Historical Society auctioning off art from storied Summit Avenue home – Twin Cities

For decades, the former household belongings of an old Summit Avenue family — including gilded Rococo figurines, Louis XV occasional tables, European tapestries and Old Master paintings — have been tucked away in the Minnesota Historical Society’s warehouse in St. Paul.

Now this gilded and dusty collection is finally out of storage and ready to star in a July 17 live auction in Chicago.

Potential bidders are inquiring from as far away as Turkey and China.

“There’s a lot of buzz,” Corbin Horn of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers says of the items up for auction from the Minnesota Historical Society’s Mary Griggs Burke collection. “It’s exciting to the antiquarian market because collectors and dealers of antiques like things that have not been sold in many years, that are new and fresh to the market. This collection is interesting because it was put together in the 1930s and it has not traded hands since then. That’s a really long time in terms of the auction market.”

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