Auctioneer Press Release Rafael Osona Auctions

Nantucket, MA - Auction: The Michael J. Kittredge II Collection

Jun 26,2019 | 18:00 EDT By Rafael Osona Auctions

JULY 13, 2019 - Rafael Osona Auctions will offer a single-owner sale of items from Michael Kittredge’s compound, “ACKlandia” in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Michael Kittredge is best known as the founder of Yankee Candle. The offerings include maritime art and artifacts, automobiles, English antiques, furnishings and décor, Gloster teak garden furniture, old style game-room/arcade amusements and wine related service pieces and furnishings for entertaining.

Lot 95, Tim Thompson Oil on Canvas,Parade of Sail, Oil on canvas; Estimate $6,000-$10,000

Perfect for Nantucket: Smart Car Fortwo Passion Convertible and Mini Cooper Clubman 5-Door Station Wagon.

There’s something for everyone: A maritime arts & artifacts collection including a fabulous pair of Bronze Gangway Plaques of Heraldic Bearing. A large selection of nautical instruments, including a pair of early French Armillary Spheres. There’s an antique Brass Inlaid Ship’s Wheel, among several antique yacht and ship’s wheels, binnacles with their compasses, as well as a Ship's Brass Telegraph from Glasgow, Scotland. A Focus Collection of Antique Lanterns includes masthead, diving, night watchman, ‘Not Under Command’, Coast Guard, and carrying lanterns offered as individual lots.

Lot 142, Antique Brass Stars, Diamonds and Dots Inlaid Mahogany Ship's Wheel on Custom Stand; Estimate $1,500-$2,500

This auction offers original paintings by Salvatore ColaciccoTim Thompson, Jan Pawlowski, John Charles Terelak and Brian Coole, as well as 19th c. English and AmericanAntiques, furnishings & décor including several 19th c. apothecary chests, as well as multiple lots of  Gloster Teak Garden Furniture and more. 

Lot 8, Giovani Patrini Per Aetna, Champagne Ice Bucket; Estimate $500-$700

Wine furnishings and table service Suites and Singles, include Champagne Splits Chillers for 24,  a Giovani Patrini ‘Lobsters’ Ice Bucket, 67 ‘Splash’ Bowls, and from the wine tasting room in the cellar, an antique copper & brass freestanding Winetaster’s Spittoon fitted for plumbing, a half wine barrel and wine press, and multiple marble topped Bistro Tables with D. R. Dimes Side Chairs.

For the eternally young at heart, this single owner collection offers various game room furnishings and décor including Pinball Machines, a Billiards Table and more. 

A teenage Michael J. Kittredge founded Yankee Candle Company in his parent’s garage in 1969.  A Holyoke, MA native, well-known entrepreneur and self-made man, Kittredge sold 90% of his candle company 29 years later for $500 million. ACKlandia was his summer residence.

Lot 418, 19th Century Cape Cod Cranberry Scoop; Estimate $100-$200

Offered at auction exclusively on the online bidding platform, Bidsquare and live in the Osona Gallery at 21 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA 02554. Absentee and phone bids are accepted.

Gallery exhibitions for this sale are Thursday, July 11 & Friday July 12 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  Both live and online bidding will commence at 9:30 a.m. on July 13th. 

Local delivery. Shipping can be arranged using a third party shipping service.

By Rafael Osona Auctions