Written by Jim Murphy | Photos by Anthony Harden
There’s more action than you think at auction houses across Western North Carolina.
All those possessions that both enhance and clutter our lives, those objects we never needed but found appealing for some obscure reason, after a few years those objects work their way into the category of Stuff.
Our Stuff becomes more than items to remind us of impetuous moments when the urge for acquisition overcame the caution of “buyer beware.” It eventually becomes part of our identity: “You are the sum of your Stuff.” Or something like that.
Yes, our Stuff is part of our lives, and one effective venue to either acquire more Stuff, or get rid of the Stuff we no longer want is—an auction.
Of course! Auctions offer incredible arrays of artifacts, gadgets, doo-dads, and general-interest Stuff, and to acquire it, all you have to do is raise your hand.
In Western North Carolina we have a rich variety of auction houses to satisfy every appetite for Stuff, from the useless—but unique—widget to the exquisite—and expensive—work of art. They stretch from Weaverville to Hendersonville, from Waynesville to Old Fort, with the superstar of the bunch on Tunnel Road in Asheville.
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