Prominent estates to be sold by Tom's Auctions, Mar. 7 More than 400 fresh-to-the-market lots, drawn from prominent area estates, will be sold at auction on Saturday, March 7, by Tom's Auctions & Appraisals in Ivor, Va., in a former schoolhouse building.
Madame Alexander; H. Gunzel; Susan Walkeim; Carlos Gor; and Cabbage Patch.
In the decorative accessories group, the following will be offered: solid brass early andirons and fire fender; a silver plate coffee and tea service with tray; a large sterling silver Reed & Barton Francis IX footed bowl; an early coin silver butter knife with hallmarks; Tiffany sterling pieces; Bailey, Banks & Biddle sterling silver; a signed C.F. Rudolph hand-chaste coin fork; and a 41-piece Gorham silver service.
Clocks and lamps will also cross the block. Star lots will include a nice Seth Thomas pillar-and-scroll clock and an Ingerham mantle clock with alarm; an early panel-glass lamp from the 1920s with filigree, electric; a reverse painted vase lamp with forms and floral decorations, also electric and from the Ď20s; and numerous oil lamps and miniatures.
Advertising material will feature a unique chair promoting Piedmont (Virginia) cigarettes, with a porcelain sign embedded in the chair; a pin case for the G. Howard Hunt Pin Company; and a Hickok advertising display case. Other items include barber shop memorabilia; walking canes; salt glaze items (pitcher, butter, etc.); patches from an aristocratic society; and a blown-glass, hand-painted liquor set.
Returning to period furniture, items of interest include a handsome mahogany drop-leaf table in the period of Duncan Phyfe (early 19th century or late 18th century); a walnut cylinder roll-top secretary bookcase; a large mahogany side-by-side secretary bookcase; a very clean English armoire with single mirrored door in the center; a walnut ladyís fall-front desk; and an early 1900s iron and brass bed.
A last-minute consignment that will appeal to outdoorsmen in the crowd is a gorgeous 1995 Rinker Capri 24 motorboat with an inboard/outboard Mercruiser engine (454 w/370 horsepower and IEF exhaust) and a 2002 trailer with electric wench. The boat, with low hours logged, is about 23 feet long.
Rounding out the top lots: an early Knabe square grand piano (circa 1890-1910); a signed Pennsylvania crock and a Hamilton & Jones jug; a U.S. Marines sword with original box, Vietnam vintage; signed prints, by Currier & Ives and others; a two-part, two-color coverlet (circa 1780-1820); a reverse painting on glass of the White House (circa 1880-1910); a Navy pea coat; crystal; and china.
To learn more about Tomís Auctions & Appraisals and the 26th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Auction, click on the website, at www.tomsauction.com. Directions are posted, along with hundreds of photos of lots to be offered. New images are being added as other consignments are secured until the day of sale. A buyerís premium of 10% will apply to all purchases.
Tomís Auctions & Appraisals is one of the premier auctions in the Mid-Atlantic States. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them directly, at (757) 539-2498, or (757) 617-9647. Or, you can e-mail them, at email@example.com. Tomís Auctions & Appraisals is headquartered in Courtland, Va.