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Auctioneer License: NC Auctioneering Licensing Board Firm License #10088

Significant Ethno-Art, Americana and World Antiques

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Dates & Times (US/Eastern)

Items start closing:
Fri, June 21, 2019 7:00PM

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Shipping available on select items.
  • Bid Increments

    Bid Range Increment
    $1 to $100 $1
    $100 and up $5
  • Terms & Conditions

    NC Auction Board Firm License # 10088. Living Estate of Susanna Mary Walker.

    The lots listed are being offered by Art of Downsizing LLC as agent for consignor(s) subject to the following terms and conditions. By bidding at the auction you agree to be bound by these Conditions of Sale.

    PICK UP: Local pick up only between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday June 22nd and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday June 23rd.  You MUST communicate with us regarding payment and pick up/shipping plans. Please call 828-772-5959 or email with your plans. Easy, direct access to remove items. No stairs. PLEASE BRING HELP FOR HEAVY ITEMS. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ASSIST YOU. Not repsonsible for damage moving. We do have a small dolly. 

    PREVIEW DATE: You may come by the Storage 4U site at 1106 Soco Rd in Maggie Valley, NC to preview items on Saturday June 15th from 10am to 1pm. We will reveal the unit numbers the day before the sale and have signs to guide you.

    ONLINE SALE DATES: Bidding starts at 1:00pm EDST Saturday, June 15th, 2019. Lots will close every minute starting with Lot 1 at 7:00pm EDST on Thursday, June 21st 2019. Individual closing will be extended 5 minutes when a new bid comes in within 5 minutes of lot closing. Bidding is predicted to end by late evening of June 21st. You will be automatically emailed if you are outbid and are welcome to enter a max bid (site will bid automatically for you only when another bid surpasses yours until max is reached). Check back often and check your email for outbid notices.  A notice will be sent to the winning bidder once all bidding ends. A final invoice will be sent to you within 5 hours of auction closing.


    SHIPPING: If you desire shipping and it is offered on your item, we will drop it off at the POSTAGE EXPRESS shipping store in CANDLER. You will pay them directly for shipping. They will pack and wrap everything. The cost is based on the dimensions of the package and how much bubble wrap is needed. You should call them at (828) 670-5501 OR email to get an estimate of the cost BEFORE BIDDING. Sometimes shipping costs will exceed the final value of the item. If this is the case and you are not happy with the shipping costs you are still responsible for the amount bid and will be charged. If you plan to bid on an item and need it shipped please contact us and we will give you an ESTIMATE of the dimensions of the box or boxes required but are not shipping experts and offer this service for your convenience. We will need your name, address (physical address if you have a PO Box) and phone number. If you buy multiple large items and would like a quote on shipping via a crate, please call NowShip Worldwide (888) 510-3297 or email them at They have several options.

    LOCATION: Pick up location is at STORAGE 4U located at 1106 Soco Rd in MAGGIE VALLEY, NC near intersection of HWY 276 and HWY 19 (Soco Rd). 7 miles down 276 from Exit 20 off I-40.

    PAYMENT INFO: You will receive an EMAIL with an attached invoice from us SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE ENTIRE AUCTION, not after each item sells. This email will include payment instructions  if you chose to pay via PayPal and instructions for pick up. Paypal requires a secure sign in and accepts all credit card payments. Buyer will need an account on and will chose the send money option. Please use our email address for payment on PayPal. WE ALSO ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS AND CASH payment at pick up. We accept Visa, MC, Discover and American Express. A 3% credit card processing fee will be added.  NO PERSONAL CHECKS PLEASE.

    A customary 15% buyer premium will automatically be added to final bid price. This fee is charged by auctioneers to help offset the costs of holding the sale. No sales tax is collected.

    If you need to make other payment arrangements, you MUST call us to communicate prior to pick up date or your items will be forfeited.  **All items must be paid for within 40 hours of sale ending. No exceptions. NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS WILL BE ISSUED.

    SOLD AS IS No Guarantee: Everything is sold “As-is, Where-is” without guarantees of any kind. No Exceptions! Neither the auctioneer nor any consignor or staff member makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be deemed to have made any representation or statement at the sale or elsewhere to mean otherwise. Due diligence to verify the condition and description of a lot is the sole responsibility of the Bidder prior to placing any bid. No Returns.

    Art of Downsizing offers lot descriptions to the best of our knowledge presented solely for the convenience of the purchaser. Prospective bidders should investigate a lot thoroughly before bidding by reviewing all photos and descriptions and coming to preview prior to bidding. Pictures are considered part of the description. We do not accept liability for any omissions or mistakes in the description or photos. By bidding the Bidder acknowledges that Bidder has investigated the lot to his or her satisfaction or that Bidder has chosen not to do so, and agrees to accept the lot being bid on with no objections after the sale closes. If you are uncertain please contact us by email at with your questions PRIOR to bidding. If you are still uncertain after we reply, please refrain from bidding. 


    ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Placing a bid is a legally binding obligation.

    Ownership of all online purchases not picked up during pick up times listed will be forfeited and you may lose your right to bid on items in our future sales.  After 2 days, we will take the items to donation. You may call us if you have any problems picking up at 828-772-5959 BEFORE YOU BID, We cannot guarantee that alternative pick up times are avaialble, so please don't bid if you aren't sure you can pick up at designated time and place. manages the auction for us and will use reasonable efforts to process and acknowledge online bids. Art of Downsizing does not accept liability for equipment failure, inability to access the internet or software malfunctions related to the execution of online sale.

    By bidding on any item in the sale, the bidder permits Art of Downsizing LLC to add them to their email mailing list. Bidder may freely opt out of mailings at any time by following the instructions in any mailing.

    The auctioneer has the right at his or her absolute and sole discretion to refuse any bid, to withdraw any property before and during the sale, as well as reserve the right to group one or more lots into one or more selling lots, or to subdivide into two or more selling lots. 

    Silent bids on items may be made in writing during preview and considered in case of items with no bids during auction. Same terms and payment conditions apply.

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Sale Description

This premier Maggie Valley online auction estate sale features significant pieces of ethno and American art work and desirable antique accent pieces to enhance the ambiance of your home, awaken and inspire. Included are  exceptional items- the majority genuine signed one of a kind pieces. You will find authentic African tribal statues and masks; Inuit carvings; architectural salvage; 19th century Asian decor; Thomas Roy Markusen mid-century modern brutalist candle sticks; international artisan statuary; antique American duck decoys; unique trinkets; a large collection of art, architecture and reference books -and primitve as well as fine antiques.

Susanna Mary Walker and her late husband were active in the arts and humanities and earnest investors in the genuine roots of culture. Susie believed in supporting international artisans and was herself a painter, garden designer, writer and family enthuisiast with a keen eye for the iconic, visual and aesthetic that dazzles the senses. We consider ourselves fortunate to represent her estate and offer you this opportunity to follow her lead on how to tastefully appoint your home or rental property. These selections are sure to please. 

Please view all photos on each listing to get a complete appreciation of the offering. Every effort is made to point out flaws and nothing beyond repair or not working is being sold (aside from expected vintage condition on older items). This sale is being offered online only. Pick up will be at Storage 4-U, 1106 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC on Sat June 22nd from 11am to 3pm or Sun Jne 23rd 2pm to 5pm. Successful bidders will be emailed specific directions for pick up.


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