J. Garrett

9203 Diplomacy Row, Dallas, Texas 75247

About Auction House

J. Garrett Auctioneers, Ltd. is a full service auction company with over 50 years combined auction experience in the antique field. J. Garrett Auctioneers specializes in Estate Auctions and works with private individuals, trust and estate attorneys and family executors to offer a comprehensive approach to all aspects concerning an auction. We also purchases entire estates outright if it is the best option for the selling party. We utilize the latest internet technology to promote sales to a live and online worldwide audience of qualified buyers and achieve maximum sales results.

Auction Previews & News

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  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Items From The Estates Of Oil Magnate Jimmy Musselman And The Late Interior Designer Onesia Rigney Will Headline J. Garrett Auctioneers Two-day Online Auction Slated For Sept. 11 & 12 At 10 Am Central Time

    More fine consignments from other estates will also be featured – nearly 1,000 quality lots in all. DALLAS, Tex. – Two important Dallas estates, plus other fine consignments in a wide variety of categories, will come up for bid in a two-day, online and absentee-only auction planned for the weekend of September 11th and 12th by J. Garrett Auctioneers, based in Dallas. Start times both days will be 10 am Central time. Nearly 1,000 quality lots will come up for bid in the two days.  Headlining the auction is the collection of oil magnate Jimmy Musselman. “Mr. Musselman has a knack for finding oil, and he found accidental celebrity when he starred in the movie Big Men, produced by Bratt Pitt,” said Julie Garrett VanDolen, an officer with J. Garrett Auctioneers. “We are honored and privileged to be selling the contents of his Dallas mansion home in the auction.” Large, early-to-mid-20th century Italian oil on canvas landscape, titled lower right Belle Firenze (Beautiful Florence), impressive at 47 ¼ inches by 71 ¼ inches (sight, less frame). The other major estate is that of Onesia Rigney (1940-2020), the renowned interior designer whose husband, the late Frank Rigney, founded Anderson’s Furniture in Dallas in the 1960s. “Ms. Rigney was known for her timeless interiors and for maintaining a portfolio of classical traditional design,” VanDolen said. “We are pleased to offer the contents of her Dallas home.” Onesia Rigney graduated from Southern Methodist University with a concentration in Interior Design. She was hired as a trainee designer by Anderson's Studio and was elevated to developing residential and commercial clients. In 1976 she married Frank Rigney and carried on his family business. Ms. Rigney was a member of the American Association of Interior Designers (ASID). The auction will feature important 19th century oil paintings, a large collection of rose famille porcelain, Reed and Barton Francis I and other fine silver, two pristine Lalique Bacchantes bowls, a Steinway piano, a pair of cloisonné pagodas, rubies and diamonds and designer jewelry by names such as Cartier, Gurhan, Kurt Wayne and Tiffany, plus wonderful decorative items. Day…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Items From The Iconic Dallas Design Firm Loyd-paxton, Plus Other Consignments, Will Be Sold March 20th-21st By J. Garrett Auctioneers

    The auction – online and absentee bidding only – will begin both days at 11 am Central time. Also up for bid will be a collection of David Webb jewelry, plus fine pieces by other makers. Rare and brilliant David Webb enamel and ruby double fish brooch in the original box (est. $12,000-$20,000). DALLAS, Tex. – Items from the collection of the internationally recognized interior design firm Loyd-Paxton, plus consignments from other estates including an incomparable collection of rare David Webb jewelry with other fine makers, will be sold the weekend of March 20th and 21st by J. Garrett Auctioneers, online and absentee only. Start times both days are 11 am Central time. “The Loyd-Paxton name is one that exudes glamour and mystique to anyone in the antiques and fine arts industries over the past five decades,” said Julie Garrett VanDolen, an officer with J. Garrett Auctioneers. “The two artists, Loyd Taylor and Paxton Gremillion, brought unparalleled design and extraordinary furnishings to the exploding design mecca of Dallas and beyond.” Loyd-Paxton created brilliantly imaginative environments of distinctive originality. Inspired by their multifaceted talents and dedication to art, the iconic duo designed memorable and timeless environments. Items in the auction not to be missed include monumental carved jade towers, rare cloisonné and never-before-seen relics brought over as the Chinese cultural revolution began.  The ever in-demand Loyd Taylor will continue to focus on his design clientele, while J. Garrett Auctioneers has the pleasure of auctioning the Loyd-Paxton Collection. The auction will be full of bold color and rare treasures -- the epitome of glitz and style Loyd-Paxton is famous for and which they incorporated into every interior. The collection is the sale’s undisputed headliner. But there are other fine items to consider as well. The collection of David Webb jewelry will be complemented by pieces from other makers such as Patek Philippe, Cartier, Seaman Schepps, Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura and Bvlgari. Other highlights include a fine Columbian emerald ring, a multi-color diamond cuff, Mikimoto pearls and a vintage coral and diamond necklace.   J. Garrett will also offer rare Hermes Kelly bags, an…

  • Auction Industry
    Items from the estate of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens will be auctioned online, Sept. 12-15, by J. Garrett Auctioneers

