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|Important "TVA" Quilt, designed by Ruth Clement Bond||
Important African American “TVA” Quilt, designed by Ruth Clement Bond and made by an unknown quilter working in the TVA dam sites at the juncture of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, circa 1937. The hand-stitched cotton quilt with cotton batting depicts a young black man with government-uniformed white arm on his right shoulder and a fiddle or guitar in his left hand, held by a woman whose face appears in partial profile upper right foreground and whose form is suggested by two partial curves in the foreground, right edge. The man’s head is turned toward his right with his knees bent, against a background of sinking sun and light green foliage. Pale brown border with quilted vine and bud stitching and solid light orange backing. Unsigned. 81″ H x 62″ W. Note: This is one of five known surviving quilts in this pattern, named one of the top 100 quilts of the 20th century by judges elected from the Alliance for American Quilts, the American Quilt Study Group, the International Quilt Association, and the National Quilt Association. This lot includes a 1978 photograph of the quilt taken at “Seay-Me-Home,” the vacation home of its then-owner, Maurice Seay, along with a copy of a typewritten document dated 1976 found with the quilt, describing Seay’s connection to the quilt. It states this quilt was given as an expression of gratitude by workers at the Pickwick Dam Village to Maurice Seay, director of the educational program at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dam sites during the Depression era. It was designed by Ruth Clement Bond (1904-2005), an African American educator, civic leader, and designer who “helped transform the American quilt from a utilitarian bedcovering into a work of avant-garde social commentary” (Source: The New York Times obituary of Mrs. Bond, Nov. 13, 2005 – https://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/13/obituaries/ruth-clement-bond-101-quilter-and-civic-leader-is-dead.html ). Bond accompanied her husband, Dr. J. Max Bond, to the TVA dam construction sites where he had been hired in 1934 as a personnel manager to work with the black construction workers. He was, at the time, the company’s highest ranking African American official. Mrs. Bond supplied wives of the workers living at the various sites with quilt designs, many rich with symbolism, including this one, which exhibits elements reminiscent of paintings by Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas (particularly his mural series, “Aspects of Negro Life,” 1934). This is one of five quilts in this particular pattern known to exist along with one smaller related textile. The smaller textile is in the collection of the Museum of Art and Design in New York, one quilt is in the Michigan State University African American quilt collection, and a second quilt is in the private collection at TVA Headquarters. The whereabouts of the other two, both documented prior to 1990 by author and quilt researcher Merikay Waldvogel, are unknown. A detailed discussion of these so-called “TVA Quilts” can be found in Waldvogel’s book, “Soft Covers for Hard Times: Quiltmaking and the Great Depression” (Rutledge Hill Press, 1990). It contains information from interviews with Bond and two of the quilters, Rose Marie Thomas and Grace Tyler. All offered slightly differing titles and meanings for the quilt. Bond herself stated “The man with his banjo is full of frivolity. He is between the hand of the government [TVA] and the hand of a woman. He must choose between the government job and the life he has known…we wanted to show that he chose the TVA job. It has a hopeful message…things were getting better and the black worker had a part in it.” (p. 80). Note: The Seay paperwork dated 1976 (which appears to have been compiled for an exhibit at Western Michigan University the same year) indicates this quilt was made in Northeastern Mississippi, however, the other surviving quilts all have strong ties to the Wheeler Dam construction site in North Alabama. CONDITION: Central image in very good structural condition with even fading and a 3″ area of tiny scattered stains lower left; a couple of tiny areas of separation in stitching at lowermost edge of guitar and on subject’s left lower leg at edge. Border with overall fading in addition to discoloration and significant color loss along lower section. Scattered smaller areas of border have barely noticeable discoloration (largest is 1″L, positioned along right edge). Documentation with this lot includes a note from this quilt’s original owner, Maurice Seay, dated 1988, stating that the bottom of the quilt “was stained and faded as it hung on the north wall in the cabin.” [See more photos →]
|Lot 60A: Exceptional Franklin, Tennessee sampler, 1836||
Important Franklin, Tennessee house sampler by Mary Elizabeth Collins, April 1836. This sampler relates to a group of four documented samplers from Middle TN. The group is referred to as the “Cartouche, Wreath, and Vase Group”. This specific sampler contains nine different stitching techniques and the baskets are characteristic of Middle Tennessee samplers from the early 1830s to the late 1850s (research courtesy of Jennifer C. Core, Tennessee Sampler Survey). Condition – 5th row of letters show deterioration. Some missing linen to top right edge. Framed – 19 7/8″ height x 19 6/8″ width. Sight – 16 5/8″ height x 16 1/2″ width. Note: Sampler has been photographed and documented by the Tennessee Sampler Survey.
|Knoxville, TN Sampler, I. Baker, 1848||
Knoxville, Tennessee genealogical sampler, signed Isabella M. Baker, 1848; executed in silk needlework on linen, with floral vine border and stitched garden at lower edge; features three rows of upper case letters, one row of lower case letters and one row of numerals, plus seven geometric dividing bands, all sewn in eyelet, cross stitch and four-sided stitch. Center field contains marriage, birth and death information for Isabella’s parents, C.H. Baker and M.L. White, and family, 1831-1847. 23 3/4″ H x 24 1/2″ W unframed. Note: This sampler has been documented for the Tennessee Sampler Survey. The survey’s genealogical research found Isabella (Belle) McNutt Baker was born Oct. 30, 1836 in Knoxville, TN. Her parents were Caleb Hodnett Baker, Sr. and his second wife, Mary Lawson White. Through her mother, Isabella was the great-granddaughter of Gen. James White, the founder of Knoxville. Isabella was listed as a sophomore in the 1848-1849 catalog of the East Tennessee Female Institute, successor of the Knoxville Female Academy. As she was not listed in the catalog for 1847-48, it is not certain that she completed her sampler there. However, if she did, her embroidery teacher would have been Mrs. Mariah McAnally, wife of Rev. David R. McAnally, principal of the school. Isabella married Benjamin J. Stephenson, a druggist, in 1856 and gave birth to four children. She died in 1913 and is buried in the Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville. (A copy of the Tennessee Sampler Survey genealogy report, including guide to initials on sampler, is available on request). Condition: Overall good condition with some fading and discoloration. 3/8″ x 1/2″ and 3/8″ x 3/8″ tears near upper right corner. CONDITION: Overall good condition with some fading and discoloration. 3/8″ x 1/2″ and 3/8″ x 3/8″ tears near upper right corner. [See more photos →]
|Exhibited African-American Quilt by Josie Covington, TN, Late 19th C.||
Important African-American "make-do" quilt by Josie Covington (Triune, TN/1869-1909) comprised of hand-pieced and appliqued blocks made of dress fabrics. Circa 1885-1900. Pieced patterns include basket, bowtie, star, and diamond blocks. Applique designs include doll, hearts, hands, a foot, and scissors. The central applique block includes motifs that may have had a personal significance to the quiltmaker. 83" H x 76" W. Note: The style, coloring and prints of fabrics of this textile have been professionally examined and are consistent with other late 19th/early 20th century quilts in Tennessee, where Josie Covington was living at this time. This quilt was included in a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Links Chapter of Cleveland, and the National Endowment for Humanities from February 1978 through March 1981. It is included in John Vlach's accompanying publication THE AFRO-AMERICAN TRADITION IN THE DECORATIVE ARTS (Cleveland Museum, 1978). The central applique block was printed on invitations, postcards, and posters for most, if not all, of the seven prominent American museums that hosted the traveling exhibits. (A framed example of one of these posters is included with this lot). Artist's Biography: Josie Covington was born 1876 and lived in Triune in Wiliamson County, Tennessee, where she worked as a domestic servant for a family believed to have the last name of Pettus. The 1900 census records her as "widowed" and living with her five children and her mother Bettie Covington (1854-1926). Josie Covington's death certificate states she died in 1909 at the age of 40 of tuberculosis.
