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160 Lot 160: Signed East TN Watercolor titled The Harvesters Signed East TN Watercolor titled The Harvesters Lot 160: Signed East TN Watercolor titled The Harvesters

Scarce Jonesborough, Tennessee, watercolor landscape painting on cardstock, depicting various figures and animals harvesting a crop of wheat and engaging in various activities. Including a female resting below a tree with two young children, a female gathering hay and a young girl with dog holding a water barrel foreground with other figures gathering wheat, a figure riding on horseback, a horse-drawn carriage and a cottage in the background. Titled lower center margin THE HARVESTERS. Signed lower left by Elizabeth E. George and lower right "Jonesboro F. Academy Feb. 1838-9". Cardstock/Paper -15 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed – 16 1/4" H x 20 1/4" W. This watercolor landscape, depicting harvesting activities, was possibly inspired by prints of 16th and 17th Flemish harvest landscapes by artists like Pieter Bruegel (Brueghel) the Elder or Younger and Joos de Momper the Younger. The rendering of the dog in the lower right corner is especially reminiscent of animals depicted from an earlier era. Additional note: The Jonesboro Female Academy was organized in 1833 by a local group of citizens and continued to operate until 1852, when it was combined with the Odd Fellow Female High School. The artist of this work may be Elizabeth George, born circa 1820 in Greene County, daughter of William George (son of a German immigrant) and his wife Elizabeth Clutz. She married Richard Elder in Greene County in 1847. Condition: Overall toning noted to paper. Horozontal line of residue extending through the head of the little girl with the dog and above the woman seated, holding a child. No attempt was made to remove this residue. Some fading to ink inscriptions to lower margin. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
161 Lot 161: Soule Female College, TN Drawing of Two Children, 19th c. Soule Female College, TN Drawing of Two Children, 19th c. Lot 161: Soule Female College, TN Drawing of Two Children, 19th c.

Sallie Smith (Tennessee, 19th/20th Century) charcoal and gouache on paper drawing, possibly an allegory, depicting a young boy, likely meant to represent the god Dionysus, holding a bunch of grapes and a young girl, likely meant to represent the goddess Demeter, holding a sickle and a small bunch of grapes, seated next to a sheaf of wheat. Signed and inscribed "Sallie Smith/Soule Female College/Murfreesboro. Tenn." lower left. Housed under glass in a distressed giltwood frame. Sight: 29" H x 21" W. Framed: 34" H x 26" W. Note: "Located on North Maple Street from 1853 to 1917, Soule College was Murfreesboro's longest-lived female academy. Soule offered instruction from primary education through college. Women always made up more than half the faculty. The school reached its apex in 1904, when 28 women received diplomas under the leadership of progressive educator Virginia Oceania Wardlaw. The 1908 catalog emphasized that the college was "not a fashionable society school" but a place designed to teach women 'how to live as well as how to think.' Well-known local women who attended Soule include Mattie Ready (who later married General John Hunt Morgan), Kate Carney (who later taught at Soule), artist Willie Betty Newman, and Jean Marie Faircloth (who later married General Douglas MacArthur)." (source: https://www.mtsuhistpres.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/In-the-Footsteps-of-Notable-Women.pdf). The Estate of James W. Perkins, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Overall good condition with toning. Areas of loss/acid burn, largest 1 1/4", to paper with overpainting, primarily to left side of girl's face and chest. 1" tear, top center of sheet. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
163 Lot 163: Cornelius Hankins O/B Painting, New Orleans Courtyard Cornelius Hankins O/B Painting, New Orleans Courtyard Lot 163: Cornelius Hankins O/B Painting, New Orleans Courtyard

Cornelius Hankins (American/Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946), Impressionist style oil on board painting of a New Orleans courtyard. Signed lower left. Devoe and Raynolds artist board label en verso. Matte textured giltwood frame. 8" H x 11" W sight, 12" H x 15" W framed. Provenance: by descent from the estates of Thomas and Peggy Connor, Nashville, Tennessee. Note: Mississippi-born artist Cornelius Hankins studied in Nashville with Professor E.M. Gardner, founder of the Nashville Art Association, and George Chambers. He also studied with Robert Henri, leader of the Ashcan School, and with William Merritt Chase in New York. He was active for much of his career in the Nashville area and in Richmond, Virginia. Condition: Overall good condition with some light grime. A few miniscule scattered flakes along right side. Note: the white spots under the window appear to be painted white flowers, not paint losses. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
176 Lot 176: William Edmondson Limestone Critter Sculpture William Edmondson Limestone Critter Sculpture Lot 176: William Edmondson Limestone Critter Sculpture

William Edmondson (American/Tennessee, 1874-1951) limestone "Critter" sculpture depicting a small animal sitting upright on its hind legs, with front feet cast downward, atop a rectangular integral base. 12 3/8" H x 5" W x 7 3/4" D. Provenance: Private Southern collection. Note: This "Critter" is stylistically similar to 2 sculptures sold by Case Antiques in 2011, Lot #190 and in 2020, Lot #153. While this form is most similar to the example sold in 2020 in the sculpting of the ears and the slope of the neck, this example has an elongated oval head more similar to the form sold in 2011. Biography: William Edmondson was born in Davidson County, Tennessee, the son of freed slaves, and worked most of his life 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 chisel, and he claimed divine inspiration for the works produced during his 17 year art career. In 1937, Edmondson became the first African American artist to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, and he is regarded as one of the most important self-taught artists of the 20th century. 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 with general wear to surface. Underside front corner of base with old chip. [See more photos →]

$30,000.00$35,000.00
178 Lot 178: Beauford Delaney Abstract Oil on Canvas Painting Beauford Delaney Abstract Oil on Canvas Painting Lot 178: Beauford Delaney Abstract Oil on Canvas Painting

Beauford Delaney (American/Tennessee, 1901-1979) large-scale vertically oriented oil on canvas painting presenting an abstraction comprised of horizontally lined brushstrokes in varying widths and set against a variegated and tactile background. The artist anchors the image with a rectangular shape in the lower half of the image, which includes two mirrored color centric arcs, one slightly larger than the other. The artist creates a viewer's scrim through an applied overall splatter pattern in off-white and raw umber. Unsigned. 63 3/4 x 51 1/4 inches. Circa 1972. Provenance: The Estate of Lois Imogene Delaney, Knoxville, Tennessee. Note: Beauford Delaney's studio practice has been characterized as a linear path from modernist urban scenes in New York City to atmospheric abstractions when he moved to Paris in 1953. Numerous late paintings by Delaney, such as this circa 1972 canvas, suggest that the artist used an inventive and experimental approach during the last 5-10 years of his career. During this period, he expanded his studio practice to include monoprints, screenprints, and lithographs. Additionally, he worked in a realist style, as in his series of portraits of Civil Rights-era leader Rosa Parks, while simultaneously producing non-objective compositions made up of swirling bands of color applied with a variety of tools. These and other stylistic and technical experiments attest to Delaney's remarkable energy and wide-ranging aesthetic interests during the latter part of his career. The painting being offered with a composition in muted, intuitive color choices possibly points to the American Modernist influence of Marsden Hartley. A Beauford Delaney oil of similar size dated 1974 with centric arches and horizontal stripes can be viewed in the San Francisco MOMA collection: https://www.artsy.net/artwork/beauford-delaney-untitled-81. Additional note: A photographic image depicting the oil on canvas being offered is pictured in the Knoxville, Tennessee art storage facility with the artist's niece, Ogust Delaney Stewart, in the foreground. Courtesy credits: Case expresses appreciation to Stephen Wicks (Barbara W. and Bernard E. Bernstein Curator of the Knoxville Museum of Art), Derek Spratley (Administrator, Estate of Beauford Delaney), and Jane Jacob (President, Jacob Fine Art, Inc.) for their assistance on this Beauford Delaney oil painting. 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: Unframed. Some scattered minor losses to paint to perimeter, mainly the lower edge, one area upper right edge. Canvas missing some applied nails to upper edges. [See more photos →]

$60,000.00$70,000.00
179 Lot 179: Joseph Delaney Nude Watercolor Joseph Delaney Nude Watercolor Lot 179: Joseph Delaney Nude Watercolor

Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) watercolor on cream paper depicting a nude female figure with her left arm raised and resting on a wall with her lower arm by her side and holding fabric. Signed lower right JOSEPH DELANEY. Float mounted onto cream board and housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight/Paper: 17 3/4" H x 11 5/8" W. Framed: 27" H x 22 1/2" W. Condition: Some overall toning to paper, pin pricks to upper corners, slight bending to upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
180 Lot 180:  Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Woman, Joseph Delaney Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Woman, Joseph Delaney Lot 180:  Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Woman, Joseph Delaney

Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) oil on canvas portrait painting study depicting an African American woman wearing a pastel pink and purple dress, seated in a chair with legs crossed against a white ground. Unsigned. 39 1/2" H x 28 3/4" W. The Estate of Lois Imogene Delaney, Knoxville, Tennessee. Biography (By Frederick C. Moffatt) Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Condition: Unframed, some scattered areas of grime. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,600.00
185 Lot 185: Large Carroll Cloar Double Sided Drawing Large Carroll Cloar Double Sided Drawing Lot 185: Large Carroll Cloar Double Sided Drawing

Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) large signed graphite drawing on paper, doublesided, the first side depicting a smiling man wearing a hat and seated on a wooden crate, with three figures in the background. Titled lower left "Stevedore in Guayaquil, Ecuador" and signed "Carroll Cloar" lower right. Sketches en verso of a young girl. Float mounted and housed in a textured giltwood frame. Sheet: 40 1/2" H x 26 1/2" W. Framed: 50 3/8" H x 36 1/4" W. Likely one of Cloar's drawings from his travels in South America, circa late 1940s. Provenance: the Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN, formerly in the collection of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell of Nashville; acquired Brunk Auctions, May 20, 2006, lot 508. Biography: Carroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes, 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, CloarÕs 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). Condition: Overall good condition. Perimeter of paper with creasing, minor scattered losses and very slight tears visible lower edge and left margin. Losses to paper upper left corner. Some minor brown specks, left mid section. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
186 Lot 186: McCullough Partee O/C Painting, The Wishing Well McCullough Partee O/C Painting, The Wishing Well Lot 186: McCullough Partee O/C Painting, The Wishing Well

McCullough Partee (Tennessee, 1900-1989) oil on canvas illustration art grisalle painting titled "The Wishing Well" depicting a young woman with long hair and a black, off the shoulder dress gazing at the viewer and standing by a well as she is approached by a man in a fedora and jacket, before a brick wall and a staircase in the background. Signed "MCC Partee" lower left and "McCullough Partee" lower right. Typed artist's biography and Lyzon, Nashville, TN label, en verso. Housed in a silver metallic painted wooden frame with black trim. Sight: 27 1/4" H x 33 1/2" W. Framed: 33 1/4" H x 39 1/8" W. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Biography: Mccullough Partee was born in Nashville in his grandfather's home across from the Tennessee State Capitol. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and at the Art Institute of Chicago (where he later taught). In New York, he studied at the Art Students League with George Bridgman and Edward Penfield, at Grand Central School of Art with Harvey Dunn and Pruett Carter, and at the National Academy of Design with Charles Hawthorne (whose work is also represented in this auction). Although an easel painter, he was perhaps known for his illustration work, which appeared in Colliers, Liberty, and the Country Gentleman. In 1948, while working as art editor of the Southern Agriculturist, he was named a director of the Nashville Museum of Art; he also taught at the Nashville School of Fine Arts and was listed in Who's Who in American Art. A retrospective of his work was held at the Nashville Artist Guild in 1987 (Source: the Nashville Tennessean, June 5, 1987, Oct 11, 1951). Condition: Overall very good condition with craquelure. Areas of paint flakes, largest 3/8", primarily top right of canvas. 2" white paint mark with slight dent, lower left. Frame with minor areas of loss to paint. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
187 Lot 187: John Chumley Watercolor Woodland Scene, Bloodroot John Chumley Watercolor Woodland Scene, Bloodroot Lot 187: John Chumley Watercolor Woodland Scene, Bloodroot

John Wesley Chumley (Virginia/Tennessee, 1928-1984) watercolor landscape painting titled “Bloodroot”. Depicting a woodland interior with flowering bloodroot plants emerging around a fallen tree with a rock wall background. Signed “Chumley” lower left and titled en verso. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame with linen liner. Sight: 16″ H x 28″ W. Framed: 25 1/2″ H x 37 1/4″ W. Biography: John Wesley Chumley was born in 1928 in Rochester, Minnesota while his father, a Tennessee native, was in his surgical residency at Mayo Clinic. He attended McCampbell School and the Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, Tennessee. His concentration on art quickly grew. His post-graduate study under Walter Stuempfig at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts further convinced him that his field was realism and the rural countryside his stimulus. As he refined his work, there were other influential centers of art along the way–the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he met his wife Bettye (Skip) Roberts; and the Fort Worth Center of Art, Fort Worth, Texas, where he was artist-in-residence from 1958-1961. In 1961 the couple moved to a 200-acre farm in Middleton, VA that provided scenery, wildlife, plants and inspiration for the artist. Chumley’s character and personality were reflected in the choice of his chief medium–egg tempera, the most difficult and “slowest,” although he also painted in watercolors and oil. His painstaking representation of scenery, plants, and lifelike human and animal subjects with tempera–a tedious process involving a mixture of pigment, egg yolk, and water which dried quickly–enabled him to express his perception of light. As John observed, “Light is my bag.” (source: Adapted from Askart, taken from http://www.fountaincitytnhistory.info/People5-Chumley.htm with the permission of Fountain City Historian J.C. Tumblin) Condition: Watercolor overall excellent condition. Frame with a few slight abrasions. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
188 Lot 188: Exhibited Carl Sublett W/C Landscape Painting, Wintered Ridge #176 Exhibited Carl Sublett W/C Landscape Painting, Wintered Ridge #176 Lot 188: Exhibited Carl Sublett W/C Landscape Painting, Wintered Ridge #176

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper landscape painting titled "Wintered Ridge #178" depicting a ridge with snow and brown grass beneath a cloudy grey and blue sky. Signed "Carl Sublett," lower right. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a wooden frame. Sight: 26 3/4" H x 34 3/4" W. Framed: 35 1/4" H x 42 3/4" W. Note: This painting was included in the Carl Sublett Exhibition, at the James K. Polk Center, Tennessee State Museum, in Nashville, TN, held February 15-May 6, 1984, and is pictured in the exhibition catalog on page 35. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission). Condition: Overall good condition, L-shaped scratch to surface of watercolor in center of the frame approximately 5" long. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
189 Lot 189: Carl Sublett Watercolor, Knoxville Train Station Carl Sublett Watercolor, Knoxville Train Station Lot 189: Carl Sublett Watercolor, Knoxville Train Station

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor painting on paper titled "Southern Icon #293", depicting the Southern Railway Terminal located in downtown Knoxville, TN. Dated and signed lower right "93 Sublett". Title, signature, and inscriptions describing the work in pencil en verso. "Unframed. 21 78" H x 30 1/4" W. Note: Original paperwork from artist included with this painting. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission). Condition: Overall very good condition. Unframed. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
190 Lot 190: Mayna Treanor Avent O/C, Tennessee Landscape Painting Mayna Treanor Avent O/C, Tennessee Landscape Painting Lot 190: Mayna Treanor Avent O/C, Tennessee Landscape Painting

Mayna Treanor Avent (Tennessee, 1868-1959) impressionistic oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a bridge spanning a body of water, surrounded by trees with autumn foliage, a red farm visible in the background beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed "Mayna T Avent" lower right. Handwritten note describing treatment performed by Frances de Brun Brown, circa July 1984, affixed en verso. Housed in carved giltwood frame. Sight: 18 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W. Framed: 24 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W. Biography: Mayna Treanor Avent was the daughter of Thomas O. and Mary Andrews Treanor. She was born September 17, 1868 at Tulip Grove Mansion, across the Lebanon Pike in Nashville from Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Study at Cincinnati was followed by two years at the Academie Julien in Paris. In 1891 she married Frank Avent, a Murfreesboro attorney who later served as State Railroad Commissioner for many years. He died in 1941. Avent taught painting in Nashville for many years and exhibited throughout the US. She painted in Mass. and SC, as well as TN. She produced oil and watercolor paintings, occasional drawings, and wood block prints in the Japanese manner. She was a member of the Nashville Studio Club, the Nashville Artists Guild, and the Centennial club, which in 1951 held a retrospective of her 68 year artistic career. She spent her last 3 years with her son in Sewanee, TN, where she died on Jan. 2, 1959. (source: THE SOUTH ON PAPER: LINE, COLOR AND LIGHT, "The South on Paper: Line, Color and Light" by James C. Kelly, published by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 1985, p. 22). Condition: Overall good condition with craquelure. Two areas of repair, largest 4" x 5 1/2", visible en verso. Inpainted, cleaned, and varnished by Frances de Brun Brown, circa July 1984. (See original hand written note en verso). Minor scattered areas of exfoliation, paint loss, largest 1/4", top left quadrant. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
191 Lot 191: Louis E. Jones O/B Painting, A Burst of Sunlight in the Smokies Louis E. Jones O/B Painting, A Burst of Sunlight in the Smokies Lot 191: Louis E. Jones O/B Painting, A Burst of Sunlight in the Smokies

Louis Edward Jones (Tennessee, 1878-1958), "A Burst of Sunlight in the Smokies," impressionistic oil on canvas board landscape painting depicting a road leading into the Great Smoky Mountains, with a grove of trees in early autumn foliage in the foreground, and cloudy gray sky overhead. Signed and dated "L. E. Jones 1953" lower left. Titled, signed, and dated, en verso of board. Housed in a wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight: 9 5/8" H x 11 5/8" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Note: Jones was an Impressionist painter from Woodstock, New York and established the Cliff Dwellers studio in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Private Washington, DC area collection. Consignor's great uncle purchased directly from the artist. Condition: Overall good condition with a couple of minute paint touch ups (visible under UV light), less than 1/16" diameter in the upper middle part of painting. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
192 Lot 192: Louis E. Jones O/B, Smoky Mtn. Landscape Painting Louis E. Jones O/B, Smoky Mtn. Landscape Painting Lot 192: Louis E. Jones O/B, Smoky Mtn. Landscape Painting

Louis Edward Jones (Tennessee, 1878-1958) impressionistic oil on board landscape painting depicting a group of trees with red and yellow autumn foliage at the base of a Smoky Mountain range, beneath a partly cloudy blue sky. Signed "Louis E. Jones" lower right. Housed in a wooden frame. Sight: 11 3/4" H x 13 3/4" W. Framed: 15 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. Note: Jones was an Impressionist painter from Woodstock, New York and established the Cliff Dwellers studio in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Private Washington, DC area collection. Consignor's great uncle purchased directly from the artist. Condition: Overall very good condition with a couple of minute paint touch ups (visible under UV light) less than 1/16" diameter. Dirt accretions, primarily to sky quadrant. Slight gap between board and frame across the top edge. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
193 Lot 193: Matilda Lotz, o/c painting of Cattle Matilda Lotz, o/c painting of Cattle Lot 193: Matilda Lotz, o/c painting of Cattle

