MT. CRAWFORD, VA, November 15, 2023 —- Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates is pleased to announce its 45th Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction to be held November 30 – December 2, 2023. The three-day event features consignments from estates and collections across the country as well as important objects from several institutional deaccessions. Overall, with nearly 1,300 lots of high-quality, fresh-to-the-market material to be sold over the weekend, the sale is sure to generate plenty of excitement within the collecting community.
Day One, beginning at 9:00 am EST on Thursday, November 30, 2023, will feature property from the Leo Greiner Collection, Roseburg, OR; the private collection of Julie Roe, Alexandria, VA; a New York, NY private collection; the collection of Ken Depew, Ft. Myer’s, FL; plus others. The day’s offerings will include a fine selection of colored flint; collection of Pittsburgh area wares including rare pattern- and pillar-molded; free-blown and blown-molded wares, many in rare colors; a wide assortment of toy tumblers, tasters, and condiment articles; a good selection of whale oil lighting; cup plates, salts, and other pressed lacy; early cut glass; plus more. Highlights include an important pair of opaque white pillar-molded quart bar decanters with applied deep amethyst lip and neck ring (Lot 29); a rare pair of pressed loop / leaf vases in deep violet blue (lot 69); and a fine pair of pressed hexagonal candlesticks in yellow citron and fiery opalescent color (Lot 105).
Day Two, beginning at 9:00 am EST on Friday, December 1, 2023, will feature property from the Layton Collection, Paris, KY; a New York, NY private collection; the estate of David Lee Fannon, Amissville, VA; a Wisconsin collection; the estate of Charlie Casper, Pittsboro, NC; the collection of Ken Depew, Ft. Myer’s, FL items deaccessioned by the Wilton House Museum, Richmond, VA, to benefit collections care, preservations, and future acquisitions; plus others. The weekend’s offerings will include a good selection of free-blown glass wares, including rare trumpet vases; Marbrie loop articles, including witch balls and flasks; utilitarian wares, such as milk pans and bowls; our usual fine selection of rare Shenandoah Valley stoneware and other American folk pottery; rare antiquarian books and other printed articles; 18th and 19th century silver, including Southern coin and English sterling; 18th and 19th century ceramics, including transfer-printed Staffordshire, English pearlware, and Chinese Export porcelain.
Highlights for Day Two include a fine pair of American free-blown thistle-form vases in opaque white with deep cobalt blue highlights (Lot 1001); an unusual Texarkana Pottery-attributed salt-glazed stoneware figural fish pitcher (lot 1187); and a Thomas Wolfe signed first edition volume Of Time and the River (Lot 1265).
Day Three, beginning at 9:00 am EST on Saturday, December 2, 2023 will feature property from the private collection of George Huffman, Carmel, IN; the Layton Collection, Paris, KY; the estate of David Lee Fannon, Amissville, VA; a Wisconsin collection; the estate of Charlie Casper, Pittsboro, NC; items deaccessioned by the Wilton House Museum, Richmond, VA, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and the Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA to benefit collections care, preservations, and future acquisitions; plus others. The weekend’s offerings will include our usual fine selection of rare Virginia & other Southern material, including Shenandoah Valley stoneware and other folk pottery; rare fraktur and an excellent selection of folk art; a good selection of decoys and folk art carvings from a private collection; 18th & 19th century formal and country furniture, including several outstanding examples from Boston and Philadelphia, as well as important Virginia and Southern pieces; 19th and early 20th century photography and related material; American fine & decorative art; Civil War, firearms, and other historical material, including a fine selection of early American flags and other political textiles.. Highlights for the day include a fine 19th-century American carved and painted tobacco / cigar store trade figure attributed to Thomas Brooks (1828-1895) of New York, NY (Lot 2141); a rare and important 1860 “Wigwam” Republican Convention Kentucky state delegation flag (Lot 2089); a very fine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chippendale carved walnut dressing table (Lot 2284); and an outstanding William Gibian (Onancock, Virginia) carved and painted preening marbled godwit shorebird (Lot 2259).
Company president, Jeffrey S. Evans, commented, “We are very excited to bring such an outstanding group of fresh objects to the market for this auction. Overall, our varied offerings of American folk art, Southern objects, and historical material are especially strong and provide numerous unique buying opportunities for serious collectors.”
The catalogues for each session are now posted online. The sale is on public preview November 28-29, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; and November 30 – December 2, 8:00 am until end of auction on each day. For further information, please visit www.jeffreysevans.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 540.434.3939.