Rafael Osona Auctions

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Rafael Osona delivers consistent high quality Antiques and Art to discriminating buyers in a selling arena built on decades of solid relationships, confidentiality and personalized service.

The Auction House has set multiple records for prices realized at auction for artwork by Wendell Macy, Ralph Cahoon, Anne Ramsdell Congdon, a Frederick Myrick’s Susan’s Tooth, and exceptional 19th C. scrimshaw, woolies, Nantucket Lightship and Friendship Baskets, ensuring each consignor’s material moves directly into the right hands.

Recognized since 1980 as a premier dealer in 18th – 21st century Antiques and Arts, our family owned, full service auction house conducts more than a dozen unique auctions annually, reaching regional and global buyers. We showcase exceptional decorative and fine arts in every category. Rafael Osona Auctions is an industry leader in material related to Nantucket and the maritime.

Sourced from Nantucket, New England and across the US, August’s celebrated Americana, Fine Art and Marine Auction with illustrated color catalog attracts global connoisseurs of objects rare and prized.

Convenient, fun, and affordable, Rafael’s Marketplace is a 10-day fast paced “brick and mortar” event held in June.  It is re-stocked constantly with cash-and-carry offerings for treasure seekers.  The Online Marketplace (new in 2014) offers select merchandise for purchase.  Private sales and estate sales provide additional venues for buying and selling.

Applying decades of expertise, we evaluate consignments with attention to detail, offering a full range of services for single items, collections and estates; including the “broom sweep” for executors and individuals who need the entire personal property of an estate or real estate liquidated.

For more than 25 years we have practiced “giving back” to ensure a sustainable community on Nantucket.  Rafael has contributed his auction skills to benefit various non-profits including A Safe Place, HOSPICE, Nantucket Artists Association, Nantucket Preservation Trust, Nantucket AIDS Network, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum and others.