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 20th at 6 p.m.


The preview for our April 20th English, Continental and American Exposition auction opens this weekend. The sale includes beautifully upholstered seating, timeless mahogany and rustic painted furniture, extensive collections of porcelain dinner services and stemware, and a variety of engravings, watercolors and paintings to suit almost any décor. 

Preview hours:
Friday, April 13th 10am-5pm
Saturday, April 14th 11am-5pm
Sunday, April 15th 12pm-5pm
Monday-Thursday, April 16th - 19th 10am-5pm
Friday, April 20th 10am- auction begins at 6pm.

Full catalogue available on our website, come and enjoy a fun evening in-person, or via absentee or internet bid!

549 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518-751-1000
Fax: 518-751-1010


Stair Auction Tonight! March 30th at 6pm

Stair Galleries is excited about this evening’s Exposition auction of English, Continental and American furniture, porcelain, silver, decorations and fine art.  (The photo below illustrates Lot 79: Late Victorian Burl Walnut Wardrobe, Lot 28: Biedermeier Style Walnut and Ebonized Center Table with Black Marble Top, Lot 76: Early Victorian Mahogany Desk, 310: Brass Embossed Charger, Lot 159: French Green-Painted Cast-Iron “Ship’s Wheel” Watch Stand, Lot 137: French School, Mare and Foal, Lot 294: American School, Landscape with Lake and Mountain, and others.
Full catalogue available at www.StairGalleries.com ,
come and enjoy a fun evening in-person, or via absentee or internet bid!



Deep-Buttoned Chaise Longue


Lot #125 in Stair Galleries’ upcoming auction was designed by Mark Hampton circa 1989: a Victorian-style deep-buttoned chaise lounge. It’s simultaneously functional, comfy, and chic. Dimensions: 6 ft. x 31 in. x 36 in. Estimate: $ 500–$700.


Ellsworth Kelly: Orange with Blue

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Stair Galleries will be offering two exciting collections of 20th century photography from two corporate collections in our upcoming April 30th-May 1st auction. Several highlights from these collections include pieces by Michael Kenna, Paul Strand, Mitch Epstein, Aaron Siskind and local
photographer, Lynn Davis. Also being offered is fine art and a large collection of modern prints from 20th century masters; art to include works by David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Alexander Calder, Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell, and Ellsworth Kelly (shown above).

Lot #601: Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923): Orange with Blue, lithograph in colors, 35 x 23 1/2 in. (sheet, sight), signed and numbered 26/75. Estimate: $ 1000 - $ 1500.


Louis XV-Style Bureau Plat


Featured in Stair Galleries’ April 1st sale, this Louis XV-Style gilt-bronze mounted, cream-painted bureau plat includes an inset leather top. This lovely lady’s writing table is beautifully executed emphasizing the rococo lines of the Louis XV period with the serpentine outline of the top and the cabriole legs. It is inset with a gilt-tooled leather top and fitted with gilt-bronze mounts. This exact model was in Babe Paley’s sitting room, designed by Albert Hadley.

Dimensions:  29" x 47" x 19 1/2". Estimate: $ 100–$200. More information: Visit www.stairgalleries.com located at 549 Warren Street in Hudson (518-751-1000).



Pair of ‘Barcelona’ Chairs

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Created by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the German Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition, the chromed-steel and leather ‘Barcelona’ chair quickly became an icon of 20th-century design. Knoll International of New York City adopted the design in the 1950’s and continues to manufacture this classic chair with its elegant profile and x-shaped base derived from the ancient Roman curule. Stair Galleries’ February 25, 2011 Modernism Sale will include a pair of labeled Knoll Barcelona chairs with buttoned and pleated brown leather cushions. Estimate: $800–$1,200. For more information: Contact Stair Galleries by phone at (518) 751-1000, or visit their HADA page for email and web links.


George III Partner’s Desk


This fine Georgian partner’s desk features a green leather-inset top with gilt-stamped border and rests on two pedestals, each fitted on one side with three drawers and on the other with a cupboard. The heavy brass pulls and beading on the drawers enhance the elegance of this piece. Dimensions: 31 1/4 in. x 5 ft. 2 in. x 30 1/4 in. Provenance: Ex-Collection of Robertson and Mary Paige Alford, Norfolk, CT. Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000. For more information, visit Stair Galleries' HADA page or website.


Zuber & Cie Wallpaper Panels

Stair Galleries is pleased to offer a set of panels from Zuber et Cie’s scenic wallpaper, “El Dorado,” an exotic panoramic view with Egyptian ruins, Moorish villas and Islamic mosques surrounded by lush vegetation. The wallpaper manufactory of Zuber, established in Rixheim, France, in 1797, introduced the scenic in 1849 and continues to produce this popular design using traditional block-printing methods. Thirty-five full panels, partial panels and strips, each with canvas backing. Note: The panels vary in height as well as in width; largest panels 75 to 75 1/2 in. x 21 1/8 un. The estimate for this lot is $800 - $1200.


Skoglund at Stair

Skoglund photo in Stair preview

A characteristically-vibrant Sandy Skoglund photo is among the 549 lots of 20th Century fine and decorative art going the Stair Galleries auction block this Saturday, December 4th, starting at 11 am. Other works include drawings, prints, photographs, paintings and more by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Larry Rivers and more. To view the entire auction catalogue, click here.