PROVENANCE: The collection of Richard H. and Kathleen L. Hulan, acquired from the quilter's daughter, Mary Eunice Covington Jones (1892-1984).
CONDITION: Quilt is structurally strong with two small holes visible in central area of grey striped backing. Repaired corner to upper left. Staining along upper and lower edges, not easily visible with fabric variety. Brown fabrics on quilt top are weak, but not fraying. One small hole with cotton batting protruding on lower middle edge. General fading to green and beige, especially in center block. [See more photos →]
|Large Turkish Rubia Carpet or Rug, Woven Legends||
Large Turkish Rubia carpet, wool on cotton, Woven Legends label. Large central medallion with palmettes flanked by foliate designs on a large shaped ivory field with red, blue, and green spandrels, all within a wide foliate border. Woven in colors of salmon, red, green, blue, and ivory. 17' x 12'. 20th century. The estate of J. Fred Pilkerton, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]
|Rare Dated & Signed Hawaiian Applique Quilt||
Hawaiian applique quilt in two shades of pink cotton or cotton sateen, ink-Inscribed en verso to one corner, "1932/Peter Leilani Kaaekuahiwi/From Mother". All appliqued and quilted by hand. The reverse applique on top reveals a lighter coral-colored cloth of the foundation. The quilting thread is yellow and the backing is a light coral color. The pattern name is unknown. 70" x 80". Note: Peter Leilani's mother, the quiltmaker, was A'keao Akana Kaaekuahiwi (b. 1889) and is listed in a 1910 Hawaiian census as a native Asiatic Hawaiian. Peter Leilani (1911-1989), was the oldest of her 8 children.
PROVENANCE: Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.
CONDITION: Overall good condition. Even discoloration/fading to backing fabric. Tiny holes evenly spaced might be evidence that the quilt was once tied. Some holes show minute fabric loss. [See more photos →]
|Tennessee Needlework House Sampler, Harriet Bryant||
Middle Tennessee needlework sampler, silk on linen, signed “H.D. Bryant’s Work”, with house, tree, and basket or urn motifs. Attributed to Maury County (Culleoka), circa 1835. Wide lily or tulip and geometric outer border and an inner chain of diamond border, enclosing upper and lower case cross-stitched alphabets (lacking lower case d) and numerals, over the signature line which is executed in four-sided stitch. Dividing bands are stitched in geometric and floral motifs in cross, back, chain, and queen stitches. The lower half of the sampler is devoted to large figural motifs of a two-story house, tree with two birds, and a basket of fruit or flowers. This highly decorative sampler, worked in tones of blue, dark and light green, white and beige/gold, is similar to other Middle Tennessee samplers classified by the Tennessee Sampler Survey as the “Cartouche, Wreath and Vase Group” (see the Mary Elizabeth Collins sampler sold by this auction house in Dec. 2008). Provenance: according to the Tennessee Sampler Survey, which has documented this sampler, it was made by Harriet Daniel Bryant. Harriet was born in North Carolina to Edward Bryant and his second wife Elizabeth (Betsy) Amis. Sometime between 1818 and 1823 the family moved to the Culleoka area of Maury Co. where the sampler was made. Harriet married Archelous White in Maury County in 1841 and they had nine children. It descended in her family to the present consignor. Older but not original giltwood frame. Sight: 17″H x 17-1/2″W. Framed: 19″ H x 19-1/2″W. Condition: Overall very good condition with some light fading and discoloration but no thread or ground loss. Sampler is currently framed with an acidic background but is not glued down. The blue thread in the outer border does not continue through the lower right corner but there is no indication of thread loss. Later frame but possibly original glass. [See more photos →]
|West Tennessee Sampler, 1837, Mary Jane Russell||
Scarce West Tennessee needlework sampler, silk on linen, by Mary Jane Russell of Brownsville TN, Haywood County, 1837, with unusually comprehensive biographical information. Multicolored border comprised of eyelet stitch on one side and cross stitched zig zag pattern on top, and cross-stitched green and white chainlink pattern on right side, enclosing 2 rows of upper case alphabets (cross and eyelet stitches), and 1 of lowercase alphabets plus 2 rows of numbers. Note: this sampler has been documented by the Tennessee Sampler Survey. It is one of only about ten documented samplers from West Tennessee, and the only known Tennessee sampler which contains the stitcher’s birthplace (Orange County, North Carolina, Feb. 3, 1825 – indicative of the migratory pattern of early Tennessee settlers as they advanced to the Western wilderness). Sampler also includes Russell’s birthdate, Feb. 3, 1825, along with her home location of Brownsville and sampler date, “Nov the 2. 1837.” According to genealogical information from the Tennessee Sampler Survey, Mary Jane Russell came from NC to Haywood County, Tennessee in 1826 with her parents, James W. Russell and Nancy Brewer. There was a Brownsville Academy in the community by 1831 (which may have been co-ed), and Mary Jane may have made her sampler there. Records obtained by the Tennessee Sampler Survey show her father fell behind on his payments there in 1833 and 1834 and was sued by the Board of Common School Commissions. Mary Jane may also have been instructed by her aunt, Mrs. W.C. Russell, who was a teacher in the county. Sometime after 1840, Mary Jane, her parents, and several siblings moved to Texas. She married Stephen Decatur Rainey there in 1847 and they had three children. She died in Harrison County, Texas in 1898 and is buried in Marshall Cemetery. A packet of genealogical information will be provided to the winning bidder on request. Old, possibly original lemon gilt molded frame. Sight: 10 3/4″ H x 17 1/2″ W. Framed: 4 3/4″ H x 21 1/2″ W. CONDITION: 3/4″ area of repair above first letter C, 1/2″ area of repair upper center edge above letter F, a few other scattered small areas of ground loss/holes, discoloration/toning and fading throughout. Sampler has not been examined out of frame. [See more photos →]
|Salem, North Carolina Theorem on Velvet, Circa 1820||
