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Winter 2023 Auction Highlights

Thank you for making our Winter 2023 Auction a success!

This auction took place at our Knoxville gallery, with in-person bidding plus phone, online and absentee bidding. Featured were 1,200+ lots of art, antiques and jewelry from fine Southeastern private and museum collections and estates, including: the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville; the estate of Tina McWhorter, Memphis; the estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville; the estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville; the estate of James Lewis, Carthage; the estate of Dr. Martin Perez, Chattanooga; the estate of Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson’s Station; the estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville; the collection of Pete and Judy Nebhut, Nashville; the collection of Susan and David Eagleton, Maryville; the collection of Jay Justice, SC; the collection of Michael Janton, OH; and the collection of Richard and Kathleen Hulan, VA.

Below are just a few of the highlights from this auction. ALL SOLD PRICES INCLUDE THE BUYER’S PREMIUM.

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153 Lot 153: Carroll Cloar Acrylic Painting, The Explorer Carroll Cloar Acrylic Painting, The Explorer Lot 153: Carroll Cloar Acrylic Painting, The Explorer

Carroll Cloar (American/Tennessee/Arkansas, 1913-1993), acrylic on board painting titled The Explorer, depicting a man in a rowboat, with binoculars, viewing the landscape around him. The lush green trees in the background, rendered in precise pointillist brush strokes, are mostly blocked from the subject’s view by clusters of brick commercial buildings, reflected in the placid water; while in the right foreground the landscape seems to disintegrate into thin air. Housed in a silver-gilt molded frame. Signed in script “Carroll Cloar” lower left. Board: 23″H x 34″W. Frame – 30″H x 40″W. Titled en verso and dated 8-82 (August, 1982) with additional inscription of artist’s name and showing measurements and medium. Note: Carroll Cloar’s work is celebrated for capturing “the essence of a vanishing South” (Marilyn Sadler, “The Art and Life of Carroll Cloar”, Memphis Magazine, June 1, 2011). The artist was known for incorporating nostalgic images, often from his Southern childhood, sometimes merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes, and he often noted that literature, particularly by Southern Gothic writers such as William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, influenced his artistic approach. Born in Arkansas, Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar’s achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and upon his return, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled Backwoods Boyhood, and Cloar’s work began to earn national acclaim. By the mid 1950s, he had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooks Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar’s painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Sources: The Johnson Collection/Memphis Brooks Museum of Art).

PROVENANCE: The collection of Judy and Pete Nebhut, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Painting is in excellent condition with a couple of tiny scattered faint spots of grime or inclusions in the lake area. Frame has a few minor spots of slight wear to edges but is also in overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$53,760.00
145 Lot 145: Beauford Delaney Pastel Portrait of a Man Beauford Delaney Pastel Portrait of a Man Lot 145: Beauford Delaney Pastel Portrait of a Man

Beauford Delaney (American/Tennessee, 1901-1979) pastel on wove paper bust-length portrait of a bearded man with vibrant blue eyes and piercing stare. Set against a mottled green background, the composition is enlivened by the artist's use of swirling linework to create a network of electric blue forms that seem to radiate from the sitter's eyes–accentuating his facial features and bust before spilling into the background. Along with the warm orange, pink, and yellow tones describing the sitter's skin, this blue is echoed subtly in the clothing and background through layers of applied color. Unsigned. Beauford Delaney Estate Stamp verso. Housed in a modern, rusticated gray wood frame with exposed gilt and white mat. Sheet: 25 1/2" H x 19 5/8" W. Frame: 31 3/4" H x 25 3/8" W. Provenance – Estate of Beauford Delaney, Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, court-appointed administrator. Note: Modernist artist Beauford Delaney was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. An apprentice to artist Lloyd Branson, Delaney was encouraged by his mentor to study art in Boston. In 1929 he traveled to New York and established himself as a prominent artist of the Harlem Renaissance. There he gained the attention and admiration of well-known writers and artists such as James Baldwin, Georgia O'Keefe, Alfred Stieglitz, and many others. Delaney experimented throughout his career with a wide variety of styles, including his personal brands of realism, fauvism, post-impressionism, and abstract expressionism. His departure from New York to Paris in 1953 also marked his transition from figurative compositions to abstractions with a focus on color and light. Numerous portraits by Delaney, such as this pastel drawing, demonstrate the artist's fauvist tendencies in regard to his use of vibrant, non-local color for expressive effect. Additionally, the penetrating stare and psychological intensity of this pastel suggests the influence of modernist portraiture by luminaries like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse that the artist would have viewed in museums in Boston, New York, and Paris.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Beauford Delaney, Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, court-appointed administrator.

CONDITION: Condition is very good. Creasing and breaks in the bottom center quadrant, the largest being a 5/8" puncture with loss, have been repaired by the art and paper conservator Alvarez Conservation Services. With faint creasing and pinhole puncture to upper-right corner. Alvarez Conservation Services' pre-treatment condition report is available to the winning bidder. [See more photos →]

$48,000.00
188 Lot 188: Wythe County, VA Paint Decorated Blanket Chest Wythe County, VA Paint Decorated Blanket Chest Lot 188: Wythe County, VA Paint Decorated Blanket Chest

Wythe County, Virginia polychrome painted blanket chest, poplar throughout. The chest consists of a rectangular molded and hinged lid above a dovetailed case with diamond shaped iron escutcheon, above an ogee base molding and dovetailed bracket feet with spurs. Interior with till, iron lock, hinges and hasp. The front case features two painted lunetted or notched rectangular panels depicting a large central flower in the center surrounded by four smaller flowers, all emanating from a black urn or pitcher within a scribed and lunetted rectangular frame. The top features two painted lunetted or notched rectangular panels depicting red and black six-pointed stars, within a scribed lunetted rectangular frame. The base color on the remaining chest appears to be a red wash with grain-painted elements to the lid and case front, with red wash side panels and a black painted base and feet. Decoration attributed to John Huddle (1772-1839) and family. 28 1/2" H x 50" W x 21 5/8" D. 1st quarter 19th century.

PROVENANCE: By descent from Susie Rebecca Barns (1888-1957) of Rich Valley, Smith County, Virginia, to Preston Taylor Buchanan (1939-2020) to present heir.

CONDITION: Scattered wear and abrasions, especially to the molded top and feet. Grain painted background on the case front and sides cleaned in the past. Lid with losses to one lock pin. [See more photos →]

$40,960.00
2 Lot 2: Korean Silver Inlaid Censer w/ Crane Finial, Josean Dynasty Korean Silver Inlaid Censer w/ Crane Finial, Josean Dynasty Lot 2: Korean Silver Inlaid Censer w/ Crane Finial, Josean Dynasty

Korean iron censer or incense burner with silver wire inlaid Chinese "Shou" auspicious character marks to the rounded hexagonal sides and fret designs throughout; the pierced cover having a crane finial symbolizing longevity; two hinged handles. Raised on a recessed plinth supported by six bracket feet. 7 5/8" H x 5 5/8" dia. Likely from the Western province of Pyongan, early 19th century. Note: Purchased in 1956 from Samuel W. Lee & Co. Seoul, Korea. The original Lee receipt stating it may have originally come from a high ranking Korean official or Princess Yun and letter from original donor about its acquisition are available to the winning bidder.

PROVENANCE: Property of a Tennessee Religious Institution.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with oxidation and light scattered surface wear commensurate with age. [See more photos →]

$37,500.00
144 Lot 144: William Edmondson Exhibited Garden Sculpture and Base William Edmondson Exhibited Garden Sculpture and Base Lot 144: William Edmondson Exhibited Garden Sculpture and Base

William Edmondson (American/Tennessee, 1874-1951) carved limestone sculpture or garden ornament in the form of a large dipper or cup of rectangular form, angled at the lower edges, with a trapezoidal handle, open in the center. The side opposite the handle features a shallow, molded, angular lip that echoes the lines of the body and handle. 20"W x 12"D x 7" H. Exhibited, "William Edmondson: A Retrospective," The Tennessee State Museum, 1981. The dipper is accompanied by a minimally hewn flat rectangular limestone base, measuring 4" H x 14 1/2" W x 13" D, acquired by the consignors' parents along with the sculpture directly from William Edmondson's yard in 1951. Biography: William Edmondson was born in Davidson County, Tennessee, the son of freed slaves, and worked most of his life as a railroad employee and janitor. A spiritual experience at the age of 57 prompted him to begin sculpting limestone using a railroad spike as a chisel, and he claimed divine inspiration for the works produced during his 17-year art career. In 1937, Edmondson became the first African American artist to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, and he is regarded as one of the most important self-taught artists of the 20th century. Provenance Note: Dr. Virgil and Louise Lequire were influential members of Nashville's arts community. Louise Lequire (1924-2006), a talented painter in her own right, was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and taught art at Montgomery Bell Academy and the Nashville Institute for the Arts. She was the first art critic for the Nashville Banner newspaper and a regular art columnist from 1960-1961, and Arts Editor for Nashville Life Magazine from 1993-1996. Her article on William Edmondson appeared in Smithsonian Magazine in 1981 and she was a contributor to the catalog for the Edmondson exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum that same year. Her photograph of this sculpture in her own garden (minus the base), taken at an unknown date, appears in black and white near the end of our sequence of photographs for this auction catalog.

PROVENANCE: By descent in the family of Dr. Virgil and Louise Lequire, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: The limestone is very granular and has scattered rust colored spots that are not stains but natural colorations, as well as some minor dark staining residue to the interior. There are some natural holes in the bottom of the cup that do not penetrate, The base has old, likely original worn away areas or losses at 3 of the 4 corners, up to 2" x 2 1/2", moss-staining and scuffing/scratching to the top. [See more photos →]

$33,280.00
503 Lot 503: Tiffany Studios Lamp with Favrile Shade, c. 1899 Tiffany Studios Lamp with Favrile Shade, c. 1899 Lot 503: Tiffany Studios Lamp with Favrile Shade, c. 1899

Tiffany Studios blown out glass and bronze oil lamp with original Favrile iridescent shade, c.1899. Bottom of base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK D436 / 7, with Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co, monogram. Exterior top of base also impressed D436. Base has cold patina finish and is fitted with a bronze collar having pierced decoration to top and a ring to hold the shade. Base 13 3/8"H. Gold iridescent shade with wave design, etched S4319. 9 3/4" diameter. Height overall: 18 1/2" (excluding chimney).

CONDITION: Some losses to bronze fitting around the bulb socket. Residue to crevices between bronze top of lamp base and body. Some small orange reside spots to a few sections of glass in base; these flake off but we have not attempted to clean the more persistent ones. Glass on base is otherwise in excellent condition, no damage. 1/4" dark stain to bronze on foot, near power switch. Switch and socket added later. Formerly electrified; cord has been cut. Shade in overall excellent condition with a few scattered tiny imperfections in the making. Clear glass chimney is not original. [See more photos →]

$30,720.00
161 Lot 161: Helen LaFrance Oil Painting, Church Picnic Helen LaFrance Oil Painting, Church Picnic Lot 161: Helen LaFrance Oil Painting, Church Picnic

Helen La France (Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting an African American congregation gathering for a church picnic upon the grounds before a church's open door and having automobiles scattered across the grass, a family arriving via the dirt road in a horse-drawn cart lower left, children playing a circle game lower right, and ladies preparing a long table beneath the trees mid-ground. Signed "Helen La France" lower right. Inscribed with title and "Shelton Gallery", en verso of stretcher. Housed in a simple wood frame. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 19 1/4" H x 25 1/4" W. Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her 'memory paintings' drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen LaFrance died November 22, 2020 in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection, acquired from Shelton Gallery, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$25,600.00
623 Lot 623: Benjamin Tyler 1818 Copy of the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Tyler 1818 Copy of the Declaration of Independence Lot 623: Benjamin Tyler 1818 Copy of the Declaration of Independence

Scarce Benjamin Owen Tyler 1818 copy of the Declaration of Independence, engraved by Peter Maverick, Newark, NJ; considered the first copy of the Declaration produced for commercial purposes. Engraved on laid paper with eagle watermark. Housed under glass in a later ebonized frame. Plate: 29 1/4" H x 23 1/2". Sheet: 31 3/4" H x 25 5/8" W. Framed: 37 1/2" H x 31 1/2" W. Note: The University of Virginia Library, which maintains a permanent exhibition of copies of the Declaration of Independence, notes, "In 1815, the United States concluded its second war with Britain, the War of 1812, and American nationalism blossomed in its wake. Reinforcing this renewed patriotism, the passing of the signers' generation created a passionate interest in all things associated with the nation's founding. Several entrepreneurs sought to capitalize on this demand by rushing to produce the first facsimile printings of the Declaration of Independence — offering the American public its very first look at the document. In 1818, Benjamin Owen Tyler produced the first facsimile of the Declaration." (source: https://explore.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/show/declaration/exhibit). Note: The Massachusetts-born Tyler (b. 1789-d. ca. 1855) was a penmanship professor, who painstakingly hand copied the signatures of the original signers on America's foundation document. An estimated 1,740 copies were produced, and sold by subscription; an unknown number survive. Those placing orders included multiple founding fathers, notably the Declaration author Thomas Jefferson himself. The endorsement of Richard Rush, son of signer Benjamin Rush, and acting Secretary of State in 1817, appears in the bottom left corner of the document: "The foregoing copy of the Declaration of Independence has been collated with the original instrument and found correct. I have myself examined the signatures to each. Those executed by Mr. Tyler are curiously exact imitations, so much so, that it would be difficult, if not impossible, for the closest scrutiny to distinguish them, were it not for the hand of time, from the originals."

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Masking tape repairs to: Upper masthead area (two intersecting tears 6" and 6", affecting words July 4 and America); Left edge (1 1/2", 2", 6", 3 1/2"), Lower edge (3 1/2"), and Right edge (1 1/4"). 7" liquid stain to upper left ledge. 7" tape reinforcement lower right edge. Some minor chipping to all edges. Tiny puncture over facsimile signature of Charles Carroll of Carrolton. Scattered creasing. Light toning. [See more photos →]

$20,400.00
221 Lot 221: American Queen Anne Highboy, poss. Goddard-Townsend School American Queen Anne Highboy, poss. Goddard-Townsend School Lot 221: American Queen Anne Highboy, poss. Goddard-Townsend School

Queen Anne bonnet top highboy, attributed to Newport, Rhode Island or Boston, Massachusetts, 18th century, mahogany with white pine secondary, constructed in two parts with an emphasis on vertical proportions. Bonnet top with flame-carved finials set on fluted plinths, above a top tier of drawers with one large center drawer flanked by two smaller drawers above four full graduated drawers. Base with top molding and one long drawer above central small drawer flanked by two large drawers, a deeply valanced skirt, and cabriole legs ending in slipper feet. All drawers are dovetailed with original willow and bail handle brass pulls. Base top drawer with 20th century paper label from John Walton Inc. with inscription, "Highboy – mahogany – attributed to Goddard Townsend – Newport, circa 1750-60, original brass and finials" ; back with paper label reading "J.C. Hagadorn" (possibly a former owner), and drawer bottom with chalk inscription for previous owners John and Tina McWhorter. Top measures: 53 1/2" H x 40" W x 21" D. Base measures: 38 1/4" H x 40 1/2" W x 21 1/4" D. 91 3/4" total H. Circa 1755. History: Purchased by John and Tina McWhorter in 1989 from Peter H. Eaton Antiques of Newburyport, MA, with attribution to the Goddard-Townsend School piece; the price was $75,000 and the piece was published in Eaton's ad in The Magazine Antiques, October, 1989. Peter Eaton acquired the piece from Connecticut collectors, who purchased it from John Walton in the early 1970s. Photocopies of the ad and Eaton receipt are available to the winning bidder. Note: According to a previous appraisal of this piece, John McWhorter sent photos in 1997 to Michael Moses, the author of "Master Craftsmen of Newport: the Townsends and Goddards," who described it as "a merger of Massachusetts and Rhode Island styles."

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Older refinishing, with minor wear and repairs. Small patch on the left side of the upper case and on the top center drawer, lower left corner. Glue blocks and knee returns with restoration (refer to Eaton documents). Lower section missing the drop finial on the skirt, the interior drawers with losses and wear. [See more photos →]

$19,200.00
700 Lot 700: Scarce A.R. Gurrey book: Surf Riders of Hawaii, c. 1911-15 Scarce A.R. Gurrey book: Surf Riders of Hawaii, c. 1911-15 Lot 700: Scarce A.R. Gurrey book: Surf Riders of Hawaii, c. 1911-15

THE SURF RIDERS OF HAWAII, Gray Version, photographs and contents copyrighted by Alfred Richard Gurrey, Jr., Ltd., Honolulu, T. H., circa 1910-14. Softcover, 6 leaves of gray and taupe decorative cover stock paper with 8 mounted gelatin-silver photographs of Waikiki surfers, including Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (1890-1968), who popularized the sport of surfing. With English text, stab-sewn into gray decorative cover stock paper wrappers with printed black title lettering to front cover. 7 1/2″ H x 7 1/2″ W. Rare. This important, hand made publication is the first known book dedicated entirely to surfing and has been credited with inspiring the genre of surf photography. In their 2005 Surfer’s Journal article, “A.R. Gurrey, Jr: The Genesis of Surf Photography,” Joel T. Smith and Sandra Kimberly Hall write “This photo compilation doesn’t just document wave riding, it endows the sport with an almost ethereal sense of splendor.” Fewer than ten original copies are known. This copy was discovered in the estate of an Ohio antiques dealer, who acquired it in a collection of books from a descendant of Maui businessman Henry Perrine Baldwin outside Cleveland in the late 1980s (along with the book IDYLS OF HAWAII, see lot 701). This copy has never before been offered at auction. According to Tim DeLaVega, author of 200 YEARS OF SURFING LITERATURE, there were two different original versions hand made by A.R. Gurrey between circa 1911 and 1915: the Taupe version and the Gray version. There are two other documented copies of the Gray Version, including one that is listed in THE PRELIMINARY CATALOGUE OF HAWAIIANA IN THE LIBRARY OF GEORGE R. CARTER, Honolulu, 1915, p. 166 and was donated to the Mission House Museum in Honolulu in 1916. The other was purchased by the Spanish Counsel Ignacio de Arana (1880-1918), who arrived in Honolulu in September 1911 and left in 1912. The book can be seen in the exhibit SURF X 100 1912-2012, at the Maritime Museum of Bilbao, Spain.” This is the first time, to our knowledge, that any of the Gray versions have ever been offered at auction. Biography: Alfred Richard Gurrey, Jr. was born in Kansas, graduated from UC-Berkeley, and worked as a civil engineer in the San Francisco area before moving to Hawaii around 1900. His parents had moved there in 1899, because his father, Alfred Sr. (1852-1944), was the principal insurance adjuster for the island chain, drafting the first fire ratings and maps for the city of Honolulu. His father, an artist in his own right, later became well known for his oil paintings. Gurrey, Jr. initially worked in Hawaii as a surveyor but quit to become a gallerist, establishing A. R. Gurrey, Jr. in 1902. The following year he married his wife, Caroline Gurrey, a talented photographer. In 1908 the Gurreys bought out the Hawaiian Photo Supply Co. and a year later, Gurrey Ltd. opened as the Hawaiian agent for Ansco films and cameras and Cyco printing paper. Soon thereafter Gurrey won the contract to handle all the photographing, developing and printing for the U.S. Naval Yard at Pearl Harbor. According to biographers Joel T. Smith and Sandra Kimberley Hall, there is no indication that Gurrey ever received formal training in photography. While his wife’s expertise may have been influential, their work differed: Caroline worked with carefully composed and lit subjects in her studio, while A. R. did virtually all of his photography outdoors. Gurrey was also an avid surfer and member of the Hui Nalu, the surfing club founded by future Olympic surfer Duke Kahanamoku and his friends. Gurrey’s photographs are said to be the earliest known photos of Duke surfing, taken before his first Olympics in 1912. Gurrey published some of his photographs in Hawaiian and national publications, but for some reason Gurrey seemed to stop taking photographs shortly after the publication of ‘Surf Riders.’ He concentrated on his art gallery, but the company encountered financial problems and closed permanently in 1923. Around the same time, the Gurrey’s home was hit by both a fire and a flood. It is believed that all of their original negatives were lost. Gurrey went into the insurance business and Caroline, who had continued with her photography, died at age 52 in 1927. Gurrey died a year later at the age of 53. In the years that followed, Gurrey’s name was often confused with that of his father, who outlived him by nearly two decades. His name and work were essentially forgotten until the publication of a Surfers Journal article in 2005, by Joel T. Smith & Sandra K. Hall, from which this biographical information was obtained. (Ref. “A. R. Gurrey, Jr.” from The Surf Riders of Hawaii blog, by Joel T. Smith and Sandra Kimberley Hall, https://surfridershawaii.blogspot.com/p/ar-gurrey-jr.html).

PROVENANCE: Acquired from the estate of Carol Illner of Ohio, who acquired it in a collection of books from a direct descendant of Arthur Douglas Baldwin, son of Maui entrepreneur Henry Perrine Baldwin (see lots 700-704 from this collection, also in this auction).

CONDITION: Covers with light toning, waviness, handling wear with minute tears to top and bottom of spine, largest 1/8″, ribbon cord to spine is intact, corners slightly bumped. Pages and photographs with light toning, general handling wear, waviness to pages. All photographs are present. [See more photos →]

$19,200.00
622 Lot 622: Henry Mouzon 1775 1st State Map of North / South Carolina With Indian Frontiers Henry Mouzon 1775 1st State Map of North / South Carolina With Indian Frontiers Lot 622: Henry Mouzon 1775 1st State Map of North / South Carolina With Indian Frontiers

Important American Revolutionary War era map: AN ACCURATE MAP OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA WITH THEIR INDIAN FRONTIERS, First State, by Henry Mouzon and Others, published by Robert Sayer and John Bennett, London, 1775. Copperplate engraved map in four parts with hand-coloring depicting North Carolina and South Carolina, with parts of Virginia and Georgia, with boundary lines, counties, territories including Native American lands, cities, towns, bodies of water, mountains, forts, and other strategical and topographical points of interest identified in English text. Includes two inset maps, one (1) titled "The Harbour of Port Royal" and one (1) titled "The Bar and Harbour of Charlestown" lower right. Decorative title cartouche with scale of miles, top left. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Metal placard affixed lower center of frame. Housed under glass in an ebonized frame with gilt trim. Sight: 41" H x 57 1/4" W. Framed: 43 1/4" H x 59 1/2" W. Note: Published just weeks after Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, this map was utilized by British, French, and American war commanders (including George Washington) due to its highly detailed geographical and topographical representation of the Carolinas. The absence of "Fort Sullivan" on "The Bar and Harbour of Charlestown" inset map indicates that this is the first state of this map. Ref: Cumming, William, North Carolina in Maps, pp. 21-22; Cumming, William, The Southeast in Early Maps, #450, pp. 449-450; Pritchard and Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America, #44, figures 163, 164, pp. 208-211.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Originally printed in 4 sheets, which have been adhered to an auxiliary card stock backing. Overall toning/acid burn and foxing spots to sheets. Pencil numeral, top left above image. Tears, largest 4 3/4", minor areas of loss to left and right edges. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$15,360.00
162 Lot 162: Helen LaFrance Oil Painting, "Moving Day" Helen LaFrance Oil Painting, "Moving Day" Lot 162: Helen LaFrance Oil Painting, "Moving Day"

Helen La France (Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on canvas rural landscape painting depicting an African American man steering a horse-drawn cart around a puddle on a muddy road. The crowded cart is filled with a woman and children, presumably his family, and their belongings. They are surrounded by an open field with a farm in the background, beneath a partly cloudy sky. Signed and dated "Helen LaFrance – 97" lower right. Titled on label en verso. Float mounted in a simple wood frame. Sight: 18 3/4" H x 26 3/8" W. Framed: 20 5/8" H x 27 7/8" W. Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her 'memory paintings' drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museum and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen LaFrance died November 22, 2020 in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection; acquired from Shelton Gallery, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Canvas has been stapled to a board and glued to a backing board, and no attempt has been made to separate it. Minute inclusions in the paint layer, lower edge, in the making. [See more photos →]

$14,080.00
564 Lot 564: Mary Blair Concept Painting for Walt Disney Song of the South Mary Blair Concept Painting for Walt Disney Song of the South Lot 564: Mary Blair Concept Painting for Walt Disney Song of the South

Mary Robinson Blair (American, 1911-1978) Concept Art / Color Key Painting for Walt Disney's movie Song of the South (1946), gouache and watercolor on paper/cardstock. The cotton field scene depicts two African American men seated on a mule-drawn wagon, while two women and a younger man walk behind along a red clay road. Molded giltwood frame with beaded sight edge. Signed "Mary Blair" lower right. Sight: 8" H x 11" W. Framed: 11" H x 14" W. Note: a pencil inscription, "Schullstrom", en verso of backing board, may refer to Walter Schullstrom (1901-1968), who worked as an electrician at Disney during the mid 20th century. Biography: "One of Walt Disney's favorite artists, Mary Blair learned her craft at The Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in the mid-1930s. She joined The Walt Disney Company in 1940 where she created concept paintings for projects related to Fantasia, Dumbo, and The Lady and the Tramp. She developed a distinct look to her concept art by using vivid colors from gouache and tempera to create swirling, highly imaginative images that influenced many of Disney's feature films of the 1940s and 1950s including Song of the South, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Peter Pan. Blair left Disney in 1953 to concentrate on children's books and raising a family. In 1963 Walt Disney convinced Blair to work on Disney's contribution to the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Her concept art on this project would be her final major designs for Disney. The "It's a Small World" ride proved extremely popular at the World's Fair, and was later adapted for use in Disneyland and Disney World." Source: The Norman Rockwell Museum.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Paper has been adhered to support board, with some acid staining to perimeter, particularly at lower right edge. Some small scattered spots of toning. 1/16" stain upper right edge, sky area, near frame edge. Couple of pale streaks to upper left sky area. Tiny errant dark spot of paint to sky area. Pencil inscription "Schullstrom" en verso. [See more photos →]

$14,080.00
738 Lot 738: 1864 Louis Lot Paris Silver Flute, #868 1864 Louis Lot Paris Silver Flute, #868 Lot 738: 1864 Louis Lot Paris Silver Flute, #868

French Louis Lot (1807-1896) silver concert flute, open hole keys, inline G with C-foot. Inscribed "LL Louis-Lot Paris #868 Brevete" to neck piece; and inscribed "LL Louis-Lot Paris #868" to body. Includes fitted case and cleaning rod. 26" L. Circa 1864.

CONDITION: Scattered minor surface wear. Minor resoldering to scattered tone holes. Some keyholes and crown or end cap have been plugged (crown plug removable). Crown and head cork detached. C# key has been substituted with a roller, and C# trill has been added. Gold lip plate and springs are later replacements. [See more photos →]

$12,800.00
152 Lot 152: Large Exhibited George Cress O/C Abstract Expressionist Landscape Large Exhibited George Cress O/C Abstract Expressionist Landscape Lot 152: Large Exhibited George Cress O/C Abstract Expressionist Landscape

Very large George Ayers Cress (Alabama/Tennessee, 1921-2008) oil on canvas landscape painting titled "Shadowed Landscape" rendered in shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, grey, and red. Signed and dated "George Cress 1963" lower right. Exhibited, The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, "George Cress: 50 Years of Painting," March 25-April 22, 1990. Exhibition label en verso. Housed in a painted wood frame, likely the original. Sight: 43 1/4" H x 55" W. Framed: 45 1/2" H x 57 1/2" W. Circa 1963. Biography: "George Cress was born in Anniston, Alabama and studied at Emory University, American University, and the University of Georgia, where he studied under fellow Southern contemporary artist Lamar Dodd. He was a central figure in Chattanooga's arts community and served as President of the Tennessee Arts Council. He sat on the board of the Hunter Museum of Art. From 1951-1984 he was painter in residence at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. The Cress Gallery of Art at UTC is named in his honor." (Source: The Tennessee Historical Quarterly Vol. XLIV No. 2: "Landscape and Genre Painting in Tennessee 1810-1985").

CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition. Frame with minor scattered abrasions. [See more photos →]

$12,160.00
579 Lot 579: Gustave Baumann Southwest Color Woodcut, Spring New Mexico, 1924 Gustave Baumann Southwest Color Woodcut, Spring New Mexico, 1924 Lot 579: Gustave Baumann Southwest Color Woodcut, Spring New Mexico, 1924

Gustave Baumann (Germany/New Mexico/California, 1881-1971) color block print on cream laid paper entitled "Spring New Mexico" depicting a Southwestern scene in which a Pueblo-style adobe building stands behind white and pink-flowered trees under a blue sky. The scene is enclosed in one of Baumann's signature decorative borders. Pencil titled lower left; numbered "No 7 of 100," lower center; and pencil signed with hand-in-heart artist's chop, lower right. Unframed. Image: 11" W x 9" H. Sheet: 16" W x 13 1/2" H. A very early impression from the first edition, carved and printed in 1924. Ref: Chamberlain 102. Biography (from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco): Born in Magdeburg, Germany in 1881, Baumann's family moved to Chicago in 1891. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich where he studied under Maximilian Dasio (1865-1954), a painter who experimented with linocuts, and Hans Neumann (1873-1957), a woodcut artist, and learned both techniques. In addition to Chicago, Baumann traveled extensively throughout the United States, living in Brown County, Indiana from 1910-1917 where he created IN THE HILLS O' BROWN, a portfolio of twelve four-color woodcuts. He eventually settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he lived for over 50 years. He traveled to California several times and created a series of eleven woodblock prints of California scenes. He was very active in the Santa Fe area community and was the WPA coordinator in Santa Fe during the 1930s. His works were exhibited at Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 where he won a gold medal and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1926. A printmaker and painter, Gustave Baumann is known for his colorful woodblock prints, particularly his landscapes depicting scenes in New Mexico, the California coast, and life in Southwestern pueblos.

CONDITION: Print is in overall good condition but glued to mat. One 3 1/2" x 1/2" area of staining (perhaps adhesive from the mat) in margin below title, lower left, and smaller areas in upper center and along left border. Paper is evenly toned. Some loss to paper along upper edge en verso appears to result from past removal of tape. Mat is discolored throughout. [See more photos →]

$12,160.00
535 Lot 535: Yoshio Sekine O/C Monochrome Abstract Painting, No. 222 Yoshio Sekine O/C Monochrome Abstract Painting, No. 222 Lot 535: Yoshio Sekine O/C Monochrome Abstract Painting, No. 222

Yoshio Sekine (Japan, 1922-1988) oil on canvas monochrome abstract painting titled "No. 222" comprising grisaille geometric forms within partitioned sections depicting abacuses. Signed with script and character signature, titled, and dated "Jun, '70", en verso of canvas. Multiple written and printed labels with artist, title, date, medium, and dimensions, including Tokyo Gallery and Staempfli Gallery labels affixed en verso of stretcher. Housed in a contemporary wooden frame. Sight: 35 3/4" H x 45 1/2" W. Framed: 39 3/8" H x 49 3/8" W. Biography: "Yoshio Sekine was born in Wakayama, Japan. Sekine met the influential painter Jiro Yoshihara (1905-1972) through the Jiyu Bijutsu Kyoukai (Free Artists' Association) and was involved in the founding of the avant-garde Gutai group in 1954. In 1955, Sekine participated in The 7th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition. In 1958, his work was selected for an exhibition curated by Michel Tapie (1909-1987), The International Art of a New Era: Informel and Gutai, which launched at the Takashimaya Department Store in Osaka and then traveled to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. Sekine left Gutai and moved to Tokyo in 1959. At The 15th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition in 1963, he presented a painting of an abacus for the first time. From this point, Sekine went on to build his oeuvre around recurring motifs such as abacuses, gates, rail wagons and Mt. Fuji. His other notable exhibitions include Trends in Contemporary Art: Paintings and Sculptures (the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 1964), The 2nd Nagaoka Contemporary Art Museum Award Exhibition (Nagaoka-shi, Niigatam, 1965) and The 1960's: A Decade of Change in Contemporary Japanese Art (the National Museum of Modern Art, Toyko, 1981, later traveling to the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto). Sekine also received the prestigious Mainichi Art Award in 1952." (Source: Tokyo Gallery, "Yoshio Sekine: Biography")

PROVENANCE: The collection of Judy and Pete Nebhut, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Minute scattered areas of exfoliation. Minor abraision lower right quadrant, measuring approximately 1/4" x 2". Minute area of craquelure to upper right quadrant. [See more photos →]

$11,250.00
645 Lot 645: Civil War Jefferson Davis Signed Letter to Robert E. Lee, May 1864 Civil War Jefferson Davis Signed Letter to Robert E. Lee, May 1864 Lot 645: Civil War Jefferson Davis Signed Letter to Robert E. Lee, May 1864

Civil War era ALS. One-page bifolium handwritten autographed letter signed by Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889) as president of the Confederate States of America (CSA) from 1861 to 1865, Richmond, Virginia, writing to General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870), Headquarters of the Army of Virginia, dated May 12, 1864. Composed shortly after the events of the Battle of the Wilderness (fought on May 5-7, 1864), Davis writes "Your conduct of the Wilderness fight has won you much praise in the City [of Richmond] and the Sec[retary] of War [James Seddon] is justly proud of your achievement and I am greatly pleased and extend the congratulations not only of myself but the members of the Cabinet. I am much disappointed to learn of [Lieutenant General James] Longstreet's tardiness. Will you try to arrange matters so that I might see you in person within the next ten days. Respectfully yours, Jefferson Davis." Does not include envelope, typed transcription is included. Letter: 8 1/8" H x 10" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Writing and signature are in overall good, legible condition with fading, particularly toward the end of the letter. Fold lines with very minute tears towards the edges. General handling wear, areas of dampstaining, largest 5 3/4" x 6" (partially affects signature). Minute area of stick residue to lower left and right, interior of bifolium. [See more photos →]

$11,250.00
693 Lot 693: Nashville 1960s Civil Rights Photographic Archive of Harold Lowe Nashville 1960s Civil Rights Photographic Archive of Harold Lowe Lot 693: Nashville 1960s Civil Rights Photographic Archive of Harold Lowe

Large Archive of photographic images documenting the Civil Rights protests in Nashville c. 1960-1964, taken by Harold Lowe. 1st item: Box containing 35 photographic black and white prints on Kodak paper, 8 x 10, signed by Lowe recto and stamped "Harold G. Lowe Jr. Photojournalism" en verso. (Note: about a half dozen of the photographs appear to be duplicates). In addition to the 35 photos are 3 photographic prints of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during his visit to Nashville, none of which are stamped; 1 of the King prints is signed Harold Lowe lower right and another, which appears to be much older, has "Photo by Harold Lowe" written en verso (this photo has creases and a 2" taped tear at edge). Also included is a group of 18 various photographs, not signed or stamped, plus 12 copies of a single image of a man being arrested in front of Shyer's store in downtown Nashville and 1 signed photo of photographer Harold Lowe (some grime to margin). 69 items total. Includes images of John Lewis. 2nd item: 6 boxes of negatives and 2 binders with negatives and contact sheets. The binders contain contact sheets of more than 3,000 photographs taken during the Civil Rights protests in Nashville from 1960-1964. Mr. Lowe appears to have dated many of these sheets and also noted the locations where they were shot. Some of the events seen in the contact sheets include the 1960 "Sit in March at Night", 1961 march on the state capital; 1961 March on the War Memorial Building; Sit ins at the Arcade, dated 1962 and 1964; March on the State Capital 1962, 1964 sit ins at Metro Courthouse, 1962 march to the courthouse; 1962 B & W Cafeteria sit ins; 1964 scuffle at the Tic Toc Restaurant, and undated sit ins at the Kego Cafeteria, Hermitage Hotel and Old Hickory Lake. Contact sheets are in good condition. The condition of the negatives are not known. Notable historic figures pictured in the contact sheets include John Lewis, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rev. Metz Rollins, Lester McKinney, black folk singer Len Chandler, and Mayor Beverly Briley of Nashville. 3rd item: Group of 6 framed photographs of the Nashville civil rights protests in frames, four are 20" x 16", two are in frames 11 " x 14". 4th item: 27 old photographic prints, most 8 x 10 (some smaller) of Civil Rights protests in Nashville, all with stamp: "Harold Lowe Staff Photographer Tennessean" en verso. (3 are copies of the same subject, a man being beaten, on the ground). 5th item: 5 old photographic prints of the Civil Rights protests identified as having been taken by photographers other than Harold Lowe. 6th item: Group of press passes and ephemera relating to Lowe, and photographs of many of these items being exhibited in a museum or gallery setting circa 2006, along with the book/catalog of the exhibit, We Shall Overcome, edited by Kathryn E. Delmez, which includes several photos taken by Lowe. Important Note: The right to reproduce these images is not conveyed with any item in this lot.

CONDITION: Most items in overall good condition except where noted in the description above. [See more photos →]

$10,625.00
69 Lot 69: 239 pieces Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Flatware, Service for 12 239 pieces Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Flatware, Service for 12 Lot 69: 239 pieces Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Flatware, Service for 12

Two hundred and thirty-nine (239) pieces of Wallace Grand Baroque pattern sterling silver flatware including twelve (12) Modern Hollow dinner knives (9 3/4" L); twelve (12) Modern Hollow luncheon knives (8 7/8" L); eleven (11) individual hollow handle steak knives (9 1/4" L); twelve (12) dinner forks (8" L); twelve (12) luncheon forks (7 1/2" L); twenty-four (24) individual salad forks (6 5/8" L); twenty-one (21) teaspoons (6 1/4" L); twelve (12) oval bowl/dessert spoons; twelve (12) round bowl soup spoons; twelve (12) fruit spoons; twelve (12) ice cream forks; twelve (12) iced tea spoons, eleven (11) seafood forks, twelve (12) demitasse spoons; twelve (12) hollow handle butter spreaders; four (4) serving/tablespoons; three (3) solid casserole spoons; two (2) pierced tablespoons; three (3) solid salad serving forks; two (2) medium cold meat serving forks; two (2) pierced tomato servers; two (2) gravy ladles; two (2) pierced bon bon spoons; one (1) small cold meat serving fork; one (1) asparagus server; one (1) wedding cake knife; two (2) piece large carving fork and knife set; two (2) piece medium carving fork and knife set with plastic bowls; two (2) piece salad set; one (1) cake breaker; one (1) pie server; one (1) cranberry server; one (1) cheese knife; one (1) solid piece cream ladle; one (1) sugar spoon; one (1) jelly server; one (1) sardine server; one (1) lemon fork; one (1) short handle pickle/olive fork; and one (1) strawberry fork. Not monogrammed. 280.615 total weighable troy ounces,

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All pieces with very light surface wear, no monograms. [See more photos →]

$10,240.00
522 Lot 522: Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Chan Coffee Table, Round Form Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Chan Coffee Table, Round Form Lot 522: Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Chan Coffee Table, Round Form

Philip (1907-1987) and Kelvin LaVerne (b. 1937) Studios "Chan" coffee table, pewter, bronze and enamel, the circular top with acid-etched and carved Chinoiserie decoration of figures in a landscape with central gate and Asian style buildings. Supported on faux bamboo bronze legs. Raised signature to lower middle edge, below figures.17" H x 47 5/8" dia. Circa 1960's.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered wear and oxidation to legs. [See more photos →]

$10,240.00
859 Lot 859: Fortunino Matania O/C Religious Painting, Christ Entering Jerusalem Fortunino Matania O/C Religious Painting, Christ Entering Jerusalem Lot 859: Fortunino Matania O/C Religious Painting, Christ Entering Jerusalem

Fortunino Matania (Italy/United Kingdom, 1881-1963) oil on canvas religious painting titled "Christ Entering Jerusalem" depicting Christ seated on a donkey and leading a procession surrounded by crowds as he enters the walled city of Jerusalem. Rendered with minute details including to individual facial features and expressions, colorful garments and textiles. Signed "F. Matania" in red, lower right. Titled en verso of stretcher. Housed in a 20th-century giltwood frame. Sight" 24" H x 30" W. Framed: 30 3/4" H x 36 5/8" W. Biography: Fortunio Matania was born in 1881 in Naples, Italy. He is primarily known for his depictions of scenes from Antiquity, many of which were illustrations for the British women's magazine "Brittania and Eve," and for his work as a war artist during the First World War.

PROVENANCE: Property of a Tennessee Religious Institution, acquired 1974.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with minor gilt losses. [See more photos →]

$10,240.00
420 Lot 420: Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Floral Still Life Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Floral Still Life Lot 420: Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Floral Still Life

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board abstract expressionist still life painting depicting pink, blue, green, purple, and yellow flowers on a beige background, rendered in a thick impasto technique. Signed and dated "Strauser 1971" bottom right. Housed in a giltwood Rococo-style frame with a linen liner. Sight: 27 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. Framed: 35" H x 29" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$10,200.00
597 Lot 597: Navajo Germantown Eyedazzler Pictorial Blanket Navajo Germantown Eyedazzler Pictorial Blanket Lot 597: Navajo Germantown Eyedazzler Pictorial Blanket

Dine (Navajo) Germantown Eyedazzler blanket or rug with pictorial elements including a fork and knife together with a bow and arrow to one end and three knives to the other end, with arrow borders at each end and arrows to the center. Expertly and tightly woven in colors of red, green, yellow, black, orange and blue with visible spirit lines to each end. 50" L (w/ fringe) x 33 1/2" W. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. A few scattered areas of minor staining, minor losses to fringe and minor wear to binding. [See more photos →]

$9,600.00
103 Lot 103: 2 Lacquer Snuff Boxes: Hunt Scene and Brunswick – Stobwasser Three Graces 2 Lacquer Snuff Boxes: Hunt Scene and Brunswick – Stobwasser Three Graces Lot 103: 2 Lacquer Snuff Boxes: Hunt Scene and Brunswick – Stobwasser Three Graces

1st item: Braunschweig Stobwasser black papier mache snuff box with painted Neoclassical decoration to lid of the Three Graces, identified as being after Angelica Kaufmann (Swiss, 1741-1807) by an inscription on underside of lid; inscribed on base for Stobwasser Factory and numbered 6703. 5/8" H x 3 3/4" dia. 2nd item: Black lacquer snuff box with hand painted deer hunting scene with riders, dogs, and a buck in a dense forest to lid. Laid paper note lining the box, handwritten in Dutch and German, identifies the decoration as after Johan Elias Ridinger (German, 1698-1769), along with another inscription translating to "Snuff box / Owned by: Oberamtmann H. Jager, City of Zorbig / built the first Tobacco factory in Prussia under Fr. Wilhelm III. 1" H x 4 1/2" dia. Both German, late 18th or early 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Condition is very good with some miniscule scattered paint loss and craquelure, especially along upper right edge. Minor scuffs to the bottom and interior. 2nd item: Condition is good with a hairline crack running around perimeter and pigment loss due to flaking in upper left, along with craquelure throughout. Minor cracking and abrasions with pigment loss on bottom and sides of box. [See more photos →]

$8,960.00
492 Lot 492: Persian Keshan or Isfahan Rug Persian Keshan or Isfahan Rug Lot 492: 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 →]

$8,750.00
189 Lot 189: Mississippi Huntboard or Sugar Sideboard Mississippi Huntboard or Sugar Sideboard Lot 189: Mississippi Huntboard or Sugar Sideboard

Mississippi huntboard or sugar sideboard, yellow pine with faded red wash. Rectangular case having a partially hinged molded top that lifts to reveal one shallow central compartment flanked by two deeper compartments, above one central paneled door on the front of the case. Brass escutcheons to lid and door. Medial molding over three side-by-side dovetailed drawers with simple wooden pulls, all on tall square tapered legs. Paneled sides. 43 1/8" H x 52 1/4" W x 21" D. Mid 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Richard H. and Kathleen L. Hulan, purchased Jackson, MS circa 1973.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with general wear and abrasions; scattered wood shrinkage. Fading to wash, one hinge absent on case drawer. Drawer pulls are not original. Both sides of trim molding to hinged lid likely replacements. Locks missing. [See more photos →]

$8,320.00
521 Lot 521: Philip and Kelvin Laverne Oval Chan Cocktail Table Philip and Kelvin Laverne Oval Chan Cocktail Table Lot 521: Philip and Kelvin Laverne Oval Chan Cocktail Table

Philip (1908-1988) and Kelvin (active 1960/1970) Laverne Studios "Chan" cocktail table, oval or surfboard form in pewter, bronze and enamel, with acid-etched and carved Chinoiserie decoration depicting Asian warriors and other figures to the top. Supported on four legs. Signed lower edge of top. 17 1/4" H x 66" W x 18" D. Circa 1960s.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with a couple of minor nicks to the top, very light use wear. [See more photos →]

$8,320.00
149 Lot 149: Merton Simpson O/C Abstract Expressionist Painting Merton Simpson O/C Abstract Expressionist Painting Lot 149: Merton Simpson O/C Abstract Expressionist Painting

Merton D. Simpson (1928-2013, active/lived in New York, South Carolina, Africa) oil on canvas Expressionist painting depicting a boat in a tumultuous sea. Signed lower right in block letters "M. D. Simpson". Housed in a narrow ebonized and gilt wood frame with wide linen border and gilt wood fillet. Sight: 15 1/2" x 19 1/4" Framed: 22" H x 25 3/4" W. Artist Biography: A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Simpson suffered from diphtheria as a child and during this time began to draw. He received private art lessons from the Charleston artist, William Halsey. In 1949, the Home Book Shop in Charleston hosted a solo exhibition of his work, and Atlanta University included him in their Eighth Annual Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture, and prints by Negro Artists. That same year, Simpson moved to New York, where he attended Cooper Union, studying under Robert Gwathney at New York University. In 1952, his watercolor "Nocturnal City" was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received an Honorable Mention. After serving in the US Air Force from 1951-1954, where he served as an artist and member of a Jazz Ensemble, he opened a Madison Avenue gallery featuring African art and modern art. Simpson also had works featured in the exhibitions Younger American Painters at the Guggenheim Museum in 1954 and Eight New York Painters at the University of Michigan in 1956. In 1959, he visited Europe for the first time and collaborated with many expatriate African-American writers, artists and musicians living in Paris including the writer, James Baldwin; artists, Larry Potter, Beauford Delaney and Herbert Gentry; and musicians, Count Basie, Thad Jones and the Mel Lewis Orchestra. In 1963 Simpson joined a group of African-American artists who formed the Spiral Club, whose goal was to contribute to the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout the 1970s, Simpson traveled extensively in West Africa and in the 1980's he created two series of works that reflect his great love of jazz and music. In the 1990s he began to incorporate both music and African art in his work. Throughout his career, Simpson had numerous solo and group exhibitions and his works are featured in numerous permanent and private collections. (Sources: The Johnson Collection; Artist's autobiography submitted to Askart, 2004).

CONDITION: Craquelure, back of canvas with spots of dampstaining. Scattered areas of retouching, visible under UV light inspection, to stabilize large areas of paint where craquelure is thick and paint was becoming unstable. One area of flaking to center, measuring 1/2". Slight visible rubbing to upper stretcher. [See more photos →]

$8,125.00
487 Lot 487: Large Early Flemish Tapestry with 4 Iron Hangers Large Early Flemish Tapestry with 4 Iron Hangers Lot 487: 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 →]

$7,800.00
49 Lot 49: Ladies 1.92 Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring, GIA Report Ladies 1.92 Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring, GIA Report Lot 49: Ladies 1.92 Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring, GIA Report

Ladies 14K white gold four-prong solitaire ring featuring one Old European cut diamond weighing 1.92 carats and measuring 8.21 x 8.42x 4.22 mm. Clarity-I1, Color-H, Polish-Good, Symmetry-Fair, and Fluorescence-Strong Blue. The ring is marked “14KP” and is size 6. The gross weight of the ring is 3.22 grams. GIA report #1226728120.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. See GIA report for detailed information, #1226728120. [See more photos →]

$7,680.00
120 Lot 120: Large William Watson O/C Painting, Sheep in the Highlands Large William Watson O/C Painting, Sheep in the Highlands Lot 120: Large William Watson O/C Painting, Sheep in the Highlands

Large William Henry Watson (United Kingdom, 1831-1921) oil on canvas painting depicting a group of sheep resting and grazing on a grassy hill covered with purple blooming heather, with misty mountains and a lake visible in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "W. Watson 1916" lower right corner. Housed in an ornate giltwood early 20th century frame with leaf, scrolling, and shell decoration. Sight: 24" H x 35 3/4" W. Framed: 36" H x 47" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: In very good condition, having light craquelure and no visible areas of retouching. Some slight creases at the stretcher. Painting has been lined. Frame with natural wood shrinkage and some minor losses. [See more photos →]

$7,680.00
154 Lot 154: Carroll Cloar Drawing, The Mower We Found Carroll Cloar Drawing, The Mower We Found Lot 154: Carroll Cloar Drawing, The Mower We Found

Large Carroll Cloar (American/Tennessee, 1913-1993) drawing, "The Mower We Found," pencil, colored pencil, and crayon on paper. The drawing, likely a study for a painting, features bust-length pencil depictions of a young white boy, likely Cloar himself, and a young black playmate, surrounded by elements of a tractor (seat, wheel), amid circles and other images, rendered in crayon and colored pencil. Signed and dated lower right in pencil, "Carroll Cloar '77". Inscribed en verso: Carroll Cloar / Title – "The Mower We Found" / 1977/ Collection of Dr. and Mrs. H.N. Faulkner. Framed under glass in a later giltwood frame. Sight: 22" H x 31" W. Framed: 25 1/2" H x 34 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with some handling creases. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$7,680.00
701 Lot 701: Rare A.R. Gurrey Idyls of Hawaii Photograph Book c.1910-1915 Rare A.R. Gurrey Idyls of Hawaii Photograph Book c.1910-1915 Lot 701: Rare A.R. Gurrey Idyls of Hawaii Photograph Book c.1910-1915

IDYLS OF HAWAII, photographs and contents copyrighted by Alfred Richard Gurrey, Jr., Honolulu, T. H., circa 1910-15. Softcover, 12 leaves of taupe card stock paper with 11 mounted gelatin-silver photographs of scenic images of Hawaii with English text poems, stab-sewn into taupe card stock paper wrappers with printed light grey title lettering to front cover. 10" H x 7 3/4" W x 1/4" D. Note: this exceptionally rare book was self-published by Gurrey around the same time as his better-known, but only slightly less scarce book, "Surf Riders of Hawaii" (a copy of which is also being sold in this auction, lot #700). This book, by one of Hawaii's most important photographers, contains 2 photos of an outrigger – possibly the Gurrey family canoe "Kamaaina" that was donated to the Outrigger Canoe Club as noted in The Hawaiian Star Newspaper, Dec. 8,1908. The original negatives for the photographs in Gurrey's books were likely destroyed in a flood or fire, both of which affected his home in the 1920s. This is the first time, to our knowledge, that any copy of IDYLS OF HAWAII has ever been offered at auction.

