Contents of antique shop to be auctioned Sept. 24 in Florida Hundreds of items from the once-thriving (but now closed) Finders Keepers antiques shop, plus a massive mostly-Lionel toy train set from the 1930s will be sold Saturday, Sept. 24, in Wewahitchka, Fla.
– will be happy to learn this sale will feature around 60 pieces. Most were made by the Royal China Company (Ohio, circa 1960s). Included will be a complete service for eight, with extra serving pieces (salt and pepper, sugar and creamer, platters, fruit and vegetable bowls) and other fine examples.
Furniture pieces will include a beautiful circa-1890 Renaissance Revival tiger oak buffet with heavily carved claw feet, original dark chocolate patina and original hardware; a mahogany Chippendale-style vanity with tri-fold beveled original mirror, ball and claw feet and bead board around five drawers; and an English-made Art Nouveau hall tree with all the original hardware.
Additional furniture will feature a circa-1830 Empire secretary made of burled walnut veneer and cherry, with pine and poplar as secondary woods (and a pull-out davenport with recent leather lining); a 19th century Windsor chair with a rush seat and comb-back headrest, with its original patina; and a circa-1875 Renaissance Revival mahogany chair with needlepoint seat.
Artwork and prints will include a pair of charcoal portraits in the original cast and gesso wood frames (Roanoke, Va., circa 1900), with one of the subjects a prominent doctor; a mixed media English landscape (watercolor, pastel and gouache), unsigned; an oil painting by the prominent watercolorist Carolyn Blish (whose prints from this original work are titled Picking Daisies); and a framed print showing the 20th century American humorist and author Will Rogers, housed in a walnut veneer frame.
Decorative accessories will feature a Weller Louwelsa jardinière in excellent condition, an English portrait tile (Gladstone, circa 1900), a circa-1890 English Art Nouveau double-wick oil lamp (non-converted, with non-original hurricane shade), a 19th century oak spinning wheel with 40-inch diameter wheel, and an Arts and Crafts Royal Doulton humidor in great condition.
For the most part this will be an absolute auction (everything sells, regardless of price), but some lots will carry reserves. Online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, and phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held in the week leading up to auction day (by appointment) and on the morning of the sale. The auction will begin promptly at 9 a.m. (CST).
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, personal 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 email@example.com. To learn more, or to register for the Sept. 24 auction, you may log on to either www.SpecialistsoftheSouth.com or www.PanamaCityAuctions.com.