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88Lot 88: 2 KY Coin Silver Spoons & 2 Silver Matchbox Covers2 KY Coin Silver Spoons & 2 Silver Matchbox CoversLot 88: 2 KY Coin Silver Spoons & 2 Silver Matchbox Covers

1st – 2nd items: Two (2) Paris, Kentucky coin silver spoons with fiddle handles, engraved JAH, stamped on backs B.M. RIGGS in rectangles for Benjamin McKenney Riggs, b. 1799, working Paris, KY c. 1825 until d. 1839 (Ref. Marquis Boultinghouse, Silversmiths of Kentucky, 1785-1900, p. 228, mark illustrated p. 305 fig.128A). 7 1/2" L. 1.960 troy ounces. 3rd item: Sterling silver matchbox cover with repousse horse racing scene, marked Sterling to the inner rim, monogrammed to other side. 0.930 troy ounces. 4th item: Sterling silver (unmarked, tests .925) matchbox cover with repousse hunt scene. 1.055 troy ounces. Coin silver weighs 1.960 troy ounces. Total sterling silver weighs: 1.985 troy ounces. CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Overall good condition with light scratching and some pitting and use wear to bowls. 3rd item: Monogrammed, overall general wear. 4th item: Small dent to side of cover. Losses to gilt wash. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
89Lot 89: 9 Pcs Coin & Silver Flatware, incl. Hope & Karsner9 Pcs Coin & Silver Flatware, incl. Hope & KarsnerLot 89: 9 Pcs Coin & Silver Flatware, incl. Hope & Karsner

Grouping of Tennessee coin silver. 1st item: Rare East TN coin silver teaspoon by B. Karsner & Co, working in Kingston, Roane County TN circa 1821, marked “B. Karsner & Co” within a rectangle and flanked by starbursts to each side. 5 3/8″ L. Note: This is a very scarce known TN maker. The only other example known is a beaker that is illustrated on page 117 in the book “Tennessee Silversmiths” by Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr. 2nd – 4th items: 3 East Tennessee coin silver teaspoons by David Large Hope, working Knoxville, TN, 1828-1869, marked “Hope” in rectangle. All monogrammed RCW in script. 5 3/4″ L. 5th item: East Tennessee coin silver salt spoon by David Large Hope, working Knoxville, TN, 1828-1869, marked “Hope” in rectangle. Script monogram RCW. 3 3/4″ L. 6th item: Knoxville, Tennessee-retailed sterling silver teaspoon, fiddle tipt pattern, marked on back “Hope & Miller”, working Knoxville, circa 1870, and “W & H” for Wood & Hughes, New York. Handle with B script monogram. 5 7/8″ L. 7th item: Knoxville, Tennessee-retailed sterling silver ladle, having a shaped parcel gilt bowl, marked on back “Hope Bros. & Co” (working Knoxville, circa 1870) and with the Towle Silversmiths hallmark. 6″ L. 8th item: Coin silver teaspoon marked on the handle G & W for Gale & Willis (working in New York 1859 – 1862). 9th item: Coin silver teaspoon marked on the handle “SM”, possibly for Samuel Musgrove, working Nashville, 1853-1860. Script monogram to handle HH. 5 7/8″ L. 3.415 total coin silver troy ounces. 2.305 total sterling troy ounces. CONDITION: All spoons with overall good condition with general use wear. Some monogram loss due to use wear. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
90Lot 90: Edward Raworth TN Coin Silver Sugar TongsEdward Raworth TN Coin Silver Sugar TongsLot 90: Edward Raworth TN Coin Silver Sugar Tongs

Scarce early Tennessee coin silver sugar tongs with oval grips with pointed fins, the shaped arms both stamped E. RAWORTH in rectangle (Edward Raworth, Nashville, Tennessee, working 1808-1820). 7" L. 1.61 oz troy. CONDITION: Excellent condition, no monograms. Slight wear to lower left corner of mark. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
91Lot 91: Bell & Bros. Texas Coin Silver ForkBell & Bros. Texas Coin Silver ForkLot 91: Bell & Bros. Texas Coin Silver Fork

Coin silver dessert fork, the reverse of handle stamped "coin" with incuse retailer mark "BELL & BROTHERS," of San Antonio, Texas, plus pseudo hallmark for James Watt (Philadelphia, PA, working 1835-1881) and monogram on front of handle, SBM or KBM. 6 7/8" L. 1.04 total troy ounces. Circa 1860. Note: Samuel Bell, born 1797, worked as a silversmith in Knoxville from 1819-1852 before moving to San Antonio with his family. His sons joined him in the silver business at his small adobe storefront on Commerce Street which offered silver tablewares, spurs, bowie knives. In about 1860, the firm was renamed "Bell & Brothers" with Bell's sons David, Powhatan and Jessup Bell now managing most of the manufacturing and retailing duties. Samuel Bell died in 1882. (Source: Tennessee Silversmiths by Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell). This fork is from the same private collection as two similar forks sold in our January, 2020 auction, lot #75. CONDITION: Light scratching to handle, some wear to pseudo hallmark, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
106Lot 106: 18th c. English School Portrait of a Woman, O/C18th c. English School Portrait of a Woman, O/CLot 106: 18th c. English School Portrait of a Woman, O/C

18th century English school oil on canvas half length portrait of a woman, formerly attributed to William Hogarth (British, 1697-1764) and titled "Portrait of Mrs. Hogarth." Depicts a young dark haired woman seated and attired in a fine burgundy dress with lace fichu, cap, and bell sleeves, wearing a taupe silk wrap and set against a plain dark backdrop. Old paper museum labels for The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota en verso of stretcher and frame. Housed in an ornate period gilt carved and gesso Louis XVI style frame. Placard fixed to lower inner edge of frame reads "Wm Hogarth – Portrait of Mrs. Hogarth." Sight – 30" H x 24 5/8" W. Framed – 43 1/2" H x 38 1/2" W. Note: According to 2016 correspondence between the consignor and an archivist at the Walker Art Center, as early as 1907 this painting was originally part of the personal art collection of lumber baron T. B. Walker, whose collection formed the basis of what is now the Walker Art Center. It was illustrated in a 1927 catalogue as a circa 1730 portrait of Mrs. Hogarth by William Hogarth, but deaccessioned sometime after 1951, when museum officials changed the artist attribution to "English School, 18th century." CONDITION: Painting with overall light craquelure to canvas with areas of exfoliation to bow and right arm of the subject. Some inpainting noted to upper left corner with scattered wear and minor losses to perimeter. UV light indicates possible inpaint to exposed chest skin area. Frame with overall scattered wear, craquelure, and multiple losses, particularly to carved center and corner ornaments. [See more photos →]

$3,400.00$3,800.00
124Lot 124: Mezzotint portrait of Gov. Thos. Pownall, SC and Mass.Mezzotint portrait of Gov. Thos. Pownall, SC and Mass.Lot 124: Mezzotint portrait of Gov. Thos. Pownall, SC and Mass.

Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760), engraved by Richard Earlom after a painting by Francis Cotes, circa 1777. Housed under glass in a molded ebonized wood frame. Sheet – 15 7/8" H x 11 3/8" W. Framed – 18" H x 13 5/8" W. Note: Thomas Pownall was governor of the province of Massachusetts Bay during the French and Indian wars. His support of the American cause for Independence, and stance against taxation without representation, caused him to be removed from his position in Massachusetts and transferred to the governorship of South Carolina. Pownall is also known for his work with Lewis Evans on a map of the Middle British Colonies in 1755 (source: the Massachusetts Historical Society). Ref. Russell: English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States, 33. CONDITION: Overall good condition; adhered to backing board at corners with resultant staining, otherwise even toning. Margins trimmed. Scattered creasing. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
130Lot 130: Audubon Havell Ed. Nashville and TN Warblers, ExhibitedAudubon Havell Ed. Nashville and TN Warblers, ExhibitedLot 130: Audubon Havell Ed. Nashville and TN Warblers, Exhibited

Two (2) John James Audubon (1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engravings, NASHVILLE WARBLER and TENNESSEE WARBLER, printed and published by R. Havell, first edition of The Birds of America (London: 1827-1838). Both etchings exhibited, The Art of Tennessee, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 2006. 1st item: Nashville Warbler, Plate #89, No. 18, depicting a male and female resting upon a shrub with red berries. J WHATMAN 1832 paper watermark. Housed in a contemporary gilt wood frame. Plate – 19 1/8" H x 13 7/8" W. Sight – 22 7/8" H x 15 3/4" W. Sheet – 37 3/4" H x 25 1/2" W. Framed – 44 3/4" H x 37 3/4" W. Printed 1830. 2nd item: Tennessee, Plate #154, No. 31, depicting a male resting upon a shrub with red berries. J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL paper watermark. Housed in a painted wood frame. Plate – 19 1/2" H x 12 1/4" W. Sight – 21 1/2" H x 13 1/4" W. Sheet – 38" H x 25 1/4" W. Framed – 40 3/4" H x 27 5/8" W. ("Tennessee Warbler" published in the "Art of Tennessee" catalog, page 145, fig. 108. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Both sheets are entirely loose. 1st item: Overall light toning and scattered foxing or spotting. 2nd item: Overall light toning, one area of dampstaining upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,800.00
132Lot 132: Henry K. Brown Bronze Bust of Henry Clay, 1852Henry K. Brown Bronze Bust of Henry Clay, 1852Lot 132: Henry K. Brown Bronze Bust of Henry Clay, 1852

Important Henry Kirke Brown (American, 1814-1886) bronze cabinet-size bust depicting the American attorney and statesman, Henry Clay Sr. of Kentucky (b.1777-d. 1852). Signed on the left back shoulder "H. K. Brown Sculptor Sept. 1852." 16 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W x 6" D. Note: This bronze bust, which descended to the present consignor from the estate of U.S. Senator John Marshall Butler of Maryland, was created by Brown three months after Clay's death. It is one of five Clay busts known to have been made by Brown. One, dated June 1852, the month of Clay's death, is in the collection of the Newark Museum; others with posthumous 1852 dates are in the collection of the U.S. Senate, The National Portrait Gallery, and the Special Collections of the University of Kentucky. These may have been commissioned by Clay supporters or produced by Brown in anticipation of demand for likenesses of the influential Senator following his demise. Clay represented Kentucky in both the House and Senate, serving as the seventh House Speaker and ninth Secretary of State. He was also a presidential candidate and helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. Artist biography: Born in Massachusetts, Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886) displayed and early talent for portrait art and began with Chester Harding at the age of 18. During this period, he began modeling with clay and developed an interest in this medium. He subsequently worked as an engineer on Illinois' first railroad to earn enough money to study sculpture in Italy, where he spent four years. He returned to New York in 1846 and established a studio and small foundry. Brown was the creator of the first western themed bronze, "The Choosing of the Arrow" that was distributed by The American Art Union. In addition to western bronzes, Brown also created sculptures for the National Statuary Hall in the U. S. Capital Building and several notable equestrian statues including the one of George Washington in New York's Union Square. He became a member of the National Academy of Design in 1851. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some small scattered spots of oxidation and very light minor wear or surface imperfections noted to the upper back shoulders, front lower left chest area and to the base. [See more photos →]

$18,000.00$22,000.00
134Lot 134: Exhibited Nell Choate Jones O/C Painting, Purple TwilightExhibited Nell Choate Jones O/C Painting, Purple TwilightLot 134: Exhibited Nell Choate Jones O/C Painting, Purple Twilight

Nell Choate Jones (Georgia/New York, 1879-1981) oil on canvas landscape painting, possibly a Georgia scene, titled "Purple Twilight" depicting a dirt road situated in a field with flowers, with blue and purple mountains below a cloudy blue sky tinged with pink. Unsigned. Exhibition label en verso for the Southern States Art League, Hotel Biltmore, Atlanta, GA, 1925 with title, artist's name and Brooklyn, NY, address en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with gilt metal placard with title, artist's name, and erroneous birth date and death date. Sight – 15 5/8" H x 19 5/8" W. Framed – 24 1/2" H x 28 1/8" W. First quarter 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Born in Hawkinsville, Georgia, Jones was only five years old when her father, who had served as a captain in the Confederate forces, died and her family relocated to Brooklyn. Following graduation from Adelphi Academy, she taught elementary school. Jones' career objectives changed in the 1920s, when her husband, the etcher and painter Eugene Arthur Jones, encouraged her to focus on art. Her impressionistic landscapes appeared in the Southern States Art League's 1925 exhibition in Atlanta and, two years later, at the Holt Gallery in New York City. Jones traveled to Paris in 1929, where she was awarded a scholarship to the Fontainebleau School of Art, located in the heart of the French countryside made famous by the Barbizon painters. In 1936, Jones returned to Georgia and found inspiration in the South; this subject matter triggered a shift in Jones' aesthetic. She began to make periodic trips to the South, where she created landscapes as well as genre scenes of regional traditions. Frequently, her paintings depict African Americans at labor and in moments of leisure. Jones served as president of the National Association of Women Artists and, simultaneously, as the first female president of the Brooklyn Society of Artists. In 1941, Jones initiated efforts to establish an art museum at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, to which she donated twelve paintings. As Jones neared her centennial birthday, she was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Women Artists and was honored with a Distinguished Citizen Award from the Brooklyn Museum. (adapted from The Johnson Collection). CONDITION: Overall good condition with visible stretcher marks, buckling, lower right of canvas. Areas of loss, largest 1/2", to frame. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
135Lot 135: Lamar Dodd O/C, Alabama Valley LandscapeLamar Dodd O/C, Alabama Valley LandscapeLot 135: Lamar Dodd O/C, Alabama Valley Landscape

Lamar William Dodd (Georgia/New York, 1909-1996), "Alabama Valley" or "The Peaceful Valley," large oil on canvas impressionist Southern landscape painting, depicting a valley with animals grazing at center under a line of trees, a body of water to the left, bordered to the right with a split rail fence, and rolling blue hills in the background. Titled "The Peaceful Valley" on upper stretcher; paper label en verso reads "This painting ALABAMA VALLEY is the property of the artist LAMAR DODD ON permanent loan to Mrs. F. J. Dodd LaGrange, GA". Housed in a textured gilt wood frame. Sight – 24 3/4" H x 35 3/8" W. Framed – 30 1/2" H x 41 3/4" W. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists' Bluebook and The New Georgia Encyclopedia): Lamar Dodd is known for modernist-leaning landscape, genre, and still life painter, and as an educator. He had a career centered in his home state of Georgia, although his education at the Art Students League in New York City, and some of his painting assignments, such as being an official artist for the National Aerospace Program, took him far beyond his home town of Athens. Dodd was head of the art department at The University of Georgia (UGA) from 1938 until 1973, when he stepped down. He remained chair of the Division of Fine Arts until he retired in 1972. In 1963 a new art building was dedicated on UGA's north campus. The Department of Art was renamed the Lamar Dodd School of Art in a dedication ceremony in 1996, just months before Dodd's death later that year. CONDITION: Painting overall excellent condition, one errant paint drip lower right quadrant. Scattered minor rubbing and gilt loss to frame, primarily left edge and rear edges. [See more photos →]

$8,000.00$9,000.00
137Lot 137: J. Vance Miller O/C Painting, Swimming PoolJ. Vance Miller O/C Painting, Swimming PoolLot 137: J. Vance Miller O/C Painting, Swimming Pool

James Vance Miller (West Virginia/Virginia, 1912-2002) oil on board impressionist landscape painting titled "Swimming Pool" depicting several people swimming and jumping into a river surrounded by large trees, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Inscribed signature "J. Vance Miller" lower right. Handwritten label with title, en verso. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame. Sight – 21 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W. Framed – 28" H x 34" W. American, second half 20th century. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with some natural age shrinkage, areas of loss, largest 1". [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
138Lot 138: Eliot Clark O/C Painting, Virginia BarnEliot Clark O/C Painting, Virginia BarnLot 138: Eliot Clark O/C Painting, Virginia Barn

Eliot Candee Clark (New York/Virginia/Europe, 1883-1980) oil on canvas painting titled "Virginia Barn" depicting a barn and a silo with a human figure and sheep in a late autumn landscape, fore and middle ground, with a low mountain range beneath cloudy blue sky, background. Signed "Eliot Clark" lower right. Typed label with title and artist's name, en verso. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame. Sight – 24 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed – 34 1/2" H x 39 1/2" W. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with craquelure to sky region. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
139Lot 139: Omer Lassonde O/B Painting, Idyllic LandscapeOmer Lassonde O/B Painting, Idyllic LandscapeLot 139: Omer Lassonde O/B Painting, Idyllic Landscape

Omer Thomas Lassonde (American, 1903-1980) impressionist oil on board landscape painting depicting a seaside village, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed "Lassonde" lower right. Artist's name, en verso of board. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame with bead course running pattern and an off white linen liner. Sight – 19 1/2" H x 15 3/8" W. Framed – 25 3/4" H x 21 3/4" W. Second/third quarter 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Omer Lassonde was a New Hampshire-born artist with ties to Tennessee and Samoa. Lassonde was schooled at Manchester and Philadelphia, while painting at Monhegan and Gloucester with some of the great colorists of the 1920s. At the Manchester Institute of Arts and Science (now the NH Institute of Art) he learned the design theories of Denman Ross and Albert Munsell's color theory. He also attended the Hugh Breckenridge School of Color, East Gloucester, Massachusetts. While at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, he won 13 prizes in 3 years, and became friends with Nashville artist Charles Cagle. His earliest solo exhibits, besides the regular class competitions at school, were in his hometown, Monhegan, NH and Nashville, Tennessee, where he exhibited 12 paintings at the Tennessee State Fair in 1929. Lassonde is best known for the year 1930, which he spent painting the landscape and native life of West Samoa. Upon his return these works earned him his successful first exhibitions in New York and Boston in 1931 and 1932. Throughout the 1930s, Lassonde visited friends in Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee, where he painted portraits, landscapes, and scenes of rural African-American life. Several were exhibited in Nashville, Columbia, TN, and Bowling Green, Kentucky. He also painted in Europe, and in later life, in North Africa. In the post-war years he became a more outspoken advocate for artistic modernism, painting in a series of new styles, but always remaining a committed colorist. In 1947 Benjamin C. Bradlee, later editor of the Washington Post, called Lassonde "One of America's Great Painters" and wrote that he had "done more than any man living to put New Hampshire on the map artistically". In 1934 he exhibited at the Grand Salon of Paris, Paris, France and was elected to Societe Des Artists Francais. Source: Richard Candee, Professor Emeritus, Boston University; and President of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Historical Society. He and Robert S. Chase were co-creators of the exhibit, "Omer T. Lassonde, Versatile Colorist", held at the Historical Society April 5-May 31, 2013. (source: American Eagle Fine Art). CONDITION: Overall good condition. Board bowed toward center. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
142Lot 142: Joseph Delaney Watercolor of a Nude WomanJoseph Delaney Watercolor of a Nude WomanLot 142: Joseph Delaney Watercolor of a Nude Woman

Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) watercolor on cream paper depicting a nude female figure, reclining with arms crossed behind her head and right knee slightly bent, rendered in colors of blue, brown, black and cream. Signed and dated with inscription lower left corner “In Solemn Friendship to Marie Woods From Joe Delaney, 1941”. Float mounted onto cream cardstock and housed in a simple painted wood frame. Paper: 19 3/4″ H x 29 7/8″ W. Sight: 22 7/8″ H x 32 3/4″ W. Framed: 24 3/8″ H x 34 3/8″ W. Note: In the book THE LIFE, ART, AND TIMES OF JOSEPH DELANEY 1904-1991, author Frederick C. Moffatt, notes that Marie Woods was a lifelong companion who assisted Delaney in editing and typing his hand written notes and texts (page 44). A watercolor portrait of Marie Woods by Delaney was featured in the 2016 exhibit “Life in the City: The Art of Joseph Delaney” at the Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture at the University of TN Knoxville. Artist’s Biography: Biography (By Frederick C. Moffatt) “Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city’s landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991.” Delaney’s works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Provenance: Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, TN. CONDITION: Watercolor is float mounted onto cream cardstock. Some waviness noted to paper along the top margin. Old creasing to paper noted to lower right corner and the vertical length of left margin. [See more photos →]

$3,000.00$3,400.00
144Lot 144: Helen LaFrance O/C, Church PicnicHelen LaFrance O/C, Church PicnicLot 144: Helen LaFrance O/C, Church Picnic

Helen La France (Kentucky, 1919-2020) large oil on canvas landscape painting depicting an African American congregation gathering for a Church Picnic, with automobiles parked in front of a church and horse and buggy approaching lower left; a table is being spread in the background, while little girls play a circle game in the right foreground. Signed "Helen La France" lower right. Housed in a hand made grain painted frame with carved rondels at corners and beaded rabbet edge. Sight – 24" H x 36" W. Framed – 32" H x 43" W. Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings" – drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen Lafrance died November 22, 2020 in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101. Provenance: Private Mississippi collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. 1/4" inclusion in tree/leaf area; a few scattered flyspecks. [See more photos →]

$3,400.00$3,800.00
145Lot 145: Helen LaFrance O/B, Cotton FarmHelen LaFrance O/B, Cotton FarmLot 145: Helen LaFrance O/B, Cotton Farm

Helen La France (Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on canvasboard landscape painting depicting six African American figures picking cotton from a field, with three other figures sitting in horse drawn wagons, foreground and background. A farm building occupies the center of the canvas, while two paddlewheel steamboats pass in the distance, and a brownish cloud hovers overhead. Signed "Helen La France" lower right and dated '95. Sight – 17 3/4" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed – 21 1/2" H x 39 1/4" W. Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings" – drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen Lafrance died November 22, 2020 in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101. Provenance: Private Mississippi collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with a few scattered extraneous paint spots/drips, trapped brush hairs. A few scattered abrasions to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
146Lot 146: Helen LaFrance O/C, Fourth of July PicnicHelen LaFrance O/C, Fourth of July PicnicLot 146: Helen LaFrance O/C, Fourth of July Picnic

Helen La France (American/Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on canvas painting depicting a crowd of people gathered outdoors for a patriotic program, possibly a 4th of July Independence Day event, with a number of figures dressed in military uniforms. Some people in civilian clothes stand while others are seated at red and white cloth covered tables. At center, a United States flag flies over a dais as one figure appears to speak from a podium and a woman sits at a piano below. A clearing beyond the podium suggests the scene is set in front of a lake. Signed lower right. Housed in a weathered giltwood frame. Canvas – 9" H x 12" W. Framed – 12" H x 15" W. Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings" – drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen Lafrance died November 22, 2020, in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101. Provenance: Private Mississippi collection. CONDITION: Couple of narrow lines of dripped paint at center of painting (near podium), a few brush hairs trapped in paint. Overall excellent condition. Frame has some wear, a couple of extraneous paint drips, and scratches. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
147Lot 147: Leroy Almon Autobiographical Bi-fold PaintingLeroy Almon Autobiographical Bi-fold PaintingLot 147: Leroy Almon Autobiographical Bi-fold Painting

Leroy Almon, Sr. (Georgia, 1938-1997) outsider art autobiographical bi-fold painting, mixed media, signed en verso and dated 1990. This assemblage is composed of scenes from the artist's life, rendered in paint and markers on paper and applied to a painted and hinged pair of plywood boards with applied rope edging. Scenes include his birthplace in 1938, his childhood, his sales career with Coca-Cola, his move to Atlanta and, on the final panel, a list of events including his Governor's Award for the Arts in 1985, in 1986 "Anointed Preacher of the Gospel by Jesus Christ," and 1990 "Established Artist and Preacher." 32"H x 48" W x 1/2" D. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Leroy Almon, Sr. was a non denominational evangelical preacher known for his interpretations of spiritual and secular themes carved in low relief with knife and chisel. Almon was born in Tallopoosa, Ga, but grew up in Columbus Ohio and worked as a shoe salesman and for the Coca Cola Co. in Columbus. Following a job loss in 1979, he apprenticed and eventually collaborated with Elijah Pierce, the well known African American lay minister and woodcarver. In 1982, Almon returned to Tallapoosa, and converted his boyhood home into a workshop and gallery and became an ordained minister." (source: Lynda Hartigan, "Contemporary Folk: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum" and the Souls Grown Deep Foundation). CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. 1/2" tear to "Art Career Begins" painting, a few other spots with tiny minor tears or scratches and corner folds, some not fully adhered to boards. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
148Lot 148: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, AssemblagePurvis Young Outsider Art Painting, AssemblageLot 148: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Assemblage

Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010) outsider art mixed media on board assemblage painting depicting two semi-trucks surrounded by crowds of multi-colored human figures. Signed "Young" top right. Housed in a contemporary black painted wooden frame. Board – 19" H x 36 3/8" W. Framed – 21 1/2" H x 39 1/4" W x 2 1/2" D. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with surface scratches, largest 2 1/2". Areas of loss to frame, largest 7 3/8". [See more photos →]

$600.00$900.00
149Lot 149: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Two Abstract FiguresPurvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Two Abstract FiguresLot 149: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Two Abstract Figures

Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010) mixed media on cardboard outsider art painting depicting two abstract figures rendered in black against red, yellow, black, and off white background. Dated and signed "92 Young" across top of board. Float mounted in a black painted wooden frame. Board – 32 3/4" H x 13 3/8" W. Framed – 35 3/8" H x 16" W. American, late 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with tears, largest 3 3/4" to edges of cardboard. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
150Lot 150: J.L. Sudduth Native American Folk Art PaintingJ.L. Sudduth Native American Folk Art PaintingLot 150: J.L. Sudduth Native American Folk Art Painting

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art painting, depicting a Native American figure with colorful buckskin fringed clothing and feathered hat, standing with a dog, Toto, by his side. Signed lower left, "Jim Sudduth." 48 1/4" H x 24 1/4" W. Unframed. Late 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
151Lot 151: J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Painting, Woman Walking DogJ. L. Sudduth Folk Art Painting, Woman Walking DogLot 151: J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Painting, Woman Walking Dog

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) outsider art mud and paint on plywood painting depicting a standing and smiling female with green neon hair and brightly colored clothing, walking a white dog, "Toto," on a leash. Signed upper left and lower left, "Jim Sudduth." Unframed. 58 3/4" H x 20 1/4" W. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition, minor wear to lower right corner. Some scratching to dress area. [See more photos →]

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152Lot 152: 2 J. L. Sudduth Paintings, Train Scene & Streetcar2 J. L. Sudduth Paintings, Train Scene & StreetcarLot 152: 2 J. L. Sudduth Paintings, Train Scene & Streetcar

Two (2) Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art paintings, including one (1) depicting a train accident scene with onlooking bystanders, signed upper left corner, and one (1) depicting a streetcar filled with passengers, signed upper right. Both are unframed and measure 23 3/4" H x 48 1/4" W. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both paintings overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
153Lot 153: 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings, Figure & Birds w/ Flowers2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings, Figure & Birds w/ FlowersLot 153: 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings, Figure & Birds w/ Flowers

Two (2) Mose Ernest Tolliver (Alabama, 1919-2006) folk art paintings, house paint on wood panel, including one (1) depicting a human figure against pale green background, 21 1/4" H x 14 1/8" W and one (1) depicting birds and flowers against a dark green background, 24" square. Both signed MOSET with backwards S lower left and center. Both unframed, bird and flower painting with hanging tab. Both late 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with minor surface scuffs. 1 1/4" paint loss, lower left of human figure painting. [See more photos →]

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154Lot 154: Howard Finster Folk Art Camel & Giraffe BookendsHoward Finster Folk Art Camel & Giraffe BookendsLot 154: Howard Finster Folk Art Camel & Giraffe Bookends

Two (2) Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) outsider art painted animal bookends including one (1) camel painted in colors of red and yellow with animal faces and one (1) giraffe painted in colors of red, pink, yellow and green and decorated with human faces. Both with writing by the artist on the bases: "Best of life is in the Bible I read it daily, over -50-years I know it," and signed and titled on the front; additional writing on bottom of bases. Camel is titled "Desert Taxi" and giraffe is titled "Resting Souls." Additionally signed and dated on the backs. Camel – 8 1/4" H x 10 3/4" W x 3 1/2" D. Giraffe – 18" H x 8 3/4" W x 3 1/2" D. Both 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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155Lot 155: Popeye Reed Carved Female Head & PlaquePopeye Reed Carved Female Head & PlaqueLot 155: Popeye Reed Carved Female Head & Plaque

Two (2) Ernest "Popeye" Reed (Ohio, 1919-1985) sandstone folk art carvings. 1st item: Carved female head, signed along the lower back edge "E REED." 10 1/2" H x 7" W x 7" D. 21lbs. 2nd item: Carved plaque depicting an icon with an integral carved foliate frame. Signed lower left and dated "1980." 14" H x 11 1/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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156Lot 156: Raymond Coins Stele Sculpture, Adam & EveRaymond Coins Stele Sculpture, Adam & EveLot 156: Raymond Coins Stele Sculpture, Adam & Eve

Raymond Coins (American/North Carolina, 1904-1998) folk art carved river stone stele or plaque depicting Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Eve is extending an apple to Adam and both are standing below the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. Inscribed on the back "W.R. Coins". 14 1/2" H x 9 3/4" W. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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157Lot 157: 2 Olen Bryant Carved Walnut Sculptures2 Olen Bryant Carved Walnut SculpturesLot 157: 2 Olen Bryant Carved Walnut Sculptures

Two (2) Olen Bryant (Tennessee, 1927-2017) carved walnut sculptures. 1st item: Figured walnut carving of an elongated horizontal face, with brass and black metal detail along the sides and glass eyes and fitted with hardware for hanging en verso. Pencil signed and dated "O. Bryant 2001" en verso. 12" H x 24 1/2" W. 2nd item: Figured walnut sculpture depicting an abstract face and torso on a wood pedestal. Unsigned but tag on base identifies piece as an Olen Bryant piece. 15 3/8" H x 5 1/2" H. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (source: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle). CONDITION: 1st item: Losses along the left mid margin, some minor wood shrinkage. Overall good condition. 2nd item: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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158Lot 158: Olen Bryant Tall Wood Sculpture With CrownOlen Bryant Tall Wood Sculpture With CrownLot 158: Olen Bryant Tall Wood Sculpture With Crown

Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) tall carved wooden sculpture of a figure wearing a crown studded with colored stones, additional stone adorning the neck, with rudimentary carved hands and curule feet. Unsigned. 59 1/2" H x 6" W x 3" D. Provenance: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN. A letter of authenticity and provenance from the artist's niece, who served as his studio assistant and personal representative for his estate, will accompany this lot. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (source: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle). CONDITION: Minor specks of paint to right side of neck and shoulder, few spots of light wear, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
159Lot 159: Paul Lancaster O/C, Jungle Eyes IIPaul Lancaster O/C, Jungle Eyes IILot 159: Paul Lancaster O/C, Jungle Eyes II

Paul Lancaster (Tennessee/Colorado, 1930-2019) oil on canvas painting titled "Jungle Eyes II" depicting a young woman with dark hair in a jungle setting with several pairs of eyes hiding in the foliage, and a pair of tropical birds on a branch below a moonlit sky in the background . Signed and titled "Lancaster Jungle Eyes II" lower right. Unframed, canvas is secured to stretcher. 40" H x 30" W. Late 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Self-taught artist Paul Lancaster began painting in the late 1950s in Colorado, while training as an Army medic. His grandfather and great grandfather were Cherokee Indian, and Lancaster's love of nature and spirituality influence many of his canvases. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including The Art of Tennessee at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and a 2013 one man show at the Parthenon in Nashville, which brought together many of his works created over the last 50 years. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
160Lot 160: 2 Werner Wildner Works on Paper, Gnomes2 Werner Wildner Works on Paper, GnomesLot 160: 2 Werner Wildner Works on Paper, Gnomes

Two (2) Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) works on paper. 1st item: Pastel painting with graphite, depicting a gnome in a blue suit and red hat with a large white beard smoking a pipe, seated on a large mushroom. Initialed "W." lower left. Double matted. Sight – 14 1/2" H x 11 1/8" W. Matted – 20" H x 16" W. 2nd item: Watercolor and gouache painting with graphite on paper depicting a gnome in a green suit and hat with a black and gold belt seated on a large mushroom. Initialed "W." lower left. Double matted. Sight – 14 7/8" H x 9 7/8" W. Matted – 19 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Nashville painter Werner Wildner, known for his fantastical paintings and drawings of whimsical, sometimes grotesque creatures, was known to joke that he was "the reincarnation of Hieronymus Bosch." Wildner was born in Germany but emigrated to America with his family as a child and, as by his teenage years, was living in Nashville. He served in the Army in 1944 and studied art briefly at the Meinzinger Art School in Detroit. He practiced commercial art in Nashville for awhile, but by the mid-1950s had decided to pursue his own art career. A 1962 exhibit of his art at the Nashville art institution now known as Cheekwood led to greater renown as well as critical and commercial success. However, the death of his parents and collapse of his marriage in the 1970’s led him to become reclusive in the last two decades of his life. CONDITION: Both overall very good condition. 2nd item: Some waviness to paper. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
161Lot 161: 2 Werner Wildner Surrealist Artworks2 Werner Wildner Surrealist ArtworksLot 161: 2 Werner Wildner Surrealist Artworks

Two (2) Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) surrealist artworks. 1st item: Watercolor and gouache painting with graphite depicting an anthropomorphized figure with a human face, claw-like gauntlet arms, one holding the ace of spades, and a sword through its head, leaning against a table with two ordinary legs, one bird claw leg, and one leg in the shape of a branch, against a white background. Initialed "W." lower left. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Sight – 9" H x 7 5/8" W. Framed – 15" H x 12 1/2" W. 2nd item: Pencil and gouache surrealist drawing on paper depicting an anthropomorphic egg creature with bird like feet, a stitched mouth, a nose ring, and an arrow through its forehead, with a crane riding on the top of its head a landscape background. Initialed "W." lower left. Double matted. Sight – 9 7/8" H x 6 3/4" W. Matted – 18 5/8" H x 10 5/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Nashville painter Werner Wildner, known for his fantastical paintings and drawings of whimsical, sometimes grotesque creatures, was known to joke that he was "the reincarnation of Hieronymus Bosch." Wildner was born in Germany but emigrated to America with his family as a child and, as by his teenage years, was living in Nashville. He served in the Army in 1944 and studied art briefly at the Meinzinger Art School in Detroit. He practiced commercial art in Nashville for awhile, but by the mid-1950s had decided to pursue his own art career. A 1962 exhibit of his art at the Nashville art institution now known as Cheekwood led to greater renown as well as critical and commercial success. However, the death of his parents and collapse of his marriage in the 1970's led him to become reclusive in the last two decades of his life. CONDITION: Both overall very good condition. 1st item: Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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162Lot 162: Carroll Cloar Drawing, Man w/ butterfliesCarroll Cloar Drawing, Man w/ butterfliesLot 162: Carroll Cloar Drawing, Man w/ butterflies

Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) signed graphite drawing on vellum, likely a sketch or study for a larger painting, depicting a swarm of butterflies surrounding a figure with a slightly tilted head and one closed eye. Signed “Carrol Cloar” lower left. Unframed. 12″ H x 16″ W. Biography: Carroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scene, and noted that literature, particularly by Southern Gothic writers such as William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, influenced his artistic approach. Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar’s achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and upon his return, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled Backwoods Boyhood, and Cloar’s career went on to receive additional national acclaim. By the mid-1950’s, Cloar had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar’s painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Source: The Johnson Collection/Memphis Brooks Museum of Art). Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection, acquired directly from the artist. The artist and his wife were close longtime friends to the consignor’s parents. CONDITION: Overall very good condition, slight creasing to paper noted to upper left corner. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
163Lot 163: Burton Callicott Abstract O/C, Outpouring No. 2Burton Callicott Abstract O/C, Outpouring No. 2Lot 163: Burton Callicott Abstract O/C, Outpouring No. 2

Burton Harry Callicott (Tennessee/Indiana, 1907-2003) abstract oil on canvas painting titled "Outpouring No. 2" depicting a white central circle with radiating bands rendered in the primary, secondary, and tertiary shades of the color wheel. Signed and dated "Callicott '85" lower right. Title, date, artist's name, and additional information en verso. Housed in a white wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight – 59 1/2" square. Framed – 6 5/8" square. American, late 20th century. Biography: "Born in 1907 in Terre Haute, Indiana, Burton Callicott spent much of his childhood and his seventy-year career as an artist and educator in Memphis. Callicott graduated in 1931 from the Cleveland School of Art, where he began an exploration of the use of light and dark that would follow him throughout his life. He is perhaps best known regionally for his set of three large murals in the Memphis Pink Palace Museum titled The Coming of De Soto. Completing his training in sculpture at the Cleveland School of Art in the midst of the Depression, Callicott returned to Memphis, where his mother and stepfather, Michael Abt, resided. The director of the western division of Tennessee's Federal Works of Art Project, Abt played a major role in launching Callicott's career. He put Callicott to work immediately on Memphis Cotton Carnival floats and displays for other Memphis festivals while also helping him secure a commission for a Public Works of Art Project mural in 1933. Installed in the Memphis Museum of Natural History (now the Memphis Pink Palace Museum), the three-panel mural depicts Hernando De Soto's arrival in West Tennessee. Another of Callicott's most recognized works, The Gleaners (1936), was completed during the early years of his career and received much attention at the 1939 New York World's Fair. These early projects set Callicott off on a long and successful career in Memphis. Callicott became a founding faculty member of the Memphis Academy of Art (now the Memphis College of Art) in 1937. Callicott became professor emeritus in 1978. Callicott's works have been exhibited at various museums across the state and region, including the Cheekwood Museum of Art and the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Carroll Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University, the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia. Samples of his artwork are on permanent display at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. The Tennessee Arts Commission chose to honor the work of Callicott in 2000 with a specialty license plate for which he designed a rainbow with the caption, "art is…a rainbow." Callicott continued to live in Memphis until his death in 2003". (source: "Burton Callicott" by Elizabeth H. Moore, originally published October 8, 2017, https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/burton-callicott/). Provenance: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee. CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$4,000.00$4,400.00
164Lot 164: George Cress O/C Painting, SeawallGeorge Cress O/C Painting, SeawallLot 164: George Cress O/C Painting, Seawall

