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Sept. 26, 2009 Auction Highlights

Highlights from the September 26th, 2009 Antiques & Art Auction in Knoxville are listed below:

 (prices realized include a 13.5% buyer’s premium)


Lot 1 – Signed woodblock print and 1st edition signed copy of “The Tennessee”. 1st item – Woodblock – Signed and titled in pencil in bottom margin “Steamboat Sending, Ed. 25, T. S. Davidson”. Condition – Overall excellent condition. Sight -9 1/2″ Height x 12 3/4″ Width. Framed -11″ Height x 14″ Width. 2nd item – Book – First edition “The Tennessee, The Old River: Frontier to Secession” by Donald Davidson, illustrated by Theresa Sherrer Davidson”. Condition – Overall excellent condition, with slight loss to edges of book jacket and pencil inscription on title page. 8 1/4″ Height x 5 1/2″ Width..Est. $100-$200. Realized $908

8_.jpg Lot 8 – Greene (British type) carbine, .54 caliber. Marked on lock plate “Mass. Arms. Co., Chickapee Falls, U.S.A. 1856”. Large crown over the cypher of Queen Victoria VR on the lock plate with British proof marks on barrel and on stock behind trigger plate. Also marked “Greene’s Patent, June 27, 1856″ on trigger plate, lockplate with Maynard primed lock. 2,000 of these arms were made under contact to the British government in 1855-1857, for use in the Crimean War. They saw apparently saw little actual service in this conflict. It is purported that some of these were repurchased by the U.S. for use during the Civil War although this is not documented. Condition – Old patch repair to left side of trigger plate. Expected wear and scratching throughout. Barrel Length – 18″. Overall Length – 34 1/2”. Est. $1400-$1800. Realized $1,816.
13_.jpg Lot 13 – William N. Beals (b. 1822, Tennessee) long rifle, block stamped, “WM N BEALS” on top of barrel. Pictured in the book “Notes on Southern Long Rifles”, by Jerry Noble on page 157 but with incorrect attribution. William N. Beals worked as a rifle maker in Unicoi County, Tennessee from 1850-1870. Rifle is walnut with iron mounts. Condition – Portion of full stock near end of barrel restored. 64″ total length. Approximately 48 1/4″ barrel length. Est. $2000-$3000. Realized $3,632.
16_.jpg Lot 16 – Lot of two General Thomas related CDV’s. 1st item – Autographed CDV of Major General George H. Thomas, commanding general of the Union forces during the Civil War. Autograph reads, “Geo. H. Thomas Maj Genl USV”. Thomas’s defense at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863 prevented the Union Army from being completely routed, earning him his most famous nickname, the “Rock of Chickamauga.” He followed soon after with a dramatic breakthrough on Missionary Ridge in the Battle of Chattanooga. In the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of 1864, he achieved one of the most decisive victories of the war, destroying the army of Confederate General John Bell Hood, at the Battle of Nashville, December 14-15, 1864. Back of CDV reads, “A.S. Morse, Photographer, Dep’t of the Cumberland, Branch of Hd Qts, 25 Union Street, Nashville, Tenn.”. Excellent condition. 4″ Height x 2 3/8″ Width. 2nd item – CDV of Commemorative Coin of Major General George H. Thomas. A CDV of a commemorative medal struck in Nashville in 1865 during the Union occupation. Coin reads: ” I WILL HOLD THE TOWN TILL WE STARVE. BY JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED NOV. 2, 1865″ and ” TO MAJOR GENERAL GEROGE H. THOMAS FROM THE STATE OF TENNESSEE”. Back of CDV reads, “C.C. Giers, National Portrait Gallery, 42 & 44 Union St., Nashville, Tenn. Albums, Gilt Frames, & Good Pictures for Album constantly on hand. Duplicates of this picture can be had if desired. Negative No. ___.”. Excellent condition. 2 3/8″ Height x 4″ Width. Estate of T. Vance Little, Brentwood, TN. Est. $400-$600. Realized $540.
17_.jpg Lot 17 – Lot of two Western related CDV’s. 1st item – CDV titled on front, “Grierson’s Springs, Texas, 10th Cavalry US”. CDV shows encampment with soldiers. Likely belonging to General George P. Buell who commanded the 10th Calvary in Texas. Very good condition with slight browing to perimeter. 2 1/2″ Height x 4 ” Width. 2nd item – Untitled CDV depiciting 3 indians, possible Apache or Comanche with one holding a large knife. Illegible pencil script on back. Condition – Overall spotting with wear to edges. 4″ Height x 2 3/8″ Width. 19th century. Estate of T. Vance Little, Brentwood, TN. Est. $200-$300. Realized $1,362.
