Description: SAMUEL CLEMENS MARK TWAIN AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED: Superb one-page autographed letter signed, with the original mailing envelope. Addressed entirely in Clemens's hand. The letter, dated January 28 (1905) and written on black mourning paper, reads as follows: ''Dear Sir (Edward Cobb): Mr. Benjamin has informed me of your generosity in the matter of the quick-claim deed and I thank you most heartily for it. I am obliged to write instead of calling in person because I am still confined to my bed with the remains of a long illness. Very Truly Yours, S.L. Clemens.'' William Crawford Plumley Estate. Letter measures 6 7/8'' x 4 1/2''.View additional info »
Description: 5 PIECE HAND CHASED STERLING TEA SERVICE: Unidentified American maker, 6 pieces total, 5 piece tea service with chased foliate wreath and monogram on each to include 1) Coffee pot with hinged lid, 10'' h. x 10 1/4''. 2) Teapot with hinged lid, 7 1/2'' h. x 10 3/4''. 3) Covered sugar, 5 1/2'' x 7 1/2''. 4) Open creamer, 5 1/2'' x 5 7/8''. 5) Open waste bowl, 3 1/2'' h. x 5''. Sold with 6) Silverplate handled serving tray, 25 3/4'' x 15 1/4''. Approx. 71.9 troy oz.
Condition Report: Signs of use, dings to handle of coffee pot.View additional info »
Description: GORHAM HAND HAMMERED STERLING WATER PITCHER: Hand hammered all over, monogrammed ''B''. Marked with Gorham hallmark, Sterling, A11316/3. Measures 11 5/8''h. x 9 3/4''. Approx. 26.0 troy oz.View additional info »
Description: GORHAM STRASBOURG STERLING FLATWARE SET: Service for 8, approx. 41 pieces in the Strasbourg pattern by Gorham to include 8 forks (7''), 8 salad forks (6 3/8''), 8 teaspoons (5 7/8''), 8 hollow knives (9''), hollow master butter knife (6 5/8''), pierced tablespoon (8 1/2''), meat fork (8 1/2''), pierced tomato server (7 1/2''), bon bon server (4 1/2''), 2 pickle forks (5 3/4''), hollow cake / pie server (10 1/2''), cake breaker (11''). Sold with 6 Reed & Barton La Marquise monogrammed forks (7 1/8''), an additional Reed and Barton fork, 2 Roger Williams forks. Approx. 61.7 troy oz.
Condition Report: Varying signs of use.View additional info »
Description: REGINA DISC PLAYER MUSIC BOX: Oak case with original lithograph insert, single comb 15 1/2'' disc player, sold with 17 discs. Also included are seven 8'' discs. Case measures 12'' h. x 21 3/4'' x 19 1/2''.
Condition Report: Uneven finish and small sections of missing trim work on case, missing back feet, currently running however will require adjustments.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: JOHN MCMULLIN COIN SILVER COFFEE POT: By noted American silversmith from Philadelphia, John McMullin, circa early 19th century. Foliate finial on hinged lid, gadroon borders, wood handle, monogrammed on body, footed base. Marked on base with I McMullin and eagle cypher. Overall measures 11'' h. x 13 3/4''. Approx. 37.6 troy oz inclusive of handle.
Condition Report: igns of use, ding to body next to monogram, other minor dings, wobble to foot.View additional info »
Description: M. FRED HIRSCH STERLING WATER PITCHER: Handle with applied floral decoration, marked on base with M. Fred Hirsch hallmark, Sterling, 442. 9'' h. x 8 1/2'', approx. 22.8 troy oz.
