Witherell’s auction house is a family business rooted in a passion for fine art and antiques, based in Sacramento, a region known for its history and its important 20th century art scene. It all started when Brad Witherell was gifted a Civil War-era Henry rifle from his uncle as a teen, spurring his lifelong obsession with vintage firearms and American Old West antiques. In 1969 Brad Witherell founded Witherell’s as an antique appraiser and dealer, and today he is a leading expert in American Old West antiques with over 50 years of experience. Brad’s son Brian is now continuing the family tradition, having inherited his father’s enthusiasm for antiques and fine things.
Jun 13, 2019
The first time I ever lived, worked, and bought groceries on my own I was living Louisiana. At least once a week I would walk just over a mile and a half to a small, local grocery store in New Orleans called Langenstein’s to buy food and whatever else I might need for the days ahead. Something that struck me every grocery run, whether it was stan...
Jan 5, 2017
This is a photo of the original surrender document sent by German Gen. Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz to U.S. Army Gen. Anthony McAuliffe, acting commander of the significantly outnumbered 101st Airborne Division dug in at Bastogne, Belgium, on Dec. 22, 1944. The document is up for bids in an online auction conducted by Sacramento’s Witherell’...
Nov 13, 2015
This photo includes personal items that actress Marilyn Monroe had in her purse the day she wed Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio in 1954. These are among the items up for bids in an auction overseen by Witherell’s auction house in Sacramento Witherell’s auction house in Sacramento is auctioning personal items that once belonged ...