Susanin's Auctions: My fav!

When I lived in Chicago, I bought furniture and art from Susanin's Auctions.  I would go so far as to say that it is my favorite auction house (until I start purchasing Klimt's from Christie's).  Susanin's has amazing things, for surprising low prices.  

Even though I live in LA, I still scroll through their auction catalogues and dream.  Once I even compulsively bought a large piece of art and had to get UPS to wrap it up and ship it to me (probably lesson not learned).

FYI: Action catalogues show prices like this "300/500", meaning they estimate the lot will go for between $300 and $500, plus an additional buyers free of about 25% which goes to the auction house.

These are my top wants from their currently sale:

Art purchased from Susanin's.  Then I had to get UPS to go there, wrap it up, and ship it to me.  The whole thing ended up being $500, which was a huge amount for an unemployed recent college grad.  

Art purchased from Susanin's.  Then I had to get UPS to go there, wrap it up, and ship it to me.  The whole thing ended up being $500, which was a huge amount for an unemployed recent college grad.  

PAIR OF CERAMIC FRUIT TOPIARIES. Height: 20.5" $50/$100

PAIR OF CERAMIC FRUIT TOPIARIES. Height: 20.5" $50/$100

STARK STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CARPET. Lacking label. 15'4" x 10'8", $500/$700

STARK STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CARPET. Lacking label. 15'4" x 10'8", $500/$700

CHRISTIAN JORGENSEN (AMERICAN, 1860-1933) PORTRAIT OF A LADY WITH A SHAWL. Oil on board, signed and dated '98(?) LR, Board: 33" x 25", $200/$300

CHRISTIAN JORGENSEN (AMERICAN, 1860-1933) PORTRAIT OF A LADY WITH A SHAWL. Oil on board, signed and dated '98(?) LR, Board: 33" x 25", $200/$300

JIM LASER (20TH CENTURY) SALT INSTITUTE, LOUISE KAHN, ARCHITECT. Photographic giclee print. Ink signed LR, Framed: 41" x 50", $75/$125 This one is so big, and it comes framed.  I am sure it packs a really big punch in person.

JIM LASER (20TH CENTURY) SALT INSTITUTE, LOUISE KAHN, ARCHITECT. Photographic giclee print. Ink signed LR, Framed: 41" x 50", $75/$125

This one is so big, and it comes framed.  I am sure it packs a really big punch in person.

ENGLISH FLAME MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS. H: 48" W: 36" D: 18", $200/$400

ENGLISH FLAME MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS. H: 48" W: 36" D: 18", $200/$400