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Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.

VAR #555 / VAF #782
Tel: 540.434.3939
Fax: 540.434.3399
Email: Click to email us

Gallery Location & Shipping Address:

2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2638
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Auctioneers, Appraisers, Brokers, Consultants & Collections Management


Classes / Seminars


Upcoming Events      (Past Events)





















Ceramics and Glass 101: 
A unique, one-day, hands-on workshop geared toward continuing education credits for appraisers
Friday, May 12, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET

While appraising can sometimes include working with prestigious artists’ works and upscale decorative arts, many estates and collections are heterogeneous in nature and comprise a broad range of materials, including ceramics and glass. Arm yourself with more than just the basics - gain the confidence to identify characteristics of earlier manufactured goods, and the ability to separate the rare from the mundane. For further details click here. For registration form click here.

Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar 

The African-American Experience in the Shenandoah Valley
Saturday, June 10, 2017
9:30 am to 4:00 pm ET 
Image of the Liberty Furnace in Shenandoah County as it appeared during the Civil War.
Courtesy of the LVA Special Collections and

The African-American Experience in the Shenandoah Valley. Featuring scholars and historians discussing the lives of African Americans in the Valley before and after the Civil War including a survey of slave dwellings. Sponsored by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates and held at the firm’s gallery, Mt. Crawford, VA. Details and registration information forthcoming.
Early American Pattern Glass Society
September 27 - 29, 2017
The seminar will be held in conjunction with our September 29th and 30th auction of 19th Century Glass. Watch here for further details.




 JSE & Associates Continuing Lecture Series

Friday, November 10, 2017
starting at 6:00 pm ET
To be held at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Auction House in Mt. Crawford, VA. Watch here for future details.

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Colonial Williamsburg 67th Annual Antiques Forum (2015)

Early American Pattern Glass Society (2016)

JSE&A Continuing Lecture Series: VA Decorative Arts & American Glass (2009 to present)

JSE&A Annual Ceramics Seminar (2014)

Massanutten Regional Library Antiques Appraisal (2013)

Mega-Glass Convention (2011)

MESDA Regional Seminar (2014)

MESDA Textile Seminar (2012)

Museum of American Glass in WV Fundraiser (2010)

National American Glass Club Seminar (2012)

Rushlight Club Spring Meeting & Seminar (2012)

Safes of the Valley MSV Exhibition

Special Glass Seminar (2015)

Textile & Sewing Open House (2016)

Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar (2011) (2012) (2013) (2014) (2015) (2016)

VQM Exhibit: Counterpanes and White Work of the Shenandoah Valley (2012)

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Safes of the Valley

Past Event

The exhibition Safes of the Valley opened at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester, Virginia on May 11, 2014 and ran through March 29, 2015.  Focus was on the utilitarian food (or pie) safe, a furniture form commonly used in Shenandoah Valley homes during the 1800s. 
For museum hours, directions, etc., visit
Nineteenth century food safes that exist today are highly sought-after not only for the the artistry of the cabinets and often unique punched tins, but also for the functionality of these charming antiques.  See an example that sold at auction in 2013 for $14,950!
More than 40 examples were currently on display at the MSV and a fully-illustrated comprehensive companion publication by co-curators Jeffrey S. Evans and Kurt C. Russ will be released in early 2016. 
This museum exhibit is the culmination of four years of exhaustive research by Evans and Russ who launched The Virginia Safe Project in August 2010. 
Visit the research project's Facebook page.  Read the press release.
Shown directly below: 
1.  Rockbridge Co., VA George Washington punched tin 
2.  Augusta Co., VA pie safe with tins dated 1860

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Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar 

