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155 Lot 155: Exhibited African-American Schoolhouse Quilt Exhibited African-American Schoolhouse Quilt Lot 155: Exhibited African-American Schoolhouse Quilt

Southern African-American quilt, attributed to Margaret or Lema Carr of Rogersville, Tennessee, recently exhibited at Colonial Williamsburg. This quilt displays an ingenious and unique design by incorporating the traditional Schoolhouse pattern with a semi-abstract Tree of Life motif, using hand-stitched pieced and appliqued cotton and synthetic fabrics. Eight rectangular panels enclose multicolored schoolhouses with beads representing door knobs and embroidered flowers, facing each other; the “roofs” and panel borders are joined by a central green vertical “tree trunk” to become its limbs, with all enclosed within a mauve border. Off white cotton backing. 78 1/2″ x 63 1/2″. Early to mid 20th century. Provenance: According to family tradition, Margaret Carr (born ca. 1909), an African-American schoolteacher from Rogersville, Tennessee, made the quilt or inherited it from her mother. Margaret appears in the 1940 United States census from Hawkins County, Tennessee when she was 31 years old and living on North Church Street with her parents George and Lema Carr. Although she had completed four years of college, Margaret was working as a cook in a private home at the time of that census. Margaret also taught at Swift University in Rogersville, Tennessee. She remained single until at least 1971, when the local Rogersville Review newspaper reported that Miss Margaret Carr hosted a meeting of the Woman’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society of Russell Chapel Church at her home on Church Street. Russell Chapel was an African Methodist Episcopal Church. (source: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). Provenance: the collection of Mary Jo Case, Kingsport, Tennessee. Exhibited, “A Century of African-American Quilts,” McCarl Gallery of the Art Museums at Colonial Williamsburg, February, 2017, to June of 2018. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Scattered areas of staining/discoloration. 3/8″ area of shattering, top right. Two schoolhouses, second from top on right and bottom on left, are missing doorknob beads. Velcro band for display across top of quilt backing. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
180 Lot 180: Large 19th Century Burl Wood Bowl, 14" Large 19th Century Burl Wood Bowl, 14" Lot 180: Large 19th Century Burl Wood Bowl, 14"

Large 19th century American ash burl wood bowl, turned with carved rim. Likely Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern. 14 1/2" dia. x 5 3/4" H. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Nice old patina. General losses and wear to rim from use. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
181 Lot 181: 3 American Burl Wood Bowls, 19th century or earlier 3 American Burl Wood Bowls, 19th century or earlier Lot 181: 3 American Burl Wood Bowls, 19th century or earlier

Group of three (3) 19th century or earlier American carved burl wood bowls, including one (1) deep, heavily burled bowl, likely Native American (9" dia. x 5 3/4"H), one (1) turned medium sized burl wood bowl (10" dia. x 3 1/4"H) and one (1) shallow low burl wood bowl (7" dia. x 2"H). Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st bowl with losses to rim, one rim repair and shrinkage crack emanating from rim into body. 2nd bowl with general wear and a couple of areas of loss to the rim. 3rd bowl with with wood shrinkage with a couple of knot holes on bowl bottom. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
182 Lot 182: 11 Wooden Kitchen Tools, Tiger Maple and Burl 11 Wooden Kitchen Tools, Tiger Maple and Burl Lot 182: 11 Wooden Kitchen Tools, Tiger Maple and Burl

Eleven (11) 19th century assorted kitchen related items, tiger maple and burlwood. Includes three (3) tiger maple rolling pins, five (5) tiger maple rounded scoops, one (1) burlwood bowl-shaped dipper, one (1) small tiger maple spatula, and one (1) tiger maple rectangular scoop with rattail handle. Ranging in size from 6" to 20" L. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All pieces with general overall use wear. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
183 Lot 183: 3 Tiger Maple Bowls, incl. 1 w/ Handles 3 Tiger Maple Bowls, incl. 1 w/ Handles Lot 183: 3 Tiger Maple Bowls, incl. 1 w/ Handles

Three (3) 19th century American carved and turned tiger maple bowls, including one (1) deep bowl with carved side handles , 11" dia. x 4 1/2" H, and two (2) large shallow bowls with carved rims, 13 1/2" dia. x 4 3/8"H and 14 1/4" dia. x 3 1/8"H. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All bowls with general use wear. Largest bowl with shrinkage crack to bottom and rim. Other large bowl with hole to rim for hanging and minor shrinkage cracks. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
184 Lot 184: 3 Tiger Maple Kitchen Items, 19th C. 3 Tiger Maple Kitchen Items, 19th C. Lot 184: 3 Tiger Maple Kitchen Items, 19th C.

