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Lot 404: .38 Colt Model 1902 Pistol, Bonnie & Clyde.38 Colt Model 1902 Pistol, Bonnie & ClydeLot 404: .38 Colt Model 1902 Pistol, Bonnie & Clyde

Model 1902 Colt, serial number 7362, found enfolded into the outlaw Bonnie Parker’s skirt at the Conger Funeral Home embalming room of Arcadia, LA in 1934. Letter of authentication dated 5/15/1972, signed by James Lavelle Wade (Sept. 28, 1886 – Dec. 17th, 1972), coroner in charge of the “Bonnie & Clyde” death investigation and signer of death certificates, and by Mrs. Alwyn (Vern) Hightower, employee of Conger Funeral Home. Affidavit witness signatures include Mrs. Ed Conger, wife of the Conger Funeral Home director, and retired Judge P. E. Brown, Second Judicial District Court of Louisiana, serving 1954-1969. Letter of Authentication is notarized by Violet L. Turner. On May 23, 1934, law enforcement officers ambushed outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow as they drove through Biennville Parish, Louisiana. The Conger Furniture Store/Funeral Home received the bodies after the shootout. The affidavit states the weapon was “enfolded in the skirt of Bonnie Parker and discovered in the Embalming room of Conger’s Funeral Home in Arcadia, Louisiana, by the late Mr. Charles Francis Bailey, who was employed at the time by Mr. Ed Conger as an embalmer.” The following day (5/24/34), Bailey gave the weapon as a souvenir to Mrs. Alwyn Hightower’s son, Dr. Robert Dawson Hightower, M.D. (b.1921-d.1973). Dr. Hightower served as a Naval Aviator in WWII, earning the Navy Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars and later as an Associate Professor of Orthopedics, LSU Medical School, Shreveport, LA, and passed this weapon down to his only child, the present consignor. This lot also includes six bullets found in the pistol and a photo archive of pictures taken by King Murphy, Mr. Bailey’s assistant and amateur photographer. Additionally, a Colt Manufacturing Company letter accompanies this lot stating the Model 1902 Colt was shipped to Simmons Hardware Company in St. Louis, Missouri on August 22, 1904 with a total shipment of 15 guns of this type. Additional items in the archive includes a 1973 offer letter for the gun and various newspapers referencing the 50th anniversary of the death of Bonnie & Clyde. The dated August 1973 letter from Peter Simon of Jean, Nevada offers to “purchase the gun, the book of actual pictures, and any other memorabilia….” Dr. Robert Hightower died October 27th, 1973. The letter also has handwritten notes from Dr. Hightower’s wife, “Before Dad died he had me write… Bob, this fellow wanted to buy the Clyde & Bonnie gun etc. I called him but I never did call and give him a price for I didn’t know what to charge– If you ever decided to do so you might call + give him a price if he is still there — The value may go up with time but it could go down for new people don’t even remember them— Thought I’d pass this on — It’s yours now to do as you wish — I love you Mother”. The gift of this weapon from the embalmer, Charles Bailey, to the young Dr. Hightower in 1934 was significant when one considers the rarity and expense of the Sporting Model 1902 pistol even at the time the gift was bestowed. It is especially significant when one considers the average pay of an embalmer working in rural Louisiana during the Great Depression. Specifications on the Colt Model 1902 (Sporting) Automatic Pistol: Caliber- 38 rimless, smokeless, 7 shot magazine, 6? barrel, magazine marked PAt’D SEPT. 9, 1884, hard rubber grips with molded checkering, the rampant colt design, and the name COLT at the top of the grips. Produced in 1904 with a total production of approximately 7500. Standard weight 2 pounds, 3 ounces. Condition: Colt pistol has aftermarket nickel finish but appears to retain the original factory grips. Minor oxidation to nickel finish. There are no records indicating the pistol has been disassembled or cleaned since acquisition in 1934, chamber verified as clear. Photograph album with toning to pages; photographs glued down. [See more photos →]

$99,450.00
Lot 566: Signed Meet The Beatles Album, "Thanks for jabs"Signed Meet The Beatles Album, "Thanks for jabs"Lot 566: Signed Meet The Beatles Album, "Thanks for jabs"

The second of two “Meet the Beatles” albums, autographed by all four band members, from the estate of Dr. Jules Gordon and his direct heirs. Update – On 8/16/2011, Frank Caiazzo, world recognized Beatles autograph expert, inspected this album and verified its authenticity. A document of authenticity from Frank Caiazzo is included in the photographs and will be provided to the winning bidder in addition to an affidavit of authentication from the descendant. The first completely autographed “Meet the Beatles” album from the Gordon family sold in our May 22nd, 2011 auction (lot #281). This is the last remaining album from the Gordon family and is personally inscribed to Dr. Gordon by George Harrison. The inscription reads “To “Doc Gordon” thanks for the JABS from George Harrison” along with the signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. Original album and album cover. 12-1/4″ H x 12-1/4″ W. Provenance – The estate of Dr. Jules Gordon. This signed album was given to Dr. Gordon, who treated George Harrison for a sore throat the day before the Beatles American television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Thomas Buckley noted in the New York Times on Feb. 8, 1964: “Mr. Harrison, who is known as the quiet Beatle, awoke yesterday with a sore throat. He was treated by Dr. Jules Gordon, used a vaporizer and rejoined his colleagues at the studio late in the afternoon. ‘I should be perfect for tomorrow,’ he said.” According to George Harrison’s sister, Louise Caldwell, Harrison’s health was more serious than reported. In “The Beatles Off The Record” by Keith Badman, Caldwell recalled: “The doctor said he couldn’t do the Ed Sullivan Show because he had a temperature of 104. But they pumped him with everything. He was thinking about getting a nurse to administer the medicine, every hour on the hour. Then the doctor suddenly realized that I was there and was his sister and he said to me, ‘Would you see to it? It’s probably just as well that you’re here because I don’t think there’s a single female in the city that isn’t crazy about the Beatles! You’re probably the only one who could function around him normally.’” Dr. Jules Gordon of New York City was the house doctor at the Plaza Hotel from 1942 until 1985. This album, given to one of his family members, has been with the family ever since and has never before been offered for sale. Condition: Slight overall toning to cover. Wear to upper spine. Some scratching to the album itself. [See more photos →]

$77,350.00
Lot 615: Andrew Clemens Sand Art BottleAndrew Clemens Sand Art BottleLot 615: Andrew Clemens Sand Art Bottle

Andrew Clemens (American, 1857-1894) patriotic sand art bottle, dated 1889. Glass bottle with round flat-top stopper and a tall cylindrical body filled with multicolored, layered sand in decorative stripe, swag and diamond patterns, one side with vignette of a spread-winged eagle a 36-star American flag, the alternate side with a detailed floral vignette including forget-me-nots, rose and pansy, enclosing a date of 1889. Height 6 5/8″. Provenance: the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee, by descent in his family to current consignor. Note: Andrew Clemens was born in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1857 and later moved to the town of MacGregor. At the age of five, he contracted an illness (possibly encephalitis) which caused him to become deaf and mute. He attended the Iowa School for the Deaf. As an adult, he began working with sand from the naturally colored sandstone in the Pictured Rocks area of Iowa to form detailed pictures in glass bottles. Clemens created his designs using self-made tools including “brushes” of tiny hickory twigs; no glue was used. The bottles were well received by the public – particularly riverboat travelers to MacGregor, seeking souvenirs – and he was able to earn a livelihood selling sand art bottles until his death in 1894 at the age of 37. While many were sold, few have remained intact over the years. (Source: the Des Moines Register). PRE-APPROVAL IS REQUIRED TO BID ON THIS LOT. PLEASE CONTACT CASE ANTIQUES, INC. AT THE KNOXVILLE GALLERY FOR DETAILS. 865-558-3033 or BID@CASEANTIQUES.COM. CONDITION: Stopper is original with 1/8″ chip and 2 short hairlines to edge (these do not extend through (stable)). [See more photos →]

$66,000.00
Lot 281: “Meet the Beatles” album, signed by all 4 members“Meet the Beatles” album, signed by all 4 membersLot 281: “Meet the Beatles” album, signed by all 4 members

