John Coker to auction Tenn. couple’s collections March 8

East Tennessee walnut Jackson press,  circa 1840-60. John Coker Ltd. image.

East Tennessee walnut Jackson press, circa 1840-60. John Coker Ltd. image.

NEW MARKET, Tenn. – John W. Coker & Co. will conduct an estate auction of a well-known couple from Morristown, Tenn., on Saturday, March 8. The auction, which will be at Coker’s Strawberry Plains gallery, will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers.com will facilitate Internet live bidding for approximately 300 major lots.

Roscoe and Nadine Buchanan were serious antique collectors and dealers in Morristown, Tenn., during the 1970s and 1980s. After Roscoe died in 1990, Nadine kept the shop, Buck’s Treasures, open a few more years before packing it and taking it home, where it remained until her death last year.

John W. Coker & Co. auctioned the couple’s clock collection at an auction last summer. The contents of the residence will be sold Saturday.

Items to be sold include early chests of drawers, blanket chests, pictures, primitive furniture, a few clocks, marble top pieces, a good East Tennesee walnut Jackson press, New England step-back cupboards, dry sink, Rosewood melodeon, pocket knives, watches and some jewelry.

Left over from other estates that did not get sold at earlier auctions are some Cherokee River cane baskets, early Southern and Tennessee pottery, coverlets, desks, lighting, a vintage fire truck from LaFrance with huge iron wheels, cradles, folk art and currency. There will also be vintage toys, candy containers, an ornately carved Kentucky secretary-press top, circa 1790, and all sorts of surprises, noted auctioneer John Coker

There is a 20 percent buyer’s premium, and dealers must bring their resale certificates if they intend to purchase for resale. There will easily be more than 500 lots with more being added.

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


East Tennessee walnut Jackson press,  circa 1840-60. John Coker Ltd. image.

East Tennessee walnut Jackson press, circa 1840-60. John Coker Ltd. image.

Mahogany elephant-base table from Sri Lanka, 1930s. John Coker Ltd. image.

 

Mahogany elephant-base table from Sri Lanka, 1930s. John Coker Ltd. image.

American LaFrance fire wagon extinguisher, early 20th century. John Coker Ltd. image.

 

American LaFrance fire wagon extinguisher, early 20th century. John Coker Ltd. image.

The top to an Ornate Kentucky secretary-press, 19th century. John Coker Ltd. image.

 

The top to an Ornate Kentucky secretary-press, 19th century. John Coker Ltd. image.

Miniature cannon, circa 1900, 7 inches high by 11 inches long. John Coker Ltd. image.

 

Miniature cannon, circa 1900, 7 inches high by 11 inches long. John Coker Ltd. image.