PROVENANCE: Acquired from the estate of Carol Illner of Ohio, who acquired it in a collection of books from a direct descendant of Arthur Douglas Baldwin, son of Maui entrepreneur Henry Perrine Baldwin (see lots 700-704 from this collection, also in this auction).

CONDITION: Covers with light toning, creases to spine and corners, general handling wear. Left and right edges of covers and pages with slight upward bend. Pages with light toning, few minute scattered foxing spots to some pages, lower right, does not affect photographs. All photographs are present. Cord to spine is intact. [See more photos →]

$7,680.00
51 Lot 51: 14K Art Deco Diamond & Emerald Brooch 14K Art Deco Diamond & Emerald Brooch Lot 51: 14K Art Deco Diamond & Emerald Brooch

Ladies Art Deco 14K white gold brooch featuring a mine-cut diamond approximately 1.27 carats, Clarity-VS1, Color-K, accented by 36 round brilliant, 26 single cut, 2 baguettes, and 2 triangular (66 total) diamonds approximately 1.82 carats together, Clarity-VS2, Color-H. Additionally, there are 26 natural emeralds also accenting. The brooch is faintly marked "14K" and tests 14K. The brooch is 2" x 7/8" in size. The gross weight of the brooch is 9.51 grams.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$7,500.00
190 Lot 190: East TN William Grindstaff Stamped Jar East TN William Grindstaff Stamped Jar Lot 190: East TN William Grindstaff Stamped Jar

East Tennessee, Blount or Knox County, tall tapering cylindrical stoneware pottery jar, with impressed decoration just below the rim above an impressed half-crescent mark “W. Grinstaff” for William Grindstaff. Unknown stamp pattern at the end of the Grindstaff name and a “1” denoting gallon capacity. Unusual circular handle on left side. 12 3/4″ H. Late 19th century.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with scattered firing imperfections, including one missing handle (appears to be in the making) and one larger firing flaw along the base edge below the missing handle. [See more photos →]

$7,200.00
671 Lot 671: Gustave Young Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver w/ Case, .31 cal., 3 items Gustave Young Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver w/ Case, .31 cal., 3 items Lot 671: Gustave Young Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver w/ Case, .31 cal., 3 items

Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, .31 caliber, serial number 90413, all visible serial numbers matching. Top of barrel marked "Address Col. Sam Colt New-York U.S. America", cylinder and left side of frame under cylinder marked "Colt's Patent". Engraved scrollwork by Gustave Young, number 2 style, is present on most of the major components, dotted line motif appears on the trigger guard, and an eagle head on the left side of frame above the wedge and below the cylinder. Bone stocks, octagonal barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, silver plated frame, engraved stage coach hold up scene on cylinder, checkered hammer, brass bead front sight, loading lever. Housed in a rosewood case with dark red velvet lined interior with three (3) accessories, including one (1) powder flask, one (1) tin of caps, and one (1) bullet mold, also includes a grouping of bullets and screws. Barrel length: 4". Overall length: 9". Case: 1 3/4" H x 10" W x 5 3/4" D. Serial number corresponds to year 1854. Note: The serial number for this revolver appears on a work list covering a month's Colt engraving from Gustave Young's shop, ending in June 3, 1854; the work list is photographed on page 69 in the book COLT ENGRAVING by R.L. Wilson, published by Beinfeld Publishing, Inc., Annapolis, 1982, one (1) copy of the book is included. Book: 12 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Pitting to unengraved areas of barrel and loading lever, some to cylinder, has been cleaned. Gustave Young engravings highly visible, cylinder scene engraving is visible. Barrel, wedge, and cylinder are slightly loose. Stocks with natural age shrinkage. Action holds at full and half cock. Bore is dirty with visible rifling. Case and accessories with general wear to be expected from age. Key is not present. Book is in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$7,200.00
34 Lot 34: Fujinuma Noboru Japanese Bamboo Sculpture Basket "Spring Tide" Fujinuma Noboru Japanese Bamboo Sculpture Basket "Spring Tide" Lot 34: Fujinuma Noboru Japanese Bamboo Sculpture Basket "Spring Tide"

Fujinuma Noboru (b. 1945, designated Japanese Living National Treasure 2012), open weave bamboo sculpture in flower basket or Ikebana form titled "Spring Tide". Signed with Japanese character to underside. Retains original box and receipt from Tai Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2008. Basket – 13" diameter by 10"H. Box – 12"h x 14 5/8" W. Biography: "Fujinuma Noboru, from Tochigi Prefecture, studied with Yagisawa Keizo (1927-2006) and consequently became a member of the Iizuka family lineage. He began his career in engineering and photography before discovering his true metier was bamboo. After his immersion in European artistic traditions while traveling in Paris in 1974, Fujinuma felt compelled to learn more about his own culture and the traditional arts of Japan. Inspired by the works of Shono Shounsai, he began by making simple bamboo objects. Later, he worked as an independent bamboo artist, consulting with such well-known masters as Iizuka Shokansai." (Source: the Metropolitan Museum of Art). Fujinuma was designated as a Holder of Important Intangible Property (Living National Treasure) in 2012 by the Japanese government for his bamboo craft (chiku kogei) technique. His works are in the collections of multiple Japanese museums, along with the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Judy and Pete Nebhut, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Excellent condition with one minor spot of wear to underside. Some wear and minor edge losses to exterior of box. [See more photos →]

$7,040.00
565 Lot 565: Walt Disney Signed Animation Cel, Cinderella's Mice Walt Disney Signed Animation Cel, Cinderella's Mice Lot 565: Walt Disney Signed Animation Cel, Cinderella's Mice

Walt Disney signed animation cel, used in the original 1950 movie Cinderella. The hand painted celluloid illustration depicts Cinderella's mice and bird friends hurrying down the attic steps as they gather needles and thread to sew a ball gown for her. Signed with personal inscription on the lower right mat, "To Denis Sarrat with Best Wishes, Walt Disney." Original Disney label stating this painting on celluloid was actually used in the production of the 1950 movie, en verso of backing. Housed and matted with pale blue mat under glass in a matte silver metal frame. Sight: 8 1/8" H x 10" W. Frame: 16" H x 18" W. Note: This item was a gift to the consignor as a young girl from her aunt and uncle, who were personal friends of Walt Disney.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Denis Sarrat Brock, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Very good condition. Label has been mounted on a later backing; attached scan shows original backing. [See more photos →]

$7,040.00
638 Lot 638: AJ Donelson's Invitation to Lafayette Ball in Nashville 1825, des. by Ralph Earl AJ Donelson's Invitation to Lafayette Ball in Nashville 1825, des. by Ralph Earl Lot 638: AJ Donelson's Invitation to Lafayette Ball in Nashville 1825, des. by Ralph Earl

Engraved invitation to the Ball held in Nashville, Tennessee in 1825 to welcome Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de La Fayette, General Gilbert du Motier (1757-1834) on his tour of the United States. The invitation, designed by artist Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl (Tennessee/Connecticut/England, 1788-1838), is addressed to Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871), nephew and private secretary to President Andrew Jackson. Dated April 7, 1825, the invitation includes the names of several prominent "managers" of the event, enclosed within a decorative arch, flanked by busts of then-General Jackson and La Fayette on columns emblazoned with names of Revolutionary War battles, and surmounted by a larger bust of George Washington surrounded by clouds and patriotic motifs with the words "WELCOME LA FAYETTE", top. Artist and engraver name C.C. Torrey, lower left and right below image. Label for The Veerhof Galleries, Washington, D.C., en verso of frame. Housed under double-sided glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 7 3/8" H x 4 7/8" W. Framed: 8 1/2" H x 6" W. Note: In 1777, the then 19-year old Marquis de La Fayette left his home in France to join America's fight for independence. His assistance proved greatly consequential, and in 1824, President James Monroe asked Lafayette to revisit the United States as the "Nation's Guest". His celebratory tour was remembered as "a triumphal march to which there had never been a parallel in the history of the nation" (Wilkins Tannehill, The Port Folio, Nashville, 1848, p. 150). It included visits to more than 40 cities in 15 states, where he was greeted as a hero with parades and parties. "The Lafayette Ball", held May 5, was the social event of the year in Nashville. It was held at the Masonic Hall with three hundred guests in attendance and, according to period accounts, included a lavish dinner and dancing. After being toasted by the ladies, Lafayette is said to have toasted them in return saying "Tennessee Beauty – equal to Tennessee Valor." (Source: Ann Harwell Wells, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 1, 1975). The designer of this rare invitation, artist Ralph Earl, was Andrew Jackson's confidante, relative by marriage, and "court painter" during his eight years in the White House (1829-1837). In this capacity Earl produced numerous likenesses of the seventh president and his social circle. Note: This particular invitation is discussed in "Selling Andrew Jackson: Ralph E. W. Earl and the Politics of Portraiture" by Rachel Stephens, published by the University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, 2018, p. 66.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall toning, minute foxing spots, stains due to handling wear, creases and fold lines with very minute tears. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$7,040.00
670 Lot 670: Colt 1851 London Navy Percussion Revolver w/ Oak Case, .36 cal., 4 items Colt 1851 London Navy Percussion Revolver w/ Oak Case, .36 cal., 4 items Lot 670: Colt 1851 London Navy Percussion Revolver w/ Oak Case, .36 cal., 4 items

Colt Model 1851 London Navy Percussion Revolver, .36 caliber, serial number 17395, all visible serial numbers matching. Top of barrel marked "Address. Col. Colt. London", left side of frame marked "Colt Patent", English proof marks, including "V" with crown and "CP" with crown, left side of barrel lug and breech end of the cylinder over each chamber. Octagonal barrel, walnut stocks, iron furniture, engraved naval scene to cylinder, checkered hammer, standard front sight. Housed in a fitted oak case with brass inlay and green felt-lined interior and six (6) accessories including one (1) powder flask, one (1) bullet mold, one (1) nipple wrench, one (1) ramrod, one (1) tin of caps, and one (1) oiler. Barrel length: 7 1/2". Overall length: 13". Case: 2 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W x 6 3/4" D. Serial number corresponds to year 1852. Includes one (1) copy of '51 COLT NAVIES, by Nathan L. Swayze, published by Gun Hill Publishing Company, Yazoo City, 1967 (11 1/2" H x 9" W x 1" D) and one (1) author signed copy of COLONEL COLT LONDON: THE HISTORY OF COLT'S LONDON FIREARMS, 1851-1857, First Edition, numbered 910 of 1000, by Joseph G. Rosa, published by Arms and Armour Press, 1976 (11 5/8" H x 9" W x 1" D).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 50%-40% of original factory blue remaining, areas of loss, surface wear to blue primarily to edge and top of barrel. Some storage dings to stocks, primarily to butt. Safety pins are present. Action holds at full and half cock. Bore is only slightly dirty with visible rifling. Case and accessories with general wear, dents, to be expected from age, lining with some staining, no label to interior of case. Books in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$7,040.00
237 Lot 237: Manner of Andrea Brustolon, Pair Italian Carved Benches Manner of Andrea Brustolon, Pair Italian Carved Benches Lot 237: Manner of Andrea Brustolon, Pair Italian Carved Benches

Pair of Italian Baroque style carved stools or benches in the manner of Andrea Brustolon. Each features four carved figural cherubs supporting carved armrests with scrolled volute ends, above acanthus and scrolled carved legs, terminating into dragon head carved feet. Gold damask upholstered seats. 29" H x 28 1/2" W x 25 1/2" D. 19th century. Note: Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732) was a Venetian wood sculptor and carver famous for his carved Baroque-style furniture and devotional sculptures. These benches were acquired from the estate of Champaign, Illinois newspaper heiress Marajen Stevick Chinigo, who became an Italian Contessa when she married her fifth husband, Michael Chinigo, in 1953. The couple maintained homes in Champaign, California, and on the Amalfi Coast. A copy of the book "The Countess and the Mob: The Untold Story of Marajen Stevick Chinigo and Mafia Lord Johnny Rossell" by Maureen Hughes accompanies this lot.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Both overall good condition with some wear, particularly at feet. One stool with losses to feet and some losses to top of armrests. Both covered in burnout floral velvet cream-colored upholstery. [See more photos →]

$6,875.00
238 Lot 238: Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Cabinet, Manner of Zwiener or Linke Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Cabinet, Manner of Zwiener or Linke Lot 238: Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Cabinet, Manner of Zwiener or Linke

Louis XV Vernis Martin style Kingwood side cabinet, in the manner of the Paris workshop of Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener or Francois Linke. Reverse Bombe form, with breche d'alep fitted marble top over a tapering case with double doors, decorated with hand-painted panels depicting a mythological scene of revelry, illegibly signed. Mounted with Classical dore bronze hardware throughout, including male and female caryatids at upper corners, Rocaille scrolling, and masks, raised on cabriole legs terminating in floral sabots. The doors open to reveal a crimson-lined interior fitted with two shelves. 51" H xx 41" W x 17" D. Late 19th to early 20th century. Acquired from a Grosse Pointe, Michigan estate collection of French furniture and decorative arts.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition, with the original French polished patina finish. Retains the key. [See more photos →]

$6,875.00
540 Lot 540: Antoine Rose Photographic Print, Spiagge Bianche Antoine Rose Photographic Print, Spiagge Bianche Lot 540: Antoine Rose Photographic Print, Spiagge Bianche

Antoine Rose (Belgian, b. 1974), “Spiagge Bianche – Study 1,” Archival pigment print face-mounted on acrylic. Artist’s signature with number 4/10 on typed label with additional information, en verso. 39 1/4″ H x 39 1/4″ W. Note: Rose captured this view of umbrellas along a beach in Italy from a helicopter, 300 feet directly overhead. Rose is a self taught artist whose aerial landscapes are intended to give viewers a new perspective on ordinary scenes from locations across the globe. He worked as the official photographer of the Kitesurfing World Cup for several consecutive years starting in 2002.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$6,875.00
674 Lot 674: Colt Baby Dragoon Model 1848 Revolver w/ Paterson-Style Case, .31 cal., 3 items Colt Baby Dragoon Model 1848 Revolver w/ Paterson-Style Case, .31 cal., 3 items Lot 674: Colt Baby Dragoon Model 1848 Revolver w/ Paterson-Style Case, .31 cal., 3 items

Mexican-American War era Colt Baby Dragoon Model 1848 Percussion Revolver, Type 1, .31 caliber, serial number 563, all visible serial numbers matching. Barrel marked "Address Col. Saml Colt New-York U.S. America," left side of frame and cylinder marked "Colts Patent". Walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, square back brass trigger guard and backstrap with silver wash, iron mounted, checkered hammer, cylinder with Texas Ranger and Native American fight scene, brass bead front sight. Housed in an early Paterson-style beveled mahogany case with burgundy velvet lined interior and four (4) accessories including one (1) powder flask, one (1) tin of caps, one (1) bullet mold, and one (1) nipple wrench, also includes one (1) case key. Barrel length: 3". Overall length: 8". Case: 2" H x 9" W x 6" D. Serial number corresponds to year 1847. Includes one (1) copy of THE WILLIAM M. LOCKE COLLECTIONS, description of firearms by Frank M. Sellers, published by The Antique Armory, Inc., East Point, 1973. 11 1/2" H x 9" W x 1 1/2" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall pepper pitting, surface wear to sides of barrel and barrel lug. Stock with storage dings, some chipping, areas of loss, largest 1/2" x 1/4" to butt. Action holds at full cock only. 30%-20% of silver wash remaining to trigger guard and backstrap. Engraving to cylinder is visible. Case and accessories with general wear to be expected from age. Book in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$6,875.00
90 Lot 90: C. Guiteau TN Coin Silver Julep Cup, Agricultural Presentation C. Guiteau TN Coin Silver Julep Cup, Agricultural Presentation Lot 90: C. Guiteau TN Coin Silver Julep Cup, Agricultural Presentation

Tennessee Agricultural Premium Coin Silver Julep Cup, stamped C. GUITEAU in rectangle for Calvin Guiteau, working Nashville, 1836-circa 1845. Tapered form with reeded edges and presentation inscription: PREMIUM AWARDED BY DAVIDSON COUNTY AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION 1851 TO W. WILLIAMS. 3 1/4" H. 4.94 oz troy. Note: This cup was likely awarded to Capt. Willoughby Williams Jr. (1798-1882) of Nashville, who served as Sheriff of Davidson County from 1830-1836 and later as President of the Bank of Tennessee. He married Nancy Nichols and they lived at her family's home Woodlawn (which still stands on Woodmont Boulevard in Nashville). It appears to have descended through their granddaughter, Nancy "Nanny" McNairy Clifton, who married Charles Hewitt Clifton, whose name appears on lot #84 (from the same estate). In 1836, silversmith Calvin Guiteau was elected secretary-treasurer at the first meeting of the Nashville association of watchmakers, silversmiths and jewelers. He is believed to have come to Tennessee from New York. Guiteau worked briefly in Nashville in a shop on Deaderick Street and then in a brief partnership with John Peabody on the Public Square before going back into business on his own by 1841. Two very similar agricultural premium beakers are in the collection of Belle Meade Mansion in Nashville. (Source: Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, TENNESSEE SILVERSMITHS, p. 100).

PROVENANCE: Acquired from the estate of Barbara Merritt Woodard of Overland Park, Kansas.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. A few minor scattered pinpoint sized dents, and a 1/8" scratch with dent to sides, a shallow dent to foot ring. [See more photos →]

$6,600.00
155 Lot 155: Cornelius Hankins Large O/C Still Life with Fruit & Birds Cornelius Hankins Large O/C Still Life with Fruit & Birds Lot 155: Cornelius Hankins Large O/C Still Life with Fruit & Birds

Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee/Virginia, 1863-1946) oil on canvas still life painting depicting an assortment of fruits, including melons, peaches, plums, berries, and grapes, along with the handle of an overflowing basket, upon which perches a bird. The bird tends to a nest containing three eggs that has been constructed amidst the fruit. In the upper right a second bird joins its companion as it alights on the branch of a small tree that emerges from the shadowy background, contrasting with the vibrant colors of the fruits. Signed and dated "Cornelius Hankins 1896," lower right. Housed in a ribbed giltwood frame with foliate corners. Affixed to the backing of the frame are a biographical label with text from "Who Was Who in American Art;" a sticker from Painting Conservation, Asheville, NC; and a H & K Gallery, Spartanburg, SC business card. Canvas: 30 1/4" H x 25" W. Frame: 40" H x 35" W. Biography: Mississippi-born Cornelius Hankins studied art in Nashville in 1883 under Professor Edwin M. Gardner and with Robert Henri, leader of the Ashcan School in St. Louis, and noted American Impressionist William Merritt Chase in New York. He taught in Richmond, Virginia for about 5 years before returning to Nashville to teach at the Nashville School of Art. He painted a number of landscapes and still lifes–typically less lavish than the present example–but made most of his income from portraits. Despite this, his still lifes perhaps best demonstrate his abilities as a painter. Works such as this painting show the influence of the 18th-century still life painter Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, who created similarly tenebristic and moody images. Hankins also painted a number of prominent Southern subjects including Civil War officers and several governors.

PROVENANCE: Private South Carolina Collection.

CONDITION: Condition is excellent with small area of faint craquelure in upper right quadrant of painting and scattered scuff marks to top of frame, not visible from front. Painting has been professionally cleaned. [See more photos →]

$6,600.00
191 Lot 191: East TN Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Charles Decker East TN Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Charles Decker Lot 191: East TN Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Charles Decker

East Tennessee stoneware pottery pitcher attributed to Charles Frederick Decker of Washington County (1832-1914) ovoid body with footed base having multiple incised lines around the neck and upper shoulder, and cobalt decoration including a band of dots around the upper shoulder, vertical lines to each side of the spout and three flowers to the lower body. 9″ H x 7 1/4″ dia. Late 19th century. Biography (Courtesy of Carole Wahler): Charles Frederick Decker was born in Germany in 1832. He arrived in Philadelphia in his late teens. Oral tradition suggests he worked at the Remmey Pottery before establishing his Keystone pottery there at the age of 25. He moved his family to Delaware for a few years and then back to Philadelphia. After 1869, Decker moved to Virginia, six miles north of Abingdon. The pottery he operated there was located on land owned by a man named Mallicote (Mallicoat). In 1872, he established his pottery in the Nolichucky River Valley near present day Johnson City, Tennessee. For a year or so he operated in both Virginia and Tennessee. He was one of a number of potters who settled in the region during the early years of Reconstruction. He named his Chucky Valley pottery the same name that he had used in Pennsylvania, Keystone Pottery. His pottery was marketed not only in East Tennessee, but also in North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Approximate 2″ hairline emanating from the lower body to the base, otherwise overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$6,400.00
222 Lot 222: Philadelphia, poss. Savery Queen Anne Trifid Foot Armchair ex-Keno Philadelphia, poss. Savery Queen Anne Trifid Foot Armchair ex-Keno Lot 222: Philadelphia, poss. Savery Queen Anne Trifid Foot Armchair ex-Keno

American, possibly school of William Savery, Philadelphia, Queen Anne carved trifid foot arm chair, c. 1755; walnut, with yellow pine seat frame. Serpentine incised crestrail with scrolled ears, over a shaped and beveled splat; shaped arms with scrolled grips over molded, incurvate arm supports; trapezoidal slip seat and cyma-curved front apron with center point; through-tenon construction at rear seat; octagonal rear legs, and front cabriole legs ending in trifid feet. 42 1/4" H x 24 5/8"W (at knees) x 20 1/2" D (at feet); seat height 17 1/4". Acquired from Leigh Keno Antiques in 1997 for $34,000. A copy of the receipt and accompanying letter from Keno to John and Tina McWhorter is available to winning bidder. Keno noted in his letter that the trifid foot on this armchair is characteristic of the Philadelphia region after about 1730, and may have been brought to America by Irish craftsmen (ref. David Stockwell, "Irish Influence in Pennsylvania Queen Anne Furniture" in PHILADELPHIA FURNITURE AND ITS MAKERS, ed. John L. Snyder, New York, 1975, p. 25-57). For a related form, see Christie's, January 25, 1993, lot 206. A William Savery signed side chair with closely related high straight sided plinth on the splat and scrolled apron is illustrated in Sack II, p. 432, no. 1077, and a closely related armchair with central shell to crest is in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art (ref. AMERICAN FURNITURE 1680-1880 by William Voss Elder III and Jayne E. Stokes, 1987, p. 24 fig. 10).

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Small (1/2") replacement to tip on one side of splat. Surface appears to have been cleaned sometime in the 20th century. Scattered scratches, shrinkage, and abrasions, particularly to rear legs, and one 1/2" scuff to hand rest. Retains Leigh Keno gallery label to interior of rear seat rail. [See more photos →]

$6,400.00
567 Lot 567: David Arms O/C Surrealist Still Life w/ Birds, Hand of God David Arms O/C Surrealist Still Life w/ Birds, Hand of God Lot 567: David Arms O/C Surrealist Still Life w/ Birds, Hand of God

David Arms (American/Tennessee, 20th Century) large oil on board surrealist still life painting titled "Hand of God" depicting a floating table draped in white lace tablecloth topped with a blue and white porcelain dish filled with pears and apples having two blue jays perched on top, the fruit spilling out onto the table with blueberries and dominos, and the lid of the dish hovering in the air above, all against a sky background with white clouds. Signed "David Arms" lower left. Titled and dated 2008, en verso. Housed in a veneered wood frame with an ebonized filet. Sight: 48 1/2" H x 36 1/2" W. Framed: 57 1/2" H x 45 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Painting in overall excellent condition. Frame with light wear. [See more photos →]

$6,400.00
621 Lot 621: Early Map of Tennessee, Daniel Smith, 1795 Early Map of Tennessee, Daniel Smith, 1795 Lot 621: Early Map of Tennessee, Daniel Smith, 1795

A MAP OF THE TENNASSEE [sic] GOVERNMENT FORMERLY PART OF NORTH CAROLINA TAKEN CHIEFLY FROM SURVEYS BY GENL. D. SMITH & OTHERS, drawn by Daniel Smith, engraved by Joseph T. Scott, for "General Atlas For Carey's Edition Of Guthrie's Geography Improved" published by Matthew Carey, Philadelphia, 1795. Copper plate engraving on laid paper with hand-coloring of Tennessee depicting early towns–including Knoxville and Clarksville–rivers and other bodies of water, mountains, forts, and other points of interest including Ross's Ironworks and Cherokee towns such as Nickajack and Crow Town, as well as notations regarding the land. Title, lower right, scale of miles, lower left. "Lon. W. from Philada", top right above map. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Three paper ephemera items, including one Old Print Exchange, New York City label, regarding the map affixed en verso of frame. Housed and matted under glass in an ebonized wooden frame with gilt trim. Image: 9 1/2" H x 20 3/8" W. Sight: 10 1/4" H x 21 1/8" W. Framed: 17 1/2" H x 28 1/2" W. Circa 1795.

CONDITION: Overall toning, areas of dampstaining, largest 10 1/2" x 6 1/4", tears, largest 2 1/4", to fold lines, 1/4" x 1/2" area of loss, top right above image. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with minor areas of loss to paint. [See more photos →]

$6,250.00
50 Lot 50: Art Deco Platinum & Diamond Bracelet Art Deco Platinum & Diamond Bracelet Lot 50: Art Deco Platinum & Diamond Bracelet

Ladies platinum bracelet featuring 24 old mine cut (12 round, 12 marquise) diamonds approximately 4.92 carats, Clarity-VS1, Color-F. The bracelet tests platinum and is 6 3/4" L. Gross weight of the bracelet is 25.57 grams.

CONDITION: Pieces in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00
290 Lot 290: Rare Pair Of Doulton Lambeth Heraldic Floor Lions Rare Pair Of Doulton Lambeth Heraldic Floor Lions Lot 290: Rare Pair Of Doulton Lambeth Heraldic Floor Lions

Pair of monumental Doulton Lambeth Rockingham glazed stoneware heraldic lions. The lions present as mirror images, each sitting upright with a raised front paw resting on a family crest and resting on a plinth base. Both signed H. DOULTON for Henry Doulton (1820-1897). 34" H x 12" W (at the base). Circa 1870-1890. Note: Possibly made for exhibition at the Philadelphia Exhibition in 1886. The Doulton Lambeth Company was known for its ornamental stoneware, which reached its popularity in the latter part of the 19th century. Their stoneware produced in association with the School of Arts had enormous success at International Exhibitions in the 1860s and 1870s, culminating in acclaim at the Philadelphia Exhibition in 1886 (and also at Chicago in 1893).

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both lions are in very good age-related condition. There have been small areas of professional restoration where chipping has occurred to the plinth base and there are still some minor chips present to the plinth base and to the lions manes. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00
491 Lot 491: Large Persian Heriz Carpet Large Persian Heriz Carpet Lot 491: 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 →]

$6,000.00
566 Lot 566: Gustavo Novoa O/B Jungle Painting, Friendly Persuasion Gustavo Novoa O/B Jungle Painting, Friendly Persuasion Lot 566: Gustavo Novoa O/B Jungle Painting, Friendly Persuasion

Gustavo Novoa (New York/Chile/France, b.1941) oil on board painting titled "Friendly Persuasion" depicting a jungle scene with a lion and lioness reclining in the branches of a tree surrounded by butterflies and colorful, tropical foliage against a gradient blue background. Signed and dated "G. Novoa 1973" lower right. Housed in a custom naturalistic wood frame having a painted frieze, linen liner, and nameplate affixed lower center sight edge. Sight: 25" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed: 34" H x 44 1/4" W. Artist Biography: Gustavo Navoa was born in Santiago, Chile, and attended the Academy of Fine Arts there. In the early 1960's he traveled to Europe where he sold watercolors on the streets of Paris, and participated in one-man shows across Europe. In 1965, he relocated to New York City, and by the late 60's, his subject matter had evolved into jungle scenes which characterized his style for the next 15 years. Note: This work was purchased from Walley Findlay Galleries by the consigner in 1974. A copy of the purchase receipt, which includes the title of the work, a printed biography on the artist, and additional supplemental information are included with the purchase of this lot.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Dr. Martin Perez, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting in overall excellent condition. Frame with light wear. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00
568 Lot 568: Nicola Simbari O/C Harbor Scene Painting w/ Figures, Terere Nicola Simbari O/C Harbor Scene Painting w/ Figures, Terere Lot 568: Nicola Simbari O/C Harbor Scene Painting w/ Figures, Terere

Nicola Simbari (Italy, 1927-2012) oil on canvas painting titled "Terere" depicting two figures, a woman standing and a young girl sitting on a platform, both looking out towards a harbor with ships arriving and departing; rendered with brightly colored pigments in a heavy impasto technique. Signed "Simbari" lower right corner. Label for Wally Findlay Galleries affixed en verso pf backing. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame with a linen liner, and nameplate affixed lower center sight edge. Sight: 31" H x 35" W. Framed: 37 1/4" H x 41 1/4" W. Biography: Born in Calabria, Italy, Nicola Simbari moved with his family to Rome at a young age, his father working as an architect for the Vatican. Inspired by Renaissance masterpieces in Rome, he enrolled at the Academia dell Bell Arti, and opened his own studio at the age of 22. He gained success at a young age, having one-man shows in Europe and painting the murals for the Italian Pavilion at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels. He is known for his brightly colored, semi-abstract impressionist works of the Mediterranean and contemporary European lifestyle, layered richly with a palette knife. Note: This work was purchased by the consigner from Wally Findlay Galleries in 1980. A copy of the purchase receipt, which includes the title of the work, and a printed artist biography are available with the purchase of this lot.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Dr. Martin Perez, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00
634 Lot 634: President Andrew Jackson Signed Letter to Andrew Jackson Donelson, 1836 President Andrew Jackson Signed Letter to Andrew Jackson Donelson, 1836 Lot 634: President Andrew Jackson Signed Letter to Andrew Jackson Donelson, 1836

ALS. President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845, 7th president of the United States from 1829 to 1837) one-page handwritten bifolium letter, addressed to Major Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871), near Nashville, Tennessee, containing condolences on the death of Donelson's wife, Emily Tennessee Donelson. The letter, mostly filled with condolences for Donelson in regard to someone who had recently died, reads, "My dear Major, Your heart rending letter of the 23rd Decber[sic] is just recd–still it is a consolation to me to know that after your unfortunate detention, that you reached home to pay the last tribute of respects to her [mones or monis]–You must summon up all your fortitude on this trying and melancholy occasion–Ki[s]s the dear little children for me & give my kind regards to Mrs. [Emily] Donelson with my heartfelt condolence to her & to you & all the connection on this sad bereavement your affectionatly[sic] Andrew Jackson" with a post script reading "Major A. J. Donelson–P.S. I will write you soon & ask what I shall do with Dear [Eanelys or Zanelys] & your things here–I have the pictures carefully boxed with nunl[sic] A.J." Address panel wirtten by Jackson with red ink Nashville, TN postmark stamp dated Jan 2 and traces of a wax seal, en verso. Housed under double-sided glass in a giltwood frame. Letter: 10" H x 16" W. Framed: 10" H x 8 1/2" W. Note: Andrew Jackson Donelson was the nephew and private secretary to Andrew Jackson after he won the 1828 presidential election. His wife Emily Donelson (1807-1836) was the niece of Rachel Donelson Jackson, Jackson's wife, and served as White House hostess and first lady of the United States until the events of the Petticoat Affair in the early 1840's put a strain on her relationship with Jackson. Emily Donelson died of tuberculosis on Dec. 19, 1836. This letter is dated January 2, 1836, but it is believed Andrew Jackson actually penned it on January 2, 1837, and mistakenly wrote the wrong year. The "Mrs. Donelson" mentioned later is probably Emily's mother, Mary Purnell Donelson, who was likely living with her daughter since Emily was ill and Mary's husband John had died in 1830.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Main body of letter with toning, primarily to left edge, light handling wear, writing and signature in good, legible condition. Traces of old paper repair, largest 4 1/4" x 1/4", to bottom left edge. Tears, largest 1 1/2", to fold lines, with 3/4" x 1/2" tear resulting from opening of letter, left center, en verso. Tears and other condition issues do not affect signature or majority of writing. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00
739 Lot 739: Gibson ES 300 Guitar 1951 Gibson ES 300 Guitar 1951 Lot 739: Gibson ES 300 Guitar 1951

Gibson 1951 ES-300 guitar, SN #A-6709, in original vintage Lifton hard shell case. Right-handed non-cutaway hollow body with laminate maple top, back, and sides in a sunburst finish, mahogany neck, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with inlaid mother of pearl slanted parallelograms, correct pickguard and stop bar tailpiece, mother of pearl tuning keys, head logo and crown. Fitted with adjustable rosewood bridge, two P90 pickups with separate volume controls, plus a master tone knob. A Gibson paper label on the interior indicates model, serial number and place of manufacture. 42" L x 17 1/4" W, 1 11/16" Nut Width.

CONDITION: Guitar in overall very good condition with light use wear. Overall light craquelure to wood of body and neck, no cracks or separations. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00
225 Lot 225: Signed Federal Inlaid Bookcase, Newburyport, Mass. History Signed Federal Inlaid Bookcase, Newburyport, Mass. History Lot 225: Signed Federal Inlaid Bookcase, Newburyport, Mass. History

American, Massachusetts, Federal inlaid two-piece bookcase with cupboard base, mahogany, with white pine secondary. Faint signature to the underside of one top shelf, "Wm. B. Dodge" for Captain William Dodge (1731-1810), a joiner and cabinetmaker in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. Top bookcase section has pediment with central inlaid plinth topped with ball shaped pediment surmounted by a brass eagle, flanked by shorter plinths with ball finials at each side, above a finely veneered and inlaid frieze, over two glazed doors with diamond shaped mullions and oval brass escutcheons, enclosing three adjustable shelves on each side. Base cabinet section having two doors with applied molding enclosing one interior adjustable shelf, molded base, and front ogee bracket feet. Top measures 58 1/2" H x 43 3/8" W x 12 1/4" D. Base measures: 32 1/2" H x 47 1/2" w x 11 3/4" D. 91" total H. Circa 1800. Note: This piece was sold to John McWhorter in the 1990s by descendants of the Massachusetts sea captain, merchant and banker Eleazer Johnson (1773-1847). In 1809/1810, Johnson purchased a home and several pieces of furniture at 203 High Street, Newburyport, from heirs of the Tracy family. The house, built by Judge John Lowell in 1774, is known as the Lowell-Tracey-Johnson house and still stands. Mr. McWhorter detailed his acquisition of this bookcase and his ensuing research in a 1994 article in The Maine Antiques Digest. A copy of the article is available on request.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frieze and pediment with scattered wear and some veneer lifting. Base doors with vertical wood shrinkage. Older refinish. One back left foot glue block replaced. One lower glass pane to left upper section door with crack. [See more photos →]

$5,888.00
419 Lot 419: Arthur Weeks Oil on Canvas Painting, Tuileries Cafe Arthur Weeks Oil on Canvas Painting, Tuileries Cafe Lot 419: Arthur Weeks Oil on Canvas Painting, Tuileries Cafe

Arthur Weeks (American, 1930-1988) colorful oil on canvas impressionist painting depicting an outdoor cafe, likely in Paris, with multiple figures clustered around tables and street lamps, with trees, a monument and buildings in the background. Signed lower right. Additionally signed en verso with date 1985 and title, "Tuileries Cafe". Housed in a molded giltwood frame with foliate scroll carved corners and linen mat. Sight: 23" H x 29" W. Framed: 33" H x 39" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Some light discoloration to linen mat. [See more photos →]

$5,888.00
627 Lot 627: Gen. James Robertson Indian Orders to Col. Robert Hays, 1795 Gen. James Robertson Indian Orders to Col. Robert Hays, 1795 Lot 627: Gen. James Robertson Indian Orders to Col. Robert Hays, 1795

Native American and Tennessee related ALS. One page handwritten letter on laid paper from the "Father of Middle Tennessee" Brigadier General James Robertson (1742-1814), addressed to Colonel Robert Hays (1758-1819), Revolutionary War officer and Muster Master / Lt. Col. of the Cavalry, Mero District, dated April 9, 1795. The letter commands Hays "…on the receipt of this, [to] Muster into service one Cornet [modern equivalent second lieutenant], one Corporal, one Sergeant, and seventeen privates as Mounted Infantry to pursue a party of Indians who lately appeared in Neely's Bend [outside Nashville] for twenty days I am [your humble servant] Jas. Robertson B G" with additional ink inscription reading "Colo. Robert Hays 9th April 1795" lower left. Ink inscription reading "Genl. Orders Apl. 9 1795" with later pencil inscriptions, en verso. 6 7/8" H x 8" W. Biography: "James Robertson, early leader of both the Watauga and Cumberland settlements, has been called the 'Father of Middle Tennessee.' Born in 1742 in Brunswick County, Virginia, he was the son of John and Mary Gower Robertson. In late 1769, as [James] Robertson grew increasingly frustrated with the provincial rule of North Carolina Governor William Tryon, he became intrigued by the stories of the land west of the Appalachian Mountains and began to consider relocating his family there. Late that year, he crossed the mountains and found a suitable site in the upper Holston Valley near the Watauga River. To establish his claim, he planted corn and built a corncrib and a cabin. On the return trip, Robertson became lost and wandered aimlessly for approximately two weeks before hunters directed him across the mountains. Encouraged by his favorable description of the land, several of Robertson's North Carolina neighbors decided to accompany him to the new frontier. In May 1772, when the Watauga settlers met to establish a government, they selected Robertson as one of the five magistrates to lead the Watauga Association. In addition, he was elected commander of the Watauga Fort. He was also an early companion of explorer Daniel Boone. In 1777 Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Land Company purchased a large tract of land from the Cherokees, including most of what constitutes present-day Middle Tennessee. In the spring of 1779 Robertson and a small party of Wataugans, acting on behalf of Henderson's claim, traveled to a site along the Cumberland River known as French Lick. There they selected a suitable location for a new settlement. Late that same year, Robertson returned with a group of men to prepare temporary shelter for friends and relatives, who planned to join them in a few months. The men arrived on Christmas Day and drove their cattle across the frozen Cumberland River. Crude cabins were erected for immediate winter housing, and a fort was built atop a bluff along the river. The fort was named Fort Nashborough, in honor of Francis Nash, who had fought alongside Robertson at the battle of Alamance in 1771. A faction of Cherokees known as the Chickamaugas opposed the Transylvania Purchase and warned the new settlers that trouble would follow their claim to the land. Attacks on the Cumberland settlement lasted several years and reached a peak between 1789 and 1794. Robertson's brothers, John and Mark, were killed, as were his sons, Peyton and James Jr. Another son, Jonathan, was scalped. Robertson narrowly escaped death on two occasions. In 1790 Congress created the Territory South of the River Ohio, and Robertson became lieutenant colonel commandant of the Mero District. The following year, President George Washington appointed him brigadier general of the U.S. Army of the same region. Occasionally, Robertson acted on behalf of the federal government to assist in the treaty negotiations with various Indian tribes. In 1804 he was commissioned U.S. Indian agent to the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations. His final mission took him to the Chickasaw Agency at Chickasaw Bluff. In his seventies, Robertson made the trip during heavy rains that forced him to swim several swollen creeks along the way. As a result, he became ill and died on September 1, 1814. His remains were later returned to Nashville, where he received a formal burial in the City Cemetery." (source: "James Robertson" written by Terry Weeks, Tennessee Encyclopedia, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, on October 8, 2017, accessed October 21, 2022, http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/james-robertson/). Colonel Robert Hays was born in Salisbury, N.C. and came to Middle Tennessee on a Revolutionary War land grant. There, he married Jane Donelson, daughter of the founder of Nashville and sister of Rachel Donelson, who later married Hays' friend, Andrew Jackson. In 1790, he was commissioned Justice of the Peace and Lt. Col of the Mero District under James Robertson. He later became Lt. Commander of the district (1797). He would go on to fight in the Creek wars as Muster Master under Jackson, and died in 1819 in Haysboro, Tennessee, named in his honor.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letter with toning, areas of dampstaining, largest 2 1/2" x 4 1/4", smudges, ink blots, creases, general handling wear (does not overly affect writing and signatures). Robertson's signature is in good, legible condition, appears to have been hastily written. [See more photos →]

$5,888.00
628 Lot 628: Gen. James Robertson Orders Cherokee Reparations, 1797-98 Gen. James Robertson Orders Cherokee Reparations, 1797-98 Lot 628: Gen. James Robertson Orders Cherokee Reparations, 1797-98

Father of Middle Tennessee Brigadier General James Robertson (1742-1814) related one-page handwritten reparation document to the Cherokee, addressed to Dr. Anthony Foster and issued by order of Robertson "…in consequence of two Indians being kill'd [sic] on Stones River [in Murfreesboro, TN] by White people (to Wit)" dated November 21, 1797. Below is a list of items, such as an iron pot, yards of cloth, silk, buttons, thread, linen, and a rifle, with columns of numerical amounts, totaling approximately thirty-one dollars, with an additional notation indicating that the items had been delivered to the Cherokee, witnessed by A. Lewis and Francis B. Sappington, dated January 30, 1798. Nashville, TN framing label, en verso. Float mounted and matted under glass in a carved wooden frame. Sheet: 12 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed: 18 3/4" H x 13 3/8" W. Biography: "James Robertson, early leader of both the Watauga and Cumberland settlements, has been called the 'Father of Middle Tennessee.' Born in 1742 in Brunswick County, Virginia, he was the son of John and Mary Gower Robertson. In late 1769, as [James] Robertson grew increasingly frustrated with the provincial rule of North Carolina Governor William Tryon, he became intrigued by the stories of the land west of the Appalachian Mountains and began to consider relocating his family there. Late that year, he crossed the mountains and found a suitable site in the upper Holston Valley near the Watauga River. To establish his claim, he planted corn and built a corncrib and a cabin. On the return trip, Robertson became lost and wandered aimlessly for approximately two weeks before hunters directed him across the mountains. Encouraged by his favorable description of the land, several of Robertson's North Carolina neighbors decided to accompany him to the new frontier. In May 1772, when the Watauga settlers met to establish a government, they selected Robertson as one of the five magistrates to lead the Watauga Association. In addition, he was elected commander of the Watauga Fort. He was also an early companion of explorer Daniel Boone. In 1777 Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Land Company purchased a large tract of land from the Cherokees, including most of what constitutes present-day Middle Tennessee. In the spring of 1779 Robertson and a small party of Wataugans, acting on behalf of Henderson's claim, traveled to a site along the Cumberland River known as French Lick. There they selected a suitable location for a new settlement. Late that same year, Robertson returned with a group of men to prepare temporary shelter for friends and relatives, who planned to join them in a few months. The men arrived on Christmas Day and drove their cattle across the frozen Cumberland River. Crude cabins were erected for immediate winter housing, and a fort was built atop a bluff along the river. The fort was named Fort Nashborough, in honor of Francis Nash, who had fought alongside Robertson at the battle of Alamance in 1771. A faction of Cherokees known as the Chickamaugas opposed the Transylvania Purchase and warned the new settlers that trouble would follow their claim to the land. Attacks on the Cumberland settlement lasted several years and reached a peak between 1789 and 1794. Robertson's brothers, John and Mark, were killed, as were his sons, Peyton and James Jr. Another son, Jonathan, was scalped. Robertson narrowly escaped death on two occasions. In 1790 Congress created the Territory South of the River Ohio, and Robertson became lieutenant colonel commandant of the Mero District. The following year, President George Washington appointed him brigadier general of the U.S. Army of the same region. Occasionally, Robertson acted on behalf of the federal government to assist in the treaty negotiations with various Indian tribes. In 1804 he was commissioned U.S. Indian agent to the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations. His final mission took him to the Chickasaw Agency at Chickasaw Bluff. In his seventies, Robertson made the trip during heavy rains that forced him to swim several swollen creeks along the way. As a result, he became ill and died on September 1, 1814. His remains were later returned to Nashville, where he received a formal burial in the City Cemetery." (source: "James Robertson" written by Terry Weeks, Tennessee Encyclopedia, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, on October 8, 2017, accessed October 21, 2022, http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/james-robertson/).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Light toning, areas of loss, largest 1/4" x 1/4", tears, largest 1 1/2", primarily to fold lines, areas of dampstaining, largest 2 3/4" x 1", to top left corner, errased later pencil inscriptions and other general handling wear. Signatures and writing in overall good, legible condition. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$5,888.00
639 Lot 639: Invitation to Pres. Elect Andrew Jackson Nashville Ball, 1828 Invitation to Pres. Elect Andrew Jackson Nashville Ball, 1828 Lot 639: Invitation to Pres. Elect Andrew Jackson Nashville Ball, 1828

Engraved broadside invitation to an ill-fated ball, planned to celebrate the election of President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) in Nashville, Tennessee. The ball was to be held at "Mr. Edmondson's Hotel", also known as the City Hotel, on December 23, 1828. It was cancelled when Jackson's beloved wife, Rachel, passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack on December 22. The paper invitation, dated Dec. 10, 1828, was printed with the names of several "managers" enclosed within a decorative arch and the image of an American eagle surmounted by stars, with the words "VOX POPULI VOX DEI" at the top; this particular invitation appears to be addressed to "Mrs. Andrew J. Donaldson", likely Emily Donelson, who would go on to assume Rachel Jackson's duties as First Lady in Andrew Jackson's White House. Label en verso for The Veerhof Galleries, Washington, D.C. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 7 3/8" H x 4 7/8" W. Framed: 8 1/2" H x 6" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall toning, very few scattered minute foxing spots, 1" x 1/2" area of staining, possibly handling wear, top left. Approx. 1" tear to fold line, top right. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$5,888.00
180 Lot 180: East Tennessee Federal Inlaid Chest of Drawers East Tennessee Federal Inlaid Chest of Drawers Lot 180: East Tennessee Federal Inlaid Chest of Drawers

East Tennessee, Knox or Roane County, Hepplewhite inlaid walnut and cherry bureau or chest of drawers, yellow pine and poplar secondary. Plain conforming top with mahogany veneer edge, sitting flush with case, over four graduated dovetailed and cockbeaded drawers with diamond-inlaid escutcheons, line inlay and oval brasses, having quarter fan inlay to corners; the base with barber pole inlay transitioning to a shaped skirt with inlaid semicircular fan to the center, resting on splayed French feet. Hidden dovetails joining the top with case sides. Feet shaped from the case sides. 39 1/2" H X 40" W X 19 1/2" D. Circa 1810-1820. Provenance: Discovered in a Roane County, TN estate in the 1990's.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Older refinished surface. Brass pulls appear to be original. Drawer surrounds with some old patches and losses. Part of the lower foot facings (1 3/4"H) are replacements but the chest retains the original shaped feet formed from the drawer sides and blocking on the front feet and the shaped support on the rear back left foot. The rear back right foot is a replacement as are the plain brackets on the back of the rear feet. Some losses to edge of skirt and a couple of old replaced spots of inlay in the fan. A couple of veneer losses and replacements to top edge. [See more photos →]

$5,760.00
421 Lot 421: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life, Blue Vase with Flowers Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life, Blue Vase with Flowers Lot 421: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life, Blue Vase with Flowers

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board still life painting depicting a blue vase with blue and purple flowers against a light green and white background, rendered with a heavy impasto technique. Signed and dated "Strauser 94" lower left. Housed in a contemporary gilt frame. 23 1/2" H x 17 3/4" W. Framed: 26 1/4" H x 20 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Kathryn Zervos, granddaughter of the artist.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition, slight concave shrinkage to board. [See more photos →]

$5,760.00
75 Lot 75: 16 International Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups 16 International Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups Lot 75: 16 International Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups

Sixteen (16) International sterling silver mint julep cups or beakers with reeded rims and foot rings. Maker's marks, STERLING, and 101 25 -1 to undersides. Eight (8) cups monogrammed "S" and eight (8) not monogrammed. 3 7/8" H x 3 1/8" dia. 62.610 total troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The estate of a Nashville, Tennessee silver collector.

