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The Estate of June Baldini Online Auction

We will be selling the Estate of my Mother, June Baldini, in an online auction opening August 25th and ending September 8th. 

As my family has suffered a great loss, it was always her intent to sell her estate items in an auction. She was an avid auction attendee and my biggest cheerleader. She is the reason I entered the auction industry. I have prepared a blog so you can learn more about my greatest inspiration. Click here to read more.

Please join me in an auction celebration as we showcase her very nice collection.

Bidding Ends Wed., Sept. 8th Starting at 2pm CT

There is a 15% Buyer's Premium in effect for this auction.

New Online Estate Auction - Rolex - Cartier - Tiffany - Casio - Gorham Sterling

We are selling an estate in Hermitage that includes fine jewelry including Rolex, Cartier, Tiffany, gold and silver and over 35 men's watches. Gemologist, Van McMinn, has examined the fine jewelry and provided appraisals on four pieces for us so you can buy with confidence.

There is also some amazing original dry brush watercolor artworks from Van H. Treat, who lives in the Great Smokey Mountains. There are also over 15 original graphite drawings of legendary places in Rutherford County. The furniture includes a solid wood dining table, chairs and china cabinet, and some of collectibles include a vintage rain/oil lamp and other interesting items.

The auction is open now and ends on June 9th. All items in this auction will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price.

We will hold an onsite inspection on Tuesday, June 8th. The address will be disclosed at that time.

****Van H. Treat Artist Bio:

Van H. Treat was born in San Francisco in 1941. He attended California College of Arts and Crafts and also studied at the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. He was only one of five, in his class of 28 students, to graduate with a B.F.A. He spent the next 17 years as a professional, in the areas of research and industrial photography. His watercolor artistry began as a hobby around 1976, then became his full-time passion by 1985. The strong art community and the desire to operate his own gallery is what attracted him to move to Gatlinburg with his wife Fannie.

Van paints almost strictly from his own photographs using the dry brush watercolor technique. Unlike traditional watercolor, the dry brush technique requires maximum concentration as there is no room for accidents. Each piece is skillfully planned out ahead of time with a detailed drawing rendered first. From there, it is transferred to watercolor board. It’s a slow and tedious medium, and he does a lot of glazing for rocks and weathered wood and proceeds to “lift off” the color to achieve the realistic texture. It is not uncommon for him to even use the wrinkles in his hands to create texture in rocks and tree trunks.

His works have been compared to such greats as Andrew Wyeth and Eric Sloan. It is said Van H. Treat “…is an artist who invites you to walk through his woods, meander up long deserted pathways, pull up a rock, and sit beside a running stream. There is no illusion here. His places are real…very real”.

This auction ended June 9, 2021

 

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Location: Hendersonville, TN
THIS AUCTION IS CLOSED

200 Rings and a Gun Online Auction

We are selling our 2nd auction for our seller of over 200 rings and a .22 Winfield automatic pistol. All of these rings are from a private collection. Most of these costume rings are stamped "Sterling" or "925." Auction opens Wednesday, April 14th and will end on Wednesday, April 21st starting at 2pm.

There will be a public inspection on Wednesday, April 21st from 10:30 am to 12:30pm at the Goodlettsville Antique Mall located at 213 N. Main Street in Goodlettsville.

All items will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price!

 

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Location: Nashville, TN
THIS AUCTION IS CLOSED

Watkins. College of Art

Watkins College of Art Online Auction - This Auction Ended January 20, 2021

Our first online auction of 2021 includes more than 300 unique and original pieces from the former Watkins College of Art collection. There are over 150 artists represented in this auction. 

Most of the artwork is original and one-of-a-kind. Watkins merged with Belmont University in 2020, bringing financial stability and expanded opportunities to Watkins’ students. There has never been a better opportunity to participate in, and buy artwork from an auction with such an important history.

Watkins was founded as the Watkins Institute in 1885 by Samuel Watkins, a self-educated Nashville businessman. The school became nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) in 1996. 

The sale of this remaining artwork from the Watkins’ property will be used exclusively to support a scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont. This sale will both aid in preserving the Watkins legacy while giving future art students greater access to a premier education.  
 
All items will be sold with no reserves to the highest bidder, regardless of price! All payments in this auction must be made via credit card ONLY or wire transfer. There is a 15% Buyer's Premium in effect for this auction.
 
