Capo Auction Comes Back For Its Third Year

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA
Staff Writer

After two years of dealing fine art, antique furniture, rare and unusual decorative pieces, estate jewelry and Mid-Century Modern furnishings, the Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques is back to host its third auction on Sept. 21.

The auction’s preview started on Sept. 18 and will continue on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The preview and the auction will take place at 36-01 Queens Blvd. in Long Island City.

In celebration, Capo Auction will host its third year anniversary cocktail reception during the preview on Sept. 19 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The organization will make a donation of furniture and many other items to a Queens based nonprofit organization, Hour Children, which helps troubled single mothers and children build and lead a healthy life.

While Capo Auction specializes in high-end estate pieces, antiques, art and jewelry, Larry Bermam, owner of Capo Auction, said people are more comfortable walking into their auction gallery as opposed to many galleries in the City because they feature a selection of affordable household furnishings and accessories that appeal to buyers in all income brackets.

Berman said they like to combine “the old-world charm of treasure-hunting for antiques with the modern convenience of bidding by phone or online.”

The highlight of the auction will be a selection of items from an apartment on Park Avenue in the City, which were hand chosen by a legendary contemporary interior designer, Robert Metzger. In addition to his pieces, a Russian Parcel Gilt Mahogany Chest, worth anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000, and a 19th Century Louis XVI Style Neoclassical Marble Console, will take center stage at the auction.

Berman noted that the merchandise available at the auction is accessible to just about everyone, including an art dealer or someone looking to decorate their new home or apartment.

Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, tsakhuja@queenstribune.com, or @Tsakhuja13.