The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host the Gilded Age Gala on Saturday, October 14, at 7 p.m. The event will feature Silent and Live Auctions, comedian Brian Grossi, and the exhibit, Gilded Age Redux in collaboration with the Rowayton Arts Center.

The Online Silent Auction bidding is OPEN and closes on Friday, October 13, at 3 p.m.

Please see below for the complete list or Click here for a Silent Auction Catalogue in a PDF

Whether you are attending or cannot join us for this special evening, please consider reviewing the Silent Auction list and placing a bid on one of the many items that have been generously donated by individuals and businesses throughout the Tri-State area.

Bids can be placed by emailing

Multiple bids of the same amount will be honored in the order of date and time in which they are received.

We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to seeing you at the Mansion in the near future.



  1. Wrapped Elegance

Get inspired and love how you live. Never straying from the idea that functionality and beauty are connected, Lillian August has put together this luxurious and elegant gift basket of decorative objects. This collection will enhance any decor.

Donated by: Lillian August

Value: $250                                                                        Opening bid: $80 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Fashionably Blue

Favored by Kate Middleton, Duchess of Windsor, and many other icons of style, aquamarine is a bright and blue March birthstone and sought-after accessory. This stunning sterling silver aquamarine and topaz pendant can be the picture-perfect highlight to your favorite cocktail dress or a pair of designer jeans.

Donated by: Campus Jewelers                      

Value: $490                                                                        Opening bid: $160 / Additional bids $20


  1. Silver Seduction

Movie stars do it and so can you! This year’s fashionistas and Hollywood stars will infuse high-shine silver into their wardrobe and accessories. Purchase this stylish, puffed heart pendant and begin to complete your collection of must-have accessories to wear on any occasion.

Donated by: Campus Jewelers

Value: $300                                                                        Opening bid: $100 / Additional bids $20


  1. Forever Framed

This eye-catching black lacquer and Swarovski frame combines the beauty and radiance of precision-cut crystal with the timeless elegance of lacquer. This beautiful frame will look stunning with any décor.

Donated by:  Artists Market

Value: $145                                                                       Opening bid: $50  / Additional bids: $20                                                                 


  1. An Exclusive Bradford Portrait

Join an illustrious crowd of celebrities and dignitaries and let Bradford Portraits create a signature artwork for you! In 2011, Bradford joined Gucci, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Ave. and other exclusive brands with a flagship studio on world-famous Worth Ave. in Palm Beach.  The winning bidder will be photographed by world-renowned photographer Bradford Rowley at Bradford Portrait’s West Harrison, NY studio. This package includes the portrait sitting and a 14″ museum quality wall portrait on canvas.

Donated by: Bradford Portraits

Value: $3,000                                                                 Opening bid: $1000 / Additional bids: $50      



From Dooney & Bourke, with their steadfast commitment to enduring style and quality comes

this stunning all leather handbag in a beautiful,  all-season chestnut color…the perfect

accompaniment for traveling in style whether you are heading to Washington D.C. or Paris,


Donated by: Dooney & Bourke

Value: $395                                                                      Opening bid: $130 / Additional bids: $20        


  1. All Fired Up

You do the decorating, they’ll do the kiln firing. You and five friends will have 1 hour of studio time to decorate a pottery piece (or pieces) of your own choosing. The cost of the pottery is not included in this package, but all of the paints, glazes, and firing are.

Donated by: Hands On Pottery

Value: $48                                                                          Opening bid: $20 / Additional bids: $10


  1. A Gift of Beauty

Pamper yourself in the elegant surroundings of this Norwalk spa where you will receive services

of the very highest quality. This $100 gift certificate can be used towards any hair service.

Donated by: Meraki Salon and Spa

Value: $100.00                                                                   Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Luxury, Style, and Comfort for Your Home

Add a luxurious accent and brighten your décor with these magnificent custom-made beau monda cut velvet throw pillows by award-winning Westport interior designer, Olga Adler.

Donated by: Olga Adler Interiors

Value: $400.00                                                                 Opening bid: $140 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Cocktails and Dinner for Two

Hurry down to The Little Pub in Wilton for cocktails and dinner for two. You’re sure to enjoy this cozy tavern with great pub food and a variety of craft beers. Your VIP gift certificate includes two drinks, one shared appetizer, two entrees and one dessert. Reserve your table for a special dining experience.

Donated by: The Little Pub

Value: $100.00                                                                   Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. The Cutting Edge

Family owned for seven generations and committed to the highest standards of quality,

Wustof technicians expertly craft each knife in Solingen, Germany, today as they have been

doing for the past 220 years. Bring their extraordinary “cutting edge” technology into your

own home with the purchase of the handsome Grand Prix II knife set.

Donated by: Wustof-Trident of America, Inc.

