On The Square

Estate Goods are Gold

By Bidsquare

Aug 22,2015 | 09:00 EDT

Estate sales are a collectors dream. Not only do they provide a plethora of great pieces across a whole range of categories, but they bring with them a deep sense of immediate history. When you buy from an estate sale, you get an overwhelming sense of your place in the chain that is the auctioned piece’s history. Welcome aboard stranger…you are the newest link.

On Thursday, August 27, Rago offers bidders a wonderful opportunity to take their place in history when they stage their Unreserved Estate Goods & Jewelry sale. 625 lots are set to go under the hammer, and such is the range of collectibles up from grabs that bidding is sure to be spirited. Below, weve picked out a few pieces of interest, but really, were only scratching the surface. For the full catalog, head to Bidsquares online auction page now.

Just the name is enough to get your taste buds tingling! Lot 118a, the Dresden chocolate set from 19th Century Germany is the perfect way to inject a little elegance into cold winter nights.

Looking for a great piece of furniture to place at the end of your bed? Take a look at Lot 92, the cylindrical wooden blanket chest with brass fittings.

Lot 399 consists of three great pieces of Victorian era style. A turquoise starburst cluster bangle bracelet, a 14k yellow gold ring with an agate seal, and a hand etched/engraved pocket watch case.

In a world filled with increasingly scary levels of machination, the workmanship in Lot 101, four Bogorodskaya-style toys, along with six cocktail forks in a bull stand, is truly something to savor.

The Unreserved Estate Goods & Jewelry sale is full of fascinating one-of-kind pieces. Lot 75, a pair of National cash registers, is sure to bring immediate old world charm to any bar space or room.