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A sampling of antiques to be auctioned Feb. 25 by Specialists of the South, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. Image courtesy of Specialists of the South.

Varied array of antiques in Specialists of the South’s Feb. 25 sale

A sampling of antiques to be auctioned Feb. 25 by Specialists of the South, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. Image courtesy of Specialists of the South.

A sampling of antiques to be auctioned Feb. 25 by Specialists of the South, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. Image courtesy of Specialists of the South.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – February 25, 2012 is the date The Specialists of the South will auction an out of town estate from a deceased master woodworker. Stellar tools and exotic woods are offered in conjunction with his antiques and collectibles. This no-minimum, no-reserve auction showcasing some 400 lots starts on the 25th at 8:00 AM CST with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Antiques and collectibles exhibit a wide variety, from iridescent carnival glass to interesting artwork and lithographs. There is also a beautiful Tiffany-style stained glass shade. Also, look for the H.A. Muth ship prints, lithographs from Currier & Ives and an unframed chromolithograph of The Boyhood of Lincoln.

The Specialists will also offer two beautiful Oriental rugs. The first is an Iranian Bijar rug with a repeating intricate square pattern. The second is an Afghani Balouche tribal rug with unique reds and geometric patterns. The consignor also collected linens and quilts, including a brightly colored sunflower quilt and a lightweight nine patch red and blue quilt.

The selection of both large and small tools offered are sure to get the attention of \woodworking followers. Many are out of the ordinary and in very good shape, some even mint in the box. Of special interest are the Delta products, including an industrial table saw. Tools of note include an industrial band saw, a generator, a wood lathe and a Shopmaster open stand jointer. The consignor used his tools specifically for the exotic woods he worked with every day.

The estate offers a large assortment of beautiful wood in a range of sizes to include ebony, purple heart, zebra wood to name a few. Among his creations includes a handcrafted olive ash burl box and an assortment of boxes in progress made out of Birdseye maple, cedar, rose and lace wood – some with ebony touches. And, note the auction will offer a signed limited edition pedestal made of purple heart.

Also in the collection are some nice pieces of vintage furniture. While the consignor did not handcraft these pieces, he had an eye for beautiful wood. Among the furniture pieces is a tufted Victorian sofa, a beautiful dark finish armoire, a drum table, French style kidney-shape end tables, a Southerland drop leaf table, an older washstand, oak bench, a Chinese red painted box on stand, a vintage chest of drawers, a chest on chest, a traditional broken pediment headboard with footboard, a cherry dining table and a diminutive étagère.

In addition to the above, there are two porcelain and brass chandeliers, one made in Italy; and a crystal chandelier. Lighting also features Capodimonte-style table lamps, a floor lamp and oil lamps. There are pieces of Westmoreland and enameled blue glass, beautiful cut to clear blue vases, milk glass, signed Fenton glass, carnival glass, citron, cut glass, art glass and a large collection of fancy glass chandelier shades.

In ceramics there is Hummel Chimney Sweep, a retired Lladro of Girl w/Pig, large and small Toby jugs including the large Sancho Panga and Auld Mac, an R.S. Prussia rose bowl, a Vienna vase, a Nippon lobed dish, Staffordshire spill vases depicting “the hunt,” cookie jars, Blue Willow dinnerware, older kitchen bowls, and a Native American ceremonial pot.

Other categories interest include clocks (mantel and carriage), daguerreotypes, costume jewelry including turquoise necklaces and rings, buttons, records (45s and 33 1/3 albums), books including a large selection of woodworking books and magazines as well as novels, fishing poles, kitchenalia and craft items featuring a painted cheese box by Katie Koehnemann.

For additional information on any lot in the sale, call 850-785-2577 or e-mail them at specialists@knology.net.

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.


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A sampling of antiques to be auctioned Feb. 25 by Specialists of the South, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. Image courtesy of Specialists of the South.

A sampling of antiques to be auctioned Feb. 25 by Specialists of the South, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. Image courtesy of Specialists of the South.