“Meet the Beatles! The First Album by England’s Phenomenal Pop Combo” record album autographed by all 4 group members – John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. This signed album was given to the New York physician Dr. Jules Gordon during the period in which he treated George Harrison for a sore throat at the time of the Beatles American television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. Thomas Buckley noted in the New York Times on Feb. 8, 1964: “Mr. Harrison, who is known as the quiet Beatle, awoke yesterday with a sore throat. He was treated by Dr. Jules Gordon, used a vaporizer and rejoined his colleagues at the studio late in the afternoon. ‘I should be perfect for tomorrow,’ he said.” (see attached Feb. 8, 1964 New York Times article). According to George Harrison’s sister, Louise Caldwell, Harrison’s health was more serious than reported. In The Beatles Off The Record by Keith Badman, Caldwell recalled: “The doctor said he couldn’t do the Ed Sullivan Show because he had a temperature of 104. But they pumped him with everything. He was thinking about getting a nurse to administer the medicine, every hour on the hour. Then the doctor suddenly realized that I was there and was his sister and he said to me, ‘Would you see to it? It’s probably just as well that you’re here because I don’t think there’s a single female in the city that isn’t crazy about the Beatles! You’re probably the only one who could function around him normally.’” Dr. Gordon was called from his fourth-floor office to the Presidential Suites on the 12th floor where the Beatles were staying. Dr. Jules Gordon was the house doctor at the Plaza Hotel from 1942 until 1985. Original album and album cover. Very good condition, 1 1/4″ split to bottom spine edge. 12-1/4″ H x 12-1/4″ W. Provenance – direct descendant of Dr. Jules Gordon. Dr. Gordon gave this album to the direct descendant in 1964. Winning bidder will be given an affidavit of authentication from the descendant. [See more photos →]

$64,900.00
Lot 81: Rare flag & archive from ship "Red White and Blue"Rare flag & archive from ship "Red White and Blue"Lot 81: Rare flag & archive from ship "Red White and Blue"

Flag and historical archive relating to the 1866 voyage of the miniature ship The Red White and Blue, which in 1866 became the smallest ship ever to cross the Atlantic. Note: A detailed history of this important nautical cache and the ship’s voyage, which captured attention and created controversy on both sides of the Atlantic, is available to interested parties, and includes flag history and description by Greg Biggs. ITEM 1: 13 star Flag, single ply wool bunting with hand appliqued stars. Front hoist inscription “Ship ‘Red White and Blue’-1866 of NY 2 tons 38/100 registered. To London and Paris Exposition = 1867 Capt. John M Hudson and F. E. Fitch.” Reverse hoist inscription reveals flag’s original use as a Civil War boat flag: “USSS Flambeau’s Picket boat 2nd cutter 1864, Acting ensign J.M. Hudson.” Exhibited Cheekwood Museum of Art, “Nashville Collects”, circa 1990. 31-1/4″ H x 45″ W. ITEM 2: The ship’s log, penned by Captain Hudson, including description of boat, newspaper clipping describing the voyage prior to departure, daily entries describing the trip and location, and details of the events at the Crystal Palace, Paris Exhibition and across Europe. Earliest entry date May 9th 1866, through December 27,1867. Log bears label for William H. Ritch, Commission Merchant, Ships Chandler & Grocer, 39 South Street, Corner Old Slip, New York. ITEM 3: Oval silver plated plaque, engraved, “Ingersoll Metallic Life Boat Red White and Blue. Ship rigged Sailed from New York, United States, July 9th 1866. Arrived off Hastings, England August 16th 1886. Navigators, Capt. John M. Hudson, and Mate Frank E. Fitch. Inventor and Builder Oliver Roland Ingersoll. Property of the American Boat & Oar Bazaar. 243 & 245 South and 475 & 447 Water Street New York.” Framed in later gilt frame, not examined out of frame. Exhibited Cheekwood Museum of Art, “Nashville Collects”, circa 1990. Sight: 8 1/4″ H x 10″ W Framed: 12″ H x 14″ W ITEM 4: Two framed prints including Currier and Ives lithograph “The Miniature Ship, Red, White, and Blue.” Print lists information on the size of the boat and a brief description of voyage. In later gilt frame. Sight: 9 3/4″ H x 14 1/4″ W. Framed: 19″ H x 23″ W. Also a print from an unknown publication: “Red, White, and Blue” on display at the Crystal Palace, Paris Exhibition of 1867. In later gilt frame. Sight: 8 7/8″ H x 9″ W. Framed: 14 1/4″ H x 15″ W. ITEM 5: a large collection of letters, photocopies, and publications pertaining to the ship’s crossing and career of Captain John Hudson, including the shoulder straps and gold braid from his Navy uniform. Provenance: Estate of A. Welling LaGrone, Jr., Nashville, Tenn. ABOUT THE FLAG: United States Navy vessels of the 19th Century, and even now, carried several flags based on the Stars and Stripes of the nation. The largest was the ensign, flown from the stern of the warship. The jack was flown from the bow flag staff only while the ship was in port, while the commission pennant was flown from the main mast in the era of sails or a high point in the age of steam. The flags varied in size based on the rating of the warship. These vessels also carried small boats called gigs, and these boats also were equipped with flags. Boat flags came into existence in the early 1850s and carried, at least based on that used by Commodore Matthew Perry on his voyage to Japan, 31 stars. In 1857, the number of stars was reduced to sixteen. Being smaller flags, the lower number of stars made them more visible at a distance. In 1862, the Navy Department further reduced the star count to thirteen. This may have been in homage to the flags of the Continental Navy of the Revolutionary War. From 1862 to 1865, the stars were arranged typically in three rows with four, five and four stars in each from top to bottom of the canton. The boat flag of the U.S.S. Flambeau/Red White & Blue is this star pattern. A boat flag with the same star pattern exists in the Zaricor Collection in California. After the Civil War, boat flags were changed to a three, two, three, two, three arrangement, again from top to bottom. According to noted flag historians Howard Madaus and David Martucci, these boat flags varied from five through ten feet on the fly with the hoist measuring about half of the length. The 1864 U.S. Navy flag regulations (basically revised from the 1854 regulations) listed ship ratings ten through fourteen as boat flags. Flags for the tenth rating measured 5.28 feet on the hoist by 10 feet on the fly. Eleventh rated ships carried boat flags of 4.20 feet on the hoist by 8 feet on the fly while twelfth rated ships carried boat flags of 3.70 by 7 feet. The thirteenth rated boat flags measured 3.20 feet by 6 feet and the fourteenth rates carried flags of 2.50 feet by 5 feet. The U.S.S. Flambeau boat flag measures 31 inches by 42 inches which corresponds to a fourteenth rated boat flag. The flag has been cut down in its fly length by at least 18 inches at some point after the Civil War when it became the flag of the S.S. Red White and Blue. This was probably due to the size of that boat being much smaller (only 2 tons) than the U.S.S. Flambeau. The flag is made from single ply wool bunting with the stripes and appliquéd stars being hand stitched. The cotton canvas hoist edge is marked on the reverse side, “U.S.S. Flambeau Picketboat, 2nd Cutter – 1864. Acting Ensign J. M. Hudson.” The second cutter marking probably indicates that the warship carried two gigs on board. The U.S.S. Flambeau was built in 1861 as a brigantine initially for the trade routes of China. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy in November of that year to augment their blockading fleet. Weighing 791 tons, she was 185 feet long by 30 feet wide. With her crew of 92 men, she carried between two and five guns during the war. Her career as a blockader was successful with four ships captured as prizes. The U.S.S. Flambeau was sold by the Navy in July 1865 after being decommissioned. As a merchant vessel, she was lost off North Carolina in March 1867. Acting Ensign J. M. Hudson left the Navy after the Civil War. He became the skipper of the S.S. Red White and Blue which became famous in nautical circles for the transiting of the Atlantic Ocean by such a small vessel. His old boat flag from the war was altered for the Red White and Blue, being marked on the obverse hoist edge, “Ship “Red White and Blue” of New York – 1866/2 tons – 35/100 Register/ to London and Paris Exposition 1867/ Captain J.M. Hudson.” – Flag catalog entry by Greg Biggs. Condition: ITEM 1: Flag survives in good condition with minor staining, some patches and fraying where flag attaches to hoist. The flag has been professionally conserved with a fine colored mesh attached for stabilization. Also, there are [See more photos →]

