If the aesthetic quality of your surroundings is important to you, then head to Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques on Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques is a treasure trove of art and heirloom collectibles. When browsing Laster’s, customers experience a wonderful sense of history. Each piece of furniture, art or antique collectible has its own story, its unique history. Each item has been cherished and loved by others, and has stood the test of time, ready to be valued once again by a new, appreciative owner. Laster’s handles all sorts of items including antique silver, rare coins, antique maps and prints, original paintings, antique furniture, leather-bound books, clocks, sculptures and more. Each item is carefully selected for quality and value. Laster’s knows their customer base, understands what the market demands, and offers items at affordable prices.
Owned and operated by the father and son team of Larry and Ryan Laster, this business represents nearly 40 years of experience and knowledge in the field of antiques, fine art, and collectibles. Larry Laster has dealt with interior designers and antique and collectibles dealers from all over the world. He decided to open a shop to the public in 2011. In addition to the extensive offerings in their store on Stratford Road, Laster’s can also assist customers in searching for particular pieces. They acquire items for their shop through estate settlements, estate sales, and commissioned consignment.
The Lasters consider the comfort and privacy of their estate settlement clients to be of utmost importance and take great care in handling settlements, sales, and auctions for them. They have handled hundreds of high-end Southern family estates since 1973. Items may be placed in their store for sale, sold at auction or sold during an on-site estate tag sale, generally over a weekend, where items can be sold quickly and typically at higher prices than at an auction. They handle estates of all sizes and offer market value appraisals.
For those wishing to downsize, Larry can appraise their items and determine if consignment in their store is recommended. Laster’s can advise clients during the downsizing process, whether into a smaller home or a retirement community. For those who simply want an appraisal of an heirloom piece, Larry can provide a written appraisal, for an hourly fee.
The inventory at Laster’s is ever-changing, so visiting and browsing often ensures customers will find just the pieces they are looking for. Plus, it is a pleasure to simply visit the store to enjoy the sense of history, quality and craftsmanship displayed there. Larry and Ryan love what they do and enjoy helping people manage their cherished belongings. “We do this because we love it. Watching someone’s face light up when they see a piece they love is wonderful. We know they will cherish the items they go home with and tell others about us,” states Larry.
For those wishing to decorate in the latest trends, don’t overlook the value of heirloom, antique pieces. For the minimalist, be sure that of the few pieces you keep, some are of unique, lasting value, sporting their own intriguing histories. For those who wish to follow the trend of blending modern with antique, or modern with vintage, look no further than Laster’s for the perfect pieces. Decorators can find wonderful pieces to complement their clients’ tastes, as well.
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Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques is located at 664 S. Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. Visit them soon, either to shop for pieces you will love, or to discuss the upcoming downsizing of your home or the home of a loved one. Give them a call at 336.765.5919 or visit online at LastersFineArt.com to learn more about the wonderful treasures you can find at their store.