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iGavel Auctions Associate Seller Litchfield County Auctions’ ‘Winter Antiques Sale’ Sells Over 90%

iGavel Auctions associate seller Litchfield County Auctions sale which closed on February 18 of American Folk Art, Furniture, Paintings & Decorations and European Antiques & Fine Art was a success, selling over 90% of the lots offered and grossing well above the high estimate for those items.

New York, NY, March 04, 2011 --( 750 Pair of George III Girandole Mirrors, Irish, C. 1790 Sold for $40,800 lots received bids for a total of over $850,000. 3822 bids were placed in the auction, with winning bidders hailing from 26 different states and 6 foreign countries. The single highest selling lot in the auction was a decorative pair of Irish George III girandole mirrors, circa 1790. The finial bid for this lot was $40,800. A second pair of 18th century girandole mirrors, closed at $19,800, nearly double it’s presale estimate. With the price of silver still at record highs, nearly every lot sold and sold mostly over high estimate. A stand out lot was a French, 20th century set of forty Puiforcat flatware pieces in the Royal pattern. Estimated at $3,000-5,000, the group sold for $9,609, way beyond its silver value. Litchfield County Auctions is Connecticut’s premier estate auction house, featuring sales of Modernism, Jewelry & Couture, Asian & Ethnographic Art, American Paintings, Folk Art, Furniture & Decorations and European Antiques & Fine Art. Sales are held every two months and feature fresh-to-the-market property from fine estates and private collections in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and beyond. Their address is 425 Bantam Rd. (Rte. 202), Litchfield, CT 06759. For more information about Litchfield County Auctions, log on to www. Their phone number is (860) 567-4661; or, you can e-mail them at iGavel is a leader in online art auctions. Their sellers are a select group of international dealers, non-profit organizations, and regional auction houses, who follow a code of professional conduct in their presentation and sale of works of art on the iGavel site. Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department, and a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys. com. He frequently appears on national and international media as a guest appraiser.

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