George Ayers Cress (Alabama/Tennessee, 1921-2008) oil on canvas expressionist painting titled "Seawall," rendered in shades of yellow, green, and brown with a stretch of blue across the top. Signed and dated "George Cress 1970" lower right. All-State Artist Exhibition, 1970 label with artist name, title, notation that this painting won the 1st Purchase Prize in Oil, and list of judges name including Lamar Dodd, Ferdinand Warren, and Marshall Boudin, III, en verso. Housed in a wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight – 36 1/8" H x 44" W. Framed – 37" H x 44 3/4" W. American, third quarter 20th century. Biography: George Cress was born in Anniston, Alabama and studied at Emory University, American University, and the University of Georgia, where he studied under fellow Southern contemporary artist Lamar Dodd. He was a central figure in Chattanooga's arts community and served as President of the Tennessee Arts Council. He sat on the board of the Hunter Museum of Art. From 1951-1984 he was painter in residence at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. The Cress Gallery of Art at UTC is named in his honor. (Source: The Tennessee Historical Quarterly Vol. XLIV No. 2: "Landscape and Genre Painting in Tennessee 1810-1985"). Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Areas of scattered loss/exfoliation primarily to middle quadrant, largest 1 1/4" x 2" with radiating impact craquelure, center right. [See more photos →]

$900.00$1,200.00
165Lot 165: Joanna Higgs Ross O/C Painting, Cades Cove No. 9Joanna Higgs Ross O/C Painting, Cades Cove No. 9Lot 165: Joanna Higgs Ross O/C Painting, Cades Cove No. 9

Joanna Higgs Ross (Nashville, TN, born 1934) oil on canvas expressionist landscape painting titled "Cades Cove No. 9" depicting a field and a line of trees, fore and middle ground, against a hazy blue mountain range, background. Signed and dated "Joanna Higgs Ross, 1985" with title and additional signature, en verso of stretcher. Label en verso for the Annual Tennessee All-State Artist Exhibition, Parthenon Galleries, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN and a blue Purchase Award ribbon from the same exhibition, en verso. Housed in a grey painted wooden frame. Sight – 36" H x 48" W. Framed – 36 3/4" H x 48 5/8" W. American, late 20th century. Biography: Joanna Higgs-Ross was born in Nashville and is associated with the "Knoxville Seven", a group of progressive artists connected to the University of Tennessee which included Richard Clarke, Robert Birdwell, C. Kermit Ewing, Walter H. Stevens and Carl Sublett. She majored in art at UT Knoxville, and received a B.F.A. in 1956 and received her M.F.A. from University of Illinois in Urbana in 1961. She taught art at Lambuth College in Jackson, TN, 1961-1982. Paintings in public collections include Tennessee State Museum, Knoxville Museum of Art, and Memphis Museum of Art. Recent exhibitions include the Tennessee Arts Commission and Knoxville Museum of Art. (Source: the Tennessee Arts Commission). Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light craquelure, visible stretcher marks across top of canvas. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
166Lot 166: John Chumley Cades Cove Oil on Board PaintingJohn Chumley Cades Cove Oil on Board PaintingLot 166: John Chumley Cades Cove Oil on Board Painting

John Wesley Chumley (Virginia/Tennessee, 1928-1984) panoramic egg tempera on board titled "Cades Cove" depicting a panoramic view of the valley located in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Signed lower left "Chumley". Artist label with title en verso. Exhibition label also en verso from the R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana. Exhibition titled "John Chumley's Rural America, Oct.1 – Nov. 5 1972, from the collection of Mrs. Waldo Adler, Chestnut Hill, PA". Housed in the original gilt wood frame with linen liner. Sight – 14" H x 35 3/4" W. Framed – 21 1/2" H x 43 1/2" W. Painted circa 1970. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists' Bluebook/J.C. Tumblin): "John Chumley was born in Minnesota and grew up in Tennessee. His interest in realism flourished while studying under Walter Stuempfig at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; he also studied at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and was Artist in Residence at the Fort Worth Center of Art in Texas from 1958-1961. Chumley moved with his family to the Shenandoah Valley in 1961. Scenes from his native East Tennessee were a frequent source of inspiration. He had one man shows at the Dulin Gallery of Art (predecessor of the Knoxville Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Norfolk, Va., Pennsylvania and New York. His New York exhibits were very successful and earned him national recognition and comparisons with Hopper and Wyeth. He is buried in Winchester, Virginia. Provenance: Private Maryville, TN estate, by descent of the original owner Mrs. Waldo Adler. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Light overall grime, most notable in sky area and linen liner. Very slight wear to the frame. [See more photos →]

$9,000.00$10,000.00
167Lot 167: 2 Carl Sublett Watercolors, Hill Tree & Winter Mountain2 Carl Sublett Watercolors, Hill Tree & Winter MountainLot 167: 2 Carl Sublett Watercolors, Hill Tree & Winter Mountain

Two (2) Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper landscape paintings. 1st item: Watercolor landscape titled "Hill Tree" depicting the base of a tree with bare branches, set in a field with a line of trees in the background beneath a grey sky. Dated and signed "75 Sublett" lower right. Collector's Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, label with artist's name, title, and additional information, en verso. Double matted and housed under glass in a a metallic silver painted wooden frame. Sight – 13 3/4" H x 10 1/2" W. Framed – 24" H x 20" W. 2nd item: Watercolor landscape titled "Winter Mountain", depicting an expressionist view of a snowy mountainside. Dated and signed "74 C/ Sublett" lower right. Collector's Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, label with artist's name, title, and additional information, en verso. Float mounted and housed under glass in a metallic silver painted wooden frame with black trim. Sheet – 10 7/8" H x 14" W. Framed – 18 3/4" H x 21 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (source: The Tennessee Arts Commission). CONDITION: Both paintings overall very good condition, with slight waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frames. 2nd item: Area of minor gilt loss to top edge of frame. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
168Lot 168: Carl Sublett Watercolor, Gay Street BridgeCarl Sublett Watercolor, Gay Street BridgeLot 168: Carl Sublett Watercolor, Gay Street Bridge

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper depicting the Gay Street bridge located in Knoxville, TN. Signed lower right "Sublett". Housed in a modern giltwood frame with linen weave mat. Painting – 17 1/2" H x 23 5/8" W. Sight – 17 3/4" H x 24 1/4" W. Framed – 26 1/2" H x 32 1/2" W. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission). CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
169Lot 169: 2 Carl Sublett Watercolor Paintings incl. The Steeple House2 Carl Sublett Watercolor Paintings incl. The Steeple HouseLot 169: 2 Carl Sublett Watercolor Paintings incl. The Steeple House

Two (2) Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper paintings. 1st item: Watercolor landscape on paper titled "The Steeple House" depicting a white clapboard church. Signed lower left "Sublett." 1975 Nashville gallery label en verso. Housed in a gilt and green painted wood frame. Sight – 10 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed – 19 1/8" H x 21 1/8" W. Circa 1975. 2nd item: Watercolor painting depicting a two story white frame house with reddish colored shutters, portico, and roof, and a mountain range visible in the distance, beneath a grey and blue sky. Signed "Sublett" lower right. Float mounted and matted under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Sheet – 12 1/4" H x 16 1/8" W. Framed – 21 3/4" H x 25 5/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (source: The Tennessee Arts Commission). CONDITION: Both paintings overall good condition. 2nd item: Few scattered minute foxing spots. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
170Lot 170: Pauline Wallen O/C, TN Still Life PaintingPauline Wallen O/C, TN Still Life PaintingLot 170: Pauline Wallen O/C, TN Still Life Painting

Pauline "Polly" Wallen (Tennessee, 1922-2010) oil on canvas still life painting depicting a vase of mixed flowers and three lemons on a table with a striped tablecloth, against a mottled green and brown background. Signed "Pauline Wallen" lower right. Unframed, canvas is secured to stretcher. 32 1/4" H x 26" W. American, late 20th/early 21st century. Biography: A Knoxville native, Wallen studied art at Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C.; the University of Tennessee; the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Stuart Art School, both in Washington, D.C. In 1982 she was awarded the Medaille D'Argent Aquarelle at Le Grand Palais Salon Des Artistes Francais for her watercolor painting, CLASSIC REALISM. Wallen was also a member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society and Associations of Art in Paris. (courtesy: Hanson Gallery). CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor scattered surface scratches, largest 1 1/2". [See more photos →]

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171Lot 171: Exhibited Edwin M. Gardner Painting, Hoe in HandExhibited Edwin M. Gardner Painting, Hoe in HandLot 171: Exhibited Edwin M. Gardner Painting, Hoe in Hand

Edwin Maximilian Gardner (Tennessee, 1845-1935) oil on canvas painting titled "Hoe in Hand" depicting a young African American man holding a hoe and a basket and standing on a dirt road in the shadow of a tree. A broken fence or gate is visible in the right foreground. Signed and dated "Edwin M. Gardner 1903" lower left. Typed artist's information label and conservation label, en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame with reeded and lamb's tongue running patterns. Sight – 29 5/8" H x 21 5/8" W. Framed – 35 5/8" H x 27 1/8" W. American, early 20th century. Note: This painting was exhibited at the Tennessee State Museum's "Landscape and Genre Painting in Tennessee, 1810-1985," held in 1985, and is illustrated no. 46 in the catalog. It also is the illustration provided for the artist biography in the Tennessee Encyclopedia by Madeline Reed. Biography: "Edwin M. Gardner, illustrator, portraitist, and cartographer, was born near Pulaski in Giles County, TN, but while still a young boy, he moved with his family to Mississippi, where he probably had some formal training in art. While in his teens, Gardner fought in the Civil War as a member of Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry. Following the war, he began his formal art education in Memphis, then moved to Europe to train at the Royal Academy in Brussels, with later studies in France and Italy. Upon his return to the United States, Gardner resumed study at the National Academy of Design in New York. Afterwards, he moved to Aberdeen, Mississippi, where he taught art at a female academy. He next moved to Winchester in Franklin County [TN], where he spent five years on the faculty at Mary Sharp College. Gardner made his last home in Nashville, where he had his greatest artistic influence. He made the first woodcuts and pen portraits for photoengraving used in the local daily newspapers, including the first published pen portrait of Sarah Childress Polk. Although Gardner was listed in the catalogue of the 1885 Watkins Institute Art Show as a teacher there, he actually taught under the auspices of the Nashville Art Association [which he co-founded] in the art room which Watkins provided. His first official association with Watkins's Night School probably came in September 1910, when he was hired to teach industrial art. (School commissioners were perhaps still uncomfortable with the term "fine" art.) Gardner's presence on the Watkins Institute faculty gave the school a teacher trained in commercial and fine arts. He encouraged his students to draw by taking casts and using live models, and this laid the foundation for the school's Department of Fine Art." (source: "Edwin M. Gardner" by Madeline Reed, Tennessee Encyclopedia, originally published October 8, 2017, https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/edwin-m-gardner/). Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure. Painting was relined with some areas of inpainting, largest 2" x 1/8" to left margin of sky area, and mounted on a new ICA spring stretcher during professional restoration in 1985. Conservation treatment report available on request. 3" x 2 1/2" circular stain to upper left of sky, possibly resulting from water or other fluid drip. [See more photos →]

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172Lot 172: Large Washington Girard TN Oil LandscapeLarge Washington Girard TN Oil LandscapeLot 172: Large Washington Girard TN Oil Landscape

Washington Girard (Tennessee, 1873-1931) oil on board Tennessee landscape painting depicting a stream flowing through a grove of beech trees. Signed "Girard." lower left. Original period carved giltwood frame with projecting corners. Sight – 26 3/8" H x 23 5/8" W. Framed – 34" H x 31" W. American, early 20th century. Biography: William Washington "Wash" Girard was born on Sycamore Creek in Cheatham County, TN and after high school traveled to New York to study under marine painter Edward Moran. Following the death of his girlfriend, he returned to Nashville, where he continued painting and was a prolific writer. "His paintings of beech trees, his favorite theme, were often small and painted on Sycamore Creek or Brown's Creek in the Nashville area. Not overly sentimental, these paintings were praised for their romanticism while remaining realistic." (source: Weesner, "William Washington Girard", Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1986). Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with yellowing to varnish layer. Frame with some shrinkage cracks and areas of rubbing, largest 1". [See more photos →]

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173Lot 173: Gilbert Gaul O/C Landscape, Country RoadGilbert Gaul O/C Landscape, Country RoadLot 173: Gilbert Gaul O/C Landscape, Country Road

Gilbert Gaul (American, 1855-1919), oil on canvas landscape depicting a country road with two wooden structures painted red, one possibly a barn with weathervane, obscured by leafy trees, under a mostly cloudy sky. Titled "Tennessee Back Road" on previous sales label en verso, along with artist information. Signed "G. Gaul" lower left. Housed in a gold leaf cove molded frame with carved acanthus leaf ornaments at corners. Canvas – 12" H x 18" W. Framed – 20" H x 26" W. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. Biography: New Jersey born artist Gilbert Gaul studied art with Lemuel E. Wilmarth at the school of the National Academy of Design from 1872 to 1876, and privately with the noted genre painter, J. G. Brown. He continued his training at the Art Students League during 1875 and 1876. Gaul first exhibited his work at the National Academy in 1877. In 1881, he inherited a farm in Van Buren County, Tennessee, from his mother's family, and lived there four years to fulfill terms of the bequest. In 1885, he returned to New York though he also continued to spend time at the farm in Tennessee. Gaul gained acclaim for his illustration art and portrayals of Civil War scenes. He became a regular exhibitor at the National Academy annuals between 1877 and 1902; in 1882, he was accorded the status of full academician-the youngest artist to attain the honor. He exhibited at the 1889 Paris Exposition; the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and the 1902 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, where he was awarded medals. In 1876 Gaul made his first trip to the American West, an area for which he developed a particular affinity. He made numerous western trips in subsequent years, photographing and rendering scenes of Native Americans and the frontier, which he would later work up into paintings in his studios in New York or Tennessee. In 1890, he worked for the United States census on reservations in North Dakota. He also visited Mexico, the West Indies, Panama, and Nicaragua. An account of his travels was published in Century Magazine in 1892. In 1904, he returned to Tennessee and settled in Nashville. The decreasing interest in Civil War subjects resulted in financial hardship for Gaul. He gave private art lessons, and taught at the Watkins Institute, Nashville, and at Cumberland Female College, in McMinnville. He also spent time in Charleston, South Carolina. By 1910, he had moved to Ridgefield, New Jersey, where he continued to paint and live out his remaining years. (source: The Johnson Collection). CONDITION: Overall very good condition with small repair left center near edge of canvas (in trees), some spots of light grime in sky. Later frame. [See more photos →]

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174Lot 174: Cornelius Hankins O/C, Autumn Landscape w/ CreekCornelius Hankins O/C, Autumn Landscape w/ CreekLot 174: Cornelius Hankins O/C, Autumn Landscape w/ Creek

Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946) oil on canvas late Autumn landscape, likely Middle Tennessee. Landscape depicts a creek surrounded by nearly-bare trees, with footbridge and hills in the background, under a partly cloudy sky. Signed “Cornelius Hankins” lower right. Molded giltwood frame, likely original. Sight – 13 1/2″ H x 18 1/2″ W. Framed – 20″ H x 25″ W. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. Note: Hankins studied with Robert Henri, leader of the Ashcan School, and with William Merritt Chase in New York. He was active for much of his career in the Nashville area. CONDITION: Excellent condition, lined. Frame exhibits some scattered light wear and minor losses. [See more photos →]

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175Lot 175: Cornelius Hankins O/P, Still Life w/ Wine BottlesCornelius Hankins O/P, Still Life w/ Wine BottlesLot 175: Cornelius Hankins O/P, Still Life w/ Wine Bottles

Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946) oil on panel still life painting depicting a bottle of wine, a fiasco bottle, a wine glass, a plate with a piece of a meat pie, a bunch of grapes, and other items on a tabletop against a mottled brown drapery background. Signed "Cornelius Hankins" lower left. A. Frank & Co. label with artist's name and "Richmond Va" en verso of frame. Housed in a cove molded giltwood frame with lamb's tongue fillet. Sight – 9 7/8" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed – 13 3/4" H x 11 5/8" W. American, early 20th century. Note: Hankins studied with Robert Henri, leader of the Ashcan School, and with William Merritt Chase in New York. He was active for much of his career in the Nashville area. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure to lower right quadrant. 1/2" x 3/4" area of paint rubbing, lower right. [See more photos →]

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176Lot 176: Robert Loftin Newman Exhibited Painting, "Mother and Child"Robert Loftin Newman Exhibited Painting, "Mother and Child"Lot 176: Robert Loftin Newman Exhibited Painting, "Mother and Child"

Robert Loftin Newman (Tennessee/NY/ France, 1827-1912), "Mother and Child," oil on board painting depicting a woman closely holding a very young child in a dark, dense landscape setting. The dark haired woman wears a dress with light blouse and full red skirt, and the unclothed child stands on her lap with one arm outstretched. Signed "R.L. Newman" lower right. Exhibited, the National Collection of Fine Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. retrospective of Newman's work, October 26, 1973 – January 6, 1974, and pictured in the catalog on page 158 (#109). Exhibition label en verso identifies the lender to that exhibit as Victor Spark; catalog also lists Graham Gallery, New York in the provenance line. Molded giltwood frame. Sight – 16 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed – 23" H x 19" W. Biography: Born in Richmond, Virginia, Robert Newman grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is sometimes associated with Albert Pinkham Ryder, with whose work he shared thematic and stylistic affinities. Mothers and children were frequent subject matter, along with Old and New Testament themes. He studied briefly with Thomas Couture in Paris in 1850, and on a second trip to Paris in 1854, William Morris Hunt introduced him to J. F. Millet and to Barbizon. Newman served with the Confederate forces during the Civil War before moving to New York. He returned to Tennessee in 1872 and tried to establish an academy of fine arts in Nashville, but by 1873 he was back in New York, where he resided the rest of his life. He rarely exhibited his work. Source: Matthew Baigell, "Dictionary of American Artists" ; Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"; The Smithsonian American Art Museum. CONDITION: Painting in very good condition with restored varnish and newer backing board added. Frame likely not original. [See more photos →]

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177Lot 177: Hugh Tyler O/B Landscape w/ Cows, poss. TNHugh Tyler O/B Landscape w/ Cows, poss. TNLot 177: Hugh Tyler O/B Landscape w/ Cows, poss. TN

Hugh C. Tyler (Tennessee/New York, 1885-1976) impressionist oil on board American landscape painting, possibly East Tennessee, depicting a pasture with grazing cows, framed by a stand of trees, with a forest background. Signed faintly lower left "H. C. Tyler". Housed in a burnished gilt and green painted wood frame. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed: 11 1/8" H x 13 1/8" W. Biography (courtesy the McClung Historical Collection): "Although he was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Hugh Tyler (1885-1976) spent most of his childhood and young adulthood in Knoxville. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1905 and studied drawing and painting with a local teacher. Tyler attended Pratt Institute in New York for two years and worked for a time designing tapestries and rugs for Hunter Looms in New York City. In 1911 he studied landscape painting with John Carlson at Woodstock, New York. In 1912 Tyler travelled to Europe where he studied at the Academie Julian in Paris and at the French Academy in Rome. He pursued a successful career as both an artist and as a decorative artist. Hugh Tyler was especially noted for his marine landscapes, painted in a number of places such as the South Seas during his travels. Decorative painting projects were often in collaboration with Knoxville architect Charles I. Barber. " His paintings of Tennessee landscapes are rare. CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition with light grime. Frame with minor paint/residue transfer left frame margin and left corner. [See more photos →]

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178Lot 178: TN Mountain O/B Landscape by Charles KrutchTN Mountain O/B Landscape by Charles KrutchLot 178: TN Mountain O/B Landscape by Charles Krutch

Charles Krutch (Tennessee, 1849-1934) East Tennessee oil on board painting depicting a Spring/Summer mountain landscape, likely the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. EG Gagg Knoxville Framery label en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Signed lower right in red "Krutch." Sight – 6 1/4" H x 9" W. Framed – 8 1/4" H x 11" W. Biography (Courtesy Knoxville Museum of Art): Krutch is regarded as one of East Tennessee's first painters to specialize in scenes of the Smoky Mountains. Krutch earned the nickname "Corot of the South" for his soft, atmospheric watercolor and oil paintings of the mountain range that served as his sole focus. Totally untrained as an artist, he often applied thick layers of oil paint with brushes as well as his fingers. Krutch’s goal was to capture the changing "moods" of the mountains. CONDITION: Overall grime. Light rubbing noted to left margin. A couple of pinprick losses of paint upper right quadrant. Very minor errant spotting upper right corner. [See more photos →]

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179Lot 179: Lloyd Branson Oil on Cardstock Landscape PaintingLloyd Branson Oil on Cardstock Landscape PaintingLot 179: Lloyd Branson Oil on Cardstock Landscape Painting

Lloyd Branson (Tennessee, 1861-1925) panoramic oil on cardstock fall landscape painting depicting a rock lined stream flanked by fall trees foreground and a meadow with trees and mountains visible background. Signed lower right "Branson". Housed in a gilt carved frame with oak leaf and anthemion decoration. Sight – 5 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed – 12" H x 19" W. Early 20th century. Biography: Enoch Lloyd Branson was best known for his Southern portraits and depictions of East Tennessee history. He moved to New York in 1873 to study at the National Academy of Design, where he won a first prize in 1875. In a partnership with Frank McCrary from 1885 to 1903, Branson became a leader in the East Tennessee arts community. He was a mentor to Catherine Wiley and is credited with discovering Beauford Delaney. (Research courtesy of James A. Hoobler, Tennessee State Museum). CONDITION: A couple of pin prick losses, one to right sky area and one to right side tree area. Frame with repaired break to upper right and lower right frame edges and minor scattered losses to gilt, including lower underside edge. [See more photos →]

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180Lot 180: L. Branson Oil Landscape & E. Hurst Pastel PortraitL. Branson Oil Landscape & E. Hurst Pastel PortraitLot 180: L. Branson Oil Landscape & E. Hurst Pastel Portrait

Two (2) Tennessee art works, including Lloyd Branson and Edward Hurst. 1st item: Lloyd Branson (American/Tennessee, 1861-1925) small oil on paper autumn landscape painting, mounted on board, depicting a forest pathway. Signed lower right "Branson." Housed in a carved early 20th giltwood frame. Sight – 4" H x 6" W. Framed – 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. 2nd item: Edward Hurst (American/Tennessee, 1912-1972) pastel portrait on paper bust portrait depicting Margaret Netherland Yeager Brackney (1902-1993) of Knoxville, TN as a young woman with cropped, brunette hair and wearing a yellow blouse. Signed and dated lower right "E Hurst 30-." Housed in a simple black wood frame. Sight – 18 1/2" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed – 22 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Painting overall good condition, with recent light cleaning, Frame with some newer repairs to corners sides. 2nd item: Portrait overall good condition. Toning to paper matte. Abrasions to frame, losses to the lower right corner. [See more photos →]

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181Lot 181: Adelia A. Lutz Portrait PaintingAdelia A. Lutz Portrait PaintingLot 181: Adelia A. Lutz Portrait Painting

Adelia Armstrong Lutz (American/Tennessee, 1859-1931) oil and pastel on cardstock portrait of a young girl with long red hair, attired in a white dress with an upward gaze and with a pink rose lower center. Signed lower left "A. A. Lutz". Inscription en verso partially reads "Artist —– Given to Charles & Annette Harris in frame by Mrs. Bill Colqueth —— Circle Knoxville TN 37920". Housed in a molded gilt wood frame with gilt wood liner. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 6 1/4" W. 13 1/2" H x 12" W. 20th century. Framed: Biography: Adelia Armstrong Lutz was known for painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. She was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee. She studied art at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and abroad. Upon her return to Knoxville in 1887, she was a director of the Knoxville Art Club and co-organized the Nicholson Art League. She married John Edwin Lutz in 1885 and they built their home, "Westwood", on Knoxville's Kingston Pike in approximately 1890. CONDITION: Painting overall good condition. Frame with later added gilt paint and some scattered minot losses. [See more photos →]

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182Lot 182: Pair of Early East TN O/C PortraitsPair of Early East TN O/C PortraitsLot 182: Pair of Early East TN O/C Portraits

Pair of 19th century East Tennessee oil on canvas three-quarters length companion portraits, unsigned but possibly by William (John) Harrison Scarborough (TN/SC, 1812-1871). The gentleman is depicted wearing a tan suit coat and white shirt and the lady is depicted wearing a dark dress with an elaborate lace collar and lace cap. Housed in a period gilt and gesso frame having a rope twist outer edge and sight edge and a reeded central cove edge. Sight – 29 3/4" H x 24 1/2" W. Framed – 37 1/2" H x 32 1/4" W. Second quarter of the 19th century. CONDITION: Male portrait with overall craquelure and grime, rubbing the stretchers, rippling to lower left corner and some areas of paint exfoliation, primarily to face and center coat area and lower left quadrant. Repair with patch to man's forehead. One patch to canvas en verso. Female portrait with craquelure, 1 1/2" scratch to hair area, some scattered exfoliation to background and abrasions to lower left edge. Framed with minor touch ups. [See more photos →]

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183Lot 183: TN Diminutive Sheraton Chest of Drawers, SignedTN Diminutive Sheraton Chest of Drawers, SignedLot 183: TN Diminutive Sheraton Chest of Drawers, Signed

Diminutive Middle Tennessee Sheraton chest of drawers, walnut primary, poplar secondary. Slightly overhanging plain top above four graduated cockbeaded dovetailed drawers fitted with oval brasses, paneled sides and turned feet. Inked or painted on backboards: "Wm E Ward/Palmers Station/TN/With great care/contains glass". 40 3/4" H x 39 3/4" W x 19 3/8" D. Circa 1825. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Old refinish with some staining and scratching to top, general use marks throughout. [See more photos →]

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184Lot 184: Middle Tennessee Cherry Slab DeskMiddle Tennessee Cherry Slab DeskLot 184: Middle Tennessee Cherry Slab Desk

Rare Middle Tennessee Sheraton huntboard or slab desk, cherry with tulip poplar secondary wood. Rectangular top over a large single drawer with plain hinged fall-front, which drops down to reveal a writing surface and fitted interior with seven pigeon holes and two small drawers. Turned and tapered legs with cup and ring turnings at top and ring and double ball turned feet. 41'' H x 40'' W x 19 1/2'' D. Circa 1830. Provenance: Descended in either the Abram Maury or Newton C. Cannon families of Williamson County, Tennessee to present owner. CONDITION: Overall good condition; some wear and scratching commensurate with age, particularly at edges and corners. Small repair to front proper right corner of top; small loss to bottom proper left corner of fall front; wear, cracking, and losses to feet, one repaired. [See more photos →]

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185Lot 185: Middle TN Sheraton Walnut Sugar ChestMiddle TN Sheraton Walnut Sugar ChestLot 185: Middle TN Sheraton Walnut Sugar Chest

Middle Tennessee walnut sugar chest, poplar secondary. Diminutive form with rectangular hinged top having breadboard ends, above a case with exposed dovetails, a divided interior with three compartments, medial molding and a lower dovetailed drawer with round wood pulls, all resting on tapering turned legs that terminate into button feet. The case and drawer with kite inlaid escutcheons. "BC" carved onto lower exterior of backboard. 33" H x 26" W x 15" D. Circa 1835. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Older refish, wood shrinkage and warping to top with some staining; long horizontal shrinkage split with other minor splits to backboard; lock is a replacement. [See more photos →]

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186Lot 186: Southern Biscuit Board TableSouthern Biscuit Board TableLot 186: Southern Biscuit Board Table

Southern Beaten Biscuit Table or biscuit board, likely Tennessee, poplar and possibly hickory with limestone insert. Table with mortise and tenon and pegged construction, four square legs, and hinged beadboard cover with square nail construction and red wash. 38 1/4" H (with lid, closed). 35" H (to top of stone) x 25" square. Mid-19th century. Provenance: Found in Athens, Alabama area, but by oral tradition originated from a farm near Nashville. CONDITION: Cover may be a late 19th century addition and retains original hinges. Wear and some staining to limestone, with gashes up to 3 1/2" L and wear/losses at one edge up to 7 1/2" L. Small splits to tops of two legs. Small loss at top of rear leg. Some wear/losses around tips of legs, but the legs do not appear to have lost height. [See more photos →]

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187Lot 187: Middle TN Tapered Leg Table w/ Hidden drawerMiddle TN Tapered Leg Table w/ Hidden drawerLot 187: Middle TN Tapered Leg Table w/ Hidden drawer

Middle Tennessee walnut work table with unusual splayed legs, poplar secondary. Overhanging rectangular top with a hidden dovetailed drawer to one end, resting on tall square tapered and slightly splayed legs. Legs mortise-and-tenoned to plain skirts. 30 1/8" H x 29 1/2" W x 22 3/4" D. 2nd half 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Retains the original finish. Wood shrinkage, slight warping, and stains to top along, with scattered spots of white splatter. [See more photos →]

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188Lot 188: Middle TN Giles Co. Sugar Chest with PhotoMiddle TN Giles Co. Sugar Chest with PhotoLot 188: Middle TN Giles Co. Sugar Chest with Photo

Middle Tennessee cherry sugar chest, Giles County. Poplar secondary. Square molded top with breadboard ends having applied moldings to edges above a case with very fine exposed dovetails, one interior divider, and a medial molding over one dovetailed drawer with wooden pulls, all resting on turned Sheraton legs. 33 1/4" H x 26 3/8" W x 17 1/4" D. Circa 1830. Note: Photograph of two females, the original owners, included with the lot, pencil signed on the back "Zuccarello Sisters, Giles County". Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with older refinish. Patch to upper left edge of top, losses to front left corner of case. Wood shrinkage to top, back and sides. Later screws reinforce backboard. Trapezoidal patches to each side of upper case near back edge. [See more photos →]

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189Lot 189: Early Tennessee Ladderback Chair & 2 MoreEarly Tennessee Ladderback Chair & 2 MoreLot 189: Early Tennessee Ladderback Chair & 2 More

Early Tennessee Ladderback Chair and two (2) child's or miniature chairs, 3 items total. 1st item: Early Tennessee hickory ladderback armchair, attributed to Giles County, TN, featured in the ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE. Four arched slats with turned rear posts having ball shaped finials with long pinched necks; plain turned front posts with tapering feet; plain turned arms over front posts with sausage turnings above seat; front and sides with turned double stretchers and one stretcher across rear. Splint woven seat, possibly original, retaining traces of old paint or stain. Illustrated, THE ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE by Derita Coleman and Nathan Harsh, p. 262, fig. 374. Dimensions: 43" H x 21" W x 16 1/2" D. Circa 1830-1860. 2nd item: Middle Tennessee child's ladderback armchair made of mixed woods, with tall turned rear finials, two slightly curved and arched slats, turned arm rests and posts, and split oak woven seat; traces of green, red and yellow paint. Dimensions: 21" H x 14 1/4" W x 12" D. Mid 19th century. 3rd item: Miniature red painted ladderback armchair comprised of mixed woods, with tall turned rear finials, two slightly arched splats, turned arm rests and posts, and woven seat. Dimensions: 10 3/4" H x 6" W x 4 1/2" D. Late19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Old repair to one handrest. Area of narrow loss to top slat. Some breaks to seat. Possible loss of height to legs. Arms slightly loose. 2nd item: Overall good condition with general expected wear and losses; seat likely a 20th century replacement. 3rd item: Overall very good condition with light scattered wear and abrasions. [See more photos →]

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190Lot 190: East TN or SW VA Inlaid Corner CupboardEast TN or SW VA Inlaid Corner CupboardLot 190: East TN or SW VA Inlaid Corner Cupboard

Southwest Virginia or East Tennessee Federal inlaid corner cupboard, walnut primary and poplar secondary, two piece construction. Stepped cornice with vertical contrasting line inlay; line, 5-point and compass star inlaid frieze above two line and heart-inlaid arched doors, having a total of 14 glass panes with molded mullions, surrounded by vertical inlaid stiles simulating columns. Interior fitted with three scalloped shelves. Base with bead and cove medial molding above two inlaid panel doors enclosing two interior shelves, surrounded by vertical inlaid stiles simulating columns, all resting on shaped bracket feet with spur returns. Rosehead nail construction visible on backboards. Base additionally fitted with rear third straight foot. Top: 61" H x 55 1/2" W x 28" D. Base: 38" H x 59 1/2" W x 29" D. 99" total H. Circa 1810. Provenance: Descended in the Boy family, Sullivan County, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Ceramic knobs not original; some hinges replaced and some with new screws or temporary pins. Minor wear to surfaces and edges; fading to darkwood inlay; some shrinkage cracking, including to base door; minor losses to inlay, one area of replaced line inlay. Two minor repairs to moldings; crack in panel top left door; some white marks to interior and exterior; patch in top backboard mid-height. [See more photos →]

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191Lot 191: Southern Maple & Pine Federal HuntboardSouthern Maple & Pine Federal HuntboardLot 191: Southern Maple & Pine Federal Huntboard

Southern Hepplewhite sideboard with a Richmond, Virginia area history, figured maple primary and yellow pine secondary. Molded rectangular top above three cockbeaded and dovetailed drawers over a central deep compartment with breadboard doors flanked by two deep drawers; the skirt with pronounced scalloped decoration, all on tall tapered legs which are extensions of stiles. Mortise and tenon case with pin construction. 43" H x 68" W x 23 3/4" D. American, 1800-1820. Provenance: Descended in a family originally from the Richmond, Virginia area. CONDITION: Older refinish. Hardware is not original. Some age cracking noted to top, top also with patch to right corner and some minor staining and sun fading; losses to three carved elements of skirt (one at front, 2 at sides); a center rectangle of backboard repaired or replaced; later braces to middle legs. At least one lock replaced. [See more photos →]

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192Lot 192: Heart Inlaid Chest of Drawers, poss. VirginiaHeart Inlaid Chest of Drawers, poss. VirginiaLot 192: Heart Inlaid Chest of Drawers, poss. Virginia

Mid-Atlantic, possibly Virginia, chest of drawers or bureau with distinctive heart and tulip or fleur-des-lis inlay, cherry primary, with lightwood inlay, tiger maple accents, and yellow pine secondary wood. Overhanging solid-board top, with inset cyma reversa (round and cove) moldings below, over six drawers- two side-by-side above four graduated drawers – above cyma recta (cove and round) moldings over straight bracket feet with ogee returns. Quarter round inset columns of tiger maple flank the drawers. The back is composed of five full-height boards tongue-and-grooved together, while the drawer bottoms are multiple full-depth boards shiplapped together. Sliding dovetails attach the base to the drawer sides, while the rest of the case exhibits mortise-and-tenon construction with visible pins and dovetails drawers. 1790-1810. Provenance: A Private Southern Collection. NOTE: The inlay of this piece relate it to pieces in the Winterthur Museum (accession # 1967.1724) and the Museum of Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA, accession #3564). The MESDA piece is attributed to Christopher Slusher, who was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania before working in Frederick County, MD and the Shenandoah Valley and finally settling in Floyd County, Virginia in 1800. The piece offered for sale shares construction similarities with the MESDA corner cupboard, including shiplapped drawer bottoms. 54''H x 45''W x 21 1/4''D. Provenance: private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some use wear. Base molding and foot facings are 20th century replacements but the chest appears to retain original facings behind the 20th century replacements. One inlaid tulip escutcheon partially replaced with bone. Brasses replaced. Some patches, including the full front edge of the top. Minor interior ink stains to some drawers. [See more photos →]

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193Lot 193: Southwest Virginia Jackson Press, poss. Rose Cabinet ShopSouthwest Virginia Jackson Press, poss. Rose Cabinet ShopLot 193: Southwest Virginia Jackson Press, poss. Rose Cabinet Shop

Southwest Virginia Jackson Press, two part construction, mahogany veneer and walnut primary, poplar and walnut secondary. Upper section having slanted cornice over frieze and two glazed mullioned doors enclosing four interior shelves, half turned pilasters to the sides; lower section having one overhanging dovetailed drawer over two paneled doors, flanked by half turned pilasters, and with paneled case sides. All resting on ring turned and ball front feet and rear plain circular feet. Top and base fronts and top returns with mahogany veneer. Base drawer with cut glass pulls. History from the Bristol, Virginia area and possibly the Rose Cabinetmaking shop. Top: 45" H x 49" W (at cornice) x 14 5/8" D. Base: 45 1/4" H x 23" D x 46" W. 90 1/4" total H. Circa 1840. CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected general wear. Scattered losses to mahogany veneer on base. Two full width cracks to top board of base. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,800.00
194Lot 194: Folk Art Plantation deskFolk Art Plantation deskLot 194: Folk Art Plantation desk

Folk art secretary or plantation desk, possibly Southern, with dark brown wash surface, mixed woods, single piece construction. Gothic style trefoil carved cornice over two hinged paneled doors with applied trefoil and sun decoration and two white ceramic knobs; doors open to an interior with shelf over a bank of five pigeonholes. Hinged slant front writing surface opens to a storage compartment below with applied carving to front; legs are extensions of desk stiles with applied rectangular ornaments over ball-turned and faceted legs, ending in ball and spike feet. 70 1/4'' H x 32 1/2'' W x 25'' D. Circa 1860. Provenance: Private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with some wear, especially to edges, slant front and door fronts, which has lost coloration; ceramic knobs replacements; minor cracking or repairs to applied carvings. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
195Lot 195: Roy Pace Folk Art Carved EagleRoy Pace Folk Art Carved EagleLot 195: Roy Pace Folk Art Carved Eagle

Roy Pace (Tennessee, 1911-2011) hand carved and painted folk art American Eagle, depicted with outstretched wings and talons and mounted onto a red, white and blue Federal shield. Incised signature and date “Roy Pace 1996″ en verso. 12″ H x 24 1/2″ W x 11 1/4” D. Provenance: the estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$660.00
196Lot 196: 2 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings2 Roy Pace Folk Art CarvingsLot 196: 2 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings

Two (2) Roy Pace (Tennessee, 1911-2011) hand carved and painted folk art figures including one (1) bearded man attired in a long coat and hat and standing with a long rifle in one hand and a pipe in another and one (1) farmer depicted kneeling and drinking water from a bucket with a sickle in the one hand. Both figures signed and dated "1989" and "1988" respectively on the base along with an artist tag or card. Ranging in size from 14 1/2" to 15 1/4" H. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both pieces overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
197Lot 197: Clarence Stringfield Carving + Prison Art Lamp, 2 itemsClarence Stringfield Carving + Prison Art Lamp, 2 itemsLot 197: Clarence Stringfield Carving + Prison Art Lamp, 2 items

