Columbia’s Charlton Hall Art Auction
September 6 - 7, 2013
7 Lexington Dr. West Columbia, SC 29170

Columbia’s own auction house is pleased to announce it has been named one of the “Top 250 Auction Houses” worldwide! This highly competitive title was awarded to Charlton Hall Galleries in Art+ Auction magazine’s August special issue due to its impressive sales records in the past year, putting the local auction house in the same caliber as those in New York or London.

Founded in 1929, Charlton Hall Galleries has been a top auction firm in the southeast for over eighty years. With quarterly sales featuring fine arts and antiques, Charlton Hall attracts buyers and sellers globally and has over 43,000 clients from over 130 countries.  According to Art+ Auction magazine, Charlton Hall is not only one of the top houses in the world, but is also one of only fifty-five auction firms listed in the United States.

Regularly seeking out new trends in the market and fields, Charlton Hall was one of the first auction firms to offer live internet bidding, which has enabled ease of access for potential bidders throughout the world and a contender with other houses on a more global scale.  Although a regional business, Charlton Hall Galleries is able to provide personal service with international results.  These opportunities have allowed the auction house to secure notable estates such as those belonging to Francis McNairy and Henry Moog, as well as extraordinary collections, recently including an important Alabama collection of jade.  Over the years, Charlton Hall has sold many exciting items to and from important museums and private collections, often shattering past sales records.

Each auction held offers between 800-1400 objects and although focused on fine arts and antiques, many of the lots sell for between $800- $2,000, making bidding at auction something worth considering for your next purchase of art, furniture or decorative pieces.  Come attend the sale for a fun and free day of excitement!

The upcoming September auction will feature the extraordinary estate of esteemed Memphis fine art dealer Lisa Kurts, as well as numerous other impressive estates and museum de-accessions.  The public is welcome to attend the free preview reception on Saturday, August 31st or visit the galleries the Wednesday-Friday leading up to the sale.