Remix: Contemporary + Classic
Remix auctions are about how people like to decorate today, unconfined by a decade or design period. Downtown pieces of mid-century modern and 21st c. design sell side-by-side with period furnishings, urbane antiques, heirloom silver, compelling art, and a dash of the unexpected. Staged and photographed together in designer room settings.
What We Sell
20th/21st c. design
After Tommi Parzinger Dresser / $5,938
Osvaldo Borsani (Attr.) Cabinet / $10,625
Pair of George II Mahogany Library Armchairs / $17,500
Rugs, Carpets, Textiles
Oushak carpet / $10,625
Ceramics, Porcelain, Glass
Pair of Minton Pate Sur Pate Moon Flasks / $38,750
Tiffany & Co. Silver Candelabra / $20,000
Circle of Cornelis van Haarlem / $162,500
Jean-Claude Farhi "Colonne" / $7,500
James Bohary / $10,625
Italian Cut-Glass and Gilt Metal Chandelier / $8,125
Pair of Belgian Industrial Display Cabinets / $10,625
Vintage Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk / $5,313
Clocks and Lighting
Belgian Skeleton Regulator Clock / $8,750
Pair of Cast Iron Dogs / $5,313
Marble Head of a Roman Nobleman / $37,500
Gina Tomasello Director, Great Estates + Remix Auctions
Gina Tomasello joined Rago in early 2016, having begun her career at Alderfer Auction in Pennsylvania. There she ran the Specialty Auction division including quarterly Fine & Decorative Arts sales. She graduated from Penn State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Art History. She facilitates the review and valuation of fine furniture and decorative arts by Rago specialists Sebastian Clarke and Jad Attal and oversees the acceptance of this property into the Great Estates and Remix auctions.
Jad Attal Specialist
Jad Attal is a specialist in 20th/21st C. Design. An architect by training, he chose instead to make design his life’s work. Buying and selling nationally, he acquired a connoisseur’s knowledge of the artists and craftsmen of Modern design and an entrepreneur’s acumen in the market. Invited to join Rago in 2008, he has been instrumental in the growth and success of his department, where he has brought scores of record-breaking lots to market.
Sebastian Clarke Specialist, English, American and Continental Furniture
Sebastian Clarke co-directs Trusts, Estates and Appraisal Services at Rago and serves a Specialist in Furnishings and Decorative Arts. He was born in Wales and hails from a family of art experts, including both his parents. Arriving in the U.S. in 1995, he worked as an apprentice restorer and art handler for Simon Parkes Art Conservation. He began his career in auctions at C.G. Sloane, served as a Specialist in the European Furniture department at Sotheby’s, as Director of the English and Continental furniture department at Freeman’s and at Doyle New York as a Senior Vice-President and Director of the English and Continental Furniture and Decorations department. Mr. Clarke is an auctioneer and an expert appraiser in multiple categories including Furniture, Decorative Arts, Sculpture and Metalwork and Silver for the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.He is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America and serves on its Membership Committee.
Jennifer Pitman Silver Specialist
Jennifer Pitman joined Rago in October 2016 to spearhead an expansion into the Westchester/Connecticut area, where she resides. The former Head of Sale for Silver at Christie’s, New York and a 20-year auction veteran, she also brings her expertise in silver and other specialties to Rago. Jennifer received her BA from McGill University and her MA from the Bard Graduate Center.
Why Sell with Rago?
- Competitive commissions and no hidden fees
- Free initial consultation/opinions of value
- Advice on auction versus private sale/purchase
- Mass-marketing to millions/micro-targeting to specific buyers
- World-class prices achieved