effrey S. Evans & Associates is pleased to announce its 32nd Semi-Annual Americana and Fine Antiques Auction to be held June 16 and 17, 2017. The two-day event includes fresh-to-the-market consignments from estates and private collections in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Florida, as well as material deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to benefit the collections acquisitions funds. Offering a diverse range of rare and desirable material, the large sale promises to be a noteworthy event.
Session I, beginning at 4:00 pm EST on Friday, June 16, 2017, will feature an excellent collection of high-grade 17th to early 20th century American and foreign coins and currency, most from a fresh-to-the-market estate collection assembled in the first half of the 20th century, including a 1907 Saint Gaudens high-relief double-eagle $20 gold coin with Roman numerals and many other gold coins; antiquarian books and manuscripts, including a first printing of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”, published in The American Review, February 1845; antique firearms, Civil War material, and other militaria including a Fayetteville Armory 1863 percussion rifle in outstanding original condition, a rare Winchester, VA attributed longrifle, and a John Brown pike.
Session II, beginning at 9:30 am EST on Saturday, June 17, 2017, will include our usual fine selection of rare Virginia & other Southern material; 18th & 19th century American formal and country furniture; American fine & decorative arts; folk pottery; Shenandoah Valley and other folk art; 15 John L. Heatwole (Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 1948-2006) carvings; 18th & 19th century ceramics including a fine collection of dark blue American Historical Staffordshire; early lighting including fine cut overlays and iron/tin primitive; 18th & 19th c. silver and pewter; &c. Highlights in the Saturday session include an important Anna Pottery stoneware presentation vase made by master potter Cornwall Elihu Kirkpatrick (1814-1890) for his daughter Amy R. Kirkpatrick (1862-1935), acquired directly from the Kirkpatrick family; a rare Thompson family, Morgantown Pottery, Morgantown, WV cobalt-decorated two-gallon stoneware jar, bearing unique decoration and unrecorded marks; a fine Kentucky inlaid walnut child’s chest of drawers; Sampson, an important Maltby Sykes (American, 1911-1992) oil on Masonite painting; a Samuel T. Taylor (American, c. 1806-1846) oil on canvas folk portrait of three-year-old Harriet E. Perkins of Louisa Co., VA, dated 1845; and a group of three Johnston family (Fairfax Co., VA, c. 1765) oil on canvas portraits attributed to John Hesselius (American, 1728-1778), depicting George Johnston (1722-1767, House of Burgesses, 1750-1765), his wife, Sarah McCartney Johnston (b. 1729), and their son, George Johnston, Jr. (d. 1777, Washington’s aide-de-camp during the Revolutionary War ).
Company president Jeffrey S. Evans commented, “We are very excited to bring such an outstanding group of fresh material to the market for this auction, most of which will sell unreserved. Our Virginia and other Southern offerings are especially strong and provide numerous unique buying opportunities for collectors of all levels.”
The complete auction catalogue will be posted around June 7. The sale is on public preview June 14 and 15, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily; June 16, 9:00 am until end of auction; and June 17, 8:00 am until end of auction. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 504.434.3939.