Jason Robards Estate Going to Auction Block

Fairfield Auction to sell furniture from actor’s Southport home May 19th.

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(PRWEB) May 08, 2013

Antique furniture, artwork and decorative accessories from the estate of Academy Award winning actor Jason Robards will be sold at auction May 19th by Fairfield Auction of Monroe, Connecicut. Robards became famous playing the works of Eugene O’Neill and eventually received eight Tony Award nominations. He also appeared in dozens of feature films including All the President’s Men, for which he won an Oscar playing the role of Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. In 1990 he lent his distinctive voice to Ken Burns’ mini-series The Civil War, voicing the words of General Ulysees S. Grant.

The Robards property includes a magnificent French Louis XV style bronze and rock crystal chandelier circa 1910. A large selection of his highly decorative antique furniture includes an inlaid George III mahogany sideboard and a Queen Anne Japanned high chest. A good selection of antique carpets, a monumental Spanish wrought iron and tole mirror and a good pair of antique Chinese blue and white foo dogs should also find bidders.

Aside from the Robards property the auction will include a Civil War soldier’s trunk with original forage cap, canteen, wool blanket, knap sack and sharp shooter glasses. Paintings by John George Brown, Samuel Colman and Jean Lurcat as well as a collection of Meissen porcelains, important Americana, antique carpets and mid-century design will also be among the 550 lots sold.

Fairfield Auction is located at 707 Main Street, Monroe, Connecticut and can be contacted at (203) 880-5200 or online at http://www.fairfieldauction.com.


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