You really ought to go to an auction - how about Friday?
Spring Estate Auction in Plainfield Friday April 6
If you haven't been to one of the William A. Smith auctions in Plainfield, you are missing out. Putting aside the unique items that are available to purchase at prices far below what you would pay in any store, the auctions are just plain fun. Bill Smith and his crew always deliver an entertaining and non-stop show that includes the catalogued offerings as well as relentless jokes and jabs at themselves and at the regulars. If you've ever wanted to come to an auction to either buy or just see how they work, you should take advantage of being able to do so close to home and by a reliable and trustworthy company that's been doing this in the Upper Valley for more than 50 years.
But if you're actually in the market to purchase antiques, furniture, jewelry - you-name-it - you're crazy not to check here first. The auction this Friday will feature early American antiques, accessories, silver, jewelry, choice smalls and modern furnishings. A preview of the lots demonstrates that it will be a great opportunity to purchase some fine 18th and 19th century pieces, including Queen Anne, Chippendale, Sheraton and more. There is also be a fine selection of more modern pieces, such as Kittinger Williamsburg, DR Dimes, Henkel-Harris, Baker and Danish modern. And of course there is plenty of Sterling and a lovely selection of jewelry, including several diamond rings and at least 4 solid gold pocket watches. Don't forget about the artwork, oriental rugs and accessories. Seriously, if you can't make the auction on Friday, keep your eyes peeled for the next one.
And - for the record - I am putting my money were my mouth is - my house is filled with rugs, leather furniture and artwork items I've purchased from the William A. Smith Gallery.