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80 Lot 80: Merriman & Clark Memphis TN Coin Silver Soup Ladle Merriman & Clark Memphis TN Coin Silver Soup Ladle Lot 80: Merriman & Clark Memphis TN Coin Silver Soup Ladle

Large Tennessee coin silver soup or punch ladle, fiddle tipt handle marked MERRIMAN & CLARK in rectangle (James E. Merriman and Frederick H. Clark, working together in Memphis 1841-47), monogrammed BMK. 12 3/4" L. 5.83 troy ounces. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with some light scattered scratches, some wear to maker's mark. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
81 Lot 81: Memphis TN Coin Silver Snuff Box Memphis TN Coin Silver Snuff Box Lot 81: Memphis TN Coin Silver Snuff Box

Scarce Tennessee coin silver snuff box, marked JS Curtis in rectangle (working Memphis, circa 1850), rectangular form with engine turned decoration, the hinged lid engraved with a central cartouche with monogram FC. 5/8" H x 3 1/4" W x 2 1/8" D. 2.55 troy ounces. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Maker's mark and monogram worn, otherwise good condition. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
82 Lot 82: TN Coin Silver Ladles and Medicine Spoon, 4 pcs TN Coin Silver Ladles and Medicine Spoon, 4 pcs Lot 82: TN Coin Silver Ladles and Medicine Spoon, 4 pcs

1 coin silver medicine spoon and 3 coin and sterling ladles with marks of Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee silversmiths/jewellers, 4 items total. 1st item: 1 Salt or condiment ladle with plain fiddle handle marked JM SMITH in rectangle with backwards S (John M. Smith, working Nashville, c. 1835). 4 5/8" L. 2nd item: Long-handled Medicine Teaspoon, plain fiddle handle stamped on back J.S. CURTIS in rectangle (working Memphis, c. 1850) and stamped on front J.W. HAYES (likely Dr. John Womack Hayes, 1848-1904). 8 5/8" L. Note: Dr. Hayes was born in North Carolina and studied medicine in Jackson, TN, with his uncle, J.G. Womack. Dr. Hayes began his medical career in Denmark, Tennessee, where he practiced for seven years before moving to Marianna, Arkansas, about 60 miles from Memphis. He also worked in Eureka Springs and St. Louis, MO. He was elected president of the Tri-State Medical Society, encompassing Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee, in 1902. 3rd item: Neo-Grec style coin silver soup or punch ladle, matte gilded bowl with engraved floral design, Anthemion handle stamped COIN and J.S. CURTIS in rectangle en verso, monogrammed H. 10 5/8" L. 4th item: Neo-Grec style salt or condiment ladle, incuse mark F.H. Clark and STERLING en verso. (Frederick Henry Clark, working Memphis 1850-1866). Monogrammed RFP. 5" L. Combined weight: 5.40 troy ounces. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Smith salt/condiment ladle exhibits wear and some tiny dents to bowl. Soup/punch ladle has extremely worn monogram to back of handle, a few spots of oxidation to matte gilt bowl. Medicine spoon has considerable scratching and wear. Clark salt/condiment ladle in excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
83 Lot 83: 10 TN Coin Silver Teaspoons, Peabody & Gowdy 10 TN Coin Silver Teaspoons, Peabody & Gowdy Lot 83: 10 TN Coin Silver Teaspoons, Peabody & Gowdy

Ten (10) Tennessee Coin Silver teaspoons, all with plain fiddle handles, including four marked J. PEABODY in rectangle (John Peabody, working in Nashville 1836-1850), monogrammed M, and six with incuse marks T. GOWDY (Thomas Gowdy, retailer/jeweler working Nashville, 1825-d. 1863), monogrammed "KB by KH". All approximately 6 1/8" L. 6.59 oz troy. CONDITION: Most with scattered small dents to bowls, light wear to handles and monograms. Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
84 Lot 84: 19th c. TN Silver Flatware, incl. Negrin, Hope 19th c. TN Silver Flatware, incl. Negrin, Hope Lot 84: 19th c. TN Silver Flatware, incl. Negrin, Hope

Twenty-three (23) pieces flatware including early sterling and coin silver flatware with rounded fiddle handles and rounded fins, with C monogram, and marks for Paul Negrin and Hope Bros. of Tennessee. 1st-5th items: Five (5) coin silver teaspoons marked P NEGRIN in rectangle for Paul Negrin, active Nashville, 1823-1844 (5 1/2" L). 6th-12th items: Four (4) coin silver table or serving spoons (8 1/2" L) and three (3) teaspoons (6" L) marked for Hildeburn & Bros., active Philadelphia, 1852-1871. All monogrammed TF. 13th item: One (1) German silver or britannia metal serving spoon marked for Hall & Elton, working New York, mid 19th century. (9" L, not weighed). 14th-23rd items: Ten (10) pieces Wood & Hughes Louvre pattern sterling flatware, including three (3) serving spoons with mark for Knoxville retailer Hope Bros & Co. with LAT monogram (7"L), and seven (7) five o'clock spoons with Harris & Shafer mark (5 3/8" L), not monogrammed. Coin silver: 9.645 troy ounces. Sterling silver: 9.640 troy ounces. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Some pieces with minor dents and tears. Largest tear 1/2" on Hildeburn Bros serving spoon. Small 1/8" L tear to one Negrin spoon. 13th item: overall surface wear; discoloration from tarnish and oxidation. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
85 Lot 85: 5 Coin Silver Spoons incl. TN, plus 2 Napkin Rings 5 Coin Silver Spoons incl. TN, plus 2 Napkin Rings Lot 85: 5 Coin Silver Spoons incl. TN, plus 2 Napkin Rings

5 Tennessee coin silver spoons by Campbell and Donigan, plus 2 Napkin Rings. 1st and 2nd items: 2 Tennessee coin silver tablespoons with fiddle tipt handles, marked J. CAMPBELL in rectangle for John Campbell (working Fayetteville, North Carolina 1834-1836; Cheraw, South Carolina, 1836; Nashville, Tennessee, 1836 to circa 1857), monogrammed JMG. 3rd and 4th items: 2 dessert spoons with fiddle tipt handles marked G.W. DONIGAN in rectangle for George Washington Donigan (working Nashville, TN 1850-d. 1864), monogram JJG; 1 sugar shell with fiddle tipt handle, incuse marks PREMIUM / PURE COIN / MAYNARD & TAYLOR (Albany, NY, mid 19th c.) and monogrammed LGC. 6th and 7th items: 2 sterling silver napkin rings, 1 with engraved floral design and bullnose bands of engraved leaves, with old Gorham lion-anchor-G mark, monogrammed MTG, and 1 plain with molded edges, marked Alvin Sterling and monogrammed MC. Spoons ranging in size from 6 5/8" to 9 1/8" L. Napkin rings ranging in size from 5/8" H x 7/8" dia. to 1 7/8" H x 1 7/8" dia. Combined weight, coin silver: 5.34 oz t.; sterling weight .87 oz troy. Provenance: the estates of Llewellyna and James T. Granbery, Historic Seven Springs Farm, Brentwood, Tennessee. CONDITION: All items very good condition; minor wear to marks, monograms and ends of spoons. [See more photos →]

$200.00$300.00
141 Lot 141: Carroll Cloar Lithograph, Group of Myselves Carroll Cloar Lithograph, Group of Myselves Lot 141: Carroll Cloar Lithograph, Group of Myselves

Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) signed lithograph on paper titled "Group of Myselves," depicting a self-portrait of the artist at various stages of life, set against the background of a rural town. Signed in pencil lower right and titled lower left. Housed under glass in an ebonized and molded giltwood frame with black mat. Sight – 16" H x 12" W. Framed – 22" H x 18" W. Circa 1939. Note: This is considered one of Cloar's most important, and scarce, lithographs. One is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and another was exhibited in the 2014 exhibit of Cloar Lithographs at the Georgia Museum of Art. It is the first work (and one of the few lithographs) set to poetry in the book "Second Sight: Poems for Paintings by Carroll Cloar" by Dabney Stuart (University Of Missouri Press, 1996, ref. p.3). 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 1950s, 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 West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Small line of discoloration lower left margin, very light toning, a few light thumbdings, overall excellent condition. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
142 Lot 142: John Chumley Winter Landscape Watercolor John Chumley Winter Landscape Watercolor Lot 142: John Chumley Winter Landscape Watercolor

John Wesley Chumley (Virginia/Tennessee, 1928-1984) watercolor snow scene painting depicting a farmstead with freshly fallen snow having a small pond bearing the reflection of the farm with barren trees in the foreground and the main house with outbuildings and barren trees background. Signed lower right “Chumley”. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with linen liner. Sight – 20 1/2″ H x 25 3/4″ W. Framed – 27 1/2″ H & 34 W. 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 Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,800.00
143 Lot 143: Washington Cooper, Nashville portrait of young William Robinson Cornelius, Jr. Washington Cooper, Nashville portrait of young William Robinson Cornelius, Jr. Lot 143: Washington Cooper, Nashville portrait of young William Robinson Cornelius, Jr.

Attributed to Washington Bogart Cooper (Tennessee, 1802-1888), Southern oil on canvas oval portrait of William Robinson Cornelius Jr. (1855-1945) depicted as a child of about 5-10 years old, attired in a black suit and white shirt. Unsigned. Conservation label en verso. Probably original oval rose and scroll molded giltwood frame. Sight – 30" H x 25" W. Framed – 38" H x 33" W. Circa 1860. Note: William Robinson Cornelius, Jr. was born in Nashville to William Robinson Cornelius, Sr., and Martha Dorris Cornelius. His father was an undertaker in Middle Tennessee, whose services were especially in demand during the Civil War. (According to his 1910 obituary, William Cornelius Sr. buried 25,000 citizens and 40,000 soldiers, "more than any man in Tennessee, and probably more than any man who is living today."). William Jr. did not follow his father into the funeral business, but instead became a grain broker. He lived in Nashville and married Lily Allen LeSueur, with whom he had five children. He is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. (source: Findagrave.com). Provenance: the estates of Llewellyna and James T. Granbery, Historic Seven Springs Farm, Brentwood, Tennessee. CONDITION: Professionally restored by Cumberland Art Conservation, Nashville, TN. Copy of conservation report available on request. UV light reveals some fluorescence to subject's right forehead area, extending into hairline, and some infill painting of a few scattered miniscule spots across face. There is also some fluorescence to coat area at edges of shoulder, and center chest area. Light craquelure throughout. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,400.00
144 Lot 144: Samuel Shaver, Pair of East TN Portraits Samuel Shaver, Pair of East TN Portraits Lot 144: Samuel Shaver, Pair of East TN Portraits

Attributed to Samuel Shaver (Tennessee, 1816-1878), pair of oval East Tennessee companion paintings depicting a husband and wife. Oil on canvas laid on paperboard. Male subject is seated and wearing a black suit with gold spectacles and a long beard, the female is seated in a red chair wearing a black dress with a lace collar and red floral brooch and upswept hair. Partially legible pencil writing en verso of cardboard of female portrait reads " Ms. Joseph Ward/Word, Gr. Grandmother of Elizabeth —- Fible?, June —– —–". Both housed in matching pierced gilt frames. Sight – 23 1/4" H x 19 1/4" W. Framed – 27 1/2" H x 23 3/8" W. Mid-19th century. Provenance: Found in Knoxville, TN estate. Biography (by James C. Kelly, Virginia Historical Society): "Portraitist Samuel M. Shaver was born in Sullivan County, the son of David Shaver and Catherine (Barringer) Shaver. He may have been influenced by William Harrison Scarborough (1812-1871), a native-born Tennessee artist, four years Shaver's senior, who did portraits of Shaver's relatives. Shaver's earliest known painting dates to 1845, but he was probably painting before that time. For the next quarter-century, he was East Tennessee's standard portraitist. In 1851 Shaver was professor of drawing and painting at the Odd Fellows Female Institute in Rogersville. In 1852 he advertised in Greeneville and Knoxville papers; for several years thereafter his whereabouts are unknown. The death of his first wife in January 1856 recalled him to Rogersville, where he remained until the Civil War. At the outset of the war, pro-Confederate Shaver moved to Knoxville, where he became one of the founders of the East Tennessee Art Association. The association commissioned him to do portraits of fifteen Confederate leaders and generals, presumably from photographs. None of the portraits have been located, and perhaps they were never painted. From 1863 to 1868 Shaver lived and worked near Russellville. About 1868 he joined his mother-in-law and family in Jerseyville, Illinois, near St. Louis, where he continued painting. He died June 21, 1878." CONDITION: Canvas adhered to paperboard. Blistering, craquelure and scratching with losses (largest 2 1/4" to female portrait, on face) to both canvases. Male portrait – 6" L horizontal line of cleavage, located 1" from top edge of frame, due to paperboard being in 2 pcs en verso. 2 areas of inpainting visible under UV light; in lower left quadrant, largest 3" x 2/34", with smaller area being possible previous repair. Female portrait – area of inpainting visible under UV light; in lower right along frame edge, 3 x 3 1/2". Housed in newer frames. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
148 Lot 148: Olen Bryant Wood Sculpture, "David and Jonathan" Olen Bryant Wood Sculpture, "David and Jonathan" Lot 148: Olen Bryant Wood Sculpture, "David and Jonathan"

Olen Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) carved walnut sculpture of conjoined figures, titled "David and Jonathan". Unsigned. Exhibition label with title to underside of base (exhibition location and date unknown). Mounted upon a rectangular cherry base. 28" x 12" W x 6 3/4" 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: Scattered wood shrinkage cracks, otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
149 Lot 149: Olen Bryant Walnut Sculpture of a Head Olen Bryant Walnut Sculpture of a Head Lot 149: Olen Bryant Walnut Sculpture of a Head

Olen Bryant (Tennessee, 1927-2017) Figured walnut carving titled "Head", mounted on an oak base. Exhibited, Hopkinsville Art Guild's Pennyrile Exhibit (label en verso of base). 26" H x 8" W x 10 1/4" 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: Overall very good condition. Minor scratch (1" L) above right eye. Light scuffs to bottom of base. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
150 Lot 150: Beauford Delaney Abstract Watercolor, "Composition" Beauford Delaney Abstract Watercolor, "Composition" Lot 150: Beauford Delaney Abstract Watercolor, "Composition"

Beauford Delaney (American, 1901-1979), “Composition,” watercolor on paper abstract expressionist painting featuring green, red, orange, and yellow brushstrokes. Signed and dated in ink “Beauford Delaney 64″ lower right corner. Float mounted onto ivory cardstock and housed in a contemporary silver and gilt frame. Sheet – 14″ H x 10 3/4″ W. Framed – 22 5/8″ H x 18 5/8” W. Third quarter 20th century. Provenance: Private South Carolina collection, originally acquired through Tree Galleries, Chicago. Biography: Beauford Delaney was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. An apprentice to artist Lloyd Branson, Delaney was encouraged by his mentor to study art in Boston. In 1929 he traveled to New York and established himself as a prominent artist of the Harlem Renaissance. There he gained the attention and admiration of well known writers and artists such as James Baldwin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, and many others. His departure from New York to Paris in 1953, where he would live the rest of his life, also marked his transition from figurative compositions to abstract expressionism, with a focus on color and light. In 1978, the year before he died, the Studio Museum in Harlem initiated its Black Master series with a retrospective of his work. His paintings can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, and numerous other museums. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some light toning and waviness to paper. Light wear and abrasions to frame, losses to lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$4,000.00$4,400.00
152 Lot 152: William Edmondson Sculpture, Lady With A Book William Edmondson Sculpture, Lady With A Book Lot 152: William Edmondson Sculpture, Lady With A Book

William Edmondson (American/Tennessee, 1874-1951) “Lady with a Book,” carved limestone sculpture depicting a standing woman with short curly hair wearing a dress with bustle, holding a book in her left hand, her right arm bent upward at her waist. 12″ H x 3 1/2″ W x 7″ D. Provenance: the estate of Leah Levitt, Long Island, New York. While it is unknown exactly when or where Mrs. Levitt and her late husband, David Levitt, acquired this sculpture and the Edmondson “Critter’ sculpture in the following lot (#153), both have been in their collection for decades. (The “Lady with a Book” can be seen in the background of several of the Levitt family’s photographs taken in the late 1950s-early 1960s). It is possible Mr. Levitt became familiar with Edmondson, or at least with Edmondson’s work, in the 1940s when in preparation for his work in the Armed Services, he (Levitt) attended French Language training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. By that time, William Edmondson was well known in his hometown of Nashville and beyond, having become the first African American artist to receive a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1937. Edmondson was born in Davidson County, Tennessee, the son of freed slaves, and worked most of his life in Nashville as a railroad employee and janitor. A spiritual experience at the age of 57 prompted him to begin sculpting limestone using a railroad spike as a chisel, and he claimed divine inspiration for the works produced during his 17-year art career. In the 1930s, his work caught the attention of Professor Sidney Hirsch, who worked at Peabody College in Nashville, located just a few blocks from where Edmondson lived (and adjacent to the Vanderbilt campus). Professor Hirsch is credited with introducing Edmondson to well-connected arts patrons Alfred and Elizabeth Starr and Harper’s Bazaar photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe. Wolfe’s now-famous photographs of Edmondson and his yard full of limestone sculptures brought him to the attention of the New York art world and gained him the acquaintance of Alfred Barr, Jr., director of the Museum of Modern Art, resulting in the landmark 1937 exhibit. Although Edmondson’s earliest work was more utilitarian in nature, such as tombstones and birdbaths, as his style matured his subject matter grew to include female figures (frequently based on women he knew from his community), Biblical figures, and various animals. PRE-APPROVAL IS REQUIRED TO BID ON THIS LOT. PLEASE CONTACT CASE ANTIQUES, INC. AT THE KNOXVILLE GALLERY FOR DETAILS. 865-558-3033 or BID@CASEANTIQUES.COM. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Slight circular loss to lower back of dress approx. 1/4″, some small losses to center of back base approx. 3/4″. Protective felt added to the base. [See more photos →]

