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

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

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

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

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

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

$300.00$350.00
114Lot 114: C. Curry Bohm O/C Harbor Scene, LoadingC. Curry Bohm O/C Harbor Scene, LoadingLot 114: C. Curry Bohm O/C Harbor Scene, Loading

Claude Curry Bohm (Tennessee/Indiana, 1894-1971) impressionistic oil on canvas maritime painting titled “Loading,” depicting a group of fishermen on a dock preparing to board two fishing boats moored in the water, possibly a Gloucester, Massachusetts scene. Signed “C Curry Bohm” lower left. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 19 1/8″ H x 23 1/4″ W. Framed – 25 1/2″ H x 29 1/4″ W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Claude Curry Bohm was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in New Orleans. He studied at the National Academy with Edward F. Timmons and at the Chicago Art Institute. After living and working for awhile in Chicago he moved to Brown County, Indiana in the 1930s, where he painted and taught. He also spent time painting in his home state of Tennessee, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and, in later years, Mexico. He was a member of numerous art associations and won several prizes including Outstanding Watercolor in the Indiana Artists’ Club in 1945, a gold medal in 1931 in the Palette and Chisel Academy, the Frederick M. Vance Memorial Award from the Brown County Art Gallery, the Chicago Municipal Art League Prize; the Edward Rector Memorial from the Hoosier Salon; the Lawrence A. Downs Prize; the Tri Kappa Purchase Prize; Daughters of Indiana Award; and the Hoosier Salon Summer Landscape Prize. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with scattered minor areas of loss/abrasions. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
130Lot 130: Audubon Havell Ed. Nashville and TN Warblers, ExhibitedAudubon Havell Ed. Nashville and TN Warblers, ExhibitedLot 130: Audubon Havell Ed. Nashville and TN Warblers, Exhibited

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

$1,400.00$1,800.00
139Lot 139: Omer Lassonde O/B Painting, Idyllic LandscapeOmer Lassonde O/B Painting, Idyllic LandscapeLot 139: Omer Lassonde O/B Painting, Idyllic Landscape

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

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

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

$3,000.00$3,400.00
157Lot 157: 2 Olen Bryant Carved Walnut Sculptures2 Olen Bryant Carved Walnut SculpturesLot 157: 2 Olen Bryant Carved Walnut Sculptures

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

$500.00$600.00
158Lot 158: Olen Bryant Tall Wood Sculpture With CrownOlen Bryant Tall Wood Sculpture With CrownLot 158: Olen Bryant Tall Wood Sculpture With Crown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$400.00$500.00
162Lot 162: Carroll Cloar Drawing, Man w/ butterfliesCarroll Cloar Drawing, Man w/ butterfliesLot 162: Carroll Cloar Drawing, Man w/ butterflies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$800.00$900.00
172Lot 172: Large Washington Girard TN Oil LandscapeLarge Washington Girard TN Oil LandscapeLot 172: Large Washington Girard TN Oil Landscape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$2,800.00$3,200.00
189Lot 189: Early Tennessee Ladderback Chair & 2 MoreEarly Tennessee Ladderback Chair & 2 MoreLot 189: Early Tennessee Ladderback Chair & 2 More

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

$500.00$600.00
190Lot 190: East TN or SW VA Inlaid Corner CupboardEast TN or SW VA Inlaid Corner CupboardLot 190: East TN or SW VA Inlaid Corner Cupboard

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

$5,400.00$5,800.00
193Lot 193: Southwest Virginia Jackson Press, poss. Rose Cabinet ShopSouthwest Virginia Jackson Press, poss. Rose Cabinet ShopLot 193: Southwest Virginia Jackson Press, poss. Rose Cabinet Shop

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

$1,400.00$1,800.00
195Lot 195: Roy Pace Folk Art Carved EagleRoy Pace Folk Art Carved EagleLot 195: Roy Pace Folk Art Carved Eagle

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

$500.00$660.00
205Lot 205: Nashville, Tennessee 1836 SamplerNashville, Tennessee 1836 SamplerLot 205: Nashville, Tennessee 1836 Sampler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$500.00$550.00
210Lot 210: 2 TN Stoneware Jugs, Harmon & L. Haun2 TN Stoneware Jugs, Harmon & L. HaunLot 210: 2 TN Stoneware Jugs, Harmon & L. Haun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$800.00$900.00
320Lot 320: Philip Perkins O/C Portrait, Man in SuitPhilip Perkins O/C Portrait, Man in SuitLot 320: Philip Perkins O/C Portrait, Man in Suit

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

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

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

$500.00$600.00
322Lot 322: 2 Mary Cipolloni Knoxville, TN Paintings2 Mary Cipolloni Knoxville, TN PaintingsLot 322: 2 Mary Cipolloni Knoxville, TN Paintings

