Sylvia and Philip Chaplain Collection
Asian Art | Fine, Folk & Ethnographic Art | Decorative Arts

Live Showroom Auction: Monday, September 19, 2022, 10AM ET
Public Exhibition: September 16-17-18, 11AM – 4PM
Join Us! Exhibition Reception & Refreshments: Sunday, September 18, Noon – 3PM

Also accepting phone and absentee bids. 

Sylvia and Philip Chaplain were involved in the business of art and antique collecting for over six decades. The Chaplains opened their first shop on Charles Street on Beacon Hill, and after several Boston locations, moved the business to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The transition towards Asian arts and antiques began with the purchase of a handful of Japanese woodblock prints. After selling one for $90 and then discovering it was worth more than $500, they realized it was time to start dedicating themselves to learning more about the pieces they had acquired. In that journey began their love affair with all things Asian. Their collection expanded as they traveled throughout Asia and they participated in antique shows around the US, including the esteemed Arts of Pacific Asia shows in New York City and San Francisco.

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Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price. We Sell Approximately 60-80 Lots Per Hour.

Shown below are a small sampling of lots. Please go to one of the online portal links above to view the entire auction catalog.