$35,960.00
Lot 228: French Gilt Bronze Falling Ball Mantle ClockFrench Gilt Bronze Falling Ball Mantle ClockLot 228: French Gilt Bronze Falling Ball Mantle Clock

French bronze and gilt bronze Spherical Weight or “Falling Ball” mantle clock, with barometer and thermometer. Top features a bronze standing lion figure atop a cover that lifts for the deposit of balls, over a decorative frieze and glass-sided rectangular case with bottom drawer for ball storage, atop four toupie feet. Dial with enameled floral decoration and colorless jewels above a wheeled barometer, also adorned with colorless jewels; a thermometer to the left and a rotating wheel mechanism that uses the gravity of falling balls to power the clock movement in the back. 22″ H x 10 3/4″ W x 6 1/8″ D. French, circa 1890. Condition: Overall very good condition, clock works functioning at time of inspection. [See more photos →]

$24,800.00
Rare Zenith Stratosphere console radio, model 16 – A – 63Rare Zenith Stratosphere console radio, model 16 – A – 63Rare Zenith Stratosphere console radio, model 16 – A – 63

Rare Zenith Stratosphere console radio with inscriptions “Zenith 16-A-63 N100346 N99745”, 16 tube console radio with main chassis and power pack chassis, multicolored “airplane” dial, shadowgraph tuning, two speakers. Retangular case with sliding doors over dial, flanked by marquetry inlaid panels. Lower section with inset rounded center panel with pierced wooden grillwork over the speakers, flanked by two flat panels with similar grillwork and marquetry inlay. Ogee bracket feet and open back. Condition – case good condition with expected wear and scratches. Right shutter doors over dials does not close easily, warped veneer. Inner workings appear original with some degradation to chrome plating. one vacuum tube broken. Functionality not examined. 43″ height x 28″ width x 17″ depth. Circa 1936. Illinois. Glen Leven estate. [See more photos →]

$24,150.00
Lot 779: Lyon & Healy HarpLyon & Healy HarpLot 779: Lyon & Healy Harp

American parcel gilt concert pedal harp, signed “Lyon & Healy/Chicago Makers U.S.A./No. 1263/Manufactured under five Patents”. Fruitwood frame with giltwood neck, knee, column, and footed base with seven pedals. Giltwood elements decorated with neoclassical motifs including Greek keys, acanthus leaves, and a column in the Ionic form. Soundboard with painted gilt foliate decorations. 69 1/4″ H x 41″ W x 19″ D. Late 19th/early 20th century. Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Fractures to wood, largest 6 1/2″, across base of soundboard. Areas of loss to gilt, largest 1 1/2″, surface of harp. Strings appear intact. [See more photos →]

$19,840.00
Lot 168: Restoration Ormolu Clock Style of ChoiselatRestoration Ormolu Clock Style of ChoiselatLot 168: Restoration Ormolu Clock Style of Choiselat

A French restoration period gilt and patinated bronze French mantle clock, depicting the mythological Jason, capturing the Golden Fleece with the head of the slain hydra at his feet. Supporting the fleece is a patinated bronze tree rising from a rocky base. The ormolu clock face has a Roman numeral dial and is decorated with two Grecian figures. The rectangular verde antico-veneered base is supported on gilt bronze paw feet. 25″ H x 15 1/2″ x 7 1/7″ D. Circa 1820. Note: This clock is similar to a model signed by Lesieur now in the MusÈe de Malmaison (MM 40-47-470). There are other closely related models including one in the Spanish Royal Collection (see J. Ramon Colon de Carvajal, Catalogo de Relojes del Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid, 1987, p, 186, no. 166), three models signed by Choiselat, one by FeuchËre, one signed by Ledure and one signed by Lesieur Empire (see Sotheby’s lot 151, December 11, 1981, and lot 28, March 3, 2006). Condition: Clock is missing the original works. Sculptural elements are in very good overall condition. Some chips to the marble base. [See more photos →]

$19,635.00
Lot 853: Penny Slot Golf Machine, circa 1900, MatthewsonPenny Slot Golf Machine, circa 1900, MatthewsonLot 853: Penny Slot Golf Machine, circa 1900, Matthewson

Penny in Slot Golf Machine designed by London’s Automatic Sports Company, Matthewson patent. Cast iron marquee letters GOLF over an enamel instruction plate, flanked by painted golfers in relief on both sides. Six golfers wearing red cotton textile jackets and painted pants and socks with six numbered golf holes enclosed in a glass case. Coin operated, with two handles in the front operating the players’ golf swings. 29″H x 20″W x 9″D. 106.7 lbs. Circa 1896-1905. Condition: Missing back panel and lower cast iron stand. Nickel plating over brass slot mechanisms. Repainting appears to be from the second quarter of the 20th century. Some paint enamel loss on the large golf figures in relief on edges of case. Lever mechanisms rotating the clubs appear functional. [See more photos →]

$17,980.00
Lot 84: Andrew Jackson parade lanternAndrew Jackson parade lanternLot 84: Andrew Jackson parade lantern

Punched Tin Andrew Jackson parade lantern, cylindrical with domed top and handle, the punched design reading “Andrew Jackson Forever” across the body with ” Jan 8th 1832 ” across the top, surmounted by a row of stars. Exhibited Cheekwood Museum of Art, “Nashville Collects”, circa 1990. 13-1/2″ H x 5-1/4″ diameter. Provenance: estate of A. Welling LaGrone Jr., Nashville, Tenn., purchased from Sotheby’s (lot 762, unknown sale number/date). Note: Jan. 8, 1815 was the date associated with General Jackson’s victory in the Battle of New Orleans. This was likely a commemorative piece, possibly made around the time of his re-election. Condition: Lacks top handle, two small holes in base, 1 broken hinge with lost nail. [See more photos →]

$16,820.00
Lot 722: Swiss Music Box on Stand, Paillard att.Swiss Music Box on Stand, Paillard att.Lot 722: Swiss Music Box on Stand, Paillard att.

Swiss music box, attributed to Paillard. Rectangular burlwood inlaid case, the lid decorated with center cartouche of gilt and enamel, the sides with brass handles. Triple 13-inch cylinder music mechanism with six bells, chimed by bees, marked “28051”. Stand of inlaid burlwood with one center drawer which stores the cylinders. Old Liverpool, England shipping label underneath stand. Box: 12-1/2″ H x 35-1/2″ W x 17″ D. Stand: 30″ H x 41-1/2″ W x 23″ D. Late 19th century. Provenance: A.R. Dickey Estate, Knoxville, TN Condition: In good working condition. Minor losses to veneer. Geneva stop gear present but unattached. This gear does not affect functionality but prevents the spring from winding down completely. [See more photos →]

$14,760.00
Lot 119: Cigar Store Indian Princess, Painted and CarvedCigar Store Indian Princess, Painted and CarvedLot 119: Cigar Store Indian Princess, Painted and Carved

Cigar Store Native American figure, carved and polychrome painted wooden likeness of an Indian princess or maiden with feathered headdress, her right arm holding a bundle of cigars while her extended left hand grasps a package of tobacco. Resting on a wooden platform with two steel rod supports. 67″ x 24″ x 14 1/2″ height. Early 20th century. Provenance: Gatlinburg, TN collection. Condition: Old losses and separations to Indian maiden figure, two steel rods support base at lower waist, blacklighting does not indicate paint restoration or repair. [See more photos →]

$12,980.00
Lot 423: 1864 Presidential Ballots, 730 Total1864 Presidential Ballots, 730 TotalLot 423: 1864 Presidential Ballots, 730 Total