Early 19th century schoolgirl landscape theorem on velvet, depicting a large building with bell tower set atop a hill. It and several smaller buildings overlook a river, with three men in a boat loaded with barrels sailing past. Old note taped verso reads “For Minerva Evans Hoge. Painted by Minerva French Boyd while a student at the Moravian College in Winston Salem N.C. about the year 1820 – her great-great aunt.” Later giltwood and composition molded frame with brown mat. 12″ x 16″ sight, 21″ x 24″ framed. Also included is a framed copy of an 1865 presidential pardon, granted by Andrew Johnson to another ancestor of Minerva Hoge, Joseph H. Hoge of Giles County, Virginia, for his participation in “the late rebellion against the government of the United States.” 19″ x 30″, framed. Note: upon leaving school in Salem, Minerva French married Col. Thomas Jefferson Boyd of Albemarle County, Virginia, the law partner of her brother-in-law Judge David McComas. The couple lived in Evansham, Va., and Thomas Boyd helped lay out the town which would eventually come to be called Wytheville; in fact he became known as “The Father of Wytheville” due to his civic involvement (source: the Thomas Jefferson Boyd papers, Special Collections, Louisiana State University). Thomas and Minerva had several children, including David French Boyd, who moved to Louisiana and founded Louisiana State University. (Their son Thomas Duckett Boyd also served as President of that University). The scene depicted in the theorem has not been identified. It may show a building familiar to Minerva French which no longer exists, or may have been drawn from a print of the period depicting a faraway location. Condition: Velvet is adhered to acidic paperboard stock, which has caused some overall discoloration. Scattered tiny stains and areas of wear/loss. Losses to molding on frame. [See more photos →]
|Persian Heriz Rug or Carpet, 9×12||
Large Persian Heriz rug or carpet, wool on cotton. Central medallion on dark blue ground with palmettes within a red diamond, dark blue ground foliate border. Woven in colors of red or rust, blue, ivory, and gold. 12' 4" x 8' 11". First quarter 20th century. Provenance: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee. Condition: Overall good condition, rebound ends, one end with fringe loss. [See more photos →]
|Rare 38 Floral Star American Flag||
American 38-star flag, linen with printed stars arranged in an unusual floral pattern in the canton. No maker’s marks. Housed under glass in a wooden frame with gilt wood rabbet edge. Flag – 13″ H x 21 1/2″ W. Sight – 14 1/2″ H x 23″ W. Framed – 19 3/4″ H x 28 1/4″ W. Late 19th century. Provenance: Private Crossville, TN collection. Note: Letter in which Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn, M.D., Elkins Park, PA, the original dealer of the flag, writes to the consignor describing the rarity of the flag, stating that “I have never before seen this configuration of 4 clusters of 8 stars between, all encirling a star within a star. There is nothing like it in the Mastai book but if you have the Sotheby’s Mastai Auction catalog there is a similar larger sewn flag that has just 4 clusters of stars but no ‘star within a star'” included in the photos. CONDITION: Overall good condition. 1 1/4″ area of loss, top left of canton. Holes, largest 1/2″, surface of flag. 1/2″ x 1/2″ area of repair, lower center of flag. [See more photos →]
|Sonia Delaunay carpet, "Pierrot Lunaire" 52/100||
Sonia Delaunay-Terk wool carpet, “Pierrot Lunaire” abstract design with colors of blue, green, grey, black, purple, yellow and orange. Edition 52/100 by Artcurial Editions, Paris, “SD” initials woven in one corner of the rug. Verso with three labels including title, edition number, inscription and manufacturer. 11 ft 3 in x 8 ft 6 1/2 in. Circa 1990. Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Patron, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light scattered surface grime, one stain approximately 3″ L x 1/4″ W, appears to be food. Binding loose and partially stained. [See more photos →]
|Civil War era Confederate Parade Flag||
Civil War era Confederate first national parade flag, consisting of 7 applied nine pointed paper stars in the canton on silk ground. Includes wooden parade stick with sewn loop for stick to edge of flag closest to canton. Flag – 5 3/4″ H x 10 1/4″ W. Parade stick – 14 7/8″ L. 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. CONDITION: Fragile condition with foxing spots, dampstaining, to be expected from age. Areas of loss, largest 2″ H x 1/2″, to white center bar. Total of five stars not present to canton on either side of flag. [See more photos →]
|Persian Keshan or Isfahan Rug||
Large Persian Keshan or Isfahan or Isphahan pictorial rug, wool on cotton. Central navy field with extensive foliate, tree and bird decoration within seven borders, the largest with repeating foliate and bird decoration. Woven in colors of navy, salmon, red, green, rust and cream. 141" H x 97" W. Second quarter of the 20th century.
PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Very good condition, slight color fading to one edge, minor losses to border fringe. [See more photos →]
|Late Classical Navajo Man’s Wearing Blanket||
Late Classical Phase Navajo man’s wearing blanket consisting of indigo blue, natural ivory and red classic banded design. 44 1/2″ H x 61″ W. Latter half 19th century. Provenance: From a Knoxville, Tennessee Collection. Condition: Some staining, fading and grime. Wear and losses to perimeter with three hole repairs and four other small areas of loss. [See more photos →]
|Large Early Flemish Tapestry with 4 Iron Hangers||
Late 17th or early 18th century Flemish Verdure Tapestry, Brussels or Oudenaarde, silk and wool, depicting Alexander the Great and his entourage receiving tribute from a group of kneeling peasants, with village and other figures in the background. Rendered in wool in shades of blue, green, beige and taupe. The ends and back are wrapped with a linen cloth cover. Top has later applied loops for fitting on a horizontal pole for display. Includes 4 heavy custom-made iron brackets (no pole). Bottom edge has later pocket for additional pole support. Tapestry overall: 117" x 96".
PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.
CONDITION: Numerous scattered small losses and areas of repair and reweaving throughout, well concealed by the linen backing. 4' area of dampstaining to upper border extending into image, with some possibly related losses, notably to main figure's helmet plumage and rooftops. Other scattered areas of dampstaining. Losses to borders. Binding has scattered dampstaining and several small losses and repairs. [See more photos →]
|Tennessee Sampler, Henley Family, Knox County||
Tennessee needlework Family Register sampler, worked 1830 by Elizabeth M. Henley at the Knoxville Female Academy. Elizabeth Henley, granddaughter of Revolutionary War hero Col. David Henley, married Barclay McGhee, grandson of Knoxville settler and politician Col. Charles McClung. Silk on linen sampler with wide floral border, partially unfinished, with zig zag design satin stitch edging in contrasting light and dark threads, enclosing three rows of cross-stitched alphabet, the date 1830 and a row of numbers, over a bud and heart-with-cross motif band, over two verses: “Teach me to feel another’s woe/To hide the fault I see/that Mercy to others show /that mercy show to me” and “When age shall steal on me and youth is no more/and the moralist Time shakes his glass at my door/What charm in lost beauty or wealth shall find/my treasure my wealth is a sweet peace of mind”. Below the side by side verses is Elizabeth M. Henley’s signature and a family register with names and birth dates of her father, Arthur H. Henley, born Nov. 15, 1782; mother Ann E. Henley born Sept. 29, 1798, and siblings and/or possibly cousins: Sally H. Henley, born Feb. 20, 1816; David Henley, born Oct. 5, 1816; Mary K. Henley born Nov. 16, 1820; Alexander S. Henley born Nov. 15, 1822; and Mildred W. Henley (no birth date stated). Housed under glass in an early 20th century stained molded wood frame. 17 1/2″ H x 21 3/4″ W sight; 19 1/2″ H x 23 3/4″ W framed. Note: This sampler has been documented by the Tennessee Sampler Survey ( a copy of this report will accompany the sampler). Elizabeth Henley was born 1819 in Monroe County, Tennesssee to Arthur and Ann Henley. Her grandfather on her father’s side, David Henley, was a Continental Army officer during the American Revolutionary War, who served as George Washington’s intelligence chief and prisoner of war commandant. He later served as the Agent for the United States War Department for the Southwest Territory (later Tennessee) in the 1790s. Elizabeth’s name appears in the Knoxville Female Academy catalog for 1831 along with that of her sister Mary, and may have been worked while she was attending this school in Knox County, or at the Bolivar Academy in Madisonville, Monroe Co. as it bears a resemblence to other samplers made there at that time, according to the Tennessee Sampler Survey. Sadly, Elizabeth did not live long enough to reach the old age to which she alluded in her verse. She married Barclay McGhee in 1843 and died the following year at the age of 25, twelve days after the birth of their daughter. Barclay McGhee was the son of John Charles McGhee and Elizabeth Betsy Jones McClung McGhee (daughter of Knoxville settler and surveyor Colonel Charles McClung (1761-1835); he also was known as the master of land his family owned on the prehistoric Native American site in Monroe County called Toqua. Three years after Elizabeth’s death, Barclay married her sister Mary (whose name appears on the sampler). In 1856, at the age of 32, Barclay was found dead in a Chattanooga hotel room with a slit throat! Period accounts leave it unclear as to whether his wounds were self inflicted or the result of a deadly feud with a neighbor. Provenance: The Living Estate of Elizabeth Johnston Davidson Frierson, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: Sampler has not been fully removed from frame but appears glued to cardboard backing. Overall discoloration to ground and fading to thread. Two significant areas of staining, 2″ diameter center right and 4″ diameter center left, other scattered minor spots of darker discoloration throughout. No apparent holes or significant losses, although the names Alexander and Mildred appear to have possibly been reinforced with darker thread or added later. [See more photos →]
|Early Large Flemish Tapestry, 18th Century||
Large Flemish wool tapestry depicting a landscape with bird perched atop a rock overlooking a lake, large lush trees and vegetation including flowers and cattails. Tapestry woven in colors of green, blue, gold, brown, tan, and cream. A grey 1 1/2" border has been applied to the perimeter and a beige backing has been added along with a velcro strip added to the top for hanging. 90" H x 59 5/8" W. 18th century or earlier.
PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.
CONDITION: Some fading, patches, wear, and repairs throughout. Grey border is loose along the lower right edge. [See more photos →]
|Tennessee Needlework Sampler 1839, Roxana McGee||
Franklin / Williamson County, TN silk-on-linen needlework sampler by Roxana McGee. Worked in cream, light and dark green, yellow, black, brown and red silk threads in a variety of stitches including cross, chain, eyelet and satin. Floral garland border on three sides surrounding seven text registers, including 5 alphabetic bands above the identifying register, “Roxana M’Gee’s sampler/Franklin, Tenn august, 1839,” and a verse: “May I govern my passions with absolute sway/ And grow wiser and better as life wears away”. Below is a central vase of fruit flanked on either side by wreaths, dated “1793” and “1799”. Later stained wood frame. Sight – 16″ H x 16 1/4″ W. Framed – 20 5/8″ H x 21″ W. Note: This sampler has been documented by the Tennessee Sampler Survey, which attributes it to the “Vase and Cartouche” group of Middle Tennessee samplers. Roxana’s grandfather was Rev. John McGee who owned a large land grant near Henpeck Lane, south of Carnton Plantation (Williamson County, TN). His home, Mendenhall, still stands. Roxana’s father was a physician who died young leaving her mother with six children in 1832. Roxana (B. circa 1825) married William Cole (B. circa 1813 in NC) in Williamson County in 1842. Shortly after marrying, they moved to Tippah County, Missouri and later to Pueblo, Colorado. Illustrated “19th Century Williamson County Samplers: Emerging Research” by Jennifer Core, Williamson County Historical Journal, No. 43, 2012 (pp. 26-27). Provenance: Private Tennessee collection; Christie’s New York auction of Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Decorative Arts (Mr. J. Hays, sale #7980), Oct. 21, 1994, Lot #4; the collection of Katherine Prentiss Murphy. Condition: Overall very good condition with some light overall background discoloration and thread fading, archival framing under UV-resistant glass. [See more photos →]
|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 →]
|Persian Carpet, Ferahan or Sarouk||
Persian rug or carpet, Kerman or Kirman, Lavar design. Central red floral medallion or diamond field surrounding two shaped medallions to the interior flanked by two foliate spandrels in red and blue, with concentric foliate borders. Woven in colors of red, blue, green, and ivory. 11' 3" x 8' 8". 1st quarter 20th century.