Two (2) Southern carvings, including Clarence Stringfield. 1st item: Clarence Stringfield (Tennessee, 1903-1976) folk art wood carving titled "Hillbillies In Love," depicting a conjoined female and male bust with a flattened back and hanger. Titled and signed "Carved by C. Stringfield" in marker on the base. 14" H x 7" W x 2 1/4" D. 2nd item: Prison art carved wood puzzle ball table lamp, having a central standard with on puzzle ball to the center with upper and lower tiers (top tier rotates), each having four projecting puzzle ball arms, all resting on four footed carved legs. Initialed on the underside "WH" for W. Hale. According to oral history and note applied to underside of lamp, this lamp was made by a prisoner serving a life sentence in the Georgia State Prison. Lamp – 16 1/2" H. 27" total H w/ harp. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. 2nd item: Good condition with general wear. Fitted with newer wiring, lamp is functional. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
198Lot 198: Black Americana figure, poss. Dutreuil Barjon, New OrleansBlack Americana figure, poss. Dutreuil Barjon, New OrleansLot 198: Black Americana figure, poss. Dutreuil Barjon, New Orleans

Black Americana folk art carved figure, possibly by Pierre Charles Dutreuil Barjon, a free man of color working in New Orleans 1813 – 1856, or his son Dutreuil Barjon, Jr. Carved hardwood, likely cypress, figure depicting a young African American man, seated and attired in a suit with his arms held upright, likely originally attached to another carved object. Initialed on the soles of both feet "D.B.", additionally initialled to the underside of the body "LBC" and "DA". 44 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W x 14 1/2" D. Mid-19th century. Artist Biography: Pierre Charles Dutreuil Barjon was born in Jeremie, Haiti at the turn of the nineteenth-century and immigrated to New Orleans with his mother in 1813. He apprenticed with cabinetmaker Jean Rousseau (active 1814-1828), also a free man of color, and established his own firm at 245 Royal Street in 1821. His son Dutreuil Barjon, Jr. was born in 1823 and also learned the craft of furniture making. The elder Barjon retired to Paris in 1856, leaving the operations of the firm to his son. Source: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/ Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: Older varnished surface. Head with an old, clean break and reattached. Losses to front left knee and back (possible from being attached to another object and/or insect damage). Some scattered vertical wood shrinkage noted to back of head, back and front torso. Insect damage on left foot, back of one leg, and underside of body. [See more photos →]

$2,200.00$2,400.00
199Lot 199: 6 Southern Folk Art Dolls, incl. Helen Bullard6 Southern Folk Art Dolls, incl. Helen BullardLot 199: 6 Southern Folk Art Dolls, incl. Helen Bullard

Grouping of Six (6) Southern Folk Art dolls. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) Helen Bullard Kreckniak (1902-1996, Ozone, Tennessee, working 1949-1982) carved female "Holly Dolls" including one (1) named "Barbry Allen" wearing a green gingham dress with bonnet and holding a dulcimer, signed on the back of the right leg and dated "1964," and one (1) attired in a black satin dress with lace apron, red cape, and fancy black hat, pencil signed on the back of the right leg, carrying a round basket with wool spindle. Both with the "Holly Dolls, Ozone, TN" label sewn to the inside dress hem. 9 3/4" and 10 1/2" H respectively. 3rd & 4th items: Pair of folk art dolls with walnut heads including a young male wearing overalls and a red shirt and a female with a printed cotton dress with red collar and belt. 6 3/4" and 7 3/4" H. 1st half 20th century. 5th item: Carved folk art female doll with a nut head and grey hair, depicted seated in a chair with a butter churn. 4 1/2" H. 20th century. 6th item: Large painted folk art doll having a painted head with carved and partially painted arms and legs, wearing a green gingham dress. All 20th century. CONDITION: 1st & 2nd items: Both dolls overall good condition. Clothing with scattered stains. Larger doll with old repaired break to one shoulder. 3rd & 4th dolls: Small male doll is missing the right arm and has a break to one foot. Both with overall wear. 5th doll: Light overall grime. Left hand with missing object. 6th item: Break to left arm at shoulder joint, arm retained. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
200Lot 200: Forked Handle Wythe Co. VA Oval BasketForked Handle Wythe Co. VA Oval BasketLot 200: Forked Handle Wythe Co. VA Oval Basket

Wythe County, Virgina (Valley of Virginia) split white oak low basket, oval form composed of woven converging ribs, a double wrapped rim and a fixed forked handle attached with nails. 10"H (total H) x 14 3/4" W x 10 1/2" D. Basket body 3 1/2" H. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with nice old patina. Very light wear noted to handle. Basket with no breaks. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,600.00
201Lot 201: 2 Wythe Co. VA Oval Flat Baskets, Inc. Fork Handle2 Wythe Co. VA Oval Flat Baskets, Inc. Fork HandleLot 201: 2 Wythe Co. VA Oval Flat Baskets, Inc. Fork Handle

Two (2) Wythe County, Virgina (Valley of Virginia) split white oak low oval form baskets, including one with woven converging ribs, a double wrapped rim and a fixed forked handle attached with nails and one identical form without the fixed handle. Handled basket: 7 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W x 9 1/2" D body is 3 1/8" H. Flat basket: 2 1/2" H x 13 1/4" W x 9" D. Both Late 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: Both baskets overall excellent condition with nice old patinas. Flat basket with very slight wear to one inner weaver on one end. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,600.00
202Lot 202: Three (3)2 Wythe Co Baskets & 1 Southern Buttocks BasketThree (3)2 Wythe Co Baskets & 1 Southern Buttocks BasketLot 202: Three (3)2 Wythe Co Baskets & 1 Southern Buttocks Basket

Grouping of three (3) Southern split white oak baskets, including two (2) Wythe County, Virginia low oval form baskets with woven converging ribs and double wrapped rims and one (1) Southern, likely Virginia, buttocks basket with fixed handle attached by nails, old varnished surface, with vertical wrapped weavers accents at handle terminals. Ranging in size from 3 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W x 13" D to 11 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W x 11 1/2" D. All items late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: All baskets are overall good condition with general light wear, including minor weaver losses and looseness to low baskets. Minor staining, largest 1 1/2" dia. brown stain to smallest flat basket. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
203Lot 203: 3 Miniature Virginia Buttocks Baskets3 Miniature Virginia Buttocks BasketsLot 203: 3 Miniature Virginia Buttocks Baskets

Grouping of three (3) Southwest Virginia, Wythe County miniature split white oak buttocks baskets, two with alternating pink/red and green weavers. Ranging in size from 3 3/4" H x 4" W x 3 3/4" D to 5" H x 5 3/4" W x 5 1/4" D. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: All baskets overall very good condition, some fading to dyed weavers. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
204Lot 204: 3 Southwest VA Flat Baskets incl. Pie Form3 Southwest VA Flat Baskets incl. Pie FormLot 204: 3 Southwest VA Flat Baskets incl. Pie Form

Grouping of three (3) Southwest Virginia, likely Wythe County, split white oak low or flat baskets including two (2) round "pie" forms, one (1) with tall fixed handle and one (1) oval form with a fixed handle. Ranging in size from 2" H x 10" dia. to 8 1/2" H x 15" W x 13 1/4" D. All are Late 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: All baskets are overall good condition with general light wear. Round handled basket with a few losses to weavers on rim and handle slightly loose. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
205Lot 205: Nashville, Tennessee 1836 SamplerNashville, Tennessee 1836 SamplerLot 205: Nashville, Tennessee 1836 Sampler

Scarce Nashville, Tennessee schoolgirl needlework sampler stitched by Eliza Folwell and dated October 16, 1836. Silk and wool on linen, checkered outer border surrounding a wide floral border, with upper and lowercase alphabet and numbers over a large basket of flowers and a cartouche containing signature, "Nashville Tennessee," and date. Old (but not original) framing label en verso for the Memphis Photo Supply Co., Peabody Hotel. Sight – 16" H x 16 1/2" W. Framed – 18 1/2" square. Note: According to the Tennessee Sampler Survey, which has documented this sampler, Eliza Folwell was born in 1822 to John and Catherine Marsh Folwell of Davidson County, Tennessee. She married Captain Robert Graham in 1838 and they moved to Louisiana. By 1860 they had returned to Tennessee and were living in Memphis, where her husband was a partner in Graham & Laughlin, a company that sold stoves, furnishings, and hardware. By 1867, Eliza had become a widow. She died in 1909 at the home of her daughter Berta and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis. The sampler was purchased in the early 1970s at a Memphis estate sale by a friend of the consignor's mother and then sold to the consignor's mother. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with relatively even toning to ground and fading to threads. 1" light stain lower left corner, 1" light stain at left center edge; some scattered minor losses to threads comprising pink roses. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$4,800.00$5,200.00
206Lot 206: TN or GA Honeycomb Pattern QuiltTN or GA Honeycomb Pattern QuiltLot 206: TN or GA Honeycomb Pattern Quilt

Southern Honeycomb pattern quilt, circa 1850, Southeast Tennessee or North Georgia, full sized hand stitched pieced cotton quilt in green, red, aqua, pink, and yellow on off white backing, constructed in three panels. 92" x 103". CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with scattered minor spots, water stains. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
207Lot 207: East TN Applique Princess Feather QuiltEast TN Applique Princess Feather QuiltLot 207: East TN Applique Princess Feather Quilt

East Tennessee hand pieced and applique cotton quilt, Princess Feather pattern, worked in colors of red, cheddar yellow, and red gingham on a white ground with red gingham border. Nice finely stitched quilting. 75" x 86". Attributed to Blount County, circa 1885. CONDITION: Overall very good condition, conserved. Scattered small foxing spots. Some fading to colors, possibly due to cleaning. Binding replaced. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
208Lot 208: Brackney Family Quilt w/ tulip & 2 quilt matsBrackney Family Quilt w/ tulip & 2 quilt matsLot 208: Brackney Family Quilt w/ tulip & 2 quilt mats

Three (3) Tennessee quilts, descended in the Brackney family of Knox County, early 20th century. 1st item: American Beauty Rose pattern hand stitched and appliqued quilt, shades of pink, green and white cotton on solid white backing, 8 stitches per inch in a Marie Webster design (rarely seen). 81" x 81". 2nd item: Crazy quilt mat or doll quilt, Squares and Triangles pattern, hand pieced and embroidered synthetic and silk fabric (tacked rather than quilted) in somber colors on blue silk backing. Possibly a small piece of a quilt saved for child's use. 16" x 20". 3rd item: Crazy quilt mat or doll quilt, appears to be a quilt piece reworked and preserved. Square in a Square pattern in silk and synthetic somber colors, foundation-pieced and embroidered, tacked with row of quilting at frame. 23" x 26". All American/Tennessee, 1910-1930. CONDITION: 1st item: Good condition; washed, soiled at center fold on back, binding broken. 2nd item: items: Fair condition with stains and migrating color, shattering fabric. 3rd item: Fair condition with fabric shattering, foundation visible. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
209Lot 209: 2 East TN Pottery Jugs & 19th c. CSA Squirrel Cage2 East TN Pottery Jugs & 19th c. CSA Squirrel CageLot 209: 2 East TN Pottery Jugs & 19th c. CSA Squirrel Cage

Two (2) Hamblen or Washington County, Tennessee pottery jugs, including monkey jug, and one (1) 19th century CSA squirrel cage. 1st item: "Monkey" or harvest stoneware jug, having a central applied pulled handle between two spouts. 12 1/2" H x 9" W. 2nd item: Miniature transitional redware jug with applied pulled handle. Later, early 20th century painted floral decorations and initials "J D W" to body, neck, and handle. 3 1/4" H x 3 1/8" W. Last quarter 19th century. 3rd item: East Tennessee, Russellville, wood and tin squirrel cage, given to Frank Walter Taylor II in the spring of 1864. Comprised of a wood house with tin door to one end and cage or rotor to the other which the squirrel used for exercise, nailed and pegged construction. 11 1/2" H x 26" W x 8" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. History: During the 18th and 19th centuries, birds, squirrels, and other small animals were domesticated and often kept in enclosures with rotating exercise wheels. Many cages were shaped like houses or barns such as this example and were often painted. According to family history, this example was constructed during the winter of 1863-1864 during General Longstreet's army encampment near Russellville, TN. The soldiers cut local trees to split into firewood for the construction of tents and huts. During this time a soldier caught a squirrel which he presented to Colonel Douglass, a member of General Kershaw's staff. When Longstreet and his men, including Colonel Douglass, broke winter camp at Cheeks Cross Roads in the spring of 1864, Douglass gave the cage to Frank Walter Taylor II (1854 – 1919). The case is included on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor II (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia) as item #103 1/2. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. 1st item: Firing flaws, fleabites, largest 1/4", to smallest spout. 3rd item: General wear and losses. Oxidation to metal. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
210Lot 210: 2 TN Stoneware Jugs, Harmon & L. Haun2 TN Stoneware Jugs, Harmon & L. HaunLot 210: 2 TN Stoneware Jugs, Harmon & L. Haun

1st item: Scarce Greene County, East Tennessee 2- gallon stoneware pottery jug with the impressed M P HARMON MOHAWK stamp around top of the jug, just below the rim and partially beneath the handle, for Moses P. Harmon, working Mohawk, TN, circa 1877-1906. 14 3/4" H. 2nd item: East TN (Greene County) stoneware pottery jug attributed to Lewis Manning Haun. Decorated with free hand cobalt decoration including a "2" denoting capacity flanked by 3-prong floral sprigs. 14 1/4" H. Note: The floral three prong "sprig" is very similar in design to sprigs on marked harvest jugs by potter Lewis Manning Haun (Greene Co., TN). Third quarter of 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Original handle missing. Scattered firing flaws to the body. 2nd item: Original handle missing. Scattered firing flaws to the body including glaze exfoliation and crazing, primarily to the upper mid-section. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
211Lot 211: 2 Greene County, TN Pottery Jars, incl. Exhibited Harmon2 Greene County, TN Pottery Jars, incl. Exhibited HarmonLot 211: 2 Greene County, TN Pottery Jars, incl. Exhibited Harmon

1st item: Exhibited Greene County, Tennessee stoneware pottery jar with incised signature "J. B. Harmon" for John Benjamin Harmon (1882-1932), son of Greene County potter Moses P. Harmon (1885 – 1915). 8 3/4" H x 8 1/8" dia. Exhibited, "Tennessee Turned: Earthenware and Stoneware Made in East Tennessee 1800-1900" held May 16 – October 30, 2011 at the Museum of East Tennessee History. Exhibition label on the base. 2nd item: Greene County, Tennessee stoneware pottery jar with incised signature "G. W. McFarland" for George W. McFarland (1875-1899), associated with the M. P. Harmon pottery in Mowhawk. 8 3/4" H. Both items Late 19th/Early 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Chipping to rim, largest approx. 1", hairline emanating from rim, approx. 3 1/2" L. 2nd item: Scattered chipping to rim, largest 1 1/4". Hairline crack emanation from rim approx. 4 1/4". Old repaired hairlines to base. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
212Lot 212: 3 Greene County, TN Pottery Jars by Harmon3 Greene County, TN Pottery Jars by HarmonLot 212: 3 Greene County, TN Pottery Jars by Harmon

Group of three (3) East TN (Greene County) stoneware pottery jars by Moses Perry Harmon (1855 – 1915) including two (2) smaller jars with impressed M P HARMON MOHAWK coggle around the circumference of jar just below the rim, one having a daub of cobalt, and one (1) larger jar with impressed coggle around the circumference of the jar below the rim reading "HARMON" with backwards "N". Ranging in size from 6 1/4" H to 8 3/4" H. Note: Harmon operated a large pottery factory in Mohawk, TN and actively worked in the pottery circa 1877 – 1906. CONDITION: Smallest jar with several hairlines emanating from rim and scattered chipping to the rim. Medium jar with chip to the base and minor firing flaws to the rim. Larger jar with possible old areas of restoration or buff colored fill to the rim and scattered firing flaws to the body. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
213Lot 213: East TN Pottery Creampot, Charles EverhartEast TN Pottery Creampot, Charles EverhartLot 213: East TN Pottery Creampot, Charles Everhart

Exhibited Greene County, East Tennessee small pottery creampot, signed in script "C. R. Everhart Midway Tenn" for Charles R. Everhart (1877-1965). According to the book "Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters – 1790's to 1950 Volume 1" by Smith and Rogers, 2001, Everhart worked briefly with the M. P. Harmon Mohawk pottery in the late 19th century. 4 3/4" H. Note: Exhibited in the May 16 through Oct 30, 2011 exhibit "Tennessee Turned: Earthenware and Stoneware Made in East Tennessee 1800-1900." Paper exhibit label to the base. CONDITION: Remnants of old blue added paint. Scattered chipping to the rim, hairline crack extending from rim to the underside of the base. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
214Lot 214: Grouping of Middle Tennessee Stoneware Including Grease Lamp, MiniaturesGrouping of Middle Tennessee Stoneware Including Grease Lamp, MiniaturesLot 214: Grouping of Middle Tennessee Stoneware Including Grease Lamp, Miniatures

Grouping of Middle Tennessee Stoneware, 4 items total. 1st item: Middle Tennessee stoneware pitcher, brown to grey transition glaze, applied extruded handle. 10 3/4" H. 2nd item: Middle Tennessee attributed stoneware grease lamp with brown/tan glaze on upper half with reservoir, lower half unglazed, circular base. 6 1/2" H. 3rd item: Middle Tennessee stoneware cream pitcher with brown to green transition glaze. Applied handle with incised "12 1/2" script below spout. 4 1/2" H. 4th item: Middle Tennessee miniature stoneware pitcher with brown to green transition glaze, applied handle, incised line below the rim. 3 1/4" H. All late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition with old chips to spout edge and small chip to rim edge near handle. 2nd item: Chips to outer edge of reservoir rim, large chips to base edge. 3rd item: Small chips to edge of spout and a couple of small chips to rim edge near handle, one chip with a small hairline extending in the midsection of the pitcher. 4th item: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
215Lot 215: 2 Middle TN Stoneware Pottery Items2 Middle TN Stoneware Pottery ItemsLot 215: 2 Middle TN Stoneware Pottery Items

Two (2) Middle Tennessee stoneware pottery items. 1st item: Large Middle TN stoneware honey jar, ovoid form with tan to green transitional glaze, having applied strap handle, incised line to neck, and rolled rim. 18" H x 10" W. 2nd item: Middle TN two (2) gallon milk pan with brown to green transitional glaze, having angled rim, two lug handles, and incised ledge around upper shoulder below incised "2" denoting capacity. 8 1/4" H x 11" W. Both items late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: 1st item: 3 1/2" hairline extending from lower body to base w/ 5/8" x 1 1/8" chip to base. 2nd item: Flakes, largest 1/2" x 3/4", to rim and handles. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
216Lot 216: Daniel Seagle 5 gallon jugDaniel Seagle 5 gallon jugLot 216: Daniel Seagle 5 gallon jug

North Carolina Daniel Seagle (1805-1867) alkaline glazed stoneware pottery jug, ovoid form with brown alkaline glaze, strap handle, and incised lines below the neck rim. Upper shoulder beneath spout with incised initials "D S" for Daniel Seagle and a "5" denoting capacity. Marked on bottom "DWB" for the Daisy Wade Bridges collection. 16 1/4" H. Mid 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with no apparent chips or cracks. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,800.00
217Lot 217: Southern Alkaline Glazed Jar, Stamped 55 and Crescent, CarolinaSouthern Alkaline Glazed Jar, Stamped 55 and Crescent, CarolinaLot 217: Southern Alkaline Glazed Jar, Stamped 55 and Crescent, Carolina

North or South Carolina five gallon dark brown alkaline glazed jar with pooling of drips, angled rim and lug handles, stamped "5 5" underside rim and a crescent mark on the handle. Glazed interior. Mid 19th century. 15 1/4" H. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
218Lot 218: 3 Carolina Stoneware Pottery Items, incl. Landrum3 Carolina Stoneware Pottery Items, incl. LandrumLot 218: 3 Carolina Stoneware Pottery Items, incl. Landrum

Three (3) South and North Carolina stoneware jars. 1st item: South Carolina alkaline glaze jar, having two incised circles to upper shoulder. Attributed to the Landrum pottery of Columbia, SC. 9 1/2" H x 8" W. 2nd item: North Carolina 2-gallon jar with olive green alkaline drip glaze, having two lug handles and incised "2" denoting capacity to upper shoulder. Unmarked. 11 1/2" H x 7 3/4" W. 3rd item: North Carolina cream pot with brown alkaline glaze mixed with traces of blue rutile. Unmarked. 6 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Second half of the 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. 1st item: A few tight hairlines extending from rim to upper shoulder. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
219Lot 219: Edgefield Pottery Grouping Including Slave Made JarEdgefield Pottery Grouping Including Slave Made JarLot 219: Edgefield Pottery Grouping Including Slave Made Jar

Grouping of Edgefield Pottery. 1st item: Edgefield alkaline glazed jar, possibly slave made, crescent strap handles and two hash marks to the base, denoting two gallon capacity. 12 1/2" H. 2nd item: Edgefield celadon glazed chamber pot or handled cream pot. Applied pulled handle and concave banded rim. 6 1/8" H. 3rd item: Edgefield attributed concave vase form with celadon glaze and incised line around rim. 6 1/4" H. All Mid 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Hairline around one handle extending from rim and circling around the bottom of one handle. Old wire wrap around underside of rim. 2nd item: Hairline near handle extending from rim edge to midline of form. 3rd item: Tight hairlines extending from the rim and length of form with spider branching of smaller hairlines. These hairlines do not appear to extend to the inside of the vase. Several old chips to base edge. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
220Lot 220: 3 NC Stoneware Items, incl. Hancock Jug, Craven Cream Pots3 NC Stoneware Items, incl. Hancock Jug, Craven Cream PotsLot 220: 3 NC Stoneware Items, incl. Hancock Jug, Craven Cream Pots

Three (3) North Carolina stoneware pottery items, including one (1) from the Griffin Collection. 1st item: William Henry Hancock (Moore County, NC, 1825-1924) jug with brown alkaline glaze having molded lip, applied strap handle, and stamped "W. H. Hancock" below incised line to neck. 8 1/8" H x 7" W. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) Jacob Dorris Craven (Randolph and later Moore County, NC, 1827-1895) salt-glazed cream pots, having molded rims, stamped "J.D. Craven" to body. Smallest pot with sticker reading "Griffin Collection Lot No. 87" to underside of base. Ranging in size from 5 1/4" H x 7 7/8" W to 6 3/4" H x 9 1/2" W. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Very minor flaking to base edge. 2nd-3rd items: Largest pot with 1" hairline extending from lower body to base, possibly in the making. Smallest pot with approximately 6" tight hairline extending from lower body to base. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
221Lot 221: NC Stoneware Pottery, incl. Propst & ReinhardtNC Stoneware Pottery, incl. Propst & ReinhardtLot 221: NC Stoneware Pottery, incl. Propst & Reinhardt

Three (3) North Carolina stoneware pottery items, incl. Propst Pottery and Reinhardt. 1st item: Propst Pottery (Vale, Lincoln County, North Carolina, 20th Century) miniature jug with swirl glaze, having applied handle, pinched spout, and flared rim. Stamped "Propst Pottery/Vale North Carolina" underside of base. 4 1/4" H x 4 1/8" W. 2nd item: Attributed to Harvey Ford Reinhardt (Vale, Lincoln County, North Carolina, 1912-1960) or Propst pottery pitcher with swirl glaze mixed with blue rutile, having applied handle, pinched spout, and incised ledge around upper shoulder. Unmarked. 8 1/2" H x 7" W. 3rd item: North Carolina miniature pitcher or creamer, possibly Propst, brown alkaline glaze, applied handle, and pinched spout. Unmarked. 4 1/8" H x 4 1/2" W. All items 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: All items in very good condition. [See more photos →]

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222Lot 222: 3 North Carolina Pottery Items, incl. WM Penland3 North Carolina Pottery Items, incl. WM PenlandLot 222: 3 North Carolina Pottery Items, incl. WM Penland

Three (3) North Carolina pottery items, including William Marion Penland pitcher. 1st item: Alkaline glazed William Marion Penland (Jugtown, Buncombe County, NC, 1868-1945) small pitcher or creamer having applied handle, pinched spout, and incised ledge around upper shoulder. Stamped "WM Penland" below handle. 5 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W. 2nd item: North Carolina redware jar with bulbous midsection and incised lines around upper mid section, base with thick beaded edge. 7 5/8" H x 5 3/4" W. 3rd item: North Carolina grey/brown alkaline glazed ovoid form jug with applied handle. Possible stamp on upper shoulder, not legible. 8 1/2" H x 6 1/4" W. Second half of the 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Flakes, largest 5/8", to rim. Spout with 3/4" hairline. 2nd item: Flakes, largest 1", to rim and base. 3rd item: Flakes, largest 3/4" x 1 7/8", to rim, body, and base. Hairlines, largest 4 1/4", extending from base to body. [See more photos →]

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223Lot 223: NC Kennedy Pottery Painted Face VesselNC Kennedy Pottery Painted Face VesselLot 223: NC Kennedy Pottery Painted Face Vessel

Glazed and painted North Carolina stoneware pottery female face vessel with paint decorated surface, made by the Kennedy Pottery company of Wilkes County, NC. 12 1/4" H. Circa 1920. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with scattered pinprick losses to paint and one area of loss to upper shoulder near spout. Surface crazing, particularly to cheek area. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
224Lot 224: 2 VA Stoneware Jars w/ Cobalt, incl. H.J. Miller2 VA Stoneware Jars w/ Cobalt, incl. H.J. MillerLot 224: 2 VA Stoneware Jars w/ Cobalt, incl. H.J. Miller

Two (2) Virginia cobalt decorated salt-glazed stoneware jars. 1st item: H.J. Miller and Company, Alexandria, VA jar stenciled "H. J. Miller & Co./Wholesale/Dealers in/Queensware, China/Glassware & C./65 King St./Alexandria. VA.," surmounted by a free hand wavy line decoration, with additional line decorations to neck and base, all to one side. 9 1/2" H x 6" W. 2nd item: Smith County, VA 3-gallon jar with freehand garland and dot decorations surrounding a "3" denoting capacity to upper shoulder and body, all on one side. Unmarked. 14" H x 9 1/4" W. Last quarter 19th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with scattered firing flaws and expected wear for age. 2nd item: Chips, largest 3/4", to rim and base. Later whitish silver stains, largest 2 1/2", to body. [See more photos →]

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250Lot 250: Southern Hepplewhite Inlaid Chest of DrawersSouthern Hepplewhite Inlaid Chest of DrawersLot 250: Southern Hepplewhite Inlaid Chest of Drawers

Southern, possibly Virginia, Hepplewhite walnut chest of drawers, poplar and pine secondary woods. Rectangular top with applied moldings over four graduated drawers with string inlay; drawers flanked by distinctive inlay pattern consisting of pairs of string inlay with horizontal single half-circles at bottom and at top vertical pairs of half circles beneath exaggerated points surmounted by dotted circles. Front case edges flanked by alternating dark and lightwood banding; larger alternating inlay above french feet with integral with spur returns. 40 3/4 H x 41 5/8 W x 21 1/2 D. 1790-1820. CONDITION: Front feet both broken at front and sides at bracket height; proper right front feet brackets reattached; rear feet glue blocks replaced. Three sets of drawer runners replaced. Top 1 7/8″ of bottom drawer sides and drawer back of bottom drawer replaced. Scuffing and wear to the original finish. Loss of color to inlay appropriate for age. Some lower inlay missing or detached. Loss of color to inlay appropriate for age. [See more photos →]

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319Lot 319: Phillip Perkins O/C Painting, French SailorPhillip Perkins O/C Painting, French SailorLot 319: Phillip Perkins O/C Painting, French Sailor

Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970), "The French Sailor," oil on canvas portrait of a young man with light brown hair in white shirt and blue pants, seated with one knee in front of his chest, his head slightly tilted. Unsigned. Housed in an ovolo-carved parcel gilt frame, likely hand carved by Clarence Stringfield (Tennessee, 1903-1976). Sight – 30" H x 24" W. Framed – 36" H x 30" W. Provenance: the estate of Kent Cathcart, Nashville, Tennessee. Note: this lot is accompanied by a June 25, 1954, copy of a letter from the artist Philip Perkins bequeathing this painting (along with several others) to his longtime friend, Kent Cathcart. Biography: Philip Perkins received critical acclaim for his geometric, cubist influenced work of the 1940s and his abstract expressionism in the 1950s. He was born in Waverly, Tennessee and studied at Vanderbilt University and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1932 he moved to Paris, France, where he studied under Jean Marchaud, Louis Marcoussis, and Fernand Leger. In 1934 he exhibited at the Salon D'Automne and the Salon de Tuileries. In 1940 he moved to New York City and in 1947 participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition. He spent seven years teaching art at the University of Tennessee in Nashville (1948-1955) but went back to Europe for several more years before returning to Nashville in 1961. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some slight tenting to canvas along center and upper quarter. Scattered pin sized areas of loss, mostly to lower half. Some wear and minor losses to frame. [See more photos →]

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320Lot 320: Philip Perkins O/C Portrait, Man in SuitPhilip Perkins O/C Portrait, Man in SuitLot 320: Philip Perkins O/C Portrait, Man in Suit

Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) oil on canvas painting, bust length portrait of a seated man wearing a brown suit and sweater vest against a grey background. Signed "Perkins" top right. Paul Foinet Fils, Paris, France ink stamp en verso of canvas. Housed in a carved giltwood Rococo style frame with pierced corners. Sight – 31 1/4" H x 25 1/4" W. Framed – 39 1/2" H x 33 1/2" W. Provenance: the estate of Kent Cathcart, Nashville, Tennessee. Note: this lot is accompanied by a June 25, 1954, copy of a letter from the artist Philip Perkins bequeathing this painting (along with several others) to his longtime friend, Kent Cathcart. Biography: Philip Perkins received critical acclaim for his geometric, cubist influenced work of the 1940s and his abstract expressionism in the 1950s. He was born in Waverly, Tennessee and studied at Vanderbilt University and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1932 he moved to Paris, France, where he studied under Jean Marchaud, Louis Marcoussis, and Fernand Leger. In 1934 he exhibited at the Salon D'Automne and the Salon de Tuileries. In 1940 he moved to New York City and in 1947 participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition. He spent seven years teaching art at the University of Tennessee in Nashville (1948-1955) but went back to Europe for several more years before returning to Nashville in 1961. CONDITION: Two areas of repair and inpainting, largest 4 1/2" x 3 1/2", largest repair visible middle left en verso. Areas of paint loss, largest 1 1/2", primarily to top edge of canvas. Faint stretcher marks to perimeter of canvas. Evidence of dampstaining, en verso of canvas. Natural age related shrinkage to frame, largest 15 1/2". [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
321Lot 321: 3 Philip Perkins Drawings3 Philip Perkins DrawingsLot 321: 3 Philip Perkins Drawings

Three (3) Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) works on paper, including two (2) pastel abstract expressionist drawings and one (1) ink on paper figurative drawing. 1st item: "Untitled" pastel on paper abstract drawing rendered in shades of blue, green, black, and brown. Signed "Perkins" lower right. Title, date "1969," artist name, medium, and measurements, en verso. 2nd item: Pastel on paper expressionist drawing depicting a room rendered in shades of grey and black. Signed and dated "Perkins 66" lower right. 3rd item: Ink on paper abstract drawing depicting a religious scene. Signed "Perkins" lower right. All items matted and housed under glass in wooden or black metal frames, two with old Nashville TN framing labels en verso. Sight sizes ranging from 13 7/8" H x 9 7/8" W to 18" H x 12" W. Frames ranging in size from 20" H x 16 1/8" W to 27 1/8" H x 20 1/4" W. All items third quarter 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Philip Perkins received critical acclaim for his geometric, cubist influenced work of the 1940s and his abstract expressionism in the 1950s. He was born in Waverly, Tennessee and studied at Vanderbilt University and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1932 he moved to Paris, France, where he studied under Jean Marchaud, Louis Marcoussis, and Fernand Leger. In 1934 he exhibited at the Salon D'Automne and the Salon de Tuileries. In 1940 he moved to New York City and in 1947 participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition. He spent seven years teaching art at the University of Tennessee in Nashville (1948-1955) but went back to Europe for several more years before returning to Nashville in 1961. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. None examined out of frames. 3rd item with 1/4" break to glass, lower right (does not affect drawing). [See more photos →]

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322Lot 322: 2 Mary Cipolloni Knoxville, TN Paintings2 Mary Cipolloni Knoxville, TN PaintingsLot 322: 2 Mary Cipolloni Knoxville, TN Paintings

Two (2) Mary Elizabeth Cipolloni (Tennessee, 1913-1986) oil on board paintings. 1st item: Painting titled "'Peg' Returns" depicting a street scene with an old fashioned car parked in the road before a storefront surrounded by trees, with additional trees beneath a cloudy blue sky in the background. Signed and dated "Cipolloni 49" lower left. Knoxville Art Center paper label with artist's name, title, and additional information with date "1949" en verso. 2nd item: Painting depicting a blue cabin surrounded by trees, with additional cabins and trees beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "Cipolloni 48" lower left. Ink inscription with artist's name, date, and additional information, en verso. Both housed in identical modeled tan painted frames. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed – 19 1/4" H x 23" W. Both items American, mid 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Note: Mary Cipolloni was a member of the Knoxville Art Director's Club. She was buried at the Sunset Cemetery in Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition. 1st item slightly loose in frame. Areas of loss, largest 4", to paint on frames. [See more photos →]

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323Lot 323: Louise LeQuire Print, Cades CoveLouise LeQuire Print, Cades CoveLot 323: Louise LeQuire Print, Cades Cove

Louise Lequire (American/Tennessee, 1924-2006) linocut or block print titled "Cades Cove, 1966." Smoky Mountain landscape rendered in shades of yellow, blue, and green, signed lower right in the plate and numbered 19/20 lower right margin; titled and dated lower left margin. Housed under glass with an ivory mat in a whitewashed wood grain frame. Sight – 16" H x 22" W. Framed – 24" H x 30" W. Biography: The mother of noted sculptor Alan Lequire, Louise LeQuire was a portrait and landscape artist who taught art at Montgomery Bell Academy and worked as an artist and teacher at the Nashville Institute of the Arts from 1980-1992. She also wrote extensively about art and was the arts editor at Nashville Life Magazine. Her work can be found in the collections of Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee State Museum. Note: proceeds from the sale of this lot benefit St. Luke's Community House, Nashville. CONDITION: Edge toning and some creasing/rippling to paper. 2" slightly dark mark upper left quadrant; couple of scattered subtle fingerprint size spots. Scattered spots of wear to frame. Top edge of frame is loose. [See more photos →]

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324Lot 324: Oil on Board Landscape, attrib. Thomas CampbellOil on Board Landscape, attrib. Thomas CampbellLot 324: Oil on Board Landscape, attrib. Thomas Campbell

Attributed to Thomas Campbell (Tennessee, 1834-1941), oil on board East Tennessee landscape depicting a woodland stream with mountains visible right background. Unsigned. Housed in a simple wood frame. Sight: 6 3/8" H x 13 1/4" L, Framed: 6 3/4" H x 13 3/4" L. Early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some minor scratching and losses noted to lower right quadrant, some scratching lower right corner. [See more photos →]

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325Lot 325: Puryear Mims Limestone Sculpture & Plaster BustPuryear Mims Limestone Sculpture & Plaster BustLot 325: Puryear Mims Limestone Sculpture & Plaster Bust

Two (2) sculptures attributed to Thomas Puryear Mims (American/Tennessee, 1906-1975) including a limestone sculpture of a young girl and a plaster cast bust of a child with short hair, both depictions of his daughter. Sculpture: 22" H x 10" W x 7 3/4" D. Plaster bust: 13" H x 12" W x 7" D. Biography: Born into a distinguished Southern literary family, Puryear Mims earned an English degree from Vanderbilt University and taught the subject for a brief period. His fascination with sculpture eventually led him to study at the Academie Julian in Paris and the Art Students League in New York, where he trained under two of America's pioneer abstractionists, Robert Laurent and William Zorach. He also worked in the studio of the sculptor Saul Baizerman in New York. In 1934 he worked on the Mount Rushmore project as an assistant to Gutzon Borglum, but found it to be more "mechanical" than artistic. He returned to the Art Students League and eventually, to Nashville. Mims taught art at Vanderbilt University and in 1958 was appointed Sculptor in Residence. He created numerous public sculptures around Nashville, participated in several one-man and multi-artist exhibits, and, following his death, was the subject of a retrospective at Cheekwood. While Mims's early work was largely representational, he was influenced by cubism in the late 1950s and evolved into an abstract, organic, curvilinear style of sculpture. Women as voluptuous, creative beings, in particular Eve and Athena, were frequent subjects in the 1960s. Mims retired from Vanderbilt in 1972 and taught privately until his death three years later. (Information courtesy "Thomas Puryear Mims" by Philancy Holder, published by Tennessee Botanical Gardens & Fine Arts Center, Inc., Cheekwood, Nashville, Tn., 1977). Mims's work is sometimes compared with that of another prominent Nashville sculptor working around the same time, William Edmondson. Works by the two artists were displayed together in a 1988 exhibition at the Nashville Metropolitan Arts Commission Gallery, "Spirit and Form: the Art of William Edmondson and Puryear Mims." Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Limestone sculpture overall good condition with void to left front corner, seems to be in the making. Plaster bust with slight fleabites along the lower edge, overall good condition with light grime. [See more photos →]

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326Lot 326: Limestone Sculptures, attrib. Puryear MimsLimestone Sculptures, attrib. Puryear MimsLot 326: Limestone Sculptures, attrib. Puryear Mims

Limestone Sculpture depicting the conjoined busts of a man and woman, attributed to Thomas Puryear Mims (American/Tennessee, 1906-1975). 11 1/2″ H x 10 1/2″ W x 4 1/2″ D. Biography: Born into a distinguished Southern literary family, Puryear Mims earned an English degree from Vanderbilt University and taught the subject for a brief period. His fascination with sculpture eventually led him to study at the Academie Julian in Paris and the Art Students League in New York, where he trained under two of America’s pioneer abstractionists, Robert Laurent and William Zorach. He also worked in the studio of the sculptor Saul Baizerman in New York. In 1934 he worked on the Mount Rushmore project as an assistant to Gutzon Borglum, but found it to be more “mechanical” than artistic. He returned to the Art Students League and eventually, to Nashville. Mims taught art at Vanderbilt University and in 1958 was appointed Sculptor in Residence. He created numerous public sculptures around Nashville, participated in several one-man and multi-artist exhibits, and, following his death, was the subject of a retrospective at Cheekwood. While Mims’s early work was largely representational, he was influenced by cubism in the late 1950s and evolved into an abstract, organic, curvilinear style of sculpture. Women as voluptuous, creative beings, in particular Eve and Athena, were frequent subjects in the 1960s. Mims retired from Vanderbilt in 1972 and taught privately until his death three years later. (Source: “Thomas Puryear Mims” by Philancy Holder, published by Tennessee Botanical Gardens & Fine Arts Center, Inc., Cheekwood, Nashville, Tn., 1977). Note: Mims’s work is sometimes compared with that of another prominent Nashville sculptor working around the same time, William Edmondson. Works by the two artists were displayed together in a 1988 exhibition at the Nashville Metropolitan Arts Commission Gallery, “Spirit and Form: the Art of William Edmondson and Puryear Mims. [See more photos →]