CONDITION: All items overall very good condition with minute scattered surface scratches commensurate with manner of use. Six cups with minute scattered pitting to inside. Eight of the sixteen cups are monogrammed. [See more photos →]

$5,750.00
242 Lot 242: Pair Neoclassical Style Satinwood Cabinets on Stand Pair Neoclassical Style Satinwood Cabinets on Stand Lot 242: Pair Neoclassical Style Satinwood Cabinets on Stand

Matching pair of two (2) Adam style diminutive inlaid satinwood and mahogany display cabinets. Each cabinet features a recessed vitrine hung with double-glazed locking doors fitted with interior wood shelves faced with string inlay. The top vitrine surmounts a cabinet with two full-length locking drawers, which is supported on delicate tapering legs ending in circular brass feet. Both cabinets are inlaid with fans, bellflowers, acanthus scrolls, and stringing. The sides showcase the ribbon effect of the satinwood book-matched veneers. 71" H x 28" W x 22 1/4" D. English, second half of the 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Very condition with age-related general wear. A few minor areas of restoration to inlay. Some lifting and minor losses to inlay to both bases along the top edge, mostly to left side. The locking mechanisms are working and one key is retained. [See more photos →]

$5,750.00
470 Lot 470: English Neoclassical Adam style Painted Satinwood Display Cabinet English Neoclassical Adam style Painted Satinwood Display Cabinet Lot 470: English Neoclassical Adam style Painted Satinwood Display Cabinet

Sheraton painted Satinwood two piece bookcase or display cabinet, highly decorated in the style of the 18th century artist, Angelica Kauffman. Top section consists of a parcel-gilt cornice over a single glazed door opening to a green painted interior and velvet lined shelves. Base consists of a flat top with pegs to secure the top section, above one single hidden drawer and delicately reeded and carved tapered gilt legs joined by curved stretchers. 74 1/4" H x 27" W x 16 1/4" D. English, late 19th/early 20th century. Note: Madame Kauffman married the Venetian painter, Antonio Zucchi, who did extensive work for the Adams brothers. Her painting style was used on their furniture and later on pieces by Thomas Sheraton.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with the original finish, expected age wear and minor surface abrasions and small losses. [See more photos →]

$5,750.00
770 Lot 770: English Neoclassical Style Silver Plated Table Plateau English Neoclassical Style Silver Plated Table Plateau Lot 770: English Neoclassical Style Silver Plated Table Plateau

English Neoclassical style four-piece silverplated table plateau, oval form with mirrored surface surrounded by a reticulated gallery with floral scroll design; the sides with floral banding and fluted pilaster decoration, supported on six paw feet. Unmarked. 3 1/2" H x 62 3/4" L x 16 3/4" D. Late 19th to Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor surface scratching to mirrored tray. [See more photos →]

$5,750.00
52 Lot 52: Two 22K Gold & Lapis Victorian Etruscan Pieces, Bracelet and Pendant, attrib. Castellani Two 22K Gold & Lapis Victorian Etruscan Pieces, Bracelet and Pendant, attrib. Castellani Lot 52: Two 22K Gold & Lapis Victorian Etruscan Pieces, Bracelet and Pendant, attrib. Castellani

1st item: Ladies 22K yellow gold Victorian Etruscan design pendant attributed to Castellani of Rome featuring a round cabochon dark blue 25mm lapis lazuli bezel set. The bezel is attached to a tubular pass-through bail. Papal stats mark indicating 18K, however, most of the piece tests 22K with only the back testing 18K. The pendant is 1 1/2" in size and has a gross weight of 30.53 grams. 2nd item: 22K yellow gold Victorian Etruscan design bracelet featuring 5 cabochon lapis lazuli. The bracelet is 5 bezels joined by floral hinges with a wheat link section terminated by a box clasp and safety chain. The bracelet tests 22K and has a gross weight of 15.34 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 45.87 grams.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville Collection. Consignor's ancestors acquired both pieces while visiting Rome in the mid 1800s. Three other Castellani-attributed pieces from this collection were sold in our July 2022 auction.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall excellent condition; some very minor light dents and scratches to back of pendant frame. 2nd item: Overall very good condition. Wear/losses to some filigree detailing on the gold sections at ends of chain sides. [See more photos →]

$5,632.00
673 Lot 673: Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver w/ Case, .31 cal., 2 items Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver w/ Case, .31 cal., 2 items Lot 673: Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver w/ Case, .31 cal., 2 items

Civil War era Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, .31 caliber, serial number 202541, all visible serial numbers matching. Top of barrel marked "Address Col. Sam Colt New-York U.S. America", cylinder marked "Colt's Patent No". Walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted with engraved stage coach hold-up scene on cylinder, checkered hammer, brass bead front sight, loading lever. Housed in a wooden case with brown velvet lined interior and three (3) accessories including one (1) powder flask, one (1) tin of caps, one (1) bullet mold, also includes a grouping of bullets and one (1) case key. Barrel length: 6". Overall length: 11". Serial number corresponds to year 1862.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 20% of factory blue remaining with some surface wear to barrel, frame, and cylinder. Cylinder engraving is visible. Stock with very minor storage dings. Action is slightly sticky but holds at half and full cock. Bore is dirty with visible rifling. Case and accessories with general wear to be expected from age. Key is present, however lock appears to be non-functional. [See more photos →]

$5,520.00
618 Lot 618: Rare Iowa Sectional Map of the Black Hawk Purchase, Judson, 1838 Rare Iowa Sectional Map of the Black Hawk Purchase, Judson, 1838 Lot 618: Rare Iowa Sectional Map of the Black Hawk Purchase, Judson, 1838

IOWA. A SECTIONAL MAP OF THE BLACK HAWK PURCHASE WITH A PART OF ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN, by L. Judson, published by Doolittle and Munson, Cincinnati, 1838. Believed to be the first separately published map of Iowa. Steel plate engraved fold-out map with hand-coloring depicting the eastern part of the Iowa territory that was acquired in the Black Hawk Purchase, also known as the Forty-Mile Strip or Scott's Purchase, also including the northwestern part of Illinois and the southwestern part of Wisconsin, depicting counties, towns, settlements, roads, bodies of water, and other areas of interest including reserves of geological and natural resources. Title, top left, References, lower left. Surrounded by a decorative line border. Housed under plexiglass, edges secured with black tape. Includes 12mo guide book, brown leather with gilt lettering to front cover. Map approximately 40 1/2" H x 22 1/2" W. Plexiglass: 43 1/4" H x 24 1/4" W. Guide book: 5 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W x 1/2" D. Extremely scarce: the only other known copy is in the collection of the Iowa Historical Society.

PROVENANCE: Private Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Map is in fragmentary condition, in need of conservation, with toning/toning impressions, flaking, staining, some tears and areas of loss. Majority of map consists of rectangular sections separated at the fold lines. 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" section to center left of map is attached to booklet, the majority of map is no longer attached to booklet. Booklet with general wear, does not include any additional pages. [See more photos →]

$5,500.00
135 Lot 135: 3 Oliver Clare O/C Still Life Paintings 3 Oliver Clare O/C Still Life Paintings Lot 135: 3 Oliver Clare O/C Still Life Paintings

Three (3) Oliver Clare (United Kingdom, 1853-1927) oil on canvas still life paintings. 1st item: Still life depicting a bird's nest containing three blue eggs surrounded by foliage, including pink and purple flowers, with an additional blue egg on the ground. Signed "Oliver Clare" lower right. Housed in a pierced giltwood frame with rosettes to flourish corners. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed: 14" H x 16 1/4" W. 2nd-3rd items: Pair of two (2) still lives depicting fruit, including berries and grapes, amid naturalistic settings. Both pieces signed "Oliver Clare" lower right (one slightly obscured by frame). Both housed in matching pierced giltwood frames with rosettes to flourish corners. Sights: 8 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W. Frames: 13 1/8" H x 11 1/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Minor wear to upper right edge, measuring approximately 4" L. Patch repair evident, en verso, measuring 1 1/4" x 1 1/8" with smaller area of corresponding inpainting. 2nd-3rd items: Both pieces with minor scattered craquelure. Painting of grape bunches and raspberries has been lined. Other painting with minute hole to upper left quadrant, measuring 1/8" x 1/8". [See more photos →]

$5,376.00
399 Lot 399: Charles Cottet O/C Post Impressionist Harbor Scene Charles Cottet O/C Post Impressionist Harbor Scene Lot 399: Charles Cottet O/C Post Impressionist Harbor Scene

Charles Cottet (France, 1863-1925) oil on canvas post-impressionist painting depicting sailboats and a rowboat floating in front of a bustling European village, possibly in Brittany, rendered with delicate impasto. Signed "Ch. Cottet" lower right. Artist engraved on nameplate, lower center sight edge. Housed in an ornately carved giltwood and gesso frame with C-scroll and acanthus leaf decoration. Old label on the reverse from the firm of "J. Mondelli & Hermanos / Casa Introductoria de articulos de pintureria," a Buenos Aires purveyor of paintings, crystal and porcelain. Sight 26 1/4" H x 21" W. Framed: 39" H x 33 1/2" W. Biography: Charles Cottet was born at Le Puy-en-Velay. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, under Puvius de Chavannes and Roll, and the Academie Julian. He was the leader of a school of painters known as the Bande noire or Nubians – due to the somber palette chosen which contrasted other post-impressionist paintings – and was associated with the Les Nabis student group. Though he travelled to and painted in Egypt, Italy, and Lake Geneva and exhibited at the Salon of 1889, Cottet gained acclaim for his moody scenes of harbor life on the Brittany coast. His paintings are housed in the collections of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, the Hermitage, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, and many other museums in France.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting has been lined and laid down on board. In very good condition with one small area of inpainting in lower right corner visible under UV light inspection, measuring 1/2". Frame with one repaired break to decoration in upper right corner and light overall wear. [See more photos →]

$5,376.00
646 Lot 646: Civil War Robert E. Lee Signed Letter to William Jackson Civil War Robert E. Lee Signed Letter to William Jackson Lot 646: Civil War Robert E. Lee Signed Letter to William Jackson

Civil War era ALS. One-page handwritten autographed letter signed by General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870), Gaines Mill, Virginia, written to William C. Jackson, Augusta, Georgia, dated June 11, 1864. Composed during the events of the Battle of Cold Harbor (fought in Hanover County, VA, May 31-June 12, 1864), Lee writes "My dear Sir I am very much obliged to you for the pieces of Cotton you have been so kind as to send me. They will prove very useful & I shall enjoy the garments into which they will be Converted more than if made of the finest foreighn[sic] fabric. Our true road to independence is to depend upon ourselves & to make all that we require With great respect Your Obl Servant R E Lee" with additional inscription "Mr. Wm C. Jackson" lower left. Does not include envelope, one (1) typed transcription is included with addition of Jackson's address. Letter: 9 1/4" H x 7 1/8" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letter in overall good, legible condition with toning, few scattered minute foxing spots, some minor smudging to letters. Toning impression of envelope reading "Mr Wm C. Jackson/Augusta/Georgia" with later pencil inscriptions, and two pieces of scotch tape, largest 1 1/8" x 1/8", top and bottom of right edges, en verso of letter. [See more photos →]

$5,376.00
288 Lot 288: 106 Pcs. Sevres Mace Pink & Gilt Porcelain Dinnerware Set 106 Pcs. Sevres Mace Pink & Gilt Porcelain Dinnerware Set Lot 288: 106 Pcs. Sevres Mace Pink & Gilt Porcelain Dinnerware Set

106 pieces of Sevres rose and parcel gilt porcelain tableware by Louis Aime Cesaire Mace (France, 19th century) featuring central gilt foliate or star forms, pink bands, and gilt honeycomb and rope decoration. Set includes 52 9 1/4" plates, 3 8 7/8" plates with central polychrome floral spay, 13 9" soup plates, 3 oval trays with scalloped rims, 12 teacups with 7 saucers, 6 demitasse cups with 4 saucers, and 6 compotes. Sevres Mace stamp to underside of 38 9 1/4" plates, 4 soup plates, oval trays, 3 compotes, teacups, demitasse cups, and all saucers. Nicolas Marbeuf retailer's stamp to undersides of 12 9 1/4" plates and the 8 7/8" plates. Other items unmarked. Items range in size from 2 1/4" H x 3 1/4" W x 2 1/2" D to 9 1/4" dia. France, second half of 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: All pieces with minor scattered wear to enamel and gilt decoration. Two pieces with gilt colored surface residue, including one teacup and rim of one 9 1/4" plate. One 9 1/4" plate and one teacup with minor hairlines, largest measuring 1 3/4" L. Minute scattered chips, largest measuring 3/8" x 1/8". [See more photos →]

$5,250.00
236 Lot 236: Napoleon III Pietra Dura and Ormolu Cabinet attrib. Mathieu Befort Napoleon III Pietra Dura and Ormolu Cabinet attrib. Mathieu Befort Lot 236: Napoleon III Pietra Dura and Ormolu Cabinet attrib. Mathieu Befort

Napoleon III gilt bronze mounted and ebonized meuble d'appui or pier cabinet attributed to Mathieu Befort (1813-1880). Black marble top with canted front corners over a conforming case with ormolu mounted frieze, single large door inset with an ormolu mounted oval black marble plaque with Pietra Dura floral decoration, ormolu enclosed Pietra Dura floral vignettes to each corner, and outlined in bronze line inlay. The canted sides are mounted with ormolu swags and figural ormolu maidens standing atop columnar supports, above a bracket base with central ormolu female mask and foliate ormolu mounts. Signed "Befort Jeune" in script on the reverse of the center oval plaque. Interior with mirror to back and sides fitted with brackets to hold shelves. 52 3/4" H x 32 3/4" W x 15 7/8" D. Circa 1870. Note: Mathieu Befort was a purveyor of furniture to France's upper class, including Napoleon. He had workshops in Neuve-Saint-Giles between 1844 and 1880.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with general wear. Top of door with horizontal glue repair. Minor losses and lifting to bronze inlay; losses and wear to Pietra Dura decoration, primarily to vignettes. Some verdigris to bronze mounts along the base and some vertical wood shrinkage noted to the sides. Door hinge repaired. [See more photos →]

$5,120.00
48 Lot 48: Late 19th Cent. Austrian Sapphire & Diamond Bracelet Late 19th Cent. Austrian Sapphire & Diamond Bracelet Lot 48: Late 19th Cent. Austrian Sapphire & Diamond Bracelet

Viennese ladies 14K yellow gold bracelet featuring a central bar style brooch or pendant, comprising 5 natural sapphires approximately 3.15 carats together, accented by 12 old mine cut and 44 rose cut diamonds approximately 2.20 carats together, Clarity-SI1, Color-H. Brooch with Austrian hallmarks "A doghead 4" tests 14K. Brooch has a detachable rectangular link bracelet. The bracelet is 6 1/2" L. and a gross weight of 16.20 grams. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Central brooch does not have pin attachment to the back. [See more photos →]

$5,040.00
245 Lot 245: George III Style Painted Satinwood Demilune Cabinet George III Style Painted Satinwood Demilune Cabinet Lot 245: George III Style Painted Satinwood Demilune Cabinet

English or Irish Adam style painted satinwood demilune side cabinet in the manner of the workshops of William Moore of Dublin. Oak secondary. Half round top with bookmatched veneers, hand painted with floral swags and a demilune reserve with classical columns and flowers, over a conforming case having a frieze mounted with giltwood acanthus carvings and inlaid panel with painted cherubs, above two drawers painted with floral garlands having bronze pulls, and a cabinet with reeded tambour doors, flanked by hand-painted medallions of urns of flowers, framed with giltwood carvings, all raised on square tapered and carved legs. 36" H x 48" W x 20 1/2" D. 19th century. Note: This piece was originally owned by Louise Fletcher of the Fletcher family (of Indiana). Louise Fletcher became a poet and eventually the first wife of famed novelist Booth Tarkington.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor lifting of veneers and craquelure primarily to the top. Minor scattered paint and gilt loss, primarily to the body edges. Loss of escutcheon inlays. [See more photos →]

$5,000.00
648 Lot 648: Robert E. Lee Signed $20 CSA Bill & Lee CDVs, incl. Anthony & Brady Marks, 2 items Robert E. Lee Signed $20 CSA Bill & Lee CDVs, incl. Anthony & Brady Marks, 2 items Lot 648: Robert E. Lee Signed $20 CSA Bill & Lee CDVs, incl. Anthony & Brady Marks, 2 items

Photograph album containing fourteen (14) carte de visite (CDV) depicting Lee, including eight (8) depicting bust portraits of Lee in his Civil War era Confederate uniform, three (3) with studio marks including C.D. Fredericks and Company, NY, Morse’s Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, TN, and The Lee Gallery, Richmond, VA; one (1) full-length standing portrait of Lee in his Civil War era Confederate uniform, no studio mark; one (1) three-quarter length standing portrait of Lee in his Civil War era Confederate uniform, no studio mark; two (2) bust portraits of Lee in his Mexican War era United States uniform, both with E. Anthony or E and H.T. Anthony, NY studio marks; and two (2) depicting a seated Lee in 19th-century three-piece suits, one (1) likely Mexican War era, Allen and Horton, Boston, MA studio mark, and one (1) later in life, possibly after the Civil War, M.B. Brady and Company, Washington, D.C. and NY studio mark and a blue George Washington U.S. Internal Revenue Proprietary stamp, en verso. Note: the inscriptions on the CDVs are not believed to be in Lee’s handwriting. All housed in a blue leatherette photo album with a zipper closure. Album: 5 3/8″ H x 4 1/2″ W x 1 1/8″ D. 15th item: Signed T-67 $20 bill, Series X, issued in Richmond, VA, February 17, 1864, engraved by Keatinge and Ball, Columbia, SC. Vignette of the Tennessee State Capitol Building, top center, portrait of Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the CSA, lower right. For Register/For Treasurer signatures. Serial Number 34203/ pp A. Signed “R. E. Lee” top left of bill, in capitol building vignette. 3 3/8″ H x 7 1/4″ W. Note – the signature on this bill has variances from known, authenticated signatures of Robert E. Lee.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Uncirculated/About Uncirculated condition. Lee signature in good, legible condition. 2nd item: CDVs with varying degrees of toning, foxing spots, staining, some rubbing, losses to corners, minor pencil and ink inscriptions from previous owners and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. One bust portrait of Lee in Confederate uniform with paper clip indentation, one bust portrait of Lee in Confederate uniform with orange ink stamp to top left of image. Photo album with peeling, tears to edges. [See more photos →]

$5,000.00
126 Lot 126: Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, The Burgenstock, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 548 Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, The Burgenstock, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 548 Lot 126: Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, The Burgenstock, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 548

Joseph Wopfner (Austria 1843-1927) oil on board landscape painting titled "The Burgenstock Seen from Oberutti Near Lucerne" depicting figures working in a field filled with spring wildflowers, with a lake and rocky cliffside in the background. Signed and dated "J. Wopfner, 1910" lower right. Titled and additional German inscription en verso. Housed in a carved wood frame with a hammered gilt filet. Sight: 11" H x 14" W. Framed: 22 1/4" H x 25" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 548, page 235. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Some small areas of scattered flourescence under UV light do not appear to be associated with later restoration or repairs. [See more photos →]

$4,864.00
141 Lot 141: Edwin D. White Oil Portrait, "Sam," 1860 Edwin D. White Oil Portrait, "Sam," 1860 Lot 141: Edwin D. White Oil Portrait, "Sam," 1860

Edwin D. White (American, 1817-1877) oil on canvas painting titled "Sam," depicting an African American man, seated on wooden steps leading to a door, with a broom and tattered coat behind him and a pottery water pitcher standing to his side. He wears a top hat, brown overcoat and scarf, and sits with his folded hands resting on his bent knee. Behind him is a wall with peeling paint and the corner of a window. Signed left center "Edwin White" and dated 1860; old script note en verso states the title of the painting and artist with additional note "New York University." Later giltwood frame with husk, leaf and berry moldings. Sight – 11"H x 9 1/2"W. Frame – 16"H x 14"W. Note: This comparatively intimate portrait was done by White, a renowned painter of large format historical subjects, on the eve of the Civil War shortly after he returned to New York from several years in Europe. White had studied in Dusseldorf with Karl Friedrich Lessing and in Paris with Francois Edouard Picot, and was already admired for his paintings "The Signing of the Mayflower Compact," "Pocahontas Informing John Smith of the Conspiracy of the Indians" and "Washington Resigning his Commission." Born in Massachusetts, White had begun painting at the age of 12 and studied with portraitist Philip Hewins and with John Rubens Smith at the National Academy of Design. By 1860, health problems had forced him to return to the U.S., where he set up a studio at New York University. This portrait of a man, imbued with a countenance of dignity despite his shabby surroundings, may have been intended to bolster support for the Union cause. Not long its completion, he began work on another, larger scale painting that would become his most famous depiction of that turbulent time: "Major Anderson Raising the Flag on the Morning of His Taking Possession of Fort Sumter, Dec. 27, 1860". White went on to teach at the National Academy of Design and returned to Europe and visited the Middle East in the 1870s; he died in 1877 in New York after a long bout with poor health, and said by a friend to have been crushed by criticism of his paintings exhibited at the Academy in 1876. (Sources: The Johnson Collection; The Archives of Maryland Biographical Series).

PROVENANCE: The estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting has had professional restoration to stabilize widespread drying crackle, although some craquelure remains; several small scattered spots of inpainting fluoresce under UV light to both background and subject. 1/16" flake to subject's sleeve. Painting has been lined. [See more photos →]

$4,864.00
477 Lot 477: Baroque Style Marble Topped Giltwood Figural Console Table Baroque Style Marble Topped Giltwood Figural Console Table Lot 477: Baroque Style Marble Topped Giltwood Figural Console Table

Continental Baroque or Louis XIV style carved giltwood console table. Serpentine variegated rouge marble top above a conforming diaper-patterned gilt frieze centered by a grinning satyr mask, surrounded by shells and foliate C scrolls, the whole supported on C-scroll legs in the form of turban-adorned carytids joined by four stretchers and a foliate shell center piece, and ending in gadrooned squared feet. 36" H x 45" W x 21" D. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Some flaking to finish, legs have scattered minor previous repairs. Restoration to gilding. [See more photos →]

$4,864.00
719 Lot 719: Suttree by Cormac McCarthy, Signed 1st Edition, 1st Printing Suttree by Cormac McCarthy, Signed 1st Edition, 1st Printing Lot 719: Suttree by Cormac McCarthy, Signed 1st Edition, 1st Printing

Author Signed, SUTTREE, First Edition, First Printing by Cormac McCarthy, published by Random House, New York, 1979. VF/VF, Very Fine book in Very Fine Dust Jacket. Signed "Cormac McCarthy" to title page. Stated First Edition on copyright page with correct Random House number line terminating in a "2". Octavo, original boards, white with black cloth spine. Original unclipped price of $12.95 on crisp dust jacket, protected in archival protector. Tight, white page block, no toning, appears unread. 8 5/8" H x 6" W x 1 5/8" D.

CONDITION: Jacket has 1/4" tear top of spine; book has very light soiling to top of page block near spine. [See more photos →]

$4,864.00
456 Lot 456: Southern Pie Safe, Flowering Urn Tins Southern Pie Safe, Flowering Urn Tins Lot 456: Southern Pie Safe, Flowering Urn Tins

Southern walnut pie safe, poplar and yellow pine secondary. Low sideboard form consisting of a rectangular plain slightly overhanging top above two doors, each having two seamed punched tins with elaborate flowering urn decoration and fan corners flanked by vines, the side with two joined punched tins with repeating elaborate flowering urn decoration, resting on turnip feet. 36 3/8" H x 56" W x 18 3/4" D. Possibly Southwest Virginia or East Tennessee, 3rd Quarter 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Old dry surface with general expected wear, abrasions and minor losses. Interior has been painted, one door pull missing. Possible old loss of height to feet. [See more photos →]

$4,608.00
411 Lot 411: Jules Moigniez Bronze Hunting Dog Sculpture Jules Moigniez Bronze Hunting Dog Sculpture Lot 411: Jules Moigniez Bronze Hunting Dog Sculpture

After Jules Moigniez (French, 1835-1894), cast bronze sculpture of a hunting dog with pheasant in his mouth upon a naturalistic base with foliage, tree stump, and mushrooms, raised on an oval bronze base. Signed on base lower left "J. Moigniez." 16 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W x 6 1/4" D. Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Gerry Sadow, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: A few scattered spots of oxidation, overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$4,560.00
501 Lot 501: Roycroft Arts & Crafts Copper Buttress Vase by Karl Kipp Roycroft Arts & Crafts Copper Buttress Vase by Karl Kipp Lot 501: Roycroft Arts & Crafts Copper Buttress Vase by Karl Kipp

Roycroft Arts and Crafts hammered copper buttress vase designed by Karl Kipp (1881-1954) comprising a cylindrical body encased with four angular handles or buttresses and four squares to rim. Marked with orb-and-cross makers mark to underside. 8" H x 4 1/4" dia. Circa 1910. Note: Karl Kipp designed this vase at Roycroft, an Arts and Crafts community in East Aurora, New York. Roycroft's founder, Elbert Hubbard, marketed a variety of books, furniture, leather goods, and metalwork inspired by the British Arts and Crafts Movement. The Austrian designer and former banker Karl Kipp joined the Roycrofters in 1908, initially in the bindery, and established the Copper Shop in 1909, leaving in 1911 to form his own company in East Aurora, which he called the Tookay Shop after his own initials (two Ks). Kipp rejoined the Roycrofters in 1915. (Source: Adapted from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and British Museum.)

CONDITION: One buttress and one square to rim slightly loose. Minute area of surface wear to lower body measuring 1/8" dia. [See more photos →]

$4,500.00
649 Lot 649: Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson ALS to His Sister Laura, New Orleans Barracks, 1848 Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson ALS to His Sister Laura, New Orleans Barracks, 1848 Lot 649: Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson ALS to His Sister Laura, New Orleans Barracks, 1848

One page handwritten bifolium signed letter from Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863), written in the New Orleans Barracks, Louisiana, during his career as a Second Lieutenant in Company K of the 1st U.S. Artillery Regiment, addressed to his sister Laura Ann Jackson Arnold (1826-1911), Beverly, Randolph County, [now West] Virginia, dated July 19, [no year but believed to be written in 1848]. The brief letter primarily outlines his recent travels and travel plans, writing "Dear Sister, At last I have returned from my foreign ramble, and I hope that my abscence[sic] has at least been beneficial to my health. I was much pleased at receiving at Jalapa two letters from you, which be assured gave me much relief from anxiety. My object in writing at present is to announce my arrival. From this place I expect to start tomorrow for New York by sea. I had my Daguerotype[sic] taken today and would send it to you had I an opportunity. Direct your letters to the city of New York. Remember me to Mr. Arnold, the balance of the family, and other enquiring firends. Your true brother T. J. Jackson." Handwritten address panel to Laura with black ink New Orleans postmark stamp, dated July 22, with later pencil inscription and traces of a red seal, en verso of bifolium. Lot also includes one (1) carte de visite (CDV) depicting a bust portrait of Jackson in his U.S. Military uniform; one (1) photogravure depicting a seated Jackson in his Confederate uniform, published by Johnson, Wilson, and Company, New York; one (1) double-sided typed biography of Jackson; and one (1) one page typed transcription of the letter. Letter: 10" H x 16" W. Note: "The close relationship between Laura and her brother Thomas was destroyed during the war. While he emerged as General Stonewall Jackson, a Confederate military leader, Laura remained a Unionist, and ultimately became estranged from both her brother and other members of the Jackson family. When Laura learned in 1863 that her brother had died after the Battle of Chancellorsville, a Pennsylvania Cavalry officer recorded her reaction in a letter home. When she 'heard of her brother's death, she seemed much depressed, but said she would rather know that he was dead than to have him a leader in the rebel army.' The wartime differences between Laura and her husband Jonathan Arnold led to a scandalous divorce in 1870, initiated by Jonathan. Afterward, she moved to Buckhannon, West Virginia; he stayed in the house in Beverly, living there until his death in 1883. In 1897, the assembled Society of the Army of West Virginia made Laura an honorary member for her 'patriotism and past efforts on behalf of Union arms.' In 1905, she attended a reunion of the 5th West Virginia Cavalry, which had occupied her hometown of Beverly after the Battle of Rich Mountain. The old veterans named her Mother of the Regiment for her efforts as nurse to their injured. If Laura Jackson Arnold ever had remorse over the permanent separation from her brother, she never expressed it publicly. She remained a Unionist to the end of her life, and made no effort to associate with any member of the Jackson family. Laura Ann Jackson Arnold died September 24, 1911, at the home of her daughter-in-law, and was buried in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon, West Virginia." (source: "Laura Jackson Arnold," Civil War Women Blog, dated November 29, 2010, accessed October 17, 2022, https://web.archive.org/web/20101223175507/http://www.civilwarwomenblog.com/2010/11/laura-jackson-arnold.html).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letter in overall good, legible condition with light toning, scattered foxing spots, creases, general handling wear. Very minor tears, areas of loss to fold lines and edges of sheet, largest 1 1/4" x 3/4" area resulting from torn seal. Paper ephemera items with few scattered foxing spots, toning, handling wear. [See more photos →]

$4,352.00
54 Lot 54: 18K Diamond & Emerald Bracelet 18K Diamond & Emerald Bracelet Lot 54: 18K Diamond & Emerald Bracelet

Ladies 18K yellow gold bracelet featuring a natural emerald approximately 1.10 carats, accented by 8 round brilliant diamonds approximately 0.88 carats, Clarity-SI2, Color-J, and 15 natural emeralds to foliate band. The bracelet is marked "750" and is 6 1/2" L. Gross weight of the bracelet and the spare links is 65.29 grams.

CONDITION: Overall in good condition. [See more photos →]

$4,250.00
344 Lot 344: 122 Pcs. Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver Silver Flatware Set 122 Pcs. Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver Silver Flatware Set Lot 344: 122 Pcs. Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver Silver Flatware Set

122 pieces Reed and Barton Francis I pattern sterling silver flatware, including 12 dinner knives (9 5/8" L); 12 dinner forks (7 3/4" L); 12 salad forks (6 1/8" L); 12 teaspoons (5 7/8" L); 6 dessert/oval soup spoons; 12 round bowl cream soup spoons (2 still in plastic wrap); 12 iced teaspoons; 6 tablespoons; 2 pierced tablespoons; 1 sugar shell spoon; 5 demitasse spoons; 11 short handle pickle/olive fork; 1 gravy ladle; 2 piece small steak carving fork and knife set; 1 pastry server; 1 cake server; 1 large cold meat serving fork; 12 hollow handle butter spreaders; and 1 master butter knife. Not monogrammed. Housed in a fitted wooden case. Case: 5 1/8" H x 17 1/2" W x 13 1/4" D. 145.385 total weighable troy ounces.

CONDITION: Normal light surface wear, minor scattered dents to hollow handles. [See more photos →]

$4,250.00
451 Lot 451: East TN Walnut 3-Door Sideboard Pie Safe w/ Punched Urn Tins East TN Walnut 3-Door Sideboard Pie Safe w/ Punched Urn Tins Lot 451: East TN Walnut 3-Door Sideboard Pie Safe w/ Punched Urn Tins

Large East Tennessee sideboard form pie safe, walnut primary and poplar secondary. Consisting of a plain overhanging top above three dovetailed drawers with turned pulls, above three doors, each have four punched tins with urn and star decoration in a vertical orientation. The sides with two punched identical tins above base molding, the whole resting on turned feet. 49 1/2" H x 77 5/8" W x 17 1/4" D. 3rd Quarter 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Older refinish. Patch to left drawer upper corner and above rail supporting top, center drawer with patch to right of escutcheon, horizontal patch on base rail where doors close. Backboards on lower right side with tin "make do" covering rodent chew. Rear right foot with repair near intersection with the case. [See more photos →]

$4,250.00
977 Lot 977: 14 Gold & Gemstone Ladies Rings 14 Gold & Gemstone Ladies Rings Lot 977: 14 Gold & Gemstone Ladies Rings

An assembled group of 14 gold rings, grouped by carat, including: Eight (8) 10K gold rings. 1st item: Ladies 10K yellow gold ring featuring a natural black star sapphire displaying 2 rays. The ring is tests 10K and is size 9. Gross weight of the ring is 3.66 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 10K yellow gold class ring featuring a synthetic ruby. The ring is marked "10" and "Elliot". The ring is size 5 and has a gross weight of 14.10 grams. 3rd item: Mens 10K yellow gold class ring featuring a synthetic ruby. The ring is marked "10K" and "LGB Co". The ring size is 7 3/4 and has a gross weight of 18.36 grams. 4th item: Ladies 10K yellow gold ring featuring a green tourmaline. The ring is marked "10K" and size 6. Gross weight of the ring is 2.47 grams. 5th item: Ladies 10K yellow gold ring featuring a green jadeite. The ring is marked "10K" and is size 6 3/4. Gross weight of the ring is 2.09 grams. 6th item: Ladies 10K yellow gold ring featuring 2 pyrope garnets. The ring tests 10K and is size 5 1/4. Gross weight of the ring is 1.35 grams. 6th item: Ladies 10K yellow gold signet ring. The ring tests 10K and is size 6 1/4. Weight of the ring is 1.49 grams. 8th item: Ladies 10K yellow gold 5.5mm wedding band. The ring tests 10K and is size 7 1/4. Weight of the ring is 3.73 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 47.25 grams. Three (3) 14K gold rings: 1st item: Ladies 14K white and yellow gold featuring a light pink topaz accented by 10 single cut diamonds approximately 0.10 carats, Clarity-SI2, Color-I. The ring is marked "M14K" and is size 6. Gross weight of the ring is 4.84 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 14K white gold ring featuring a single cut diamond approximately 0.01 carats, Clarity-SI2, Color-J set in the center of a black onyx. The ring is marked "14K" and is size 9. Gross weight of the ring is 4.84 grams. 3rd item: Ladies 14K yellow gold ring featuring a carved cameo accented by 4 seed pearls. The ring is marked "K14" and is size 7 3/4. Gross weight of the ring is 3.11. Gross weight of the lot is 12.79 grams. And three (3) 18K gold rings: 1st item: Ladies 18K yellow gold floral ring featuring 4 synthetic sapphires, The ring is marked "750" and "395AL". The ring is size 8 and has a gross weight of 5.78 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 18K yellow gold featuring a synthetic pink sapphire. The ring is marked "K18" and is size 6 1/4. Gross weight of the ring is 2.74 grams. 3rd item: Ladies 18K yellow gold 6.1mm wedding band. The ring is marked "18K" and engraved "Mamie". The ring is size 5 1/2 and weighs 6.97 grams. gross weight of the lot is 15.49 grams.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Susan and David Eagleton, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition unless otherwise noted. 10K grouping: The tourmaline has some wear and is loose. 14K grouping: The topaz has some light wear. [See more photos →]

$4,250.00
91 Lot 91: 2 Merriman & Clark TN Ladles plus Coin Silver Spectacles & Spoon 2 Merriman & Clark TN Ladles plus Coin Silver Spectacles & Spoon Lot 91: 2 Merriman & Clark TN Ladles plus Coin Silver Spectacles & Spoon

1st item: Large Memphis Tennessee coin silver soup or punch ladle, downturned fiddle handle marked MERRIMAN & CLARK in rectangle for James E. Merriman and Frederick H. Clark during their short-lived partnership in Memphis 1841-47, along with eagle psuedohallmark, and monogrammed WSR. 11 7/8" L. 5.22 troy ounces. 2nd item: Coin silver condiment or long handled salt ladle, fiddle handle marked MERRIMAN & CLARK in rectangle and monogrammed WSR, 5 1/2"L. 3rd item: Coin silver teaspoon with long oval end handle having an illegible worn monogram and marked J.__ in serrated rectangle (possibly J. Pyle, working Gallatin c. 1830-1860) or J.W.P. (unknown). 5 1/4"L. 4th item: Coin silver sliding spectacles or eyeglasses marked MCALLISTER PHILA. 4 1/2"W. Total weighable silver: 5.98 oz troy.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Large ladle is in excellent condition, including mark. Small ladle – very good condition. Mark on teaspoon is partially illegible and monogram is very worn; some denting and scratching to bowl. Spectacles – part of one arm is missing. Silver is tarnished and we have not attempted to polish it. [See more photos →]

$4,080.00
675 Lot 675: Civil War Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver, .31 cal., 2 items Civil War Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver, .31 cal., 2 items Lot 675: Civil War Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver, .31 cal., 2 items

Civil War era Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, .31 caliber, serial number 167060, all visible serial numbers matching. Top of barrel marked "Address Col. Sam Colt New-York U.S. America", cylinder marked "Colt's Patent" with serial number. Factory bone stocks, octagonal barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted with engraved stage coach hold up scene on cylinder, checkered hammer, bead front sight, loading lever. Barrel length: 5". Overall length: 10". Serial number corresponds to year 1860. Includes one (1) copy of THE BOOK OF COLT FIREARMS, by R. Q. Sutherland and R. L. Wilson, published by Robert Q. Sutherland, Kansas City, 1971. 12 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Gun retains 75%-85% of the original factory applied "wet" blue finish, some wear to bluing on barrel and cylinder. Case colors present on frame. Action is tight and holds at full and half cock. Bore is slightly dirty with visible rifling. Engraving to cylinder is highly visible. Safety pins are present. Book is in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$4,080.00
60 Lot 60: Wander France 18K Onyx & Diamond Earrings Wander France 18K Onyx & Diamond Earrings Lot 60: Wander France 18K Onyx & Diamond Earrings

Ladies 18K yellow gold clip-back earrings by Wander France featuring 2 frame style black onyx accented by 26 round brilliant diamonds approximately 0.78 carats, Clarity-VS2, Color-G. The earrings are marked "18K" and "Wander France". The earrings are 1 3/8 x 7/8" in size and have a gross weight of 34.96 grams.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both earrings overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$4,000.00
139 Lot 139: Style of Zedekiah Belknap, Folk Art Portrait of Mother and 2 Children Style of Zedekiah Belknap, Folk Art Portrait of Mother and 2 Children Lot 139: Style of Zedekiah Belknap, Folk Art Portrait of Mother and 2 Children

Susannah Paine (American, 1792-1862) oil on canvas portrait depicting a lady and two children. The seated woman wears an ornate lace bonnet and holds a book, also grasped by a child dressed in bright blue garb. Standing to their left is a second, older child who wears a grey-blue garment and also holds a book. Housed in a later black wooden frame with ornamental pockmarks and gilt fillet. Unsigned. Early 19th-century. Sight: 31" H x 35" W. Frame: 41" W x 37" H. We wish to thank Michael and Suzanne Rudnick Payne for their research into this artist and for identifying this portrait as Paine's work. Biography (source: Michael R. Payne and Suzanne Rudnick Payne, "A Woman Could Paint a Likeness?" The Magazine Antiques, January 2009): Susannah Paine was a rare female itinerant portrait painter, author and poet, active in New England. Details of her life and career have survived because she wrote an autobiography titled "Roses and Thorns," published in 1854 when she was in her early 60s. Paine was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts and attended an art academy in Rhode Island. Following a divorce from her husband and the death of her only son, she began a career as a traveling folk artist in 1823, "gradually developing a clientele and often cultivating women who took pride in having their portrait painted by a woman artist. She was a cautious traveler, never staying in hotels nor traveling by stage coach at night. She moved between boarding houses only after careful inquiry and accompanied by a letter of introduction." Her signed portraits that have been found date from 1827-1859 and indicate she was active mostly in Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Very good condition, lined. 1/2" area of repair in upper left background. Some surface debris. [See more photos →]

$4,000.00
239 Lot 239: Very Large Italian Baroque Style Giltwood Mirror with Cherubs Very Large Italian Baroque Style Giltwood Mirror with Cherubs Lot 239: Very Large Italian Baroque Style Giltwood Mirror with Cherubs

Very large Italian Baroque Style giltwood wall mirror, oval, with cherub figural and foliate carved surround. The outer frame is surmounted by a scrolled crest with a central figural cherub sounding a horn with additional carved volute, leaf, swagged fruit, dragon mask, figural cherubs with instruments and mask carvings throughout, terminating into a figural cherub sounding a horn finial. Mirror: 33 3/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Overall: Approx. 70" H x 50" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Mirror with some losses to silvering. Frame has been reinforced with pine backing for stability. Scattered losses and wear to gilt and gesso, some scattered old break repairs and visible vertical wood shrinkage to joints and other areas. [See more photos →]

$4,000.00
407 Lot 407: Historical English Horse Painting, possibly by John Ferneley, Sr. Historical English Horse Painting, possibly by John Ferneley, Sr. Lot 407: Historical English Horse Painting, possibly by John Ferneley, Sr.

Oil on canvas equestrian portrait depicting a dapple-grey hunter in a hilly landscape set against a cloudy sunset or sunrise sky. Signed lower left, "John Ferneley," (British, 1782-1860). Handwriting on the rear of the frame suggests a possible identity of the horse: "The Hermit by Greyskin, Mount of Charles Davis (died 1867), Huntsman to the Royal Buckhounds." Housed in a period giltwood frame. Sight: 29 1/2" W x 24 1/2" H. Frame: 34 1/4" W by 29 1/8" H. Early/Mid-19th century. Note: Hermit was the mount of the legendary British equestrian Charles Davis, Huntsman to Her Majesty Queen Victoria and First Whip of The Royal Buckhounds from 1821 until 1866. Charles Davis is featured in the 1897 book "The Queen's Hounds and Stag-hunting Recollections" by Baron Thomas Lister Ribblesdale and Edward Burrows. The book features illustrations of Charles Davis astride Hermit. Hermit is mentioned in the text as Davis's favorite mount. Davis is depicted riding Hermit in several paintings by other artists. Biographical note: John Ferneley, Sr. was born on 18 May 1782 at Thrussington, Leicestershire. By the time of his death in Melton Mowbray in 1860, he was regarded as one of the great British animal painters, specializing in horses, prize sheep, and cattle. He opened his studio in Melton Mowbray which was fast becoming a center for fashionable country sports particularly fox hunting. Painting in Melton during the hunting season, he also toured around the great estates of England and Ireland, painting landowners' horses, cattle, sheep, and hounds. His work became much sought after and his patrons included members of British and European Royal families and personalities such as Beau Brummel and the Count d'Orsay. He depicted Charles Davis on another mount in at least one painting (source: Leicestershire Country Council Museum Collections).

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: A 1/8" puncture slit in upper center, along upper edge of cloud, has no pigment loss. Scattered overpainting throughout, primarily in background and in 11" x 7" area of sky, upper right quadrant. 20" x 4" liquid stain to right edge, en verso, not visible on painting's recto. Frame has minor, scattered scuffs commensurate with age. 1 1/2" x 1/2" area of gilt loss to top left of frame is not visible frontally. [See more photos →]

$4,000.00
732 Lot 732: Collection of 282 Topps 1956 Baseball Cards, Mantle, Clemente, Aaron, Key HOFs Collection of 282 Topps 1956 Baseball Cards, Mantle, Clemente, Aaron, Key HOFs Lot 732: Collection of 282 Topps 1956 Baseball Cards, Mantle, Clemente, Aaron, Key HOFs

Partial set of Topps 1956 baseball cards, containing 282 of 340 cards issued that year, with a mixture of white and gray backs. Key cards include white-backed Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Ernie Banks, Sandy Koufax, Ted Williams and Warren Spahn. Those with gray backs include Willie Mays, Bob Feller, Duke Snider, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Pee Wee Reese, and Al Kaline, and NY Yankees team card.

CONDITION: Key cards and Commons range in condition from Poor (1), Good (2), Very Good (3), Very Good/Excellent (4), to Excellent (5). CONSERVATIVE grading for some individual cards: Mantle VG3, Aaron PR1, Robinson GD2, Clemente GD2, Banks PR1, Koufax GD2, Williams GD2, Spahn VG3, Mays GD2, Feller GD2, Snider PR1, Berra GD2, Ford GD2, Reese GD2, Kaline VG3. [See more photos →]

$4,000.00
47 Lot 47: 14K Gold Link Bracelet 14K Gold Link Bracelet Lot 47: 14K Gold Link Bracelet

Ladies 14K yellow gold link bracelet. Circular links having an undulating vine and underlying grid design. The bracelet is marked "14K" and is 8" L. Weight of the bracelet is 96.47 grams.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall in good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,840.00
127 Lot 127: Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Lake Lucerne in Evening Light, Catalogue Raisonne Fig 551 Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Lake Lucerne in Evening Light, Catalogue Raisonne Fig 551 Lot 127: Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Lake Lucerne in Evening Light, Catalogue Raisonne Fig 551

Joseph Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) oil on canvas (laid down on board) landscape painting titled "Vierwaldstadter See in Abendlicht" or "Lake Lucerne in Evening Light" depicting an Alpine scene with trees in the foreground, Lake Lucerne in the center with a boat floating in the water, and mountain terrain in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "J. W. P , 1910" lower right. Housed in a giltwood Louis XIV style frame. Sight: 11" H x 14 1/4" W, Framed: 20" H x 23" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 551, page 235. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Overall good condition; canvas has been laid down on board. Some flourescence top left sky area, indicating possible retouch to edge. [See more photos →]

$3,840.00
455 Lot 455: Pair Southern Hepplewhite Arm Chairs Pair Southern Hepplewhite Arm Chairs Lot 455: Pair Southern Hepplewhite Arm Chairs

Pair of Southern vernacular Hepplewhite mahogany shield back armchairs, likely Virginia, yellow pine secondary. Consisting of open shield backs with foliate and reed carved splats, curved arms supports that project slightly over the ends, trapezoidal slip seats and tapering reeded front legs and curved rear legs. Front seat rail of each chair with Roman numerals, indicating that they were part of a larger set. 37 1/2" H x 20" W x 14 3/4" D. Circa 1800. Found in Virginia.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Chairs in overall good condition with expected abrasions and wear consistent with age. A few areas of old repair and replacement including seat blocks. Seats and cornerblocks are replacements. [See more photos →]

$3,840.00
932 Lot 932: Pair of Large Majolica Snake Handled Urns Pair of Large Majolica Snake Handled Urns Lot 932: Pair of Large Majolica Snake Handled Urns

Pair (2) of palace sized Italian Majolica tin-glazed earthenware lidded urns both having allegorical or mythological figural landscape or seascape to the bodies, cherubs to the necks, and landscape with ruins to lids with green writhing snake handles that terminate into masks with additional masks applied to the lower body and bud form finial to lid. Unmarked. 35 1/2" H. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Lid to one urn with repaired breaks and overall light craquelure to glaze. Lid to other urn with restoration, restoration also to the upper body. Repaired breaks to snake handles. Please refer to black light photos. [See more photos →]

$3,840.00
449 Lot 449: George Dury Large O/C Portrait of Anne Dallas Dudley George Dury Large O/C Portrait of Anne Dallas Dudley Lot 449: George Dury Large O/C Portrait of Anne Dallas Dudley

George Dury (Tennessee, 1817-1894) oil on canvas laid down on board full-length portrait painting of a young girl attired in a white dress with blue shoes and a matching blue ribbon in her hair. She is depicted leaning against a red chair with red drapery hung from above and children's toys in the bottom left corner. The sitter is identified as young Anne Dallas Dudley (Tennessee, 1876-1955) who became a prominent women's activist, founding the Nashville Equal Suffrage League, serving as the President of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association, and Third Vice President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association noted for her successful effort in getting the Nineteenth Amendment ratified in the state of Tennessee, the final state needed to ratify the amendment nationwide. The painting is unsigned. A biography of the sitter, artist attribution and additional information about the work is affixed en verso. Housed in a period American giltwood fame with double wood filets. Sight: 49" H x 37" W. Framed: 59 1/2" H x 47" W. Circa 1880.

CONDITION: The painting has been lined and laid down on board, having a large tear through the center, and additional tearing and losses to the lower edge and scattered in the background, all of which have been restored with associated retouching, visible under UV light inspection. There is light craquelure, overcleaning in some areas, some fleabite losses, and errant pen marks in the lower left quadrant. [See more photos →]

$3,750.00
720 Lot 720: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 1st Edition/1st Printing VF/VF Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 1st Edition/1st Printing VF/VF Lot 720: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 1st Edition/1st Printing VF/VF

BLOOD MERIDIAN or THE EVENING REDNESS IN THE WEST, First Edition, First Printing by Cormac McCarthy, published by Random House, New York, 1985. Very Fine book in Very Fine Dust Jacket, Stated First Edition on copyright page with correct Random House number line "24689753" indicating First Printing. Octavo, red boards with red cloth spine, white pages with no toning, no writing, marks or blemishes. Original unclipped price of $17.95. Jacket has no tears, creases or toning, with strong color, protected in archival protector. 8 1/2" H x 6" W x 1 1/4" D.

CONDITION: Very Fine book / Very Fine dust jacket. This is a rare, pristine copy, with no visible flaws. [See more photos →]

$3,750.00
73 Lot 73: 158 Pcs. Towle Old Master Sterling Silver Flatware, Service for 12-16 158 Pcs. Towle Old Master Sterling Silver Flatware, Service for 12-16 Lot 73: 158 Pcs. Towle Old Master Sterling Silver Flatware, Service for 12-16

One hundred and fifty-eight (158) pieces of Towle Old Master sterling silver flatware, including sixteen (16) modern hollow knives (8 78" L), twelve (12) individual hollow steak knives, sixteen (16) forks (7 1/4"), sixteen (16) individual salad forks, twenty-one (21) teaspoons, twelve (12) round bowl soup spoons, sixteen (16) iced tea spoons, twelve (12) seafood forks, sixteen (16) flat handle butter spreaders, eight (8) demitasse spoons, three (3) serving/tablespoons, one (1) solid shell casserole spoon, one (1) medium solid cold meat serving fork, one (1) pie/cake server, one (1) solid gravy ladle, one (1) solid piece cream ladle, one (1) sugar shell spoon, one (1) pierced shell spoon, one (1) flat handle master butter spreader, one (1) pickle/olive fork, one (1) set of sugar tongs. 141.61 weighable troy ounces.

CONDITION: Very light use wear, all pieces monogrammed "H". [See more photos →]

$3,712.00
83 Lot 83: Asa Blanchard KY Large Ladle Asa Blanchard KY Large Ladle Lot 83: Asa Blanchard KY Large Ladle

Kentucky coin silver soup or punch ladle with round bowl and fiddle handle marked A. Blanchard in rectangle for Asa Blanchard, working Lexington, KY 1808-1838. Monogrammed WLS. 13 3/4" L. 6.59 oz troy (Ref. Marquis Boultinghouse, Silversmiths of Kentucky, 1785-1900, pp. 69-77, mark illustrated p. 299, fig. 29D.)

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville collection.

CONDITION: 1/2" dent to bowl, a few other minor dents and a couple of tiny, scattered spots of pitting to bowl. Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,625.00
55 Lot 55: Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Convertible Choker Necklace Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Convertible Choker Necklace Lot 55: Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Convertible Choker Necklace

Ladies 18K yellow gold convertible choker style necklace with intertwining circular links which can be converted into two bracelets. The necklace is marked "750" and "1TO." The necklace is 16" L or makes two 8" L bracelets. Weight of the necklace is 59.78 grams.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,600.00
136 Lot 136: Olive Black Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting Olive Black Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting Lot 136: Olive Black Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting

Olive P. Black (American, 1868-1948) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a stream meandering through a line of trees, with gently rising hills beyond. The late autumn gold and bronze foliage of the trees is reflected in the water below. Signed "Olive P. Black" lower left. Newer Newcomb Macklin-style giltwood frame with incised stylized foliate decoration to corners. Placcard with artist name and life dates affixed lower center of frame. Sight: 23" H x 29" W. Frame: 34" H x 40" W. Biography: Olive Black was born in Massachusetts but later studied art in New York, at both the Art Students League and the New York National Academy of Design. Her teachers included Hugh Bolton Jones and William Merritt Chase, and her style is said to incorporate aspects of the Barbizon School and Impressionist styles she learned from each, respectively. Black exhibited at many prominent institutions, including the National Academy of Design, the Carnegie Institute, the Boston Art Club, and the Art Club of Philadelphia.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville Collection.