Group of 730 ballots from the 1864 Presidential election, from Ohio soldiers voting in the field. The majority are Abraham Lincoln – Andrew Johnson Presidential ballots depicting Lady Liberty wielding a sword with a variety of other ballot designs and counties represented. A small minority (73) are McClellan – Pendleton Presidential ballots. Of the 73 McClellan – Pendleton ballots, there are 26 having portrait vignettes of McClellan. Several paper spacers with writing of locations soldiers stationed in the South are also present along with a few examples of handwritten ballots. Additionally, some of the ballots have the names of the soldiers written on the back with a few having phrases written on them. Examples include “L. S. Holcomb Co. D 97th Ohio”, who wrote: “can’t see peace at any price”. According to the 1886 History of Morgan Co. Ohio by Charles Robertson, Leroy S. Holcomb served in the Mission Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, and Franklin, TN. Holcomb was seriously wounded at the Battle of Franklin later that year, and discharged. He subsequently studied medicine and graduated from the Ohio Medical College. Another soldier-signed ballot “Jas. R. Earich Co. E. 78 OVI” is for Sergeant James R. Earich of the 78th Ohio Company E. The Ohio History site states , “Earich took up the hazardous task of carrying a flag and fortunately survived the Battle of Atlanta. He was awarded a medal for bravery for his conduct on July 22, 1864. When Earich was offered a promotion to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, he declined because he did not wish to give up bearing the colors.” Another ballot with the pencil inscription “H. N. Arnold Co. J 94th Ohio Vol Inf” is for H. Newton Arnold, 1st Lieutenant for the 94th Regiment of Ohio. Additional Lincoln/Johnson ballots include two (2) larger ballots with red, white, and blue and crossed flags, drums, swords, stacked rifles and winged eagle design, 3 ballots with the Union flag only, 13 ballots with no design on yellow paper from Morgan Co., and 10 handwritten Lincoln – Johnson ballots. Lincoln was victorious in winning the state of Ohio in the 1864 Presidential election. Condition: Overall very good condition. The two ballots with red, white, and blue colors have more folds and tears at the margin than others. Almost all ballots have a small hole in the center as a result of the tallying process, minor folds and tears at the margins, some toning. [See more photos →]

$12,870.00
Lot 122: French Porcelain Clock, Cie LeRoy Paris WorksFrench Porcelain Clock, Cie LeRoy Paris WorksLot 122: French Porcelain Clock, Cie LeRoy Paris Works

A large French porcelain clock in the style of Sevres, the horizontal dial spanning the exterior of an urn with hand painted floral decorated vignettes on a marbelized pink background. Mounted with gilt bronze serpent handles and swags around perimeter of base. Fitted with a stepped wooden pedestal base. Works marked ìCie LeRoy Parisî. 19 1/2″ H, not including wooden base. Mid 19th century. Provenance: purchased from J.B. Hudson Co. Antiques, Minneapolis, in the 1950s along with the garniture vases in lot #122. Condition: Clock missing pendulum, not tested for functionality. Crack to porcelain urn to left side of one vignette, approx. 2″. [See more photos →]

$12,495.00
Lot 699: Stanocola Standard Oil Company Enameled Sign w/ Painted Wood SignStanocola Standard Oil Company Enameled Sign w/ Painted Wood SignLot 699: Stanocola Standard Oil Company Enameled Sign w/ Painted Wood Sign

Stanocola Standard Oil Company enameled advertising sign having a bright yellow center with shield logo and bright red border, manufactured by The Baltimore Enamel & Novelty Company, also known as Balto Enameling Company. Maker’s mark en verso. Sign is mounted to the center of a hand made painted wood and metal rectangular sign with blue background and light blue border and painted white letters reading “Filling Station”. Sign – 30″ dia. Wood Filling Station sign – 19 13/16″ H x 98 1/8″ L. 1920-24. Also included with this lot is a copy of “The “Standard” Dealer” from April 1930 that includes an advertisement, as well as a check for the purchase of gasoline and a bill of lading from Standard Oil Co. of Louisiana from 1924. Provenance: According to a document written and signed by the consignor, the sign was originally displayed at general store in Tusculum, TN that was started by the consignor’s great grandfather in the late 1890’s. It was around that time that the family began a business relationship with Stanocola Standard Oil Company. The sign was taken down by the consignor’s great grandfather in 1924 and stored in the second floor of a building that had been built in 1892 and leased by the family in late 1918-early 1919. When the building was purchased by the family in 1953, the stairs to the second floor were removed during a remodeling project. The sign remained untouched on the second floor until the consignor decided to sell the property in 2010. Photos of the store outside of which the sign was displayed are included with this lot. See related lot #700. CONDITION: Stanocola button sign in excellent condition with a couple of light scratches and minimal oxidation to screw holes on outer black painted perimeter. Filling Station sign has water damage in the corners and some spotting elsewhere, lettering is clear and unmarred. [See more photos →]

$12,160.00
Lot 700: Stanocola Standard Oil Company Enameled Advertising SignStanocola Standard Oil Company Enameled Advertising SignLot 700: Stanocola Standard Oil Company Enameled Advertising Sign

Stanocola Standard Oil Company enameled advertising sign having a bright yellow center with shield logo and bright red border, manufactured by The Baltimore Enamel & Novelty Company, also known as Balto Enameling Company. Maker's mark en verso. 30" dia. Note: This sign was part of a large filling station sign from a general store in Tusculum, TN. The matching enameled sign with hand made wood and metal painted sign is also offered in this sale (see lot #699). CONDITION: Stanocola button sign in excellent condition with a couple of light scratches and minimal oxidation to screw holes on outer black painted perimeter. [See more photos →]

$11,400.00
Lot 439: Sheldon Moldoff Moon Girl #7 Cover ArtSheldon Moldoff Moon Girl #7 Cover ArtLot 439: Sheldon Moldoff Moon Girl #7 Cover Art

Sheldon Moldoff (Am. 1920-2012) Moon Girl #7 Cover Original Art, EC 1948, pen, brush and ink on board with notations at lower margin. Signed Shelly lower left for Sheldon (Shelly) Moldoff. Entertainment Comics’ “Moon Girl” represents an early attempt at a superhero comic book title. Sight: 19″H x 13 1/2″W. Frame: 22 3/4″H x 15 3/4″W. Original ink on paper comic art, “Moon Girl Introducing Star No. 7 May-June,” EC Comics, 1948. Despite a lack of formal art training, Sheldon Moldoff became a prolific cover artist for the future DC comics. He co-created characters such as Batman’s Poison Ivy, Bat-Girl, and Mr. Freeze, and was sole creator of the Black Pirate. He began drawing for Moon Girl upon his return from World War II in the mid 1940s. After being let go by DC in 1967, he turned to animation and promotional comics. He received an Inkpot award in 1991. Condition: Very good condition with slight overall toning. CONDITION: Very good condition with slight overall toning. [See more photos →]

$10,912.00
Lot 698: H. R. Poore Winchester Sign with Hunting DogsH. R. Poore Winchester Sign with Hunting DogsLot 698: H. R. Poore Winchester Sign with Hunting Dogs

Henry Rankin Poore (Pennsylvania/Connecticut, 1859-1940) designed Winchester Rifle advertising sign, lithography on board, rectangular form, depicting four “bear-hunting dogs”. Signed “H. R. Poore /Philadelphia” in the stone, lower left. Housed in a Winchester Rifle wooden frame with stenciled advertisement across the top reading WINCHESTER and across the bottom reading RIFLES SHOTGUNS FOR SALE HIRE AND AMMUNITION along with painted or stenciled images of shotgun casings with the Winchester logo in each corner. Image – 25 1/2″ H x 34 3/4″ W. Framed – 32″ H x 41 1/2″ W. American, early 20th century. Provenance: Ex-collection Levi Strauss family. CONDITION: A few areas of minor loss to upper left and lower right quadrants. Some scratching mid-lower margin. Abrasions to frame, mostly to lower corners. [See more photos →]

$10,240.00
Lot 732: Steinway & Sons Model M Grand PianoSteinway & Sons Model M Grand PianoLot 732: Steinway & Sons Model M Grand Piano

Steinway and Sons, New York, Model M Grand piano, mahogany case over tapered legs terminating into block feet and mounted with castors. Serial #451263 indicating a manufacture date of 1978. 37 3/4″ H x 56″ W x 74″ D. Fitted with a padded bench of similar design. CONDITION: Sun fading to wood along the left side of the piano case and top. Soundboard and keys in good working order. Piano was professionally moved to our gallery and has been professionally tuned. [See more photos →]

