About Us

H.K. “Kit” Martin and Art Monette have been in the auction business together for twenty five years.  For the last thirteen, the Townshend Auction Gallery has been in its present location on Route 30.  Prior to that, Kit and Art ran auctions in the Old Newfane Barn near the Newfane Flea Market, just 3 miles from the present location

Kit and Art have always been interested in Antiques. Kit started in the business at 8 years old, selling items at sales he would host at his family home in Newfane.

Art’s grandmother was an old bottle collector and from a young age, Art would help her with flea market sales and was always an early bird at auctions, estate and tag sales.

Combined, they have many, many years of experience in liquidating estates and antiques.

The Townshend Auction Gallery prides itself on obtaining the highest dollar for your antiques.  The trend of a high monetary return for quality items presented at auction continues! We are most interested in the following:

  • Iron furniture
  • Country furniture
  • Oil lamps
  • Antique guns
  • Select china and pottery
  • Antique jelly cupboards
  • Coins
  • Antique lamps
  • Costume and estate jewelry
  • Antique pens
  • Tiffany items
  • Oil portraits and frames
  • Period clothing
  • Antique watches and clocks
  • Old military items
  • Victorian ephemera
  • Art Deco items

We buy outright… or will take your items on consignment.

Kit and Art cordially invite all buyers and sellers to come on over to Townshend and experience a top-quality country auction with us!