PROVENANCE: the Estate of Emilee Barnes Frincke, Knoxville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with general overall wear. [See more photos →]
|East Tennessee sampler, Minerva Carmack 1845||
East Tennessee house and alphabet sampler by Minerva E. Carmack, 1845. Alphabet with house design. Wear to the middle of sample where it may have been folded. Small hole, approx. 1/4″ to center. Some wear to outer middle margins. Sampler has been glued down on paper board. Sight 11″x 14″, framed 18 5/8″ H x 15 5/8″ W. Circa 1845. This sampler was recently documented by Jennifer Core and Janet Hasson of the Tennessee Sampler Survey, Nashville, TN. Minerva Carmack was born February 15, 1828 in Hawkins County and died February 16, 1906 and was buried at the Watterson Cemetery, Stanley Valley Road, Hawkins Co., TN. Minerva married Edward Watterson about 1846 (no record found) and had ten children. They resided in the Stoney Point area of Hawkins County. Minerva may have been the third child of Cornelius Carmack, a founder of Hawkins Co. Of the thirty East Tennessee samplers documented in the Tennessee Sampler Survey, five are from Hawkins County. Of these five Hawkins Co. samplers, four have houses in the design. [See more photos →]
|Ferahan Sarouk Rug, 11' x 8'||
Antique Persian Farahan Sarouk rug, wool on wool, center shaped medallions on salmon, dark blue and red fields surrounded by floral or foliate designs with ivory medallions to the corners. Secondary colors of ivory, red, green, and dark blue. 134" H x 101 1/2" W. Circa 1920.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of David Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected general overall wear. [See more photos →]
|Antique Caucasian Talish Runner||
Antique Southeast Caucasian Talish runner, blue center field, ivory main border, secondary colors of gold, blues, rust, salmon, green and black. 95″ L x 39 1/4″ W. Late 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Bill Zarnon, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Condition: 1/2″ x 1/4″ and 2″ x 1″ areas of reweaving in blue field. Some corrosion of black wool. 1″ L repair in ivory border. Restored with new ends and sides. CONDITION: 1/2″ x 1/4″ and 2″ x 1″ areas of reweaving in blue field. Some corrosion of black wool. 1″ L repair in ivory border. Restored with new ends and sides. [See more photos →]
|Kentucky 1832 House Sampler, Eliza Pearson||
Kentucky Needlework Sampler stitched by Eliza Pearson and dated 1832, silk on coarse weave linen in colors of red, navy blue, green, brown/tan and ivory. “Eliza Pearson Aged 9 1832” stitched into 5 rows of alphabets and numbers, each row separated by a band of cross stitch in colorful and decorative motifs, over a verse: “O God permit thy gracious name to stand as the first ephod (sic for “effort”) of a female hand/And while her hand doth on the canvass move engage her youthful heart to seek thy love”. Large red multiple story house at lower center, flanked by urns of flowers; plain cross stitched border. Housed in a period wide ogee molded stained wood frame with gilt rabbet edge having a framing label verso for The Art Shop, Louisville, KY. 15″ x 11 3/4″ sight, 23″ x 20″ framed. Accompanied by a packet of genealogical information for Eliza A. Pearson, b. 1823 in Nelson County, KY (in an area which later became part of Hardin County). She married William Franklin in 1852 and had at least three children. She died in 1912 in Nelson County. CONDITION: Most colors remain bright, with some fading to tans and greens, 1/4″ area of ground loss at center possibly affecting the W in “While”, some small losses to various navy blue lettering on verse, overall ground discoloration. Frame has original surface with 1/2″ spots of veneer loss at each lower corner. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]
|Large Persian Heriz Carpet||
Large Persian Heriz carpet or rug, wool on cotton. Central medallion with palmettes on a foliate ground within a red-shaped ground within three borders. Woven in colors of red, blue, salmon, green, gold and ivory. 153" H x 114" W. Second quarter of the 20th century.
PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with use wear, slight pile loss, color fading to one side and losses to both borders. With old tag or sticker adhesive to reverse. [See more photos →]
|Exhibited African-American Schoolhouse Quilt||
Southern African-American quilt, attributed to Margaret or Lema Carr of Rogersville, Tennessee, recently exhibited at Colonial Williamsburg. This quilt displays an ingenious and unique design by incorporating the traditional Schoolhouse pattern with a semi-abstract Tree of Life motif, using hand-stitched pieced and appliqued cotton and synthetic fabrics. Eight rectangular panels enclose multicolored schoolhouses with beads representing door knobs and embroidered flowers, facing each other; the “roofs” and panel borders are joined by a central green vertical “tree trunk” to become its limbs, with all enclosed within a mauve border. Off white cotton backing. 78 1/2″ x 63 1/2″. Early to mid 20th century. Provenance: According to family tradition, Margaret Carr (born ca. 1909), an African-American schoolteacher from Rogersville, Tennessee, made the quilt or inherited it from her mother. Margaret appears in the 1940 United States census from Hawkins County, Tennessee when she was 31 years old and living on North Church Street with her parents George and Lema Carr. Although she had completed four years of college, Margaret was working as a cook in a private home at the time of that census. Margaret also taught at Swift University in Rogersville, Tennessee. She remained single until at least 1971, when the local Rogersville Review newspaper reported that Miss Margaret Carr hosted a meeting of the Woman’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society of Russell Chapel Church at her home on Church Street. Russell Chapel was an African Methodist Episcopal Church. (source: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). Provenance: the collection of Mary Jo Case, Kingsport, Tennessee. Exhibited, “A Century of African-American Quilts,” McCarl Gallery of the Art Museums at Colonial Williamsburg, February, 2017, to June of 2018. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Scattered areas of staining/discoloration. 3/8″ area of shattering, top right. Two schoolhouses, second from top on right and bottom on left, are missing doorknob beads. Velcro band for display across top of quilt backing. [See more photos →]
|Gee’s Bend Quilt, Bettie B. Seltzer||
Gee’s Bend Alabama pieced quilt by Bettie Bendolph Seltzer (1939 – 2017), house-top pattern variation stitched in bright colors including yellow, red, purple, aqua and green. Signed en verso to one corner “Bettie B. Seltzer” and additionally stamped “Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective”. 86 1/4″ x 84 1/2″. Alabama, 20th century. CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]
|Antique Persian Tabriz Rug||
Antique Persian Tabriz rug or carpet, wool on cotton, the center with multiple foliate medallions within three foliate borders. Woven in colors of ivory, rust, blue and green. 124" H x 93" W. Late 19th/Early 20th century.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Barbara K. Lipman, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Light scattered wear, some staining at borders. Overall good condition. [See more photos →]