Stoneware of the Old Dominion

Past Event


Pictured above TOP: Andrew Coffman and family, Rockingham Co., Virginia stoneware, circa 1850-1855; the sugar bowl with an important, recently uncovered provenance.  BOTTOM: From a newly attributed group of Augusta Co., Virginia stoneware; the jar dated 1874, pitcher and jug dated 1875.
This exciting, highly successful one-day colloquium, Stoneware of the Old Dominion: Important New Research and Discoveries, was offered as the debut of the Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Annual Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar.  
The 2011 seminar was held from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, June 18, after an hour-long informal tailgate sale in the parking lot.  Expert presenters/authors who lectured on specific regional Virginia stoneware included Rob Hunter and Marshall Goodman (James River), Kurt Russ (Rockbridge and Botetourt Counties)Scott Suter (Rockingham County), and Jeff Evans (Augusta County).  An hour before the seminar began, attendees participated in an informal tailgate sale in the JSE & Assoc. parking lot.  Seminar cost was $75 (with lunch provided) or $65 (bring your own lunch).      
This inaugural event was dedicated to our dear friend and colleague, the late Eddie Wilder.  Eddie's tireless research and devotion to Alexandria pottery has been an inspiration to us all.

Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar 
Earthenware of the Old Dominion
New Research and Discoveries 
Past Event
Slip-decorated. lead-glazed earthenware bowl,
attributed to New Market, Virginia, 1815-1830;
the shop of Christian and Jacob Adam or Andrew and John Coffman.
Our second annual one-day colloquium, Earthenware of the Old Dominion: Important New Research and Discoveries was held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET.  
The 2012 event featured expert presenters/authors who lectured on various aspects of Virginia earthenware. Speakers included Johanna Brown, Jeff Evans, Brenda Hornsby Heindl, Roddy Moore, Kurt Russ and Scott Suter. 
As in 2011, the 2012 seminar was preceded by an informal, hour-long tailgate sale in the JSE & Assoc. parking lot.  Seminar cost was $75 (with lunch provided) or $65 (bring your own lunch).  


Johanna M. Brown
Curator of Moravian Decorative Arts and Director of Collections,

Our very own

President of JSE & Assoc., Auctioneer, Author, Independent Scholar and Curator 

Independent Scholar and Potter

Historian, Folklorist, Author and Guest Curator

Independent Scholar and former Director, 

Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Bridgewater College

Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar
A Safe Place:
Punched-tin Paneled Furniture
of the Valley of Virginia 
Past Event

Our third annual one-day colloquium, A Safe Place: Punched-tin Paneled Furniture of the Valley of Virginia was held at our facility on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET. 
Lecturers were Jeff EvansRoddy Moore and Kurt Russ and the seminar cost was $75 (with lunch provided) or $65 (bring your own lunch).  



Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar
 Textiles in 18th & 19th c. Virginia
Past Event
Our fourth annual one-day colloquium Textiles in 18th & 19th century Virginia was held in our facility on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET.  
Seminar cost was $75 (with lunch provided) or $65 (bring your own lunch) and our expert guest speakers who lectured on a wide variety of Virginia textiles (quilts, samplers, woven fabrics, etc.) were:
  • Mary Robare, independent scholar, author, lecturer, curator and consultant
  • Kim Ivey, author and Curator of Textiles of Historic Interiors, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Kathleen Staples, author and owner of Kathleen Staples & Associates, LLC (provides research, curatorial, lecture, and conservation services for historic textiles)
  • Jeffrey S. Evans, author and president of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates  

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Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar 

Decorative Embellishments:
Cultural Expressions of the Shenandoah Valley


Past Event


As in previous years, our fifth annual one-day colloquium was held in our facility on Saturday, June 13th from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET.   

Our event was a study of embellishments and decorations found in the Shenandoah Valley featuring scholars and craftsmen lecturing and demonstrating furniture carving and inlay, pottery decoration, folk art painting, and metalwork.

Our expert guest speakers were:

CLICK HERE for Program Agenda!
Fairfield Inn & Suites of Harrisonburg offered a special rate of $89.00 (plus applicable tax) per night for attendees of this event. Last day to book was May 22, 2015.


Pictured above: A rendition of a surveying compass owned by the Augusta County Historical Society and an Alexander McGilvray rifle carved and engraved for a Heritage Museum fundraiser.  Both images courtesy of craftsman/silversmith Mark Thomas







Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar

Woven in Virginia: From Bedcovers to Chair Seats

Past Event



As in previous years, our sixth annual one-day colloquium was held in our facility on Saturday, June 11th from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET.   
Woven in Virginia: From Bedcovers to Chair Seats. Featuring scholars and craftspeople presenting and demonstrating on all things woven.
Speakers for this seminar are:

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Special Glass Seminar

Past Event


The seminar focused on the products of the H. C. Fry Glass Works of Rochester, PA along with presentations on Vaseline glass and custard glass. It was held in our facility on Friday, July 17 starting at 10:00 AM ET.

