Cakebread Art Antiques Collectibles Purchases New Orleans Auction Galleries

NEW ORLEANS, La. - July 10, 2012 - Cakebread Art Antiques Collectibles, Inc. has completed the acquisition of New Orleans Auction Galleries, located at 510 Julia Street.

Cakebread Art Antiques Collectibles owner and businesswoman Susan D. Krohn purchased the assets of New Orleans Auction Galleries. Krohn is also the owner of Brooke Staffing Companies of Louisiana and Texas. A long-time auction devotee, Krohn brings a vast knowledge of antiques and understanding of the business to the expanding team of experienced experts at New Orleans Auction Galleries.  

“I’m thrilled to open a new chapter for New Orleans Auction Galleries.  We are putting a premium on building stronger relationships with our consignors and creating an even better experience for our buyers,” said New Orleans Auction Galleries CEO and owner, Susan D. Krohn. “Renovations of the building are already underway.  We can’t wait to open our doors and share our vision for the future.”

Founded in 1991, New Orleans Auction Galleries is located in the heart of New Orleans’ Warehouse and Arts District. Recognized as the premier auction house in the American South, New Orleans Auction Galleries is devoted to providing the finest antiques, art, estate jewelry, carpets and silver to the southern U.S. region, as well as around the world.

“Since the purchase of New Orleans Auction Galleries, we have seen an incredibly positive response to the new ownership, with new and returning consignors who are ready to do business with us. With more than 1,700 lots prepared for auction in July and more pieces being reviewed and readied for September’s auction, we have set our first auction dates for July 27 - 29, with a preview party on July 26,” said Ashton Thomas, president of New Orleans Auction Galleries. “With the outpouring of interest in New Orleans Auction Galleries, we are confident our upcoming auction will be a tremendous success.”

The July auction’s exhibition will be open to the public for viewing beginning Saturday, July 14 through the start of the auction on Friday, July 27 at 12 pm. The auction will feature a variety of unique items including the 1926 Times-Picayune sterling silver loving cup and a rare, signed Federal North Carolina Pembroke table, all of which can be viewed by the public at the preview party, July 26 from 5 to 8 pm.

For more information about New Orleans Auction Galleries, consigning and buying, visit www.neworleansauction.com or “Like” New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. on Facebook.

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About New Orleans Auction Galleries
New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. is a distinctly sized auction gallery committed to working with consignors to provide buyers with timeless antiques, arts and collectibles. Situated in New Orleans, a premier auction destination, and located in a historic former cotton exchange building, New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. is ideally located to serve the people of the south, as well as the greater U.S. and overseas.
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