A series of sale in New York have taken the company’s Asian art sales total to more than $100 million in 2014.
Ken Farmer Auctions and Appraisals is an auction house based in Radford, Virginia which provides auctions, consultations, appraisals and private brokerage for all categories of tangible assets from individual items to entire collections.
The company also offers multi-parcel real estate auctions of historic homes, acreage, commercial and recreational properties in partnership with Woltz & Associates in Roanoke, Virginia.
They conduct twice-monthly treasure auctions featuring a wide variety of items along with regular catalogue sales. Real-time online bidding is available along with absentee bidding on many of the sales.
History and expertise
The company was formed in 1995 by Kenneth W. Farmer Jr., who since 1975 has been self employed first as an antiques dealer specializing in Southern furniture and folk art, later concentrating on appraisals and consulting to collectors and institutions.
He became a licensed auctioneer in 1981 and was the owner of Ken Farmer Realty and Auctions from 1987-1995, concentrating on public estate auctions and private treaty real estate brokerage. In 1995 Farmer formed Ken Farmer Auctions and Appraisals in order to focus on the auction sale of antiques and real estate.
Mr. Farmer has served as a guest appraiser in furniture, folk art, decorative arts, and musical instruments on the PBS television series Antiques Roadshow. He has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show as an appraiser, and regularly consults with collectors, museums and institutions regarding the appraisal, sale and purchase of antiques and fine art.
Main article: List of antique dealers
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