The seminar was held in conjunction with our July 18th auction of 19th & 20th Century Glass featuring the H. C. Fry glass collection of Bruce & Linda Pohto of Madison, OH including examples published in The Collector's Encyclopedia of Fry Glassware; the Vaseline glass collection of the late Nadene J. Stockard, charter member of the Vaseline Glass Collectors, Inc. including many examples published in Peterson's Vaseline Glass: Canary to Contemporary; and Part II of the custard glass collection of the late Jerry Volkmer of Bucyrus. OH.

Registration deadline for this seminar was July 3, 2015.

Program Agenda

Our expert guest speakers will be:



 Early American Pattern Glass Society
Drinking with EAPG

Past Event

Drinking with EAPG, A look at Early American Pattern Glass drinking vessels between 1850 and 1910. This seminar was held at our facility on September 22, 2016. Speakers include Jeffrey S. Evans and William Morrison. Click here for details of the event. Registration form. An uncatalogued auction was held on Thursday, September 22nd starting at 10:00 am ET.











First Annual
JSE & Assoc. Ceramics Seminar 
Exploring 18th & 19th Century Ceramics
Past Event

Dates: May 4 & 5, 2014 (Sunday & Monday)


This inaugural ceramics seminar at JSE&A offered everyone from amateur to advanced scholars the chance to hear lectures of interest on 18th and 19th Century English and Asian pottery and porcelain, followed by extended periods of hands-on review with time to examine a variety of pottery and porcelain made of different bodies and decorated in differing techniques.

Day One included lectures, hands-on study of pearlware, prattware and creamware focused on the George and Mickey Deike collection of English pottery, dinner and a private collections tour at a nationally recognized historic home.  Day Two included a day-long tour of The Reeves Center's ceramics collection at Washington & Lee University followed by a book signing by the Deikes, a "Gallery Walk" tour of the ceramics to be sold at auction on May 6th, and an evening reception.

2014 Seminar Schedule

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2014 MESDA Regional Seminar
Safe at Home:  
The Southern Food Safe and its World
Past Event


Dates: May 16 & 17, 2014

This event was presented by MESDA (Museum of Southern Decorative Arts) of Winston-Salem, NC and the MSV (Museum of the Shenandoah Valley) in Winchester, VA.   

The seminar was held at the MSV (901 Amherst Street • Winchester, VA 22601) and coincided with the museum's May 11, 2014 opening of its exhibition, Safes of the Valley for which Jeff Evans and Kurt Russ serve as co-curators.  The exhibit will be on display through March 29, 2015.  

Speakers and workshop leaders discussed the material culture surrounding the food safe form including foodways, methods of construction and tin punching, Evans and Russ led curators’ tours of the exhibition where participants also viewed treasures from the MSV collection, and a sold-out pre-seminar day trip on Friday, May 16th allowed a limited number of participants to visit the private collections of the exhibit curators.  Click here to view the schedule and registration form for this past event.

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2012 MESDA Textile Seminar

Needlework & Textiles of the Shenandoah Valley

Past Event 

Dates: March 14-17, 2012 (Wednesday through Saturday)

Held at our gallery in Mt. Crawford, Virginia.  The 2012 Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Textile Seminar featured an expert panel of speakers, exclusive tours of museum and private collections and a special associated exhibit at the Virginia Quilt Museum
Visit MESDA's website at  












2012 Rushlight Club
Spring Meeting & Seminar
Past Event
Dates: April 26-29, 2012 (Thursday through Sunday) 
This event was hosted at our gallery in Mt. Crawford, Virginia in conjuction with our two-day early lighting auction, held Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29.   
Included expert speakers, historical and collections tours, and more.  


