I bought a lovely framed 19th century Minton tile (used as a teapot stand). David bought a beautiful early 20th century cornet in its original case, it has a lovely sound. We picked up 36 spare plates (white with black checked border), but missed out on a wooden cabinet we had our eye on. There were refreshments on hand and healthy competition between bidders making for a fun day out. I hope it was successful for all involved.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Village Antiques of Franklin held a giant auction in the Palais Theatre today to clear some stock in advance of the arrival of a shipping container full of items purchased on a recent trip to the UK. What a lot of work it must have been to set it all up. With almost 500 lots up for grabs, it was a big day with some bargains to be had and some real treasures: everything from large furniture to rugs to jewelry and everything in between. The auctioneer did a fantastic job, keeping proceedings moving quickly and the crowd entertained.