$40,000.00$44,000.00
153 Lot 153: William Edmondson Critter Sculpture William Edmondson Critter Sculpture Lot 153: William Edmondson Critter Sculpture

William Edmondson (American/Tennessee, 1874-1951) limestone “Critter” sculpture of a small animal sitting upright on its hind legs, with front legs and feet cast downward, atop a rectangular integral base. 12 1/4″ H x 4 1/2″ W x 8 1/4″ D. Note: This example is stylistically similar to a sculpture sold by Case Antiques in 2011, Lot #190. Provenance: the estate of Leah Levitt, Long Island, New York. While it is unknown exactly when or where Mrs. Levitt and her late husband, David Levitt, acquired this sculpture and the Edmondson “Lady with a Book” sculpture in the preceding lot, both have been in their collection for decades. (The “Lady with a Book” can be seen in the background of several of the Levitt family’s photographs taken in the late 1950s). It is possible Mr. Levitt became familiar with Edmondson, or at least with Edmondson’s work, during the 1940s when in preparation for his work in the Armed Services, he (Levitt) attended French Language training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. By that time, William Edmondson was well known in his hometown of Nashville and beyond, having become the first African American artist to receive a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1937. Edmondson was born in Davidson County, Tennessee, the son of freed slaves, and worked most of his life in Nashville as a railroad employee and janitor. A spiritual experience at the age of 57 prompted him to begin sculpting limestone using a railroad spike as a chisel, and he claimed divine inspiration for the works produced during his 17-year art career. In the 1930s, his work caught the attention of Professor Sidney Hirsch, who worked at Peabody College in Nashville, located just a few blocks from where Edmondson lived (and adjacent to the Vanderbilt campus). Professor Hirsch is credited with introducing Edmondson to well-connected arts patrons Alfred and Elizabeth Starr and Harper’s Bazaar photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe. Wolfe’s now-famous photographs of Edmondson and his yard full of limestone sculptures brought him to the attention of the New York art world and gained him the acquaintance of Alfred Barr, Jr., director of the Museum of Modern Art, resulting in the landmark 1937 exhibit. Although Edmondson’s earliest work was more utilitarian in nature, such as tombstones and birdbaths, as his style matured his subject matter grew to include female figures (frequently based on women he knew from his community), Biblical figures, and various animals. PRE-APPROVAL IS REQUIRED TO BID ON THIS LOT. PLEASE CONTACT CASE ANTIQUES, INC. AT THE KNOXVILLE GALLERY FOR DETAILS. 865-558-3033 or BID@CASEANTIQUES.COM. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Old breaks and losses to front and rear corners on right side of base. Protective felt added to the base. [See more photos →]

$18,000.00$22,000.00
154 Lot 154: Important "TVA" Quilt, designed by Ruth Clement Bond Important "TVA" Quilt, designed by Ruth Clement Bond Lot 154: Important "TVA" Quilt, designed by Ruth Clement Bond

Important African American "TVA" Quilt, designed by Ruth Clement Bond and made by an unknown quilter working in the TVA dam sites at the juncture of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, circa 1937. The hand-stitched cotton quilt with cotton batting depicts a young black man with government-uniformed white arm on his right shoulder and a fiddle or guitar in his left hand, held by a woman whose face appears in partial profile upper right foreground and whose form is suggested by two partial curves in the foreground, right edge. The man's head is turned toward his right with his knees bent, against a background of sinking sun and light green foliage. Pale brown border with quilted vine and bud stitching and solid light orange backing. Unsigned. 81" H x 62" W. Note: This is one of five known surviving quilts in this pattern, named one of the top 100 quilts of the 20th century by judges elected from the Alliance for American Quilts, the American Quilt Study Group, the International Quilt Association, and the National Quilt Association. This lot includes a 1978 photograph of the quilt taken at "Seay-Me-Home," the vacation home of its then-owner, Maurice Seay, along with a copy of a typewritten document dated 1976 found with the quilt, describing Seay's connection to the quilt. It states this quilt was given as an expression of gratitude by workers at the Pickwick Dam Village to Maurice Seay, director of the educational program at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dam sites during the Depression era. It was designed by Ruth Clement Bond (1904-2005), an African American educator, civic leader, and designer who "helped transform the American quilt from a utilitarian bedcovering into a work of avant-garde social commentary" (Source: The New York Times obituary of Mrs. Bond, Nov. 13, 2005 – https://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/13/obituaries/ruth-clement-bond-101-quilter-and-civic-leader-is-dead.html ). Bond accompanied her husband, Dr. J. Max Bond, to the TVA dam construction sites where he had been hired in 1934 as a personnel manager to work with the black construction workers. He was, at the time, the company's highest ranking African American official. Mrs. Bond supplied wives of the workers living at the various sites with quilt designs, many rich with symbolism, including this one, which exhibits elements reminiscent of paintings by Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas (particularly his mural series, "Aspects of Negro Life," 1934). This is one of five quilts in this particular pattern known to exist along with one smaller related textile. The smaller textile is in the collection of the Museum of Art and Design in New York, one quilt is in the Michigan State University African American quilt collection, and a second quilt is in the private collection at TVA Headquarters. The whereabouts of the other two, both documented prior to 1990 by author and quilt researcher Merikay Waldvogel, are unknown. A detailed discussion of these so-called "TVA Quilts" can be found in Waldvogel's book, "Soft Covers for Hard Times: Quiltmaking and the Great Depression" (Rutledge Hill Press, 1990). It contains information from interviews with Bond and two of the quilters, Rose Marie Thomas and Grace Tyler. All offered slightly differing titles and meanings for the quilt. Bond herself stated "The man with his banjo is full of frivolity. He is between the hand of the government [TVA] and the hand of a woman. He must choose between the government job and the life he has known…we wanted to show that he chose the TVA job. It has a hopeful message…things were getting better and the black worker had a part in it." (p. 80). Note: The Seay paperwork dated 1976 (which appears to have been compiled for an exhibit at Western Michigan University the same year) indicates this quilt was made in Northeastern Mississippi, however, the other surviving quilts all have strong ties to the Wheeler Dam construction site in North Alabama. CONDITION: Central image in very good structural condition with even fading and a 3" area of tiny scattered stains lower left; a couple of tiny areas of separation in stitching at lowermost edge of guitar and on subject's left lower leg at edge. Border with overall fading in addition to discoloration and significant color loss along lower section. Scattered smaller areas of border have barely noticeable discoloration (largest is 1"L, positioned along right edge). Documentation with this lot includes a note from this quilt's original owner, Maurice Seay, dated 1988, stating that the bottom of the quilt "was stained and faded as it hung on the north wall in the cabin." [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
155 Lot 155: Exhibited African-American Schoolhouse Quilt Exhibited African-American Schoolhouse Quilt Lot 155: Exhibited African-American Schoolhouse Quilt

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

$2,000.00$2,400.00
157 Lot 157: TN or KY Walnut Hepplewhite Sugar Chest TN or KY Walnut Hepplewhite Sugar Chest Lot 157: TN or KY Walnut Hepplewhite Sugar Chest

Southern Hepplewhite sugar chest, Tennessee or Kentucky, walnut with poplar secondary. Comprised of a rectangular top with applied square molded edge and original iron hinges; dovetailed case with upper well divided into three sections. Beaded medial molding over a base with dovetailed scratch-beaded drawer having an oval brass pull, resting on tall square tapered legs. The right two interior well dividers are raised and do not extend the entire depth of the upper case, an unusual construction feature. 37" H x 25 1/2" W x 19 1/4" D. Circa 1810. CONDITION: Old refinish. Usage wear and losses to the upper left case and top left corresponding molding. Lock and escutcheon missing. Minor staining to top and a few stains to the interior. Drawer pull is not original. Interior with original wood bracing and a late 19th century brace added to the exterior back for support. [See more photos →]

$3,800.00$4,200.00
161 Lot 161: Southern Hepplewhite Sugar Chest Southern Hepplewhite Sugar Chest Lot 161: Southern Hepplewhite Sugar Chest

Southern Hepplewhite walnut sugar chest, poplar secondary, likely Middle Tennessee or Kentucky. Post and panel construction, rectangular form with hinged top opening to interior with original divider, case with paneled front and sides, raised on tall square tapered legs. 36" H x 37" W x 18 1/4" D. Circa 1830. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection, by descent in a family living in both Middle Tennessee and Kentucky in the early 19th century. CONDITION: Older refinish with staining and shrinkage to the top. Old break with reinforced hinge to left rear side of top. Front top edge molding with a split on left side. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,400.00
165 Lot 165: Middle TN Sheraton Walnut Blanket Chest Middle TN Sheraton Walnut Blanket Chest Lot 165: Middle TN Sheraton Walnut Blanket Chest

Middle Tennessee blanket chest, attributed to Bedford County, walnut with poplar secondary. Comprised of a plain top with breadboard ends above a rectangular chest with exposed dovetailed on sides of case, lower case transition molding with two scratch beaded and dovetailed drawers with brass pulls, inlaid kite escutcheons on upper case and drawers. Case rests on turned feet. 32 1/2" H x 40 5/8" W x 18" D. Circa 1830. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Older refinish, overall good condition with general expected wear. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
166 Lot 166: Middle TN Corner Cupboard, Dekalb Co. Middle TN Corner Cupboard, Dekalb Co. Lot 166: Middle TN Corner Cupboard, Dekalb Co.

Middle Tennessee cherry and mahogany veneered and inlaid corner cupboard, poplar secondary, single-piece construction, attributed to Dekalb County. Top comprised of an ogee molded cornice above a figured mahogany veneered frieze, two glazed doors with twelve panes opening to reveal three interior shelves. Mid-section with three flame mahogany veneered and dovetailed drawers flanked by inlaid figured mahogany rectangles with curved corners at top of stiles. Lower section having two paneled doors flanked by ring and ball half-turned pilasters above a shaped skirt with central cut-out and small spur returns, resting on ball and ring turned feet. Underside of central drawer illegibly signed. 85 3/4" H x 46" W (at cornice) x 40 3/4" W (at case) x approx. 23" D. Circa 1830. Provenance: the estate of Kent Cathcart, Nashville, Tennessee, by descent in his family, the Stark/Cathcart family of Alexandria, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Light wood shrinkage noted to frieze. Some losses to veneer on lower drawer edges. One area of minor losses to backboard on upper left side. Losses to tip of one foot. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,400.00
167 Lot 167: Sheraton Tiger Maple Sugar Chest Sheraton Tiger Maple Sugar Chest Lot 167: Sheraton Tiger Maple Sugar Chest

Middle Tennessee Sheraton tiger maple sugar chest, poplar secondary, found in Davidson County. Comprised of a molded top with breadboard ends above a rectangular dovetailed case with divided interior. Base with dovetailed and scratchbeaded drawer, divided into three compartments and having round wood pulls, above ring-turned and tapered "turnip" feet. Chest also contains a pair of iron sugar nippers. 33" H x 31" W x 19 5/8" D. Circa 1840-1850. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with old refinish, scattered shrinkage cracks and minor wear. [See more photos →]

$3,800.00$4,200.00
168 Lot 168: Middle TN Diminutive 1-Drawer Stand, Original Surface Middle TN Diminutive 1-Drawer Stand, Original Surface Lot 168: Middle TN Diminutive 1-Drawer Stand, Original Surface

Middle Tennessee diminutive one-drawer stand or table in the original surface, Wilson or Rutherford County, cherry primary, poplar secondary. Comprised of a molded overhanging top above a scratch beaded and dovetailed drawer with brass pull, above fine ball and ring-turned legs terminating in ball and spike feet. 27 3/4" H x 17" W x 16 1/2" D. Circa 1820. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Retains the original finish. Wear and staining to top. Losses to one drawer support. [See more photos →]

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169 Lot 169: Greene County TN Cherry Corner Cupboard, Arched Doors Greene County TN Cherry Corner Cupboard, Arched Doors Lot 169: Greene County TN Cherry Corner Cupboard, Arched Doors

Greene County, East Tennessee, cherry corner cupboard in the original surface. Yellow pine and poplar secondary woods. Flaring cornice over large arched glazed doors with total of twenty (20) panes, paneled lower cupboard doors and ogee base molding transitioning to bracket feet with returns. Mortise and tenon construction for doors and wooden peg construction throughout. 97 1/2" H x 53 1/2" W x 26" D. Circa 1810-1820. Note: While arched glazed cupboard doors are seen on a number of cupboards in the East Tennessee region surrounding Greene County, the larger number of panes used on the arched doors of this example may be unique (Source: The Art and Mystery of TN Furniture, Williams & Harsh). CONDITION: Overall very good condition in the old, possibly original surface. Knobs possibly older replacements and minor repairs to lower interior shelf. Upper case fitted a couple of later 19th century plate rail replacements. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00$2,800.00
171 Lot 171: East Tennessee Cherry Press, attrib. Jacob Fisher East Tennessee Cherry Press, attrib. Jacob Fisher Lot 171: East Tennessee Cherry Press, attrib. Jacob Fisher

East Tennessee cherry press, McMinn County, attributed to the cabinetmaking school of Jacob Fisher. Two part construction, cherry and cherry veneer primary with yellow pine secondary wood. Upper section with flaring molded cornice over two glazed doors with mullions forming a design, lower section with two cockbeaded dovetailed drawers projecting over paneled cupboard doors, flanked by ring-turned columns and resting on turned feet. 86" H x 43 1/2" W x 20" D. Note: This piece is pictured in the book "The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture and Its Makers through 1850" by Derita Coleman Williams and Nathan Harsh, copyright 1988, Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, Tennessee on page 191, Figure 238. CONDITION: Older refinish. While the cornice was not identified with a condition issue in the original Art and Mystery of Tennessee entry, it appears upon closer inspection it is a late 19th/early 20th century replacement. Upper case has a small strip of wood added to the backboard edge. [See more photos →]

$4,400.00$4,800.00
172 Lot 172: 2 Middle TN Hepplewhite Work Tables 2 Middle TN Hepplewhite Work Tables Lot 172: 2 Middle TN Hepplewhite Work Tables

Two (2) Middle Tennessee Hepplewhite work tables. 1st item: Two-drawer work table, Wilson County, cherry and walnut primary, poplar secondary. Comprised of an overhanging top rounded on front edges above 2 dovetailed drawers and square tapered legs, with paneled back and sides. 29 3/4" H x 21" W x 18 1/2" D. 2nd item: One-drawer work table, cherry primary, poplar secondary. Comprised of an overhanging top above one scratch beaded and dovetailed drawer over tapered square legs with scratch beaded edges. Both tables second half of the 19th century. 29" H x 28 1/4" W x 24" D. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall general wear with staining and scratching to top. 2nd item: Overall general wear with staining and scratching to top. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
173 Lot 173: Middle TN Walnut Sheraton Chest of Drawers Middle TN Walnut Sheraton Chest of Drawers Lot 173: Middle TN Walnut Sheraton Chest of Drawers

Middle Tennessee Sheraton walnut chest of drawers, Rutherford County, poplar secondary. Comprised of an overhanging top above four scratch beaded and dovetailed graduated drawers with kite shaped inlaid escutcheons and oval brasses, paneled sides, and turned feet. 42 3/4" H x 42" W x 20" D. Circa 1825. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Older refinish, with light staining to the top and general wear. Brasses are replacements. Drawer sides have been built up. Losses to one backboard. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
174 Lot 174: East TN Walnut Jackson Press, Signed Banner 1834 East TN Walnut Jackson Press, Signed Banner 1834 Lot 174: East TN Walnut Jackson Press, Signed Banner 1834