$9,600.00
Lot 296: War of 1812 White House Artifact & Custom BoxWar of 1812 White House Artifact & Custom BoxLot 296: War of 1812 White House Artifact & Custom Box

Remnant of a burned White House timber removed from the White House during the 1950 renovations, from the 1814 White House fire started by the British during the War of 1812. Bears plaque to side reading “Original White House Material/ Removed in 1950″ with the Presidential Seal in the center. Housed in a custom made marquetry box comprised of walnut and oak from White House repairs and cedar from the White House grounds. Construction diagram pasted to the interior of the lid and signed by the maker F. C. Mayes. Wood artifact – 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2”. 2″ H x 6″ W x 3 3/4″ D. Note: From 1949 to 1952, the White House underwent a major renovation. President Harry Truman noticed when he moved in that the White House was quite dilapidated, and pressed Congress for funds to refurbish the mansion. In the House of Representatives, the White House renovation was overseen by the Public Works Committee, on which sat first-term Congressman Gerald Ford. Truman gave Ford and other committee members a personal tour of the White House, pointing out its defects. What Ford remembered most, however, “was when he took us into the Oval Office and I saw that little sign on his desk: ‘The Buck Stops Here’. I thought, Well, that’s a good description of a President’s job”. The three-year project included tearing down all but the exterior walls and rebuilding everything within. In the process, workers found charred lumber from the burning of the White House in 1814. Clearly these structurally unstable pieces could not remain. Instead, they were removed and sold to the public as souvenirs, as directed by the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion. In March of 1952, a small ceremony marked the end of the renovation and the opening of the refurbished and structurally-sound White House. Provenance: From the estate of Captain Gordon Wells, member of the Secret Service’s Uniformed Division, the White House Police, from 1943 through 1967. During his tenure, Wells received mementos from sitting Presidents and First ladies of 5 administrations, from Franklin Roosevelt through Lyndon B. Johnson. CONDITION: Both artifacts in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$8,960.00
Lot 259: Tiffany 3-piece Garniture SetTiffany 3-piece Garniture SetLot 259: Tiffany 3-piece Garniture Set

Three-piece Tiffany Egyptian revival champleve gilt bronze garniture set with mantle clock and pair of urns. The mantle clock of gilt bronze and beveled glass with center urn finial with champleve lid, the case with four fluted columns with champleve finials and half-columns on turned bases and two larger side columns with champleve finials and columns on square bases. Clock face marked Tiffany & Co. with Arabic numerals and champleve center with rhinestone border. Pendulum with hand-painted portrait miniature of woman in 18th century style dress and framed in two rows of rhinestones and champleve border. The clock works by Japy Freres, marked “Made in France 11658411”, “A1 Tiffany & Co”. Retains key. 14 3/4″ H x 9″ W x 5 3/4″ D. Each urn with opposing cupid masks and decorated with bands of champleve and applied champleve plaque and mounted on square base with four turned supports with champleve finials and bands of champleve on three sides, turned feet with impressed numbers “2 or 3″ on base. 9 3/4″ H x 4 3/4″ W x 4 3/4” D each. Late 19th/Early 20th century. CONDITION: Wear to gilding and champleve decoration, possible areas of old regilding. Scratches on interior bronze base of clock. All rhinestones present, some with discoloration. [See more photos →]

$8,680.00
Lot 438: Johnny Craig War Against Crime #3 Cover ArtJohnny Craig War Against Crime #3 Cover ArtLot 438: Johnny Craig War Against Crime #3 Cover Art

Johnny Craig (Am. 1926-2001) War Against Crime #3 Cover Original Art, EC 1948, pen, brush and ink on board with notations on all margins. Signed lower right. Entertainment Comics’ The War Against Crime series would later change its title to The Vault of Horror series in 1950. Sight: 19″ H x 13 1/2″ W. Frame: 22 3/4″ H x 15 5/8″ W. John Thomas Alexis Craig, better known as Johnny Craig, became the assistant to Harry Lampert (creator of The Flash) at All American Comics while studying at the Art Students League of New York. After serving in World War II, he began drawing for EC Comics, including Moon Girl and the Prince, Saddle Justice and Crime Patrol. Unlike many comic artists, he was also a writer, and wrote many of the stories for the Vault of Horror (and became its editor in 1954). He worked briefly for Atlas Comics (predecessor of Marvel) and did some work on the Iron Man comics. He retired in the 1980s and was posthumously inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2005. Condition: Glue residue on rocks and exhaust fumes in image. Horizontal blade cut along middle row of letters in title. CONDITION: Glue residue on rocks and exhaust fumes in image. Horizontal blade cut along middle row of letters in title. [See more photos →]

$7,936.00
Lot 648: Von Braun Jupiter C and Explorer I Models w/ StandVon Braun Jupiter C and Explorer I Models w/ StandLot 648: Von Braun Jupiter C and Explorer I Models w/ Stand

Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) Jupiter C and Explorer I model with stand, Dr. Wernher Von Braun, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) provenance. 1st item: Jupiter C model rocket, comprised of painted metal with black letter stickers reading “ABMA JPL”, “JUPITER-C”, and “US ARMY” to body. 16 7/8″ H. 2nd item: Explorer I model satellite, comprised of gilt metal and secured to a metal stand attached to a wooden base. Base with gilt metal placard reading “Explorer I U.S. ARMY” and metal peg for 1st item. Satellite – 5 1/2″ L. Stand – 5 3/4″ H x 6 1/8″ W x 6 1/4″ D. Mid 20th century. Provenance: Private Southeast Tennessee collection. Purchased by the consignor from the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), located in Huntsville, Alabama, during a deaccession sale. Both models with the stand can be seen in a photograph of Dr. Wernher Von Braun in his office at Marshall Space Flight Center, circa 1962 (copy of the photograph included with this lot). Note: Explorer-I, officially known as Satellite 1958 Alpha, was the first United States earth satellite and was sent aloft as part of the United States program for the International Geophysical Year 1957-1958. It was designed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the California Institute of Technology under the direction of Dr. William H. Pickering. The satellite instrumentation of Explorer-I was designed and built by Dr. James Van Allen of the State University of Iowa. The satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral (now Cape Kennedy) in Florida at 10:48 P.M. EST on 31 January 1958 by the Jupiter-C vehicle–a special modification of the Redstone ballistic missile–that was designed, built, and launched by the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) under the direction of Dr. Wernher Von Braun. Jupiter-C, a direct descendant of the German A-4 (V-2) rocket, was originally developed in 1955-1956 as a high-performance rocket for testing purposes. The Jupiter-C has its origins in the United States Army’s Project Orbiter in 1954. The project was canceled in 1955, however when the decision was made to proceed with Project Vanguard. (source: https://history.nasa.gov/sputnik/expinfo.html). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with 3/4″ break to stabilizer fin, wear to paint, displacement of some stickers. 2nd item: Overall good condition with surface grime. Metal stand is loose on base. [See more photos →]

$7,680.00
Lot 229: Large French Bronze Figural Clock, Deniere A ParisLarge French Bronze Figural Clock, Deniere A ParisLot 229: Large French Bronze Figural Clock, Deniere A Paris

Large and elaborate French patinated and gilt bronze figural clock, the top portion with bronze sculpture of two females in Classical style dress, holding hands, one with a musical instrument and the other holding a book (allegorical for art and literature); the base section modeled as a plinth with applied gilt bronze foliate and scroll ornamentation, surrounding an inset enameled dial marked Thomas Agnew & Sons, London. Works marked Deniere A Paris. 26 1/4″ H x 22″ W x 10″ D. 19th century. Condition: Overall very good condition, not tested for functionality. [See more photos →]

$7,192.00
Lot 723: Regina Folding Top Music Box w/ 21 discsRegina Folding Top Music Box w/ 21 discsLot 723: Regina Folding Top Music Box w/ 21 discs

Regina Style Number 6 Orchestral 27″ Folding Top Table Model Disc Music Box, also sometimes called the “Casket Model”. Mahogany case with applied carving and bracket feet. Interior with original metal Regina Company label and serial number tag “31150” and an 11″ double comb mechanism. Included with this music box is a marquetry inlaid mahogany console stand and twenty-one (21) 27″ musical discs. Music box measures 12 1/4″ H x 34″ W x 19 1/2″ D. Stand measures 31 1/4″ H x 38″ W x 22 3/4″ D. Late 19th century. Condition: Exterior finish of music box with cracquelure. Interior edges of box with wear, stand with fading and wear to surface. Interior modified at some point to accomodate the music discs. [See more photos →]

