Published: November 5, 2002
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — “There has been a change in our auction schedule for Antiques Week in New Hampshire,” Ronald Bourgeault said last weekend, “and we have postponed the second session of the Kahn Collection for a year.” Last August 3 the first session of the Isobel and Harvey Kahn Collection was partly responsible for drawing a large crowd of bidders to Northeast’s two-day auction and, for the most part, the collection sold well. Several of the top lots went unsold due to high reserves.
Harvey Kahn told Antiques and The Arts Weekly that “we think it is wise to wait for the economy to improve before the second part of the collection goes on the market.” The Kahns are also in the process of relocating and want to get all of that behind them before they get involved in selling the rest of the collection. Harvey best summed it up by saying, “We think it is the wise thing to do.”
Bourgeault, while he had hoped to have the collection for his sale, noted, “We want to do what is best for the Kahns and the collection, and if this is what they want, then we are happy to oblige.” He indicated also that consignments for the sale are already looking good and promises “another good auction” to kick off Antiques Week in New Hampshire.
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