Witherell’s auction house in Sacramento will host its first live estate auction on Saturday.
Brian Witherell, who is known nationally for his work as an expert appraiser on PBS’ long-running “Antiques Roadshow” series, said the live auction will feature items valued at $1,000 or less, as well as pieces that are heavy and expensive to ship.
“We are excited to finally be able to make furniture – including mid-century modern – silver, jewelry, Asian art, paintings and décor from estates in the region available to local residents at very reasonable prices,” said Witherell, the company’s chief operations officer, in a statement.
The auction, which is open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. and run until items are sold at the Witherell’s warehouse at 1925 C St. A preview of items is set for 8 a.m.
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Also this month, the auction house is hosting an online auction at igavelauctions.com that includes high-value artwork and a gun collection. It starts Friday and runs through Jan. 26. Founded in 1969, Witherell’s is among a half-dozen companies nationwide selling fine antiques through the online site. For more information, see witherells.com.
Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.