Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry Auction House Opens Chattanooga Office
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.— Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals has announced the opening of a consignment office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is the third branch office for the Knoxville-based company, which opened in 2006. Other offices are located in Nashville and Kingsport, TN.
“We’re grateful to be attracting an increasing number of buyers, consignments and appraisal requests from the Chattanooga area, and this office allows us to work more closely with collectors, estate attorneys and executors, trust officers and institutions here,” said company president John Case. “We launched this company in 2005 to bring integrity, excellence, and an international reach to the sale of fine art, antiques and jewelry in Tennessee. Customers no longer have to send their finest pieces to New York in order to get the best price, or the best possible stewardship of their estates or collections.”
Case conducts cataloged, internationally-marketed auctions of fine art, antiques and jewelry, with in-person, online, and telephone bidding options. The company recently gaveled paintings deaccessioned by Chattanooga’s Hunter Museum of Art, along with a circa 1940 limestone sculpture by William Edmondson of Nashville for $540,000, and a pair of historic Tennessee portraits by Ralph Earl, which sold to Colonial Williamsburg for $42,000. An 18th century book signed by President George Washington, from the Chattanooga estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, made national headlines when it sold at Case for $138,000. The company’s July auction, which attracted more than 7,000 registered bidders from more than 50 countries, included luxury jewelry from the estate of Kathleen Preston of Chattanooga and important silver from the estate of Marion “Bit” Hutcheson of Happy Valley Farms, Rossville, Georgia.
Case’s Chattanooga office is located at 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, Suite 3, and is open by appointment only. For more information, call 423-702-7840 or visit the company’s website, www.caseantiques.com.