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

$400.00$450.00
323Lot 323: Louise LeQuire Print, Cades CoveLouise LeQuire Print, Cades CoveLot 323: Louise LeQuire Print, Cades Cove

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

$300.00$350.00
324Lot 324: Oil on Board Landscape, attrib. Thomas CampbellOil on Board Landscape, attrib. Thomas CampbellLot 324: Oil on Board Landscape, attrib. Thomas Campbell

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

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

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

$600.00$800.00
326Lot 326: Limestone Sculptures, attrib. Puryear MimsLimestone Sculptures, attrib. Puryear MimsLot 326: Limestone Sculptures, attrib. Puryear Mims

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

$400.00$500.00
327Lot 327: Olen Bryant Wood Sculpture of headOlen Bryant Wood Sculpture of headLot 327: Olen Bryant Wood Sculpture of head

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

$400.00$450.00
328Lot 328: Joe Parrott O/C, Talahi Fountain, KnoxvilleJoe Parrott O/C, Talahi Fountain, KnoxvilleLot 328: Joe Parrott O/C, Talahi Fountain, Knoxville

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

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

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

$600.00$700.00
330Lot 330: Jim Gray W/C, Maritime Sailboat PaintingJim Gray W/C, Maritime Sailboat PaintingLot 330: Jim Gray W/C, Maritime Sailboat Painting

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

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

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

$1,200.00$1,400.00
433Lot 433: Middle TN Cherry Jackson PressMiddle TN Cherry Jackson PressLot 433: Middle TN Cherry Jackson Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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546Lot 546: 3 Art Glass Pcs., incl. Richard Jolley, Tommie Rush3 Art Glass Pcs., incl. Richard Jolley, Tommie RushLot 546: 3 Art Glass Pcs., incl. Richard Jolley, Tommie Rush

Three (3) American art glass items, including Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush. 1st item: Richard Jolley (American, Kansas, Tennessee, b. 1952) art glass perfume bottle, the base comprised of frosted glass and depicting a human torso with applied blue linear decoration with a simple circular stopper. Incised signature and date on the “Richard Jolley 8-78.” 5 1/2″ H. 2nd item: Tommie Rush (American, b. 1954) art glass vase comprised of a frosted green body with frosted amber base and applied leaf decoration. Impressed signature on the base. 9 1/4″ H. 3rd item: Frosted art glass vase, unsigned but attributed to Tommie Rush. Comprised of a lemon yellow body resting on a green circular base and applied green handles. 5 1/4″ H x 6 1/4″ W. All pieces 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Tip of stopper with chip, base with minor abrasions. 2nd & 3rd items: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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547Lot 547: 2 Richard Jolley Art Glass Vases2 Richard Jolley Art Glass VasesLot 547: 2 Richard Jolley Art Glass Vases

Lot of two (2) early Richard Jolley (Tennessee, b. 1952) signed art glass vases, including one (1) tall yellow vase with a flaring rim and threaded decoration to the exterior, dated 11/74, height 10 3/8″, and one (1) small pear shaped blue vase with marbleized swirl decoration, dated ’73, height 6 3/4″ H. CONDITION: Both vases overall very good condition with minor wear to the bases. [See more photos →]

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

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

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

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

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581Lot 581: Phillip Perkins O/B, Abstract Painting of Two FiguresPhillip Perkins O/B, Abstract Painting of Two FiguresLot 581: Phillip Perkins O/B, Abstract Painting of Two Figures

Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) oil on board expressionist painting depicting two figures in a green landscape against a blue mountain beneath a green and black sky. Signed and dated "Perkins '46" lower right. Housed in a white painted wooden frame. Sight – 12" H x 14 7/8" W. Framed – 13 1/4" H x 16 1/8" W. American, second quarter 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with areas of paint rubbing, largest 2 1/4". Frame with Surface scuffs, some paint loss. [See more photos →]

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

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

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

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

$700.00$900.00
622Lot 622: State of TN Map, M. Carey, 1814State of TN Map, M. Carey, 1814Lot 622: State of TN Map, M. Carey, 1814

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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631Lot 631: 17 Amer. Pubs., incl. Early TN/Civil War Imprints17 Amer. Pubs., incl. Early TN/Civil War ImprintsLot 631: 17 Amer. Pubs., incl. Early TN/Civil War Imprints

