Business & Real Estate

Witherell’s to host its first live estate auction Saturday

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.

Also this month, the auction house is hosting an online auction at 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

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