Jeffrey S. Evans devotes Nov. 15 auction to Americana

Rare signed Samuel Betts (London, active 1645-1673) bracket clock, circa 1660, with engraved brass dial and backplate. Housed in an early case with label and tag inside door from Percy Webster, a noted antiquarian and clock dealer in London during the early 20th century. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Rare signed Samuel Betts (London, active 1645-1673) bracket clock, circa 1660, with engraved brass dial and backplate. Housed in an early case with label and tag inside door from Percy Webster, a noted antiquarian and clock dealer in London during the early 20th century. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will host its 27th semi-annual Americana auction on Saturday, Nov. 15. In addition to showcasing material from private collections and family holdings in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York and Maine, this outstanding sale is highlighted by the stoneware collection of the late Eddie Wilder of Alexandria, Va., and includes many pieces illustrated in his 2007 tome, Alexandria, Virginia Pottery 1792-1876. With a large selection of quality pottery, furniture, folk and decorative art, and a special focus on Virginia and the South, Jeffrey S. Evans, president of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, anticipating strong sale results, is excited to offer such fine merchandise with conservative estimates, 99 percent of which is unreserved.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Of particular note, and coming in the wake of the recent six-figure sale of a similar clock by the same maker, is a rare and important Samuel Betts (London, active 1645-1673) bracket clock with elaborate engraving and double signature. The clock, fresh from a family collection in Maine and purchased in the 1950s, carries a $20,000-$30,000 estimate and should again generate excitement among collectors.

Another noteworthy item in the sale is a rare alkaline-glazed face jug, circa 1935, attributed to Harvey Ford Reinhardt of Lincoln County, North Carolina. An important folk potter of the early 20th century, Reinhardt’s face jugs are considered some of the finest of their type. This example, in very good condition, is estimated conservatively at $2,000-$3,000.

Evans & Associates is known for offering top quality furniture and decorative arts from Virginia and the South, and this sale is no different. A case in point is a rare Shenandoah Valley Federal walnut valuables/spice cabinet, circa 1820, with history of descent in an Augusta County, Va., family. This little gem, in excellent condition, carries a $5,000-$8,000 estimate and is expected to stimulate a great deal of interest.

Another important Virginia item is a rare Chippendale cherry corner chair, circa 1765, made in Petersburg. From an old Virginia collection, the rare form is estimated at $10,000-$15,000 and should perform well based on previous sales results for similar examples.

Additionally, Evans & Associates will host a lecture on Friday evening, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. by Barbara H. Magid, author, archaeological consultant, and former curator and collections manager for the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. The topic of her talk, titled “Alexandria Stoneware: What We Know Now,” encompasses new discoveries and scholarship in Alexandria, Va., pottery and will include a discussion of some select pieces from the Eddie Wilder collection. This event is free and open to the public.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Rare signed Samuel Betts (London, active 1645-1673) bracket clock, circa 1660, with engraved brass dial and backplate. Housed in an early case with label and tag inside door from Percy Webster, a noted antiquarian and clock dealer in London during the early 20th century. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

 

Rare signed Samuel Betts (London, active 1645-1673) bracket clock, circa 1660, with engraved brass dial and backplate. Housed in an early case with label and tag inside door from Percy Webster, a noted antiquarian and clock dealer in London during the early 20th century. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Harvey Ford Reinhardt (attributed), Lincoln County, North Carolina, face jug, circa 1937, 8 inches high. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Harvey Ford Reinhardt (attributed), Lincoln County, North Carolina, face jug, circa 1937, 8 inches high. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Fine and rare Shenandoah Valley of Virginia late Federal walnut spice/valuables cabinet, circa 1820, with fitted interior. Descended in the Grim family of Augusta County, Virginia,  28 1/2 in. high, 21 2/4 in. wide, 11 in. diameter. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Fine and rare Shenandoah Valley of Virginia late Federal walnut spice/valuables cabinet, circa 1820, with fitted interior. Descended in the Grim family of Augusta County, Virginia, 28 1/2 in. high, 21 2/4 in. wide, 11 in. diameter. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Detail of Shenandoah Valley of Virginia late Federal walnut spice/valuables cabinet. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Detail of Shenandoah Valley of Virginia late Federal walnut spice/valuables cabinet. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Wythe County, Virginia, folk art watercolor and ink on paper fraktur birth record, circa 1819, attributed to the Wild Turkey artist, excellent condition, 7 3/4 inches by 12 1/2 inches. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Wythe County, Virginia, folk art watercolor and ink on paper fraktur birth record, circa 1819, attributed to the Wild Turkey artist, excellent condition, 7 3/4 inches by 12 1/2 inches. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Rare Petersburg, Virginia, Chippendale cherry smoking/corner chair, circa 1765. Property of a Virginia woman. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Rare Petersburg, Virginia, Chippendale cherry smoking/corner chair, circa 1765. Property of a Virginia woman. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image