Aspire Auctions presents the Muriel S. Butkin Auction to benefit the Cleveland Museum of Art

Submitted by Aspire on Mon, 08/31/2009 - 13:28.

Muriel S. Butkin was an important benefactor and philanthropist to the Cleveland Museum of Art. Together with her husband, the late Noah Butkin, they donated many works to the art museum over the years including an extensive collection of French old master paintings and drawings. In addition, Mrs. Butkin's entire residual estate was left to the Cleveland Museum of Art to be sold to benefit the museum's endowment and capital campaigns. The Butkin residence in Shaker Heights was known by curators, scholars, and collectors alike as a salon of rare distinction, mixing important artwork with fine Continental furniture, porcelains, and English silver.  This will be an exclusive auction, with items only from Mrs. Butkin's estate. Items in the sale will include furniture, fine silver, decorative arts, fine porcelains, netsuke collection and works of art.

The auction may be viewed at 


Bidding begin on September 4th,

lots close on September 10th and 11th. 


Gallery will be open for preview 11 am to 7 pm, Sept 4th - 9th Closed Sunday. 

Preview party: Friday, Sept 4th from 5 to 8 


Email: info [at] aspireauctions [dot] com 

Phone: 216-453-2301

Aspire Auctions, Inc.


2310 Superior Ave. Ste# 125 

Cleveland, OH 44114 

Entrance and parking on E.23rd

Gallery reception

 Please come to the gallery reception this Friday the 4th from 5 until 8. Parking in back, entrance on 23rd street.

Thanks for posting your auction

Sounds like a great collection - I plan to check it our Friday.

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