It could be said that auction houses specialize in scarcity and rareness. But occasionally, they may come across a piece so unique, so peculiar even, that it garners national attention. Such was the case for Lot 0447, an inlaid Federal desk that sold for $354,000 at Asheville’s Brunk Auctions’ November sale.
This year’s conference (Feb. 17-19) celebrates its 25th anniversary and adds a number of Asheville-based events from lectures and art exhibits to walking tours and antiques shows.
Lorraine’s Jewelery & Antiques is closing after operating in downtown Asheville since 2001. “The tourists come to look at the leaves; they don’t come to look at the jewelry,” owner Brian Pottow said.
An industrial lot was transformed into a sea of flea market finds at the grand opening of the Paris of the South Flea Market this weekend.