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Fort Lauderdale Art Salons

Art & Antique Appraisal Fair & Salon benefiting Stonewall Museum

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    Saturday,  September 13, 2014 2-9 pm
  •  Classical South Florida 89.7 FM Auditorium
  • 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304
  • Appraisal Fair 2-6 pm    Salon Social 7-9 pm
  • Members 10.oo     Non-Members 30.00
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    • Please join us for another extraordinary Venetian Arts Society (VAS) Art Salon Social as we explore the origins, provenance, and value of Art & Antiques. A portion of the proceeds from this exciting event will benefit The Stonewall National Museum & Archives of Fort Lauderdale.

      VAS will present experts in the field or art and antiques from Decorative Arts & Fine Antiques, Frederick Fine Art, and Abingdon Auction Gallery to provide information and appraisals on your art and antiques. We invite our members and guests from the community to bring your items for a verbal auction market value.  Participants will have an option to consign and sell at auction if their items meet their minimum consignment requirements.

      Also, our team of experts would like to offer a free consultation within your home for pieces that are difficult to transport. Please bring any photographs or information or email to Craig Mayor or call (954) 567-1570.

      The Appraisal Art Salon will begin with appraisals from 6-8 pm in the Classical South Florida Auditorium at ARTSERVE  and will benefit The Stonewall National Museum & Archives. Throughout the appraisal period, we will enjoy music from the South Florida String Trio and many local professional musicians of VAS from the main stage.

       Dixie Highwaonday-Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

      During this time featured musicians will perform on the stage  Participants will have an option to consign and sell at auction if their items meet their minimum consignment requirements.  The appraisers will be conducting verbal auction estimates in the following specializations: Fine Art, including Paintings; Fine Prints & Photographs; Furniture & Decorative Arts; Native American works of art; Japanese and southeast Asian works of art; Jewelry; and Fine Books & Manuscripts.

      Fine Art
      Fine Art specialists can evaluate landscape, portrait and still-life paintings in a number of media from oil to acrylic and watercolor as well as drawings in graphite, charcoal and pastel, as wekk as evaluate prints, photographs and other hand signed multiples ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th Century.  This type of work includes etchings, screen prints, wood & linocuts, lithographs and fine photography.

      Furniture & Decorative Arts

      Items for this category include 16th through early 20th Century American and European Furniture including fine dinning sets, desks, armoires, tilt-top tables, and candle-stands, tall case clocks, commodes, and chests of drawers.
      Objects that fall under the category of decorative arts include but are not limited to ceramics, fine porcelain, glass, silver, pre-20th Century sculpture, gilded mirrors, mantel clocks, bronzes, tapestries, textiles, folk art, garden statuary and architectural ornaments.  Items originating from America, Europe and in some cases Asia, can be appropriately evaluated.

      Books & Manuscripts

      Books & Manuscripts evaluations during the appraisal event include early printed material, maps & travel literature, illustration art, literature, and memorabilia related to historical events.

      Native American Art

      Native American art specialist can evaluate items that include Southwest weavings, silver & turquoise jewelry, baskets, beadwork, pottery, Northwest Coast and Eskimo art and artifact, etc,.


      Jewelry specialist will evaluate all types of jewelry spanning from antique to contemporary including Art Deco items, famous luxury designed and signed pieces, large single diamond solitaires, and estate jewelry.

      Asian Works of Art

      Asian works of art specialists can appraise Chinese, Japanese, and Korean works including Imperial porcelain, white and spinach green jades, cloisonné, and Buddhist art.



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