Cowan’s Auction House


In the middle of the country at the top of the auction world, is where you will find us.

With sales approaching $20 million, Cowan’s has been making a bit of history of its own. We have established record prices paid for American Indian Artifacts, Midwestern furniture and other extraordinary decorative art pieces. Located in Cincinnati, we’e nationally recognized with a reputation for attracting the nation’s top collectors and dealers. More than 1000 bidders typically take part in each sale with customers from as far away as South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Cowan’s specialized divisions include:

Furniture, Paintings and Decorative Art

American Indian & Western Art

Historic Firearms and Early Militaria

Historic Americana


cowansphoto_wes_bioCowan’s Auctions, Inc. founder, president, television personality, newspaper columnist and fearless leader, Wes Cowan is a virtual encyclopedia of American history and antiques. He holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from the University of Kentucky and a PhD in anthropology from the University of Michigan.

Read articles written by Wes Cowan on the following subjects: Sugar ChestsAntique Pocket Watches, Henry Farny, General Custer Collectibles, Schuetzen Rifles, and Benjamin Franklin Collectibles.

Cowan’s Historic and Western Americana

June 25 & 26, 2009  10:00 AM EST


We are currently seeking consignments for our upcoming Historical and Western Americana Auction. Consignment deadline is March 25.  Please contact Katie Landrigan at or 513.871.1670 ext 46. visit us at

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