Free Walk-In Wednesday Appraisals announced by New York Clarke Auction Gallery

LARCHMONT, NY, February 20, 2008 – The Clarke Auction Gallery of Larchmont, now in its 10th year, today announces that it will now evaluate personal property for auction consignment or immediate purchase every Wednesday afternoon until 5:00 pm.

Walk-In Wednesdays
The Clarke team will offer a free verbal opinion of auction value for oil paintings, watercolors, and sculpture; furniture; decorative arts; sterling silver, crystal, china and porcelain; Judaica; Oriental carpets and unique items. Fine Art and Mid-Century Modern Design pieces are especially desirable in today’s market.

Walk-In Wows?
One walk-in brought in an ‘unsigned’ painting that Clarke identified as a rare c.1890 work by a student of Thomas Eakins, which then sold for a record $9000. Another walk-in carried in a large and unwanted piece of glass which was identified as a signed piece of modern Italian sculpture, then sold for $1900. A suite of shabby chic furniture, passed by Manhattan’s auction houses, was identified by Clarke as 18th-early 19th Century Venetian examples and sold for $70,000. A 50’s chair and ottoman was correctly attributed to master designer Kagan and netted the consignor $11,000.

Please note a limit of three items per person for Walk-in Wednesdays and photographs are also acceptable.

Walk-Ins welcomed every Wednesday afternoon or contact the gallery with questions or to make an appointment at 914-833-8336, email [email protected], or visit

Clarke Auction Gallery is centrally located 20 minutes from Manhattan or Greenwich via car or railroad.

About Clarke Auction Gallery
Clarke Auction Gallery, Westchester’s Premier Auction Gallery, conducts catalogued sales monthly featuring distinctive fine and decorative arts, antiques, exceptional furniture, oriental rugs, sterling silver and mid-century modern. For further information, please contact (914)833-8336 or [email protected]