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Dallas, TX, United States
DoneWed, Jul 16, 2003 10:30 PM GMT

Clara Franks Early New England & Victorian

This auction features the personal collection of Mrs. Clara Franks of Marshall, Texas. Mrs. Franks began collecting in the late 1940's and was an avid collector of American Victorian and early New England furniture and accessories. Highlights include (4) New England bracket foot high chests, tall Victorian walnut slant front secretary bookcase, (2) early New England bow back Windsor arm chairs, (2) exceptional American Victorian carved sofas,superb Victorian marble top parlor tables, (10) early New England Windsor side chairs- 3 signed, high back Victorian carved walnut bed, (4) tilt top tables, large American Victorian fretwork carved halltree,(2) nice early New England dry sinks, collection of clocks consisting of a large mahogany cased moon dial grandfather clock, a Fashion #7 double dial walnut calendar clock, an Ithaca 30 day double dial #4 wall clock, (48) Royal Doulton Toby mugs & Dickens characters including rare mugs "The Clown" & "Mephistopheles",!
large collection of American Victorian oil lamps, (6) pairs of ornate Victorian lusters, (7) collectible walking sticks,assortment of estate jewelry including a platinum & diamond bracelet and a large diamond brooch, Victorian pickle castors in silver frames, good antique oil paintings, collection of carnival glass, large ornate silver centerpiece bowls (900 silver)and much, much more.