Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

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2015-06-26 10:58:04

Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is a US auction house specialising in antiques and fine art.

It is based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

The company was voted best antique and auction gallery in the Berkshires in 2008.

History 

The company has more than 35 years’ experience in the antiques trade. During that time Fontaine’s has established a reputation as one of the leading authorities on antiques and fine art in the country.

Enthusiasts and collectors can take advantage of this knowledge by attending one of the company’s seminars.2

Specialisms

The auction house specialises in a number of key areas:

• Lighting by Tiffany & Co., Pairpoint, Handel, Duffner and Kimberly as well as a range of 19th century and historic lamps.

• Arts and crafts furniture and accessories by Gustav Stickley, Stickley Brothers, Roycroft and Limbert.

• 19th century furniture by John Belter, J & JW Meeks, RJ Horner, Hunzinger, and Alexander Roux.

• Empire period, early US and other antique furniture, including carved oak from the late 19th and early 20th centuries and custom mahogany pieces.

• Fine art by listed artists.

Other expertise

Other areas of expertise include:

• Silver

• Oriental rugs

• Bronzes

• Porcelain

• Toys

• Glass

• Clocks

• Coins

• Paintings

Auctions and appraisals

Fontaine’s holds monthly auctions, covering the full spectrum of its pieces.

The company offers free estimates and welcomes both individual pieces and whole collections.

Fontaine's regularly sends out catalogue mailings to its clientele of more than 15,000 buyers. This ensures that those looking to sell an item can be certain it will gain wide exposure.

Notable sales

A Tiffany & Co. fish lamp sold for $128,800 in 2002.

A three-piece Renaissance revival bedroom set, thought to have been made by Thomas Brooks, sold for $80,500 in 2007, almost doubling its estimate.

In 2007 an early 19th century rosewood two-part secretary desk realised $31,625.

A rosewood laminated marble-top centre table by J & JW Meeks made $48,875 in 2008.

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