Condition Report: Scratches, signs of use.View additional info »
Description: IVAN SALTIKOV RUSSIAN ENAMEL TEA CUP HOLDER: Profusely enameled in foliate motifs, 1882-1899, Moscow 84 zolotnik and Salitkov makers hallmark on base. Overall measures 4" h. x 4 1/4", approx. 6.3 troy oz.View additional info »
Description: JACOBEAN STYLE CARVED OAK DINING SUITE: 10 piece to include, TABLE with 18'' draw leaf to each end, double Y stretcher attached to carved legs, overall 30''h. x 68.5'' x 41''; 6 CHAIRS each with a crown finial, two of which are arm chairs 40''h. x 23.5''w. at arms x 17''h. seat plus a 3'' removable cushion, matching upholstery to brass tacked back cushion, side chairs 37.5''h.; double pedestal base BUFFET, central deep drawer over pierce carved apron, flanked by divided drawers over doors with shelved interior, 36.5''h. x 70''w. x 21''d.; small double door SERVER with shelved interior, 36''h. x 38.5''w. x 18.25''d.; and blind door CHINA CABINET, upper section with two doors to center support with shelved interior over base with full drawer over double doors with shelved interior, 59.25''h. x 45.75''w. x 18.25''d.
Condition Report: Missing one door pull. Normal wear for age and use.View additional info »
Description: PAIRPOINT REVERSE PAINTED PUFFY LAMP: A unique molded shade with puffy floral sides, fluted fan form ends with cherub decoration. Shade partially signed in gilt ''The Pairpoint C...''. Original patinated metal base marked B3053, double socket fixture. Shade measures 8'' h. x 14'' x 14'', base 18 1/4'' h. x 13 1/2'' x 13 1/2''.
Condition Report: Uneven finish to base, 2 small paint flecks near corner rim of shade.View additional info »
Description: SCHIMMELPFENNIG, Oswald, (German, 1872-1944): Winged Justice, Patinated Metal, 22" H., incised signature, dated 1900 Berlin.
Condition Report: Scattered minor age appropriate wear to patina.View additional info »
Description: DIMINUTIVE ENGLISH MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD CA. 1850: Left side is door opening to set back shelf, center is drawer and right is deep drawer. 32.75''h. x 43.25''w, 14.25'' deep at center.
Condition Report: Missing some sections of trim to door side and wear to feet.View additional info »
Description: BRONZE NYMPH SCULPTURE: Depicts a Young Female Nude, 10" h., affixed to a polished marble plinth, 11 1/4" overall, no visible signature.
Condition Report: Overall wear to patina, and possible repair to her right leg.View additional info »
Description: WILLIAM SPRATLING SILVER COFFEE SERVICE: 4 pieces total by noted Mexican silversmith William Spratling, with all pieces marked to include 1) Coffee pot with hinged lid, wood handle and finial, 8 1/8" h. x 9". 2) Open creamer with wood handle, 2 5/8" x 5". 3) Open sugar with wood handles, 2 1/2" h. x 5 3/8". 4) Tray, 1 1/8" x 10 5/8" x 9 1/4". Approx. 48.7 troy oz including handles.
Condition Report: Scratches, minor dings, signs of use. Repair to handle on creamer.View additional info »
Description: TIFFANY STERLING SILVER CENTER BOWL: Flared rim, marked ''Tiffany & Co., 16667 F Makers 4700, Sterling Silver, 925-1000, M''. 4 3/8'' h. x 9 1/8'' dia., approx. 31.4 troy oz.
Condition Report: Scratches, signs of use.View additional info »
Description: LARGE FRENCH GOTHIC REVIVAL CARVED BOOKCASE: Dentil molding over carved pediment. 3 carved doors with wrought iron inserts, barley twist full column supports. Overall measures 71 3/4'' h. x 76'' x 22 1/4''.
Condition Report: Repairs, missing trim pieces at base.View additional info »
Description: FRENCH GOTHIC REVIVAL CARVED BOOKCASE: Dentil molding over carved pediment. Carved door with wrought iron insert, barley twist full column supports. Overall measures 71 3/4'' h. x 33 3/4'' x 22 1/4''.
Condition Report: Wear consistent with age and use.View additional info »
Description: PERSIAN MIXED METAL TEA KETTLE ON STAND: Large brass and cooper teapot lifts out of the stand with compartment for hot coals, cast body, splayed legs. Overall measures 43 1/2'' h. x 15 1/2''.
