Treadway Gallery | Entertainment & Arts
We hold numerous highly publicized auctions each year in Chicago and Cincinnati. The quality and scope of our 20th Century events establishes us as one of the world's leading auction houses for American Arts & Crafts and 1950s decorative art. We hold numerous price records in this period of design. We guarantee all of our merchandise as we have over our 35 years in existence.
Museums, institutions, advanced collectors and major dealers worldwide rely on our expertise in 20th Century American and European Decorative Art. People seeking answers routinely look to us for a range of exceptional professional services.
Established in Cincinnati and in the auction business since 1981, the Treadway Gallery serves as headquarters for an internationally-attended auction series focused on 20th Century Decorative Art. As creators of a specialized annual Decorative Arts and Rookwood auction in Cincinnati, we have positioned ourselves as one of the leaders of that field of ceramic art.
Treadway Gallery, Inc. works closely with The John Toomey Gallery of Oak Park, Illinois. We are specialists in 20th Century design - specifically the emerging decorative art of the 1950s. The two galleries collaborate in the Chicago auctions and both regularly exhibit at top shows across the United States.
Whether you want our expertise regarding the purchase of an object to add to your collection or you want our assistance with the sale of a single piece or an entire collection, Don Treadway, John Toomey, and their respective staffs are readily available for consultation.
We accurately appraise objects for insurance purposes or to comply with IRS declarations of tax-deductible gifts. Objects and their makers are researched and identified so they may be understood in their correct historical context. Both galleries specialize in American ceramics, metalwork, lighting and furniture of the 20th Century including Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and 1950s/Modern. We are equally knowledgeable in European decorative art as well as European and American paintings.
We sell privately as well as through auction. We are often offered objects to liquidate privately. Let us know your interests, and we will be happy to utilize our experience and resources to help build your collection.
We are always interested in consignments for either our highly visible public auctions or to be placed privately. You can take advantage of one of the largest and current mailing lists in the industry. Our catalogs are among the finest in the business; our commissions are competitive, and payment is prompt. We can easily arrange transportation worldwide in a safe and efficient manner. Let us take care of the details.
Buying For You
We will gladly represent you at any other auction which you have an interest. You may have experienced the frustrations of dealing with others that do not guarantee their merchandise. We can reduce that frustration. Our services include authenticating, inspecting, evaluating objects, executing bids and arranging for secure, efficient transportation.