florida keys estate sales & auction services, personal property appraisals, liquidations

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napw welcomes lange auction house

In Uncategorized on February 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Shauna Lee Lange, Founder & President of Lange Auction House, is pleased to announce her membership approval for the National Association of Professional Women for 2011/2012.  The NAPW highlights and profiles the country’s most accomplished professional women in over 200 industries and career fields.  The organization provides an exclusive and powerful networking forum for members to communicate and achieve social and career development.

Lange, who is an avid art, antiques, and collectibles authority, opened her Florida Keys personal property appraisal, estate sales, and auction house business in 2010.  She previously was the Founder of Lange Arts Advisory, a design studio and consultancy based out of metropolitan Washington DC.  She looks forward to dealing in antiques & collectibles in Florida.

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local law enforcement supporters

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

The world of technology, Craigslist, stolen goods, furniture & antiques, and mistaken identities has become increasingly complex.  In the case of Craigslist, when buying or selling furniture and antiques, one can never truly be sure of the origin of the item.  As supporters of local law enforcement, Lange Auction House takes routine steps to ensure that the items we buy and sell are fully documented.  We want to offer to our customers, security in the provenance of the items they are buying and we want to offer to the general public, confidence in the fact that all items have a proper chain of ownership.  Lange Auction House does not deal in items of questionable origin.

Today, Lange Auction House collaborated with and agreed to collaborate in the future with local law enforcement in offering to provide our services for any questions relative to the acquisition or disposition of items.  We are happy to be of service in fighting crime and serving our community in only the most positive way.  If there are ever any questions about the dealings or operation of Lange Auction House, the President and Founder, Shauna Lee Lange is always available to answer them immediately, directly and honestly.

The business of Auction House services, personal property estate sales, appraisals, liquidations, and antiques & collectibles is one that is built slowly over time by virtue of reputable dealers.  The auction world specifically is a very small and close-knit family as it is an extremely unusual profession.  It requires a true love of art, antiques, design, history and economy.  In themselves, these are full-time enterprises requiring a great deal of committed attention.  Lange Auction House of the Florida Keys has adopted a policy that will both turn OVER information to law enforcement as well as turn DOWN any transactions which are questionable in nature.

fl state approved auction business

In Uncategorized on February 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm

 

Vintage 1960 Book of Knowledge World Globe

Lange Auction House of Key West is happy to announce it has finally received a Florida State approval for operation and licensure as an Auction Business.  The confirmation from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation was received on February 14, 2011.

A great love of antiques, art, collectibles and design led Shauna Lee Lange (President & Founder) and Colonel Alex K. Lange (CEO & Auctioneer) to launch their Florida Keys business in estate sales and auction house services.  The family operated business is headquartered in Key West.

Featured above is one of the many fine items Lange Auction House will be putting on the market; a vintage 1960’s Book of Knowledge globe on axis.  Globe collectors are a special breed of cartography, map, and geography history lovers as maps are but one of the earliest art forms known to man.  This particular beauty shows the division of East & West Germany prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

alex lange achieves honorary colonel

In Uncategorized on February 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Alex Lange graduated February 6, 2011 from the Florida Auctioneer Academy in Orlando, Florida, earning the designation of Honorary Colonel.  The 10-day auctioneering course is held five times a year.  Participants learn all phases of the auctioneering business, from how to book auctions through setting up and conducting sales, including legal requirements and the auctioneer’s chant.

Colonel Lange also earned his Ringmaster designation at Florida Auctioneer Academy’s “Ringmaster” course.  This course teaches students how to work directly with bidders to help the auctioneer get higher prices at auction.  Lange is now qualified to perform all types of auctions (except real estate) and will sit for his state examination during February 2011.

Colonel Lange is the co-owner and Chief Executive Officer of Lange Auction House, LLC of Key West.  The company serves the Florida Keys with estate sales, liquidations, and auction house & personal property appraisal services.  With his business partner and wife, Shauna Lee Lange, the pair are skilled in antiques, collectibles, art, architecture and the second selling resale markets.  Lange Auction House has been uniquely positioned to help the Florida Keys community buy and sell personal property since 2010.

wood side table (petite)

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2011 at 12:11 am

This beautiful vintage wood side table (mahogany??/cherry???) is in excellent clean condition.  Clean and straight lines, the single drawer works beautifully.  Unit is free of bugs, water issues or warping.  This piece originally came from a Merchant Mariner’s estate.  She measures 31″ wide, 15″ in depth, and 28″ to the table top – at the back of the scroll shelf she is 33″ high.  Offered by Lange Auction House of Key West.  We’re at 305.240.9008 or langeauctionhouse@gmail.com if you would like to arrange shipping to your location at your expense.  She’s solid, but relatively light and easy to move.

wood printer’s cabinet (authentic original)

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2011 at 12:09 am

This authentic wood printer’s cabinet is in excellent condition with no damage, bugs, water or warping issues.  She measures 11″ wide, 4″ deep and 28″ in height – this unit is a crafter’s dream for vintage pieces.  A wonderful Valentine’s gift.  Offered by Lange Auction House of Key West at 305.240.9008 or langeauctionhouse@gmail.com, we take care in shipping but please do allow for delays due to inclement weather in other areas of the country.

antique dry sink or potter’s bench

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2011 at 12:05 am

This pristine beauty of an antique wood dry sink has the uncommon removable original wood bowl and wood cutting board.  It also has two drawers (fully working) at the base.  A beautiful piece as is or if you refinish/refurbish it, it is clean and free of bugs, damage, water issues, or warping.  CLEAN.  It measures 39″ wide, 20″ deep and 29″ height – at the apron is 36″ high.  Offered by Lange Auction House of Key West at 305.240.9008 or langeauctionhouse@gmail.com, unfortunately this is local pickup only due to our location in the Keys.  Easy to move.

men’s wood watch chest 3 drawers

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2011 at 12:03 am

This very handsome and sturdy three-drawer men’s watch or jewelry box has unique iron(?) rings for drawer pulls.  A very nice Valentine’s gift.

He measures 16″ wide x 8″ deep x 10″ in height.  Clean, with no damage or repair and free from water or warping issues.  This piece originally came from a Merchant Mariner’s Estate – the back and top are in good to excellent condition.
Offered by Lange Auction House of Key West at 305.240.9008 or langeauctionhouse@gmail.com.

wood 3-drawer jewelry chest w/ mirror

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

This very sweet wood, three-drawer jewelry or storage box chest has an almost doll-house appeal.  It measures 11″ wide by 5″ deep and 9″ high to the top of the chest.  At the top of the mirror, the unit measures 13″ high.

This is a vintage item from a Merchant Mariner’s estate and is free from bugs, mold or mildew or water damage, has a clean interior and is intact with no repairs.  You won’t find one with the perfect inlay original mirror very soon.  Offered by Lange Auction House of Key West at 305.240.9008 or langeauctionhouse@gmail.com, please allow for possible shipping delays due to inclement weather.