Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25, 2016
8 am – 2 pm both days
Property of a Gentlewoman
Her husband worked at Western Electric. They raised a son. She loved all things old, especially from the Old Salem era. She would travel all over North Carolina attending auctions, antique extravaganzas and found wonderful treasures in unlikely places. She amassed a large collection of yellow ware and salt glazed pottery, joined groups, subscribed to newsletters and bought all kinds of guides so she could become a more discerning collector. Best of all, for us, she left behind lists of what she purchased when, sometimes where and often for how much.
In this sale you’ll find early 19th century furniture including bedsteads, a corner cabinet, dressers, a desk, cabinets, a sawbuck table and others, some items from the ‘20’s, a wonderful round yellow dinette set with four chairs and two leaves. There are many framed Currier & Ives prints in period-appropriate frames, samplers, an extraordinary collection of pottery, cast iron doorstops and boot scrapers, antique chocolate molds & cookie cutters. There are at least a dozen reverse painted mirrors. You’ll find lots of cat-shaped items in papier mache, chalkware, cast iron, ceramic and fabric. There are also dogs, chickens and bunnies. She collected vintage holiday items including metal and papier mache Halloween objects, Santas made of papier mache, chalkware, glass and metal, and Christmas ornaments. There are many glass lamps, wonderful vintage shades and a few ‘projects.’ She loved very old baskets, boxes and quilts.
Additionally there are kitchenwares, a set of Jenny Lind pattern china, vintage toys, lawn equipment, a dryer and yard art.
If you love antiques, have always wanted to own early 19th century furniture, then this is your sale!