$7,134.00
Lot 36: Chinese Cloisonne Garniture Set with clockChinese Cloisonne Garniture Set with clockLot 36: Chinese Cloisonne Garniture Set with clock

Chinese cloisonne garniture 3-piece set, all with floral design on black ground and gilt painted metal mounts. The center keywind clock with Asian numerals on enamel and gilt metal clock face, dragon finial, standing foo dogs on base. Clock works numbered 656 with no maker’s mark. 25″ H x 15″ W x 7 1/2″ D. Set also with coordinating pair 5-arm candelabra, 23 1/2″ H x 11 1/2″ D. Chinese, Late 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Regilded. Key to clock not present; clock not tested for functionality. [See more photos →]

$6,944.00
Lot 76: Eugene Barillot Nude SculptureEugene Barillot Nude SculptureLot 76: Eugene Barillot Nude Sculpture

Eugene Barillot (French, 1841-1900) ivory and gilt bronze nude sculpture titled “Odaliske”, depicting a partially nude female in Turkish style dress, alabaster base. Signed “Barillot, Paris” on the base and mounted on an alabaster base. 12″ H. Late 19th century. Provenance: Crossville, TN collection. Condition: One earring missing, otherwise very good condition. Condition: One earring missing, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$6,448.00
Lot 354: After John T. Donoghue, Bronze SophoclesAfter John T. Donoghue, Bronze SophoclesLot 354: After John T. Donoghue, Bronze Sophocles

Bronze sculpture after John Talbott Donoghue (1853 – 1903) titled “The Young Sophocles Leading the Chorus of Victory after the Battle of Salamis”. Signed on base “J. Donoghue” with inscriptions on the sides of the base in Greek reading Sophocles and Salamis. Back of base marked “Modern Art Foundry, NY”. 44 1/2″ H x 26″ W x 14″ D. 20th century. Condition: Extensive verdigris patination from outdoor exposure. Some scratches on back of mounting. [See more photos →]

$6,396.00
Lot 691: U.S. Navy Morse Mark V Dive Helmet 1942U.S. Navy Morse Mark V Dive Helmet 1942Lot 691: U.S. Navy Morse Mark V Dive Helmet 1942

U.S. Navy Morse Dive Helmet, copper and brass, manufactured by the Morse Diving Equipment Company, serial number 4301. Plaque to front of helmet reads "US Navy Diving Helmet/Mark V/ Morse Diving Equipment Co. Inc. /Boston, Mass/No. 668/Date 4/6/42". Collar marked "DROP 311 USN 018528". Inside of helmet marked MORSE BOSTON and MADE IN U.S. 4. The brails and bonnet all marked with the serial #4301. 18 1/2" H x 16 1/2" W. Provenance: Owned by the consignor's ancestor, Francis J (Johnny) Fernandez, born on January 1, 1909 in Taunton, MA. He enlisted in the Navy when he was 31 years old. He died in 1966 in Taunton, MA. CONDITION: Overall use wear with some scattered light denting. Oxidation to metals including green oxidation to brass along with some white patination. Some areas of uneven patina noted to the back of the helmet. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00
Lot 527: Cased Medical Instruments, 19th c.Cased Medical Instruments, 19th c.Lot 527: Cased Medical Instruments, 19th c.

19th century American surgeon’s field amputation kit in fitted, brass mounted, mahogany and satinwood veneered case with velvet lining. Contains a total of 35 medical implements including bone saw, scalpels, tourniquet, and other surgical tools, many with horn handles. Marked items are stamped “Caswell Hazard & Co. W.F. Ford NY” or Caswell Hazard & Co. / Ford” . Brass name plate atop box lid is not engraved. Some items retain previous Sotheby’s auction tags. Overall size of case: 3″ H x 16″ W x 6″ D. Circa 1870s. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: All items clean but some blades retain dark stains; light wear to handles. Closure sticks; case has some light scratching, shrinkage cracks and wear; bottom of case with wear and some cracks. [See more photos →]

$5,796.00
Lot 792: Keuffel and Esser 4090 Universal Slide RuleKeuffel and Esser 4090 Universal Slide RuleLot 792: Keuffel and Esser 4090 Universal Slide Rule

Keuffel & Esser (K&E) 4090 universal slide rule, PN 19-19-19-19-19-19. Marked "Keuffel & Esser Co. N.Y., Pat. Oct. 6, 1891". Comprised of two-sided white celluloid coated mahogany, black metal framed chisel cursor with 8 points on one side and 10 points on the other, and metal end pieces. 2 piece black cardboard case with "Keuffel & Esser Co. Slide Rule" stamped in gilt. Slide rule – 11 1/8" L. Case – 11 5/8" H x 2 1/8" W x 3/4". Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Minor scuffs, wear commensurate with age and use. Wear to cardboard case. [See more photos →]

$5,632.00
Lot 674: Early Boneshaker BicycleEarly Boneshaker BicycleLot 674: Early Boneshaker Bicycle

An early Boneshaker bicycle, maker unknown. Third quarter of the 19th century. Red paint with black painted accents applied to the cast iron body with wooden spoke wheels. Replaced leather seat, original turned wooden handles, wrought-ironpedals. Bicycle in overall good condition. 62″ L x 52-1/2″ H. Front wheel dia – 33-3/4″. Rear wheel dia – 28-1/2″. Design invented in France by Michaux and brought to the US by Lallement. Provenance: East Tennessee collection. [See more photos →]

$5,428.00
Lot 645: 3 World War II TVA Propaganda Posters3 World War II TVA Propaganda PostersLot 645: 3 World War II TVA Propaganda Posters

Three (3) Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) World War II posters. 1st item: TVA poster titled “Electric Power is a Weapon of War” depicting an electric plant on blue background with man’s black silhouette leaning against red reservoir on top of dam. Unframed. 40″ H x 28.5″ W. 2nd item: TVA poster titled, “Out of water power comes air power” depicting planes flying over a map showing rivers and dams, including the Tennessee, Ohio, and Mississippi rivers and dams. Unframed. 40″ H x 28″ W. 3rd item: TVA poster depicting a black and white Uncle Sam superimposed over water flowing through a dam reading “I need your money to win the war” and “Where does your department stand in the TVA war bond drive”. Unframed: 20″ H x 16″ W. Provenance: Private Johnson City, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with fold lines, toning and foxing on back, some separations noted along folds. 2nd item: Fair condition. Some losses along edges, largest 2”. Surface loss near corners. Some tape remains on surface. Some separation along fold lines. Foxing, toning on back. 3rd item: Good condition. Fold lines. Foxing, toning on back. Rolling for shipment is not recommended. [See more photos →]

$5,376.00
Lot 774: Western Union Model 2825 3-A Ticker Tape w/ StandWestern Union Model 2825 3-A Ticker Tape w/ StandLot 774: Western Union Model 2825 3-A Ticker Tape w/ Stand

Western Union Model 2825 3-A 22 OHMS universal ticker tape machine, serial # 2495, with brass frame, telegraph mechanism, twin alpha-numeric rollers and tape feed, all housed in a cast iron base with Western Union label reading: Western Union Telegraph Co. Manufacturer name not present. Includes glass dome with marble top Western Union cabinet stand, internal mechanisms housed in a light green metal rectangular box. Also included is a black painted metal paper winder with gilt trim and mounted on a wooden base, and a roll of used ticker paper. Machine – 10″ H x 9″ W. Glass dome – 12 1/4″ H. Stand – 31″ H x 18 1/4″ W. Overall – 44″ H. Late 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with areas of wear to be expected from age and manner of use. Areas of loss to paper Western Union label. Areas of loss to paint, surface of cast iron base. Stand and paper winder not original to ticker tape machine. No visible manufacturer marks to paper winder. [See more photos →]

$5,376.00
Lot 64: Cold Painted Bronze CleopatraCold Painted Bronze CleopatraLot 64: Cold Painted Bronze Cleopatra

