Southern Historical Material To Highlight JSE & Associates Americana Auction

36th Semiannual Sale To Take Place June 21 And 22

June 7, 2019

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates is pleased to announce its 36th Semiannual Americana and Fine Antiques Auction to be held Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22. The two-day event features historic property from estates and collections in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, and Wisconsin, including important objects from “Woodlands,” the Clopper-Hutton family home in Montgomery County, Maryland, plus several museum deaccessions, including Colonial Williamsburg and the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.
Day one, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST, will be devoted exclusively to the Americana collection of Jack and Tommie Marsh, Columbia, S.C. The colorful group of material to be offered includes country painted furniture, folk art, cast-iron doorstops, candy containers, hooked rugs, toys, ship models, quilts, pantry boxes, and advertising, including pieces purchased from James and Nancy Glazer and the Heart of Country Show in Nashville, Tenn.
Day two, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST, will include the firm’s usual fine selection of rare Virginia and other Southern material; 18th- and 19th-century formal and country furniture; American fine and decorative arts; folk pottery; 19th century coin silver; Shenandoah Valley and other folk art; a fine selection of late 18th/early 19th-century English ceramic figures; Shenandoah Valley and other long rifles; early quilts and other textiles; and Native American material. Highlights will include an important group of portraits from the Clopper-Hutton family of Maryland, featuring examples by Sully and Peale; a rare Wythe County, Va., paint-decorated poplar blanket chest; a fine Stirewalt-attributed paint-decorated yellow pine diminutive box; a rare North Carolina inlaid walnut cellaret attributed to Micajah Wilkes; a mid-19th century copy of Gilbert Stuart's Landsdowne portrait of Washington, attributed to the artist's daughter, Jane Stuart; several rare Civil War and historical objects, including a Richmond, Va., Sharps-style carbine rifle; a Winchester, Va., carved walnut tall-case clock; an unrecorded Henry Clay 1844 campaign flag banner; and much more.
“We are very excited to bring such an outstanding group of fresh material to the market for this auction, much of which has descended directly in the families of the original owners. Our varied offerings of Virginia and other Southern material are especially strong and provide numerous unique buying opportunities for collectors of all levels,” said company president Jeffrey S. Evans.
The sale will be on public preview Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and both sale days from 8 a.m. until the end of the auction on each day.
The firm will also host its ninth annual Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar on Thursday, June 20, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. This free afternoon event features lectures and demonstrations by scholars and craftspeople on the history of the Kentucky Longrifle in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
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