Who We Are

Carl and Melanie bring together a dynamic understanding of the ever changing and intricate business of antiques.


Carl Schow is a native Chattanoogan. After graduating from Baylor, he earned is undergraduate English degree from Rhodes College. He has been in the busi ness for over 12 years now. Carl loves the rich material history of this country and has devoted his life to the study of the decorative arts. Carl met his wife, Melanie, while they were fellow students at the North Georgia School of Auctioneering.

Melanie Nichols, a Chattanooga transplant, began her career in antiques as a young girl in South Georgia as her mother’s trusty assistant. While working the antique markets, auctions, and shows, Melanie learned the pulse of the antique and collectible trade. After completing her graduate degree in Environmen tal Science, she returned to the antique world.