Matilda Lotz (Tennessee/California/Europe 1858-1923) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting cattle in a meadow with a pond or stream in the foreground. Signed lower right corner "Matilda Lotz". Sight – 19"H x 28"W, Frame – 37"H x 40"W. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. Biography: Matilda Lotz was born in Franklin, Tennessee. She showed artistic promise at a very early age, drawing the household pets and farm animals. During the Civil War, her family's home was commandeered by Confederate forces for a hospital. (It stands today as the Lotz House Historic House Museum and is open to the public for tours in downtown Franklin). Following the war, the Lotz family left Tennessee and settled in San Jose. In 1874 Matilda began a six-year course of study under Virgil Williams at the School of Design in San Francisco. While there, she won several medals and graduated with the highest honors. Matilda also studied with William Keith, and in the 1880s in Paris under Felix Barrias and the animal painter Emile Van Marcke. While in Paris she received an honorable mention for her work exhibited at the Paris Salon and was awarded two gold medals by the Paris Academy of Painting (the first woman ever to be honored by the Academy). Returning to San Francisco in the mid-1880s, she painted portraits of such notables as William Randolph Hearst and Leland Stanford. In the 1890s, she returned to Paris where she was closely associated with Rosa Bonheur for several years. She received several European commissions from members of British nobility for her animal paintings. At the outbreak of WWI, she was living in Algiers until she was expelled by the French. Abandoning her belongings and paintings, in 1915 fled to Tata, Hungary, where she remained until her death. Her work is in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Oakland Museum, and the Milwaukee Art Center. (Sources: Interview; AAA 1907-08; KOV; Ben; CSL; WWA 1923." Adapted from Edan Hughes, ÒArtists in California, 1786-1940"). Condition: Overall very good condition. Tiny 1/16" hole, center, in trees; 1/2" scratch lower center near frame edge. Some minor losses and wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
194 Lot 194: Samuel Shaver Portrait of Judge John McKinney Samuel Shaver Portrait of Judge John McKinney Lot 194: Samuel Shaver Portrait of Judge John McKinney

East Tennessee oil on fabric portrait of Judge John A. McKinney (1781-1845) attributed to Samuel Shaver (TN, 1816-1878). The subject is attired in a dark suit and gold waistcoat and depicted seated in the "Napoleonic" pose. Housed in a carved mahogany veneer wood frame. Sight: 27 1/2" H x 24" W. Framed: 34" H x 30 1/2" W. Note: This portrait is illustrated in the Tennessee Portrait Project and referenced in "Portraits in Tennessee Before 1866," page 78, entry #318. Note: Family history states that this portrait was completed circa 1842, making it one of the earliest known Shaver attributed portraits. Biography of the sitter: John Augustine McKinney emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1800. He married Elizabeth Ayer and moved to Rogersville, Tennessee to practice law. McKinney was a successful lawyer and landowner and built many prominent structures in Rogersville. In 1824-1825, he built the McKinney Tavern House which hosted three U.S. Presidents including Jackson, Polk, and Johnson. The tavern was eventually renamed The Hale Springs Inn which was famous for being the oldest, continuously run Inn in the state of Tennessee. McKinney tried cases in Hawkins, Hancock, Sullivan, Washington, Greene, Grainger, Claiborne, Campbell, and Union Counties. He was appointed U.S. District Attorney by President John Quincy Adams and was chosen to represent his County in the State Constitutional Convention in 1834. Biography of the artist (Courtesy of 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 a 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, Shaver moved to Knoxville, where he became one of the founders of the East Tennessee Art Association. 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. The Estate of Alice Wright Summers Hale, Rogersville, TN. Condition: Conserved in the winter of 1989-90 by Cumberland Art Conservation in Nashville, TN. Relined with some light inpainting to subject's forehead and new wax coating. A black light photo is included and an abbreviated conservation report is en verso of painting. [See more photos →]

$4,000.00$4,400.00
195 Lot 195: Samuel Shaver O/C Portrait Painting, Winifred Berry Benson Samuel Shaver O/C Portrait Painting, Winifred Berry Benson Lot 195: Samuel Shaver O/C Portrait Painting, Winifred Berry Benson

Samuel Shaver (Tennessee, 1816-1878) portrait of Winifred Berry Benson of Culpeper, VA, oil on canvas, laid on board. The subject is depicted seated in a red chair wearing a dark dress with a white lace collar and matching cap, hands crossed in her lap and gold spectacles on her head. Housed in a carved gilt wood frame with an oval opening and beaded edge with stenciled spandrels. Includes Easter greeting cruciform card from the sitter or a relative. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 24" W. Framed: 36 3/4" H x 31 1/4" W. Biography of the sitter: Winifred Berry Benson was the daughter of James Benson and Dulcibella Berry. She married Captain James Richards (1774-1844), of Culpeper County, Virginia, circa 1799. They had seven children, including Harriet Somerville Richards, born March 12, 1820 at Culpeper County, VA, who married Philip Smith Hale, son of George Hale and Margaret Hamilton, on September 3, 1846 at Culpeper County, VA, and had ten children. Harriet appeared on the census of June 24, 1880 at Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA, as a widow. Harriet died on January 24, 1908 at Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, at age 87. She was buried Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rogersville, Hawkins County, TN. (source: http://pembertonfamily.com/history/koplend/richards001.htm). Artist Biography (Courtesy of 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. The Estate of Alice Wright Summers Hale, Rogersville, TN. Condition: Original canvas laid on board. Overall light craquelure. Old repairs to left side of subjects face and left margin. A circular area of loss upper right quadrant. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
196 Lot 196: East TN Figured Walnut Serpentine Chest of Drawers, Hawkins Co. East TN Figured Walnut Serpentine Chest of Drawers, Hawkins Co. Lot 196: East TN Figured Walnut Serpentine Chest of Drawers, Hawkins Co.

Hawkins County, Tennessee highly figured walnut serpentine chest of drawers, yellow pine and poplar secondary. Shaped top with diagonal grain banded walnut veneer over one overhanging dovetailed serpentine drawer above three graduated serpentine dovetailed drawers, all with cockbeading, inlaid kite escutcheons, and brass pulls. Highly figured stiles transition into fully fluted quarter columns topped and terminating with gilt spiral fluted carved balls, applied molding to inset paneled sides, case resting on turned Sheraton feet. 48 1/4" H x 43 1/2" W x 21 1/4" D. Circa 1820. Note: The incorporation of highly figured walnut into other Hawkins County furniture forms include a corner cupboard example illustrated in the book "The Art of Tennessee", illustrated on page 68, plate #33 and now in the collection of Historic Williamsburg Foundation. The Estate of Alice Wright Summers Hale, Rogersville, TN. Condition: Overall very good condition with older refinish. Three of four drawers retain the original locks, brass pulls later replacements. Top veneered edge with losses, mostly to front corners, and top right front side. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00$2,800.00
197 Lot 197: East Tennessee Inlaid Tea Table, Hawkins Co. East Tennessee Inlaid Tea Table, Hawkins Co. Lot 197: East Tennessee Inlaid Tea Table, Hawkins Co.

Scarce inlaid East Tennessee tea table, butternut or walnut top with center having a circular inlaid fan of alternating light and dark wood inlay within an alternating inlaid center circle and the outside edge having an alternating inlaid band with cut corners. Top supported by a birdcage with square pilasters on a ringed vasiform pedestal, tripod base with shaped snake feet. Feet are dovetailed into the tripod base. 36 1/8" W x 25 7/8" D x 29 7/8" H. Circa 1825. The Collection of Ann Hale-Smith, Rogersville, Tennessee. Condition: Overall very good condition with an older refinish. Old split to center of top with a butterfly repair to underside. [See more photos →]

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198 Lot 198: East TN Cherry Jackson Press East TN Cherry Jackson Press Lot 198: East TN Cherry Jackson Press

East Tennessee, Hawkins County, figured cherry Jackson press, poplar secondary, two-part construction with inlaid escutcheons for upper and lower cases. Top section with slanted ogee molded cornice over two astragal glazed doors opening to four shelves; the lower section having one dovetailed drawer over two paneled doors, flanked by half turned pilasters, paneled case sides, the whole resting on turned Sheraton feet. Appears to retain the original locks. Top: 43 5/8" H x 46 1/2" W x 14" D. Base: 47 1/4" H x 45 1/4" W x 19 3/4" D. Circa 1825. The Estate of Alice Wright Summers Hale, Rogersville, TN. Condition: Overall good condition. Older refinish with some sun bleaching of the left side. Top of base with some scattered scratching, minor abrasions to lower case base molding above turned legs, wear commensurate for age. [See more photos →]

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199 Lot 199: Middle Tennessee Cherry Sugar Sideboard, Davidson Co. Attrib. Middle Tennessee Cherry Sugar Sideboard, Davidson Co. Attrib. Lot 199: Middle Tennessee Cherry Sugar Sideboard, Davidson Co. Attrib.

Middle Tennessee Hepplewhite cherry sugar sideboard, poplar secondary. Comprised of a rectangular overhanging top over two deep scratch-beaded drawers, all dovetailed with brass pulls and brass inlaid escutcheons, over square tapered legs. 38" H x 38 5/6" W x 22 7/8" D. Probably Davidson County, TN, Circa 1820. Note: The overhanging top on the back of the sideboard indicates it was constructed to accommodate wainscoting and indicates the form maintains the original height. Provenance: private Nashville, TN collection, acquired from collectors Roy and Florence Striegel of Nashville 40 years ago. Condition: Overall very good condition with expected use wear. Older refinish with some wood shrinkage and staining to top, very small patch repair to left and right drawer support edge and old small patch repair to lower right corner of right drawer. Pulls have oxidation, drawer sides with slight buildup and replaced drawer supports. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
200 Lot 200: Writing Chair and Saddlebag, Sec. of War Carey Harris provenance Writing Chair and Saddlebag, Sec. of War Carey Harris provenance Lot 200: Writing Chair and Saddlebag, Sec. of War Carey Harris provenance

Unusual Reclining Writing Armchair and Framed Saddlebag, both originally belonging to Carey Allen Harris (1806-1842), Acting Secretary of War and Commissioner of Indian Affairs under U.S. President Andrew Jackson. 1st item: Late Classical or Empire style mahogany reclining armchair with upholstered seat and seat back; curved stiles and partially upholstered armrests, the curved hand rests each mounted with brass receptacles for a brass arm mounted with rosewood writing box and candlestick which can be fitted into either hand rest. Chair with ogee molded front seat rail flanked by ring turned front feet with brass casters; rear feet are raked and have never had casters. Old but not original light green velvet upholstery with brass tacks. Rosewood writing box features mother of pearl plaque inscribed "C.A. Harris" and a mother of pearl escutcheon, and a fitted and baize lined interior. Chair overall: 40" H x 20 1/2" W x 33" D. 2nd item: Leather saddlebag with brass plaque engraved C.A. Harris, mounted to linen lined shadowbox with burlwood frame. Saddlebag: 6" x 5", Frame: 11 1/2" x 10 1/2". Provenance: both items descended in the family of Carey A. Harris to current consignor. Note: Harris was a native of Williamson County, Tennessee. He and Abram P. Maury founded the Nashville Republican newspaper in 1824, and he went on to marry Maury's daughter, Martha. Harris was politically active and a part of President Andrew Jackson's inner circle. He worked as a clerk in the War Department and occasionally served as Acting Secretary of War when Lewis Cass was unavailable. Andrew Jackson appointed Harris Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1836, a post he retained under President Martin Van Buren. He was involved in the forcible removal of Native Americans from the Southeast, and was forced to resign and return to Tennessee after evidence of his role in a scheme to speculate in Indian allotments came to light in 1838. He died a few years later at the age of 36. Although his political career ended in disgrace, Harris is also remembered for his role in printing "The Western Harmony" in 1824, which marked the beginning of music publishing in Nashville. A state historical marker stands at the site of Harris's former press near Third Avenue in downtown Nashville. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition. Upholstery with wear and some scattered stains and grime. Some small losses to turned front feet; rear feet have been repaired and reinforced. Some losses to edges of sides. Writing box: Baise replaced; some age related separations and veneer repairs to lid. 2nd item: Saddlebag with alligatored surface, considerable wear, other half of saddlebag may not be present. Not examined out of frame; method of mounting to shadowbox is unknown. [See more photos →]

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201 Lot 201: Middle Tennessee Sheraton Sugar Chest Middle Tennessee Sheraton Sugar Chest Lot 201: Middle Tennessee Sheraton Sugar Chest

Middle Tennessee cherry sugar chest, possibly Williamson or Davidson County. Poplar secondary. Top with breadboard ends above a dovetailed case with inlaid escutcheon and an interior well originally fitted with a divider (removed earlier 20th century). Lower case with a plain, rounded molding over one dovetailed drawer and inlaid escutcheon, all resting on turned Sheraton legs. Signed in paint LWT to underside. 35 1/8" H x 24" W x18 1/2" D. Circa 1825. Provenance: descended in an early Williamson County family. Condition: Older refinish, interior well with original divider removed, locks are older replacements, replaced hinges, top with old replaced strip at the hinges (7/8" width), old replaced right breadboard end edge (1/2" width), old front edge replaced strip (1 1/2" width), right edge of case with old replaced strip (1/2" width), brass hinged bracket added to left side, lower drawer sides built up approximately 3/8". [See more photos →]

$2,800.00$3,200.00
215 Lot 215: Middle TN Stoneware Pitcher w/ inscription, L.D. Moore Middle TN Stoneware Pitcher w/ inscription, L.D. Moore Lot 215: Middle TN Stoneware Pitcher w/ inscription, L.D. Moore

Middle Tennessee, DeKalb County, stoneware pottery pitcher with hand-written description on the body reading "Brighthill Lumes chaise Brother Prohibition May God Bee with you my Brother, L.D. Moore Superintendent". 9 1/2" H. Late 19th century. Note: Page 336 of the book "Tenneesee Potteries, Pots, and Potters – 1790's to 1950, Volume 1", by Smith and Rogers, mentions a Lee D. Moore from DeKalb County, TN, "Both the 40DK11 pottery site and the clay bank were owned by a Moore family, though perhaps not until the late 1870s. L. D. Moore sold the clay bank between 1877 and 1879 then again in 1882. In 1917 his son H. L. Moore repurchased this same one-acre tract, which was reincorporated into the Moore farm. Both Lee D. Moore and his son Harmon L. Moore are indicated to have been farmers with no obvious connection to pottery making". Condition: Overall excellent condition with glaze drips and a few scattered unglazed inclusions around rim edge. Base underside edge with chips where there was likely an excess pooling of glaze. [See more photos →]

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216 Lot 216: Roy Pace Carved & Painted Nativity Set, 14 Pcs. Roy Pace Carved & Painted Nativity Set, 14 Pcs. Lot 216: Roy Pace Carved & Painted Nativity Set, 14 Pcs.

Roy Pace (Tennessee, 1911-2011) hand carved and painted Nativity Set, comprised of fourteen (14) pieces including one (1) manger with trumpeting angel, one (1) Mary kneeling over the infant Jesus, one (1) Joseph holding a lantern, three (3) wise men, three (3) camels, one (1) shepherd with staff, one (1) donkey, one (1) cow, and two (2) sheep. All figures and animals signed on the base and dated 1995, 1996, or 1998. All range in size from 4" H x 4 1/2" W to 18 3/4" H x 20 1/2" W. Condition: All pieces in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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217 Lot 217: 3 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings, Santa's Workshop 3 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings, Santa's Workshop Lot 217: 3 Roy Pace Folk Art Carvings, Santa's Workshop

Three (3) Roy Pace (Tennessee, 1911-2011) hand carved and painted Christmas themed folk art figures, including one (1) depicting Santa Claus at his work bench painting a toy, one (1) depicting Mrs. Claus at a podium checking the "Naughty and Nice" list, and one (1) depicting an elf dressed in a green hat and coat with red pants, all mounted on carved wooden bases. Elf figure inscribed "Carved by Roy Pace at Euro Disney Paris France 1994" to underside of base, Santa and Mrs. Claus signed "Roy Pace" and dated "1992" or "1993". Figures ranging in size from 10 1/8" H x 3 1/2" W x 4 3/4" D to 11" H x 6 7/8" W x 7 3/4" D. Condition: All items in overall very good condition. Two brush tips broken on paintbrush in cup to Santa figure. [See more photos →]

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319 Lot 319: 12 Coin and Sterling Silver Spoons inc. Nashville, Negrin 12 Coin and Sterling Silver Spoons inc. Nashville, Negrin Lot 319: 12 Coin and Sterling Silver Spoons inc. Nashville, Negrin

1st – 6th items: Set of six (6) coin silver tablespoons with rounded fiddle handles and rounded fins marked in rectangle P. NEGRIN (The book TENNESSEE SILVERSMITHS by Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell lists Paul Negrin working in Nashville from 1823-1844. He was one of the eight men who formed the Association of Watchmakers, Silversmiths and Jewellers of Nashville in 1836.) Engraved monogram "JEH" to the handles. 8 1/4" L. 7.325 total troy ounces. 7th – 11th items: Set of five (5) early sterling silver teaspoons with fiddle handles and rounded fins marked "W&H Sterling" for the maker Wood & Hughes, New York and "B.H. Stief" for the retailer B. H. Stief Jewelry Company, Nashville, TN. Monogrammed "LBH" to the handles. 7" L. 5.695 total troy ounces.12th item: C. Bard & Sons Philadelphia coin silver spoon with fiddle handle and rounded fins. Marked "C. Bard" with partial address within a rectangle en verso handle. Monogrammed "LSC" .7 1/4" L. 1.145 troy ounces. 8.47 total coin troy ounces. 5.695 total sterling troy ounces. Private Nashville, TN Estate. Condition: All spoons overall good condition with general use wear, all monogrammed. [See more photos →]

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320 Lot 320: 5 Coin Silver Items, Cup & 4 Spoons, incl. Hope 5 Coin Silver Items, Cup & 4 Spoons, incl. Hope Lot 320: 5 Coin Silver Items, Cup & 4 Spoons, incl. Hope

Five (5) Coin Silver Items, Cup & 4 Spoons, including Hope. 1st item: Coin silver cup with octagonal sides, relief floral decoration and C-scroll handle, engraved "Frank" to one panel and base marked COIN. 4 1/4" H. 2nd & 3rd items: Two (2) East Tennessee coin silver teaspoons by David Large Hope, working Knoxville, TN, 1828-1869, marked HOPE in rectangle. Engraved GM. 5 3/4" L. 4th & 5th items: Two (2) coin silver tablespoons with with fiddle tipt handles marked C. BRO. & CO. STANDARD, engraved KYLE. 7 3/4" L. 7.640 total troy ounces. The Collection of Ann Hale-Smith, Rogersville, Tennessee. Condition: Mug with minor wear to base. All spoons with heavy use wear and pitting to bowls. [See more photos →]

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348 Lot 348: 2 Olen Bryant Ceramic Figural Sculptures 2 Olen Bryant Ceramic Figural Sculptures Lot 348: 2 Olen Bryant Ceramic Figural Sculptures

Two (2) Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) ceramic figural sculptures. 1st item: Ceramic sculpture depicting a figure emerging from a rectangular block, with corona around its head and upper torso. Buff colored glaze. Signed and illegibly dated en verso. 23" H x 18" W x 8" D. 2nd item: Ceramic sculpture depicting a figure with buff colored glaze, arms encircling a cluster of natural crystals, face tilted slightly upwards. Signed O Bryant on bottom, undated. 11 1/4" H x 10" W x 8" D. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (source: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle). Provenance: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN. A letter of authenticity and provenance from the artist's niece, who served as his studio assistant and personal representative for his estate, is available to the winning bidder on this lot. Condition: Both items in overall very good condition. 1st item: Firing crack below figure's chin. [See more photos →]