|Rare Maury Co. TN Figural Sampler||
Important Maury County, Tennessee needlework sampler, silk on linen, signed Margaret A. Reaves and dated 1830. Sampler features a floral border enclosing 3 alphabets and 1 row of numbers, over a double tombstone panel center. At left are stitched figures of a man and woman in fine clothing, in profile on either side a tree with bird perched in its branches. At right is an urn of flowers. Below is a stitched verse, “Here orange trees with blooms and pendants shine / and vernal honours to their autum join / exceed their promise in the ripend store / yet in the rising blossoms promise more / State of Tennessee Maury County / Margaret A. Reaves sampler 1830″. Sampler has been stitched to a tan mat and framed under glass. Sampler: 13″ x 10 1/4″; later giltwood frame: 16 1/2″ x 14”. Sampler has been documented by the Tennessee Sampler Survey, which noted “This elaborate sampler is unique among Tennessee samplers for its mastery of difficult stitches and unusual couple and tree motif. Margaret’s expert stitching included cross, cross over one, bullion knot, buttonhole wheel, eyelet, four-sided, hem, pattern darning, queen, rice, satin, and stem.” A genealogy report accompanies the sampler, and additional genealogy information is included on the back of the frame. Exhibited, “Middle Tennessee Samplers: This My Name Shall Ever Have,” Polk Presidential Hall, Dec. 17-April 10, 2011. Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall fading; staining to lower 1/3 of sampler; about a half dozen small holes to right side of sampler along border and next to the date 1830 (largest is 3/4″L). Possible old thread repair to lowermost row of stitches (below the word County). Sampler is not glued down. [See more photos →]
|Tekke Hatchi area rug, c. 1930||
Tekke Hatchi area rug, 61 1/2″ x 45″, colors of rust, blue, ivory, black, orange and brown, circa 1930. Provenance: Estate of Bill Zarnon, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Condition: Overall good condition. Selvedge secured. Minor insect damage near center. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Selvedge secured. Minor insect damage near center. [See more photos →]
|Antique Persian Sarouk Rug or Carpet, 13' x 10'||
Antique Persian Sarouk rug or carpet, wool on cotton. Salmon and red central medallion on a navy blue field with foliate decoration, flanked by ivory, salmon, and red spandrels, red foliate border. 13' 9" x 10' 11". First quarter 20th century. Provenance: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee. Condition: Losses to fringe, frayed binding at ends, overall good condition. [See more photos →]
|2 NWT Christian Dior Trotter Saddle Bags||
Two (2) New with Tags Christian Dior Trotter pattern saddlebags. 1st item: Saddlebag having a white leather exterior with embroidered floral decorations and exterior pocket with magnetic closure, matching top handle, and silver-tone logo hardware. Single flap with velcro closure opens to reveal a black monogram fabric-lined interior with one zip pocket with "CD" logo pull, white leather tab stamped "Christian Dior/Paris" to zip pocket. Manufacturer and serial number "MADE IN ITALY/01-RU-1005" stamped to reverse of white leather tab. 2nd item: Saddlebag having a "Hawaii" multicolored floral canvas exterior and exterior pocket with magnetic closure, hot pink PVC top handle and trim, and silver-tone logo hardware. Single flap with velcro closure opens to reveal a pink monogram fabric-lined interior with one zip pocket with "CD" logo pull, hot pink PVC tab stamped "Christian Dior/Paris" to zip pocket. Manufacturer and serial number "MADE IN ITALY/01RU 1004" stamped to reverse of hot pink PVC tab. Both items include original Christian Dior Boutique Paris retail tags, dust bags, and certificates of authenticity; "Hawaii" bag includes Neiman Marcus tag. Both items approximately 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W x 2 1/2" D. Overall with top handles 13 3/4" H. Serial numbers correspond to years 2004-2005.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Mrs. Tracy W. Herold, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Both items NWT, overall very good condition. Dust bags with light staining, wear. 1st item: Few areas of pulling to embroidered floral decorations. 2nd item: Few minute scuffs to PVC trim, areas of tarnish to silver tone hardware. [See more photos →]
|Signed and dated 1827 Tennessee Sampler||
Rare and relatively early Tennessee needlework sampler, silk on linen, signed Margaret D. Robinson, “Aprile th 14″ (sic), 1827. Wide floral border enclosing three upper case alphabets rendered in four-sided stitch, eyelet stitch, and cross stitch plus a lower case alphabet in cross stitch, a row of numbers and 9 geometric dividing bands. Later molded oak frame. This sampler has been documented by the Tennessee Sampler Survey as part of the Green and Pink Group of samplers made in the area of Sumner, Smith, DeKalb, and Wilson Counties in Middle Tennessee. Provenance: The consignor purchased the sampler at the estate sale of Dorothy Wilson Robinson Clark on May 31, 1986 in McMinnville, Warren Co., TN. The sampler descended in the family of Dorothy’s first husband, Alton Robinson (born in DeKalb County). A copy of the full TSS report and genealogical information will be made available to the winning bidder. 15 -1/2″ x 17-1/4″ sight, 18″ x 20” framed. Condition: Sampler is stitched (not glued) to cardboard backing. Overall good condition with general fading and discoloration, water stain in lower right hand corner. No holes but a small possible area of very early repair on the eyelet alphabet [See more photos →]
|Bourbon Co. KY House Sampler c.1815||
Bourbon County, Kentucky House Sampler attributed to Martha "Patsy" Hook, c. 1815. Silk on linen sampler featuring a strawberry border enclosing three alphabets, a basket of flowers, and a verse surrounded by bird and flowering vine motif, reading, "Teach me to feel another's woe/ To hide the fault I see/ That mercy I to others show/That mercy show to me." (Verse by Alexander Pope, from "The Universal Prayer."). Below the verse is a brick Federal style house and gate, with the names of her parents Thomas and Sarah Hook, and brother Samuel, stitched to the sides. The sampler incorporates a variety of stitches, especially in the alphabet and under the basket of flowers. Housed under glass in a wide flame grain mahogany veneered frame. Sight: 16" H x 17 1/2" W. Frame: 21 1/2" H x 23" W. A packet of genealogical information is available to the winning bidder. Note: Patsy Hook's sampler appears to be unfinished. Her name is absent, as are the names of her seven other brothers and sisters. Thomas and Sarah "Sally" Long Hook were both born in Maryland, but had moved to Bourbon County by 1793, and Sarah gave birth to Martha "Patsy" Hook in 1800. Patsy married Elijah Breeding on Sept. 6, 1824 in Nicholas County, KY, and they had 3 children. By 1829 the couple had moved to Missouri along with her parents, becoming early pioneers of that state. Elijah Breeding died there in 1830, leaving Patsy a young widow. She married James Sims in 1833, but died less than a year later in 1834. The sampler has descended in her family with the oral attribution to her as the stitcher. A packet of genealogical information on the Hook family accompanies this lot.
