Decorative Arts

Fair Warning Software holds three major Fine and Decorative Art auctions a year, which feature American folk art, 19th-century art, portraits, and antique furniture, silver, Rookwood, porcelain, sculptures, American & European paintings and works on paper including lithographs, etchings, fine art drawings, and watercolors. Fair Warning Software paintings, folk art, antique furniture, and ceramics specialists boast decades of experience in the antiques and auction industry and are regarded for their knowledge and scholarship.

Director: Reid Sikes

Reid Sikes' areas of expertise include 19th and 20th century American paintings, with an emphasis on artists of the American West. He is certified in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, and is a licensed auctioneer in the states of Ohio and Kentucky.

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Fine Jewelry

Fairwarning Software's Fine Jewelry department handles jewelry from individuals, estates and institutions spanning the 19th century to the modern day. Our auctions showcase works by Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co., Verdura, Van Cleef & Arpels, among many others. Featured are white and colored diamonds, colored stones, jade, natural pearls, important rings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets, as well as gold jewelry.

Competition among worldwide bidders in our sales has produced excellent results for our consignors. Our Fine Jewelry auctions take place three times each year in April, September and December. If you would like to discuss the sale of your fine jewelry, we are pleased to offer complimentary auction estimates.

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Firearms and Militaria

Jack Lewis has 36 years experience in the firearms industry. Jack is nationally known for his expertise in the Springfield Arsenal and the Frankford Arsenal. Jack is a Life member of both the National Rifle Association and the Ohio Gun Collectors Association. He is also a member of the American Society of Arms Collectors.

 

 

 

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Modern and Contemporary Art & Design

Our Modern Design auctions include works from the early 20th century to present day, including the Arts & Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, Mid-Century and Studio furniture, lighting and textiles and Contemporary Art Glass. Notable artists include Frank Lloyd Wright, Gustav Stickley and the Roycrofters, Louis Marjorelle and Emile Galle, studio ceramics from Rookwood, Newcomb College, Zsolnay, Martin Brothers, Roseville and Van Briggle, lighting by Tiffany, Handel and Pairpoint, and glass from Loetz, Galle, Daum, Thomas Webb & Sons and Lalique. Our auctions also include Mid-Century modern artists, such as Charles and Ray Eames, Dunbar, Harry Bertoia and Eero Saarinen, Italian and Scandinavian design, studio furniture by Nakashima, Powell and Evans and studio art glass by Dale Chihuly and contemporaries.

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