Value: $499.00                                                                 Opening bid: $160 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Mozzarella Magic

Mild, milky, smooth and silky. Any way you stretch it, we LOVE the freshest of cheeses! The experts at Fratelli Market in Stamford will teach you and three guests how to turn curds into the

beautiful balls we know as fresh mozzarella. Stock up on your other Italian essentials with the

included $50 Gift Card.

Donated by: Fratelli Market

Value: $150.00                                                                   Opening bid: $50 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Dinner for Two: Your Choice of Restaurant

F.I.S.H. is Stamford’s fresh, innovative seafood restaurant and bar where you’ll enjoy a great

raw bar, steaks and chopped salads in a tasteful atmosphere. Also offering daily specials,

vibrant happy hours and a fantastic Sunday brunch. At Quattro Pazzi, you’ll find fresh,

seasonal and vibrant Italian food. With cuisine rooted in tradition, Chef Biagio “Gino” Riccio

infuses contemporary preparations, ingredients, and influences into his delicious dishes. Which

restaurant? You’ll be happy with either choice!

Donated by: F.I.S.H / Quattro Pazzi

Value: $80.00                                                                    Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. A Capitol Time

Learn about Connecticut’s history and the legislative process with the dynamic Senate Majority Leader Robert Duff. Either tour the Connecticut State Capitol building, a National Historic Landmark, and have lunch with Senator Duff -OR- bring Senator Duff to your child’s classroom for a fantastic personal visit!

Donated by: Senator Robert Duff

Value: $250                                                                      Opening bid: $100 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Sign of the Whale: $100 Gift Card

HUGE describes Sign of the Whale; half gastro-Pub, half night-club at Harbor Point, Stamford’s

hippest destination. In good weather, the action’s on the roof. When it gets cold, the crowd

moves inside where the kitchen serves “elevated comfort food.” Go for the Whale Burger – it’s

yummy and it’s HUGE! Here’s $100 to spend any way you like!

Donated by: Sign of the Whale

Value: $100.00                                                                   Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Delightful Dining

Outstanding Nuevo Latino cuisine in a hacienda-like setting and the area’s finest natural foods

restaurant…. so many mouth-watering meals to choose from at these two outstanding establishments.

Donated by: Brasitas – lunch for two

                      The Lime – $25 gift certificat

Total Value: $85.00                                                           Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. The Joy of Great Wine – A Tasting for Eight at Your Home

Since 1986, has been offering personal, expert service for wine lovers, delivering the

finest wines to the finest homes in Connecticut. They have done all the tasting, comparing,

testing and discarding to come up with their hand-picked selections. You provide the food and

glassware and Grapes Wine will bring their top wine picks for you and your guests to enjoy.

Donated by:

Value: $650                                                                      Opening bid: $220 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Plug Me In

For all your major appliance and electronic needs, you’ll find the staff knowledgeable and

friendly and the prices unbeatable at this retailer. Take $200 off the top of any purchase with

this gift certificate.

Donated by: Aitoro Appliance & Electronics

Value: $200                                                                       Opening bid: $70 / Additional bids: $20


  1. What a Great Time to be a Wine Lover

Celebrate a special occasion, your latest success or anything in between with these 6

wonderful bottles, hand-selected by the LMMM Gilded Age Gala Committee:

2011 Leone d’Oro Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano

2013 Cruz Alta Grand Reserve Malbec – Argentina

2014 One Hope Merlot – California

2015 Acacia Chardonnay Carneros

2015 Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon – Columbia Valley, USA

2016 Peuch-Haut Saint Drezery Prestige Rose – Languedoc-Roussilon, France

Donated by: LMMM Gilded Age Gala Committee

Total Value: $125                                                              Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Something for Everyone…

…at this gem of a restaurant in South Salem, NY. Featuring a wide variety of Italian, American

and Mediterranean dishes, all diners will surely be pleased.

Donated by: One Twenty Three Restaurant & Bar

Value: $50                                                                          Opening bid: $20 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Step Out In Style

Do your feet a favor with eight $25 gift cards New England’s largest independent shoe retailer. Ugg, Merrell, Sperry Top Sider, Clarks, Rockport, Teva, Dansko, SAS

and many more brands…buy them all!

Donated by: Hawley Lane Shoes

Value: $200                                                                        Opening bid: $70 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Smell That Smoke

Fresh, homemade and high quality aren’t just catchwords; they form the foundation for great

places to have fun while sampling some of the best-smoked foods in the country. All three restaurant preparations follow the traditions of Southern barbecue, but with other influences that make their tastes unique.

Donated by: Dinosaur Bar B Que – sauces and rubs

                      BJ Ryan’s Banc House BBQ & Crab – $50 gift card

                      BJ Ryan’s – $25 gift card

Total Value: $95                                                                Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $10


  1. A Year of Ice Cream

What would you say to a year’s supply of ice cream…one quart a month of each for 12 months? PRETTY “COOL”? Sweet Ashley’s is the best homemade ice cream in Fairfield County. With over 35 flavors to choose from, you’re sure to find something delicious with each pickup!