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350 Lot 350: 2 Carl Sublett Paintings, incl. Vergura Schoolhouse and Abstract Oil 2 Carl Sublett Paintings, incl. Vergura Schoolhouse and Abstract Oil Lot 350: 2 Carl Sublett Paintings, incl. Vergura Schoolhouse and Abstract Oil

Two (2) Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) artworks. 1st item: Watercolor on paper painting titled "Vergura Schoolhouse" depicting a white school house with rust colored shutters, portico, and roof, with a bell tower, against a line of trees and a mountain range beneath a grey and blue late afternoon sky. Sight "Sublett" lower right. Collector's Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, label with artist's name, title, and additional information, en verso. Housed and double matted under glass in a cove molded wooden frame. Sight: 13 1/2" H x 19 3/8" W. Framed: 20 5/8" H x 26 1/2" W. 2nd item: Abstract oil on canvas painting titled "August Blue" rendered in shades of blue, black, brown, red, orange, yellow, and green. Signed "Carl Sublett" lower right. Carl Sublett Studio, Knoxville, TN label en verso. Housed in a wooden frame. Sight: 19 1/2" H x 15 3/4" W. Framed: 21" H x 17 1/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy after World War II, and became Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition with slight waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition with craquelure, two areas of paint loss, largest 1/8" x 1/8", to brown paint. Canvas is loose in frame. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
351 Lot 351: Carl Sublett Abstract Watercolor & Book Carl Sublett Abstract Watercolor & Book Lot 351: Carl Sublett Abstract Watercolor & Book

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) abstract watercolor on paper, possibly from his Flagg Island series. Signed and dated "72 lower right. Housed in a modern chrome frame and float mounted onto a linen weave backing. Together with an exhibition book titled Carl Sublett, published by the Tennessee State Museum for the February 15 – May 6, 1984 exhibition of his works. Sight: 13 3/4" H x 21 3/4" W. Framed: 19 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (source: The Tennessee Arts Commission). Condition: Overall very good condition with toning to linen mat. [See more photos →]

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352 Lot 352: George Cress Watercolor Landscape Painting George Cress Watercolor Landscape Painting Lot 352: George Cress Watercolor Landscape Painting

George Ayers Cress (Alabama/Tennessee, 1921-2008) expressionist mixed media landscape painting titled "Island Map". Signed and dated 1967 lower left. Additionally signed and titled en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame with linen matte and gilt liner. Sight: 12 3/8" H x 16 1/4" W. Framed: 21" H x 24 3/8" W. Biography: George Cress was born in Anniston, Alabama and studied at Emory University, American University, and the University of Georgia, where he studied under fellow Southern contemporary artist Lamar Dodd. He was a central figure in Chattanooga's arts community and served as President of the Tennessee Arts Council. He sat on the board of the Hunter Museum of Art. From 1951-1984 he was painter in residence at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. The Cress Gallery of Art at UTC is named in his honor.(Source: The Tennessee Historical Quarterly Vol. XLIV No. 2: "Landscape and Genre Painting in Tennessee 1810-1985"). Condition: Overall very good condition. Not examined out of the frame. [See more photos →]

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353 Lot 353: Exhibited Paul Lancaster O/C Painting, Tropical Princess Exhibited Paul Lancaster O/C Painting, Tropical Princess Lot 353: Exhibited Paul Lancaster O/C Painting, Tropical Princess

Paul Lancaster (Tennessee/Colorado, 1930-2019) oil on canvas painting titled "Tropical Princess" depicting a young woman in an elaborate dress, seated next to a large black bird in a jungle landscape setting. Signed "Lancaster" lower right. All State Art Exhibition 1994 label and Watkins College of Art label, en verso. Housed in a wooden frame. Sight: 39 1/2" square. Framed: 45 1/2" square. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Biography: Self-taught artist Paul Lancaster began painting in the late 1950s in Colorado, while training as an Army medic. His grandfather and great grandfather were Cherokee Indian, and Lancaster's love of nature and spirituality influence many of his canvases. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including The Art of Tennessee at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and a 2013 one man show at the Parthenon in Nashville, which brought together many of his works created over the last 50 years. Condition: Overall very good condition. Frame with loss, abrasions, largest 3 1/4". [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
354 Lot 354: Paul Lancaster O/B Winter Scene, Christmas 1975 Paul Lancaster O/B Winter Scene, Christmas 1975 Lot 354: Paul Lancaster O/B Winter Scene, Christmas 1975

Paul Lancaster (Tennessee/Colorado, 1930-2019) oil on canvasboard painting titled "Christmas 1975" depicting a snow covered city street scene with children playing and additional buildings visible in the background beneath a late afternoon sky. Titled and signed "Lancaster" lower right. Numeral ink inscriptions, en verso of board. Housed in a wooden frame. Sight: 19 1/4" H x 23 1/4" W. Framed: 26" H x 30 1/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Self-taught artist Paul Lancaster began painting in the late 1950s in Colorado, while training as an Army medic. His grandfather and great grandfather were Cherokee Indian, and Lancaster's love of nature and spirituality influence many of his canvases. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including The Art of Tennessee at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and a 2013 one man show at the Parthenon in Nashville, which brought together many of his works created over the last 50 years. Condition: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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355 Lot 355: Joe Parrott Oil on Board Street Scene Joe Parrott Oil on Board Street Scene Lot 355: Joe Parrott Oil on Board Street Scene

Joe Parrott (American/Tennessee, 1944) oil on board depicting a historic house at sunrise or sunset beneath a bright blue sky, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. The Frameworks, Nashville, TN stamp en verso. Housed in a silvered and ebony wood frame with linen matte. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 22 1/2" H x 28 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: (Courtesy of the artist) Joe Parrott was born and lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. He earned a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 1967 and is a self-taught artist. He worked in the graphic arts industry for 43 years while continuing to pursue his artistic aspirations. He currently paints full-time and is dedicated to a lifelong pursuit of creative evolution and exploration. Influences include Edward Hopper, Van Gogh and printmaker Martin Lewis. Condition: Painting overall very good condition. Matte with one area of staining upper left corner. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
356 Lot 356: Two (2) Tennessee Works on Paper, Birdwell, Ironside Two (2) Tennessee Works on Paper, Birdwell, Ironside Lot 356: Two (2) Tennessee Works on Paper, Birdwell, Ironside

Two (2) works on paper by Tennessee artists Robert Birdwell and Xavier Ironside.1st item: Robert Birdwell (Tennessee, 1924 -2016) etching on paper titled "Two Blind Beggars," numbered 5/25, depicting an elderly man and woman, the man with sunglasses and a cane. Titled, in pencil, lower left below plate and numbered in pencil lower center below plate, signed and dated "Robert Birdwell 52," in pencil lower right below plate. Four labels, including one typed label indicating that this print won a Purchase Prize Award in Drawing or Print during the Tennessee All-State Artist Exhibition 1953-54. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a carved wooden frame. Plate: 23 3/4" H x 12 1/4" W. Sight: 24 1/4" H x 12 5/8" W. Framed: 38" H x 23 3/4" W. Note: Birdwell was a member of The Knoxville Seven, an influential group of progressive artists in Knoxville who invigorated East Tennessee's art scene between 1955 and 1965. 2nd item: Xavier Ironside (Tennessee, 20th century) watercolor on paper painting titled "Winter Evening" depicting a farmhouse in a snow covered landscape beneath a hazy blue and grey sky. Signed and dated "Xavier Ironside '57" center right. Mounted to a card stock board. Sheet: 18 3/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Board: 22" H x 26 3/4" W. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art, proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with toning to sheet and mat. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition with light toning. [See more photos →]

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357 Lot 357: 2 McCullough Partee W/C Paintings, Historic 1st Ave., Nashville, TN 2 McCullough Partee W/C Paintings, Historic 1st Ave., Nashville, TN Lot 357: 2 McCullough Partee W/C Paintings, Historic 1st Ave., Nashville, TN

Two (2) McCullough Partee (Tennessee, 1900-1989) watercolor on paper paintings including one (1) titled "First Avenue Near the Square" and one (1) titled "Scene Near the River" both depicting the railroad tracks along downtown Nashville's historic First Avenue. Both signed "McCPartee" lower left and/or top right. Both with handwritten labels, "Scene Near the River" with a typed Watkins Institute Art Collection label indicating that the painted was a gift from Betty Partee, McCullough's wife, en verso. Both housed and double matted under glass in identical metallic silver wooden frames. Sights: 9 1/4" H x 13 1/4" W. Frames: 17 1/8" H x 20 1/4" W. Circa 1950. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Biography: Mccullough Partee was born in Nashville in his grandfather's home across from the Tennessee State Capitol. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and at the Art Institute of Chicago (where he later taught). In New York, he studied at the Art Students League with George Bridgman and Edward Penfield, at Grand Central School of Art with Harvey Dunn and Pruett Carter, and at the National Academy of Design with Charles Hawthorne (whose work is also represented in this auction). Although an easel painter, he was perhaps known for his illustration work, which appeared in Colliers, Liberty, and the Country Gentleman. In 1948, while working as art editor of the Southern Agriculturist, he was named a director of the Nashville Museum of Art; he also taught at the Nashville School of Fine Arts and was listed in Who's Who in American Art. A retrospective of his work was held at the Nashville Artist Guild in 1987 (Source: the Nashville Tennessean, June 5, 1987, Oct 11, 1951). Condition: Both items in overall good condition with slight waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frames. Glass is slightly loose in frames. [See more photos →]

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358 Lot 358: 2 Werner Wildner Gnome Artworks 2 Werner Wildner Gnome Artworks Lot 358: 2 Werner Wildner Gnome Artworks

Two (2) Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) works on paper depicting gnomes. 1st item: Watercolor and gouache painting with graphite on paper depicting a gnome wearing a red hat, a green suit, and holding a cane, standing in profile. 2nd item: Graphite and gouache on paper depicting a partially bald gnome wearing a fitted suit, holding his hat in his right hand and his cane in his left, depicted from behind. Both initialed "W." lower left. Both matted and housed under glass in matching wooden frames. Sights: 13 1/2" H x 10" W. Frames: 21" H x 17" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Nashville painter Werner Wildner, known for his fantastical paintings and drawings of whimsical, sometimes grotesque creatures, was known to joke that he was "the reincarnation of Hieronymus Bosch." Wildner was born in Germany but emigrated to America with his family as a child and, as by his teenage years, was living in Nashville. He served in the Army in 1944 and studied art briefly at the Meinzinger Art School in Detroit. He practiced commercial art in Nashville for awhile, but by the mid-1950s had decided to pursue his own art career. A 1962 exhibit of his art at the Nashville art institution now known as Cheekwood led to greater renown as well as critical and commercial success. However, the death of his parents and collapse of his marriage in the 1970's led him to become reclusive in the last two decades of his life. Condition: Both items in overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
359 Lot 359: 2 John Richardson W/C Exhibited Landscape Paintings 2 John Richardson W/C Exhibited Landscape Paintings Lot 359: 2 John Richardson W/C Exhibited Landscape Paintings

2 John Frederick Richardson (Tennessee/Illinois, 1906-1998) watercolor landscapes. 1st item: Watercolor on paper landscape painting titled "Autumn Waterfall" depicting a waterfall surrounded by trees with fall foliage. Signed "John Richardson" with copyright symbol, lower left. Label en verso for the 1983 Tennessee All-State Artists Exhibition at Parthenon Galleries, Nashville, TN, and a Watkins College of Art and Design Collection label indicating that it won the purchase prize, along with framing and accession labels. Float mounted and housed under plexiglass in a silver metal frame. Sheet: 18" H x 27 3/4" W. Sight: 19 3/4" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed: 20 1/4" H x 30 1/4" W. 2nd item: Watercolor on paper coastal landscape painting titled "Western Shore" depicting cliff with trees overlooking a rocky coastline, with additional rock formations in the water beneath a cloudy sky. Signed "J. Richardson" lower right. Allstate Art Exhibition, 1992 identification tag with handwritten notation indicating that the painting won a purchase award, and a label with a museum accession number, en verso. Housed and double matted under plexiglass in a silver metal frame. Sight: 21 1/2" H x 30" W. Framed: 28 1/4" H x 36 1/4" W. Biography: "Preferring watercolor to oil, John Richardson had a long career painting landscapes in many styles and mediums and in many places from Tennessee to Arizona to Washington State. He lived in Tennessee and Illinois. He studied at Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Chicago. Exhibition venues included the Pennsylvania Academy, Art Institute of Chicago and Vanderbilt University. Richardson taught at Watkins Institute in Nashville from 1938 to 1942 and from 1949 to 1969 at the University of Illinois in Chicago Circle." (Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"). Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition with waviness to paper. Some debris trapped under plexiglass. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall very good condition with waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
360 Lot 360: Harold Kraus O/B Painting, Snow Day #3 Harold Kraus O/B Painting, Snow Day #3 Lot 360: Harold Kraus O/B Painting, Snow Day #3

Harold Kraus (Tennessee, b. 1940s), "Snow Day #3," oil on board painting depicting children preparing to sled down a snowy hill. Signed lower right "Kraus", additionally signed and titled en verso. Gilt molded frame with linen mat and title plaque, lower center. Board: 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed: 12"H x 13 3/4"W. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: Excellent condition, no damage. [See more photos →]

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471 Lot 471: Tennessee Inlaid Hepplewhite Sugar Chest, attr. Nashville area Tennessee Inlaid Hepplewhite Sugar Chest, attr. Nashville area Lot 471: Tennessee Inlaid Hepplewhite Sugar Chest, attr. Nashville area

Tennessee Federal inlaid sugar chest, rare Hepplewhite form, probably Davidson County (Nashville area). Cherry primary, poplar secondary. Line-inlaid hinged lid opening to an interior with original dividers, dovetailed vertical case with inlaid kite escutcheon, one dovetailed drawer with an oval brass pull above tapered and line-inlaid Hepplewhite legs. 35" H x 25" W x 20 1/2" D. Circa 1800. Provenance: the collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, Tennessee; formerly in the collection of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell of Nashville, purchased Brunk Auctions, May 20, 2006, lot 798. Condition: Old refinishing, brass pull replaced, backboard with 8 in. strip repair at hinge attachment, battens with some filled nail holes, very minor cracks, separations, expected wear throughout, some staining to front of case, proper right rear leg is replaced. [See more photos →]

$4,400.00$4,800.00
472 Lot 472: East TN Cherry Jackson Press, Hawkins Co. East TN Cherry Jackson Press, Hawkins Co. Lot 472: East TN Cherry Jackson Press, Hawkins Co.

East Tennessee Cherry Jackson Press, likely Hawkins County, two part construction with yellow pine secondary. Upper section with stepped ogee cornice over two sixteen pane glass doors enclosing four shelves; lower section having two scratch beaded dovetailed drawers over two paneled doors, paneled case sides, resting on ring turned ball feet. Appears to retain the original locks and possibly the original pulls. Top: 52 1/2 H x 49 1/2" W (cornice, 44" W of case) x 12" D. Base: 43" H x 45" W x 19 1/4" D. Circa 1835. The Collection of Ann Hale-Smith, Rogersville, Tennessee. Condition: Older refinish with the backboard for the top section replaced early 20th century, Old cornice may have been removed when backboard replaced and reworked. Drawer sides built up and drawer supports replaced in lower section. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,400.00
473 Lot 473: East TN Sheraton Banquet Ends Dining Table, Hawkins Co. East TN Sheraton Banquet Ends Dining Table, Hawkins Co. Lot 473: East TN Sheraton Banquet Ends Dining Table, Hawkins Co.

Pair of East Tennessee banquet end tables which join to form a dining table. Figured walnut and cherry primary, poplar secondary. Tables with semicircular design and drop leaf, figured curved aprons and turned Sheraton legs. Rear swing leg for leaf. 29 1/2" H x 46" W x 38 1/2" D (w/ leaf) x 20" D (w/out leaf). Circa 1825. The Estate of Alice Wright Summers Hale, Rogersville, TN. Condition: Overall good condition, older refinish, general expected use wear. One table with left curved apron missing part of the lower cockbeaded edge, splits and discoloring to veneer. [See more photos →]

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542 Lot 542: 4 Pcs. Art Glass, incl. Richard Jolley 4 Pcs. Art Glass, incl. Richard Jolley Lot 542: 4 Pcs. Art Glass, incl. Richard Jolley

Four (4) art glass decorative items, including Richard Jolley, Irving Slotchiver, and Leon Applebaum. 1st item: Early Richard Jolley (Tennessee, b. 1952) bud vase having a clear convex body with blue swirls. Signed and dated "R. Jolley 78" to underside of base. 5 3/4" H x 3" dia. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) Irving Joseph Slotchiver (South Carolina/Tennessee, 1922-2018) items, including one (1) bud vase having a blue pear form body with opaque yellow and iridescent swirls above a footed base and one (1) free form abstract paperweight having an iridescent vaseline body with swirls. Both signed "IRVING J. SLOTCHIVER" or "SLOTCHIVER" and dated "73" or "5 – 98" to underside of bases. Ranging in size from 6 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W to 9" H x 3 1/4" dia. 4th item: Leon Applebaum (Kentucky/New York/Ohio, b. 1945) candlestick holder, having a naturalistic iridescent cup above a curved multicolored stem, terminating in a clear round base. Signed and dated "Leon Applebaum 74" to underside of base. 10 1/4" H x 5" W x 4 1/2" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: All items in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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572 Lot 572: Greg Ridley Oil on Board Painting, Centaur Greg Ridley Oil on Board Painting, Centaur Lot 572: Greg Ridley Oil on Board Painting, Centaur

Greg Ridley (American/Tennessee, 1925-2004) abstract oil on board depicting a centaur with flaming headdress holding a bow with the sun to his back amongst a black background. Signed and dated "Greg Ridley '99," lower left. Photocopy of additional signature and inscription to back of board, en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 19 3/4" H x 15 5/8" W. Framed: 21" H x 17" W. Biography: Greg Ridley was born in Smyrna, TN, and moved with his family to Nashville, TN in 1936. After his service in the US Navy during WWII, he earned a degree in art education from Tennessee State University and went on to become the first African-American to receive a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Louisville. Ridley also attended Fisk University (where he later worked), and where he studied under Aaron Douglas, the Harlem Renaissance painter and muralist, who remained a close friend and mentor until his death in 1979. Ridley taught at various Southern universities as well as the City University of New York. One of his last and best-known works was the creation of 80 copper panels for the Grand Reading Room of the Nashville Public Library, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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573 Lot 573: Red Grooms, London Bus Red Grooms, London Bus Lot 573: Red Grooms, London Bus

Red Grooms (American, b. 1937), London Bus, 3-D Lithograph Construction on BFK Rives, circa 1984, signed in pencil on top of bus and inscribed "For Rich and Sylvia / Very Best / Red Grooms". Mounted on a wood base and enclosed in a plexiglass case. Circa 1984. Edition of 63 with 5 AP, unnumbered. 12"H x 10"W x 4 1/2"D. Case 14"H x 12 1/2"W x 6 1/2"D. The Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall fading and some minor wear. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
574 Lot 574: C. Kermit Ewing Painting Moon Shot #2 & Poster C. Kermit Ewing Painting Moon Shot #2 & Poster Lot 574: C. Kermit Ewing Painting Moon Shot #2 & Poster