CONDITION: Painting has been lined. 1/8" flake at left center edge, a few tiny scattered flakes lower left corner, near signature. Edges of canvas are taped en verso, and a protective backing board has been applied. Frame is later and has a few tiny scattered chips. [See more photos →]

$3,600.00
422 Lot 422: Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Winter, East Stroudsburg PA Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Winter, East Stroudsburg PA Lot 422: Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Winter, East Stroudsburg PA

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) abstract oil on board winter landscape painting. The focal point is the train station in East Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania (the artist's home town during this period), under a blanket of snow, with Christmas lights shining in the foreground against a darkened sky Rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed and dated "Strauser 67" lower right. Housed in a contemporary gilt frame. Sight: 17 3/4" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 20 1/2" H x 26 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Kathryn Zervos, granddaughter of the artist.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some light wear to corners. [See more photos →]

$3,600.00
109 Lot 109: Napoleon III Boulle Cave a Liqueur Tantalus Napoleon III Boulle Cave a Liqueur Tantalus Lot 109: Napoleon III Boulle Cave a Liqueur Tantalus

French Napoleon III boulle cave a liqueur or tantalus cordial set, the serpentine front case covered in filigree brass and tortoiseshell inlaid decoration. The hinged top and hinged sides open to a removable fitted compartment with gilt brass hardware and figural finial. Contains a twenty (20) piece set of gilt enameled cut crystal barware with foliate design, including four (4) decanters with square cut stoppers and sixteen (16) cordials. Monogrammed M.J. to lid. 10 1/8" H x 13 1/4" W x 10" D. Second half 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor areas of lifting to boulle work to top; scattered minor age splits; scattered losses to areas of molding on upper level of interior compartment. Crystal set with minute scattered wear to gilt, numbering inscribed to base of each piece, and minute scattered fleabites, primarily to stoppers; one cordial with repaired break to stem. [See more photos →]

$3,375.00
495 Lot 495: Persian Heriz Carpet Persian Heriz Carpet Lot 495: 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 →]

$3,375.00
911 Lot 911: 34 Pcs. Capodimonte Armorial Porcelain Demitasse Set + Luncheon Plates 34 Pcs. Capodimonte Armorial Porcelain Demitasse Set + Luncheon Plates Lot 911: 34 Pcs. Capodimonte Armorial Porcelain Demitasse Set + Luncheon Plates

Thirty-four (34) pieces Ernst Bohne Sons Capodimonte-style Neo-Classical Armorial hard-paste porcelain demitasse set plus luncheon plates, having parcel-gilt and polychrome painted Bacchanal scenes in bas-relief to scalloped rims, with central vignettes of different Heraldic crests and floral sprays. Includes twelve (12) luncheon plates (9 1/2" dia.), eleven (11) demitasse cups (2 3/8" H x 2 3/4" W), and eleven (11) saucers (4 1/2" dia). All with blue crowned N marks to underside of bases. German, arly 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor losses to polychrome and gilt with scattered firing flaws. [See more photos →]

$3,375.00
81 Lot 81: 12 Sterling Silver Julep Cups, incl. Trees, Kentucky 12 Sterling Silver Julep Cups, incl. Trees, Kentucky Lot 81: 12 Sterling Silver Julep Cups, incl. Trees, Kentucky

1st-11th items: Set of 11 sterling silver julep cups with reeded upper and lower rims and tapering sides, marked on underside TREES / STERLING with shamrock mark for Benjamin Trees (Lexington, KY, active 1935-d. 1965). Includes a Trees information card. 12th item: Newport sterling silver julep cup with reeded upper and lower rim and tapering sides. Maker's mark, Sterling, and 1673 stamped to underside of base. All items monogrammed "HHC" or "H.H.C." to body, all with additional personal inscriptions to underside of bases. 3 5/8" H x 3 1/8" dia. Combined weight: 51.585 total troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Normal surface wear, scattered dents, largest 1", to bodies and rims. Monograms and inscriptions. [See more photos →]

$3,328.00
157 Lot 157: Large Edward Hurst O/C Group Portrait Painting w/ TN River Large Edward Hurst O/C Group Portrait Painting w/ TN River Lot 157: Large Edward Hurst O/C Group Portrait Painting w/ TN River

Large Edward Hurst (American/Tennessee, 1912-1972) oil on canvas group portrait painting depicting three young members of the Howard family of Knoxville, TN. The two older boys play catch with a baseball while the youngest is seated on the ground with a toy train and cars. The spot where the boys are playing overlooks the Tennessee River and Lyon's Bend in the distance, beneath a cloudy sky. Signed and dated "Edward Hurst '59" lower right corner. Housed and matted in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 29 5/8" H x 35 2/8" W. Framed: 39 1/8" H x 45 1/8" W. Biography: Edward Hurst was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1912. He studied under Catherine Wiley and at the Art Students League in New York, where he also studied with George Luks. He also studied in Europe at the Academies in Florence, Italy, and Munich, Germany. Primarily known for his still-life paintings and commissioned society portraits, Hurst spent much of his life in New York and London, while also maintaining a studio in Knoxville. During World War II, he taught camouflage to soldiers in the United States Army. In 1959, he was diagnosed with an allergy to oil paint, prompting him to work instead with watercolor, conte, and colored pencil on paper. Hurst was a member of the American Artists Professional Club, the Southern States Art League, and the National Arts Club. An example of Hurst's work is illustrated in "The Art & Furniture of East Tennessee" by Namuni Hale Young, p. 105, figure 58. Sources: "Art & Furniture of East Tennessee" by Namuni Hale Young; "Camoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage", by Roy H. Behrens; the Knoxville Museum of Art.

CONDITION: Tiny area of warping to canvas in upper right corner, otherwise good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,328.00
216 Lot 216: Andy Anderson Carved Sculpture, Shotgun Wedding Andy Anderson Carved Sculpture, Shotgun Wedding Lot 216: Andy Anderson Carved Sculpture, Shotgun Wedding

Five (5) Herbert "Andy" S. Anderson (California/Illinois, 1893-1960) folk art carved wooden figures together in a sculptural group, "Shotgun Wedding", including one (1) bride in a blue dress holding a bouquet, one (1) groom in an oversized crosshatch-patterned suit, one (1) pensive white-haired woman in a polka-dotted dress, one (1) somber white-haired man with a skinned knee holding a shotgun, and one (1) balding preacher in a black cape reading from the bible. All figures with incised signature "ANDY" to shoulders. Ranging in size from 7 1/2" H x 2 7/8" W x 1 3/4" D to 9 3/4" H x 3" W x 5 1/2" D.

CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition with natural age shrinkage. [See more photos →]

$3,328.00
246 Lot 246: English Neoclassical Painted Satinwood Tall Case Clock English Neoclassical Painted Satinwood Tall Case Clock Lot 246: English Neoclassical Painted Satinwood Tall Case Clock

English Neoclassical Adam Style satinwood tall case clock, pine secondary. Swan's neck pediment with brass urn form finials, arched hood door flanked by free-standing round columns; engraved brass clock face with hour and minute hands, seconds dial, date dial, lunar dial, and scrolling foliate and mask relief spandrels, plate on face engraved "Vincent Menil Amsterdam". Arched trunk door; cove molded base with bracket feet. Polychrome paint decoration throughout including a floral basket to the hood; swag, bellflower, and central cherub decoration to trunk door with grape cluster and vine border; and the base with a painted vignette depicting a Roman or Greek soldier, framed by foliate swags and bellflowers. 7 day brass time and strike movement with bell. 95" H x 16 1/4" W x 9" D. Clock case English, first half 19th century; works Dutch, 18th century. Note: Menil (Mensil) was a clock maker based out of Amsterdam but he also worked in London and other areas of England. He is listed in the The National Archives of Kew as "Will of Vincent Menil or Menill, Clockmaker of Amsterdam, 10 October 1728". Born 1681 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Jacques Menil, also a clock maker. He had his workshop in the Schoutensteeg. Many Amsterdam clockmakers with a French family name had emigrated from France as refugees (Huguenots) in the 16-17-18th century (Source: http://www.amsterdamshorloge.nl/vincent-mesnil.html).

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Right side molding to case hood is missing, otherwise overall very good condition with scattered minor age splits to wood. Case and works are a marriage with the works pre-dating the case. Retains weights and pendulum. Not tested for functionality. [See more photos →]

$3,328.00
203 Lot 203: Lanier Meaders Folk Art Pottery Double Face Jug Lanier Meaders Folk Art Pottery Double Face Jug Lot 203: Lanier Meaders Folk Art Pottery Double Face Jug

Lanier Meaders (White County, Georgia, 1917-1998) folk art pottery double face jug, green matte glaze with kaolin eyes and quartz teeth having two handles. Signed "Lanier Meaders" with numbering to underside. 9 1/4" H x approx. 8 " dia. Provenance: Consignor purchased directly from the artist from his Georgia shop in 1973.

CONDITION: Scattered minor firing cracks, largest measuring 2" L. Two minor areas of glaze pooling at eyes. [See more photos →]

$3,250.00
753 Lot 753: 53 Pcs Assorted Georg Jensen Flatware Incl. Scroll, Acorn, & Continental 53 Pcs Assorted Georg Jensen Flatware Incl. Scroll, Acorn, & Continental Lot 753: 53 Pcs Assorted Georg Jensen Flatware Incl. Scroll, Acorn, & Continental

Fifty-three (53) pieces of Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware including Scroll, Acorn and Continental patterns. 1st-48th items: Forty-eight (48) pieces of Scroll pattern flatware including six (6) modern hollow knives (8 7/8" L), six (6) forks (7 1/8" L), six (6) teaspoons (5 3/4"L) six (6) individual fish forks, twelve (12) fruit forks, two (2) round bowl soup spoons, six (6) oyster forks, one (1) Mocha spoon, one (1) large tarte server with sterling blade, one (1) solid gravy ladle, and one egg server with stainless blade. 49th-52nd items: Four (4) pieces of Acorn pattern serving flatware including one (1) cheese plane with stainless blade, one cheese/bar knife with two prongs, one bottle opener, and one (1) two-tine cold cut serving fork. 53rd item: One (1) Continental pattern miniature bottle opener. Combined weight: 56.6 total weighable troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The estate of a Nashville, Tennessee silver collector.

CONDITION: All items in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,250.00
56 Lot 56: $20 Liberty Gold Coin Necklace $20 Liberty Gold Coin Necklace Lot 56: $20 Liberty Gold Coin Necklace

Ladies 14K yellow gold necklace featuring a 14K yellow gold bezel containing a 1896 $20 Liberty gold coin. The necklace and the bezel are marked "14K" and the necklace is 20" L. Gross weight of the necklace and pendant is 45.37 grams.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,200.00
253 Lot 253: English Regency Style Crystal Waterfall Chandelier English Regency Style Crystal Waterfall Chandelier Lot 253: English Regency Style Crystal Waterfall Chandelier

Large English Regency-style gilt bronze and beaded crystal chandelier, with gilt bronze crown and swagged top, strings of cut crystal beads attached to a gilt bronze circular band, and five graduated tiers of cut crystal prisms, terminating in a cut crystal ball. Wired with four tiers of bulbs. Approx. 48" H x 20" dia. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Chandelier is wired and functioned in its previous location. A few prisms absent along the lower section. [See more photos →]

$3,200.00
58 Lot 58: 14K Gold Pocket Watch Chain 14K Gold Pocket Watch Chain Lot 58: 14K Gold Pocket Watch Chain

14K yellow gold pocket watch chain. The chain is marked and tests 14K. The chain is 16" L. and has a weight of 69.35 grams.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,125.00
534 Lot 534: Jack Boyd Mid-Century Expressionist Bronze Sculpture Jack Boyd Mid-Century Expressionist Bronze Sculpture Lot 534: Jack Boyd Mid-Century Expressionist Bronze Sculpture

Jack Boyd (California, 1934-1982) patinated bronze expressionist sculpture of a stylized cactus or tree, with movable prongs on one branch. This branch is incised and dated "Boyd 66." Mounted on a walnut base. 22 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W. Note: Originally from San Diego, the self-taught artist Jack D. Boyd was raised in Alpine, California. Boyd is best known for his mid-century sculptural work in bronze on walnut bases, such as this example, as well as metal jewelry.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with oxidation to metal throughout. Sculpture is loosely attached to base causing it to rotate freely. [See more photos →]

$3,125.00
405 Lot 405: Henry John Yeend King O/C Painting, Marketplace Henry John Yeend King O/C Painting, Marketplace Lot 405: Henry John Yeend King O/C Painting, Marketplace

Henry John Yeend-King (United Kingdom, 1855-1924) oil on canvas townscape painting depicting a bustling marketplace with livestock pens, cages, and produce flanking a cobbled road filled with vendors and shoppers having the dense hamlet, cathedral tower, and distant castle rising above in the background. Signed "Yeend King" lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with scrolling design upon diapered ground. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed: 33" H x 45" W. Note: Henry John Yeend-King was known for his bucolic genre scenes. He studied in both England and France, and was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil-Colors, and exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. His works are in multiple English museums including the Tate Gallery, London.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor warping to canvas, primarily to upper right quadrant. Minute area of loss measuring 1/8" x 1/8" with corresponding craquelure. Minor scattered surface grime. [See more photos →]

$3,120.00
425 Lot 425: 2 Ruth B. Anderson Paintings, Rainy Street Scene & Couple in Rain 2 Ruth B. Anderson Paintings, Rainy Street Scene & Couple in Rain Lot 425: 2 Ruth B. Anderson Paintings, Rainy Street Scene & Couple in Rain

Two (2) Ruth Bernice Anderson (American, Indiana 1914-2002) oil on board Impressionist style paintings. 1st item: Streetscape depicting a rainy spring day, with several pedestrians holding umbrellas and walking past a cathedral, all rendered in a delicate impasto creating the impression of rain and mist. Signed "R. Anderson" lower right. A second possible signature en verso in pencil, with possible date 11-77. Blue-green painted frame with silver-gilt edges and beige linen liner. Sight: 16" H x 20" W. Framed: 24" H x 28" W. 2nd item: Painting depicting a couple walking together under a green umbrella on a rainy day. Signed "R. Anderson" lower left. Artist studio address label and possible date 5-75, en verso. Giltwood molded frame with white painted linen liner. Sight: 9 12" H x 7 1/2"W. Frame: 14" H x 12" W. Biography: Ruth Anderson studied at the John Herron School of Art under Clifton Wheeler and Gerry Pierce. She is best known for her still lifes, landscapes, and Indianapolis street scenes. She exhibited at the Indiana Art Club, the Tucson Fine Arts Association and at the Hoosier Salon between 1944-1986, winning prizes in 1960, 61, 69, 73, and 76.

PROVENANCE: A Middle Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Both paintings in excellent condition. Larger frame has some wear and errant paint drips. Smaller frame has some scattered abrasions. [See more photos →]

$3,120.00
845 Lot 845: Sterling Strauser O/B Orchid Painting Sterling Strauser O/B Orchid Painting Lot 845: Sterling Strauser O/B Orchid Painting

Sterling Boyd Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board painting depicting a stylized orchid flower against a lavender background, rendered in heavy impasto with sgraffito linework. Signed and dated "Strauser 89" top left. Inscription on frame back reads "[illegible] 107.00." Lyzon Art Gallery, Nashville, TN, sticker on back of frame along with an illegible handwritten sticker. Housed in a rusticated carved giltwood frame with floral decorations and beige wooden fillet. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed: 13" H x 15" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$3,120.00
82 Lot 82: Asa Blanchard KY Coin Silver Julep Cup Asa Blanchard KY Coin Silver Julep Cup Lot 82: Asa Blanchard KY Coin Silver Julep Cup

Coin Silver mint julep cup stamped A. BLANCHARD in rectangle for Asa Blanchard, working Lexington, Kentucky, 1808-1838, with eagle psuedohallmark (mark used circa 1820-1838). Tapering cylindrical sides and reeded rim and foot ring, monogrammed JMS. 3 1/8" H, 5.23 oz troy.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. 1/8" dent under monogram. A few other light smaller dents and scratches. Blanchard mark is poorly struck. Wear and a small area of discoloration to the underside. [See more photos →]

$3,072.00
631 Lot 631: 16 TN Governor Signed Letters & Documents, incl. Willie Blount, Archibald Roane, Joseph McMinn, Wm. Carroll 16 TN Governor Signed Letters & Documents, incl. Willie Blount, Archibald Roane, Joseph McMinn, Wm. Carroll Lot 631: 16 TN Governor Signed Letters & Documents, incl. Willie Blount, Archibald Roane, Joseph McMinn, Wm. Carroll

1st item: War of 1812 era ALS. One page handwritten letter from Governor of Tennessee Willie Blount (1767/68-1835), third Governor of TN from 1809 to 1815, Nashville, TN, to Major William Berkeley Lewis (1784-1866), Quartermaster Department, dated September 9, 1814. The letter outlines a request by Blount for Lewis to "…furnish on or before the 20th Instant at Fayetteville & the nece[s]sary camp equipage, hospital stores, contingencies, fuel, tools and transportation, for one thousand five hundred Militia Infantry of this state, ordered into the services of the United States for six months, who will rendezvous at Fayetteville on that day and be commanded by Brigadier Genl. Nath[aniel] Taylor Willie Blount" with additional inscription reading "Majr. Wm. B. Lewis [Department Quarter Master]." Later ink inscription en verso. 10" H x 8" W. 2nd item: Archibald Roane (1759/60-1819), second Governor of TN, serving from 1801 to 1803, signed Bill of Exception, written in regard to a case between Samuel Walker and John Vent, most likely in his capacity within the Tennessee circuit judgeship, dated March 1814. Signed "Archibald Roane" en verso of bifolium document. 10 1/4" H x 16" W. 3rd item: TN Governor Joseph McMinn (1758-1824), fourth Governor of TN from 1815 to 1821, and Daniel Graham, TN Secretary of State from 1818 to 1830, signed Justice of the Peace bifolium commission document issued to Robert Moore and John Link of Washington County, dated July 29, 1820, Signed "Jos. McMinn" lower right and countersigned "Daniel Graham" lower left. 10" H x 15 1/2" W. 4th item: ALS. One page handwritten letter signed by TN Governor William Carroll (1788-1844), fifth Governor of TN twice, from 1821 to 1827 and again from 1829 to 1835, no location but likely Nashville, TN, addressed to Mississippi Governor Abram Marshall Scott (1785-1833), seventh Governor of MS, serving from 1832 until his death, Jackson, MS, dated circa 1832. The letter discusses the need for TN and MS to "run the line" in terms of having the state lines evaluated by surveyors. Carroll suggests that the surveyors begin at Memphis "…with a view that the work may be accomplished before the wet weather sets in…" Signed "Wm. Carroll" lower right of last page, with additional inscription reading His Excellency A. M. Scott, Jackson, Mi[s]si[s]sippi." lower left of last page. 9 7/8" H x 8 1/8" W. 5th item: ALS. One page handwritten letter signed by TN Governor William Carroll, Nashville, TN, addressed to Thomas Washington, Esquire, no location but likely Nashville, TN, dated October 8, 1827. The brief letter informs Washington that Carroll will take the deposition of Nathaniel Coxe to the courthouse in New Orleans on Friday, November 9, "…to be read in evidence…in the circuit court of Davidson County where in Coldwell & Botts are plaintiffs and Carroll & Whiting are defendants where you may attend and cross examine…" Signed "Wm. Carroll" lower right. Ink inscription indicating that a copy of this message had been delivered to Washington on October 9, 1827, en verso. 6 3/8" H x 7 7/8" W. 6th item: ALS. One double-sided page bifolium letter signed by TN Governor Newton Cannon (1781-1841), eighth Governor of TN from 1835 to 1839, Executive Department, Nashville, TN, addressed to Kentucky Governor James Clark (1779-1839), 13th Governor of KY, dated December 10, 1837. The letter primarily discusses the "…improvement of the Cumberland River, a subject deeply interesting to both states…" Signed "N. Cannon" lower right of last page, with additional inscription reading "His Excellency James Clark" lower left of last page. Addressed to Clark with a black Nashville, TN postmark stamp dated December 11 and later ink inscriptions, en verso. 9 7/8" H x 16" W. 7th-8th items: One (1) arrest warrant and one (1) ALS, both signed by TN Governor James Chamberlain Jones (1809-1859), tenth governor of TN from 1841 to 1845. The arrest warrant, issued to the Governor of MS, states that Thomas Hill of Davidson County, TN "…fled from justice & is now running at large in the State of Mi[s]si[s]sippi…" and that he should be safely delivered to William A. Hagan when he is caught, dated February 2, 1843. Signed "James C. Jones" and countersigned by John S. Young, TN Secretary of State from 1839 to 1847, lower center. The one page letter was written by Jones in Nashville, TN, addressed to an unknown recipient, dated August 6, with an illegible year and is signed "James C. Jones" lower right. Warrant: 10 1/8" H x 8" W. Letter: 10" H x 8" W. 9th item: ALS. One page handwritten letter signed by TN Governor Aaron Venable Brown (1795-1859), 11th Governor of Tennessee from 1845 to 1847, and as United States Postmaster General from 1857 until his death in 1859, "At Office" likely in Nashville, TN or Washington, D.C., illegibly addressed to the Secretary of the Navy or to someone in his office, undated, likely written during his tenure as Governor or Postmaster General. The letter is written in regard to a Mr. Wate McNairy from Tennessee who is currently in the Secretary of the Navy's employment and states that "…in respect of personal habits & clerkly qualifications you must cherish him…" Signed "Aaron V. Brown" lower right. 8 1/8" H x 5 1/8" W. 10th item: TN Governor Aaron Venable Brown signed bifolium document authorizing the Sheriff or Coroner or other Officer authorized to hold an election in Smith County, TN permission to hold an election due to the death of the Honorable Joseph H. Peyton, Representative in the Congress of the United States for the Eighth District in TN, dated December 14, 1845. Signed "Aaron V. Brown" lower right, and countersigned by John S. Young, TN Secretary of State, lower center. 10 7/8" H x 16 3/4" W. 11th item: TN Governor Neill Smith Brown (1810-1886), 12th Governor of Tennessee from 1847 to 1849, signed Justice of the Peace commission document issued to John Miller of Giles County, dated June 3, 1848, Signed "N.S. Brown" lower right. 10" H x 8" W. 12th item: TN Governor William Bowen Campbell (1807-1867), 14th governor of Tennessee from 1851 to 1853, signed commission document acknowledging that John S. Morris has been elected to the position of Chancellor for the Middle Division of TN, dated March 1, 1852. Signed "WB Campbell" lower right and countersigned by W. B. A. Ramsey, TN Secretary of State from 1847 to 1855. Ink inscription by Brier, dated March 5, 1852, en verso. 10 7/8" H x 8 1/2" W. 13th-16th items: Four (4) ALS. Handwritten letters signed by future or former TN Governors, including two (2) letters from Neill Smith Brown, one (1) dated August 15, 1860, and one (1) dated July 24, 1861; one (1) letter from William Trousdale (1790-1872), 13th governor of Tennessee from 1849 to 1851, dated July 5, 1852; and one (1) letter from William Brimage Bate (1826-1905), 23rd governor of Tennessee from 1883 to 1887, dated June 24, 1853. Ranging in size from 5 1/8" H x 7 1/2" W to 10" H x 7 7/8" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Paper ephemera items with tears, areas of loss, dampstaining, foxing spots, toning, later ink or pencil inscriptions, and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. Letters do not include envelopes, some are addressed and postmarked. 4th item: Top portion of letter is not present, however, the main body of the letter is extant. Separated along the right vertical fold line. 6th item: Two pieces of old scotch tape repair, largest 4 1/4" x 3/4", to lower half of fold line. [See more photos →]

$3,000.00
740 Lot 740: Gibson Mandocello Model K-1, 1918 Gibson Mandocello Model K-1, 1918 Lot 740: Gibson Mandocello Model K-1, 1918

Gibson K-1 Mandocello, 1918 #47199, brown finished hand-carved spruce top, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, "ivoroid" tuners and binding, pearl dots and script "The Gibson" on headstock. Replacement bridge, tailpiece cover and tailpin. Tuners/pegs appear original. Housed in later case. Approx. 38" L, 14 1/8" W, 3 3/8" D.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Richard H. and Kathleen L. Hulan.

CONDITION: Small split on back/tail previously repaired, tailpiece attachment strengthened, slight separation of back to body, minor scuffs. [See more photos →]

$3,000.00
759 Lot 759: 15 pcs Tiffany Sterling Renaissance Pattern inc. Saratoga Chip Server 15 pcs Tiffany Sterling Renaissance Pattern inc. Saratoga Chip Server Lot 759: 15 pcs Tiffany Sterling Renaissance Pattern inc. Saratoga Chip Server

15 pieces Tiffany Sterling Silver Flatware in the Renaissance pattern. Serving pieces include 1 croquette or Saratoga chip server (9"L), 1 pierced strainer spoon (possibly a julep strainer, 7 1/4"L); 1 pierced serving spoon (9 1/4"L); 1 pair ice serving tongs (7"); and 1 jelly server. Individual pieces include 1 dinner knife 10 1/2", 1 knife 10", 1 dinner fork, 1 salad/dessert fork, 1 fish fork, 1 tablespoon, 2 flat butter knives, and 2 gilt demitasse or coffee spoons. 24.96 oz troy.

PROVENANCE: The estate of a Nashville, Tennessee silver collector.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some wear to gilding on gilt pieces. Wear and rust to knife blades. Some pieces monogrammed. [See more photos →]

$2,944.00
59 Lot 59: 14K Men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 Watch 14K Men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 Watch Lot 59: 14K Men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 Watch

Men’s Vintage 14K Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 wristwatch, Ref# 1007, Serial# 1125392. Automatic movement, 34mm, white dial with gilt hour markers and hands, plastic crystal. Fitted with a new black leather band. 1966.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Crystal with some minor scratching, back of dial is engraved with script initials. Back of watch is 18K and is not original to the piece. Band is new. Watch is functioning at time of inspection. [See more photos →]

$2,880.00
63 Lot 63: English Sterling Silver Tea Caddy in the Chinese Taste English Sterling Silver Tea Caddy in the Chinese Taste Lot 63: English Sterling Silver Tea Caddy in the Chinese Taste

Victorian Sterling Silver tea caddy in the George II style, with elaborate chinoiserie figural decoration, floral finial, and masks to each upper corner, hallmarked for London, Sterling, 1899-1900, with maker's mark AE in rectangle. 5"H x 4" W x 3"D. 20.48 oz troy.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 1" shallow dent to underside, otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,880.00
296 Lot 296: 33 Pcs. Herend Porcelain, Fruits & Flowers (BFR) Dinnerware 33 Pcs. Herend Porcelain, Fruits & Flowers (BFR) Dinnerware Lot 296: 33 Pcs. Herend Porcelain, Fruits & Flowers (BFR) Dinnerware

Thirty-three (33) Herend Fruits & Flowers (BFR) pattern hand-painted porcelain items with gilt highlights, including twelve (12) soup or pasta plates; four (4) dinner plates; six (6) teacups with six (6) saucers; one (1) long tray; one (1) large square fruit bowl; one (1) creamer; one (1) gravy boat; and one (1) oval dish with handles. All items with blue Herend stamp mark and numbered on the bases. Ranging in size from 2" H x 4 1/4" W x 3 1/4" D to 2" H x 14 1/2" W x 10" D. All items 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Knife marks present to some of the plates. [See more photos →]

$2,875.00
423 Lot 423: Sterling Strauser O/B Sleeping Black Cat Sterling Strauser O/B Sleeping Black Cat Lot 423: Sterling Strauser O/B Sleeping Black Cat

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board painting titled "Sleeping Cat, Jasper Age 14 1/2" depicting a black cat asleep on the floor or a brown table against a white background. Titled lower left corner. Signed and dated "Strauser 9/30/83" lower right. Unframed. 12" H x 24" W. Note: "Jasper" was the artist's cat and a frequent subject of his paintings.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Kathryn Zervos, granddaughter of the artist.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,875.00
647 Lot 647: Robert E. Lee Signed CDV, Traveller & Lee CDV by Plecker, 2 items Robert E. Lee Signed CDV, Traveller & Lee CDV by Plecker, 2 items Lot 647: Robert E. Lee Signed CDV, Traveller & Lee CDV by Plecker, 2 items

1st item: Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) signed carte-de-visite (CDV) depicting a bust portrait of Lee in his Civil War-era Confederate uniform. Signed "R E Lee" to white archival tape affixed to bottom of CDV. No studio marks. 4 1/8" H x 2 1/2" W. 2nd item: CDV depicting Lee standing in profile beside his most famous war-time horse, Traveller (1857-1871), at Rockbridge Baths, Virginia, in the summer of 1866. Studio marks for A. H. Plecker, Traveling Gallery, en verso. 4" H x 2 1/2" W. Note: This image was taken by Adam H. Plecker (1840-1929) with his assistant Michael Miley (1841-1918), who would go on to take many photographs of Lee during his career, so much so that he is often referred to as "General Lee's photographer". Allegedly, the original negative for this image was lost or broken, therefore all examples of this image are copies of the original photographic print and are heavily retouched.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Lee signature slightly faint but in good, legible condition. General handling wear to white tape and CDV, slightly chipped to corners. Later pencil inscriptions, en verso. 2nd item: Minor creases, 1/4" scratch to top center of image, rubbing, corners are chipped. Ink inscriptions dated 1857 with affixed paper label with explanation of CDV, en verso. [See more photos →]

$2,875.00
810 Lot 810: Tiffany Aquamarine Necklace & Aquamarine Ring Tiffany Aquamarine Necklace & Aquamarine Ring Lot 810: Tiffany Aquamarine Necklace & Aquamarine Ring

1st item: Ladies 18K yellow gold necklace by Tiffany & Company featuring 43 natural aquamarine beads. The necklace is marked "T&Co", "750", and "Made in Sri Lanka". The necklace is 15" L. and has a gross weight of 10.52 grams. 2nd item: Ladies platinum ring featuring a round brilliant diamond approximately 0.18 carats, Clarity-SI1, Color-H, accented by 6 natural aquamarines. The ring is marked "950 plat 50 Co" and is size 6 1/2. The gross weight of the ring is 7.63 grams.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,875.00
178 Lot 178: Middle TN Cherry Sugar Table Middle TN Cherry Sugar Table Lot 178: Middle TN Cherry Sugar Table

Middle Tennessee, Giles County, cherry sugar table, poplar secondary. Consisting of a plain, square-hinged top that lifts to reveal a storage compartment; paneled sides and paneled front above a single dovetailed drawer with brass pull, and tall ring-turned legs terminating in urn and ball form feet. This lot includes a ledger and business catalog from the original owners. 29 1/4" H x 20" W x 14 3/4" D. Circa 1830. Acquired from a descendant of Samuel Knox Harwell (1864-1944), a founder and partner in the Nashville wholesale dry good firm Neely-Harwell and Co. By oral history, the table descended in his family, likely from the Rev. Stith Meade Harwell of Giles County (1807-1886).

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition, older refinish. Top with wood splice repair, old repair to left back hinge, some scattered wood shrinkage to case noted. [See more photos →]

$2,816.00
479 Lot 479: French Marquetry & Bronze Mounted Cabinet with Rouge Marble Top French Marquetry & Bronze Mounted Cabinet with Rouge Marble Top Lot 479: French Marquetry & Bronze Mounted Cabinet with Rouge Marble Top

French ormolu mounted marquetry cabinet, after the workshops of Paul Sormani. The demilune form cabinet features a thick rouge marble top over a single hidden frieze drawer; the entire frieze is decorated with openwork bronze garland mounts interspersed with Neoclassical style bronze brackets. The case is divided into three sections with a single door flanked by two cabinet doors, all with contrasting bands of inlay and a diaper parquetry design with repeating floral sprigs. The interior is fitted with shelves. Supported on short legs with bronze acanthus sabots. 45.5" H x 50" W x 22" D. Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light general wear. [See more photos →]

$2,816.00
542 Lot 542: Vee Speers C Print, Untitled #32, The Bulletproof Series, 2013 Vee Speers C Print, Untitled #32, The Bulletproof Series, 2013 Lot 542: Vee Speers C Print, Untitled #32, The Bulletproof Series, 2013

Vee Speers (Australia/France, b 1962) chromogenic print on Fujiflex paper "Untitled #32" from the 2013 series "Bulletproof: The Birthday Party children 6 years later", edition 6 of 8, depicting a freckled, brown-eyed girl in a white sundress having a spotted baby doe across her shoulders, holding a boomerang and confronting the viewer with her direct gaze. Jackson Fine Art label with artist's signature, title, dimensions, medium, and edition number, en verso. Housed under glass in a white wood frame. Sight: 47" H x 37 1/2" H. Framed: 48 1/2" H x 39" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,816.00
107 Lot 107: 4 Miniature Tortoiseshell Boxes, Sewing Related 4 Miniature Tortoiseshell Boxes, Sewing Related Lot 107: 4 Miniature Tortoiseshell Boxes, Sewing Related

Four (4) tortoiseshell miniature sewing related boxes, including one (1) thimble case, octagonal form with push latch and red velvet-fitted lining containing a gilt metal thimble hallmarked "A" and "S" in shield; one (1) needle case in the form of a knife box with push latch, lid with interior satin liner, and slotted compartments containing two packets of Kirby's London Ne Plus Ultra Needles; one (1) needle or snuff box, rectangular form with domed lid having silver cartouche, push latch, and velvet lining; and one (1) footed needle or snuff box, rectangular form with domed lid having silver cartouche, push latch, and velvet lined interior. Ranging in size from 1 3/8" H x 1 1/8" dia. to 1 1/2" x 2 5/8" W x 1 1/4" D. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with minor scattered surface wear commensurate with age. Thimble case with minute loss measuring 1/8" L. Slight separation of lining to needle case. Footed box with scattered wear including losses, largest measuring 1/2" x 1/8". [See more photos →]

$2,760.00
130 Lot 130: Josef Wopfner Small O/B Painting, Fisherman in a Boat, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 722 Josef Wopfner Small O/B Painting, Fisherman in a Boat, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 722 Lot 130: Josef Wopfner Small O/B Painting, Fisherman in a Boat, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 722

Joseph Wopfner (Austria 1843-1927) small oil on board painting titled "Fischer von der Fraeuninsel" or "Fishermen from the Fraeuninsel" depicting a group of figures in a fishing boat floating in a lake with a small village in the background under a cloudy sky. Signed "J. Wopfner, 1922" lower right corner. Housed in a carved giltwood and painted frame with corner decoration. German label affixed en verso. 4 1/2" H x 6" W. Framed: 7 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 722, page 251.Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light grime and small area of errant material splattered to center of work. [See more photos →]

$2,760.00
830 Lot 830: Platinum Diamond & Sapphire Line Bracelet Platinum Diamond & Sapphire Line Bracelet Lot 830: Platinum Diamond & Sapphire Line Bracelet

Ladies platinum line bracelet featuring 21 round brilliant diamonds approximately 1.68 carats together, Clarity-VS2, Color-G, accented by 21 synthetic sapphires. The bracelet tests platinum and is 7" L. Gross weight of the bracelet is 18.86 grams.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,760.00
9 Lot 9: Chinese Qing Porcelain 5 Panel Table Screen Chinese Qing Porcelain 5 Panel Table Screen Lot 9: Chinese Qing Porcelain 5 Panel Table Screen

Chinese porcelain and hardwood screen, five panels inset with a total of eleven enameled porcelain plaques comprising five painted landscape scenes above five detailed scenes of birds, ducks and flowers, and the center panel with additional dragon plaque. Each panel features carved wood accents above and below the plaques and fits into a carved hardwood footed base with canted ends. At least two of the plaques have inscriptions, possibly signatures, en verso. Chinese, 19th century. Overall – 26"H x 26"W x 6"D. Note: included with this lot is a 1984 appraisal from Manheim Galleries, New Orleans, attributing this screen to the Tao Kuang period (1821-1850) with a value of $6,500.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville collection, ex-Manheim Galleries, New Orleans.

CONDITION: Shrinkage crack to wood on central panel, other scattered minor areas of shrinkage and wear to wood. One panel (not the plaques) became separated from its frame but has now been reattached. Porcelain plaques are in excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,750.00
19 Lot 19: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Framed Plaque Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Framed Plaque Lot 19: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Framed Plaque

Chinese Famille Rose horizontal porcelain plaque, depicting a group of three warriors in colorful garb standing outside a building; one of the warriors appears to talk with a figure in civilian clothing, standing on the steps, while another male figure is at a table visible through the open doorway. Mountainous landscape in the background. Inscription in Chinese characters and possible signature in red characters, upper margin. Housed in a wood frame with a scrolling brass hanging device. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 15" W. Framed: 17 1/2" H x 22 1/2" W. Early 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some small scratches and minute spots of wear. [See more photos →]

$2,750.00
113 Lot 113: Pr. of Louis XV Style Dore Bronze and Patinated Candelabras Pr. of Louis XV Style Dore Bronze and Patinated Candelabras Lot 113: Pr. of Louis XV Style Dore Bronze and Patinated Candelabras

Pair of two (2) large French Louis XV style patinated dore bronze candelabras, each candelabrum having eight (8) arms that resemble intertwining grape vines, festooned with leaves and grape clusters, emanating from a central profusely decorated column. Standing at the foot of each vine is the fully formed figure of a putti, including one filling his glass with wine while the other is harvesting wheat. Supported on heavy scrolled bases with plain backs to allow them to rest flush to the wall. 28" H x 15" W x 8" D. Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both overall very good condition. The main stem was once wired for electricity, no wiring present. [See more photos →]

$2,750.00
643 Lot 643: Collection of 28 John Overton Signed Bank Checks, most Nashville, TN, 1810-1821 (29 total) Collection of 28 John Overton Signed Bank Checks, most Nashville, TN, 1810-1821 (29 total) Lot 643: Collection of 28 John Overton Signed Bank Checks, most Nashville, TN, 1810-1821 (29 total)

Collection of 29 bank checks and promissory notes; includes 28 signed by prominent early Tennesseean John Overton (1766-1833), dated between 1810 and 1832, plus one (1) unrelated item. One Overton signed check is dated to Thomas Jefferson and dated July 13, 1810. Other payees include Joshua Pilcher, Simon Bradford, Robertson Henry, Randall McGavock, Stephen Cantrell Jr., C.D. Gwinn, Dr. John Simpson, and "Book Store." Many of the checks are punched with an "X" mark and some are endorsed en verso. Most of the drawees are Nashville, Tennessee banks, including the State Bank at Nashville and the Yeatman, Woods & Co's Banking & Exchange House. Also included is one (1) promissory note, apparently unrelated to Overton, dated 1799 signed by John Brown, James Stuart, William Chester and John Kennedy, to John Morrow. All checks range in size from 2" H x 5 1/4" W to 5" H x 7 1/2" W. Note: Judge John Overton was an early Tennessee lawyer, jurist, banker, political figure, and friend and advisor to Andrew Jackson, co-founder of Memphis and owner of Traveller's Rest Plantation.The exact identity of the Thomas Jefferson to whom the July 13, 1810 check is made payable is unknown. It is endorsed by Overton en verso, not by Jefferson.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All checks with expected toning. Jefferson check has hole to center and 2" Tear to upper middle. Some with creasing to ends and minor tearing and chipping along edges. [See more photos →]

$2,750.00
1065 Lot 1065: O/B Maritime Painting, Passengers Boarding, C. 1900 O/B Maritime Painting, Passengers Boarding, C. 1900 Lot 1065: O/B Maritime Painting, Passengers Boarding, C. 1900

European school oil on canvas board marine painting depicting a ship floating in shallow water with passengers boarding from smaller boats and a sailboat behind. The work features village architecture in the distant background under a hazy sky. Unsigned. Housed in carved and molded Art Nouveau Newcomb-Macklin style giltwood frame with corner decoration. Sight: 13 3/4" H x 21" W. Framed: 18" H x 25" W. Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James Lewis, Carthage, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Frame with natural wood separation and restoration to corners. [See more photos →]

$2,750.00
131 Lot 131: Josef Wopfner O/C Maritime Painting, Fishing Boat, Study, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 142 Josef Wopfner O/C Maritime Painting, Fishing Boat, Study, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 142 Lot 131: Josef Wopfner O/C Maritime Painting, Fishing Boat, Study, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 142

Josef Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) marine oil on canvas mounted to board painting titled "Fscherkahn" or "Fishing boat, Study" depicting a boat from birds eye view floating in a body of water revealing the interior filled with oars and miscellaneous textiles. Signed "JWP" lower left. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 6 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W. Framed: 10 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W. Note: This work is featured in the Josef Wopfner Catalogue Raisonne by Irngard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 142. Page 193. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Painting is adhered to a board backing, Lower right corner retouched. 2 small spots of splatter to left edge. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
181 Lot 181: East TN Walnut Corner Cupboard East TN Walnut Corner Cupboard Lot 181: East TN Walnut Corner Cupboard

East Tennessee walnut corner cupboard, yellow pine secondary, one piece construction with canted sides. Cavetto molded cornice with scallop carved frieze above two 8-pane glazed doors, medial molding, two paneled doors, and shaped bracket feet. Top with four shelves and base with two shelves. 87 1/4" H x 48 1/2" W x 30" D. Possibly Washington or Greene County, TN, Circa 1820.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Older surface with minor scuffs, fading and abrasions; break to left return on the cornice. Break to lower backboard near rear foot. Interior has been painted. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
241 Lot 241: English Regency Style Girandole Mirror, Eagle Crest English Regency Style Girandole Mirror, Eagle Crest Lot 241: English Regency Style Girandole Mirror, Eagle Crest

English Regency style giltwood and convex girandole mirror. Round form having a spread eagle crest with hanging tassels and opposing carved acanthus leaf decoration, two candle arms with gilt foliage, rosette and tassel decoration and crystal bobeches. The mirror is set in a frame with carved lamb's tongue and ribbon decoration along with gilded ball ornaments. 50 3/4" H x 25" W. Late 19th century/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected light use wear. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
254 Lot 254: Petite French Empire Style Bronze Patinated Chandelier Petite French Empire Style Bronze Patinated Chandelier Lot 254: Petite French Empire Style Bronze Patinated Chandelier

Diminutive French Empire style chandelier with six lights, black enameled font and shaft, with Neoclassical style acanthus decorated bronze candle arms and mounts. 26" H x 14" Dia. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: The chandelier has been rewired and restored and is ready to hang. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
258 Lot 258: Large 19th C. Japanese Bronze Jardiniere, Finely Detailed Large 19th C. Japanese Bronze Jardiniere, Finely Detailed Lot 258: Large 19th C. Japanese Bronze Jardiniere, Finely Detailed

Large Japanese bronze jardiniere, lobed globular form with elephant or foo lion head mounts, three-dimensional panels depicting animals and gardens, and chased foliate design throughout resting on a round, stepped platform base. 16 1/2" H x 24" dia. Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with very light wear. This piece weighs approximately 100 pounds. Bronze surface appears to have been over cleaned – very minimal traces of an older bronze patina [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
856 Lot 856: Ora Coltman O/B, Sunset over Water Ora Coltman O/B, Sunset over Water Lot 856: Ora Coltman O/B, Sunset over Water

Ora Coltman (Ohio, 1858-1940) oil on board coastal landscape painting depicting a setting sun reflected in a body of water, with cloud-streaked sky overhead. Signed "Ora Coltman" lower right. Housed in a period giltwood leaf-molded frame. Sight: 14" H x 11" W. Frame: 17 1/2" H x 14" W. Biography: Noted Ohio artist Ora Coltman was an influential member of the regionalist Cleveland School and helped found the Water Color Society of Cleveland. He studied with Carroll Beckwith at the Art Students League in New York and in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens. He summered frequently in Zoar and in Provincetown, MA (where this scene may have been painted). Source: the Butler Institute of American Art.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Grime; several scattered tiny inclusions; two 1 1/2" scratches right center, 2" scratch or crack near center. Painting does not quite fill the frame opening (paint extends into the gap). Frame has wear and a 2" area of loss to upper left edge. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
577 Lot 577: Clark Bronson Western Bronze Sculpture, Bobwhite Burst Clark Bronson Western Bronze Sculpture, Bobwhite Burst Lot 577: Clark Bronson Western Bronze Sculpture, Bobwhite Burst

Clark Everice Bronson (Utah, b. 1939) bronze sculpture titled "Bobwhite Burst," depicting two bobwhite quails rising to flight from a naturalistic branch. Dynamic base mimicking leaves or underbrush in movement mounted on a circular wooden base. Title inscribed within cartouche to front of base. Signature, edition number, and date NAWA 25/75 CLARK BRONSON (copyright) 1981 inscribed within cartouche to left-rear of base. 13 1/8" H x 12 1/2" W x 13 3/4" D. Overall: 14" H x 15 3/4" W x 13 1/2" D. Acquired from Clark Bronson Studios, Bozeman, MT. Includes original sales brochure.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Judy and Pete Nebhut, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,640.00
10 Lot 10: Large Qing Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Box Large Qing Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Box Lot 10: Large Qing Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Box

Large Chinese polychrome porcelain box in the Famille Rose palette, bulbous rectangular form with vignettes throughout of figures carrying precious objects such as flaming pearls and conch shells towards a knotted lantern or bat and lotus lantern with vases and low tables containing additional objects surrounded by foliate forms, fret rims, and a plinth base. Marked with apocryphal Wan Li or Ta Ming Wan Li nien chih character mark to underside. 9 1/4" H x 15 1/8" W x 8 1/8" D. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Gerry Sadow, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Scattered minor wear to surface, including wear to polychrome enameling at corners and surface residue. Possible flaw in the making to inner corner of lower half outside edge, measuring 3/8" x 7/8". [See more photos →]

$2,625.00
171 Lot 171: Benny Carter O/C Outsider Art Painting, Garden of Eden U.S.A Benny Carter O/C Outsider Art Painting, Garden of Eden U.S.A Lot 171: Benny Carter O/C Outsider Art Painting, Garden of Eden U.S.A

Benny Carter (North Carolina, 1943-2014) oil on canvas outsider folk art painting titled "The Garden of Eden U.S.A." The painting depicts pairs of animals surrounding a fenced-off Tree of Knowledge in the midst of a river, its branches swarming with snakes, tempting them to eat, and topped by a baboon, with angels watching from above. The work features satirical captions and American pop culture motifs including Elvis on a diving board with animals verbalizing titles of Elvis songs like "Don't Be Cruel". Inscribed "Benford Taylor Carter Jr. 11-29-1943" [the artist's full name and date of birth] lower left, and signed "Benny Carter" lower right. Housed in a painted wood frame with applied apple cutouts at each corner inscribed with the artist's name, date of birth, and the title of the work. Sight: 30 1/4" H x 25 1/4" W. Framed: 36" H x 32" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James Lewis, Carthage, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,625.00
295 Lot 295: 5 pc. Delft Polychrome Garniture Set 5 pc. Delft Polychrome Garniture Set Lot 295: 5 pc. Delft Polychrome Garniture Set

Five (5) piece Delft polychrome earthenware garniture set in the Cashmere palette decorated with birds on flowering branches, foliate designs, and lamb's tongue design at feet, including three (3) octagonal baluster form urns with domed lids having Chinese style lion finials (14 1/4" H x approx. 6 3/4" dia.) and two (2) hexagonal vases with flaring rim (10 1/4" H x 5 5/8" dia.). Vases marked "LF" to underside. Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Scattered crazing throughout. Minor fleabites to rims and tips of finials. [See more photos →]

$2,625.00
355 Lot 355: Set of 13 Wallace Sterling Silver Water Goblets Set of 13 Wallace Sterling Silver Water Goblets Lot 355: Set of 13 Wallace Sterling Silver Water Goblets

13 Wallace Sterling Silver water goblets, having flared rims and round bases. Maker's marks, Sterling, and 14 stamped to underside of bases; 3 with Bromberg's, Birmingham, AL retailer marks stamped to underside of bases. Not monogrammed. 6 5/8" H x 3 3/4" dia. Combined weight: 72.375 total troy ounces.

CONDITION: Light surface wear. [See more photos →]

$2,625.00
632 Lot 632: TN Gov. McMinn ALS to Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Related, 1817 TN Gov. McMinn ALS to Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Related, 1817 Lot 632: TN Gov. McMinn ALS to Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Related, 1817

Three page bifolium handwritten and signed letter from Joseph McMinn (1758-1824), fourth Governor of Tennessee from 1815 to 1821, Hiwassee Garrison, TN, addressed to Major General Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837, Nashville, TN, dated December 31, 1817. Written just after the Treaty with the Cherokee, also know as the Jackson and McMinn Treaty, was proclaimed on December 26, 1817, McMinn mostly writes in regard to the treaty, specifically to the distribution of arms to the Arkansas Native Americans, stating "…am on my way to Knoxville with the Arkansas delegation consisting of [Leyestisky](?), the old Gla[s]s, Capt. Spears, Toochalar, Colo Brown and Jack Thompson, with James Rogers interpreter the three [other](?) chiefs have not yet arrived tho[sic] they will overtake us in Knoxville. I have not yet determined by whom they will be conducted, I am extremely sorry they are going on so late, and now expect they will be detained at least 15 days in Knoxville in procuring clothing saddles [etc.] I have furnished the greater part in horses, and I am determined to have them…& fixed in first order. On my arrival at the agency I found the opposition very formidable, but fortunately having recd[sic] the Presidents [James Monroe] instructions to take the…contraband and dissection(?) of of the agency…and to use my utmost exertions in suppressing the opposition which I have done in some instances by threats, in others by arguments with the most astonishing good effort…". The majority of the remainder of the letter is comprised of a transcription by McMinn of a letter than he had received from Secretary of War John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850), also in regard to the removal of the Cherokee and the involvement of Samuel Houston (1793-1863), first and third president of the Republic of Texas, the sixth governor of Tennessee, and the seventh governor of Texas, who was also Jackson's protege and his first lieutenant, writing "…The Light horse with a view to break down the Arkansas party, attended on the day the arms [etc] was to be distributed for the purpose of seizing them for old debts. So soon as the communication was made to me by old Jolly [likely John Jolly (Cherokee: Ahuludegi; also known as Oolooteka), a leader of the Cherokee and later the Principal Chief President of the Cherokee Nation-West who acted as a foster-father to Houston] I directed Mr. Houston to issue an order in my name forbiding[sic] all attempts of taking the property under any pretense..Mr. Houston obeyed the order with the most becoming promptness, and made the pleasing report that only one blanket had been taken…which was returned without a moments [hesitation]…the Horsemen immediately dispersed and [we have] not seen them since…". McMinn concludes his letter by summarizing his supplies in their possession, stating "…the immigrants have come here almost from every section of the nation, and all are prodigiously pleased with the quality of the arms blankets [etc]…" He also includes a postscript, asking Jackson to write to him in receipt to Knoxville and ends the letter by writing "…with sentiments of our esteem and regard your [obedient servant] Jos McMinn". Handwritten address panel to Jackson with ink inscription summarizing contents, likely added later, en verso of bifolium. 10" H x 8" W. Note: "The 1817 treaty was the first Cherokee treaty that included a provision for their removal from North Carolina lands. The treaty proposed exchanging Cherokee lands in the Southeast for territory west of the Mississippi River." (source: "Cherokee" by William L. Anderson and Ruth Y. Wetmore, additional research provided by John L. Bell. From the Encyclopedia of North Carolina, edited by William S. Powell, published by the University of North Carolina Press, 2006).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letter in overall good condition with light toning, areas of dampstaining, largest 4" x 4 1/4", does slightly affect writing. Faint traces of red wax seal, lower center of last page with resulting tears, largest 1" x 1/4", does affect writing. Two restored tears across width of bifolium, likely professionally restored. Other minor tears and areas of loss to fold lines and edges of bifolium. Later pencils inscriptions, including inscription reading "Jos. McMinn to Andrew Jackson" with numerals and letters, top left of first page, inscription reading "Monroe" to bottom left of first page, inscription reading "Sam" to bottom right of second page, and inscription reading "Gov of Tenn" to bottom right of last page. [See more photos →]

$2,625.00
746 Lot 746: Cartier Blue Leather Gentleman's Dressing Case Cartier Blue Leather Gentleman's Dressing Case Lot 746: Cartier Blue Leather Gentleman's Dressing Case

Cartier gentleman's dressing case, blue leather exterior with gold-toned hardware, topped with a matching handle and double locks on each side. The locks slide open to reveal a dual-compartmented interior with a gold-toned inner handle. The front compartment, secured with two snapping tabs, pulls up to reveal a blue leather-lined interior with additional compartments holding three (3) cut glass powder boxes with gold-painted sterling silver lids, one (1) shoe buffer, five (5) rectangular and one (1) cylindrical cut glass cologne bottles all with gold painted sterling silver lids, and one (1) clothes brush with blue leatherette protective band. The second compartment is secured by a hardware mechanism and opens to reveal an additional blue leather-lined interior with compartments holding one (1) cut glass perfume bottle with a gold-painted sterling silver case, one (1) hairbrush with a blue leatherette protective band, one (1) comb, one (1) small hinged blue leather box, one (1) drawing/note pad, and one (1) additional large blue leather case enclosing a fitted interior with one (1) brass corkscrew, one (1) pair of scissors, one (1) pair of cuticle clippers, one (1) nail file, and an additional compartment below holding one (1) shoehorn. Stamped "Cartier / London – Paris – New York / Made in France and "Brevete S.G.D.G" with serial number to inner front edge. Two keys are present with case. 4 1/2" H x 11" W x 9 1/2" D. Early 20th Century.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with visible use wear to exterior and interior. Interior with one small tear to front compartment lid. Cuticle cutters and comb have been replaced with later versions. Some original items/compartments may no longer be present. [See more photos →]

$2,625.00
13 Lot 13: Famille Rose Porcelain Plaque, attrib. Yu Ziming Famille Rose Porcelain Plaque, attrib. Yu Ziming Lot 13: Famille Rose Porcelain Plaque, attrib. Yu Ziming

Chinese Qing Famille Rose enameled porcelain plaque attributed to Qianjing artist Yu Ziming (1843-1911). Depicts a maiden leaning on the branch of a flowering tree, with branches of a willow visible overhead and a red gate or fence in the background. Signature and seal, upper left section. Circa 1891. 10" H x 6"W. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with carved corners, 11"H x 7"W.

