MOUNT CRAWFORD, VA, August 30, 2022 —- The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Summer Americana Auction, featuring the collection of Eddie Tatum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was a noteworthy event and produced robust prices in multiple categories. The single-owner sale featured 547 lots of high-quality material and generated very strong levels of participation for the firm, a solid indication of continued vigor in the diverse Americana marketplace. With a busy gallery on each day, competition was intense throughout the session with well over one thousand registered bidders participating online, by phone, in house, and through absentee.
Offered on Friday, August 26th, the Tatum Collection featured an excellent selection of early Piedmont North Carolina furniture, including several important examples; North and South Carolina folk pottery; a fine selection of antique marbles; folk art, historical material, including Civil War-related objects and other ephemera; and an extensive selection of rare historical flasks, bottles, and jars. Top lot for the day was a printed tin advertising sign for A. C. Vogler, a furniture maker and undertaker in 19th-century Salem, North Carolina. The iconic object generated much pre-sale interest and ultimately went to a determined private collector on the phone against an institution for $23,085 (Lot 1315 – all prices include the 21.5% buyer’s premium). Other highlights from the sale include a rare Piedmont North Carolina Queen Anne pin-top table attributed to Johannes Krause at $21,870 (Lot 1193), an extremely rare Gen. Taylor / Fell’s Point historical portrait flask in puce color at $19,440 (Lot 1394), a fine Piggott School Piedmont North Carolina walnut tall chest at $14,580 (Lot 1204), and a rare 19th-century “Miss Chitty” Maggie-Bessie prototype Salem, North Carolina folk art doll at $13,365 (Lot 1298).
After the auction, company president and principal auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans commented, “This Tatum Collection generated robust interest across the board. The caliber of the material offered across all categories was very appealing to a broad swath of collectors. The overall excitement and strong sales results reflect the freshness and high quality of the merchandise offered.” Evans added, “Looking forward, we are gearing up for another strong Americana Auction in November.”
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