Donated by: Sweet Ashley’s

Value: $114                                                                        Opening bid: $40 / Additional bids: $20


  1. New Design

Carol Brewer Interiors, LLC provides design services for both residential and executive spaces,

small and large. By the day or by the project. This one-hour design consultation* can be the

beginning of a new look for your home or office.

Donated by: Carol Brewer Interiors

 Value: $250                                                                        Opening bid: $80 / Additional bids: $20

*Consultation may be at the bearer’s home or office convenient to Stamford (within approx. 25 miles) or in Manhattan.


  1. Punch it Up!

With a mission to renovate and revitalize personal training for real results, coach clients through

safe, effective, customized workouts, and guide each individual through a detailed,

comprehensive wellness program, Revolution Training’s Stamford specialists will assist you in

achieving your personal goals. You’ll feel and see tangible results by adding these Ten General

Membership classes and Five 30-minute Personal Training Sessions to your exercise


Donated by: Revolution Training (Personal Training and Boxing)

 Value: $575                                                                     Opening bid: $200 /  Additional bids: $20


  1. I Love Weekends

Enjoy sophisticated style and supreme comfort in this “getaway” close to home. Your one-night weekend stay for 2 includes one superior king room, breakfast for 2 and complimentary

parking. Enjoy lunch for two at Mediterraneo Restaurant, located in the hotel and where the

menu abounds with seafood. Also serving delicious wood-fired pizzas and decadent desserts.

Couple these offerings with a magnificent riverside setting and you have the makings of a most

memorable mini-vacation!

Donated by: Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk

                      Mediterraneo Restaurant

Total Value: $225                                                              Opening bid: $75 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Your Morning Wake Up

Start your day with the perfect brew made in this classic 12 cup Programmable Coffeemaker

from Cuisinart. It’s fully automatic, ergonomically designed and loaded with multiple features.

Share delicious coffee with friends and family in the morning or at any time…we’re even

providing the mugs! For an additional treat, enjoy baked goods from three local, venerable

establishments. What a way to start the day!

Donated by: Friend of the LMMM

                      Forever Sweet Bakery – $30 gift card

                      The Granola Bar – $25 gift card

                      Muro’s New York Bakery & Deli – $25 gift card

Total Value: $175                                                              Opening bid: $60 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Flower Power

The weather may be turning colder, but flowers, blooming plants, and creative ideas are always in plentiful supply at our two best local florists. These two gift cards equal “sunshine for your home” during any time of year.

Donated by: Bruce’s Flowers and Greenhouse – $50 gift card

                      Mr. Red Rose – $50 gift certificate

Total Value: $100                                                              Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. International Dining Norwalk

Modern Italian meets peasant comfort food. Exquisitely prepared Spanish tapas and main dishes.

Lovely settings. Great wines and cocktails. Happy Hour specials. All can be yours with the

purchase of this package. Happy feasting!

Donated by: Bar Sugo – $100 gift card

                      La Paella Tapas Wine Bar & Restaurant – $50 gift certificate

 Total Value: $150                                                              Opening bid: $50 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Pamper Package

Indulge in the delights of fine hand-made soaps, nourishing skin care products and delightful bath goods. A Nod Hill Soap gift bag and a gift card to get you started. Then, let the talented technicians at Dove Spa & Nails turn two manicures into two works of art.

Donated by: Nod Hill Soap

                      Dove Spa & Nails

 Total Value: $94                                                                Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Floral Fireplace

From a waterfront home in Greenwich, CT this estate find was hand selected by the renowned

designer, Carol Brewer. Executed in wrought iron and stained glass in an unusual roses and

hummingbirds motif, this magnificent folding fireplace screen will add beauty to any hearth.

(41”H; center panel 27-1/2”W; two side panels each 11-1/2”W)

Donated by: Carol Brewer Interiors

 Value: $1500                                                                    Opening bid: $500 / Additional bids: $50


  1. Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue

Wine and candles are always a cause for celebration. Here’s a lovely RED Cabernet Sauvignon,

a vibrant WHITE Pouilly-Fuisse and eight cased glass BLUE cut to clear votive holders…perfect

for any party!

2013 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon – Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

2014 Vielles Vignes Pouilly-Fuisse – Domaine Corsin

Donated by: Friend of the LMMM

                      Dan’s Liquors

Total Value: $115                                                              Opening bid: $40 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Shape Up or Ship Out

Don’t put it off any longer! Receive an initial consultation, then start exercising with 3 in-home

personal training classes with Joe Savoia of Personal Training Connection. You know you need it!

