Bridgeport - Black Rock Galleries

1720 Fairfield Avenue

About Us:
Black Rock Galleries is the tri-state's largest estate liquidator serving New England and the greater New York City area. We are the trusted source for expert appraisals, auction services, estate sales and consignment. We have served over 1000 families with compassion, professionalism and expertise. We work with attorneys, executors, realtors and families to bring the greatest return on assets in the current market. Our unique combination of services make us the easy choice to get the job done in a timely and stress-free manner. We are with you from the initial consultation to the final clean out.

Black Rock Galleries is a full service auction house and antique center featuring 53,000 sq ft of furniture, quality antiques, fine art, beautiful home furnishings and home accessories. We are open Tuesday through Saturday and hold auctions frequently. The launch of our new website in January 2015 offers our clients' property to a national audience featuring traditional online shopping, unique flash sales and online auctions.

After almost 20 years in the antiques, auction, and consignment arena, Grant Panarese and Christie Spooner set out to create a one-stop enterprise based upon knowledge, honesty, and integrity. What began in 2010 as Bridgeport Salvage Company in the Mill Hill section of Bridgeport quickly bloomed into a unique business offering a consignment shop, full auction and estate sale services, and expert appraisals. By 2012, business growth pushed them to a new facility with over 53,000 square feet of showroom space and a new moniker, Black Rock Galleries.


Kirk Taylor

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
We were on the East Coast during a difficult stretch... Dealing not only with the loss of our Dear Mom, but trying to find new "homes" for all of her beautiful things, including our childhood home. I got a good recommendation from a local, but when we drove up to the location, are hopes quickly diminished. Neighborhood was bleak and a bit run down. We couldn't imagine finding any significant resource there, but since already there, decided to go in. Boy was I wrong! Never judge a book by its cover, was never so true. I found beautiful, large, funky-sheik, treasure chest inside! Multiple floors and rooms, filled with all sorts of very unique pieces: Furniture, Art, Decorations etc! I ended up working directly with the owners Rick and Grant. They were amazing. Cutting to the chase, I just received the check from the consignment auction they held for the Estate! The accompanying letter have a detailed breakdown of the items, auction sale price, commission charged, and our portion. I checked the web portal they provided with their services. What a wonderful job they did in grouping, photographing and describing each item. From furniture to clothing and jewelry... Very impressively laid out on the website, well priced, and they charged a fair commission. They have a large online subscription, so they sold everything and they sold it pretty quickly. We appreciated their respectful, sensitive approach during a difficult time, and we are happy that someone saw the value and beauty in those items, and will get to enjoy them as Mom did. And we can visit the site whatever we want, see multiple pictures of each item for a mini trip down memory lane! We have already recommended them to our friends and family in the area. They are restoring faith in Bridgeport one auction at a time! Black Rock Galleries is a gem, and Rick and Grant are precious metals!

Amy Cole

Monday, July 17, 2017
Our recent experience using Black Rock Galleries to auction virtually everything in our Fairfield home was beyond our wildest expectations. Every member of the staff was professional, friendly and respectful. We were able to use the online auction service, which worked efficiently and was actually a lot of fun to watch! We have already been referring many of our friends who are positioning themselves to sell off their home contents as well. We enthusiastically recommend them!!

Susan Moch

Sunday, May 7, 2017
What a terrific place! We always have fun browsing through the gallery or buying in their on-line auctions. Great values. Wonderful, helpful staff. My favorite auction house and antique gallery.

Nancie Emmett

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
I love their new website, easy to use and bid online. Always can find something for my new house with their estate sales. Great owners and staff. The only thing makes me not rate this place 5 is because they don't offer in-house shipping so it's kinda inconvenient if you're not living in CT or New York area.

Ema Charlton

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Found this place in Lara Spencer's book and visited last week. They have one of the most amazing showrooms, specially on 3rd floor, full of antique, signages. Really worth a day trip to CT. Have to come back with my husband to bring something for our house.