The Floye E. Brewton Estate will be sold Aug. 28 in Marianna, Fla. A big on-site auction featuring over 150 items from the estate of the late Floye E. Brewton will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, in Marianna, Fla., by The Specialists of the South, based in Panama City.
Orientalia will feature a pair of blue and white 19th century-style Chinese vases and a late 19th century-style Southern Chinese marriage chest, wood, with red and black lacquer and gilded carved inserts with figural motifs. Silver will include a Gorham flatware set in the Strasbourg pattern, and a repousse sterling flatware set (61.5 troy ounces) and a Reed & Barton carving set.
Decorative accessories will include an outstanding Federal 3-arm girandole 19th century mirror in a gilt wood and gesso frame with convex mirror surmounted by a carved spread eagle, Spelter figurines, cloisonne, a Trumeau-style mirror, a Victorian Revival cast iron garden bench with rococo and Gothic detail, a Victorian fire screen with carved pierced crest and tapestry inset, and a wonderful hand-painted ceramic desk set (stamped Orlik, Germany).
Lamps and lighting promise to illuminate the room. Expected top lots will include a pair of candelabra with prisms and marble bases, a nice wooden floor lamp with grid shade and a gorgeous lamp with camel base. Also sold will be a dazzling man’s 1.5-carat diamond ring graded VS2 for clarity and I for color.
Returning to furniture, additional pieces will feature a Federal style oval table by Johan Tapp (marked 707 ½), a Victorian style channel-back chair, a refectory table with side and arm chairs, a ladies’ writing desk, a gold velvet tufted-back sofa, a marquetry top table with ormolu, a Victorian marble-top dresser with secret drawer, two teak stands with marble inserts, and a very nice game table. Many other items were being inventoried at press time. See website for details.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. Many of the lots have already been posted for bidding online, at The Specialists of the South, Inc., website (log on at www.SpecialistoftheSouth.com). Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The live sale will begin at 9 a.m. (Central Standard Time), with a preview scheduled 8-9 a.m. that morning.
The Specialists of the South, Inc. has been serving the Panama City community for over 30 years. The firm specializes in a broad range of services, to include estate auctions, furniture refurbishing, interior decoration, property appraisals and business liquidation services. It has been awarded the Small Business of the Month by the Bay County Chamber of Commerce.
The Specialists of the South, Inc. is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them at (850) 785-2577, or you may e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, or to register for the upcoming auction, you may log on to either www.SpecialistsoftheSouth.com or www.PanamaCityAuctions.com.