Donated by: Joe Savoia/Personal Training Connection

 Value: $300                                                                      Opening bid: $100 / Additional bids: $20


  1. I’ve Been Framed

At this Wilton gallery, you’ll find a wonderful array of fine art, limited edition prints, mirrors, unique easel back photo frames and a huge selection of moldings to make a choice when designing your home. A $50 gift card is displayed in a frame with a whimsical mat for you to color (pencils included).

Donated by: River Road Gallery

 Value: $80                                                                          Opening bid: $25 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Fall Into Style

Find out why 1 in 5 men’s suits are purchased here. Also stocking dress shirts, sports coats, blazers and casual clothing for an always fashionable look. $100 gift certificate. Good at any Men’s Warehouse location.

Donated by: Men’s Warehouse

 Value: $100                                                                        Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Fine Dining With a Warm Welcome

Discover one of Ridgefield’s newest restaurants. Gather, eat and drink in a welcoming atmosphere where chefs with a “fervor for flavor” create bold dishes with fresh ingredients.

Great cocktails and Happy Hour specials, too. $80 gift card

Donated by: Barn Door Restaurant

Value: $80                                                                          Opening bid: $25 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Get the Look You Deserve

You’ll find a relaxed, comfortable environment at Rick Garcia Salon where seasoned professional and brilliant stylist, Bob Bevacqua has a chair. Redeem this gift certificate for a dazzling haircut by Mr. Bevacqua.

Donated by: Bob Bevacqua, Hair Colour & Design

 Value: $150                                                                        Opening bid: $50 / Additional bids: $20


  1. We’re Always Open – 1

Welcome to your neighborhood 24-hour, 7 days per week, 365 days per year gym! Whether

you’re a beginner or a fitness regular, you’ll love working out on top of the line equipment in a clean facility staffed by professionals who care about every member’s individual needs and goals. Your 12-month membership also gives you access to 3500 clubs worldwide, so getting fit and staying fit will be convenient, friendly and fun!

Donated by: Anytime Fitness, Norwalk

 Value: $700                                                                      Opening bid: $230 / Additional bids: $20


  1. We’re Always Open – 2

Work out anytime without the stress of being on time for a class with a 1-month membership. This package also includes two hours of personal training for the healthiest you!

Donated by: Anytime Fitness, Norwalk

Value: $220                                                                        Opening bid: $75 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Frame Me!

Known as a “Renaissance Woman” for her varied accomplishments in the fields of architecture,

interior design, photography, illustration and fine art, Gail Ingis offers you this magnificent

matted print. With works in the permanent collection of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Museum and exhibitions in many other venues, Ms. Ingis is represented locally by Rockwell

Galleries. Included is a $75 gift card good towards framing this beautiful piece.

Donated by: Gail Ingis &Tom Claus

                      Rockwell Art & Framing, Westport

 Total Value: $385                                                              Opening bid: $75 / Additional bids: $20


41. The Senate with the Senator

Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! Meet our very own U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal for

breakfast for four, and then a staff member will greet you for a very private tour of the Senate.

Walk through the corridors of power, learn some of the fascinating histories of the Senate, and

maybe get a chance to shake hands with some of our nation’s leaders. Don’t miss this


Donated by: Senator Richard Blumenthal

 Value: $2000                                                                    Opening bid: $650 / Additional bids: $50

* See certificate for redemption instructions and conditions.


  1. On the Water and On the Town

Enjoy marvelous waterfront dining in Rowayton and in-town dining in South Norwalk at these

two restaurants. Both are popular destinations serving food featuring the finest ingredients

based on seasonal quality and availability. Watch the people. Watch the boaters. With this

hand-painted wooden plate, you can take the seafood theme home with you!

Donated by: The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood – $100 gift certificate

                      Sedona Taphouse – $50 in gift cards

                      Nut Dog Creations

 Total Value: $176                                                              Opening bid: $60 / Additional bids: $20


  1. From the Harbor to Your Table

Enjoy a basket filled with local, natural, sustainable food products and a $20 gift card from this

Norwalk farm to table neighborhood market. Also offering cooking classes and catering


Donated by: Harbor Harvest

 Value: $100                                                                        Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. A Science Adventure

Explore 165+ thrilling hands-on activities and exhibits, a state of the art 3D digital theatre plus

daily programs and events. Spend the day in Hartford and build, design, touch, learn, race and

much, much more…there’s always something new to discover. Two General Admission passes.*

Donated by: Connecticut Business Systems

Value: $50                                                                          Opening bid: $20 / Additional bids: $10

*Passes expire 6/30/18.


  1. Move With Ease

The Feldenkrais Method will teach you how to discover, investigate and transform your

movement habits to improve your comfort, enjoyment, and confidence. Experience a flowing

body and a flexible mind. Your journey begins with a private Feldenkrais session with Cathy

Paine and one Feldenkrais class at MoveAbility in Norwalk.

Donated by: Cathy Paine

 Value: $135                                                                        Opening bid: $35 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Are You Hungry?

