The American Saddlebred Museum is accepting consignments to be considered for inclusion in the 2014 Equine Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction. The auction will be held on Saturday, July 12, at the Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds in conjunction with the Lexington Junior League Horse Show. Deadline for submission of consignments is March 24.
2013 sales were 125% higher than in 2012, bringing total gross sales for all nine previous auctions to $1,474,123. Due to the demand for and popularity of George Ford Morris artwork, the auction will expand this year to include any sporting subject matter by Morris. His scope of work included, but was not limited to, dogs, cattle, poultry and cats as well as advertising programs and posters.
The auction is open to artwork in any medium, by any artist, as well as rare books, unique equine antiques and historic artifacts. If you buy, sell, collect or create paintings, pastels, sculptures, charcoals, prints, carvings, etchings, antiques, rare books or historic artifacts, you’ll want to take note of this sales/marketing opportunity. The Museum publishes a four-color catalogue for this sale that is mailed to some 650 interested buyers.
Each year the auction attracts artwork and buyers from a wide variety of equine interests and disciplines. In addition to Saddlebreds, coaching, Standardbred, Morgan, Draft, Hackney, Thoroughbred and hunting and jumping themes have become popular at the venue. Other items of interest are rare books, collectibles, equine-themed painted furniture, jewelry and historic artifacts and photographs.
If you have any items you’d like to offer for sale, need more information or would like to receive a consignment contract, conditions of sale or an auction catalogue, please contact Tolley Graves at the Museum at 859-259-2746. The results of all past auctions can be viewed on the Museum’s website, asbmuseum.org.