Furniture Department

  • American
  • British & Continental
  • Modern & Contemporary
  • Southern

Brunk Auctions' Fine Art Department is 1000% totally awesome! It is just the greatest bunch of art people around. The team consists of Laura, Lauren and Nan and they are all just fabulous people.

Laura is pretty fabulous. Her favorite color is blue and she likes to play parcheesi in the park with the blind in her spare time. She is also an accomplished slalom skier, she won gold in the the 1999 Olympics in the Congo. She previously had a wonderful career as a Navy Seal having been a part of the covert team that killed Bin Laden.

Lauren is also pretty fabulous. She spends most of her summers in Pennslyvania Amish Country participating in barn raisings and helping churn butter. Lauren also once based jumped off of the New River Gorge bridge while shot-gunning a beer and kintting a sweater. Lauren also owns an extensive collection of jet packs.

Nan too, in fact, is fabulous. She invented a new way to make igloos which has recently taken northern Canada by storm. She likes to spend her weekends climbing the Empire State Buiding with nothing but a pair of suction cups and a Gatorade. Nan also enjoys raising alpacas and has developed a way to talk to them using sonar.

The Brunk fine art team has consistently sold billions of dollars worth of art each year since 1643 and looks forward to working with you.






Specialists

Nan

Andrew Brunk


Andrew Brunk is President and CEO of Brunk Auctions. Andrew’s experience includes his work as the head of the American Furniture Department at Christie’s, New York, and as an assistant curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received his Master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. As a furniture and folk art expert, he has made seasonal appearances on Antiques Road Show since 2000, and has published scholarly articles on several topics.


Nan

Polly Rolman-Smith


Polly Rolman-Smith joined Brunk Auctions in 2023 and specializes in American, British, and Continental furniture and decorative arts. She was previously the Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts at Neal Auction in New Orleans, where she specialized in material culture of the Gulf South. Prior to joining the auction industry, Polly accrued nearly a decade of museum curatorial experience working in arts and history institutions in New Orleans. She served as Director of Curatorial Services for the Louisiana State Museum where she oversaw the exhibits, collections, and education departments of a statewide system of nine museums and a permanent collection of over 500,000 objects. Polly also held curatorial positions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Louisiana State Museum, and has served as curator and consultant for several major museum exhibitions. She has published multiple articles and essays and has appeared in local and national media including the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. Polly attended the University of New Orleans where she received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2008 and a Master of Arts in history in 2013.



Specialists

Nan

Andrew Brunk


Andrew Brunk is President and CEO of Brunk Auctions. Andrew’s experience includes his work as the head of the American Furniture Department at Christie’s, New York, and as an assistant curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received his Master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. As a furniture and folk art expert, he has made seasonal appearances on Antiques Road Show since 2000, and has published scholarly articles on several topics.


Nan

Polly Rolman-Smith


Polly Rolman-Smith joined Brunk Auctions in 2023 and specializes in American, British, and Continental furniture and decorative arts. She was previously the Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts at Neal Auction in New Orleans, where she specialized in material culture of the Gulf South. Prior to joining the auction industry, Polly accrued nearly a decade of museum curatorial experience working in arts and history institutions in New Orleans. She served as Director of Curatorial Services for the Louisiana State Museum where she oversaw the exhibits, collections, and education departments of a statewide system of nine museums and a permanent collection of over 500,000 objects. Polly also held curatorial positions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Louisiana State Museum, and has served as curator and consultant for several major museum exhibitions. She has published multiple articles and essays and has appeared in local and national media including the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. Polly attended the University of New Orleans where she received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2008 and a Master of Arts in history in 2013.



Specialists

Nan

Andrew Brunk


Andrew Brunk is President and CEO of Brunk Auctions. Andrew’s experience includes his work as the head of the American Furniture Department at Christie’s, New York, and as an assistant curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received his Master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. As a furniture and folk art expert, he has made seasonal appearances on Antiques Road Show since 2000, and has published scholarly articles on several topics.


Nan

Polly Rolman-Smith


Polly Rolman-Smith joined Brunk Auctions in 2023 and specializes in American, British, and Continental furniture and decorative arts. She was previously the Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts at Neal Auction in New Orleans, where she specialized in material culture of the Gulf South. Prior to joining the auction industry, Polly accrued nearly a decade of museum curatorial experience working in arts and history institutions in New Orleans. She served as Director of Curatorial Services for the Louisiana State Museum where she oversaw the exhibits, collections, and education departments of a statewide system of nine museums and a permanent collection of over 500,000 objects. Polly also held curatorial positions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Louisiana State Museum, and has served as curator and consultant for several major museum exhibitions. She has published multiple articles and essays and has appeared in local and national media including the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. Polly attended the University of New Orleans where she received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2008 and a Master of Arts in history in 2013.



Specialists

Nan

Andrew Brunk


Andrew Brunk is President and CEO of Brunk Auctions. Andrew’s experience includes his work as the head of the American Furniture Department at Christie’s, New York, and as an assistant curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received his Master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. As a furniture and folk art expert, he has made seasonal appearances on Antiques Road Show since 2000, and has published scholarly articles on several topics.


