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The annual spring auction event is here, and it is packed with exceptional fine art, a large collection of elaborate American sterling silver, bronzes, quality furniture, jewelry, scarce baseball cards, decoys, antique fly reels and sporting books.
Online bidding starts now and the live online event will start 1 PM EST on Sunday April 28. Register HERE.
Exceptional Fine Art available includes a large Oil on Linen by Charleston Artist and Gallery Owner, Betty Anglin Smith. "Shem Creek" 1999, Stunning Oil on Panel "Warm Fall Glow" Johns Island 1997 by West Fraser, Charleston SC, one of the leading American artists in the representational/plein air tradition. Eugene Henri Cauchois (French, 1850-1911) Original Oil on Canvas Still Life of Flowers and Music, on a Draped Table. In in ornate period French gold leaf carved wood frame. Robert Warren Dash (American, 1931-2013) Large Gouache on Paper "Sag Road". Daniel Merlin (French,1861-1933) Oil on Panel. Four mischievous kittens at play. From the private collection of esteemed American Sculptor Marshall Fredericks, 3 works by Roger Bailey (American, 1897-1995) award winning architect and widely exhibited artist. From a Paris/Charleston Estate several French Oil Paintings by well listed French artists. Numerous other listed artist works will be available.
For the sporting gents we have a collection of old Eastern Shore Decoys from the estate of George A. Gehrken, Commission District Game Biologist, Eastern Virginia / Eastern Shore 1948-1957, Union Camp Corporation coordinator of Outdoor Recreation from 1957-86. His love of the outdoors was shown in his leisure activities as well. He was well known as a naturalist and an avid hunter. There is also a large collection of antique fly reels and scarce sporting books including Roland Clark's Etchings by The Derrydale Press, New York, 1938. Large Book. First edition, No. 257 of 800 copies. There will also be some rare Baseball and Sport cards in excellent condition from a lifelong Charleston collection, including a 1967 Johnny Unitas, 1959 Yogi Berra, a rare 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card and many other older and hard to find cards.
For the Sterling Silver collectors, we will have numerous lots of outstanding substantial American Sterling Silver Items including 2 pair of early 20th c. 1 ft tall repousse and chased candlesticks of baluster form, decorated with dense grapes, strawberries, foliates and flowers, with removable bobeches from Loring Andrews Co.
There is also Fine Jewelry, Furniture, Bronzes, Porcelain and more available. Truly an auction with something for everyone.