Stair Galleries


PHONE: (518) 751-1000
ADDRESS: 549 Warren Street, Hudson NY 12534
Website: stairgalleries.com 

Since its incorporation in 2001, Stair Galleries has quickly established itself as a full-service auction house equipped to handle the sale of a single item or an entire estate—setting new auction records and garnering many favorable press notices. We are committed to providing expert service to meet the needs of each and every client.

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Stair Galleries Auction, April 6-7th


We are pleased to be offering over nine hundred lots of English, Continental and American furniture, fine art and decorations on April 6th and 7th.

This sale will include property from the estate of Emily and Milton Rose, Alford, MA; property from a Saratoga Springs Collector; property from the Estate of Katherine W. Mellon, Stonington, CT; property from the Collection of Patti Cadby Birch; property of a Southern Collector; property from the Estate of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger; and property from, and formerly from, the Collection of the Museum of the City of NY.

We hope you will join us for another great auction!
Stair Galleries - 549 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 - Phone: 518-751-1000 - Fax: 518-751-1010 - Facebook: Stair Galleries - Twitter: @StairGalleries


Stair Galleries Auction, March 9th


We are pleased to be offering over six hundred lots in our joint auction of English, Continental & American and Asian & Ethnographic furniture, decorations and art on March 9, 2013 at 11am.

This sale will include property from the Estate of Carol Robinson,  Sharon, CT; the Estate of Emily and Milton Rose, Alford, MA; the Estate of  Stella Fischbach, Clarence Day, and Ralph Vallone; property from the collection of Keith & Chippy Irvine, Philip and Ann Holzer; and  locally from a Saratoga Springs Collector and from the Ross Estate, Old  Chatham, NY.

We hope you will join us for another great auction!

Stair Galleries - 549 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 - Phone: 518-751-1000 - Fax: 518-751-1010 - Facebook: Stair Galleries - Twitter: @StairGalleries


Stair Galleries Auction, Rare George Nakashima "Weatherbee" Table


We are pleased to offer this rare George Nakashima "Weatherbee" table at auction on February 2, 2013, estimate $5,000-10,000, 14 3/8 x 18 3/4 x 17 5/8 in.

The end table was designed and produced by George Nakashima for his very first show at Odakyu Halc in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 1968.  All the wood for this initial show was sent over from Nakashima's collection in Pennsylvania, and this was one of the rare three-dimensional English Oak Burls personally purchased in London and milled by Nakashima himself.  Purchased by Meredith ("Tex") Weatherby, editor-in-chief of Tokyo's Weatherhill book publishing company, the table was named "Weatherbee" in his honor, but very few were subsequently made.  Mr. Weatherby was a friend of Masayuki Nagare, founder of the "Minguren" group which Nakashima joined in 1964, and lived on the same property as Marion Nakashima's older sister Thelma in Tokyo.  The original drawing remains in the offices of Sakura Seisakusho's Nakashima Memorial Gallery in Takamatsu, Japan, where George Nakashima designed and built the furniture for all of his shows in Japan.
-Mira Nakashima, daughter.


Book Signing January 26th, 5:30-7:30pm


Stair Galleries is pleased to announce an evening with notable interior designer Carey Maloney for a signing of his new book, Stuff: The M(Group) Interactive Guide to Collecting, Decorating with, and Learning about, Wonderful and Unusual Things.

Explore the brilliant, bold designs, and intriguing collections in the beautiful interiors of author Carey Maloney, his partner, architect Hermes Mallea, and their firm, M(Group), in this one-of-a-kind interactive omnibus.  The digital component of this interactive book lets you see and hear more information linking the reader to videos, virtual tours, museum and library collections and the world’s most prominent dealers.

RSVP to [email protected] Books are supplied to the event, and can be pre-ordered, by Rural Residence, 316 Warren St., Hudson, 518-822-1061.
549 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518-751-1000 Fax: 518-751-1010

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Asian, Ethnographic and 20th Century Modern Works of Art at Auction


Asian & Ethnographic Works of Art
(Lots 1-433) will be offered on Friday, January 18th beginning at 11am and 20th Century Works of Art (Lots 434-746) will be offered on Saturday, January 19th at 11am.

This fun two-day sale will include property from the Estate of Carol Robinson, Sharon, CT; the Estate of Emily and Milton Rose, Alford, MA; the Estate of Clarence Day; the Estate of Ralph Vallone; property from the collection of Samuel N. Friedman; from Salander-O'Reilly Galleries' Collection, consigned by the Trustee; from a Connecticut Home Designed by Mark Hampton; from the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund; and property formerly from the Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

We hope you will join us for the auction,
and of course follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information!


Property from the Collection of Keith & Chippy Irvine at Auction


Stair Galleries is proud to offer the collection of internationally known interior designer, Keith Irvine, at auction on October 6th at 11 a.m. Irvine decorated such notable homes as those of Rex and Lady Harrison and Jacqueline Onassis, among others. For 60 years he and his wife, Chippy, amassed an eclectic collection of English and Continental Furniture,
Paintings and Decorations. We are happy to share their chic sense of style in the upcoming auction.
A fully illustrated catalogue is available at www.StairGalleries.com. Bidding  is available via phone, absentee or internet. We hope you’ll join us for another exciting auction!