CONDITION: Good condition with no cracks or crazing. Some light wear to enameling. Old tape residue, lower right, which we have not attempted to remove. Some scattered, faint grime. Wear and small corner loss to frame. [See more photos →]

$2,560.00
143 Lot 143: Gilbert Gaul O/C Painting, Women by a River, Jamaica Gilbert Gaul O/C Painting, Women by a River, Jamaica Lot 143: Gilbert Gaul O/C Painting, Women by a River, Jamaica

Gilbert Gaul (New York/Tennessee/New Jersey, 1855-1919) oil on canvas painting depicting two female figures standing on a riverbank with rocky terrain, one holding a branch and the other holding a jug over her head and a mug in her hand, with verdant foliage in the background. Signed "Gilbert Gaul. Jamaica." lower left. Housed in a carved giltwood frame. Sight: 19 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed: 25 1/4" H x 18 1/2" W. Biography: New Jersey-born artist Gilbert Gaul studied art with Lemuel E. Wilmarth at the school of the National Academy of Design from 1872 to 1876, and privately with the noted genre painter, J. G. Brown. He continued his training at the Art Students League during 1875 and 1876. Gaul first exhibited his work at the National Academy in 1877. In 1881, he inherited a farm in Van Buren County, Tennessee, from his mother's family, and lived there four years to fulfill terms of the bequest. In 1885, he returned to New York though he also continued to spend time at the farm in Tennessee. Gaul gained acclaim for his illustration art and portrayals of Civil War scenes. He became a regular exhibitor at the National Academy annuals between 1877 and 1902; in 1882, he was accorded the status of full academician-the youngest artist to attain the honor. He exhibited at the 1889 Paris Exposition; the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and the 1902 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, where he was awarded medals. In 1876 Gaul made his first trip to the American West, an area for which he developed a particular affinity. He made numerous western trips in subsequent years, photographing and rendering scenes of Native Americans and the frontier, which he would later work up into paintings in his studios in New York or Tennessee. In 1890, he worked for the United States census on reservations in North Dakota. He also visited Mexico, the West Indies, Panama, and Nicaragua. An account of his travels was published in Century Magazine in 1892. In 1904, he returned to Tennessee and settled in Nashville. The decreasing interest in Civil War subjects resulted in financial hardship for Gaul. He gave private art lessons, and taught at the Watkins Institute, Nashville, and at Cumberland Female College, in McMinnville. He also spent time in Charleston, South Carolina. By 1910, he had moved to Ridgefield, New Jersey, where he continued to paint and live out his remaining years. (Source: The Johnson Collection)

CONDITION: Painting has been lined and coated in a restorative varnish. Scattered inpainting in lower margin, largest area 2" L. [See more photos →]

$2,560.00
240 Lot 240: French Empire Style 3-Piece Gilt Bronze Surtout-De-Table French Empire Style 3-Piece Gilt Bronze Surtout-De-Table Lot 240: French Empire Style 3-Piece Gilt Bronze Surtout-De-Table

French Empire style gilt bronze and mirrored Surtout-De table or coffee table plateau, in three parts, each piece with serpentine molded edges over shaped, fluted legs terminating into paw feet joined by concave stretchers. The pieces fit together to make one larger table or can be used individually. 16 1/2" H x 46 1/2" L x 21 3/4" D. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light wear and oxidation. One leg with repairs. [See more photos →]

$2,560.00
280 Lot 280: Pr. Richard Klemm Dresden Floral Encrusted Porcelain Urns Pr. Richard Klemm Dresden Floral Encrusted Porcelain Urns Lot 280: Pr. Richard Klemm Dresden Floral Encrusted Porcelain Urns

Large pair of two (2) Dresden porcelain urns produced by the factory of Richard Klemm (German, 1869-1949), each with bird finial to lid, the bodies encrusted with figural birds and flowering branches, the bases with diapered rims mounted upon a foliate, scroll-footed base. Maker's mark to undersides. 22 1/2" H x approx. 10 1/2" dia. Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor scattered wear to gilt. Minute scattered losses to floral decoration primarily to one lid. Minor scattered repairs to floral decoration. [See more photos →]

$2,560.00
858 Lot 858: Oliver Clare O/C Still Life Painting w/ Fruit Oliver Clare O/C Still Life Painting w/ Fruit Lot 858: Oliver Clare O/C Still Life Painting w/ Fruit

Oliver Clare (United Kingdom, 1853-1927) oil on canvas still life painting of fruit, including grapes, strawberries, a peach, and a plum situated in a basket or on the ground in a naturalistic setting. Signed "Oliver Clare" lower right corner. Housed in a Rococo-style giltwood frame with foliate flourish corners. Sight: 17 7/8" H x 13 7/8" W. Framed: 23 7/8" H x 19 7/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor craquelure throughout. Painting has been wax lined with new spring stretchers. Scattered minor inpainting primarily to background, visible with UV inspection. [See more photos →]

$2,560.00
128 Lot 128: Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, Boats on Lake Constance, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 540 Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, Boats on Lake Constance, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 540 Lot 128: Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, Boats on Lake Constance, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 540

Joseph Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) oil on board painting titled "Boote auf dem Bodensee" or "Boats on Lake Constance" depicting a panoramic scene with two boats filled with figures floating on a lake with mountain landscape in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Signed "J.Wp. lower right. Estate stamp en verso reading "Nachlass Prof. Jos. Wopfner" along with additional German inscription. Housed in a giltwood Louis XIV style frame. Sight: 4 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W. Framed: 10" H x 20" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 540, page 234. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with no visible retouching. Frame with slight loss to right corner. [See more photos →]

$2,520.00
129 Lot 129: Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Pastures in the Evening Sun, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 465 Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Pastures in the Evening Sun, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 465 Lot 129: Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Pastures in the Evening Sun, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 465

Joseph Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) oil on canvas mounted to board painting titled "Weiden in der Abendsonne" or "Pastures in the Evening Sun" depicting a meadow with trees at dusk, the sunlight casting shadows of the trees into the foreground. Signed lower right. Estate stamp en verso reading "Nachlass Prof. Jos. Wopfner" and additional German inscription to stretcher. Housed in a giltwood frame with carved corner decoration. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 465, page 226. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,520.00
283 Lot 283: Porcelain Figure of Sultan and Moor on Elephant Porcelain Figure of Sultan and Moor on Elephant Lot 283: Porcelain Figure of Sultan and Moor on Elephant

Porcelain figurine depicting a sultan seated atop an elephant on a red howdah, wearing royal clothing and holding a scepter or staff in his left hand. He is attended by a Moor, seated atop the elephant's head and holding a cane in his left hand. The elephant is draped with a gilt magenta blanket with design simulating embroidery. Blue crossed sword, dot and dash mark to the underside of the elephant's belly. Marked "M" in green to one foot and additionally impressed 1165. 10" H x 10" W x 3 3/4" D. Mid 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Inspection under UV light shows repairs to nobleman's scepter and to Moor's neck, with additional minor touchups to the nobleman's robe. Losses to gilt on a couple of tassels. Please refer to UV light photos. [See more photos →]

$2,520.00
387 Lot 387: Large Russian Tempura Icon, Archangel Gabriel, 17th Century Large Russian Tempura Icon, Archangel Gabriel, 17th Century Lot 387: Large Russian Tempura Icon, Archangel Gabriel, 17th Century

Large religious icon comprised of tempura and gilt paint on a panel depicting the winged Archangel Gabriel carrying a staff in one hand and an orb in the other, with a Russian inscription painted above. The central portion of the panel is recessed, emphasizing the image. 24 1/3" H x 15" W x 1 1/2" D. Russian, 18th century or earlier.

CONDITION: In good condition commensurate with age with expected patination, some losses to edges, craquelure throughout. Scattered areas of paint restoration visible under UV light inspection. Largest area 5" L in lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$2,520.00
1060 Lot 1060: Luigi Pagan O/B Abstract Canal Scene Luigi Pagan O/B Abstract Canal Scene Lot 1060: Luigi Pagan O/B Abstract Canal Scene

Luigi Pagan (Italy, 1907-1980) oil on board Expressionist European canal scene, depicting a boat floating on a canal surrounded by village architecture, rendered with bright colors in a delicate impasto. Signed "L Pagan" upper right corner. Additionally inscribed "Prof L. Pagan" en verso of panel. Housed and double matted in a custom Rococo style giltwood frame. Sight: 11" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 17" H x 21" W.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,520.00
104 Lot 104: George III Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy, Pagoda Form George III Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy, Pagoda Form Lot 104: George III Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy, Pagoda Form

English Georgian tortoiseshell tea caddy, pagoda form with silver metal cartouche to lid and escutcheon to body, opens to blue velvet-lined lid and bisected interior with two tortoiseshell inner lids. 5" H x 7 3/4" W x 4 3/4" D. Early 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Minute scattered age splits and losses, largest measuring 1/8" x 1/4". Scattered minute areas of repair to lid corners, largest area measuring 1/4" x 3/4". Remnants of foil lining to interior. Later added felt lining to underside. [See more photos →]

$2,500.00
183 Lot 183: East TN Pie Safe w/ Red Wash East TN Pie Safe w/ Red Wash Lot 183: East TN Pie Safe w/ Red Wash

East Tennessee, possibly Grainger County, pie safe, poplar throughout with red wash. Rectangular form with plain top, two dovetailed drawers with turned pulls above two doors, each with four tins punched with a stylized conjoined circle, diamond and floral pattern. Each side with two matching punched tins and the whole resting on ring turned turnip feet. The interior with three shelves. 48 3/4" H x 53 3/8" W x 18 3/4" D. 3rd Quarter 19th century. Note: An example of a safe with similar tins appears in the book THE ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE, by Derita Coleman Williams and Nathan Harsh, on page 162, Fig. 187.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with general use wear, abrasions and losses. Left side with damage to top tin. Some staining to top. [See more photos →]

$2,500.00
282 Lot 282: Meissen Porcelain Figural, Noblewoman on Elephant Meissen Porcelain Figural, Noblewoman on Elephant Lot 282: Meissen Porcelain Figural, Noblewoman on Elephant

Meissen porcelain figural group depicting a Sultana or noblewoman seated atop an elephant on a howdah, attired in royal clothing, holding a sceptre in her right hand and fan in her left hand. She is attended by an adolescent Moor seated atop the elephant's head holding a hammer in his left hand. Blue mark attributed to Meissen, 1957-1972, to the underside of the elephant's belly. HA marked in red to one foot. 10" H x 10" W x 3 5/8" D. Note: This piece was modeled after the 18th century original Meissen design by Johann Kaendler and Peter Reinicke.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Elephant with overall light craquelure. Breaks to ornament on woman's hat and right hand and the elephant's toes on one paw. Multiple areas of restoration including woman's right arm and right side, right and left shoe, and possible restoration to tusks, some gilt overpaint. Please refer to blacklight photos. [See more photos →]

$2,500.00
402 Lot 402: Patrick von Kalckreuth Large O/C Marine Landscape Painting Patrick von Kalckreuth Large O/C Marine Landscape Painting Lot 402: Patrick von Kalckreuth Large O/C Marine Landscape Painting

Patrick von Kalckreuth (Germany, 1892/98-1970) oil on canvas coastal landscape painting depicting waves breaking as they approach the shore under an evening sky. Signed "P.v. Kalckreuth" lower left. Housed in a giltwood Louis XIV style frame. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 35 3/4" W. Framed: 34 " H x 46" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: One indentation to upper right corner. Two areas of loss in upper right sky area, largest approximately 1". One small area of loss in lower left. [See more photos →]

$2,500.00
482 Lot 482: French Empire Style Gilt Bronze & Crystal Figural Chandelier French Empire Style Gilt Bronze & Crystal Figural Chandelier Lot 482: French Empire Style Gilt Bronze & Crystal Figural Chandelier

French Empire style gilt bronze and crystal figural chandelier. Consisting of a gilt bronze leaf, drape, and tassel crown with faceted crystal drop strings joined in the center with a gilt bronze ring issuing four figural blackamoor maidens holding candle arms with additional faceted crystal drop strings terminating into a gilt bronze grape cluster finial. 32" H x 16" dia. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Chandelier has been rewired but functionality is not guaranteed. Repairs to one maiden. Some crystal strings to lower tier are loose with missing crystals. One candle arm or sleeve is missing. [See more photos →]

$2,500.00
494 Lot 494: 2 Kashan Pictorial Persian Carpets 2 Kashan Pictorial Persian Carpets Lot 494: 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 →]

$2,500.00
541 Lot 541: Seung Hoon Park, Textis 137-1, Digital C Print, Prague Cathedral Seung Hoon Park, Textis 137-1, Digital C Print, Prague Cathedral Lot 541: Seung Hoon Park, Textis 137-1, Digital C Print, Prague Cathedral

Seung Hoon Park (South Korea, 20th-21st Century) Textus 137-1 Digital C Print titled "Prague Cathedral", the first edition of five, depicting the abstract image of a cathedral interior rendered by threading film photography images together to mimic the appearance of a woven textile. Unsigned. Housed in a contemporary black frame under glass. Sight: 60" H x 48" H. Framed: 62" H x 50" W. Note: A scanned copy of the original purchase receipt from the PYO Gallery in Seoul Korea is included with this item and indicates the title and edition of this work.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,500.00
626 Lot 626: TN Gov. John Sevier Signed Letter, Knoxville Henley Interest, 1797 TN Gov. John Sevier Signed Letter, Knoxville Henley Interest, 1797 Lot 626: TN Gov. John Sevier Signed Letter, Knoxville Henley Interest, 1797

ALS. One page double sided handwritten letter on laid paper signed by First Governor of Tennessee John Sevier (1745-1815), Knoxville, TN, addressed to Colonel David Henley, Agent to the War Department for the Southwest Territory, Knoxville, TN, dated April 2, 1797. The letter discusses Henley's obligations to his duties, particularly in regard to his responsibilities as quartermaster and paymaster for locally stationed troops and militia, stating "Sir In a report from the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States [Oliver Wolcott, Jr.], I observe [that] he has stated sundry claims for militia services filed in the office of the accountant of the war department performed in the years 1794, 1795, and 1796, within the States of Georgia and Kentucky, but no mention is made by any claims for similar services rendered within the State of Tenne[s]see. One of the members of Congre[s]s has also informed me, that the Secretary at War [James McHenry] told him, that no papers relative to Ore's(?) or Major Johnsons comands were forwarded to his office; I have no doubt but your conduct on the occasion has been circumspect and impartial, therefore I have taken the liberty to mention this circumstance to you, wishing to be informed why or what what[sic] may be the reason those papers have not been forwarded in due order of time, otherways if they have been transmitted, you may have it in your power to exculpate yourself from the imputation of neglect. I have the honor to be with great respect sir your Obt. Humble Servant John Sevier" with additional inscription reading Colonel David Henley Agent to the war department" lower left. 9 1/8" H x 7 3/4" W. Biography: Colonel David Henley (1748/9-1823) is believed to have been born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. On January 8, 1776, he set fire to Charlestown which was occupied by British. On January 1, 1777, he was made Colonel of the Massachusetts Regiment. He was in command at Cambridge when the troops that had been captured at Saratoga were brought thither. Henley stabbed an insolent but unarmed British prisoner. Court-martial proceedings were held at Cambridge, Massachusetts, from January 20, 1778, to February 25, 1778, but he was acquitted. British General Burgoyne challenged him to a duel, which was to take place in Bermuda. He accepted the challenge but the duel never happened. General Washington selected him in November 1778 to be his spymaster, and charged him with compiling information to give him a snapshot of British capabilities. He largely succeeded in that task. After the Revolutionary War ended, Colonel Henley was selected by President Washington in 1793 to represent the War Department at Knoxville, Tennessee, where he was agent for the War Department in charge of Indian affairs from 1793-1801. He was known to be a hothead, but was also a strong law-and-order man. Tennessee's Constitutional Convention was held in his office in 1796. He died in Washington, D.C., in 1823, while a clerk in the War Department. In 1994, the Knoxville Federal Courthouse was proposed the site of his office. However, it was later constructed at the northwest corner of Main Street and Gay Street. The Henley Street Bridge in downtown Knoxville is named after him. A tablet was placed by the state of Tennessee at the location of his office in 1947." (source: "Colonel David Henley (Continental Army)," accessed October 19, 2022, https://www.geni.com/people/Colonel-David-Henley-Continental-Army/6000000013560627035).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letter with areas of dampstaining, largest 9 1/8" x 5", primarily to left side, tears, largest 1 1/8", to fold lines, minor areas of loss to edges, toning, later pencil inscription below Sevier's signature. Sevier's signature is affected by dampstaiing but is otherwise in good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

$2,500.00
799 Lot 799: 2 Sterling Julep Cups & 10 Hunt Tumblers or Water Cups 2 Sterling Julep Cups & 10 Hunt Tumblers or Water Cups Lot 799: 2 Sterling Julep Cups & 10 Hunt Tumblers or Water Cups

Twelve (12) sterling silver cups. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) sterling julep cups, including one (1) Stieff cup stamped with maker's mark, STERLING, and 0701-T to underside (3 5/8" H x 3" dia.); and one (1) Manchester Silver Co. cup stamped with maker's mark, STERLING, and 3759 to underside (3 3/4" H x 3" dia.). 3rd-12th items: Ten (10) Hunt Silver Co. sterling water cups or tall tumblers with slightly flared rims stamped with maker's mark, STERLING, and 300 to undersides. 5" H x 3 1/4" dia. All items monogrammed or inscribed. 48.435 total troy ounces.

CONDITION: All items with scattered minute surface scratches. All items monogrammed or inscribed. [See more photos →]

$2,500.00
912 Lot 912: 17 Pcs. Capodimonte-Style Armorial Porcelain Dinner Plates or Chargers 17 Pcs. Capodimonte-Style Armorial Porcelain Dinner Plates or Chargers Lot 912: 17 Pcs. Capodimonte-Style Armorial Porcelain Dinner Plates or Chargers

Seventeen (17) Ernst Bohne Sons Capodimonte-style Neo-Classical Armorial hard-paste porcelain dinner plates or chargers, having parcel-gilt and polychrome painted Bacchanal scenes in bas-relief to the scalloped rims, with central vignettes of varying Heraldic crests and floral sprays. All with blue Capodimonte-style marks to underside of bases. 10 5/8" dia. German, early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor losses to polychrome and gilt with scattered minor firing flaws. [See more photos →]

$2,500.00
980 Lot 980: 14K Diamond Charm Bracelet 14K Diamond Charm Bracelet Lot 980: 14K Diamond Charm Bracelet

Ladies 14K yellow gold charm bracelet with a 14K yellow gold heart-shaped charm featuring 16 round brilliant diamonds approximately 0.48 carats, Clarity-I1, Color-K. 7 1/2"L. Spurious Tiffany mark to clasp. The bracelet is marked and tests "14K" and the charm tests 14K. The gross weight of the bracelet and charm is 34.28 grams.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall in good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,500.00
163 Lot 163: Large Helen LaFrance Tiger Painting Large Helen LaFrance Tiger Painting Lot 163: Large Helen LaFrance Tiger Painting

Helen La France (Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on board painting depicting a crouching tiger emerging from a cropping of green palm leaves on a brown jungle floor. Signed "Helen La France" lower right. Housed in an ebonzied frame. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 47 3/4" W. Framed: 24 3/4" H x 49" W. Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings" drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen LaFrance died November 22, 2020 in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101. For examples of other Helen LaFrance paintings depicting African-themed subjects, see lot #198 in our July 2020 auction, lot #204 in our January 2022 auction and lot #105 in our October 2021 auction.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. One very small paint flake to the upper left of her signature and to the lower left margin. Frame with minor scattered abrasions. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00
447 Lot 447: TN Portrait of a Young Woman, possibly W. H. Scarborough TN Portrait of a Young Woman, possibly W. H. Scarborough Lot 447: TN Portrait of a Young Woman, possibly W. H. Scarborough

Tennessee oil on canvas portrait painting of a young woman, possibly by William Harrison Scarborough (TN/SC, 1812-1871). The woman wears a head covering adorned with flowers and smiles as she looks directly at the viewer. With her left hand she marks her place in a red book and her right hand is placed on her chair's armrest. Behind her a red curtain has been pulled back to reveal a pastoral view with a distant mountain range and sunset. Housed in a later carved giltwood frame. Canvas: 36 1/4" H x 30" W. Frame: 42 1/2" H x 36" W. Note: A painting depicting a mother and child in a domestic setting apparently by the same hand was in a private Bristol, Tennessee collection in recent years. That painting was featured in an article in the Bristol Herald Courier and attributed, likely erroneously, to Samuel Shaver. Regardless of attribution, the two paintings are most likely the work of the same skilled artist active in East Tennessee or the surrounding region during the middle of the nineteenth century. W. H. Scarborough is a possible but not conclusive attribution.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Light, scattered craquelure throughout. With overpainting or later varnish to several areas on the upper edge of the chair, the largest being 2" x 1 1/2"; and overpainting to curtain to left of sitter's head, 3" x 1"; to sitter's forehead, 3" x 1 1/2"; and cheeks, 1 1/2" x 1/2". 1" tear below book has been repaired and overpainted. Uneven cleaning to upholstered area of chair. Frame has scattered gilt loss and hairline cracks in corners. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00
897 Lot 897: George III Satinwood Pembroke Table George III Satinwood Pembroke Table Lot 897: George III Satinwood Pembroke Table

English George III satinwood veneered and inlaid Pembroke table, oak secondary, with one dovetailed drawer and one faux drawer, two D form drop leaves, and square tapered legs ending in brass casters. Central oval inlay to top, crossbanded edges, and line inlay throughout. Drawer with brass escutcheon and brass pulls. 29 1/2" H x 21 1/4" W (closed) x 35 3/4" D; 42 1/4" W (open). Early 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Scattered splits and warping to veneer commensurate with age; minor scattered repairs to veneer and inlay, primarily to edges. Minor scattered areas of discoloration and wear to lacquer to top. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00
319 Lot 319: 18K English Pocketwatch, signed Robert Roskell, NJ History 18K English Pocketwatch, signed Robert Roskell, NJ History Lot 319: 18K English Pocketwatch, signed Robert Roskell, NJ History

English fusee movement pocket watch, works by Robert Roskell (British, active 1790-1847). Watch is key wound with a porcelain face having black markers. Housed in an 18K swing out style gold case marked T.B N.Y, possibly for T.B. Bynner, together with the number 18, an eagle hallmark, and 1842. Works cover is additionally engraved Josiah Crane, Craneville, NJ. Gross weight of the watch is 140.8 grams. Note: Josiah Crane Sr. (1791-1873) was born in Westfield, Unison, New Jersey, and founded Crane's Mills on the Rahway River. The farm and village were named for him. Eventually, the name was changed to Cranford.

CONDITION: Not functioning at time of inspection. Needs cleaning. Minor hairlines to lower edge of porcelain clock face. Key not present. [See more photos →]

$2,375.00
496 Lot 496: Persian Sarab Runner Persian Sarab Runner Lot 496: Persian Sarab Runner

Persian Serab runner rug, wool on wool. The center with serrated diamonds of russet, blue and cream on a beige field withing three primary borders. Woven in colors of russet, red, blue, pink and cream. 214" L x 34" W. 2nd quarter 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Judy and Pete Nebhut, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected use wear. Losses to fringes on each end. [See more photos →]

$2,375.00
530 Lot 530: Pair Mid Century Leather Safari Chairs Pair Mid Century Leather Safari Chairs Lot 530: Pair Mid Century Leather Safari Chairs

Pair of Safari or British Colonial Campaign Style leather armchairs, with tilting brown leather backs, brown and black leather seats secured by knots and black leather arms, all mounted upon turned wood frames. Unsigned. 29 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W x 23 1/2" D. Mid 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both chairs overall good condition with expected areas of use wear, primarily to ends of armrests and seats. [See more photos →]

$2,375.00
710 Lot 710: Audubon Birds of America Gold-Winged Woodpecker Print, Havell Edition Audubon Birds of America Gold-Winged Woodpecker Print, Havell Edition Lot 710: Audubon Birds of America Gold-Winged Woodpecker Print, Havell Edition

John J. Audubon (Haiti/New York, 1785-1851) Havell edition "Birds of America" aquatint with engraving and hand coloring in watercolors depicting five birds perched on a blasted tree. Identified in lower right quadrant as "Gold-winged Woodpecker, Male 1 F2/ Picus Auratus." Printed in upper register is "No. 3" and "Plate 37" in Arabic numerals. Printed in lower right is "Engraved by Rob't Havell, Junr. Printed & Coloured by Robert Havell, Senr. London. 1828." Printed in lower left is "Drawn from Nature and Published by John J. Audubon. F.R.S.E. F.L.S. M.W.S." Partial "J. Whatman Turkey Mills" watermark, upper left. Housed in a modern wood frame with gilt fillet and black-and-gold painted glass border. Sheet: 31 3/16" x 25" W. Framed: 33 1/2" H x 28 1/4" W. Note: "In about 1820, John James Audubon declared an ambitious intent to paint every bird in North America and to fund it by selling groups of printed plates of his paintings to subscribers. He insisted on the book's large format–printed on the largest handmade sheets available at that time–in order to portray the birds in their actual size and natural habitat. The result was the ornithological masterpiece, "The Birds of America," Havell Edition, published periodically 1826-1838. There were 435 different prints of 497 bird species and an estimated 180 complete sets were produced; today about 110 (some sources say 120) remain intact as bound book volumes owned by museums, institutions, and private individuals." Source: "The Audubon Price Guide" by Ron Flynn.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Examined out of frame. Sheet has been trimmed and is hinge mounted to mat. Print has a partial watermark with lost date line due to trimming. Condition is overall good, with mild foxing and soiling including scuffs along the lower border, outside of sight and perhaps related to the plate mark. There is faint toning throughout. [See more photos →]

$2,375.00
821 Lot 821: Yellow Gold Charm Bracelet & Charm Pendant Yellow Gold Charm Bracelet & Charm Pendant Lot 821: Yellow Gold Charm Bracelet & Charm Pendant

1st item: Ladies 14K yellow gold charm bracelet featuring 14K, 10K, and gold filled charms. The bracelet is marked "14K" and 4 charms are marked "14K". One is marked "10K". The bracelet is 6" L. and has a gross weight of 43.77 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 14k yellow gold charm pendant featuring four (4) 14K charms. The pendant and each charm is marked "14K". The pendant is 1 1/2 x 1" in size. Gross weight of the pendant is 11.07 grams.. Gross weight of the lot is 54.84 grams.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Both items overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,375.00
843 Lot 843: 2 Sterling Strauser Paintings: Seascape and Trotter Race 2 Sterling Strauser Paintings: Seascape and Trotter Race Lot 843: 2 Sterling Strauser Paintings: Seascape and Trotter Race

Two paintings by Sterling Boyd Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995). 1st item: Small oil on board Impressionist style seascape painting rendered with delicate impasto depicting rolling waves and seafoam under a blue sky. Signed and dated "Strauser 89" upper right corner. Housed in a custom carved giltwood frame with a linen liner. Sight: 3 1/2" H x 10" W. Framed: 6 11/2" H x 13 1/2" W. 2nd item: Oil on board abstract painting titled "The Dark Horse" depicting two harness race jockeys in two-wheeled carts pulled by trotting horses, a red horse leading the way and a black horse following behind. Signed "Strauser" upper right corner. Title inscribed en verso of board, a picture of which is affixed en verso. Float mounted in a custom giltwood frame against a tan background. Sight:3 3/4" H x 14 3/4" W. Framed: 9" H x 20" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Good condition with possible abrasion to upper left corner, some scattered grime and inclusions. 2nd item: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,375.00
431 Lot 431: J. Vance Miller O/B Landscape Painting, Farm Pond J. Vance Miller O/B Landscape Painting, Farm Pond Lot 431: J. Vance Miller O/B Landscape Painting, Farm Pond

James Vance Miller (West Virginia/Virginia, 1912-2002), "Farm Pond," impressionist oil on board landscape, depicting a farm in spring under a partly cloudy blue sky, with low hills or mountains in the background. Signed "J. Vance Miller" lower right, with previous owner name "Mrs. Myron King" (wife of Nashville's Lyzon gallery owner Myron King) written en verso. Housed in a carved wood frame with partial gilding and a light green painted wash. Sight: 11" H x 15" W. Frame: 17" H x 21" W.

CONDITION: Painting in excellent condition. 6" area of veneer loss to frame, under the bottom center lip. [See more photos →]

$2,304.00
543 Lot 543: Vee Speers Print, Untitled #18, The Birthday Party Series Vee Speers Print, Untitled #18, The Birthday Party Series Lot 543: Vee Speers Print, Untitled #18, The Birthday Party Series

Vee Speers (Australia/France, b. 1962) cibachrome print "Untitled #18" from the 2008 series "The Birthday Party", edition 7 of 10, depicting a young freckled, brown-eyed girl wearing a red velvet dress with stiff hoop hem and ripped fishnet stockings gazing directly at the viewer. Signed on Jackson Fine Art label with artist, title, dimensions, medium, and edition number, en verso. Additional Jackson Fine Art label, en verso of backing. Housed and matted under glass in a white wood frame. Sight: 23 3/8" H x 18 5/8" W. Framed: 31 3/4" H x 26 7/8" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,304.00
1005 Lot 1005: 18K Emerald & Diamond Ring 18K Emerald & Diamond Ring Lot 1005: 18K Emerald & Diamond Ring

Ladies 18K white gold ring featuring a natural emerald estimated 3.66 carats, accented by 6 single-cut diamonds approximately 0.24 carats total, Clarity-SI1, Color-G. The ring is marked "18K" and is size 6 1/2. Gross weight of the ring is 7.69 grams.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,304.00
108 Lot 108: 3 Small George IV Tortoiseshell Boxes with Sterling Mounts & Inlay 3 Small George IV Tortoiseshell Boxes with Sterling Mounts & Inlay Lot 108: 3 Small George IV Tortoiseshell Boxes with Sterling Mounts & Inlay

Three (3) small George IV sterling silver mounted and inlaid tortoiseshell boxes including two (2) ovoid form boxes with Birmingham hallmarks having incised sterling foliate and swag inlay to hinged lids, one having a foliate rim, opening to reveal fabric-lined interiors, both with sterling leatherette lined bases and four foliate feet, one with H. Matthews makers marks to underside and one possibly marked W. Neale & Son Ltd. to side, and one (1) cylindrical form box having incised sterling foliate and swag inlay to hinged lid, tortoise shell body, and a sterling mounted base with maker's mark for Levi & Salaman, Birmingham stamped to the interior. Ranging in size from 1 1/8" H x 4 1/2" W, to 2 1/4" H x 2 1/2" Dia. English, circa 1820-1825.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: One ovoid form box with cracks to lid in upper left and lower left corners, other ovoid form box with dent to base, otherwise in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,280.00
133 Lot 133: Alberto Fabbi W/C Painting, Orientalist Genre Scene with Two Women Alberto Fabbi W/C Painting, Orientalist Genre Scene with Two Women Lot 133: Alberto Fabbi W/C Painting, Orientalist Genre Scene with Two Women

Alberto Fabbi (Italy, 1858-1906) watercolor painting and pencil drawing on paper depicting an orientalist genre scene, featuring two women attired in ornate garments lounging around a board game, in a room decorated with colorful textiles and Middle Eastern architectural details. Signed "Fabbi" lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with acanthus leaf decoration. Sight: 16" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed: 25 1/4" H x 18 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Painting- Tide line to lower edge, light fading/toning. Frame with natural wood separations, some loss, and restoration to gilt decoration. [See more photos →]

$2,280.00
448 Lot 448: Portrait of TN Judge John Hillhouse, attr. John Neagle Portrait of TN Judge John Hillhouse, attr. John Neagle Lot 448: Portrait of TN Judge John Hillhouse, attr. John Neagle

Painting of Judge John Hillhouse of Tennessee (1771-1840), attributed to John Neagle (Pennsylvania / NY, 1796-1865), oil on canvas. Subject is depicted with dark hair and dark eyes and attired in a striped waistcoat, black coat, and white cravat. Unsigned. Faint pencil inscription en verso of stretcher reads "John Hillhouse 18", possibly dating the portrait to 1818. Housed in a period American giltwood and gesso frame. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed" 38 3/4" H x 32 1/2" W. Note: John Hillhouse was born in South Carolina. According to family genealogical records, he served with David Crockett and married Bethia Sharp of Kentucky. He served as a Justice of the Peace in Lawrence County, TN from 1818-1822 (source: Goodspeed's History of Lawrence County, 1886) and is credited with helping erect the first Lawrence County Courthouse. John Neagle was a Boston born artist who trained under Thomas Sully in Pennsylvania. In 1818, he traveled through Kentucky to New Orleans, receiving portrait commissions, before setting up a studio in Philadelphia (source: the National Gallery of Art).

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Overall craquelure commensurate with age. Painting has been wax lined. Some scattered fleabite sized flakes. Overpainting to face and forehead and possible light scattered over painting to background. Possible inpainting in lower margin, see UV light photos for reference. Frame with some light scattered gilt losses and repaired decoration. [See more photos →]

$2,280.00
450 Lot 450: 3 Ladderback Chairs attr. Tennessee, Exhibited 3 Ladderback Chairs attr. Tennessee, Exhibited Lot 450: 3 Ladderback Chairs attr. Tennessee, Exhibited

Grouping of three (3) ladderback chairs attr. Southeast Tennessee, Polk County. 1st item: One (1) cherry corner chair having a splayed chamfered back with two slats, woven split oak seat, turned legs and ball feet, 32 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W x 15" D. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) cherry ladderback armchairs with side slats for arm supports and woven spilt oak seats. Both with three shaped slats to the back and two slats to each side and turned legs, one chair with turned legs and ball feet. 40 1/4" H x 24" W x 16 1/4" D and 38 1/4" H x 21 1/2" W x 15" D. Exhibited at the Three Stars of Tennessee exhibit November 1-26, 2008, at the Carnegie Center for the Arts and History in Jackson, TN. Two of the chairs were featured as exhibit #117 and published in the catalog (page 127) with this history: "Descent in a Polk County family to a young lady in Lexington, Tennessee. The chair were made by her great, great grandfather. A blind great, great uncle did the woven oak splint seats. Chairs were sold to lender."

PROVENANCE: The collection of Carson Looney.

CONDITION: All chairs in the original finish with expected use wear, abrasions and minor losses. [See more photos →]

$2,280.00
570 Lot 570: David Le Doux TN/LA Abstract O/C Painting David Le Doux TN/LA Abstract O/C Painting Lot 570: David Le Doux TN/LA Abstract O/C Painting

David Guyce LeDoux (Louisiana/Tennessee, 1926 – 2010), "Field / Fences," large oil on canvas abstract painting rendered in bright primary colors with black and white accents. Signed en verso of stretcher. Old label containing title, date 1993 and original price. Narrow whitewashed wooden frame. 54" x 44" Sight, 55 7/8" x 45" Framed. Biography: Louisiana-born artist David LeDoux was known for his abstract expressionist paintings, which he created in four series: the black period (1985-1990); the red period (1990-1995); the violet/purple period (1995-2000); and the blue period (2000-2004). LeDoux was a graduate of Louisiana College and Louisiana State University, and also did doctoral work at Ohio State University. Following his service as a Naval Aviator and World War II veteran, he came to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1956 to teach drawing and painting in the Art Department at MTSU. He retired in 1994 after 38 years. A commemorative exhibit of his works was held in 2016.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,280.00
243 Lot 243: English Regency Gilt Brass Inlaid Table attr. George Oakley English Regency Gilt Brass Inlaid Table attr. George Oakley Lot 243: English Regency Gilt Brass Inlaid Table attr. George Oakley

English Regency petite rosewood occasional table inlaid with gilded brass quatrefoils and bellflowers, attributed to the workshops of George Oakley (1760-1840). Rectangular top monogrammed "Haines" with pierced brass gallery, supported with harp-shaped pedestal resting on a rectangular platform, raised on four scrolled legs terminating in brass animal paw feet and casters. 25" H x 22 1/2" W (at feet) x 8 1/2" D. Circa 1820.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with small amount of inlay restoration and tightening. [See more photos →]

$2,250.00
679 Lot 679: Lefaucheux Pinfire Pepperbox Revolver w/ Case, 8mm Lefaucheux Pinfire Pepperbox Revolver w/ Case, 8mm Lot 679: Lefaucheux Pinfire Pepperbox Revolver w/ Case, 8mm

Eugene Lefaucheux Pinfire Pepperbox Double-Action Revolver, 8mm, no serial number. Back strap marked with French maker's marks, lower right side of frame marked "L Eprez", lower left side of frame marked "LF", proof marks to back of cylinder, scrolling foliate engravings to barrels, frame, escutcheons, and back strap. Six barrel cluster, ivory stocks with round screw escutcheons, silver wash to furniture, folding trigger, concealed removable cartridge ejector screwed into butt stock. Includes a black leather form fitted pipe pattern case with velvet lining. Barrel length: 2". Overall length: 4 1/2". Case: 4" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. Manufactured circa 1850s-1860s.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Majority of silver wash remaining with very minor pitting, rendering French maker's marks slightly illegible. Grips with very minor surface wear. Action is good. Bores are slightly dirty with visible rifling. Case with some wear, staining to lining. [See more photos →]

$2,250.00
942 Lot 942: American Eight Pointed Star Quilt, 1840s American Eight Pointed Star Quilt, 1840s Lot 942: American Eight Pointed Star Quilt, 1840s

American, possibly Mid-Atlantic, hand-pieced and appliqued quilt, in an original Eight-Pointed Star design with central floral motif. Made from various cotton printed fabrics including "Turkey Red", early blue, pink, yellow, and blue plaid, dark green with black print, and Rainbow prints. Hand-quilted with foliate and cross-hatching by-the-piece. Lightweight cotton batting and separate binding, and a distinctive red with white leaf print backing. 84" H x 79" W. Circa 1845.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition for age. Some light loss to brown printed fabrics and unwoven area off central medallion applique, a few minute scattered holes, and light staining on top, especially along fold lines and backing. [See more photos →]

$2,250.00
1024 Lot 1024: Kirk Sterling Repousse Centerpiece Bowl w/ Flower Frog Kirk Sterling Repousse Centerpiece Bowl w/ Flower Frog Lot 1024: Kirk Sterling Repousse Centerpiece Bowl w/ Flower Frog

S. Kirk & Son sterling silver, hand-decorated Repousse pattern centerpiece bowl with foliate and shell design to scalloped rim and circular foot. Reticulated sterling flower frog insert with onion finial. Monogrammed EHB with date 12-21-38 to underside. Bowl stamped with makers mark, STERLING, 239, and HAND DECORATED to underside; flower frog stamped with STERLING to underside. 5 3/4" H x 11 1/2" dia. 33.445 total troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor scattered surface scratches commensurate with manner of use. Flower frog with minor scattered pitting and slight bend to shaft. [See more photos →]

$2,250.00
16 Lot 16: Chinese Export Armorial Tureen w/ Underplate Chinese Export Armorial Tureen w/ Underplate Lot 16: Chinese Export Armorial Tureen w/ Underplate

Chinese Export Armorial polychrome and parcel gilt porcelain tureen with lid and underplate, hexagonal form with serpentine edges, rabbit head handles, lid having pomegranate finial, enameled floral sprays and lion rampant coats-of-arms throughout. Tureen: 9" H x 14 1/4" W x 9" D. Underplate: 12 1/4" H x 16 1/2" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor wear to polychrome and parcel gilt decoration. Scattered minute fleabites to rims and rabbit head handles. [See more photos →]

$2,176.00
220 Lot 220: Chippendale 18th c. Constitution Mirror, ex-Israel Sack Chippendale 18th c. Constitution Mirror, ex-Israel Sack Lot 220: Chippendale 18th c. Constitution Mirror, ex-Israel Sack

Chippendale period mahogany and parcel gilt "Constitution" looking glass or wall mirror with carved eagle surmounting a scrolled pediment with gilt molding and rosette ends; the original mirror glass is framed in a carved and gilded border with notched top corners, the outer frame with a scrolled, voluted and cyma-shaped base and the sides are flanked by carved and gilded leaves. 55" H x 26" W. American or English, circa 1760-1770. Provenance: Originally purchased from Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1998. Copies of the original receipt available to the winning bidder.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with wear commensurate with age, some silvering and losses to mirror, mostly to the lower half. (approx. 50%). Includes a custom crate for shipping. [See more photos →]

$2,176.00
452 Lot 452: Tennessee Folk or Tramp Art Trestle Table, Jonesborough History Tennessee Folk or Tramp Art Trestle Table, Jonesborough History Lot 452: Tennessee Folk or Tramp Art Trestle Table, Jonesborough History

Southern Folk Art table or stand, rectangular form, square block construction with lower tier or shelf and trestle style ends. Woods appear to be cherry and walnut. Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee history. 30" H x 38" W x 20 1/2" D. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Some minor wear and one area of light staining to the top. A couple of blocks to top with minor losses. [See more photos →]

$2,176.00
458 Lot 458: Georgia Yellow Pine Huntboard Georgia Yellow Pine Huntboard Lot 458: Georgia Yellow Pine Huntboard

Georgia huntboard, yellow pine throughout. Consisting of a two-board plain top over a dentil molded edge, two large dovetailed drawers with applied overhanging "lipped" drawer fronts having four wood pulls each, resting on tall, tapering Hepplewhite legs. Nailed and pegged construction throughout. 44 3/4" H x 52 1/4" W x 25 1/4" D. Carolinas or Georgia, Mid-19th century.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Mary Ann Brown Lynn, Columbia, TN.

CONDITION: Older refinish. Left applied lipped drawer front appears to be a later replacement. The top with wear and some scattered stains, right drawer with horizontal wood shrinkage, underside of case with wood shrinkage and some losses. [See more photos →]

$2,176.00
637 Lot 637: Jackson Donelson TN ALS Archive incl. Emily Donelson signed letter, 14 items Jackson Donelson TN ALS Archive incl. Emily Donelson signed letter, 14 items Lot 637: Jackson Donelson TN ALS Archive incl. Emily Donelson signed letter, 14 items

Archive of fourteen (14) letters, primarily related to the family of American politician Andrew Jackson Donelson, Sr., (1799-1871) and his wife Emily Tennessee Donelson (1807-1836), including 1 letter written and signed by Emily Donelson. Note: Emily Donelson took over the duties of the First Lady to President Andrew Jackson following the death of his wife, Rachel in 1829. Andrew Jackson Donelson was the nephew and private secretary to President Andrew Jackson after he won the 1828 election. He was appointed by President James K. Polk to represent the United States during the annexation of Texas, and served as minister to Prussia from 1846 to 1849. 1st item: ALS. One page hand-written bifolium letter written by Andrew Jackson Donelson, Washington, D.C., to his second wife Elizabeth Anderson Martin Randolph Donelson (1815-1871), near The Hermitage, Nashville, TN, dated February 19, 1857. His short letter references his travels and his son Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr. (1826-1859) who is stationed at West Point "…very much to his gratification…" He urges his wife to make herself "…quiet and contented…" despite their infrequent correspondence due to his work. 2nd item: ALS. Two-page double-sided handwritten biofolium letter written by Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr., Fort Laramie, in present-day Wyoming, addressed to his father Andrew Jackson Donelson, Nashville, TN, dated August 19, 1850. The letter mostly discusses his daily life while stationed at the fort with the United States Army, in particular the flood of emigrants heading to California earlier that year, which he estimates "…amounted to at least 50000…" and "In addition…[a] large number of Mormons have gone by on their way to the Great Salt Lake to make their permanent home…" He does mention that the influx is slowing down to be replaced by Native Americans and white traders who he describes as "…either broken down gentlemen, abandoned characters, adventurers, or gamblers in search of a more dishonest way of making a fortune than gambling…" who then proceed to "…build a mud hut and begin to trade for the Indian's[sic] furs in all those little trinkets and trifles calculated to please the rudest and most uncultivated of mankind…then most of them marry among the Indians and raise families, and consider themselves in all respects freed from the ordinary restraints of society…" He also mentions the recent death of Major General Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), 12th president of the United States from 1849 until his death in 1850, writing "…He was a man I suppose of ordinary intellect, but one who filled an important part in the affairs of our country…" He ends the letter by urging him to write and by sending his familial regards. 3rd item: ALS. Two-page double-sided handwritten biofolium letter written by Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr., West Point, NY, addressed to his father Andrew Jackson Donelson, Washington, D.C., dated February 25, 1851. The letter discusses his recent travels and mentions that he visited his brother John Samuel Donelson (1832-1863), referred to in the letter as "Johnny," in New Haven, Connecticut. He also thanks his father "…for the present of a negro boy…" and suggests giving him $300 as recompense. Andrew, Jr. also writes of his career, stating that while he is happy with his current position at West Point he does not intend to stay for longer than a year and a half and that, regrettably, his ambition to join the Corp of Engineers does not seem possible due to "…Congre[s]s [laying] the Fortification bill on the table…" He ends the letter by discussing acquaintances and requests that his father remember him to various individuals, including a General Armstrong, likely Brigadier General Robert Armstrong (1792-1854) an officer in the United States Army, a candidate for the position of Governor of Tennessee, and a United States consul to Liverpool. Note: John Samuel Donelson was a Captain in the Confederate 154th Senior Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (1st Tennessee Volunteers) and died at the Battle of Chickamauga, fought on September 19-20, 1863. 4th-5th items: Two (2) Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr., West Point Military Academy, NY related paper ephemera items, including one (1) one page double-sided bifolium letter from Donelson, Jr. to his father, Donelson, Sr., New Orleans, LA, dated May 6, 1845. The letter, written while Donelson, Sr., was representing the U.S. during the annexation of Texas, refers to his involvement and to his meeting General Duff Green (1791-1875) with whom Donelson, Sr., became acquainted with in Texas. He also urges his father to "…tell me…whether the Texans will accept the annexation proposals; I see it stated in some of the papers that you dispatches to the government [they] are favourable–I have great hopes of the suce[s]s of the measure…" Donelson, Jr. also discusses the many issues that led to the impending Civil War, writing, "…I hear a great many rumors of war, and many accounts of anti-slavery, dissolution of the union, infidel; and other convention:–and the slavery question is about to cause a division in some of the churches–I am in hopes however that it will all come out right, although I fear some evil will be the consequence of all these commotions if the rumours[sic] about them are correct…". Also includes one (1) West Point Class and Conduct Report for Donelson, Jr., dated April 20, 1848. 6th item: ALS. Two-page double-sided handwritten bifolium letter from A.J. Donelson, Sr.'s first wife Emily Donelson (1807-1836) niece of Rachel Donelson Jackson, White House hostess and acting first lady of the United States, Washington, D.C., to her mother, Mary Donelson, Nashville, TN, September 20th, circa 1829-34. The letter discusses family matters. 7th-12th items: Five (5) additional handwritten letters written by Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr., addressed to his father Andrew Jackson Donelson, addressed to and from various locations, including one (1) from Paris, France, written to his father in Berlin, Prussia, while Donelson, Sr. was the US envoy to the short-lived revolutionary government of Germany in Frankfurt, dated January 24, 1849; two (2) from Fort Laramie, dated February 27 and April 3, 1850; one (1) from Fort Kearny, Oregon Route, dated November 3, 1850; and one (1) from West Point, New York, dated June 6, 1851. 13th-14th items: Two (2) handwritten letters from Meriwether Lewis Randolph (1810-1837), the first husband of Elizabeth Anderson Martin Randolph Donelson, including one (1) addressed from Clifton, TN, to Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr., Washington, D.C., dated April 15, [1836], announcing the death of his mother-in-law, Catherine Donelson Martin (1799-1836); and one (1) from Little Rock, Arkansas, addressed to his brother-in-law, James Glasgow Martin (1823-1904), dated March 6, 1837, discussing his plantation and business affairs in Arkansas. Note: Meriwether Lewis Randolph was the grandson of Thomas Jefferson, friend of Andrew Jackson, and served as the last secretary of the Arkansas Territory. Biography: "Andrew Jackson Donelson, son of Samuel and Mary Donelson, was a soldier, lawyer, politician, and diplomat. After his father's death around 1804 and his mother's remarriage, Donelson was reared at the Hermitage, home of his aunt, Rachel Donelson Jackson, and his namesake Andrew Jackson. He graduated from West Point, second in his class, and served as General Jackson's aide-de-camp during the Seminole campaign. After this conflict, he resigned from the army and studied law at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1823 Donelson returned to Nashville to practice law and within the year married his first cousin, Emily Tennessee Donelson. He inherited his father's property adjacent to the Hermitage, and the Donelsons had their home, Tulip Grove, constructed while they were in Washington with President Jackson during most of his two terms. Donelson served as the president's private secretary, and Emily acted as the official hostess of the White House. Emily died of tuberculosis in 1836, shortly after Tulip Grove was completed, leaving four small children. Donelson remarried five years later and had eight more children with his second wife, Elizabeth Martin Randolph. After Donelson's return to Nashville, he was appointed by President John Tyler to negotiate the annexation of Texas. His success in this undertaking led to his appointment as minister to Prussia from 1846 to 1849. In 1851 he became editor of the Washington Union but left this position as the Democratic Party moved toward sectionalism. Donelson ran for vice-president on the Millard Fillmore ticket with the support of the Know-Nothing Party in 1856. Their loss ended his national political career. In 1858 he sold Tulip Grove to Mark Cockrill and moved his family and his law practice to Memphis, where he remained active in local politics. He died in Memphis in 1871." (source: "Andrew Jackson Donelson" by Camille Wells, from the "Tennessee Encyclopedia," published by the Tennessee Historical Society, October 8, 2017, accessed October 31, 2022, https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/andrew-jackson-donelson/).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Letters in overall good, legible condition with general handling wear, toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, possible tears, areas of loss, pencil inscriptions from previous owners to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

$2,176.00
105 Lot 105: 3 English Tea Caddies & Box, incl. Regency Tortoiseshell 3 English Tea Caddies & Box, incl. Regency Tortoiseshell Lot 105: 3 English Tea Caddies & Box, incl. Regency Tortoiseshell

1st item: Regency silver mounted and inlaid tortoiseshell tea caddy with double compartments. Slightly domed hinged lid having line inlay and a rounded, rectangular top handle, over a rectangular form body with rounded edges with a square-shaped keyhole escutcheon, terminating in four round feet. Interior fitted with two compartments having lids with round knobs. Silver is not hallmarked. 4 1/2" H x 6 1/4" W x 3 3/8" D. 2nd item: Mahogany tea caddy with three compartments. Slightly domed hinged lid lined in light brown velvet over a rectangular form body with inlaid escutcheon depicting a lidded compote, terminating in a molded base. Interior fitted with two open compartments flanking a central compartment with a hinged lid having a round metal knob. 5 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W x 6 1/4" D. 3rd item: Georgian octagonal inlaid box with interior compartment. Flat hinged lid having an inlaid escutcheon depicting a scalloped shape surrounded by a line border, over an octagonal form body with a diamond-shaped keyhole escutcheon and additional fan-shaped and panel form escutcheons. 5 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W x 5" D. All items 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Boxes do not retain keys. 1st item: Lid has become separated from hardware. Areas of cracking, loss, largest 1 3/4" x 1/2", to tortoise shell. Top handle and two feet are later replacements. Peeling to interior paper. 2nd item: Areas of loss to corners of caddy, largest 1/2" x 1/2". 4" x 1/4" area of staining to right side of caddy. Interior hinged lid with old repaired 3 3/4" break. Peeling to interior paper. 3rd item: Areas of loss, largest 2 3/4", to wood, areas of natural age shrinkage, largest 6 1/4". Peeling to interior paper. [See more photos →]

$2,160.00
227 Lot 227: Federal Eagle Inlaid Serpentine Chest of Drawers Federal Eagle Inlaid Serpentine Chest of Drawers Lot 227: Federal Eagle Inlaid Serpentine Chest of Drawers

Federal inlaid mahogany chest of drawers poplar and white pine secondary. Serpentine-front overhanging top, having chamfered corners and flame-veneered front edges accented with string inlay, over a conforming case with highly figured veneered and graduated drawers, having contrasting string inlay to the edges and oval Federal eagle inlaid reserves to the centers. Brass escutcheons and round brass pulls. Canted front corners with string box inlay flanking each drawer; paneled sides. Serpentine apron, also with Federal eagle inlaid reserve, and bracket feet. 37" H x 40 1/2" W x 21 1/2" D. Possibly Eastern Virginia, Circa 1800.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Old refinish. Circular patch to 2nd drawer, repairs to both front feet facings. Scattered small losses, abrasions, spots of wear and minor repairs. [See more photos →]

$2,160.00
488 Lot 488: Large French Aubusson Landscape Tapestry Large French Aubusson Landscape Tapestry Lot 488: Large French Aubusson Landscape Tapestry

Large Aubusson tapestry, the center depicting a lush landscape with bridge and castle visible beyond a grove of tall, arching, trees, within a wide floral border. Woven in primary colors of pink, green, blue, green, and cream. Fitted with a sleeve and iron rod for hanging. 80 1/2" H x 61 1/4" W. French, late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition, some possible light fading to the center. [See more photos →]

$2,160.00
529 Lot 529: Pair Continental Art Deco Brown Leather Club Chairs Pair Continental Art Deco Brown Leather Club Chairs Lot 529: Pair Continental Art Deco Brown Leather Club Chairs

Pair (2) of Continental Art Deco brown leather armchairs or club chairs, square tufted backs and sides with carved wood armrests and stiles, resting on tapered wood feet. Sides of backs and seats with additional brass tack trim and the seat cushions are upholstered in brown fabric. 29 1/2" H x 25 1/4: W x 26 1/4" D. 1st quarter of 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Expected wear and use commensurate with age. Minor losses with scratches to the leather. Stabilized tear to leather on one chair back. Seat cushions are replacements. Some seat supports to underside of chairs loose and need to be retacked. [See more photos →]

$2,160.00
806 Lot 806: 14K Gold Italian Brev Mesh Bracelet 14K Gold Italian Brev Mesh Bracelet Lot 806: 14K Gold Italian Brev Mesh Bracelet

Ladies 14K yellow gold 20mm mesh bracelet. The bracelet is marked "14K", "Italy", B", and "Brev". The bracelet is 8" L. and has a weight of 49.30 grams.