East Tennessee walnut and walnut veneer Jackson press, poplar secondary. Comprised of a rectangular top above two beaded and dovetailed overhanging drawers with patinated round brass pulls, above two doors with tombstone molded panels opening to reveal three shelves; all flanked by full bold baluster and ring-turned pilasters topped by carved medallions. Plinth base and double ball-turned feet. Inscription on back of case upper right, "Lewis C. Banner/July 26th 1834". 51 1/2" H x 45 1/2" W x 20 3/8" D. 2nd quarter 19th century. Later gallery, with broken arch pediment and spindle sides with curved ends, has height of 14 1/2" H. Note: Tax records show a Lewis Banner living in Washington County, Tennessee, in 1838. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Gallery is a late 19th/early 20th century addition to press. Pulls are likely replacements. Older refinish with overall general expected wear. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
175 Lot 175: Diminutive Middle TN Cherry Chest of Drawers Diminutive Middle TN Cherry Chest of Drawers Lot 175: Diminutive Middle TN Cherry Chest of Drawers

Diminutive Middle Tennessee Sheraton cherry chest of drawers, found in Jackson County, poplar secondary. Comprised of a plain top, three (3) dovetailed drawers with wood pulls, paneled sides and ring turned legs. 37" H x 36 1/8" W x 22" D. Circa 1835. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with minor staining and scratching to top, lower drawer side edges built up. Bottom drawer front with possible very old repair to drawer front (possibly as made). [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
176 Lot 176: East TN Tiger Maple Press East TN Tiger Maple Press Lot 176: East TN Tiger Maple Press

East Tennessee two-door press or cupboard, Johnson County, tiger maple, cherry, and walnut primary, chestnut secondary. Comprised of a plain overhanging top above one full length dovetailed drawer and two paneled doors opening to reveal two interior shelves; paneled sides and turned feet to the front with square tapering rear feet. 40" H x 38 1/8" W x 16 3/4" D. Circa 1840. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Losses to upper left edge of drawer and case front; chew/losses to lower rear edge at back of case; lower backboard edge and lower interior shelf. Back edge of top loose where wood split. Interior with old white paint. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
178 Lot 178: 4 East TN Graduated Buttocks Baskets 4 East TN Graduated Buttocks Baskets Lot 178: 4 East TN Graduated Buttocks Baskets

Grouping of four (4) Southern graduated split oak buttocks baskets from East Tennessee, found in Hamblen county. All with fixed carved wood handles secured at rims by nails. Ranging in size from 4 5/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 5 1/4" D to 10 3/4" H x 12 1/4" W x 11" D. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with old patina. Second smallest basket: scattered minor staining to interior, a few small breaks. 3 baskets have scattered minute flakes of paint. Largest 1/2" L. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
274 Lot 274: 2 Marion Cook Paintings, Barn and Daisies 2 Marion Cook Paintings, Barn and Daisies Lot 274: 2 Marion Cook Paintings, Barn and Daisies

Two (2) Marion Bryant Cook (Tennessee, 1933-2018) oil on canvas paintings. 1st item: Oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a barn with overgrown weeds and birds flying in and out of the barn. Signed "Marion Cook 9-1972" lower right. Housed in a wood frame with linen liner. Sight – 13 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed – 19" H x 23" W. 2nd item: Oil on panel painting depicting daisies. Signed "Marion Cook 1976". Housed in gilt wood frame. Sight – 4" H x 3" W. Framed – 8" H x 7" W. Biography (from the artist's website): Marion Bryant Cook's career as an artist began at the age of 12 when he studied under Miss Juanita Greene Williams. In 1952, he was awarded a full scholarship to the Memphis Academy of Fine Arts. During his second year at the Academy, he was drafted by the Army to serve in the Korean Conflict. Upon graduating from boot camp, the war had ended, and Marion was then stationed in Paris, France for the next two years. Upon his return to the U.S., he worked as a sign and billboard painter for various Nashville signage companies, and in 1968, decided to pursue art as a full-time career. He exhibited nationally and was commissioned to paint the portraits of bank presidents, doctors, and politicians. However, it was his landscape paintings of Tennessee barns that were his signature work and won him many accolades as a fine artist. Cook passed away in 2018. CONDITION: Both paintings in excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
275 Lot 275: 3 TN O/B Miniature Mountain Scenes, incl. McCoy 3 TN O/B Miniature Mountain Scenes, incl. McCoy Lot 275: 3 TN O/B Miniature Mountain Scenes, incl. McCoy

Three (3) Tennessee oil on board miniature mountain scene paintings, including William J. McCoy Jr. 1st item: William J. McCoy Jr. (Knoxville, 1906-1995) miniature oil on board painting depicting an East Tennessee mountain scene. Titled en verso "Birch Flats". Signed "McCoy" in red, lower right. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 5 5/8" H x 4" W. Framed – 7 3/4" H x 6" W. Mid 20th century. Note: William J. McCoy Jr. painted in the style of the East TN painter Charles Krutch, who also signed his paintings in red. Mr. McCoy's father was an early Knoxville photographer who likely worked with Krutch. 2nd & 3rd items: Pair of miniature oil on board paintings depicting Fall mountain scenes, both signed "Nine". Housed in paint and gilt decorated wood frames. Sights range in size from 2 1/4" H x 3" W to 3 1/4" H x 3 3/4" W. Frames range in size from 4 1/4" H x 5 1/8" W to 5 1/4" H x 5 5/8" W. 20th century. Provenance: Living Estate of Frances Fulton, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: All paintings overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
278 Lot 278: Olen Bryant Light Green Glazed Figural Vase, 21"H Olen Bryant Light Green Glazed Figural Vase, 21"H Lot 278: Olen Bryant Light Green Glazed Figural Vase, 21"H

Olen Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) green glazed ceramic sculptural vase depicting a figure with a face. Unsigned. 21 3/8" H x 18" W x 5 1/2" 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: Two chips to underside of sculpture: one measures 2 1/4", and the other 2 3/8". [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
279 Lot 279: Olen Bryant Blue Angel Olen Bryant Blue Angel Lot 279: Olen Bryant Blue Angel

Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) ceramic sculpture of a blue angel lying down. Signed "O. Bryant '72". Sculpture – 8 1/2" H x 14 1/4" W x 8" D. Base – 1 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 9 1/2" 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. CONDITION: Has chip to tip of upper wing. [See more photos →]

$200.00$250.00
280 Lot 280: 2 Olen Bryant Watercolors, incl. Self Portrait 2 Olen Bryant Watercolors, incl. Self Portrait Lot 280: 2 Olen Bryant Watercolors, incl. Self Portrait

Two (2) Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) figural watercolors on paper. 1st item: Black watercolor on paper painting of man reading a book, possibly a self portrait. Signed "Olen Bryant 1966" lower right. Housed behind glass in a contemporary black frame with gilt trim. Sight – 22 1/8" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed – 25" H x 22 1/4" W. 2nd item: Watercolor on paper painting depicting two black and grey female figures against a bluebackground. Signed and dated "O. Bryant 1966" lower left. Housed and matted under glass in a black and metallicsilver painted frame. Sight – 23 1/8" H x 17" W. Framed – 30 1/4" H x 23 1/2" W.Both items third quarter 20th century. 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: 1st item: Overall toning and foxing. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall toning, wrinkling to paper. Foxing spots to mat. Frame with areas of loss to silver paint. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
281 Lot 281: Harold Kraus, Still Life with Bowl of Cherries Harold Kraus, Still Life with Bowl of Cherries Lot 281: Harold Kraus, Still Life with Bowl of Cherries

Harold Kraus (American/Tennessee, late 20th c.), "Cherry Par-tay," oil on canvas still life painting depicting a bowl of cherries, against a green striped background. Signed "Kraus" lower right. Additionally signed and titled en verso. Float mounted in a black frame with gilt rabbet edge. Canvas – 30" H x 48" W. Framed – 37" H x 55" W. Provenance: the estate of B. Dale Wiley, Brentwood, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1" x 2" area of tenting to lower left quadrant near center of canvas (next to bowl). A few scattered brush hairs trapped in paint and scratches. A few minor abrasions to frame. Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
282 Lot 282: Philip Perkins abstract oil, "Hole in Space" Philip Perkins abstract oil, "Hole in Space" Lot 282: Philip Perkins abstract oil, "Hole in Space"

Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) oil on canvas abstract painting titled "Hole in Space" and dated 1950 in pencil en verso on stretcher. Depicts a faintly rendered white object within a v-shaped black field, with dark lines on either side, all against a background of blue and red folds. Signed "Perkins '51" lower right. Housed in painted and gilt wood frame. Sight – 29 3/4" H x 39 5/8" W. Framed – 31 1/4" H x 41 1/4" 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: Evidence of dampstaining to back of canvas. Scattered minor liquid stains ( largest 3/4" L x 1/4" W) to lower half of painting (front). Blanching in small areas (largest 2" x 2") in lower half of painting, mostly in space above signature. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
283 Lot 283: Philip Perkins O/C Portrait of Man in Leotard Philip Perkins O/C Portrait of Man in Leotard Lot 283: Philip Perkins O/C Portrait of Man in Leotard

Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) oil on canvas portrait of a young man in a red and blue leotard sitting with crossed legs on the floor of an interior space, rendered in shades of blue, green, grey, and tan. Unsigned. Illegible ink inscriptions en verso of frame. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 38 5/8" H x 31" W. Framed – 46 1/4" H x 39" W. American, mid 20th century.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: Areas of craquelure to face and neck with possible inpainting, largest 1/2". Areas of paint loss, largest 1/2".Possible dampstaining, en verso of canvas. Light buckling, left and right of canvas. Areas of loss, natural age related shrinkage to frame, largest 16 1/4". Gap between canvas and frame, top edge. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
284 Lot 284: 2 American Artworks, incl. Philip Perkins, Eliot Clark 2 American Artworks, incl. Philip Perkins, Eliot Clark Lot 284: 2 American Artworks, incl. Philip Perkins, Eliot Clark

Two (2) American artworks, including Philip Perkins abstract oil painting, and Eliot Candee Clark pastel landscape. 1st item: Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) abstract oil on canvas painting rendered in shades of purple, green, and blue-grey. Signed and dated "Perkins '60". Unframed, canvas is secured to stretcher. 18 1/8" H x 24 1/8" W. American, mid 20th century. 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. 2nd item: Eliot Candee Clark (American, 1883-1980) pastel on paper landscape painting, likely the Shenandoah Valley, titled "The Purple Mountains". Pencil signed lower right. R. H. Love (Chicago, ILL) label en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame with white matte. Sight – 8 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed – 15 5/8" H x 19 5/8" W. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with few surface abrasions. 2nd item: Pastel overall very good condition. Abrasions and losses to frame, mainly left side. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
285 Lot 285: C. Kermit Ewing Oil on Canvas  Seascape C. Kermit Ewing Oil on Canvas Seascape Lot 285: C. Kermit Ewing Oil on Canvas  Seascape

Charles Kermit Ewing (Tennessee, 1910-1976) abstract oil on canvas seascape depicting waves crashing against a rocky shore scene under a cloudy sky, rendered in muted colors of blue, grey, white and brown. Signed and dated "C. Ewing '67" lower left. Additional marker inscription en verso regarding purchase in 1977. Housed in a carved painted wood frame. Sight – 17 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed – 21 7/8" H x 28" W. Biography: Charles Ewing was a Pennsylvania-born painter, teacher, and lithographer. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard, and the University of Iowa with Jean Charlot. He was a member of art associations in Pittsburgh, Atlanta and New Rochelle, and in 1938, exhibited at the National Academy of Design. He served as art consultant for the Tennessee Valley Authority and, from 1948 until his retirement, was head of the art department at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. (Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"). CONDITION: Painting overall good condition. Minor scattered abrasions to the frame. [See more photos →]

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286 Lot 286: William Kidwell TN Watercolor Scene & Jim Gray Print William Kidwell TN Watercolor Scene & Jim Gray Print Lot 286: William Kidwell TN Watercolor Scene & Jim Gray Print

Two (2) works by Tennessee artists. 1st item: William "Bill" Kidwell (Tennessee, 1934-2015) watercolor on paper depicting Gay street, downtown Knoxville, TN. Signed and dated "Kidwell 1994" lower right corner. Housed in a gilt wood frame with linen liner and gilt liner. Sight – 21" H x 29" W. Framed – 35 1/2" H x 42" W. 2nd item: Jim Gray (American/Tennessee, 1932-2019) mountainscape gravure print depicting a Fall mountain valley scene with farmstead depicted to left and valley with pond in the foreground. Signed "Jim Grey" in the plate, lower right. Housed in a burl wood frame with gilt wood liner. Sight – 20 1/2" H x 32 3/4 W. Framed – 32 3/4" H x 45 1/4" W. Both items late 20th century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. 2nd item: Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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363 Lot 363: 2 Southern Cherry and Walnut Two-Drawer Storage Cabinets 2 Southern Cherry and Walnut Two-Drawer Storage Cabinets Lot 363: 2 Southern Cherry and Walnut Two-Drawer Storage Cabinets

Two (2) Southern Two Drawer Cabinets, possibly Middle Tennessee.1st item: Southern 2-drawer cabinet, cherry primary, popular secondary. Comprisedof a molded overhanging top,twodovetailed graduated drawers, each with two round wooden pulls, terminating in four ball feet. Hand painted checkerboard to underside of second drawer. Circa 1840. 11 1/2" H x 23" W x 12 1/2" D. 2nd item: Southern 2-drawer cabinet, walnut primary in the original surface, popular secondary. Comprised ofa molded overhanging top and base, twodovetailed graduated drawers, each with two round brass pulls. 11 1/2" H x 21 3/8" W x 11 3/8" D.Second half of 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition. 1st item: Areas of loss, largest 3", to cherry.Few areas of staining to top. 2nd item: Surface scratches, areas of loss, craquelure to paint. [See more photos →]

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365 Lot 365: 2 Tennessee One-Drawer Stands, Turned Legs 2 Tennessee One-Drawer Stands, Turned Legs Lot 365: 2 Tennessee One-Drawer Stands, Turned Legs

Two (2) East Tennessee Sheraton work tables. 1st item: Tennessee Sheraton work table or one-drawer stand, walnut with poplar secondary, overhanging top over one dovetailed drawer with round pulls and unusual divided interior, with ring turned and tapered legs ending in spike feet. 27 1/2" H x 19" W x 18 1/4" D. Circa 1830. 2nd item: Tennessee Sheraton work table or two-drawer stand, walnut with pine secondary, overhanging top over one dovetailed drawer with round pulls, turned and tapered legs ending in spike feet. 29 1/8" H x 24" W x 19 3/4" D. Circa 1830. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Both tables refinished. General use wear with scattered staining. [See more photos →]

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366 Lot 366: East TN Butler's or Musical Desk, poss. Burgner East TN Butler's or Musical Desk, poss. Burgner Lot 366: East TN Butler's or Musical Desk, poss. Burgner

East Tennessee Butler's desk, cherry primary, poplar and yellow pine secondary, with attributes similar to the Burgner school of cabinetmakers. Elaborate scrolled backsplash with carved volutes, over a rectangular top with applied reeded molding. Overhanging top drawer flanked by tombstone carved stiles opens to a fitted butler's desk interior, over three graduated dovetailed drawers having plain round wood knobs and flanked by reeded pilasters terminating in plinths; all resting on turned tapered feet. Desk section features a fitted interior including prospect section having two central pigeonholes with shaped openings, flanked by hidden document drawers with reeded fronts. One of the interior drawers has an ink inscription from the first owner reading "William A. Henderson papers in this drawer". Underside of interior appears to have originally been set with a stringed instrument which was strummed with a quill when the top desk drawer was opened. 55" H x 47 1/8" W x 22" D. Second quarter of 19th century. Note: Five Burgner brothers, including John C., Jacob F., Henry, Christian, and Daniel F., were cabinetmakers primarily in the Horse Creek community of Greene and Washington Counties, Tennessee from 1817 until 1902. John C. Burgner maintained a "waste book" detailing the daily operations of the business, including information on furniture forms produced as well as recordings for some of the pieces sold. The Burgners made pieces ranging from $8 to $50, in a wide range of forms. This cabinetmaking shop was known in the region for the incorporation of highly figured woods including curly maple, cherry, and walnut (source information courtesy Daniel Ackermann, Associate Curator, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts). Provenance: Originally found in a Sevier County, TN estate with ties to William Alexander Henderson. He was the son of early Sevier County, TN pioneers William and Mary Cannon Henderson who settled in the Pigeon Forge area of Sevier County. William Henderson (the father) represented Sevier County in the HOuse of Representative of the 22nd TN General Assembly in Nashville between 1837 – 1839. Note: A similar style desk signed by Burgner with stringed instrumentation was sold by our auction house in 2015: https://caseantiques.com/item/lot-120-burgner-greene-co-tn-musical-desk-dated-1819/. CONDITION: Overall good condition, possibly retains the original finish. Case with general use wear and some stains and scratching. Patch noted to upper right corner of top drawer, losses to both front corners of top drawer. Knobs are likely replacements. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
367 Lot 367: East Tennessee Hepplewhite Work Table East Tennessee Hepplewhite Work Table Lot 367: East Tennessee Hepplewhite Work Table

