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Andrew Brunk

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Brunk Auctions
Asheville, NC
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7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Phone
828-254-6846

Andrew Brunk is the president of Brunk Auctions in Asheville, NC, a company founded by his father in 1983. Having rejoined the firm in 2005, he brought with him extensive experience in the fine and decorative arts market, as well as in academia and museums. Andrew has worn many hats in the world of antiques and fine art, and his 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 in Delaware.

Andrew has published widely in the field of American decorative arts, and he lectures regularly on topics ranging from Philadelphia furniture to the current state of the art market. In his current role at Brunk Auctions, he will continue to consult buyers and sellers in both public and private sales, to publish, and visit clients throughout the country.

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