CONDITION: Two links and the safety clasp are slightly damaged, otherwise overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,160.00
4 Lot 4: Pair Chinese Qing Cloisonne Candlesticks Pair Chinese Qing Cloisonne Candlesticks Lot 4: Pair Chinese Qing Cloisonne Candlesticks

Pair of two (2) rare Chinese cloisonne pricket candleholders with gilt shou, foliate, and fret designs throughout on a cobalt blue ground; circular drip pans; and bell shaped bases. 16" H x 7 1/4" dia. Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Prickets not retained. Candlesticks have previously been modified to accommodate wiring as lamps. [See more photos →]

$2,125.00
31 Lot 31: Large Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting, Royal Procession Large Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting, Royal Procession Lot 31: Large Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting, Royal Procession

Large Chinese panoramic handpainted on paper scroll painting, rendered in watercolor, ink and gouache, depicting a military or royal procession including men in official garments, some atop horses and others with banners, entering into a walled city, with villagers bowing along their path. An unoccupied temple sits in the background with a large landscape visible in the distant background. Mounted onto a paper support and framed by a silk border. Inscription en verso near one of the handles. Painting: 39 1/2" H x 75 1/2" W. Overall: 42 3/4" H x 82" W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee, acquired when they visited China as part of a US-sponsored cultural exchange delegation of architects in the early 1970s.

CONDITION: Overall toning and to paper and vertical craquelure to painting. Scattered losses, particularly to the lower edge and right margin, some vertical splits to paper of right margin. [See more photos →]

$2,125.00
248 Lot 248: George III English Neoclassical Oval Giltwood Mirror George III English Neoclassical Oval Giltwood Mirror Lot 248: George III English Neoclassical Oval Giltwood Mirror

English George III Robert Adam style looking glass or mirror, with delicate carved giltwood and wire gesso frame. The oval-shaped central glass is surmounted by a horizontal Neoclassical urn holding Prince of Wales feathers, and embellished with leafy swags, rosettes, ribbons and husks, and a rosette carved medallion at the lower edge. 56 1/2" H x 45 1/2" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some wear commensurate with age including separations and scattered losses to the giltwood frame. Some old break repairs. The beveled glass is a later replacement. [See more photos →]

$2,125.00
298 Lot 298: 11 Herend Porcelain Animals, incl. Koala Bear 11 Herend Porcelain Animals, incl. Koala Bear Lot 298: 11 Herend Porcelain Animals, incl. Koala Bear

Eleven (11) Herend hand-painted porcelain animal figurines with fishnet decorations and gilt trim. Includes: one (1) green Koala bear; one (1) pink kitten playing with a ball; one (1) red cocker spaniel; one (1) red walking bear; one (1) blue recumbent ram; one (1) red rabbit with one ear up; one (1) black recumbent rabbit; one (1) gold raccoon with "Herend Guild 2004" to underside of base; one (1) pair of black geese; and two (2) blue geese. All items with blue Herend stamp marks and numbers, kitten and goose pair with inscriptions dated "Christmas 1992" to underside of bases. Ranging in size from 1 3/8" H x 3 1/4" W to 5" H x 4 1/2" W. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Light surface grime, ram with repair to right hoof, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,125.00
314 Lot 314: Set of 8 Moser Art Glass Cabochon Amber Goblets Set of 8 Moser Art Glass Cabochon Amber Goblets Lot 314: Set of 8 Moser Art Glass Cabochon Amber Goblets

Set of eight (8) Moser or Moser style cabochon cut glass goblets with amber glass panels to bowl, gilt foliate design throughout, gilt segmented knop, and scalloped base. Unsigned. 8" H x approx. 3 1/4 dia. Early 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,125.00
318 Lot 318: 6 English Sterling Silver Match Strikers, incl. Glass, Agate 6 English Sterling Silver Match Strikers, incl. Glass, Agate Lot 318: 6 English Sterling Silver Match Strikers, incl. Glass, Agate

Six (6) English match strikers, five (5) glass and one (1) off-white agate, all having sterling silver collars mounted to globular form bodies with incised horizontal lines. Four (4) stamped with visible or partially visible hallmarks, including one (1) Charles Edwards, London, 1898; one (1) Louis Blumfeld, Birmingham, ca. 1890-1907; one (1) William Hutchinson, Birmingham, 1901, and one (1) London, 1899 to collars. Ranging in size from 1 5/8" H x 2 1/4" dia. to 3 3/8" H x 1 1/4" dia.

CONDITION: Scattered dents, largest 1/2", to silver collars. Fleabites, largest 1/2" x 3/4", primarily to underside of bases. [See more photos →]

$2,125.00
415 Lot 415: Luigi Corbellini O/C Interior Genre Scene, Woman at Dinette Luigi Corbellini O/C Interior Genre Scene, Woman at Dinette Lot 415: Luigi Corbellini O/C Interior Genre Scene, Woman at Dinette

Luigi Corbellini (France/Italy, 1901-1968) oil on canvas genre painting depicting a somber young woman seated at a table containing a plate of fruit and a large bouquet. The subject, her head turned slightly toward the viewer, holds a flower from the bouquet in her hand, while in the background a black bird perches in a cage. French doors provide a view of an indistinct landscape in the background. Signed "Corbellini" lower right. Inscribed "Hammer", en verso. Housed in a reeded giltwood frame. Sight: 35 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed: 39 1/2" H x 33 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with scattered losses to gilt. [See more photos →]

$2,125.00
1121 Lot 1121: Reed & Barton Sterling Francis I Flatware Service for 8, 59 pcs. Reed & Barton Sterling Francis I Flatware Service for 8, 59 pcs. Lot 1121: Reed & Barton Sterling Francis I Flatware Service for 8, 59 pcs.

59 pieces Reed and Barton Francis I patterned sterling silver service for eight, including 8 new French dinner knives (9 1/8" L); 8 dinner forks (7 1/4" L); 8 salad forks (6 1/8" L); 16 teaspoons (5 7/8" L); 6 iced tea spoons; 3 tablespoons; 2 cream soup spoons; 1 sugar spoons; 1 gravy ladle; 1 cheese server; 1 master butter knife; and 4 butter spreaders. All items stamped with maker's mark and Sterling. Not monogrammed. Includes green fabic-lined, fitted wooden case. Case: 3 1/4" H x 19" W x 10 3/4" D. 72.350 total weighable troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition with minute scattered use wear. [See more photos →]

$2,125.00
1196 Lot 1196: Ladies Platinum & Gold Aquamarine Ring Ladies Platinum & Gold Aquamarine Ring Lot 1196: Ladies Platinum & Gold Aquamarine Ring

Ladies Platinum and 18K yellow gold ring featuring a natural aquamarine approximately 3.23 carats, accented by 4 single cut diamonds approximately 0.04 carats, Clarity-SI1, Color-I. The ring tests platinum and 18K and is marked "87181". The ring is size 8 1/2 and has a gross weight of 5.54 grams.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,125.00
158 Lot 158: Louis Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, A Winter Day In The Smokies Louis Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, A Winter Day In The Smokies Lot 158: Louis Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, A Winter Day In The Smokies

Louis Edward Jones (American, 1878-1958) oil on board painting titled "A Winter Day In The Smokies" depicting a mountain scene with a small cabin nestled amidst a valley with smoke rising from its chimney, surrounded by evergreen trees and late autumn foliage under a cloudy blue sky. Singed and dated "L.E. Jones 1954" lower right. Titled and additionally signed and dated, en verso of board. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Both painting and frame in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,048.00
356 Lot 356: 10 Sterling Silver Repousse Items, incl. Schofield Co. Baltimore Rose, Kirk Steiff, 12 items 10 Sterling Silver Repousse Items, incl. Schofield Co. Baltimore Rose, Kirk Steiff, 12 items Lot 356: 10 Sterling Silver Repousse Items, incl. Schofield Co. Baltimore Rose, Kirk Steiff, 12 items

1st-2nd items: Two (2) Schofield Company Baltimore Rose pattern repousse hollowware items, including one (1) coffee pot (9 1/2" H x 9 3/4" W) and one (1) waste bowl (3 5/8" H x 5 3/8" dia). Not monogrammed. 3rd-7th items: Five (5) Kirk Steiff Repousse pattern table items, including two (2) shakers (5 1/2" H x 2 1/4" dia.), two (2) salt cellars (1 3/4" H x 3" dia.), and one (1) salt spoon (3 1/8" L). All items with inscriptions reading "Mary Clare Oct. 27, 1920." 8th-9th items: Two (2) S. Kirk and Son Repousse pattern table items, including one (1) bell (2 3/8" H x 2" dia.) and one (1) salt spoon (3 1/8" L). Not monogrammed. 10th-12th items: Three (3) assorted table items, including one (1) repousse tea strainer with a wooden handle by an unknown maker, monogrammed with script "M.C.G." (3/4" H x 8 1/4" L), one (1) Webster salt spoon having a shell-shaped bowl, not monogrammed (2" L), and one (1) salt spoon with a leaf-shaped bowl by an unknown maker, not monogrammed (2 1/2" L). All items marked Sterling. Combined weight: 71.405 total weighable troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with light surface wear. 3rd-7th items: Dents, largest 3/4", to interior collars of shaker lids, rendering one loose and one unable to close securely. 10th-12th items: Handle is loose to tea strainer. [See more photos →]

$2,048.00
583 Lot 583: Roy Lee Ward O/B Western Landscape, Mysterious Prairie Schooner Roy Lee Ward O/B Western Landscape, Mysterious Prairie Schooner Lot 583: Roy Lee Ward O/B Western Landscape, Mysterious Prairie Schooner

Roy Lee Ward (American/Texas, 1941-2015) large oil on board painting titled "Mysterious Prairie Schooner," depicting three Native Americans on horseback at the edge of a rocky cliff, watching a group of prairie schooners (wagons) proceed through a tree-lined valley below. Signed and dated "Ray Lee Ward, 1976" lower right corner. Titled and additionally signed en verso. Housed in a carved wood frame with a green linen mat and wood filet. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed: 32" H x 44" W. Artist biography: A Texas native, Roy Lee Ward grew up on a ranch near Houston. He attended The Art Center in Los Angeles, CA, and was highly influenced by the illustration style of Don Putman. He worked for eight years as a freelance illustrator for advertising and other agencies making magazine covers, book jackets, calendars, and movie posters. By the late seventies, he began painting in his studio. His works consist of western genre and historical paintings, often featuring scenic landscapes at the core or backdrop. He was recognized by the State of Texas in 1995, who proclaimed him the "Texas State Artist".

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Some minor wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$2,048.00
849 Lot 849: Miniature Portrait, Young Woman with Book Miniature Portrait, Young Woman with Book Lot 849: Miniature Portrait, Young Woman with Book

American School, second quarter 19th century, watercolor portrait of a young woman, her dark hair styled in ringlets and wearing a crimson gown with white shawl having a fine floral embroidered border. Around her neck, the subject wears a hairwork cross, and at her chest a gold and garnet brooch. Her left arm rests on a tabletop next to a leather-bound book. Unsigned. Housed under glass with a gold metal mat in a tooled leather, silk-lined hinged case. Image 3" H x 2 3/8" W. Case 3 5/8" H x 3 1/4" W.

CONDITION: There is a 3/16" spot lower left, on subject's sleeve, that may be a spot of water damage, or a part of the billowing sleeve effect. 2 minuscule flakes to lower left, sleeve area. Abrasion around perimeter of painting from glass/framing materials (subject's face and upper chest are in excellent condition). The glass has tape residue to sides, likely responsible for creating friction to the sides of the painting. Glass, gold frame and painting are currently detached from each other and from the case. [See more photos →]

$2,048.00
119 Lot 119: William Henry Davis O/C Painting of a Horse & Colt, dated 1856 William Henry Davis O/C Painting of a Horse & Colt, dated 1856 Lot 119: William Henry Davis O/C Painting of a Horse & Colt, dated 1856

William Henry Davis (British,1786/95 – 1865) oil on canvas portrait of a horse and foal in a landscape setting, with two story manor house in the background. Signed lower left " W.H. Davis " and dated 1856. Reeves & Son (London) canvas suppliers stamp en verso. Later molded giltwood frame. Sight – 24 1/2 H x 29 1/2" W. Frame – 29 1/2"H x 34 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Craquelure and grime throughout; scattered areas up to 1/2" of splattered white paint or other material on the painting's original surface, under the varnish layer. Two 1" areas of repair to ground at lower right. The frame is not original and has multiple areas of scuffs, abrasion, craquelure, and loss. [See more photos →]

$2,040.00
179 Lot 179: Middle TN Miniature Chest Middle TN Miniature Chest Lot 179: Middle TN Miniature Chest

Middle Tennessee, possibly Wilson County, miniature chest or sideboard, walnut with poplar secondary. Rectangular top over a conforming case with one overhanging drawer over two recessed drawers, flanked by cup and ball-turned columns, terminating in double-turned tapering feet in front; rear feet are extensions of rear stiles. Recessed side and back panels. All drawers are dovetailed and feature round wood knobs and brass escutcheons. The piece is constructed with round pegs, visible from facade. 19" H x 20" W x 15 1/2" D. Circa 1840.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Scattered stains, wear and full shrinkage crack to top, otherwise very good condition. Scattered pest holes visible on back. [See more photos →]

$2,040.00
668 Lot 668: H. G. Kern Philadelphia Cased Dental Kit H. G. Kern Philadelphia Cased Dental Kit Lot 668: H. G. Kern Philadelphia Cased Dental Kit

Horatio G. Kern, Philadelphia, cased dental kit. Comprised of a rosewood box with brass fittings and two removable trays containing approximately 60 assorted stainless steel instruments, some with bone handles. Three instruments marked "H. G. Kern/Philad'a". Box measures 4 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W x 8" D. Third quarter of the 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Case with wear, abrasions and some wood shrinkage to top. Instruments with use wear and light oxidation. [See more photos →]

$2,040.00
777 Lot 777: 104 Pcs. Asst. Sterling Silver Flatware, incl. Saart, International 104 Pcs. Asst. Sterling Silver Flatware, incl. Saart, International Lot 777: 104 Pcs. Asst. Sterling Silver Flatware, incl. Saart, International

104 pieces assorted sterling silver flatware by various makers. Includes: 20 monogrammed pieces of flatware in the Potomac Pattern by the Saart Brothers including 2 dinner forks, 2 dinner knives, 4 serving spoons, 4 round bowl soup spoons, 6 dessert forks, and 2 fruit spoons; 11 pieces International Sterling in the Pantheon Pattern including 8 Old French Hollow Knives (6 with monograms), and 3 monogrammed dinner forks; 9 pieces of International Sterling in the Enchantress pattern including 4 New French Hollow knives and 5 dinner forks; 11 Whiting salad forks in the Lady Baltimore pattern; 8 Whiting monogrammed salad forks in the Madam Jumel pattern; 12 pieces of Alvin flatware in the Chateau Rose pattern including 5 Modern Hollow dinner knives, 6 flat handle butter spreaders, and 1 oval dessert spoon; 9 George VI pattern dessert spoons by Frank Smith; 6 Reed & Barton individual salad fork in the Marlborough pattern; 6 monogrammed teaspoons marked Clinton and Douglas with corn, mask, and bull decoration; 3 sterling dinner forks marked "W & H"; and 9 dinner knives with foliate decoration marked sterling. All pieces marked sterling. Ranging in size from 5 5/8" to 9 3/4" L. Combined weight: 79.845 weighable troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Dr. Joe Newsom Rawlings, Davisboro, Georgia.

CONDITION: Potomac dinner knives with disposal damage and serving spoon with dent to bowl, Pantheon pattern with scattered surface wear, 3 Clinton & Douglas teaspoons with denting and disposal damage, unmarked dinner forks with scattered denting, all other pieces with moderate use wear. Some monogrammed. [See more photos →]

$2,040.00
901 Lot 901: Pr. William & Mary Style Dressing or End Tables Pr. William & Mary Style Dressing or End Tables Lot 901: Pr. William & Mary Style Dressing or End Tables

Pair (2) of William & Mary style burled veneer dressing or side tables, oak secondary. Both consisting of a rectangular molded top with banded burlwood veneer over one long dovetailed drawer with teardrop pulls, above two arched kneeholes flanking a central turned drop, and resting on four turned legs joined by shaped x-stretchers. 28 3/4" H x 26 3/4" W x 17 1/4" D. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both tables in overall very good condition. Refinished surfaces with some scattered minor wood shrinkage and wear. [See more photos →]

$2,040.00
26 Lot 26: 4 Snuff Bottles Incl. Rooster, Cat, and Chinese Famille Verte Decoration 4 Snuff Bottles Incl. Rooster, Cat, and Chinese Famille Verte Decoration Lot 26: 4 Snuff Bottles Incl. Rooster, Cat, and Chinese Famille Verte Decoration

Four (4) Asian porcelain snuff bottles with polychrome decoration including, one (1) Chinese Famille Verte flattened ovoid form bottle with decoration of a man with sword standing outside a window, looking at a woman braiding her hair inside; on the other side, a man with horse watches from beyond a screen; one (1) cylindrical form bottle with rooster and hen decoration; one (1) cylindrical form bottle with decoration of blind man stumbling among objects, and one (1) flattened bottle form with cat decoration to one side and bird and floral decoration with red seal mark to the other. Ranging in size from 2 1/4" H x 1 1/2" W x 1/4" D to 3 1/8" H x 1 1/4" Dia. Late 19th-mid 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Three bottles without stoppers, cylindrical bottles with scattered firing flaws. Otherwise all in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
106 Lot 106: 5 Miniature Tortoiseshell Boxes, incl. w/ Steamship Print & Snuff 5 Miniature Tortoiseshell Boxes, incl. w/ Steamship Print & Snuff Lot 106: 5 Miniature Tortoiseshell Boxes, incl. w/ Steamship Print & Snuff

Five (5) tortoiseshell boxes, including one (1) footed trinket box with chromolithograph of steamship to applied cartouche, push latch, and paper-lined interior; one (1) snuff box with metal cartouche, push latch, and embossed paper-lined interior; and three (3) footed snuff boxes with metal cartouche to lid, push latch, and embossed or patterned paper-lined interior. Ranging in size from 1" H x 2 1/4" W x 1 3/8" D to 1 5/8" H x 4" W x 3" D. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with minor scattered age splits, surface wear, and separation of lining commensurate with age. One footed snuff box with detached lid. Snuff box without feet having two small tears to lining. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
224 Lot 224: Attr. Rhode Island Queen Anne Side Chair, ex- Leigh Keno Attr. Rhode Island Queen Anne Side Chair, ex- Leigh Keno Lot 224: Attr. Rhode Island Queen Anne Side Chair, ex- Leigh Keno

New England Queen Anne Walnut side chair, attributed to Rhode Island, consisting of a yoke-shaped crest rail with rounded ends, vasiform center splat, trapezoidal slip-in seat with later flame stitch upholstery, all above cabriole front legs ending in pad feet and curved rear legs, all joined by block and vase turned stretchers. Leigh Keno American Antiques label to back interior of seat rest. 41 1/2" H x 20" W (seat) x 16 1/2" D (seat). Circa 1750.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee. Purchased from Leigh Keno American Furniture, 1989. Copy of receipt available to the winning bidder.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light expected use wear and minor scattered abrasions. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
232 Lot 232: French Provincial Walnut Panetiere or Bread Safe French Provincial Walnut Panetiere or Bread Safe Lot 232: French Provincial Walnut Panetiere or Bread Safe

French Provincial walnut panetiere or bread box, scrolled crest with foliate and laurel swags surmounted by urn finials above ball-and-ring spindled case; central door having rose issuing from vase and iron components, including pierced scrolling escutcheon and large spindle hinge; over scrolled apron with floral spray on snail feet. 36 3/8" H x 34 3/4" W x 17 1/4" D. Circa 1830-1850.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Scattered surface wear commensurate with age, including evidence of old wormwood and insect damage primarily to interior of door. Two, possibly three, of the finials likely replaced, one having corresponding glue residue. Top is possibly an early replacement, potentially with missing latch, area measuring 1 1/2" x 12". Wear around original top hinges including loss to wood measuring 1/2" x 12". Old repair to door to interior near hinge. Later added floral wallpaper lining and fitted glass bottom to interior. Retains key. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
357 Lot 357: 70 Pcs. S. Kirk and Son Repousse Sterling Silver Serving Flatware, 83 items 70 Pcs. S. Kirk and Son Repousse Sterling Silver Serving Flatware, 83 items Lot 357: 70 Pcs. S. Kirk and Son Repousse Sterling Silver Serving Flatware, 83 items

70 pieces S. Kirk and Son repousse pattern sterling silver flatware, primarily serving pieces, including; 6 individual steak knives; 5 round bowl cream soup spoons; 11 round bowl bouillon soup spoons; 4 ice cream forks; 6 cocktail/seafood forks; 1 individual fruit cocktail fork; 5 large sherbet spoons; 1 large lemon fork; 1 individual lemon fork; 1 mayonnaise ladle; 1 pierced bowl short handle olive spoon; 1 bonbon spoon; 3 master salt spoons; 1 cold meat serving fork; 1 bacon fork; 1 one tine butter pick; 2-piece large roast carving knife and fork set; 2-piece small steak carving knife and fork set; 1 soup ladle; 1 pair of large ice serving tongs; 1 cake knife; 1 cake breaker; 1 pair of poultry shears; 1 hollow handle cheese scoop; 8 flat handle tea knife; 1 hollow handle bar knife; 1 pierced vegetable spoon; and 1 large serving spoon. 3 round bowl bouillon soup spoons, 1 small cold meat serving fork, 1 bon bon spoon,1 soup ladle, and 1 one tine butter pick with script monograms. Also includes 10 S. Kirk coin silver repousse pieces; 6 fruit spoons and 4 demitasse spoons; and 3 assorted sterling silver repousse pieces: 1 Dominick and Haff bonbon spoon, 1 Schofield Company Baltimore Rose small candy server, and 1 G.H. French hollow handle pierced tomato server. All housed in a fitted wooden box. Box: 3 1/2" H x 15 3/4" W x 11 1/2" D. Combined sterling weight: 68.915 total weighable troy ounces. Combined coin silver weight: 7.700 total troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The estate of a Nashville, Tennessee silver collector.

CONDITION: Normal surface wear. 1/2" dent to bowl of large serving spoon. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
388 Lot 388: Large Russian Tempera Face of Christ Icon, 18th C. Large Russian Tempera Face of Christ Icon, 18th C. Lot 388: Large Russian Tempera Face of Christ Icon, 18th C.

A large, detailed Russian icon in egg tempera and gesso on a slightly curved panel with kovcheg depicting the face of Jesus, known as the Image Not-Made-By-Hands or Acheiropoieta, appearing haloed on a textile or sheet carried by two haloed angels visible in the upper corners. The lower edge of the sheet is finely ornamented with decorative patterning. Greek letters IC XC (an abbreviation of Jesus Christ) flank the face and Russian text appears in lower and upper margins. 21" H x 18" W. First half of 19th century or earlier.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with substantial chipping to paint along edges of panel and craquelure throughout. Gilt in halos of Christ and angels has been rubbed away and shows traces of inpainting. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
441 Lot 441: Ron Williams O/C Autumn Landscape Painting Ron Williams O/C Autumn Landscape Painting Lot 441: Ron Williams O/C Autumn Landscape Painting

Large Ron Williams (Tennessee, 1947-2016) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a pond surrounded by an open meadow, trees with autumn foliage, and a mountain range, likely the Great Smoky Mountains, visible in the background, under a cloudy evening sky. Signed "Ron Williams" lower right. Artist biography affixed en verso. Housed in a dark stained wood frame. Sight: 23 3/4" H x 29 3/4" W. Framed: 30" H x 36" W.

CONDITION: Painting in overall excellent condition. Frame with slight wear to corners. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
473 Lot 473: Large Continental Trumeau Mirror, Classical Theme Large Continental Trumeau Mirror, Classical Theme Lot 473: Large Continental Trumeau Mirror, Classical Theme

Large Continental Trumeau or overmantel mirror, the upper section with a blue and white oil on canvas landscape scene depicting the Greek god Hermes seated beneath a tree with two female attendants and a cherub; the lower section fitted with a rectangular mirror. Both sections mounted into a large off-white-painted wood support having gilt accents, including cornice; molded liners; and carved garlands, torchieres, and urns to each side. Painting sight: 20" H x 26 3/4" W. Mirror sight: 32 1/4" H x 27" W. Overall: 71" H x 43" W. Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with age related wear and scattered minor losses. Painting with light grime; mirror with some desilvering. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
478 Lot 478: Pair Louis XVI Style Giltwood Armchairs Pair Louis XVI Style Giltwood Armchairs Lot 478: Pair Louis XVI Style Giltwood Armchairs

Pair of two (2) French gilt carved Louis XVI style fauteuils or armchairs, squared backs having shaped and carved wreath, ribbon, and floral crests; fluted finials; acanthus, guilloche, and beaded carved arms and supports; fluted tapering legs; and silk taupe colored floral patterned upholstery. 42 1/4" H x 23" W x 21" D. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both overall good condition with scattered light wear and slight losses to gilt decoration. Later upholstery. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
528 Lot 528: Pr. Mid-Century Leather Armchairs, Robert Haussmann for Stendig Pr. Mid-Century Leather Armchairs, Robert Haussmann for Stendig Lot 528: Pr. Mid-Century Leather Armchairs, Robert Haussmann for Stendig

Designer Robert Haussman (Swiss, 1931-2021) for Stendig, pair of two (2) Mid-Century 1148 Xanadu brown leather armchairs, both resting on chrome cantilever bases with the original oval Stendig label to the undersides. 31" H x 28" W x 23" D. Circa 1960.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Both in overall good condition. Original leather upholstery exhibits expected signs of general use wear, bases with light wear and scratching. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
533 Lot 533: Erte Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture, American Millionairess Erte Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture, American Millionairess Lot 533: Erte Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture, American Millionairess

Erte (Romain De Tirtoff, Russian/French, 1892-1990), "Dream Girl," limited edition parcel gilt and cold painted cast bronze sculpture of a woman in Art Deco style dress including a head scarf and dress with long train, arms raised to support her train and to display the gold rope and tassle accessory on her left arm that wraps around her neck and drapes onto her torso. Signed "Erte" center back edge train, numbered 327/375 and stamped 1990 Chalk & Vermilion and Sevenarts (JM cipher) along the train lower edge. 19 1/4" H x 12" W. 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with very slight wear to base edge. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
1007 Lot 1007: 62 Pcs. Gorham Strasbourg Sterling Silver Flatware, Service for 8 62 Pcs. Gorham Strasbourg Sterling Silver Flatware, Service for 8 Lot 1007: 62 Pcs. Gorham Strasbourg Sterling Silver Flatware, Service for 8

62 pieces of Gorham Strasbourg pattern sterling silver flatware, service for eight, including 8 knives (9 1/4" L); 8 forks (7 5/8" L); 8 salad forks (6 1/2" L); 13 teaspoons (5 7/8" L); 8 iced tea spoons; 8 butter spreaders; 1 master butter knife; 1 tablespoon; 1 cream ladle; 1 serving fork; 1 pickle/olive fork; 1 baby fork, 1 baby spoon; and a 2-piece salad serving set with wooden bowls. All pieces stamped with maker's mark and STERLING; teaspoons stamped with pattern name. Not monogrammed. 57.430 total weighable troy ounces.

CONDITION: All items with minute surface scratches commensurate with manner of use. Not monogrammed. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
1188 Lot 1188: Rare Lalique Art Neuveau Brooch, Masque De Femme Rare Lalique Art Neuveau Brooch, Masque De Femme Lot 1188: Rare Lalique Art Neuveau Brooch, Masque De Femme

Rare Lalique Art Nouveau "Masque De Femme" crystal brooch depicting a relief image of a woman's face surrounded by fish, mounted with sterling silver. Marked "Lalique 925" en verso. 1 1/4" H x 1 1/4" W.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00
18 Lot 18: Chinese Famille Rose Framed Porcelain Plaque, Birds of Paradise Chinese Famille Rose Framed Porcelain Plaque, Birds of Paradise Lot 18: Chinese Famille Rose Framed Porcelain Plaque, Birds of Paradise

Chinese Famille Rose porcelain plaque decorated with two peacocks perched in a tree, spring foliage, and two butterflies fluttering above, against a white background. Unsigned and unmarked. Housed in an ebonized wood frame with a gilt fillet. Sight: 15" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed: 17 1/4" H x 11 1/2" W. Republic period or earlier, 20th Century.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Some tiny chips to edges, upper right corner, and lower left corner, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
159 Lot 159: Louis E. Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, In a Sunny Cove In the Smokies Louis E. Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, In a Sunny Cove In the Smokies Lot 159: Louis E. Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, In a Sunny Cove In the Smokies

Louis Edward Jones (American, 1878-1958) oil on board painting titled "In a Sunny Cove In The Smokies" depicting a mountain scene with a cabin nestled in the center having smoke rising from its chimney above the tree tops, surrounded by late autumn foliage against a backdrop of two large blue mountains under a light blue sky. Singed and dated "L.E. Jones 1954" lower left. Titled and additionally signed and dated, en verso. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame. Sight: 7 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W.

CONDITION: Both the painting and frame are in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
226 Lot 226: Chippendale Birdcage Ball and Claw Candlestand, attr. Philadelphia Chippendale Birdcage Ball and Claw Candlestand, attr. Philadelphia Lot 226: Chippendale Birdcage Ball and Claw Candlestand, attr. Philadelphia

American Chippendale mahogany tilt top candle stand, attributed to Philadelphia, 18th century, with circular molded "dish" top above a birdcage support; turned ball-and-ring baluster form pedestal over three curved legs terminating in ball and claw feet. 28 5/8" H x 22 1/2" dia. Circa 1770. Note: old label to underside reads "Mrs. Jean MacFarlane / Salem Center / Purdys NY" with illegible numbers, likely the identity of a past owner.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Old refinish with traces of old, possibly original surface on the pedestal. Some old burn marks and wear to top and some scattered losses to molded edge. Baluster, legs and feet with light general wear to the finish. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
629 Lot 629: Collection of 8 Early TN & NC Docs, incl. James Winchester, Stockley Donelson, Johnson-Pillow Family Collection of 8 Early TN & NC Docs, incl. James Winchester, Stockley Donelson, Johnson-Pillow Family Lot 629: Collection of 8 Early TN & NC Docs, incl. James Winchester, Stockley Donelson, Johnson-Pillow Family

1st item: One-page handwritten letter from the "Founder of Memphis" General James Winchester (1752-1826), Cragfont, Castalian Springs, TN, addressed to artist Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl (1788-1838), Nashville, TN, dated May 31, 1817. The letter references an impending visit by Earl, spelled "Earle" to Cragfont, reading "General Winchester presents his respects to Mr. Earle and informs him that a [waggon] will be instructed to collect at the Nashville Inn in the course of next week with a view to bring to this place any Box; trunk or the like which Mr. Earle may wish to send ("to this place" crossed out)" with location and date, lower right. Address reading "Mr. Earle Nashville," en verso. Note: Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl was Andrew Jackson's "court painter" during his presidency, from 1829 to 1837, and also painted portraits of other prominent individuals. 2nd item: Williamson County, Tennessee Circuit Court bifolium record document, primarily recording deed and land grants, including one (1) dated August 13, 1797 recording land deeds between Colonel Stockley Donelson (1752-1805), brother of Rachel Donelson (wife of President Andrew Jackson), and others, and one (2) dated November 9, 1801 recording land deeds between Captain John Donelson (1755-1830) and others. Ink inscription, en verso. Includes a fragment of a printed paper with legal terms and their definitions. 3rd item: Johnson-Pillow Family land indenture, made between Gideon Johnson, Jr. (1754-1843) of Rockingham County, North Carolina and his nephew Mordecai Pillow (ca. 1776-1837) of Williamson County, Tennessee and Elisha Begley (spelled Bagly) (1776-1858) of Williamson County, TN, in which Johnson and Pillow grant Begley 440 acres of land in Lincoln County in consideration for Begley's payment of one thousand and one hundred dollars, signed by Johnson and Pillow with additional witness signatures, dated January 24, 1814. Additional inscriptions, en verso. Note: Gideon Johnson, Jr. served in the American Revolutionary War as a private in July 1776 under Captain John Armstrong of Surry County, NC and Lt. Joseph Tate of Guilford County, NC. His nephew, Mordecai Pillow, was the son of his sister Mary Ursula Johnson (1751-1822/1830) and fellow Revolutionary War soldier John Pillow (1745-1793). One of his brothers, Gideon Pillow (1774-1830), was the father of Gideon Johnson Pillow (1806-1878), United States Army major general of volunteers during the Mexican-American War and Confederate brigadier general in the American Civil War. 4th item: Corporation of Nashville License issued to J. A. Hough, a silversmith, granting him the right to "…Vend Merchandise within the Corporation aforesaid for the term of one year ensuing the date hereof…" in recognition of his payment of $200, witnessed by E. A. Raworth, and signed by Williamson Hartley Horn as Mayor of Nashville, dated January 1, 1854. Note: Williamson Hartley Horn (1799-1870) was an American Masonic leader and Whig politician. He served as the Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee from 1853 to 1854. 5th item: Robert Houston, First Sheriff of Knox County from 1792-1802, signed "Territory South of Ohio" bail bond ordering James Mullican, Jr. to appear at the courthouse in Knoxville on the fifth Monday of May next to answer for damages done onto John Hill, witnessed and dated May 25, 1794. Signed and inscribed by Robert Houston, en verso. 6th item: Andrew Ewing, Revolutionary War Veteran and the first County Court Clerk for the Cumberland Territory, signed sheriff summons regarding a financial matter between James Ross and Samuel Shannon, ordering the sheriff to appear with the funds on the second Monday in April, signed by Andrew Ewing and dated Monday, January 2, 1795. Additional inscriptions, including one (1) reading "Andrew Jackson 40" with N. P. Hardeman, Sheriff of Davidson County signatures, en verso. 7th item: Fragmentary bond document between John Montgomery, Elijah Robinson, and James Alen(?) of Davidson County, NC and Frederich Rohrer of Washington County, Maryland, stating that the aforementioned individuals will deliver one thousand one hundred and thirty-six and a half pounds of goods and merchandise on or before May 1, 1787 to Rohrer, signed and witnessed and dated October 6, 1786. Ink inscriptions, en verso. 8th item: Washington County, TN Justice of the Peace document stating that John Harden has paid "…thirty squirrel sculps…" as ordered, dated July 12, 1796 and illegibly signed Jacob Stay(?).

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with toning, tears, foxing spots, dampstaining, pencil and ink inscriptions from previous owners to be expected from age and manner of use. 1st item: Winchester's writing in overall good, legible condition. 7th item: Fragmentary condition. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
785 Lot 785: 30 Sterling Cups w/ Porcelain Inserts, Tiffany & Co, Webster, 42 pcs. 30 Sterling Cups w/ Porcelain Inserts, Tiffany & Co, Webster, 42 pcs. Lot 785: 30 Sterling Cups w/ Porcelain Inserts, Tiffany & Co, Webster, 42 pcs.

Thirty (30) sterling silver cups and saucers with gilt-banded porcelain inserts, including Tiffany & Co. demitasse and Webster soup. 1st – 24th items: Twenty-four (24) Tiffany & Co. items, including twelve (12) pierced demitasse cups with porcelain inserts marked "Lennox Tiffany & Co." to undersides and twelve (12) saucers, monogrammed B. All items stamped with maker's mark, "18705D Makers 6971 Sterling Silver 925-1000", and hallmark for director John C. Moore II. Includes thirteen small felt sleeves with brown ribbon draw and sewn brown Tiffany & Co label. (Note: Four cups without porcelain insert). Cups: 2 3/4" H x 3 3/8" W x 2 1/2" D. Saucers: 4 1/8" dia. 25th – 30th items: Six (6) Webster Company pierced consomme or soup cups having rosettes and two C-scroll handles with porcelain inserts marked "Lennox" to undersides. All stamped with maker's mark and Sterling to one side of body. (Note: Two cups without porcelain insert). 2 3/8" H x 5 1/4" W x 4 1/8" D. 58.070 total weighable troy ounces. All items first half of 20th century.

CONDITION: 1st – 24th items: All items in overall good condition with scattered surface scratches. Demitasse cups with scattered slight denting to body; four without porcelain inserts. One porcelain insert with hairline measuring approximately 3 1/4" L. Saucers with scattered minute pitting. 25th – 30th items: All items in overall good condition with scattered surface scratches and minor denting; two without porcelain inserts. Porcelain inserts with minute wear to gilt. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
817 Lot 817: 18K Gold & Diamond Bracelet 18K Gold & Diamond Bracelet Lot 817: 18K Gold & Diamond Bracelet

Ladies 18K yellow & white gold bracelet featuring 264 round brilliant diamonds approximately 2.80 carats together, Clarity-SI2, Color-I. The bracelet is marked "18K" and "750". The bracelet is 7 1/2" L. and has a gross weight of 25.27 grams.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
164 Lot 164: Large Bernice Sims Folk Art Painting, Tent Revival Large Bernice Sims Folk Art Painting, Tent Revival Lot 164: Large Bernice Sims Folk Art Painting, Tent Revival

Bernice Sims (Alabama/Louisiana, 1926-2014) very large acrylic on canvas outsider art painting depicting a nightime tent revival scene with African American figures circled around a central figure at a pulpit all gathered under a striped red tent under a starry sky. Signed "B. Sims" lower right. Unframed. 58 1/2" H x 72 1/2" W. Biography: Bernice Sims was born in rural Alabama in 1926 and resided there her entire life. It was not until she decided to enroll in community college, after raising six children, that she was encouraged by a professor to explore her artistic talent and turned to painting. Her works are characterized by bright colors, renderings of childhood memories, and, as she grew older, focused on the social and racial injustice amidst the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. In 2005, her work depicting the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, was issued on a postage stamp to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
173 Lot 173: Eddy Mumma Folk Art Painting, Portrait of Figure w/ Red Face Eddy Mumma Folk Art Painting, Portrait of Figure w/ Red Face Lot 173: Eddy Mumma Folk Art Painting, Portrait of Figure w/ Red Face

Ed (Eddy) Mumma (Florida/Ohio, 1906-1986) Folk Art house paint on canvas laid down on board painting depicting a portrait of a figure with a red face attired in a purple and green garment against a white background. Signed "Eddy" upper left. Biography of the artist attached en verso. Unframed. 20" H x 16" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
193 Lot 193: 3 East TN Decker Cobalt Decorated Pottery Items 3 East TN Decker Cobalt Decorated Pottery Items Lot 193: 3 East TN Decker Cobalt Decorated Pottery Items

Grouping of three (3) East Tennessee cobalt decorated stoneware pottery items, including two (2) preserving jars and one (1) cream pot with floral cobalt decoration to the bodies. All attributed to the Decker pottery of Washington County (1832-1914). Late 19th century. Ranging in size from 6 3/8" x 9 1/2" W to 10 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Each preserving jar with a shallow chip to outside rim, one jar with overall firing imperfections and errant white paint, the remaining jar with one chip to the base. The cream pot has scattered rim chips. [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
199 Lot 199: 2 East TN Stoneware Pottery Pieces, attrib. Decker 2 East TN Stoneware Pottery Pieces, attrib. Decker Lot 199: 2 East TN Stoneware Pottery Pieces, attrib. Decker

Two (2) East Tennessee East Tennessee stoneware pottery items. 1st item: Salt-glazed stoneware crock with two incised lines around the shoulder and cobalt dot decoration below the rim and between the incised lines. 9 3/4" H x 10 1/4" dia. 2nd item: Stoneware flower pot on raised base or urn with ruffled rim, possibly Decker pottery of Washington County, Tennessee. 8 3/4" H x 10 1/4" W. Both late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Old repaired break to the base, chip to rim. 2nd item: Scattered shallow chips to rim, errant green paint to small area of rim. [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
289 Lot 289: 3 Caneware Tureens/Game Dishes, inc. Wilhelm Schiller & Sons 3 Caneware Tureens/Game Dishes, inc. Wilhelm Schiller & Sons Lot 289: 3 Caneware Tureens/Game Dishes, inc. Wilhelm Schiller & Sons

Three (3) caneware sculptural tureens or game dishes with underplates, including one (1) Majolica-style egg basket form with naturalistic rim having underplate with intertwining vine, stamped WS&S 85 to underside; one (1) woven basket form with hatching chicks to lid and underplate with woven sheaves of wheat, stamped CS 6 to underside; and one (1) cabbage or lettuce form with bunnies emerging from the leaves having leaf form underplate, stamped FB 10 to underside. Ranging in size from 6" H x 9" dia. to 6 3/8" H x 8 3/4" dia. Continental, mid-19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with minute wear to glaze, primarily to interiors. Bunnies tureen with minor loss to underplate measuring 1/4" x 1/4". [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
368 Lot 368: Marble Bust & 2 Garnitures After Hippolyte Ferrat Marble Bust & 2 Garnitures After Hippolyte Ferrat Lot 368: Marble Bust & 2 Garnitures After Hippolyte Ferrat

1st item: Marble portrait bust of Diana after the Diana of Versailles full figure statue, originally executed in 100 BCE, now in the Louvre, mounted on a circular plinth base. 19 3/4" H x 13" W x 7 1/2" D. Continental, 19th century. 2nd-3rd items: Pair (2) of gilt bronze and alabaster figural garnitures after Charles Hippolyte Ferrat (France, 1822-1882) depicting gilt barefooted classical female figures carrying ewers upon their shoulder raised upon an alabaster square plinth base with gilt decorative bands, including cord, foliate, and relaxing figures in bas relief upon four claw feet. Signed H FERRAT to base of figures. 17 1/4" H x 6 3/4" square. Continental, late 19th century.

CONDITION: 1st item: Scattered minor surface abrasions and fleabites throughout. Plinth base with loss measuring 1/4" x 5/8" and area of old restoration measuring 1 1/4" x 3 1/8". 2nd-3rd items: Scattered oxidation. Minor scattered fleabites and natural fissures to base. [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
443 Lot 443: 3 Werner Wildner Artworks, incl. Gnome, Owl, Mushrooms 3 Werner Wildner Artworks, incl. Gnome, Owl, Mushrooms Lot 443: 3 Werner Wildner Artworks, incl. Gnome, Owl, Mushrooms

Three (3) Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) artworks on paper. 1st item: Watercolor and gouache painting depicting a male gnome wearing a feathered cap and standing in profile on top of a mushroom. Lyzon, Nashville gallery label en verso. 2nd item: Graphite and gouache drawing depicting an owl wearing glasses and perched on top of a sphere, surrounded by a line border. Lyzon, Nashville gallery label en verso. 3rd item: Graphite and gouache drawing depicting two mushrooms surrounded by blades of grass. All items signed with monogram "W." lower left or right. All items matted and housed under glass in metallic frames. Sights ranging in size from 9 3/4" H x 6 7/8" W to 12 1/2" H x 8 1/4" D. Frames ranging in size from 17 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W to 21 3/4" H x 17 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from Dr. Spencer Thornton of Nashville, who acquired them directly from the artist.

CONDITION: Slight waviness to owl drawing. Not examined outside of frames. Frames with very minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
481 Lot 481: Baroque style Lacca Povera Paint Decorated Secretary Bookcase Baroque style Lacca Povera Paint Decorated Secretary Bookcase Lot 481: Baroque style Lacca Povera Paint Decorated Secretary Bookcase

Paint-decorated Italian Baroque style Lacca Povera or Lacca Contraffta secretary bookcase with Chinoiserie inspired pale blue and dark teal decoration of courting couples in Rocaille vignette frames, on an aged yellow background. The diminutive pine case with two part construction including bookcase top with broken arch pediment above two arched doors fitted with brass grillwork panels, enclosing teal blue painted frame; and a bombe form desk base with fall front slanted lid, which opens to a fitted interior, over three long drawers. 82" H x 32 1/2" W x 18 1/2" D. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: The piece is in good condition with craquelure and fractures to the painted finish, scattered areas of wear, shrinkage and surface losses, particularly to sides. Water staining to back boards. [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
578 Lot 578: 2 Abstract Wesley A. Rusnell Paintings, Mojave Sky Studies 2 Abstract Wesley A. Rusnell Paintings, Mojave Sky Studies Lot 578: 2 Abstract Wesley A. Rusnell Paintings, Mojave Sky Studies

Two (2) Wesley A Rusnell (American, New Mexico, 20th/21st century) oil on linen abstract Mojave Sky Study paintings, one (1) titled "Mojave Sky #5" rendered in shades of bright pink, orange, and yellow, and one (1) titled "Mojave Sky # 4" rendered in shades of orange, purple, blue, and green. Both are dated "1972" en verso, one inscribed with marker, and one on a label. Both having old labels for The Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM and Sables Gallery, Taos NM affixed en verso. Both housed in assembled wood frames. Sights: 18 1/4" H x 24" W. Frames: 19 1/4" H x 24 1/2" W. Note: These were purchased by the consigner from the Stables Gallery in Taos, NM.