Group of three (3) 19th century American tiger maple kitchen items including a table top coffee grinder with dovetailed case and one dovetailed storage drawer (10" H x 9" W w/ handle), a rolling pin with hanger inset to one end (18" L) and one potato masher (11 5/8" L). Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light general wear. Potato masher with wood shrinkage to one end, coffee grinder with wood shrinkage crack to top. [See more photos →]

$450.00$550.00
185 Lot 185: 12 Assorted Maple & Burl Treenware Items 12 Assorted Maple & Burl Treenware Items Lot 185: 12 Assorted Maple & Burl Treenware Items

Group of twelve (12) assorted American treenware items, all in burl, tiger or bird's eye maple including one (1) miniature bench, one (1) round lidded bowl, one (1) acorn carved finial, one (1) brush, one (1) burled wall pocket, one (1) cup, one (1) small footed bowl, one (1) toy gun, one (1) pear shaped box, one (1) lidded condiment box with spoon, one (1) cigarette or calling card case, and one (1) game cup shaker with two (2) dice. Ranging in size from 2" H x 4 1/4" W to 4 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W. All 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All pieces with use wear. Large lidded bowl with wear and losses to lid rim, old repair to bowl side near rim. Game shaker with shrinkage crack to one side. Brush with losses to bristles. Warping to top of cigarette/card case. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
186 Lot 186: 9 Wood Tools, incl. Tiger Maple & Burl 9 Wood Tools, incl. Tiger Maple & Burl Lot 186: 9 Wood Tools, incl. Tiger Maple & Burl

Grouping of nine (9) American wood carpentry and kitchen tools including one (1) tiger maple 16" L ruler, one (1) knife sharpener in tiger maple case, one (1) tiger maple handled knife, one (1) tiger maple shoe maker's form, one (1) tiger maple billy club, one (1) burl and simulated tiger maple carpenter's framing square with incised initials, one (1) partial tiger maple carpenter's square stamped G. B. Barker, one (1) pick with burl handle and one (1) iron chopper with turned wood handle. Ranging in size from 5" L to 19" L x 14" W. All 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All items overall good condition with normal expected use wear. Small loss to corner edge of lid on knife sharpener case. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
191 Lot 191: Gilt Eagle Weathervane w/ Stand Gilt Eagle Weathervane w/ Stand Lot 191: Gilt Eagle Weathervane w/ Stand

American molded gilt metal, likely copper, eagle weathervane with outstretched wings poised on a ball, mounted onto a cast iron decorative stand. Eagle makes a complete rotation on base and is removable. 22" total H x 21" W x 13 1/2" D. Late 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected wear and oxidation to surface. No obvious repairs or defects. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
287 Lot 287: East TN L & N Train Depot O/C Painting East TN L & N Train Depot O/C Painting Lot 287: East TN L & N Train Depot O/C Painting

Folk art panoramic oil on canvas painting by Francis Patterson (American, 20th century) depicting the Louisville & Nashville Train Depot in Etowah, Tennessee. Features the Victorian L & N railway station with a red L & N train to the right and a dog walking toward the station foreground and a female figure in a bright green dress and hat and male figure standing outside of the station. Signed lower right FRANCIS PATTERSON and titled L & N DEPOT ETOWAH, TENN. Housed in the original wood frame. Sight – 21 3/4" H x 43 3/4" W. Framed – 25 1/8" H x 47 1/8" W. Early 20th century. Provenance: Painting was given by the artist Francis Patterson to her friend Agnes Young. Note: The Victorian style Louisville & Nashville Depot in Etowah, Tennessee was constructed in 1906. The structure now serves as a railroad museum. CONDITION: Canvas overall very good condition, light general grime. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
350 Lot 350: 7 Tiger Maple Items, incl. Boxes & Walking Sticks 7 Tiger Maple Items, incl. Boxes & Walking Sticks Lot 350: 7 Tiger Maple Items, incl. Boxes & Walking Sticks

