Big auction planned for Nov. 27 in Flowery Branch, Ga. Hundreds of lots of quality, fresh-to-the-market lots will be sold at auction Sat., Nov. 27, by Flowery Branch Auction & Antiques in Flowery Branch, a town situated north and east of Atlanta off I-985
News-Antique.com - Nov 10,2010 - (FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.) – Hundreds of lots of quality, fresh-to-the-market pieces of high-end furniture, fine art, china, pottery, decorative accessories, collectibles and more will be sold at auction Saturday, Nov. 27, by Flowery Branch Auction & Antiques, located at 5540 Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch, a town situated north and east of Atlanta, off Interstate 985.
The sale will begin promptly at 10 a.m., and will be held inside the same venue as a monthly antiques and collectibles show, also staged by Flowery Branch Auction & Antiques. A spacious, 20,000-square-foot building serves both purposes. The antiques and collectibles show boasts around 60 dealers. An on-site restaurant will serve both breakfast and lunch at the auction.
The furniture will carry names like Henredon, Century, Baker, Hekman, Hepplewhite and Kimball. China will feature sets by Royal Doulton, Metlox, Wedgwood and Villeroy & Boch. Pottery pieces will include examples by Rookwood (signed “VT” by the artist, Vera Tischler) and Amphora, plus a stoneware jug by E. Kane that says “No. 5 President St., Brooklyn, L.I.”
Fine art will feature a bronze figure by Pierre LaFaguays, plus many original paintings and prints. Decorative accessories will include a diminutive Orrefors vase, a pair of bronze urns, two large Oriental temple vases, a small “Six Tribes” vase signed by artist S. A. Hill, a rare early blackamoor figure on a pedestal with ivory teeth and eyes, and many additional pieces.
Other items expected to generate interest include a framed 1697 debenture with original seal, a framed 1655 indenture with original seals, a 1939 New York World's Fair gentleman's cane with attached convenience seat, a map of the Southern Railway System, a vintage cardboard Pepsi sign, a large Great Bear Springs water bottle, and a vintage Winchester 12-gage shotgun.
Following is information on some of the manufacturers that will be featured in the sale:
Henredon was founded in Morganton, N.C., in 1945 by four men determined to build furniture of custom quality. The initial product line consisted of just three chests. It has since mushroomed into hundreds of beautiful wood and upholstery designs for every room in the house. A great amount of hand and detail work goes into each piece of Herendon furniture.
Since its founding in 1947, Century Furniture has evolved into one of the most revered names in the home furnishings industry. From its manufacturing facility in Hickory, N.C., Century is able to customize whatever the customer wants, the way an artist is commissioned to create a fine work of art. The firm boasts over 2,000 fabrics, leathers and trims and 50+ finishes.
Like Century, Baker is a premier furnishings manufacturer and designer. The firm was started by Siebe Baker, a craftsman who worked with his hands and produced reliable, sturdy furniture. Later on, his son, Hollis, an educated and well-traveled man, brought to the firm the eye of a collector. To this day, the eye and the hand remain the cornerstone of Baker Furniture.
Hekman Furniture Company was founded by a Dutch immigrant