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327Lot 327: Olen Bryant Wood Sculpture of headOlen Bryant Wood Sculpture of headLot 327: Olen Bryant Wood Sculpture of head

Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) carved wood sculpture of an elongated head with dark stain. Unsigned. 19" H x 8" W x 9" D. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (source: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle). Provenance: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN. A letter of authenticity and provenance from the artist's niece, who served as his studio assistant and personal representative for his estate, will accompany this lot. CONDITION: Scattered specks of white paint. Natural stress cracks in wood on right side, stretching from base to crown of sculpture and scattered areas of wood shrinkage. [See more photos →]

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328Lot 328: Joe Parrott O/C, Talahi Fountain, KnoxvilleJoe Parrott O/C, Talahi Fountain, KnoxvilleLot 328: Joe Parrott O/C, Talahi Fountain, Knoxville

Joe Parrott (American/Tennessee, 1944) oil on canvas depicting the iconic Talahi fountain in the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood in Knoxville, TN. Partially rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed and dated 2009 lower left. Housed in an ebonized and gilt wood frame. Sight – 19 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed – 23 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W. Biography: Joe Parrott was born and lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. He earned a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 1967 and is a self-taught artist. He worked in the graphic arts industry for 43 years while continuing to pursue his artistic aspirations. He currently paints full-time and is dedicated to a lifelong pursuit of creative evolution and exploration. Influences include Edward Hopper, Van Gogh and printmaker Martin Lewis (Courtesy: https://faso.com). CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition. Minor abrasions to the frame. [See more photos →]

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329Lot 329: 4 William "Bill" Kidwell Paintings, incl. Ghost on the Veranda4 William "Bill" Kidwell Paintings, incl. Ghost on the VerandaLot 329: 4 William "Bill" Kidwell Paintings, incl. Ghost on the Veranda

Four (4) William "Bill" Kidwell (Tennessee, 1934-2015) works on paper. 1st item: Watercolor and gouache painting titled "Ghost on the Veranda" depicting a wood paneled house with a large veranda surrounded by a tree and shrubbery, the ghostly figure of a person seated on a chair by the front door beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "Kidwell '91" lower right. Titled, top center. Float mounted and matted under glass in a black wooden frame with foliate running pattern. 2nd item: Watercolor and gouache painting depicting a winter landscape with a train in the foreground before a wooden train station, middle ground, with trees beneath a white sky. Signed and dated "Kidwell 1996" lower right. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. 3rd item: Watercolor and gouache painting depicting a city street scene, circa 1940's below a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "Kidwell 1975" lower right. Double matted and housed under glass in a wooden frame. 4th item: Pen and ink with watercolor painting depicting a seated, late middle aged man, foreground, against a black background with white lettering reading "CANADA DR…" slightly obscured by his head. Signed and dated "Kidwell 1975" lower right. Float mounted and housed under glass in a silver metal frame. Sights range in size from 11" H x 14 5/8" W to 20" H x 27" W. Framed – 20 1/4" H x 23 1/2" W to 28 1/2" H x 34 1/2" W. Biography: William "Bill" Kidwell was born in Knoxville and studied painting at the University of Tennessee. He worked as an assistant to Kermit Ewing, one of the "Knoxville Seven" artists, and later as a technical illustrator for Lockheed Aircraft in California. During the 1960s he traveled across the U.S. extensively, spending prolonged amounts of time in New Orleans, Berkeley, CA, and Taos, New Mexico. He eventually returned to the Knoxville area and taught for awhile at UT. Kidwell moved to Middle Tennessee in 1973, and remained there until his death in 2015, exhibiting through galleries in Tennessee, California and North Carolina. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light toning. Not examined outside of frames. 4th item: Scattered minute foxing spots. Area of dampstaining, lower left of mat. [See more photos →]

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330Lot 330: Jim Gray W/C, Maritime Sailboat PaintingJim Gray W/C, Maritime Sailboat PaintingLot 330: Jim Gray W/C, Maritime Sailboat Painting

Jim Gray (Tennessee, 1932-2019) watercolor on paper maritime painting depicting a man working on a sailboat raised on scaffolding on a beach, with water and a building in the background. Signed and dated "Jim Gray '68" lower right. Housed and double matted under glass in a wooden frame. Sight – 29 1/4" H x 21 5/8" W. Framed – 39 1/2" H x 31 1/4" W. American, third quarter 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with foxing spots, largest 5/8", primarily to sky. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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331Lot 331: Stephen Rascoe O/B Roses from the GardenStephen Rascoe O/B Roses from the GardenLot 331: Stephen Rascoe O/B Roses from the Garden

Stephen Thomas Rascoe (Texas, 1924-2008) oil on board painting titled "Roses from the Garden," depicting a floral arrangement rendered in shade of red, blue, and green in a clear vase atop a table, with a magazine and single flower on either side. Signed "Stephen Rascoe" lower right. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 29 5/8" H x 20 1/2" W. Framed – 31 1/4" H x 22" W. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Minor scattered brown stains to top center edge and lower right quadrant, near edge. Largest 1" x 1/2". [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
332Lot 332: Stephen Rascoe O/B, Racing SceneStephen Rascoe O/B, Racing SceneLot 332: Stephen Rascoe O/B, Racing Scene

Stephen Thomas Rascoe (Texas, 1924-2008) oil on board painting titled "Racing," depicting the silhouettes of riders on six galloping horses, all rendered in shades of orange, beige, brown, and black. Signed "Stephen Rascoe" lower right. Framed by the artist in a painted black wood frame with natural colored edges. Sight – 23 3/4" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed – 29" H x 40 3/4" W. Provenance: Stephen Rascoe received his BFA and MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked as a draftsman for Shell Oil Company and had cartoons published in several national magazines during World War II. In 1964, Rascoe accepted a position as a professor of fine art at the University of Texas in Arlington, where he taught and continued to paint. Rascoe retired in 1990. His paintings are in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Art, the Art Museum of South Texas and numerous other institutions. CONDITION: Minor scattered areas of flaking to outer margins, largest 1/2" x 1/4" in lower right quadrant corner. Frame – Scattered scratches and paint loss, largest 1/2" x 1/4". [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,800.00
333Lot 333: Pr. Oil on Board New Orleans Paintings, HeldnerPr. Oil on Board New Orleans Paintings, HeldnerLot 333: Pr. Oil on Board New Orleans Paintings, Heldner

Pair of Colette Pope Heldner (Minnesota, Louisiana, 1902-1990) oil on board street scene paintings depicting New Orleans. One night scene titled en verso "Pirate's Alley towards Rue Royale" and the other titled "Brulatour Courtyard, New Orleans, LA". Both signed lower left Colette and housed in natural wood frames. Sight – 19 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed – 22 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W. CONDITION: Some bowing to both boards and evidence of moisture/humidity to the backs. [See more photos →]

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334Lot 334: Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Charleston Old Tavern Pink House EtchingElizabeth O'Neill Verner, Charleston Old Tavern Pink House EtchingLot 334: Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Charleston Old Tavern Pink House Etching

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner (South Carolina, 1883-1979), "Old Tavern (Pink House), Charleston," etching on paper, numbered 46/80, street scene depicting figures in front of the historic Pink House. The circa 1700 pink Bermuda stone building is one of the oldest in South Carolina and is the second oldest residence in Charleston; it was used as a tavern for many years and in the 1930s housed the studio of artist Alice R. Huger Smith. Titled, in pencil, lower left below plate, signed "Elizabeth O'Neill Verner" and numbered, in pencil, lower right below plate. Hinged mounted and housed in an off white mat. Plate – 7" H x 5" W. Sheet – 10" H x 7 3/4" W. Sight – 7 7/8" H x 5 1/2" W. Mat – 16 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W. American, second quarter 20th century. Note: proceeds from the sale of this lot benefit St. Luke's Community House, Nashville. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn to mat and area surrounding image. Scuffs, pencil inscriptions to lower margin of sheet (does not affect image). Minute tears, areas of loss, largest 1/8", top left and right of sheet. [See more photos →]

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335Lot 335: Alfred Hutty and Chauncey Ryder Landscape Etchings, 2 itemsAlfred Hutty and Chauncey Ryder Landscape Etchings, 2 itemsLot 335: Alfred Hutty and Chauncey Ryder Landscape Etchings, 2 items

Alfred Hutty and Chauncey Ryder Landscape Etchings, 2 items total. 1st item: Alfred Heber Hutty (Charleston, South Carolina, 1877-1954) etching on paper, "Birches," depicting a landscape with birch trees in the foreground and a field in the background beneath a clear sky. Signed "Alfred Hutty" with snail monogram, in pencil, lower right under plate. Umbria, Italia watermark, top left of sheet. Plate – 6 7/8" H x 7 3/4" W. Sheet – 10 1/4" H x 12 1/8" W. Note: Another image from this unnumbered edition is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2nd item: Chauncey Foster Ryder (New York, New Hampshire, 1868-1949), "Home in the Valley," etching on lined paper depicting a house along a road with tall, bare trees, set against a mountain range. Signed "Chauncey F Ryder," in pencil, lower right below plate. J. Whatman watermark along lower right edge; Chicago Society of Etchers embossed logo, lower left margin. Float mounted on an off white mat. Plate – 10" H x 12" W. Sheet – 13 1/2" H x 15 3/4" W. Sight – 10 7/8" H x 12 5/8" W. Mat – 16 1/4" H x 20 1/8" W. Note: Ryder was a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers. Both items first half 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Scattered areas of toning/acid burn, including concentrated area lower center margin. Scattered areas of foxing spots, largest 1 1/4" x 2". Pencil inscriptions to top margin. 2nd item: Overall very good condition with two 1/4" x 1/2" pieces of brown tape at top edge of sheet. [See more photos →]

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344Lot 344: 2 Oil Paintings, incl. African American Portrait, Bluebonnets2 Oil Paintings, incl. African American Portrait, BluebonnetsLot 344: 2 Oil Paintings, incl. African American Portrait, Bluebonnets

Two (2) Oil Paintings, including African American portrait of a mother and daughter and a Texas Bluebonnet scene. 1st item: Oil on canvas portrait, likely Southern, depicting a young African American girl holding her doll and standing with her mother, who is wearing a headscarf and holding a basket of produce, in a landscape setting. Unsigned. Housed in a gilt carved frame. Sight – 12" H x 6 7/8" W. Framed – 15" H x 10" W. 19th century. 2nd item: Oil on board landscape painting depicting a field of Texas bluebonnets. Signed lower left "Mary F. Albright." Pen note en verso reads "Texas Blue Bonnets by Mary Albright, 1931." Housed in a green paint and gilt frame. Sight – 6 5/8" H x 8 5/8" W. Framed – 8" H x 10 3/8" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Painting with overall grime and craquelure. Frame with later added gilt paint, minor losses and separation to the corners. 2nd item: Very good condition. [See more photos →]

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345Lot 345: Howard Thomas Watercolor Streetscape, poss. GeorgiaHoward Thomas Watercolor Streetscape, poss. GeorgiaLot 345: Howard Thomas Watercolor Streetscape, poss. Georgia

Howard Wilber Thomas (NC/GA, 1899-1971) watercolor street scene, possibly Georgia, rendered in shades of black and gray, depicting railroad tracks running in front of a Rexall Drug Store and Service Station, with "Western" street sign. Signed "Howard Thomas" lower right. Circa 1950. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography (Courtesy Columbus Museum — Georgia): Howard Wilber Thomas, painter, printmaker, and educator, began studying art in 1919 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1930, after several years of teaching high school, he began teaching at Milwaukee State Teachers College. He also directed the Milwaukee Handicraft Program sponsored by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. Thomas made his first visit to the South in 1941 and never left. In 1942 he became chair of the art department of the College for Women, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Soon after, he relocated to Decatur, Georgia, to teach at Agnes Scott College. In 1945 he joined the faculty of the art department of the University of Georgia, where he remained until retiring in 1965. Thomas exhibited extensively throughout his career and won many honors and prizes, including invitations to exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1950 and the Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum in 1958. His later painting technique, which involved the use of natural earth pigments, was documented in a film, "Earth Red: Howard Thomas Paints a Gouache," produced in 1964 with his wife, artist Anne Wall Thomas, and his colleague, James Herbert. CONDITION: Painting is hinge mounted and in overall good condition with some toning to paper; some grime to mat. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
424Lot 424: Miniature Sugar Chest or Sugar Box and BureauMiniature Sugar Chest or Sugar Box and BureauLot 424: Miniature Sugar Chest or Sugar Box and Bureau

Miniature Sugar Chest and Chest of Drawers, 2 items total. 1st item: Southern miniature sugar chest or tabletop sugar box, walnut; molded rectangular top over a dovetailed case with center divider, atop a base with scalloped skirt and straight bracket feet. Finished on all sides. 13 1/4" H x 15 3/4" W x 12 1/2" D. Late 19th to early 20th century. 2nd item: Miniature Chippendale style bureau or chest of drawers, mahogany with pine secondary, plain molded top over two small beaded half length drawers over three full length drawers, all dovetailed with round wood knob pulls and brass escutcheons (lower two drawers have locks, the smaller upper drawers with faux locks); molded base over four Chippendale style ogee bracket feet. 14" H x 15" W x 10 1/2" D. American, probably Mid Atlantic, early to mid 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Replaced or added base. Otherwise very good condition with original hinges and divider. Glue blocks missing from feet. Some staining to top. 2nd item: 5" shrinkage crack and 1" corner patch to top. Some minor abrasions, wear and scratches. A few small spots of light discoloration to front. 1/4" area of veneer loss just below lower drawer. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
427Lot 427: Southern Tiger Maple Chest with Carved BacksplashSouthern Tiger Maple Chest with Carved BacksplashLot 427: Southern Tiger Maple Chest with Carved Backsplash

Southern tiger maple chest of drawers, Virginia or the Carolinas, with walnut drawer fronts and yellow pine secondary. Comprised of a plain slightly overhanging top with a shaped backsplash having a center plinth flanked by rosettes; rectangular case having one overhanging drawer above two half drawers and two full length drawers, all dovetailed, with wood pulls and inlaid kite escutcheons, flanked by half turned pilasters, and paneled sides, all above turned feet. 56 1/4" H (w/ backsplash) x 41" W x 20" D. Circa 1830. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Refinished with general wear. Some areas of wood shrinkage, primarily to top and one side of case. Applied columns at front have slightly warped away from case. One interior dovetail loose at left front corner. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
428Lot 428: North Carolina 2-Piece Walnut Corner CupboardNorth Carolina 2-Piece Walnut Corner CupboardLot 428: North Carolina 2-Piece Walnut Corner Cupboard

North Carolina Chippendale walnut corner cupboard, poplar secondary, attributed to Guilford County. Two piece construction; the top having a stepped coved cornice over two glazed doors with 16 panes and molded mullions and a reeded medial molding; base with cove and reeded medial molding above two dovetailed drawers with brass pulls and a band of reeded molding below, above two paneled doors, and a reeded base molding transitioning to bracket feet with returns. Base top right drawer pencil signed on the underside "Sam Nelson made this cupboard owned by Banks Sharpe's Father". Top: 50 1/2" H x 53 1/4" W x 18 3/8" D. Base: 42 3/8" H x 51 1/2" W x 17 1/2" D. Approx. 93" total H. 1st quarter 19th century. Provenance: Purchased from a home in Guilford County, North Carolina. According to the Mesda Craftsman database and an 1850 North Carolina census report, Samuel Nelson is listed as a cabinetmaker, living in Guilford County, North Carolina, age 49 years old. CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected overall general wear, small losses to edges. Older refinish; door knobs and closure not original; one hinge has temporary pin; lower corner mortise-and-tenon of proper right base door failed; split in lower proper left door panel. Top left door missing one pane of glass. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
429Lot 429: Shaker Kentucky Red Painted Blanket ChestShaker Kentucky Red Painted Blanket ChestLot 429: Shaker Kentucky Red Painted Blanket Chest

Pleasant Hill, Kentucky Shaker blanket chest, poplar with red wash. Comprised of a rectangular lid with breadboard ends and cleated front edge, wide interior till, and a molded bracket foot base. 19" H x 34 1/4" W x 16" D. Circa 1830. Note: A blanket chest with similar cleated top is featured in the museum catalog "A Sense of Place: Kentucky Shaker Furniture and Regional Influence" for the Shaker Museum at South Union, October 5 through December 24, 1996, on page 26. Provenance: Descended through the family of Catherine Colt Yandell, a descendant of Samuel Colt, and her husband Daniel Yandell, Danville, Kentucky. CONDITION: General wear, scratching and paint loss, mostly to the top. All feet facings with horizontal splits, one rear foot facing with patch, glue block to one rear foot replaced; patch to edge of bottom board near right rear foot. [See more photos →]

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430Lot 430: 2 Sheraton Tables, attr. Kentucky2 Sheraton Tables, attr. KentuckyLot 430: 2 Sheraton Tables, attr. Kentucky

1st item: Sheraton cherry table, cherry with poplar secondary, mortise-and-tenon with pin construction, plain rectangular top over a single drawer with square nail construction, canted side and lower edges, the top edge abutting the top of table and having a turned round knob; bulbous ring turned and tapered legs ending in small cup shaped turnings. 29 1/4''H x 21 1/2''W x 20''D. Attributed to Kentucky, circa 1840. 2nd item: Sheraton table, cherry with mortise-and-tenon constrcuction, with single board top over a plain frieze, no drawer, narrow ring turned and tapered legs ending in ball and spike feet. 27 1/4''H x 19''W x 20''D. Attributed to Kentucky, circa 1820. Provenance: Private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Both pieces overall good condition. 1st item: Shrinkage split to top, other scattered shrinkage, abrasions and wear; scattered paint flecks to one leg; small loss to interior of drawer front. 2nd item: Top with slight warping and scattered shrinkage; wear, abrasions and scattered paint flecks to legs and top; pencil markings on one apron; some glue blocks missing. [See more photos →]

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432Lot 432: Southern Chip Carved Paint Decorated MantelSouthern Chip Carved Paint Decorated MantelLot 432: Southern Chip Carved Paint Decorated Mantel

Southern, likely Kentucky, fireplace mantel and surround, poplar, with chip carved and sponge paint decoration. Shaped top with sawtooth carved top edge, ends supported by molded plinth like columns with chip carved lower edges, center frieze with chipped carved and beveled medallion decoration; sides with stylized carved vasiform columns terminating in plinth style bases. 56 1/2" H x 64" W x 7 3/4" D. Opening measures: 38 3/4" H x 35 1/4" W. Probably third quarter 19th century. Provenance: Private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with general surface wear and abrasions, especially at feet; notch shaped loss on one side near top. [See more photos →]

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433Lot 433: Middle TN Cherry Jackson PressMiddle TN Cherry Jackson PressLot 433: Middle TN Cherry Jackson Press

Middle Tennessee Jackson Press, cherry primary, poplar secondary. Comprised of a shaped gallery on a slightly overhanging plain top above two dovetailed and scratch beaded drawers over two paneled doors, flanked by fully turned pilasters on tall turned turnip spike feet. Paneled sides. Round wooden pulls to top and base. 52" H X 42 3/8" W X 21 7/8" D. Circa 1820. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Gallery is a later addition. Older refinish, wood shrinkage to gallery, top, and one press side. Crack to top at one side. Old repaired breaks to right lower door hinges. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
434Lot 434: West Tennessee One Drawer TableWest Tennessee One Drawer TableLot 434: West Tennessee One Drawer Table

Early West Tennessee walnut table, mortise-and-tenon and pegged with square nail construction, with plain rectangular two board top over a single dovetailed drawer and square tapered legs. 31" H x 32" W x 22 1/2" D. Circa 1830. Private Mississippi collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Some edge splits to top, stains and scarring to top including a line of white paint; small spatter of white paint to front of drawer; dent or small loss to rear skirt; some sun fading. [See more photos →]

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435Lot 435: Vannoy Streeter Three-Piece Band Wire SculpturesVannoy Streeter Three-Piece Band Wire SculpturesLot 435: Vannoy Streeter Three-Piece Band Wire Sculptures

Vannoy Streeter (Tennessee, 1919-1998) wire sculptures depicting a three-piece band, 5 items total, comprised of a banjo player, a drum player seated at a drum set, and a piano player seated at a piano with a sheet of music written in pencil on off white cardstock. Ranging in size from 4 1/2″ H x 5 7/8″ W x 4 1/4″ D to 8 3/4″ H x 5 3/4″ W x 3″ D. American, second half 20th century. Biography: “Self-taught sculptor Vannoy Streeter was known as “Wireman” because of the fanciful creations he fashioned from coat hangers and metal wire. Best known for his depictions of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Streeter also created scores of other images using wrapped and twisted wire. By the time of his death in 1998, Streeter had gained national exposure. He participated in the National Black Arts Festival in 1990, and his work attracted collectors from around the United States. Born in 1919 in Wartrace, Tennessee, Streeter moved with his family to what would later become a Tennessee Walking Horse farm. At the time, owners were still training their mixed thoroughbreds to prance in front of buggies. The oldest of six brothers, he learned the horse grooming and training business from his father. When the first Walking Horse Celebration was held in Wartrace, Streeter was there to observe the high-stepping front legs and sliding, low-slung back legs that created the characteristic rocking gait. After the Walking Horse Celebration moved to its current home in the county seat of Shelbyville, Streeter took special pride in the fact that African American trainers helped develop the Walking Horse style and that champion horse “Strolling Jim” was from Wartrace.” (source: The Tennessee Encyclopedia). Provenance: private Nashville collection, acquired from the collection of the late interior designer Bill Knox, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with scattered oxidation. Toning to cardstock. [See more photos →]

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436Lot 436: Vannoy Streeter Horse and RiderVannoy Streeter Horse and RiderLot 436: Vannoy Streeter Horse and Rider

Vannoy Streeter (Tennessee, 1919-1998) wire sculpture of a figure riding a high-stepping Tennessee Walking Horse. 5 3/4" H x 6" W x 2" D. Biography (source: The Tennessee Encyclopedia): "Self-taught sculptor Vannoy Streeter was known as "Wireman" because of the fanciful creations he fashioned from coat hangers and metal wire. Best known for his depictions of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Streeter also created scores of other images using wrapped and twisted wire…By the time of his death in 1998, Streeter had gained national exposure. He participated in the National Black Arts Festival in 1990, and his work attracted collectors from around the United States. Born in 1919 in Wartrace, Tennessee, Streeter moved with his family to what would later become a Tennessee Walking Horse farm. At the time, owners were still training their mixed thoroughbreds to prance in front of buggies. The oldest of six brothers, he learned the horse grooming and training business from his father. When the first Walking Horse Celebration was held in Wartrace, Streeter was there to observe the high-stepping front legs and sliding, low-slung back legs that created the characteristic rocking gait. After the Walking Horse Celebration moved to its current home in the county seat of Shelbyville, Streeter took special pride in the fact that African American trainers helped develop the Walking Horse style and that champion horse "Strolling Jim" was from Wartrace." Provenance: private Nashville collection, acquired from the collection of the late interior designer Bill Knox, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with scattered oxidation. Some remnants of yellow and red paint remain on wire. [See more photos →]

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437Lot 437: Lilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait, George WashingtonLilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait, George WashingtonLot 437: Lilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait, George Washington

Lillian Webb (Tennessee, 1930-2010) outsider art oil on canvas painting depicting the portrait of George Washington, First President of the United States, leaning against a white horse, against a patriotic background. Signed “L WEBB” lower left. Housed in a white wooden frame. Sight – 35 3/4″ H x 23 3/4″ W. Framed – 37 1/4″ H x 25 1/4″ W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Lilian Webb, also spelled Lillian Webb, was born Feb. 8, 1930 and grew up in Nashville, where her family ran a small grocery store of Nolensville Road. A self taught painter, her work was discovered by an art dealer named “Ms. Butler” who convinced Webb to let her offer her paintings for sale in a gallery in Nashville’s former Church Street Centre. “Not many sold,” Webb recalled in a 1994 interview documented by collector Carl Klein, “but she said she sold most of them in New York later.” Webb’s work came to the attention of nationally known outsider art patron Dan Prince, and a number of other collectors and dealers of outsider art, including some who tried to formally represent Webb. She refused, saying “I want to be unknown. I don’t want to be in the limelight…When people start pressuring me, I quit painting.” About her technique, Webb said “I paint real fast because Van Gogh could paint 3 paintings in one day. If I spend too much time on a painting it makes me nervous,” and “I [paint] people I love the best very well.” Webb’s early works included interpretations of masters such as Renoir. Her later paintings focused on popular culture or historical figures such as presidents and celebrities. Webb’s work can be found in the homes of several Nashville area outsider art collectors and has been exhibited at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Virginia (How Artists See their World: Outside Art from the Dan Prince Collection, 2010) and the Cannon County Arts Center (Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin Caldwell Collection, 2014). Source: Notes from a July 3, 1994 interview with collector Carl Klein (late owner of these works) and the Cannon County Courier, July 23, 2014. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Possible stains, largest 3/8″, to horse’s chest. [See more photos →]

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438Lot 438: Lilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait Marilyn MonroeLilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait Marilyn MonroeLot 438: Lilian Webb Outsider Art Portrait Marilyn Monroe

Lillian Webb (Tennessee, 1930-2010) outsider art acrylic on panel painting depicting a bust portrait of Marilyn Monroe in a blue strapless dress against a red background. Signed “L Webb” lower left. Unframed. 20″ H x 16″ W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Lilian Webb, also spelled Lillian Webb, was born Feb. 8, 1930 and grew up in Nashville, where her family ran a small grocery store of Nolensville Road. A self taught painter, her work was discovered by an art dealer named “Ms. Butler” who convinced Webb to let her offer her paintings for sale in a gallery in Nashville’s former Church Street Centre. “Not many sold,” Webb recalled in a 1994 interview documented by collector Carl Klein, “but she said she sold most of them in New York later.” Webb’s work came to the attention of nationally known outsider art patron Dan Prince, and a number of other collectors and dealers of outsider art, including some who tried to formally represent Webb. She refused, saying “I want to be unknown. I don’t want to be in the limelight…When people start pressuring me, I quit painting.” About her technique, Webb said “I paint real fast because Van Gogh could paint 3 paintings in one day. If I spend too much time on a painting it makes me nervous,” and “I [paint] people I love the best very well.” Webb’s early works included interpretations of masters such as Renoir. Her later paintings focused on popular culture or historical figures such as presidents and celebrities. Webb’s work can be found in the homes of several Nashville area outsider art collectors and has been exhibited at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Virginia (How Artists See their World: Outside Art from the Dan Prince Collection, 2010) and the Cannon County Arts Center (Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin Caldwell Collection, 2014). Source: Notes from a July 3, 1994 interview with collector Carl Klein (late owner of these works) and the Cannon County Courier, July 23, 2014. CONDITION: Overall good condition with minor surface abrasions, largest 1/4″. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
439Lot 439: 2 Lamar Sorrento Folk Art Paintings on Board2 Lamar Sorrento Folk Art Paintings on BoardLot 439: 2 Lamar Sorrento Folk Art Paintings on Board

Two (2) Lamar Sorrento (Tennessee, 20th/21st Century) folk art acrylic on board paintings of Memphis musicians. Includes one (1) portrait of singer Carla Thomas against a red background, surrounded by writing in multi-colored paint including singer's name and phrases including "Gee Whiz.." and "B.. A.. B.. Y.."; one (1) painting depicting participants of the "Million Dollar Quartet" recording session from 1956 in Memphis, including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins with their respective instruments. Group name and date are written in white paint, along left side of painting. Both paintings signed lower left, and float mounted on textured blue and purple fabric in painted wood frames. Sights ranging in size from 24" H x 20 3/4" W to 24" H x 31 3/4" W. Frames ranging in size from 33 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W to 30 3/4" H x 38 3/4" W. CONDITION: Both paintings overall good condition. Crease to top left corner of quartet painting, previously repaired with tape en verso. Minor clear accretion in top right quadrant of Carla Thomas painting, above "T", 1/4" dia. [See more photos →]

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440Lot 440: 3 Works on Paper, incl. Steensma, Savitsky & Pee Paw3 Works on Paper, incl. Steensma, Savitsky & Pee PawLot 440: 3 Works on Paper, incl. Steensma, Savitsky & Pee Paw

Three (3) artworks, including Jay Steensma, Jack Savitsky, and Charles "Pee Paw" Haven. 1st item: Jay Steensma (Washington, 1941-1994) oil on brown paper bag painting titled "Crested Hawk" depicting the profile of a black hawk with exaggerated feet against a white and grey background. Titled, in pencil, lower left, signed and dated "J. Steensma," in pencil, lower right. Housed and matted under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight – 11" H x 16 5/8" W. Framed – 16 7/8" H x 22 1/2" W. 2nd item: Jack Savitsky (Pennsylvania, 1910-1991) crayon and ink on paper titled "Ski Big Boulder" depicting the three quarter bust portrait of a young woman dressed in a matching blue and white striped turtleneck sweater and toboggan, foreground, set against an abstract snowy bank and evergreen trees with a chairlift and a building in the middle and background. Signed and dated "Savitsky 65" lower right, titled, center right. Float mounted under glass in a giltwood frame. Sheet – 12" H x 9 1/8" W. Framed – 16 1/2" H x 13 3/8" W. 3rd item: Folk art painting on board depicting a sailing ship at sea, signed lower right "Pee Paw" (also known as Charles Haven, active Pennsylvania, 20th c). Float mounted onto a paper back and housed in a black wood frame. Painting – 5" Square. 7" square overall. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: 1st & 2nd items: Both items in overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frames. 2nd item: Toning to edges of sheet. 3rd item: Creasing to upper left corner. Minor wear to frame. [See more photos →]

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441Lot 441: 2 Outsider Art Items, Homer Green & Harold Jennings2 Outsider Art Items, Homer Green & Harold JenningsLot 441: 2 Outsider Art Items, Homer Green & Harold Jennings

2 Outsider Art Items, Homer Green & Harold Jennings. 1st item: Homer Green (Tennessee, 1910-2002) outsider / folk art carved donkey with mottled polychrome paint decoration, fitted with a loop for hanging on the back. 14" H x 26 1/4" W. 2nd item: James Harold Jennings (North Carolina, 1931-1999) brightly polychrome painted and carved wood wall hanging depicting a female figure atop a male figure titled "Man Gets Sat On". Signed in pen en verso. 18 3/4" H x 12" W. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Losses to foot on front leg, otherwise overall good condition. 2nd item: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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442Lot 442: 2 Small Helen LaFrance Paintings, Quilts on a Line2 Small Helen LaFrance Paintings, Quilts on a LineLot 442: 2 Small Helen LaFrance Paintings, Quilts on a Line

Two (2) small Helen La France (American/Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on canvas paintings, both depicting houses next to quilts on clothes lines in a landscape setting beneath a cloudy blue sky, with groups of children playing "ring around the rosie" in the foreground. One signed "Helen La France" lower right. Both housed in white painted wooden frames with foliate running patterns and off white linen liners. Sights ranging in size from 4 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W to 6 3/4" H x 4 3/4" W. Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings" – drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen Lafrance died November 22 in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101. Provenance: Private Mississippi collection. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with few surface scuffs. One with minute errant white paint marks to house and sky quadrant. [See more photos →]

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443Lot 443: 2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings of Females2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings of FemalesLot 443: 2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings of Females

Two (2) Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art paintings depicting females, including one (1) painted in bright colors depicting a sleeping female on a dark background, and one (1) depicting a female wearing bright green and blue colors and holding a stringed instrument on a white background. Both signed lower margin and unframed. 48 1/4" H x 24" W. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both paintings overall very good condition. Painting with black ground has slight bowing to wood. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
444Lot 444: 2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Male Figures2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Male FiguresLot 444: 2 J. L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Male Figures

Two (2) Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art paintings depicting males in overalls and railroad hats, including one (1) wearing yellow fringed overalls and a yellow railroad hat with feathered extensions (48 1/4" H x 23 3/4" W) and one (1) male wearing bright blue overalls and hat (48 1/4" H x 23 1/2" W). Both depicted against black backdrops and signed lower margin. Unframed. 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both paintings overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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445Lot 445: Jimmie Lee Sudduth Outsider Art Painting, RoosterJimmie Lee Sudduth Outsider Art Painting, RoosterLot 445: Jimmie Lee Sudduth Outsider Art Painting, Rooster

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) paint and mud on board outsider art painting depicting the profile of a rooster against a black background. Signed "Jim Sudduth" lower right. Float mounted in a rustic wooden frame. Board – 24" square. Frame – 30 1/2" H x 30" W. American, late 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with surface scuffs, natural age shrinkage to board and frame. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
446Lot 446: 2 J.L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Log Cabin & Chicken2 J.L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Log Cabin & ChickenLot 446: 2 J.L. Sudduth Folk Art Paintings, Log Cabin & Chicken

Two (2) Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art paintings including one depicting a log cabin with figures and a black car and the other depicting a chicken standing on a green ground. Both signed upper left quadrant "Jim Sudduth." Both measure 24" x 24" and both unframed. Late 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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447Lot 447: 2 Jerry Coker Art Works, incl. Large Painted Figure2 Jerry Coker Art Works, incl. Large Painted FigureLot 447: 2 Jerry Coker Art Works, incl. Large Painted Figure

Two (2) Jerry Coker (Florida/Arkansas, b. 1938) art works, including life sized assemblage. 1st item: Life sized outsider art acrylic paint on salvaged tin and wood assemblage in the shape of a human figure. Signed and inscribed "J.W. Coker To Mr. Karl–a gentleman and a scholar–in out & life Jerry" en verso. 69 5/8" H x 22 1/2" W x 13" D. 2nd item: Oil on canvas painting depicting an animal with long ears, possibly a rabbit, surrounded by foliage with two masked faces, lower register, with additional foliage against a red background in the top register. Signed "J.W. Coker" top left. Housed in a frame comprised of strips of thin wooden veneers applied to sides of canvas. Sight – 36" H x 23 7/8" W. Framed – 36 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition 1st item: Cracks, largest 1", to tin, likely in the making. [See more photos →]

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448Lot 448: 3 Jerry Coker Outsider Art Human Sculptures3 Jerry Coker Outsider Art Human SculpturesLot 448: 3 Jerry Coker Outsider Art Human Sculptures

Three (3) Jerry Coker (Arkansas, b. 1938) outsider art mixed metal and wood sculptures depicting human subjects, including one (1) titled "Oliver Stubbs," en verso. All signed on the base "J. W. Coker." Ranging in size from 18" H x 11" W to 26 3/4" H x 10 1/4" W. 20th century. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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455Lot 455: 2 Cobalt decorated jars, 1 poss. Baltimore2 Cobalt decorated jars, 1 poss. BaltimoreLot 455: 2 Cobalt decorated jars, 1 poss. Baltimore

Two (2) Mid-Atlantic or Southern cobalt decorated stoneware jars, one possibly Baltimore, Maryland. 1st item: 6-gallon jar with freehand floral swag decorations to body, wavy line decorations to upper shoulders and below lug handles, and additional decorations at terminus of handles, with incised "6" below one handle denoting capacity. Unmarked, possibly Baltimore. 17" H x 13" W. 2nd item: Jar with freehand wing and floral decorations to upper shoulders extending to body. Unmarked. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W. Third quarter of 19th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Chips, exfoliation to cobalt glaze, largest 1/2" x 1/8" to exterior. Few chips, largest 1 1/8" x 1 1/4", to interior. 2nd item: Scattered chips, largest 7/8", to rim and body. [See more photos →]

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456Lot 456: 2 NC Stoneware Pottery Items, incl. Griffin Collection2 NC Stoneware Pottery Items, incl. Griffin CollectionLot 456: 2 NC Stoneware Pottery Items, incl. Griffin Collection

Two (2) North Carolina salt-glazed stoneware pottery items, including Griffin Collection. 1st item: Stovepipe type pottery jar, having sticker reading "Griffin Collection Lot No. 94" to underside of base. Unmarked. 10 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W. 2nd item: Large jar having lug handles and incised "B" to lower body. 15" H x 12 3/4" W. 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Both items in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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457Lot 457: 2 Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jars, Poss. SW VA2 Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jars, Poss. SW VALot 457: 2 Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jars, Poss. SW VA

Two (2) cobalt decorated salt-glazed stoneware jars, possibly Southwestern Virginia. 1st item: Jar with freehand floral decoration to one side. Unmarked. 14 1/4" H x 8 3/8" W. 2nd item: 1 1/2-gallon jar with freehand feather designs to each side, additional decorations at terminus of lug handles above stamped "1 1/2" denoting capacity, and traces of cobalt to interior. Unmarked. 10 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W. Last quarter 19th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with scattered firing flaws and wear commensurate with age. 1st item: Old hairline below handles. 2nd item: Hairlines, largest 13 1/2", extending from rim to base. Chips, largest 3/4" x 1 1/4", to rim, handles, and body. [See more photos →]

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458Lot 458: 2 VA Stoneware Items, incl. Wash. Co. Cobalt Jar2 VA Stoneware Items, incl. Wash. Co. Cobalt JarLot 458: 2 VA Stoneware Items, incl. Wash. Co. Cobalt Jar

Two (2) Southwest Virginia stoneware forms. 1st item: Washington County, VA cobalt decorated jar with free hand floral decorations to neck and upper shoulder. Unmarked. 9" H x 8" W. 2nd item: Bland County, VA attributed pitcher with applied handle, flared rim, and pinched spout. Unmarked. 8 1/8" H x 6 1/2" W. Both second half of the 19th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Series of spider hairlines to rim. Chips, largest 3/4" x 3/4", to body and base. Hairlines, largest 2 1/2", extending from lower body to base. 2nd item: Two glued breaks to rim, one resulting in a 5" hairline extending to body. [See more photos →]

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459Lot 459: Bearsville, West Virginia Riggs Cobalt Decorated Stoneware JarBearsville, West Virginia Riggs Cobalt Decorated Stoneware JarLot 459: Bearsville, West Virginia Riggs Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jar

J. R. and A. W. Riggs, Bearsville, West Virginia cobalt decorated salt-glazed stoneware preserving jar, stenciled "J. R. & A. W. Riggs/Dealers In/General Merchandise/Bearsville. W.VA." surrounding a central leaf decoration to front side; additional freehand line decorations to neck, upper shoulder, and base. 10 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W. Last quarter 19th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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460Lot 460: 2 W. VA Stoneware Jars, incl. Frazier, Staats2 W. VA Stoneware Jars, incl. Frazier, StaatsLot 460: 2 W. VA Stoneware Jars, incl. Frazier, Staats