Nan

Polly Rolman-Smith


Polly Rolman-Smith joined Brunk Auctions in 2023 and specializes in American, British, and Continental furniture and decorative arts. She was previously the Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts at Neal Auction in New Orleans, where she specialized in material culture of the Gulf South. Prior to joining the auction industry, Polly accrued nearly a decade of museum curatorial experience working in arts and history institutions in New Orleans. She served as Director of Curatorial Services for the Louisiana State Museum where she oversaw the exhibits, collections, and education departments of a statewide system of nine museums and a permanent collection of over 500,000 objects. Polly also held curatorial positions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Louisiana State Museum, and has served as curator and consultant for several major museum exhibitions. She has published multiple articles and essays and has appeared in local and national media including the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. Polly attended the University of New Orleans where she received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2008 and a Master of Arts in history in 2013.

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Specialists

Nan

Andrew Brunk


Andrew Brunk is President and CEO of Brunk Auctions. Andrew’s experience includes his work as the head of the American Furniture Department at Christie’s, New York, and as an assistant curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received his Master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. As a furniture and folk art expert, he has made seasonal appearances on Antiques Road Show since 2000, and has published scholarly articles on several topics.


Nan

Polly Rolman-Smith


Polly Rolman-Smith joined Brunk Auctions in 2023 and specializes in American, British, and Continental furniture and decorative arts. She was previously the Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts at Neal Auction in New Orleans, where she specialized in material culture of the Gulf South. Prior to joining the auction industry, Polly accrued nearly a decade of museum curatorial experience working in arts and history institutions in New Orleans. She served as Director of Curatorial Services for the Louisiana State Museum where she oversaw the exhibits, collections, and education departments of a statewide system of nine museums and a permanent collection of over 500,000 objects. Polly also held curatorial positions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Louisiana State Museum, and has served as curator and consultant for several major museum exhibitions. She has published multiple articles and essays and has appeared in local and national media including the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. Polly attended the University of New Orleans where she received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2008 and a Master of Arts in history in 2013.



Specialists

Nan

Andrew Brunk


Andrew Brunk is President and CEO of Brunk Auctions. Andrew’s experience includes his work as the head of the American Furniture Department at Christie’s, New York, and as an assistant curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received his Master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. As a furniture and folk art expert, he has made seasonal appearances on Antiques Road Show since 2000, and has published scholarly articles on several topics.


Nan

Polly Rolman-Smith


Polly Rolman-Smith joined Brunk Auctions in 2023 and specializes in American, British, and Continental furniture and decorative arts. She was previously the Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts at Neal Auction in New Orleans, where she specialized in material culture of the Gulf South. Prior to joining the auction industry, Polly accrued nearly a decade of museum curatorial experience working in arts and history institutions in New Orleans. She served as Director of Curatorial Services for the Louisiana State Museum where she oversaw the exhibits, collections, and education departments of a statewide system of nine museums and a permanent collection of over 500,000 objects. Polly also held curatorial positions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Louisiana State Museum, and has served as curator and consultant for several major museum exhibitions. She has published multiple articles and essays and has appeared in local and national media including the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. Polly attended the University of New Orleans where she received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2008 and a Master of Arts in history in 2013.



Specialists

Nan

Andrew Brunk


Andrew Brunk is President and CEO of Brunk Auctions. Andrew’s experience includes his work as the head of the American Furniture Department at Christie’s, New York, and as an assistant curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received his Master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. As a furniture and folk art expert, he has made seasonal appearances on Antiques Road Show since 2000, and has published scholarly articles on several topics.


Nan

Polly Rolman-Smith


Polly Rolman-Smith joined Brunk Auctions in 2023 and specializes in American, British, and Continental furniture and decorative arts. She was previously the Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts at Neal Auction in New Orleans, where she specialized in material culture of the Gulf South. Prior to joining the auction industry, Polly accrued nearly a decade of museum curatorial experience working in arts and history institutions in New Orleans. She served as Director of Curatorial Services for the Louisiana State Museum where she oversaw the exhibits, collections, and education departments of a statewide system of nine museums and a permanent collection of over 500,000 objects. Polly also held curatorial positions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Louisiana State Museum, and has served as curator and consultant for several major museum exhibitions. She has published multiple articles and essays and has appeared in local and national media including the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. Polly attended the University of New Orleans where she received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2008 and a Master of Arts in history in 2013.



Specialists

Nan

Andrew Brunk


Andrew Brunk is President and CEO of Brunk Auctions. Andrew’s experience includes his work as the head of the American Furniture Department at Christie’s, New York, and as an assistant curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received his Master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. As a furniture and folk art expert, he has made seasonal appearances on Antiques Road Show since 2000, and has published scholarly articles on several topics.


Nan

Polly Rolman-Smith


Polly Rolman-Smith joined Brunk Auctions in 2023 and specializes in American, British, and Continental furniture and decorative arts. She was previously the Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts at Neal Auction in New Orleans, where she specialized in material culture of the Gulf South. Prior to joining the auction industry, Polly accrued nearly a decade of museum curatorial experience working in arts and history institutions in New Orleans. She served as Director of Curatorial Services for the Louisiana State Museum where she oversaw the exhibits, collections, and education departments of a statewide system of nine museums and a permanent collection of over 500,000 objects. Polly also held curatorial positions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Louisiana State Museum, and has served as curator and consultant for several major museum exhibitions. She has published multiple articles and essays and has appeared in local and national media including the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. Polly attended the University of New Orleans where she received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2008 and a Master of Arts in history in 2013.

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