CONDITION: Thread color has faded, and there is a 3/4" line of ground repair adjacent to the 4th verse line. The upper portion of the f's in the verse appear to be missing, but this may be the way they were stitched. Not examined out of frame. Frame may not be original. [See more photos →]
|Tabriz Medallion Carpet||
Large Tabriz Persian medallion carpet, wool on wool construction. Center with ivory, blue, and red medallions, foliate designs, and floral borders. 18' 10" L x 13' W.
PROVENANCE: Deaccessioned by the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation to benefit the acquisitions fund.
CONDITION: Overall poor condition with heavy wear, piling loss, and staining. [See more photos →]
|Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet||
Antique Turkish Oushak carpet, 11'6" x 10'2", late 19th century, wool on cotton, center medallion of celadon green and ivory, salmon primary field with vine decoration, yellow spandrels, celadon green primary border, secondary colors of cream, yellows and pinks. Turkish, late 19th century. Provenance: Atlanta, GA collection. CONDITION: General wear. One knot loose near center medallion. 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" surface stain inside green border near one corner. [See more photos →]
|Chanel Classic Double Flap Quilted Black Leather Bag||
Chanel Classic square double flap quilted black lambskin leather shoulder bag, medium, having woven-in leather chain strap and 24K gold plated hardware. Exterior flap with frontal CC turn-lock closure opens to an interior flap with a snap closure over a black leather-lined slip pocket and a burgundy leather-lined interior with stitched double "C" logo and "CHANEL (registered)" stamped above two slip pockets, "MADE IN FRANCE" stamped to opposite side of interior, additional quilted slip pocket to back of exterior. Hologram sticker reads "1602152", to lower left of interior. Includes Chanel authenticity card with matching serial number and a Chanel dustbag. Bag: 7" H x 10" W x 2 1/2" D. Overall with strap: 22" H. Serial number corresponds to years 1989 -1991.
PROVENANCE: Private Williamson County, Tennessee collection.
CONDITION: Overall very good, gently used condition with light wear, indentations from hardware, surface scuffs, largest 1/2", to leather. Very light abrasion lower right edge of frontal flap. Light surface scratches to hardware. Some rubbing to stamped Chanel marks. [See more photos →]
|6 Salvatore Ferragamo Bags, incl. NWT||
1st-2nd items: Two (2) Fiera Wildlife Safari Print tote bags, both having multicolored printed nylon exteriors with slip pockets, dark brown or black leather trim with matching top handles, and gold-tone or silver-tone hardware. Each with zip-top closure with leather tassel pulls open to reveal grey monogram or orange fabric interiors, each having two slip pockets and one zip pocket with logo pulls. Bag with orange interior with brown leather tab stamped "Salvatore Ferragamo/MADE IN ITALY/RC-21 6408" to zip pocket, bag with grey monogram interior with silver-tone and black leather label stamped "Salvatore Ferragamo/MADE IN ITALY" and black leather tab stamped "Salvatore Ferragamo/MADE IN ITALY/RC-21 6408" AU21/6408" to zip pocket. Bag with orange interior includes matching zip-top coin purse with brown leather tab stamped "Salvatore Ferrgamo/-MADE IN ITALY-/AU-22 6190", one dust bag, and two Salvatore Ferragamo retail tags. Bag with grey monogram interior includes one Salvatore Ferragamo retail tag. Both items include associated dust bags. Both items approximately 10 3/8" H x 15 1/4" W x 5" D. Overall with top handles: 19" H. 3rd item: New with Tag shoulder bag having giraffe print horse or calf hair exterior, black leather trim and top handles, and silver-tone hardware. Single flap lined in black leather with magentic slide closure over slip pocket opens to reveal a orange logo fabric-lined interior with two compartments, two slip pockets, and one zip pocket with silver-tone logo pull, black leather tab stamped "Salvatore Ferragamo/-MADE IN ITALY-/AB-21 6805" to zip pocket. Includes one affixed Salvatore Ferragamo retail tag, one Salvatore Ferragamo information card, and one Salvatore Ferragamo dust bag. 8 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W x 4 1/2" D. Overall with handles: 14 1/2" D. 4th item: Shoulder bag having light brown fur and baby llama leather exterior, matching top handles, and gunmetal-tone hardware. Zip-top with light brown leather pull opens to reveal a tan fabric interior with two slip pockets and one zip pocket with gunmetal-tone zipper pull, light brown leather tab stamped "Salvatore Ferragamo/-MADE IN ITALY-/EE-21 5845" to zip pocket. Includes two Salvatore Ferragamo retail tags and one Salvatore Ferragamo dust bag. 10 3/4" H x 17" W x 5" D". Overall with top handles: 18" H. 5th item: Hobo shoulder bag having gazelle fur and brown leather exterior, matching top handle, and gold-tone hardware. Zip top closure with brown leather pull opens to reveal a light brown fabric interior with two slip pockets and one zip pocket with gold-tone logo pull, brown leather tab stamped "Salvatore Ferragamo/-MADE IN ITALY-/EY-21 5892" to zip pocket. Includes one Salvatore Ferragamo retail tag and one Salvatore Ferragamo information card. 13 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W x 4 1/2" D. Overall with top handle: 21" H. 6th item: Miss Vara Bow tote having black patent leather exterior, black grosgrain trim, and silver-tone hardware. Magnetic snap opens to reveal a black fabric interior with two slip pockets, two partitions separated by a zip pouch, and one zip pocket, both with silver-tone logo pulls, silver tone and black leather label stamped "Salvatore Ferragamo/MADE IN ITALY" and black leather tab stamped "Salvatore Ferragamo/-MADE IN ITALY-/AU-21/B665" both to zip pocket. Includes one Salvatore Ferragamo dust bag. 9 3/4" H x 13 1/4" W x 5 3/4" D. Overall with handles: 16" H.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Mrs. Tracy W. Herold, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: All items in New with Tag or overall very good, gently used condition. Some dust bags with staining, wear. 1st-2nd items: Very minute scattered staining to nylon. [See more photos →]
|Persian Heriz Carpet||
Persian Heriz carpet, or rug, wool on cotton. Small central medallion flanked by palmettes and foliate designs on a red ground within four borders. Woven in colors of red, blue, salmon and cream. 139" H x 105" W. 1st quarter 20th century,
