Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
New Market, TN, United States
DoneSat, May 2, 2015 2:00 PM UTC
Le Grand Tour Estate Auction
Le Grand Tour auction features items from older American families who traveled extensively years ago, bringing home items of interest both to them and to today’s collector. Items from European, primarily British families that have made the trip across the Atlantic are being offered as well. Some of the older families are selling clock collections, one group of approximately 40 clocks begin at lot 600, many other clocks from varied houses are scattered throughout the entire auction, both American and European furniture, silver, porcelains, folk art, even a Charles Decker pottery piece from Eastern Tennessee, as is a David Vance, a mid 19th Century potter from Indiana. Numerous good paintings, watercolors, textiles, oriental rugs, primitives, toys, even items from a well known Professional Bull Rider. Several early and useful lamps are being offered as is a coin and currency collection. One family has a painting commissioned from an ancestor from a well-known artist in Montana of a Native American Indian. We even have a piece of Radiated Atomic Glass from Oak Ridge, Tennessee laboratories in the 1950s, horse racing memorabilia from the 1940s including pieces relating to the well known horse, Rouge Dragon, watches, Mid Century Modern Brunswick pool table, legal 19th Century documents, as well as historical letters from 1808 discussing politics in the New Republic, written by the Bartlett family of New Hampshire, of one of the signers of The Declaration of Independence.