Southern key basket brings $10,175 at Hutcheson sale A rare Southern fancy leather key basket, in excellent condition and made around 1850, sold for $10,175 at a New Year's Day Sale held January 1st by Hutcheson Auction Company in Boydton, Virginia.
$770; a leather trunk made around the time of the Civil War went for $825; and a small lift-top rosewood sewing stand with mirror garnered $770.
“I hope folks can tell by these prices that there are excellent buys at my auctions,” Mr. Hutcheson said. “I scour the area and will go up to New England or anywhere else to find the best possible consignments. We don't have many sales throughout the year, but when we do they're not to miss. I encourage people to visit us online, at www.hutchesonauction.com, to see what's coming up.”
What's coming up is a multi-estate sale planned for sometime in March, with a date still to be determined (watch the website for details). Hutcheson Auction Company is celebrating 50 years in the business in 2007. It began with a single farm sale in 1957 and grew to include auctions for farm equipment, trucks, cars, furniture, antiques, coins and Indian artifacts.
March and Joseph Hutcheson are always on the hunt for quality merchandise. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them directly at (434) 374-2442. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. March Hutcheson is certified, licensed and bonded for Virginia (VAAR #66) and North Carolina (NCAL #1772). Joseph Hutcheson is licensed in Virginia (VAAL #3134).