A beautiful 1830 Greek Revival-style home in Litchfield, Connecticut, known locally as the Historic Trowbridge-Thomas House and hundreds of antiques will be up for sale on June 5. The house and the rare antiques belonged to a long time antique dealer Thomas McBride. Now that he has retired at 81; he will auction off almost 100 items from his collection.
Mary Helen Levine of Litchfield Real Estate Auctions, LLC will take care of the home property auction, whereas Tim Chapulis of Tim’s Inc will be responsible for the auction of the antiques. Mr. McBride’s collection mostly consisted of antique furniture and almost 200 pieces will be sold. Some of the outstanding items include a 1780 Queen Anne highboy and three circa-1780 Chippendale Queen Anne cherry slant-front desks with ball and claw feet, and some with secret drawers.
There is a whole collection of glass and china up for grabs too. There also is a Sevres piece that is supposed to have belonged to the Marie Antoinette. Previews will be held before the sale. Those coming for the auction or the previews will have to pay $5 each that will go as charity to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.