Two (2) West Virginia cobalt decorated stoneware jars. 1st item: Frazer and Bishop, Martinsburg, WV jar stenciled "Frazer & Bishop/Dealers/In/General/Merchandise/Martinsburg/WV" with leaf sprays to one side. 8 1/4" H x 5 3/8" W. 2nd item: G.W. Staats and Son, Evans, WV jar stenciled "G.W. Staats & Son/Dealers in Gen./Merchandise/Evans. W.VA." with additional scrolling decoration within lettering to one side. 8" H x 4 3/4" W. Last quarter 19th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Vertical hairline extending base to midsection of jar. 2nd item: overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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461Lot 461: 3 Southern Stoneware Pottery Items3 Southern Stoneware Pottery ItemsLot 461: 3 Southern Stoneware Pottery Items

Three (3) Southern stoneware pottery items, including 1 1/2 gallon jar attributed to Lindsey Campbell. 1st item: Attributed to Lindsey Campbell (Johnson County, Tennessee, active ca. 1870-1885) 1 1/2-gallon jar with a light brown salt glaze, having two lug handles and incised lines around the neck. Unmarked. 11" H x 10" W. Biography: "Lindsey was the son of William Campbell, a potter who worked in Lincoln and Catawba counties in North Carolina, and then moved to Virginia around 1869. The 1870 census for Johnson County shows Lindsey Campbell as a 19-year-old potter living with his new wife in the household of Lawrence Smith, a neighbor to Lindsey’s mother-in-law, Matilda Rainbolt. The Rainbolt family had lived here, on a sizable tract of land, for many years before Lindsey Campbell came to the area from North Carolina. He was present by May 8, 1870, when he married their daughter Candis, and he eventually owned 80 acres of what had been Rainbolt land. On the 1880 census, Lindsey is shown as a farmer, probably because his Johnson County pottery was a seasonal or part-time operation. Campbell only lived until 1885, his widow until 1936." (source: Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters – 1790s to 1950, Vol. I, by Samuel D. Smith and Stephen T. Rogers, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Archaeology, Research Series No. 18, 2011, pp. 186-190). 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) alkaline glazed pitchers with applied strap handles, pinched spouts, and incised lines to the upper shoulder or neck, probably North Carolina. 8 1/2" H x 7 1/4" W to 9 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with scattered firing flaws. 2nd-3rd items: Smallest pitcher with 1 1/4" hairline and 5/8" chip to rim. Largest pitcher with chips, largest 1/2" to rim and base. [See more photos →]

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462Lot 462: 2 West TN Stoneware Pottery Jugs2 West TN Stoneware Pottery JugsLot 462: 2 West TN Stoneware Pottery Jugs

Two (2) West Tennessee stoneware jugs. 1st item: West TN salt glazed stoneware jug, ovoid form, having an applied strap handle attached at the base of the rim, large, incised "T" to upper shoulder, possibly Tinsley Craven shop. 16" H x 10 " W. 2nd item: Southern salt glazed jug having an irregularly shaped rim, applied strap handle, and wooden stopper. 14" H x 8 1/2" W. Both items second half of the 19th century. CONDITION: Both items in overall very good condition with scattered firing flaws. 1st item: Few minor flakes to the base edge. Old hairline to handle (stable). Very light 1 1/4" hairline to base, does not extend into walls. 2nd item: Flakes, largest 1/2" x 1/2", to rim and base. [See more photos →]

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463Lot 463: J.A Roberts Middle TN Pottery 10-Gallon JarJ.A Roberts Middle TN Pottery 10-Gallon JarLot 463: J.A Roberts Middle TN Pottery 10-Gallon Jar

Large J.A. Roberts Middle Tennessee stoneware pottery 10-gallon jar with dark albany slip glaze, having two lug handles, stamped "J. A. ROBERTS POTTERY" along the lower body and "10" denoting capacity to neck. 21 1/2" H x 13" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. History: Originally born in NC, Roberts learned the pottery trade from his father. He became an active potter in the Cookeville, TN area by the early 1870's and continued potting until after 1900. Research courtesy of Carole Wahler. CONDITION: Old wire below the rim of the jar. 4" hairline to rim area extending to upper shoulder. 3" hairline extending from body to base. Scattered chips, largest 1/2", to rim, body, and base. Glaze exfoliation to exterior and interior. Areas of loss, largest 1 1/4", to terminus of handles. [See more photos →]

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464Lot 464: Southern Alkaline Glaze Pottery Jug w/ Sine Wave, ALSouthern Alkaline Glaze Pottery Jug w/ Sine Wave, ALLot 464: Southern Alkaline Glaze Pottery Jug w/ Sine Wave, AL

Southern stoneware pottery jug, likely Alabama, having a dark brown alkaline glaze and two bands of incised and combed sine wave decoration to the upper shoulder and neck, applied pulled handle. 16 1/4" H. Late 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered firing imperfections. Handle has at least two sections previously broken and glued (clean breaks). [See more photos →]

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465Lot 465: Miniature Kentucky Whiskey Jug, Ames Buggy and AutoMiniature Kentucky Whiskey Jug, Ames Buggy and AutoLot 465: Miniature Kentucky Whiskey Jug, Ames Buggy and Auto

Flat sided miniature whiskey jug advertising Ames Buggy and Automobiles of Kentucky, two tone glaze, with blue stenciled letters on front: "TAKE A SMILE WITH AMES OF OWENSBORO", and en verso: "MFR. of PLEASURE VEHICLES / BRED IN OLD KENTUCKY". 2 7/8" H. Note: Ames was a buggy manufacturer established circa 1898 in Owensboro. From 1910 to 1925 the company manufactured automobiles including a beetle-backed "gentleman's roadster" and a five-passenger tourer, and also produced replacement bodies for the Ford Model T. Green River Whiskey was used to fill these jugs, which were given out for promotional purposes by Ames. CONDITION: Scattered firing flaws to upper body, otherwise overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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466Lot 466: 4 NC Pottery Items, Inc. J.B. Cole, Charlie Moore, Jugtown4 NC Pottery Items, Inc. J.B. Cole, Charlie Moore, JugtownLot 466: 4 NC Pottery Items, Inc. J.B. Cole, Charlie Moore, Jugtown

Four (4) North Carolina pottery items, including J. B. Cole, Charlie Moore, and Jugtown. 1st item: Folk art pottery chicken figural by Charlie Moore (NC, 1935-2007) with combed decoration and rutile drips to beak and tail. Signed and dated on the base "Charlie Moore 2001" together with a Jugtown stamp. 8 3/8" H. 2nd item: Jugtown art pottery bowl, conical form with indented decoration around the rim and a dark olive frogskin glaze. Jugtown stamp to the base. 4 1/2" H x 6 3/4" dia. 3rd item: Floor vase with lug handles and an orange glaze. Unmarked but attributed to J.B. Cole. 17" H x 9" dia. 4th item: Double handled apothecary vase with blue glaze. Pencil to underside, including numbers "3127", and illegible inscription. Attributed to J.B. Cole. Including handles – 9" H x 9 1/2" W x 8 1/2" D. CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Both items overall very good condition. 3rd-4th items: Minor surface grime and scattered firing flaws. Scattered glaze exfoliations to bodies and handles, largest approximately 3/4" L x 1/4" W. [See more photos →]

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467Lot 467: 2 Edwin Meaders Folk Pottery Items, Rooster & Pitcher2 Edwin Meaders Folk Pottery Items, Rooster & PitcherLot 467: 2 Edwin Meaders Folk Pottery Items, Rooster & Pitcher

Two (2) Edwin "Nub" Meaders (American/Georgia, 1921-2015) folk art pottery items, including one (1) rooster with a dark olive glaze signed on the base "Edwin Meaders" and one (1) pitcher with twin raised grape cluster decoration to the body signed and dated "Edwin Meaders 11 -5 -1986" to the base. Ranging in size from 8 3/4" to 15" H. CONDITION: Both pieces overall very good condition. Firing imperfection to front of rooster comb appears to be in the making. [See more photos →]

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468Lot 468: 2 GA Stoneware Pottery Face Jugs, incl. C. & B. Meaders, M. Hewell2 GA Stoneware Pottery Face Jugs, incl. C. & B. Meaders, M. HewellLot 468: 2 GA Stoneware Pottery Face Jugs, incl. C. & B. Meaders, M. Hewell

Two (2) Georgia folk art alkaline drip glazed stoneware pottery face jugs, including Cleater and Billie Meaders and Matthew Hewell. 1st item: Cleater and Billie Meaders (Georgia, 20th Century) double face candelabra jug, both faces with prominent features and open mouths with ceramic teeth, four candelabrum to the top. Signed and dated "Cleater and Billie Meaders 2-23-93" to underside of base. 11 3/4" H x 8" W X 8 1/2" D. 2nd item: Matthew Hewell (Gillsville, GA, b. 1972) face jug with prominent features and open mouth with ceramic teeth, applied strap handle to reverse. Stamped "M. Hewell/Gillsville GA" to reverse. Signed and dated "Matthew Hewell 11-19-1993" to underside of base. 10 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W x 7 3/4" D. Both items American, late 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition. 1st-32nd items: Light toning to edges, light scuffs, few minute foxing spots. 33rd-87th items: Includes duplicate images. [See more photos →]

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469Lot 469: 5 Lanier Meaders, GA Folk Art Pottery Items5 Lanier Meaders, GA Folk Art Pottery ItemsLot 469: 5 Lanier Meaders, GA Folk Art Pottery Items

Five (5) Lanier Meaders (White County, Georgia, 1917-1998) folk art pottery items. 1st-2nd item: Two (2) pitchers with dark brown or olive green alkaline glaze, both having applied handles, pinched spouts, and incised lines around upper shoulders. Ranging in size from 5 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W to 8 3/4" H x 8" W. 3rd item: Pitcher with mottled glaze resulting from a firing flaw, having applied handle and pinched spout. 7 3/4" H x 9" W. 4th-5th items: Two (2) chambersticks or candlestick holders with dark brown alkaline glaze, having drip pan bases. 2 1/8" H x 5 5/8" dia. All signed "Lanier Meaders" to underside of bases. All items 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition with few scattered firing flaws. Two pitchers with old auction stickers. 5th item: Traces of wax to interior and drip pan. [See more photos →]

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470Lot 470: 5 Burlon Craig, NC Folk Art Pottery Items5 Burlon Craig, NC Folk Art Pottery ItemsLot 470: 5 Burlon Craig, NC Folk Art Pottery Items

Five (5) Burlon Craig (North Carolina, 1914-2002) folk art pottery items. 1st item: Miniature pitcher with swirl glaze, having applied handle and pinched spout. 3" H x 3 1/4" W. 2nd item: Covered jar with olive green and brown alkaline glaze, having two lug handles, incised line around upper shoulder, and knob handle to lid. 9 1/4" H x 6" W. 3rd item: Chamber pot with brown alkaline glaze, having applied handle. 7 3/8" H x 10 1/4" W. 4th item: Pitcher with blue alkaline glaze, having applied handle and pinched spout. 5 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W. 5th item: Chamberstick or candlestick holder with brown alkaline glaze, having applied handle and drip pan base. All items stamped "B.B. Craig/Vale N. C." to underside of bases. All items 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition with few scattered firing flaws. 5th item: Traces of wax to interior and drip pan. [See more photos →]

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558Lot 558: 3 Olen Bryant Ceramic Sculptures & 1 other3 Olen Bryant Ceramic Sculptures & 1 otherLot 558: 3 Olen Bryant Ceramic Sculptures & 1 other

Three (3) Olen Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) ceramic sculptures plus one (1) other. 1st item: Large Olen Bryant sculpture having a grey, off white glaze with textured surface, depicting a female figure with a serene face and wavy halo emerging from a square base. Signed on the back base edge "O. Bryant". 20 3/4" H x 11 1/4" W x 6" D. 2nd & 3rd items: Two (2) carved ceramic faces by Olen L. Bryant including one square form plaque with central face having a buff and white crackle glaze, signed and dated "O. Bryant '81" en verso and a freeform face with celadon and brown speckled glaze, signed and dated "O Bryant '77" en verso, both designed for hanging. 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" and 7 1/2" H x 8" W respectively. 4th item: Oval carved ceramic face with iridescent black glaze, signed and dated en verso "Andrews 2000". 9" H x 10 1/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (source: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle). CONDITION: All pieces overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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579Lot 579: 2 Charley Harper Bird Serigraphs, incl. Seeing Red, Baffling Belly2 Charley Harper Bird Serigraphs, incl. Seeing Red, Baffling BellyLot 579: 2 Charley Harper Bird Serigraphs, incl. Seeing Red, Baffling Belly

Two (2) Charley Harper (Ohio/West Virginia, 1922-2007) bird serigraphs on paper prints, including "Seeing Red" and "Baffling Belly (Red Bellied Woodpecker)". Both published by the Frame House Gallery, Inc., Louisville, KY, 1971 and 1977. 1st item: Serigraph titled "Seeing Red," numbered 1010/2500, depicting a red Cardinal gazing at its reflection in a blackened window. Numbered, in pencil, lower left under image, signed "C. Harper," in pencil, lower right under image. Image – 13 1/8" H x 19 1/8" W. Sheet – 17" H x 23" W. 2nd item: Serigraph titled "Baffling Belly (Red Bellied Woodpecker)," numbered 46/1500, depicting a woodpecker with a black and white striped body and a black, red, and tan head turned right towards a yellow and black striped beetle against a brown, black, white, and light blue striped background. Numbered, in pencil, lower left under image, signed "C. Harper," in pencil, lower right under image. Image – 18 1/2" x 13 1/8" W. Sheet – 21 1/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Both items include tissue paper guards, Frame House Gallery portfolios, and additional documentation. Both housed in original Frame House Gallery envelopes. Envelopes ranging in size from 17 1/8" H x 23 1/8" W x 21 1/8" H x 25 1/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both serigraphs in overall very good condition. Tissue paper guards, portfolios, documentation, envelopes with toning/acid burn (does not affect prints). Envelopes with tears, largest 2 3/8" x 1 3/4". [See more photos →]

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580Lot 580: John Baeder "Dinersores" DrawingJohn Baeder "Dinersores" DrawingLot 580: John Baeder "Dinersores" Drawing

John Baeder (American/Tennessee, b. 1938), "Dinersores," pen and ink drawing on Strathmore embossed paper, depicting a diner set into the side of a prone dinosaur. Titled below image in pencil, signed "John Baeder" lower right and dated 1990. Double matted and framed in silvered molded frame. Sight – 6" H x 10" W. Framed – 10 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W. Note: We wish to thank the artist for confirming the authenticity of this image, which was created to benefit the Tennessee Performing Arts Center for the Stardoodles fundraiser in 1990. Provenance: private Nashville collection, acquired from the collection of Bill Knox, Nashville, Tennessee. Biography: John Baeder studied art at Auburn University in Alabama and worked as an art director in New York. He is known for his photorealist paintings depicting American roadside diners. CONDITION: Smudges lower center (across and near title), some scattered foxing upper right. Some scattered mold and dampstaining to paper backing. Few small stains to mat. [See more photos →]

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619Lot 619: S. B. Swaggerty Nashville TN SaddleS. B. Swaggerty Nashville TN SaddleLot 619: S. B. Swaggerty Nashville TN Saddle

Nashville, Tennessee-made brown leather English saddle, skirt stamped MFD BY S.B. SWAGGERTY NASHVILLE TENN. in oval. 17" L x approx. 36" W. Circa 1920s. Note: Stewart Boyd Swaggerty (1874-1937) is listed in a leather makers journal published in 1924 and lived at 1200 Greenfield Avenue in Nashville. He is believed to be the great grandson of James Swagerty, builder of the Tennessee historic landmark Swagerty Fort in Cocke County, TN. The Swagerty family were among the earliest settlers of East Tennessee and operated a large plantation and tannery. CONDITION: Torn leather billet strap. Stirrups possibly replaced. General wear, dryness, and scattered staining. [See more photos →]

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621Lot 621: 19th Century Map of Memphis19th Century Map of MemphisLot 621: 19th Century Map of Memphis

PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. Depicts a grid street plan of the city of Memphis with labeled street names and bodies of water and lines delineating drains, conduits, and reservoirs. Title, lower center under image, key, lower left of image. Unsigned. Housed under glass with an off white linen liner in a gilt wood frame with carved squares to corners. Sight – 13 5/8" H x 20 1/4" W. Framed – 21 1/2" H x 27 3/4" W. Provenance: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall good condition with surface scuffs, slight waviness to paper. Possibly deacidified. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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622Lot 622: State of TN Map, M. Carey, 1814State of TN Map, M. Carey, 1814Lot 622: State of TN Map, M. Carey, 1814

THE STATE OF TENNESSEE map, published by Mathew Carey in Carey's General Atlas, Improved and Enlarged, Philadelphia, 1814. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring depicting the state of Tennessee with surrounding areas, cities and towns including Nashville and Knoxville, counties, mountain ranges, bodies of water, and other points of interest, including a Native American boundary line across Middle Tennessee, Fort Massac or Wilkinsonville, in Western Kentucky, and other forts along the Mississippi River, labeled. Title cartouche, lower center of image and scale of miles, lower right of image. Longitude West from Philadelphia, top center above image, and Longitude West from London, lower center below image. Map surrounded by line border and scale notations. Estate Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN paper label en verso. Housed and matted under glass in a gilt wood frame with reeded running pattern. Image – 9 5/8" H x 20 3/8" W. Sight – 10" H x 20 1/2" W. Framed – 19 3/4" H x 27 3/4" W. Provenance: ex Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 3/4" tear surrounded by toning/acid burn, possibly indicating an old scotch tape repair, otherwise good condition. Possibly deacidified. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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623Lot 623: 1814 Map of Mississippi Territory inc. Alabama1814 Map of Mississippi Territory inc. AlabamaLot 623: 1814 Map of Mississippi Territory inc. Alabama

Mississippi Territory map, engraved by Francis Shallus, from Carey's General Atlas, published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, 1814. Hand colored copper plate engraving depicting the Mississippi Territory, including Alabama prior to statehood in 1819, and the northernmost portions of Louisiana and Florida with cities and towns, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and areas of interest including Native American locations and trails and roads used by American troops under the command of General Andrew Jackson during the Creek War and the Gulf Campaign (1813-1814). Title and scale of miles, top left. W. from London and W. from Philadelphia top and lower right. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Housed under glass in a gilt wood frame with light blue fabric liner and gilt wood fillet. Sight – 12 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Framed – 22 5/8" H x 26 1/2" W. American, early 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, largest 4/8". Possible tear, approximately 1", to fold line, lower center. Not examined outside of frame. 1 1/2" area of loss, lower center of frame. [See more photos →]

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626Lot 626: Humphreys Historical Account 1730 w/ Maps inc. CarolinaHumphreys Historical Account 1730 w/ Maps inc. CarolinaLot 626: Humphreys Historical Account 1730 w/ Maps inc. Carolina

AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GO[S]PEL IN FOREIGN PARTS, by David Humphreys, D.D., printed by Joseph Downing, London, 1730. Octavo, 356 marbled edged pages, two (2) fold out maps of the Province of North Carolina and New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pensilvania [sic], rebound in three-quarter brown leather with brown cloth sides, red and black leather labels with gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, marbled endpapers. Previous owner bookplate to interior of front cover. 8" H x 5 3/8" W x 1 1/2" D. Provenance: a Nashville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Few areas of cracking to leather at spine, areas of rubbing, corners bumped. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. Maps in complete condition with linen backing. [See more photos →]

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627Lot 627: 10 TN Related Political Books10 TN Related Political BooksLot 627: 10 TN Related Political Books

Ten (10) Tennessee Supreme Court and General Assembly related political books, some reprints. 1st item: REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND ADJUDGED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF ERRORS AND APPEALS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, FROM THE YEAR 1816-1817, Vol. III, by John Haywood, esq., printed by Heiskell and Brown, Knoxville, 1818. Octavo, 319 pages, rebound in contemporary brown leather with original brown leather tooled covers, brown leather label with gilt lettering and border to spine. 8 1/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) copies of REPORTS OF CASES, RULED AND DECIDED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF ERRORS AND APPEALS FOR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, Vol. 4, reported by John Haywood, esq., printed by T. G. Bradford, Nashville, 1818. 12mo, 300 pages, hardbound in brown leather with tooled borders, red leather label with gilt lettering to spines. 7 1/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1 1/8" D. 4th-5th items: Two (2) copies of REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND ADJUDGED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF ERRORS AND APPEALS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, COMMENCING SEPTEMBER TERM, 1822, AND ENDING WITH MAY TERM, 1824, by Jacob Peck, printed by Heiskell and Brown, Knoxville, 1824. Octavo, 462 pages, hardbound in brown leather with tooled decorative border red leather label with gilt lettering and border to spine. 9 5/8" H x 6" W x 1 5/8" D. 6th item: PUBLIC ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, 1833, printed by Allen A. Hall and F. S. Heiskell, Nashville, 1833. Octavo, 147 pages, hardbound in one quarter brown leather with paper sides, red leather label with gilt lettering to spine. 8 7/8" H x 5 3/8" W x 5/8" D. 7th-8th items: Two (2) copies of PUBLIC ACTS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, PASSED AT THE EXTRA SESSION OF THE THIRTY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY, APRIL 1861, printed by J. O. Griffith and Company, Nashville, 1861. Octavo, 103 pages, hardbound in one quarter brown cloth with marbled paper sides, gilt lettering to spines. 8 3/4" H x 6" W x 1/2" D. 9th item: Bound reprint of nine (9) JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL and JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF TENNESSEE, dated 1794-1976, printed by George Roulstone, Knoxville, 1794, reprinted by McKennie and Brown, Nashville, 1852. Octavo, hardbound in brown cloth, red leather label with gilt lettering to spine. General Edwin Fitzhugh Polk (1818-1854), Uncle of President James K. Polk and Tennessee representative in the United States House of Representatives, previous owner inscriptions to front matter page and title page. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" H x 1 1/4" D. 10th item: JOURNALS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF THE SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE HELD AT KNOXVILLE, 1797-1798, published by Southern Publishers Inc, Kingsport, 1933. Octavo, 481 pages, hardbound in brown cloth with tooled borders, burgundy leather label with gilt lettering to spine. 8 5/8" H x 6" W x 1 1/2" D. CONDITION: Wear, staining, areas of loss, bumped corners to spines. Pages with toning/acid burn, dampstaining, foxing spots, pencil and ink inscriptions from previous owners, tears, areas of loss to be expected from age. 2nd-3rd items: One with front cover partially separated from spine. 4th-5th items: 3/4" x 1 3/8" area of loss to leather, top of spine of one copy. Front cover completely separated from spine, one copy. Areas of loss, possibly rat chew or insect damage to edges of pages, both copies. 6th item: Peeling, areas of loss to paper sides. 7th-8th items: Areas of loss, largest 3" x 5/8", to cloth spine to one copy. [See more photos →]

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628Lot 628: 2 TN Medical Related Books, incl. Simplified Anatomy2 TN Medical Related Books, incl. Simplified AnatomyLot 628: 2 TN Medical Related Books, incl. Simplified Anatomy

Two (2) Early Tennessee medical books, including A SIMPLIFIED ANATOMY, 1835, GUNN'S DOMESTIC MEDICINE, 1837. 1st item: A SIMPLIFIED ANATOMY, FOR THE USE OF FAMILIES, by Dr. William Spillman of Maryville, Tennessee, printed by J. F. Grant, Madisonville, 1835. 16mo, 213 pages with five engraved plate illustrations, three folding, hardbound in one quarter red leather with marbled paper sides, gilt lettering to spine. 7 1/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 7/8" D. 2nd item: GUNN'S DOMESTIC MEDICINE, OR POOR MAN'S FRIEND, Seventh Edition, by John C. Gunn, published by S. M. Johnston, Madisonville, 1837. Octavo, 635 pages, rebound in modern red leather with gilt lettering to spine, four raised hubs, modern marbled edge papers. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 2 1/4" D. CONDITION: 1st item: Areas of loss to leather spine, front cover is almost separated from spine, wear, loss to paper sides. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, dampstaining, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. Plates are collated. Plates 2 and 3 with areas of loss. Plate IV with 6 1/4" tear repaired with scotch tape en verso. 2nd item: Light shelf wear to covers, corners slightly bumped. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, dampstaining, pencil inscriptions from previous owners. [See more photos →]

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629Lot 629: 2 Davy Crockett Books, incl. 1st Ed. Account 18352 Davy Crockett Books, incl. 1st Ed. Account 1835Lot 629: 2 Davy Crockett Books, incl. 1st Ed. Account 1835

Two (2) Davy Crockett related books, including First Edition AN ACCOUNT OF COLONEL CROCKETT'S TOUR, 1835. 1st item: AN ACCOUNT OF COLONEL CROCKETT'S TOUR TO THE NORTH AND DOWN EAST, First Edition, written by himself, attributed to Augustin Smith Clayton, published by E. L. Carey and A. Hart, Philadelphia, 1835. 12mo, 234 page with steel engraved bust portrait of Crockett frontispiece by S. S. Osgood after a painting by T. B. Welch, hardbound in one quarter black leather with marbled paper sides. 7" H x 4 1/2" W x 7/8" D. 2nd item: SKETCHES AND ECCENTRICITIES OF COLONEL DAVY CROCKETT, OF WEST TENNESSEE, New Edition, attributed to James Strange French, printed and published by J. and J. Harper, New York, 1833. Octavo, 209 pages with back advertisements, hardbound in green cloth. 8 1/8" H x 5" W x 1" D. CONDITION: 1st item: Wear, rubbing, areas of loss, largest 1/2" x 1/2", to leather, toning to paper sides, corners bumped. Pages in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, few foxing spots, pencil inscriptions, primarily to interior of covers. 2nd item: Back cover with glue residue along spine, misshapen spine, wear, areas of dampstaining, areas of loss, largest 2 3/8" to cloth on spine. Pages with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, ink and pencil inscriptions from previous owners. [See more photos →]

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630Lot 630: Two (2) J.W.M. Breazeale, Life As It Is, 1842Two (2) J.W.M. Breazeale, Life As It Is, 1842Lot 630: Two (2) J.W.M. Breazeale, Life As It Is, 1842

Two (2) copies of LIFE AS IT IS; OR MATTER AND THINGS IN GENERAL, First Edition, by John William McNairy "J.W.M." Breazeale, printed by James Williams, Knoxville Press at the Office of the Post, 1842. 12mo, 256 pages each, one (1) hardbound in one quarter brown leather with marbled paper sides, and one (1) rebound in brown leather with gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs. Both approximately 7 1/8" H x 5" W x 1" D. Note: This 1842 History of Tennessee discusses the manners and customs of the inhabitants, wars with Native Americans, Battle of King's Mountain, and the history of the murderous Harpe brothers. CONDITION: Both copies in worn condition. Areas of loss, largest 3 3/4" x 1 1/4", to marbled paper sides. Areas of rubbing, scuffs, to leather. Corners bumped. Tears, largest 2 1/8" x 5", toning/acid burn, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, pencil inscriptions from previous owners, to be expected from age. Possibly missing front matter pages. [See more photos →]

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632Lot 632: 2 Rare New Market, TN Ephemera Items2 Rare New Market, TN Ephemera ItemsLot 632: 2 Rare New Market, TN Ephemera Items

Two (2) Rare New Market, Tennessee paper ephemera items: Henry Clay presidential campaign related newspaper draft/mock up, and 1833 imprint, Dolph's Encomiastic Remarks by Rev. Joshua Lawrence, 1st item: Draft/mock up for The Plain Dealer newspaper, Vol. I, No. 5, dated February 1843, published by A.P. Aston and J. F. Lucas, edited by Simon Pure and Berryann Sincere. The majority of the back page is dedicated to an endorsement of Whig Presidential candidate Henry Clay and affirmation of their political beliefs, writing "…We are not ashamed of our principles. We will maintain them with boldness and fearlessness. As to our political character and principles, we are, and ever have been and ever except to be, purely and genuinely Whigs…" The newspaper also states that they "…single out J[ames] C. Jones, as our choice, for the high trust of Governor of Tenne[s]see…". The front page includes a list of agents for the newspaper, local physicians, and also features poetry and fashion sections. 11 7/8" H x 14 7/8" W. Note: The 1844 United States presidential election was the 15th presidential election, held from Friday, November 1 to Wednesday, December 4, 1844. Democrat James K. Polk defeated Whig Henry Clay in a close contest turning on the controversial issues of slavery and the annexation of the Republic of Texas. Note: Whig candidate James C. Jones (1809-1859) was the tenth governor of Tennessee, and served from October 15, 1841-October 14, 1845. 2nd item: Dolph's Encomiastic Remarks, on a Patriotic Discourse, Delivered at Tarboro, North Carolina, July 4, 1830 by the Reverend Joshua Lawrence, Printed by McEffe and Huffard, New Market, TN, 1833. Six double-sided pages with self wrappers, stitched at spine. 5 1/2" H x 4 1/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numbers 657 and 698 on the items may refer to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of William Graham (1786-1857), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). CONDITION: Both items with overall toning/acid burn. Possibly with later numerical ink inscriptions. 1st item: Tears, largest 2 5/8", to fold lines and edges of sheet. 2nd item: Pencil inscription top of front wrapper. top and bottom right corners are clipped. [See more photos →]

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633Lot 633: NC Governor and TN Related Land Documents, incl. Landon Carter, Stockley DonelsonNC Governor and TN Related Land Documents, incl. Landon Carter, Stockley DonelsonLot 633: NC Governor and TN Related Land Documents, incl. Landon Carter, Stockley Donelson

North Carolina Governor archive including land grants signed by Landon Carter (1760-1800), Revolutionary War officer, State of Franklin official, and correspondent of George Washington; Colonel Stockley Donelson (1752-1805), brother of Rachel Donelson (wife of President Andrew Jackson), Samuel Ashe, 9th NC Governor (1795-1798), and Richard Caswell, 1st and 5th NC Governor (1776-1780) and (1785-1787), 11 items total. 1st-3rd items: Landon Carter related copies of three (3) survey orders for lands in what is now Washington County, Tennessee, then part of North Carolina, one (1) requested by Landon Carter for John Carter, originally dated September 5, 1783 and two (2) requested by John Carter, originally dated October 27, 1779 and August 19, 1790. Additional notations, one (1) by Prior Lea, Clerk to the Commissioner of East Tennessee, dated May 20, 1817, one (1) by Jacob Pepton, Register of East Tennessee, dated October 20, 1818, and one (1) by William G. Mquatt, Clerk to the Commissioner of East Tennessee, dated June 2, 1872, stating that they are true copies of the original documents. Ink inscriptions, reverse. Ranging in size from 10 1/4" H x 8 1/8" W to 13 3/8" H x 8 1/8" W. Biography: "Landon Carter, Revolutionary War officer and State of Franklin official, was born to John and Elizabeth Carter in Virginia, on January 29, 1760. He moved to northeast Tennessee, now Hawkins County, with his parents in 1770. In 1784 he married eighteen-year-old Elizabeth MacLin, a neighbor in the Watauga settlement, in present-day Carter County. The couple had seven children, one of whom died in infancy. The other six lived in the Carter Mansion in Elizabethton, built either by Landon or by his father in the 1780s. In addition to wealth inherited from his father, Landon was given ten thousand acres by the state of North Carolina. Landon was educated in North Carolina and served in the Revolutionary War as a captain. In 1780 he went with John Sevier on the campaign against the Cherokees and participated at the battle of Boyd's Creek, now in Sevier County. In company with Sevier, Charles Robertson, and Francis Marion, he fought in South Carolina between 1780 and 1782. In 1788 North Carolina appointed Carter a major; in 1790 Governor William Blount made him lieutenant colonel in the Southwest Territory militia; in 1792-93 he rose to the rank of colonel. In government activities, Carter served North Carolina, the State of Franklin, the Southwest Territory, and the State of Tennessee. In 1784 and 1789 Carter represented Washington County in the North Carolina General Assembly. In the unrecognized State of Franklin, he was Speaker of the Senate, member of the Council of State, and secretary of state. Under the territorial government, he served as treasurer of the Washington and Hamilton Districts. He was also in frequent communications with George Washington. He represented Washington County in the Tennessee constitutional convention in 1796. He was a trustee at Martin Academy, now Washington College, and at Greeneville College, now Tusculum College. Carter County, created in 1796, was named for Landon Carter, and the county seat, Elizabethton, was named for his wife. Landon Carter died on June 5, 1800. The Knoxville Gazette of June 25, 1800, called his death 'an irreparable loss.'" (source: "Landon Carter" by W. Calvin Dickinson, Tennessee Encyclopedia, originally published October 8, 2017, https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/landon-carter/). 4th-5th items: Two (2) Governor Samuel Ashe and James Glasgow, 1st North Carolina Secretary of State (1777-1798), signed land documents issued to Revolutionary War veterans, both granting six hundred and forty acres to William King, one (1) as assignee of Edward Deal, and one (1) as assignee of Thomas Curry, both Privates in the Continental Line of NC, in what is now Sumner County, TN, then part of North Carolina, dated December 20, 1795. Signed by Ashe and Young, below. Both with land surveys signed by Robert King, William Lytle, William Durrel, and Stockley Donelson, affixed to seals top left. Additional ink inscription, reverse. Includes a fragment of the top section of another land grant. Both approximately 13 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W. 6th item: Governor Richard Caswell, 1st and 5th Governor of North Carolina (1776-1780) and (1785-1787), signed land document granting Captain William Lytle (1755-1829) "…a tra[c]t of land, containing Two hundred and twenty five Acres…" in Orange County, NC, that was confiscated from the estate of Henry Eustace McCulloh (ca. 1737-ca. 1810) and purchased at public auction by Lytle for three hundred and twenty-five pounds. Witnessed by Richard Caswell, Governor, Captain-General, and Commander in Chief at Kingston, August 11, 1786. Additional ink inscriptions with Caswell signature, reverse. 12 1/4" H x 14 5/8" W. Note: Richard Caswell was the first and fifth governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina, serving from 1776 to 1780 and from 1785 to 1787. He was also major general over all North Carolina militia in 1780 and from 1781 to 1783. Note: William Lytle, of Hillsboro, N.C., was the son of Robert Lytle (1729-1774) and Sarah Mebane Lytle, and served in the Sixth, First, and Fourth regiments of the North Carolina Line during the Revolutionary War. He entered as a lieutenant in 1776, and became a captain in 1779. He moved to Tennessee about 1790 and was granted land for his services during the Revolutionary War. He donated a portion of the land for the original town plat of Murfreesboro, TN. (source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7814521/william-lytle). Biography: Henry Eustace McCulloh (ca. 1737-ca. 1810) was the only son of Henry McCulloh of Turnham Green, Middlesex, England, the largest land speculator in colonial North Carolina. McCulloh served as his father's chief agent and attorney in North Carolina and surveyed many of the tracts in the 1.2-million-acre Huey-Crymble grant, which was in fact controlled by his father. In 1764 Henry Eustace was residing in Orange County and serving as a justice of the peace. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, McCulloh tried to maintain friends on both sides of the Atlantic. To the Loyalist Claims Commission in England he professed his allegiance to the mother country, while in North Carolina (as his son claimed in 1792) he paid and maintained a substitute in the Continental line. James Iredell pleaded with the General Assembly not to confiscate McCulloh's lands because of his service as provincial agent. Nevertheless, the property was confiscated in 1779. Back in England in 1779, Henry Eustace became attorney for North Carolina Loyalists submitting claims to the Crown. He continued to press his own claims for compensation even more strongly after his father's death that June. McCulloh's dealings with the Loyalist Claims Commission were frustrating to him. In 1783 he asserted that he held deeds on over 800,000 acres in North Carolina (primarily in Anson, Guilford, and Rowan counties) and had lost over £1,000 in annual revenues from the various provincial offices he had held. The commission eventually compensated him to a total of £12,047, but he had claimed losses nearly five times that figure. McCulloh, greatly dissatisfied with the settlement, continued to try to get more money from the commission but to no avail. Finally his wife, Udell, wrote to the Claims Commission in September 1807 that her husband had become deranged earlier that year and had been confined to an asylum at Clapton. She had had to sell their house at Lincoln Inn Fields to meet expenses. (source: https://www.ncpedia.org/biography/mcculloh-henry-eustace). 7th item: 1814 Copy of a Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight, 8th Governor of North Carolina (1792-1795), printed and handwritten land document granting five thousand acres of land to Colonel Stockley Donelson and James Ring in what is now Hawkins County, Tennessee, then part of North Carolina, for ten pounds for every hundred acres, facsimile Spaight signature, below, originally dated January 27, 1795, registered October 20, 1798. Additional notation by J. William Alexander, Register of Hawkins County, TN, stating that this is a true and perfect transcript of the original document, dated May 4, 1814. Ink inscriptions, reverse. 13" H x 7 7/8" W. 8th item: 1831 Copy of a Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight handwritten military land document granting one thousand of acres of land to William Tyrrell and Robert King, assignee of the heirs of Lebanon McNeill, a corporal in the continental line of North Carolina, in what is now Davidson County, Tennessee, then part of North Carolina, facsimile Spaight signature, below, originally dated August 27, 1795. Additional notation stating that this is a true and perfect transcript of the original document, dated November 20, 1831. Ink inscriptions, reverse. 12 3/4" H x 8" W. 9th-10th items: Two (2) Colonel Stockley Donelson signed land surveys and plats for lands that were formerly part of North Carolina, now part of Tennessee, including Hawkins County, pertaining to William Lytle, Robert King, Edward Patterson, and more, dated August 20, 1795 and September 14, 1797. Additional ink and pencil inscriptions, reverse. Both approximately 12 1/8" H x 7 1/4" W. 11th item: 1827 Copy of a land document granting two hundred acres of land to George Maxwell in what is now Sullivan County, Tennessee, then part of North Carolina, for fifty shillings for every hundred acre, originally dated October 3, 1782. Additional notation by G.W. Netherland Deputy Register for John Anderson Register of Sullivan County, stating that this is a true and perfect transcript of the original document, dated November 1827, reverse. 12 1/4" H x 7 7/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: All items with areas of toning, acid burning, foxing spots, dampstaining, to be expected from age. 1st-3rd items: Separations, largest 1 1/4", to fold lines. 4th-5th items: Numerous separations to fold lines, largest 11 1/4". Glasgow signatures affected by separations. 6th item: Several areas of separations to fold lines, largest 14 5/8". Holes, largest 2 1/4" x 3/4". Signatures in good, legible condition. Caswell signature to reverse affected by separations. 7th item: Holes, largest 1/2" x 1/2". 8th item: Areas of separations, largest 1 1/4", to fold lines. Holes, largest 1/2", to fold lines. 9th-8th items: 1797 survey with 3 1/2" area of separation to fold line. 1795 survey with 1/2" x 1 1/2" area not present, top right. [See more photos →]