Seven (7) American wooden items, primarily tiger maple, includingone (1) lap desk, two (2) document or storage boxes, and four (4) walking sticks or canes. 1st item: Rectangular tiger maple lap desk, nailed construction, inlaid kite escutcheon to front, hinged molded top opens to reveal a green baize writing surface, a rectangular open compartment, and two secret panels, one below the lower portion of writing surface, and one revealed behind brass latch at top of writing surface.Felt protectors have been added to base. 7 1/4" H x 18 1/2" W x 10 5/8" D. 2nd item: Rectangulartiger maple document box with exposed dovetailed sides, hinged molded top opens to reveal one main interior compartment. Felt protectors have been added to base. 5" H x 14 1/4" W x 9 1/2" D.3rd item: Rectangular tiger maple storage box, nailed construction, hinged molded top opens to reveal a removable tray with multiplecompartments, additional compartment below. Felt protectors have been added to base. 6 1/4" H x 15" W x 7 3/4" D. 4th-7th items: Four (4) tiger maple or walnut walking sticks or canes, including two (2) with round knobs, one (1) with a silver metal ferrule and one (1) with a brass ferrule, one (1) with a crook handle and a silver metal ferrule, and one (1) with a copper handle cap, mid-rings on the shaft, and ferrule. Ranging in size from 36" to 48 1/2" L. All items late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Areas of wood shrinkage to lid and base.Interior compartment with dividers missing. Locking mechanism to base in not present. Does not include key. Holes to green felt. 2nd item: Natural agecracks, largest4". 1" area of loss, back left of base. Hardware has been replaced. Locking mechanismto lid is not present. Interior with dividers missing.Does not include key. 3rd item: Areas of wood shrinkage to lid and base.Does not include key. 4th-7th items: All items in worn condition to be expected from age. Walking stick with copper handle with natural age cracks,largest 3 1/2", areas of loss to staining on wood. [See more photos →]

$450.00$550.00
372 Lot 372: Jessie and Ronald Cooper, Heaven and Hell Radio Cabinet Jessie and Ronald Cooper, Heaven and Hell Radio Cabinet Lot 372: Jessie and Ronald Cooper, Heaven and Hell Radio Cabinet

Jessie and Ronald Cooper (Kentucky, 1932-2012) outsider art assemblage titled "Heaven & Hell Radio Cabinet," comprised of an old wooden radio cabinet shell, the exterior painted with depictions of Heaven and Hell; the divided interior with small carved painted wood dancing figures on top, while other carved human figures appear to burn in misery below, with a looming devil figure at center. Other figures are painted falling into the abyss along the sides and back, accompanied by their words of regret and admonitions. Signed right side, exterior, and dated "1997". 37" H x 23" W x 9" D. Note: Noted Kentucky outsider artist Ronald Cooper and his wife, Jessie, collaborated between 1987-2012, using found materials upon which to create works of art conveying visions of heaven and hell, which Ronald experienced after he was paralyzed in a car accident. Provenance: the estate of Raeanne Rubenstein, Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, Ms. Rubenstein was a professional photographer specializing in images of celebrities ranging from John Lennon, Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Her work appeared in Rolling Stone, Life, People, and most recently the Ken Burns documentary, Country Music. CONDITION: Some minor exfoliation to paint and a 1/4" chip to top; few other scattered spots of light wear/grime, overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
373 Lot 373: Large Raymond Coins Folk Art Carved Stele Large Raymond Coins Folk Art Carved Stele Lot 373: Large Raymond Coins Folk Art Carved Stele

Raymond Coins (American/North Carolina, 1904-1998) carved river stone stele or plaque depicting four human figures, three houses, and a tree. Signed "W.R. Coins" and "AST R CAMINGO[?]" en verso. 28 1/2 H x 16 1/2" W x 3" D. Late 20th century. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
374 Lot 374: 2 Gabriel Shaffer Outsider Art Paintings 2 Gabriel Shaffer Outsider Art Paintings Lot 374: 2 Gabriel Shaffer Outsider Art Paintings

