Julia’s Boston Area Office Offers Convenient,
Full Service Auction and Appraisal Services For Customers Throughout Southern New England!
Located in the historic “1790 House” on 827 Main Street in Woburn, Massachusetts, our large, easily accessible facility provides comprehensive identification, valuation, and auction services. The office can be found just off of Exit 35 on Interstate 95/Route 128 and has plenty of free parking.
We are open regular business hours Monday through Friday, but please call ahead on (781) 460-6800 to confirm a specialist is in the office to assist you.Our popular walk-in appraisal clinics are held each Wednesday in Woburn from 10am to 2pm. Ever wonder what the value was of a special item in your home, or a family treasure that a grandparent gave you? Stop by with one special item – or even an entire collection – and we can give you a free auction estimate!
In addition to our office appraisals, our Woburn specialists also make no cost house calls. Downsizing? Need to move your fine items along? Heirs not interested in your collection of fine antiques, paintings, furniture, decorative arts, or other legacy treasures? Our team can advise on the best way to help monetize fine items or collections that no longer work for you. Based on the value of the items under consideration, we can pick up your consignments at no charge, and can offer the lowest commission rates in the industry on expensive items. We come with our truck, pack things on the spot, and take it away. It really could not be any easier or less stressful!
Director of Asian Arts
Julia’s Woburn office is staffed by industry veterans. These include Mr. James Callahan, who also serves as Julia’s Director of Asian Arts. Jim is a long-time antique dealer, appraiser, and consultant, and a regular on the popular TV program “Antique Roadshow.” He is internationally recognized for his encyclopedic knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Khmer, Thai, Burmese, Ottoman Turkish, Armenian, Arabic, Persian, and Indian artifacts. Jim also has great expertise in arms and armor, 19th-century European and American furniture and decorative arts, jewelry, fine silver, and paintings. Jim became fascinated with Asian art at a very young age. At eleven years old, he was the youngest exhibitor at a Boston area antiques show. He has worked with auction houses since the 1970′s and was director of Asian Arts at a leading Boston auctioneer for 16 years. There he built the department from sales of $230,000 to $11 million annually at the time he left. Jim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 460–6800.
Senior Consultant and Sales Representative
Also at the helm of our Woburn Facility is Mr. Bill Gage. Bill, a generalist, has been with Julia’s since 1995. A wealth of experience and institutional knowledge, Bill is known for his great eye and his decades of experience handling fine paintings and artwork, sculpture, porcelains and ceramics, furniture, Americana, and other important categories. During his tenure at Julia’s, Bill has grown the Fine Art, Asian, and Antiques division tenfold from $1 to $10 million in annual sales and has molded it into one of the leading units of its type in North America today. Bill is a graduate of the International Auction School and received his business degree from the University of Connecticut. Bill can be reached at email@example.com or (781) 460–6800.
Rebekah Kaufman manages Woburn’s administration, business development, and marketing functions. Rebekah is also Julia’s in-house expert on vintage Steiff (German button-in-ear brand) Teddy bears and menagerie animals as well as Steiff North America’s archivist. She recently cataloged and promoted two major Steiff collections for Julia’s. Together, they realized over $500K at auction, making this sale the largest of its kind ever in North America. Rebekah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 460–6800.
The “1790 House”, circa May 1936 (left). The restored “1790 House” today (right). It has also, over the years, been known as the “Joseph Bartlett House” or the “Bartlett-Wheeler House” having been originally built by Joseph Bartlett.
Julia’s Woburn location has a great history of discovering outstanding regional, national, and international items. Exceptional finds from this office include a Korean Longevity Screen (sold for over $603,000), a pair of matching cloisonné censors (sold for almost $250,000), civil war armaments and ephemera (sold for over $103,000), and original New Hampshire presentation fire buckets (sold for over $36,000). And our next treasure and big find is right around the corner – and may just be in your attic or living room.
We look forward to meeting you, earning your trust, and providing for all your appraisal and auction needs!
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Our next free identification and valuation clinics will be held Wednesday, July 1st and Wednesday, July 8th. Please stop by between 10am and 3pm then with one special item, or even an entire collection! We look forward to seeing you then!
RECENT WOBURN AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
James D. Julia’s special one day 2015 Asian Art Auction, featuring the collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt, was a nearly TWO MILLION dollar sales success. Collection representatives contacted Julia’s to conduct this sale after watching Jim Callahan, our Woburn based Director of Asian Arts, on the PBS TV show Antiques Roadshow for many years. Highlights from this auction include:
Lot 9 A Nephrite screen which realized $59,250 and was estimated at $20,000-30,000.
Lot 93 A late Ming Dynasty figure which realized $379,200 and was estimated at $40,000-60,000.
Lot 127 An outstanding Ming dynasty period jade carving that realized $37,920 and was estimated at $300-500.
James D. Julia’s 2015 Winter Fine Art, Asian, and Antiques Auction was a THREE and a HALF MILLION dollar sales success! Highlights consigned from our Woburn office include:
Lot 3577 A jade carving of a fish which realized $22,515 and was estimated at $15,000-18,000.
Lot 2164 The painting Liberty Releasing The Slave From Bondage which realized $21,300 and was estimated at $1,500-2,500.
Lot 2197 An extremely rare silver congressional medal, which realized $21,300 and was estimated at $10,000-20,000.
Lot 3074 A Pair of large lidded cloisonné censers realized $21,300 and were estimated at $2,500-3,500.
Just Discovered In Woburn
A fine Chinese Ming period cloissone bowl