Langston’s Labor Day sale a top pick for early American antiques

American primitive oil painting of Nellie Bronson Goddard, 36 inches by 43½ inches (sight), estimate $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Langston Auction Gallery.

American primitive oil painting of Nellie Bronson Goddard, 36 inches by 43½ inches (sight), estimate $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Langston Auction Gallery.

WILSON, N.C. – An exciting event scheduled for the holiday weekend is Langston Auction Gallery’s 491-lot Annual Labor Day Auction, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 7. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

Langston’s is a busy auction house that is a favorite with dealers and collectors alike. They conduct, on average, two sales per month, but over holiday weekends, they really pull in the bidders with their special antiques and fine estate auctions, such as the one coming up on Labor Day.

The company’s holiday auctions always include a fine selection of 17th, 18th, and 19th-century French, English, American and Southern antiques, as well as porcelains, sterling, glassware, lamps, chandeliers, mirrors, paintings and Oriental rugs

Our picks for Labor Day at Langston’s include lot 333, a 36-inch by 43½-inch (sight) American primitive oil painting of a little girl, titled In Memory of Nellie Bronson Goddard. The framed work features a desirable subject, as early American child portraits are always in demand. The artwork is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.

The auction also includes American furniture and several excellent American tall-case clocks. Lot 412, an 18th-century Pennsylvania walnut tall case with moon dial has the look of a cherished family heirloom, and could bring $10,000-$15,000.

Another elegant timekeeper is lot 560, a signed, late-18th or early 19th-century cherry tall-case clock of New Jersey origin. It is expected to make $8,000-$15,000.

An 18th-century mahogany fall-front glass door secretary with fretwork top is another top lot. Entered as lot 340, it could realize $2,750-$4,000 on auction day.

A very pleasing array of decorative art has been included, and some pieces do double duty as utilitarian objects. An example is lot 498, a 19th-century Rose Mandarin shrimp dish estimated at $500-$600.

Expect quality when buying from Langston’s. Owner Bobby Langston has been in the antiques business for more than 50 years. He is knowledgeable in many categories of 17th- through 19th-century antiques. Langston’s is known for its friendly staff and superior customer service.

Langston Auction Gallery is located at 2620 Highway 301 South, in Wilson, N.C. For additional information on the Labor Day sale or any lot included in the sale, call Bobby Langston at 252-237-8224 or e-mail langsant@aol.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view Langston Auction Gallery’s complete catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


18th-century mahogany fall-front glass door secretary with fretwork top, estimate $2,750-$4,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Langston Auction Gallery.

18th-century mahogany fall-front glass door secretary with fretwork top, estimate $2,750-$4,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Langston Auction Gallery.


18th-century Pennsylvania walnut tall case clock with moon dial, estimate $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Langston Auction Gallery.

18th-century Pennsylvania walnut tall case clock with moon dial, estimate $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Langston Auction Gallery.


Southern walnut one-drawer hunt board, circa 1820, 49 inches wide by 20½ inches deep by 39¾ inches tall, estimate $3,000-$4,500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Langston Auction Gallery.

Southern walnut one-drawer hunt board, circa 1820, 49 inches wide by 20½ inches deep by 39¾ inches tall, estimate $3,000-$4,500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Langston Auction Gallery.


19th-century Rose Mandarin shrimp dish, estimate $500-$600. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Langston Auction Gallery.

19th-century Rose Mandarin shrimp dish, estimate $500-$600. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Langston Auction Gallery.