The temperature outside might be dropping, but things are heating up at Pook & Pook’s gallery in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, where a fall Americana & International Auction will be held on Saturday, October 7th, followed by a two-day online-only Decorative Arts Sale slated for Monday and Tuesday, October 9th and 10th (no auction on Sunday). Exactly 538 lots will cross the block on Saturday, including material from several estates and museums. Over 1,400 lots will make their way to the podium during the two-day, online-only auction which is listed exclusively on, starting Monday, October 9th.

Saturday morning will kick off with a selection of American artists, setting the tone for the entire sale. Next up: modern art, furniture and decorative accessories. Americana will follow, and from fine art to folk art Pook & Pook is a powerhouse for all things Pennsylvania German, although fine items from the New England area will also be offered. The international half of the auction will start off with a bit of English silver and brass, then later will leave Europe and make its way to Asia. Decorative arts (Oct. 9-10) will include fine art, coins, jewelry, toys, furniture, door stops, folk art, match safes, silver and more. Check out more here.





Canadian, Inuit and international fine art at Enchères Champagne Auctions, Oct. 11

Enchères Champagne Auctions (formerly Lapointe & Champagne) in Montreal, Canada will hold its first sale of the fall season with a signature Fine Art Auction on Wednesday, Oct. 11th, at 7 pm, online and in the firm’s magnificent new gallery at 2400 Sainte-Catherine  East. Featured will be Canadian, Inuit and international fine art pieces from noted artists such as Marc-Aurele Fortin, Alfred Pellan and many others. The auction is being hosted on the online bidding platform. All 217 lots, with color images and full lot descriptions, may be viewed on or by visiting

Sample lots in each of the three major categories include a pencil and watercolor painting by the South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneff (1886-1957), titled Rehoboth, artist signed and measuring 7 ½ inches by 12 inches; a watercolor on paper artwork by Canadian artist Marc-Aurele Fortin (1888-1970), titled Paysage laurentien, signed lower left and measuring 30 inches by 40 inches; and an Inuit soapstone sculpture of a man, child and fish (Povungnituk, circa 1970) by Adamie Koom (b. 1934), artist-signed underneath and measuring 16 inches tall by 14 inches wide. Lots can be previewed Saturday thru Wednesday, Oct. 7-11. For more info, click here.