Enjoy delicious food and a casual, cozy atmosphere at one of the area’s favorite destinations.

Using high-quality ingredients, all food is prepared daily. Offering breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and catering. With $100 to spend….you’ll see what makes this place so special!

Donated by: Silvermine Market

Value: $100                                                                        Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. It’s In The Bag

Designed to hold all your essentials, including a small laptop, this roomy “Aken Tote” with extra

pockets is sure to become your new best friend. Its woven cotton chevron design will take you

through all four seasons.

Donated by: J. McLaughlin

Value: $158                                                                        Opening bid: $50 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Serve Your Bread in Style

Each morning the dedicated bakers at Cobs High Ridge are up early making bread from

scratch for you to enjoy. Fill your larder with 10 loaves of freshly baked white, whole wheat or

country grain bread…all containing no added sugars, colors or preservatives. Serve your bread

on this lovely cherry board with a handmade stoneware dipping bowl. Its “wood art” designed

with a purpose and representative of the unique, custom-designed, US-created objects featured at

Against the Grain.

Donated by: Cobs High Ridge

                      Against the Grain

Value: $105                                                                        Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Candy Without the Calories…How Sweetz-A-Riffic!

Get your jelly bean fix with this bright, colorful, beautifully printed Sweetz-A-Riffic messenger

bag. Lots of pockets and zippers and even a mesh pocket to stow your drink make this great

for young and old, for school or any purpose.

Donated by: Candy Nichols

Value: $48                                                                          Opening bid: $15 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Ooh-la-la at She la la!

Shop with up to 20 of your friends in this happy and welcoming New Canaan boutique where

many of the items are from local craftspeople, much of the jewelry is made by local designers

and a good deal of the furniture is one-of-a-kind. At your Shopping Party, all will enjoy a 20%

discount on everything in the store. Wine is included. Here’s a $100 Gift Card to get you


Donated by: She la la

Value: $600                                                                      Opening bid: $200 / Additional bids: $20


  1. New Canaan Moderns: A Driving Tour for Four

Take an informative driving tour of New Canaan’s fantastic modern houses with Jack Trifero!

You’ll learn about the Harvard Five architectural movement that began in the 1940’s and the

histories of important town buildings that were a part of it. While highlighting some of the most

beautiful roads in picturesque New Canaan, you’ll view twelve samples of modern architecture

by the Harvard Five: Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansson, Philip Johnson, and Eliot

Noyes. You’ll also visit examples from other important architects of the period. Tour dates and

departure times are flexible. Driving tours last approximately 1-1/2 hours.

Donated by: modern house man

Value: $240                                                                        Opening bid: $80 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Amazing Grace

New Canaan’s Grace Farms is a gift of open space and extraordinary architecture. The complex incorporates The River, an 83,000 square foot multi-use building and covered walkways which Pritzker Prize-winning architectural studio SANAA designed to blend almost transparently into the surrounding 80 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. A center for nature, arts, community, justice and faith, the possibilities are as open as the land itself. Enjoy the Grace Farms Tour for Two that accompanies this thoughtful gift bag.

Donated by: Grace Farms Foundation

Value: $100                                                                        Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Fact and Fiction in the Gilded Age

Immerse yourself in the captivating and highly readable Chief Engineer by Erica Wagner, a

portrait of Washington Roebling, chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Address by Fiona

Davis tells the fictional tale of two very different working women who lived a hundred years

apart and the mystery that may or may not connect them and link their fates.

Donated by: Elm Street Books

Value: $54                                                                          Opening bid: $20 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Power of the Pony

For decades, the Polo Pony and the signature Polo shirt have been two of the most recognized

symbols in global fashion – donned by world leaders, Hollywood royalty and other icons of

fashion. The Polo logo and Polo shirt carry the resonance and spirit of the sport after which

they are named and stand as enduring symbols of quality and timeless American style. Take

the Power of The Pony home with you this evening. This shirt may be exchanged for size and/

or color.

Donated by: Ralph Lauren, New Canaan

Value: $85                                                                          Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Jingle Jangle Bangle

Sterling silver with a 14K gold ball clasp…wear this lovely piece alone or layered with the

bangle bracelets you already have.*

Donated by: NAGI Jewelers

Value: $200                                                                        Opening bid: $70 / Additional bids: $20

* No exchanges


  1. Reel in a Fresh Tie

Teeny, tiny whales swimming across this whimsical silk tie set it apart from the world of whale-less

ones. Handmade in the USA.

Donated by: Vineyard Vines

Value: $85                                                                          Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Our Garden is Your Garden

The Bartlett Arboretum is a natural preserve like no other in this region, highlighting the best of

what Connecticut’s native landscape has to offer: magnificent trees, charming gardens,

wildflower meadows, walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats. Your one-year Family

Membership provides invitations and discounts to Bartlett sales, programs, and events and

also to many local businesses. The newly published Images of Modern America: Bartlett  Arboretum & Gardens follows the history of this exquisite Stamford jewel. A gift basket of

Bartlett “goodies” accompany your membership.

