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Consignments Bloom at Kaminski Spring Estates Auction

Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier antiques and fine art auction houses, announces its Spring Estates Auction. The auction takes place at the Sheraton Colonial Grand Ballroom in Lynnfield on Wednesday and Thursday, March 26 and 27, 2008, with bidding commencing at 4pm on Wednesday and 5pm on Thursday. Auction previews are scheduled for 10am on the days of the auction. The complete catalog is available online and the auction will also include live online bidding through eBay Live Auctions. For more information, please call 978-927-2228.

Day one of this two-day auction features fine furnishings, paintings, prints, furniture, jewelry, silver, china and decorative accessories. Consignments hail from estates in Massachusetts and beyond, with Bay State provenances in Oak Bluffs, Winthrop, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Chestnut Hill, Wellesley and more. An ample selection of over 200 oriental rugs comprises Thursday’s offerings. The collection varies widely in size, shape, color, style and price.

A striking yellow sapphire and diamond ring (Est. $20,000-$25,000) underscores this diverse auction. Tipping scales at a prodigious 13.10 carats, the cushion-cut sapphire perches on a platinum setting, flanked by two high quality trillion cut diamonds at 1.87 carats each. An accompanying appraisal certificate from the Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America verifies the value of this impressive piece.

Coin collectors will vie for a rare 1915-S Double Eagle $20 gold piece (Est. $1,000-$1,500). The coin’s design, originally conceived by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907, was inspired by then President Theodore Roosevelt’s affinity for ancient Greek coinage. The obverse design displays a robed Lady Liberty wreathed in 48 stars, one for each state in the union in 1915.

Headlining the furniture category is a set of early 20th Century South African stinkwood dining room chairs (Est. $2,000-$3,000). Stinkwood, now unavailable for commercial use due to its protected status in South Africa, is a rare and durable wood used in fine furniture and cabinetry. This set of seven consists of two armchairs and five standard chairs each boasting a cane seat.

“With such a diverse auction lineup on Wednesday and a dedicated rug auction on Thursday, our Spring Estates Auction should have something for everyone,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “We are always looking for items to include in upcoming auctions and can take consignments in any volume, from a single piece to an entire estate.”