Charles Kermit "Buck" Ewing (Tennessee, 1910-1976) 3-D mixed media cement on wood painting titled "Moon Shot #2". Depicts a cutout of the moon superimposed on wood, both in a metallic brown color. Titled, signed and dated en verso "Moon Shot #2, 1970, C. Kermit Ewing, U.T., Knoxville TN". Housed in a simple wood frame, likely made by the artist. Moon: 23" dia. Sight: 30 1/2" H x 30 3/8" W. Framed: 30 3/4" H x 30 5/8" W. Together with a Ewing exhibition poster from 1976 reading, "Buck Ewing/retrospective exhibition/40 years/1937 – 1976". 29 1/2" H x 24" W. Note: A similar example can be found in a University of Tennessee Department of Art Faculty Exhibition booklet from 1966, which shows a cement piece titled "Moon Shot #2", 28" dia. Scanned copy of this material available upon request. Condition: Painting overall very good condition. Lower margin of poster missing, some denting/losses to poster corners. [See more photos →]

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575 Lot 575: 2 Philip Perkins Abstract Artworks 2 Philip Perkins Abstract Artworks Lot 575: 2 Philip Perkins Abstract Artworks

Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) abstract multicolored artworks, including one (1) oil on paper painting and one (1) pastel on paper drawing. Unsigned. Both with Nashville, TN framing gallery labels en verso. Both housed under plexiglass in black wood frames. Sights ranging in size from 14" H x 17" W. 19 3/4" H x 14 3/4" W. Frames 20 1/4" H x 23 1/4" W x 29" H x 24" W. Provenance: acquired by consignor from the estate of Philip Perkins. Biography: Philip Perkins received critical acclaim for his geometric, cubist influenced work of the 1940s and his abstract expressionism in the 1950s. He was born in Waverly, Tennessee and studied at Vanderbilt University and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1932 he moved to Paris, France, where he studied under Jean Marchaud, Louis Marcoussis, and Fernand Leger. In 1934 he exhibited at the Salon D'Automne and the Salon de Tuileries. In 1940 he moved to New York City and in 1947 participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition. He spent seven years teaching art at the University of Tennessee in Nashville (1948-1955) but went back to Europe for several more years before returning to Nashville in 1961. Condition: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

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576 Lot 576: Charles Brindley Oil on Paper, Mound Study Charles Brindley Oil on Paper, Mound Study Lot 576: Charles Brindley Oil on Paper, Mound Study

Charles Brindley (American/Tennessee, 20th-21st century), "Study of Mound on Bright Day, Mid Summer," oil pastel on paper painting depicting a grassy Tennessee mound under a bright blue sky, with sunlight concentrated on the center of the mound. Signed lower right. Float mounted in a giltwood frame with linen mat and gilt fillet. Sheet: 22" H x 28" W. Framed: 27 1/2" H x 35" W. Biography (from artist's website): He lives and works north of Nashville, Tennessee and his work appears in public and corporate collections throughout the United States and in private collections internationally. Five touring exhibitions of Brindley's works have traveled to museums and art centers in the Southeast and Midwest. His subject matter generally encompasses trees, architecture, panoramic landscapes, rock formations, and mounds including Native American burial mounds. His images are highly representational but contain multi-layered abstract elements. In 1998 the Tennessee State Museum presented Landscape Vision: Works of Charles Brindley 1980-1997 and in 2007 the Evansville Museum organized an exhibit of his work spanning a twenty year period. Far Hills: Images of the Tennessee Residence, an exhibit of commissioned drawings and paintings of the historic mansion of Tennessee's Governors, completed a schedule of eight venues throughout the state in 2006. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

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579 Lot 579: Exhibited Anton Weiss Abstract Acrylic Painting, Residual I Exhibited Anton Weiss Abstract Acrylic Painting, Residual I Lot 579: Exhibited Anton Weiss Abstract Acrylic Painting, Residual I

Anton Weiss (Tennessee/Arkansas, born 1936) abstract acrylic on canvas painting titled "Residual I" depicting a multicolored wash in shades of red, brown, blue, yellow, grey, and black, against a white background. Signed and dated "Anton Weiss 87" lower right. Nashville, TN All-State Art Exhibition, 1987 identification tag with a handwritten "W," possibly indicating that the painting won an award, and typed artist biography, en verso of canvas, titled, en verso of stretcher. Float mounted in a wooden frame. Canvas: 36" square. Framed: 38" square. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Condition: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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581 Lot 581: 2 Olen Bryant Wood Sculptures 2 Olen Bryant Wood Sculptures Lot 581: 2 Olen Bryant Wood Sculptures

Two (2) Olen Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) carved wood hanging sculptures. 1st item: Wooden sculpture or mask of a face with bead eyes. Unsigned. 21 3/8" H x 8" W x 3" D. 2nd item: Wooden figure with face and headdress, possibly carved from a vintage ironing board. Unsigned. 31" L x 5 1/2" W x 1" D. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (sources: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle). Provenance: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN. A letter of authenticity and provenance from the artist's niece, who served as his studio assistant and personal representative for his estate, is available to the successful bidder on this lot. Condition: Overall very good condition with minor wear. 1st item has errant paint drip to figure's forehead. [See more photos →]

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582 Lot 582: Limestone Sculpture of a Woman, attr. Puryear Mims Limestone Sculpture of a Woman, attr. Puryear Mims Lot 582: Limestone Sculpture of a Woman, attr. Puryear Mims

Attributed to Thomas Puryear Mims (American/Tennessee, 1906-1975), limestone sculpture depicting a standing nude woman on an integral base; the subject's head is tilted up toward her right side, and her right arm is stretched across her torso. Unsigned. 29" H x 10 1/2" W x 7 1/2" D. Sculpture weighs 95 pounds. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Biography: Born into a distinguished Southern literary family, Puryear Mims earned an English degree from Vanderbilt University and taught the subject for a brief period. His fascination with sculpture eventually led him to study at the Academie Julian in Paris and the Art Students League in New York, where he trained under two of America's pioneer abstractionists, Robert Laurent and William Zorach. He also worked in the studio of the sculptor Saul Baizerman in New York. In 1934 he worked on the Mount Rushmore project as an assistant to Gutzon Borglum, but found it to be more "mechanical" than artistic. He returned to the Art Students League and eventually, to Nashville. Mims taught art at Vanderbilt University and in 1958 was appointed Sculptor in Residence. He created numerous public sculptures around Nashville, participated in several one-man and multi-artist exhibits, and, following his death, was the subject of a retrospective at Cheekwood. While Mims's early work was largely representational, he was influenced by cubism in the late 1950s and evolved into an abstract, organic, curvilinear style of sculpture. Women as voluptuous, creative beings, in particular Eve and Athena, were frequent subjects in the 1960s. Mims retired from Vanderbilt in 1972 and taught privately until his death three years later. (Source: "Thomas Puryear Mims" by Philancy Holder, published by Tennessee Botanical Gardens & Fine Arts Center, Inc., Cheekwood, Nashville, TN., 1977). Note: Mims's work is sometimes compared with that of another prominent Nashville sculptor working around the same time, William Edmondson. Works by the two artists were displayed together in a 1988 exhibition at the Nashville Metropolitan Arts Commission Gallery, "Spirit and Form: the Art of William Edmondson and Puryear Mims." Condition: Some chips and losses to base, wear and some brownish discoloration to stone, suggesting previous use outside. [See more photos →]

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583 Lot 583: Limestone Sculpture with Intertwined Figures, attr. Puryear Mims Limestone Sculpture with Intertwined Figures, attr. Puryear Mims Lot 583: Limestone Sculpture with Intertwined Figures, attr. Puryear Mims

Attributed to Thomas Puryear Mims (American/Tennessee, 1906-1975), limestone sculpture depicting two intertwined human figures, Unsigned. 20" H x 13" W x 7" D. Sculpture weighs 86.6 pounds. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Biography: Born into a distinguished Southern literary family, Puryear Mims earned an English degree from Vanderbilt University and taught the subject for a brief period. His fascination with sculpture eventually led him to study at the Academie Julian in Paris and the Art Students League in New York, where he trained under two of America's pioneer abstractionists, Robert Laurent and William Zorach. He also worked in the studio of the sculptor Saul Baizerman in New York. In 1934 he worked on the Mount Rushmore project as an assistant to Gutzon Borglum, but found it to be more "mechanical" than artistic. He returned to the Art Students League and eventually, to Nashville. Mims taught art at Vanderbilt University and in 1958 was appointed Sculptor in Residence. He created numerous public sculptures around Nashville, participated in several one-man and multi-artist exhibits, and, following his death, was the subject of a retrospective at Cheekwood. While Mims's early work was largely representational, he was influenced by cubism in the late 1950s and evolved into an abstract, organic, curvilinear style of sculpture. Women as voluptuous, creative beings, in particular Eve and Athena, were frequent subjects in the 1960s. Mims retired from Vanderbilt in 1972 and taught privately until his death three years later. (Source: "Thomas Puryear Mims" by Philancy Holder, published by Tennessee Botanical Gardens & Fine Arts Center, Inc., Cheekwood, Nashville, TN., 1977). Note: Mims's work is sometimes compared with that of another prominent Nashville sculptor working around the same time, William Edmondson. Works by the two artists were displayed together in a 1988 exhibition at the Nashville Metropolitan Arts Commission Gallery, "Spirit and Form: the Art of William Edmondson and Puryear Mims." Condition: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
711 Lot 711: 4 KY and TN Maps plus KY Civil War Print, 5 items 4 KY and TN Maps plus KY Civil War Print, 5 items Lot 711: 4 KY and TN Maps plus KY Civil War Print, 5 items

Four (4) Maps of Kentucky and Tennessee and one (1) Civil War era full-page illustration from HARPER'S WEEKLY, 5 items total. 1st item: MAP OF THE STATES OF KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE, by John H. Hinton, engraved and printed by Fenner Sears and Company, published by Issac T. Hinton and Simpkin and Marshall, London, 1831. From THE HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by John H. Hinton. Steel plate engraving with hand coloring of Kentucky and Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and a notation on the location of the "Cherokee Indians", lower right of state of Tennessee. Title and scales of miles, top left. "Longitude West from Washington", centered above map, "Longitude West from Greenwich", centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and mounted to a mat. Image: 9 1/4" H x 15" W. Sheet: 11" H x 17" W. Mat: 17 1/8" H x 23 1/8" W. 2nd item: TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY Map by Thomas G. Bradford, engraved by George W. Boynton, published by William D. Ticknor, Boston, 1835. From A COMPREHENSIVE ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL & COMMERCIAL by Thomas G. Bradford. Copperplate engraving with hand-colored outlines of Tennessee and Kentucky depicting towns and roads including Murfreesboro as the Tennessee state capital, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and a notation on the location of the "Cherokee Indians," lower right of state of Tennessee. Title and scale of miles, top left. "Longitude West from Washington," centered below map, "Longitude West from London," centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Image: 7 3/8" H x 9 7/8" W. Plate: 9" H x 11 1/2" W. Sheet: 10 3/8" H x 13 1/8" W. Sleeve: 11" H x 13 7/8" W. 3rd item: COUNTY MAP OF KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE, published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Jr., Philadelphia, 1860. From MITCHELL'S NEW GENERAL ATLAS by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Jr. Steel 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, top left. "Longitude West from Greenwich", centered above map, "Longitude West from Washington", centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and decorative floral border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Image: 9" H x 11 5/8" W. Sheet: 12 3/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Sleeve: 13 3/8" H x 16 3/4" W. 4th item: WAR MAP OF KENTUCKY, SHOWING THE PRESENT FIELD OF OPERATIONS IN THAT STATE, published in HARPER'S WEEKLY, October 4, 1862, p. 630. Lithographed map with later hand coloring depicting all of Kentucky and most of Tennessee depicting towns and roads, names of counties, rivers, and other points of interest identified, inset map of "Louisville and Vicinity," top left. Text page with illustrations, en verso. Mounted under archival plastic to a mat. Image: 9 1/4" H x 13 7/8" W. Sheet: 10 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Mat: 13 3/4" H x 17 7/8" W. Note: This map is very similar to a map that was previously published in Harper's Weekly on February 8, 1862, except that markers for Union and Confederate camps (and some of the Confederate camps named) have been removed. 5th item: THE WAR IN KENTUCKY–IN AND ABOUT PADUCAH, sketched by J. C. Beard and Bill Travis, published in HARPER'S WEEKLY, October 26, 1861, p. 684. Lithographed page with later hand coloring depicting five Civil War scenes of Paducah, Kentucky, including "[John Charles] Fremont's Fleet of 13 Steamers and 125 Barges off New Albany at the Fall of the Ohio." Text page, en verso. Mounted under archival plastic to a mat. Sheet: 10" H x 14 3/4" W. Mat: 13" H x 16 1/4" W. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, scattered minute foxing spots. Pencil inscriptions, en verso. All with David Lloyd Swift labels indicating that the items were professionally cleaned and deacidified, 1st-3rd items encapsulated, circa 1987-1996. 1st item: Creases, largest 10 3/4". Edges of sheet lined with white archival tape, visible en verso. 3rd item: Minute areas of loss to sheet and 7/8" x 1 7/8" piece of white archival tape, visible lower left en verso. [See more photos →]

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713 Lot 713: 2 TN & KY Maps incl. C. Harris, 1796 2 TN & KY Maps incl. C. Harris, 1796 Lot 713: 2 TN & KY Maps incl. C. Harris, 1796

Two (2) Early Tennessee and Kentucky maps, including Cyrus Harris, 1796, and Thomas G. Bradford, 1835. 1st item: A MAP OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY AND THE TENNESSEE GOVERNMENT COMPILED FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES, by Cyrus Harris, engraved by Amos Doolittle, published by Thomas and Andrews, Boston, 1796. From THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY by Jedidiah Morse. Copperplate engraving of Kentucky and Tennessee, prior to Tennessee's statehood, depicting early towns and roads, including Nashville and Clarksville, rivers, roads, and boundary lines. Native American boundaries and the Southern boundary of the military reservation set aside for veterans of the North Carolina troops are shown. Roads shown include the "New and Short Road to Virginia." Many forts are indicated including Fort Washington, Fort Massac and Fort Jefferson. Title and scale of miles, lower right, compass rose, top left. "Lon: W. from Philadelphia" lower right below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and hinged mounted to a mat. Image: 7 1/4" H x 11 1/4" W. Plate: 8" H x 12" W. Sheet: 8 3/8" H x 12 1/2" W. Sleeve: 9 5/8" H x 13 3/4" W. Mat: 13 1/2" H x 16 3/8" W. 2nd item: TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY Map by Thomas G. Bradford, engraved by George W. Boynton, published by William D. Ticknor, Boston, 1835. From A COMPREHENSIVE ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL & COMMERCIAL by Thomas G. Bradford. Copperplate engraving with hand-colored outlines of Tennessee and Kentucky depicting towns and roads including Murfreesboro as the Tennessee state capital, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and a notation on the location of the "Cherokee Indians," lower right of state of Tennessee. Title and scale of miles, top left. "Longitude West from Washington", centered below map, "Longitude West from London", centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Image: 7 3/8" H x 9 7/8" W. Plate: 9" H x 11 1/2" W. Sheet: 10 1/8" H x 13 1/8" W. Sheet: 10 1/8" H x 13 1/8" W. Sleeve: 10 5/8" H x 13 7/8" W. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with scattered foxing spots, handling stains, areas of dampstaining, largest 3 3/4". Pencil inscription, lower right below image. Areas of loss, largest 2 3/4", to edges of sheet. Likely deacidified by David Lloyd Swift in the late 20th century. Adhered to rice paper backing. Sheet has been cut down. 2nd item: Overall good condition with scattered foxing spots, largest 1/4". Pencil inscription en verso. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified in 1996. [See more photos →]

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714 Lot 714: Tennessee Map, Lucas, Carey, & Lea, 1822 Tennessee Map, Lucas, Carey, & Lea, 1822 Lot 714: Tennessee Map, Lucas, Carey, & Lea, 1822

GEOGRAPHICAL, STATISTICAL, AND HISTORICAL MAP OF TENNESSEE drawn by Fielding Lucas, Jr., engraved by William Kneass, from A COMPLETE HISTORICAL, CHRONOLOGICAL, AND GEOGRAPHICAL AMERICAN ATLAS, published by Henry C. Carey and Issac Lea, Philadelphia, 1822. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring of Tennessee depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, and mountains with four columns of text below including statistical information detailing the number of "Whites," Free blacks," "Slaves," and "All others," with a total count per county. Full title, centered above map, short title and scale of miles, lower right. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Partial receipt from The Antiquarian Gallery, Nashville, TN, en verso. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a giltwood frame. Plate: 12 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Sight: 17" H x 21 1/4" W. Framed: 22 3/4" H x 26 3/4" W. The estate of a Vanderbilt University professor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Overall good condition with light toning, scattered foxing spots, largest 1/4", to sheet. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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731 Lot 731: Signed Alex Haley ROOTS & J. Will Taylor Bio., 2 items Signed Alex Haley ROOTS & J. Will Taylor Bio., 2 items Lot 731: Signed Alex Haley ROOTS & J. Will Taylor Bio., 2 items

Alex Haley signed and inscribed copy of ROOTS and James Willis "J. Will" Taylor Biography, 2 items total. 1st item: Author Signed and Inscribed ROOTS, by Alex Haley, published by Doubleday and Company, Inc., Garden City, 1976. Octavo, 688 pages, hardbound in one quarter black leatherette with printed paper sides, gilt lettering to spine, includes original dust jacket. Author ink inscription reads "Oct. 9, 1988 To Elizabeth Taylor Ellis, granddaughter of J. Will Taylor, a Tennessee statesman!" signed "Alex Haley" below, to front end paper. 8 1/2" H x 6" W x 2" D. Note: The book and signature were obtained when the consignor met Haley at the Appalachia Museum in Andersonville, TN, 1988. 2nd item: HILL-BILLY BILL: A BIOGRAPHY OF HON. J. WILL TAYLOR OF TENNESSEE, by J.E. Hansell, published by The LaFollette Press, Inc., LaFolette, 1932. Softcover octavo, 129 pages, bound in pictorial cardstock wrappers. 8 3/4" H x 6" W x 1/4" D. Note: James Willis "J. Will" Taylor (1880-1939) was Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee's 2nd district, served March 4, 1919 – November 14, 1939. Private East Tennessee collection. Second item originally from the estate of James Willis Taylor, descended through family to consignor. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Light shelf wear to dust jacket. Pages with light toning. Signature and inscription in overall very good, legible condition. 2nd item: Sun fading/toning to edges of wrappers, light scuffs and shelf wear. Pages with toning. [See more photos →]

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735 Lot 735: 9 Nashville Related Publications, incl. Tax Ledger, Legal Books 9 Nashville Related Publications, incl. Tax Ledger, Legal Books Lot 735: 9 Nashville Related Publications, incl. Tax Ledger, Legal Books

