Jeffrey Evans finds rare items for Americana sale June 21-22

Thomas Sully portrait of Francis Cassatt Clopper. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will conduct its 36th semiannual Americana and Fine Antiques Auction on June 21-22. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The two-day event features historic property from estates and collections in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois and Wisconsin, including important objects from Woodlands, the Clopper-Hutton family home in Montgomery Co., Maryland; plus several museum deaccessions, including Colonial Williamsburg and the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

Confederate ambrotype from a large selection of Civil War and other historical material. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Session I, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, June 21, 2019 will be devoted exclusively to the Americana collection of Jack and Tommie Marsh of Columbia, South Carolina. The colorful group of material to be offered on Friday includes country painted furniture, folk art, cast-iron doorstops, candy containers, hooked rugs, toys, ship models, quilts, pantry boxes, and advertising, including pieces purchased from James and Nancy Glazer, Bailey Island, Maine; the Meekins’ Country Treasures, Preston, Maryland; and the Heart of Country Show in Nashville, Tennessee.

North Carolina inlaid walnut cellaret attributed to Micajah Wilkes (Bertie Co.). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Session II, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, June 22, will include the firm’s usual fine selection of rare Virginia and other Southern material; 18th and 19th century formal and country furniture; American fine and decorative arts; folk pottery; 19th century coin silver; Shenandoah Valley and other folk art; a fine selection of late 18th/early 19th century English ceramic figures, Shenandoah Valley and other long rifles; early quilts and other textiles; and Native American material.

Detail of Andrew Ellicott’s 1792 plan of Washington, D.C. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Highlights in the Saturday session include an important group of portraits from the Clopper-Hutton family of Maryland, featuring examples by Sully and Peale; a rare Wythe Co., Virginia paint-decorated poplar blanket chest; a fine Stirewalt-attributed paint-decorated yellow pine diminutive box; a rare North Carolina inlaid walnut cellaret attributed to Micajah Wilkes; a mid-19th century copy of Gilbert Stuart’s Landsdowne portrait of Washington, attributed to the artist’s daughter, Jane Stuart; several rare Civil War and historical objects, including a Richmond, Virginia, Sharps-style carbine rifle; a Winchester, Virginia, carved walnut tall-case clock; and an unrecorded Henry Clay 1844 campaign flag banner.

One of a collection of Staffordshire figures deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

“We are very excited to bring such an outstanding group of fresh material to the market for this auction, much of which has descended directly in the families of the original owners. Our varied offerings of Virginia and other Southern material are especially strong and provide numerous unique buying opportunities for collectors of all levels,” said company president Jeffrey S. Evans.

The firm will also host its ninth annual Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar on Thursday, June 20, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. This free afternoon event features lectures and demonstrations by scholars and craftspeople on the history of the Kentucky long rifle in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

For details email or call 540-434-3939.