The Estate of Jean Brockman & her late uncles, Admiral Clarence Stewart Williams, and his son, USN Captain Edgar M. Williams

Dates & Times (US/Eastern)

Sat, Dec 10, 2016 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sale Description

Mrs. Brockman and her late husband, in addition to collecting mementos from their travels and acquiring furnishings of their own taste, inherited distinctive items from her great uncle and aunt, Admiral and Mrs. Clarence S. Williams, through her uncle and aunt, Captain and Mrs. Edgar M. Williams.  Admiral Williams was the former President of the Naval War College and Commander-in-Chief of the Asiatic Fleet.  These sophisticated, world travelers acquired a wide variety of furniture, art, textiles, and accessories that are being offered in this sale.  Those items include - Very fine country period antiques; an international collection of objets d'art; American Indian art; Sterling pieces including an exquisite tea service; Tiffany Favrile glass; Militaria -U. S. Navy; Minton China; Cut crystal & fine glassware; Garden Furniture & Decorations; Original Art & Fine Prints; Garden & Hand Tools; Superb Collectables; Old Trunks, Wooden Shipping Crates, Sea Chests & Cedar Chests; Ephemera & New and Old Books; Vintage Electronics, Vinyl, CDs, Video Cassettes, Books on Tape; Vintage Furniture;  Antique, precious, and costume jewelry and antique watches; Household items and Lots More - more photos coming as discoveries are made!  New photos added today - Friday, December 2.

Additional items include:

- dinner bell

- 37 mm Hotchkiss round, French c. 1890 - inert

- Ship's lights

- arrowheads

- vinyl records & CDs

- books:  novels, USN, gardening, birds, children's, travel

-  platter & other china made in Limoges, France

- cast aluminum garden furniture

- collection of vessels of all sizes and shapes for flower arrangements

- vintage toy M-1 replica

- vintage hand tools including planes, wood handled hammers, drill, & brace, & a Stanley Tools catalog #34 from  Charlottesville Hardware Store, and typical-but-useful shovels, rakes, ladders, Craftsman sockets etc.

- Commemorative editions of British & American publications featuring the coronations of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II

- scrapbooks filled with period newspaper clippings about various world leaders and stories of the day, 1940s & 50s

- damaged, but fabulous, album of photographs from Japan in the 1890-1920s

- military medals, pins, and ribbons, including the Distinguished Service Cross and the Air Medal


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