Included will be period furniture (much of it finely crafted pieces from the Carolinas), architectural antiques, decorative accessories, cut glass, sterling silver, Wedgwood and more. Worth noting is a collection of more than 40 Cherokee baskets from a former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. This will be a live auction, with no Internet bidding.
“We had 83 registered bidders at out last auction, so I’m expecting a crowd of between 80 and 100 people,” said Travis Wilson of Broken Arch Auction Gallery. “We’ll be selling in sequence, starting with lot number one, and folks in the back will be able to see what comes up for bid on a 60-inch television monitor.” Wilson said phone and absentee bids will be accepted.
The furniture pieces are expected to generate keen bidder interest. Included will be a circa-1820 Pickens County (S.C.) heart of pine, 16-pane paneled door corner cupboard with original green interior paint, and a circa 1840s walnut slant-top desk with yellow pine secondary and back. The desk, with ogee bracket feet, is all-original, with a Piedmont (N.C.) provenance.
Additional furniture items will feature a circa 1860s walnut two-piece, 12-pane secretary with dovetailed bracket feet, dovetailed case, yellow pine secondary, unusual pediment, original pulls, inlaid key locks and a history traceable to Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a circa-1870 northern Pennsylvania 8-pane cherry corner cupboard with cherry and pine secondary and original finish.
Merchandise from other categories will include a cherry Hadorff baby grand piano with original finish, a circa-1900 16-inch Black Forest stag head, a 5-foot-tall Fall Harvest season statue, garden urns, stained glass pieces and more. A full-color printable catalog will be available online by Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Broken Arch Auction website: www.brokenarchgallery.com.
Previews will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 1-6; Friday, Jan. 11, from 1-7; and by appointment (for an appointment, call 828-713-2844)
The Wilson family has been involved in antiques and estate liquidations since the 1950s. Travis Wilson represents the third generation of what has been a family business dedicated to honest values and high ethical standards. Broken Arch Auction Gallery has a proven track record of professional service, from the consignment of a single item to the removal of an entire estate.
Broken Arch Auction Gallery specializes in estates containing antiques and collectibles, firearms, silver, pottery, period furniture, glassware, antique lighting, coins, baskets, books and artwork. The firm services North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, but it would consider venturing outside of this territory for a large or unique auction opportunity.
Broken Arch Auction Gallery is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To inquire about consigning a single item, a collection or an entire estate, you may call them at (828) 713-2844, or you can e-mail them at Travis@brokenarchgallery.com. To learn more about Broken Arch Auction Gallery and the Jan. 12 auction, log on to www.BrokenArchGallery.com.