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634Lot 634: Large Early Tennessee Legal Archive, 100 plus itemsLarge Early Tennessee Legal Archive, 100 plus itemsLot 634: Large Early Tennessee Legal Archive, 100 plus items

Approximately one hundred and forty (140) early Tennessee legal documents including sheriff summons, court filings, wills, land surveys, and land grants. Signatures include Colonel Francis A. Ramsey (1764-1820) and Major James Sevier (1764-1847). The documents, dated circa 1793-1871, pertain mainly to the Superior Court in Knoxville, Hamilton District, Jonesborough, Washington, County, Grainger County, and Greene County. 1st item: Colonel Francis A. Ramsey signed document commanding the coroner of Grainger County, TN to take the body of James Conn to the judges at the Superior Court in Knoxville, Hamilton District, TN, with the transcript of a case between Conn and Eliza Wilson, dated March 4, 1808. Biography: Francis Alexander Ramsey was born in Pennsylvania in 1764 to Scotch-Irish parents, and moved to Greene County, Tennessee in 1783. That year, North Carolina (which controlled what is now East Tennessee) opened up Cherokee lands north of the French Broad to settlement, and Ramsey, James White, and several other explorers began making excursions into what is now the Knoxville area in search of new land. He was issued a grant for Swan Pond and its surrounding land in November 1786. Ramsey's rise to prominence in the failed State of Franklin (1784-1788) kept him occupied for the remainder of the decade, and it wasn't until 1792, after he had been appointed clerk for the newly formed Southwest Territory, that he decided to move to Swan Pond, which lay just outside the territory's new capital at Knoxville. London-trained architect Thomas Hope designed the house, and probably built it between 1795 and 1797. 2nd item: Washington County Sessions handwritten document witnessed by Major James Sevier, Clerk, and John A. Aiken, Solicitor, circa 1814-1815. Biography: A Revolutionary War soldier at the age of 16, James Sevier fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain under his father Col. John Sevier, first governor of Tennessee. James Sevier served as Clerk of the Washington County, Tennessee Court for forty-six years; one (1) document witnessed by Valentine Sevier, clerk, Greene County, April 8, 1818. Biography: Valentine Sevier (1780-1854) was the son of Captain Robert Sevier, nephew of General John Sevier. He was a Circuit County Clerk of Greene County for about fifty years. He was buried in Old Harmony Graveyard, Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee. (source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20574894/valentine-sevier). 3rd item: document pertaining to a November 10, 1784 complaint against Colonel Stockley Donelson (1752-1805), brother of Rachel Donelson (wife of President Andrew Jackson), and Archibald Taylor, signed by Jonathan Langdon and John Carter, Washington District, circa March 18, 1802. Lot also includes approximately seventeen (17) documents handwritten and/or witnessed by Peter Parsons, Clerk, Jonesborough, Washington County, dated circa 1812-1818; approximately seven (7) documents handwritten and/or witnessed by James V. Anderson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Jonesborough, Washington County, dated circa 1812-1821; one (1) transcript of a case between Charles Grayham and George Click vs. Ira Green, Washington County, handwritten and witnessed by John Blair, Attorney, John Patton, Justice of the Peace, and others, circa 1813-1817; (2) documents handwritten and/or witnessed by John Kennedy, attorney, dated circa 1815-1817; approximately sixteen (16) documents handwritten and/or witnessed by Dicks Alexander, Clerk and Master of the Court, Rogersville, Hawkins County, dated circa 1809-1852; and one (1) undated document addressed to "the good people of Grainger Jefferson & Hawkins County" pertaining to several crimes that were committed by William Rayl, his sons, and associates for several years, including "…Burning houses and stables stabing[sic] maiming killing & poisoning stock in a most cruel manner all of which was done in the night time when the honest citizens were a sleep…" The rest of the document continues to elaborate on the crimes and the restitution paid by some of the men who perpetrated the crimes, including F.W. Taylor and G.G. Taylor; and more. All housed in a three ring binder. Note: The first resident attorneys of prominence were John Kennedy, John A. Aiken, Peter Parsons and John Blair. Kennedy came to Jonesborough from Pennsylvania soon after Tennessee was admitted as a State, and continued to live in the town until the Ocoee purchase was made in 1836. He was then appointed one of the deputy surveyors of that district, and moved to Bradley County. Peter Parsons was the brother of Enoch Parsons, who was a candidate for governor in 1819. He was a resident of Jonesborough for several years and afterward removed to Alabama. John Blair came to the bar about 1812, and soon gained a high reputation as a sound lawyer and an honest man. In 1823 he defeated John Rhea for Congress, and for twelve consecutive years thereafter he held a seat in that body. After his retirement from office he engaged in merchandising, and also kept a hotel, which now forms part of the Washington House. Aiken was admitted to the bar about 1810, and practiced at Jonesboro until his death with the exception of a few years when he resided at Maryville. Among the other attorneys resident at Jonesboro in 1833, were James V. Anderson. He was the first named clerk of the circuit court, and was not actively engaged in the practice of law. Mark T. Anderson, his son, died soon after coming to the bar. (source: http://sites.rootsweb.com/~tncjones/goodspeed.htm). Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears, to be expected from age. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. One land grant with modern paper backing. [See more photos →]

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635Lot 635: Large TN & WV Taylor / Feamster Family ArchiveLarge TN & WV Taylor / Feamster Family ArchiveLot 635: Large TN & WV Taylor / Feamster Family Archive

Large early Tennessee and West Virginia archive of approximately four hundred (400) items related to the Taylor and Feamster families, including letters, postcards, empty envelopes, bills, tax receipts, photographs, and other ephemera, dated circa 1829-1934, including Civil War, Slave taxes, the 1918 Flu Pandemic, and World War I. The Taylors were a prominent family that lived in Russellville and Morristown, Hamblen and Jefferson County, Tennessee and the Feamsters were a prominent family that lived in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The two families intermarried when Laura Ann Feamster Taylor (1860-1947) married Franklin Walter "F. W." Taylor (1854-1919) in 1890. 1st-88th items: Group of approximately eighty-eight (88) World War I era related letters, postcards, and empty envelopes dating circa 1911-1920 related to Joseph "Feamster" Taylor (1892-1965), who served as private in the 105th Field Signal Battalion and then transferred to the Quartermaster Depot at Camp Sevier in Greeneville, South Carolina. Approximately forty (40) of the letters are correspondence between Feamster while he was at Camp Sevier in Greeneville, South Carolina, and his parents Franklin Walter "F. W." Taylor and Laura Ann Feamster Taylor, Morristown, Tennessee, circa 1917-1919. In the letters he describes his daily duties, his purchasing of Liberty Bonds, as well as descriptions of the Spanish Flu quarantine in the camp and in Greeneville. On October 5, 1918 he writes" I have heard of an officer and 2 nurses who have died from the flu in the past 2 days. Capt. Gillespie is in the hospital with the flu and there are several men in my co[mpany] who have it or are getting over it." Many of the letters from Feamster are written on Knights of Columbus or Y.M.C.A. stationary. The World War I correspondence also includes a letter to Feamster from his father while he was stationed at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, GA, approximately fourteen (14) letters, primarily from his mother and his aunt Catherine "Kittie" Ann Taylor Miller (1852-1951), and five (5) letters from Feamster while he was working in Oklahoma to his mother, all dated circa 1917. Also included are approximately fifteen (15) letters primarily written by his father and mother, several on Fairmount, Morristown, TN stationery, to Feamster while he was attending Washington and Lee University in Alexandria, VA, with one (1) letter from his brother Franklin William Taylor (1891-1975) while he was in Dallas, Texas, circa 1912-1913. The letters primarily discuss Feamster's spending habits and academic progress. Approximately five (5) miscellaneous letters and ephemera items are also included, such as one (1) letter from his sister Laura Ellen Taylor Harrell (1895-1984) while she was attending school in Danville, TN, dated 1911 and one (1) letter from the University of Tennessee Bursar's Office listing Freshman class fees for a total of $53, dated 1914. Most letters include original envelopes. 89th-194th items: Group of approximately one hundred and five (105) Feamster letters, postcards, empty envelopes, bills, tax and other receipts, dated circa 1840-1880, including Civil War era. The majority of the items pertain to Joseph McClung Feamster (1799-1877), his wife Sarah Ann Craig Feamster (1823-1891), their children Laura Ann Feamster Taylor and Joseph Samuel Feamster (1863-1885), their ward Bettie McClung, and other family members and acquaintances. The forty-two (42) letters mostly discuss family matters, including several letters to and from Laura, writing from Augusta Female Seminary, Staunton, VA, addressing her need for money, circa 1880. Also includes nineteenth (22) tax receipts paid by Joseph Feamster to the Sheriff of Greenbrier County, dated 1848-1875, several of which include taxes on slaves ranging from 38 cents to 120 cents and a Sheriff of Greenbrier County summons for Joseph Feamster and others, dated 1868. Most letters include original envelopes. 195th-358th items: Group of approximately one hundred and sixty-three (163) Taylor family letters, envelopes, postcards, and receipts, dated circa 1844-1908. The majority of the items pertain to Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. (1810-1886), his wife Eliza Jane Graham Taylor (1821-1897), Russellville and Morristown, TN, their children Confederate soldier Samuel Milton Taylor (1842-1875), Private, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company E (see Lot 719), Franklin Walter "F. W." Taylor, Louise "Lula" Kershaw Taylor Forgey (1863-1932), Catherine "Kittie" Ann Taylor Miller, Franklin's brother Walter Caldwell Taylor (1827-1868), Eliza's sister Mary Shields Graham Nance (1824-1907), Franklin Jr.'s daughter Laura Ellen Taylor Harrell (1895-1984), and other family members and acquaintances. The letters mostly discuss family matters, including twenty-one (21) post Civil War letters sent between Samuel Milton Taylor, Atlanta, Georgia, and his parents, circa 1874-1875, several sent between Louise Forgey and Catherine Miller, Yellow Store, TN, and their parents, circa 1879-1884. Another letter sent from Catherine, Winchester, TN, to her mother Eliza, Russellville, TN, references a speech made by General John Calvin Brown (1827-1889) circa 1870. The latest letter dates to 1908 and was written by Catherine Miller to her nephew, F. W. Taylor Jr., detailing her recent trip to Kristiania, Norway. Also includes a group of twelve (12) postcards concerning both business and family related matters, dating from 1879-1881, ten (10) are addressed to F. W. Taylor, with correspondents such as Ellen Holsom, Hon. N. Hacken, G. Taylor, possibly a sibling of F. W. Taylor Sr., A. J. Mountcastle, W. R. Hicks, and B. A. M. Farlance, and a group of nine (9) business related correspondence, including letters, receipts, and two checks, most are addressed to F. W. Taylor. Many letters include original envelopes. 359th-400th: Group of approximately forty-two (42) photographic images and ephemera related to the Taylor and Feamster families, dated 1829-1935, including one (1) photographic image of Fairmount, the Morristown, TN home of Franklin Walter "F. W." Taylor, Laura Ann Feamster Taylor, and their children, dated circa 1902, two (2) photographic images of an early 20th century football team, one (1) identifying Joseph "Feamster" Taylor and Franklin William Taylor as team members in the front row, two (2) photographic Lookout Mountain, TN souvenir, circa 1888, one (1) WII era photograph of a young man in uniform, possibly Feamster, one (1) leather bound autograph album belonging to Laura Ann Feamster Taylor, circa 1888, one (1) Grainger County, TN marriage certificate between Aaron Bean and Catharine Careviles, dated 1829, and more. Most items are housed in an old Cheroots cigars box. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition, paper ephemera with toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, insect damage tears, to be expected from age. Two letters with pest chew. [See more photos →]

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637Lot 637: 6 Ledgers, Likely Related to Cheeks Cross Roads, TN6 Ledgers, Likely Related to Cheeks Cross Roads, TNLot 637: 6 Ledgers, Likely Related to Cheeks Cross Roads, TN

Six (6) ledgers likely pertaining to Cheek's Cross Roads, Tennessee, or an earlier store, ranging in date from 1779-1877, including one (1) dated circa 1779-1781, beginning with Alexander Bean and ending with Samuel Crawford; one (1) dated circa 1819, beginning with John MacFarlane and ending with Dr. William Kear, with entries for members of the Graham family, including William Graham (see Lot 638); one (1) dated circa 1845-1846, beginning with Samuel(?) Cole and ending with William and Toliver Robinson; one (1) dated circa 1850-1852, beginning with William M. Barton and ending with Josiah Young, lists the names of several family members including Alexander, Dyers, Eckel, and more, includes partial separated marbled paper cover; one (1) dated circa 1848-1855, beginning with John Evans and ending with Thomas Casey, also includes Mexican-American war (1846-1848) related inscriptions regarding land warrants for soldiers, soldier with discharge, and Captain's Certificate written by John J.R. Latey, Captain, 3rd Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, Company G, Knoxville, dated August 29, 1848, includes partial separated grey paper cover; and one (1) dated circa 1867-1877, beginning with Christian Reiff and ending with Charles Cheatham, with entries for F.W. Taylor. The entries show that the store sold a wide variety of goods, including books, dry goods, farm implements, foodstuffs, hardware and tools, equine equipment, housewares, medicines, a few musical instruments, personal care items, and luxury items, including silk gloves. Ranging in size from 5 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W x 5/8" D to 13" H x 8 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: Located in what is now Hamblen County, TN, Cheeks Cross Roads was acquired by Jesse Cheek as part of a Hawkins County, TN land grant in 1789 along the intersection of Stage Road coming from Abingdon, VA and Kentucky Road between Kentucky and the Carolinas. He built a general merchandise store in about 1795 that was later expanded to add stock pens for cattle hogs, mules, and horses. The store and all 200 acres of the Cheeks Roads property were purchased by David Deaderick and William Conway, both of Hawkins County, TN, from Jesse Cheek, recorded as being from Jefferson County, TN, on a deed of sale dated November 23, 1801, for the sum of $1800, witnessed by Charles T. Porter and David Wendel. The new owners of the store built a two-story brick structure that opened in 1802 near the original wooden structure. Conway left the partnership in 1804, and David Wendel joined Deaderick, who was operating out of Jonesborough, TN, in the business. Wendel left the partnership in 1817 to move to Murfreesboro, and Deaderick's son, David Anderson Deaderick (1797-1873), took over. The property remained in the Deaderick family after the death of the original David and was operated by his sons. By 1833, it had passed to James William Deaderick (1812-1890), another son of the original David. However, he was not a successful businessman and the Panic of 1837 contributed to the failure of the business. Afterwards, James Deaderick studied law and then served on the Tennessee Supreme Court. In 1844, Franklin W. Taylor bought the property from the Bank of Rogersville and operated the store with a variety of partners, including Hughes O. Taylor and Leeper Long. The brick store built by Deaderick and Conway and remnants of the wooden store built by Cheek were still standing in 1915 when Franklin Taylor showed Mr. McClung and Dr. George Mellon the location of the original Cheek's Cross Roads. While there are currently no visible signs of these early structures, there is a Tennessee Historical Commission marker at the site of the old store. (see: https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm57MF_Cheeks_Crossroads_1B_36). CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, toning, dampstaining, tears, to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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638Lot 638: William Graham Early TN Archive, incl. Slave DeedWilliam Graham Early TN Archive, incl. Slave DeedLot 638: William Graham Early TN Archive, incl. Slave Deed

Early Jefferson and Grainger County Tennessee archive of approximately fifty (50) paper ephemera items related to William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), including slave bill of sale, dated 1858. 1st item: Slave and land title bond bill of sale between William Graham's daughters and their husbands Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. (1810-1886) and Eliza Jane Graham Taylor (1821-1897) and Calvin Bird Nance (1813-1879) and Mary Shields Graham Nance (1824-1907) and members of the Moon family, Jefferson County, TN, October 28, 1857. The document begins by recording the sale of a "…negro girl Mary Jane commonly called Ann for fourteen hundred and fifty dollars bearing date Oct 28 1857 also by six notes of hand bearing Interest from date Interested to be paid accordingly…", the remainder of the document details tracts of land to be sold. Witnessed by F. E. Taylor and C. B. Nance. 12 1/8" H x 14 1/2" W. 2nd item: Land deed between George Turnley and William Graham, Jefferson County, TN, dated June 14, 1825, obverse. Land survey conducted for a tract of William Graham's for Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. and Calvin Bird Nance, dated November 9, 1857, after William's passing on September 17, 1857, reverse. 12 1/8" H x 7 1/2" W. 3rd item: Fragment of a circa 1773-1782 receipt or ledger made out to Graham and other individuals, possibly for a repair shop, listing items and amounts, the first line reading "…made his iron weight 6 lbs 030…" 4 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W. 4th item: Copy of a land survey by John Brown of fifty acres of land in Jefferson County, Tennessee, Fifth District, belonging to William Graham, entered by Brown's deputy James Campbell, on December 30, 1815, No. 1580. 9 3/4" H x 7 7/8" W. 5th item: Document with two (2) sheriff summons issued by William Graham as a Justice of the Peace, Jefferson County, both dated April 17, 1826. 12 1/4" H x 8" W. 6th item: State of Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, Dandridge, Jefferson County, document, dated December 1832, granting William Graham the "…full power by these presents well and truly to collect and to take into your possession, all singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits…" of his deceased father George Graham (1756-1832) "…hereby requiring you to make, or cause to be made, and returned to our side court, within ninety days, a true and perfect inventory…and also, to render a true and clear account of said administration when thereto required." Witnessed by Joseph Hamilton, Clerk. 12 1/2" H x 8 1/8" W. 7th-8th items: Two (2) Grainger County and Jefferson County, TN land deeds, dated between 1857-1858, including one (1) between William G. Dearborn and Coleman M. Witt, indicating that Witt paid $5 for a tract of in Civil District No. 1, witnessed by William A. Harris, Thomas R. Read, and William G. Schow, dated February 28, 1858. Received and registered by S. R. Culver, Registrar, in April 1858, witnessed by James K. McAnnally, Clerk of Grainger County. Both approximately 12 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W. 9th item: Two (2) documents related to the Sartain Family of Jefferson County, TN, specifically pertaining to the relatives of Betsy Sartain signing over their rights to their deceased mother's estate to her, dated January 29, 1827. One (1) of the documents is witnessed by Dr. Samuel Shields (1802-1888). Both approximately 12 1/2" H x 7 5/8" W. 10th item: Legal document indicating that Hannibal Donaldson and Preston Franklin of Jefferson County, TN have purchased the "…full and exclusive right of making constructing using and vending to others to be used in the counties of Jefferson and Sevier and not elsewhere, a machine for crushing corn with the cobs, which improvement was patented unto Samuel K. Guantt as the original inventor, under the great seal of the United States bearing date the 25th day of May 1827…" and have granted William Graham and his heirs the rights, etc. to the machine for the sum of three dollars, dated April 2, 1829. Signed by Donaldson and Franklin, attested by Cathy Schorn. 12 1/2" H x 7 7/8" W. 11th-16th items: Six (6) Jefferson County, TN court related documents, including four (4) written or witnessed by Joseph Hamilton, Clerk, dated 1820-1831. Ranging in size from 4 1/2" H x 7 7/8" W to 6 1/4" H x 7 7/8" W. 17th-19th items: Three (3) Jefferson County, TN legal related documents, including one (1) document detailing a lawsuit between William Graham and John Walden, dated between 1820-1855. Ranging in size between 9 1/2" H x 14 3/8" W to 12 1/4" H x 7 3/4" W. 20th-23rd items: Four (4) handwritten letters to William Graham, including one (1) from his son in law Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr., dated between 1822-1857. Ranging in size between 7" H x 8" W to 11 3/4" H x 7 5/8" W. 24th-26th items: Three (3) miscellaneous documents, including one (1) bifolium document describing the land comprising Seven Islands, TN, one (1) listing the Heads of Families in the 11th Common School District, and one (1) handwritten document with the Christian wedding ceremony script, possibly in William Graham's hand. Ranging in size from 8" H x 6 5/8" W to 11 3/4" H x 15" W. 27th-49th items: Approximately twenty-three (23) receipts, promissory notes, bills, and other financial related documents pertaining to William Graham, dated between 1818-1857. 50th item: One (1) associated brown leather document holder with a paper label reading "238". Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The leather document holder is included on an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of William Graham (1786-1857), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015), as number 238. CONDITION: All items with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears, to be expected from age. Paper items in overall good, legible condition. 1st item: 3/4" tear to center fold line. [See more photos →]

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639Lot 639: 1859 VA Letter Written by Slave named Mariah (2 items)1859 VA Letter Written by Slave named Mariah (2 items)Lot 639: 1859 VA Letter Written by Slave named Mariah (2 items)

Two (2) Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one (1) written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890), Prince Edward County, Virginia, to her daughter. 1st item: ALS. One page handwritten letter from Mariah to Winney, her daughter, dated March 30, 1859. The letter, written shortly after Mariah was sold to Musgrove, reads "My dear little daughter I will take the opportunity to write you a few lines this leav[e] me well and I hope it will find you the same I am verry[sic] well [satisfied] with my home, but want to see you so bad, I am sold, I wo[u]ld bin[sic] so glad to of seen you before I left but co[u]ld not…wo[u]ld not let me go, but I am happ[y] to tell you I have a good master and a good home, I am sorry to be parted from you, but glad to tell you I have a good home, tell Mrs Sarrah I wo[u]ld like to gone to staid[sic] with her but they wo[u]ld not let me go, said they had [enough] negroes to wait on them without me…tell her she must take good care of you, I believe she will, and you must be a good girl, and if we are parted her[e] I hope we will not be when we leav[e] this world I hope we will meet in a better one than this, they can part us her[e] but…they can't part us in the other world, give my love to my white ones and all of my friends and accept a large portion for yourself, from your devoted mother Mariah". An additional note at the bottom reads "direct our letter to Princes depot Prince Edward cty Va and to Mr James V Musgrov[e]." Writing en verso reads "From Mariah a slave to her daughter." 11 5/8" H x 7 3/8" W. Biography: James Vincent Musgrove (son of Alexander Musgrove and Mary Lucy (Polly) Morris) was born June 18, 1814 in Culpepper, Orange County, Virginia, and died August 01, 1890 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married Caroline Jeannette Craddock on August 23, 1842 in Amelia County, Virginia, daughter of James Craddock, and had four children. He was listed as a merchant in the 1860 U.S. Census and was recorded as having a female domestic by the name of Mary [presumably Mariah] in his household. He enlisted March 16, 1863, Lynchburg, VA and served in the Confederate Army as a Private, Captain Schumaker's Group, Stuart's Light Horse Artillery. His second marriage was to Virginia Schumaker, date unknown. He was buried in the Old Methodist Churchyard, in Prince Edward County, Virginia. (source: https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/m/u/s/Jennevieve-Hancock-Musgrove/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0007.html). 2nd item: ALS. One page double-sided handwritten letter from Susan Craig, Yancey Mills, Crozet, Virginia to her sister Sarah Ann Craig Feamster (1823-1891), Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, dated May 19, 1859. Susan mostly discusses family matters, however she does reference Mariah's recent sale and discusses her daughter Winney writing "…I heard Sam Steele had soald[sic] Mariah and they wanted mother to send them Winney she beged[sic] Mother to sell her rather than send her there so she did not make her go…" Address panel and traces of red wax seal en verso. 12 1/8" H x 8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Both items in overall good, legible condition. 1st item: Minor staining, largest 1/8", left center of sheet. Tears to fold lines, largest 1/4". 2nd item: Minor staining, largest 1", center of sheet. 1/2" resulting from wax seal, lower center of sheet. [See more photos →]

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640Lot 640: 6 Slave Documents, incl. 1853 Trust for 25 Slaves6 Slave Documents, incl. 1853 Trust for 25 SlavesLot 640: 6 Slave Documents, incl. 1853 Trust for 25 Slaves

Six (6) Slave related documents, including one (1) 1853 bill of trust for twenty-five slaves and land, one (1) 1838 bill of sale for three slaves, court documents, and letter. 1st item: Slave and land deed of trust between Robert S. Mills and Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. (1810-1886), Grainger County, Tennessee, "…for a certain tract or parcel of land…containing nine hundred and eighty one and a half acres…Also the following named [negroes], slaves, twenty five in number of the following names to Wit, Shederick, Martin, Aaron, Moses, Marcus, Rufus, William & his wife Sarah & their three children Viz, Allis, Osca[r], and Melinda, also Lucy, Mary & Rabieca_which slaves I have this day purchased from the said Obidiah Boaz_Also ten other negro slaves of the following name to wit, Sarah & her five children, namely, Albert, Manuel, Harry, Amanda, & Margaret, also, Molly, Jane, Henry & Robert_which I warrant healthy and sound, (except Rufus which I do not warrant sound) and slaves for life…" Signed by Robert S. Mills, Harmon G. Lea, J. E. Corley, and R. Mitchell, dated March 5, 1853. Additional signed by James C. Clark, Clerk and Issace M. Lowe, Register, Grainger County, TN, dated June 6, 1853. 12 5/8" H x 8 1/4" W. 2nd item: Slave bill of sale between Samuel Rigg and Lewis Rigg for three slaves, an adult male named Jerry, a girl named Jane, and a boy named Francis, for a total of eleven hundred and twenty-five dollars, dated December 29, 1838. The slaves are described as "…a certain lot of Negroes Black Coloured Slaves…Jerry aged thirty four years Jane aged eleven years Francis aged five years sinsible[sic] and sound in boddy[sic]…" Signed by Samuel Rigg, with additional signatures by J. Jarnagin, John Rigg, and Charles McKinny, below. Additional ink inscriptions, reverse. 12" H x 8" W. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) documents pertaining to a lawsuit brought forth by James Dale against Francis Mayberry, involving the purchase of a nine year old slave boy from Leroy Taylor and the sale of a plantation to David Russell, one (1) oath of James Dale witnessed by Samuel Porrel, one of the Justices of the Superior Courts of Law, Hamilton District, dated October 15, 1807, and one (1) answer of Frances Mayberry, witnessed by Matthew Campbell, Justice of the Peace, Grainger County, August 29, 1808. 5th item: Slave related ALS. One page handwritten letter from Margaret Hanna, Henderson, Knox County, Illinois, dated January 16, 1860. She writes "I [enclose] you the deed to the land I own in Nicholas which I also want you to deed to [B. H. Robinson] I intend to deed it to him here by consulting a Lawyer I found the deed was not in me it is in you. My reason for doing this is that I have understood that White was a going to…me on the Bill of Sale of them Negroes. And it is impo[s]sible for me to attend a suit [there] although the Negroes were just as they were represented on the Bill of Sale…" Signed Margaret Hanna. 12 1/8" H x 7 7/8" W. 6th item: Testimony of Hezikiah Hamblen, handwritten bifolium transcribed by Dicks Alexander, Clerk and Master of the Court, Rogersville, Hawkins County, dated April 29, 1831, in a case between John Buler and James P. Millearty regarding the sale of slaves during the summer of 1828. He states that the slaves were not offered for slave the afternoon he was there and that he "…went there monthly to catch a bargain, if a bargain was going…" when asked by the defendant Millearty if he would have paid five hundred dollars, he answered "…I think not, the old negroes were such as I never buy…" Hamblen and Alexander's signatures, below. Additional ink inscriptions by Alexander with traces of red wax seal, reverse. 12 1/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Note: See Lot 634 for other documents related to Alexander. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition, with toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, to be expected from age. 5th item: Areas of separation, largest 2 1/4" to fold lines. 6th item: Holes, largest 1" x 1", to reverse. [See more photos →]

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641Lot 641: KY Ex-Slave Record plus 1853 Law Book, Lincoln interestKY Ex-Slave Record plus 1853 Law Book, Lincoln interestLot 641: KY Ex-Slave Record plus 1853 Law Book, Lincoln interest

Ex- Slave Record for Patsy Johnson of Hardin County, Kentucky, together with a Livingston's Law Register, 1853, containing reference to Abraham Lincoln, 2 items total. 1st item: "Ex-Slave Record" partially printed "duplicate" document petitioning the U.S. Government for "benevolent charity" and for "legislation favorable to the alemoration of same of the hardships and exposures now being undergone by a class of American citizens who were freed to give their early life to others without pay," by former slave Patsy Johnson of Elizabethtown, KY. Recorded and attested at "The Supreme National Chamber" in Washington, DC May 3, 190_ (last numeral illegible), approved and signed by S.P. Mitchell, Commissioner I.L. Walton, and Solicitor Lucy Winters__. Partial gilt seal lower left. 8 1/2" H x 6" W. Note: in the late 1800s, several organizations across various former slave states were formed to campaign for pensions and other forms of reparations for freed slaves in the United States. Although our research has not uncovered the full name of the N.I. Council (or the AAS and CAF) referred to in this document, we are aware of a similar organization, the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association (MRB&PA). It was led by a freed Tennessee slave from Rutherford County named Callie House in an effort to provide compensation for old and infirm former slaves. Despite a lack of evidence, the The Federal Post Office accused the MRB&PA of fraud, prompting a Justice Dept. investigation that culminated in House being sentenced to prison. Her arrest dampened the reparations movement, although it continued in a weakened state until the Depression. 2nd item: LIVINGSTON'S LAW REGISTER by John Livingston, published at the office of The Law Magazine, New York, 1853, and listing "Every Lawyer In the United States." Future president Abraham Lincoln is listed on page 90, practicing in Springfield, Illinois. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering. 9" H x 6" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Toning, fading and edge chipping, tape repair at centerfold. 2nd item: chipping to spine, some scuffs to cover, toning to pages, overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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642Lot 642: TN Governor Signed Land Grant Archive + BroadsideTN Governor Signed Land Grant Archive + BroadsideLot 642: TN Governor Signed Land Grant Archive + Broadside

Tennessee Governor archive including Willie Blount, 3rd Governor (1809-1815), Joseph McMinn, 4th Governor (1815-1821), James C. Jones, 10th Governor (1841-1845), and Aaron V. Brown, 11th Governor (1857-1859) signed land grants and related documents, plus legal broadside and land warrant ledger, 10 items total. 1st item: Governor Willie Blount and Secretary William Grainger Blount (1784-1827) signed land document granting Frances Dalzell one hundred acres in Hawkins County, TN, dated June 12, 1812. Signed by both Blounts, below. 15 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W. Note: William Grainger Blount was the eldest son of William Blount, nephew of Governor Willie Blount. He practiced law in Knoxville and became the owner of Blount Mansion after serving three terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives. 2nd item: Governor James Chamberlain Jones and Secretary John S. Young (1839-1847) signed land document granting John Williams two hundred acres in Hawkins County, TN, dated November 12, 1841. Signed by Jones and Young, below. 16" H x 11 3/8" W. 3rd item: Governor Aaron Venable Brown printed and handwritten signed land document granting War of 1812 veteran Lewis Davis (b. 1790), 39th Infantry Regiment, two thousand acres of land in Hawkins County, entered December 3, 1836, surveyed February 10, 1838, witnessed by Brown and John S. Young, Secretary of State, April 2, 1847, below. Printed and handwritten notation stating that it has been entered by W.T. Jones, Register Land Office for Tennessee, reverse. Approximately 18" H x 11 5/8" W. Note: The 39th United States Infantry was a regiment of the regular Army. It was authorized on January 29, 1813, and recruited in East Tennessee by Col. Williams. It was commanded by Colonel John Williams, who had previously led the Mounted Volunteers of East Tennessee. 4th item: Former Governor Joseph McMinn signed agreement between McMinn of the Cherokee Agency and William Tait and George Painter to make rails at the rates of fifty cents per one hundred in Tennessee money, signed by all three with an additional witness, dated November 15, 1824. 12 3/4" H x 7 7/8" W. Note: Following his term as governor, McMinn served as an agent to the Cherokee for the United States government. 5th item: Broadside printed on paper titled Rules of the Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals of the State of Tennessee, relative to taking Deposition, detailing the procedures that were adopted November 1812 in Knoxville, February Term 1813 in Nashville, and November Term 1816 in Rogersville. Additional printed and handwritten section granting David Shaver Sr. (1776-1857) and Samuel Rhea (1795-1863) "…full power an authority to examine all witnesses whatsoever, as well on behalf of Elizabeth Foster and others complaint as of Benjamin Foster and others defendants…" witnessed by Peter Parson, Clerk, and Dicks Alexander, Clerk and Master of the Court, Rogersville, Hawkins County, dated May 1, 1825, below. Additional ink inscriptions, reverse. 12 5/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Note: See Lot 634 for other documents related to Parsons and Alexander. 6th item: Clerk and Master's Office of Rogersville, TN Report as to Distribution of the Funds of Among the Legates of Governor Joseph McMinn's deed, with Orville Bradley, the executor of McMinn's will, dated April 11, 1853. 27 page document with sewn spine, the first few pages describe the document contents, the majority of the document listing names of people, including McMinn family members and other individuals with amounts of paid and unpaid funds. 12 3/4" H x 8" W x 1/8" D. 7th-8th items: Two (2) ALS. Two page handwritten bifoliums. To Governor Joseph McMinn, Hawkins County, TN, from John and Nancy Kinkead Long, Kentucky, relatives of Rebecca Kincade, McMinn's second wife, dated July 13, 1820 and December 25, 1822. They mostly write about family and friends, however the 1822 letter mentions that "…a law has been passed for the burning of Seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars of the Common-Wealth Money, a law to repeal the charter of the Kentucky bank…" in response to the Panic of 1819. Traces of red wax to address panels. 7 7/8" H x 12 1/2" W to 10 1/8" H x 15 1/2" W. 9th item: Duplicate bill of sale handwritten record between Joseph McMinn and James Mitchell for goods including potatoes, vinegar, and whiskey for a total of two thousand three hundred and seventy-seven dollars, dated June 6, 1824. Later ink inscription stating that James Mitchell "…has made an oath that the above account is just & true…" sworn before George Covill, acting Justice of the Peace, McMinn County, dated November 12, 1825, signed by Mitchell and Covill. Additional notation stating that this is a duplicate for the records of Orville Bradley, the executor of McMinn's will, dated December 3, 1825, below. Additional ink inscriptions, reverse. 12 5/8" H x 7 1/2" W. 10th item: Hardbound ledger with marbled paper sides with approximately twelve pages listing Land Warrants located by Taylor Eckel & Carmichael, recording "To whom issued," "date," "No. of Acres," "No.," "Cost per Acre," and "of whom purchasing." One example is as follows "William H. Dewitt, Feby 15th 1856 1,20, 47.492, $1.00, A.J. Fletcher." 12 1/4" H x 4 1/8" W x 3/4" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition, with toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, to be expected from age. 1st item: 3" x 2 1/2" section, including seal, not present top left. Signature in good, legible condition. 2nd item: 2 1/4" hole, possibly insect damage, to center left fold line. Signatures slightly affected by dampstaining. 3rd item: Overall toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, separations to fold lines. Lower sections of document separated from top portion, affecting Young signature, Brown signature intact but slightly affected by dampstaining. 4th item: McMinn signature in overall good, legible condition. Tear, largest 1", to fold lines. 7th-8th items: 1/2" tear, center left of 1822 letter. Two tears, largest 1/8", near wax seal of 1820 letter.10th item: Areas of wear, loss to spine, largest 1/2". [See more photos →]

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643Lot 643: 13 Historical Tennessee Related Documents, W.B. Campbell, W.B. Carter13 Historical Tennessee Related Documents, W.B. Campbell, W.B. CarterLot 643: 13 Historical Tennessee Related Documents, W.B. Campbell, W.B. Carter

Thirteen (13) historical letters and documents, most signed, including William Bowen Campbell, William Blount Carter, Parry Wayne Humphreys, Samuel Cole Williams, and more. 1st item: Autographed document (AD), unsigned with clipped signature. One page quarto handwritten document from William Bowen Campbell, Governor of Tennessee, Colonel in the Mexican-American War, Union Brigadier General in the Civil War, member of the United States House of Representatives, Camp at Lomita, dated August 2, 1846, Manuscript copy of a general order with corrections, printed copy would have been made from this manuscript, giving orders for the soldiers to "…keep within the line of sentinels and not to leave the encampment without leave in writing…" Countersigned by Adolphus Heiman, Adjutant of the First Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, with Campbell's clipped autograph from another document affixed below reading "WB Campbell." Later pencil inscription top right corner. 10" H x 8" W. 2nd item: Autographed document signed (ADS). One page oblong 12mo handwritten promissory note from William Blount Carter (1792-1848), member of the United States House of Representatives and Tennessee General Assembly, Carter County planter, and Colonel in the United States Army during the War of 1812, Jonesborough, TN, dated October 2, 1843, to Robert Love for "….twenty five hundred pounds of merchantable bar iron delivered at my forge on Roanes Creek…" signed "Wm: B Carter (seal)." later pencil inscription below signature. 4 1/2" H x 9 1/4" W. 3rd item: Autographed letter signed (ALS). One and one half page bifolium handwritten letter from Parry Wayne Humphreys (c. 1777-1839), member of the Tennessee Senate and United States House of Representatives, attorney, judge, and namesake of Humphery's County, TN, Jackson, TN, dated February 16, 1836, to Colonel Robert Love, Nashville, TN, regarding the collection of a debt. Address panel to back page. Later pencil inscription, top right corner of first page. 10" H x 16" W. 4th-7th items: Four (4) correspondences between Samuel Cole Williams (1864-1947), jurist, historian, author of numerous historical monograms, attorney, educator, and businessman, Johnson City, TN, and Katherine K Ewing, Nashville historian and genealogical researcher, dated from August 11-25, 1944, including one (1) TLS, two page letter from Cole, one (1) ALS, one page double sided letter from Cole, and two (2) carbon copies of unsigned typed letters from Ewing, all regarding historical figures John Cockrill and Ann Robertson. Ranging in size from 10 5/8" H x 7 3/8" W to 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W. 8th item: Autographed letter signed (ALS). One page handwritten letter from Augustus Herman Pettibone (1835-1918), member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1884, personal letter written on House of Representatives letterhead. Signed "A.H. Pettibone" below. Later pencil inscription, top right corner. 8 5/8" H x 5 3/8" W. 9th item: Typed autographed letter (TLS), one page typed letter from Frank Goad Clement, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, TN, dated April 11, 1956, to Patricia Ann Lahr, Marion, Indiana, regarding an autographed picture that she had requested. Signed "Frank G Clement" below. Later pencil inscription, top right corner. 8 1/4" H x 7 3/8" W. 10th-12th items: Three (3) autographed letters (AL), two (2) signed, two or three page handwritten letters from Stanley Fitzgerald Horn, editor of Southern Lumberman, Tennessee State Historian, and author, dated from January 15, 1912-July 27, 1917, to Beryl Williams, his wife, all written on color illustrated hotel letterheads, including two (2) Hotel Gayoso, Memphis, TN and one (1) The Exchange Hotel, Montgomery, AL, all with envelopes. Horn pencil signatures were added later. Includes one (1) illustrated Hotel Atkin, Knoxville, TN envelope. Ranging in size from 3 3/4" H x 6 5/8" W to 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W. 13th item: One page signed carbon copy of a typed letter from James Earl Ray (1928-1998), assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., State Prison, Nashville, TN, dated October 3, 1973, regarding the case of Ray v. Foreman Et Al. Signed "James E. Ray" below. 13" H x 8 5/8" W. CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition. 1st item: Foxing spots, areas of toning, acid burn, handling wear. 2nd item: Foxing spots, areas of toning/acid burn (does not affect signature). 3rd item: Foxing spots, areas of toning, handling wear, tears, largest 3 3/4" (does not affect signature). 4th-7th items: Foxing spots, areas of toning, handling wear (does not affect signatures). 8th item: Handing wear with 1" tear, top left. 9th item: Toning, handling wear (does not affect signature). Paste residue en verso. 10th-12th items: Foxing spots, areas of toning, handling wear (does not affect signatures). [See more photos →]