Two (2) Gabriel Shaffer (North Carolina, 20th century) Outsider Art paintings. 1st item: Mixed media on paper titled "Last Call Carl" depicting a man wearing a white suit with a hook hand, beard, eyepatch and antlers. Signed and dated "'11" lower right. Housed in a wood frame. Sight – 23 3/4" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed – 26" H x 20" W. 2nd item: Mixed media on canvas panoramic scene titled "Stone Holds the Heart" depicting a city skyscraper scene with stick figures in windows and faces and other images above in a blue-green sky. Signed and dated "'07" lower right. Additionally signed and titled en verso with additional artist information. Unframed; canvas is secured to stretcher. 13 1/4" H x 30 1/4" W. Note: This work was featured in the book "When The Spirit Speaks" by Margaret Day Allen on page 133. Biography: "Gabriel Shaffer lives and works in New Orleans. He is part owner and curator of Mortal Machine Gallery, located in the French Quarter. He is also the son of renowned folk/visionary artist Cher Shaffer and learned from a number of pioneering artists in this genre as a youth. Since a sell out premier at the 2005 Outsider Art Fair in NYC, he has exhibited his work across the country and sold works of art to collectors, rock stars, celebrities, politicians, best selling authors, galleries, and museums throughout various major cities nationally and internationally. He has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers and blogs such as Raw Vision, Art Papers, Boing Boing, Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, The Huffington Post, and Juxtapoz. Gabriel has also had extensive experience with producing murals, installations and illustrations for various corporations, restaurants and museums including Facebook, BMW, Pandora Music, Sierra Nevada, PBR, Branded Arts, Mellow Mushroom, SECCA, The North Carolina Museum of Art and The Asheville Museum of Art. He Is currently a contributing writer for Juxtapoz magazine." (Source: artist's website). CONDITION: 1st item: Minor abrasions to the frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
376 Lot 376: Folk Art O/B Portrait of a Black Man Folk Art O/B Portrait of a Black Man Lot 376: Folk Art O/B Portrait of a Black Man

Southern School, naive oil on board bust length portrait of an African American man with white hair and beard, wearing a gray coat. Signed "Louise S. Akin" lower right. Housed in a molded wood frame with faux burlwood grained rabbet edge. Sight – 19" H x 16" W. Framed – 23" H x 20" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Craquelure and scattered small abrasions/losses up to 1/2"; scratch top center. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
377 Lot 377: 6 Folk Art Items, incl. David Ludwig Bird Figural 6 Folk Art Items, incl. David Ludwig Bird Figural Lot 377: 6 Folk Art Items, incl. David Ludwig Bird Figural

Group of six (6) assorted carved folk art items including: one (1) David Ludwig (York Co., PA) contemporary folk art Schimmel type carved and polychrome painted twin bird figure with the original paper label en verso; one (1) Black Forest style carved eagle wall bracket depicting an eagle with outstretched wings on a branch, with carved fruit below; one (1) Native American, likely Cherokee, carved loon with signature to the underside of the base; one (1) carved and polychrome painted octagonal wall plaque depicting a Native American man, signed and dated en verso "Made Winter of 1928-1929 TLW"; one (1) white chip carved and black painted box with geometric carved designs to the lid and a brass escutcheon; and one (1) miniature carved rooster figure, unsigned. Ranging in size from 4" H x 3" W to 12 3/4" H x 15 1/2" W. All 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All items with general wear and losses. Small rooster with losses to one foot. Box with minor losses to corners. Loon with minor losses to one corner of base. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
378 Lot 378: 26 Folk Art Animal Wood Carvings 26 Folk Art Animal Wood Carvings Lot 378: 26 Folk Art Animal Wood Carvings