Condition Report: Bend where body of base meets top compartment.View additional info »
Description: DUFFNER & KIMBERLY THISTLE FLORAL LAMP BASE: Patinated thistle and leaves design, unmarked. Double socket fixture. Overall measures 25 3/4" h. x 9".View additional info »
Description: TIFFANY STYLE DRAGONFLY LAMP: A well-executed dragonfly lamp shade in the style of Tiffany. Patinated metal base with floral motif, 25 1/2'' h. x 7 3/4'' dia.. Shade with green slag glass panels, bejeweled dragonflies, 9 1/4'' h. x 18 3/4'' dia.View additional info »
Description: SCHONLEBER, Gustav, (German, 1851-1917): Country Landscape with Mill, Oil/Canvas, 24" x 31", signed lower left, dated '95, gilded liner 30" x 36 1/2".
Condition Report: Period liner has been overpainted, this picture has been relined, scattered flecks of paint loss along the edges, scattered areas of inpaint, minor stretcher bar wear, needs cleaning, sold as is.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: SIMS, Charles, (United Kingdom, 1873-1926): Frolicking Cherubs in an Apple Orchard, Oil/Board, Sight size 17 1/2" x 23 1/2", encased in custom carved and painted frame 23 1/2" x 29 1/2", signed lower right, dated 1981. Purchased at Christie's East in October 1986, sold with catalog.
Condition Report: Needs cleaning, the custom carved and painted liner has been cracked in the upper right and lower right corners as well as the lower left and center margin.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: JAPANESE BRONZE LANTERN: Wonderfully detailed with peacocks and wrens, fish and turtles, dragons and foo dogs. Approx. 57''h. and 29'' dia. at widest point.
Condition Report: Missing one bell and several bell tassels, repair to one ''tongue flame''. Other age and general use conditions. Shippers please note it is several parts for ease of moving.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: LARGE JAPANESE BRONZE KOI BOWL: Impressive jardiniere with massive koi swimming through waves on the exterior, raised on four decorative feet. Approx. 20 3/4'', 26'' dia. at widest. Wt. 70 lbs.
Condition Report: Please note images for condition of bottom insert.View additional info »
Description: BUTLER, Joseph Green, (American, 1901-1981): Two Figures Resting by a Spring in a Swiss Valley Landscape, Oil/Canvas, 14'' x 22 1/2'', signed lower left, dated 1883?, encased in a period carved and gilded gesso acanthus leaf motif frame with overpaint and restoration 24'' x 32 1/2'' x 3 1/2''.
Condition Report: Relined with several scattered spots of inpaint in the sky and a repair to tear in snowcapped mountains, visible evidence of water on the reverse canvas.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ROLYAT, Victor, (United Kingdom, 19th/20th Century): Highland Loch with Storm Approaching, Oil/Canvas, 20'' x 30'', signed lower right, encased in an elaborate gilded and carved acanthus leaf motif frame with wear 31'' x 41''.
Condition Report: Several minor touches of inpaint, this has been re-lined.View additional info »
Description: SIGNED MEIJI BRONZE LION: 12 1/2" h. x 23" w., with inset glass eyes.View additional info »
Description: MEIJI BRONZE TIGER: 14 ¼" h. x 29" w., no visible signature, with glass inset eyes.
Condition Report: There have been several minor repairs to the underside, age appropriate wear.View additional info »
Description: LAPINI, Cesare, (Italian, 1848-1893): Young Female Victorian Bather Posing for a Dive, 38 1/4'' h. x approximately 27'' w. x 12'' d., incised signature, Lapini Firenze, dated 1882.
Condition Report: Several professional repairs scattered throughout the piece.View additional info »
Description: WOLBERS, Hermanus Gerhardus, (Dutch, 1856-1926): Farm Scene with Cattle, Oil/Canvas, 14 1/4" x 21 1/4", signed lower right, carved and gilded gesso frame 20" x 27".
Condition Report: Relined, needs cleaning, frame does show some signs of minor wear and repair, good overall.View additional info »
Description: LARGE VINTAGE ROSEBUSH STAINED GLASS LAMP: Tiffany style rose motif shade sits on a signed C B & C Warner patinated metal base, base 23'' h. x 8'', shade 9'' h. x 25 1/2''.
