J & K Antiques & Estate Sales is pleased to offer one of the largest estate sales in the historic Mohawk Valley of eastern New York. The Constantino holdings are eclectic, authentic, and of the highest quality, filling 12,000 sq ft of a large warehouse in Amsterdam NY. The sheer size of this estate requires that we break up the times of the sale into three phases.
The first phase (October 15 - 19), will be sale of office furniture and the Christmas collection, followed by the second phase (October 20-26) consisting of household & personal collections. The third phase (October 27-28) is dedicated to the Constantino-Noteworthy Co. art collection.
Phase One (Open 10/15)-- Christmas items include: two seat open sleigh, doctor's carriage, Fonatnini Nativity Scene statues (Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and a bleating lamb-- size 50" a BID item see Phase two), Camel & Wise Man, several other nativity sets (Lenox and others), Christopher Radko ornaments, other decorative ornaments, artificial trees, garlands, wreaths, lawn figures, life size statues, full sized Gingerbread House, large corporate sized garlands, street lamps,and so forth. (Photos soon.) The corporate furniture includes: spectacular executive desks, credenzas, conference tables and upholstered chairs, executive desk chairs and cabinets, antique tables and chairs, 14+ solid wood office desks, credenzas, office chairs, and metal filing cabinets, cubicle walls and metal desks.
Phase Two (Open 10/20) -- The main sale includes, but is not limited to: magnificent crystal (Waterford, Steuben, & Murano), a Martin & Schwartz gasoline pump (Buffalo, NY), Fontanini Nativity Scene (1986 Marble-resin, 50 inch, Italian NB: Bid Item -- Owner Reserve), Doctor’s Horse Drawn Carriage, Two Seat (One Horse) Open Sleigh, ornate stained glass candle stand depicting Elizabeth telling Mary that she is also with child, a large mechanical Kaleidescope, large marble topped oak cabinets (55 x 24x 88)and elegant buffet with beveled mirror, Italian bar with tile inserts, large tiger oak roll-top desk, mahogany roll-top desk, mahogany postal desk, numerous oak and mahogany dressers & cabinets, 60“ round walnut table, New Haven, CT -- Flintlock Rifle (Circa 1820), marble topped commode, large oak conference table, religious collection, china and ceramic sets, silver and copper serving dishes, West End Brewery “Schultz & Dooley” steins (Utica), Kateri Tekakwitha memorabilia, large & small statues, bronze prototypes by Frederick Schrady, stained glass church windows, 8’ x 4’ St. James window and smaller domed/arch windows, early wrought iron lawn furniture, wicker furniture set, barn finials & wind vanes in copper and brass, large assortment of children’s board games and related toys, child’s oak rocker, upholstered lounging chair, outside horse on large spring, a unique bar collection, Italian coffee maker, glassware (Tiffany, cut glass, colored stemware), numerous lamps desk, table and floor and candle sets, scales, hundreds of books (local history, religious, biographies, art) and records (old and new), postcards (many local), electronic equipment, quantity of linen (many Italian imported), blankets, coverings, retro woman’s clothing, kitchenware, quantity of brass, copper and ceramic utility ware, antique advertising boxes and calendars, can openers, bottle openers and dry weight containers, primitives, stamp collection, political memorabilia, post cards, sports memorabilia including autographed baseballs: Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Yogi Berra, Yankee Team, Johnny Bench Hall of Fame baseball, signed Whitey Ford helmet, golf balls: Arnold Palmer, Nick Price, Bobby Orr Bruins Hockey Puck, 8 x 10 color photos (NY Giants), and an autographed Larry Bird photo (Celtics).
Note that the sale will continue during the week.
SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL
Below is the body of a press release bearing on the sale. On Friday October 26th, there will be a reception hosted by the Elwood Museum to preview and purchase art. Tickets are limited..... call the Elwood to secure your place at this once-in-a-life-time event.
The Walter Elwood Museum is pleased to announce an Art Sale Preview on Friday, October 26th from 7 to 9 pm at 100 Church Street in the former Noteworthy Complex. The Museum is partnering with J & K Antiques and the Constantino Family to offer a special evening to enjoy the multitude and variety of art Thomas and Carol Constantino had so lovingly collected over the years. Guests will have the chance to bid and purchase art prior to the opening of the Art Sale on Saturday morning October 27th. Wine and cheese will be included in the ticket price. All proceeds will benefit the Walter Elwood Museum relocation fund drive.
The evening will be limited to 50 paid guests so please reserve your ticket as soon as possible. Tickets for the evening will be $20.00 per Museum current members and $25.00 for non- Museum members. All reservations must be paid in full prior to the evening of 10/26. Tickets may also be purchased in person at 328 Division Street, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Cash and checks will be accepted only.
For more information and to purchase a ticket please call the Museum at 843-5151 or Ann Peconie at 221-0174.
Phase Three (Open 10/27)-- The Constantino-Noteworthy Co. art holdings include: original acrylic, oils, pastels, signed and numbered prints, rubbings, lithographs, old maps and related paper products, including: Pablo Picasso (numbered prints), John Steele many originals, Edna Hibel (numbered print), Bob Tomberlake (numbered prints), Sarah Linder, Jane E Radison, Vera Eksarehow, Fellium, Bonet, F. Harvey, M Vander Veer, C. M Coolidge, M.S Kolb, Tony Biscotti, Ken Schmidt (numbered prints), Jenness Cortez more to be listed & shown in photos.
The sale will end on Sunday October 28th, but entire warehouse and art collections will be available to buyers during the art sale until the close. Consolidation of holdings may reduce the number of bays open in the warehouse.
We are still discovering things and will continue to post photos and descriptions prior to the sale.