Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale and Auction Benefit Gala
Saturday, June 5, 2021
5 pm to 8:30 pm
The 29th Annual Southampton Fresh Air Home’s Decorators-Designers-Dealers (D-D-D) Sale and Auction Benefit Gala will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021. This highly anticipated event is the opening fundraising party of the summer season, and features our famous live, silent and wine auctions and an extraordinary home furnishings and antiques sale.
The auctions feature items from top names in fashion, jewelry, travel, fine dining, entertainment, sports, health and beauty. Priceless one-of-a-kind items include exotic vacations at private resorts, exclusive dining experiences with top chefs in beautiful homes, golf outings at some of the fabulous East End golf courses, photo shoots, and so much more! The wine auction will feature a selection of wines that could rival the best of any private collection.
The fabulous furniture sale will feature choice and rare antiques, gently used and new home furnishings—designer furniture, lamps, paintings, framed prints, fabrics, decorative accessories and much, much more. For more than a quarter century, guests from Manhattan, Connecticut, Palm Beach and the Hamptons have lined up hours in advance to have first choice of these extraordinary treasures, beautifully showcased by our design team, and offered at amazing prices.
We accept new and gently used furniture, home furnishings and accessories for our sale from early September through mid-May. The items we collect throughout the year will be displayed by our designers and sold at the event.
To schedule a house call please contact Patsy Lynch at 631-283-5847 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For items in New York City, you may e-mail photos to Patsy at the above address.
We reserve the right to refuse any items that are not in salable condition. We ask that all items for pick up are easily accessible for our drivers, either in a garage or front of the house. We cannot accept furniture that has been stored in unfinished basements.
After items are reviewed by our designers, we will arrange a pick-up – either by SFAH staff or a moving company we work with throughout the year. Because of rising costs, the Home may not be able to pick-up items in New York City without some financial assistance from our donors. Please speak to Pasty to discuss options.
We do not accept:
Electronics and Home Appliances
Bed Linens and Towels
Toys, Books, Record Albums, CDS
Infants and children's items including cribs
DONATING TO THE LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS
To donate an item for or live or silent auction, please visit our auction donation portal. Items valued at $10,000 and above receive a full page color ad and four 5 p.m. entry benefactor tickets. Donated items valued at $5,000 and above receive a full page b&w ad and two 5 p.m. entry benefactor tickets.
Additional sponsorships levels are available for Wine Auction Donations. Please call 631-283-5847 for more information.
Your donation to the furniture sale and/or auction will ensure that no child is denied an opportunity to attend camp because of a family's inability to pay. We thank you for your generosity! As a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, you will be provided with a receipt of your donated items for your taxes. We do not provide values for your donations.
The total value of your donation is tax deductible within the limits of the law. The Internal Revenue Code permits taxpayers that itemize their deductions to deduct the fair market value of contributed merchandise for income tax purposes. It is the obligation of donor to determine the actual value of articles contributed. If you believe the value of your contribution is substantial, you should have the merchandise comprising your contribution evaluated by a qualified appraiser and consult a tax advisor.
The Southampton Fresh Air Home cannot sign any IRS tax documents attesting to the value of your donation without a qualified appraisal. IRS tax forms and accompanying appraisals must be submitted to the Home for signature prior to the date of the sale following your donation — this year, June 6, 2020.
FURNITURE PICK-UPS AND DROP-OFFS
Please note: In light of the current health concerns, we have modified our pick-up protocol. If SFAH men pick-up we are asking for all the furniture be placed in a garage or outside for safety purposes. If for any reason you must leave them inside, please have the furniture gathered together near the front door for ease and safety of pick-up. We cannot take furniture from basements. Our men will be masked and we ask for the homeowners to be masked as well when inside.
SFAH schedules furniture pick-ups done by our in-house staff on Monday's and Friday's. If your donation is larger, or in New York City, we may engage B&N Moving who provide pick-ups five days a week according to their schedule and availability. Pick-ups are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis, and are typically booked two to three weeks in advance. Day of pick-ups are unfortunately not possible.
We accept items to be dropped-off by appointment only, also on Monday's and Friday's. It is important that we are able to accommodate each donor with adequate assistance during your drop off. Therefore, we kindly request ample notice of what items we should expect so that we are properly staffed to assist you.