Coveted Americana featured in Jeffrey Evans sale, June 26-27

Coveted collections

Fine labeled Ernest Vogt (Philadelphia) Civil War Regulation Infantry Regiment drum, 1864 contract. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will present 38th Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction on June 26-27. With nearly 1,200 lots of high-quality material, the sale is sure to generate excitement in the collecting community, providing a gauge for the current market across multiple categories. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The two-day event features historic property from estates and collections in California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio, plus museum deaccessions.

Day One, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, June 26, will kick the weekend off with a special single-owner session of a fine upstate New York private collection. The diverse offerings, assembled over the past 50 years, include a wide range of American furniture, fraktur, folk and fine art, Shaker material, pottery, textiles, advertising and country store, toys, early ceramics, plus much more. Noteworthy items include a fine labeled Ernst Vogt (Philadelphia) Regulation Infantry rope-tension snare drum (above); a Western Apache basket with pictorial decoration; a “Votes for Women” parade sash; a diminutive Shaker contrasting-wood berry pail, probably made at Mount Lebanon, N.Y.; and a Prior-Hamblin portrait of a man, ex-Chrysler Collection.

Coveted collections

A detail of an important George Henry Burgess (British-American, 1831-1905) watercolor view of San Francisco, dated 1869. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Day One will include additional offerings of folk pottery, Native American material, baskets, metals and country accessories.

Coveted collections

Fine Vorhees rig Canada goose standing field decoy with cast head and excellent original surface. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Day Two, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, will feature property from the private collection of Dr. James and Sheri Swinehart, Cincinnati, Ohio; the Russell and Doris Evitt estate collection, Jackson, Calif.; the private collection of Margie and Gordon Barlow, Augusta County, Va.; the collection of Lynne and the late Philip Blaker, Austin, Texas; the collection of Theodore and the late Alvina Breckel, Oley, Pa., and Winnetka, Ill.; selections from the estate of Buryl and Nelwyn Kay, McLean, Va.; property deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, Mount Vernon, Va.; and property deaccessioned by the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Va.; plus many others.

Coveted collections

One of eight Brock Family (Madison County, Va.) folk art watercolor profile portraits, circa 1810. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

The day’s offerings include a fine selection of rare Virginia and other Southern material; 18th-19th century formal and country furniture; American folk, fine and decorative arts; textiles including samplers and other needlework, outstanding quilts; Shenandoah Valley and other long rifles; additional 17th-19th century firearms, edge weapons, and accoutrements; 19th century coin silver; early ceramics including American historical transfer-printed Staffordshire; pieces by contemporary artists including John Heatwole and John Wesley Chumley; plus more.

Noteworthy objects include an important group of eight newly discovered Brock Family (Madison County, Va.) folk art watercolor profile portraits (circa 1810), descended directly in the family; an important George Henry Burgess (British-American, 1831-1905) watercolor view of San Francisco, dated 1869; a Thomas Hill (British-American, 1829-1908) oil on canvas Yosemite view of impressive size, featuring Half Dome and the Merced River at twilight; a fine Vorhees rig Canada goose standing field decoy with cast-iron head and excellent original surface; a rare Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) Reflection drypoint, pencil signed; a James Peale (American, 1749-1831) miniature portrait of a girl, signed and dated 1791; an 18th-century Boston “Fishing Lady” needlework picture; a John Fisher (York, Pa.) carved cherry tall-case clock, one of six from the Swinehart Collection; and much more.

Coveted collections

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) ‘Reflection’ drypoint, circa 1890. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Company president Jeffrey S. Evans commented, “We are very excited to bring such an outstanding group of fresh material to the market for this auction, much of which has resided in long-term collections or descended directly in the families of the original owners. Our varied offerings of American and Southern material are especially strong and provide numerous unique buying opportunities for collectors of all levels.”

For further information contact visit Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates at or call 540-434-3939.


View top auction results on LiveAuctioneers here: