Zachys will conduct the first commercial live wine auction in Washington, D.C. in 30 yrs.

ZA image 1 Romanee-Conti Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Cote de Nuits, Grand Cru: two bottles from 2007 (each est. $7,500-$11,000) and four bottles from 2012, each a single lot.

Zachys – a third-generation, family-owned business based in White Plains, New York that conducts fine wine auctions in New York and Hong Kong – will hold the first commercial live wine auction in Washington, D.C., in 30 years, Oct. 27th and 28th at Charlie Palmer Steak. The two-day, single-owner sale is titled The Capital Collection. It consists of 1,842 lots, coming from an anonymous D.C. collector who is also a longtime Zachys client. The Friday, October 27th session will feature “Wines of the World”, highlighting first and second Bordeaux, red and white Burgundy and lots from Italy, California and elsewhere.

ZA image 2 Six bottles of Musigny Georges Roumier, Cote de Nuit, Grand Cru, in years ranging from 2007-2014, to be sold as single lots, with estimates ranging from $2,400-$12,000.

The Saturday, October 28th session is dedicated entirely to red Burgundy and will feature producers such as Domaine Armand Rouseau, Domaine Georges Roumier and Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. Evidently, the Capital Collector (whoever he or she may be) enjoys a variety of wines, ranging from the top chateaux of Bordeaux, Champagnes and leading producers from Piedmont and Brunello. All the wines were purchased widely and mainly on release, and many are offered in deep verticals. Zachys recently expanded its enterprise to the D.C. area, opening a 20,000-square-foot operations center in the Northeast District. For more, visit http://auction.zachys.com, or send a note to auction@zachys.com to reserve your seat.

ZA image 3 La Romanee Liger-Belair, Cote de Nuits, Grand Cru, three bottles per lot for the years 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014, with estimates per lot ranging from $6,000-$11,000.

 

 

 

R. O. Schmitt’s October 21-22 auction will be a giant hip-hooray for horology

RO image 1 Charles Fasoldt (Rome, N.Y.) 30-day hanging regulator, made circa 1860 with escapement constructed to Fasoldt’s 1859 patent specs (est. $60,000-$80,000).

R. O. Schmitt Fine Arts’ two-day, two-session auction planned for the weekend of October 21st and 22nd is being billed as a Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Coins & Antiques Auction, but the sexier lots promise to be in the first two of those five categories: clocks and watches. Day 1 will feature the contents of a clock and watchmaker’s shop, led by a Charles Fasoldt (Rome, N.Y.) 30-day hanging regulator, made circa 1860 with escapement constructed to Fasoldt’s 1859 patent specs (est. $60,000-$80,000). The auction will be held online, and live in the Expo Center of the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire.

RO image 2 Two-day, central second French marine chronometer by Paul Ditisheim (Le Chaux de Fonds) with 15-jewel gilt movement (est. $8,000-$12,000). Two-day, central second French marine chronometer by Paul Ditisheim (Le Chaux de Fonds) with 15-jewel gilt movement (est. $8,000-$12,000).

Day 2, on Sunday, will include a two-day, central second French marine chronometer by Paul Ditisheim (Le Chaux de Fonds) with 15-jewel gilt movement (est. $8,000-$12,000); and a circa 1860 Thomas Cole (for C.F. Hancock in London) decorative strut timepiece, boasting a gilt case with fine engraved ornament (est. $6,000-$8,000). Previews will be held both auction days, on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8 am to 10:45 pm (the auction starts at 11 am); and on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 8 am to 9:45 am (the auction starts at 10 am; all times are Eastern). R. O. Schmitt Fine Arts is headquartered in Windham, New Hampshire. Click here to find out more.

RO image 3 Circa 1860 Thomas Cole (for C.F. Hancock in London) decorative strut timepiece, boasting a gilt case with fine engraved ornament (est. $6,000-$8,000).

 

 

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