Seventeen (17) historical American publications, including early Tennessee imprints, Civil War era Ohio Loyal Publications and Public Acts of The State of Tennessee imprints, House of Representatives imprints, railroad annual reports, almanacs, Smithsonian Institution annual reports, and more. 1st item: Acts Passed at the First Session of the Sixth General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, printed by John B. Hood and Company, Knoxville, 1805. Paperback octavo leaflet, 90 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 658" to front cover. 7 7/8" H x 4 7/8" W x 1/4" D. 2nd item: A Series of Short Essays on Baptism by D. Hoyt, printed at the "Intelligencer" Office, Maryville, TN, 1833. Paperback octavo, 36 pages. Ink inscriptions, including one reading "No. 656" to front cover. 8 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 1/16" D. 3rd item: Governor's Message, to the General Assembly, of the State of Tennessee, Delivered November 8, 1847, printed by W. F. Bang and Company Banner Office, Nashville, 1847. Paperback octavo leaflet, 23 pages. Ink inscriptions, including one reading "No. 692" to front cover. 9 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 1/8" D. 4th item: Public Acts of The State of Tennessee, Passed at the Extra Session of the Thirty-Third General Assembly, April 1861, printed by J.O. Griffith & Co., Nashville, 1861. Hardcover octavo, 97 pages. Paper label reading "40" to front cover. 8 7/8" H x 5 7/8" W x 1/2" D. 5th item: Loyal Publications of National Union Association of Ohio, No. 3, Dayton Speech of Hon. John Brough. President Lincoln's Response Relative to the Arrest of Vallandigham, printed by Moore, Wilstach, Keys and Company, Cincinnati, 1863. Paperback octavo leaflet, 31 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 681" to front cover. 9 1/4" H x 6" W x 1/8" D. 6th item: Partial The Punishment of Treason. Speech of Hon. Horace Maynard of Tennessee, delivered in the House of Representatives, May 23, 1862. Paperback octavo, 8 uncut pages. 9 5/8" H x 6 1/4" W. 7th item: Speech of Hon. WM. J. Bryan of Nebraska in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, August 16, 1893. Paperback octavo, 29 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 699" to front cover. 9" H x 5 3/4" W x 1/8" D. 8th item: Speech of Hon. Nelson Dingley, Jr., of Maine, in the House of Representatives February 5, 1896. Paperback octavo, 20 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 702" to front cover. 9 1/8" H x 5 7/8" W x 1/16" D. 9th item: Section of six (6) pages from a House of Representatives publication, dated July 29, 1856. 10" H x 6 1/8" W. 10th item: Fourth Annual Report of the President and Directors to the Stockholders of the East TENN. and VA. Rail Road Co., November 24, 1853, printed at the Rail Road Journal Office, Jonesborough, 1853. Paperback octavo, 16 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 668" to front cover. 9 3/4" H x 6" W x 1/16" D. 11th item: An Act to To incorporate the East Tennessee and Virginia Rail Road Company, 1853. Paperback octavo, 10 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 699" to front cover. 9 7/8" H x 5 7/8" W. 12th item: History of the United States, from their First Settlement as Colonies, to the Cession of Florida, in Eighteen Hundred and Twenty-One, Third Edition, by William Grimshaw, printed by Lydia R. Bailey, 1822. Hardcover 12mo, 308 pages. 7 3/8" H x 4 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 13th item: A History of the United States of America, Fifth Edition, by Rev. Charles A. Goodrich, printed for and sold by Stephen P. Norton, Lexington, 1827. Hardcover 32mo, 298 pages. Ink inscription reading "No. 579" to interior of front cover, Taylor Family inscription dated June 1902 to front end paper. 5 5/8" H x 3 3/4" W x 5/8" D. 14th-15th items: The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge, for the Year 1845 and 1846, published by James Munroe and Company, Boston, 1844 and 1845. Paperback octavos, 671 total pages. Both approximately 8 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W x 7/8" D. 16th item: Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1883-'84, by J.W. Powell, Director, printed by the Washington Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1887. Hardcover octavo, 564 pages plus 2 fold out maps. 11 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W x 2" D. 17th item: Tenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1888-'89, by J.W. Powell, Director, printed by the Washington Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1893. Hardcover octavo, 822 pages. 11 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W x 2 3/4" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor , Morristown, TN. Note: The numeral ink inscriptions on several of the items likely refers to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). CONDITION: All books with wear, surface stains to covers, areas of loss/tears/cracking to leather covers, corners bumped. Pages with toning, acid burn, tears, foxing spots, staining, fraying, to be expected from age. Several with pencil or ink inscriptions from previous owners. 17th item: Pages nearly separated from spine. [See more photos →]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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636Lot 636: Early Washington County, East TN Archive, 45 itemsEarly Washington County, East TN Archive, 45 itemsLot 636: Early Washington County, East TN Archive, 45 items

