Furniture + Decorative Arts
Rago expertly handles a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Our expertise encompasses furniture and decorative arts from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as American styles through the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Renaissance Revival periods. We specialize in an array of carefully curated property: furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; and rugs.
What We Sell
Paintings, Prints + Sculpture
Chinese Export Painting / $15,000
Chippendale Chest of Drawers / $16,250
Ceramics, Porcelain + Glass
Alexander III Imperial Russian Plate / $87,500
Tiffany & Co. Billiard Clock / $18,750
George III Armchair / $5,625
Rugs and Textiles
Borjalu Kazak Oriental Rug / $5,000
Pair Candelabra / $35,380
Folk Art + Americana
Important & Rare Fold Art Figural Walking Stick / $38,750
Steinway Piano and Bench / $23,180
Christopher Wise Specialist
Christopher Wise is the Director of the Great Estates and Coins & Currency departments. Mr. Wise is also the Specialist for Firearms and Militaria, Ephemera, and Silver as well as an auctioneer for Rago. He began buying and selling antique tools, coins, currency, firearms, ephemera and silver while in his early twenties and joined Rago in 2006 as a Junior Specialist in the Silver department. He is a member of the American Numismatic Association, The Silver Society and the American Numismatics Society.
Sebastian Clarke Specialist
Sebastian Clarke directs Estate Services at Rago and serves a Specialist in Furnishings and Decorative Arts. He was born in Wales and hails from a family of art experts, including both his parents. Arriving in the U.S. in 1995, he worked as an apprentice restorer and art handler for Simon Parkes Art Conservation. He began his career in auctions at C.G. Sloane, served as a Specialist in the European Furniture department at Sotheby’s, as Director of the English and Continental furniture department at Freeman’s and at Doyle New York as a Senior Vice-President and Director of the English and Continental Furniture and Decorations department. Mr. Clarke is an auctioneer and an expert appraiser in multiple categories including Furniture, Decorative Arts, Sculpture and Metalwork and Silver for the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.
Why Sell with Rago?
- Competitive commissions and no hidden fees
- Free initial consultation/opinions of value
- Advice on auction versus private sale/purchase
- Mass-marketing to millions/micro-targeting to specific buyers
- World-class prices achieved