The 12th Annual Hebrew Congregation’s Antiques, Art and Collectibles Auction at Antilles School on Feb. 13 will offer its usual wondrous treasures.
On offer are items ranging from a ski vaction in Breckenridge, Colo. And an in-home Salsa and Mojito Party to antique West Indian furniture.
Those items are just the tip of the iceberg for the offerings in store. Doors open at 10 a.m., so prospective bidders may peruse the sale tables, where treasures always abound.
The live auction begins at noon at the school’s MCM Center. Silent auction bidding starts at 11 a.m., with tables closing every 45 minutes starting at 1 p.m.
This year’s auction will be a little different from past years. Instead of 125 to 150 items, the live auction will have only about 35 items, so it will be much shorter, ending about 2 p.m.
The live auction will include fine West Indian antiques, fabulous getaways, a Pissarro etching, a Shansi Miller painting, antique sculpture, some exciting packages, and to top off your sartorial splendor, unique this year, designer ties from Dudley, Feuerzeig and Zebedee.
Special sale tables will feature beautiful wood pieces by master wood turner Avelino Samuel of St. John and glass beads created by Timisa Cree of St. Thomas.
Bruce Wilson of St. Croix will be the auctioneer again.
Food from Chef Damaris Catering will be available, along with cookies baked by Iris Horwitz. Shipping to the mainland or other islands can be arranged. Proxy bidding is available for anyone unable to attend all or part of the auction.
Photos and descriptions of auction items can be viewed here.
For information on proxy bidding or auction items, call 774-4312, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations are still being accepted.
Proceeds from the auction help maintain the 178-year-old synagogue building, a National Historic Monument, and keep it open to some 10,000 visitors each year.