Donated by: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

Value: $127                                                                        Opening bid: $40 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Goal!

Playing at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, NEW YORK RANGERS

games have become a must-see event for any hockey lover. TWO TICKETS (Section 209, Row

15, Seats 11 & 12) for Monday, November 6 – Rangers vs Columbus Blue Jackets.

Donated by: Howard Weinberg

Value: $124                                                                        Opening bid: $40 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Date Night

Use the four passes to the State Theatre in Stamford for delightful cinema that will fill your

mind. In continuous operation since 1927, this historical movie house is your “go to” for first-run

films. Enjoy casual dining a short walk from the theatre…neighborhood favorites for pizza,

burgers, ribs…and post-movie discussion.

Donated by: Garden Homes Management Corporation – $40

                      Amore Cucina & Bar – $30 gift card

                      Vinny’s Backyard Restaurant & Bar – $25 gift card + a free pizza

Total Value: $100                                                              Opening bid: $30 / Additional bids: $20


60A Pressing Matter

Starting with a passion for a healthy lifestyle and eating clean, healthy and natural foods, New Canaan Olive Oil has expanded their product line from olive oil and vinegar to an array of

gourmet ingredients, organic sugars, salts, spices, teas and more. This gift basket introduces

you to the products that started it all. Enjoy a sampling of their offerings and learn about olive

oil, balsamic vinegar and more while enjoying the company of your friends in a private setting

with a one-hour tasting event for 10! (FREE GIFT for each guest and 10% of any purchases

made at your tasting event will be donated to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum).

Donated by: New Canaan Olive Oil

Value: $250                                                                        Opening bid: $85 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Our Daily Bread Gift Basket

As bread emerges from the oven, warm and fragrant, friends gather around communal tables,

the hum of conversation fills the air, jam is passed and time slows. Start your day with the

pleasure of this assortment of organic jams, spreads and a sampling of organic teas plus a $25

gift card to spend on pantry products at the bakery or in the restaurant.

Donated by: Le Pain Quotidien, New Canaan

Value: $50                                                                          Opening bid: $20 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Be a Rock N Roll Star

For over 20 years, Austin Guitars has been producing instruments inspired by classic shapes

and tones. Their products stand out as among the highest value brands in the market. The

meticulous design and quality craftsmanship of this ATC200 electric guitar makes for a really

enjoyable player experience whether you are already a Rock ‘n Roll star or just an aspiring one.

Donated by: New Canaan Music

Value: $200                                                                        Opening bid: $70 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Gilded Age “Must Reads”

The drama, expansion, mansions, and wealth of the transformative Gilded Age are captured

magnificently in this collection of books about the era. Experience the vivid tapestry of

American society at the turn of the century as you turn the pages of:

The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

Empty Mansions – Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

The American Heiress – Daisy Goodwin

Sargent’s Women – Donna M. Lucky

The Gilded Age in New York 1870-1910 – Esther Crain

Donated by: Barrett Bookstore

Value: $115                                                                        Opening bid: $40 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Lovely Locks

Creative and individualistic are how you define your style, and Rusk products let you do just

that. It’s all in the hair care basket. Everything from the basics to the luxurious…hair brushes,

an ionic hair dryer, shampoos, conditioners, gels, mousses…all to saturate your hair with

nutrients, give it incredible shine and luster and bring out the best in you!

Donated by: Conair Corporation

Value: $632                                                                      Opening bid: $200 : Additional bids: $20


  1. A Year of Cinema

With an Avon Theatre Film Center Dual/Couple Gift Membership, you’ll enjoy reduced adult

regular admission for two, discounts on special events, members-only sneak previews, free

admission on your birthday, a free ticket for each member when joining, weekly Avon e-news

with movie schedules and reviews and some of the best film viewing in Fairfield County. (The

FREE POPCORN coupons are an added bonus!)

Donated by:  Avon Theatre Film Center, Inc.

Value: $120                                                                        Opening bid: $40 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Shop New Canaan

You’ll delight in the merchandise at The Whitney Shop, a store that offers a variety of boutiques

under one roof and selections that change from season to season. With a combination of hand-selected gemstones, exceptional service, and quality, the perfect jewelry adornment awaits you at Pennyweights. Shop at Shoes ‘N More where you’ll find the perfect pair for every and any occasion.