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644Lot 644: Pres. James Monroe Signed Cahaba, AL Land Grant, 4 itemsPres. James Monroe Signed Cahaba, AL Land Grant, 4 itemsLot 644: Pres. James Monroe Signed Cahaba, AL Land Grant, 4 items

Four (4) Early Cahaba, Alabama land documents, including one (1) President James Monroe signed, pertaining to Thomas A. Rogers (1792-1821), second Secretary of the State of Alabama and a member of the first General Assembly of Alabama. Cahaba, also spelled Cahawba, was the first permanent state capital of Alabama from 1820 to 1825. 1st item: President James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (1817-1825), signed land document on vellum granting Thomas A. Rogers of Cahaba, Alabama "…the Town Lot Number three hundred and thirty six in the Town of Claiborne in the District of Cahaba and State of Alabama…" dated January 1, 1822, issued after Rogers' death. Signed by Monroe and Josiah Meigs (1757-1822), Commissioner of the General Land Office, below, seal, bottom left. Pencil inscription, reverse. 10" H x 16 3/8" W. 2nd-4th items: Three (3) Acting Governor Thomas Bibb, 2nd Governor of Alabama (1820-1821), signed State of Alabama, Executive Office land certificates stating that Thomas A. Rogers has purchased three lots of land in Cahawba (Cahaba), for a total of two hundred dollars and fifty cents, dated circa November 1820. Signed by Bibb, below. All approximately 8 1/8" H x 10 1/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Biography: "Thomas Amis Rogers Sr. was born in Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee. He studied law with Judge Hugh Lawson White, eminent lawyer, politician, and statesman in Knoxville, TN. At age 22, after receiving his law degree and being licensed to practice, Rogers, in 1815 moved to Alabama and located at Fort Stephens. He returned to Rogersville, TN in 1817 to marry Matilda Nall, daughter of a prominent land owner of Hawkins County, Robert Nall. Soon thereafter Rogers and his bride returned to Alabama and settled at Shelbyville. Rogers was chosen to represent his county in the Alabama Constitutional convention. Subsequently, Rogers was a member of the first General Assembly. By this Assembly he was elected Secretary of State of Alabama. He continued to fill this office until the time of his untimely death on September 22, 1821. The state capital had been moved by the legislature from Huntsville to Cahaba in 1819 thus Rogers died in Cahaba, which is in south central Alabama, about sixty miles west of Montgomery, on the Alabama River. It is said that in 1825 the seat of government was moved to Tuscaloosa due to the very unhealthy location of Cahaba. Roger's estate was probated in Shelby County. After his death his widow returned to the Nall farm at Red Bridge in the 12th civil district of Hawkins County, TN. This was a large bottom land farm on the Holston River with land holdings extending to the top of Short Mountain. His first son, Joseph P. Rogers was born in Alabama, while the second son, Thomas A., Jr. was born in TN after his father's death. Matilda Nall Matilda Nall Rogers continued to reside on the Nall farm until her death on November 22, 1867." (source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94252299/thomas-amis-rogers). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with toning, handling wear. Holes, possible insect damage, largest 1/2", right vertical fold line. 2nd-4th items: Areas of dampstaining, areas of loss, largest 3/4" x 3 1/4", separation, largest 3/4", to fold lines. One Bibb signature affected by dampstaining, otherwise in good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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645Lot 645: Andrew Jackson ALS, 1830Andrew Jackson ALS, 1830Lot 645: Andrew Jackson ALS, 1830

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President (1829-1837), to Major Nathan Reid of New London, Virginia, detailing Jackson’s intervention with Lt. Col. (Sylvanus) Thayer of West Point on behalf of Reid's grandson, William Steptoe Reid (roommate of future author Edgar Allan Poe), and encouraging the younger Reid to embrace and continue his education there. One page folio letter on vellum, Washington, November 16, 1830. 10" H x 16" W. Note: Major Nathan Reid's son (and William Steptoe Reid's father), Major John Reid, was Jackson's aide de camp during the War of 1812 and did not survive the conflict. Nathan Reid helped raise his grandson, while his friend Jackson, who lost his own father at a young age, became an uncle-like figure to young William. According to a privately published family history, it was Jackson who persuaded William to enter West Point although William wanted to be a doctor. While at West Point, William Steptoe Reid roomed with Edgar Allan Poe (who soon grew disillusioned with military school himself, and whose exploits ultimately resulted in explusion). Although Andrew Jackson himself rose to become one of the most prominent generals in American history, he lacked a formal military education, making his efforts to ensure a successful career at West Point for young William all the more meaningful. Ultimately, even presidential pressure was not enough to keep Steptoe in military school. He left West Point in March of 1831, the same year as Poe. William entered the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania, and became a prominent doctor in Holly Springs, MS and later Middle Tennessee, where he married Sarah Claiborne Maury. Dr. William Steptoe Reid's medical bag and a photographic portrait, which, like this letter, have descended in his family to the current consignor, are also being offered in this auction. Transcription of letter: "My Dr Sir, On the receipt of your letter of the 14th. of October last, on the subject of your Grandson Wm. J. Reid, I lost no time in laying before the proper department, your letter that it might be forwarded to the superintendent of the military academy, that the situation of your grandson might be fully known, and such preparatory steps taken as would prevent mortification to the youth, or unpleasant feelings to you. I have now the pleasure to inclose for your satisfaction, the reply of Lt Col. S. Thayer on this subject, which I trust will be fully satisfactory to you. Permit me to recommend it to you, to write your grandson to lay out of view every idea of leaving the institution until he graduates. This will stimulate him to diligence and put out of his view all idea of leaving the institution, & when this is the case, he has genius, that will surmount all difficulty, & place him in a respectable standing in his class. Tell him that his future prospects in life mainly depend upon his continuing there & procuring when it is within his grasp, a thorough education. I assure you my affection for the father has descended to the son, and as far as I can with propriety, he will be protected in all his rights, and encouraged to do right. Accept I pray you my best wishes & believe me your friend, Andrew Jackson." CONDITION: Letter was professionally conserved by Christine Young and enclosed in japon paper to address some separations and small losses at fold lines and scattered foxing. Small stain still evident on page 2 between "Nathan" and "Reid." Signature bold and clear, untouched by fold lines. [See more photos →]

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647Lot 647: 6 Franklin Pierce Signed Land Grants, 8 items6 Franklin Pierce Signed Land Grants, 8 itemsLot 647: 6 Franklin Pierce Signed Land Grants, 8 items

Six (6) President Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States (1853-1857), signed land documents to veterans of the War of 1812, Cherokee War, and the Florida Seminole War, one (1) President Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (1829-1837), secretarial signed land document, and one (1) Creek Agency Arkansas, 1858 related letter, 8 items total. 1st-6th items: Five (5) President Franklin Pierce signed land documents, 6 items total, granting land in Missouri to veterans of the War of 1812, Cherokee War, and the Florida Seminole War, in pursuance of Acts of Congress Bounty Land Warrants, approved September 28, 1850 and March 22, 1852, including one (1) issued in favor of Jesse Cobb, Private, Captain Cumming's Company Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, for eighty acres, dated October 2, 1854, one (1) issued in favor of Greenberry Watts, Private in Captain Ragdale's Company Fifth Regiment Virginia Militia, War of 1812, for forty acres, dated October 2, 1854, one (1) issued in favor of David W. Brown, Private in Captain Schugg's Company Tennessee Volunteers, Cherokee War, for forty acres, October 19, 1854, one (1) issued in favor of William N. Clarkson, Private in Captain William's Company Tennessee Volunteers, Cherokee War, for eighty acres, dated October 10, 1854, and one (1) issued on favor of Roberts Jones, Private, Captain Nowl's Tennessee Militia, Florida Seminole War, for forty acres, dated October 2, 1854, all in "…township forty six of range twenty three in the District of Lands subject to sale at Clinton, Missouri…" All of the grants have been sold to Franklin William "Frank" Taylor (1810-1886) and Joseph Eckel (1817-1899), both of Jefferson County, TN. Also included is one (1) certificate stating that Taylor and Eckel have made full payment for the one hundred and six acres and five hundredths of an acre contained in lot number two of the land described in the grants, dated October 2, 1854. All documents signed by Pierce, Secretary Baldwin, and M. Granger, recorder of the General Land Office, lower right, seals, lower left. All approximately 10" H x 15 3/4" W. 7th item: President Andrew Jackson secretarial signed land document, granting Samuel Harris of Greene County, Illinois, eighty acres in township nine north of range near Edwardsville, IL, dated September 15, 1835. Secretarial signature, Private Secretary Andrew Jackson Donelson signature, with a signature for the Commissioner of the General Land Office, lower right, seal, lower left. 10 1/4" H x 16 1/2" W. 8th item: ALS. Two page, double-sided handwritten bifolium. From Frank R. Madison, Creek Agency, Arkansas, his uncle Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Russellville, TN, dated March 7, 1858. He primarily mentions his work and payments for the land warrants issued by Acts of Congress (see 1st-6th items), writing, "…the Payments will or are expected to be made as soon as the Agent returns who is at present in Florida with a delegation of natives from this country endeavoring to persuade those wild Seminoles to migrate West…" He continues to discuss the warrants, writing "…We have had two distributions previously and have remitted about 100 Warrants to our St Louis friends–there are a great any warrants that have not been purchased as yet and will be sold at distribution to the Highest Cash Bidder although they vary little from 75[cents] pr acre…I will be able to come out with about 10 160 acre warrants which I will probably locate in Kansas…" He ends the letter by expressing well wishes towards his cousins and aunt. Later ink inscription lower left of last page. 10 1/4" H x 15 7/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st-6th items: Overall good condition with light toning, few surface stains, foxing spots, largest 1/8", fading to seals. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. Tears, largest 2 1/2", to edges. 7th items: Overall good condition with light toning, fading to seals. Areas of wear to sheet near date and month, largest 2 1/2". Signatures in overall good, legible condition. 8th items: Overall toning, acid burn, surface stains, holes/tears, largest 3/4", to center fold line and edges. Writing in legible condition. [See more photos →]

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648Lot 648: 10 TN and VA Land Grants, incl. Pres. Fillmore and Buchanan Signed, War Related10 TN and VA Land Grants, incl. Pres. Fillmore and Buchanan Signed, War RelatedLot 648: 10 TN and VA Land Grants, incl. Pres. Fillmore and Buchanan Signed, War Related

President Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States (1850-1853), and President James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (1857-1861), signed land documents to Tennessee and Virginia veterans of the War of 1812 and the Cherokee Removal, 10 items total (Buchanan secretarial signed). 1st-3rd items: Three President Millard Fillmore signed land documents granting to Robert Campbell, Private, Captain McClung's Company, Tennessee Volunteers, War of 1812, in pursuance of the Act of Congress Bounty Land Warrants, approved September 28, 1850, forty acres "…in township fifty seven, of Range thirty in the District of Lands subject to sale at Plattsburgh, Missouri…:, date March 10, 1852. Fillmore signature, Alex. W Cormick Apt. Secretary signature, and signature for the Recorder of the General Land Office, lower right, seal, lower left. Two (2) deeds of sale for the land described above, including one (1) between Robert Campbell and Samuel Gill (1812-1884) Grainger County, TN, stating that Campbell has sold the land to Gill for thirty one dollars and fifty cents, dated July 12, 1852, with additional documentation witnessed by James C. Clark, clerk of Grainger County, TN, dated March 2, 1853, and Robert A. Hewitt, Recorder, Dekalb County, MI, dated July 28, 1857, affixed to front, and one (1) deed of sale between Samuel Gill and Franklin William "Frank" Taylor (1810-1886) of Jefferson County, TN, stating that Gill has sold the land to Taylor for thirty five dollars, dated August 13, 1856, signed by Taylor and witnessed by Robert Jones and C. P. Nenny, dated August 14, 1856, en verso. Ranging in size from 9 7/8" H x 16" W to 12 1/2" H x 8" W. 4th-10th items: Seven (7) President James Buchanan secretarial signed land documents granting land to Tennessee and Virginia militia veterans of the Cherokee Removal and the War of 1812, in pursuance of Acts of Congress Bounty Land Warrants, approved March 3, 1855, including one (1) issued in favor of James McAnally, Ensign, Captain William's Company, Tennessee Militia, Cherokee Removal, one (1) in favor of Hannah Cox, widow of Jeremiah Cox, Private, Captain Sharp's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, one (1) issued in favor of William H. Dewitt, Private, Captain Stephen's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, one (1) issued in favor of John Allen, Ensign, Captain Netherton's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, one (1) in favor of William Mitchell, Private, Captain Sharp's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, two (2) in favor of Willis Gray, Private, Captain Hamburgh's Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812, and one (1) in favor of William Williamson, Private, Captain Hansbarger's Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812, all for for one hundred and twenty acres each in "…section twenty three, in township forty three, of Range thirty three, in the district of land subject to sale at Warsaw, Missouri…", all dated May 10, 1859. All of the grants have been assigned to Franklin William "Frank" Taylor (1810-1886) and Joseph Eckel (1817-1899), both of Jefferson County, TN. Secretarial signature, T. J. Albright, secretary signature, and J. N. Granger, Recorder of the General Land Office signature, lower right. Additional Department of the Interior, General Land Office document signed by L. K. Lippencott, Acting Commissioner, affixed to each document signature, lower right, seal, lower left, dated February 1, 1876. Each approximately 10 3/8" H x 16" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: Overall good condition with light toning, few surface stains, foxing spots, largest 1/8", fading to seal. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. Tears, largest 6", to edges. 4th-10th items: Overall good condition with light toning, fading to seals. Areas of insect damage to one land grant. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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653Lot 653: Richard Russell Maquette attr. Frederick HartRichard Russell Maquette attr. Frederick HartLot 653: Richard Russell Maquette attr. Frederick Hart

Attributed to Frederick Elliott Hart (American/Georgia, 1943-1999) resin maquette for his 7 ft marble sculpture of U.S. Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr., commissioned for the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. and unveiled 1996. The senator from Hart's home state of Georgia is depicted standing in a three piece suit and tie, with one hand in coat pocket and the other slightly extended, palm forward. Base inscribed RICHARD B RUSSELL JR SENATOR FROM GEORGIA 1933-1971. Unsigned. 17 3/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 3 1/2" D. Circa 1995. Note: A member of the Democratic Party, Richard Russell (1897-1971) served as the 66th Governor of Georgia from 1931 to 1933 before serving in the United States Senate for almost 40 years, from 1933 until his death in 1971. Artist biography (From the U.S. Senate Art Collection): "Frederick Hart is known for his monumental public commissions and his graceful, figurative sculptures. Born in Atlanta, the artist studied at the University of South Carolina, and the Corcoran School of Art and American University in Washington, D.C. Hart began to learn the skill of stonecutting in 1967 at the National Cathedral. By 1974 he had won an international competition to create a series of sculptures for the main entrance of the cathedral. The works, three life-size statues and three relief panels, later came to be known as the Creation Sculptures. In 1984 Hart's bronze figurative sculpture entitled Three Soldiers was dedicated as part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Other notable works by the artist include The Cross of the Millennium, a clear acrylic resin sculpture simultaneously representing the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ; the James Earl Carter Presidential Statue, a larger-than-life bronze on the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta; the Fauquier County Veterans Memorial in Virginia; and a bronze portrait bust of James Webb at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The artist is further represented in the Senate by a bronze bust of Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina. Although Hart was awarded a third Senate commission for a marble bust of former Vice President Dan Quayle, he died in 1999 before he could complete the sculpture." Provenance: Private Atlanta area collection. CONDITION: 1/16" chip to tip of subject's nose and 1/16" dark mark to lip; 1/8" chip to lower edge of base, otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

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706Lot 706: 2 Civil War Era Guns, poss. TN Battlefield Pickups2 Civil War Era Guns, poss. TN Battlefield PickupsLot 706: 2 Civil War Era Guns, poss. TN Battlefield Pickups

Two (2) Civil War era guns, likely Taylor family battlefield pickups from around Hamblen or Grainger County, Tennessee, including U.S. Model 1817 Flintlock "Common Rifle" by H. Deringer. 1st item: U.S. Model 1817 Flintlock "Common Rifle" by H. Deringer, R. & J.D. Johnson, N. Starr, and S. North., .62 caliber. Percussion conversion from flintlock musket, walnut stocks, round barrel, brass trigger guard, butt plate, and patchbox to right side of buttstock, front sight, possibly original ramrod. Lockplate reads "US S. North". Paper label with ink numeral reading "12" to forestock, partial paper label reading "Flintlock Musket changed to Cap-lock for use in war C.S.A." to right side of buttstock. Barrel length – 36 1/2". Overall length – 53". Note: A total of 38,200 were made between 1817 and the early 1840s This example is one of 7,200 made by North between 1824 and 1829. Note: Corresponding notation on Taylor inventory list reads "C.S.A. Flintlock Musket changed to Cap-lock for use in war 1861-65 from A.X. Shields." 2nd item: Barnett, London, percussion carbine, .60 caliber. Lock plate marked "Barnett, London" with DOVER and crown proof, five pointed star escutcheon, top of breech. Walnut stock, round barrel, brass trigger guard and butt plate, front sight, possibly original ramrod. Left side of buttstock incised with initial "R", right side of buttstock incised with initials G WM." Barrel length – 21 1/2". Overall length – 37". Both items mid/third quarter 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The relic musket is on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia). CONDITION: Both items in relic, as found condition. [See more photos →]

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707Lot 707: 2 Civil War East TN Battlefield Pickup Swords2 Civil War East TN Battlefield Pickup SwordsLot 707: 2 Civil War East TN Battlefield Pickup Swords

Two (2) Civil War era swords, likely battlefield pickups near Morristown, Tennessee. 1st item: Confederate "Dog River" Style Cavalry Saber with Union iron scabbard. Curved, steel blade with rounded back, brass guard, and wooden grip. Scabbard with two rings. Unmarked. Blade length – 35 1/8". Overall length with scabbard – 45 1/2". 2nd item: U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry "Wristbreaker" Saber with iron scabbard. Curved, steel blade with rounded back, brass guard, and grip handle. Scabbard with two rings connected by wire. Blade with possible maker's mark, right side of ricasso. Blade length – 35 3/4". Overall length with scabbard – 43 1/2". Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Both items in relic condition, with expected rust and pitting, nicks to blade. 1st item: Saber does not fit into scabbard. Breaks to wooden grip. 2nd item: Grip appears to be an old replacement. [See more photos →]

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708Lot 708: 6 Taylor Ephemera Items, incl. Civil War Pickups6 Taylor Ephemera Items, incl. Civil War PickupsLot 708: 6 Taylor Ephemera Items, incl. Civil War Pickups

Six (6) Taylor family ephemera items, including Civil War battlefield/camp pickups and Spanish-American War era cartridge belt. 1st item: Relic battlefield pick up rifle, with wooden stocks, octagon barrel, and lock plate marked "US" in three separate pieces. Includes paper label with ink numeral reading "21." Lock plate – 3 3/4" H x 6 3/4" L. Barrell – 50" L. Stocks – 59" L. Note: Corresponding notation on Taylor inventory list reads "U.S.A. Springfield Gun-lock from A.X. Shields." 2nd item: Cast iron frying pan camp pickup with accompanying note reading "Frying Pan found in Federal camp by FW Taylor 2d (Franklin Walter "F. W." Taylor) during Rebellion 1861-5" with additional paper label with ink numeral reading "30". 2" H x 10 1/2" dia. Note: Corresponding notation on Taylor inventory list reads "Picked up by F.W. Taylor 2nd in Camp near CheeksXRoads in 1863 Generals Kershaw & Longstreet." 3rd item: Leather pouch, possibly a Civil War battlefield pick up, with broken leather strap. Label with ink numeral reading "97" to front flap. Pouch – 5 1/2" H x 6 1/4" W. 4th item: Wood fragment with inscription reading "C. S. Currycomb From M Camp Dec 1863 Longstreets Camp" and paper label with ink numeral "…15" 5 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W x 7/8" D. 5th item: Stirrup or spur with accompanying note reading "Morristown Tenn 1917 stirrup of Joseph Samuel Feamster bro of…Laura A Taylor This spur he had made…1880 the mate was lost Laura A. Taylor." 4 3/8" L x 3 1/2" W. 6th item: Canvas and metal cartridge belt, Spanish-American War era or later, with inscription to reverse reading "…J.M Ash….U S First Texas." 3 1/8" H x 40 1/4" L. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The relic rifle and frying pan are on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), other ink numerals correspond to the same numbering system. CONDITION: 1st item: Relic condition. Oxidation to lock plate. 2nd item: Areas of rust, oxidation. 3rd item: Leather in worn, stiff condition. Strap is broken into two pieces (each piece is still attached to pouch). 5th item: Rust, oxidation, possibly break to one side. 6th item: Overall good condition with tarnish to metal. [See more photos →]

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710Lot 710: Two (2) Civil War Era CanteensTwo (2) Civil War Era CanteensLot 710: Two (2) Civil War Era Canteens

Two (2) Civil War era canteens. 1st item: Cedar or cherry wood canteen, with varnished iron bands around the circumference and three iron sling keepers. Bunghole with original pour spout. Retains old, possibly original leather sling with an iron buckle. Possible initials "AHM " or "WHV" to surface. 8 1/2" dia. x 2 3/8" W. 2nd item: Black painted metal canteen, applied metal belt backstrap. Bunghole with original pour spout, possibly later cork stopper. 6" dia. x 1 1/2" W. Provenance: private Nashville collection. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition. 1st item: Surface scratches to be expected from age and manner of use. Cracking to leather. Natural age shrinkage to wood. 2nd item: Surface scratches resulting in loss to paint. Bend to base of pour spout. Surface dents. [See more photos →]

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714Lot 714: Confederate D Guard Bowie Knife w/ Scabbard, poss. GeorgiaConfederate D Guard Bowie Knife w/ Scabbard, poss. GeorgiaLot 714: Confederate D Guard Bowie Knife w/ Scabbard, poss. Georgia

Confederate, possibly Georgia, D guard bowie knife comprised of a one-piece oak wood grip, brass ferrule, iron D guard terminating in a high quillon, spear point blade. Unmarked. Includes the original, hand stitched brown leather sheath with belt loop. Also includes a plastic stand. Blade length – 11". Overall length with scabbard – 15 3/4". Provenance: private Nashville collection, by oral history descended from a CSA soldier from Georgia. CONDITION: Areas of pitting, nicks to edge of blade. Areas of loss to leather, cracks, largest 1 3/4". [See more photos →]

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715Lot 715: Confederate Clip Point Side KnifeConfederate Clip Point Side KnifeLot 715: Confederate Clip Point Side Knife

Confederate clip point side knife comprised of a black painted wooden one piece grip, iron "S" shaped cross guard, flat iron pommel, blade with flat back and clip point. Unmarked. Includes a plastic display stand. Blade length – 13". Overall length – 17 3/4". Provenance: private Nashville collection. CONDITION: Areas of pitting, nicks to edge of blade. Cross guard is slightly loose. Pinprick holes to base of handle near pommel. [See more photos →]

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716Lot 716: CSA "Spun Hooks" Waist Belt BuckleCSA "Spun Hooks" Waist Belt BuckleLot 716: CSA "Spun Hooks" Waist Belt Buckle

Confederate States of America (CSA) "Spun Hooks" infantry sand cast brass waist belt plate. Raised "CS" letters surrounded by a line border with rounded edges, obverse, circular pattern of lathe or mold marks around the base of each belt hook, reverse. Approximately 47mm x 50mm x 9.5mm (1 7/8" H x 2 7/8" W x 3/8" D). Note: See "Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates" by Steve E. Mullinax, 1999, plates 125-128. Provenance: private Nashville collection. CONDITION: Dug condition with areas of oxidation. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
717Lot 717: Civil War Buckle Plates, Letter, CDV, 6 itemsCivil War Buckle Plates, Letter, CDV, 6 itemsLot 717: Civil War Buckle Plates, Letter, CDV, 6 items

Six (6) Civil War era related items, including Confederate belt plates, Stonewall Jackson CDV, letter written by Edwin Burford Paschall, editor of The Nashville Press newspaper, and stamped envelopes. 1st item: CSA "Rope Border" oval die-struck rolled brass waist belt plate made into a paperweight. Raised "CS" letters with a thin "rope style" border surrounded by a thicker line border, obverse. Affixed to a oval piece of silver/lead metal. 2 1/4" H x 3 1/2" W x 5/8" D. 2nd item: Civil War era ALS by Edwin Burford Paschall, also spelled Paschal, editor of the Nashville (Tn) Press Newspaper, to his son Benjamin Hillyard Paschall, MD, Arrington, TN, dated August 5, 1863. Edwin writes "Son Benja. Yours of 25th…was received yesterday. The trunk is alright. My health is better for a few days past, but I doubt if I am getting permanently well. My connection with the Press I regards as still of uncertain continuance. The Publishers can scarcely afford to pay Hawk and myself both full wages, and probably one of us will retire." He also writes of the effect of the war upon slaves, stating "…As to Osborn's case, this is difficult to be apprehended from the Federal Authorities. Unless a negro takes refuge within their picket lines, the relation between him and his master is the same now as before the war. The mischief is that he can, when he pleases, go within the lines and defy us. It would perhaps be best to get him home gently; but, as you are on the spot, I wish you to follow your own judgement in the matter. Whatever you may do will satisfy me…" He continues by mentioning the Press again and by stating that he does not know when he will be able to visit." He ends the letter by signing "…yrs. Edwin Paschall [senior]." Address panel, en verso. 12 7/8" H x 7 7/8" W. 3rd item: CSA reunion oval brass waist belt plate. Raised "CSA" letters surrounded by a line border, obverse. 2" H x 3 1/8" W. 4th item: CDV depicting a three quarter view bust portrait of Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson against an off white background. Printed black lettering reading "T. J. JACKSON, ('STONEWALL.")" centered below the image, later faint handwritten pencil inscription reading "Genl Stonewall Jackson" centered in the image. 4 1/8" H x 2 1/2" W. 5th-6th items: Two (2) associated envelopes, including one (1) addressed to Mr. H. C. Bate, Pulaski, TN, with a green three cent George Washington stamp and an illegible postmark stamp. Both approximately 2 7/8" H x 4 1/2" W. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. 1st item: 3/4" hairline over the "S". Two bends to brass. 2nd item: Overall good, legible condition with minute foxing spots, areas of dampstaining. 1" X 3 1/4" area of loss, lower left corner. Minute holes to fold lines. 3rd item: Series scratches to reverse. Does not retain belt hooks. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
719Lot 719: SM Taylor Confederate Civil War Parole DocumentsSM Taylor Confederate Civil War Parole DocumentsLot 719: SM Taylor Confederate Civil War Parole Documents

Three (3) Civil War era parole, discharge of prisoner of war, and amnesty oath documents of Confederate soldier Samuel Milton Taylor (1842-1875), Private, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's), Company E. 1st item: Discharge of prisoner of war special orders by Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell document, dated March 21, 1865, issued by the headquarters department of Richmond, Virginia. The one page, typed and handwritten document reads "In obedience to instructions from the Secretary of War, the following named men (paroled prisoners) are granted leaves of indulgence for 30 days (unless sooner exchanged); at the expiration of which time, those belonged to commands serving north of the Southern boundary of line of North Carolina, and in East Tennessee, will report immediately to them, if exchanged; otherwise, they will report to Camp of Paroled Prisoners, Richmond, Va. All other Paroled prisoners, except those whose commands are serving within the limits above mentioned, will also report, at expiration of their furloughs, to Camp of Paroled Prisoners, Richmond, Va. S.M Taylor Comp "E" 2nd Ten Cv.ly Quartermaster will furnish Transportation. By order Lt. General R. S. EWELL." Signed by Benjamin S. Ewell, Assistant Adjutant General. Additional ink inscriptions front and back. 5 5/8" H x 8 3/8 W. 2nd item: Parole document signed by the officers and men, including Taylor, who served in General Joseph E. Johnston's Army, dated May 3, 1865, issued from Charlotte North Carolina. The one page, typed and handwritten document reads "In accordance with the terms of the Military Convention, entered into the twenty-sixth day of April, 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Confederate army, and Major-General W. T. Sherman, commanding the United States Army in North Carolina, Sam M Taylor private Co E 2nd Regt Tenn Cav, has given his solemn obligation not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly released from this obligation, and is permitted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as he observes this obligation and obeys the laws in force where he may reside." Signed by Special Commissioner, U.S. Army, and the soldier's commanding officer, Confederate Army. 4 1/2" H x 8 1/4" W. Note: On April 17, Johnston and Sherman met at the Bennett farm. Negotiations between the two men lasted several days, but on April 26, the Generals agreed on the terms of Johnson's surrender. As part of this agreement, the Union would not take any prisoners, but the men in Johnson’s army would sign paroles, agreeing to not take up arms in support of the Confederacy. As long as each soldier abided by the terms outlined in this document, he would be free to return to his home. (source: https://www.ncpedia.org/anchor/parole-signed-officers-and). 3rd item: Copy of Taylor's amnesty oath given on August 4, 1865, before Chasley J. Burnett, Justice of the Peace of Grainger County, Civil District No. 1, Tennessee. The two sided, one page handwritten document reads "Samuel M Taylor of the 14th Civil District of Jefferson County and State of Tennessee, Do sol[e]mnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that I will henceforth faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States there under and that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which has been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves So help me God. Sworn and subscribed to before me this 4th day of August 1865 C J Burnett Justice of the Peace for said county." Signed by both Burnett and Taylor with additional inscriptions describing Taylor's physical appearance, age, and occupation, below, inscription stating that this document is a copy of the original, back. Two green three cent George Washington Inter Revenue Proprietary stamps, top right of front. Also includes photocopies of Taylor muster rolls and rolls of prisoners of war. 10" H x 7 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: Samuel Milton Taylor enlisted as a private in the 1st Battalion, East Tennessee Cavalry in Captain Robert Simpson's Company. This then became the 4th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry, Captain Benjamin M. Branner's Company D, which was then consolidated into 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Colonel Henry Marshall Ashby's Company E. He was a prisoner of war in Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois (from Sept 1863-April 1865) and was a businessman after the war. (Research courtesy William Floyd, Mt. Juliet, TN). CONDITION: All documents with toning, staining, minor tears to fold lines, to be expected from age. 1st item: Benjamin Ewell signature in faded condition. 2nd item: Tears, largest 6 1/2". Major and Judge Advocate, U.S.A. signature in faded condition. [See more photos →]

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721Lot 721: Civil War R.C. Crouch, Johnson's Island PhotographCivil War R.C. Crouch, Johnson's Island PhotographLot 721: Civil War R.C. Crouch, Johnson's Island Photograph

Cabinet card copy of a tintype photograph depicting First Lieutenant Robert Chester Crouch, 19th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company B, Walker's Battalion, taken by C. B. Smith of Bristol, Tennessee, while they were prisoners of war at Johnson's Island Prison, Sandusky Bay, Ohio, 1864. Inscription above the photograph describes when he made the black metal ring and that it was presented to "F.W. Taylor (2d) May 11, 1910 No. 683" with inscription below reading "yours truly Robt. C Crouch" with later erroneous Taylor family member inscription reading "1st Lieut. Co. F. 34th Va Cavalry." Ink inscription on a piece of paper pasted to the back of the card describes the lengths that Smith took in order to take photographs while in prison "This is the copy of a picture taken whilst I was a prisoner in 1864 of war at Johnson's Island Ohio, by G. B. Smith of Bristol Tenn Mr Smith carried his lense[sic] with him as a soldier & on being taken to prison he need it taking pictures. This is one of them. This lense[sic] was [housed] in a Tobacco box with short strips nailed on box for legs The chemicals used were smuggled in by the Yankee soldiers–His Gallery was about 20 feet of the Garret od Block 3–One could not stand upright on account of the roof. The only light from one 8×10 glass–He had no facilities for developing the pictures…paid $1.50 for a chance for a picture…A sitting was an undertaking for on account of meager light on it. Required about fifteen minutes to take an impression. The original has faded…" signed Robt. C Crouch Morristown May 7 1907, with erroneous 1st Lt. Co. H. 37th Va Cav inscription, presumably made by a Taylor family member. Also includes photocopies of Crouch's obituary in the Confederate Veteran, muster rolls, and other documents. 6" H x 4 3/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Biography: Robert Chester Crouch was born at Jonesboro, TN, on April 14, 1844. He enlisted at the beginning of the Civil War as a private of Company B, 19th Tennessee Regiment, of which he was elected 1st lieutenant, this company being a part of Walker's battalion. Francis M. Walker became colonel of the regiment, and this "fighting 19th Tennessee" followed General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer in his Kentucky campaign, was with Albert Sidney Johnston at Shiloh, with Braxton Bragg at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge, then with Joseph E. Johnston to Atlanta, where Colonel Walker was killed; and with Otho French Strahl at Franklin, then again with Johnston to the surrender in North Carolina. Young Crouch was captured on September 11, 1863, shortly before the Battle of Chickamauga, and was sent to Johnson's Island, where he remained a prisoner to the end of the war. During his imprisonment, a comrade used a makeshift picture equipment and made a picture of Crouch in his uniform, which was reproduced in the magazine Confederate Veteran, Vol. XVII, January 1909, page 29, with the story of how it was made on tin from an oyster can. After the war, Crouch returned home and followed farming for the greater part of his life, being a successful farmer of Hamblen County. He retired years later and made his home in Morristown, TN. He was a member of the W.B. Tate Camp, United Confederate Veterans, and served several years on the State Board of Pensions. He was was twice married and had one daughter. He died on May 2, 1931 in Morristown. (source: Confederate Veteran, Vol. XL, 1932. Research courtesy of William Floyd, Mt. Juliet, TN). CONDITION: Some fading, wear to the photograph and card. Writing in legible condition. Corners and edges of paper, largest 3 1/4", are seperating from the back of card. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
809Lot 809: 2 KY Scearce "LBJ" Sterling Julep Cups2 KY Scearce "LBJ" Sterling Julep CupsLot 809: 2 KY Scearce "LBJ" Sterling Julep Cups

Two (2) Kentucky Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups with molded and beaded rims, stamped MARK J. SCEARCE SHELBYVILLE KENTUCKY / STERLING with mark LBJ for the Lyndon B. Johnson presidency (1963-1969). No monograms. Height 3 3/4". CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Few scattered dents 1/8" or less. [See more photos →]

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813Lot 813: 2 Sterling Bowls incl. Golf Trophy, Belle Meade Country Club2 Sterling Bowls incl. Golf Trophy, Belle Meade Country ClubLot 813: 2 Sterling Bowls incl. Golf Trophy, Belle Meade Country Club

2 Sterling Silver Bowls, including Golf Trophy, Belle Meade Country Club. 1st item: Belle Meade Country Club, Nashville, Tennessee Golf Trophy Bowl, footed form with floral reticulated rim and engraved cartouche and foliate design to sides, the center engraved CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP BELLEMEADE COUNTRY CLUB 1921 WINNER. Stamped marks on underside for Towle, Sterling, patented Oct. 15, 1918. 3" H x 10 1/4" dia. 2nd item: J.S. Co. bowl, Wedgwood pattern, with urn and garland chased design to border, monogrammed CCP. 2 1/4"H x 10" dia. Combined weight: 28.0 oz troy. CONDITION: 1st item: Good condition with several scattered pinpoint sized dents and a few scratches. 2nd item: Very good condition with a few scattered small dents and scratches. Monogrammed. [See more photos →]

$550.00$650.00
881Lot 881: Myles Maillie Sculpture of a CityMyles Maillie Sculpture of a CityLot 881: Myles Maillie Sculpture of a City

Myles Maillie (American/Tennessee, b. 1951) painted wood sculpture of a city, signed en verso and dated March 23, 1990. 15" H x 16" W x 12" D. Provenance: private Nashville collection, acquired from the collection of the late interior designer Bill Knox, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Some surface grime, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

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883Lot 883: Harold Kraus oil on board still life, 36" squareHarold Kraus oil on board still life, 36" squareLot 883: Harold Kraus oil on board still life, 36" square

Harold Kraus (Tennessee, b. 1940s), "Floral Fanfare," oil on board still life painting depicting multicolored flowers in a glass vase, set against a background in shades of orange. Signed lower right. Additionally signed and dated 1997 en verso. Parcel gilt and ebonized molded frame with linen liner. Panel – 36" square. Framed – 48" square. Provenance: a Nashville, TN estate, purchased Anne Laine Goad Art Inc., Brentwood, Tennessee, 1998. The original sales receipt showing purchase price of $5,283 is available to the winning bidder. CONDITION: Painting: Excellent condition. Frame: A few small scattered abrasions, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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884Lot 884: Paul Lancaster O/C, Tropical Still LifePaul Lancaster O/C, Tropical Still LifeLot 884: Paul Lancaster O/C, Tropical Still Life

Paul Lancaster (Tennessee/Colorado, 1930-2019) oil on canvas painting titled "Tropical Still Life" depicting a bowl of fruit and a blue vase with flowers on a table with a pattern red table cloth, against a triptych of birds and colorful plants. Signed "Lancaster" lower right. Titled, signed, and dated "1995" en verso of stretcher. Unframed, canvas is secured to stretcher. 34 1/4" H x 34" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Self-taught artist Paul Lancaster began painting in the late 1950s in Colorado, while training as an Army medic. His grandfather and great grandfather were Cherokee Indian, and Lancaster's love of nature and spirituality influence many of his canvases. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including The Art of Tennessee at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and a 2013 one man show at the Parthenon in Nashville, which brought together many of his works created over the last 50 years. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light 4 1/2" surface scratch, lower right. [See more photos →]

