Richard D. Hatch & Associates will have big estate sale Nov. 19-20 A pair of remarkable estates, plus hundreds of other fresh-to-the-market consignments, will cross the block at a weekend antique auction slated for Nov. 19-20 by Richard D. Hatch & Associates.
room size), Art Deco Chinese Nichols rugs, fine furniture, china services, fine porcelains, a collection of Heisey with equestrian decor, lamps, fine clocks, steins, andirons and fireplace tools, early pistols, an Indian collection, art pottery (to include Roseville and Rookwood), coins, postcards and more.
Ms. Millett's love for dogs and horses cannot be overstated. She had many field trial wins with her first English Setter and had similar success with Beagles. But her greatest success came in the breed ring. She won countless Best of Breeds, Best of Groups and Best in Show awards. Her English Setter “Dirk” was crowned the top nationwide dog in its breed two years in a row.
The first horse Ms. Millett owned was a young Morgan that she learned how to ride by reading a book on how to break a horse. Her second horse was a saddle bred filly she got in New Hampshire. She named the horse Charm and it followed her wherever she went, more like a dog than a horse. One day she heard about a carriage driving horse and yet another passion was born.
Collecting sporting art was more than just a hobby for Ms. Millett. After her handling days were over, she often set up lovely and fascinating sales booths at the bigger dog shows. She was known for having just the right and unique piece to complete or start a collection. Later in life, she relocated to Tryon, N.C., where she was a proud member of the Carolina Carriage Club.
A 10 percent buyer's premium will be applied to all in-house sales, 15 percent on all Internet purchases, via LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A full catalog, showing photos of all items to be sold, in full color, will be posted on the Richard D. Hatch & Associates website (www.RichardHatchAuctions) about one week prior to the auction.
Flat Rock, N.C., is located off exit 53 of Interstate 26 (then go north one mile). Richard D. Hatch & Associates is always accepting quality items for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them, at (828) 696-3440, or you can e-mail them, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, log on to www.RichardHatchAuctions.com.