MT. CRAWFORD, VA, October 28, 2021 —- Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates is pleased to announce its 41st Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction to be held November 18-20, 2021. The three-day event features two important single-owner collections of folk art and Americana as well as a large selection of excellent material from various individuals, estates, and institutions. With nearly 1,200 lots of high-quality material, the sale is sure to generate excitement in the collecting community.
Day One, beginning at 9:00 am EST on Thursday, November 18, 2021, will kick the weekend off with the Important American Folk Art Collection of Jan and Watt White. The Whites filled their Stamford, Connecticut residence with a choice selection of weathervanes, whirligigs, folk carvings, gameboards, and vibrant paint-decorated articles of all types, all acquired from top-tier figures in the trade with most pieces retaining extensive provenance. Highlights for the 277-lot session on Day One include an important Jonas Weber (Pennsylvania, 1810-1876) paint-decorated trinket box with yellow ground, ex-Shelley Collection (Lot 1076); a fine 19th-century folk art carved and painted train conductor whirligig (Lot 1013); an exceptional cut-out sheet-iron leaping stag weathervane, an iconic example (Lot 1003); a fine Schtockschnitzler Simmons (Berks Co., PA) carved and painted figure of a parrot (Lot 1022); and an outstanding American School (late 19th/early 20th century) folk art oil on board portrait of a cat (Lot 1050).
Day Two, beginning at 9:00 am EST on Friday, November 19, 2021 will feature the Important Americana Collection of Barbara M. and the late Charlie Hunter. The Hunter Collection includes a diverse range of top-quality material across multiple categories, including historical flags and other political textiles, hooked rugs, sporting art, vintage firearms, Gibson guitars, paint-decorated furniture, slip-decorated earthenware, and fine antique Oriental rugs. Highlights for Day Two include an important Johannes Spitler (Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 1774-1837) paint-decorated blanket chest, ex-Walters Collection (Lot 2208); an important antique Mohtasham Kashan pictorial room-size carpet (Lot 2350); an exceptional 1929 Parker Bros. A1-Special double-barrel shotgun in outstanding condition (Lot 2003); an extremely rare, and possibly unique, 1864 Lincoln-Johnson campaign hand-sewn flag banner with printed slogan (Lot 2160); a well-preserved 1928 Ford Model A Roadster convertible with rumble seat (Lot 2205), and a very fine folk art full-body molded-copper setter weathervane with undisturbed surface (Lot 2266).
Day Two, beginning at 9:00 am EST on Friday, November 20, 2021 will feature material from the private collection of Brian Penniston, Miller’s Tavern, VA; Dr. James and Sheri Swinehart, Cincinnati, OH; and the late Edward Chappell, Williamsburg, VA; part two of the spatter/gaudy ware collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ; material from the Joseph and June Hennage Collection, to benefit the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; property deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (proceeds to benefit the Collections Acquisition Fund) and the Mt. Vernon Ladies Association; material from the collection of Juliana Wood Snowden, Newberg, OR; a Virginia private collection; plus others. The day’s offerings will include our usual fine selection of rare Virginia & other Southern material; 18th & 19th century formal and country furniture; American fine & decorative arts; folk pottery; prints and other historical material; a fine collection of spatter and gaudy wares; 19th century coin silver; Shenandoah Valley and other folk art; textiles; plus more.
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. We are especially proud to offer the White Collection and the Hunter Collection. Both are top-quality, and we are honored to work with such an amazing group of choice material. 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 Day One and Day Two are currently posted, and Day Three will be posted next week. The sale is on public preview November 15-16, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; and November 17-20, 8:00 am until end of auction on each day. For further information, please visit jeffreysevans.com, email email@example.com, or call 540.434.3939.
Photo 1: Important Johannes Spitler (1774-1837) paint-decorated blanket chest, Lot 2208
Photo 2: Jonas Weber (Pennsylvania, 1810-1876) folk art paint-decorated trinket box, Lot 1076
Photo 3: Extremely rare 1864 Lincoln-Johnson campaign flag, Lot 2160
Photo 4: Exceptional 1929 Parker Bros. A1-Special double-barrel shotgun, 2003
Photo 5: Fine 19th-century American folk art portrait of a cat, Lot 1050