Famed Roman replica appearing at High Point Market
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, 10/16/2013 2:59:18 PM
One of Rome's most famous landmarks will be making an appearance in High Point this week for a company known for its collection of large statues.
AFD, Inc. - a division of Art & Frame Direct - will display a replica of the Trevi Fountain in front of its 122 N. Hamilton St. building. The original was designed by Nicola Salvi and Pietro Bracci and completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini.
According to legend, if visitors to Rome toss a coin with their right hand over their left shoulder into the fountain, it means that at some point in their lives, they will return to the Eternal City.
In April, AFD sold a 30x22 marble fountain for $99,000 to Ashley Furniture Chairman Ron Wanek, who then donated the creation to Ashley's hometown of Arcadia, Wis.
The introduction of the fountain is among a number of happenings at AFD's showroom during the Oct. 19-24 market.
On Monday, Oct. 21, AFD is hosting its $5,000 cash drop for buyers. The cash drop involves AFD bucks dropping from the ceiling. The buyers who collect the bucks can then turn them in for cash or credit toward AFD purchases. Also, the company's semi-annual exhibitor sample auction is open to all buyers. The auction takes place at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 1 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 27.
The Orlando-based company is introducing a direct container bronze sale featuring more than 500 deals on more than 1,000 new product introductions.
The company recently expanded its Orlando warehouse by 300,000 square feet and added more artists and equipment to create its Le Beau Giclees, which will debut here.
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