MT. CRAWFORD, VA.- Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
is conducting a two-day unreserved auction on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23, 2014. The first days offerings include country store and advertising articles; automobilia; Virginia historical items; a large selection of Shenandoah Valley calendars, advertising, and post cards; a massive collection of bottles, insulators, apothecary, and medical items; antique and vintage dolls including French and German bisque-head examples; vintage movie posters; antiquarian books; farm items; musical instruments; fountain pens; railroadiana; kitchen items; etc.
Many of the items being auctioned come from the collections of Joe Yancey of Harrisonburg, VA and the late Michael J. Parmer of Waynesboro, VA.
The next day, Saturday, August 23, the tone changes, as the auction house offers fine and decorative arts from estates and collections from Washington, DC, New York City, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic states. Highlights include a 24 tall Sevres-style ormolu-mounted vase; Old Paris porcelains; Chinese and Asian material includes porcelain, lacquer, cloisonné, an early portfolio of woodblock prints after the famous Chinese work Gengzhi Tu, the Pictures of Tilling and Weaving, snuff bottles, etc.; a strong selection of 19th and 20th century silver features sets of Philadelphia and London footed open salts, tea services, along with a good group of Tiffany, Warner, Kirk, and Stieff articles; artwork and prints; a selection of 18th and 19th English, Continental and American furniture and decorative objects; jewelry; clocks and pocket watches; Native American and Virginia baskets and rugs; as well as American art pottery.
Both sales are on view August 20, 21, and 22 from 10 am to 6 pm; and August 23 from 8 am until end of auction. Both catalogues will be posted on the firms website.