Early East Tennessee archive of forty-five (45) documents, manuscripts and photographs related to the Bowers Family of Jonesborough and Boones Creek, Washington County, TN. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) land related documents, including one (1) land survey plat, detailing the land belonging to the Bowers family and the Ellis family, dated circa March 9, 1822 – October 6, 1824. 4th-29th items: Twenty-six (26) letters and other documents related to members of the Bowers family, including Levi, Lawrence, Henry, Joshua, and Solomon Bowers, primarily from Jonesborough, Washington County, TN, dated September 23, 1822 to January 31, 1899, including one (1) writ signed by Levi as Justice of the Peace, dated August 26, 1834, one (1) offer from Levi to teach “…an English School at Boone Creek Meetinghouse one quarter or sixty days…” dated April 4, 1831. 30th-41st items: Twelve (12) receipts, compositions, promissory notes pertaining to various individuals, including members of the Bowers family, dated December 1810 – July 8, 1870, including a pre Civil War speech titled “Human Greatne[s]s,” delivered by A.P. Taylor on May 31, 1860, in Boon[e]s Creek, Washington County. The speech reads “Let us look back upon the ages of the past and view the towering eminences of human greatne[s]s that lift up their giant heads and refuse to be banished by time in any of his future round…Our attention is caught by the eloquence that drops from the lips of the illustrious sons of Italy and Greece…” 42nd-45th items: Four (4) photographic images of Boones Creek, TN, dated circa January 1, 1898, including one (1) depicting the Baptist Church and one (1) labeled “Katie Kirkpatrick / Jan 1, 1898 / Boon Tree” en verso. Provenance: descended in the family to present consignor. A related archive, also having to do with the Bowers family, sold in our January, 2019 auction. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with toning/acid burn, dampstaining, areas of loss, to be expected from age. Areas of rat chew to some letters, smearing to ink, rendering them illegible. [See more photos →]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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717Lot 717: Civil War Buckle Plates, Letter, CDV, 6 itemsCivil War Buckle Plates, Letter, CDV, 6 itemsLot 717: Civil War Buckle Plates, Letter, CDV, 6 items

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

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718Lot 718: Civil War Feamster/Taylor Family Archive, 8 itemsCivil War Feamster/Taylor Family Archive, 8 itemsLot 718: Civil War Feamster/Taylor Family Archive, 8 items

