Items from the estate of the late Paul "Billy" Eubanks will be sold in Panama City, Fla. July 26 Items from the estate of Paul H. (“Billy”) Eubanks – a prominent banker and accomplished woodworking craftsman – will be sold at an on-site auction planned for Saturday, July 26th, in Panama City, Fla
News-Antique.com - Jun 21,2014 - PANAMA CITY, Fla. Items from the estate of Paul H. (“Billy”) Eubanks – a prominent banker and accomplished woodworking craftsman – and his surviving wife Maedelle, will be sold at an on-site auction planned for Saturday, July 26, at 1219 Marie Ann Boulevard in Panama City. Mr. Eubanks was born on Aug. 12, 1932 in Altha, Fla., near Marianna. He passed on Sept. 12, 2012.
The sale will be conducted by The Specialists of the South, Inc., based in Panama City, with internet bidding provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The auction will feature antique and vintage furniture, entertainment and hostess items, carpentry and hobby supplies, custom-built items and fine decorative accessories.
The furniture items will include an Italian rococo-style couch with two side chairs, previously owned by the Burdine family (of Burdines Department Store fame) in Miami and acquired out of their mansion home there; an Italian rococo-style glass-top table; a Drexel French-style dining room table with two leaves, chairs and a buffet (circa 1970); and a fall-front upright secretary.
Other furniture items will feature a Broyhill premier bedroom suite from the exclusive Mason de Ville Collection (circa 1967), to include a dresser with mirror, a chest of drawers, two bedside tables and a king-size bed with upholstered headboards; a carved Eastlake arm chair with upholstered back, seat and arms; a hand-painted wood-top coffee table covered with glass; an inlaid marquetry table; a variety of Victorian and Italian side chairs; and many wicker pieces.
Decorative accessories will include a wooden antique wall phone with original parts; cameras; counter-top radios from the 1040s; decorative ceiling lights from the 1960s; single and double candelabras; lamps (some ornate); Dresden porcelain; a hand-operated portable Singer sewing machine (1902); and a large copper chafing dish from the Dixie Sherman Hotel in Panama City, the city's very first skyscraper, built in 1926.
Also sold will be Lefton William and Mary figurines; Christmas serving dishes (Fritz & Floyd) and table cloths (Lenox); unique wooden serving trays with inlay marquetry images and brass gallery and handles; fine linens; gorgeous Gorham china in the discontinued Chateau Chantilly pattern (1978-81); a large pressed punch bowl with 24 cups; ladies' hats; furs; and evening bags.
Entertainment and hostess items will include a 57-piece sterling flatware set in the Joan of Arc pattern by International, first seen in 1940, in a decorative wooden storage box, plus another flatware set, this one in the Interlude pattern (1971); a 15-piece set of German Mepocoware Luster cannisters; and a lovely Andrea Sadak porcelain dessert set with server.
Mr. Eubanks's woodworking tools will include a drill press, a shaper, a lathe, a router lathe for decorative turnings, a jig saw, a planer, a table saw, a band saw, routers and sanders. His books on antique furniture, period styles and the construction of furniture will also be sold. Carpentry and hobby items will feature table leg sets, veneer sheets, decorative plastic molding, caning supplies, stained glass supplies, cornice boards,