Myers Auction Gallery, Florida's only specialty antiques auction house, was first established by owner Michael Myers in 1970. Myers has built a reputation of offering fresh-to-the-market fine art and antiques gathered from estates throughout Florida, New England and New York.
For the past 40 years, Myers has dealt in and auctioned a vast range of antiques and fine art. His experience, enthusiasm, ongoing quest for knowledge, and reverence for all things old have continued to spark a deep interest and regard for the antiques business. Michael has attained a national reputation for his professionalism, integrity and friendly manner. Mary Dowd, Michael's wife and partner since 1986, has shared this same enthusiasm and brings an additional depth of knowledge to the business. Mary's fine arts education from the Corcoran School of Art, ongoing graduate work and artist background, contribute considerably to the business.
The auction gallery's extensive clientele includes various local area museums, businesses and private individuals. Dealers and collectors locally, nationally and internationally, consider Myers Auction Gallery an important source of period antiques, fine art, oriental rugs, jewelry, silver, porcelain and art glass. Myers' well-publicized auctions offer only authentic antiques and fine art, while creating a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere conducive to competitive bidding and buying.
Specialty auctions are conducted in a spacious, skylighted building located on bustling Fourth Street near the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. The 9,200-square-foot, Art Deco building was specifically designed for auctions and functions with clockwork efficiency, from registration to check-out. All fine art and antiques are assigned to specialized sales that include Americana, European & Asian, 20th Century Decorative Arts - Art Nouveau, Art Deco & Mid-Century Modern, Nineteenth & Twentieth Century American & European Paintings, Books & Ephemera, Victorian and Jewelry. Items up for bid are well-researched and catalogued by Myers who maintains one of the area's largest private antiques reference libraries. These items are then effectively promoted through local and regional newspapers, national and international antique trade publications, direct mail flyers, mailings via the Internet and online photo catalogues posted on the Myers website.
One of the hallmarks of a Myers Auction is the clarity and speed with which items are sold. It is not uncommon to have items sold at a pace equaling one hundred lots or more per hour. The energized atmosphere created by the Myers family and its staff is infectious to all attendees, making their visit both pleasant and exciting. Attend a Myers Auction and discover one of the best auction experiences in the Southeast.
All forms of bidding are available including live in the gallery, absentee, phone and live via the Internet. For additional information, call 727-823-3248 or 727-823-3249, or email [email protected]