LARCHMONT, NY, July 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- With the recent popularity of Mid Century Modern furniture and art in the auction market, local houses like Clarke Auction
in Larchmont, NY, are shifting their focus with new Mid Century centered employees and weekly free appraisals.
The recent boom of Mid Century Modern furniture is derived from an elevated appreciation for furniture makers of the 1950s who incorporated clean and classy designs with comfortable and contemporary style. The unique styles of Mid Century furniture and art have the transcendent quality that fit both subtle and striking design trends of today. A single piece of original Mid Century furniture or decorative art can complete a variety of design schemes, and a whole set can set a house apart from the common findings of antique brown wood and Victorian furniture that have flooded the Metropolitan area in the past.
With the rise in popularity in Mid Century furniture styles and decor from the names of Knoll, Springer, Klinger, Evans, Eames, Saarinen and others, auction houses like Clarke New York have provided their customers with the right way to find and buy. Clarke has already had a breakthrough year, especially in its Mid Century department. In May, two Paul Evans "Cityscape" cabinets hammered at a combined $18,600, and many more Mid Century furniture pieces are heading in that direction. The upcoming Monday, July 23rd auction at Clarke's Larchmont, NY gallery continues to offer extrodinary Mid Century pieces including an original vintage rosewood lounge chair and ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames, a Robert Sonneman chrome ball table lamp, and a C. Jere Mid Century wall sculpture, just to name a few.
The proactive addition of new Mid Century staff with an active eye for Mid Century furniture and decor has elevated Clarke Auction to the forefront in the tri-state area for Mid Century items. Clarke's proximity to the Mid Century hub of the northeast, New York City, also makes it a perfect place for the collection and sale of the widest spectrum of Mid Century objects. Gathering from estates in suburban and urban centers of the Northeast, Clarke provides easy access for both metropolitan and suburban buyers and sellers of Mid Century furniture to sell or auction their Mid Century items.
In today's hardened economy conservative may be good, but free is better. Clarke Auction offers the rare pleasure of free appraisals both in-house at their Larchmont, NY gallery, and on location anywhere in the tri-state area. The free appraisals are offered every Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at their Larchmont, NY location, and while Mid Century art, furniture, and decor are highly encouraged, anything can be brought in for the free appraisal service. Appointments for appraisal may also be made at any point during the week if a client is unable to bring the items in during the "Walk-in Wednesday" schedule.
Clarke Auction of Larchmont, Westchester's Premier Auction, conducts monthly catalogued sales featuring distinctive fine and decorative arts, antiques, exceptional furniture, oriental rugs, sterling silver and mid-century modern. For further information, please contact us at (914) 833-8336 or info@ClarkeNY.com