A drawing of the old shaker mill in West Stockbridge

Sawyer Antiques

Specializing in on-site sales throughout the Berkshires since 1974.

About Us

For over 40 years, Sawyer Antiques has been involved in appraising and marketing the contents of many of the Berkshire's finest homes. These estates include the home of Charles H. Peter Derby for Williston Academy, Lynnwood for the Norman Rockwell Museum, Thistlewood for Mr. and Mrs. W. E. D. Stokes, South Mountain House for the South Mountain Concert Society, and many others.

Sawyer Antiques was founded by Edward Sawyer in 1974. He was an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers.

Scott Sawyer first became involved in the antique business in 1974, becoming a partner of Sawyer Antiques in 1988. In 1991 he became an agent for Stone House Properties Real Estate. He has enjoyed working with this respected firm and has been a successful addition to their staff. Stone House Properties has a capable team of agents licensed in Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut. His knowledge of both the real estate and antique markets has been a convenient and efficient solution in settling many estates and eliminates the need for yet another expert in sales.

The reputation of Sawyer Antiques to knowledgeably appraise and market antiques and household contents has been well established throughout the years. It allows us to sell fine art and antiques, in addition to items mundane as kitchen appliances for full retail value.

When we manage an on-site sale we rely on our extensive mailing list, comprising the names of nearly twelve hundred customers who have spent at least one thousand dollars at our previous sales. These collectors and dealers create a competitive buying environment enabling us to aggressively market antiques and household contents. Although we advertise in local papers and antique journals, the mailing list brings in customers who have consistently patronized Sawyer Antiques' Estate Sales.

Resourcefulness is crucial in determining the best market for a particular work of art or antique. Unlike some household liquidation services, our knowledge of art and antiques is extensive. Today's market requires sensitive expertise to know when and where to consign an item to auction for the highest gain. Our familiarity with the Berkshire County, New York, and Boston Auction Markets has proved fruitful in gaining the highest possible prices for those high-end items which may not be appropriate for an on-site sale.