Civil War era archive of eight (8) items, including one (1) ALS letter from Andrew Jackson McDowell Private, 14th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company G, and Private, 43rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company B, Artesia, MS, leather roll up "housewife" carried by William George Taylor Private, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company 1, Receipt for purchase of hay approved by Brigadier General Nathan Kimball Commander of the First Division, Fourth Army Corps, currency, and box of relics. 1st item: ALS. One page double sided letter from Andrew Jackson McDowel[l] (1843-1896), Private, 14th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company G, and Private, 43rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company B, Artesia, MS, to Eliza Jane Graham Taylor (1821-1897), Russellville, Tennessee, who had taken the 17 year old boy soldier into her home to be nursed back to health, dated November 12, 1861. He writes of his trip back home and recent illness, writing "…I got home safely, after being on the road four days and three nites[sic], the travail did not injure me as much as I expected…I don't believe I would [have] recovered near so soon from that spell of typhoid fever if it had not been for you…" he writes of the recent developments in the war and the Battle of of Belmont, fought on November 7th, 1861, stating "…there are a good many soldiers ordered nearly [every] time they pass. I recon[sic] you have heard of the battle at Columbus, Ky, where the yankees were defeated there were good many killed on both sides…" he ends the letter by asking her to give his regards to her husband Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. (1810-1886) and her children. Included below is a short note from his mother Mary McDowel[l], thanking Mrs. Taylor for her kindness towards her son. 9 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W. Note: After returning home, Andrew Jackson McDowell enlisted as a private in the 43rd Infantry Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company B. The 43rd Infantry Regiment was formed during the summer of 1862 with eleven companies. Some of its members were Kemper and Noxubee Counties. After fighting at Luka and Corinth, the unit was assigned to General L. Hebert's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was captured at Vicksburg in July, 1863. Exchanged, it went on to serve under Generals J. Adams and Lowry, Army of Tennessee. The 43rd participated in various conflicts throughout the Atlanta Campaign, then saw action in Tennessee and North Carolina. It reported 13 killed, 56 wounded, and 156 missing at Corinth, had 483 effectives in February, 1863, and during the Vicksburg siege lost 25 killed and 33 wounded. In December, 1863, only 1 officer and 36 men were present. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Richard Harrison and William H. Moore, and Lieutenant Colonels James O.Banks, Richard W. Leigh, and Columbus Sykes. McDowell survived the war and married Joanna E. Henly on March 1, 1866, and had three children. He was listed as a Depot Agent on the 1870 United States Federal Census. He was buried in the Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS in 1896. (source: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=CMS0043RI). 2nd item: Leather roll up sewing kit or "housewife" carried by William George Taylor (1844-1922), Private, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company 1. Comprised of a black leather exterior with one pocket, blue, black, and white fabric lining to interior. Includes a handwritten note with a sewing needle reading "This case was carried by Wm George Taylor while a soldier in Confederate army War of Rebellion 1861_5_used in Prison Camp Chase_Fort Delaware and Pt. Lookout This needle was in case". 11 1/4" H x 2 5/8" W. Note: William George Taylor was born in Russellville, Hamblen County, Tennessee. He enlisted as a private in the 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company 1. He was captured by Union forces and was imprisoned August 1863-March 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio and Ft. Delaware as a prisoner of war until he was paroled in March 1865. He returned to service and was with General Joseph Johnston's army when they surrendered at Athens, Georgia. After the war he became a farmer and married Evelyn Burnett on September 2, 1875 in Cocke County, Tennessee. He died on October 22, 1922 and was buried in Emma Jarnagin Cemetery, in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee. 3rd item: Receipt for purchase of hay approved by Brigadier General Nathan Kimball (1822-1898), Commander of the First Division, Fourth Army Corps, to Henry W. Shields (1855-1893), March 29, 1865. The receipt reads "For (5,400) Five Thousand four hundred pounds Hay rec[i]eved and Delivered at Shields Mill Greene County Tennessee and fed to the animals of 1st Div. 4th Army Corps. at Eighty Nine Cents, 89 [cents symbol] per Hundred Pounds_Approved by Nathan Kimball, Brig General, Commanding 1st Divis 4 A.C." Mathematical notations in pencil, back of receipt. 4 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W. 4th item: Knoxville Campaign ALS from J.S. Moffitt of Knoxville TN, to Lieutenant General Maynard, informing Maynard that "…a squad of cavalry are encamping in a grove of timber near the city & destroying the timber which is very valuable…" and requests relief. Response reading "…All Officers & Soldiers are ordered not to molest or destroy the property of J.S. Moffitt without written authority from Gen. Jones" additional signatures on behalf of Jones, presumably Confederate Brigadier General William Edmondson "Grumble" Jones (1824-1864). 9 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W. 5th item: ALS. One page double-sided handwritten letter to Sarah Ann Craig Feamster (1823-1891), Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, from PMB, presumably a relative, Craigsville Craigsville, Augusta County, Virginia, dated September 13, 1863. The letter mostly discusses family matters, however the war is mentioned several times, including a note at the top that reads "Give my respects to Cousin go and tell him I can't risk myself out there yet a while among yankees." The letter also mentions Stonewall Jackson, refers to a man named Robert who "…says if they make him go to the Army he will go home to his mistre[s]s…" and continues to mention the presence of the Yankees, writing "…you never saw as scared a set as they were…when the Yankees got among them Johnson and J. Dickison were full of [refugees] they all left I expect they are running yet don't let yankees see this." 9 3/8" H x 8" W. 6th item: $500 Confederate States of America (CSA) Bond, authorized by Act of Congress CSA of August 19, 1861, issued in Richmond, VA, dated December 31, 1861, serial number 389. Lithographed by Hoyer & Ludwig of Richmond, Virginia. Features an image of a mother and children looking at a safe inscribed "Confederate States Treasury." Signed by Registrar of the Treasury Robert Tyler and Lieutenant Colonel H.D. Capers, remaining six coupons signed by N.L. Ferguson. 11 1/8" H x 14 1/2" W. 7th item: $1 Bank of the State of South Carolina bill, issued in Charleston, SC, dated July 14, 1862. Engraved by Draper Underwood, Bald, and Spencer, New York and Philadelphia. Serial # 38. Plate D. Cashier/President signatures. 3 1/8" H x 6 3/4" W. 8th item: Wooden box containing a collection of Civil War era relics, including four (4) brass buttons, two (2) likely Union, one (1) E.T.U. Cadet with paper label with ink numeral reading "743", and one (1) with "O" and "P" script, several bullet casings, shells, and other assorted items. Box – 1 1/2" H x 8 1/8" W x 5" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The box of relics is included on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), as number 35. CONDITION: All items with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears, to be expected from age. Letters in overall good, legible condition. 2nd item: Some fraying to edges, wear, cracking, to leather. 4th item: Separations, largest 3", to fold lines. 7th item: 1/2" of burn damage, top left corner. Six coupons remaining. 8th item: All items in relic condition. [See more photos →]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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881Lot 881: Myles Maillie Sculpture of a CityMyles Maillie Sculpture of a CityLot 881: Myles Maillie Sculpture of a City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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888Lot 888: Olen Bryant Tall Ceramic SculptureOlen Bryant Tall Ceramic SculptureLot 888: Olen Bryant Tall Ceramic Sculpture