PROVENANCE: Private Knoxville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Mojave Sky # 5 having an errant mark to lower left corner and #4 having an abrasion to the upper left corner. Otherwise in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
747 Lot 747: 3 Gucci Items, incl. 2 Top Handle Bags, 1 Hanging Toiletry Bag 3 Gucci Items, incl. 2 Top Handle Bags, 1 Hanging Toiletry Bag Lot 747: 3 Gucci Items, incl. 2 Top Handle Bags, 1 Hanging Toiletry Bag

3 Gucci items. 1st item: Black leather purse or hand bag with matching top handle having brown bamboo accents and gold-tone hardware. Leather-lined exterior frontal flap with brown bamboo turn closure opens to reveal a red suede-lined accordion interior with one main compartment, two slip pockets to front compartment and one slip pocket and one zip pocket with gold-tone Gucci pull to back compartment, with gold stamped lettering reading "Made in Italy by Gucci" to interior of flap above zip pocket. Applied felt monogram "GH" to interior of flap. Includes a black leather coin purse with snap closure, brand unspecified. 7" H x 10 1/2" W x 3 3/4" D. Overall with top handle: 12 1/2" H. 2nd item: Black suede bag with black leather top handle, green and red canvas striped accent to exterior, and gold-tone hardware. Suede-lined exterior frontal flap with push-lock closure opens to reveal a black leather-lined interior with one main compartment, one slip pocket to front compartment and one slip pocket and one zip pocket with gold-tone Gucci pull to back compartment, with gold stamped lettering reading "Made in Italy by Gucci" to interior of flap above zip pocket. Includes a hanging black leather clochette with key to lock and a black leather coin purse with snap closure containing a mirror, brand unspecified. 7 1/4" H x 9 3/4" W x 3 1/4" D. Overall with top handle: 12 1/2" H. 3rd item: Red leather hanging toiletry bag with gold-toned hardware. Applied strap with belt closure opens to reveal a black leather-lined interior with multiple snap closure pockets and zip pockets, with gold stamped lettering reading "Made in Italy by Gucci" to lower right of interior. 24" H x 10" W x 1/4" D. All items include off-white fabric dustbags, two (2) are Gucci brand.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Gerry Sadow, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in vintage, used condition. Dustbags with staining to be expected from age and manner of use. 1st item: Surface scuffs to exterior and interior, some separation to interior stitching. Wear to edge of flap. 2nd item: Some surface grime to canvas stripe, light staining, wear to interior. 3rd item: Surface wear, scuffs to exterior. [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
904 Lot 904: Neoclassical Style Gilt Pedestal Neoclassical Style Gilt Pedestal Lot 904: Neoclassical Style Gilt Pedestal

Louis XVI or Neoclassical style gilt metal, possibly bronze, pedestal or stand with circular top having a ribbon and laurel leaf banded edge over a tapering fluted standard and a round base with carved shell and acanthus decoration. 44 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W. European, Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some spots of oxidation throughout. Top exhibits light wear and discoloration from use. Magnet does not stick to metal. [See more photos →]

$1,875.00
1066 Lot 1066: Russian Impressionist O/C Still Life with Fish, signed in Cyrillic Russian Impressionist O/C Still Life with Fish, signed in Cyrillic Lot 1066: Russian Impressionist O/C Still Life with Fish, signed in Cyrillic

Russian School, 20th century, oil on canvas impressionist still life painting depicting fish, wine, fruit, and a basket on a table. Signed in Cyrillic lower right. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame with S-scroll decoration and a linen liner. Sight: 13 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed: 20 1/2" H x 25" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Very good condition with no visible retouching. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00
233 Lot 233: Dutch Baroque Style Inlaid Tortoise Shell Mirror Dutch Baroque Style Inlaid Tortoise Shell Mirror Lot 233: Dutch Baroque Style Inlaid Tortoise Shell Mirror

Mirror or Looking Glass in the Dutch Baroque-style; ebonized wooden frame veneered with faux tortoiseshell, inlaid with ornamental grotesques including faces and garland scrolls, with angelic finial and ornamental elements extending from the sides. 19th century or earlier. 14" H x 10 1/8" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Good condition with some paint loss to frame, especially corners. Inlay is shifting, most noticeably in the ears of the faces in the four corners. Face in lower right corner and 3/4" area of tortoise shell inlay in upper right are damaged and noticeably repaired. Glass is not original and has 1/8" scratch to center. [See more photos →]

$1,792.00
524 Lot 524: 6 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Swivel Tulip Arm Chairs, Model 150 6 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Swivel Tulip Arm Chairs, Model 150 Lot 524: 6 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Swivel Tulip Arm Chairs, Model 150

Set of six (6) Mid-Century Knoll "Tulip" (Model No. 150) swivel armchairs designed by Eero Saarinen. Consisting of a molded fiberglass chair frame on a coated aluminum base, covered in the original woven upholstery, the bases marked BR50. The chair seats (underneath the cushion) retain the Knoll International 745 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 1002232 label. 31 3/4" H x 25" W x 21" D. Circa 1970's.

CONDITION: All retain the original upholstery and exhibit signs of use wear and some scattered staining. Bases with light scuffing and minor scattered scratching. [See more photos →]

$1,792.00
532 Lot 532: Stickley Harvey Ellis Millennium Edition Blanket Chest Stickley Harvey Ellis Millennium Edition Blanket Chest Lot 532: Stickley Harvey Ellis Millennium Edition Blanket Chest

Stickley Harvey Ellis Millennium Edition blanket chest, made in 2001 to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary. Consisting of quarter sawn white oak primary with cherry, maple and ebony inlays. Rectangular inlaid top over a paneled front with dovetail key inlays, a cedar-lined interior base, paneled sides and a shaped skirt with straight feet. Branded signature and Stickely oval label to interior side. 25 1/4" H x 42" W x 21" D.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition, with very slight wear and one small area of scuffing to the lid. [See more photos →]

$1,792.00
764 Lot 764: 3 pcs Schiebler Sterling inc. Asparagus Fork, Ice Cream Slice & Knife 3 pcs Schiebler Sterling inc. Asparagus Fork, Ice Cream Slice & Knife Lot 764: 3 pcs Schiebler Sterling inc. Asparagus Fork, Ice Cream Slice & Knife

3 pieces of Sterling Silver in the Flora and American Beauty patterns by Schiebler (introduced 1890 and 1896, respectively). Includes 1 Flora asparagus fork and 1 butter or small fish knife, plus 1 American Beauty Rose patterned serving knife, likely an ice cream slice, with hollow handle. Sizes range from 7 1/4" to 11 1/4". Combined weighable silver: 9.2 oz troy.

PROVENANCE: The estate of a Nashville, Tennessee silver collector.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. Asparagus fork and ice cream slice with engraved three-part monograms (not matching). [See more photos →]

$1,792.00
851 Lot 851: 19th C. O/C Portrait Painting of a Child with Rose Bush 19th C. O/C Portrait Painting of a Child with Rose Bush Lot 851: 19th C. O/C Portrait Painting of a Child with Rose Bush

Large 19th century full-length oil on canvas portrait painting of a child standing beside a rose bush with one hand extended as if to pluck a blossom; the child holds a sprig of flowers in the other hand and wears a white bonnet adorned with large blue flower and red shoes with blue ribbons. Unsigned. Housed in a likely original ornate giltwood frame with ovolo, gadroon, and foliate moldings and carved corner brackets. Sight: 39 1/2" H x 32" W. Framed: 51" H x 44" W. American or Continental, second quarter 19th century. Note: by oral history, this painting was purchased from the Kentucky Castle collection in Versailles, Kentucky.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: UV light examination shows revarnishing touchup painting to subject's forehead, jaw, chest and forearms. 3" patch lower right quadrant, in background; 6" patch lower left quadrant, in flowers. Craquelure throughout. Restoration and regilding to antique frame. [See more photos →]

$1,792.00
244 Lot 244: George III Neoclassical Giltwood Girandole Mirror George III Neoclassical Giltwood Girandole Mirror Lot 244: George III Neoclassical Giltwood Girandole Mirror

English George III giltwood girandole two-light mirror with bracket shelf. The top with two birds flanking a Neoclassical urn surmounted by a ribbon swag and carved flower crest, over a beveled shield form mirrored plate, the base and small under-shelf with garland, bead course, shell, and foliate decoration and flanked by two candlearms, the whole with husk swag decoration. Approx. 54" H x 25" W. Early 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Condition commensurate with age. Natural wood shrinkage and scattered areas where plaster coating has been restored or lost, some scattered gilt loss. Most significant losses are to the husk swag decoration. Some spotting and silvering to mirror. [See more photos →]

$1,750.00
677 Lot 677: 2 US Model 1836 Pistols, incl. R. Johnson Flintlock, A.H. Waters Percussion 2 US Model 1836 Pistols, incl. R. Johnson Flintlock, A.H. Waters Percussion Lot 677: 2 US Model 1836 Pistols, incl. R. Johnson Flintlock, A.H. Waters Percussion

1st item: Robert Johnson, Middleton, Connecticut U.S. Model 1836 flintlock cavalry pistol, .54 caliber, dated 1840. Right side of lock plate stamped "U S./R. Johnson/Middn. Conn/1840", top of barrel stamped "U S./N W P/P", two incised cartouches reading "E.B" (sub inspector Elizur Bates) and "M.P.L" (Major of Ordnance Mann Page Lomax) left side of grip. Walnut stocks, round barrel, iron furniture and mountings, brass powder pan, swivel ramrod, brass blade front sight. Barrel length: 8 1/2". Overall length: 14". 2nd item: Asa Holman Waters and Company, Milbury, Massachusetts U.S. Model 1836 flintlock pistol converted to percussion, .54 caliber, dated 1844. Right side of lock plate stamped "A.H. Waters & Co./Milbury, Mass./1844" with eagle head logo, various proof marks stamped to left and right sides of lock plates, trigger guard tang, and top of barrel, possible initials "DC" to top left above grip, floral engraving to hammer screw. Walnut stocks, round barrel, iron furniture and mountings, brass powder pan, checkered hammer, swivel ramrod, brass blade front sight. Barrel length: 8 1/2". Overall length: 13 3/4".

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Light pepper pitting to barrels and furniture, light storage dings, surface scratches to stocks. Triggers are slightly loose, actions are slightly stiff but hold at full and half cock. Bores are dirty with no visible rifling. 2nd item: Three nail holes to left side of grip; screw for hammer replacement; no cartouches evident. [See more photos →]

$1,750.00
776 Lot 776: 13 Pcs of Kirk Repousse Hollowware Inc. Bread Plates & Bread Tray 13 Pcs of Kirk Repousse Hollowware Inc. Bread Plates & Bread Tray Lot 776: 13 Pcs of Kirk Repousse Hollowware Inc. Bread Plates & Bread Tray

Thirteen (13) pieces of Kirk Steiff and S. Kirk & Sons sterling silver repousse pattern hollowware including eight (8) Kirk Steiff bread plates with plain edge, four (4) marked "Sterling 525-4", two (2) marked "Sterling 525-6", and two (2) marked "Sterling 525-9" to undersides, four (4) Kirk Steiff bread plates with scalloped rim and monograms to center marked "Sterling 225" to underside, and one (1) S. Kirk and Sons oval bread tray marked to underside "Sterling 266, Hand Decorated". Ranging in size from 6 1/4" dia to 7 1/4" H x 12 3/4" W. 68.35 total troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in good condition with light surface scratching. [See more photos →]

$1,750.00
807 Lot 807: 18K Gold & Diamond Bracelet 18K Gold & Diamond Bracelet Lot 807: 18K Gold & Diamond Bracelet

Ladies 18K yellow gold bracelet featuring 72 round brilliant diamonds approximately 0.72 carats total, Clarity-SI2, Color-I. The bracelet is marked "18K" and "750". The bracelet is 7 1/2" L. and has a gross weight of 32.49 grams.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall in good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,750.00
844 Lot 844: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life Painting, Flower Pot w/ Lilies Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life Painting, Flower Pot w/ Lilies Lot 844: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life Painting, Flower Pot w/ Lilies

Sterling Boyd Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board still life painting depicting a flower pot filled with daylilies against a brown background, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed and dated "Strauser 88" lower left corner. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame with a painted white liner. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Framed: 13" H x 21" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,750.00
975 Lot 975: Ladies Seahorse Gold & Diamond Brooch Ladies Seahorse Gold & Diamond Brooch Lot 975: Ladies Seahorse Gold & Diamond Brooch

Ladies 18K yellow gold seahorse brooch featuring 15 single cut diamonds approximately 0.08 carats, Clarity-SI1, Color-I, and 1 natural ruby. The brooch tests 18K and is 2 1/2 x 1 1/4" in size. The gross weight of the brooch is 23.07 grams.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,750.00
1021 Lot 1021: 9 Fisher Sterling Silver Miniature Beaker Cups 9 Fisher Sterling Silver Miniature Beaker Cups Lot 1021: 9 Fisher Sterling Silver Miniature Beaker Cups

Nine (9) Fisher sterling silver miniature beakers or julep cups, having molded rims and bases and tapering sides. Seven (7) monogrammed "KSW," to body, five (5) with inscribed consecutive dates "8-21-66" to "8-21-70" to underside of bases. 2 7/8" H x 3 1/4" dia. Combined weight: 30.215 total troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The estate of a Nashville, Tennessee silver collector.

CONDITION: All items with normal surface wear. Some with dents, largest 1 1/4", primarily to bases. [See more photos →]

$1,750.00
1036 Lot 1036: J.E. Stuart Western Landscape Oil Painting, Sacramento River J.E. Stuart Western Landscape Oil Painting, Sacramento River Lot 1036: J.E. Stuart Western Landscape Oil Painting, Sacramento River

James Everett Stuart (California, 1852-1941) oil on board titled "Foggy Afternoon Along the Sacramento River," depicting two figures in a boat, rowing toward or away from a shadowy, forested cove, while a brighter tree-lined bank with red-roofed structures stands in the distance. Signed lower left "2847/ JE Stuart / Nov 19, 1921" (numbers and year/day appear to have been filled in later). Inscription en verso of board: "No. 2847 24 x 20 $1500 near Walnut Grove, Cal, painted Nov. 19, 1921 J.E. Stuart / gift to my son John D. Vickers / Mrs. Mary D. Vickers Feb. 14 1943." Two Kerwin Galleries, California labels en verso of frame. Period frame with stepped molded sight edge, raised rocaille molded center ornament, and molded outer edges. Board – 24"H x 20"W. Frame – 28"H x 24"W. Biography: James Everett Stuart was known for his landscapes depicting the American West, particularly Northern California and Oregon. He moved with his family from Maine to California as a youth and studied art with Virgil Williams, Raymond Yelland, Thomas Hill, and William Keith at the San Francisco School of Design. His early work often pictured the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, in a moody style suggestive of the French Barbizon School. He first traveled to the Northwest in 1876, and in 1881 he opened his studio in Portland, Oregon and from there traveled throughout the West and East Coast and into Mexico. Subjects included Yosemite and Yellowstone and Alaska. Near the end of his life, when this painting was made, he had a studio in San Francisco. He was prolific and sold his work easily. One of his paintings is in the White House, and his work is in the historical societies of Oregon, Washington, and Montana. Sources: Edan Hughes, ARTISTS IN CALIFORNIA; Peter Hassrick, DRAWN TO YELLOWSTONE; Peggy and Harold Samuels, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James Lewis, Carthage, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 2" scratch to board, lower right quadrant. UV light reveals three 1" spots of inpainting to upper left quadrant, sky area, including one in top left corner. Original frame has gilt overpainting and some areas of wear and restoration to edges. [See more photos →]

$1,750.00
440 Lot 440: Large Ron Williams O/C Landscape Painting Large Ron Williams O/C Landscape Painting Lot 440: Large Ron Williams O/C Landscape Painting

Large Ron Williams (Tennessee, 1947-2016) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a valley scene at sunset or sunrise with a grouping of ponds, trees and split rail fence visible foreground, and mountains visible in the distance. Signed lower right RON WILLIAMS. Housed in a modern burnished wood frame. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 39 1/2" W. Framed: 35 3/8" H x 45 3/8" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,680.00
468 Lot 468: C. Ward British Tall Clock with Chinoiserie Case C. Ward British Tall Clock with Chinoiserie Case Lot 468: C. Ward British Tall Clock with Chinoiserie Case

Chinoiserie tall case clock with gilt lacquered decoration on a red painted ground, oak and pine secondary woods. Arched crest with round columns flanking an engraved brass dial with silvered medallion engraved C. Ward Diss. and a silvered chapter ring and seconds dial ring, with applied pierced foliate spandrel decorations. Waist door with iron strap hinges to door (visible only from interior). Lower section with serpentine carving at base. Brass 8 day time and strike movement. Iron backplate is stamped WRIGHT. 86" H x 17 3/8" W x 9" D. British, 19th century.

CONDITION: The clock case originally had a molded section surmounting the crest which has been lost. Otherwise overall good condition with several areas of age related shrinkage, most notably in horizontal cracks to base section. A few losses up to 1" to decoration on base section. Cracking to upper area of back board. Repair to upper right corner of pediment. Part of one strap hinge is missing. Movement has not been checked and is not guaranteed to be in working condition. Lacking weights. [See more photos →]

$1,680.00
182 Lot 182: East TN Walnut Pie Safe, Eagle Tins East TN Walnut Pie Safe, Eagle Tins Lot 182: East TN Walnut Pie Safe, Eagle Tins

East Tennessee pie safe, walnut with poplar secondary wood. Rectangular gallery over two dovetailed drawers and two doors. Doors inset with two punched tins featuring a central eagle within a circle and flanked by stars in each corner. The side with two punched tins featuring a star within a circle and flanked by stars to each corner. The piece is supported by turned and spike feet. 50 1/2" H x 39 1/2" W x 19 1/2" D. Possibly Hawkins Co., Tennessee, 3rd Quarter 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected use wear resulting in abrasions and minor losses. Minor staining to the top. Front right foot with losses to tip. Interior and backboards with old paint. [See more photos →]

$1,664.00
378 Lot 378: Italian School Icon or Altar Painting, Madonna and Child Italian School Icon or Altar Painting, Madonna and Child Lot 378: Italian School Icon or Altar Painting, Madonna and Child

Italian School, possibly Siena, oil or tempera and gesso on panel religious painting, possibly the center of a church altarpiece, depicting the Madonna with Christ Child on her lap. Mary is attired in blue robes and seated on a red and gold cloth covering; both she and the child are crowned with incised halos. The panel is additionally tooled with circles and darts, and framed with a narrow molding around the upper surface of the panel. Overall: 17" H x 9" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Craquelure throughout, UV light reveals scattered overpainting to Christ's cheek and possible overpainting to red cloth; other possible areas of overpainting and re-varnishing; tiny flake to Mary's cheek, a couple of small flakes/losses to red cloth. [See more photos →]

$1,664.00
694 Lot 694: Photo Archive, JFK visit to Nashville & Huntsville Photo Archive, JFK visit to Nashville & Huntsville Lot 694: Photo Archive, JFK visit to Nashville & Huntsville

Photographic archive documenting the visit of President John F. Kennedy to Nashville, Tennessee on May 18, 1963 and the NASA facility at Huntsville, Alabama on September 11, 1962, most taken by Nashville photographer Harold Lowe. The Nashville related group of items includes 27 photographs (20 images, plus some duplicates) of JFK's visit to Nashville, each on Kodak paper and stamped "Harold G. Lowe Jr. Photojournalism" en verso, 1 photograph stamped "Jack Corn Staff Photographer The Nashville Tennessean," 7 photographs without backstamps, and 1 framed photograph (not examined out of frame), plus a binder containing more than 250 negatives. The NASA related group includes 5 photographs of Kennedy walking off his plane, inspecting a rocket and rocket models and riding in a car with a man believed to be aerospace engineer Werner Von Braun (1 image is a duplicate). None are stamped. Most images in this lot are 8" x 10". Two are mounted under glass in 20" x 16" frames and one in an 8 x 10" frame. NOTE: The sale of this lot does not include the rights to reproduce these images for resale.

CONDITION: The majority of the photographs and negatives appear to be in excellent condition. Fewer than a dozen have light creasing and toning (notably, the Kennedy and Von Braun photos). 4 are adhered to a black backing. Framed items not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,664.00
900 Lot 900: Hepplewhite Style Painted Demilune Cabinet Hepplewhite Style Painted Demilune Cabinet Lot 900: Hepplewhite Style Painted Demilune Cabinet

Green paint decorated Neoclassical demilune cabinet, decorated in the Robert Adam style. The distressed painted semicircular top sits above a case with center fixed section painted with Greek statuary and garlands, flanked by curved doors painted with vignettes of courting scenes and fleur de lis flourishes, which open to two fabric-lined shelves, supported on square tapering legs with Marlborough feet. 38" H x 44 1/2" W x 22 1/2" D. Late 19th to early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with original aged finish. One rear foot with repaired break. Wear across top surface. Some loss to trim molding. Partial separation of lower trim to left door. Vertical age split along left door with corresponding inpainting. [See more photos →]

$1,664.00
979 Lot 979: 14K Pocket Watch Chain, 1 Fob, & 1 Key 14K Pocket Watch Chain, 1 Fob, & 1 Key Lot 979: 14K Pocket Watch Chain, 1 Fob, & 1 Key

1st item: 14K yellow gold pocket watch chain with attached key and fob. The chain is marked and tests 14K. The chain is 20" L and has a gross weight of 25.89 grams. 2nd item: 14K yellow gold pocket watch pocket fob, ball form with floral enameled accents. The fob is marked "14" and tests 14K. The fob is 4 1/2" L and has a gross weight of 6.31 grams. 3rd item: Gold-filled pocket watch key. The key is 1 1/4" L. Gross weight of the gold items in the lot is 32.20 grams.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,664.00
30 Lot 30: Large Qing Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting Large Qing Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting Lot 30: Large Qing Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting

Very Long Chinese Qing Dynasty panoramic scroll painting on paper, rendered in watercolor, ink and gouache. Depicts multiple figures in a landscape setting engaging in various activities including two figures in a boat, two males carrying sticks and a hoe, two young boys with a cow or bull, and two men counting or playing a board game visible through an opening in an architectural space, with a mountain and forest landscape in the background. Chinese inscription in the upper center. The whole rendered in calligraphic brushstrokes. Possible signature in Chinese characters to scroll handle. Mounted to an extremely long beige silk brocade with laid paper backing. Image: 67"L (5 ft 7 in) x 14 1/4" W. Overall: 18 feet long x 16 1/2" W. Metric measurements: Image – 170 cm x 36 cm. Overall – 548 cm x 42 cm. 19th century or earlier.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee, acquired when they visited China as part of a US-sponsored cultural exchange delegation of architects in the early 1970s.

CONDITION: Scattered staining and discoloration, overall toning to paper, some minor tearing to paper backing, and scattered foxing. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
84 Lot 84: George Stewart KY Chinoiserie Coin Silver Cup George Stewart KY Chinoiserie Coin Silver Cup Lot 84: George Stewart KY Chinoiserie Coin Silver Cup

Rare Kentucky interest coin silver footed cup or mug with Chinese style decoration including pagodas, palm trees, and Asian figures, the foot ring side with incuse mark for George Washington Stewart, (working Lexington, 1843-1852). Central cartouche with monogram for Charles Hewitt Clifton (b. Louisville, KY 1845, d. Louisville 1887). 4 3/4"H. 8.13 oz troy. Note: this is one of a handful of known elaborate, high style scenic repousse pieces thought to have been made or at least retailed by Stewart, who was one of Lexington's most important silversmiths. The Speed Museum in Louisville owns a water pitcher of similar decoration with attributed date of 1848, and a similar cream pitcher was sold by Heritage Auctions in 2008.

PROVENANCE: Acquired from the estate of Barbara Merritt Woodard of Overland Park, Kansas.

CONDITION: Old solder repair to pedestal where it joins the foot. Otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
97 Lot 97: Frederick Marquand Coin Silver Water Pitcher Frederick Marquand Coin Silver Water Pitcher Lot 97: Frederick Marquand Coin Silver Water Pitcher

Coin Silver Water Pitcher marked for Frederick Marquand, (working Savannah, Georgia 1819-1826 and New York City 1826-1839). Tall pitcher with a flared and gadrooned rim and spout, and a foliate repousse band below the neck and at the top and bottom of the base. Hollow C scroll handle with rosette at upper terminus. Marked FM in rectangle with Leopard head, lion passant and bust pseudo hallmarks. Engraved FW to AMW 1827 to center, below spout. 12" H. 28.82 oz troy.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1" dent to one side, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
110 Lot 110: 2 Georgian Tea Caddies with Insect Inlay 2 Georgian Tea Caddies with Insect Inlay Lot 110: 2 Georgian Tea Caddies with Insect Inlay

Two (2) English George III inlaid mahogany tea caddies, both with inlaid navette shape reserves featuring flying insect decoration to lids, including one (1) octagonal form with additional geometric inlay to lid, foliate oval inlay to body, and an internal lid with line inlay and pull handle (5 1/4" H x 7 3/4" W x 4 3/4" D); and one (1) square form with domed lid, with satinwood inlays, oval shell inlay to body, and interior lid with brass pull and illegible inscription (5 1/8" H x 4 5/8" W x 4" D). Both items first quarter of 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both with minor scattered age splits and wear to veneer. Both with scattered losses to foil lining. Octagonal caddy with minor warping to inner lid. Domed lid caddy with glue residue to lid. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
218 Lot 218: European Black Forest Smoking Table European Black Forest Smoking Table Lot 218: European Black Forest Smoking Table

European, Swiss or German, Black Forest carved smoking table or stand with three carved figural bears mounted on the foliate carved rectangular top swivel with a brass tray for ashes atop a naturalistic tree trunk standard with figural carved standing bear decoration and four curved feet. Unsigned. 25" H x 16" W x 13" D. 1st half 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with old patina and very minor use wear. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
219 Lot 219: Classical Console Table w/ Black Marble Top Classical Console Table w/ Black Marble Top Lot 219: Classical Console Table w/ Black Marble Top

American Classical serving or console table, mahogany with white pine secondary, rectangular form with variegated black marble top above a double paneled apron with rounded corners, with tall acanthus carved, spiral turned legs and turned tapering feet fitted with brass castors. 33 1/4" H x 51 1/2" W x 22 1/2" D. Probably New York or Massachusetts, circa 1830.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Marble top with scratches and old repairs to fine breaks on right side; table with a few old rectangular veneer patches on panel margins under the marble top. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
297 Lot 297: 10 Herend Animal Figures, incl. Fishnet, Naturalistic Balta Szilvia Frog 10 Herend Animal Figures, incl. Fishnet, Naturalistic Balta Szilvia Frog Lot 297: 10 Herend Animal Figures, incl. Fishnet, Naturalistic Balta Szilvia Frog

Ten (10) Herend hand-painted porcelain animal figurines. 1st-9th items: Nine (9) Herend animal figurines with fishnet decorations and gilt trim, including one (1) purple peacock; one (1) black elephant; one (1) red kangaroo with a green joey; two (2) elephants standing on balls, one (1) blue and one (1) red; one (1) red monkey; one (1) red unicorn; one (1) recumbent purple elephant; and one (1) pink seal. 10th item: One (1) green frog perched on a naturalistic pink leaf, signed and dated "Balta Szilvia 11/11/96" to underside of base. All items with blue Herend stamp marks and numbers to underside of bases. Ranging in size from 1 1/2" H x 3 1/4" W to 5 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Light surface grime, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
301 Lot 301: 36 pcs. English Imari Porcelain, most Royal Crown Derby 36 pcs. English Imari Porcelain, most Royal Crown Derby Lot 301: 36 pcs. English Imari Porcelain, most Royal Crown Derby

Assembled set of thirty-six (36) English Imari porcelain items, mostly Royal Crown Derby Kings pattern, including seven (7) dinner plates (10 1/8" dia.), ten (10) luncheon plates with coggled or pie-crust rims (10 1/4" dia.), nine (9) salad plates (8 7/8" dia.), four (4) shell form serving dishes (9 5/8" H x 9 3/8" W), and six (6) plates with subtly scalloped rims (9 5/8" dia.). All except for scalloped plates are marked with red or blue Royal Crown Derby maker marks and additional numbering; dinner and salad plates with impressed marks. One luncheon plate marked with red Bloor Derby maker's mark. English, late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with minute spots of wear to polychrome and gilt decoration. One luncheon plate with area of previous repair measuring 3/4" x 1 1/2", and two luncheon plates with some tiny chips to rim. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
365 Lot 365: Set of 6 Faberge Silver Forks in Fitted Case Set of 6 Faberge Silver Forks in Fitted Case Lot 365: Set of 6 Faberge Silver Forks in Fitted Case

Set of six (6) three-tine silver dessert forks, each hallmarked Moscow, 1908-1917, Cyrillic maker's initials KF for Karl Faberge, 84 standard, and illegible import marks. Housed in the original felt-lined custom-fitted Faberge case. 5 7/8" L. 7.610 troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light general wear. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
472 Lot 472: Pair of Continental Renaissance Revival Burlwood Pedestals Pair of Continental Renaissance Revival Burlwood Pedestals Lot 472: Pair of Continental Renaissance Revival Burlwood Pedestals

Pair (2) of Continental Renaissance Revival burlwood veneer pedestals, square form with projecting front corners, carved frieze above front panels with surround molding flanked by fully turned columns on a molded base with shaped skirt and projecting front legs, paneled sides and unfinished backs. 34" H x 18" W x 16" D. Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both tops with sun fading and wear, one with one molding element missing on the front center panel, some vertical wood shrinkage noted. Tideline to back of one pedestal. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
475 Lot 475: Large Italian Rococo Style Wall Mirror Large Italian Rococo Style Wall Mirror Lot 475: Large Italian Rococo Style Wall Mirror

Very large and heavily carved Italian giltwood Rococo style mirror, consisting of a rectangular shaped mirror with serpentine top edge. Framed by a rococo style frame with carved and scrolling openwork elements, including an anthemion crest, fruit clusters, swans, volutes, leaves, and an acanthus finial to the lower edge. Mirror plate: 34 5/8" H x 20 1/2" W. Overall: 68" H x 45 1/4" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Repaired breaks to crest and scattered other repaired breaks to sides with some gilt touchup. Mirror with silvering. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
527 Lot 527: Maria Drop-Leaf Beech Dining Table by Bruno Mathsson, Labeled Maria Drop-Leaf Beech Dining Table by Bruno Mathsson, Labeled Lot 527: Maria Drop-Leaf Beech Dining Table by Bruno Mathsson, Labeled

Swedish mid-century "Maria" beech folding and expanding gate leg drop-leaf dining table, designed by Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988) for Karl Mathsson. Center top insert with two Bruno Mathsson labels to the underside together with two brand marks reading "Designed by Bruno Mathsson" and "Made in Sweden". The table folds down to 9 3/4" W when not in use and can be expanded to 32" L, 58" L or 110" L, to seat anywhere from 2 to 10. 28 3/4" H x 36" D. Circa 1957.

CONDITION: Original surface, the two innermost leaves overall very good condition with slight wear. Two outer leaves with some minor lifting to veneer in areas, use wear and old wax application. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
650 Lot 650: CSA Gen. J. C. Breckinridge Signed Letter to Brig. Gen. Thomas Gordan, 1862 CSA Gen. J. C. Breckinridge Signed Letter to Brig. Gen. Thomas Gordan, 1862 Lot 650: CSA Gen. J. C. Breckinridge Signed Letter to Brig. Gen. Thomas Gordan, 1862

Civil War era ALS. One page handwritten letter from Major General John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875), the 14th and youngest-ever vice president of the United States, serving from 1857 to 1861, and Confederate Secretary of War in 1865, no location, to Brigadier General Thomas Jordan (1819-1895), no location, dated May 16, no year but believed to be written in 1862. The letter, written after Breckinridge had joined Earl Van Dorn near Vicksburg, Mississippi and while Jordan served as chief of staff for General Braxton Bragg during his Kentucky Campaign, primarily references John Hunt Morgan's raids in Kentucky, reading "General I called to see you Capt Gano, who has two Texas mounted companies just from Grand Junction–and Captain [Jenke or Lenke or Jenks] of Morgan's Squadron, who has thirty men of the squadron ready to join Morgan. I understand you to say that orders would be given for them to go to Morgan or cooperate with him as soon as ready. They are now ready. [Jenke or Lenke or Jenks] should have some money to remount some of his men (a number of the horses being very inferior) or authority to take and give receipts–the former preferable. Yours truly, John C. Breckinridge Major Gen C S A." with additional inscription "Brig. Gen Thos Jordan A A G" lower right. Includes a typed transcription, does not include envelope. Letter: 9" H x 5 1/2" W. Note: Richard Montgomery Gano (1830-1913) was the son of John Allen Gano, who was the son of General Richard M. Gano, a veteran of the War of 1812. Gano was a physician in Baton Rouge, LA and then also a farmer, horse breeder, and a member of the Texas legislature in Grapevine Prairie, TX. He resigned his seat in 1861 to enter the Confederate Service and was elected captain of the "Grapevine Volunteers", a company of mounted riflemen he had raised. By early March 1862, he had reorganized his unit into a partial cavalry squadron of two companies, which was mustered into direct Confederate service and was assigned to Colonel John Hunt Morgan's 2nd Kentucky Cavalry at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Capt. Gano, commanding Company G, took part in Morgan's first Kentucky raid in July 1862 as well as Morgan's raid on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in August. During the latter campaign, he was promoted to major in command of a full cavalry squadron (his original two companies plus a third company raised in Tennessee), which he led at the Battle of Gallatin. By September 1862, Gano was promoted to colonel [leading us to surmise that the letter was written in 1862] in Gen. Morgan's new cavalry brigade and was ultimately promoted to Brigadier General.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good legible condition with minor areas of staining, pinprick holes, 1/4" area of loss with 3/8" tear, center of left edge of sheet, fold lines and creases, pencil numeral from previous owner, top left, and general handling wear, to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
728 Lot 728: Collection of Three Insurance Company Advertising Signs Collection of Three Insurance Company Advertising Signs Lot 728: Collection of Three Insurance Company Advertising Signs

Three (3) framed insurance company advertisements or signs: Fireman's Fund, Hartford and the California Insurance Co. 1st item: A Hartford Fire Insurance Company reverse painted glass sign with the company's logo depicting a stag in a grassy field before a distant mountain. Image is gold and black with blue border featuring, in gold, the words "Hartford Fire Insurance Company Hartford Conn." In a modern giltwood frame with green paint. Note: Image is after Sir Edwin Landseer's (English, 1802 -1873) 1851 painting "The Monarch of the Glen," in the collection of the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. Sight: 19 5/8" H x 13" W. Frame: 21 11/16" H x 15 1/8" W. 2nd item: A Fireman's Fund Insurance Company chromolithograph depicting a fireman rescuing a young girl from a burning building. The company's name is written in gold in the dark blue border surrounding the image. In a modern wood frame. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 15 7/8" W. Frame: 28 9/16" H x 21 13/16" W. 3rd item: A California Insurance Company chromolithograph in black, blue, and pink with image depicting the company's headquarters in San Francisco and advertisement text below. Text in the image reads: "Marine & Fire California Insurance Co." Printed by the New York City lithography firm Major & Knapp (formerly Sarony, Major & Knapp) between 1867-1872 when the firm was located at the 71 Broadway addressed listed on the print. Housed in a modern wood frame with gilt fillet. Sight: 18 3/4" H x 19 5/8" W. Frame: 25" H x 26" W. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James Lewis, Carthage, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items are in overall good condition. 1st item: Some residue or discoloration of the image, especially around the stag's left ear, the mountains at left, and in the lettering. Some loss to gilt and paint on frame. 2nd item: Some general wear commiserate with age including unobtrusive creases in the lower left of the image and in the words "insurance company" and some debris in the smoke, upper left. Minuscule white specks appear in the upper text. Several scratches on the frame. 3rd item: A 3" tear runs through the "C" and "A" of the word "California" in the upper text and another tear extends from the roof of the building and behind the frame in the upper left. An 8 1/2" tear runs through the horse-drawn carriage in the lower right of the image, extending beyond sight area. Colors are faded and several areas of discoloration include a spot in the lower right of the advertising text area and two more in the sky, upper right. Some toning to paper and gilt loss and scrapes on frame. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
778 Lot 778: 13 Sterling Silver Water Goblets 13 Sterling Silver Water Goblets Lot 778: 13 Sterling Silver Water Goblets

Thirteen (13) sterling silver water goblets. Marked Wallace Sterling to underside. 6 3/4" H x 3 1/4" dia. 63.765 total troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with minor scattered surface scratches. Most with minor scattered denting to rim. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
847 Lot 847: George Shane Oil on Canvas Painting, Paris Street Scene George Shane Oil on Canvas Painting, Paris Street Scene Lot 847: George Shane Oil on Canvas Painting, Paris Street Scene

George Shane (American/Iowa, 1906-1969) oil on canvas street scene titled "Strollers along the River Bank," depicting pedestrians walking along a treelined road with the River Seine and a bridge on one side, and busy cafes on the other. Signed "George Shane" lower right. Additionally signed, and titled, en verso. Housed in a giltwood molded frame with beaded sight edge and linen liner with gilt fillet. Sight: 20" H x 24" W. Framed: 30" H x 34" W. Biography: "Born in Eldon, Iowa, George Shane was an art critic and painter who focused on regional scenes of Iowa. He studied at the University of Kentucky and at the Art Institute of Chicago with Louis Bouche. He exhibited with the Des Moines Art Club and the Iowa Art Educators' Association, and he served as President of the Des Moines Art Forum from 1952 to 1953. From 1938 he was art critic for the Des Moines Register. In 1958, he received a grant from Gujivi Malville, a local art patron, to research Impressionism in Paris." Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art".

CONDITION: Painting and frame both in excellent condition. Some faint smudges to liner. [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
1052 Lot 1052: Attr. Jean Francois Legillon O/B Pastoral Painting Attr. Jean Francois Legillon O/B Pastoral Painting Lot 1052: Attr. Jean Francois Legillon O/B Pastoral Painting

Attributed to Jean Francois LeGillon (France/Belgium, 1739-1797) oil on board pastoral painting depicting a shepherdess seated on a knoll overlooking her livestock, including a goat, sheep, and two cows, at a shallow watering hole with additional cattle in a distant field below a densely clouded sky in the background. Inscription or possible signature "Jean F. Le Gillon", en verso. Housed in a period Rococo giltwood frame with acanthus and foliate flourish corners having a placard with artist, dates, and possible title "Resting the Livestock" affixed to lower sight edge. Sight: 14" H x 17" W. Framed: 20 3/4" H x 24" W.

CONDITION: Craquelure throughout. Warping to board. Frame with minute scattered losses to gesso, largest measuring 1/4" x 1/4". [See more photos →]

$1,625.00
469 Lot 469: Rare Pair of British Concertina Action Chairs, possibly Naval Campaign Rare Pair of British Concertina Action Chairs, possibly Naval Campaign Lot 469: Rare Pair of British Concertina Action Chairs, possibly Naval Campaign

Pair of rare, George III or Chippendale style mahogany knock-down collapsible or folding chairs, likely designed for use on a ship or military campaign. Each with a carved yoke-shaped top rail having a central carved shell flanked by leaves, ears molded in an upturned scroll pattern; pierced vasiform splat with central inverted thistle or tassel, above hinged leather covered seats and straight Marlborough legs joined by hinged stretchers. The legs and seats fold in a concertina manner for ease of storage. 36 1/2" H x 20 3/4" W x 17 3/4" D. British, 19th century. Note: Folding or "Knock down" furniture was made for high ranking military and naval officers. Their folding design made it possible to "clear the decks" quickly when needed and facilitated transport during campaigns requiring travel on land. Due to the nature of their use, formal chairs such as these have survived in low numbers. For further information, ref. Christopher Clarke, "At Ease Gentlemen: A catalogue of 18th, 19th and early 20th Century Campaign Furniture and Travel Equipment," 2002 and Treve Rosoman, "Some Aspects of 18th Century Naval Furniture," The Journal of the Furniture History Society, Vo. XXXIII, 1997.

CONDITION: Both overall good condition with wear and abrasions commensurate with age and use. Seats with wear to leather and the centers slightly depressed. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
665 Lot 665: Very Large 34 Star Civil War Era American Flag Very Large 34 Star Civil War Era American Flag Lot 665: Very Large 34 Star Civil War Era American Flag

Monumental Civil War era 34-star American flag constructed of linen with applique, hand-sewn stars. Canvas hoist with a metal Inglefield clip, top, and a rope loop, bottom, sewn along the left side. Approximately 114" H x 205" W. Note: "The United States National 34-Star flag was adopted with the admission of Kansas as the 34th state in January 1861. It was used until 1863 when West Virginia became a state. At no time did the national flag lose stars. Since the United States believed that secession from the Union was illegal, the flag continued to bear the stars of all the states of the Union, even the Southern states." (source: "United States National 34-Star Flag," The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Washington, D.C., accessed November 21, 2022, https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_506840).

CONDITION: Overall staining, fraying, tears, areas of loss, largest 20" x 16", to be expected from age and manner of use. Patches, largest 8" x 16", primarily to right edge. Canvas hoist with safety pins partially securing left side of flag. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
689 Lot 689: Napoleon I Autograph Letter Signed and Portrait Engraving, framed Napoleon I Autograph Letter Signed and Portrait Engraving, framed Lot 689: Napoleon I Autograph Letter Signed and Portrait Engraving, framed

ALS, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France, 1804-1814 and 1815 (March 20-June 22) and French Military commander. Signed letter, in French, reading "Renvoye au ministre de la guerre pour faire un rapport." ("Send back to the Minister of War to make a report.") The sentence is followed by "Sire" and Napoleon's signature along with an illegible later inscription in a different pen. Faint, illegible red stamp in the lower right. On reverse of frame is Charles Hamilton Autographs Inc.'s red wax stamp and certificate of authenticity sticker. Note: Charles Hamilton was a well-known twentieth-century paleologist and handwriting expert/dealer. Housed together with an octagonally cut, hand-colored stipple engraved portrait of Napoleon after a painting by the miniaturist Alexandre Vigneux (French, fl. 1799 – 1814) in a gilt and black wood frame with green mat. Both items are early 19th century. Portrait: 3 9/16" H x 2 15/16" W. Letter (sight): 3 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W. Frame: 14 15/16" H x 12 5/16" W.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Portrait has an 1" line to the right of Napoleon. Visible portion of the letter has foxing and throughout and a crease running through the center right side. Certificate of authenticity has a tear down the center with loss to text. Masking tape runs over the certificate and wax seal. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
812 Lot 812: 4 Ladies 14K Amethyst Rings 4 Ladies 14K Amethyst Rings Lot 812: 4 Ladies 14K Amethyst Rings

1st item: Ladies 14K white gold ring featuring a cabochon amethyst accented by 32 single-cut diamonds approximately 0.32 carats together, Clarity-SI1, Color-I. The ring tests 14K and is size 10 1/4. Gross weight of the ring is 15.26 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 14K yellow gold ring featuring an emerald cut amethyst approximately 28.40 carats accented by 8 round brilliant diamonds. The ring is marked "14K" and "585". The ring is size 10 and has a gross weight of 14.61 grams. 3rd item: Ladies 14K yellow gold ring featuring an emerald cut amethyst approximately 37.27 grams. The ring is marked "585" and is size 10. Gross weight of the ring is 16.83 grams. 4th item: Ladies 14K yellow gold ring featuring an oval cut amethyst approximately 6.13 carats accented by 18 single cut diamonds approximately 0.36 carats total, Clarity-VS2, Color-H. The ring is marked "585" and is size 10. Gross weight of the ring is 9.04 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 55.74 grams.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
819 Lot 819: 2 Gold & Diamond Hoop Earrings 2 Gold & Diamond Hoop Earrings Lot 819: 2 Gold & Diamond Hoop Earrings

1st item: Ladies 18K white gold hoop earrings featuring 230 round brilliant diamonds approximately 2.30 carats total, Clarity-SI2, Color-I. The earrings test 18K and are 1 1/2" in size. Gross weight of the earrings is 19.04 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 14K yellow gold hoop earrings featuring 100 round brilliant diamonds approximately 1.00 carat together, Clarity-I1, Color-K. Each earring is marked "14K", "585", and "D0.50". The earrings are 1 1/4" in size and have a gross weight of 4.89 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 23.93 grams.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
890 Lot 890: Rustic Antler Chair Rustic Antler Chair Lot 890: Rustic Antler Chair

Rustic Adirondack style armchair constructed from moose antler back splats, elk and deer antler arms and front legs, with hand-fashioned wooden seat and legs, and a fur upholstered seat cushion. 44 1/2" H x 36" W x 23 1/4" D. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Scattered age cracks and discoloration to antlers. Minute scattered losses to tips. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
1002 Lot 1002: 2 Ladies Cuff Bracelets,14K Gold & Sterling Silver 2 Ladies Cuff Bracelets,14K Gold & Sterling Silver Lot 1002: 2 Ladies Cuff Bracelets,14K Gold & Sterling Silver

1st item: Ladies 14K yellow gold cuff bracelet. The bracelet is marked "14K", "Italy" and illegible designer name, "–arino". The bracelet is 7 1/2" in size. Weight of the bracelet is 20.43 grams. 2nd item: Ladies sterling silver cuff bracelet. The bracelet has an unreadable mark, but tests sterling. The bracelet is 7 1/2" in size and has a gross weight of 26.45 grams.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both items with light surface scratching and wear. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
5 Lot 5: Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Table Screen Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Table Screen Lot 5: Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Table Screen

Chinese spinach jade carved table screen comprising five graduated panels. Each panel is carved with figural landscape scenes of lavish gardens, obverse, and mountain landscape scenes, reverse, and topped by pierced pediment decorations of quilong dragons chasing flaming pearls. Spinach jade base with canted sides, having lamb's tongue, foliate spray, and quilong dragon design with orange jadeite flaming pearl to center. 18 1/2" H x 23 1/4" W x 5 1/4" D. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Collection of a Nashville Physician.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00
302 Lot 302: 9 pcs English Imari: Minton, Spode, Coalport and Mason 9 pcs English Imari: Minton, Spode, Coalport and Mason Lot 302: 9 pcs English Imari: Minton, Spode, Coalport and Mason

Nine (9) English porcelain and ironstone items in the Imari palette, including Minton, Spode, Coalport and Mason. 1st item: Minton porcelain soup tureen with gilt finial and handles having alternating foliate vignettes, including one with pair of birds. Unmarked. Michael Davis retailer sticker to underside and interior of lid. 9" H x 13" W x 8 1/2" D. Early 19th century. 2nd-5th items: Two (2) porcelain sauce tureens with two (2) underplates having gilt finial and handles with alternating vignettes of foliate and insect or bird scenes, including one (1) tureen and (1) underplate attributed to Coalport. All unmarked. Both approx. 5 3/8" H x 7" W x 4 3/8" D. Underplates: 6 3/8" H x 8 3/8" W. 6th-7th items: Two (2) porcelain soup plates with landscape vignette surrounded by foliate forms with gilt accents throughout, including one (1) Spode plate with maker's mark to underside (9 5/8" dia.), and one (1) marked "967" to underside (10 1/8" dia.). 8th item: Oval porcelain tray, attributed to Worcester, with central landscape vignette and foliate patterned rim. Unmarked. 7 5/8" H x 11 1/4" W. 9th item: Mason's ironstone plate with central lotus flower, foliate surround, and geometric patterned rim. Maker's mark impressed to underside; John Leslie Antiques label affixed to underside. 9 1/2" dia. All items early to mid 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with scattered minor wear to polychrome and gilt decoration. Soup tureen with hairline measuring 10 1/2" L. Both sauce tureens with minor residue to underside of lid. One soup plate with loss to underside of rim measuring 3/8" x 1" and minor residue to underside. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00
485 Lot 485: Pr. French Gilt Bronze Neo Grec Urn Form Lamps Pr. French Gilt Bronze Neo Grec Urn Form Lamps Lot 485: Pr. French Gilt Bronze Neo Grec Urn Form Lamps

Pair of two (2) ormolu Neo Grec or Classical Revival lamps, urn form, each having mythological relief decoration to the bodies, mermaid decoration below, scrolling handles, and molded foliate rims and bases. Both atop a red marble square base with bronze rosette mounts and four molded bronze feet. Topped with later brass additions including circular floral finials. 30 1/2" H x 6" W x 6" D. French, Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Scattered gilt paint restoration, some areas having dark tarnish. Bases with general surface wear. Fitted for electricity, functional at time of inspection. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00
601 Lot 601: Two Pairs of Native American Plains Moccasins Two Pairs of Native American Plains Moccasins Lot 601: Two Pairs of Native American Plains Moccasins

Two pairs of Native American Plains moccasins including: one (1) pair of fully beaded buffalo hide moccasins, possibly Arapaho, geometric decoration in white, yellow, blue, and red seed and glass beads, hard soles, 4 1/2" H x 4" W x 10" L and one (1) pair of tan buffalo hide moccasins with seed and glass beaded top, wheel design in colors of white, pink, green, yellow, red, blue and silver, hard soles, 4" H x 3 1/2" W x 10 1/2" L. Both pair of moccasins Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael Janton, Findlay, Ohio.

CONDITION: 1st item: Both overall very good condition with light wear, both with a minor areas of loss to the heel. 2nd item: Both overall very good condition, one with area of red dye transfer to one side. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00
604 Lot 604: Charles Loloma Badger Claw Ring Charles Loloma Badger Claw Ring Lot 604: Charles Loloma Badger Claw Ring

Hopi Sandcast Silver Badger Claw Ring by Charles Loloma (Arizona, 1921-1991). Etched signature "Loloma" to the interior. Size 6, Circa 1960's. .850 troy ounces. Certificate of Authenticity from Medicine Man Gallery, Inc. provided to the winning bidder.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael Janton, Findlay, Ohio.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with minor surface wear and oxidation. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00
762 Lot 762: 21 pieces Medallion 19th C. sterling flatware incl. Tiffany 21 pieces Medallion 19th C. sterling flatware incl. Tiffany Lot 762: 21 pieces Medallion 19th C. sterling flatware incl. Tiffany

20 assorted pieces Medallion pattern sterling silver flatware items plus 1 stag-handled server. Includes set of 7 teaspoons, 6 salad/dessert forks, and 1 large pastry server, all of same handle design, all marked for Hotchkiss & Snyder with various retailer marks, together with 3 matching table or serving spoons all marked for Browne, Spaulding & Co.; 1 serving spoon with fluted bowl and 1 sugar sifting ladle, both marked with lion-anchor-G marks for Gorham (serving spoon additionally marked for Tiffany & Co.; slight differences to handle); 1 butter knife marked for W.W. Wattles with horse head/chevron pseudo hallmark; and 1 stag handled serving spoon with fluted gilt bowl, marked 925 with mark for George Sharp. Lengths range from 6" to 10". 29.47 oz troy combined weight.

PROVENANCE: The estate of a Nashville, Tennessee silver collector.

