Clars Auction Gallery, Oakland, California, has announced its expansion to the Pacific Northwest. Its new operation is centrally located in Vancouver, Washington, just north of Portland, Oregon. Clars brings to this market a world-class fine art and antiques auction house that will serve the needs of those looking to sell and those looking to buy and collect.
“We have looked at expanding to the Pacific Northwest for a while,” said Redge Martin, president of Clars. “We recognize this region as a sophisticated fine art and antiques community that is worthy of top-rate auction service. The current market has created an ideal time to be opening our satellite office. The decision was a result of the improving economy once again making fine art and antiques a solid investment class, and Clars’ earlier commitment to developing a huge on-line bidding platform has driven our global buying and selling market to new heights, resulting in a number of record years and individual sales for our firm.”
Heading the new Northwest operation is Jan G. Krane, a nationally recognized fine arts expert and dealer who has 20 years of experience on the national and international level. Krane has worked extensively with major private collectors, corporate collections, and museums. His in-depth knowledge spans all areas of luxury items and fine art.
Initially, consignments from the Northwest will be sold at Clars’ monthly two-day fine art and antiques auctions at its gallery in Oakland. To contact Jan Krane regarding consignment and/or sale of property, call (360) 200-6211 or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>. For more information on Clars Auction Gallery, visit its Web site (www.Clars.com) or call (510) 428-0100.
Originally published in the May 2013 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2013 Maine Antique Digest