Editors' pick

Weschler's Auctioneers and Appraisers

110-ten-year-old auction house has both high-end sales and its famous Tuesday morning smorgasbord of sales.
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm Call ahead for other hours
Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green and Yellow), Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow)

Editorial Review

The 110-year-old auction house is known for its high-end catalogue sales of estate jewelry, silver and porcelain, European and American furniture and fine art, taking place on Friday or Saturday from September through May, with previews beginning the previous Sunday. Also, every Tuesday, beginning at 9:30 a.m., there's an auction of everything from toasters to pricey china. All items are available for inspection the day before; potential buyers can leave bids or come back for the live bidding. "It's the most fun you can have in Washington on a Tuesday," says Virginia Weschler.