Vernacular Photography Selling Exhibition at Stair


Stair Galleries is pleased to offer a selling exhibition of vernacular photography from the collection of Gerald Kornblau, August 3 through September 1.
The late Kornblau's fascination and interest in photography started over 50 years ago when he began photographing while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. When some of his pictures were used to illustrate a National Geographic article in May 1953 entitled "The GI's and the Kids of Korea,” he realized the importance of photography and started on his life-long love affair with the medium. As one of the pioneers in the folk art field, starting in the late 1950's, Kornblau knew that the medium would be an emerging area of folk art. His private collection grew over the years and covered everything from circus performers to trades people. His wide, sweeping eye helped form one of the largest collections, some of which is now in institutions such as the Smithsonian, The Museum of New York and ICP.
A fully illustrated catalog is available on our website,  www.StairGalleries.com . We hope you have the opportunity to view part of this vast collection online and in-person in our gallery!


Modern & Contemporary Auction at Stair, July 27-28th


This weekend, in conjunction with the NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance)
Art Fair, Stair Galleries is pleased to offer almost 1000 lots of modern and
contemporary art, furniture and decorations!

Property from the Collection of Jan Cowles, the Collection of Michael Douglas, the Estate of Ruth Ford, the Collection of Gerald Kornblau, the Collection of Samuel Friedman, the Estate of Carol Robinson, Sharon, CT; the Estate of Emily and Milton Rose, Alford, MA; property sold to benefit Touro College, NYC; property from the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, sold to benefit the acquisitions fund; property from Salander-O'Reilly Galleries Collection, consigned by the Trustee; and numerous private collections from New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
FRIDAY, July 27th at 2 p.m.
Photography 1-121
Prints & Multiples 122-319
Works on Paper 320-450
SATURDAY, July 28th at  2 p.m.
Decorations 451-576
Furniture & Lighting 577-734
Textiles 735-739
Sculpture 740-782
Paintings 783-990


Stair Galleries Auction, June 23rd


Stair Galleries is pleased to hold another wonderful English, Continental and American auction on June 23rd, beginning at 11 a.m. The sale includes a collection of jewelry featuring a Tiffany & Co. platinum, gold and diamond brooch, an early Tiffany silver pitcher, a nice Cartier silver and enamel travel clock, Tiffany desk set articles, a nice collection of English furniture including a pair of mahogany linen presses, a set of 17th century Besler botanical engravings, a large William IV mahogany and giltwood wine cooler, a wonderful group of Orientalist paintings, and an unusual group of plaster and marble Classical busts. Full catalogue available on our website, www.StairGalleries.com

Preview: Saturday (6/16) 11-5pm, Sunday (6/17) 12-5pm, Monday-Thursday
(6/18-21) 10-5pm, Friday (6/22) 10-8pm, and Saturday (6/23) 9-11am, auction
begins at 11am. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live
auction updates! Links available on our website, www.StairGalleries.com


Stair Galleries Auction, May 19th at 11 a.m.


A highlight from our upcoming auction:  Marie-Claude de Fouquières'  Resin Dining Table, circa 1970.  ( Lot  37.)        

Dissatisfied with contemporary furnishings of the 1960’s, Marie-Claude de Fouquières, the wife of an industrial plastics producer, began experimenting with polyester resins. The result of this effort was the resin dining table, which one year later was exhibited at the La Cloche Gallery in Paris. The showing was an instant success and custom orders came pouring in. To meet  demand she conceived various other objects to compliment her tables, such as lamps, large panels, and even an entire bathroom.
The exposure from the La Cloche  Gallery brought her the opportunity to work with other known designers and architects such as Lionel Morgaine, David Hicks, Albert Pinto, and Maison  Jansen for whom she created exclusive models. One of her more notable private clients was the Emirate of Qatar. Her entourage of artistic friends urged her to utilize elements such as grass, candy, and corks among other things, creating whimsical designs into the resin slabs. During one of her experiments she tried promotional product placement as she had planned to embed Dior
make-up in a specially designed table.
A resurgence of interest began  when the home of antiquaire Yves Gastou was illustrated in the October 2008 issue of the French Edition of Architectural Digest. It was a home filled with eclectic furnishings which included a resin dining table by Marie-Claude surrounded by a set of Louis XVI fauteuils, an Arbus glass chandelier, and a pair of metal Poillerat torchères.
During the 1970’s, Marie-Claude de Fouquières’ high end, one-of-a-kind designs became renowned for their distinctive colors and textures. She built a career of creating stylish pieces, sought after by clients ranging from royalty to top designers.
Full catalogue available at www.StairGalleries.com; come and enjoy the auction in-person, or via phone, absentee or internet bid!