The old space at Clarke Auction in Larchmont wasn’t so bad….part Grandmother’s spacious attic stuffed with treasure, part
antique dealers’ back alley secret.
But that was the problem. It was at the end of North St in Larchmont, a very alley-like venue, hard for visitors and locals alike to find. (Hey, can you tell us where that is?)
Those that knew it rarely left without bidding on a piece of furniture, a chandelier, a work of art… or just an entertaining evening, or both.
Then almost a year ago, owner and operator Ronan Clarke, whose Irish brogue and love of art and antiques gives him an instant charm, bought a space twice the size – a former hangar of an antique warehouse at 2372 Boston Post Road (next to La Riserva and across from Fuji Mountain.)
"It’s perfect," Ronan says as he and his staff moved in every direction, preparing for this weekend’s auctions and previews.
The 7000 square foot space is filled with light and gets walk-in business. "They actually come in off the street now! It’s even been good for the surrounding businesses", says Tom Curran, Clarke’s right hand man.
The high bright orange walls are covered with paintings for Sunday’s art sale, which will include a couple of Warhols, some rare Mid-Century pieces and two baby grand pianos.
Don’t miss it, the schedule’s below. Larchmont Mayor Josh Mandell auctions off a painting Sunday at 1:00.
Clarke’s 8th Fine Art Sale:
Sunday, Sept. 12th @ 2 pm
Friday, Sept. 10th 2 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, Sept. 11th Noon – 9 pm with Opening Reception 4 pm – 9 pm
Sunday, Day-of-Sale Noon – Sale
Antiques and Midcentury Estate Sale:
Monday, Sept. 13th @ 6pm
Saturday, Sept. 11th Noon – 9 pm
Sunday, Sept. 12th Noon – 2 pm (start of art sale)
Monday, Day-of-Sale Noon – Sale