Early Tenn. chest stands tall in John Coker auction July 27

Walnut French foot chest from an old log cabin in Greene County, Tenn., 1790-1810. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Walnut French foot chest from an old log cabin in Greene County, Tenn., 1790-1810. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

NEW MARKET, Tenn. – A circa 1790-1810 east Tennessee, walnut chest of drawers is one of the star attractions in an estates auction to be conducted by John W. Coker Ltd. on Saturday, July 27. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet Live bidding for the 449-lot auction, which begins at 10 a.m. Eastern.

The tall chest features French feet and old, if not original, finish. It came from a log cabin in Green County, Tenn. John Coker said several regional institutions have shown interest in the chest.

The sale will also include clocks, paintings, prints and watercolors, mirrors, Oriental rugs, silver, porcelains, brass, fine glassware including Baccarat, Cherokee Indian pottery and baskets, furniture and lots of interesting pieces.

“Most of these are from to regional estates that have been in place for a long time, not something that has been shopped around pillar to post,” said Coker.

Additional items of note are an 18K gold Tiffany hunting case pocket watch originally presented to the chancellor of Brooklyn schools in the 1890s and a circa mid-19th century whalebone or ivory skeleton clock, which was found by a Tennessee collector at a New Bedford, Mass., antique shop in the 1950s. Coker said he decided to place the latter item in Saturday’s auction, rather than his recent clock auction, because of its folk art qualities.

For more information contact Coker at 865-475-5163.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Walnut French foot chest from an old log cabin in Greene County, Tenn., 1790-1810. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

 

Walnut French foot chest from an old log cabin in Greene County, Tenn., 1790-1810. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Francis Humphrey Woolrych ( b. 1868 Sydney, Australia) watercolor dated 1888 of a young Gypsy woman. The artist was educated in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1908. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

 

Francis Humphrey Woolrych ( b. 1868 Sydney, Australia) watercolor dated 1888 of a young Gypsy woman. The artist was educated in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1908. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Whale or ivory skeleton clock, probably mid-19th century. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Whale or ivory skeleton clock, probably mid-19th century. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Tiffany pocket watch, 18K gold hunting case, 1890s. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

 

Tiffany pocket watch, 18K gold hunting case, 1890s. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Set of escargot forks in the original fitted box from Linzler Argenson of Paris. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Set of escargot forks in the original fitted box from Linzler Argenson of Paris. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Pair of porcelain candelabra, purchased in the 1950s from the Godchaux Sugar family estate auctions in New Orleans. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

 

Pair of porcelain candelabra, purchased in the 1950s from the Godchaux Sugar family estate auctions in New Orleans. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Large belle epoque brass water dispenser decorated with women in flowing robes, from an old Connecticut hotel or restaurant. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Large belle epoque brass water dispenser decorated with women in flowing robes, from an old Connecticut hotel or restaurant. John W. Coker Ltd. image.