On March 23rd – 24th, 2018 Brunk Auctions will host an auction of fine and decorative art in their gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. The sale will feature 845 lots of American and European furniture & paintings, jewelry, Asian decorative arts, and silver.
Fine 18th Century New York, Boston, Connecticut, and Philadelphia furniture from the Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation will be offered during the auction. The Godfreys were strong supporters of multiple charitable and artistic institutions including the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library and The Milwaukee Art Museum. Seventy lots of furniture in the Early American taste will be included in the sale from the Wisconsin-area Foundation in the auction.
Over 95 paintings by American Women will be sold to benefit a Southern Institution during the March Auction. Artists include Jane Peterson, Grace Hudson, Adelaide Cole Chase, Ellen Day Hale, and more. These fine works will be sold in two sections.
The top lot in the auction is a pair of rare Georgian-Era 21 Carat Diamond Earrings. Consigned from a Private Atlanta, Georgia Collection. These dazzling Night and Day earrings are estimated at $50,000 to $70,000. Over 125 additional lots of fine and rare jewelry will be sold in the March Auction. Other jewelry highlights include an Antique Platinum, Sapphire, & Diamond Pendant estimated at $15,000 to $20,000 and an Art Deco Diamond, Sapphire, & Ruby Necklace estimated at $12,000 to $18,000.
Property from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will be on the auction block during the two-day auction. American and British furniture from the institution will be sold with proceeds to benefit the Acquisitions Fund. Brunk Auctions sold a deaccessioning of maps from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in a November 2017 auction, setting many records at auction and achieving several exceptional results.
Fine paintings by Thomas Hudson, Richard Ansdell, Max Kuehne, William Aiken Walker, Ernest Lawson, and others will also be offered. The pre-sale estimates for this auction is $876,800 to $1,377,050. The sale is now available for preview and bidding at brunkauctions.com/. Printed catalogs are available by request.
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Asheville, North Carolina
About Brunk Auctions
Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and professionalism. Bob brought to bear his experience as an anthropologist, writer and professional woodworker, an unmistakable combination of skills that continue to illuminate catalog entries and elucidate auction-goers. Bob is now a valued consultant and continues as auctioneer.
Andrew Brunk joined his father in 2005. His curatorial experience has brought additional focus on research and connoisseurship. His experience as the head of the American furniture department at one of the world’s largest auction houses has allowed us to continually align ourselves with the best in the business – in terms of expertise and exceptional client service.
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