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

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

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

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

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

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1028Lot 1028: 31 Pre Civil War Newspapers, incl. Brownlow Whig31 Pre Civil War Newspapers, incl. Brownlow WhigLot 1028: 31 Pre Civil War Newspapers, incl. Brownlow Whig

Thirty-one (31) Pre Civil War newspapers, mostly Tennessee, including William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow (1805-1877) TENNESSEE WHIG and THE JONESBOROUGH WHIG, THE RAIL-ROAD ADVOCATE, HICKORY STATE HERALD, KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE with articles about the 1848 United States presidential election between General Zachary Taylor of the Whig Party and Senator Lewis Cass of the Democratic Party, and more, 33 items total. 1st item: TENNESSEE WHIG, Vol. 1, No. 5, Elizabethton, Thursday June 13, 1839, edited by W. G. Brownlow, printed and published by M.R. Lyon. 2nd item: THE JONESBOROUGH WHIG, AND INDEPENDENT JOURNAL, Vol. 4, No. 28, Wednesday November 22, 1842, edited by W.G. Brownlow. 3rd item: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE AND THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Vol. 27, No. 1455, Monday, February 16, 1795, published by Adams and Larkin. 4th item: THE RAIL-ROAD ADVOCATE, Rogersville, Vol. 1, No. 17. 5th item: Classifieds page from a Tennessee newspaper, circa Monday March 20, 1815. 6th item: HICKORY STATE HERALD, Vol. 1, No. [NP], Jonesborough, Sunday, July 26, 1846, printed and published by William H. Smith and Company. 7th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 2, No. 10, Wednesday, July 28, 1847, James C. Walker and John Miller M'Kee, editors and proprietors. 8th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 2, No. 15, Wednesday, September 1, 1847. 9th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 2, No. 22, Wednesday, October 20, 1847. 10th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 2, No. 45, Wednesday, April 5, 1848. 11th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 2, No. 32, Wednesday, January 5, 1848. 12th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 3, Wednesday, July 5, 1848, John Miller M'Kee, editor and proprietor. 13th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 6, Wednesday, July 5, 1848. 14th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 13, Wednesday, August 23, 1848. 15th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 15, Wednesday, September 6, 1848. 16th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 18, Wednesday, September 27, 1848. 17th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 22, Wednesday, October 25, 1848. 18th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 24, Wednesday, November 8, 1848. 19th item: KNOXVILLE TRIBUNE, Vol. 3, No. 40, Wednesday, March 7, 1849. 20th item: KNOXVILLE REGISTER, Vol. 31, No. 1725, Saturday, June 1, 1850. Includes ink inscription reading "Presented to F.W. Taylor 2d by Robt. C Crouch May 1907" (see Lot 721). 21st item: GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Vol. 2, No. 1, Saturday, January 1852, published by F. Gleason. 22nd item: KNOXVILLE REGISTER, Vol. 36, No. 1814, Wednesday, February 11, 1852. 23rd item: KNOXVILLE REGISTER, Vol. 37, No. 20, Wednesday August 18, 1852. 24th item: Front page of KNOXVILLE REGISTER, Vol. 37, No. 34, Monday, August 30, 1852. 25th item: THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., Vol. 2, No. 81, Wednesday, September 12, 1852, published semi-weekly by F.P. Blair. 26th item: KNOXVILLE REGISTER, Vol. 37, No. 79, Monday, December 13, 1852. 27th item: THE NEW YORK HERALD, Morning Edition, Monday, June 11, 1855. 28th item: THE DAILY EXPRESS, Petersburg, Vol. 4, No. 144, Saturday Morning, June 16, 1855, published by A.F. Crutchfield and Company. 29th item: DANDRIDGE HERALD, Vol. 2, No. 7, Friday, December 22, 1855, published by R.M. Parrott. 30th item: THE WEEKLY DISPATCH, Richmond, Vol. 10, No. 20, Friday, May 28, 1860, by Cowardin and Hammersley. 31st item: Reprint ULSTER COUNTY GAZETTE, Kingston, Vol. 2, No. 88, January 4, 1800, published by Samuel Freer and Son. 32nd item: Clipped section from a Knoxville newspaper, circa August 18, 1880. 33rd item: NEWPORT TIMES, Vol. 15, No. 29, Wednesday, March 30, 1910. Ranging in size from 19" H x 11 1/2" W to 24 1/4" H x 36" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numeral ink inscriptions on several of the items likely refers to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). CONDITION: Most with toning, areas of dampstaining, foxing spots, to be expected from age. Tears, holes, largest 9 1/2" x 3 1/2", primarily to fold lines. 1st item: 12" x 11" section of back page is not present. 4th item: 3 1/2" x 1" area to top right of front page not present. 21st item: 5" x 11" lower sections of first and last few pages are not present. [See more photos →]

