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  • Auction: The Michael J. Kittredge II Collection

    For Immediate Release

    June 24, 2019

    Nantucket, MA ~ Auction: The Michael J. Kittredge II Collection 


    For information, contact Gail Osona; ononaauctions@gmail.com, +1 508-228-3942



    JULY 13, 2019  Rafael Osona Auctions will offer a single-owner sale of items from Michael Kittredge’s compound, “ACKlandia” in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Michael Kittredge is best known as the founder of Yankee Candle. The offerings include maritime art and artifacts, 2 automobiles, English antiques, furnishings and décor, Gloster teak garden furniture, old style game-room/arcade amusements and wine related service pieces and furnishings for entertaining.


    419 lots.  Live Auction begins Saturday, July 13 at 9:30 EST in our Nantucket Gallery as well as online at Bidsquare.com. Preview Gallery is open Thurs. & Fri. July 11 & 12 from 10am to 5pm, at American Legion Hall, 21 Washington Street Nantucket, MA.


    Perfect for Nantucket: Smart Car Fortwo Passion Convertible and Mini Cooper Clubman 5-Door Station Wagon. 


    There’s something for everyone: A maritime arts & artifacts collection including a fabulous pair of Bronze Gangway Plaques of Heraldic Bearing. A large selection of nautical instruments, including a pair of early French Armillary Spheres. There’s an antique Brass Inlaid Ship’s Wheel, among several antique yacht and ship’s wheels, binnacles with their compasses, as well as a Ship's Brass Telegraph from Glasgow, Scotland. A Focus Collection of Antique Lanterns includes masthead, diving, night watchman, ‘Not Under Command’, Coast Guard, and carrying lanterns offered as individual lots.


    This auction offers original paintings by  Salvatore Colacicco , Tim Thompson, Jan Pawlowski, John Charles Terelak and Brian Coole, as well as 19th c. English and American Antiques, furnishings & décor including several 19th c. apothecary chests, as well as multiple lots of  Gloster Teak Garden Furniture and more. 


    Wine furnishings and table service Suites and Singles, include Champagne Splits Chillers for 24,  a Giovani Patrini ‘Lobsters’ Ice Bucket,  67 ‘Splash’ Bowls, and from the wine tasting room in the cellar, an antique copper & brass freestanding Winetaster’s Spittoon fitted for plumbing, a half wine barrel and wine press, and multiple marble topped Bistro Tables with D. R. Dimes Side Chairs. 


    For the eternally young at heart, this single owner collection offers various game room furnishings and décor including 4 Pinball Machines, a Billiards Table & more. 


    A teenage Michael J. Kittredge founded Yankee Candle Company in his parent’s garage in 1969.  A Holyoke, MA native, well-known entrepreneur and self-made man, Kittredge sold 90% of his candle company 29 years later for $500 million. ACKlandia was his summer residence.


    Offered at auction exclusively on the online bidding platform, Bidsquare and live in the Osona Gallery at 21 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA 02554. Absentee and phone bids are accepted.


    Gallery exhibitions for this sale are Thursday, July 11 & Friday July 12 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  Both live and online bidding will commence at 9:30 a.m. on July 13th


    Local delivery. Shipping can be arranged using a third party shipping service.


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