18_.jpg Lot 18 – Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) orotone titled, “The Maid of Dreams”. 1909. Signed in negative lower right and dated “09” lower left. Framed in original Curtis Studio frame. Remnants of original Curtis Studio label en verso, top left. Excellent condition. Sight – 9 1/2″ Height x 7 1/2″ Width. Framed – 13 1/4″ Height x 11″ Width. Circa 1909. Est. $5000-$10000. Sold for $7,378.
20_.jpg Lot 20 – 1st item – Pass for Guards and Pickets written from Brigade headquarters near Bulls Gap. 2nd item – Prisoner of War letter dated May 16th, 1865 discussing the taking of the oath of allegiance for repatriation. 3rd item – Battlefield letter from “Camp at Cave Springs, October 15th, 1864. Details the troop movements through Georgia, Chattanooga, Nashville and Columbia and how the army is destroying railroad tracks as they advance. 4th item – Lot of three Civil War era letters from Russelleville, TN (Hawkins Co) discussing shortages of supplies, thefts and other effects of the war. Est. $300-$350. Realized $369.
37_.jpg Lot 37 – Lot of three obsolete currency items. Obsolete currency issued by “The Central Bank of Tennessee”, Nashville, TN. 5 dollar notes with battle vignette by Danforth, Wright & Co. Design has a battle vignette at the top center flanked by liberty and agricultural motifs. Dated July 10th, 1855. Condition – One note has loss to edge, upper left. Serial numbers 5602, 5714 and 5715. Est. $200-$300. Realized $369.
44_.jpg Lot 44 – Two (2) carvings by Clarence Stringfield (Tennessee, 1903 – 1976). 1st item – Carved head of a dog signed on back in blue pen, “C. Stringfield”. Very good condition with some wear to ears. 7 1/2″ Height x 5 1/8″ Width. 2nd item – Carving of pheasant in flight. Signed on back C. Stringfield. Fitted on back with hanger. Excellent condition. 10 1/4″ Height x 18 1/4″ Width x 5″ Depth. Est. $450-$550. Realized $510.
48_.jpg Lot 48 – Carl C. Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor. Signed lower right bottom “65 Sublett”. Titled “Winter Bluff”. Overall very good condition. Sight – 16 3/4″ Height x 22 1/4″ Width. Framed – 24 7/8″ Height x 30 7/8″ Width. Est. $300-$350. Realized $539.
56_.jpg Lot 56 – Tennessee miniature cherry chest of drawers, original surface, found in Knox County, TN. Poplar secondary. Three dovetailed drawers with wooden pulls and two locks, shaped skirt on small turned feet. 26 1/2″ Height x 25 1/2″ Width x 16 1/2″ Depth. Condition – Losses/fading to original surface on top, loose pulls, and expected wear throughout. Mid 19th century. Est. $500-$800. Realized $1,248.
58_.jpg Lot 58 – Washington County, Tennessee cherry two drawer Sheraton stand on delicate and elaborate ring turned legs with wooden pulls, pegged top, and dovetailed drawers. Overall excellent condition, refinished. 29 1/8″ Height x 23″ Width x 21 6/8″ Depth. Circa 1825. Provenance: Descended through Keebler family of Limestone, TN. Est. $400-$500. Realized $1,816.
59_.jpg Lot 59 – East Tennessee diminutive press with figured cherry primary, poplar secondary. Press top with arched pediment, two glazed doors over two dovetailed drawers. Base with two dovetailed drawers over two doors. Carved pilasters both top and bottom, resting on turned feet. Condition – Older refinish. Crack to bottom right glass pane, small patch to top. 92″ Height x 41 3/4″ Width x 20″ Depth. Provenance – Descended through the Trobauch family of Hamblen County, TN. Attributed to Greene or Hamblen County. Est. $8000-$9000. Realized $9,080.
69_.jpg Lot 69 – Paint decorated half-spindle back windsor settee, found in Columbia, TN, probably Mid-Atlantic.  Shaped crest rail, painted fruit and floral decoration on green background. Shaped and elaborate gilt decorated plank seat with arrow design. 35″ Height x 70 3/4″ Length x 21 1/2″ Depth.  Circa 1840. Est.$1000-$1200. Realized $1,135.
85_.jpg Lot 85 – Tennessee Iron Mountain pottery stoneware vehicle sculpture, artist signed, illegible, possibly Kameko. Depicts man in racing car with unusual Japanese style glaze decoration. 9″ Length x 4 1/2″ Height. Excellent condition. 2nd item – Iron Mountain pottery miniature sculpture. Jonesborough estate. Est. $400-500. Realized $1,135.