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887Lot 887: Olen Bryant Ceramic Sleeping FigureOlen Bryant Ceramic Sleeping FigureLot 887: Olen Bryant Ceramic Sleeping Figure

Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) terracotta sculpture with partial blue glaze, depicting a sleeping figure. Initialled "O.B. '81" with additional illegible inscriptions to underside of base. 25" L x 11 3/4" W x 6" D. Third quarter 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (source: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle). Provenance: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN. A letter of authenticity and provenance from the artist's niece, who served as his studio assistant and personal representative for his estate, will accompany this lot. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Firing flaws in the making, largest 4 1/2", to underside of base. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
888Lot 888: Olen Bryant Tall Ceramic SculptureOlen Bryant Tall Ceramic SculptureLot 888: Olen Bryant Tall Ceramic Sculpture

Olen Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) tall ceramic sculpture depicting a head with a serene face and torso. Natural clear glaze finish. Unsigned but retains a gallery exhibition card. 19 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W. 13.9lbs. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (source: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle). CONDITION: Some minor abrasions to the head, overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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889Lot 889: 5 pcs Art Pottery incl. Rookwood & Cartersville5 pcs Art Pottery incl. Rookwood & CartersvilleLot 889: 5 pcs Art Pottery incl. Rookwood & Cartersville

Five (5) Rookwood and Cartersville art pottery vases. 1st item: Rookwood vase with purple glaze and impressed pattern. Base stamped with Rookwood mark, XXV for year 1925, shape #2894. 7 3/4" H. 2nd item: Small Rookwood vase with three handles attaching to rim, and pink glaze. Base stamped with Rookwood mark, date mark XVIII for 1918, shape #2428. 5 3/8" H. 3rd item: Rookwood vase with impressed peacock feather design, and light blue glaze. Base stamped with Rookwood mark, date mark XXX for 1930, shape #1905. 8" H. 4th item: Rookwood vase with flattened fan shape and impressed design, with a dark blue glaze. Base stamped with Rookwood mark, date mark XXVII for 1927, shape #2937. 7" H. 5th item: Cartersville GA vase with two twisted handles attaching to rim and lower body, with matte green glaze. Old sticker near rim. Base incised with GA ART POTTERY CARTERSVILLE GA. 7' H. All items approximately range from 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" dia. to 7 1/2" H x 4" dia. All items American, first quarter or first half 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: All items overall good condition. 1st item: Glaze chip (5/8" x 1/8") along hairline crack (4" L) beginning at rim, visible from interior and exterior. [See more photos →]

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892Lot 892: 4 pcs Art Pottery, incl. Pigeon Forge & Rookwood4 pcs Art Pottery, incl. Pigeon Forge & RookwoodLot 892: 4 pcs Art Pottery, incl. Pigeon Forge & Rookwood

Four (4) pieces of art pottery, including East Tennessee Pigeon Forge bears and Rookwood vase. 1st-2nd items: Pigeon Forge ceramic bears, including one figural of two cubs embracing in a black glossy glaze with "Pigeon Forge Pottery Tenn." incised to base, and one slouching bear cub in a black matte glaze with "Pigeon Forge Pottery D. Ferguson" incised to base. 5 1/2" H x 4" W x 2 1/2" D and 6 1/2" H x 4" W x 5" D. Tennessee, late 20th century. 3rd item: Pigeon Forge pottery bowl with yellow glaze to interior. "The Pigeon Forge Pottery Pigeon Forge Tenn." written in black ink or glaze to base. Tennessee, late 20th century. 2 1/2" H x 4 3/4" dia. 4th item: One Rookwood vase in pink matte glaze, with palmette motif decorations to neck. Base with incised Rookwood mark, date mark XX for 1920, shape #2419. 9 1/2" H x 4" dia. American, first quarter 20th century. CONDITION: All items overall very good condition. Minor firing flaws to matte Pigeon Forge bear, less than 1/8". 3rd-4th items: minor crazing. [See more photos →]

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904Lot 904: 7 David Freed Artist Proof Color Etchings7 David Freed Artist Proof Color EtchingsLot 904: 7 David Freed Artist Proof Color Etchings

Seven (7) David Freed (Virginia/Ohio, born 1936) artist proof color etchings titled "Title Page," "Waves," "Switch," "Monument," "Philosophy," "Soft Wear," and "Drama," all depicting abstract imagery and graphics, some with letters or numbers. All titled in pencil, lower left under image, with "AP" in pencil, lower right under image, and signed in pencil, lower right under image. All hinge mounted to white mats. Sheets approximately 14 7/8" H x 22" W. Sights – 11 1/2" H x 18 1/4" W. Mats – 18 1/4" H x 24 1/4" W. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning, few minute brown stains. Three etching wrapped in Mylar have not been examined. [See more photos →]

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909Lot 909: 3 Associated American Artists Lithos, incl. G. Schreiber, Costigan, Dehn3 Associated American Artists Lithos, incl. G. Schreiber, Costigan, DehnLot 909: 3 Associated American Artists Lithos, incl. G. Schreiber, Costigan, Dehn

Three (3) Associated American Artists Lithos by Schreiber, Costigan, and Dehn relating to American farming genre. 1st item: George Schreiber (Belgian/American, 1904-1977) lithograph on paper titled "In Tennessee," published by the Association of American Artists, edition of 250, circa 1945. Depicts a rural landscape featuring two farm workers in a mule-drawn hay wagon, with fence and wildflowers in the foreground. Signed in pencil "G. Schreiber" lower right margin. Unframed. Accompanied by a cut out printed biography of the artist. Image – 9" H x 13" W. Sheet – 12" H x 15 7/8" W. 2nd item: John Edward Costigan (Rhode Island/New York, 1888-1972) etching on paper titled "Workers in the Field," published by Associated American Artists, New York. Great Depression era scene depicting a family in a desolate field, foreground, a worker and a horse, left middle ground with a farmhouse and a plain in the background. Signed "J. E. Costigan" lower left in the plate, signed "J. E. Costigan N. M. – S. M. E." in pencil, lower right margin. Includes original brown paper frame backing with artist's label indicating that this image was the winner of the 1934 Shaw Prize. Hinge mounted to original mat. Plate – 8 1/2" H x 12 7/8" W. Sight – 9" H x 13 1/8" W. Mat – 14 5/8" H x 18 3/4" W. 3rd item: Adolf Arthur Dehn (New York/Minnesota, 1895-1968) limited edition lithograph on paper titled "Threshing," published by Associated American Artists, New York. Landscape scene depicting cattle and chickens in an enclosed pen to the right of two buildings and several figures threshing grain in a nearby field. Signed "Adolph Dehn" in pencil, lower right under image. Includes original brown paper frame backing with artist's label. Hinge mounted to original mat. Sight – 9 3/4" H x 12 7/8" W. Mat – 15" H x 18 1/8" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Framer's tape remnants at upper corners, otherwise excellent condition. 2nd-3rd items: Overall good condition with toning/acid at matte edges. Few minute foxing spots to Costigan print. [See more photos →]

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1032Lot 1032: 19th Century Albumen Print of Knoxville, TN19th Century Albumen Print of Knoxville, TNLot 1032: 19th Century Albumen Print of Knoxville, TN

19th century unmounted albumen print depicting the bridge at Gay Street located in downtown Knoxville, TN. The scene depicts the wooden bridge spanning the Tennessee River from East to West, the foreground depicting an undeveloped bank and the opposite bank background showing the developed downtown of Knoxville. Writing en verso reads: View of Knoxville. 3 1/8" H x 3 7/8" W. Circa 1873. Note: This photo depicts the first permanent wood bridge at Gay Street which was built to replace the original pontoon bridge. It was built by Union General Ambrose E. Burnside and was subsequently destroyed by a flood in 1867. CONDITION: Unmounted. Some minor crinkling to paper, losses to lower edges. [See more photos →]

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1033Lot 1033: 24 Taylor/Graham Family Ephemera Items, Tennessee24 Taylor/Graham Family Ephemera Items, TennesseeLot 1033: 24 Taylor/Graham Family Ephemera Items, Tennessee

Collection of twenty-four (24) Taylor/Graham family ephemera items, including chalkboard/slate used by Revolutionary War Captain Daniel P. Taylor, molten silver nodule belonging to William Graham, coins, cast iron pieces, and more. 1st item: Double sided chalkboard/slate with wooden frame, includes accompanying handwritten note reading "This Slate was used by Capt. Daniel P. Taylor a Captain in the Revolutionary army when a school boy–He was my great grandfather. Slate was present to me by Jno. D. Gray an other descendant" reverse of F. W. Taylor, Morristown, Tennessee printed business card, and a label with ink numeral reading "709." 10 1/4" H x 14 1/2" W x 1/2" D. Biography: Daniel Taylor, the third child of James Taylor and Ann Owen, was born on August 13, 1761 in Cumberland Co., Virginia. Daniel served in the Revolutionary War and near the end of his life would receive a pension for his service. He married Jane Rowland in 1780 in Henry Co., Virginia. Daniel and Jane would have thirteen children; eight of them were born in Henry Co., Virginia, and the rest in Grainger Co., Tennessee. Daniel and his family moved to Grainger County about 1795. Daniel, Jane, and most of their children and families stayed in Grainger County the rest of their lives. Daniel died on November 15, 1834 and is buried in Livingston Cemetery, Bean Station, Grainger County. (source: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Taylor-3918). 2nd item: Molten silver nodule (not tested) with accompanying note reading "Silver from the…of William Graham's store given to F. W. Taylor 2nd by his mother (Eliza Jane Graham Taylor 1821-1897)…" 1.955 total troy ounces. 2 1/2" L x 1 3/4" W. 3rd-4th items: 1853 Seated Liberty silver coin with associated brown leather wallet, three interior pockets lined in red leather. Wallet with label with ink numeral reading "236." Coin – .395 ounces troy. Wallet – 3 1/8" H x 4 3/4" W x 9 1/2" L. 5th item: Illegible Greek or Egyptian coin, depicting a crowned bust, obverse, and a standing figure with a staff, reverse. Includes a note reading "This coin was purchased from the Museum of Cairo Egypt by L. S. Allen June 7 1900 Presented to FW Taylor May 26 1902. This coin bears date in Egyptian language, 3200 B.C.," number ink inscription reading "Number 139," reverse. Housed in a cotton bag with paper tag with in numeral reading "606"."6th item: Wooden ink blotter with accompanying notes reading "This desk blotter over 100 years old was used by Col. I.P. Haun Whitesburg Tenn, Claude Taylor" and another note explaining how black powder was used as a blotter and how Haun wrote most of the letters and official documents in Hamblen County, TN because he had very nice penmanship. White archival tape label with ink numeral reading "40" to blotter. 3" H x 2 7/8" dia. 7th-9th items: Three (3) sewing tools, including one (1) miniature wooden spinning or flax wheel with paper label with ink numeral reading "112", one (1) fly and one (1) spool with accompanying note reading "These flax wheel, fly & spool cam from Craigsville Va and were the property of Mrs Gray gr. grand mother of my children 1900 FW Taylor" reverse of business card, with additional note with ink numeral reading "524." Ranging in size from 5 3/8" L x 3" dia. to 7 1/2" H x 7" dia. 10th item: Cast iron door handle/latch from a house belonging to James Taylor (1731-1815), Grainger County, Tennessee, with accompanying note reading "Latch, to door of the home of James Taylor, house built around 1800. Miss Louise Witt says she knew the house in 1830 and it was an old one. The latch is hand-made." with ink numeral reading "No. 739" scratched out in pencil next to pencil numeral reading "#720", ink numeral reading "No. 773" reverse. 8 1/4" H x 2 1/4" W x 1 3/4" D. 11th item: Wood fragment with incised inscription reading "Chink block from the house of James Taylor built in Grainger Co. Tenn. about 1800." 4" H x 8 1/2" W x 7/8" D. 12th item: Cloth bag containing thirty-two (32) cast iron nails of varying sizes. Cloth bag with paper label with ink numeral reading "153." Nails ranking in size from 1 1/4" to 4 3/4" L. 13th item: Two (2) cigar boxes containing bullet shells, round shots, rock samples, fossils, petrified bone and wood samples, and more. Boxes approximately 2 1/4" H x 8 1/2" W x 5 1/8" D. 14th-16th items: Two (2) awls and one (1) gun screwdriver, all with cast iron implements and wooden handles. Includes a handwritten note reading "A gun screwdriver used with Springfield rifle during Rebellion 1861-5 Presented by Richard Bear Was used by him US. Army." Smallest with label with ink numeral reading "No. 230", largest with cone shaped old newspaper cover with pencil numeral reading "No. 758". Ranging in size from 5 5/8" to 9 3/4" L. 17th item: Cast iron bullet mold, with accompanying business card with printed lettering reading "F. W. Taylor, Morristown, Tennessee.", ink numeral reading "240." 4 7/8" L x 1 1/2" W. 18th item: Cast iron piece, possibly a door hinge. 4 7/8" L x 5/8" W. 19th-23rd items: Five (5) cast iron pieces with decorative stamps or seals. One (1) with "VICTORIA" stamped to side, one (1) with illegible maker's mark to side. Ranging in size from 4 1/2" to 4 7/8" L. 24th item: Piece of cardstock with three corners of five dollar bills. 4 3/4" H x 5 7/8" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: Ink numerals corresponds to a similar numbering system used on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia). CONDITION: All items with wear to be expected from age. Oxidation to iron items. Coins in circulation condition. 1st item: Wear, surface scratches, to be expected. numeral label in partial condition. 14th-16th items: Middle size awl with broken tip. [See more photos →]

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1035Lot 1035: 2 Civil War Reunion Badges, incl. UCV FL 19132 Civil War Reunion Badges, incl. UCV FL 1913Lot 1035: 2 Civil War Reunion Badges, incl. UCV FL 1913

Two (2) Civil War Reunion badges, United Confederate Veterans (U.C.V.) Jacksonville, Florida May 6-8, 1913 and Fiftieth Anniversary Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 1-4, 1913. 1st item: U.C.V. Jacksonville, Florida May 6-8, 1913 reunion badge, comprised of a round orange form celluloid button with a red and white silk ribbon reading "Tennessee Morristown W. B. Tate Camp 725. Ink numeral reading "No. 737" reverse of button. 4 1/4' H x 1 5/8" W. 2nd item: Fiftieth Anniversary Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 1-4, 1913 reunion badge, comprised of a gold metal and white celluloid hanger with a silk American flag ribbon, terminating in a round celluloid drop reading "Baldwin Post No. 6 Elmira, N. Y." with a Grand Army of the Republic logo, center. Attached to a paper note reading "No. 515 Presented by Samuel Carden July 21, 1913 to Frank Walter Taylor." 4 1/4" H x 2 3/8" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The ink numerals correspond to the same numbering system used on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall wear, toning, rust, fraying to ribbon. 2nd item: Overall wear, toning, few dents, rust. [See more photos →]

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1055Lot 1055: 8 Southern VA Buttocks Baskets, incl. Miniatures8 Southern VA Buttocks Baskets, incl. MiniaturesLot 1055: 8 Southern VA Buttocks Baskets, incl. Miniatures

Eight (8) Southern split white oak buttocks baskets, including miniatures. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) Southwest Virginia split white oak buttocks baskets, including one with an unusual three-rib constructed rim. Ranging in size from 8 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W to 11" H x 11 1/2" W. All Late 19th/Early 20th century. 4th-8th items: Five (5) Southern miniature buttocks baskets, likely Southwest Virginia, made of split white oak, including two with blue/green paint. Ranging in size from 1 1/8" H X 1 3/4" W to 5 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W. Late 19th & 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: Smallest basket with losses to weavers at rim and at one handle terminus, some cracks to handle at the same location. Medium triple rib rim basket with scattered losses to weavers of body. Largest basket with some staining and losses to weavers on rim and on one side of the base. 4th-8th items: Largest painted basket with repair to base. Medium sized brown basket with damage to rim and losses to weavers on one side. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1056Lot 1056: 12 American Miniature Baskets, Prob. Southern12 American Miniature Baskets, Prob. SouthernLot 1056: 12 American Miniature Baskets, Prob. Southern

Grouping of twelve (12) miniature southern baskets, including six (6) split white oak buttocks baskets, one of rectangular form; four (4) lidded baskets, including two made of split white oak with string-attached lids and dark overall dyes, and two sweet grass baskets with green and red dyed accents; one (1) sweet grass woven bell form basket, with seed husk clapper; one (1) cylindrical, narrow split white oak basket without handle. Ranging in size from 5" H x 5 1/2" W x 4 1/2" D to 1 1/2" H x 2" dia. All items American likely 20th century. CONDITION: All items overall good condition, with minor weaver looseness to some buttocks baskets. Minor scattered ink stains to largest buttocks basket interior and underside. [See more photos →]

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1057Lot 1057: 5 Cannon County TN Baskets5 Cannon County TN BasketsLot 1057: 5 Cannon County TN Baskets

Grouping of five (5) Cannon County Tennessee split white oak baskets, including two (2) of round forms on square bases, one (1) of square form on square base with woven decorative three-part handle, and two (2) buttocks baskets, each with woven decorative bands and one with woven decorative handle. All baskets with fixed handles attached by nails, excluding largest basket. All ranging in size from 7 3/4" H x 9" dia. to 13 1/2" H x 11" dia. All items mid to late 20th century, purchased by the consignor in Cannon County. Provenance: Private Nashville collection. CONDITION: All baskets overall good condition with light wear, including minor grime and scattered minor stains. Adhesive residue visible on handle of square form basket and largest buttocks basket. [See more photos →]

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1058Lot 1058: Folk Art Model of a Shanty BoatFolk Art Model of a Shanty BoatLot 1058: 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 Harlan 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. Provenance: private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Overall light grime and wear. Top with some areas of staining. [See more photos →]

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1061Lot 1061: Dick Poyner Tennessee Rocking ChairDick Poyner Tennessee Rocking ChairLot 1061: Dick Poyner Tennessee Rocking Chair

Middle Tennessee rocking chair by Richard (Dick) Poyner of Williamson County, Tennessee (1802-1882). Maple and hickory with slightly arched slats, turned arms and round hand rests, and split woven seat above turned stretchers and tall rockers with pointed fronts. Pegged and nailed construction. 43 x 21 3/4" x 31 1/2". 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Repairs to front right arm with some looseness noted. Repair to left stile at top slat. Minor crack in proper left rocker. Cracks to proper left rear stile at rocker. Splits to hand rests and feet. Breaks and losses to woven seat, especially to the sides, wear to rear rocker tips. Traces of old green paint to back. [See more photos →]

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1062Lot 1062: Weaver's Chair plus Coverlet BookWeaver's Chair plus Coverlet BookLot 1062: Weaver's Chair plus Coverlet Book

19th Century Tennessee Weaver's Chair and Coverlet Book, 2 items total. 1st item: Tennessee weaver's chair; elevated seat with 2-slat back, turned posts with ball finials atop an elongated neck, turned armrests with ring turned support on plain turned legs. Old splint oak seat. 36 1/2" H x 17" W x 14 1/2" D. Mid to late 19th century. 2nd item: "Of Coverlets: The Legacies, The Weavers" by Sadye Tune Wilson and Doris Finch Kennedy. First Edition published by Tunstede, Nashville, 1983. With original dust jacket. 14 1/8" H x 10 3/4" W. CONDITION: 1st item: general overall good condition with expected wear, some minor holes or edge losses to a few of the seat splints. 2nd item: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

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1066Lot 1066: Middle TN One Drawer Stand, Spade FeetMiddle TN One Drawer Stand, Spade FeetLot 1066: Middle TN One Drawer Stand, Spade Feet

Diminutive Middle Tennessee one drawer stand or work table, walnut primary, pine secondary. Comprised of a slightly overhanging plain top above one dovetailed drawer with wood pulls, above tall squared tapering legs with exaggerated tapered spade feet. 27 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W x 16" D. Mid 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition, older refinish, with some marks to top. Later nails reinforce dovetails and rear corners of drawer. Top appears to be a later replacement. [See more photos →]

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1067Lot 1067: 4 NC Folk Pottery & Art Pottery Items4 NC Folk Pottery & Art Pottery ItemsLot 1067: 4 NC Folk Pottery & Art Pottery Items

4 NC Folk or Art Pottery Items. 1st – 3rd items: Group of three (3) Billy Ray Hussey stoneware pottery candlesticks, including a pair of red glazed chambersticks initialed and numbered "BH 48" on the base, and a tall blue and tan glazed single candlestick initialed and numbered "BH 27". Chambersticks: 2 3/4" H x 7 1/4" dia. Candlestick: 10 7/8" H. All pieces 20th condition. 4th item: Pisgah Forest art pottery bowl, the interior with a robin's egg blue glaze and the outer body with purple glaze. Incised Pisgah Pottery on the base and dated 1949. 3" H x 10 1/4" dia. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: All pieces overall very good condition. Some wax residue noted to candlesticks and some glaze voids to tall candlestick (in the making). [See more photos →]

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1068Lot 1068: 2 Billy Ray Hussey Pottery Items, Mule & Chicken Feed Bank2 Billy Ray Hussey Pottery Items, Mule & Chicken Feed BankLot 1068: 2 Billy Ray Hussey Pottery Items, Mule & Chicken Feed Bank

Two (2) North Carolina Billy Ray Hussey (b. 1955) Folk Art Pottery Items, including one (1) Mule and one (1) Chicken Feed Bank. 1st item: Stoneware mule with cobalt highlights throughout including the words NO, NOT and BIG NO. Signed and dated on the base "BH '59." 8 1/4" H x 11 1/4" L. 2nd item: Earthenware pottery chicken feeder bank with a figural chicken finial and six chicken figurals around the shoulder. "Chicken Feed" inscribed below the coin slot. Base signed "BH." 11 1/2" H. Both pieces 20th century. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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1069Lot 1069: 4 Cleater & Billie Meaders Stoneware Pottery Items4 Cleater & Billie Meaders Stoneware Pottery ItemsLot 1069: 4 Cleater & Billie Meaders Stoneware Pottery Items

Four (4) Cleater and Billie Meaders (Georgia, 20th Century) folk art alkaline drip glaze stoneware pottery items. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) flower pots with ruffled rims, and foliate pierced and incised decorations to bodies. One (1) signed and dated "Cleater and Billie Meaders March 7, 1992" and one (1) signed and dated "Cleater and Billie Meaders 2-25-1997" with additional ink initials "DWB" to underside of bases. Both approximately 5 1/8" H x 11 1/4" W dia. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) chambersticks or candlestick holders with applied handles and drip pan bases. Both signed and dated "Cleater Meaders 1988" to underside of bases. Both approximately 4" H x 4 1/2" dia. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: All items in very good condition. [See more photos →]

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1076Lot 1076: New Jersey A. J. Buttler Stoneware JugNew Jersey A. J. Buttler Stoneware JugLot 1076: New Jersey A. J. Buttler Stoneware Jug

New Jersey cobalt decorated stoneware pottery jug, semi-ovoid form stamped "A.J. Buttler Manufacturer New-Brunswick NJ". Additional freehand cobalt decoration including a "2" denoting capacity, flowers and an arrow to the handle. 10 1/2" H x 10" dia. Second half 19th century. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Firing crack to base of handle. [See more photos →]

$200.00$250.00
1128Lot 1128: 2 Ted Jones, TN Animal Prints2 Ted Jones, TN Animal PrintsLot 1128: 2 Ted Jones, TN Animal Prints

Two (2) Ted Jones (Tennessee, b. 1938) masonite prints on handmade paper, unframed. 1st item: "Centennial Park Ducks," woodblock style print of two floating ducks. Titled lower left and signed in pen lower right and dated 1980. 26" H x 38" W. 2nd item: "Rhino," depicting a Rhinoceros walking across patterned ground. Titled lower left and marked AP New Dimension Studio Nashville center. Signed lower right and dated 1977. 18 1/4" H x 24 1/8" W. Biography (source: Askart): Ted Jones is a professor of Art at Fisk University in Nashville who is known for his printmaking. He was included in the 2009 group exhibition Proof Positive: Master Prints from the Collection of Fisk University Galleries at the Crystal Bridges at the Massey, and the 2013 group exhibition "Jubilee!," the inaugural exhibition of the repurposed Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk University. CONDITION: Both items in excellent condition, unframed. [See more photos →]

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1131Lot 1131: Mr. Hooper Outsider Painting, Hogan's Last StandMr. Hooper Outsider Painting, Hogan's Last StandLot 1131: Mr. Hooper Outsider Painting, Hogan's Last Stand

Mr. (Tim) Hooper (Tennessee, 20th/21st Century) southern folk outsider art acrylic on board painting titled "Hogan's Last Stand / Here's Hoping He's Gone For Good." The painting depicts a man with purple skin encircled by a banner reading "I Never Seen No Whiskey-But Them Blues Done Made Me Sloppy Drunk," in a surrealist setting with various buildings, a monkey with purple human face and hands, and a train passing beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "Mr. Hooper 2002" lower left. Ink inscriptions by the artist en verso, explaining the scene with additional signatures, along with an exhibition postcard for "Works by Mr. Hooper, Tag Art Gallery, Nashville, TN, March 5th-April 19th, 2003." Housed in a black wooden frame. Board – 24" H x 12" W. Framed – 25 3/4" H x 13 1/2" W. American, early 21st century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light surface scuffs, largest 2 1/2", to board. Areas of loss to paint on frame. [See more photos →]

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1132Lot 1132: Folk Art Carved Limestone Sculpture of Christ, David DayFolk Art Carved Limestone Sculpture of Christ, David DayLot 1132: Folk Art Carved Limestone Sculpture of Christ, David Day

David Day (American, 20th century) folk art carved limestone sculpture depicting the head of Christ. Signed "DAY" lower back edge. 15" H x 8 1/4" W x 9" D. 41.6 lbs. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition, some minor scattered chipping to base. [See more photos →]

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1133Lot 1133: Ron Williams W/C, Winter LandscapeRon Williams W/C, Winter LandscapeLot 1133: Ron Williams W/C, Winter Landscape

Ron Williams (Tennessee, d. 2016) watercolor on paper winter landscape painting depicting a frozen stream with snow covered evergreens and bare trees on either bank, fore and middle ground, a foggy mountain range below a white sky, background. Signed and dated "Ron Williams 11/8/83" lower right. Matted and housed under glass in a metallic silver painted wooden frame. Sight – 22" H x 28" W. Framed – 31 1/2" H x 37 1/4" W. Late 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Slight waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
1134Lot 1134: Ron Williams W/C, Mountain StreamRon Williams W/C, Mountain StreamLot 1134: Ron Williams W/C, Mountain Stream

Ron Williams (Tennessee, d. 2016) watercolor on paper painting depicting a stream with trees on the opposite bank, and a mountain range beneath a grey sky, middle and background. Signed and dated "Ron Williams 4/10/83" lower right. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Sight – 28 1/8" H x 20 5/8" W. Framed – 37" H x 29 1/4" W. Late 20th century. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Few areas of loss to frame. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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1135Lot 1135: Gus Baker Watercolor of Men on SailboatGus Baker Watercolor of Men on SailboatLot 1135: Gus Baker Watercolor of Men on Sailboat

Gus Baker (American/Tennessee, 1922-1994) watercolor painting depicting 3 young shirtless men putting up the sails on a boat, surrounded by water. Signed in pencil "Gus Baker" lower right. Framed under glass in a natural wood frame with salmon colored fabric mat. Sight – 14"h x 17 1/2"W. Frame – 20" H x 22"W. Provenance: private Nashville collection, acquired from the collection of the late interior designer Bill Knox, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Painting in very good condition with even toning. Not examined out of frame. Widespread creasing to mat. [See more photos →]

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1136Lot 1136: Max Hochstetler Expressionist Painting plus VantreMax Hochstetler Expressionist Painting plus VantreLot 1136: Max Hochstetler Expressionist Painting plus Vantre

Max Hochstetler painting and nine (9) Robert Vantrease Prints of Nashville. 1st item: Terry Max Hochstetler (Tennessee, 1941-2019), "Road Painting," mixed media on paper painting depicting intersecting roads and trees rendered in an expressionist style. Signed and dated "T. M. Hochstetler 71" upper center. Label en verso lists artist's name, title, and description of the work as follows: "Imaginary landscape painting, mixed media on paper utilizing a shaped matt as part of the total design. From the "road series of 1973". Housed behind plexiglass in a wood frame with linen liner. Sight – 26 3/4" H x 29 1/2" W. Biography: Max Hochstetler earned a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University and served as chair of the art department at Austin Peay State University from 1989 to 1993. His work is included in several prominent collections including the Tennessee State Museum, Customs House Museum, and Vanderbilt University, and his public art commissions include a series of murals depicting the history of APSU in the Sundquist Building; two wall paintings for The Nashville Network and Country Music Television, Gaylord Enterprises, which are now are in the collection of The Country Music Hall of Fame; and three paintings and two wall murals for Opryland Hotel in Nashville. He was a signature artist and board member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society, and past-president of the Nashville Artist Guild. (Source: Tennessee Arts Commission, Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council). 2nd item: Nine (9) Robert Vantrease (Tennessee, 1927-1989) framed prints of Nashville, Tennessee landmarks. Subjects include 2 views of The Hermitage, home of president Andrew Jackson; The Tennessee State Capitol; The Parthenon; Union Station; Kirkland Hall at Vanderbilt University; the Centennial Park Bridge; Fort Nashborough; and Belle Meade Plantation. Housed together under glass in a stained wood frame with ivory mat. All sights approximately 10" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed – 32 1/2" H x 40 1/2" W. Biography: Robert Vantrease was a Nashville artist and longtime director of the Medical Illustration department at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was known for his architectural renderings of buildings and was a member of the Tennessee Art League, the Tennessee Watercolor Society, the Pastel Society of America and Nashville Artist Guild. (Source: Vanderbilt University). Provenance: A Nashville, Tennessee estate. CONDITION: 1st item: Some yellowing to matte. Overall very good condition. 2nd item: Some light toning to paper, few abrasions to frame, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1139Lot 1139: 2 Southern Quilts incl. White Work Quilt2 Southern Quilts incl. White Work QuiltLot 1139: 2 Southern Quilts incl. White Work Quilt

Two (2) Southern cotton quilts, found in Kentucky. 1st item: "Slashed Album" pattern hand pieced cotton quilt in red, tan (originally green) and white with machine stitched binding, attributed to Kentucky or Tennessee. 59 1/2" x 75". 2nd item: White work or Whole Cloth matrimonial quilt, hand stitched star inside feathered wreath in center, with stars in feathered wreaths at each corner. Surrounded by teacup stitched border. Knife edge stitching to edges. 80" x 72.5". Circa 1940. CONDITION: 1st item: Good condition, recently washed, with some fading. Scattered brown stains to front and back, largest 4" x 4". Brown fabric is weak, with uneven fading, wear and minor losses, largest 1" x 1/2". 2nd item: One tiny hole, otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$450.00$550.00
1140Lot 1140: 3 TN Pieced Cotton Quilts3 TN Pieced Cotton QuiltsLot 1140: 3 TN Pieced Cotton Quilts

Three (3) hand pieced cotton quilts, attributed to Middle TN, including one (1) blue and white Tumbling Blocks pattern quilt (73" x 92"); one (1) pink, green and multicolored Dresden Plate pattern quilt (68" x 81"); and one (1) red and white Sugar Loaf pattern quilt, 78" x 81". All first half 20th century, possibly made within the same family. CONDITION: Tumbling Blocks quilt – excellent condition. Dresden Plate quilt – very good condition, washed, hole in one corner, spotting on back. Sugar Loaf quilt – very good condition, washed, spots on top and along center fold on back. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1142Lot 1142: Victorian Quilt and 2 Paisley ShawlsVictorian Quilt and 2 Paisley ShawlsLot 1142: Victorian Quilt and 2 Paisley Shawls

Three (3) Victorian textiles, including one (1) Nine Patch Checkerboard quilt and two (2) paisley shawls. 1st item: Nine Patch Checkerboard pattern cotton quilt, attributed to Tennessee, c. 1870, hand pieced and quilted, constructed in three panels, in shades of brown, pink, and tan with off white backing. 72" x 90". 2nd and 3rd items: Two (2) Victorian paisley shawls, jacquard woven wool and possibly silk, measuring 58" x 124" and 63" x 131". Mid/late 19th century. Provenance: deaccessioned from a Southern historic house museum CONDITION: 1st item: Some discoloration and stains to quilt face. 2nd and 3rd items: Smaller shawl in excellent condition, strong colors. Larger shawl in very good condition with small moth hole. [See more photos →]

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1143Lot 1143: Group of 3 Southern Overshot CoverletsGroup of 3 Southern Overshot CoverletsLot 1143: Group of 3 Southern Overshot Coverlets

Group of 3 Southern handwoven overshot coverlets, possibly Tennessee., mid 19th century. 1st item: Navy and White coverlet, cotton and wool, Federal Knot variation, three piece construction, 80" x 75". Ref. Wilson and Kennedy, "Of Coverlets," p. 69. Condition: Overall very good condition, some stains on back, white has yellowed. 2nd item: Multicolored navy, red and tan coverlet, cotton and wool, Pine Cone Bloom variation, three piece construction, 95" x 104". Condition: some wool deteriorating, scattered small stains, overall good condition. 3rd item: Navy and white wool reversible coverlet, Irish Chain variation, two piece construction, 70" x 85". Fair condition, moth damage throughout, darned. Provenance: deaccessioned from a Southern historic house museum. CONDITION: See item description. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1150Lot 1150: John Ramsier KY Portrait MiniatureJohn Ramsier KY Portrait MiniatureLot 1150: John Ramsier KY Portrait Miniature

John Ramsier (Kentucky, 1861-1936) portrait miniature, watercolor on oval milk glass, depicting a mother with her child after Roberto Ferruzzi (Italy, 1854-1934) titled "The New Madonna." Artist label en verso reads "John Ramsier, Artist, after Roberto Ferruzzi, 1896, The New Madonna". Housed in the original or period oval giltwood carved foliate frame. Sight – 3 1/4" H x 2 5/8" W. Framed – 4 5/8" H x 3 1/4" W. CONDITION: Portrait with scattered exfoliation to paint, primarily to headwrap and baby's elbow, some to perimeter. Frame with a few minor losses. Back edge of portrait glass with minor scattered fleabites. [See more photos →]

$200.00$250.00
1151Lot 1151: Civil War Confederate Gardner Canteen w/ Poss. UniCivil War Confederate Gardner Canteen w/ Poss. UniLot 1151: Civil War Confederate Gardner Canteen w/ Poss. Uni

Civil War era Confederate Gardner Pattern cedar wood drum canteen with red, white, and blue striped cloth strap, iron bands around the circumference, and three iron sling keepers. Traces of black paint visible to wood and iron bands. Pour spout or stopper are not present. Possible 20th century museum accession number "95.0090" to one band. Accompanying note suggests that the strap was captured from the Union army. 7 1/2" dia. x 2 1/2" W. Length with strap – 29". Provenance: Private Southern collection, purchased from Larry Hicklen of Middle Tennessee Civil War Relics about 15 years ago. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, surface scratches to be expected from age and manner of use. Bands and sling keepers are loose with oxidation. Pour spout or stopper are not present. Fraying, fading to strap. [See more photos →]

$900.00$1,100.00
1152Lot 1152: 19th Cent. Robert E. Lee & Stonewall Jackson Prints19th Cent. Robert E. Lee & Stonewall Jackson PrintsLot 1152: 19th Cent. Robert E. Lee & Stonewall Jackson Prints

Two (2) Civil War Confederate General framed prints, including one (1) Robert E. Lee and one (1) Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, both depicting the generals from photographs. 1st item: Robert E. Lee photogravure by A. B. Walter, published by Bradley & Co., Washington, 1870. Title with publication information, centered below image. Housed and matted under glass in a gilt wood frame with black trim. Sight – 20" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed – 29" H x 24 3/4" W. 2nd item: "Stonewall" Jackson lithograph, published by Currier and Ives, New York, circa mid/late 1860's. Title with publication information and facsimile signature, centered below image. Housed and matted under glass in a gilt wood frame with black trim. Sight – 13 1/4" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed – 22 1/2" H x 18 1/4'" W. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, scattered foxing spots. [See more photos →]

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1153Lot 1153: Portrait of CSA Capt. Samuel Wilkins, North CaroliPortrait of CSA Capt. Samuel Wilkins, North CaroliLot 1153: Portrait of CSA Capt. Samuel Wilkins, North Caroli

Oil on canvas portrait of Confederate Captain Samuel Wilkins, 50th North Carolina Infantry. Painting depicts Wilkins as a man in his early middle age, wearing a dark grey Confederate uniform with brass buttons, the second button undone, with non regulation captain's insignia to his coat collar, against a dark green background. Unsigned. Housed in a period American carved gilt wood frame with stenciled rock pattern to frieze. Sight – 29 3/4" H x 24 1/2" W. Framed – 35 3/4" H x 30 1/2" W. Third quarter 19th century. Note: This painting was featured in an article titled "Portrait of a North Carolina Captain: Samuel Wilkins of the Green River Rifles" by Jeff Whittmann, North South Trader's Civil War Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2005. Note: Samuel Wilkins enlisted as a Captain in the 50th North Carolina Infantry on March 27, 1862 and served for three years. 50th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in April 1862, at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina. Men of this unit were raised in the counties of Person, Robeson, Johnston, Wayne, Rutherford, Moore, and Harnett. Ordered to Virginia, it fought under General Daniel at Malvern Cliff, then returned to North Carolina. Here the 50th saw action at New Bern and Washington, transferred to J.G. Martin's Brigade, and for a time served at Wilmington. Later part of the regiment was stationed at Plymouth and part at Washington. In November 1864, it moved south and shared in the defense of Savannah and skirmished along the Rivers' Bridge. Afterwards it was sent back to North Carolina and was placed in General Kirkland's Brigade. The unit continued the fight at Averasborough and fought its last battle at Bentonville. CONDITION: Overall craquelure. Areas of inpainting to face and jacket, largest 3" x 1". Areas of varnish layer fluoresce under UV light, largest 4 1/2" x 2", primarily to perimeter. Abrasions to varnish layer, largest 9 1/2". Areas of painting flakes/loss, largest 9 1/2". 1/2" area of repair to canvas, visible top right en verso. Areas of loss, largest 5 1/8", to frame. [See more photos →]

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