MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will hold its 44th Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction from Thursday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17. The three-day event features nearly 1,500 lots consigned from several important collections as well as a large selection of choice objects from various individuals, estates and institutions. Each session will commence at 9 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The Thursday, June 15 session will feature material deaccessioned from the Bennington Museum of Bennington, Vermont and the Sandwich Glass Museum of Sandwich, Massachusetts; property from the estate of Peter Tillou of Litchfield, Connecticut and the private collection of T. Michael Carter and Linda Sturgeon of Richmond, Virginia. The day’s offerings will include a selection of colored flint; a collection of Pittsburgh area wares, including pattern- and pillar-molded forms; free-blown and blown-molded wares; historical and pictorial flasks and bottles; a collection of early commercial cologne bottles; and the Bennington collection of pressed lacy open salts. Highlights include a Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. pair of pillar-molded cut-notch tulip vases in brilliant deep emerald green, estimated at $8,000-$12,000; a Boston & Sandwich deep amethyst purple loop or leaf covered sugar bowl; and a Midwestern pattern-molded deep amethyst purple cream jug.
The Friday, June 16 session will feature property from the estate of William S. “Pumpernickel Bill” Troxell of Allentown, Pennsylvania; the David J. Baker collection of Garrison, New York; the William D. Annable estate collection of Oberlin, Ohio; the collection of Ann Conner Jones of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; the collection of James Lawrence of Williamsburg, Virginia; and items deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association and the Valentine Museum of Richmond, Virginia to benefit collections care, preservations and future acquisitions. The day’s offerings will include a broad selection of Staffordshire American historical transferware, 19th-century American folk pottery, country accessories, baskets, samplers, quilts, and English and Chinese ceramics. Highlights for day two include a Staffordshire American historical transfer-printed ceramic platter featuring the arms of Pennsylvania, estimated at $8,000-$12,000; an American slip-decorated redware or earthenware dish bearing a political slogan “Hancock for / ever” in support of Winfield Scott Hancock’s 1880 presidential campaign; and a North Carolina-attributed Rose Tree pattern appliqued and pieced quilt.
The Saturday, June 17 session will feature property from the estate of William S. “Pumpernickel Bill” Troxell of Allentown, Pennsylvania; the William D. Annable estate collection of Oberlin, Ohio; the collection of Ann Conner Jones of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; the collection of James Lawrence of Williamsburg, Virginia; the collection of Ken Schuler of Linville, Virginia; select items from the 50-year collection of Gerald and Genie Vaughn of Fancy Hill, Virginia; and items deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association and the Valentine Museum of Richmond, Virginia to benefit collections care, preservations and future acquisitions.
The day’s offerings will include the usual selection of Virginia and other Southern material; 18th- and 19th-century formal and country furniture, including painted examples; American folk and fine art; historical and Civil War material, including firearms; 19th-century coin silver; antiquarian books; early American flags; and a selection of Pennsylvania fraktur and related works on paper.
Highlights for the third and final day of the sale include a pair of oil on canvas Prior-Hamblin folk art portraits of a brother and sister, the latter retaining her original dress, together estimated at $50,000-$80,000; a Charleston, South Carolina-attributed Federal inlaid mahogany card table, estimated at $25,000-$35,000; a pair of historic Baltimore, Maryland rowhouse doors used originally at the offices of the Afro News, a pioneering African American-owned newspaper that was highly influential in the 20th-century struggle for Civil Rights, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; a folk art full-body molded-copper cow weathervane with cast head and tail, attributed to Cushing & White; and a Civil War-period shotgun used by Col. John Singleton Mosby with presentation inscription and provenance.
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