ATLANTA -- Items and equipment from Dante's Down the Hatch, the iconic Atlanta restaurant and nightclub that stood for more than 30 years in the fashionable Buckhead section of town, will be sold on-site, at 3380 Peachtree Road, on Saturday, Sept. 21, starting at 9 a.m.
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Dante's recently closed its doors, having fought unsuccessfully to have a huge property tax bill lowered.
The auction, which will feature a wide range of antiques, props, architectural items, vintage cars and restaurant equipment, will be conducted by Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc., the Atlanta-based auction firm.
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A preview party will be held Friday, Sept. 20, also on-site. For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be available via LiveAuctioneers.com.
For a cost of $95, people can register to bid on the premises and be a part of Dante's closing events. The price includes registration, a catalog of auction items, food and drink for the entire weekend and great music by Dante's long-time in-house jazz band, the John Robertson Trio. More information can be found at the Ahlers & Ogletree website -- aandoauctions.com.
Nearly everything will come up for bid, to include striking architectural elements such as Baptist pews, a Spanish Catholic confessional and an 18th century Orthodox Presbyterian hand carved pulpit, all brought over from churches in Europe; a pair of 11-foot-tall exterior doors from the Land Bank in London; fabulous stained glass pieces, including windows from England that tell the story of the Industrial Revolution; and hand-crafted beveled glass windows framed in nickel.
Also sold will be a two-story bar with glass-paneled ceiling, two large clocks originally from the 1890 Lloyd's of London building in England, three vintage elevators, a Steinway piano, antique masts and sails and a large ship's wheel, brass light fixtures, nautical-themed props, wax figures from Madame Tussaud's, vintage advertising signs and antique cars. These include:
• a 1928 Whippet four-door sedan
• a 1930 Ford A Huckster, fully restored
• a 1933 Rolls Royce touring sedan
• a 1935 Packard 7-seat salon
• a 1939 Cadillac limousine
Two other vintage automobiles from another consignor (not part of Dante's) have also been added to the sale. They are a 1958 MGA 1500, bright red with wire wheels and black interior, fully restored with a rebuilt motor and transmission; and a 1949 Cadillac Series 62 maroon red four-door sedan, fully restored with a rebuilt engine, in excellent running condition.
Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc., is a multi-faceted, family-owned business that spans the antiques, estate sale, wholesale, liquidation, auction and related industries. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (404) 869-2478; or, you can send them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.