Condition Report: Several cracked panels to shade, replacement finial.View additional info »
Description: EARLY OLD MASTER STYLE RELIGIOUS PAINTING: Scene Depicts a Possible Version of the Ten Commandments, Oil/Canvas, 29 3/4'' x 24'', no visible signature, encased in painted wood frame 36 1/4'' x 31''.
Condition Report: Relined, needs cleaning, sporadic craquelure and inpaint, repairs to punctures, more images available upon request.View additional info »
Description: DECO PLATINUM 6 CTW DIAMOND PENDANT WITH 2.50 CT CHAIN: A breathtaking platinum pendant with old European, round brilliant, baguette and marquise cut diamonds totaling approx. 6 Ct., Averaging VS in clarity and G-H-I color. Measures 2 7/8'' wide. Adapted with a 14K two piece pivot slide. Weight 19.1 grams. The platinum 2.50 Ct diamond chain was originally attached to the pendant and may be restored by a qualified platinum smith. Weight of chain is 12.9 grams. TOTAL Diamond weight 8.50 Ct. Sold with current Florida Diamond Appraisers GIA graduates combined appraisal for $22,000.View additional info »
Description: S KIRK & SON CO STERLING PITCHER: Repousse floral pattern with swirl ribs to body, high arched handle, marked on base S.Kirk & Son Co 925/1000 162. Circa 1896-1924. 10"h. overall, 23.9 Troy oz.
Condition Report: Occasional dings, scratch and buff marks from normal use.View additional info »
Description: SOUTHAMPTON BURL WALNUT LINEN PRESS: Burl walnut veneer, 2 doors with 4 shelves over 3 drawers with brass pulls, shaped skirt. Southampton brass plaque inside drawer. 72" h. x 39 3/4" x 22".
Condition Report: Wear consistent with age and use.View additional info »
Description: VERNET, Charles, (French-American, 1820- ): Horses Running in Stride, Pencil Drawing, Sight size 9" x 13 1/2", signed lower left, wooden frame 13" x 17 3/4".
Condition Report: Visible wrinkling with tear in upper right corner, overall toning, not examined out of the frame, sold as is.View additional info »
Description: VERNET, Charles, (French-American, 1820- ): Two Officers Dueling on Horseback, Pencil Drawing, Sight size 12" x 15 1/2", signed lower right, wooden frame 17 1/2" x 21".
Condition Report: Overall toning with several darkened spots, not examined out of the frame, sold as is.View additional info »
Description: LARGE MEIJI BRONZE ELEPHANT SCULPTURE: 18" h., 25" l., 12" d., signed on belly.View additional info »
Description: JOHAN MEYER CLASSICAL DRAWING: Classical Drawing of a Carved Marble Statute Depicting a Child in Pose, Pencil Drawing total size with margins 25 1/2 x 19 1/2'', signed upper right, wood frame 28'' x 21 3/4''.