    Outstanding items from the Pickens estate, plus exceptional pieces from the R.L. Thornton Chateau mansion home and other prominent estates, will be sold. Outstanding items from the estate of the late oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens will be part of a huge, four-day Texas Billionaires auction event, online-only, Sept. 12-15, by J. Garrett Auctioneers. DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES, September 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Outstanding items from the estate of the late Texas and Oklahoma oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens – plus exceptional pieces from the stately R.L. Thornton Chateau mansion just outside of Dallas and other prominent estates – will all be packed into a monster four-day Texas Billionaires auction planned for September 12th-15th by J. Garrett Auctioneers, based in Dallas. The auction will be held online, via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com, with phone and absentee bids accepted. There will be no live gallery bidding. Auction times are 12 noon Central on September 12th and 13th, and 11 am Central on September 14th and 15th. Over 2,300 quality lots will come up for bid over the course of the four days. Collectors should mark their calendars. The auction’s fine art category is extensive and will feature original paintings by masters old and new, sculptures, works by Texas artists such as Robert Wood and Frank Klepper, offerings from major European artists like Marcel Dyf, Alfred De Breanski Sr. and Sir Thomas Lawrence, many never-before-sold connoisseur Boehm pieces, statuary, religious icons and reliquaries, and more. Museum-quality marble and bronze depiction of Othello by Pietro Calvi (Italian, 1833-1885), executed in Milan circa 1870, 36 inches tall, with original handkerchief (est. $60,000-$80,000). One lot certain to draw attention is the stunning marble and bronze depiction of Othello by Pietro Calvi (Italian, 1833-1885). The museum-quality sculpture, executed in Milan circa 1870, is 36 inches tall and includes the rare original handkerchief and a bronze lion placard with inscription. It’s estimated to bring $60,000-$80,000. A companion pedestal will be sold as a separate lot. Another lot expected to get paddles wagging is a snowy New York street scene by Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962), titled Winter at 57th and 5th (est.…

  • Press Release
    The Pilgrim Estate & Horton Collection

    ITEMS FROM THE ESTATE OF LONNIE “BO” PILGRIM (1928-2017), CO-FOUNDER OF PILGRIM’S PRIDE CHICKEN, WILL HEADLINE A THREE-DAY AUCTION PLANNED FOR NOV. 2nd-4th BY J. GARRETT AUCTIONEERS, ONLINE AND IN DALLAS, TEXAS The sale will also feature the museum-quality collection of Richard Horton of Fort Worth, Tex. DALLAS, Tex. – Items from the estate of Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim (1928-2017), the co-founder of Pilgrim’s Pride, at one time one of the largest chicken producers in the United States, will be the headliner of a three-day auction planned for November 2-4 by J. Garrett Auctioneers, online and in the gallery at 9203 Diplomacy Row. Most of the merchandise will be sold without reserve. Also offered will be items from Richard Horton of Fort Worth, Texas, who has amassed a museum-quality collection over the past fifty years. “This promises to be the auction event of the decade, with some of the finest antiques we’ve had the pleasure to sell,” said Jeff Garrett of J. Garrett Auctioneers. “Bo” Pilgrim co-founded Pilgrim’s Pride in 1946, when he opened a feed store in Pittsburg, Texas, outside of Dallas. He and his late wife Patty became dedicated antique collectors and traveled the world to furnish their residences with the finest antiques. Many of the items in the sale come from the couple’s mansion home in Pittsburg, nicknamed ‘Cluckingham Palace’. Auction highlights will include a large, museum-quality KPM collection; many notable bronze sculptures; some fine examples of marble statuary; large-scale, highly collectible cloisonné pieces; fine oil paintings, many of them religious in theme and well-known; a rare, a massive carved jade screen; and other items. Online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. French furniture will feature a Louis XVI bedroom suite after the design of Jean-Henri Riesener (French, 1734-1806), comprising a bed, armoire and stands, having ormolu bronze mounts by Jean Rabiant and fruitwood marquetry and mahogany parquetry (est. $50,000-$90,000); and a top-quality circa 1870 Louis XVI gilt bronze mounted floral marquetry center table by Charles-Guillaume Diehl (French, 1811-1885), with dore bronze trim and accents (est. $8,000-$12,000). A monumental pair of rare and museum-quality palace tables from around 1890,…

  • Press Release
    The Sandra Clements Estate Auction

    THE LIFETIME COLLECTION OF SANDRA CLEMENTS, THE REVERED ANTIQUES DEALER, AUCTIONEER AND INTERIOR DESIGNER, WILL BE HELD APRIL 27th-29th BY J. GARRETT AUCTIONEERS, ONLINE AND AT THE GALLERY IN DALLAS, TEX. Start times all three days are 12 noon Central. Day 3, April 29th, will have online bidding only. DALLAS, Tex. – The lifetime collection of Sandra Clements – for the past forty years one of the South’s most formidable figures in the antiques, auction and interior design trades – will be sold over the course of three days, April 27th thru 29th, by J. Garrett Auctioneers, online and in the gallery at 9203 Diplomacy Row. April 29th will be online only, via www.LiveAuctioneers.com.  The sale will be packed with a fabulous assortment of boulle, palace-size Sevres vases, sterling silver, a nice collection of Imari, Meissen, Baccarat chandeliers and accessories, Lalique pieces, religious paintings, blackamoors, bronzes, unique lighting, mirrors, great garnitures, paintings (many of them large) and a wide array of superb Italian statues, sculptures and life-size bronzes. Co-headlining the event will be the antiques collection of Dr. Marianne R. Hopkins, who amassed a fine collection of American cherry and pine case pieces, wonderful clocks, Blue Willow, primitives and nice early paintings. Start times all three days are 12 noon Central time. Online bidding the first two days will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Sandra Clements honed her craft at an early age under the tutelage of her father, the iconic antiques dealer Charles W. Clements, Sr. Over time she became one of the South’s first and most respected female antiques auctioneers. She established her own antiques business in Destin, Fla., during the mid-1980s, where her large showroom was known as the Emerald Coast’s finest shop. Mrs. Clements’ business acumen was well-known from New York to London, where she excelled in all aspects of the antiques trade. She also became known as one of the South’s finest interior designers and appointed many fine homes in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia and California. Now, her entire corporate collection, and much of her personal collection, will come up for bid. Stunning marble statuary will be led…