PROVENANCE: The estate of Mary Ann Brown Lynn, Columbia, TN.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with light use wear. Some fraying and slight color fading. [See more photos →]
|Large Navajo Ganado Rug||
Large Navajo Ganado rug having a double terraced diamond central design on a red field with zigzags and other geometric shapes on the inner border. 116 1/2″ L X 72″ W. Mid 20th century. Condition: Some brown staining, primarily to one corner and some in the center. A few slight areas of color run to brown color. [See more photos →]
|Pakistani Peshawar Chobi Rug||
Pakistani Peshwar Chobi rug, wool on wool, center with double medallion design on an ivory ground with foliate spandrels and foliate borders. 160 1/2" H x 121 1/2" W. Late 20th century.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Barbara K. Lipman, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with some scattered grime and light staining. [See more photos →]
|Persian Senneh Room Sized Carpet||
Persian Senneh room size rug, wool on cotton having two primary central medallions and three borders. Red and blue primary colors with gold, cream and brown secondary colors. 122 3/4" H x 84" W. First quarter of the 20th century. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with even pile wear and no fading to colors. [See more photos →]
|3 Prada Purses Inc Spazzolato||
1st-2nd items: Two (2) Prada Spazzolato Print calfskin handbags with structured form, top silver-toned frame with kiss lock, and single adjustable handle. Both are embossed with a large Prada label stamped "PRADA MILANO DAL 1913" and have hanging leather clochettes with keys to lock. First Spazzolato bag in color "Ambra" or "Amber", with orange leather-lined interior featuring two gusseted small pockets and one envelope snap pocket, with an orange and silver-toned label stamped "PRADA MADE IN ITALY". Maintains its original retail sales tag and original cotton drawstring dust bag with printed Prada label. Second Spazzolato bag in color "Nero" or black, with red leather-lined interior featuring two gusseted small pockets and one envelope snap pocket, with red and silver-toned label stamped "PRADA MADE IN ITALY". Both with certification cards of authenticity. Both 11 1/2" W x 16" H x 4" D. 3rd item: Prada grey leather shoulder bag with crocodile and yellow acrylic trim with foliate designs, silver-toned hardware, and two shoulder straps. Envelope style flap opens to a black leather-lined interior and zipper slip pocket with a silver-tone label stamped "PRADA MADE IN ITALY" and stamp labeled "PRADA MILANO DAL 1913" on the reverse side of the bag. Comes with an original cotton drawstring dust bag printed with the Prada label. 16" W x 15 1/2" H. All items circa first decade of 21st century. Note: The Spazzolato handbag was featured in the opening scene of the American film "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006).
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Mrs. Tracy W. Herold, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: "Ambra" bag in excellent condition with very slight use wear. Black bag with some surface grime, light wear, and slight warping to form from use. 3rd item: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]
|Monumental White Oak Basket by Mary M. Davis, Signed.||
Very Large Middle Tennessee split white oak rectangular form buttocks basket by Mary M. Davis (Cannon County, TN. 1928-2014). Ribbed construction with tightly woven wearers, a wide woven rim, and fixed handle, signed on the center inner rim. Additionally inscribed to interior base center "Mrs. Mary M. Davis 1986 Woodbury, TN I-1976. 335 East Main St. 37190. Took from 260 to 300 hours to make this basket." 21" H x 19" W.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Donley and Eunice Hill, Andersonville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with light surface grime and very light wear to weavers. [See more photos →]
|Antique Persian Farahan Sarouk Rug, approx. 6 x 4||
Antique Persian Farahan Sarouk rug, wool on cotton, center shaped medallion on a dark blue field surrounded by floral or foliate designs. Secondary colors of ivory, red, green, gold, pink, and dark blue. Circa 1920's. 81" L x 52" W. Provenance: The estate of J. Fred Pilkerton, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, purchased 1968. Condition: Overall good condition with light, commensurate wear for age. [See more photos →]
|Room Size Persian Kirman Rug, Signed||
Persian Kirman or Kerman, Lavar design carpet, wool on cotton. Central cream floral medallion field with a 16 pointed medallion surrounding two 8 point star medallions to the interior, surrounded by five concentric floral borders, in colors of blue, pink, cranberry and cream. Signed within a cartouche central lower border. 146" x 100" or 16'3' x 8'3". Late 19th century. CONDITION: Areas of wear primarily to one end along long sides and to center. One area of tearing and heavy wear to margin of one side. Losses to the fringe. Color run from blue areas, around flowers. [See more photos →]
|Navajo Rug, Crystal Storm, 9’5" x 5’5"||
Navajo rug, Crystal Storm pattern rug, 115″ x 66″, woven in colors of red, gold, ivory, beige and brown, center geometric design with whirling logs at corners and border of water beetles. 9’5″ x 5’5″. Second quarter of the 20th century. Provenance: Private Oak Ridge, TN estate. CONDITION: Recently professionally cleaned. Minor fraying on one side, 2″ L. [See more photos →]
|2 Kashan Pictorial Persian Carpets||
Near pair of two (2) Kashan/Keshan Persian pictorial rugs or carpets, both wool on cotton. Both with central medallion decoration depicting a palace or large villa, flanked by tall, flowering trees with birds centered around a flowering vase. Birds with flowering vines are in the upper corners and all on a red ground. All within seven borders, the largest with various vignette decoration depicting buildings, mountains, birds and deer. One measuring 85" H x 52" W, the other measuring 86" H x 54" W. Both circa mid-20th century.
PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Both in overall very good condition, one being slightly more faded. Minor age-related use and wear. [See more photos →]
|Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug||
Antique Caucasian Shirvan rug, coarse weave vegetable dyed wool on wool, with three central medallions on red ground and floral border, in colors of red, green, gold, blue and green. 7' L x 5' 4" W. Late 19th/Early 20th century. The Collection of Ann Hale-Smith, Rogersville, Tennessee. Condition: Some caustic oxidation noted and wear from where the foundation had been bound up or creased. [See more photos →]