Nest Egg Auctions


758 4 Rod Rd, Berlin, Connecticut 6037
203-630-1400

About Auction House

Honesty, Professionalism & Experience: with two generations in the antiques business, Nest Egg Auctions has developed a reputation for knowledge, accuracy, and results. Nest Egg Auctions is a family owned business operating for almost 20 years in Connecticut. Our State of the art 10,000 Sq ft. Facility seats hundreds of buyers, handles hundreds of lots each month, and is ready to meet your specific needs. We offer full estate services from small consignments of high-end antiques to large estates. We offer a range of appraisal service including probate, insurance and informational appraisal...Read More
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    Open Salts: The Collection of Barbara & Elmer Guilmartin

    The upcoming Open Salts auction will highlight pieces from the collection of Barbara & Elmer Guilmartin, offered by Nest Egg Auctions. A selection of open salt containers is available in the sale. These salt cellars, which are small open bowls for holding spices, were the saltshakers of the 19th century.  Highlighted are two sterling acorn salt cellars by the Danish silversmith Georg Jensen. These oval open salts are made of hand-hammered sterling silver with cobalt blue enamel. They each have double acorn-shaped handles. Also showcased is a Gorham sterling silver open salt cellar. Resting on six feet, the decorations on this piece include lions and anchors. It also has a cranberry glass insert. Over 15 open salt cellar reference books are included in the sale. Mostly written by Allen and Helen Smith, the available publications include a Royal Bayreuth collector’s guide, a handbook of Gorham open salts, and more. Visit Invaluable to register to bid and view the complete collection.

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    Gala New Year’s Auction

    The Gala New Year’s Auction presented by Nest Egg Auctions will offer an array of miniatures, seashells, estate jewelry, decorative art, fine art, rugs, and more. The auction also features items by Vernon Smith, known for his relief woodcarvings, metal miniatures, paintings, and batik works. Available in this sale is an antique set of miniature American furniture, crafted by Smith around 1930. The set includes 15 pieces of furniture, along with other handmade accessories. This set was kept with Smith’s family for years before coming to auction. Another of his available pieces is a group of ten handmade batiks. Each bears a unique design and artist mark.  Rising to the top of the sale is a reverse painted table lamp from the estate of collector Frederick Matzow and author Agnes Baur. The shade shows an autumn scene. Another highlight of the auction is a bracelet from David Yurman’s Confetti Collection. Set in 18 karat yellow gold, this bracelet holds faceted diamonds in a pattern reminiscent of scattered confetti. View the entire collection and register to bid on Invaluable.

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    Massive Rock, Mineral, Gemstone and Specimen Auction

    The earth creates remarkable beauty. When certain compounds meet the right temperature and pressure, beautiful minerals and crystals form. Nest Egg Auctions is offerings a massive collection of rocks, minerals, gemstones and specimens in their August 24 auction. The natural beauty of rock formations lies in each stone’s unique features.  Each collector will find a stone that fits her unique style and color preference. For instance, a red beryl stone from the Wah Wah Mountains in Utah displays a matte purple and white, while a Bolivian vivianite sample contains hints of emerald green within its charcoal-colored layers. Geodes present a variety of colorful crystals encased in an unassuming rock shell and the several collections of polished malachite emit an ethereal green aura. Each of the 200 available specimens is a testament to the beautiful wonders of the earth. View the entire collection and register to bid on Invaluable today.