Spitler painted chest could reach $120K at Jeffrey S. Evans, Nov. 18-20

Johannes Spitler paint-decorated blanket chest, est. $80,000-$120,000

Johannes Spitler paint-decorated blanket chest, est. $80,000-$120,000

CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates is pleased to announce its 41st Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction to be held November 18-20. The three-day event features nearly 1,200 lots, including two important single-owner collections of folk art and Americana as well as a large selection of excellent material from various individuals, estates, and institutions. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Session One, beginning at 9 am Eastern time on Thursday, November 18, will showcase the American folk art collection of Jan and Watt White. The Whites filled their Stamford, Connecticut residence with a choice selection of weathervanes, whirligigs, folk carvings, gameboards and vibrant paint-decorated articles of all types. Everything was acquired from top-tier figures in the trade, with most pieces retaining extensive provenance.

Jonas Weber folk art paint-decorated trinket box, est. $20,000-$30,000

Jonas Weber folk art paint-decorated trinket box, est. $20,000-$30,000

Highlights for the 277-lot session include an important Jonas Weber (Pennsylvania, 1810-1876) paint-decorated trinket box with yellow ground, which was once part of the Shelley collection. It is estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Also on offer is a 19th-century folk art carved and painted train conductor whirligig; an iconic example of a cut-out sheet-iron leaping stag weathervane; a Schtockschnitzler Simmons (Berks County, Pennsylvania) carved and painted figure of a parrot; and an outstanding American School (late 19th or early 20th century) folk art oil on board portrait of a cat. This last is estimated at $5,000-$8,000.

19th-century American folk art portrait of a cat, est. $5,000-$8,000

19th-century American folk art portrait of a cat, est. $5,000-$8,000

Session Two, beginning at 9 am Eastern time on Friday, November 19, will feature the Americana collection of Barbara M. and the late Charlie Hunter. The Hunter collection includes a diverse range of top-quality material across multiple categories, including historical flags and other political textiles, hooked rugs, sporting art, vintage firearms, Gibson guitars, paint-decorated furniture, slip-decorated earthenware and antique Oriental rugs.

Extremely rare 1864 Lincoln-Johnson campaign flag, est. $10,000-$15,000

Extremely rare 1864 Lincoln-Johnson campaign flag, est. $10,000-$15,000

Highlights include a Johannes Spitler (Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 1774-1837) paint-decorated blanket chest, formerly in the Walters collection, estimated at $80,000-$120,000; an antique Mohtasham Kashan pictorial room-size carpet; an extremely rare and possibly unique 1864 Lincoln-Johnson campaign hand-sewn flag banner with printed slogan, estimated at $10,000-$15,000; and a folk art full-body molded-copper setter weathervane with an undisturbed surface.

Session Three, beginning at 9 am Eastern time on Friday, November 20, will feature a selection of rare Virginia and other Southern material; 18th- and 19th-century formal and country furniture; American fine and decorative arts; folk pottery; prints and other historical material; a collection of spatter and gaudy wares; 19th-century coin silver; Shenandoah Valley and other folk art and a range of textiles.

 

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