Kaminski Offers Premier Rug Collection for Auction

Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier antiques and fine art auction houses, announces its October Estates Auction. The auction features antiques, fine art, collectibles from estates spanning Massachusetts to Kaminski’s second location in California and a large collection of fine antique rugs. The auction takes place Saturday October 24 at 10am under the tent at Kaminski Auctions, 564 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA. Auction previews are scheduled October 20-23 from 10am-5pm and on the day of the auction at 8am. Live online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Please visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com for additional information.

Among a selection of over 50 fine antique rugs is a rare Iranian Tabriz 100% silk rug (Est. $40,000-$60,000), measuring 9’6” x 13’4”. The finest of these rugs are being deaccessioned by the University of Indiana Foundation from the estate of Morton Bradley. Additional items from the collection include an antique Russian Caucasian rug (Est. $15,000-$25,000), a Russian Caucasian Kazak Lambalo rug (Est. $10,000-$20,000) and an antique Persian Mohteshem rug (Est$10,000-$20,000). A complete catalog of the rug collection is available at Kaminski’s website.

A 13th Century Limoges tabernacle panel also highlights this exciting auction. The intricate enameled and gilt panel hails from an estate in Falmouth, ME. The piece, which depicts Christ on the cross, surrounded by religious iconography, measures 9 inches high by 5.75 inches wide.

A painting by William Louis Sonntag is also featured. Sonntag, a central figure in the Hudson River School, is highly collected and well known for his landscapes. The painting (Est. $30,000-$50,000) is an oil on canvas depicting ancient ruins in an Italian landscape. The piece measures 22 x 36 inches and is signed by the artist.

A fine selection of jewelry is also set to cross the block. A ladies 2.57ct diamond ring (Est. $14,000-$18,000) comes from a La Jolla, CA estate and boasts two clusters of diamonds flanking the center stone. A platinum, diamond and green sapphire ring (Est. $13,000-$17,000) is also featured, having a hefty 10.76 carat sapphire center stone surrounded by twelve 3.19 carat diamonds.

“While we regularly feature antique rugs in our auctions, the Bradley collection is really something special,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “With over fifty rugs running the gamut of size and value, our bidders are sure to find the perfect rug for any space, as well as some very rare and unusual collector pieces.”

About Kaminski Auctions
Kaminski Auctions, headed by Frank Kaminski, specializes in appraising and auctioning fine art and antiques. As part of a complete estate service package, Kaminski provides expert appraisals, local and national advertising for all sales, competitive fees, itemized accounting of all transactions for heirs and representatives. In addition to full estate auctions, Kaminski accepts partial estate liquidations, as well as individual pieces and collections for consignment. The firm’s extensive clientele includes museums, historical societies, corporations, non-profit organizations and private individuals. In early 2007, Kaminski launched a second operation in California. For information, visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com or call 978-927-2223.