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1029Lot 1029: Group Civil War Publications incl. TN NewspapersGroup Civil War Publications incl. TN NewspapersLot 1029: Group Civil War Publications incl. TN Newspapers

Ten (10) Civil War era publications, including newspapers, mostly THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Tennessee, and more, 11 items total. 1st item: CINCINNATI WEEKLY INQUIRER, Vol. 21, No. 26, Wednesday Morning, May 1, 1861, published by Faran and Mclean. Includes articles regarding the early days of the Civil War with a full account of the bombardment at Fort Sumter on Thursday, April 11, reports of a mob in Baltimore, slave insurrections, General Winfield Scott's (1786-1866) continued loyalty to the Union, and more. 2nd item: Front page and partial second page of THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 11, No. 19, Thursday, May 22, 1862, published by J.A. Sperry. Includes articles about Colonel John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) and other commanders, yellow fever cases in New Orleans, notices about runaway slaves, deserters, and more. 17 1/2" H x 18 3/4" W. 3rd item: One (1) page from THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Friday Morning, July 4, 1862. Includes articles about Colonel J. H. Morgan and other commanders, correspondences from the headquarters of the 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Regiment in Camp Taylor, Union County, Powell's Valley, notices about runaway slaves, and more. 4th item: THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 11, No. 135, Sunday October 5, 1862. Includes articles about the fall of Fort Henry, the African American community in Washington, D.C., advertisements for soldier substitutes, slaves, runaway slaves, and more. 5th item: Front page of THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 11, No. 262, Saturday, February 21, 1863. Includes articles about the Capture of the US Ram Queen of the West on February 14, 1863, women in the quartermaster's department, notices about runaway slaves, deserters, and more. 6th item: Front page of THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 11, No. 327, Saturday, May 9, 1863. Includes articles about General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson's (1824-1863) ultimately fatal wound, Military Governor of Tennessee Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), runaway slaves, and more. 7th item: Front page of THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 111, No. 63, Saturday Morning, July 4, 1863. Includes articles about the Siege of Vicksburg (May 18, 1863 – July 4, 1863) with a casualty list from Vaughn's Brigade, specifically the 43rd and the 62nd Tennessee Regiments, advertisements for slave auctions, and more. 8th item: Front page of THE DAILY REGISTER, Knoxville, Vol. 111, No. 64, Sunday Morning, July 5, 1863. Includes articles about the progress on the General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) invasion of Pennsylvania, resulting in the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863), Movements of General Braxton Bragg's (1817-1876) army, notices about runaway slaves, and more. 9th item: Songs for Southern Patriots music sheet with lyrics for "To. Mr. Lincoln" and "Root Hog or Die" (Southern Version), for sale wholesale by E.F. Redfield and Company, Jasper, TN. 10th item: Third Yankee version of THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Thursday, July 2, 1863, J.M. Sword, proprietor. Third column "…It is thought Gen. Rhodes…" "e" is not inverted. Printed on the back of floral wallpaper describing the newspaper with an advertisement for "Gen'l M.P. Reeve, Who holds the fort against the Jews and the Gentiles…" 11th item: "Extra 8:10" reprint of THE NEW YORK HERALD, whole no. 10,456, Saturday Morning, April 15, 1865. Ranging in size from approximately 11 1/2" H x 9" W to 26 3/4" H x 39 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph Franklin Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numeral ink inscriptions on several of the items likely refer to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), and great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, who served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). CONDITION: All items with toning, acid burn, areas of dampstaining, foxing spots, tears/holes primarily to fold lines, to be expected from age. 2nd item: 17 1/2" x 6 3/4" section of second page is not present. 3rd item: Tears, largest 6", primarily to fold lines. 4th item: Areas of loss, approximately 20" x 1 3/4", to left and right sides of newspaper. 9th item: Sheet is separated into two parts. 11th item: Approximately 6" x 4 1/2" section of top center of both pages is not present. [See more photos →]

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1030Lot 1030: 42 Calvinistic Magazines, Rogersville, TN, circa 1827-3142 Calvinistic Magazines, Rogersville, TN, circa 1827-31Lot 1030: 42 Calvinistic Magazines, Rogersville, TN, circa 1827-31