Twenty-six (26) folk art wooden carvings of animals by artists including Braxton Ponder. 1st item: Braxton Ponder (Alabama, 1915-2001) painted wood carving depicting a red hound dog barking at a rotating raccoon in a tree. Signed "B. Ponder" underside of base. 18" H x 13" W x 3" D. 2nd item: Painted wood carving with glass bead elements depicting a brown hound dog gazing at a raccoon situated in a tree stump, affixed to a wooden base. Unsigned. 10 1/2" H x 11" W x 6 1/4" D. 3rd item: Painted wood carving depicting a donkey, with a movable wooden tail with metal lever to neck, affixed to a wooden base. Unsigned. 8 3/4" H x 10 1/2" W x 3 3/4" D. 4th item: Wooden carving of a stylized rooster with long, spindly legs that fit into corresponding holes in a naturalistic tree stump base. Signed "By Jerry W. Ayers" underside of base. 16 1/2" H x 4 3/4" dia. 5th item: Painted wood carving with glass bead elements depicting a pheasant,affixed to a wooden base with green felt to underside. Titled, signed and dated "Pheasant By M. Barter 1968" front edge of base. 5 3/4' H x 3 1/4" W x 6" D. 6th item: Wooden carving depicting a pheasant perched on a naturalistic base. Signed "G.B." right side of base. 6 1/8" H x 2 5/8" W x 4 1/2" D. 7th-26th items: Twenty (20) wooden animal carvings, some painted and some with glass bead elements, including sixteen (16) dogs, three (3) raccoons, and one (1) llama or alpaca. All unsigned. Ranging in size from 1 1/2" H x 1 5/8" W x 1 1/4" D to 2 1/2" H x 1 7/8" W x 8" D to 5 1/4" H x 1 1/2" W x 3 5/8" D. All items 20th century. CONDITION: Most items with wear, natural wood shrinkage, surface grime, areas of loss to paint. 3rd item: Right ear is broken away. 3 3/4" x 1/2" section of back is not present.7th-26th items: Two dogs with broken tail and right foot. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
379 Lot 379: Folk Art Model of a Shanty Boat Folk Art Model of a Shanty Boat Lot 379: Folk Art Model of a Shanty Boat

Southern, possibly Kentucky, painted wood folk art model of a shanty boat or houseboat. Rectangular brown wood house with a curved black painted roof mounted onto a green painted slat frame with orange painted wood railing, all on a black wooden frame. 10 1/4" x 26 1/4" L x 15 7/8" W. 20th century. Note: Shanty boats were popularized after the publication of the book "Shantyboat" by Harlen Hubbard (1900 -1988), an American artist and author, known for his simple lifestyle. The book recounts the eight-year journey from his home in Brent, Kentucky to New Orleans. CONDITION: Overall light grime and wear. Top with some areas of staining. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
380 Lot 380: 2 Copper Figural Weathervanes – Rooster & Cow 2 Copper Figural Weathervanes – Rooster & Cow Lot 380: 2 Copper Figural Weathervanes – Rooster & Cow

Two (2) copper figural weathervanes. 1st item: Copper pressed hollow body weathervane depicting a rooster, standing on arrow with cardinal direction indicators, green patina. Rooster measures 21" H x 23" W, rod with directional indicators is 41" H x 18" W. 2nd item: Pressed hollow body weathervane depicting a cow with two (2) bullet holes, mounted with ornate pierced cast iron arrow directional form. Cow and arrow measure 10" H x 28" W and vertical rod is 29" H. Second quarter of the 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with wear consistent with age and use, green patina and light corrosion. One foot has separated from the arrow and feathers have partially separated from bottom of arrow shaft. 2nd item: Rust and corrosion consistent with age and use, two (2) holes in neck and hind quarter. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
381 Lot 381: 2 Ornamental Eagle Items 2 Ornamental Eagle Items Lot 381: 2 Ornamental Eagle Items

Two (2) ornamental cast iron eagle items. 1st item: Painted cast iron eagle flagpole finial. Comprised of a gilt painted eagle mounted onto a green painted base. 14 3/4" H x 18" L x 14" W. 20th century. 2nd item: Small cast iron eagle finial modeled after the U. S. Federal eagle, originally from the flagpole of the White Way Cleaners building in Nashville, TN. 4" H x 4" W. Together with a leather stand. 20th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Both items with overall general wear and oxidation. 1st item with overall scattered losses to paint. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
382 Lot 382: Horse Hitching Post Finial and Hitching Weight Horse Hitching Post Finial and Hitching Weight Lot 382: Horse Hitching Post Finial and Hitching Weight