 
 
 

 

New Online Auction - 250+ Ring Collection

We are selling over 250 beautiful and unique rings from a private collection! Blue turquoise, green turquoise, malachite, black onyx and other pieces, all marked either "Sterling" or "925". Our seller is ready to part with these rings so that other people can enjoy them. Auction is open NOW and ends November 11th at 2pm CT. 

All items will sell to the highest bidder, regardless of price!

Bidding Ended November 11th 

New Online Auction - Four Important Art Pieces

We are pleased to offer these four important art pieces which will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price. This is certainly a rare opportunity to purchase any one of these art pieces as a nice addition to your collection. 

Puryear Mims (1906-1975) was born in Nashville to a distinguished Southern literary family and he earned an English degree from Vanderbilt University. In 1930 he travelled the Southern rural communities meeting farmers and coal workers, which inspired his carvings. His works can be seen all around Nashville. We are very honored to have one of these carvings from what we believe is attributed to Puryear Mims. 

Mark Carson English is an abstract expressionist artist known for his exceptional ability to capture the energy, movement and expressions of his subjects. Many of Mark’s paintings depict personal memories from his childhood. 

He was born in Tennessee and spent many years in the Middle Tennessee area. At the age of 7, he was introduced by his father to an acclaimed artist named Adomo and was inspired by Adomo’s passion and love for art and beauty. He would later receive the nickname “lil” Marko and thus, will sometimes sign his name as "Marko" on his paintings.

He is represented by established galleries and art dealers across the country.

Join us for inspection on Tuesday, November 10th at Goodlettsville Antique Mall located at 213 North Main Street in Goodlettsville from 11 to 2pm. Please remember to wear your mask.

Bidding Ended November 11th 

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Location: Hendersonville, TN
THIS AUCTION IS CLOSED

Late Addition Auction - 2 Revolvers

We have two late addition auction items of 2 handguns open now! 

These firearms are located at Guns and Leather located at 600 West Main Street in Hendersonville.

This auction ended November 11, 2020

Earthquake Sound Equipment from the Former Gulch Restaurant "City Fire"

We are selling an entire sound system known as Earthquake brand from a restaurant in the Gulch in downtown Nashville formerly known as City FireThis is a single asset auction with one lot comprising of all of the sound equipment. This sound system will sell to the highest bidder, regardless of price!

We will have a 2-hour window of inspection on October 20th by appointment only from 11 to 1pm. Pick-up will be scheduled with the seller. The equipment is being stored at A+ Storage in the Gulch, 911 Division Street. 

This auction closed October 21, 2020

 

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Main Location: Nashville, TN ...
THIS AUCTION IS CLOSED

Online Auction - The Nasatir Estate

This is our second sale of the items rescued from our warehouse after the March 3rd tornado. We are selling the items for the Administrator of the Estate of Joan Valerie Nasatir. Luckily, the boxed items had not been unpacked yet, so those items survived the tornado. We are also selling furniture, sterling silver and crystal and some very important art pieces.  

Valerie was a food writer and a restaurant reviewer and her husband Mort was in the music industry. They met in 1953 in New York and married on Christmas Eve that year. Mort started his record industry career at Decca Records, later becoming Presidents of MGM Records, NARAS (Grammy's) and publisher of BILLBOARD Magazine. Mort and Valerie acquired some very nice items and we are pleased to conduct this online auction. 

 

This auction ended June 10, 2020

Works From the Private Collection of Paul Harmon Auction

 

Important message from Patti Baldini: Our building was destroyed by  the devastating tornado on March 3rd. However, over the course of the next 6 days, we managed to save quite a few key pieces of the artwork in this auction including the Bald Eagle painting signed by the seven astronauts of the Columbia. 

Franklin, Tennessee native Paul Harmon has hired us to sell art works from his private collection. Harmon is a Tennessee treasure with works on display across the world.

Our most prominent artwork piece is an original acrylic on paper. In 2003, before the launch of the ill-fated Columbia STS-107, Paul Harmon was asked to create an art image to commemorate the mission. We are selling the original and historic rare painting all of the astronauts signed before the Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003. This is an important offering not only because of its historic significance, but also because it survived the tornado. 

Perhaps Paul said it best:

 "My work is a personal journal of my life. It is therefore both serious and frivolous. Joyous and melancholic. Spiritual and erotic. The continuity is in the fact that it tracks a real life" 

You can find his books Crossing Borders and Inner Voices online. We are selling an autographed copy of each book in our auction, which also survived!

Auction Ended May 6, 2020

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