87_.jpg Lot 87 – East Tennessee salt-glazed stoneware pitcher, attributed to Charles Decker of Keystone Pottery, Washington County, TN. Found in Chuckey, TN – near pottery site. Large size pitcher with incised line around rim, upper midsection. Condition – overall excellent, slight hairline at rim approx. 1.5″, shallow inconspicous chip at inner pouring lip. 10 5/8″ Height. Late 19th century. Est. $400-$500. Realized $795.
88_.jpg Lot 88 – Early redware jar, Greene Co., TN. Small handleless jar with unusual pedestal base, glazed on underside, found in Greene Co. Condition – light glaze flakes to rim with some slight chipping to base. 7 3/8″ Height. 19th century. Est. $400-$500. Realized $851.
89a_-2.jpg Lot 89A – Large East Tennessee whiskey or liquor jug marked, “Sullivan Saloon R. H. Jones, prop. 100 North Central Street, KNOXVILLE, – TENN.” Additionally marked, “UHL pottery works Indiana 4”. The “4” denotes the gallon capacity. Pulled handle with light brown glaze from rim to shoulder transitioning to white on sides. Condition – overall very good condition with one chip to rim and a few hairlines to rim, most of which do not go all the way through to the inside. 17″ height. Est. $400-$450. Realized $1,248.
92_.jpg Lot 92 – Early Middle TN stoneware pottery jar, probably Spears family, with incised lines and lip on upper shoulder. Condition – Small chip to underside of lip. Indentions in base appear to be in the making. Mid 19th century. 12 1/8″ Height. Est. $300-$400. Realized $454.
93_.jpg Lot 93 – Early needlework sampler, attributed to Kentucky, signed Ann Preston and dated 1811. Provenance: Purchased from the Underwood estate of Davidson County, Tennessee, in the 1990s. The family had early histories in both Tennessee and Kentucky. Genealogical records show Ann Preston married William Lashbrooke in 1814 in Mason County, Kentucky. Lashbrooke served in the Kentucky Confederate Army and enlisted August 21, 1861 at Camp Burnett, Tennessee. Silk on linen, cross-stitched upper and lowercase alphabets with numbers and decorative dividing lines, two shades of red, aqua and green, with green border. Overall good condition: even toning and some fading, 3/8″ stain, some minor thread loss, loosely stitched to cardboard backing, some fraying to edges (outside of the border), later stained wood frame. Not examined out of frame. 11″x 8″, 14″ x 11″ framed. Est. $500-$600. Realized $908.
99_.jpg Lot 99 – Carved ivory bust of Mary, Queen of Scots. Hinged chest opens to reveal a triptych with a scene from Assasinat de Riccio. The base is supported by four faces with masks. Condition – separations to the base, backside of base edge with minor losses. Slight discolorization to some areas of ivory. 6″ Height x 4 1/4″ Width x 4 1/4″ Depth. Late 19th century. Est.$1200-$1600. Realized $2610.
100_-2.jpg Lot 100 – 19th Century Derby silver figural race horse humidor. Quadruple plate in rectangular form. Raised on bun feet, the cover surmounted with jockey & horse. Marked on bottom “Derby Silver Co., Derby, CT, Quadruple Plate”. Condition – wear to plating, especially top surface. 7 1/2″ Height x 9 3/8″ Width x 5 1/4″ Depth. Est. $300-$400. Realized $454.
102_.jpg Lot 102 – 1925 Steinway Baby Grand Piano, Model M, serial number 236206. Mahogany with a gold painted sound board embossed “Steinway & Sons, New York”. Refinished in 1990. Repaired in October 2000 including soundboard repair, re-strung with oversize pins, action regulated and new damper felts. Lot comes with the original Steinway bench. Piano tuned week of 9/7/09. Condition – Some fading to top of case due to sun exposure, minor wear and loss to keys, soundboard cracks repaired on upper side. 38 7/8″ Height x 57 3/4″ Width x 68 1/4″ Length. Est. $7000-$9000. Realized $10,442.
103_-2.jpg Lot 103 – Period Sheraton tripodal mahogany globe stand with reeded tapered legs and joined by a spindle-turned stretcher, resting on brass casters. Fitted with contemporary (1961) globe. Globe stand early 19th century. Excellent condition. 41 1/2″ Height. Est. $150-$250. Realized $1,475.
143_-6.jpg Lot 143 – Watercolor, school of Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, lake scene with cows similar to Corot’s painting titled “The Lake”. Carved gilt frame encased in shadow box frame. Condition – watercolor laid down on thin cardboard stock. Sight – 6 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. Excellent condition. Outer frame – 9 1/4″ Height x 11 1/4″ Width. 19th century. Jonesborough estate. Est. $400-$800. Realized $880.