Nine (9) Nashville historical related publications, including Tax Ledger, Legal Books, and Directories. 1st item: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, WARD NO. 9 TAX LEDGER, for 1936-1938, complied by Joe P. McCord, tax assessor, sworn before a county judge, June 14, 1936. Hardbound in brown leather with handwritten entries arranged in alphabetical tabs. 16" H x 11 1/4" W x 1 5/8" D. Note: This ledger was featured in THE NASHVILLE RETROSPECTIVE, Vol. XI, No. 12, June 2020, p. 2. 2nd item: ACTS PASSED AT THE STATED SESSION OF THE EIGHTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, 1829, printed by Allen A. Hall and Frederick S. Heiskell, Nashville, 1829. Hardcover octavo, 147 pages with index, includes Chapter XXIX, An Act more effectually to provide for Emancipating Slaves, Ephraim H. Foster, Speaker of the House, Joel Walker, Speaker of the Senate, December 7, 1829, pp. 49-50. 9" H x 5 1/4" W x 3/4" D. 3rd item: PUBLIC ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLEY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, 1833, printed by Allen A. Hall and Frederick S. Heiskell, Nashville, 1833. Hardcover octavo, 147 pages including index and Chapter III, An Act more effectually to prevent the owners of steam boats and stages from carrying off slaves without the knowledge or consent of the owners, F. W. Huling, Speaker of the House, D. Buford, Speaker of the Senate, passed September 25, 1833, pp. 2-3. 9" H x 5 1/4" W x 3/4" D. 4th item: CAMPBELL'S NASHVILLE BUSINESS DIRECTORY, Vol. III, by Reverand John P. Campbell, published by Smith, Camp, and Company, Nashville, 1857. Hardcover octavo, 356 pages with index and back advertisements, includes full-page advertisement for Rees W. Porter, General Agent for the Sale of Negroes; also, Dealer in Real Estate and City Property, Nashville, p. 172. 8" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 1/8" D. Note: This directory and Porter's advertisement were featured in THE NASHVILLE RETROSPECTIVE, Vol. VIII, No. 5, November 2016, p. 2. 5th item: NASHVILLE AMERICAN (CUMBERLAND) ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR 1898: A CYCLOPAEDIA OF HISTORIC AND STATISTIC FACTS, Vol. 3, No. 1, January, 1898. Softcover octavo, 542 pages with front and back advertisements. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W x 1" D. 6th item: THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHVILLE, compiled by A. G. Ewing, Jr., and F. M. Garard, printed by McQuiddy Printing Company, Nashville, 1913. Hardcover octavo, 107 pages. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1/2" D. 7th item: RULES OF ORDER OF THE SENATE OF THE SIXTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY STATE OF TENNESSEE, SESSION OF 1931, prepared by Cedric Hunt, Chief Clerk, printed by Baird-Ward Printing Company, Nashville, circa 1931. Softcover octavo, 59 pages. 8" H x 5" W x 1/4" D. 8th item: Reprint of THE ANNUALS OF TENNESSEE TO THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, by J. G. M. Ramsey, originally printed by Walker and James, Charleston, reprinted with the addition of FAIN'S INDEX by the Kingsport Press, Kingsport, 1926. Hardcover octavo, 832 pages including frontispiece fold-out map. 9 1/4" H x 6 5/8" W x 2 1/8" D. 9th item: Reprint of CAMPBELL'S NASHVILLE BUSINESS DIRECTORY, Vol. III, by Reverand John P. Campbell, originally published by Smith, Camp, and Company, Nashville, 1857, reprinted for Century III Nashville, circa 1980. Hardcover octavo, 356 pages with index and back advertisements. 8" H x 5 1/4" W x 1" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: All items in overall good condition. 19th century books with expected wear to covers, toning/acid burn, areas of loss, tears, dampstaining, to be expected from age and manner of use. 1st item: Staining, areas of loss, largest 4 3/4" x 3/4", to covers and spine, corners bumped. 2nd-3rd items: Front covers are separated from spine. 4th item: Front end paper and title page are not present. Front cover is loose from binding. 5th item: Covers and spine with old tape repairs, largest 8 3/4". Areas of loss, flaking to covers and pages. 7th item: Black leather to front cover is separated from binding. 8th-9th items: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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739 Lot 739: TN Centennial Exposition Archive, 31 items TN Centennial Exposition Archive, 31 items Lot 739: TN Centennial Exposition Archive, 31 items

Archive of thirty (30) items pertaining to the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, held in Nashville, TN, May 1-October 31, 1897, 31 items total. 1st-22nd items: Twenty-two (22) Tennessee Centennial Exposition related souvenir items, including eleven (11) postcards and photographic images (ranging in size from 3 3/8" x 8" H), four (4) cranberry cut glass items (ranging in size from 2 1/4" to 3 3/4" H), three (3) spoons (ranging in size from 4 3/8 to 6" L), one (1) H. G. Lipscomb and Company razor blade (closed: 6 1/4" L, opened: 9 1/2" L), two (2) coins/medallions, including one (1) depicting the "Giant See-Saw," (ranging in size from 1 1/4" to 3" dia.), and one (1) plaque comprised of a colored print under glass (12" dia.). 23rd item: THE OFFICIAL CATALOGUE OF THE TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, U.S.A., MAY 1ST TO OCTOBER 31ST, 1897, published by Burch, Hinton, and Company, Nashville, 1897. Softcover octavo rebound in red cloth hardcovers, 215 pages with front and back advertisements. 9 1/4" H x 6 3/8" W x 7/8" D. 24th item: TENNESSEE EXPOSITION FINE ART CATALOGUE, published by the Press of the Bandon Company, Nashville, 1897. Softcover 12mo, 266 pages with photographic illustrations. 7 3/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 3/4" D. 25th item: ART ALBUM OF THE TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, HELD AT NASHVILLE, MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 31, 1897, photographs by W. G. and A. J. Thuss, published by Marshall and Bruce Company, Nashville, 1898. Oblong hardcover quarto. 9 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W x 1 1/8" D. 26th item: REPORT ON THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT AT THE TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, NASHVILLE, 1897, printed by The Government Printing Office, Washington, 1901. Hardcover octavo, 188 pages. 9 3/8" H x 6 1/8" W x 1" D. 27th item: Author Signed and Inscribed IMAGES OF AMERICA: TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL NASHVILLE 1897, by Bobby Lawrence, published by Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, 1998. Softcover octavo, 128 pages. Author ink inscription reads "To: Jim Brown I hope that you enjoy this book on the World's Fair held in Nashville in 1897. Thanks a lot for your support & writing the letter–in support of the Exposition Festival. I appreciate your friendship. Bobby Lawrence 5-4-99" to half title page. 9 3/8" H x 6 5/8" W x 1/2" D. 28th-29th item: Two (2) copies of THE TENNESSEE HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, including one (1) including Fall 2018, Volume LXXVII, Number 3, and one (1) Winter 2019, Volume LXXVIII, Number 4, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville. Softcover octavos. Fall 2018 copy includes articles pertaining to books and the artist J. Trousdale Haden related to the Nashville Exposition. Both approximately 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/4" D. 30th item: THE NASHVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT booklet. Oblong softcover octavo. 6 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W x 1/4" D. 31st item: Reprint of ART ALBUM OF THE TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, HELD AT NASHVILLE, MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 31, 1897, photographs by W. G. and A. J. Thuss, originally published by Marshall and Bruce Company, Nashville, 1898, reprinted circa 1975. Oblong hardcover quarto. Includes dust jacket. 9 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W x 1" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: All items in overall good condition. 19th century books with expected wear to covers, areas of loss, tears, foxing spots, dampstaining, toning/acid burn, to be expected from age and manner of use. 24th item: Title page is not present. 30th item: Covers and title page are not present. Majority of pages separated from stapled binding. 31st item: Front flap to dust jacket is separated from front panel, foxing spots and tears to dust jacket. [See more photos →]

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740 Lot 740: Philip S. Hale Archive, Hawkins Cnty., TN Philip S. Hale Archive, Hawkins Cnty., TN Lot 740: Philip S. Hale Archive, Hawkins Cnty., TN

Archive of three hundred and thirty-six (136) approximately pertaining to Philip Smith Hale (1830-1911), 60th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Crawford's) (79th Infantry), of Hawkins County, Tennessee. 1st-7th items: Group of seven (7) photographic images and one (1) one (1) carte de visite (cdv) album, including one (1) souvenir World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 tintype of Hale, two (2) albumen print depicting the Rogersville Female College, Rogersville, TN, one (1) silhouette, likely depicting Hale, CDVs depicting members of Hale's family, and more. 8th-135th items: Group of approximately one hundred and twenty-eight (128) documents, primarily promissory notes and receipts, with four (4) circuit court of Tennessee notes and one (1) sheriff summons, related to Hale and other family members including Phillip S. Hale, his father, and Alexander Hale, his brother, dated circa 1838-1886. Many housed in a hand sewn fabric organizer, each pocket with alphabetical letters. Biography: Phillip S. Hale, a prominent citizen and well-to-do farmer of Hawkins County, was born in that county December 10, 1830, son of Phillip S. and Elizabeth (Bachman) Hale. They were of Scotch-Irish and German descent, and natives of East Tennessee, the father of Greene County, and the mother of Sullivan County. They were married in the latter county, and lived at Kingsport, same county, after their marriage several years, then moved to Hawkins County, where the father died in 1867, at the age of seventy-four. His father was a farmer, and in his early days he was engaged in the mercantile business. He was one of twelve children. He was born in Hawkins County, where he secured an academical education, and, with the exception of one year, part of which (1865-66) he spent at Bristol, lived in that county all his life, engaged in farming. He owned upward of 210 acres in the fifth District, on the Holston River. On July 23, 1857, he married Miss Margaret Smith, of Hawkins County, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Smith. They had eight children–four sons and four daughters. He died on May 16, 1911 at the age of eighty and was buried in the McPheeters Bend Baptist Church Cemetery, Church Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee. (Adapted from Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, 1886). The Estate of Alice Wright Summers Hale, Rogersville, TN. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, tears, dampstaining, foxing spots, to be expected from age and manner of use. Album front cover is separated from spine, back cover is not present. [See more photos →]

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743 Lot 743: Large Davis Family & Devon Farm Archive, incl. James K. Polk Signed Large Davis Family & Devon Farm Archive, incl. James K. Polk Signed Lot 743: Large Davis Family & Devon Farm Archive, incl. James K. Polk Signed

Large archive of 100 plus items, including land grants signed by Tennessee Governors James K. Polk, Willie Blount, Joseph McMinn, and William Carroll, pertaining to John Davis (1770-1853), early surveyor and prominent land holder in Nashville, Tennessee and grandfather of Edward Dickson Hicks II (1831-1984), the founder of Historic Devon Farm. 1st item: Governor of Tennessee and later President James Knox Polk (1795-1849) signed land document, granting John Davis six hundred acres in Davidson County, TN, dated February 22, 1840. Note: James Polk was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He was the Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835-1839) and the ninth Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841). 2nd item: Governor of Tennessee Willie Blount (1768-1835) and Secretary William Grainger Blount (1784-1827) signed land document, granting Jesse Williams, assignee of John Deal, three hundred and twenty acres in Stewart County, TN, in consideration of Deal's military service, dated May 7, 1813. Note: Willie Blount was the third Governor of Tennessee, serving 1809-1815. Note: William Grainger Blount was the eldest son of William Blount, nephew of Governor Willie Blount. He practiced law in Knoxville and became the owner of Blount Mansion after serving three terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives. 3rd-5th items: Three (3) Governor of Tennessee Joseph McMinn (1758-1824) signed land documents, including one (1) granting Jonathan F. Robertson and John Davis, assignees of Edward Newman, six hundred and forty acres in Dickson County, TN, in consideration of Deal's military service, dated February 1, 1816, one (1) granting John Davis, assignee of Joshua Davis, fifty acres in Dickson County, TN, dated February 2, 1816, and one (1) granting John Davis, assignee of John Hayes, thirty acres in Humphreys County, TN, dated September 11, 1816. Note: Joseph McMinn was the fourth Governor of Tennessee, serving 1815-1821. 6th item: Governor of Tennessee William Carroll (1788-1844) signed land document, granting Peter Booth fifty acres in Davidson County, TN, dated August 17, 1825. Note: William Carroll was the fifth Governor of Tennessee and served twice, from 1821-1827 and again from 1829-1835. Biography: John Davis was born in Eastern North Carolina in 1770. By some accounts, he fought in the Revolutionary War as a teen. Other accounts say it was actually his father, Frederick Davis, who fought, securing the land grant that prompted 18 year old John Davis to strike out for what was then Davidson County, North Carolina. Davis fought Indians in the territory, doing battle at Buchanan Station in 1792, and worked as a Davidson County surveyor. He brought his entire family, including Frederick Davis and sister Ciddy Davis (who would marry the son of Nashville founding father James Robertson), to Davidson County. In 1798, he began a family of his own by marrying a Virginia-born girl, Dorcas Gleaves. One of their daughters, Nancy Davis, married Edward Dickson Hicks, but the young couple died not long after she gave birth to their son, Edward Dickson Hicks II. John and Dorcas Davis raised the child, and all the while, John Davis was surveying and amassing land. The property around their farm grew, as did the red brick home, and by the time of his death in 1853, Davis's legacy included more than 30,000 acres of land–and, according to his obituary, "an unspotted reputation for integrity and honesty, which was never questioned." 7th-21st items: Fifteen (15) land indentures and other documents, including copies, pertaining to property owned by John Davis of Davidson County, TN and others, one (1) signed by Andrew Ewing (1783-1813), the first County Court Clerk for the Cumberland Territory, dated circa 1797-1848. Note: "The office of Court Clerk was created in 1780 by the Cumberland Compact, the original articles of agreement signed by settlers who established Fort Nashborough. Andrew Ewing, a Revolutionary War veteran born in Pennsylvania, and who arrived in 1780 with John Donelson, was appointed as the first County Court Clerk for the Cumberland Territory. Ewing was reappointed in 1783 when Davidson County, North Carolina was established. During his tenure he set the precedence for transcribing the county's earliest legal proceedings, recording of all land deeds and transactions, wills, marriages, births, and deaths in the territory. He even transcribed some of Founder James Robertson's state documents. When Tennessee became a state in 1796, Ewing remained as County Court Clerk. He held the position until his death in 1813." (source: http://www.nashvilleclerk.com/about/history/). Also includes a large 100 plus item collection of clipped newspaper articles, publications, a scrapbook, and other ephemera items pertaining to Devon Farm, owned by seven generations of Davis-Hicks descendants, in Davidson County, TN. Individuals featured include Nashville photographer Otto Giers, his daughter, Hunter Giers, who married Edward Dickson Hicks IV, and Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, dated circa 1922-1976. (For additional biographical information regarding the Davis-Hicks-Giers family and Devon Farm, see: https://caseantiques.com/2016/06/279385/). Private Nashville Collection. Condition: 1st-21st: Overall good condition with toning, few documents with tears, areas of loss, largest 1" x 1". Governor signatures in clear, legible condition. Additional ephemera items with toning, tears, areas of loss, dampstaining, and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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744 Lot 744: James K. Polk Signed Land Grant, 1840 James K. Polk Signed Land Grant, 1840 Lot 744: James K. Polk Signed Land Grant, 1840

Governor of Tennessee James K. Polk (1795-1849) signed land document, granting William Austin thirteen acres and 126/160 acre in Dickson County "…on both sides of the Beavor[sic] Dam creek of Turnbull Creek…," dated May 1, 1840. 15" H x 12" W. Note: Polk was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849, as well as the Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835-1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841). descended in a Middle Tennessee family to current consignor. Condition: Overall good condition with toning, areas of dampstaining, largest 2 1/2" x 2 3/4". Tears, largest 1 1/2", to fold lines. Polk signature in overall good, legible condition, affected by tear to fold line. [See more photos →]

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745 Lot 745: Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827 Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827 Lot 745: Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827

Governor of Tennessee Samuel Houston (1793-1863) signed land document, granting Andrew A. Brown fifty acres in Dixon County "…on the pounding mile fork of [Beaver Dam Creek]…," dated October 20, 1827, No. 295. 15" H x 12" W. Note: Sam Houston's term as Tennessee governor lasted from 1827 until 1829, when he resigned and moved to Texas. Houston later became the President of Texas and its Governor. He is the only person in American History to be elected governor of two states by popular vote. Descended in a Middle Tennessee family to current consignor. Condition: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, minute foxing spots. Tears, largest 2 3/4", to fold lines. Houston's signature in overall good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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746 Lot 746: Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827, 2 of 2 Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827, 2 of 2 Lot 746: Sam Houston Signed Land Grant, 1827, 2 of 2

Governor of Tennessee Samuel Houston (1793-1863) signed land document, granting Andrew A. Brown fifty acres in Dixon County "…on the Beavor[sic] Dam fork of Turnbull Creek…," dated October 20, 1827, No. 296. 15" H x 12" W. Note: Sam Houston's term as Tennessee governor lasted from 1827 until 1829, when he resigned and moved to Texas. Houston later became the President of Texas and its Governor. He is the only person in American History to be elected governor of two states by popular vote. descended in a Middle Tennessee family to current consignor. Condition: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, scattered foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, largest 3 1/4" x 3 1/2". Tears, largest 1", to fold lines. Houston signature in overall good, legible signature, slightly affected by dampstaining. [See more photos →]

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747 Lot 747: Willie Blount Signed Land Grant + TN Archive, 19 items Willie Blount Signed Land Grant + TN Archive, 19 items Lot 747: Willie Blount Signed Land Grant + TN Archive, 19 items

Governor of Tennessee Willie Blount signed land grant and archival items pertaining to Johnson County and Burns, TN, 19 items total. 1st item: Governor of Tennessee Willie Blount (1768-1835) and Secretary William Grainger Blount (1784-1827) signed land document, granting David Pasmore, assignee of Peter Burgess, ten acres in Dickson County, "…lying in the First District, and on the waters of Jones Creek and on the Beaver Creek Dam fork of Turnbull…," dated August 19, 1814. 15 3/4" H x 13" W. Note: William Grainger Blount was the eldest son of William Blount, nephew of Governor Willie Blount. He practiced law in Knoxville and became the owner of Blount Mansion after serving three terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives. 2nd item: Johnson County, TN grocery store ledger, dated August 13, 1850. Oblong hardcover octavo, originally published by The Christian Advocate and Journal as a ledger for agents to record subscribers. Hardbound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled-paper sides. 6 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W. 3rd item: Fabric apron sorter, having eight pockets with alphabetical pencil lettering. 9 3/4" H x 25" W. 4th item: Pamphlet titled AN ACT TO REGULATE THE WORKING AND LAYING OUT OF PUBLIC ROADS, H. B. Ramsey, Speaker of the House of Representatives, George H. Morgan, Speaker of the Senate, and Alvin Hawkis, Governor, approved March 30, 1881. Softcover octavo, 14 pages, does not retain wrappers. 8 1/2" H x 5 5/8" W. 5th item: Two page hymnal pamphlet from The Brooklyn Tabernacle, 13-15-17 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, New York, undated. 10 1/4" H x 6 3/4" W. 6th-19th items: Group of fourteen (14) receipts, bank statements, and one (1) letter, dated between November 15, 1877-June 8, 1898. descended in a Middle Tennessee family to current consignor. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, scattered foxing spots. Tears, largest 5/8", to fold lines. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. 2nd item: Overall good condition with expect wear, bumped corners to covers. Pages with toning. 3rd item: Wear, staining, to fabric. 4th item: Does not retain wrappers. Some stitching present to spine. Light toning, creases to pages. 5th-19th items: All paper items with toning, foxing spots, tears, general handling wear to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