Southern, East Tennessee Hepplewhite work table, walnut primary, poplar secondary. with rectangular overhanging top comprised of four boards, one long dovetailed drawer with thumb molded edge, and tall tapering Hepplewhite legs. 28 1/4" H x 43 1/2" W x 32 1/2" D. Circa 1810. CONDITION: Refinished, gouging/scratching to top. Losses to feet, base of both drawer side bottom edges built up. [See more photos →]

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368 Lot 368: Early Middle TN Walnut Chest of Drawers Early Middle TN Walnut Chest of Drawers Lot 368: Early Middle TN Walnut Chest of Drawers

Early Southern Chippendale walnut chest of drawers, attributed to Middle Tennessee. Poplar secondary. Comprised of a plain top over four graduated dovetailed drawers and tall bracket feet with spur returns. Top and sides comprised of two boards, underside of the case indicates this depth of the case is original. 39 1/2" H x 40" W x 20 1/2" D. Circa 1800. Provenance: descended in the Anderson family, early settlers of Hickman County, Tennessee. CONDITION: Older refinish and replaced brasses. Scattered scratches, abrasions and staining, particularly to top. Reattachment of front right foot facing and lower section of rear left foot facing missing. Blocking original. Top and sides comprised of two boards; rear board of top may be old replacement, but underside of the case indicates this depth of the case is original. [See more photos →]

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369 Lot 369: Southern Dovetailed Tabletop Desk & Sewing Box, Poss. TN Southern Dovetailed Tabletop Desk & Sewing Box, Poss. TN Lot 369: Southern Dovetailed Tabletop Desk & Sewing Box, Poss. TN

Southern, possibly Middle Tennessee, dovetailed tabletop desk and sewing box (2 items). 1st item: Tabletop cherry desk, poplar secondary, with exposed dovetailed sides, ogee molded base, hinged lid opens to reveal one main interior compartment. 9 3/4" H x 18 3/4" W x 16 3/4" D.Circa 1840. 2nd item: Walnut sewing or jewelry box of rectangular form, popular secondary, having exposed dovetailed sides, applied molded top and base. Hinged lid opens to reveal interior with five compartments. Contains a handwritten note reading Wooden box – Aunt Fannie Swingler gave to Miss Cason as a small child (Papa Cason sister)". (Possibly Rutherford County). Felt protectors have been added to base. 4" H x 17" W x 10 3/4" D.Third quarter of the 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Several scratches to lid. Four drill holes to interior. Possible pest damage to interior. Areas of loss, wood shrinkage to base molding. 2nd item: Overall good condition with wear to be expected from age. Right hinge has been re-positioned. [See more photos →]

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370 Lot 370: 2 Tiger Maple Tables, incl. East Tennessee 2 Tiger Maple Tables, incl. East Tennessee Lot 370: 2 Tiger Maple Tables, incl. East Tennessee

Two (2) Sheraton Tiger Maple tables, including East Tennessee. 1st item: East Tennessee Sheraton tiger maple one-drawer stand or table, poplar secondary, attr. Johnson County. Comprised of a molded overhanging top above a drawer with square nail construction and a grain painted porcelain pull, legs with unusual turned and incised ring and cylinder design, tapering at feet. 26 3/4" H x 28 1/4" W x 20" D. Third quarter of 19th century. 2nd item: American Sheraton tiger maple one-drawer stand or table, pine and poplar secondary, possibly Middle Tennessee. Comprised of a molded overhanging top above one dovetailed drawer with brass pull above turned legs with rounded lozenge shaped feet. 25 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W x 19 1/4" D. Second quarter of 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Both stands with older refinish. 1st stand with wood shrinkage to top, light staining. 2nd stand with some light staining to top, feet appear to have been reduced. [See more photos →]

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371 Lot 371: 3 East TN Ladderback Chairs & Miniature Chest 3 East TN Ladderback Chairs & Miniature Chest Lot 371: 3 East TN Ladderback Chairs & Miniature Chest

Three (3) East Tennessee Ladderback Chairs & Miniature Chest. 1st item: East Tennessee child's ladderback armchair comprised of mixed woods, with tall turned finials, 2 straight splats, arm posts and caned seat. 18 1/2" H x 31 1/2" W x 12 3/4" D. 2nd item: East Tennessee ladderback chair, attributed to the Wilder family chair makers of Cocke County, TN. Comprised of mixed woods with tall turned acorn finials, three arched slats, and a rush seat. 42" H x 18" W x 13 1/2" D. 3rd item: East Tennessee child's high chair, mixed woods, with button finials, arched slats, arm supports and a split oak woven seat. 34" H x 13 1/4" W x 10 1/2" D. All chairs Greene or Hawkins County. 4th item: East Tennessee (Hamblen County) miniature walnut blanket chest or box, poplar secondary. Top with applied molding, each side with post and panel construction, resting on tapered feet. 18 1/2" H x 31 1/2" W x 12 3/4" D. Circa mid 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall general wear and losses, looseness to joints, losses to one corner of seat. 2nd & 3rd item: Refinished, overall good condition. 4th item: Refinished, some staining, replaced hardware. [See more photos →]

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375 Lot 375: Vannoy Streeter Semi-Truck Wire Sculpture Vannoy Streeter Semi-Truck Wire Sculpture Lot 375: Vannoy Streeter Semi-Truck Wire Sculpture

Vannoy Streeter (Tennessee, 1919-1998) wire sculpture of a semi-truck comprised of a front tilting cab with movable doors, and trailer, both separate pieces with paper license plates and rotating wheels, ten total. 12" H x 30" W x 6 1/2" D. 20th century. 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 wireÉBy 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." CONDITION: Overall good condition with some oxidation. [See more photos →]

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395 Lot 395: 4 Large Pigeon Forge Pottery Bears by Douglas Ferguson 4 Large Pigeon Forge Pottery Bears by Douglas Ferguson Lot 395: 4 Large Pigeon Forge Pottery Bears by Douglas Ferguson

Four (4) East Tennessee Pigeon Forge pottery bears in various reclined positions. Bear seated upright on all fours is incised "Pigeon Forge Pottery Ferguson" on underside. Remaining three are signed "Douglas Ferguson" on underside. Bears range in size from 5 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W x 5" D to 9 1/2" H x 7" W x 6 1/2" D. American, mid to late 20th century. Provenance: a Nashville, TN estate. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. A few minute scattered glaze imperfections. [See more photos →]

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398 Lot 398: Southern Earthenware Monkey Jug, Dated 1866 Southern Earthenware Monkey Jug, Dated 1866 Lot 398: Southern Earthenware Monkey Jug, Dated 1866

Southern, Western NC or East TN earthenware "monkey" or harvest jug having a dark manganese glaze, central applied pulled handle between two spouts. Underside of base with incised date "1866" with an incised diamond in the center of the date and two incised "swag" designs below. 5 1/2" H x 4 1/4" dia. CONDITION: One spout and one handle with clean break repair, otherwise overall good condition. One spout with a few fleabites. [See more photos →]

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399 Lot 399: East TN Decker 4-Gallon Stoneware Crock East TN Decker 4-Gallon Stoneware Crock Lot 399: East TN Decker 4-Gallon Stoneware Crock

Large East Tennessee stoneware pottery 4-gallon crock attributed to Charles Frederick Decker of Washington County (1832-1914) with multiple bands of sine wave decoration and extruded lug handles. Stamped "4" two times on rim and one time below the rim to denote capacity. 11 1/8" H x 13" dia. Late 19th century. For similar crock forms, refer to "The Pottery of Charles F. Decker: A Life Well Made", Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum, p.33. Biography (Courtesy of Carole Wahler): Charles Frederick Decker was born in Germany in 1832. He arrived in Philadelphia in his late teens. Oral tradition suggests he worked at the Remmey Pottery before establishing his Keystone pottery there at the age of 25. He moved his family to Delaware for a few years and then back to Philadelphia. After 1869, Decker moved to Virginia, six miles north of Abingdon. The pottery he operated there was located on land owned by a man named Mallicote (Mallicoat). In 1872, he established his pottery in the Nolichucky River Valley near present day Johnson City, Tennessee. For a year or so he operated in both Virginia and Tennessee. He was one of a number of potters who settled in the region during the early years of Reconstruction. He named his Chucky Valley pottery the same name that he had used in Pennsylvania, Keystone Pottery. His pottery was marketed not only in East Tennessee, but also in North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with chip to underside of one handle. [See more photos →]

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400 Lot 400: Charles Decker Stoneware Crock & S. Bell Jar Charles Decker Stoneware Crock & S. Bell Jar Lot 400: Charles Decker Stoneware Crock & S. Bell Jar

Two (2) Southern pottery items, Charles Decker and Solomon Bell. 1st item: East TN cobalt decorated jar, attrib. Charles Decker of Keystone Pottery, Washington Co., TN, 2 gallon capacity, having extruded lug handles, bold cobalt decorated flower or tulip design on both sides with cobalt accents to the extruded lug handles. Stamped "2" to rim denoting capacity. 11 3/4" H. 19th century. Biography (Courtesy of Carole Wahler): Charles Frederick Decker was born in Germany in 1832. He arrived in Philadelphia in his late teens. Oral tradition suggests he worked at the Remmey Pottery before establishing his Keystone pottery there at the age of 25. He moved his family to Delaware for a few years and then back to Philadelphia. After 1869, Decker moved to Virginia, six miles north of Abingdon. The pottery he operated there was located on land owned by a man named Mallicote (Mallicoat). In 1872, he established his pottery in the Nolichucky River Valley near present day Johnson City, Tennessee. For a year or so he operated in both Virginia and Tennessee. He was one of a number of potters who settled in the region during the early years of Reconstruction. He named his Chucky Valley pottery the same name that he had used in Pennsylvania, Keystone Pottery. His pottery was marketed not only in East Tennessee, but also in North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky. 2nd item: Solomon Bell (Virginia, 1817-1882) Strasburg, Virginia stoneware pottery bottle partially stamped "Solomon Bell" with undecipherable stamp below. Upper shoulder with cobalt "winged" style decoration. 7 3/4" H. 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Tight hairline approximately 3" emanating from rim into flower. Chip to the base. 2nd item: A couple of small chips to the rim, overall crazing to the glaze, and a couple of firing flaws to the body. [See more photos →]

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401 Lot 401: 3 East TN Pottery Jars, Harmon & Weaver 3 East TN Pottery Jars, Harmon & Weaver Lot 401: 3 East TN Pottery Jars, Harmon & Weaver

Three (3) East Tennessee pottery jars, including Harmon and Weaver. 1st & 2nd items: Two (2) Greene County, East Tennessee stoneware pottery preserving jars with the impressed M P HARMON MOHAWK coggle around the circumference of jar just below the rim for Moses P. Harmon, working Mohawk, TN, circa 1877-1906. 6 1/4" H and 8" H. 3rd item: East Tennessee stoneware pottery jar having a transitional stoneware/earthenware color, unusual rolled rim with incised line below. Stamped WEAVER & BRO / KNOXVILLE for David and George Weaver, working Knoxville, TN, 1876-1887. 8 5/8" H. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: 1st & 2nd items: Smallest jar with chip to rim and 2 hairlines to body. Largest jar with chip to rim and base, hairline to base. 3rd item: Chipping to underside of rim, glaze loss to top of rim. [See more photos →]

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402 Lot 402: 5 pcs. Middle TN Pottery incl. Nashville Pottery 5 pcs. Middle TN Pottery incl. Nashville Pottery Lot 402: 5 pcs. Middle TN Pottery incl. Nashville Pottery

Five (5) Middle Tennessee pottery jars, jugs, and beer bottle, including Nashville Pottery. 1st item: Middle TN stoneware brown glazed pottery jug with one strap handle and one lug handle and incised lines around the shoulder. 13 1/2" H. 2nd item: Middle TN stoneware lidded jar with incised decoration to body and scratch signature "John". 6 3/4" H. 3rd item: Nashville Pottery barrel form stoneware pottery storage jar with dark brown glaze. Stamped NASHVILLE POTTERY on the base. 9" H. 4th item: Nashville Pottery brown glazed lidded stoneware pottery storage jar, stamped NASHVILLE POTTERY below the rim. 10" H. 5th item: Nashville TN stoneware beer bottle stamped DIEHL & LORD NASHVILLE TENN. to upper shoulder. 10 1/2" H. All items late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. 2nd item: Chip to lid edge and jar rim. Original handle missing. 3rd item: Scattered firing flaws to the body, overall good condition. 4th item: Old chip to rim, one to lid handle, scattered firing flaws to the body. 5th item: Couple of chips to base, otherwise overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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405 Lot 405: NC Earthenware Slip Decorated Plate NC Earthenware Slip Decorated Plate Lot 405: NC Earthenware Slip Decorated Plate

Piedmont North Carolina earthenware bowl, possibly Alamance or Randolph County. Lead glazed with polychrome slip decorations including line, wave, and dot decoration in colors of cream and dark brown. 10 3/8" dia. Circa 1800-1830. CONDITION: Overall craquelure to glaze. Scattered chipping to the rim top and underside. Hairline noted to rim, approx. 3" L. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00$2,800.00
409 Lot 409: 3 Stoneware Pottery Items, TN & PA 3 Stoneware Pottery Items, TN & PA Lot 409: 3 Stoneware Pottery Items, TN & PA

Three (3) stoneware pottery items, including Tennessee and Pennsylvania. 1st item: Middle Tennessee 4-gallon stoneware pottery jar with lug handles and incised lines below the rim, stamped "4" above one handle denoting capacity. 14 1/4" H x 10 1/4" dia. Late 19th/early 20th century. 2nd item: East Tennessee pottery preserving jar, ovoid form with a brown glaze and incised lines around the upper shoulder. 9" H. Attributed to Blount County, late 19th/early 20th century. 3rd item: Pennsylvania salt-glazed stoneware crock with cobalt stencil reading, "E.S. & B. / NEW BRIGHTON / PA," and "2" denoting capacity. 9 3/4" H x 9" dia. Late 19th century. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Chipping to underside of one handle. 2nd item: Some chipping to inner rim. 3rd item: Overall good condition. Inside with unknown white residue. [See more photos →]

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415 Lot 415: 2 Southern Irish Chain Quilts, likely E. TN 2 Southern Irish Chain Quilts, likely E. TN Lot 415: 2 Southern Irish Chain Quilts, likely E. TN

Two (2) Southern, likely East Tennessee, pieced and hand-stitched cotton quilts, variations of Irish Chain pattern, with white fields and backings. 1st item: Quilt with blue and white calico squares on a white background with diamond and feather stitching. 77 1/2" x 92". 2nd item: Quilt with red and white pinwheels on a white background with diamond and wreath stitching. 69" x 78". Both quilts first quarter 20th century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Both items overall good condition with a few spots of light discoloration. 1st item: Largest stain 1/2" dia. Minute holes to backing in a 3/4" area. 2nd item: Largest stain 1" dia. 1/2" dia. hole to backing and batting. [See more photos →]

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483 Lot 483: Richard Jolley "Force of Gravity" Totem Richard Jolley "Force of Gravity" Totem Lot 483: Richard Jolley "Force of Gravity" Totem

Richard Jolley (Tennessee, born 1952) blown and hot formed glass totem sculpture on stand titled “Force of Gravity”. Depicting a male head with fabricated and acid etched elements in colors of amber, red, lime and yellow. Signed and dated “Richard Jolley 2006″ lower right front edge. Fitted with a custom metal display stand. Sculpture – 22″ H x 9 3/4″ W. Stand – 19″ H x 12” W. Early 21st century. Biography (from the Knoxville Museum of Art): Richard Jolley, internationally recognized as one of today’s most important glass sculptors, was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1952. As a youth, he moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and in 1970 began his art training at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee, studying under noted glass artist Michael Taylor. After receiving his B.F.A. from George Peabody College in Nashville (now part of Vanderbilt University), Jolley continued graduate studies at North Carolina’s Penland School of Crafts, under the instruction of studio glass artist Richard Ritter. One of Jolley’s early assistants was glass artist Tommie Rush. They married in 1988 and now share a studio full time in Knoxville. Jolley has participated in over 65 solo museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and in Australia, Europe, Israel, and Japan. In 1997, the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, organized the first extensive exhibition of Jolley’s mature glass sculptures; and in 2002, the Knoxville Museum of Art presented the first major retrospective of Jolley’s work, which later traveled nationally to 14 museums over five years. Jolley’s works have been showcased in numerous important museum surveys of contemporary glass, including the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, Japan; the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Jolley has received several prestigious private and public commissions, including Everything and the Cosmos (2007), installed at 7 World Trade Center, New York City. Jolley’s large, permanent exhibitiontitled “Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity” has been on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art since 2014. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$4,800.00$5,200.00
496 Lot 496: Herb Williams, Crayon Violin Herb Williams, Crayon Violin Lot 496: Herb Williams, Crayon Violin