144_.jpg Lot 144 – Framed etching by Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926). Seascape of breaking waves with ships on the distant horizon. Pencil signed bottom left margin “Moran”. Signed & dated in bottom left plate “T. Moran 1880”. Condition – Overall excellent condition. Sight – 6 7/8″ Height x 12 1/4″ Width. Framed – 17 1/2″ Height x 21 1/2″ Width. 19th century. Est. $350-$550. Realized $795.
145_.jpg Lot 145 – Oil on canvas of black woman. Painting depicts black woman with folded arms gazing out a window. Signed bottom right corner, “Kazi”. Condition – Overall excellent condition. Sight – 35 5/8″ Height x 39 3/4″ Width. Framed – 36″ Height x 40 1/4″ Width. 20th century. Est. $400-$450. Realized $965.
150_.jpg Lot 150 – Watercolor depicting an Arabian or Turkish market scene with partially nude women in an elaborately carved frame, signed E. Barnsback lower right. Sight – 21″ Height x 13 3/8″ Width. Framed – 25 1/4″ Height x 17 3/8″ Width. Late 19th/ early 20th century. Est. $200-$300. Realized $568.
153_.jpg Lot 153 – Diminutive East Tennessee one drawer stand on turned legs, original surface. Walnut primary, poplar and yellow pine secondary. Probably Loudon or Blount County. Condition – Break to one knob of drawer. 27 3/4″ Height x 21 1/4″ Width x 17 3/4″ Depth. Est. $250-$350. Realized $681.
154_.jpg Lot 154 – Middle Tennessee cherry fall leaf table (Smith Co. history). Apron has mahogany inlay band, double ring turned feet, old refinish. Overall very good condition, old losses to inlay band. 28 7/8″ Height x 64 3/8″ width extended (22 3/4″ w/out extension) x 45 3/4″ depth. Circa 1830. Nathan and Jean Harsh Collection. Est. $400-$500. Realized $568.
157_.jpg Lot 157 – Southern walnut chest of drawers, possibly East Tennessee. Two drawers over three drawer construction, inlaid escutcheons, applied pilasters, carved scalloped skirt, and turned feet. Pencil inscriptions on the back include the word, “August”. Note – this scalloped skirt is similar in design to an East Tennessee sideboard in Great Road Style: The Decorative Arts of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia (p. 32, figure 18). Condition – Refinished, one carved block at base of pilaster replaced. 48 1/4″ Height x 40″ Width x 20 1/4″ Depth. Second quarter of 19th century. Est. $1000-$1400. Realized $1,362.
158_.jpg Lot 158 – East Tennessee diminutive inlaid chest of drawers, possibly Knox County. Walnut primary, poplar secondary. Three drawers over turned feet with inlaid escutcheons, carved front apron with half-crescent inlay and inlaid circles in spur returns, carved scalloped side skirts. Dark inlay band around base. Appears to retain the original brasses. Signed on back “J. B. Harlow, Knoxville, TN”. Condition – Old refinish, top side molding old replacement, old triangular patch to back corner of top . 41″ Height x 39 1/4″ Width x 21 1/4″ Depth. Circa 1820-1825. Provenance – Descended through the Trobauch family of Hamblen County, TN. Note – a rare signed example of a transitional Federal/Sheraton chest from the East Tennessee region. Est. $2000-$2500. Realized $3,859.
164_.jpg Lot 164 – Tall Federal inlaid slant front desk, possibly Kentucky, fitted interior including twelve drawers and pigeon holes with oval brasses and inlaid escutcheons on French feet. Extensive inlay throughout including herringbone, diamond, fan and string inlay on slant front, four-petal flower and string inlay on pull-outs, string inlay on drawer fronts, diamond inlay on front stiles, and herringbone, floral vine, and fan inlay on shaped skirt. Condition – Old refinish, old age crack to top right corner of slant front, several patches to interior around hinges of slant front, brown stain to top right side, blocks to rear feet replaced, backboards have been moved and refinished, various areas of inlay repair and expected wear throughout. 55 1/2″ Height x 40 1/4″ Width x 20 1/2″ Depth. First quarter of the 19th century. Est. $6500-$8500. Realized $7,378.
170_.jpg Lot 170 – Diminutive blue painted dry sink, probably Mid-Atlantic states. Unusual off center lower door configuration with skirt to match. Condition – Two replaced backboards and three replaced foot facings. 41 3/8″ Height x 32 3/8″ Width x 18 5/8″ Depth. 19th century. Est. $350-450. Realized $624.