Donated by: The Whitney Shop – $75 gift certificate

                      Pennyweights – $50 gift card

                      Shoes ‘N More – $50 gift card

Value: $175                                                                       Opening bid: $60 / Additional bids: $20




Enjoy a special fall or spring weekend at Martha’s Vineyard in this inviting 5000 square foot Richard Bergmann designed home set on 3.5 wooded acres with spectacular views of Vineyard Sound and within walking distance of a private beach and tennis courts. This comfortable 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home sleeps 8 adults and is the perfect getaway for family and friends! Start your day on the secluded patio bathed in morning light. Enjoy a lazy afternoon on the ocean-view deck. End your day sitting by a cozy fire in the living room. This lovely home is located in the historic town of Chilmark on the North Shore in the private Association of Spring Point. Check with the owners to choose the dates for your four day (Friday through Monday) weekend. Plan your visit for Spring or Fall 2018. Sorry, no pets.

Donated by: Patsy and Dick Brescia

 Value: $4,000                                                              Opening bid: $3,000 / Additional bids: $100


  1. The Silk Touch

Treat yourself to a “forever blooming” silk floral arrangement with this $250 gift certificate. Owner Danna DiElsi uses the finest silk flowers in the world to create gorgeous custom arrangements for corporate and residential interiors.

Donated by: The Silk Touch                                               

 Value: $250                                                                        Opening bid: $75 / Additional bids: $20



  1. Brighten up Your Nights

This stylish table lamp features a crystal and metal base with an elegant bronze finish, crystal pendants, and a drum shade. It’s the perfect fusion of contemporary design and old-world craftsmanship.

Donated by:  Oriental Furnishings                        

 Value:$135                                                                         Opening bid: $40 / Additional bids: $10


  1. Jose Feliciano World Tour Concert – Two VIP Tickets

A virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer, Jose Feliciano is an international presence who has influenced popular music for more than two generations.  Pick any concert on Mr. Feliciano’s 2018 Golden Anniversary Concert Tour schedule….anywhere in the world…and enjoy two VIP concert tickets! You’ll also have the opportunity for a meet and greet this extraordinary performing artist. Check for tour schedule.

Donated by: Jose & Susan Feliciano

 Value: $250-$500*                                                             Opening bid: $50 / Additional bids: $20

*Depending in venue


  1. Norwalk Harbor

These two beautiful prints depicting a vintage Norwalk harbor and a charming seascape are artfully framed and signed by the artist. Perfect for your home or office.

Donated by: Patsy and Dick Brescia                                  

 Value: $150                                                                        Opening bid: $50 / Additional bids: $20


  1. Now You See It…Now You Don’t

Award-winning artist Miggs Burroughs uses a high-resolution imaging process to create visual effects that appear as 3Dimensionality and multi-changing graphics. With four Time magazine covers, art created for the White House and works in the Smithsonian Institution, you can join this rank of esteemed “collectors” when you place your winning bid here.

Donated by: Miggs Burroughs

 Value $650                                                                       Opening bid: $100 / Additional bids: $50


  1. Two matching Buffet Lamps

This lovely pair of buffet lamps deserves a special place in your home. The base of each lamp is decorated with a fern motif in an antique finish; each silk shantung shade is decorated with beading. Elegant and beautiful.

Donated by: Connecticut Design Center

 Value: $510                                                       Opening bid: $100 / Additional bids: $50


  1. Say “Cheese”

To a stunning platter of cheese, fruit & crackers for 10* from Fairfield County’s go-to gourmet market and caterer offering delicious fresh, organic expertly prepared food.

Donated by: Garelick & Herbs.

*Gift certificate expires April 14, 2018.

 Value: $125                                                                        Opening bid: $40 / Additional bids: $10

  1. Top Shelf

This impressive collection of liquors is part of a luxurious basket donated by DIAGEO and ideal for entertaining your best clients, your friends, or to simply enjoy alone on any occasion. From 15 year old single malt scotch whiskey, to top-of-the-line vodka; this basket will please any connoisseur’s palate.

This basket includes: Dalwhinnie Scotch Whiskey, Ketel One Vodka, Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey, Johnny Walker Blue Label, Blended Scotch Whiskey, Bulleit Bourbon Rye Whiskey and Captain Morgan Rum.


Value: $500                                                                      Opening bid: $150 / Additional bids: $20



  1. It’s a Small World “Garage Sale”


For all collectors of miniatures and dollhouses the “Garage Sale” is a must have and will delight children and adults alike. Built and assembled by the Fitch House Miniature Club.


Value: $450                                                                      Opening bid: $150 / Additional bids: $20





Enjoy a full week in the Berkshires in this luxurious two Bedroom Townhouse Condominium*  that can sleep up to 6 people. This home is delightfully equipped with a full Kitchen, washer and dryer, and two full Bathrooms with a tub and shower stall in the Master Bath. Relax in the Living and Dining Rooms which feature vaulted ceilings, wrap-around windows, skylights, a fireplace and more. With breathtaking views of the mountains from every room and a beautiful back deck, you will never want to leave! Jiminy Peak is only 30 minutes away from Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the historic town of Lenox where you will find top entertainment and fine dining. Your week includes resort privileges with admission to all resort swimming pools and activities and 3 restaurants on location, including  John Harvard’s Brewery & Alehouse.