Herb Williams (Alabama/Tennessee, b. 1973) violin sculpture titled "Waxing Baroque," comprised of crayons on a wood backing. Signed and titled en verso. 22" H x 8 1/2" W x 4" D. Note: Alabama born artist Herb Williams now lives and works in Nashville. His crayon sculptures have brought him worldwide acclaim and are in numerous private and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Museum Purchase Grant in 2004 and the Next Star Artist Award in 2008. Provenance: the estate of Raeanne Rubenstein, Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, Ms. Rubenstein was a professional photographer specializing in images of celebrities ranging from John Lennon, Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Her work appeared in Rolling Stone, Life, People, and most recently the Ken Burns documentary, Country Music. CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,400.00
524 Lot 524: Red Grooms "Chuck Berry" Print Red Grooms "Chuck Berry" Print Lot 524: Red Grooms "Chuck Berry" Print

Red Grooms (American/Tennessee, b. 1937) color serigraph titled "Mr. Chuck Berry". Pencil signed lower right and numbered lower left "11/25 AP". Published by G.H.J. Graphics, New York, circa 1978. Alexander/Cowles 36. Unframed. Sheet – 32" H x 25 1/2" W. Provenance: the estate of Raeanne Rubenstein, Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, Ms. Rubenstein was a professional photographer specializing in images of celebrities ranging from John Lennon, Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Her work appeared in Rolling Stone, Life, People, and most recently the Ken Burns documentary, Country Music. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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525 Lot 525: 2 Ted Jones Prints 2 Ted Jones Prints Lot 525: 2 Ted Jones 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. CONDITION: Both items in excellent condition, unframed. [See more photos →]

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526 Lot 526: 2 Greg Ridley Framed Metal Plaques 2 Greg Ridley Framed Metal Plaques Lot 526: 2 Greg Ridley Framed Metal Plaques

Two (2) framed metal plaques by Greg Ridley (American/Tennessee, 1925-2004). 1st item: Tin plaque with repousse decoration of a woman wearing a headband with a single jewel. Signed "R '97" lower right. Float mounted atop a black linen mat in an ebonized and silvered frame. Plaque – 5 1/2" H x 5" W. Framed – 11 5/8" H x 11" W. 2nd item: Small repousse copper plaque depicting a eagle, shield, and a peace sign. Signed "Ridley" lower right. Housed in a narrow metal frame. Sight – 2 3/4" H x 3 7/8" W. Framed – 3 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W. Provenance: Collection of Howard and Annemarie Harrod, Nashville, TN. Howard Harrod was a former neighbor to Greg Ridley. CONDITION: Both items are in excellent condition. [See more photos →]

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586 Lot 586: 4 TN/KY Maps, incl. Mathew Carey, 1816 4 TN/KY Maps, incl. Mathew Carey, 1816 Lot 586: 4 TN/KY Maps, incl. Mathew Carey, 1816

Two (2) Maps of Tennessee, two (2) maps of Tennessee and Kentucky, 4 items total. 1st item: Tennessee map, from American Pocket Atlas, published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, 1816. Copper plate engraving depicting Tennessee, center and surrounding areas, with cities and towns, including Knoxville, Clarksville, and Nashvill [sic], roads, bodies of water, and other points of interest, includingCragfont, the Home of General James Winchester, labelled. Title and scale of miles, top center. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archivalsleeve and secured to a mat. Plate – 6 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W. Sheet – 8 5/8" H x 10 5/8" W. Sight – 8 1/8" H x 10 1/8" W. Mat – 13" H x 14 5/8" W. 2nd item: Kentucky and Tennessee map, believed to be by David H. Burr, from The American Atlas, published by John Arrowsmith, London, 1839. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting Kentucky and Tennesseeand surrounding areas, with cities and towns, including Knoxville, Nashville, and Frankfort, roads, bodies of water, and other points of interest labeled. Title cartouche, top left. Surrounded by scale notations and a decorative border.Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archivalsleeve and secured to a mat. Sheet – 8 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Sight – 8 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W. Mat – 12 1/2" H x 15 1/8" W. 3rd item: Map of the States of Kentucky and Tennessee, engraved and printed by Fenner and Sears Company, from The History and Topography of the United States, J.H. Hinton, ed. London: I.T. Hinton and Simpkin & Marshall, Vol. 1, facing pg. 421,1831. Copper plate engraving depicting Kentucky and Tennesseeand the surrounding areas withcities and towns, including Knoxville, Lexington, and Nashville, with Murfreesboro listed as the capital of Tennessee,roads, bodies of water, and other points of interest labelled.Title and scale of miles, top left. Surroundedby scale notations and a triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and housed in a double mat. Sight – 10 1/4" H x 16" W. Mat – 14 3/4" H x 21 5/8" W.4th item: A New Map of Tennessee, engraved by J. and W. W. Warr, fromA New Universal Atlas by Henry S. Tanner, published by Carey and Hart, Philadelphia, 1841. Copper plate engraving depicting Tennessee and the surrounding areas withcities and towns, including Knoxville, Clarksville, and Nashville, roads, bodies of water, and other points of interest labelled. Two inset maps of Nashville and Knoxville, top left and right. Title and scale of miles, top center, explanation, lower left, Steam Boat Routes tables, lower right. Surrounded by scale notations and a triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archivalsleeve. Plate – 12 3/8" H x 15 1/4" W. Sheet – 12 7/8" H x 16" W. Sleeve – 14 1/8" H x 17 1/4" W. All items first half of 19th century. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light toning/acid burn, minute foxing spots. 1st item: Pencil inscription en verso. 2nd item: Toning impressions visible en verso. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on February 3, 1998.3rd item: Toning impressions to surface of sheet.David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on November 1, 1989. 4th item: Pencil inscriptions, lower right of sheet. Areas of loss, largest 5/8" x 1 1/8", to sheet.David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on February 13, 1998. [See more photos →]

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588 Lot 588: Bird's Eye View Map of Memphis TN Bird's Eye View Map of Memphis TN Lot 588: Bird's Eye View Map of Memphis TN

L.B. Folger and C. Kallenback: MEMPHIS – BIRD'S EYE VIEW – SUPPLEMENT TO THE APPEAL. Scarce lithograph on paper aerial view of Memphis, Tennessee, as it appeared circa 1890 or earlier, showing the Mississippi River front with cotton bales being loaded onto steamboats, the U.S. Customs House, and horses and carriages traversing numerous downtown streets. Notably absent is the Cossitt Library at Front Street and Monroe, completed in 1893. Matted and housed under glass in a narrow black contemporary frame. Sight – 20 1/2" H x 31" W. Framed – 24" H x 36" W. Circa 1888. Note: the Memphis Appeal newspaper was founded in 1841 and merged in 1890 with the Memphis Avalanche to become the short-lived Memphis Appeal Avalanche, a forerunner of the current day Memphis Commercial Appeal. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Separations and losses up to 1/4" at fold lines; possible tape backing to fold lines. Scattered light creasing. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

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589 Lot 589: Nashville Plat Map Book, 1928 Nashville Plat Map Book, 1928 Lot 589: Nashville Plat Map Book, 1928

PLAT BOOK OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, 1925, S.M. Murray Engineering Company. Contains 115 black and white plates of survey maps of Nashville TN showing roads, subdivisions, and various landmarks. Includes index. Cloth covered boards with leather title plaque; each plat map backed with linen. Also includes several loose items stuck into the pages such as a blueprint of "Alvin Foster's Sleepy Hollow Farm" in neighboring Williamson County, a survey map of the H.C. Ezell land on Mill Creek, a printed map of Corinne Place on J.K. Rain's land dated 1906, and 2 mass produced National Geographic maps. Plat book – 2" H x 23" W x 19" D. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Wear and staining to cloth covers. Some pages with light dampstaining to outer corners, some with extraneous pencil marks, all with some light toning. [See more photos →]

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590 Lot 590: Four 19th Century TN Maps Four 19th Century TN Maps Lot 590: Four 19th Century TN Maps

Four (4) 19th Century Tennessee Maps, incl. Thomas G. Bradford, 1838. 1st item: "Tennessee" Map by Thomas G. Bradford, engraved by George W. Boynton, 1838. From "A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial" by Thomas G. Bradford. Copper plate engraving with hand-coloring of Kentucky and Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains. Title and scale of miles, lower left. "Longitude West from Washington", centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Image – 11 1/4" H x 15" W. Sheet – 14 3/4" H x 18 7/8" W. 2nd item: "A New Map of Tennessee" by Samuel A. Mitchell, engraved by H. N. Burroughs, published by Samuel A. Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1846. From "A New Universal Atlas" by Samuel A. Mitchell. Lithographic engraving with hand coloring of Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains. Includes inset maps of the "Environs of Nashville", top left, and the "Environs of Knoxville", top right. Title and scale of miles, top center, explanation, lower left, distance tables, lower right. "Longitude West from Washington", centered above map. Map surrounded by scale notations and "Cary and Hart" border. Mounted to mat. Image – 11" H x 15" W. Sheet – 14" H x 17 1/4" W. Mat – 17" H x 21 1/8" W. 3rd item: "A New Map of Tennessee" by Samuel A. Mitchell, published by Thomas, Cowperthwait and Company, Philadelphia, 1855. From "A New Universal Atlas" by Samuel A. Mitchell. Lithographic engraving with hand coloring of Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains. Includes inset maps of the "Environs of Nashville", top left, and the "Environs of Knoxville", top right. Title and scale of miles, top center, explanation, lower left, distance tables, lower right. "Longitude West from Washington", centered above map. Map surrounded by scale notations and decorative border. Housed in wooden frame with mat. Image – 11 1/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Sight – 12" H x 16" W. Framed – 16 3/4" H x 20 7/8" W. 4th item: "A New Map of Tennessee" by Samuel A. Mitchell, published by Charles DeSilver, 1857. From "A New Universal Atlas" by Samuel A. Mitchell. Lithographic engraving with hand coloring of Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains. Includes inset maps of the "Environs of Nashville", top left, and the "Environs of Knoxville", top right. Title and scale of miles, top center, explanation, lower left, distance tables, lower right. "Longitude West from Washington", centered above map. Map surrounded by scale notations and fretwork border. Image – 11 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W. Sheet – 13 1/2" H x 17 1/4" W. All items American, early/mid 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Ghost tape mark, top right of sheet. Toning around edges of sheet. 1 1/4" tear, lower right corner. Black scuffs, largest 3/4", surface of sheet. Toning, visible en verso. 2nd item: Toning around edges of sheet. 3/8" hole top right of sheet. Minute foxing spots visible en verso. 3rd item: Toning visible around inside edge of matte. 1/4" toning spot, top left of map. Not examined outside of frame. 4th item: 5" area of water damage, top right corner. Slight toning around edges of sheet. Minute foxing spots on surface of map. 1/4" tear lower center edge of map. Toning, foxing spots visible en verso. [See more photos →]

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593 Lot 593: Randolph Family of Virginia Archive Randolph Family of Virginia Archive Lot 593: Randolph Family of Virginia Archive

Letter archive related to the Randolph family of Virginia, including Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Lewis Meriwether Randolph – the grandson of President Jefferson and secretary of Arkansas territory- and Lewis's widow Elizabeth Martin Randolph, who became the second wife of Andrew Jackson Donelson. 13 pieces of ephemera total. Includes a circa 1838 manuscript copy of a list of personal property and buyers from the sale of the estate of Lewis Randolph, circa 1838 (fire/water damage makes last few pages illegible); a printed announcement of the opening of the Edgehill School for Young Ladies in Albemarle County by Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Randolph and Miss Mary Jane Lewis, with ALS dated Jan. 30, 1838 from Mrs. Jane H. Randolph to Elizabeth Randolph in care of her father James at his home, Fountain of Health, "near the Hermitage," expressing condolences on the loss of Lewis Randolph; Thomas Jefferson Randolph ALS to Elizabeth Randolph expressing grief at the loss of Lewis Randolph and urging her that "should any accident happen to you, have [your son] sent to me that we may rear hm as our own most cherished," dated Edgehill, Dec. 25, 1837 (large separation at fold line); George Wythe Randolph ALS to Andrew Jackson Donelson regarding the settling of Lewis Randolph's estate and stating "Lewis carried with him to the West a violin given to him by Mr. Jefferson, of a peculiar construction, different from those in common use," and asking if he might have it, dated Sept. 1, 1842. Also included is a Lewis Meriwether Randolph ALS dated August 25, 1837 from his plantation in Arkansas to James Martin in Tennessee. Randolph asks his father in law to help him acquire an Eihart or Alhart rifle and gives specific instructions about how it is to be made. Randolph also writes about bilious fever which mildly sickened himself and Elizabeth and one family of his slaves. (Randolph would be dead less than a month after writing this letter, of unknown cause). Other letter writers include C.J. (Catherine?) Randolph to Elizabeth Randolph describing Andrew Jackson ("he reminds me so much of my grandfather that I am carried back to that happy times (sic) when we were all living with him at Monticello"), and the children of Andrew Jackson Donelson, dated Dec. 21, 1835; Jane Randolph and Caryanne Ruffin congratulating Elizabeth Randolph on her marriage to Andrew Jackson Donelson (undated, holes on p. 2); political related letter to Lewis Randolph from M.L.(?) Randolph, undated, from Edgehill, on "the triumph of the Democrats in this county" and family news. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Significant fading to the letter from Lewis Randolph regarding bilious fever at his Arkansas plantation. Fire/water damage to Lewis Randolph estate sale record. Other letters generally good condition with some small losses, toning, creases, etc. Refer to description. Some previous owner notations. Scattered stickers are adhered to plastic sheaths and not on the paper. [See more photos →]

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594 Lot 594:  "Historic Places in Tennessee", compiled by TN Society DAR "Historic Places in Tennessee", compiled by TN Society DAR Lot 594:  "Historic Places in Tennessee", compiled by TN Society DAR

HISTORIC PLACES IN TENNESSEE, a bound collection of photographs, prints and maps compiled by the Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) for the Tennessee room of the DAR Headquarters, Memorial Continental Hall, in Washington, D.C., with seven gelatin silver prints by noted Nashville photographer Marvin Willard Wiles (1882-1957) and hand printed text and hand painted enhanced capital letters with vignette illustrations by Haywood Norman. Title page reads: "Historic Places in Tennessee, Selected and Presented to the Tennessee Room, Memorial Continental Hall, by Penelope Johnson Allen, State Historian, Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution, November 1923. Inscriptions and Decorations by Haywood Norman". The book is comprised of thirty (30) photographs, illustrations, and two (2) maps, all relating to Tennessee history,each with handwritten information text pages and enhancedcapital letters by Norman. Wiles'photographsinclude images of the front and rear of the Hermitage, Cedar Lane, the gateway to the Hermitage, The Original Hermitage, Belle Meade, the Parthenon, and The Tennessee State Capitol building. Other notable sites and images featured include a facsimile of The Timberlake Map, Tennessee's first "authentic" map, the first church building in TN, President Andrew Johnson's Tailor Shop, Jonesboro, The Boone Tree, John Sevier's Church, and the Cumberland Gap. Housed in a leather bound portfolio with marbleized end pages; wooden title placard to the front cover with hand painted Tennessee state seal. 12" H x 11 3/4" W x 2" D. Biography: Marvin Willard Wiles, son of Mary Elizabeth (nee Cruzen) and Henry G. Wiles, was born in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. He may have spent some of his childhood in Florence, Alabama, where his father had a business, and reportedly moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1895. "M. W. Wiles" and Lessie J. Hood were married on 19 May 1903 in Davidson County, Tennessee. City directories for Nashville through 1908 show him employed as a clerk or salesman, and beginning in 1909 as a photographer. Marvin Wiles opened a photography studio in Nashville in 1910, and took pictures for local newspapers, covering events such as Woodrow Wilson's inauguration and the return of soldiers from WWI. Marvin Wiles entered a partnership with Steve Hood in 1940, creating the Wiles-Hood Studio, and retired in 1954. The Tennessee State Library and Archives has a collection of 60 photographs taken by Marvin Wiles in and around the Nashville area. (source:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67955265/marvin-willard-wiles). CONDITION: Cover with overall general wear and losses, chipping to the edges, spine partially detached. Some light shedding. Interior overall good condition with light toning and wear. [See more photos →]

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595 Lot 595: Abram Maury 1799 Bond to build a TN School Abram Maury 1799 Bond to build a TN School Lot 595: Abram Maury 1799 Bond to build a TN School

