Live Auction Information:
The Asherwood Live Auction will take place at the Center for the Performing Arts' Tarkington theater on November 17 starting at 11 a.m. and run through November 18 (starting at noon). The cost of admission is $25 per person. Admission grants access to all lots for sale on November 17 and 18.
Unlike the Auction previews, the Live Auction will NOT take place at Asherwood Estate. Please plan to attend one of the Preview dates (Nov. 10, 11 and 16) if you are interested in inspecting the items up for sale and touring Asherwood Estate. Tickets sold separately here.
Click here for parking and directions to the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.
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.