Once upon a time, in an East Tennessee county, not far away, there was a large brick home built in 1798, that only has had 3 different families living there since its construction. Likely built by slaves using hand made bricks, its initial female owner was gifted both the house and several hundred acres as a wedding present, shortly after Tennessee was split from North Carolina.  Sitting in a lovely pastoral setting and waiting for its next owner to decide how to take a late 18th/early 19th century residence into the 21st century for both a true showplace and modern family life. Minimal changes have been made to the structure since its building with the floor plan being a modification from the normal 4 over 4 to have a 2 over 2 huge rooms with the kitchen in the back and the slave quarters above the kitchen.  This residence has been open for tours for the last 30+ years, when the location is announced, many of you will be familiar with the house and contents, except for the attic, where the real treasures are still packed.

The Civil War took its toll on this family, as did Native American Indians that roamed the property and river bottom. Remnants and artifacts from the 3 families that have resided here are being found on all 4 levels of the house.

Early furniture, pottery, lamps, firearms, tables, chairs, china, glassware, all sorts of interesting and historic items are going to be offered to the public for their purchase. 1798-1990 offerings.

This is going to be an event you will not want to miss, a day trip out to both see history and a beautiful setting. Acres of parking, easy to get to and a fun filled day.  We look forward to seeing you soon at this antique happening. Bring lots of packing, an empty vehicle, and be ready to load up.

Some of the antiques and artifacts to be sold are:

Hidden in the attic for many years are unknown treasures:

 Estate Tag Sale

1216 East Magnolia, Knoxville

 (In the Redevelopment District)

2 Blocks from Hall of Fame Drive

Plenty of Parking In Front, Beside & Behind the Building

Fri., Feb. 28

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Hagglers & Bulk Buyers Welcome After 2:30 PM

Lamps, Bric-a-Brac, Glass, China, Furniture, Dolls, Costume Jewelry, Fruit Jars, Fostoria, Silver Plated Flatware, Retro Luggage, Single Architectural Square Column, Old Books, Playboys & Penthouse Magazines, 50s Wood Grained Kitchen Cabinet Unit, Rugs, & Lots More

1216 East Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, Tn.

Friday, Feb. 28 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Combined Estate/Tag Sale

6520 Ruggles Ferry Pike

Just off Asheville Hwy

Sat., Feb. 29

10:00 to 4:00

Walnut corner cupboard, 2 Oak mantles w/mirrors, lamps, glass, china, curiosities, artwork, books, costume jewelry, vintage clothing, old watches, quilts, tables, chairs, old toys,

Plenty of easy parking, from Asheville Hwy., going East from Knoxville, turn right on Ruggles Ferry Pike, take the first driveway to your left, 6520, Ruggles Ferry Pike, park on the Knoxville side of the building, see door that has Entrance sign, and come on in.



Please view our online offerings of

Fine Art, 18th & 19th century Furniture and

Accessories ca. 1790 to 1950ish.

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