Abram Maury (1766-1825), early Middle Tennessee settler and founder of Franklin, Tennessee, 1799 signed bond promising to pay James Robertson, Andrew Jackson, William T. Lewis, James Hennen, and John McNairy, Trustees of the Federal Seminary, "the sums annexed to our names for the purpose of building a school house." Dated Feb. 19, 1799. Although it appears other names were intended to follow, Maury's is the only signature on the page. The reverse side is addressed "for A. Jackson Esquire." Single sheet, 9 3/4" x 7 5/8". Note: The Federal Seminary was one of Middle Tennessee's earliest schools of higher education. In 1799 it was consolidated with the Davidson Academy. By 1806 it was known as Cumberland College and by 1826 as the University of Nashville. (Source: "The University of Nashville 1785-1892," published by Marshall & Bruce, 1892). The Trustees of the Federal Seminary addressed in this document were some of the most prominent Tennesseans of the period: James Robertson was an explorer recognized as a founder of Nashville and the Father of Middle Tennessee; Andrew Jackson went on to become President, and Jackson's friend and mentor John McNairy was one of Tennessee's first federal judges. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Separations and some light stains at fold lines, a couple of small edge losses, general toning. Previous owner pencil notations. Sticker is on plastic sheath containing this document, not on the paper itself. [See more photos →]

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596 Lot 596: Catalog of Books in the Nashville Library, 1825, John Overton's copy Catalog of Books in the Nashville Library, 1825, John Overton's copy Lot 596: Catalog of Books in the Nashville Library, 1825, John Overton's copy

CATALOG OF BOOKS IN THE NASHVILLE LIBRARY, MARCH, 1825, printed by Joseph Norvell, Nashville, 1825. 22-page pamphlet (including covers) with inventory of books in the Nashville library by subject matter (approximately 300 titles). Latter pages list Present Officers of the library and Library Rules. The front cover of this extremely rare imprint is signed by Judge John Overton, the early Tennessee jurist, advisor to President Andrew Jackson, co-founder of Memphis and owner of Traveller's Rest Plantation. Note: In 1813, the Tennessee General Assembly passed "an act to incorporate the Nashville Library Company." Seven directors were appointed to select a librarian, clerk and treasurer, but it wasn't until 1823 that the legislature passed an amendment authorizing a lottery to raise "up to $5,000" to actually purchase books. (Source: The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, published by Marcel Dekker, Inc. 1976). Note this was not a Public Library, but rather a subscription-based business venture; each shareholder was required to pay a semi-annual contribution of one dollar on each share. Persons not holding shares could, however, pay 12 1/2 cents per week to borrow a book and were required to pay the Librarian a deposit equal to the value of the book before it could be removed from the premises. The library, located "above Robertson and Eliot's Bookstore" on the Public Square, was open two days a week. This pamphlet is the earliest known inventory of the books in the collection. 7 3/4" x 5". Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Paper brittle and fragile; lower edges of interior pages with deckle edges indicating possible losses; top edge with acid burn; general overall toning and light foxing; corner losses; break to thread used in binding. [See more photos →]

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597 Lot 597: Emily Tennessee Donelson ALS, White House Hostess Emily Tennessee Donelson ALS, White House Hostess Lot 597: Emily Tennessee Donelson ALS, White House Hostess

Very scarce autograph letter, signed, by Emily Tennessee Donelson (1807-1836), wife of Andrew Jackson Donelson, who served as First Lady / White House Hostess to President Andrew Jackson from 1828 to about 1834. This letter, with both personal and political content, is dated "The Mansion, Oct. 15th, 1830," and addressed to Andrew Jackson Donelson. "The Mansion" likely does not refer to the White House but a home near Nashville where Emily stayed while her husband returned to Washington, DC; part of the reason for her remaining behind was likely the worsening of the so-called Petticoat Affair involving Secretary of War John Eaton and his wife Peggy, whom Emily had treated coldly, putting a strain on her own relationship with the President. (In early 1830, the Eatons had declined a White House dinner invitation, citing Emily's treatment of Mrs. Eaton; Emily refused to resume her White House duties as long as Peggy Eaton was accepted at the White House). Nevertheless, in this letter, Emily seeks to maintain peace in a potential rift between President Jackson and her husband. She begins with personal matters, writing "I am happy to hear that you think so highly of my portrait [probably one painted by Ralph E.W. Earl] and hope you will make it supply in some measure the place of the original. I suppose you were all at the wedding last night, and hope you all enjoyed yourselves, and that Daniel and Margaret [future CSA General Daniel Smith Donelson and Margaret Branch] were as happy as possible. I was thinking of you all the evening and would have given anything to have been there. Give my love to them and tell them I wish them every happiness and blessing that this world can afford…." The letter soon takes a political turn, as she brings up a speech by a Mr Burton. "My dear husband, let me beg you not to let it ruffle in any way your feelings toward Uncle Jackson, for such a thing would be more acceptable to your enemies than anything you could do. Mr. B shows plainly that they are all jealous of Uncle's friendship to you and are making use of every exertion in their power to separate you. I hope you will follow the advice of such friends as Mr. McLemore and suffer any mortification on his account. Burton's __ will recoil on his own head and there let it rest. Uncle [sic] last words to me were that before he would do anything to injure the honor of yourself, who he had raised as his own son, he would cut off his right arm." News of her children is also contained, and a postscript question inquiring if Major Lewis is still at the President's House. Two pages, front and back (with address and previous owner's pencil narrative en verso of the second page). 9 3/4" x 7 3/4". Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Light grime and discoloration, some fading to text, light creasing, losses to second page up to 1"L. Previous owner commentary in pencil on page 2 and underlined words for emphasis en verso of page 1. [See more photos →]

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600 Lot 600: Andrew Jackson Signed Loan Guarantee, Slave Related Andrew Jackson Signed Loan Guarantee, Slave Related Lot 600: Andrew Jackson Signed Loan Guarantee, Slave Related

1836 slavery related document signed by President Andrew Jackson, Andrew Jackson Jr., and Andrew Jackson Donelson, along with witnesses including Ralph Earl and Major William Noland. With this bond, dated September, 1836, Andrew Jackson, as President, guarantees the repayment of an $8,000 loan on behalf of his adopted son, Andrew Jackson, Jr. and nephew/protege, Andrew Jackson Donelson (who also served as President Jackson's private secretary and was the Vice Presidential candidate for the Know-Nothing party in 1856). The funds were borrowed from Captain William A. Eliason, whose signature also appears on the back, above President Jackson's. The bond is also signed by witnesses including the President's close friend and "court painter," the artist Ralph E.W. Earl, as witness, and aide Major William Noland. 12 3/4" x 15 1/2", unfolded. Note: President Jackson's nephews, whom he and his wife Rachel raised from childhood, were often in a position of needing cash to finance various ventures, ranging from cotton planting to horse racing. In his book "Andrew Jackson Donelson: Jacksonian and Unionist," author Richard Douglas Spence references this Sept. 20, 1836 agreement, and writes that Andrew Jackson Donelson and Andrew Jackson, Jr. each borrowed $4,000 from Eliason, a West Point schoolmate, in order to purchase forty-four slaves for their respective plantations. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Patch across end of the President's signature and to two spots next to his sons' signatures. Overall toning, handling grime. Losses to upper edge of one page. Previous owner pencil notations. [See more photos →]

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601 Lot 601: 3 Andrew Jackson related letters plus printed material, 7 items total 3 Andrew Jackson related letters plus printed material, 7 items total Lot 601: 3 Andrew Jackson related letters plus printed material, 7 items total

Three (3) documents relating to President Andrew Jackson (b. 1767-d. 1845, President 1829-1837) including two (2) letters possibly endorsed by Jackson, plus three (3) printed news items relating to Jackson, and one (1) John Eaton ALS from 1831, the year of his resignation due to the Petticoat Affair. (7 items total). 1st item: Letter dated 14 April, 1829 from John Houston to Jackson's private secretary, his nephew Andrew Jackson Donelson (spelled incorrectly here as Donaldson), seeking the President's help in his efforts to obtain a promotion to the Chief Clerkship in the Office of the U.S. Treasurer. En verso, possibly in Jackson's hand: "The president has read all the letters JH Houston sent ___ in due time will see the Treasurer on the subject of his letter." 9 3/4" x 16" sheet (folded at center). 2nd item: Letter dated Jan. 8, 1830, from Nicholas Philip Trist, withdrawing his application to be appointed secretary of the territory of Florida and recommending W.M.C. Fairfax. The letter is addressed to Andrew Jackson Donelson Esq "at the President's". Handwritten note in ink en verso, possibly in Jackson or Donelson's hand: "N.P. Trist withdraws his application to be appointed Sec of Florida." Single page, 9 3/4" x 7 3/4". 3rd item: Letter dated Aug. 15, 1836, from Nicholas P. Trist, who had just returned from Havana (where he was consul); requesting Jackson intervene in the case of an "injustice" against a Lt. Downing of the United States Navy. Addressed to "Andrew Jackson Donelson, Esq. Private Secretary to the President." Single page, folded. 9 3/4" x 15 1/2". 4th item: Andrew Jackson's Message to Congress, Dec. 4, 1832 from the National Intelligencer (Extra), single sheet recto only, 21 1/2" x 15 1/2", on relations with foreign countries including Britain and Spain, the national debt and manufacturing. 5th item: Reports of the death of Jackson in the Wyoming County Record newspaper with biography, funeral coverage. 19 1/2" x 13". 6th item: The National Intelligencer, Extra, Oct. 9, 1832, a response from Congressman William Russell of Ohio, withdrawing his support for Andrew Jackson and denouncing "the abominable misrule of Gen. Jackson and the unprincipled cabal with which he is surrounded." Bound in paper cover, 9" x 6 3/8". 7th item: John Eaton ALS giving Major William B. Lewis power of attorney to endorse certain notes drawn on Amos Kendall, Philip G. Randolph, and John Bell when they come due. Dated Sept. 17, 1831. 9 1/2" x 8". Note: Jackson's appointment of Senator John Eaton as Secretary of War set off a scandal known as the Petticoat Affair, because of Eaton's marriage to Margaret "Peggy" Eaton. Eaton resigned in 1831, the year this document was signed. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: general toning and creases, two holes (1" and 1/4"), the larger extending into the red seal mark adjacent to Jackson's writing. 2nd item: staining at lower left and right edges; general toning and creases. 3rd item: a few light stains, a few previous owner pencil notations. 4th item – fragile condition with many separations at fold lines, significant toning and foxing. 5th item (- very fragile with significant losses along edges, some discoloration. 6th item: Discoloration and scattered small holes, edge chipping. 7th item: light stain across Eaton's signature. Some items with previous owner pencil notations. Scattered stickers are on plastic sheaths, not on the paper. [See more photos →]

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602 Lot 602: Andrew Jackson 1790s Legal Notes, Slave related Andrew Jackson 1790s Legal Notes, Slave related Lot 602: Andrew Jackson 1790s Legal Notes, Slave related

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845, President 1829-1837) manuscript document, unsigned, containing notes on several Tennessee legal cases, including one regarding a slave, circa 1790-96. Unsigned. Ink on laid, watermarked paper; 4 taped pages (or two bi-fold pages, separated and taped back together). Cases include S. Smith vs. J. Ross in the matter of "a Negro man," with reference to "transfer of property of a slave;" M. Bright vs. J. Parsons; Joseph Hannah vs. James Reed; and David Bussell or Russell vs. John Goss. The last case (Russell vs. Goss) appears to have been written about in 1790, with the 1796 reference added as a postscript update to the Hannah vs. Reed case. Each page 7 1/4" x 6"; taped 7 1/4" x 12". Jackson was admitted to the bar in 1787 at the age of 21 and soon after, was appointed prosecuting attorney for the western district of North Carolina, in what is now Tennessee. In 1788 he settled in the Nashville area. Between 1788 and about 1798, Jackson represented clients in more than 400 lawsuits, primarily in the Davidson and Sumner County courts. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1796, beginning a political career that would lead him to the White House. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Script is very faded in parts and difficult to read. Pages taped together. Losses to top of one page. Toning and foxing/scattered stains throughout. Watermark illegible. Small sticker is on the plastic sheath, not the paper. [See more photos →]

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603 Lot 603: 2 Rare Engravings of Andrew Jackson plus Inaugural Souvenir 2 Rare Engravings of Andrew Jackson plus Inaugural Souvenir Lot 603: 2 Rare Engravings of Andrew Jackson plus Inaugural Souvenir

Two (2) rare engraved portraits of President Andrew Jackson, plus an Inaugural Souvenir. 1st item: Stipple engraving print by Charles Phillips, after the oil painting by John Wesley Jarvis of Jackson in military uniform, circa 1841. Facsimile signature. 9 7/8" H x 6 3/4" W. Ref. James Barber: ANDREW JACKSON: A PORTRAIT STUDY p. 47 fig. 17. 2nd item: Stipple engraving by (illegible), after the oil painting by John Vanderlyn circa 1819. Continental, date unknown. 9 3/8" H x 6 3/8" W. 3rd item: Page from a Jackson Presidential Inauguration memento, depicting a wreath surrounding the words: THE TRIUMPH OF VALOR, INTEGRITY, AND PATRIOTISM" with date March 4, 1829, "Engraved for the Jackson Wreath, Tucker dir." 8" H x 4 5/8" W. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: All with toning, especially at edges; slight foxing to portraits, more significant foxing to Inaugural memento. [See more photos →]

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605 Lot 605: 2 letters to Andrew Jackson inc. Creek War, Francis Preston Blair 2 letters to Andrew Jackson inc. Creek War, Francis Preston Blair Lot 605: 2 letters to Andrew Jackson inc. Creek War, Francis Preston Blair

Two (2) Letters to Andrew Jackson, from Robert Irwin and Francis Preston Blair. 1st item: Creek War era ALS from Robert Irwin, commander of Fort Gaines, Alabama, addressed to Major General Andrew Jackson. Makes reference to hunger conditions among soldiers at the camp; Irwin's unsuccessful attempts to acquire pork from Fort Mitchell; and a large amount of corn burned, possibly "by the Indians." Undated, circa 1813. Bifold. 12" x 8", folded. 2nd item: Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876) ALS addressed to "My Dear General," dated April 15, 1840, regarding the 1840 presidential elections. Blair was born in Abingdon, VA and raised in Kentucky. He was a journalist, newspaper editor, and influential advisor to several politicians, including President Jackson. Although Jackson's second presidential term had ended three years earlier and he was near the end of his life, this letter shows he still took a keen interest in politics. "I know that you feel a deep interest in the arrangements to be made for our next great battle, and none could order better than you," writes Blair. He references the impending re-nomination of Martin Van Buren (who would go on to defeat in the general election later that year) and expresses confidence in the incumbent Vice President, Richard M. Johnson. Ironically, the following month, the Democratic party refused to re-nominate Johnson. They were unable to agree on an alternative, and decided not to nominate anyone. It remains the only time since the passage of the 12th Amendment in 1804 that a major party has failed to nominate a Vice Presidential candidate. (In the electoral college, the Democratic vice-presidential votes were divided among Johnson, Littleton Tazewell, and one of Jackson's proteges, James K. Polk, who is mentioned in passing in this letter, and was ultimately elected President in 1844 with influential assistance from Jackson). Letter is one single page, front and back, 8" x 10", and includes a later typewritten transcription on an additional 8" x 10" sheet of paper. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: 3 long separations/tears, crossing fold line; 7" loss with tears at bottom of page, crossing fold line. Sticker is on exterior of plastic sheath, not on the paper. 2nd item: Excellent condition; toning. Pencil notations from former owner. [See more photos →]

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607 Lot 607: John Sevier and Oliver Ellsworth, 2 Signed Documents John Sevier and Oliver Ellsworth, 2 Signed Documents Lot 607: John Sevier and Oliver Ellsworth, 2 Signed Documents

John Sevier (1745-1815), First Governor of Tennessee, and Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807), third Chief Justice of the United States, signed early North Carolina sheriff summon writs, 2 items total. 1st item: Sheriff summons writ signed by John Sevier as clerk of Washington County, North Carolina, dated November 1782, prior to the creation of the State of Franklin in 1784 and Tennessee in 1796, with handwritten text in ink requesting to have Austin Choate and John Yancy appear in court over a matter of twenty pounds for damages, signed John Sevier C. C., lower right. Additional ink inscriptions en verso. 5" H x 8 1/4" W. 2nd item: Sheriff summons writ witnessed by Oliver Ellsworth as Chief Justice at Raleigh, North Carolina, dated November 30, 1790, with handwritten and typed text commanding Josiah Granbery to be brought before a judge of the circuit court on the first day of June 1791, and then to answer to Thomas Blanchard, signed Oliver Ellsworth as a witness, lower center, signed Fran. Hawks, C.C., lower right. Additional ink inscriptions en verso. 4 3/4" H x 7 3/8" W. Note: Oliver Ellsworth was an American lawyer, judge, politician, and diplomat. He was a framer of the United States Constitution, a United States Senator from Connecticut, and the third Chief Justice of the United States. Both items late 18th century. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, etc. to be expected from age. Sevier signature slightly faint but legible. Ellsworth signature in very good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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608 Lot 608: TN State Militia Jacket, John Sevier Commission, & Powder Horn TN State Militia Jacket, John Sevier Commission, & Powder Horn Lot 608: TN State Militia Jacket, John Sevier Commission, & Powder Horn

