Jeffrey S. Evans sale features heirloom Americana June 21
MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will auction Americana and fine antiques in a sale slated for Saturday, June 21. Highlights of the auction include important material descended in early Virginia families including the Harris family of Buck Island Farm, Albemarle Co., material from a Rockingham County, Va., collection assembled in the 1970s, and additional estate property and private collections from Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New York.
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Several fine chairs lead the sale, including examples from Petersburg and Fredericksburg, both interpreting Chippendale style in Virginia, circa 1745-1760. The corner chair has a history in an old Richmond family; the side chair is attributed to the shop of Robert Walker (circa 1710-1777), of Fredericksburg. A rare Richmond Windsor writing-arm chair attributed to the shop of Andrew and Robert McKim (circa 1795-1805), is also on the block.
A group of seven fine school maps, executed by Mary and Elizabeth Craig, while young students at the Domestic Academy of Washington County, Ky., are among a large offering of folk art in this auction. The maps remind us of the history of female education in the early 19th century, as well as the history of a relatively new area of the United States in its nascent stage. The artistry is naïve and the maps present the territory and history in a delightful fashion. The maps have descended in the family of the original makers.
Additionally, the sale includes a 35-year Augusta County, Va., collection of country Americana purchased locally and at major antiques shows; rare 18th and 19th century Virginia and other Southern furniture; decorative arts and silver; American formal and country furniture; Oriental carpets; good Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania folk pottery; American folk art; fine art and statuary; samplers and quilts; country accessories including collections of painted boxes, baskets and ironware; 18th and 19th century primitive lighting; decorative accessories; English and American silver; early ceramics including White House porcelains; antique reference volumes and more.
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