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748 Lot 748: Archive: Wm. Vance of Memphis, TN, Slave and Lincoln Assassination interest Archive: Wm. Vance of Memphis, TN, Slave and Lincoln Assassination interest Lot 748: Archive: Wm. Vance of Memphis, TN, Slave and Lincoln Assassination interest

Archive of over three hundred (300) items primarily pertaining to Colonel William Little Vance (1815-1888), early Memphis, Tennessee businessman, slave trader, and witness to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Includes slave receipts, inventory lists, and other documents related to Vance and members of his prominent family including his wife Letitia Hart Thompson Vance (1826-1896), his father Samuel Vance (1784-1823), his mother Elizabeth Little Brown Vance (1792-1854), his son George Thompson Vance (1852-1926), and other family members. 1st item: Governor of Tennessee Samuel Houston (1793-1863) secretarial signed land document, granting Joseph Kerr one thousand eight hundred fifty-four acres in Obion County "…by virtue of Warrant No 93–dated the 17th of September 1808.." dated May 1, 1828. Secretarial signatures for Houston and Daniel Graham, below. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Document: 16" H x 10 3/4" W. Sleeve: 18" H x 12 1/2" W. 2nd-4th items: Three (3) ledgers and date books belonging to William L. Vance, detailing personal and business expenses, such as the buying and selling of slaves, including one (1) group of unbound pages comprising a slave inventory including names, ages, and the amount the slaves were sold or purchased for, dating circa 1847-1859, one (1) brown leather book with business and personal expense records, including a record of expenses related to a trip to Washington, D.C., indicating that Vance purchased a ticket to Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, where he witnessed Lincoln's assassination, dating from circa 1857-1885, and one (1) black leatherette date book for the year of 1864. Ranging in size from 6" H x 3" W x 1/2" D to 12 1/2" H x 7 3/4" W x 1 1/2" D. 5th-7th items: Three (3) slave receipts, including one (1) detailing the temporary hiring of a "…negro girl named Fanny…" belonging to William L. Vance, stating that "…she is to be well treated in sickness and in health, and not transferred to the possession of any other person, or removed out of Mercer County, unless by Vance's consent…" It additionally states that she is to be returned at Christmas and that she is to be given several items of clothing. Twice signed by William Simpson and dated January 1, 1862. Also includes two (2) blank receipts. 6 1/4" H x 7 5/8" W. 8th item: Civil War era ALS. Two page handwritten bifolium letter on Thirty-Seventh Congress, House of Representatives, Washington City, United States of America stationary pertaining to William Little Vance, Esquire, stating that "…(the bearer) is a true and loyal citizen and a citizen of Ky…" and that Vance wishes to travel behind Federal lines during to conduct business, dated November 7, 1862. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Document: 8 1/8" H x 10" W. Sleeve: 9 1/4" H x 12" W. 9th item: Hamilton Fish signed document stating that "…all whom is may concern to permit and freely to pass William L. Vance, accompanied by a minor son, a Citizen of the United States, and in case of need to give him all lawful Aid and Protection…" with a description of Vance's physical characteristics, dated July 10, 1873. Hamilton Fish signature below (Fish was a New York Governor and U.S. Senator who, during the Civil War, served on Lincoln's presidential commission that made successful arrangements for Union and Confederate prisoner exchanges; he later became U.S. Secretary of State from 1869-1877). Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Document: 18 1/4" H x 12 1/8" W. Sleeve: 19 1/2" H x 13 3/4" W. 10th item: Governor of Tennessee Albert H. Roberts signed commission naming George T. Vance a Notary Public in Shelby County, TN, dated January 17, 1920. Roberts and Ike B. Stevens, Secretary of State, signatures below. 15 3/4" H x 9 3/8" W. 11th-30th items: Twenty (20) land documents pertaining to land primarily in Shelby County, TN, including indentures and plat maps, dated from March 5, 1795 to June 12, 1873. 31st item: Civil War era copy of a letter from President Abraham Lincoln and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Ulysses S. Grant regarding "…James Hughes of Indiana…a worthy gentleman, and a friend…" originally dated October 22, 1864 and February 25, 1864. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Document: 8 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W. Sleeve: 8 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W. 132nd-134th items: Approximately one hundred and two (102) tax receipts, inventory lists, promissory notes, checks, a ledger, and other legal and business related documents, dated February 12, 1848 to March 17, 1909. 135th-338th items: Approximately two hundred and four (204) letters, dated June 1770 to November 12, 1933, pertaining to members of the Vance family and others, including letters from the Civil War era (1861-1865) and the World War I era (circa 1917-18) from Corporal John Vance, Headquarters Company 120 Infantry, Sevier Branch, Greenville, South Carolina. The letters discuss personal matters and business, including the operation of his farm. Also includes approximately forty (40) envelopes, primarily addressed to William Vance. 339th-378th items: Approximately forty (40) souvenir postcards, blank or addressed to various members of the Vance family, advertisements, and other paper ephemera items, dated circa 1917 to 1923. Many of the documents, postcards, letters, and other paper ephemera items are encapsulated (not laminated) in plastic archival sleeves. Biography: Colonel William L. Vance, was born in Clarksville, TN, November 26, 1816, and educated in Nashville. He landed in Memphis, February 6, 1835, more by accident than design. He was en route home from New Orleans by steamer, among the passengers on board being three agreeable gentlemen, merchants in the then new town of Memphis. They prevailed upon him to stop here and accept a business engagement, and he was promptly installed as clerk in a store on Winchester street, between Main and Front row. In the fall of that year he was one of a party of Nashville gentlemen forming a horseback expedition to the then Mexican Territory of Texas. There he found an opportunity for investment in lands, and did so, a few years later selling at an advance that formed a nucleus for his future fortune. While in that State he was present at the meeting called to declare its independence of Mexico, and was appointed to the secretaryship of the legation to the United States, headed by his brother-in-law, George C. Childress, Minister. He took a prominent part in the erection of many landmarks of the city, some of which still stand and are ornaments. The most prominent of these is the Gayoso Hotel, which was the result of his enterprise and that of his brother-in-law, Robertson Topp. In 1844, Col. Vance was married to Miss Letitia Thompson, daughter of George C. Thompson, of Kentucky. When the war broke out Col. Vance, who was then engaged in farming in Kentucky, deposited upward of $100,000 with the Barings, of London, and awaited the cessation of hostilities, though he took no active part in them, being beyond the age for military service. On the evening of April 14, 1865, he was in Washington, and attended Ford's Theater and witnessed the assassination of President Lincoln. Col. Vance was the first who reached Willard's Hotel with the news. In 1867 he went with a commission from Gov. Bramlette, of Kentucky, to the World's Exposition at Paris, France, accompanied by his daughters, Misses Bettie and Sue. In 1868 he sold his Kentucky property and returned to Memphis, where he resided until his death in 1888. (source: THE MEMPHIS APPEAL obituary, November 14, 1888). Condition: All items in overall good, legible condition with expected toning, scattered tears, stains and small losses, 1st item: Separated along center fold line with dampstaining, toning, and foxing spots. Houston signature with 1" area of loss to first name. 2nd-4th items: Covers in fragmentary condition, pages in overall good, legible condition with some fading and foxing. [See more photos →]

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753 Lot 753: Civil War era Photos & Book Archive, 3 items Civil War era Photos & Book Archive, 3 items Lot 753: Civil War era Photos & Book Archive, 3 items

Civil War era photographic and book archive, 3 items total, including one (1) carte de visite (cdv) album containing three (3) CDVs, 10 total, of Confederate and Union military leaders, including Brigadier General George Hume Steuart (1828-1903), Major General Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818-1883), and General John McAllister Schofield (1831-1906). Also includes one (1) CDV of American author, poet and editor Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867). Also includes one (1) albumen print depicting students, including Will Hale, third row, and officers, including Captain Davis and Major Davis, top row, at the McMinn Military Academy, Rogersville, TN, and one (1) copy of SCIENCE OF WAR: TACTICS FOR OFFICERS OF INFANTRY, CAVALRY AND ARTILLERY, arranged and compiled by L. v. Buckholtz, published by J. W. Randolph, Richmond, 1861. The Estate of Alice Wright Summers Hale, Rogersville, TN. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, tears, dampstaining, foxing spots, to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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755 Lot 755: Civil War Joseph Meredith Archive, TN, incl. Badge, Johnston Parole Document Civil War Joseph Meredith Archive, TN, incl. Badge, Johnston Parole Document Lot 755: Civil War Joseph Meredith Archive, TN, incl. Badge, Johnston Parole Document

Archive of approximately ninety-eight (98) items pertaining to CSA Private Joseph M. Meredith, 6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, formerly Wheeler's 1st Tennessee Cavalry, Company G, including one (1) General Joseph E. Johnston parole document, dated May 3, 1865, and one (1) United Confederate Veterans (UCV) 11th Reunion Nathan Bedford Forrest Badge, Memphis 1901.1st item: Parole document signed by the officers and men who served in General Joseph E. Johnston's Army, dated May 3, 1865, issued from Charlotte, North Carolina. The one page, typed and handwritten document reads "In accordance with the terms of the Military Convention, entered into the twenty-sixth day of April, 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Confederate army, and Major-General W. T. Sherman, commanding the United States Army in North Carolina, "Jos M. Meredith private Co G…Regt Tenn Cavalry Ashby…, has given his solemn obligation not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly released from this obligation, and is permitted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as he observes this obligation and obeys the laws in force where he may reside." Signed by Special Commissioner, U.S. Army, and the soldier's commanding officer, Confederate Army. 4 1/2" H x 8 1/4" W. Note: On April 17, Johnston and Sherman met at the Bennett farm. Negotiations between the two men lasted several days, but on April 26, the Generals agreed on the terms of Johnson's surrender. As part of this agreement, the Union would not take any prisoners, but the men in Johnson's army would sign paroles, agreeing to not take up arms in support of the Confederacy. As long as each soldier abided by the terms outlined in this document, he would be free to return to his home. (source: https://www.ncpedia.org/anchor/parole-signed-officers-and). Note: 6th Cavalry Regiment, formerly Wheeler's 1st Tennessee Cavalry, was organized in May, 1862. It was assigned to F.C. Armstrong's, H.B. Davidson's, Humes', and H.M. Ashby's Brigade. The unit participated in the operations in North Mississippi during the balance of 1862 and in January, 1863, contained 430 officers and men. It went on to fight at Chickamauga, skirmished in Middle Tennessee, then was active in the Atlanta Campaign. Later the regiment saw action in various engagements in North Alabama and Middle Tennesee, moved to South Carolina, and in 1865 joined the Army of Tennessee. After fighting at Averysboro and Bentonville, it was included in the surrender on April 26. The field officers were Colonels Jacob B. Biffle and James T. Wheeler, Lieutenant Colonels W.W. Gordon and James H. Lewis, and Majors Joseph J. Dobbins and William S. Hawkins. (source: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=CTN0006RC). 2nd-5th items: Group of three (3) UCV 11th Reunion, Memphis, TN, held from May 28-30, 1901 souvenirs, including one (1) Nathan Bedford Forrest scroll-style badge, comprised of a red silk ribbon hanger with a celluloid drop depicting a portrait of Forrest inside a laurel wreath with three different flying Confederate flags below, surrounded by text; one (1) mess hall menu; and one (1) sheet of nine (9) tickets for the mess hall. Also includes one (1) copy of an article from the Columbia Herald describing a joint reunion between the 1st TN Cavalry and the 9th Battalion. 6th-97th items: Approximately ninety-two (92) letters, receipts, promissory notes, publications, and other documents, including one (1) handwritten list of members of the 6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, one (1) handwritten list of members of the Family Record of Thomas Meredith and one (1) reproduction photograph of members of the Meredith family, and two (2) Tennessee Public Schools Primary Grade Teacher's certificates, dated circa October 8, 1841 to August 13, 1902. Documents housed in plastic sleeves, including some in older plastic sleeves with adhesive backing, in a white, three-ring binder. 98th item: Doll in the form of a young girl, having a painted ceramic head, arms, and lower legs and wearing a floral fabric dress. Circa 1875. 13" L. Provenance: all items descended together in a Nashville, Tennessee family to current consignor. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning, tears, foxing spots, and general handling wear to be expect from age and manner of use. 1st item: Area of acid burn from 5/8" x 4 3/4" area of old tape repair across center of document, en verso, slightly obscuring handwritten text. Tears, largest 2", to fold lines. Housed in an older plastic sleeve with adhesive backing. 2nd-5th items: Forrest badge with light surface grime fraying to ribbon, otherwise overall very good condition. 98th item: Doll with wear, missing hand; some fading and small losses to original dress. [See more photos →]

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777 Lot 777: 2 Gilbert Gaul World War I Paintings 2 Gilbert Gaul World War I Paintings Lot 777: 2 Gilbert Gaul World War I Paintings

Lot of two (2) Gilbert Gaul (American, 1855-1919 ) World War I impressionist battlefield paintings including one (1) oil on canvas scene depicting soldiers gathered around a campfire and one (1) oil on board depicting a group of soldiers feeding a young child and another group petting an animal. Both are unframed and unsigned. 9 3/4" H x 14 3/4" W and 11 1/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Both early 20th century. Note: Although both paintings are unsigned, included are copies of two authentication letters by John Reeves and David Saltzman, attesting that these paintings were painted by Gilbert Gaul. A handwritten note included with the series of paintings states that the paintings were done "on the battlefields of France during the World War". Copies of the authenticity letters are available to the winning bidder of this lot. Biography: New Jersey born artist Gilbert Gaul studied art with Lemuel E. Wilmarth at the school of the National Academy of Design from 1872 to 1876, and privately with the noted genre painter, J. G. Brown. He continued his training at the Art Students League during 1875 and 1876. Gaul first exhibited his work at the National Academy in 1877. In 1881, he inherited a farm in Van Buren County, Tennessee, from his mother's family, and lived there four years to fulfill terms of the bequest. In 1885, he returned to New York though he also continued to spend time at the farm in Tennessee. Gaul gained acclaim for his illustration art and portrayals of Civil War scenes. He became a regular exhibitor at the National Academy annuals between 1877 and 1902; in 1882, he was accorded the status of full academician-the youngest artist to attain the honor. He exhibited at the 1889 Paris Exposition; the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and the 1902 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, where he was awarded medals. In 1876 Gaul made his first trip to the American West, an area for which he developed a particular affinity. He made numerous western trips in subsequent years, photographing and rendering scenes of Native Americans and the frontier, which he would later work up into paintings in his studios in New York or Tennessee. In 1890, he worked for the United States census on reservations in North Dakota. He also visited Mexico, the West Indies, Panama, and Nicaragua. An account of his travels was published in Century Magazine in 1892. In 1904, he returned to Tennessee and settled in Nashville. The decreasing interest in Civil War subjects resulted in financial hardship for Gaul. He gave private art lessons and taught at the Watkins Institute, Nashville, and at Cumberland Female College, in McMinnville. He also spent time in Charleston, South Carolina. By 1910, he had moved to Ridgefield, New Jersey, where he continued to paint and live out his remaining years. (source: The Johnson Collection). Condition: Both paintings are unframed and the oil on canvas has been relined. Painting on board with some minor wear to corners. [See more photos →]

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801 Lot 801: Edwin Gardner O/B Seascape Paintings plus Self Portrait Drawing, 3 items Edwin Gardner O/B Seascape Paintings plus Self Portrait Drawing, 3 items Lot 801: Edwin Gardner O/B Seascape Paintings plus Self Portrait Drawing, 3 items

Three (3) Edwin Maximilian Gardner (Tennessee, 1845-1935) paintings including oil on board seascapes and self portrait drawing. 1st and 2nd items: Two (2) marine paintings, including one (1) titled "Sea of Galilee," each depicting ocean waves beneath late afternoon skies. Smallest painting signed "Edwin M. Gardner WAX." en verso of board, largest painting with an old Nashville Museum of Art paper label with artist's name, title, and additional information, en verso of board. Both housed in carved wooden frames. Sights range in size from 5 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W to 9 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Frames range in size from 8 3/4" H x 10 5/8" W to 15 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. 3rd item: Edwin Maximilian Gardner (Tennessee, 1845-1935) graphite on paper self portrait drawing depicting a three quarter view of the artist as a young man, wearing a Civil War era kepi style hat with lyre and wreath insignia and a suit and bow tie. Unsigned, possibly obscured by mat. Handwritten inscription reading "Portrait of Edwin M. Gardner/Drawn By Himself 28th August, 1871/Framed by Jack Ansley 20th February, 1972" en verso of frame. Housed and double matted under glass in a wooden frame. Sight: 17 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed: 28 3/4" H x 23 1/2" W. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Biography: "Edwin M. Gardner, illustrator, portraitist, and cartographer, was born near Pulaski in Giles County, TN, but while still a young boy, he moved with his family to Mississippi, where he probably had some formal training in art. While in his teens, Gardner fought in the Civil War as a member of Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry. Following the war, he began his formal art education in Memphis, then moved to Europe to train at the Royal Academy in Brussels, with later studies in France and Italy. Upon his return to the United States, Gardner resumed study at the National Academy of Design in New York. Afterwards, he moved to Aberdeen, Mississippi, where he taught art at a female academy. He next moved to Winchester in Franklin County [TN], where he spent five years on the faculty at Mary Sharp College. Gardner made his last home in Nashville, where he had his greatest artistic influence. He made the first woodcuts and pen portraits for photoengraving used in the local daily newspapers, including the first published pen portrait of Sarah Childress Polk. Although Gardner was listed in the catalogue of the 1885 Watkins Institute Art Show as a teacher there, he actually taught under the auspices of the Nashville Art Association [which he co-founded] in the art room which Watkins provided. His first official association with Watkins's Night School probably came in September 1910, when he was hired to teach industrial art. (School commissioners were perhaps still uncomfortable with the term "fine" art.) Gardner's presence on the Watkins Institute faculty gave the school a teacher trained in commercial and fine arts. He encouraged his students to draw by taking casts and using live models, and this laid the foundation for the school's Department of Fine Art." (source: "Edwin M. Gardner" by Madeline Reed, Tennessee Encyclopedia, originally published October 8, 2017,https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/edwin-m-gardner/). Condition: 1st and 2nd items: Both items with yellowing to varnish layer. Largest painting with surface scratches, areas of loss, largest 1/4" at midsection of top edge, Board slightly shifted in frame. Smallest painting with craquelure, board slightly bowed to center. Both frames with areas of loss, largest 2 1/4". 3rd item: Sheet in fragile condition with foxing spots, tears, largest 2 1/4", areas of loss, largest 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". Edges of sheet with old masking tape repairs. Sheet has shifted down in frame. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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802 Lot 802: Donald Vaughan O/C, Road to River, Memphis Donald Vaughan O/C, Road to River, Memphis Lot 802: Donald Vaughan O/C, Road to River, Memphis