Condition Report: Not examined out of the frame, margins/edges have wear, tears, and creases with soiling, scattered spot stains, sold as is.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ESTATE COLLECTION OF PLAYWRIGHT/ARTIST TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MEMORABILIA: "...the greatest playwright in the western world", Time Magazine, April, 1972. From the estate of long time personal friend and business associate, Professor William Crawford Plumley. This rare collection includes Plumley manuscripts; insider photos by Key West photographer Don Pinder (with receipts of purchase from Pinder); Williams's handwritten letters, autographs, memoirs and more providing insight to the life of Tennessee Williams, twice recipient of the Pulitzer Price and thrice recipient for the coveted New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The collection consists of, but not limited to: 1) Many photographs by Don Pinder, Key West photographer and 20 year friend of Tennessee Williams, Tennessee in front of his Key West home, autographed to Bill (Plumley), Tennessee in his studio (note the old typewriter) in Key West, Tennessee with Truman Capote and James Kirkwood, Tennessee and his mother, many behind the scenes photos some depicting the shooting of "The Rose Tattoo" at Williams property in Key West, another a photo of Burt Lancaster, Anna Magani, Tennessee Williams and Frank Merlo(TW's partner for many years) at TW home in key West, many slides and negatives of actual paintings by Tennesse Williams used in lectures by William Plumley and many more; 2) Two signed artist proof photolithographs, "On ne peau pas comprendre toujours" ( 3) An eight page manuscript by William Plumley titled "Kim Hunter Remembers The Delicate World of Tennessee Williams" and autographed photo of Kim Hunter (Stella in "A Streetcar Named Desire") with Bill Plumley; 4) Signed, four page handwritten Tennessee Williams letter to Bill Plumley thanking him for marketing his art and giving permission to get more from his New York Apartment; 5) Typewritten letter with handwritten envelope to Bill Plumley from Tennessee Williams, written on a sheet of "old, moth eaten, what is it papyrus?" paper inviting Plumley to Key West for more artwork and an offer for Plumley to stay at his guest house. 6) Most importantly, a hurriedly handwritten note to Alfred (Davis?) apologizing for the disorder and for having to leave in a hurry with a PS, "A guy named Plumley from Charleston W. VA may contact you about my paintings. Let him take them please". The note is written on the back side of the cover sheet of the manuscript for "The Loss of a Tear-Drop Diamond", a film or teleplay by Tennessee Williams; 7) Handwritten, signed letter talking about his (Williams) bad eyes and inviting Plumley to see more artwork; 8) Articles and manuscripts written by William Plumley (written for publication, Lectures etc, some with handwritten editing) to include Tennessee Williams Graphic Art "Two on a Party", The Androgenous Paintings of Tennessee Williams (The Boys of Summer); 9) Sides and negatives depicting Williams paintings, Kim Hunter, Tennessee himself and more; 10) Letters from Jim Adams (Williams cousin who stayed with him at the Duncan Street address) to Plumley with regard to Williams artwork; and Much more not yet listed. A chance of a lifetime find! This is a huge lot to be sold in its entirety.View additional info »
Description: WILLIAM PLUMLEY PHOTOGRAPHS, AUTOGRAPHS, MANUSCRIPTS, INTERVIEWS: To include but not limited to; Willaim Plumley with Alice Walker, American Author and Activist, Writer of the critically acclaimed novel "The Color Puple" (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; William Plumley with Jack Palance, Betty White, Patricia Neil, & Alan Ginsburg; Plumley Behind the Camera, with Loretta Lynn & more; Pictorial issue "From the Hills" by Earl Hammer & Richard Thomas, Interviews with Earl Hammer; Appalachian Autographs from the 1975 Appalachian Festival to include but not limited to; Jesse Stuart, Clyde Ware, Gloria Steinem, Dr. Robert Coles, Billy Edd Wheeler, Elinor Horwitz, John Randolph, Lillie Chaffin, Guy Carawan, Candie Carawan, Jeanne Rasmussen, Arthur Lewis, Arnold Miller, Richard Sprague, & Norman Fagan, & Patricia Neal, all signing releases for the audio and video rights to the 1975 Appalachian Festival.View additional info »
Description: PLATINUM 15.50 CTW DIAMOND LINE BRACELET: Double row of 104 G-H white diamonds totaling approx 15 Ct., highlighting 33 round brilliant diamonds, Fancy Deep Yellow in color, totaling approx. .50 Ct. Diamonds are rated VS-SI clarity. Yellow diamonds are set in 18k yellow gold. Length 7''. Weight 33.6 grams. Sold with current Atlanta Gemological GIA graduate's appraisal for $34,850.View additional info »
Description: PLATINUM 6 CTW YELLOW AND WHITE DIAMOND EARRINGS: Double row of 32 G-H white diamonds totaling approx 5 Ct., and 44 round brilliant diamonds, Fancy Deep Yellow in color, totaling approx. 1.00 Ct. Diamonds are rated VS-SI clarity. Yellow diamonds are set in 18k yellow gold. Post and 14K gold nut closure. Length 2''. Weight 15.4 grams. Sold with current Atlanta Gemological GIA graduate's appraisal for $15,550.View additional info »
Description: PLATINUM FANCY YELLOW DIAMOND DROP NECKLACE: Handmade platinum necklace featuring a GIA certified natural yellow diamond, approx. .52 Ct., rated VS1 in clarity. An additional 1.18 Ctw of diamonds complete this very feminine look in 19 round brilliant, 3 baguette, 2 pear brilliant, 1 square brilliant and 1 marquise brilliant cut diamond. These diamonds average VS in clarity and G- H in color. Prong and bezel set. 17'' length with a 1'' drop. Weight 6.2 grams. Sold with current Atlanta Gemological's GIA graduates appraisal for $6,750. GIA report number #2121384897.View additional info »
Description: ST. JOHN, Edwin, (United Kingdom, 1867-1910): "Lake Como", Watercolor, 10 7/8" x 18 1/2" with margins, signed lower right, actual useable image size 10 7/8" x 16", mounted to cardboard backing and frame, not under glass 17" x 21 1/2".
