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5 Unreserved Finds Under $500 at Rago!

By Jessica Helen Weinberg

Feb 19,2019 | 14:00 EST

We recommend making a long list of favorites before Rago's, Unreserved sales go live on the weekend of February 23-24th. There are 1,586 opportunities to score unreserved items ranging from prints, paintings, lamps, chairs, tables, ceramics and more. As always, in an unreserved auction, the high bid, whatever it might be, wins the day!

If scooping up some missing pieces for your home sounds like your cup of tea, let us get you steeping! As is the case with many of Rago's upcoming items, these 5 selections hold estimates under $500, with some starting as low as $100. 

Lot 1530, George Nelson; Howard Miller, Ball wall clock, Zeeland, MI, ca. 1949; Starting at $125

We're getting the ball rolling with George Nelson's, mid-mod timekeeper from 1949. This particular design, aptly named the 'ball wall clock' was the first of more than 150 clocks designed by George Nelson for the Howard Miller Clock Company. 

View all of the upcoming clocks in Rago's Unreserved Session 1 and Unreserved Session 2.

Lot 506, Chinese, Twenty-one-drawer apothecary chest, 20th c; Starting at $200

There are tons of dressers and cabinets to choose from! This Chinese apothecary chest, likely from "ABC Home" is stacked with distressed character and charm.

View all of the upcoming dressers in Unreserved Session 1 and Unreserved Session 2


Lot 1054, Polia Pillin, Large bud vase with stylized horse, floral bouquet, and two female figures, USA, ca. 1950s; Starting at $100

Hundreds of ceramics will be crossing the auction block from well-known potteries such as Rookwood, Fulper, Moorcroft, Newcomb College, and Van Briggle. This playful piece by Polia Pillin is sure to add an immediate personality to any stale shelving situation.

Lot 1187, Kem Weber (Attr.) Chaise lounge, USA, ca. 1960s; Starting at $125

Get ready for lots of lots to lounge on! Featured designers include Hans Wegner, Eero Aarnio, Finn Juhl, Vladimir Kagan, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, as well as early styles from Stickley, George III, Louis XVI, Arts & Crafts and many more!


Lot 1315, Designer, Table lamp with polka dot pattern, mid 20th c. Starting at $150

Polk-ing around for new lighting is loads of fun! Browse fixtures from Preben Dahl, Handel, Vilhelm Lauritzen, Murano, Stilnovo and many others in Session 1 and Session 2!

Don't miss out on your opportunity to bid on hundreds of goods untethered to reserves!

Click here to browse the full catalog for Rago's, Unreserved Session 1 sale coming up on February 23rd

Click here to browse the full catalog for Rago's, Unreserved Session 2 sale coming up on February 24th

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Jessica Helen Weinberg | Senior Content Editor at Bidsquare

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