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2012 National American Glass Club Seminar

Past Event

Dates: May 16-19, 2012 (Wednesday through Saturday)

The 2012 NAGC seminar, hosted at our gallery in Mt. Crawford, Virginia in conjunction with our May 19th glass auction, featured expert speakers, tours of historic properties, special collections tours, and more.  Read article in The Antique Trader.
Visit the NAGC website










JSE & Associates
Continuing Lecture Series
(Free & Open to the Public!)
Sponsored by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates and held at our gallery in Mt. Crawford, Virginia, these lectures feature expert speakers who discuss various topics relating to Virginia Decorative Arts and American Glass
Presentations are selected to coincide with similarly-themed auctions (primarily our annual November Americana & Antiques sale) and are typically held at 6:00 PM the day before a Saturday auction.  
These interesting and educational lectures are open to the general public at no cost.  Past lectures have included:

The Political Table: a Conversation on Dining (presented 11/12/2016)

From Kindig to Tannehill: Antiques dealers and collecting in the Shenandoah Valley from the 1910s to the 1970s (presented 11/13/2015)

Alexandria Stoneware: What We Know Now (presented 11/14/2014)

Discovering John Shearer (1790-1820): "A True North Britain" in the Southern Backcountry (presented 11/09/2012)

Virginia Silversmiths, 1607-1860, Their Lives and Marks (presented 11/11/2011)

The Virginia Safe: An Introduction to Punched-Tin Paneled Furniture of the Shenandoah Valley (presented 11/12/2010)  

Cut Vine and Shamrock: Lamps and Tableware of Union Cut and Plain Flint Glassworks (presented 05/21/2010) 

The late Eddie L. Wilder
(11/27/1934 - 11/07/2010)
Alexandria, Virginia Pottery, 1792-1876 (presented 11/13/2009) 

Shenandoah Valley Decorative Arts: Recent Discoveries and Research (presented 11/12/2010)
Vernacular Chairs of the Shenandoah Valley, 1770-1900 (presented 11/13/2009)
New Discoveries in Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Decorative Arts (presented 11/15/2013)

Pillar-Molded Glassware: A Retrospective (presented 09/25/2009)

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2011 Mega-Glass Convention 

Past Event

Held July 7-9, 2011 at the Marriott Overland Park Hotel Overland Park, KS, this multi-organization convention included participants from the following collectors clubs:

Event Website    Press Release    Photos 

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As co-chairman of the 2009-2010 "Match the Money and the Museum is Ours!" fund drive for the Museum of American Glass in WV, I asked all of our friends and clientele to seriously consider supporting this important capital campaign. 
I am very happy to report success and I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who helped make this possible.  ~ Jeff    

Our Success Story



















Below: Photos from the 2011 VA Decorative Arts Seminar, Stoneware of the Old Dominion

Above: Jeff Evans (standing) and Scott Suter (podium)

Above: Kurt Russ (podium) 

Above left to right: Jeff Evans, Rob Hunter, Marshall Goodman

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Below: Photos from the 2011 Mega-Glass Convention

Above: Moderator Jeffrey Evans with panel members Catherine Futter (left), Rick Pence and Jane Spillman (right)

Above: Just Jeff 

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Virginia Quilt Museum Exhibit 
Counterpanes and
White Work of the
Shenandoah Valley
Guest Curators: JeffBeverley Evans
Past Event
Exhibit Dates: February 1 through May 12, 2012
Detail of circa 1825 embroidered white-work counterpane
likely made by a member of the Dofflemoyer or Dovel family,
Shenandoah (now Page) County. 
The accompanying, fully illustrated 24-page exhibit catalogue
is available for purchase through the VQM
and through our online store.  
Catalogue Price: $8.95
(+ tax and/or shipping as applicable)

Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-3818 





2016 Textile & Sewing Open House


Our first textile and sewing open house was held at our facility in Mt. Crawford, VA  on Friday, July 14th from 10:00 am till 6:00pm, in conjunction with our First Annual Textiles & Sewing Auction. Click here to read the schedule for the day. This was a Free event!


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Blue Salt

Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. CD-4 Lyre Pressed Salt with Cover, Circa 1840. One of only six recorded examples. - Sold $34,100, May 20, 2006, lot 1001, for a Wisconsin private collector. A world record price for a Lacy period salt.

Olive Jug

New England Free-Blown 3" Footed Toy Jug, Probably Coventry or East Hartford, CT Glass Works, Circa 1830 - Sold $10,175, May 19, 2006, lot 307, from a prominent Cape Cod collection.

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