174_.jpg Lot 174 – American Late Classical Revival mahogany bookcase. Overhanging top with ogee frieze over a pair of glazed doors flanked by acanthus-carved columns, raised on carved feet. Condition – Minor veneer repairs. 60 1/2″ Height x 54″ Width x 17 3/4″ Depth. Late 19th century. Est. $700-$1000. Realized $850.
182_-2.jpg Lot 182 – Large still life oil on canvas of basket and peaches, unframed. Depicting ripe peaches with basket, leaves in background. Unsigned. Condition – a couple of paint loss areas in background and basket rim, streak on one peach in foreground, a couple of minor touch up spots in background (less than 1/8″ diameter), tacking to edge loose. Wear to edges. 22″ Height x 47 3/4″ Width. 19th century. Est. $300-$350. Realized $850.
183_.jpg Lot 183 – Folk art snake cane with elaborate scales and carving. Snake comprises upper half of the cane with black painted wood comprising lower half. Ferrule consists of what looks to be a silver band with a 12 gauge shotgun shell tip. Excellent condition with very slight age cracks to wood on snake. 33 3/4″ Length. 20th century. Provenance – Oral history from the Elvis Presley estate. Est. $300-$400. Realized $511.
185_.jpg Lot 185 – Carving by Roy Pace (Greenbrier, TN). Carved on bottom “Roy Pace 2000”. Painted carving depicts two men, one manually turning a large wheel for the other man working on a lathe. Pace’s work is on exhibit in the Tennessee State Museum. He became blind shortly after the time this sculpture was made and no longer carves. Overall excellent condition. 11″ Height x 17″ Width x 8 1/8″ Depth. Est. $300-$400. Realized $681.
193_.jpg Lot 193 – Scarce Alabama double dipped alkaline glazed jug, combed sine wave incising on upper shoulder and lower midsection. Sand Mountain, Alabama area. Excellent condition. 10″ Height. 19th century. Est. $2000-$2200. Realized $3,632.
198a-2.jpg Lot 198A – Tennessee stoneware jug attributed to William Grindstaff. The unusual “2” capacity mark appears to be a “2” and is a distinctive mark with a similar shape to known Grindstaff capacity marks (refer to the marked 2 gallon Grindstaff jar sold at our May 16th, 2009 auction, lot 148). Evidence of an old glaze run from rim to shoulder. Overall excellent condition. 15 3/4″ height. Late 19th century. Note – this jug and the Knoxville Sullivan Saloon jug in lot 89A are from a Knoxville, TN estate. Est. $200-$250. Realized $511.
201_.jpg Lot 201 – Exceptional and large North Carolina alkaline glazed jug, stamped on the upper shoulder “DH 5″ (Daniel Hartsoe, Lincoln County, NC 1836-1916). Glass rutile drip length of jug. During the Civil War, Daniel served in the Confederacy (Company B, 23rd NC Troops). Overall excellent condition with firing flaw or shallow chip on side of handle. 18” Height. 19th century. Est. $2000-$3000. Realized $8,172.
203_.jpg Lot 203 – Lot of two Middle Tennessee stoneware forms. 1st item – Stoneware jar with bulging midsection, thin tapered rim. Condition – overall very good condition, couple of light chips to tapered rim edge. 7 7/8″ height. 19th century. 2nd item – Stoneware vase with reddish brown glaze and central band of green glaze. Overall excellent condition, minor roughness to inside rim. 5 3/4″ height. Late 19th or early 20th century. Est. $200-$250. Realized $738.
205_.jpg Lot 205 – Six gallon cobalt floral decorated stoneware churn. Marked on side “W. R. Elam & Co. Columbia, Ten.” IN 1875 W. R. Elam (VA) opened a hardware house in Columbia, Tennessee. In 1883 F. J. Swing became a partner. Later, J. D. Dobbins bought out Elam and R. C. Ewing succeeded to his father’s interest. Decoration is similar to potter, J. H. Miller of Brandenburg, Kentucky. Condition – Significant cracks visible where jar was broken and glued. Inside of the jar has been excessively restored to cover cracks visible on the outside. 19″ Height x 9 1/2″ Width. Late 19th century. Est. $700-$900. Realized $1,475.
208_.jpg Lot 208 – Pair of stoneware jars attributed to Middle Tennessee. 1st item – two handled stoneware jar with 3 gallon capacity mark. Stamped “3” on two sides near top jar rim. Condition – Chips to both handles and rim of jar. Misshaped rim. Firing imperfections. 15 1/4″ Height. 2nd item – Two handled stoneware jar. Stamped on one side “2”, other side with illegible makers mark.Condition – Few areas of hairline cracking, especially lower bottom. Chip to handle. Glazing and firing imperfections. 11 3/4″ Height x 11 10 1/4″ Width. 19th century. Est. 150-$250. Realized $539.