Two (2) American equestrian related items. 1st item: Black painted cast iron hitching post finial in the shape of a horse's head, ring with two chains above base. Lacks post. 15 1//2" H x 8" W x 5 3/8" D. Chains range in length from 14 1/4" to 32 1/2". 2nd item: Round black painted cast iron and wood horse hitching weight with raised image of a horse against a pebbled ground and a central ring. Unmarked. 5 1/4" H x 11 3/4" dia. Late 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected wear and oxidation. Shrinkage crack to wood on bottom of hitching weight. [See more photos →]

$200.00$300.00
385 Lot 385: 2 Painted Pantry Boxes plus Cutlery Tray 2 Painted Pantry Boxes plus Cutlery Tray Lot 385: 2 Painted Pantry Boxes plus Cutlery Tray

Three (3) wooden items, including two (2) painted pantry boxes, one (1) cutlery tray. 1st item: 19th century pine bentwood pantry box, with finger lap joints, possibly Shaker, retaining most of its original gray paint. 6 3/8" H x 13 1/2" diameter. 2nd item: Round covered cheese or pantry box with bail handle, nailed construction, retaining most of its original dark green paint. 5" H x 9" diameter. Late 19th century. 3rd item: Pine cutlery tray or knife box, red over green paint, with 2 sections, oval cut out at handle area, nailed construction. 5 1/2" H x 11" W x 7 1/2" D. Late 19th century. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Good condition with wear especially at edges, losses to top up to 4" L, a few extraneous white paint splashes. 2nd item: Center of lid has come loose from frame. Worn areas to lid. Overall good condition. 3rd item: Wear to paint, especially at ends. Shrinkage crack to bottom. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
386 Lot 386: 19 Assorted Items: Treenware, Spice Boxes & Snuff Boxes plus 1 other 19 Assorted Items: Treenware, Spice Boxes & Snuff Boxes plus 1 other Lot 386: 19 Assorted Items: Treenware, Spice Boxes & Snuff Boxes plus 1 other

Group of eighteen (18) containers, treenware, spice boxes, snuff boxed and funnel, nineteen (19) total items. Items include: one (1) round covered spice box, one (1) round covered spice box with checkerboard inlay, one (1) barrel shaped container, one (1) finial shaped container, one (1) kettle shaped container with wire handle, one (1) round covered spice mill with pestle, one (1) covered urn form container, two (2) cups, one (1) miniature vase, one (1) pill box with glass top, one (1) round covered snuff box, one (1) rectangular mother of pearl inlaid snuff box with carved edges, one (1) snuff and pipe box with sliding cover, one (1) snuff box with nickel silver ends and a nickel silver inlaid house scene, one (1) stamp box with inlaid figure and lamb to lid, one (1) leather covered horn snuff box, and one (1) carved bone snuff box with hinged lid. Lot also contains one (1) treenware miniature funnel with stencil. Ranging in size from 1" H x 1" H to 3" H x 7" dia. Most items American, 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All items with general use wear. Pill box with split to top. Pipe and snuff box with losses to the top. [See more photos →]

$450.00$550.00
389 Lot 389: 13 Wooden Kitchen Items 13 Wooden Kitchen Items Lot 389: 13 Wooden Kitchen Items

Assorted grouping of thirteen (13) wooden kitchen items in various woods including: five (5) butter molds or blocks with swan, eagle, pineapple, geometric and floral designs; six (6) assorted Shaker style spice or pantry boxes in various sizes including two (2) painted, one (1) with stencil and pencil signature to lid and one (1) miniature; one (1) turned maple bowl with footring and one (1) firkin with yellow pine top. Ranging in size from 1 1/8" H x 2 3/4" W to 8 3/4" H x 10 7/8" W x 6 7/8" D. All items 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with general use wear. Red painted box with some minor losses to side of lid. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
390 Lot 390: 3 Cutting Boards incl. Bird's Eye Maple 3 Cutting Boards incl. Bird's Eye Maple Lot 390: 3 Cutting Boards incl. Bird's Eye Maple

Three (3) primitive wooden cutting boards, including one (1) comprised of tiger maple with nailed construction and applied cherry molding to three sides and two knob feet, and two (2) with breadboard ends. For the cutting boards with breadboard ends, one is comprised of poplar with joined construction and one is comprised of walnut with nailed construction. Ranging in size from 1" H x 20" W x 16 3/4" D to 2 3/4" H x 18 3/4" W x 12 1/4" D. All items late 19th/early 20th century.Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, natural wood shrinkage to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