Donald Vaughan (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1903-1975) oil on canvas landscape titled "Road to River, Memphis," depicting a rural road leading past a cabin to the edge of a river. Signed and dated "D. Vaughan '36" lower left. Titled en verso. Giltwood frame with painted rabbet edge and carved corner decorations. Canvas: 18" H x 24" W. Framed: 23" H x 29" W. Biography (credit: Michael Kelly): Donald Vaughan studied under Daniel Garber at the James Lee Memorial Academy of Arts in Memphis, Tennessee. He was active during the 1930s and early 1940s, producing works for the Federal Art Project (WPA). He specialized in bird subjects painted in tempera and gouache, and in rural Tennessee genre subjects painted in oil. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Condition: Canvas overall good condition with some light buckling; 2 small areas of craquelure/tenting lower right quadrant and 1 small area of same to upper right quadrant, all under 1/2" in length; some scattered extraneous white paint flecks (not losses). [See more photos →]

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894 Lot 894: Exhibited John Richardson W/C Winter Scene Painting, Skaters Exhibited John Richardson W/C Winter Scene Painting, Skaters Lot 894: Exhibited John Richardson W/C Winter Scene Painting, Skaters

John Frederick Richardson (Tennessee/Illinois, 1906-1998) watercolor on paper titled "Skaters" depicting a winter scene with several ice skaters on a frozen pond before a hilly landscape, a town visible in the distance beneath a cloudy grey sky. Signed "John Richardson" with a copyright symbol, lower left. Exhibition label from the CSAE (Caucus on the Spiritual in Art Education) 1992 with artist's information en verso upper left and museum accession label, en verso lower right. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a grey painted wood frame. Sight: 21" H x 29 3/8" W. Framed: 30" H x 38 3/4" W. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Biography: "Preferring watercolor to oil, John Richardson had a long career painting landscapes in many styles and mediums and in many places from Tennessee to Arizona to Washington State. He lived in Tennessee and Illinois. He studied at Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Chicago. Exhibition venues included the Pennsylvania Academy, Art Institute of Chicago and Vanderbilt University. Richardson taught at Watkins Institute in Nashville from 1938 to 1942 and from 1949 to 1969 at the University of Illinois in Chicago Circle." (Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"). Condition: Overall good condition with pin prick holes and tape residue to edges of sheet. Slight waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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896 Lot 896: Tim Hazell Mixed Media Painting, Ritmo (Rhythm) Tim Hazell Mixed Media Painting, Ritmo (Rhythm) Lot 896: Tim Hazell Mixed Media Painting, Ritmo (Rhythm)

Tim Hazell (Illinois/Tennessee/Mexico, 20th/21st Century) abstract mixed media on board painting titled "Ritmo (Rhythm)' depicting a musician playing an instrument. Signed and dated "Tim Hazell '96" lower right. Float mounted and housed in a black wooden frame. Board: 24 5/8" H x 20 1/2" W. Sight: 29 5/8" H x 25 3/4" W. Framed: 31 3/4" H x 27 5/8" W. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Note: Interdisciplinary artist Tim Hazell was an instructor at Watkins Institute of Art and Design and Cheekwood in Nashville TN. He has acted as a consultant for the faculty of the University of Juarez and thirteen primary and secondary schools in Chicago in the area of the implementation of creative arts programs. He has taught comparative and artistic anatomy, painting, drawing, composition and techniques and procedures at the Instituto Allende, where he acted as academic advisor in both the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs. Condition: Overall good condition with minor areas of loss, largest 6", to edges of board. Frame with minor areas of loss, abrasions. [See more photos →]

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897 Lot 897: Exhibited Steven Yee W/C Abstract Painting, Gravel Creek Exhibited Steven Yee W/C Abstract Painting, Gravel Creek Lot 897: Exhibited Steven Yee W/C Abstract Painting, Gravel Creek

Steve "Jum" Yee (Chinese/California/Tennessee, b. 1934) abstract watercolor on paper painting titled "Gravel Creek" depicting shades of brown, grey, and off white. Signed "S. Yee" lower right. Eighteen Annual Tennessee All-State Artist Exhibition, Parthenon Galleries, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN label with artist's name, title, medium, and additional information, en verso. Matted and housed under plexiglas in a silver metal frame. Sight – 37 1/2" H x 28" W. Framed – 40 1/4" H x 30 5/8" W. American, third quarter 20th century. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Note: Yee was born in China but active in Memphis in the 1960s. A solo exhibition of his work was held at the Brooks Museum in August, 1968. Since the 1970s, he has worked as an art director, teacher and painter in California. Condition: Overall good condition. Not examined outside of frame. White and black paint flecks, surface scratches to exterior of plexiglas. [See more photos →]

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901 Lot 901: Exhibited Scott Paulk Drawing, On Patrol Exhibited Scott Paulk Drawing, On Patrol Lot 901: Exhibited Scott Paulk Drawing, On Patrol

Scott Paulk (Mississippi/Tennessee, 20th Century) colored pencil drawing titled "On Patrol" depicting a red, white, blue, and yellow Coast Guard airplane on a runway. Titled, signed, and dated "Scott Paulk 1997" lower left below image. All-State Art Exhibition 1997 Identification Tag, en verso. Housed under plexiglass in a black wooden frame. Image: 25" H x 33 1/4" W. Sight: 26 1/2" H x 34 1/2" W. Framed: 34 1/2" H x 43 3/4" W. x 2" D. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art, proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Biography: Scott Paulk was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi, but grew up in East Tennessee. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in the 1970s. He has been working in a realist style for the past 20 years using the medium of colored pencil and acrylic paint. Condition: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with minor abrasions. Plexiglass is slightly loose. [See more photos →]

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985 Lot 985: Marion Cook, Barn w/ Horses O/C Painting Marion Cook, Barn w/ Horses O/C Painting Lot 985: Marion Cook, Barn w/ Horses O/C Painting

Marion Bryant Cook (Tennessee, 1933-2018) oil on canvas painting depicting a barn with mare and filly under a pink-tinged sky; fence and trees in the background. Signed Marion Cook and dated 11-1970 lower right. Housed in a burlwood veneer frame with gilt molded edges. Sight – 13 1/2" H x 17 1/2"W. Frame – 20"H x 24"W. Condition: Overall very good condition with some scattered inclusions to sky area and wear with minor losses to frame edges. [See more photos →]

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986 Lot 986: Louis E. Jones O/B Landscape Painting, Great Smoky Mountains Louis E. Jones O/B Landscape Painting, Great Smoky Mountains Lot 986: Louis E. Jones O/B Landscape Painting, Great Smoky Mountains

Louis Edward Jones (Tennessee, 1878-1958) oil on board landscape painting depicting the Great Smoky Mountains beneath a hazy sky. Signed and dated "L.E. Jones 1940," lower center. Additionally signed and dated en verso of board. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 8" H x 10" W. Framed: 9 3/4" H x 12" W. Provenance: Private Arkansas Collection. Note: Louis Jones was an impressionist painter originally from Woodstock, New York who established the Cliff Dwellers Studio in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Condition: Overall good condition with areas of inpainting, largest 1/4", to trees, lower center, and sky, top left and right. [See more photos →]

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987 Lot 987: 2 Louis Jones, 1 Leon Pescheret Smoky Mtn. Etchings, 3 items 2 Louis Jones, 1 Leon Pescheret Smoky Mtn. Etchings, 3 items Lot 987: 2 Louis Jones, 1 Leon Pescheret Smoky Mtn. Etchings, 3 items

Three (3) etchings depicting scenes of the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) Louis Edward Jones (Tennessee, 1878-1958) drypoint etchings, including one (1) titled "A Mountain Barn," and one (1) "An Old Mountain Bridge." Titled with medium, in pencil, lower left below plate, signed and dated "Louis E. Jones – 1940" in pencil, lower right below plate. Both housed and matted under plexiglass in matching black wooden frames. Plates: 4" H x 5" W. Sights: 4 1/2" H x 5 3/8" W. Frames: 10 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Note: Jones was an Impressionist painter from Woodstock, New York and established the Cliff Dwellers studio in Gatlinburg, TN. 3rd item: Leon Rene Pescheret (Wisconsin/Illinois/Arizona/England, 1892-1971) etching titled "The little Pigeon River, Tenn." depicting a man fishing by the Little Pigeon River, located in Sevier County, TN. Titled, in pencil, lower left below plate, signed "Leon Pescheret," in pencil lower right below plate. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a black wooden frame. Plate: 6 1/2" H x 9" W. Sight: 6 3/4" H x 9" W. Framed: 12 1/2" H x 14 3/4" W. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: All items in overall very good condition with light toning. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

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988 Lot 988: Avery Handly O/B Painting, Miss Aletha's Last Ride Avery Handly O/B Painting, Miss Aletha's Last Ride Lot 988: Avery Handly O/B Painting, Miss Aletha's Last Ride

Avery Handly, Jr. (Tennessee, 1913-1958) oil on board painting titled "Miss Aletha's Last Ride" depicting an early 20th century car that has crashed in a small lake within a rocky landscape.The occupants of the car are attempting to surrender to a group of three men, including one in another car, and two others shooting at them from behind a ledge on the bottom left of the painting. Titled and signed "Avery Handly" en verso of board. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 35 1/2" H x 47 1/2" W. Framed: 41 1/4" H x 53 3/8" W. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Condition: Overall good condition with 3 3/8" surface scratche to roughly the center of the board. Scattered minute areas of paint loss. Board slightly loose in frame. [See more photos →]

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989 Lot 989: Jim Gray O/C Beach Scene, Near Bar Harbor Jim Gray O/C Beach Scene, Near Bar Harbor Lot 989: Jim Gray O/C Beach Scene, Near Bar Harbor

Jim Gray (American/Tennessee, 1932-2019) oil on canvas beach scene depicting sand dunes with sea grasses foreground and the ocean background. Signed lower right "Jim Gray ASMA". Housed in a gilt wood frame with linen liner. Sight:17 3/8" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 23 3/4" H x 29 3/4" W. Condition: Painting overall very good condition. Some light staining to linen liner. [See more photos →]

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990 Lot 990: Jim Gray O/C Seascape, Near Bar Harbor Jim Gray O/C Seascape, Near Bar Harbor Lot 990: Jim Gray O/C Seascape, Near Bar Harbor

Jim Gray (American/Tennessee, 1932-2019) oil on canvas seascape titled "Near Bar Harbor", depicting waves crashing against a rocky shoreline. Signed lower right in red "Jim Gray ASMA". Titled on stretcher en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame with linen liner. Sight:15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed: 21 7/8" H x 25 7/8" W. Condition: Painting overall very good condition. Some staining to linen liner. [See more photos →]

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991 Lot 991: 2 Washington Girard landscape paintings, Country Road and Lake with Boats 2 Washington Girard landscape paintings, Country Road and Lake with Boats Lot 991: 2 Washington Girard landscape paintings, Country Road and Lake with Boats

Washington Girard (Tennessee, 1873-1931), two (2) small oil on board landscapes, the first depicting a fence-lined country road leading to a house, with hills or mountains in the background, signed lower right; the second depicting a house set at the edge of a lake with flowering tree on the bank and sailboats in the distance, signed lower left. Both framed in carved wood frames and measuring 14 1/2" x 5 1/2" sight, 16" x 7" framed. Biography: William Washington "Wash" Girard was born on Sycamore Creek in Cheatham County, TN and after high school traveled to New York to study under marine painter Edward Moran. Following the death of his girlfriend, he returned to Nashville, where he continued painting and was a prolific writer. "His paintings of beech trees, his favorite theme, were often small and painted on Sycamore Creek or Brown's Creek in the Nashville area. Not overly sentimental, these paintings were praised for their romanticism while remaining realistic." (source: Weesner, "William Washington Girard", Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1986). Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate. Condition: Both paintings with grime; panels have shrunk somewhat in frame, leaving gaps at side. 1st item has some scratching at right edge and scattered small flakes, most notably lower right on fence, lower left near tree, and upper left in tree limbs. Overpainted flake left center along tree limb. Stained discoloration in center sky area of the work, not easily removed. 2nd item has more minor, less widespread scattered tiny flakes, mostly at left and right edges. Neither painting has been examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

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992 Lot 992: 2 Washington Girard paintings, Winter Landscape and Mountain in Spring 2 Washington Girard paintings, Winter Landscape and Mountain in Spring Lot 992: 2 Washington Girard paintings, Winter Landscape and Mountain in Spring

Washington Girard (Tennessee, 1873-1931), two (2) oil on board landscape paintings, the first depicting a house or barn set at the top of a snowy hill, with fence and trees in the foreground; the second depicting a snowy mountain range set in front of a small lake, with trees and spring wildflowers in the foreground. Both signed lower left and framed in the original carved wood frames. Both measure 14 1/2" x 5 1/2" sight, 16" x 7" framed. Biography: William Washington "Wash" Girard was born on Sycamore Creek in Cheatham County, TN and after high school traveled to New York to study under marine painter Edward Moran. Following the death of his girlfriend, he returned to Nashville, where he continued painting and was a prolific writer. "His paintings of beech trees, his favorite theme, were often small and painted on Sycamore Creek or Brown's Creek in the Nashville area. Not overly sentimental, these paintings were praised for their romanticism while remaining realistic." (source: Weesner, "William Washington Girard", Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1986). Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate. Condition: Both paintings with scattered small flakes, most concentrated along each side edge, up to 1/2". Snow scene has 1/4" flake to sky area above cabin. Mountain scene has 1/4" spot center left, about 3" from center of painting. Light stained discoloration to the right of the center of the work in the sky area, not easily removed. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

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993 Lot 993: 2 TN Oil Paintings, incl. W. Girard, C. Hankins 2 TN Oil Paintings, incl. W. Girard, C. Hankins Lot 993: 2 TN Oil Paintings, incl. W. Girard, C. Hankins

Two (2) oil paintings by Tennessee artists, including Washington Girard and Cornelius Hankins. 1st item: Washington Girard (Tennessee, 1873-1931) oil on board Tennessee landscape painting depicting a small pond between two banks, a setting sun in the background. Signed "W. Girard." lower left. Housed in a giltwood frame. Includes copies of conservation reports for the painting, restored by Dee Minault of Cumberland Art Conservation, Nashville, circa 2003 and frame, restored by Reed's Gold Leaf, Nashville, along with a copy of Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1986 that includes an article of biographical information on Girard. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed: 14 1/2" H x 16 3/4" W. American, early 20th century. Biography: William Washington "Wash" Girard was born on Sycamore Creek in Cheatham County, TN and after high school traveled to New York to study under marine painter Edward Moran. Following the death of his girlfriend, he returned to Nashville, where he continued painting and was a prolific writer. "His paintings of beech trees, his favorite theme, were often small and painted on Sycamore Creek or Brown's Creek in the Nashville area. Not overly sentimental, these paintings were praised for their romanticism while remaining realistic." (source: Weesner, "William Washington Girard", Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1986). 2nd item: Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946) oil on board still life painting depicting a vase of yellow and pink roses against a dark background. Signed "Cornelius Hankins" lower right. Housed in an oval modeled gilt wood frame. Sight: 15 3/4" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed: 19" H x 15 3/4" W. Note: Hankins studied with Robert Henri, leader of the Ashcan School, and with William Merritt Chase in New York. He was active for much of his career in the Nashville area. The Estate of William Pursell, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with craquelure. Painting and frame have been professional restored, please refer to the photographs for full details. 2nd item: Overall good condition with scattered areas of paint flaking and surface abrasions, largest 7/8". [See more photos →]

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994 Lot 994: Cornelius Hankins O/C Beached Fishing Boat, 1896 Cornelius Hankins O/C Beached Fishing Boat, 1896 Lot 994: Cornelius Hankins O/C Beached Fishing Boat, 1896

Early Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a beached wooden boat in a field with a line of trees in the background. Signed and dated lower right "Cornelius Hankins 1896". Additional presentation inscription en verso reads "Christmas gift to Mr. and Mr. Coleman from Cornelius Hankins – picture and Miss Maude Hazlegrove- frame. A.D. 1896.". Housed in a carved gilt and gesso frame with scrolling foliate edge. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed: 15 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Condition: Painting with light overall craquelure, grime. Frame with several scattered losses, discoloration, and some hairlines to frame edge. [See more photos →]

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995 Lot 995: Charles Cagle TN Figurative Painting and Drawing (2 Items) Charles Cagle TN Figurative Painting and Drawing (2 Items) Lot 995: Charles Cagle TN Figurative Painting and Drawing (2 Items)

Charles Cagle (Tennessee, 1907-1968) oil on canvas painting titled "Gardenia Corsage" depicting a blonde haired woman seated in front of a dressing mirror, wearing an off the shoulder white dress and choker, her hands resting below a white gardenia corsage at her left shoulder. Deep red background. Unsigned. Handwritten paper label with artist's name, medium, title, and "Collection-John Richardson" en verso. Housed in a grey wooden frame comprised of thin veneers applied to sides of canvas. Sight: 25" H x 30" W. Framed: 26" H x 30 1/2" W. 2nd item: Charles Cagle graphite and gouache on paper drawing of a young man seated on a stool, his back turned to the viewer. Unsigned. Two labels, en verso. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a black wooden frame. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W. Framed: 31" H x 25 1/2" W. Note: According to the label on the back of the frame, this drawing was executed for a Life Drawing Class Demonstration when Cagle was an instructor at Watkins Institute. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Biography: Charles Cagle was born in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee. He studied at Watkins Institute of Art and Design and Peabody College in Nashville, as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at the Barnes Foundation. In 1930 he won a Cresson Memorial Scholarship which allowed him to spend a year traveling in Europe. Cagle was influenced by post-Impressionists, particularly Cezanne and Matisse, and upon his return to Nashville in 1931 he created some controversy with his progressive attitudes toward art and some of the art itself (including a nude statue that had to be draped because of the outcry caused by its exhibition at the Centennial Club). In 1935 he left Nashville for Vermont, where he bought a farm and established the Charles Cagle Summer Painting Group, which continued for 27 years. In 1940 his painting Forest Interior was placed in the Richmond Museum and he won the Schilling Prize. His art career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served in the Army in France and won five battle stars and the French Legion of Honor. In the years after the war, Cagle had several shows in New York City and Nashville, the largest of which was at The Parthenon in 1966. (Source: Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Winter, 1987). Condition: Overall good condition with craquelure. [See more photos →]

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996 Lot 996: Ernest Pickup Wood Engraving, TN Capitol plus WWII Illustration Ernest Pickup Wood Engraving, TN Capitol plus WWII Illustration Lot 996: Ernest Pickup Wood Engraving, TN Capitol plus WWII Illustration

Two (2) works on paper by Tennessee artists. 1st item: Ernest Pickup (Tennessee, 1887-1970), wood engraving depicting the Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville, TN, with humble houses at the foot of the hill (prior to urban renewal, which dramatically changed the look of Tennessee's Capitol Hill beginning in 1949). Signed in pencil lower right and with initials "EAP" in the plate. Housed and matted under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight: 12 3/4" H x 8 3/8" W. Framed: 15 1/4" H x 12 3/8" W. Biography: Ernest Pickup began his career in 1912 as a commercial artist working in Nashville. In the 1930's, he began to work with wood engraving and became nationally recognized for his work. He was one of the few Tennessee artists who worked with wood engraving. The majority of his prints reflected nature as well as historical and rural places in and around Nashville. He exhibited in the Exhibition of Lithographs, Woodcuts, and Block Prints in New York City and the Sixth International Exhibition of Lithography and Wood Engraving, held at the Art Institute of Chicago, both in 1937, along with international exhibitions in Sweden (1937) and Scotland (1939). 2nd item: Cliff Johnston (Tennessee, fl. 1940s), "I Gave A Son," original World War II pencil illustration for a Nashville Gas and Heating Company ad, poster or broadside. Illustration depicts an older woman clutching a photograph with service star posted in a window in the background. The printed text, laid atop the illustration, refers to wartime rationing of gas appliances. Housed under plastic wrap with a black mat. Sheet: 12 1/8" H x 10 1/4" W. Mat: 14" H x 12 3/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Condition: Both items in overall good condition with light toning. 1st item: Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Few spots of discoloration to printed text. [See more photos →]

