Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
SHEFFIELD, AL, United States
DoneSun, Feb 9, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
CHARLESTON SC DR DOUGLAS DANIEL ASHLEY ESTATE
Charleston Estate Sales offers a Auction of Exceptional Antique and Contemporary Fine Art, Antique Furniture and Sterling, Porcelain and Glass. All from the Charleston SC Estate of Dr. Douglas Daniels Ashley, internationally recognized concert pianist and beloved music professor at the College of Charleston. Antique and Contemporary original works of Art by Thomas Sully, Govaert Finck, William Posey Silva, Charles Warren Eaton, Brian Rutenberg and many, many others. Numerous Antique Sterling Silver Objets de Vertu Items including a incredible Sterling Silver Landscape Tea Set from Schofield, Baltimore MD and a Francis Crump, London Ornate 1765 Tea Pot. Fine Porcelain and Glass, many items from his European travels and family heirlooms. Dr. Ashley grew up in Kansas City, the son of journalist Cornelius Ashley, and began studying the piano at the age of seven. He earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at Northwestern University, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Ashley also earned a piano diploma from the Conservatory of Vienna, and his study with Maria Curcio was the inspiration for his book Music Beyond Sound. Maria Curcio, a Teacher of Great Pianists. He performed in such venues as Carnegie Recital Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, Beckstein Hall in Berlin, and the Academy of Music in Prague. Among his other professional accomplishments, he had been a juror for piano and chamber music at the international Brahms competition in Poertschach, Austria, for many years.