$200.00$300.00
391 Lot 391: 5 Wooden Storage Boxes, incl. Painted Candle Box 5 Wooden Storage Boxes, incl. Painted Candle Box Lot 391: 5 Wooden Storage Boxes, incl. Painted Candle Box

Group of five (5) wooden storage boxes, all with dovetailed construction, including one (1) pine candle box with green paint and carved top, one (1) walnut and poplar document box with a partial hinged top and molded base, one (1) rectangular stained walnut and pine candlebox with fitted interior and illegible pencil inscription to underside of lid, one (1) walnut and poplar square box with partitioned interior and beveled sliding top, and one (1) small walnut match or keepsake box with sliding top. Ranging in size from 2 1/4" H x 5 1/8" L x 4" W to 3 1/4" H x 7" W x 14" L. All American, 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All items with in good condition with expected wear. Painted box with scattered paint loss. 3rd box with old repair to top of one side. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
393 Lot 393: 3 Kaleidoscopes, Game Board and Folk Art Watch Stand 3 Kaleidoscopes, Game Board and Folk Art Watch Stand Lot 393: 3 Kaleidoscopes, Game Board and Folk Art Watch Stand

Three (3) kaleidoscopes, one (1) folk art wooden inlaid watch stand, and one (1) folding inlaid game board, 5 total items. 1st-3rd items: Group of three (3) kaleidoscopes including a Victorian tabletop form comprised of a leather case with brass rotator in ship's wheel form, mounted onto a turned wood stand (13" H x 10 1/2" L), a primitive folk art four sided wood kaleidoscope (7 3/4" L), and a small wooden cased kaleidoscope with green prism glass (2 1/2" H). All 19th century. 4th item: Folk art inlaid pocket watch or clock stand comprised of a circular frame with five pointed star inlay, atop a rectangular base. Interior with 1841 written note. 6 1/4" H x 6" W. 19th century. 5th item: Folding inlaid game board comprised of mixed woods, one side for checkers and the other side for backgammon. 18" H x 18 1/8" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Some wear to leather and oxidation to brass. Functional. 3rd item: Split to side of scope, contents missing. 4th item: Overall good condition with some losses/wear to interior inlay. Clock with holder is not functioning. 5th item: Use wear, wood shrinkage and minor losses throughout. [See more photos →]

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394 Lot 394: Cherokee Rivercane Basket & Paper Mache Chicken Cherokee Rivercane Basket & Paper Mache Chicken Lot 394: Cherokee Rivercane Basket & Paper Mache Chicken

Grouping of one (1) Native American Cherokee rivercane basket and one (1) painted folk art paper mache chicken. 1st item: Low form Cherokee rivercane waste basket, with alternating dyed weavers. Round body on square base. 7" H x 10 1/4" dia. Early 20th century. 2nd item: Polychrome painted folk art paper mache chicken, mounted on a thin painted wooden base. 6 3/4" H x 4 3/4" W x 2 3/4" D. American, late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Basket: Light grime. Minor breakage to weavers at rim, largest 1" L. Threads from previous repairs in some areas around rim, reinforcing loose weavers. Chicken: Light grime throughout. Minute chips, largest 1/8" L on beak. Two small holes to base near wood, largest 3/8" dia. [See more photos →]

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883 Lot 883: 4 Tiger Maple Benchmade Miniatures by Marion "Mac" Spencer 4 Tiger Maple Benchmade Miniatures by Marion "Mac" Spencer Lot 883: 4 Tiger Maple Benchmade Miniatures by Marion "Mac" Spencer

Group of four (4) Middle Tennessee benchmade miniature or dollhouse items, comprised of tiger maple primary and poplar secondary, including a sugar chest with pull out tray, an Empire style chest of drawers, a 2-drawer stand, and a one-drawer work table or stand, all with label or signature for the maker Marion "Mac" Spencer of Chapel Hill, TN. Ranging in size from 7" H x 6 1/8" W x 5 3/8" D to 9 7/8" H x 8 3/4" W x 4 5/8" D. 20th century. Note: All items were purchased in the early 1990's. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All items overall good condition with light wear. [See more photos →]

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