Interior design icon Anthony Baratta visiting Asheville, March 5-6

Press release from Brunk Auctions:

Brunk Auctions is very pleased to offer furniture and decorative art from the collection of American interior design icon and Colonial Williamsburg’s first Designer-in-Residence, Anthony Baratta. In a 2019 partnership with Williamsburg- the product licensing division of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation- noted designer Anthony Baratta reimagined and refurbished the mid-18th century Palmer House in Colonial Williamsburg. The ‘King of East Coast Chic’ brought his classic Americana style to the residence on the Duke of Gloucester Street, brightening the home with vibrant hues and reflecting the original palette of the period. The bold color, lively pattern, and creative mix of old and new rendered Baratta’s Palmer House at once historic and thoroughly modern.

In a conversation with the designer, Baratta shared the personal significance of the Palmer House project, offering that “The collection represents my lifelong passion for American and English antiques, decorative furnishings and folk art. All the things found a proper home in the Palmer House on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg. Many of the pieces are covered in my signature fabrics and they all come together to celebrate the joyfulness of American design.”

The array of furnishings offered at the March 27th – 28th auction include Lot 1204, a Southern Late Federal Mahogany Desk and Bookcase; Lot 893, a Georgian Inlaid, Figured Mahogany Sideboard; Lot 120, a British Maritime Painted, Decorated Sea Chest; and Lot 101, a Painted, Decorated Hampton Roads Hanging Sign. Anthony Baratta will visit the Brunk Auctions’ gallery in Asheville to curate this twenty-six-piece collection on March 5th and 6th. For more information about Anthony Baratta’s visit, this auction or these items, please visit us in Asheville or online at

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