212_.jpg Lot 212 – 1844 Mitchell’s Map of the States of Missouri, Arkansas, and the Indian Territory Compiled from the Latest Authorities. Includes Indian Territories by tribe names, steam boat routes and partials of surrounding states. The western part of the old Arkansas Territory is now called Indian Territory. There is a table of steam boat routes in the lower right corner of the map. Full color map measures 18″ x 22″, folds into tooled leather cover that measures 3 ½”x 5 3/8″ with “Mitchell’s Map of Missouri & Arkansas” in a decorative gilt border. The inside front cover has the 1840 populations of Missouri and Arkansas. Condition – A few small holes worn at folds and some partially erased pencil writing on reverse with previous owners stamp. Provenance – From George Gelbach Collection, Edenton, NC. Est. $700-$900. Realized $1,248.
215_.jpg Lot 215 – Fine and large Hawaiian Calabash Poi Bowl, appearing to consist of Koa wood. Hollowed circular form. Older brown patina on the exterior with old dry surface interior. Numerous repairs including one panel secured with a number of butterfly repairs. 15 1/4″ diameter. 19th century. Oral history from Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii – consignor’s grandmother bought this bowl and other Iolani palace items in the early 1940s (between 1940-1942). The consignor’s great grandmother and grandmother operated one of the first hotels in Kamuela. Items purchased from the Iolani palace auction were used to furnish this hotel. Est. $2000-$4000. Realized $3,859.
216_.jpg Lot 216 – Two Hawaiian Poi bowl fashioned from Koa wood in the calabash style. 1st item – Hollowed spherical form tapering to upright sides with thin rim. 6″ diameter, 4 3/4″ height. 2nd item – Hawaiian Poi bowl fashioned from Koa wood. Hollowed spherical form with thin rim. 5 5/8″ diameter, 4 1/2″ height. Provenance – Oral history from Iolani Palace. 19th century. Est. $500-$900. Realized $795.
219_.jpg Lot 219 – The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture and Its Makers Through 1850″ by Derita Coleman Williams & Nathan Harsh. Shrink wrapped, unopened. Some foxing/browning to page edges. Est. $400-$500. Realized $624.
222_.jpg Lot 222 – Book by Thomas Worlidge titled, A Select Collection of Drawings from Curious Antique Gems; Most of Them in the Possession of the Nobility and Gentry of This Kingdom; Etched After the Manner of Rembrandt. Printed in London by Dryden Leach. 2 volumes in one. Brown morocco, gilt strap-work border on covers, spine gilt, all edges gilt. Second Edition. Originally published in 1768 in an octavo edition with the engravings printed on satin, this quarto edition, though bearing the date of 1768, was published after 1780. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 48 printed pages and 182 plates including un-captioned supplemental plate of Hercules slaying the Nemaean lion. Condition – Some wear to front cover and extremities, front joint and hinge slightly separated, and some foxing. 10 7/8″ Height x 8 1/2″ width. Est. $400-$600. Realized $738.
226_.jpg Lot 226 – Gorham sterling silver/parcel gilt flask. Japanese Aesthetic Movement style with wheat grass and pheasant motifs on hammered surface. Condition – Two dents to left and right bottom sides of flask and on small dent to left of hallmarks. Two small dents to cap. 6 1/2″ Height x 3 1/2″ Width x 1 1/2″ Depth. 7.85 oz. troy total weight. Circa 1880. Est. $1200-$1500. Realized $1,248.
228_.jpg Lot 228 – Set of twelve sterling silver goblets, flared rims and stepped bases, gold wash interiors, marked Alvin Sterling 157. Light scratching and a couple of small dents, overall very good condition. 6 1/2″ height, approx. 56 oz troy total weight. Mid 20th century. Est. $600-$800. Realized $738.
232_.jpg Lot 232 – Lot of Towle sterling flatware, 57 pieces and 1 Reed & Barton pierced serving spoon. 1st item – Towle sterling flatware, Craftsman pattern, 57 pieces, including – 8 dinner forks, 8 salad forks, 8 spoons, 6 soup spoons, 8 knives(stainless steel blades), 6 butter knives, 1 small knife(stainless steel blade – 6 7/8″ Length), 1 small fish knife (7″ Length), 1 carving knife, 1 carving fork, 1 serving fork, 3 serving spoons, 1 ladle, 1 large dessert server, 1 small dessert server, 1 berry spoon, and 1 iced tea spoon. All monogrammed “M”. 2nd item – 1 Reed & Barton pierced serving spoon. 8 3/4″ length. 88.62 oz troy total weight. Est. $400-$500. Realized $568.