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997 Lot 997: 2 Gus Baker Nude Oil Portraits 2 Gus Baker Nude Oil Portraits Lot 997: 2 Gus Baker Nude Oil Portraits

Two (2) Gus Lafayette Baker (Tennessee, 1922-1994) oil paintings of a female and male nude. 1st item: Oil on canvas painting titled "Eva" depicting a seated nude female in an interior setting. Signed "Gus Baker," lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with pierced corners and centers. Sight: 13 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W. Framed: 20" H x 17" W. Note: "Eva" was said to be Baker's muse, and may have been his patron Eva Jean Wrather (1908-2001). 2nd item: Oil on panel painting depicting a nude male reclining in a naturalistic setting. Unsigned. Unframed. Panel: 13 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W. Note: This painting may be a self-portrait or a study for his etching titled "Saint Francis in Ecstasy." Provenance: consignor of these paintings is one of Gus Baker's former students. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Frame with areas of loss, largest 1/4", to gilt. 2nd item: Overall good condition with areas of exfoliation/paint loss, largest 1 3/4", to edges of panel. [See more photos →]

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998 Lot 998: Alan Lequire Pencil Drawing, Albert Schweitzer Alan Lequire Pencil Drawing, Albert Schweitzer Lot 998: Alan Lequire Pencil Drawing, Albert Schweitzer

Alan LeQuire (Tennessee, b. 1955) pencil on paper drawing titled "Albert Schweitzer IV" depicting a profile portrait of the elderly Nobel Prize winner, napping. Titled, in pencil, lower center, signed "Alan LeQuire," in pencil, lower right. Typed label, en verso. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a black wooden frame. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 17 3/8" W. Framed: 31 1/2" H x 25 1/4" W. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with minor abrasions, loss to paint. [See more photos →]

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1040 Lot 1040: 2 Southern Stoneware Pottery Pieces 2 Southern Stoneware Pottery Pieces Lot 1040: 2 Southern Stoneware Pottery Pieces

Two (2) pieces of Southern stoneware pottery. 1st item: East Tennessee transitional stoneware pottery jar having a dark brown glaze with two lug handles and incised "4" below one handle denoting capacity. 15 3/4" H. 2nd item: Middle TN stoneware pottery jar, large ovoid form with flared rim and tan to brown transition glaze. 13" H. Both jars 19th century. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with scattered areas of firing imperfections to the body. 2nd item: Overall good condition, a few clustered areas of gouging below neck to one side with scattered areas of firing imperfections. Areas of loss to the base, possibly in the making. [See more photos →]

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1041 Lot 1041: Middle Tennessee Stoneware Pottery Churn Middle Tennessee Stoneware Pottery Churn Lot 1041: Middle Tennessee Stoneware Pottery Churn

4-gallon Middle TN stoneware pottery churn, grey slip glaze with one strap and one lug handle, incised "4" below the rim denoting capacity. 19" H x 9 1/4" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The estates of sculptor Olen Bryant and late Vanderbilt University art professor Thomas Brumbaugh, Clarksville/Cottontown, Tennessee. Condition: Some chipping to underside of lug handle, chip/ding damage to side of upper body. Some glaze drips, in the making. [See more photos →]

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1042 Lot 1042: 4 Tennessee Folk Art Pottery Face Jugs, Betty Jo Cabe 4 Tennessee Folk Art Pottery Face Jugs, Betty Jo Cabe Lot 1042: 4 Tennessee Folk Art Pottery Face Jugs, Betty Jo Cabe

Grouping of four (4) stoneware pottery face jugs by Betty Jo Cabe (Knoxville/TN, 1925 – 2008).1st item: A tall pear-shaped jug with attached handle, with applied eyebrows, eyes, nose, ears, lips, molded teeth, and wart. Shaped and incised cheekbones, dimples, and chin. White teeth and eyes with painted pupils. Stoneware with blue, green, and brown glaze running down jug on all sides. Incised on base, "B J CABE / MAY 5 1989". 9" H. 2nd item: A short and squat thrown jug with handle with applied eyes, nose, ears, lips, and molded teeth. White eyes and teeth, with allover brown glaze and dark green glaze drips. Signed "BJ CABE" in marker on base. 4 3/4" H. 3rd item: A tall ovoid jug with handle, with applied eyebrows, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and applied teeth, with applied and incised facial hair. White teeth and eyes, with painted pupils. Allover reddish-brown glaze with green-blue glaze drips running from top all around. Incised on base "BJ CABE / '92" and where handle attaches to jug "BC/J". 9 1/4" H. 4th item: a tall ovoid jug with handle and shaped cheekbones, applied ears with hoop earrings, eyes, nose, lips, and molded teeth. White earrings, eyeballs, and teeth. Allover copperish red and black-green glaze, with blue-glass drip runs down either side of handle in back. Incised on base "BJ CABE" and where handle attaches to jug body "BJ/C". 10 1/4" H. Condition: All four face jugs in excellent condition. [See more photos →]

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1043 Lot 1043: Mr. Hooper Outsider Art Portrait of Hank Williams Mr. Hooper Outsider Art Portrait of Hank Williams Lot 1043: Mr. Hooper Outsider Art Portrait of Hank Williams

Mr. (Tim) Hooper (Tennessee, 20th/21st Century) Southern folk outsider art painting, acrylic on board, titled "Hank Williams Was Shaking His Legs on Stage at the Grand Ole Opry When Elvis Was Just / a Kid". Features a bust-length portrait of Country Music legend Hank Williams in a white suit and cowboy hat, with Nashville landmarks including the Ryman Auditorium and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge against a red patterned background. Signed and dated "Mr. Hooper 2000" lower right. Housed in a black wooden frame. Board: 18" H x 9" W. Framed: 22" H x 13" W. American, early 21st century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Condition: Overall very good condition. Surface scuffs to frame. [See more photos →]

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1052 Lot 1052: Tennessee Embroidered Crazy Quilt, dated 1907 Tennessee Embroidered Crazy Quilt, dated 1907 Lot 1052: Tennessee Embroidered Crazy Quilt, dated 1907

Tennessee pieced and embroidered crazy quilt, dated February 1907. Comprised of various fabrics, mostly cotton and wool, and stitched with various designs and motifs including floral sprays, a broom, a butterfly, and a guitar, red floral patterned border and backing. Multiple embroidered words, initials, and phrases including "Home," I CANT BY MYSELF RE," F.L.T," "Snow," "CMW," "MITTS," "COM," "U," and "NEIM," to panels. Dated on second upper right margin panel. 82" H x 83" W. Provenance: descended in a Williamson County family to present consignor. Condition: Overall good condition with minor staining, loose threads, some small holes (largest 1"). Areas of fraying, largest 9" x 4", primarily to edges. Two patches, largest 9" x 4". [See more photos →]

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1053 Lot 1053: Framed Southern Theorem on Velvet, TN history Framed Southern Theorem on Velvet, TN history Lot 1053: Framed Southern Theorem on Velvet, TN history

Framed Southern watercolor theorem on velvet, depicting a display of fruit and floral sprig in urn, housed in the original mahogany veneer frame. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 21 1/4" W. Framed: 21 1/4" H x 25 1/4" W. 19th century. Provenance: descended in an old Williamson County, Tennessee family. Condition: Overall toning. Some scattered shattering/fraying noted to velvet. [See more photos →]

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1054 Lot 1054: Maryville Woolen Mill Blue Coverlet Maryville Woolen Mill Blue Coverlet Lot 1054: Maryville Woolen Mill Blue Coverlet

Tennessee blue and cream coverlet, Maryville Woolen Mill, with Stokely family history. Corners inscribed "M.W.M. Tenn." Borders decorated with eagles, birds, potted flowers, foliage, and dogs carrying flags, center field with foliage decoration. 73" H x 82" W, including fringe. Late 19th century. The Maryville Woolen Mill Co. in Blount County, Tennessee operated from 1874 to 1906. Condition: Fair to poor condition. Previous repairs to center, largest approximately 1" dia., and along edge (6" L), just below a 13"L x 1" W tear with loss. Scattered minor areas of wear and loss to fabric and fringe, and minor staining. [See more photos →]

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1061 Lot 1061: Large Signed Southern Oak Buttocks Basket, Cannon County, TN Large Signed Southern Oak Buttocks Basket, Cannon County, TN Lot 1061: Large Signed Southern Oak Buttocks Basket, Cannon County, TN

Large Cannon County Tennessee split white oak buttocks basket, signed on the base "Mrs. W H Blair" and "W H Blair". Additionally pencil inscribed on the handle "30.00". 20 3/4" H x 21" W x 26" W. Note: W.H. Blair was a basket maker working in Woodbury/Cannon County during the mid 20th century. His awards included Best of Show at the Webb School Festival in 1981 (source: Nashville Tennessean, 16 Oct. 1981). Private Chattanooga, TN collection. Condition: Overall good condition. A couple of loose weavers noted to the inside of one handle and some minor wear and minor losses to handle. [See more photos →]

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1062 Lot 1062: 4 Folk Art Female Dolls, incl. 2 Helen Bullard 4 Folk Art Female Dolls, incl. 2 Helen Bullard Lot 1062: 4 Folk Art Female Dolls, incl. 2 Helen Bullard

Four (4) folk art female dolls, including two (2) Helen Bullard. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) Helen Bullard Kreckniak (1902-1996, Ozone, Tennessee, working 1949-1982) carved brunette female dolls, including one (1) adult "Holly Doll," wearing a red and black striped dress, with "Holly" embroidered to her half slip, "Holly Dolls, Ozone, TN" label sewn to the inside dress hem, with additional "Holly Dolls, Ozone, TN" black ink stamp to her lower abdomen, and one (1) child named "Portia," wearing a black gingham minidress with red silk ribbons and black bloomers, signed, back of the right leg, with name and date "1962," back of the left leg. Includes one (1) "Holly Doll" certificate, one (1) advertisement for the 1963 National Institute of American Doll Artists, and one (1) copy of CRAFTS AND CRAFTSMEN OF THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS, by Helen Bullard, published by The Summit Press Ltd., Fall Church, 1976. Dolls ranging in size from 7 1/2" to 10" H. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) carved folk art female dolls including one (1) adult wearing a light brown patterned dress and a black hood with red lining, a large basket with an assortment of hanging decorations affixed to the edge, and one (1) child with brown human hair, wearing a yellow patterned dress. Both unsigned. Ranging in size from 7" to 9 3/4" H. Also includes two (2) newspapers and one (1) map, related to Gatlinburg, TN and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and one (1) copy of A PRIMER OF HANDICRAFTS OF THE SOUTH APPALACHIANS, by James A. Crutchfield, published by Williams Press, Nashville, 1976. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: All items in overall good condition. Clothes with scattered wear, toning. [See more photos →]

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1067 Lot 1067: 10 Southern Decorative Arts Books, incl. ART AND MYSTERY OF TN 10 Southern Decorative Arts Books, incl. ART AND MYSTERY OF TN Lot 1067: 10 Southern Decorative Arts Books, incl. ART AND MYSTERY OF TN

Ten (10) Southern Decorative Arts related publications, including ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE. 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. Hardcover octavo, includes original dust cover. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W x 1" D. 2nd item: Author signed WILLIAMSON COUNTY: MORE THAN A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE by Rick Warwick, published by Panacea Press, 2005. Hardcover octavo, includes original dust jacket. Author signature with date "Ryan Warwick May 2005" to title page. 11 3/8" H x 9" W x 7/8" D. 3rd item: BASKETS AND BASKET MAKERS IN IN SOUTHERN APPALACHIA by John Rice Irwin, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Exton, 1982. Softcover octavo. 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/2" D. 4th item: THE MUSEUM OF EARLY SOUTHERN DECORATIVE ARTS (MESDA) catalog, published by Old Salem, Inc., Winston-Salem, 1979. Softcover quarto. 12 1/4" H x 9 1/8" W x 1/4" D. 5th item: 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. Softcover octavo. 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/2" D. 6th item: Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winter 1997, Volume XXIII, Number 2, published by MESDA, Winston-Salem. Softcover octavo. 9 1/8" H x 8 1/8" W x 1/4" D. 7th item: LEGACY FROM THE PAST: A PORTFOLIO OF EIGHTY-EIGHT ORIGINAL WILLIAMSBURG BUILDINGS, published by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, 1975. Softcover octavo. 11" H x 8 3/8" W x 1/4" D. 8th-9th items: Two (2) copies of TENNESSEE HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, including one (1) Spring 2003, Volume LXII, Number 1, and one (1) Spring 2015, Volume LXXIV, Number 1, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville. Softcover octavos. Both approximately 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1/4" D. 10th item: ANTIQUES IN TENNESSEE, reprinted from The Magazine ANTIQUES, published by Historic Sites Federation of Tennessee, Nashville, August-December 1971. Softcover quarto. 12" H x 9 3/8" W x 1/4" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: 1st item: Dust jacket with shelf wear, rubbing to spine and top edge. Covers and pages in overall very good condition. 2nd item: Dust jacket, covers, and pages in overall very good condition. Author signature in good, legible condition. 3rd item: Normal shelf wear to covers. Pages in overall very good condition. 4th item: Shelf wear to covers. Front end paper and half title page partially separated from spine, otherwise pages are in overall good condition with light toning to edges. 5th item: Shelf wear to covers, 3/4" x 1/2" area of damage to bottom of spine. Pages in overall very good condition. 6th-10th items: Normal to light shelf wear to covers. Pages in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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1075 Lot 1075: 2 TN & KY Maps, incl. S. Lewis, 1804 2 TN & KY Maps, incl. S. Lewis, 1804 Lot 1075: 2 TN & KY Maps, incl. S. Lewis, 1804

Two (2) Early Tennessee and Kentucky maps, including Samuel Lewis, 1804, and Thomas G. Bradford, 1835. 1st item: TENNESSEE Map, drawn by Samuel Lewis, engraved by Alexander Lawson, published by John Conrad and Company, Philadelphia, 1804. From A NEW AND ELEGANT GENERAL ATLAS: COMPRISING ALL THE NEW DISCOVERIES, TO THE PRESENT TIME: CONTAINING SIXTY-FIVE MAPS, by Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis. Copperplate engraving of early Tennessee depicting early towns and roads, including Knoxville and Nashville, county lines and Native American lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, remarks about the land including the inscription "Low Broken Ground" vertical across the area of Western Tennessee, and military locations including "Tennessee Company" lower right. Title and scale of miles, top center, legend, lower right. "Longitude W. from Philada." centered above map, "Long. W. from London" centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and double line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve and mounted to a mat. Image: 7 3/4" H x 9 5/8" W. Sheet: 9" H x 10 5/8" W. Mat: 13 1/4" H x 16 1/4" W. 2nd item: TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY Map by Thomas G. Bradford, engraved by George W. Boynton, published by William D. Ticknor, Boston, 1835. From A COMPREHENSIVE ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL & COMMERCIAL by Thomas G. Bradford. Copperplate engraving with hand-colored outlines of Tennessee and Kentucky depicting towns and roads including Murfreesboro as the Tennessee state capital, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and a notation on the location of the "Cherokee Indians," lower right of state of Tennessee. Title and scale of miles, top left. "Longitude West from Washington," centered below map, "Longitude West from London," centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Image: 7 3/8" H x 9 7/8" W. Plate: 9" H x 11 1/2" W. Sheet: 9 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W. Sleeve: 10 3/8" H x 13 1/2" W. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with few foxing spots. Plate marks are obscured by mat. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified in October 1998. 2nd item: Overall good condition with light toning and scattered foxing spots. Toning impressions of leaves, largest 1 1/8" x 1 1/2", lower left and lower center of sheet, primarily visible en verso. Sheet has been cut down. Pencil inscriptions en verso. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified in 1996. [See more photos →]

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1076 Lot 1076: 2 TN Maps, incl. Finley & Bradford 2 TN Maps, incl. Finley & Bradford Lot 1076: 2 TN Maps, incl. Finley & Bradford

Two (2) Tennessee Maps. 1st item: TENNESSEE map, engraved by Young and Delleker, from A NEW GENERAL ATLAS, COMPRISING A COMPLETE SET OF MAPS drawn and published by Anthony Finley, Philadelphia, 1831. Copperplate engraving with hand-coloring map featuring Tennessee divided by county, depicting cities, towns, rivers, mountain ranges, and train tracks. Title, top center, scale of miles, lower center. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a wooden frame. Image: 8 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Sight: 10" H x 12 3/8" W. Framed: 14 1/4" H x 16 5/8" W. 2nd item: TENNESSEE map, drawn by Thomas G. Bradford, engraved by George W. Boynton, from A COMPREHENSIVE ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL & COMMERICAL, published by American Stationers' Company, Boston, 1838. Copperplate 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. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Image: 11 1/2" H x 14 3/4" W. Sight: 12" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 15 1/4" H x 18 3/4" W. The estate of a Vanderbilt University professor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Both items in overall good condition with light toning. Not examined outside of frames. 1st item: 1/2" area of staining, top right outside of image. [See more photos →]

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1079 Lot 1079: 17 TN Related Bonds, incl. Railroad 17 TN Related Bonds, incl. Railroad Lot 1079: 17 TN Related Bonds, incl. Railroad

Seventeen (17) Tennessee related bonds, including railroads, some canceled or unissued, including one (1) Mobile and Ohio RailRoadCompany, dated February 9, 1880, one (1) Choctaw and Memphis RailRoad, dated December 18, 1899, one (1) Holston ValleyRailway Company, undated, one (1) Citizens Street Railroad Company, undated, one (1) Bristol Iron and Steel Company, undated, two (2) East Tennessee Dairy Company, both dated June 12, 1906, two (2) Naive-Spillers Corporation, both dated February 21, 1920, one (1) The Tennessee Oil and Gas Company, February 14, 1910, one (1) Forest Park Land and Improvement Company, undated, one (1) Lafayette Lodge No. 491, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, undated, one (1) LeMoyne Corporation, undated, one (1) Kingsport Tire and Recapping Company, undated, one (1) Bolivar Land and Timber Company, dated November 29, 1905, one (1) Nu-Dry Bottling Company, Inc., undated, and one (1) First Mortgage Real Estate Gold Bond of "Pinnacle Mills," undated. Ranging in size from 8 3/8" H x 10 7/8" W to 15" H x 9 5/8" W. Condition: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, handling wear, minor tears/areas of loss, pencil inscriptions from previous owners, to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

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1136 Lot 1136: 2 Southern Still Lifes by Elizabeth Brandon, Josie 2 Southern Still Lifes by Elizabeth Brandon, Josie Lot 1136: 2 Southern Still Lifes by Elizabeth Brandon, Josie

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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