About us

About Us


Fine Antiques & Diamond Jewelry

Scudder's Galleries' name is synonymous with fine antiques & exceptional jewelry. Located in the beautiful mountain resort town of Highlands, North Carolina, Scudder's is surrounded by cool mountain peaks, waterfalls and a relaxed yet luxurious lifestyle. Since 1925, Scudder's Galleries has been a trusted source for the finest antiques & jewelry available in today's marketplace. We are direct importers of antique furniture, fine jewelry, oriental rugs, and fine art collectibles.

Brief Overview


Our History

A little of our history.

Scudder’s Gallery is an 90 year old firm founded by Mrs. Della Scudder in Silver Springs, FL in 1925. Mrs. Scudder retired from the business in 1950 and her son Frank (Al) Scudder took over the management. The business at that time was more retail of antiques and gifts until June 17, 1955 when a fire destroyed all the buildings at the Silver Springs attraction and they were out of business until they could rebuild. During this time Al started the auction business. The first auction was conducted in Della Scudder’s courtyard behind an iron gate on July 1, 1955, selling the antiques and fine art that were saved from the fire. Scudder’s had been doing most of the estate and insurance appraisal work for the banks and attorneys in central Florida. With all of this in mind Scudder’s was able to start selling these estates and conducted auctions throughout the year.     In 1975 Mr. Scudder purchased their building on Main Street in Highlands, NC and in June of 1976 started their auction business in North Carolina. They are now celebrating their 39th year in Highlands and looking forward to a great year. Mr. Frank A. Scudder Jr. is the president of Scudder’s and Al Scudder is the Chairman of the Board. Scudder’s Gallery starts their season the first week in June and conducts auctions every evening Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm through the weekend after Thanksgiving. Scudder’s specializes in many forms of art such as 17th, 18th and 19th Century English, American and European furniture, fine Oriental carpets from Persia, Russia, China and India, fine oil paintings by both antique and contemporary artists, an extensive collection of fine jewelry from estates and private consigners. There are many diversified items sold at each auction such as chandeliers, new furniture, mirrors, collectable items, etc.
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