Top Picks from the October 6 – 18 Discovery Auction

Brooke Friedman

Discover something different in our online-only Discovery Auction. Wander through a selection of rare rugs, unique décor and standout art without ever leaving your living room. With all items starting at just $20 you do not want to miss this auction. Our Discovery Auction may be viewed online here or preview the items live in our gallery located on 908 York Road. Towson, Maryland 21204.

Our current Discovery Auction features contemporary, Mid-century, antique & quality reproduction furniture; orientalia; porcelain, glass, and other decorative arts; artwork; silver plated items; salt glazed stoneware; lighting; clocks; fossils, minerals & sea shells; period maps & books; Diecast cars; racing bikes; laboratory glass; and other collectibles.

Furniture Highlights:

Loving the bright colors and whimsical hummingbird motif from lot 7205: A Contemporary Painted Metal Armchair. With bold striped upholstered cushions this playful chair is not to be missed.  Added bonus – this char is very comfortable!

This classic Louis XVI Style Marble Top Bouillotte Table (lot 7211) would make the perfect addition to any room. With brass accents and a beautiful marble top, this little table packs a bold  punch of style.

What is not to love about lot 7333: A Le Corbusier Style Chaise Lounge? With sleek ebonized metal and chrome accents and smooth black leather, this stylish chaise is the epitome of modern design.

Lastly from our furniture selection lot 7344: A Modern Mahogany Chest of Drawers with white painted drawer fronts and brass drawer pulls. The clean look of the mahogany coupled with the bright white paint, gives this chest of drawers a fresh new look.

Decorative Arts & Collectibles Highlights:

The name Waterford is synonymous with high-end crystal stemware, lot 7274 is the perfect example of classic Waterford elegance. This set of 12 Waterford Lismore Crystal Glassware would add a dash of glamour to any table.

For over a century Herbert Johnson of London has been producing high-quality headwear for any occasion, like lot 7288: A Derby Hat for Brooks Brothers circa 1920. This vintage derby hat comes in its original fitted box and is in wonderful condition.


Sure to put a smile on any car collector’s face is lot 7381: 1/18 1961 DeSoto Adventurer (Green) Diecast Model by Road Legends. Fun fact, the term die-cast toy refers to any toy made by using the die casting method of putting molten lead or zinc alloy in a mold to produce a particular shape. Such toys are made of metal, with plastic, rubber, glass, or other machined metal parts.

Perfect for any budding fashionista, lot 7694: A Pair of Handbag Prints is simply too cute. The pastel hues and beautiful framing makes this duo hard to pass up!

Make these pieces yours and bid now!

Buccellati Beauties

In our upcoming June 14th auction, Alex Cooper is pleased to offer a wide variety of sterling silver. With makers such as Buccellati, Tiffany, Ilias Lalaounis and Christopher Lawrence, how could we not be excited? Some of the highlights of this collection include new Buccellati pieces, 80% off MSRP, complete with gift boxes and certificates. Founded […]

June 6, 2018

My Nakashima Connection

Born in 1959 and growing up in the family auction business, I have witnessed over 40 years of shifting furniture styles.  First exposure was the 1960’s-70’s French Provincial era; however, my family home and many others eventually morphed and has maintained the stately Federal and Georgian styles.  In 1979, when I first visited the home […]

June 12, 2018