Cold painted bronze, depicting a partially nude reclining female, possibly Cleopatra, on a chaise lounge with a child servant waiting on her, holding a tray. Attributed to Franz Xavier Bergmann (1861-1936). Unsigned. 4″ H x 9-1/2″ L x 6-1/8″ W. Early 20th century. Provenance: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection. Condition: Missing figure on front side of sculpture marked by two holes. Light wear to highlights of bronze patina of reclining female. [See more photos →]

$5,166.00
Lot 780: Swiss Music Box on Stand w/ Interchangeable CylindersSwiss Music Box on Stand w/ Interchangeable CylindersLot 780: Swiss Music Box on Stand w/ Interchangeable Cylinders

Swiss cylinder music box on stand. Rectangular inlaid rosewood case with ebonized corners and edges, atop a stand of inlaid rosewood with one center drawer that stores two of the three 13″ interchangable cylinders, all on tall ebonized turned legs. Interior fitted with a glass protective lid and a 13-inch cylinder music lever mechanism. Lever marked “2650 B”. Cylinders marked on the ends, “31 B, 32 B, and 33 B” and each plays 8 tunes. All teeth of comb present. Music box fully functional. Box – 8 1/2″ H x 31 1/2″ W x 12 1/2″ D. Stand – 29 1/2″ H x 40 1/2″ W x 21″ D. Late 19th century. Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Mechanism is functional. Box box and stand with overall general wear and losses. Some shrinkage to wood on top of stand. [See more photos →]

$5,120.00
Lot 317: 3 Early Brass Candlesticks, inc. Mid Drip3 Early Brass Candlesticks, inc. Mid DripLot 317: 3 Early Brass Candlesticks, inc. Mid Drip

Three (3) early Continental brass candlesticks. 1st item: 16th century brass candlestick, round deep mid dip pan over a flaring vase, knopped stem and candle cup with vertical extacting holes. 7 1/4″H. 1″ area of pitting to base just under pan, 1/4″ area of pitting to stem. 2nd item: 17th century trumpet form candlestick with tapered and ringed circular base, round mid drip pan, extracting holes to candle socket. 7 1/4″H. Repair and scratching to drip pan where it joins the stem, small loss to foot ring. 3rd item: 17th century trumpet form candlestick with tapered and ringed post, circular mid drip plate and circular foot, 5 1/8″H. 1 1/2″ area of tight cracking and repair to mid drip plate. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All with general wear and small dents, see individual item descriptions. [See more photos →]

$5,120.00
Lot 494: Army of GA Soldiers Wanted Banner, circa 1864Army of GA Soldiers Wanted Banner, circa 1864Lot 494: Army of GA Soldiers Wanted Banner, circa 1864

Union Recruiting Banner, “Army of Georgia. Soldiers Wanted.” with Federal Eagle emblem to center of cloth banner. Housed under glass in a wooden frame with gilt wood rabbet edge. Banner – 21 3/4″ H x 40 3/4″ W. Sight – 25″ H x 44 1/4″ W. Framed – 28″ H x 47″ W. Circa 1864. Provenance: Private Ringgold, Georgia collection; among items purchased in the 1960’s from the old location of the A. P. Stewart Chapter of the UDC (United Daughters of the Confederacy), formerly the Nathan Bedford Forrest UCV (United Confederate Veterans) home, St. Elmo, Chattanooga, TN. Note: In November 1864, General Sherman created the Army of Georgia from the remaining XIV and XX Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. This army was commanded under Major General Henry Warner Slocum and served as one of Sherman’s wings in the March to the Sea. CONDITION: Overall good condition with foxing spots, stains, largest 2 1/8″ x 1 1/2″, tears, largest 1/2″, to be expected from age and manner of use. Areas of loss, 2 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ to top left of eagle’s wing and 1 1/2″ x 1 5/8″ area top left corner of banner. Top and left edges appear to be slightly cut down. Printed lettering and emblem in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$4,800.00
Lot 531: English Haworth Angle BarometerEnglish Haworth Angle BarometerLot 531: English Haworth Angle Barometer

Charles Howorth (United Kingdom, fl. 1823-1852) mahogany angle or sign post barometer. Two printed paper scales, under glass, on extended arm registering from “28 Stormy” to “31 Very Dry.” Glass tube continues down left side to enclosed cistern, with mahogany case terminating in a carved stylized lotus or fleur di lis. Signed “Charles Howorth Fecit Halifax” and “Stott Sculp” lower middle edge of left glass case. 38″ H x 46 1/2″ W. 2nd quarter 19th century. CONDITION: Lower glass thermometer replaced. Tear to paper of first scale, 1 1/2″ lower left. Water damage around edges of paper scales. Cracks, marks to mahogany. In working condition. [See more photos →]

$4,788.00
Lot 675: Early Boneshaker Bicycle, A. DuboisEarly Boneshaker Bicycle, A. DuboisLot 675: Early Boneshaker Bicycle, A. Dubois

Early boneshaker bicycle, by A. Dubois, St. Denis, France, with brass label. White painted cast iron body and wheels with pink and green painted turned wooden handles, pink painted original metal seat. Overall good condition with nut securinghandle bars missing. Contemporary re-paint. 64″ L x 51-1/2″ H. Front wheel 35″ dia. Rear wheel 31-3/4″ dia. Circa 1870. Provenance: East Tennessee collection. [See more photos →]

$4,720.00
Lot 72: Geo. III Tregent Clock, ex-Clarence Mack, Palm BeachGeo. III Tregent Clock, ex-Clarence Mack, Palm BeachLot 72: Geo. III Tregent Clock, ex-Clarence Mack, Palm Beach

James Tregent (British, Active 1770-1806) George III Bracket Clock from the estate of noted architect Clarence Mack (with accompanying photo). Clock with brass eight-day movement and bell chime, ebonized mahogany case with arched and paneled top, each mahogany panel raised on a brass plinth; the center one with brass bail handle. Tombstone-arch glass doors to front and back and arched windows to sides, all with brass rabbet edges, the back glass revealing ornate engraved decoration to movement back; all on brass base raised on brass ogee feet. Metal dial engraved “James Tregent / Leicest’r Square / London”, engraved chapter ring with Roman numerals and Arabic minutes numerals and date aperture, surmounted by chime/silent selector dial. Pendulum present. Keys included along with a 20th century list of dates the clock was cleaned, ranging from 1785-1985. 13″ H x 9″ W x 6 3/4″ D. Circa 1780. Provenance: the estate of Martha Dodge, Hendersonville, TN; the estate of Marvin Dodge (brother to Mrs. Dodge’s late husband, Robert), Palm Beach, Florida; the estate of Clarence Mack, Palm Beach, Florida. Marvin Dodge was the caretaker/companion of noted American architect Clarence Mack, and inherited several antiques (now in this auction) from him. A 1960s era photograph of the clock sitting on the mantel of Mr. Mack’s home in Palm Beach accompanies this lot. Biography: Clarence Mack, known for designing Georgian Revival homes in Ohio’s prestigious Shaker Heights and Lakewood areas, and later in Palm Beach, was born in 1888 and grew up on Cleveland’s west side and in Lakewood. Mack’s houses were all apparently built for speculation; he is said to have bought the property, designed each house and acted as contractor, furnished the houses with antiques purchased from his European travels, and lived in many of them before selling them. His business slowed with the advent of the Stock Market crash of 1929. He spent 5 years traveling around the world before settling in Palm Beach, Florida in 1935. He continued to design and build there until his retirement in 1962, his name becoming synonymous with the “Palm Beach Regency Style.” Never married, Mack died in Palm Beach in 1982. (sources: The Lakewood Historical Society and the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, Case Western Reserve University.) CONDITION: One piece of side molding reglued. Possible early conversion to anchor escapement. Functionality has not been checked and is not guaranteed; the clock is offered “as is.” [See more photos →]

$4,608.00
Lot 139: Signed 19th c. Tennessee Brass SundialSigned 19th c. Tennessee Brass SundialLot 139: Signed 19th c. Tennessee Brass Sundial

