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Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers [2001- ]

January 12, 2001

ECA Control Number: 17702

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Auction House

Auction House/Private Gallery Name: Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers

Aka: Stair Galleries

Founded: 2001

Closed/Acquired: n/a

Location(s): 549 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534


“Founded in 2001, with a newly forged team of specialists having a combined 100 years of experience, we quickly established ourselves in handling everything from a single item to an entire estate, with sophistication, integrity and a rare personal attention. In our first seven years of business we sold over 20,000 lots of antiques and fine art totaling $50 million. We moved into our permanent home in 2005, and since 2008 have grown at a steady rate of 10-20% per year. Echoing this success, 97% of what we sell finds a buyer the first time offered at auction.

DSC02122stair5x6_300A wide range of auctions are held throughout the year. Among these are world-renowned private collections, English, Continental and American Fine and Decorative Arts Sales, 20th Century Fine Art Sales, as well as Asian and Ethnographic Sales. There are approximately seven Fine Sales yearly. In addition, we hold ten to twelve Exposition Sales.

The sales are vigorously promoted through email notifications which link to our online catalogues, extended exhibitions at the gallery, and print ads in local, national and international publications and trade publications throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.

Over the years Stair Galleries has had numerous single owner sales from the Wellington Collection of Native American Indian Artifacts to Contemporary and Modern Art including several sales from the Jan Cowles Collection. Some of the estates, collections and institutions we have proudly sold over the last ten years:

Estate of John P. Morgan III
The Estate of Tony Randall
Estate of Louis Auchincloss
Estate of the late actor, Anthony Quinn
The Estate of Kitty Mellon, Stonington, CT
Estate of Dominick Dunne
Art Institute of Chicago
The Brooklyn Museum
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
New York Public Library
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and Science
Shaker Museum and Library, Old Chatham, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Collection from Mrs. Gordon Getty, San Francisco
Florham, The Collection of Mrs. Florence Vanderbilt Twombly
The Wanamaker-deHeeren Family
The Collection of Mrs. Milton Petrie, Southampton
The Crane Family, Dalton, MA
The Collection of Frederick W. Hughes, Manhattan
The Collection of Bronson Pinchot
The Collection of Michael Douglas, New York
The Collection of Chippy Irvine, Patterson, NY”

Citation: “About > Stair Today.”  Stair Galleries website.  Updated unknown.  Accessed January 12, 2017.  http://www.stairgalleries.com/about/stair-today






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Digital-born Publication Title: Emil Carlsen Archives
Publication Subtitle: World's Largest Visual Reference Dedicated to the Preservation of the Work of Danish-American Impressionist/Realist Painter, Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Library of Congress Subject Authority Heading: Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932
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Language: English
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