Outstanding Auction Featuring Many Items from the Winter Home of Well-Known Gibran Family Estate The auction will be held 15 minutes away from downtown Boston at The Antique Co-op & Auction Hall (Ruderman Building) 42 Ferry Street. Malden Massachusetts. Tuesday Evening August 16, 2005 at 6:30 p.m
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Malden, MA - Fresh to the market, several items from the estate of James & Mary Gibran will be auctioned by Tonya Cameron Auctioneers on Tuesday August 16, at 6:30 p.m. James Gibran, nephew of the world-famous poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran, was an actor as well as radio announcer for WCRB. His wife Mary made a 40-year career out of doing what she loved, namely sales and retail clothing. She became the first woman sales representative in the Boston area for Helen Henninton Co. before she opened three black & white clothing retail stores in Boston (Boylston Street, Newbury Street, and Beacon Street). Although retired from her clothing business, she manages to spend time at one of the 5 Gibran Family Stores in Kennebunkport, Maine. James & Mary Gibran have three children. One daughter settled on the West Coast as an attorney and is married to President and CEO of a pharmaceutical company and has one son. Her other daughter owns 2 boutiques in Kennebunkport, Maine. Her son owns three stores specializing in gourmet food and several specialty items. Mary’s long-time friend and business associate, Leo Delapa, is an accomplished jazz musician and a photographer of world-famous stars.
Incidentally, Boston is also the home of another famous family member Kahlil Gibran ( nephew of the famous poet) and Mary’s brother-in-law. His works include many bronze sculptures and painting in and around Boston. His work is represented by the 12-foot Our Lady of the Cedars statue at the Maronite Church in Jamaica Plain. Gibran is also represented in Copley Square where his bronze bas-relief of the Kahlil Gibran monument can be seen. At the Federal Court House, Gibran portraits represent Boston’s multi-cultural justice system.
The Gibran estate along with property from two partial estate contents will include many items of distinction: an amazing 5 piece-French "Odiot Tea Service w/raised relief scrolling foliage, Heintz bronze overlay lamp, large gilt carved pier mirror w/crown molding 9’, Chinese export, large Rose Medallion punch bowls 15" and Temple Jars 25", 2 Roger Groupings, Chelsea mantel & Black, Star & Frost inlay clocks, 3 Loetz vases, and 19c Santo. Other items in the sale consist of : bronzes, 19th-20thC.paintings ( including Wayne Morrell, ), estate oriental rugs, needle points, lighting, decorative accessories, sterling & continental silver, American & Continental furniture. This is a very brief listing of many other outstanding items. The auction will be held 15 minutes away from downtown Boston at The Antique Co-op & Auction Hall (Ruderman Building) 42 Ferry Street. Malden Massachusetts. Tuesday Evening August 16, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Preview is Sunday August 15, 2005- 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and August 16, 12:00-6:15 p.m. Absentee and phone bids available-no internet bidding. Catered hall and parking available. For more information, visit us online at www.tacauctioneers.com or contact David Noonan Jr. at 781-388-9878 .email: firstname.lastname@example.org. auction photos, listing, and directions on our website.