What does a century-old Louis Vuitton trunk have in common with an antique Bible stand, an original drawing from Charleston artist Alfred Hutty and a metal baby crib?
All these items and several thousand more have been arranged on a concrete floor inside a North Charleston warehouse and will be sold off at 10 a.m. Saturday to benefit the Historic Charleston Foundation and the Lowcountry Open Land Trust.
The thousands of objects for sale have something else in common, as well. They belonged to the estate of Emily Ravenel Farrow, a philanthropist who lived on Ashem Farm next to Charles Towne Landing.
Those organizing the auction have been assembling the objects for several months, said Brandy Culp, a curator with the foundation.
Many significant works of art and other items were donated to local museums, while some of her personal papers and effects will remain in local archives to preserve the story of her life.
Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.