Auction House Furniture/Decorative Arts Specialist

The primary responsibility of this role is the accurate and timely cataloging of Antique Furniture to be offered at public auction.  

Duties include:
Initial review of furniture items, ascertaining appropriate auction avenue for sale, inspecting, and investigating items and reviewing comparable items from on-line resources to ascertain the best possible auction estimate and writing well detailed succinct and accurate catalog descriptions adhering to in-house cataloging guidelines within our computer software application. 

Accompanying transportation team to on-site locations to assess items for auction and receipt those items for consignment.  Assisting with clients bringing in objects to be assessed, explaining the auction process, and helping administer the receipting of items.  

Overtime work and travel will be expected at certain times.

Candidate should have a well-developed understanding and working knowledge of antique furniture periods and styles, along with familiarity of wood types and construction techniques.  The candidate should possess a general interest in Art history, knowledge and/or familiarity with the auction/antique or art business, furniture styles, and a basic understanding of decorative arts. Working knowledge in other decorative arts fields is a plus.

Candidate should possess an attention to detail, computer skills, attitude of a team player and able to thrive in a fast paced environment by prioritizing their workload to meet deadlines.

Brunk Auctions, Inc provides benefits including health insurance, 401K with profit sharing after specific deadlines, and good bonus potential. Join our dedicated Asheville team!

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