Rare signed Tennessee 19th century brass sundial, the round dial plate engraved with a chapter ring of Roman numerals enclosing a central steel triangular gnomon and just below it, the signature HENRY EICHBAUM, MAKER, NASHVILLE TEN. 3 1/4″ H, 7 5/8″ diameter. Note: This object was exhibited and illustrated in the 1971 “Made in Tennessee: An Exhibition of Early Arts and Crafts”, Tennessee Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville, illustration 104, page 41. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Some oxidation, wear and scratching. Gnomon may be old replacement. [See more photos →]

$4,536.00
Lot 642: J. W. Fiske Fountain w/ Zinc Virtue Figure, Iron BJ. W. Fiske Fountain w/ Zinc Virtue Figure, Iron BLot 642: J. W. Fiske Fountain w/ Zinc Virtue Figure, Iron B

Fiske garden or drinking fountain with a painted zinc figure of Virtue, standing atop a painted cast iron columnar base. The zinc sculpture of the woman, likely the Green deity of virtue known as Arete, holding a bird, is possibly after a design by George Fisher & Bro. (1867-1901). The base of the zinc figure reads: J. W. FISKE 26.28 PARK PLACE NEW YORK. Octagonal iron base with raised foliate designs and circular iron basins on opposite sides. 67″H x 23 1/2″W x 14″D overall, zinc figure 37″H. American, late 19th century. Note: a very similar Fiske fountain was installed in 1904 by the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in Harrisonburg, Virginia; recently vandalized, it is now being restored. Provenance – Lexington, Kentucky area collection. Condition: Old exfoliation of paint, some light abrasions, newer fountain spouts have been added. . CONDITION: Old exfoliation of paint, some light abrasions, newer fountain spouts have been added. . [See more photos →]

$4,464.00
Lot 300: 16 Assorted Egyptian and Pre-Columbian Relics16 Assorted Egyptian and Pre-Columbian RelicsLot 300: 16 Assorted Egyptian and Pre-Columbian Relics

Ten (10) New and Old World items, including Ancient Egyptian. 1st item: Egyptian blue faience ushabti with crossed arms, black painted detailing to face with five columns of hieroglyphics to front and back of legs. Previously attached to black wooden base. Ushabti – 5 3/4" H x 2 1/8" W x 1 1/8" D. Base – 1 1/4" H x 2 5/8" W x 2" D. Circa 500 B.C. 2nd item: Egyptian light blue faience ushabti standing against a plinth incised with a column of hieroglyphics. 3 1/4" H x 7/8" W x 7/8" D. 3rd item: Small Neolithic Minoan red ware jar with dot pattern to upper portion of body, traces of possibly later black slip to majority of body. Attribution inscribed in black ink, underside of flat base. 1 1/4" H x 1 5/8" dia. 4th item: Small Egyptian or Middle Eastern buff ware with white faience jar with black painted band of hieroglyphic like symbols to rounded body. 1" H x 1 1/2" dia. 5th item: One (1) biconical spindle whorl carved from dark grey stone with incised circular deigns to each side with pierced hole through center. 1 7/8" dia. 6th-7th items: Two (2) Aztec round buff ware spindle whorls or ear decorations, each with hole to center. Ranging in size from 1 5/8" dia. to 1 3/4" dia. 8th-10th items: Three (3) Aztec Lake Chapala, Mexico round buff ware beads, each with pierced hole through center. Approximately 1 1/2" dia. Provenance: Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN, purchased in the 1970s. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, areas of loss, to be expected from age. 1st item: Overall good condition with some dirt encrustation to crevices. Areas of loss to base of ushabti where it was previously attached to base. 2nd item: Old repair to break at ankles. 4th item: Overall good condition with firing flaws to body. [See more photos →]

$4,352.00
Lot 199: W. Hunt Diederich Silhouette, 2 Hounds w/ BuglerW. Hunt Diederich Silhouette, 2 Hounds w/ BuglerLot 199: W. Hunt Diederich Silhouette, 2 Hounds w/ Bugler

Wilhelm Hunt Diederich (New York/Europe, 1884 – 1953) cut paper silhouette on paper of two greyhounds with bugler, pencil signed lower right, “Hunt Diederich”. Housed in a simple black painted frame. Sight – 9 1/8″ H x 13 3/4″ W. Framed – 10″ H x 14 3/4″ W. Circa 1920’s. Provenance: Originally from the collection of John “Jack” Alexander Rogers and his wife Mildred Bond from NYC at turn of the 20th century. See related Lots #516 and #762 in this sale. Condition: Abrasions/wear to paint of frame. Overall toning to paper. [See more photos →]

$4,216.00
Lot 230: 18th c. Fusee Clock, Chinoiserie Case18th c. Fusee Clock, Chinoiserie CaseLot 230: 18th c. Fusee Clock, Chinoiserie Case

18th Century English bracket or table clock in Japanned case, with gilt chinoiserie style decoration; bombe style top with brass handle and gilt pineapple form finials, over a case with arched original silvered and engraved brass dial signed William Jourdain, London, and applied pierced gilt spandrels, all on a molded base with bracket feet. Brass fusee works with bell strike, crown escapement. 20″H x 11 1/2″W x 7″D. Circa 1725-1750. Condition: Works show wear and minor expected refurbishments. Significant wear to face, scattered abrasions/wear to case. Front glass panel and 1 circular side glass panel are replaced. No lock, missing key. Rear back right foot missing. [See more photos →]

$4,216.00
Lot 654: Early 1900s Alabama Indestructible Black DollEarly 1900s Alabama Indestructible Black DollLot 654: Early 1900s Alabama Indestructible Black Doll

Alabama Indestructible doll, black version, made by the Ella G. Smith Doll Company (operating 1899-1925). Molded and painted head and ears, molded mitten style hands and blue stocking shoes. Ella Smith was the first doll maker in the South to manufacture black dolls. Made after 1919. 13 1/2″ H. Condition: Overall good condition with wear and paint lost to head, primarily to top. Losses to nose. General wear to limbs and overall grime. [See more photos →]

$4,046.00
Lot 795: Motlow Lynchburg TN Whiskey JugMotlow Lynchburg TN Whiskey JugLot 795: Motlow Lynchburg TN Whiskey Jug

Scarce Lem Motlow, nephew and successor of Jack Daniels, advertising stoneware whiskey jug. White slip glaze with blue stenciled lettering that reads : All Goods Worth Price Charged/ Lem Motlow/Lynchburg, Tenn. 8 1/8" H. Circa 1910. Note: Lem Motlow (1869-1947) was said to have had a head for numbers, and originally worked as a bookkeeper for his uncle's company. In 1907, faced with failing health, Jack Daniels gave the distillery to Motlow and another nephew. Motlow soon bought out the other nephew, but his whiskey production in Lynchburg was short lived. In 1910, Tennessee passed a statewide prohibition law, forcing the company to shift its distilling operations to Birmingham and St. Louis. Motlow challenged the law in a test case that ended up before the Tennessee Supreme Court, and he eventually became a Tennessee state senator. He continued to operated the distillery for 40 years. While some glass Motlow bottles survive, stoneware jugs bearing his imprint from the pre-Prohibition era are scarce. Provenance: the collection of Benjamin Dysart, Brentwood, Tennessee. CONDITION: Some light chipping and glaze loss to spout, scattered firing flaws to body, missing the original wire and wood handle. [See more photos →]

$3,840.00
Lot 646: 2 World War II TVA Propaganda Posters2 World War II TVA Propaganda PostersLot 646: 2 World War II TVA Propaganda Posters

Two (2) World War II Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) propaganda posters. 1st item: Poster titled, "Out of water power comes air power", depicting planes flying over a map showing rivers and dams, including the Tennessee, Ohio, and Mississippi rivers and dams. Unframed. 40" H x 28" W. 2nd item: Poster depicting a plane flying over a dam with water flowing through, black background. Orange text across the center reads, "Out of Water Power. Comes Air Power" and in white text across the bottom, "This is a TVA War Job". Unframed. 40" H x 28.5" W. Provenance: Private Johnson City, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Good condition, separation noted along fold lines, largest 1". Foxing, toning on back. 2nd item: Very good condition. Some separation noted along fold lines, largest 1". Foxing, toning on back. Rolling for shipment is not recommended. [See more photos →]

$3,840.00