Auction Preview Information:
On November 10, 11, and 16, 10 am - 6 pm (each day), the public will be invited to tour the Main, Guest and Club Houses at Asherwood Estate to inspect the items available in the upcoming Live Auction of the estate's personal property. Admission is $25 per person. Tickets times are available on the hour. These start times are outlined to help control traffic flow. They are not an indicator of any tour time limit.
Please note, the previews will be the only opportunity to view the items in person and tour the estate, as the Live Auction will take place at the Tarkington theater at the Center for the Performing Arts. Preview admission will also allow guests the opportunity to register on-site for the Asherwood Live Auction (tickets sold separately here) on November 17 and 18.
Important Parking Information:
Parking is EXTREMELY limited. Carpooling is highly recommended.
Please check www.TheSongbook.org/parking for directions and parking details.
About the Auction:
Guernsey's Auction House will conduct a monumental, unreserved auction of the contents of the magnificent Asherwood Estate, one of America's most prominent homes, on November 17 and 18, 2018 in Carmel, Indiana. Situated on 107-acres, the 50,000-square-foot mansion, massive second home, and private golf clubhouse was generously donated to the Great American Songbook Foundation by Bren Simon, wife of the late respected commercial real estate developer Melvin Simon.
The auction promises hundreds of ornate examples of antique and bespoke 20th-century furniture, furnishings and decor, substantial works of art, Oriental rugs and countless smaller objects, virtually all in pristine condition. In addition to these approximately 1,000 lots being sold, a separate section of the event will be devoted to selling a substantial portion of Asherwood's vast library of antique books.
Auction proceeds will benefit the Great American Songbook Foundation. The Great American Songbook Foundation (Federal Tax I.D. #26-0620716) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
For those unable to experience the grandeur of Asherwood in person, absentee bidding will be available via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Proxibid.com. Please visit www.guernseys.com for the full event schedule or feel free to contact the auction house in New York.