Early Tennessee Militia archive relating to Lieutenant William Graham including a Tennessee militia coat, signed Governor John Sevier military commission, and powder horn, 3 items total. 1st item: Early Tennessee State Militia Coat owned and worn by Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia) comprised of a navy-blue wool body with hook and eye closure to red wool lapel, red wool collar and cuffs, the lapels and coattails lined in off white linen with two interior slip pockets, two faux pocket flaps to exterior, all with a total of (44) total flat brass buttons. One (1) navy-blue wool epaulet to left shoulder, two (2) pieces of navy-blue fabric sewn to right shoulder and top of coattails. 40 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W.2nd item: Governor John Sevier signedmilitary commission document conferring on William Graham of Jefferson County the rank of Lieutenant in the Sixth Regiment of the TennesseeMilitia, dated August 15, 1807. Countersigned by Robert Houston, Secretary of the State of Tennessee from 1807-1811. State seal, top left. 16" H x 9 7/8" W.3rd item: Early 19th century East Tennessee powder horn withound wooden plug end secured by brads, fabric strap attached to nail and nozzle. Piece of cloth with ink inscription reading "96" pasted to horn near plug. 11" outer circumference of longest curve. These items have all descended in the family of Lt. William Graham. The Number 96 on the powder horn corresponds to a similarnumbering system used 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 Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). Biographical Note: William Graham was born in Botetourt County, Virginia, to George Graham (1756-1832) and Elizabeth Turnley Graham (1764-1817). He married Mary ShieldsGraham (1795-1832) in 1814 and was the father of Eliza Jane Graham (1821-1897) and Mary Shields Graham (1824-1907). Upon the death of Mary, William sent his young daughters (ages 11 & 8) to live with their uncle, Dr. Samuel Shields. Eliza married Franklin William Taylor of Shields Station in Grainger County and they had twelve children together. One of their children, Samuel Milton Taylor (1842-1875) served in the Confederate Army of Tennessee (see Lot 610). Mary married Calvin Bird Nance of Nance's Ferry and they had seven children together. William Graham passed away in a tragic house fire on the night of September 17, 1857 at the age of 71 and is buried in the Graham ChapelCemetery, Jefferson County, TN. (source:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/198785407/william-graham).Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Discoloration, staining, to be expected from age. Moth holes, primarily to back of jacket, largest 1 1/4". Two buttons to bottom appear to be missing.Epaulet to right shoulder is not present. Accompanying note indicates that the coat was cleaned on April 24, 1975 for an exhibit. 2nd item: Overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining/acid burn, largest 1". Tears, areas of separation, largest 1 1/2", to fold lines. Signatures in good, legible condition. 3rd item: Natural age cracks, areas of insect damage, largest 1 1/8" x 3/4". [See more photos →]

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618 Lot 618: Stacey & Angel, Knox, TN Percussion Long Rifle Stacey & Angel, Knox, TN Percussion Long Rifle Lot 618: Stacey & Angel, Knox, TN Percussion Long Rifle

Stacey and Angel, Knoxville, Tennessee percussion long rifle, .40 caliber. Top of barrel marked "STACEY & ANGEL, KNOXVILLE, TENN.". Walnut half stock, octagon barrel, iron mounts, double set triggers with brass trigger guard with spur, brass fimbles and butt plate, blade front, rear sight, ramrod. Barrel length – 42 1/2". Overall length – 59" L. Circa 1870. Note: Stacey and Angel are listed as gun manufacturers and dealers in Knox County, TN, circa 1870-1871, in A Preliminary Survey of Historic Period Gunmaking in Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Conservation Division of Archaeology Report of Investigations, No. 8, 1991. (see: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/environment/archaeology/documents/reportofinvestigations/arch_ROI_8_Gunmaking.pdf CONDITION: 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" area of restoration/repair to right side of lock plate. Bore is dirty, some evidence of rifling to bore. Natural wood age cracks, areas of loss, largest 6 1/2", to stocks. Pitting, rust to iron mounts. Hammer holds at full cock. [See more photos →]

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649 Lot 649: 12 TN, KY, OH Art and Antique Books 12 TN, KY, OH Art and Antique Books Lot 649: 12 TN, KY, OH Art and Antique Books

Twelve (12) Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio art and antiquity related books. 1st item: THE ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE AND ITS MAKERS THROUGH 1850, by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, 1988. Octavo, 344 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in brown cloth with gilt blind stamp to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers. Includes original dust jacket. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W x 1" D. 2nd item: Author Signed COLLECTING KENTUCKY 1790-1860 by Genevieve Baird Lancer and Libby Turner Howard, published by Cherry Valley Publications LLC,Prospect, 2013. Quarto, 344 pages including photographic images, hardbound in tan cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Includes original dust jacket and off white ribbon bookmark. Signed by both authorsto title page. 12 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. 3rd item: TENNESSEE SILVERSMITHS, The Frank L. Horton Series, by Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., published by The Museum of Early Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, 1988. Octavo, 216 pagesincluding photographic images, hardbound in blue cloth with gilt silver lettering to spine, grey end papers. Includes original pictorial dust jacket wrapped in plastic. 11 1/2" H x 9" W x 1" D. 4th item: ART OF TENNESSEE, Frist Center for the Visual Arts exhibition catalog, curated by Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., et al., 2003. Quarto, 376 pages including photographic images, hardbound in black cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, navy blue end papers. Includes original pictorial dust jacket. 12 1/2" H x 10 3/8" W x 1 3/8" D. 5th-6th items: OHIO FURNITURE MAKERS: 1790 to 1845, Vol. I, by Jane Sikes Hageman, and 1790 to 1860, Vol. II, by Jane Sikes Hageman and Edward M. Hageman, published by Ohio Furniture Makers, Terrace Park, circa 1980's. Octavos, 421 total pages including photographic images, hardbound in red cloth with gilt lettering to front covers and spines. Includes original dust jackets. 11 1/4" H x 9" W x 3/4" D. 7th item: BY SHAKER HANDS by June Sprigg, published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975. Quarto paperback, 212 pages including illustrations, softcover, bound in a light brown pictorial wrapper. 12" H x9 1/8" W x 1" D. 8th item: INNER LIGHT: THE SHAKER LEGACY, photographs by Linda Butler, text by June Sprigg, published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Octavo paperback, 58 photographic images with additional text, softcover, bound in a light greypictorial wrapper. 11 5/8" H x 10 1/8" W x 1/2" D. 9th item: Author Signed and Inscribed ART & FURNITURE OF EAST TENNESSEE: The Inaugural Exhibit of the Museum of East Tennessee History by Namuni Hale Young, published by The East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville, 1997. Octavo paperback, 113 pages including photographic images, softcover, bound in a stiff grey pictorial wrapper. Author signature with inscription to title page. 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/2" D. 10th item: Author Signed WILLIAMSON COUNTY: MORE THAN A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE by Rick Warwick, published by PanaceaPress, 2005. Octavo, 215 pages includingphotographic images, hardbound in brown coated cloth with black lettering to front cover, pictorial end papers. Includes original dust jacket. Author signature and inscription to title page. 11 3/8" H x 9" W x 7/8" D. 11th item: THE TUTTLE MUDDLE: AN INVESTIGATION OF A KENTUCKY CASE-ON FRAME FURNITURE GROUP exhibition catalog, published by the Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, 2000. Octavo paperback, 76 pages including photographic images, softcover, bound in an off white pictorial wrapper. 9" H x 6 1/8" W x 1/4" D. 12th item: Author Signed and Inscribed BASKETSAND BASKET MAKERS IN IN SOUTHERN APPALACHIA by John Rice Irwin, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Exton, 1982. Octavo paperback, 191including photographic images, softcover, bound in a multicolor pictorial wrapper. Author signature and inscription to title page. 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/2" D. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition.1st item: Wear, tears, largest 1 1/4", to dust jacket. 3rd item: Slight wear to dust jacket. 4th item: Slight creasing to dust covers near spine. 5th-6th items: Retail stickers to back of dust jackets. Tears, largest 1 1/8", to dust jackets.7th item: Toning, to pages and wrappers. Some damp staining to wrappers. 8th item: Some damp staining to wrapper. 9th item: Pages separated from spine. 10th item: Crease to back flap of dust jacket. 11th item: Light wear to wrapper. Minute foxing spots to top edge. [See more photos →]

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650 Lot 650: 4 Tennessee Related Books 4 Tennessee Related Books Lot 650: 4 Tennessee Related Books

Four (4) Tennessee history, furniture, and early material culture-related books. 1st item: THE ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE AND ITS MAKERS THROUGH 1850, by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, 1988. Octavo, 344 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in brown cloth with gilt blind stamp to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers. Includes original dust jacket. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W. 2nd item: HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, East Tennessee edition, illustrated, published by The Goodspeed Publishing Company, Nashville and Chicago, 1889. Octavo, 1317 pages, 41 illustrations, hardbound in three-quarter dark red leather with grey cloth sides, with gilt blind stamp to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, floral endpapers. Covers wrapped in brown paper. 10 1/4" H x 7 1/4" W x 4 1/4" D.3rd item: THE ANTIQUITIES OF TENNESSEE AND THE ADJACENT STATES, Second Edition, by Gates P. Thruston, published by The Robert Clarke Company, Cincinnati, 1897. Octavo, 369 pages with black and white illustrations,hardbound in green cloth with gilt blindstamp to front cover and gilt lettering to spine, floral endpapers. 10" H x 7 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 4th item: HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, ITS INSTITUTIONS AND ITS PEOPLE, by William Robertson Garret and Albert Virgil Goodpasture, Brandon Printing Company, Nashville, 1900. Octavo, 351 pages with black and white illustrations, hardound in grey cloth boards with blind stamped covers and black lettering to spine. 8 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 1" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. Tears, largest 5/8", to cornersof dust jacket. 2nd item: Bumped corners, wear to covers and spine. Pages almost completely separated from spine. Pages with tears, toning, foxing sports, acid burn, ink and pencil inscriptions, etc. All illustrations collatedexcept for frontispiece map (missing). Pages 427, 428, 425, and 426 are out of order. 3rd item: Bumped corners, wear to covers and spine. Toning, foxing spots, to pages. Front end paper and frontispiece, pages 215-218 separated from spine. Old scotch tape repair to front endpaper. 4th item: Slightly bumped corners, wear to covers and spine. Toning to pages. [See more photos →]

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652 Lot 652: Scott E. Hill, Oil Painting of a Locomotive Scott E. Hill, Oil Painting of a Locomotive Lot 652: Scott E. Hill, Oil Painting of a Locomotive

Scott E. Hill (Georgia, 20th century), oil on canvas painting titled "Cross Country 1907" depicting a dark black locomotive traveling across a dark green and brown flat landscape, smoke rising from the smokestack, against a muted blue, green, yellow, and gray sky and clouds. Surface texture and buckling in upper and lower left corners is a result of the artist's method and style to create an aged appearance. Signed lower right "Scott E. Hill". Typed label on lower frame en verso. Housed in a silver-painted wood frame. Bennett Galleries label en verso. Sight – 14 1/4" H x 29 1/2" W. Frame – 21" H x 36" W. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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655 Lot 655: 2 Southern Still Lifes by Elizabeth Brandon, Josie Van Gent Edell 2 Southern Still Lifes by Elizabeth Brandon, Josie Van Gent Edell Lot 655: 2 Southern Still Lifes by Elizabeth Brandon, Josie Van Gent Edell

Two (2) Southern floral paintings, including Elizabeth Brandon and Josie Van Gent Edell. 1st item: Elizabeth Brandon (Tennessee, b. 1952) oil on canvas still life painting of lilies, bowl, and a pearl necklace. Signed lower right. Housed in giltwood frame. Sight – 17 5/8" H x 21 3/8" W. Framed – 23 5/8" H x 27 1/2" W. 2nd item: Josie Van Gent Edell (South Carolina, 1921-2007) watercolor on paper still life of red trumpet flowers. Signed lower right. Housed behind glass in a matted metal gold toned frame. Sight – 19 1/2" H x 25 5/8" W. Framed – 28 1/4" H x 34 1/4" W. Provenance: the collection of Valleau Caruthers, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both items in overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

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656 Lot 656: 2 Bonnie Chumley Art Works 2 Bonnie Chumley Art Works Lot 656: 2 Bonnie Chumley Art Works

Two (2) Bonnie Chumley Bush artworks. 1st item: Oil on canvas still life painting depicting a white porcelain bowl with fruit and matching pitcher with a knife and partially peeled lemon, all resting on a white shelf. signed lower left "Bonnie Chumley Bush". Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight: 21 1/4" H x 26 3/4" W. Framed: 27 3/4" H x 33 1/4" W. 20th century. 2nd item: Pastel winter landscape painting depicting a snow covered farmstead, with a road and fence foreground and a farmstead with barren trees background. Signed lower right "Bonnie Marie Chumlay". Housed in a silvered wood frame. Sight: 9" H x 12" W. Framed: 19" H x 22" W. Note: Bonnie is the daughter of artist John Wesley Chumley (Virginia/Tennessee 1928-1984). See Lot# _____ for the artwork by John Wesley Chumley being offered in this sale. CONDITION: 1st item: Painting with abrasions and losses to upper margin. Scattered abrasions to the frame. 2nd item: Painiting overall very good condition. Minor scattered abrasions to the frame. [See more photos →]

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657 Lot 657: Knoxville Gay Street Watercolor, Eileen Hayes Knoxville Gay Street Watercolor, Eileen Hayes Lot 657: Knoxville Gay Street Watercolor, Eileen Hayes

Watercolor on paper by Eileen Hayes (Tennessee, 20th century) depicting Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, with an African American man driving a cart with a water barrel and mule, foreground, a horse drawn streetcar to the right and the downtown skyline in the background. Signed lower right "Eileen Hayes". Pencil inscription en verso reads "Settlin down Old Gay, Circa 1890". Sight – 15 3/8" H x 24 1/4" W. Chrome frame – 22" H x 30 1/2" W. Late 20th century. Note (Courtesy of Steve Cotham, McClung Collection): This painting is after the Russell Harrison copy print of a J. W. Stewart early photography negative, titled "Boy with cart and mule, Gay Street between Hill and Jackson Avenues, 1885." It depicts the practice of settling dust, which was simply wetting down the street. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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658 Lot 658: Ron Williams O/C, Landscape with Stream Ron Williams O/C, Landscape with Stream Lot 658: Ron Williams O/C, Landscape with Stream

Ron Williams (Tennessee, 1947-2016) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a gentle stream meandering through river banks with trees and shrubbery, fore and middle ground, a field and mountains beneath a cloudy grey sky, left background. Signed "Ron Williams", lower right. Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight – 29 1/2" H x 39 1/2" W. Framed – 36 1/2" H x 46 1/4" W. Late 20th century. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Few areas of loss to frame. [See more photos →]

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659 Lot 659: Ron Williams W/C, Springtime Smoky Mountains Ron Williams W/C, Springtime Smoky Mountains Lot 659: Ron Williams W/C, Springtime Smoky Mountains

Ron Williams (Tennessee, 1947-2016) watercolor on paper painting depicting a tree and mountains in springtime beneath a cloudy grey sky. Signed and dated "Ron Williams 4/82" lower right. Matted and housed under glass in a metallic silver painted wooden frame. Sight – 23 1/4" H x 27 1/2" W. Framed – 32" H x 35 3/4" W. Late 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with errant, minute marks visible to sky quadrant. Slight waviness to paper. Minor areas of loss to paint on frame. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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661 Lot 661: Max Hochstetler Expressionist Painting plus Vantrease Nashville Prints Max Hochstetler Expressionist Painting plus Vantrease Nashville Prints Lot 661: Max Hochstetler Expressionist Painting plus Vantrease Nashville Prints

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 →]

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662 Lot 662: Don Hazen O/C Harbor Scene Don Hazen O/C Harbor Scene Lot 662: Don Hazen O/C Harbor Scene

Don Hazen (American/Tennessee, b. 1933) oil on canvas Mediterranean harbor scene depicting colorful sailboats lined up in front of a village with birds flying overhead. Signed lower right. Label en verso for Wally Findlay Galleries. Housed in a giltwood frame with linen liner. Sight – 20 7/8" H x 28 1/4" W. Framed – 26 5/8" H x 34 1/4" W. Biography: Classic Impressionist painter Don Hazen was born in Johnson City, Tennessee. He attended East Tennessee State University and served in the Army in Japan and Korea before meeting and studying with mural painter Dan Chapin in Denver. He then moved to Florida where he took classes at the Orlando Institute of Art and studied with portrait painter Robert Anderson. He went to Europe in the 1960s and eventually settled in Spain, where he married and began painting from nature. He was represented in the U.S. by Wally Findlay Galleries starting in 1974. Provenance: Private Nashville collection, acquired from Wally Findlay Galleries, Chicago, in the 1990s. CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

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856 Lot 856: 3 TN Whiskey Advertising Stoneware Jugs 3 TN Whiskey Advertising Stoneware Jugs Lot 856: 3 TN Whiskey Advertising Stoneware Jugs