CONDITION: Assorted and varying monograms. Some minor wear to gilding on serving pieces; otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00
816 Lot 816: 3 Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Art Deco Rings 3 Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Art Deco Rings Lot 816: 3 Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Art Deco Rings

1st item: Ladies 18K white gold ring featuring a mine cut diamond approximately 0.18 carats, Clarity-SI1, Color-I, accented by 2 synthetic sapphires. The ring is marked 18K and is size 6 1/4. Gross weight of the ring is 2.37 grams. 2nd item: Ladies platinum ring featuring 2 mine cut diamonds approximately 1.04 carats together, Clarity-SI2, Color-I. The ring tests platinum and is size 7 3/4. Gross weight of the ring is 3.06 grams. 3rd item: Ladies platinum ring featuring 18 mine cut diamonds approximately 0.86 carats, Clarity-SI1, Color-I. The ring tests platinum and is size 3. Gross weight of the ring is 2.81 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 8.24 grams.

CONDITION: The 3rd ring is cut, missing 2 diamonds and the diamonds have wear on the facet junctions. Remaining rings in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00
990 Lot 990: 3 Ladies 14K Brooches, incl. Insects 3 Ladies 14K Brooches, incl. Insects Lot 990: 3 Ladies 14K Brooches, incl. Insects

1st item: Ladies 14K yellow gold bee brooch featuring a mine cut diamond approximately 0.40 carats, Clarity-SI1, Color-J, accented by 4 rose cut diamonds apprximately 0.04 carats together, Clarity-I1, Color-J, 7 natural rubies, and 9 natural sapphires. The brooch is marked "14K" and is 1 1/2 x 1 1/2" in size. Gross weight of the brooch is 10.23 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 14K yellow gold beetle brooch featuring a cultured pearl, cabochon calcedony, and 2 natural rubies. The brooch is marked "14K" and is 1 1/2 x 1" in size. Gross weight of the brooch is 8.69 grams. 3rd item: Ladies 18K yellow gold brooch featuring a cameo accented by 14 rose cut diamonds approximately 0.18 carats together, Clarity-SI2, Color-I. The brooch tests 18K and is 1 1/2 x 7/8" in size. Gross weight of the brooch is 8.66 grams. 27.58 total grams.

PROVENANCE: Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: All overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00
192 Lot 192: East TN Stoneware Jar, attrib. Charles Decker East TN Stoneware Jar, attrib. Charles Decker Lot 192: East TN Stoneware Jar, attrib. Charles Decker

East Tennessee decorated stoneware jar or crock, attributed to Charles Frederick Decker (1832-1914) of Keystone Pottery, Washington County, TN. 2-Gallon salt-glazed form with cobalt decorated flower of several petals to each side of the body, and cobalt decoration on top and base of each lug handle with cobalt feather below. 12" H. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Scattered chipping to the rim, remnants of old gold paint on bottom edge. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
252 Lot 252: Pair Napoleon III Bronze Candelabra, Fitted As Lamps Pair Napoleon III Bronze Candelabra, Fitted As Lamps Lot 252: Pair Napoleon III Bronze Candelabra, Fitted As Lamps

Pair of Napoleon III Bronze Candelabras in the Barbedienne style, later fitted as lamps. The the urns are cast with neo-classical scenes and are supported on socles, which are cast with face masks terminating on stacked squared plinths. The urns are topped with six-arm candelabras that still hold candles. 33" H x 12" dia. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: The lamps are in very good age related condition with good patina. Wiring has been added to the center support. Lamps are functioning at time of inspection. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
381 Lot 381: 4 Mexican Retablos, Various Saints & Arch Angel 4 Mexican Retablos, Various Saints & Arch Angel Lot 381: 4 Mexican Retablos, Various Saints & Arch Angel

Four (4) Mexican folk art retablos painted on tin depicting saints. 1st item: Painting depicting a winged St. Vincent Ferrer holding the bible open to Revelations while allusions to the last judgment play out in the background. 9" H x 6 1/2" W. Early- mid 19th century. 2nd item: Painting depicting Archangel Raphael holding a staff in one hand and a dish in the other, with a forest landscape in the background. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W. Late 19th century. 3rd item: Painting depicting the Penitence of Saint Jerome including the emaciated saint holding a crucifix and beating his breast with a book, quill, and skull to his side, a lion at his feet, and an angel playing a trumpet in the sky, upper right. He sits in a desert landscape on the base of a portico. 9 3/4' H x 7" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. 4th item: Painting depicting Saint Hedwig, attired in a crown and regal garments, giving alms to an imprisoned man, while her attendant carries an abbess' staff. 10" H x 7" W. Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James Lewis, Carthage, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Rust oxidation throughout commensurate with age. 2nd item: Light oxidation to edges, scattered losses, and surface scratching. 3rd item: Rust oxidation on right edge and scattered throughout. Some losses near nail hole, upper center. 4th item: Light surface wear and oxidation commensurate with age. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
397 Lot 397: 2 Continental School Pastel Pendant Portraits, c. 1800 2 Continental School Pastel Pendant Portraits, c. 1800 Lot 397: 2 Continental School Pastel Pendant Portraits, c. 1800

Continental School, pair of two (2) pastel pendant portraits depicting a man and a woman, each seated and wearing fashionable 19th-century clothing. 1st item: A depiction of a woman dressed in a white and yellow gown and ornate feathered hat, who holds an open book and faces the viewer. Set against a grey background. Sight: 9" H x 8" W. Framed: 14" H x 13" W. 2nd item: A depiction of a seated man wearing a blue tail coat and white pants who holds a newspaper and faces the viewer. A vibrant red highlight appears on the seat of his chair. Set against a grey background. Both housed in original, antique gilt frames. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W. Framed: 14 5/16" H x 13 1/4" W. Both circa 1800.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Both in good condition. Man's portrait has an area of dampstaining to the upper left edge that does not interfere significantly with the image. Both frames have scratches and abrasions commensurate with age. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
599 Lot 599: Native American Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag Native American Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag Lot 599: Native American Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Native American Kiowa beaded Strike-a-Light Bag, rectangular tapering form consisting of hide and buckskin with geometric glass beaded front with partially beaded flap and back, the base metal cone fringe. Beaded in colors red, blue, red, white, and lavender. 6 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W (at base). Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael Janton, Findlay, Ohio.

CONDITION: A couple of areas of bead loss to the front and along one side. Some stiffness to hide. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
654 Lot 654: 3 Civil War Confederate Items, incl. 1863 Slavery Related Letter, 2 1st Ed. Books, 5 items 3 Civil War Confederate Items, incl. 1863 Slavery Related Letter, 2 1st Ed. Books, 5 items Lot 654: 3 Civil War Confederate Items, incl. 1863 Slavery Related Letter, 2 1st Ed. Books, 5 items

1st item: Civil War era ALS. Four and-one-half page letter written on lined bifolium documents, written by A Daughter of Virginia, Richmond, VA, addressed to Miss Stevens, no location, possibly Baltimore, MD, dated January 22, 1863. The letter, written in response to other letters that the Daughter had found addressed to Miss Stevens' brother, expresses her pro-Confederate and anti-Union sentiments, slavery-related discussions, reading "…for more than thirty years, the North has been using every endeavor to create dissension, Hatred to the South, has been preached from the pulpit, taught in schools, Published by the Press and the theme of your creators. They have enacted law calculated to injure us, sent abolition emissaries among us–Stealing our Negroes and making laws to present reclaiming them and in a thousand ways which I have not space here to enumerate tyraniging[sic] of the South from whence wealth was poured into the lap of the North with an unsparing hand…" She also references abolitionist leader John Brown (1800-1859) and his failed incitement of a slave rebellion at Harpers Ferry, now West Virginia and the election of President Abraham Lincoln, writing "…Even John Brown and his accomplices were received in our homes and treeted[sic] with the greatest kindness, unsuspicious of the diabolical plot to incite and insurrection among the Slaves, but thank God they failed in that as signally[sic] as will be their war of Subjugation!! With the Brown raid scarcely over, They elected a President on sectional grounds their motto hospitality to the South with our worst enemies for Rulers, what had we to expect…" The letter continues in the same manner, referencing battles including "…[the Confederates'] gallantry at Bull Run, Manassas, Bethel, Leesburg, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Manassas again, Vicksburg and a host of other places…" and Confederate General Braxton Bragg's (1817-1876) capture of "…more than 1000 prisoners…" before ending the letter by stating "…a rebel soldier joins me in offering my respects to Mi[s]s Abbie Hent, and says he will write her some day." Does not include envelope. 10" H x 7 3/4" W. 2nd item: THE LOST CAUSE; A NEW SOUTHERN HISTORY OF THE WAR OF THE CONFEDERATES, First Edition, by Edward Pollard, published by E. B. Treat and Company, New York, 1866. Hardcover octavo, 752 pages with steel engraved frontispiece of Jefferson Davis and five additional engraved plates with tissue paper guards, two double-sided pages of back advertisements, hardbound in brown publisher's cloth with blindstamped covers, gilt pictorial stamping to front cover and spine, gilt lettering to spine. Old newspaper article affixed to front pastedown. 10" H x 7 1/4" W x 2 1/4" D. 3rd item: LEE AND HIS GENERALS, First Edition, by Captain William P. Snow, published by Richardson and Company, New York, 1867. Hardcover octavo, 500 pages including steel engraved frontispiece of Lee and fifteen additional engraved portraits of his generals, two double-sided pages of back advertisements, hardbound in dark green publisher's cloth, gilt pictorial stamping and lettering to spine. 9 1/2" H x 6 3/8" W x 2" D. 4th-5th items: Two (2) tax receipts, issued to Stephen Prebble of Lewiston, no state identified but likely Maine, stating that David Farrar, Collector of Lewiston, had collected taxes, including school house taxes from Prebble, circa Jun 27, 1862. Approximately 3 3/8" H x 8 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good, legible condition with minor tears, largest 3/4", to fold lines, 1/2" x 5/8" area of loss, top center, possibly from removal of a staple. Areas of toning, dampstaining, primarily to reverse of last bifolium. 2nd item: Covers with wear, staining, minor tears to cloth, fading, especially to spine, corners bumped. Pages with varying degrees of toning, foxing spots, dampstaining, particularly to first and last few pages. All plates are present. 3rd item: Covers with wear, staining, some mildew, minor tears and areas of loss to cloth, fading, especially to spine, corners bumped. Pages with toning, foxing spots, dampstaining. All plates appear to be present, however, some tissue paper guards are not present. 4th-5th items: Light toning, tears, largest 1/2" to fold lines, pencil mathematic notations, en verso. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
695 Lot 695: President Ronald Reagan Signed, Speaking My Mind, 1st Ltd. Ed., 1989 President Ronald Reagan Signed, Speaking My Mind, 1st Ltd. Ed., 1989 Lot 695: President Ronald Reagan Signed, Speaking My Mind, 1st Ltd. Ed., 1989

Author Signed, SPEAKING MY MIND: SELECTED SPEECHES, First Limited Edition, Numbered 66/5000, by Ronald Reagan, published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1989. Hardcover octavo, 432 gilt-edged pages including index, color and black and white photographic illustrations, hardbound in publisher's full blue morocco with gilt stamped front cover and spine, two raised hubs, marble endpapers and pastedowns, blue silk ribbon with white stars. Signed "Ronald Reagan" and numbered to limitation page. Also includes six (6) audiocassettes of Reagan's speeches. Housed in the original publisher's custom-made oak box having a hinged lid, brass handles and pulls, and lined in royal blue velveteen. Book: 9 1/2" H x 6 5/8" W x 1 3/4" D. Case: 4 3/4" H x 16 1/2" W x 11" D.

CONDITION: Minor handling wear, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
756 Lot 756: Shreve & Stanwood Sterling Figural Griffin Compote Shreve & Stanwood Sterling Figural Griffin Compote Lot 756: Shreve & Stanwood Sterling Figural Griffin Compote

American Classical Revival Sterling Silver Compote or Tazza, c. 1860, featuring an oval gilt-washed bowl with dart banding at edges and stylized anthemion handles, supported on a trumpet-shaped pedestal flanked by two figural winged griffins, on a dart-banded base with four stepped feet. Marked on underside for Shreve and Stanwood (Boston, Massachusetts, working 1860-1869), 925/1000 and numbered 155. Overall: 8"H x 9"W x 5"D. 19.4 oz troy.

PROVENANCE: The estate of a Nashville, Tennessee silver collector.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
814 Lot 814: 3 Rings, incl. 18K Diamond Band & Pr. 14K Gold Bands 3 Rings, incl. 18K Diamond Band & Pr. 14K Gold Bands Lot 814: 3 Rings, incl. 18K Diamond Band & Pr. 14K Gold Bands

1st item: Ladies 18K white gold band featuring 10 emerald cut diamonds approximately 1.88 carats together, Clarity-VS2, Color-G. The ring is marked "18K" and "C.G." and is size 5 1/2. Gross weight of the ring is 4.38 grams. 2nd-3rd items: Pair (2) of ladies 14K yellow gold bead-style rings. The rings test 14K and are size 5 1/2. The weight of one ring is 2.22 grams, and the weight of the other is 2.23 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 8.83 grams.

CONDITION: All pieces in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
909 Lot 909: Pr. Sevres Style Bleu Celeste Porcelain Lamps, Ormolu mounts Pr. Sevres Style Bleu Celeste Porcelain Lamps, Ormolu mounts Lot 909: Pr. Sevres Style Bleu Celeste Porcelain Lamps, Ormolu mounts

Pair of two (2) French Sevres style Neoclassical gilt bronze mounted porcelain vases wired as lamps, each of urn form, enameled on a bleu-celeste ground with pastoral courting scenes to one side and Boizot a Boucs or floral sprays to other, surrounded by raised gilt diapered and foliate designs; scrolling ormolu handles and foliate neck upon socle with embracing putti, all raised on a porcelain pedestal with bronze floral garlands and bronze foliate decorated base with scrolling feet. 39" H (to top of finials). Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with slight age related wear to the bleu-celeste ground and minor wear to the gilt. Some oxidation to the bronze. Both have modern wiring and are functioning at time of inspection. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
978 Lot 978: 3 Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelets 3 Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelets Lot 978: 3 Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelets

1st item: Ladies 14K yellow gold bangle bracelet. The bracelet tests 14K and is 8" L. Weight of the bracelet is 19.50 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 10K yellow gold 6mm bangle bracelet. The bracelet is marked "10K" and "VIOS". The bracelet is 8 1/2" L. and has a weight of 10.18 grams. 3rd item: Ladies 10K yellow gold 3mm bangle bracelet. The bracelet is marked "10K" and "VIOS". The bracelet is 8 1/2" L. and has a weight of 5.29 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 34.97 grams.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Peggy Lambert, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
1039 Lot 1039: Paul Longenecker O/B Painting, Still Life w/ Mushrooms & Eggs Paul Longenecker O/B Painting, Still Life w/ Mushrooms & Eggs Lot 1039: Paul Longenecker O/B Painting, Still Life w/ Mushrooms & Eggs

Paul Longenecker (Massachusetts, 1920-2008) oil on board still life painting depicting a group of mushrooms situated around a bird's nest containing two eggs, surrounded by leaves and foliage against a blue background. Signed "Paul Longenecker" lower right. Typed artist's biography with erroneous spelling, en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame with speckled brown painted trim. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed: 13" H x 15" W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Gerry Sadow, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Scattered tiny errant brown paint marks, lower right. Possible 5/8" abrasion or errant paint mark to front center of bird's nest. Board is slightly loose in frame. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
1075 Lot 1075: Large Porcelain Cockatoo, Porcelaine de Paris, Bourdois & Bloch Large Porcelain Cockatoo, Porcelaine de Paris, Bourdois & Bloch Lot 1075: Large Porcelain Cockatoo, Porcelaine de Paris, Bourdois & Bloch

Large hard paste porcelain cockatoo figure, Porcelaine de Paris for Bourdois & Bloch, with pink-feathered crown extended perched on naturalistic base with berries and parcel gilt rocaille base. Marked with blue crossed arrow makers mark to base. 20 7/8" H x approx. 9 3/8" dia. France, early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,500.00
117 Lot 117: Large English Equestrian Themed Toleware Tray, Early Regency Large English Equestrian Themed Toleware Tray, Early Regency Lot 117: Large English Equestrian Themed Toleware Tray, Early Regency

Early Regency large octagonal toleware serving tray, hand-painted with horses, hounds and hares. The center depicts two horses in a barn, one white, the other brown, together with a worker who is grooming the brown horse while he eats hay. The canted sides are decorated with dogs chasing hares through a landscape setting. 21 1/2" H x 29" W. English, early 19th century.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some lifting to one handle surround. Center with some areas of light abrasions and oxidattion, lower left quadrant, rear of white horse and straw area that white horse is standing upon. A few small old repainted areas of loss. Minor wear and losses to paint on sides, especially near the handles. [See more photos →]

$1,440.00
418 Lot 418: Lucien Delarue O/C French Harbor Scene Painting, Port de Cagnes Lucien Delarue O/C French Harbor Scene Painting, Port de Cagnes Lot 418: Lucien Delarue O/C French Harbor Scene Painting, Port de Cagnes

Lucien Delarue (France, 1925-2011) oil on canvas Impressionist maritime painting titled "Port de Cagnes" depicting colorful boats and houses in and around the harbor of Cagnes-sur-Mer, a French Riviera town in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region of southeastern France. Rendered in a gestural manner with areas of heavy impasto throughout. Signed "Delarue," lower right. Handwritten title with additional artist's signature en verso of canvas. Housed in a giltwood frame with off-white linen liner. Canvas: 13 1/2" H x 16" W. Frame: 18 3/4" H x 21 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Painting and frame in excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,440.00
67 Lot 67: Pair Paul Storr George III Sterling Silver Salt Cellars Pair Paul Storr George III Sterling Silver Salt Cellars Lot 67: Pair Paul Storr George III Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Pair (2) George III parcel gilt sterling silver salt cellars, rectangular form, each with foliate rim having flourish corners, ribbing to body, vermeil interior, and plinth base. Hallmarked for Paul Storr, London, 1818; one cellar with 22 stamped to underside. 2" H x 4 1/4" W x 3 1/4" D. 9.870 total troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The estate of a Nashville, Tennessee silver collector.

CONDITION: Minute scattered surface wear commensurate with age. "872" scratch-engraved to bottom of one. [See more photos →]

$1,408.00
166 Lot 166: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Nude Figure Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Nude Figure Lot 166: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Nude Figure

Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010) folk art mixed media on canvasboard painting depicting a nude figure surrounded by colorful undulating lines rendered in loose brushstrokes, all in shades of brown, back, pink, and yellow. Signed "Young" in upper right corner. Excerpt on the artist adhered en verso. Unframed. 40 1/2" H x 16 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Some paint loss and wear to edges of work, light surface scratching, and one area of loss in upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$1,408.00
403 Lot 403: Follower of Corot, O/C Impressionist Landscape Follower of Corot, O/C Impressionist Landscape Lot 403: Follower of Corot, O/C Impressionist Landscape

Follower of Jean Baptist Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) oil on canvas painting depicting figures, likely washerwomen, in a grove of trees near the bank of a body of water. Signed "Corot" lower right. Later Louis XV style giltwood frame. Sight: 10 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W. Framed: 16 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Painting does not fit well in frame and is loose in frame. UV light shows some possible overpaint or infill painting to trees at center. Abrasion to paint at left perimeter from friction in frame. Some light surface grime. Some wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,408.00
409 Lot 409: English School O/B Painting, Equestrian Hunt Scene English School O/B Painting, Equestrian Hunt Scene Lot 409: English School O/B Painting, Equestrian Hunt Scene

English School oil on board equestrian hunt scene painting depicting a man in a red coat and top hat riding a dark brown horse in profile, with another rider and group of dogs following behind, a rural landscape in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Unsigned. Housed in a wood frame with a carved edge and decorated gilt filet. 15 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Framed: 22 1/2" H x 26 1/2" W. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Craquelure and light scattered retouching to sky and ground area. Largest area 4" long near horses head. [See more photos →]

$1,408.00
547 Lot 547: Signed LaChapelle Artists & Prostitutes, Ltd. Ed. + Houseago, What Went Down, 2 items Signed LaChapelle Artists & Prostitutes, Ltd. Ed. + Houseago, What Went Down, 2 items Lot 547: Signed LaChapelle Artists & Prostitutes, Ltd. Ed. + Houseago, What Went Down, 2 items

1st item: Author Signed, LACHAPELLE ARTISTS & PROSTITUTES, Limited Edition, Numbered 2421/2500, by David LaChapelle (New York/California, b. 1963), published by Taschen, Koln, 2005. Hardcover folio, 698 pages with color full-bleed photograph images, hardbound in pink and black publisher's cloth with black lettering to cover and spine, white satin ribbon bookmark, housed in a hardcover black and pink cloth clamshell box with pink lettering to cover and spine, includes a softcover folio pictorial table of contents with thumbnail photographic images. Signed and numbered to limitation page. Book: 20" H x 14" W x 3 1/4" D. Clamshell box: 21 3/4" H x 15 1/2" W x 4 1/2" D. 2nd item: Exhibition Catalog, WHAT WENT DOWN, First Edition, by Lisa Le Feuvre, Rudi Fuchs, Thomas Houseago, and Michael Stanley, published by Modern Art Oxford, Lund Humphries, Surrey, 2011. Hardcover quarto, 240 pages with black and white and color photographic images with English text, hardbound in grey publisher's linen with blue lettering to front cover and spine, black endpapers and pastedowns. 13 3/4" H x 9 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Clamshell box with some surface grime, areas of staining, scuffs to interior, corners bumped. Covers and pages of books in overall very good condition with light handling wear. Bookmark ribbon with fraying. [See more photos →]

$1,408.00
610 Lot 610: Four (4) Cherokee Native American Signed Baskets by Agnes Welch Four (4) Cherokee Native American Signed Baskets by Agnes Welch Lot 610: Four (4) Cherokee Native American Signed Baskets by Agnes Welch

Four (4) Cherokee Native American Agnes Welch (1925-1997) signed white oak baskets with brown dyed weavers including (1) wastebasket form signed and dated "1984" to underside, one (1) rare form splint burden basket with square base and rounded top signed and dated "1983" to underside, one (1) small wastebasket form signed and dated "1979" to underside, and one (1) rectangular form handled basked signed and dated "1983" to underside. Ranging in size from 6 1/2" H x 6 1/2" Dia to 13" H x 12" W. All last quarter of 20th century.

CONDITION: All baskets in very good condition with light use wear. [See more photos →]

$1,408.00
111 Lot 111: 2 Tiffany Bronze items: Jewelry Box & Bookmark Thermometer 2 Tiffany Bronze items: Jewelry Box & Bookmark Thermometer Lot 111: 2 Tiffany Bronze items: Jewelry Box & Bookmark Thermometer

1st item: Gilt bronze and slag glass jewelry box in the Grapevine pattern with velvet-lined lid containing two removable, velvet-lined trays. Marked "Tiffany Studios New York 816 20" to underside. 3" H x 6 7/8" W x 4" D. 2nd item: Gilt bronze thermometer with verdigris accent in the Bookmark pattern with easel stand. Marked "Tiffany Studios New York 1018", en verso. 9" H x 2 1/2" W. Both items first quarter of 20th century.

CONDITION: Both items with minute scattered areas of oxidation. Jewelry box with wear and discoloration to velvet lining, including loss or partial detachement of ribbon handles. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
121 Lot 121: Robert Watson O/C Pastoral Landscape, Highland Sheep Robert Watson O/C Pastoral Landscape, Highland Sheep Lot 121: Robert Watson O/C Pastoral Landscape, Highland Sheep

Robert Watson (United Kingdom, 1855-1921) oil on canvas pastoral landscape painting depicting a flock of long-horn sheep resting upon a rocky moor with an additional grouping of sheep further up the hill, a valley stream to the lower left, and distant mountains in the background. Signed and dated "R. Watson 1904" in red lower right. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with foliate scrolling to diapered ground. Sight: 35 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W. Framed: 45 1/2" H x 37 3/8" W.

CONDITION: Good condition with minute scattered surface grime. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
147 Lot 147: 6 Joseph Delaney Nude Figure or Portrait Drawings, incl. Signed 6 Joseph Delaney Nude Figure or Portrait Drawings, incl. Signed Lot 147: 6 Joseph Delaney Nude Figure or Portrait Drawings, incl. Signed

Six (6) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) figural ink and pen sketches on paper including three (3) in blue ink on Japan paper and three (3) in black ink on heavy wove paper. 1st item: 3/4 portrait in blue ink depicting a nude woman with shoulder-length hair gazing directly at the viewer. 7 1/2" H x 5" W. 2nd item: Drawing in blue ink depicting a nude, seated woman seen from her left in full length. 7 1/2" H x 5" W. 3rd item: Drawing in blue ink depicting the back of a reclining nude woman raising her right arm to her head and looking downward. 7 1/2" W x 5" H. 4th item: Drawing in black ink depicting a full-length, seated, nude woman looking to the left, with left arm resting on the back of her chair. Signed in ink en verso. 8" H x 5" W. 5th item: Drawing in black ink depicting a full-length, standing, nude woman facing away from the viewer with arms by her sides. Signed in ink en verso. 8" H x 5" W. 6th item: Drawing in black ink depicting a nude woman with short hair facing away from the viewer. She raises her right arm and crosses her legs in a dance-like pose. Signed in ink en verso. 8" H x 5" W. Biography: "Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville, TN in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum." (Source: The Life, Art, and Times of Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991, by Frederick C. Moffatt)

CONDITION: 1st item: Excellent condition with very faint discoloration to upper right corner and negligible dog-ear, lower right. 2nd item: Very good condition with 4 1/2" by 1/4" area of discoloration running down right edge of sheet. Dog-ear to lower left corner and spot of soiling en verse, lower center. 3rd item: Excellent condition with minute soiling to upper left corner. 4th item: Liquid stain to lower left quadrant causing discoloration and smudging to ink in lower legs and to signature en verso. Tip of lower right corner, outside of image, has been lost. Faint toning to edges of sheet. 5th item: Liquid stain near edge of sheet, lower left, causing faint discoloration and smudging to figure's lower legs, some of which bleeds into verso. Lower right corner, outside of image, has been lost. Faint toning to edges of sheet. 6th item: Lower right corner, outside of image, has been lost. Faint toning to edges of sheet. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
175 Lot 175: 3 Jack Beverland, AKA Mr. B., Southern Folk Art Paintings 3 Jack Beverland, AKA Mr. B., Southern Folk Art Paintings Lot 175: 3 Jack Beverland, AKA Mr. B., Southern Folk Art Paintings

Three (3) Jack "Mr. B" Beverland (American/Florida, b. 1939) outsider art mixed media on board paintings. 1st item: Painting titled "Fall Harvest" depicting a farm scene with figures harvesting pumpkins in the foreground and figures harvesting cotton in the background under a hazy night sky. Signed "Mr. B" lower right corner. Titled lower center. Additionally signed "Jack Beverland March, 1997" en verso. 2nd item: Painting titled "Noah's Ark" depicting Noah and pairs of animals in the foreground with the Ark in the background surrounded by landscape, rainbow, and pairs of birds flying overhead under a starry evening sky. Signed "Mr. B" lower right. Additionally signed "Jack Beverland March 1998" en verso. Both works are rendered with textured solid and glitter paints. Both unframed. 1st item: 15 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W. 2nd item: 20 1/2" H x 23" W. 3rd item: Painting titled "Reading to the Children" depicting figures and children in a classroom engaging in various activities including reading, listening, and practicing math, while children, visible through a central window, play outside. Signed "Mr. B" lower right. Additionally signed "Jack Beverland, February 1997" en verso. Unframed. 17 1/4" H x 28" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James Lewis, Carthage, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Items 1 and 2 in overall very good condition. 2nd item with wear to glitter border. 3rd item: Surface is peeling to reveal board in the upper and lower left corners. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
194 Lot 194: 3 East TN Stoneware Pottery Jars 3 East TN Stoneware Pottery Jars Lot 194: 3 East TN Stoneware Pottery Jars

Grouping of three (3) East Tennessee stoneware pottery jars, possibly Greene County. 1st item: Stoneware pottery jar, unsigned but attributed to the Harmon pottery, with two applied lug handles, two lines below the tall rim and cobalt sprig decoration to the body. 13 3/4" H. 2nd item: Stoneware pottery jar, unsigned but possibly George W. McFarland (1875-1899) who was associated with the M. P. Harmon pottery, tall rim with lug handles and cobalt "3" flanked by two cobalt sprigs to the upper shoulder indicating capacity. 14 7/8" H. 3rd item: Small stoneware pottery jar with spout and incised writing to the body reading BROMIDE FIXING LSH. 5 3/4" H. All pieces Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: A couple of chips to rim, scattered firing imperfections, otherwise overall good condition. 2nd item: Both handles with scattered flakes, one shallow chip to rim, hairline to rim extending into the shoulder area. 3rd item: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
247 Lot 247: George III Neoclassical Oval Giltwood Mirror with Candle Brackets George III Neoclassical Oval Giltwood Mirror with Candle Brackets Lot 247: George III Neoclassical Oval Giltwood Mirror with Candle Brackets

English George III Robert Adam style looking glass or mirror, with delicate carved giltwood and wire gesso frame. The oval-shaped central glass has a beaded inner molding and is embellished with scrolling foliate swags, bell flowers, and husk motifs, and is surmounted by a flowering urn at the crest. Small gilt bracket style candle shelf at each side. 48" H x 59 1/4" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some wear commensurate with age including separations and scattered losses to the giltwood frame. Some old repaired breaks. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
281 Lot 281: Pr. Large KPM Neoclassical Porcelain Covered Urns, Battle Scenes Pr. Large KPM Neoclassical Porcelain Covered Urns, Battle Scenes Lot 281: Pr. Large KPM Neoclassical Porcelain Covered Urns, Battle Scenes

Pair of two (2) German KPM Neoclassical covered urns with hand-painted polychrome and parcel gilt battle scene vignettes, floral garlands, and having figural ram's head handles, with figural putti finials to lids, and turquoise and pink embellishments; bolt mounted to plinth bases. Both with blue scepter maker's mark to undersides. 17 7/8" H x 7 3/4" W x 6 1/2" D. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Scattered minor losses to one putto's hand, flower, and ram's horn embellishments. Scattered minor areas of restoration, including some flower petals and arm of one putto. Minor wear to gilt on rim on one lid. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
554 Lot 554: Hans Hartung signed Abstract Aquatint, Large Horizontal or G4 Hans Hartung signed Abstract Aquatint, Large Horizontal or G4 Lot 554: Hans Hartung signed Abstract Aquatint, Large Horizontal or G4

Hans Hartung (German, 1904-1989) Modernist abstract colored etching with aquatint, on Arches watermarked paper, from the ed. of 100. Printed and published by Lacouriere, Paris, c. 1953. Pencil signed lower right and inscribed 53/100 lower left. Note: this print is listed in Rainer Michael Mason's online catalog raisonne under the catalog number G4 (https://hhestampes.com/taf/rest6cb.taf?CB=63&Bis= ). The catalog notes in its internal listings, Hartung referred to this piece as "Large Horizontal." Unframed. Plate: 25 3/8" W x 8 5/8" H (22×65 cm). Sheet: 30" W x 11" H.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.

CONDITION: Overall even but heavy toning. Hinge mounted. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
633 Lot 633: 4 U of Nashville Items incl. Andrew Jackson signed Diploma 4 U of Nashville Items incl. Andrew Jackson signed Diploma Lot 633: 4 U of Nashville Items incl. Andrew Jackson signed Diploma

1st item: University of Nashville Diploma, 1833, hand-lettered vellum document signed by Nashville, Tennessee dignitaries including then-President Andrew Jackson as trustee of the school. The diploma grants a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree to Abednego Stephens, and is also signed by University President Philip Lindsley, and trustees John Bell and Charles Saul. 21 3/4" x 16 1/2". Note: Abednego Stephens became a minister in Nashville and worked on the faculty of the University of Nashville, tutoring in Greek and Latin languages (according to an 1834 newspaper ad). He died at the age of 29 in 1841 and is buried in the Nashville City Cemetery. His wife Caroline's portrait is in the collection of the Tennessee State Museum. John Bell (1797-1869) of Tennessee was an American politician and nominee for president in 1860. Bell entered the U.S. House of Representatives in 1827 and served there as a Democrat until 1841. He was also secretary of war under President William Henry Harrison. The University of Nashville was established according to some accounts in 1795 as Davidson Academy and to others in 1806 as Cumberland College; its name officially became the University of Nashville in 1826. Andrew Jackson served on the board of trustees for several years including during his presidency. The school underwent several functional changes and changes of location until finally ceasing to be a distinct entity in 1909. Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Montgomery Bell Academy, and the University School of Nashville can all trace their origins to the University of Nashville. 2nd item: BACCALAUREATE ADDRESS ON THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY COMMENCEMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE by Philip Lindsley. Pamphlet dated Oct. 3, 1832, and published by Hunt, Tardiff & Co. of Nashville. 20 pages. Period ink gift inscription to top of title page: "John Hinton, Esq. with respects of J. Hamilton." 3rd item: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE LAYING OF THE CORNER STONE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE, by John McEwen. Pamphlet dated April 7, 1853, and published by John T.S. Fall of Nashville. 32 pages. This pamphlet dates from the opening of the University's new building at 724 Second Avenue in Nashville. 4th item: THE UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE, an 1892 commemorative pamphlet detailing the history of the school. All pamphlets approximately 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: 1st item – Diploma: Discoloration and fading throughout, including to Jackson's signature and others below, staining with losses to lower left corner and several small holes upper right and along lower quarter, up to 1/8". 2nd item – Baccalaureate Address: Moderate toning. Lacking cover. Last leaf detached and a few pages starting to loosen. 3rd item – Previous owner ink and pencil inscriptions to title page. Lacking covers. Minor toning. 4th item: Chipping and losses to front cover, missing back cover. Light toning. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
663 Lot 663: Grouping of Confederate Currency, Pre Civil War Obsolete Currency, U.S. Currency, 40 items Grouping of Confederate Currency, Pre Civil War Obsolete Currency, U.S. Currency, 40 items Lot 663: Grouping of Confederate Currency, Pre Civil War Obsolete Currency, U.S. Currency, 40 items

1st-25th items: Grouping of twenty-five (25) Civil War era Confederate currency notes, including eighteen (18) Virginia Treasury Notes, issued in Richmond, VA: three (3) $10 ten dollar bills, dated October 15, 1862, three (3) $5 five dollar bills, dated October 15, 1861 and March 13, 1862, twelve (12) $1 one dollar bills, dated May 15, July 21, and October 21, 1862; four (4) County of Augusta Notes, issued in Stauton, VA: one (1) $1 one dollar bill, dated May 25, 1862 and three (3) 25 cent fractional notes, dated May 25, 1862; two (2) Corporation of Winchester Fractional Notes, issued in Winchester, VA: one (1) twenty-five cents note, dated July 15, 1861, and one (1) ten cent note, dated dated July 15, 1861; and one (1) Commecial Bank twenty-five cents fractional note, issued in Richmond, VA, dated January 18, 1862. 26th-27th items: Two (2) Pre Civil War Planters Bank-Fairfield Notes, issued in Winnsboro, South Carolina, including one (1) $10 ten dollar note, dated October 8, 1853, and one (1) $5 five dollar note, dated July 3, 1856. 28th-40th items: Thirteen (13) United States currency, including one (1) 1907 US $5 "Woodchopper" legal tender note, one (1) 1890 $1 one dollar treasury note, two (2) $1 one dollar silver certificates: one (1) Series of 1923 and one (1) Series of 1957, two (2) 1976 $2 two dollar federal reserve notes, and seven (7) 2003 A $1 one dollar federal reserve notes.

CONDITION: Majority of notes in circulated condition, some 19th century notes with tears, areas of loss. 20th century notes in almost uncirculated to uncircualted condition. $10 Planters Bank-Fairfield note is separated at center. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
688 Lot 688: 19th Cent. French Dragoon Helmet, Siraudin of Paris 19th Cent. French Dragoon Helmet, Siraudin of Paris Lot 688: 19th Cent. French Dragoon Helmet, Siraudin of Paris

French dragoon or cavalry steel helmet with gilt brass appliques, Medusa mask comb with inset horsehair, and red feathers issuing from left side having brass-covered leather strap and leather liner with brass rivets. Stamped SIRAUDIN PARIS, A, and 55 to back rim. 10" H x 8" W x 10" D. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Oxidation to metal and wear to leather commensurate with age. Minute losses to red feather plumage. Minor denting to brass applique containing red feathers. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
721 Lot 721: 5 Cormac McCarthy 1st Ed. Books, incl. Border Trilogy, plus Signed Advance 5 Cormac McCarthy 1st Ed. Books, incl. Border Trilogy, plus Signed Advance Lot 721: 5 Cormac McCarthy 1st Ed. Books, incl. Border Trilogy, plus Signed Advance

1st Item: Signed ALL THE PRETTY HORSES by Cormac McCarthy, advance reading copy of the first edition, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Bound in publisher's original printed wraps, in original slipcase. 2nd Item: ALL THE PRETTY HORSES, 1st Edition/1st Printing, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992, unread book in unclipped jacket, VF/VF. 3rd Item: THE CROSSING 1st Edition/1st Printing, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA, 1994, unread book in unclipped jacket, VF/F. 4th Item: CITIES OF THE PLAIN 1st Edition/1st Printing, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1998, unread book in unclipped jacket, VF/F. 5th Item: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN 1st Edition/1st Printing, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005, unread book in unclipped jacket, 6th Item: THE ROAD 1st Edition/1st Printing, New York: Alfred A. Knopf (2006). Unread hardcover in unclipped jacket. VF/F. Items ranging in size from 8 1/4" H x 6" W x 3/4" D to 9 5/8" H x 6" W x 1 1/4" D.

CONDITION: 1st Item: Book: Crisp and clean, white pages, sharp corners w/ slight roughing to top edge. Slipcase: bottom edge open along adhesive, slight corner bumping. 2nd-6th Items: All in F-VF condition with no writing, tears, or blemishes, with exception of 3rd Item (Crossing) slight wrinkle to top of jacket, 4th Item (Cities) slight wrinkle to top of jacket, and 6th Item (Road) Slight rub to front cover. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
824 Lot 824: 2 Ladies Gold, Diamond, & Gemstone Animal Brooches 2 Ladies Gold, Diamond, & Gemstone Animal Brooches Lot 824: 2 Ladies Gold, Diamond, & Gemstone Animal Brooches

1st item: Ladies 14K "Puss in Boots" pin featuring a round brilliant diamond approximately 0.32 carats, Clarity-SI1, Color-I, accented by 11 single-cut diamonds approximately 0.11 carats, Clarity-SI2, Color-J, and 2 green spinels. The brooch is marked "ALA" and tests 14K. It is 1 7/8 x 1 3/4" in size and has a gross weight of the brooch is 13.31 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 14K poodle brooch featuring a synthetic ruby accented by 5 round brilliant diamonds approximately 0.15 carats, Clarity-I1, Color-J. The brooch is marked "14K" and is 1 1/2 x 1 1/2" in size. The gross weight of the brooch is 11.10 grams. 24.41 total grams for the lot.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. 2nd item: 1 stone missing from poodle's eye. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
928 Lot 928: Pair of Staffordshire Bird Figurines Pair of Staffordshire Bird Figurines Lot 928: Pair of Staffordshire Bird Figurines

Pair (2) of English Staffordshire figural pottery birds, painted in bright "Majolica" style colors and depicted standing on green naturalistic bases. 12 3/4" H.19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Both overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
953 Lot 953: Soumak Killim Rug Soumak Killim Rug Lot 953: Soumak Killim Rug

Soumak woven kilim rug, silk on wool. 57 1/2" H x 43" W. Center with three stylized medallions flanked by various animals including birds, camels, horses and deer on a cream ground withing three borders. Woven in colors of 2nd quarter 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some light fading. Bar for hanging has been affixed to one end. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
995 Lot 995: 14K Gold Chain Bracelet 14K Gold Chain Bracelet Lot 995: 14K Gold Chain Bracelet

Ladies 14K yellow gold bracelet with intertwined gold loops and a heart hasp. The bracelet is marked "14K" and is 6 1/2" L. Weight of the bracelet is 21.87 grams.

CONDITION: Item may have previously been used as a charm bracelet. A few links with raised soldered areas from previous mountings. [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
1144 Lot 1144: Hudson River School O/C Autumn Landscape Painting Hudson River School O/C Autumn Landscape Painting Lot 1144: Hudson River School O/C Autumn Landscape Painting

American Hudson River School oil on canvas landscape painting depicting two figures conversing at a wooden rail overlooking a large lake. The sun illuminates a group of trees to their left and cliffs in the near distance. Housed in a later giltwood with fluted, foliate, and lunette moldings. Sight: 18 3/4" H x 23" W. Framed: 27 1/2" H x 31 3/4" W. 19th century.

CONDITION: Canvas has been laid down on board. Minor surface grime throughout. Minor scattered losses, largest area measuring 1/4" x 3/4". [See more photos →]

$1,375.00
96 Lot 96: 3 pieces Natchez, Mississippi Coin Silver Flatware 3 pieces Natchez, Mississippi Coin Silver Flatware Lot 96: 3 pieces Natchez, Mississippi Coin Silver Flatware

1st item: Rare and early Natchez, Mississippi spoon with elongated bowl and fiddle handle with oval-shaped end, monogrammed "B". Marked on reverse R. Haughton in script in a rectangle (Robert Haughton, active Natchez 1819-1829). 5 7/8" L. 0.54 oz troy. Note: Haughton was one of Natchez's earliest silversmiths. ART IN MISSISSIPPI by Patti Carr Black, published 1998, noted at that time there were only two known examples of Haughton's work, both ladles, addl. Ref. NINETEENTH-CENTURY NATCHEZ-MADE SILVER. Only a handful of other examples have surfaced since that time. 2nd item: Dessert spoon marked S. COCKRELL in a rectangle for Samuel Cockrell (b. Virginia, 1808, moved to Natchez, 1838) together with hallmarks. 7" L. 0.875 troy ounces. 3rd item: Fiddle thread fork with incuse marks "S. Cockrell" for Samuel Cockrell (b. Virginia, 1808, moved to Natchez, 1838). 7 1/2" L. 1.910 troy ounces. 3.325 combined troy ounces.

CONDITION: 1st item: Fork with wear to tines, light surface scratching. 2nd item: Minor pitting to bowl, light surface wear. 3rd item: Heavy pitting to bowl, light surface wear. All with script monograms. [See more photos →]

$1,320.00
151 Lot 151: Walter Hollis Stevens Expressionist Painting, Knoxville II Walter Hollis Stevens Expressionist Painting, Knoxville II Lot 151: Walter Hollis Stevens Expressionist Painting, Knoxville II

Walter Hollis Stevens (Tennessee, 1927-1980), "Knoxville II," watercolor on paper depicting an abstracted view of the city's skyline under a night sky. Signed "Stevens 61" lower right. Titled and additionally signed en verso. Housed in a chrome frame under glass, double matted. Sight: 16 1/2" x 21 1/2" W. Framed: 23 1/2" H x 28 1/2" W. Walter Hollis Stevens was a member of the "Knoxville Seven" group of progressive artists and joined the University of Tennessee faculty in 1957. Much of his art was inspired by Tennessee and Maine scenery. He was instrumental in organizing the Knoxville Watercolor Society and the Deer Isle (Maine) Art Association. His work won 55 awards in the East and Midwest, and is in the collection of at least 18 museums. (Source: the University of Tennessee Library).

CONDITION: Slight waviness and toning to paper. Has been adhered to mat along edges. [See more photos →]

$1,320.00
197 Lot 197: 2 East TN Weaver Stoneware Pottery Items 2 East TN Weaver Stoneware Pottery Items Lot 197: 2 East TN Weaver Stoneware Pottery Items

1st item: East Tennessee stoneware pottery crock having a transitional stoneware/redware color, stamped "Weaver & Bro" for David and George Weaver (Knoxville, working 1876-1887) 5" H x 10 1/2" W. 2nd item: East Tennessee stoneware pottery jar having a transitional stoneware/redware color and rolled rim with incised lines below. Stamped "Weaver & Bro./Knoxville" for David and George Weaver (Knoxville, working 1876-1887) and "2" denoting capacity. 11 1/2" H. Note: The Weaver Pottery was listed in the Knoxville Business Directory from 1876-1887 with David Weaver listed as the proprietor and George C. Weaver as a potter. (Ref. Smith & Rogers, Survey Of Historic Pottery Making In Tennessee 1979", Division Of Archeology, Tennessee Department Of Conservation).

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Glaze wear and exfoliation, primarily to the interior and rim, otherwise overall good condition. 2nd item: Scattered chipping to top, scattered firing flaws, a couple of hairlines emanating from rim into the midsection and a crack extending from the base into the midsection. [See more photos →]

$1,320.00
299 Lot 299: 6 Herend Porcelain Animal Figurines 6 Herend Porcelain Animal Figurines Lot 299: 6 Herend Porcelain Animal Figurines

Six (6) Herend porcelain animal figurines with fishnet, polychrome, and parcel-gilt decorations, including one (1) blue bird with a fish in its mouth; one (1) red rhinoceros; one (1) green rabbit; one (1) green turtle; one (1) green pair of ducks; and one (1) green pelican. All items with blue Herend stamp mark and numbered on the base. Ranging in size from 1 1/4" H x 2 1/4" W to 5" H x 2 1/2" W. Hungarian, 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Judy and Pete Nebhut, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,320.00
417 Lot 417: Lucien Delarue O/C Cityscape Painting, Parisian Cafe Lucien Delarue O/C Cityscape Painting, Parisian Cafe Lot 417: Lucien Delarue O/C Cityscape Painting, Parisian Cafe

Large Lucien Delarue (French, 1925-2011) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a bird's-eye view of Paris, France, or a Parisian suburb with a corner cafe having a red-striped awning in the lower right quadrant. Signed "Delarue" lower right. Housed in a chrome-painted wooden frame. Sight: 31 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W. Framed: 37 1/2" H x 33 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Area of buckling to canvas lower right quadrant. [See more photos →]

$1,320.00
796 Lot 796: 58 Pcs. Assorted Sterling Silver Flatware, incl. Shell Pattern, American & European Makers 58 Pcs. Assorted Sterling Silver Flatware, incl. Shell Pattern, American & European Makers Lot 796: 58 Pcs. Assorted Sterling Silver Flatware, incl. Shell Pattern, American & European Makers

Fifty-eight (58) pieces of assorted sterling silver flatware, including twelve (12) Roger Williams knives with foliate decoration; twelve (12) pieces of Whiting Manufacturing company Madam Jumel pattern flatware including salad forks and fruit spoons; six (6) teaspoons by Bigelow Kennard & Company with shell motifs; five (5) R. Wallace & Sons teaspoons; five (5) Bailey, Banks & Biddle salad forks with gilt tines; three (3) forks marked "C.R. Boas" with foliate and shell decoration; two (2) Alvin Majestic pattern teaspoons; two (2) sterling forks marked "J.E. Caldwell & Co"; two (2) Whiting King patterns forks; two (2) English forks including one (1) George III London by Adey Bellamy Savory and one (1) Sheffield by Atkin Brothers; one (1) fork marked "Rand & Crane"; one (1) Alvin Suffolk pattern salad fork; two (2) Whiting teaspoons in Imperial Queen and Louis XV patterns; one (1) Reed and Barton Athenian Engraved pattern teaspoon; and two (2) teaspoons with shell and foliate design marked "sterling" with no makers marks. 55.47 total weighable troy ounces.

CONDITION: All pieces with very light surface wear, some monogrammed. [See more photos →]

$1,320.00
798 Lot 798: 57 Pcs Asst Flatware Incl. Mostly Sterling, Silver-plate, and Coin 57 Pcs Asst Flatware Incl. Mostly Sterling, Silver-plate, and Coin Lot 798: 57 Pcs Asst Flatware Incl. Mostly Sterling, Silver-plate, and Coin

Fifty-seven (57) pieces of assorted silver flatware including seven (7) pieces of Kirk Steiff Old Maryland pattern flatware (5 salad forks, 1 oval bowl/dessert spoon, and 1 gravy ladle), nine (9) American sterling silver teaspoons, and three (3) oval bowl/dessert spoons from various makers, six (6) assorted sterling place setting items (2 knives, 1 fork, 2 ice cream forks, and 1 youth spoon), twenty-four (24) miscellaneous sterling serving utensils and accessories including three (3) letter openers, one (1) wedding cake knife, one (1) ice cream sickle, two (2) bar/cheese knives, one (1) file, three (3) large cocktail stirrers, one (1) candle snuffer, one (1) pierced tomato server, one (1) bon bon spoon, one (1) sugar shell spoon, one (1) mustard spoon, one (1) cheese scoop, two (2) novelty/souvenir spoons, three (3) sets of ice/sugar tongs, and two (2) small serving forks, seven (7) silver-plated items (1 Gorham pie/pastry server, 2 small serving spoons, 2 lemon forks, and 2 wine stoppers). and one (1) coin silver master butter spreader by T.D. Bradley. 44.31 weighable sterling silver troy ounces. 0.975 troy ounces coin silver.

PROVENANCE: The estate of a Nashville, Tennessee silver collector.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition, wine stoppers with losses. Assorted monograms. [See more photos →]

$1,320.00
910 Lot 910: Sevres Ormolu Mounted Reticulated Center Basket, c. 1815 Sevres Ormolu Mounted Reticulated Center Basket, c. 1815 Lot 910: Sevres Ormolu Mounted Reticulated Center Basket, c. 1815

Empire period Sevres porcelain reticulated centerpiece basket or corbeille with parcel gilt throughout having foliate bands and acanthus leaves. Marked with red makers mark "Me. Imple de Sevres" to underside. Supported by two gilt figures of cherubs on a navette form reticulated dore bronze base. 5 1/4" H x 14 7/8" W x 9 3/4" D. Overall with base: 13 1/2" H. French, circa 1804-1815.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor wear to gilt., overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,320.00
327 Lot 327: 2 Ladies Gold Swiss Pendant Watches 2 Ladies Gold Swiss Pendant Watches Lot 327: 2 Ladies Gold Swiss Pendant Watches

1st item: Ladies Swiss Charles Jacot for Gerard pendant watch. 18K key wind and key set watch, lever escapement movement, approximately 13 jewels, serial number 6348. White enamel clock face with Roman numeral markers and gilt metal pointers. Triple signed on the dial, movement, and case. Presentation engraving reading “Sadie Barron”. 52.6 grams gross total weight. 2nd item: Ladies 14K Longines pendant watch, retailed by Benedict & Bros, NY, 15 jewels, 13.31 caliber, ALB case maker. White enamel clock face marked “Benedict Brothers” with Arabic numeral markers and small seconds dial. 27.6 grams gross total weight. Gross weight of the lot is 80.2 grams.

CONDITION: 1st item: Replaced crystal and replacement key. Needs cleaning. 2nd item: Replaced hand, crystal and sleeve. Pendant has been repaired. Both watches functioning at time of inspection. [See more photos →]

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