Forty-two (42) copies of THE CALVINISTIC MAGAZINE, conducted by James Gallaher, Frederick A. Ross, and David Nelson, published by S.D. Mitchell or C. Armstrong, Rogersville, Tennessee, 1827-1931. Includes six (6) Vol. I, No. 2, 4-6, and 9-10, dated 1827, nine (9) Vol. II, No. 2-3, and 6-12, dated 1828, nine (9) Vol. III, No. 1-3, 5-9, and 12, dated 1829, nine (9) Vol. IV., No. 1, 2, 4, and 7-12, dated 1830, and nine (9) Vol. V, No. 1-3, 5-7, and 9-11 & 12, dated 1831. Octavo pamphlets, with original printed wrappers. Vol. I magazines with William B.A. Ramsey, first citizen-elected Mayor of Knoxville in 1838 and Secretary of State for Tennessee (1847-1855), signatures across top of front covers. Thirty (30) in archival mylar sleeves. All items approximately 9 1/8" H x 5 3/4" W. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears, separation of pages, missing pages, areas of loss, to be expected from age. Later ink and pencil inscriptions from previous owners. [See more photos →]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1036Lot 1036: 2 Civil War Related Books, incl. Hancock's Diary2 Civil War Related Books, incl. Hancock's DiaryLot 1036: 2 Civil War Related Books, incl. Hancock's Diary

Two (2) First Edition Civil War related books, including HANCOCK'S DIARY, 1887, and RETURNED BATTLE FLAGS, 1905 1st item: HANCOCK'S DIARY: OR, A HISTORY OF THE SECOND TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE CAVALRY, WITH SKETCHES OF FIRST AND SEVENTH BATTALIONS; ALSO, PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, Two Volumes in One, First Edition, by Richard Ramsey Hancock, published by Brandon Printing Company, Nashville, 1887. Octavo, 644 pages with steel plate engraved frontispiece of Nathan Bedford Forrest with facsimile signature and 18 additional portrait illustrations, hardbound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Ink stamp reading "Property of Hamblen County Library" to front end paper. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 5/8" D. 2nd item: THE FLAGS OF THE CONFEDERATE ARMIES. RETURNED TO THE MEN WHO BORE THEM BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, First Edition, published by Charles E. Ware, St. Louis, 1905. Presented to the Confederate Veterans at their Reunion, at Louisville, Ky, June 14th, 1905, with the compliments of the Passenger Department, "Cotton Belt Route." Paperback octavo, 112 pages with color illustrations of Confederate flags captured during Civil War battles from Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Missouri, Louisiana, and North Carolina regiments with text written by various contributors, bound in pictorial paper wraps with stapled spine. Ink inscription reading "No. 595" to front cover and title page. 10 1/8" H x 6 7/8" W x 3/16" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numeral ink inscription on the 2nd item likely refers to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015), as number 595. CONDITION: 1st item: Wear to cloth covers, shelf wear, minute hole lower left of spine, corners bumped. First section of approximately ten pages partially separated from binding. Pages with toning, acid burn, foxing spots to be expected from age. Illustrations are collated. 2nd item: Covers with wear, creases, tears, largest 1/2", surface stains, and scuffs, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, acid burn to first and last few pages, some handling wear. [See more photos →]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1140Lot 1140: 3 TN Pieced Cotton Quilts3 TN Pieced Cotton QuiltsLot 1140: 3 TN Pieced Cotton Quilts

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

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1141Lot 1141: East TN Regional Textiles, incl. Irish samplerEast TN Regional Textiles, incl. Irish samplerLot 1141: East TN Regional Textiles, incl. Irish sampler

Three (3) East Tennessee Regional Textile items, including Irish sampler. 1st item: 19th century Irish school girl verse sampler made by Jane Vance. Silk on dark linen with verse reading "Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth **JV**" together with other pictorial items. Pencil note en verso reads: "Jane Vance/Susan's great great grandmother/Born 1812 in Ireland/Married James C**** in Ireland/Made before 1832, year of marriage." Housed in a simple molded wood frame. 9 1/8" square. Provenance: Descended in the Brackney Family, Knoxville, TN. 2nd item: Firescreen or pole screen with octagonal frame and the original floral silk needlework on linen canvas. The mahogany pole features a barley twist standard and tripod base with curved feet. Screen – 17 3/4" H x 15 1/8" W. Stand – 55 1/2" H. English, 19th century. Note: This was originally from The Netherland Inn, located in Sullivan County, TN. 3rd item: Silk on linen framed embroidery depicting roses, housed in a simple gilt wood frame. 16 1/2" H x 8" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Note: Descended throught the Hensen Family of Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: A few areas of repair, some fading to some threads. 2nd item: Abrasions and losses to stand, embroidery overall very good condition. 3rd item: Some minor spotting the linen, scattered wear to frame. [See more photos →]

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1142Lot 1142: Victorian Quilt and 2 Paisley ShawlsVictorian Quilt and 2 Paisley ShawlsLot 1142: Victorian Quilt and 2 Paisley Shawls

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

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

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

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