250_.jpg Lot 250 – Southern wardrobe, possibly Kentucky. Walnut primary and poplar secondary wood. Old dry surface. Two doors over two drawers with three interior shelves. Bracket feet with scalloping on the single board ends. Condition – Front cornice loose, wood loss to left of top drawer and overall expected wear. 70 1/2″ Height x 45″ Height x 18 1/4″ Depth. 19th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $851.
256_.jpg Lot 256 – Meissen figural of a dancing girl and boy each standing on one leg. The girl is holding a bouquet and wearing a garland of flowers. The boy is standing with his arm around her shoulder and other arm holding her arm. A golden arrow rests on the gilt edged. Marked on bottom with crossed swords. Incised with “23” and “2990”. Condition – Overall excellent condition with small thumb missing on one cherub. 4 1/8″ Height. Withers estate, Knoxville. Est. $250-$350. Realized $482.
257_.jpg Lot 257 – Pair of Meissen porcelain figures of a man and woman.  Man is holding two birds and an egg basket. Condition – Break to index finger on right hand.  Break to tail feathers of one bird and string holding birds. Old break to left arm. 5 1/4″ Height.   Woman is holding a platter of apples and a basket of apples. Good condition with slight chip to basket rim and to tip of platter.  5 1/4″ Height.  Both Early 19th century.  Est. $125-$225. Realized $851.
260_.jpg Lot 260 – Pair of planters with enameled floral designs, brass inserts and base. Enamel design of gold leaves, vines and highlights with enameled pink flowers. Condition – Overall excellent condition. Firing flaw to one flower petal on one planter. 12 1/4″ Height. Late 19th century. Est. $300-$400. Realized $397.
261_.jpg Lot 261 – Limoges painted porcelain service with coy fish decoration. Provenance – Oral history – Iolani Palace – Presented to Princess Kailani, sister of the last King of Hawaii. 1st item – Twelve Limoge hand painted porcelain plates. Coy fish scenes with two flowers on gilt rimmed plate. Six plates have fish facing right & six facing left. Coy fish color varies. Signed T. Barin below painted fish. Stamped on underside of each plate “Limoges, Coronet, France” & “Limoges, France”. Condition – Overall very good condition with some roughness to gilt edges of plates. One plate has crude repair to chip on edge. 9 1/8″ Diameter. 2nd item – Large Limoges platter with hand painted Coy fish and flowers with gilt rim. Artist signed. Stamped on underside of both pieces “Limoges, Coronet, France” & “Limoges, BMoem, France”. Overall very good condition with minor rubbing to gilded edge. 10 1/4″ Height x 24 1/2″ Width. 3rd item – Gravy boat with hand painted coy fish & flowers on boat & 2 flowers on underplate. Design matches 12 plates. Stamped on underside of both pieces “Limoges, Coronet, France” & “Limoges, BMoem, France”. Overall excellent condition, with very minor gilt loss to inside rim of boat & rim of underplate. Boat – 3 1/4″ Height x 7 5/8″ Width. Underplate – 9 1/4″ Width x 6 1/4″ Depth. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $568.
268_.jpg Lot 268 – Pair of Staffordshire pottery lions, standing with glass eyes and applied gilt decoration to manes and paws. Condition – Overall excellent condition. 10 1/4″ height. Late 19th century. Est. $300-$400. Realized $454
277_-2.jpg Lot 277 – Woman’s 14K gold Victorian chaitelaine comprised of a double inverted ring chain with a sliding enamel pendant. Pendant is hand painted and depicts young child with raised arms and is surrounded by elaborate filigree work. 31″ total length. Total weight – 57.4 grams (1.845 oz. troy). Gold chain and sliding pendant tested 14K gold; small swivel catch at end of chain is 10K gold. Circa 1870-1880. Est. $700-$900. Realized $1,248. 
296_.jpg Lot 296 – Marine related etchings and engravings. 1st item – Framed etching of wharf scene by Kerr Eby (American, 1889-1946 titled “Polperro, No. 1” with boats in the foreground and houses and hills in the background. Plate signature reads “Eby Polperro 1925”. Pencil signature reads “Kerr Eby”. Numbered 60/90. Condition – Overall excellent condition. Sight – 10 1/2″ Height x 11 5/8″ Width. Framed – 17 1/2″ Height x 21 1/2″ Width.2nd item – Etching of harbor town by Gordon Grant(American, 1875-1962) with docked sailing ships in the background and strolling people in the forefront. Signed in bottom right margin. Condition – Overall excellent condition. Sight – 9 3/4″ Height x 12″ Width. Framed – 14 5/8″ Height x 16 6/8″ Width. 3rd item – Colored engraving of ship, signed lower right, possibly “Wolf” , titled “St. Raphael”. Numbered 57/500. Condition – Stain to bottom right margin, not affecting the engraving. Sight – 10″ Height x 11 3/4″ Width. Framed – 15″ Height x 17 7/8″ Width. Est. $325-$425. Realized $426. 
