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Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
 AuctionZip Auctioneer ID # 2096  

Ronald and Debra Pook
463 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

Phone: (610) 2694040

The firm of Pook & Pook Inc. was founded in 1984 by Ronald and Debra Pook. Located in Chester County, Pennsylvania the offices reside in an old stone inn built in 1761. The auction company grew out of the Pook’s antique business, which they had started a decade earlier in the same location. Right from the start, the auctions at Pook & Pook were a draw for major museums, estate representatives and serious collectors.
Pook & Pook’s first auction in 1984 grossed $125,000, a respectable amount for a new auction house run, at the time, by the Pooks and one part-time employee. By 1999 the firm had evolved many times over and broke records when a Philadelphia piecrust tea table brought 1.4 million, making Pook & Pook, Inc. the first auction house outside New York City to break the million mark on a single item. In June of that same year, Pook & Pook, Inc. held its historic William Koch sale, the largest on-site one-day auction ever held in the U.S., grossing over $4.3 million.
In 2001 renovations of the 1761 building, which holds their offices, as well as built an adjacent state of the art auction facility, were completed. These renovations afford the buying public greater ease of access to sale items through more auctions and expanded exhibition hours.
Successful sales have continued to receive widespread attention from the collecting public. In 2007, the Americana Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Donald Shelley brought $10 million. This was followed by the Richard and Rosemarie Machmer sale in October of 2008, which despite economic gloom, again achieved spectacular prices, and $4.7 million total. In June of 2009, while still under the cloud of an unsettled economy, Pook & Pook sold the collection of the Master family of Robesonia, PA. The collection brought $2.4 million, well above the projected high estimate for this collection.
Debra and Ron lead by example as they work closely on researching, photographing and handling the fine antiques offered during their high-energy auctions. Today Pook & Pook, Inc. holds up to 12 auctions a year, each of them unique. The Period Furniture and Decorative Accessories Auctions include a wonderful selection of high end antique furniture, fine art, folk art, oriental carpets and period accessories. The Variety Sales feature a range of items including furniture, art and accessories. Fun and fast paced they offer bidders the opportunity to take home unique pieces for reasonable prices. While all of Pook & Pook’s auctions include art, a wide range of artistic styles can be found at the Fine Art Sales, where twice a year the firm puts on smaller auctions that only offer fine art and sculpture. Pook & Pook gives both buyers and consignors a range of buying and selling opportunities. As the firm grows in their new state of the art headquarters, more and more museums, educational institutions, trust and estate representatives, and serious collectors are utilizing the various expert services offered.
Current Auction Listings

 Online Only Decorative Arts Auction - Day 1
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 Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
  Downingtown, PA Mon May 1 - 09:00AM
1001.   Western Pennsylvania stoneware crock, 19th c., with cobalt stenciled inscription Hamilton & Jones Greensboro, Pa, 10 1/4" h.     Est. $80-120   1002.   Pennsylvania stoneware crock, 19th c., with cobalt floral decoration, 9 3/4" h.        Est. $40-80   1003.   Pennsylvania or   [ View Full Listing ]

 Online Only Decorative Arts Auction - Day 2
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 Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
  Downingtown, PA Tue May 2 - 09:00AM
1861.   Painted pine open shelf, early 20th c., 62 1/2" h., 44 1/4" w. Est. $300-500   1862.   Pond model of the sailing ship, Nova, ca. 1900, 44 1/2" h.    Est. $300-500   1863.   Painted pine slant lid box, 19th c., retaining an old light puce surface, 18 1/4" h., 22 3/4"   [ View Full Listing ]

 Firearms, Sporting, & Militaria Auction
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 Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
  Downingtown, PA Sat May 20 - 10:00AM
Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers is seeking consignments of firearms (modern and antique), swords, knives, military ephemera and objects, Native American material, hunting art, hunting trophies, hunting related items, etc. for our November 2017 Firearms, Sporting, & Militaria Auction.   [ View Full Listing ]

 Online Only Native American
 Pook & Pook, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
  Downingtown, PA Mon May 22 - 09:00AM
Pook & Pook, Inc. is accepting consignments for this auction. To consign, please email photographs to or call (610) 269-4040.    [ View Full Listing ]