Clarke to Auction Antique Treasures

. March 21, 2010

On Sunday, March 28th at 2:00 pm, Clarke Auction will sell 460 lots including hundreds of items stored in a locked and darkened warehouse since the late 1970’s.

Ronan Clarke, founder and owner of Clarke Auction, wasn’t sure what he would find when he finally unlocked the door of the decaying warehouse. He had quickly viewed the estate in 2005 and remembered tripping over great things in the dark. But then the estate vanished. Five years later, as he finally got a second chance, spectacular pieces from an untouched collection emerged from the gloom. An immense 19th C. French commode initialed BY (Beurdeley), a Russian gilt bronze and marquetry parlor set, architectural elements in bronze and marble, 19th C. signed American cast iron garden benchs, and other pieces being uncovered as this goes to press.

Clarke Auction, Westchester’s Premier Auction, conducts catalogued sales monthly featuring distinctive fine and decorative arts, antiques, exceptional furniture, oriental rugs, sterling silver and mid-century modern. For further information, please contact us at (914)833-8336 or

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