Three (3) Tennessee Whiskey Advertising Stoneware Jugs. 1st item: Jackson, TN 2-gallon whiskey jug with cobalt stenciled lettering "Geo. H. Goodman Company (incorporated), Distillers RED ROCK Whiskey, Branch 108-110 E. Lafayette St., Jackson, TN. Main Office & Warehouse, Paducah, KY" in cobalt frame together with a stenciled 2 below the spout denoting capacity. 13 1/2" H. 2nd item: Nashville stoneware advertising whiskey jug with brown slip top and white slip body, and cobalt stencil reading J. COONEY & CO. / WHOLESALE LIQUORS NASHVILLE TENN. 11" H. 3rd item: Nashville stoneware advertising whiskey jug with brown slip top and white slip body and cobalt stencil reading "Fitzgerald-Lithford Co., Nashville, Tenn., Groceries, Field Seeds and Country Bacon/ WHISKIES, BRANDIES AND WINES, Special attention given to mail orders, All express charges paid on one gallon or over". 10 3/4" H. All late 19th/early 20th Century. CONDITION: All with scattered wear and chipping to spouts, handles, shoulders, and bases. Two jugs with crazing to white slip glaze. J. Cooney & Co. jug with hairline to lower and underside of base. [See more photos →]

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857 Lot 857: 2 Stoneware Jugs, incl. Tennessee 2 Stoneware Jugs, incl. Tennessee Lot 857: 2 Stoneware Jugs, incl. Tennessee

2 stoneware jugs, including Middle Tennessee. 1st item: Middle Tennessee stoneware jug, ovoid form with molded lip, incised sine wave decoration to upper half of body. Light olive-grey glaze. 12 1/2" H. Last half 19th century. 2nd item: Stoneware jug with cobalt "tornado" decoration, stamped N.A. White, Utica, NY (mark used 1882-1890). Has remnants of red-silver paint (likely added later) to midsection, lip and handle. 12" H. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Missing handle. Scattered firing flaws and glaze imperfections. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Silver-red paint likely added later and now wearing off. [See more photos →]

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861 Lot 861: 6 Southern Split Oak Baskets, incl Miniatures 6 Southern Split Oak Baskets, incl Miniatures Lot 861: 6 Southern Split Oak Baskets, incl Miniatures

Grouping of six (6) split oak baskets, all Southern and likely Tennessee, including five (5) buttocks baskets (four (4) are miniatures) and one (1) wall or hanging basket. Ranging in size from 3" H x 3" W x 2 1/2" D to 8 1/2" H x 11" W x 10" D. All late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All baskets in overall good condition. Largest basket with very minor losses to rim. Second largest basket with minor break at one handle. One basket with white staining to interior. [See more photos →]

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874 Lot 874: 3 Southern/East TN Pieced Cotton Quilts, incl. Whig Rose 3 Southern/East TN Pieced Cotton Quilts, incl. Whig Rose Lot 874: 3 Southern/East TN Pieced Cotton Quilts, incl. Whig Rose

Three (3) Southern, likely East Tennessee, hand-stitched pieced and appliqued cotton quilts, including Whig or California Rose, Oak Leaf variant, and Mariners Compass patterns. 1st item: Whig or California Rose pattern, off white ground with red, pink, cheddar yellow, and tanappliqued cotton floral spray design, surrounded by a scalloped border. 94" x 92". 2nd item: Oak Leaf variant pattern, off white ground with four light blue or green and red appliqued cotton stylized leaves positioned around a red square, arranged in six rows of two or three, surrounded by a green and red swag and leaf border. 96" x 84". 3rd item: Mariners Compass pattern, off white ground with red and tanappliqued cotton stylized eight-pointed stars arranged in five rows of six squares, surrounded by additional square shapes and a red border. 84 1/2" H x 70 1/2" W.Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with discoloration, fading, stains, largest 9". 1st item: Frayed edges. [See more photos →]

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875 Lot 875: 3 Southern/East TN Pieced Cotton Quilts, incl. Ocean Waves 3 Southern/East TN Pieced Cotton Quilts, incl. Ocean Waves Lot 875: 3 Southern/East TN Pieced Cotton Quilts, incl. Ocean Waves

Three (3) Southern, likely East Tennessee, hand-stitched pieced and appliqued cotton quilts, including Ocean Waves, Wagon Wheel, and Patriotic Line patterns. 1st item: Ocean Waves pattern, off white ground with shades of blue patternedappliqued fabric triangles positioned in rows of four around a central off white square, arranged in five rows of two or three. 78 3/4" x 76 1/4". 2nd item: Wagon Wheel pattern, off white ground with pink floral patternedappliqued fabric wheel and spoke shapes surrounded bydiamonds, arranged in five rows of six, surrounded by a pink floral fabric border. 81 1/4" x 59 1/4". 3rd item: Patriotic line pattern, off white ground with red and dark blue star patternedappliqued fabric squares arrangedin six rows. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with discoloration, fading, stains, largest 9". [See more photos →]

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879 Lot 879: TN 6 Drawer Cabinet & Hanging Wall Shelf TN 6 Drawer Cabinet & Hanging Wall Shelf Lot 879: TN 6 Drawer Cabinet & Hanging Wall Shelf

Tennessee six (6) drawer cabinet and Mid-Atlantic or New England hanging wall shelf, 2 items total. 1st item: TN cherry six (6) drawer cabinet, poplar secondary. Rectangular table top form with dovetailed construction, dovetailed drawers having turned wood pulls, inlaid brass escutcheon to top center drawer. 10" H x 39 3/4" W x 10" D. Mid 19th century. 2nd item: Mid-Atlantic or New England stained pine hanging wall shelf comprised of three (3) graduated shelves and shaped sides. 22 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W x 5 3/8" D. 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Old patch repair top left side, loss to back right top side, overall light general wear. 2nd item: Overall general use wear, expected losses to paint. [See more photos →]

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880 Lot 880: Middle TN Cherry Jackson Press, 2 Piece Middle TN Cherry Jackson Press, 2 Piece Lot 880: Middle TN Cherry Jackson Press, 2 Piece

Middle Tennessee Jackson Press, Wilson or Rutherford County, cherry primary, poplar secondary. The top section having a slanted ogee molded cornice over two glazed doors with total of sixteen panes opening to four shelves. The base having two dovetailed drawers with wooden pulls above two paneled doors enclosing three interior shelves, flanked by fully turned pilasters, and resting on turned legs. Top – 50 1/8" H x 46 1/2" W x 15 1/2" D. Base – 47 1/2" H x 45" W x 21 1/2" D. 97 5/8" total H. Both pieces Circa 1830. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Press is comprised of two assembled pieces (married). Old repair to right top corner of the right upper door, near cornice. Lower section of press has a top that may be have been flipped or is possibly an old replacement, with scattered scratches and losses. Old rectangular patches to drawer fronts near escutcheons, possibly indicating removal of the original hardware or a lock. Abrasions to turned columns. Drawer supports are replacements. Underside of base with newer side supports. Gouging to top of drawer cutouts. [See more photos →]

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884 Lot 884: 4 Tiger Maple Miniatures by Marion "Mac" Spencer 4 Tiger Maple Miniatures by Marion "Mac" Spencer Lot 884: 4 Tiger Maple Miniatures by Marion "Mac" Spencer

Four (4) pieces of Tennessee benchmade miniature or doll furniture, tiger and burl maple primary and poplar secondary, including a corner cupboard, a blanket chest with interior till, a wash stand and a dough box on legs with pull out tray, all by Marion "Mac" Spencer of Chapel Hill, TN. Cupboard and blanket chest retain the original label, wash stand is signed. Ranging in size from 5 1/2" H x 11 1/8" W x 4 3/4" D to 19 1/4" H x 11 3/4" W x 6 1/2" D. Second half 20th century. Note: All items were purchased in the early 1990's. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: All items overall good condition with light wear. Blanket chest with shrinkage crack to left side. [See more photos →]

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885 Lot 885: Middle TN Work Table or Stand & Miniature Blanket Box Middle TN Work Table or Stand & Miniature Blanket Box Lot 885: Middle TN Work Table or Stand & Miniature Blanket Box

Middle Tennessee one drawer work table and miniature blanket box. 1st item – Middle Tennessee, likely Maury County, cherry work table or stand, poplar secondary. Comprised of an overhanging two board top and one drawer having dovetailed construction and glass knobs, above boldly carved ring and ball legs terminating into ball feet. 29" H x 25 3/4" x 22 3/4" D. Mid 19th century. 2nd item: Southern small rectangular painted blanket box, poplar throughout, likely Middle Tennessee. Comprised of a plain top with chamfered edges over an exposed dovetailed case and dovetailed bracket feet, all in a black painted surface. 18" H x 28" W x 14 1/4" D. Early 19th century.Provenance: Private Southeast Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 1st item – Table with fire and water damage. Top with staining, wear and white residue and heat damage/charring to outer surface of left side legs. Interior of drawer with stains. 2nd item – Top a replacement. Case retains hinges and with wear and losses to the finish. Base with scattered general wear and losses. [See more photos →]

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886 Lot 886: TN Paneled Blanket Chest and Hepplewhite Work Table TN Paneled Blanket Chest and Hepplewhite Work Table Lot 886: TN Paneled Blanket Chest and Hepplewhite Work Table

Tennessee panel front blanket chest and Hepplewhite table. 1st item: East Tennessee blanket chest, Sullivan County, walnut with poplar primary. Paneled construction to top, front and sides; applied molding at top and repeated at the base, all atop turned feet. Interior till and lock (no key present). 21 1/4" H x 32 5/8" W x 18 3/4" D. Circa 1840. 2nd item: Middle Tennessee Hepplewhite style work table in an old surface, walnut primary and poplar secondary. Comprised of an overhanging figure walnut top above one drawer having square nail construction above tapered legs. 28 1/2" H x 24" W x 21 3/4" D. Circa 1830-1840. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Older refinish, overall light general wear. 2nd item: Overall general use wear, slight warping to top. [See more photos →]

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907 Lot 907: Paul Harmon, Main Street, Franklin TN Paul Harmon, Main Street, Franklin TN Lot 907: Paul Harmon, Main Street, Franklin TN

Paul Harmon (Tennessee, b. 1939) acrylic on paper painting titled "Main Street", depicting buildings, a lamp post and tree on Franklin, Tennessee's historic Main Street. Signed lower right, titled lower left. Float mounted behind glass in a natural wood frame. Sheet – 30" H x 19" W. Framed – 33 1/2" H x 25 3/4" W. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

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980 Lot 980: 2 books: Tennessee & Southern Furniture 2 books: Tennessee & Southern Furniture Lot 980: 2 books: Tennessee & Southern Furniture

Two (2) Southern Furniture books. 1st item: THE ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE AND ITS MAKERS THROUGH 1850, by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, 1988. Octavo, 344 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in brown cloth with gilt blind stamp to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers. Includes original dust jacket. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W. 2nd item: SOUTHERN FURNITURE 1680-1830: THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG COLLECTION by Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathan Prown, published by The Colonial Foundation and Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1997. Octavo, 639 pages including index, illustrated with color and black and white photographs, hardbound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine, includes dust jacket. 11 3/4" H x 9 7/8" W x 2" D. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Some wear and fading to dust jacket. Some minor markups on pg. 51. 2nd item: Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Paint stuck to spine of dust cover. [See more photos →]

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981 Lot 981: 2 Books: Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans & Life in London 2 Books: Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans & Life in London Lot 981: 2 Books: Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans & Life in London

Two (2) 19th century books: LIFE IN LONDON by Pierce Egan and SKETCHES OF PROMINENT TENNESSEANS. 1st item: LIFE IN LONDON; OR, THE NIGHT SCENES OF JERRY HAWTHORNE, ESQ. by Pierce Egan, 35 color etchings by I. R. and G. Cruikshank, printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London, 1821. Octavo, 376 gilt top edged pages with a frontispiece, 3 page double-sided pull out music sheets titled "Life in London" (first sheet is unnumbered), footnote on pg. 9, hardbound in tan leather with gilt blind stamped line borders to covers, gilt blindstamping and lettering to spine, five raised hubs to spine, inner leather doublures and grey endpapers. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. First quarter 19th century. 2nd item: SKETCHES OF PROMINENT TENNESSEANS, First Edition, compiled and edited by the Hon. William S. Speer, published by Albert B. Tavel, Nashville, 1888. Quarto, 579 gilt edged pages with photogravure frontispiece and 46 portraits with tissue paper guards, most with facsimile signatures, old rebinding in dark brown leather with gilt lettering and blindstamping to original front cover, grey floral wallpaper endpapers. 12" H x 9 5/8" W x 2" D. Last quarter 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Covers with wear, surface scratches, corners bumped.Toning to marbled endpapers. Overall toning to pages. Etchings are collated. Pencil inscriptions from previous owner to endpapers. 2nd item: Original cover in worn condition, rebound covers with some shelf wear to leather, slightly bumped corners. Pages with tears, dampstaining, foxing spots, toning, etc. to be expected from age. Frontispiece, title page, and part of index separated from spine. Portraits "210 -Barrett", "263 – Sears", 297 – Buist","445 – Jackson", and "570 – Baxter" are not present. Pencil inscriptions from previous owner, front endpaper. [See more photos →]

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1009 Lot 1009: 2 Darryl Glenn Steele O/C Paintings 2 Darryl Glenn Steele O/C Paintings Lot 1009: 2 Darryl Glenn Steele O/C Paintings

Two (2) Darryl Glenn Steele (Tennessee, b. 1956) abstract paintings. 1st item: Oil on canvas titled "Poppies", 2009. Abstract depiction of poppies using impasto technique, rendered with colors of brown, blue, red, and yellow. Signed "Steele" lower right. Housed in gilt and black painted wood frame. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed – 23" H x 19" W. 2nd item: Mixed media painting titled "Wintergreen". Abstract depiction of trees rendered in colors of brown, green, and yellow. Signed "Steele" lower right. Matted and housed under glass in gilt and black painted wood frame. Sight – 7 5/8" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed – 17 1/8" H x 21 1/4" W. Both paintings American, early 21st century. CONDITION: Both paintings overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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1012 Lot 1012: 3 Alexander Dumas O/C, Great Smoky Mountain River Scenes 3 Alexander Dumas O/C, Great Smoky Mountain River Scenes Lot 1012: 3 Alexander Dumas O/C, Great Smoky Mountain River Scenes

Three (3) Alexander Dumas (Tennessee, 20th/21st Century) oil on canvas landscape paintings depicting the Little Pigeon River in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee / North Carolina. All signed "Alexander Dumas" (two at lower right, one at lower left). Artist's labels en verso. Smallest painting housed in a black wooden frame, second largest painting housed in a wooden frame with carved decorative running pattern and rabbet edge, and largest painting housed in wooden frame with lambs' tongue rabbet edge. Sights ranging in size from 8 3/4" H x 11 5/8" W to 23 1/2" H x 35 1/2" W. Frames ranging from 12" H x 15" W to 30 3/4" H x 42 1/2" W. Note: Alexander Dumas is a Tennessee artist with over 60 years of experience painting regional landscapes, World War II, Korea & Vietnam scenes and wildlife. CONDITION: All items overall very good condition. Largest frame with scratches, largest 1 1/2". [See more photos →]

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1013 Lot 1013: Chriss Hardy O/C, Charleston Light & Shadow Chriss Hardy O/C, Charleston Light & Shadow Lot 1013: Chriss Hardy O/C, Charleston Light & Shadow

Chriss Whipple Hardy (Florida/New York/Tennessee, 20th/21st Century) oil on canvas painting titled "Charleston Light & Shadow" depicting a white building with greenery, a white stone bench, and a pathway leading to a green door partially cast in shadow by a flowering tree. Signed "Chriss Hardy" lower left. Typed artist's biography en verso. Housed in a contemporary black wooden frame with a giltwood rabbet edge. Sight – 11 1/2" square. Framed – 16 3/4" square. American, late 20th/early 21st century. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

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1018 Lot 1018: 2 Vintage TN Walking Horse Photographs 2 Vintage TN Walking Horse Photographs Lot 1018: 2 Vintage TN Walking Horse Photographs

Two (2) Tennessee Walking Horse Photographs.1st item: Framed circa 1960 tinted photograph by Les Wilson of the Tennessee Walking Horse "B. Major Wilson" with his owner Claude Brown. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed – 21 3/4" H x 25 3/4" W. Note: Claude Brown was the 1960 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration amateur winner, only the second amateur to have won this event. 2nd item: Framed photograph by Dickerson Studio of the TN Walking Horse "Shaker's Shocker," the 1966 grand champion walking horse with his owner, trainer and rider Betty Sain, taken in front of the home Mainway (built circa 1850). Pen inscription by Sain upper right, Dickerson photography pen signature and date "'81" lower right. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed – 19 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Note: In 1966, Sain became the first woman to win the breed's World Grand Championship, astride the horse "Shaker's Shocker." Provenance: a Shelbyville, TN collection. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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