Big auction planned for Dec. 6-7 by Leland Little in N.C. Fifteen prominent estates and collections, featuring fine art and more, will be sold at a two-day, four session sale slated for Dec. 6-7 by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales Ltd in Hillsborough, NC
News-Antique.com - Nov 18,2008 - (Hillsborough, N.C.) - About fifteen prominent estates and collections, featuring a dazzling array of fine and decorative arts plus other items, will be sold in a two-day, four-session sale planned for Dec. 6-7 by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. The sale – a “Historic Hillsborough Auction” -- will be held at Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.'s showroom, located at 246 So. Nash Street.
“This is our end-of-year, holiday cataloged sale, which is always a blockbuster, and this one will be no exception,” said Leland Little of Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. “We are proud to be able to represent these fine estates and collections. Over the course of the two days and four sessions, about 1,000 lots will cross the block. The assortment and quality are second to none. It should be fun.”
Session I (Sat., Dec. 6, starting at 9:30 a.m.) will feature fine and decorative arts. Session II (Sat., starting at 3:30 p.m.) will feature the single-owner photographia collection of Arnold Doren and Caroline Cornish. Session III (Sun., Dec. 7, starting at 9:30 a.m.) will feature fine and decorative arts. Session IV (Sun., starting at 1:30 p.m.) will feature the outstanding coin collection Dr. Hank Landon.
Other highlights will include the collection of M. Kinard McCarrell of Charlotte, N.C.; the Rosa Spence McDonald Collection; and the estate of Elizabeth Inches Chamberlin of Chestnut Hill, Mass. About 200-300 bidders are expected to pack the showroom, while over 1,000 registered bidders will participate online, through LiveAuctioneers.com. Over 1,000 absentee and phone bids are expected.
Fine art and works on paper – staples at many Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. auctions – will be offered in abundance. Lots that should have paddles wagging include the following:
A pastel on silk work by Elizabeth O'Neill Verner (S.C., 1883-1979), titled Jamie, signed lower right by the artist and housed in what appears to be the original oak frame (est. $20,000-$30,000).
An original oil on canvas painting (lined) by Harry Roseland (N.Y., 1868-1950), titled Tea Leaves, signed lower right by the artist and housed in a period gilt wood frame (est. $10,000-$20,000).
A color lithograph on laid Arches paper with watermark by Marc Chagall (French, 1887-1985), titled L'Oiseau Bleu, signed and dated (1954) in the plate by the artist (est. $10,000-$15,000).
An original oil on canvas painting by Emile Gruppe (Mass./Fla., 1896-1978), titled Winter Brook, signed lower left by the artist and in a period carved and gilt wood frame (est. $8,000-$12,000).
A lithograph wove paper with two deckle edges by Grant Wood (Iowa, 1891-1942), titled Family Doctor, signed and titled in pencil at the lower margin and matted and framed (est. $3,000-$5,000).
An unsigned, 19th-century oil on canvas American School portrait of a young girl, depicting the subject in a white dress and blue shoes against a romantic landscape, framed (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Tops among the period American furniture lots are a rare North Carolina paint decorated Rowan County blanket chest (circa 1800), from the Yadkin