Brunk Auctions (Antiques and Fine Art)

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Brunk Auctions (Antiques and Fine Art)

Brunk Auctions is an auction house based in Asheville, North Carolina, specializing in a range of antiques, fine art and collectables.

 

Background

Brunk Auctions was established in 1983 by Robert Brunk, who continues to act as an auctioneer alongside his son Andrew.

Auctions and services

The company conducts between 6 – 8 auctions per year, with each sale organized into a number of categories including:

  • American Furniture & Accessories
  • Antiquities, Early Ceramics & Tribal Art
  • Art Glass & Pottery, Arts & Crafts, Modern decorative items
  • Jewellery and Fashion
  • Paintings, Watercolours, Prints, Sculptures & Bronzes
  • Photographs, Autographs, Books & Maps
  • Sporting, Clocks, Scientific Instruments, Toys & Music Boxes

Their 26,000 sq. ft. facility includes a multimedia auction gallery, three exhibition galleries and photography studios and is run by a team of 18 full time staff, including specialists in many fields of the fine and decorative arts as well as collectibles, ephemera and jewellery.

They sell single items, private collections, and property deaccessioned by museums and other non-profit institutions.

They have also sold a number of important collections of Southern furniture, paintings, silver and related decorative arts, along with collections of antique firearms, coins, decoys, toys, classic automobiles, outsider art, and Asian art.

Auction catalogues

None currently listed

Notable sales

  • A Serge Poliakoff (1900-1969) painting entitled ‘Composition’ (1955-1956), sold for $320,000 in February 2010
  • An oil on Canvas entitled ‘View of Asheville, North Carolina, 1850’ by artist Robert Scott Duncanson, sold for $320,000 in May 2003
  • A grain painted New Hampshire chest-on-chest attributed to the Dunlap School of cabinetmaking, sold in September 2005 for $240,000
  • A micromosaic table attributed to Giacomo Raffaelli (Italian, 1753-1836), and Thomas Hope (1769-1831), sold for $400,000 in September 2003
  • A document signed by General George Custer, sold in September 2005 for $16,000
  • A southern paint decorated Masonic clock sold for a record price of $190,000

News & Events

Upcoming sales

2013 sale dates

  • January 12-13
  • March 23-24
  • May 11-12
  • July 13-14
  • September 21-22
  • November 16-17
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