) for $522,750.

The inaugural Asian Art & Antiques sale at the new location is slated for March, 2017 and coincides with Asia Week New York.

The success of Oakridge is due in a large part to their virtual bidding formats, online bidding and telephone bidding, and worldwide marketing campaign.

“Without our ability to reach a global audience, this company would not have achieved these results, and our D.C. metropolitan location makes it possible to host a local auction with visitors from around the world … ,” said Anna Swetland, auction coordinator.

In May, Oakridge will hold a cataloged sale of non-Asian items to include over 20 fine oriental rugs, jewelry and art from a Beverly Hills, Calif., estate. The auction will include fine toys highlighted by a Lambert Flower Girl automaton with Tete Jumeau head and original clothes.

Oakridge Auction Gallery Inc. can be reached by calling 703-291-1010.