Donated by: Cecile Roth

 Value: $1,463                                                                 Opening bid: $600 / Additional bids: $100 *Suite confirmation details with purchase.



Be part of this year’s excitement and enjoy VIP seating for four at the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For over 90 years, this event has officially kicked off the holiday season. Watch the famous floats and helium balloons soar down the streets of New York and be entertained by the nation’s best marching bands, hottest celebrities and thousands of clowns!

Four VIP Viewing Passes for entry into Macy’s private Parade Grandstands (lining the perimeter of Central Park between 60th and 76th Streets)!


Donated by: Macy’s

Value: Priceless*                                                           Opening bid: $800 / Additional bids: $100

* These tickets have no face value. The winner of this item will receive a voucher certificate that must be completed by the winner and sent to the address provided. The actual tickets will be sent to the winner with a November 20, 2017, anticipated delivery date.



A.The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

The Verandah Resort & Spa is an eco-friendly Caribbean beachfront resort with two spectacular white-sand beaches, four pools, nature trails to historic Devil’s Bridge, four restaurants, tennis & fitness center, non-motorized water sports, kids club, mini golf, mini cinema and the world-class Tranquility Body & Soul Spa.  Perfect for those seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation or just looking to escape and leave the world behind.


  • Valid for up to 2 rooms (double occupancy) for 7 nights
  • Winner responsible for airfare and an all-inclusive supplement of $125 per person per night (which provides for dining, beverages, resort facilities, activities, service charges and gratuities), plus government tax
  • Additional peak season surcharge of $50 per person per night applies December 21 to April 15
  • Reservations subject to availability, some restrictions apply
  • Expires December 20, 2018

Donated by: Elite Island Resorts

Value : $2400                                                                Opening bid: $500 / Additional bids: $500

 B. Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama

Winner of the Travelers’ Choice 2015 Award, this distinctive collection of comfortable suites nestled 4,000 ft. above sea level is spread across 16 acres of a lush coffee plantation with panoramic views of the Baru Volcano set against Boquete’s green mountains, blue waterfalls, and rushing rivers. Experience a rainforest safari, zip lining, spa treatments, hiking to the waterfalls and more! All deluxe accommodations feature marble bathrooms, regional art and private patios for full enjoyment of the fresh mountain air.


  • Valid for up to 3 rooms (double occupancy) for 5 nights
  • Winner responsible for airfare and an all-inclusive supplement of $115 per person per night (which provides for dining, beverages, resort facilities, activities, service charges and gratuities), plus government tax
  • Additional peak season surcharge of $50 per person per night applies December 21 to April 15
  • Reservations subject to availability, some restrictions apply
  • Expires December 20, 2018


Donated by: Elite Island Resorts

Value: $2400                                                                  Opening bid: $500 / Additional bids: $100



Since 1938, the Dining Room at the Mansion has only been used for a formal dinner on very few exceptional occasions! Imagine yourself and your guests enjoying cocktails, appetizers and a sumptuous dinner in the splendid surroundings of this iconic Victorian-era mansion. This EXCLUSIVE and exciting package includes the Mansion (all yours for this special evening), access to the Period Rooms on the first floor, and a dinner for ten staffed and catered by Best in Gourmet. Dinner does not include wine, which will be charged separately.

 Value: $10,000                                                            Opening Bid: $5,000/Additional Bids: $500


Funding Projects for a Better Future
Please note that the following are not auction items but funding projects for the Mansion where all paddle donations are accepted.

      1. HELP US BRING A CLASSROOM TO THE MUSEUM: Each classroom visit costs the LMMM $350 ($550 with bus).

Every year, thousands of students visit the Mansion. Help us bring more classes to this National Historic Landmark so that our youth can learn about the Civil War and 19th-century history, art, and technology. Your donation will help us boost education in our communities.

Open to Multiple Donations


       2. HELP US SPONSOR OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Each intern costs the LMMM $1,500.

Our interns have been accepted at Yale, UConn, George Washington University. Every year we receive many requests for internships from our local high schools and colleges. The LMMM’s staff and volunteer educators provide educational guidance and training in museum administration to help our interns acquire important skills for the future. Help us continue to bring interns to LMMM and contribute to the productivity and future of our youth.

Open to Multiple Donations




Help fund the conservation/restoration of a pair of three-arm bronze gas sconces, each with an elaborately cast back plate. Originally in the Library, these lights were installed by the Mathews family in 1876 and matched their gasolier. The restored finish will be brass with silver shade rings and silvered filigreed drop finials. They will be fitted with reproduction etched glass shades to match the 2010-conserved gasolier.

Open to Multiple Donations