302_.jpg Lot 302 – Framed oil on board, signed lower left, “L. Godwin, ‘ 64″(Larry Godwin, American, Alabama), abstract depicts five piece band of a small circus. Larry Godwin is a recognized artist and sculptor based in Brundidge, Alabama. Overall very good condition. Sight – 21 1/2″ Height x 35 1/2″ Width. Framed – 26 1/2″ Height x 40 1/2” Width. Provenance – Purchased from the Fine Art Studio in Brunbridge, Alabama in 1965. Estate of Steve Cowan, Knoxville, TN. Est. $350-$450. Realized $511.
321_1.jpg Lot 350 – Large watercolor depicting Franklin, Tennessee street scene with a country general store at corner, signed lower right “Pauline J. Snyder” (Tennessee, 20th century). Original frame. Condition – Some scratching/losses to frame otherwise very good condition. Sight – 21 3/4″ Height x 25 3/4″ Width. Framed – 29 1/4″ Height x 33 1/4″ Width. Est. $200-$300. Realized $397.
327_.jpg Lot 327 – Chinese porcelain jar and cover, with Kangxi marks. Chrysanthemum floral design in yellow, green and red enamels on an ecru ground with crackle glaze. Overall excellent condition with crazing from the firing process. 14 1/2″ height. 19th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $738.
336_.jpg Lot 336 – Alaskan Eskimo baleen basket with ivory walrus finial. Made by Marvin Sabvan Peter (1911-1962.) Peter is a well known expert baleen basket weaver from Point Barrow. Inscribed on the underside of the ivory walrus finial “1942, 189, M.S.P.” and “189” in the ivory insert in bottom of basket. Condition – Overall excellent condition with two small pinhole areas of loss in lid, a few loose baleen weavers. 2 7/8″ Height x 3 7/8″ Width. Est. $500-$600. Realized $1,078.
347_.jpg Lot 347 – Washington County, TN half-round table in the old surface, tapered legs. Later constructed hidden drawer on backside of table. Condition – expected wear with abrasions, chips to top. 19th century. 36 3/4″ W x 20 1/2″ D x 28″ H. Provenance: Descended through Keebler family of Limestone, TN. Est. $100-$200. Realized $1,078.
358_.jpg Lot 358 – Lot of two WWII bronze ships bells. 1st item – World War II US Navy Ships Bell from LST with the year “1942”. 10″ Height x 9 3/4″ Diameter. Provenance – From the LST 202. The LST-202 was a LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship. During World War II, the LST-202 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater LST Flotilla 7, Group 21, Division 42. The LST-202 participated in the following campaigns – Bismarck-Archipelago operations, Eastern New Guinea operations, Western New Guinea operations, and Leyte operations. The LST-202 earned five battle stars for World War II service. Watts Piner collection, Newport, TN. 2nd item – World War II US Navy ships bell from the LST 200, circa 1946. 7 5/8″ Height x 3 5/8″ Diameter. Provenance – Watts Piner collection, Newport, NC. Est. $200-$250. Realized $1,362.
367_.jpg Lot 367 – Vintage postcard albums with approximately 450 cards. Many examples from Knoxville, TN, New York, Washington, D.C., Southwest and California. Also African American and Western Indian examples. Condition – Cards in very good condition. Album has wear to edges and some loose pages. 9 1/2″ Height x 13 1/2″ Width. Early 20th century. Est. $150-$250. Realized $851.
378_.jpg Lot 378 – Coca Cola Bottle sign, large embossed die cut tin, marked “Coca Cola Trademark”, marked “AM 84″ for AM Sign Co., Lynchburg, VA. Condition – Good condition with various surface scratching to enamel paint throughout. 6 ft. Height x 20 1/2” Width. Late 1950’s or early 1960’s. Provenance – Presented to the consignor from an uncle who worked at the Coca Cola Bottling Co. in Bristol, TN. Est. $350-$450. Realized $539.
379_.jpg Lot 379 – Lot of two Coca Cola button signs. 1st item – Red Coca Cola button sign marked “Drink Coca Cola trademark”, tin. Condition – Good condition with overall losses to red paint, especially perimeter, and various scratches throughout 24″ Diameter. Circa 1950’s/1960’s. 2nd item – White Coca Cola button sign with bottle decoration, tin. Condition – Scuffs and scratches, especially around perimeter. 24″ Diameter. Circa 1950’s. Est. $300-$350. Realized $454.