Letter from Grant to Lee sells for $63,250 at Gallery 63 Gallery 63 in Atlanta's August 4-5 sale featured a trove of material from the '60s pertaining mostly to Dr. Martin Luther King ($17,250) and a letter from Ulysses S. Grant to Robert E. Lee ($63,250).
Seal of the United States, made $7,245; and a monumental French buffet, crafted in walnut and with curved and beveled glass vitrines, hit $4,312.
Returning to fine art, a pastel work by Edward Dufner (American, 1871-1957), titled “Children Playing at the Edge of a Stream,” crossed the block at $5,290. The 13” x 17” painting was signed lower right by the artist. And a 14” x 18” watercolor, also signed lower right, by Ogden Pleissner (American, 1905-1988), titled “Landscape With a Stream,” changed hands for $7,762.
Gallery 63's next big sale is slated for Saturday, September 23. Already consigned is an oil-on-canvas landscape by Albert Bierstadt, depicting two figures in a canoe; important Civil War letters and ephemera; and about 250 lots of fine furniture from the collection of a prominent Atlanta family. Watch the website for additional lots and information as the sale date approaches: www.Gallery63.net.
Gallery 63 is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call the firm directly, at (404) 252-2555. Or, you can e-mail them at Rbaron2@bellsouth.net. Gallery 63 is located at 4577 Roswell Rd., in the desirable Buckhead section of Atlanta. The firm relocated to the new space earlier this year, having outgrown its former facility.