Bruneau & Co.'s October 31st Fall Fine Art & Antiques auction has fine art, Asian arts, furniture
The auction will begin promptly at 10 am Eastern time. Limited in-house seating is by appointment only, just for active bidders, in the Bruneau & Co. gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island. To reserve a seat, call 401-533-9980.
By: Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
The live, in-house bidding will involve mask requirements, social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols, per strict CDC and Rhode Island state guidelines. Otherwise, folks can bid online via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app "Bruneau & Co." on iTunes or GooglePlay. Phone and absentee bids also accepted.
"This auction is literally packed," said Bruneau & Co. president Kevin Bruneau. "It's one of our largest antique catalogs ever, with well over 500 lots in total. The sale certainly offers something for everyone. My favorite piece is the doughnut sign. It's a rare bird for serious sign collectors."
He's referring to the Downyflake Doughnuts porcelain storefront sign, made circa 1940 and a hard-to-find piece of Boston history and advertising collecting. Impressive at 10 feet 10 inches long, the sign is made from individually rolled iron letters mounted to an iron C-channel support reading "Downyflake Doughnuts". Founded in 1931, there were 36 franchised Downyflake Doughnut shops in eastern Massachusetts until 1965. The sign should command $800-$1,200.
"I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than with an auction," said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer. One of my favorite things about Asian arts is you never truly know the value of something. It's the category with the most wild cards. It'll be interesting to see what the cider jug and large Republic Period vase sell for. Both are excellent examples."
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the live and online Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction planned for Oct. 31st, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted often.