Estate Sales & Auction Blog


A Taste of Fairfield - Part II

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 10.19.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

We kicked it into "high gear" to create a fun lounge for our VIP guests at this year's A Taste of Fairfield. The event was last Sunday, so when our team finalized the selection of merchandise to feature in the Fusion VIP Lounge sponsored by Black Rock Galleries we decided to go with a mid-century modern feel -- of course rounded out with some other pieces that exemplify ....

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BRG's Charity Auction Helping Abandoned Animals - Revisited

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 10.04.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

It seems like a long time has passed since our puppy photo shoot over the summer in preparation of our Abandoned Lots Charity Auction benefiting the CT Humane Society. But our friend, Barb Naugle, from CTHS paid us a visit the other day to accept....

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Vintage Copper Cookware

Tips & Tricks | PUBLISHED 09.29.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

Periodically, we encounter pieces or even entire sets of vintage copper cookware in the estates that we handle. There are some things that collectors and users of copper cookware look for when purchasing vintage pieces that perhaps the average non-collector might not be aware of.

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Proudly Supporting The Cancer Beat

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 09.28.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

Social responsibility manifests itself in many ways. For some it is about environmental issues. For others it is political. For others still, it is about giving back to the community in a meaningful way. Over the years, we have tried to integrate social responsibility within our business culture by targeting local

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A Taste of Fairfield - Part I

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 09.25.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

If you are a Fairfield County local it is possible that you have already heard radio spots promoting the upcoming Taste of Fairfield event taking place on Sunday, October 8th at the Delamar Southport.  You may have even heard "Black Rock Galleries" mentioned a time or two.  Well, we are delighted to once again be a part of this fun

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Call for Consignments

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 09.15.17 | ADMIN

Each fall, BRG holds our Exceptional Greenwich Fall Estates Auction which features luxury market items including fine art, exquisite rugs, antiques, precious jewelry, sterling silver, couture fashion accessories, outstanding furniture and first-class decorative items. This year is no different.

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Historic Southport CT Estate Contents In Auction

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 09.13.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

We recently were contacted by the owners of "Restmore," an exquisite multi-generational Warner Hill Road estate in Southport, CT. This stately home is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The family needed help in liquidating the contents of this estate ...

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Get the Look! Making an Entrance.

Get the Look | PUBLISHED 09.08.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

It is said that the first impression is a lasting impression; so why not make the first space people see upon entering your home amazing! Create a bold statement in your foyer or entryway without killing your wallet. Let your guests know that they've arrived somewhere special, still warm and inviting, but with a certain "wow!" factor added in.

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Labor Day and Estates

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 09.01.17 | BRG Staff

The "working man's holiday," a.k.a. Labor Day has its roots in New York City in the 1880s as part of the burgeoning labor movement. It was a day designed to celebrate those whose labors helped (and continue to help) our nation remain strong in innovation, infrastructure,

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In Their New Homes

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 08.15.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

We love it when items that once adorned our showroom find new homes! It's especially nice when customers and designers share their photos of their favorite showroom finds in their new places.

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