MANILA, Philippines—There is a new go-to place for lovers of vintage collectibles. Harringtons Lifestyle Auction held its third successful auction day on Feb. 28 dubbed “Remnants of the Past”—and its bidders went away happy with their rare and valuable finds.
Having earned the distinction of pioneering the auction industry in the Philippines, Harringtons has everything that an ardent collector or antiques enthusiast could wish for—from paintings to sculptures, porcelain vases and celadon jars, rosewood tables and elm wood chairs, hand painted Chinese ceramic plates and handcrafted Tibetan necklaces, English fine bone tea sets and ancient Indian stone statues, Italian dining chairs and Victorian wall mirrors—name it, they have it.
Most of the items auctioned off at the well-attended event were furnishings and décor pieces from a prestigious five-star hotel in Makati known for its grandeur and opulence. Among them were commissioned paintings by Phyllis Zaballero, J. Palencia and Jon Lucas Red.
There were also paintings from renowned artists Roberto Chabet, Emmanuel Garibay, Nena Saguil, Romulo Olazo and Tony Mahilum, as well as a 1967 Dodge Dart GT. Sculptor Roland Castrillo, whose brass work entitled “Barong-Barong” was bought by a bidder, was present at the auction.
The event was presided over by auctioneer Sam Powell, a member of the United Auctioneers Association based in the USA.
Branch manager Cila Chua said approximately 60 percent of the 220 lots were sold to more than 50 registered bidders. Among the significant buys was a Manansala busetto, a Chabet collage, a Garibay oil on canvas, a white and gold Rolex, a Christian Dior watch with diamonds, a 22-karat gold bangle, a bronze Chinese Ding tripod ice bucket, and a two-piece table lamp with crystal stand.
She said the next monthly auction will be held on April 11 and they are now accepting consignments. Prospective consignors can simply email photos of the items they wish to consign to [email protected] for an estimate.
Together with its parent company HMR Auctions, Harringtons carries a reputation for professionally managing the sale of consigned items, with a trained team that ensures all consignments are properly sorted, catalogued and packed. They also offer free appraisal and evaluation services.
The 650-sq m facility, which is open from Tuesday to Sunday, is located at Km 21, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Sucat, Muntinlupa City. The public can view the items on display and directly purchase selected articles on sale. For more details, call 5486936. ADVT