Condition Report: Minor toning, glue residue, abrasions and staining under mat in margins, glued to backboard.View additional info »
Description: WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM SIGNED LETTER: Letter signed (text in the hand of his wife), one page, 8vo, Rydal Mount, 9 Sept. 1840. To an unidentified gentleman, replying to his ''application for payment of a small debt to the Estate of Henry Harrison". Wordsworth writes to inform his recipient that "the money was sent to a friend in London to discharge it on 26 of Feby last, & I am at a loss to account, under these circumstances, for its remaining on the Bankrupt's books. Wordsworth also writes that he will waste little time in looking into the matter. William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 - 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads. Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semiautobiographical poem of his early years which he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge". Wordsworth was Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.
Condition Report: Slight fading, else in very good condition.View additional info »
Description: AUGERO, Franceso, (American, Mid-20th Century): Portrait Painting of a Seated Young Girl in Blue Dress Holding Roses, Oil/Canvas mounted to board, 36 3/4'' x 33 3/4'', signed lower right, dated 1855, encased in a period gilded and carved acanthus leaf motif frame 39'' x 35'' x 4''.
Condition Report: Canvas laid on board, scattered inpaint, several minor flecks, there is some repair to the frame with bits of missing gesso in minor sections.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ROBERT A. WILSON PHOENIX BOOKS PORTFOLIO: A unique collection of correspondence from Robert A. Wilson, proprietor of the noted Phoenix Book Shop in New York and William Plumley. Included in the portfolio are letters, photographs of Wilson with Marianne Moore, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, John Weiners and more. Also included are 12 short stories by Wilson, and the book "The Phoenix Book Shop, A Nest of Memories". Robert Alfred "Jump" Wilson was born in Baltimore in 1922. Following service in the U.S. Army and the diplomatic corps, he eventually became the fifth owner of the Phoenix Book Shop in Greenwich Village and ran the shop from 1962 to its closure in 1988. He is the bibliographer of Gertrude Stein, Gregory Corso, and Demise Levertov, as well as the publisher of forty-three books including the work of Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, W.H. Auden, Allen Ginsberg, Elizabeth Bishop, and Richard Wilbur. His autobiography is entitled "Seeing Shelley Plain" (2001). From the William Crawford Plumley Estate.View additional info »
Description: CARVED MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE STYLE DINING ROOM SUITE: 10 pieces total to include dining table with shaped top, skirt with drawer at either end, gadroon trim, carved knees ending in claw and ball feet, 24 1/4" single leaf. 8 chairs with carved back, arms, front legs, white upholstered seats. The 2 arm chairs measures 40 3/84" h. x 27" x 25". Sideboard with shaped top, gadroon trim, 5 drawers over shaped skirt, carved legs, 38" h. x 70" x 21".
Condition Report: Note damage to knees on chairs, split to one back, stains to upholstery. Other wear consistent with age and use. Please call for additional condition issues.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: INLAID MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT CHINA CABINET: Carved molding over 2 glass doors with fretwork, 2 shelves. Base with 2 drawers over 2 doors, doors with banded string inlay. Overall measures 78"h. x 39" x 18".
Condition Report: Several condition issues exist, please call.View additional info »