Auctioneers Note: If there ever was an example of a “once in a lifetime” auction sale this one is for you. General Chester Braddock deGavre or “Chet” as he was most referred to was one of the most infamous WWII Airborne Combat Leaders and decorated Brigadier Generals of the 20th Century. Chet was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1907. He served three years in the 102nd Cavalry of the New Jersey National Guard before joining the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated in 1933. From there General deGavre joined the Airborne Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, becoming one of the first Army officers to learn how to parachute at the beginning of World War II. From his position as a parachute training officer, as well as chief of test and development he parachuted from over a dozen types of aircraft not previously used by parachutists—using experimental parachutes and improvised equipment—from low and high altitudes. He was awarded one of the nation’s first Legions of Merit for these pioneering efforts which required both inventiveness and physical courage. He became chief of staff for the 1944 “Operation Dragon” airborne invasion of Southern France. General deGavre was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery as a regiment commander during the Korean War as well as the Legion of Merit with three oak-leaf clusters.
General deGavre met the love of his life Teresa “Tita” Cameron while overseas in England and married in 1948. Together they purchased the 18th Century Wise Plantation home previously owned by the 33rd Governor of Virginia, Henry Wise. General deGavre made various restorations to the home which is now referred to as Deep Creek Plantation. The General had numerous and diverse interests in life: serving with troops in the field, parachuting, playing sports intensively, observing and carving waterfowl. While at Deep Creek Plantation he pursued his great talent for carving miniature waterfowl. As a boy in New Jersey, he carved his own hunting decoys, and later, as an officer in the Army in the field or in combat, he carved miniature birds for relaxation. These were the beginnings of a hobby that was to bring him national acclaim. The General exhibited his work throughout the East Coast in exhibits sponsored by the National Audubon Society in New York City; the Ward Foundation in Salisbury, Maryland; the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland; the Connecticut Audubon Society in Fairfield; The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, New Jersey; and the Arts Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, among others.
During his later years on the Eastern Shore, General deGavre enjoyed moving and restoring old barns and other farm buildings, making reproduction furniture and caring for his farm with its animals and waterfowl. He also served on the vestry and as senior warden of St. James Church in Accomac and as a member of Zoning Appeals Board of Accomack County.
It is with great honor and pleasure that Allen and Marshall Auctioneers can bring this important private Eastern Shore Historical Collection to a once in a lifetime public auction sale. Many items original to the 18th Century home will be offered with documented provenance and copies of early appraisals. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase and own a piece of Eastern Shore History. Go to AMauctions.com. for all photos and details.
Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 13 and SR 657 just north of Tasley VA turn Northwest onto SR 657 (Edgar Thomas Rd.) and follow for 1.2 miles to a Stop sign. Continue right on SR 657 (Merry Branch Rd) and follow for 1.9 Miles. Turn left and continue on SR 657 (Deep Creek Rd.) for 1.9 miles to Governors Dr. Turn right onto Governors Drive and follow to home at the end of the lane. NOTE: This is a Private driveway. Please do not go up to the home with the Exception of the Preview and Pickup Dates. Property is located 28 miles South of MD Line & 50 Miles North of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel when entering the Eastern Shore of VA.
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Online Bidding: This is an Online Only Auction held on the A&M Auctioneers website. Early Pre-Bidding is now open! You will be able to bid at any time up until the closing time for each individual items which will start on March 15th, 2023 at 5 PM. 1 lot will end Approx. every 20 seconds. This Auction will feature a soft closing. If someone bids in the last minute before an item closes the bidding on that item only will be extended for 1 minute. This will give you a chance to bid again. This process will continue until one person stops bidding or doesn’t bid before the time runs out. There will be no Live bidding at the home. Bidding will take place on the A&M Auctioneers Website via HiBid.com.
Eastern Shore Furniture: Important 18th Century Eastern Shore of Virginia Raised Panel Heart Pine two door cupboard/clothes press circa 1760 Accomack County, VA. Cabinet has been featured in several antique publications including the Eastern Shore Virginia Raised Panel Furniture Book, Early 19th C. Eastern Shore of Virginia Heart Pine Raise panel four door wall cupboard with two four light upper doors over raised panel lower doors and original bracket feet circa 1810. Cabinet has been featured in several antique publications including The Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts 1984 Edition in which winning bidder with receive copies, Eastern Shore of Virginia heart Pine tapered leg single drawer “Wise Plantation” farm table with two board top circa 1800, Early 19th Century Eastern Shore carved Pine single drawer table and so much more!
18th Century Furniture: Early 18th C. English three drawer low boy with decorated drawers and later carved rope edge top C.1730, Late 18th C. French Marquetry Louis XVI style inlaid fall front “Monroe Style” Doctrine writing desk c.1790, Set of (6) 18th C. Mahogany Chippendale ribbon ladderback side chairs c. 1760, Early 18th C. English Queen Anne two piece chest on stand circa 1710, French Mahogany and Satinwood two door single drawer jewelry/dressing stand c. 1790, 18th Century New England Pumkin Pine two piece two door over five drawer linen press cupboard with bracket feet c.1790, Pennsylvania Pine four door one piece corner cabinet c. 1790, 18th C. Pennsylvania two door Pine cupboard c. 1780, English Oak Grandfather clock with scrolled arch double cornice over hand painted face signed J. Mattell, Barnstable c. 1790, English Mahogany three tier dumb waiter tea table with graduated dish top rotating trays over tri-fed base and brass castor feet c. 1770, English Chippendale Period Mahogany and Rosewood Inlaid two piece two door over three drawer ladies secretary desk c.1770, 18th C. Pennsylvania Walnut eight drawer tall chest c. 1780, 18th C. Mahogany Chippendale Apricot Velvet Upholstered ladies wing chair with stretcher base c. 1790, 18th C. Pennsylvania Walnut tall chest with original bracket feet c. 1780, English Oak five drawer chest with fluted quarter columns terminating in lamb’s tongues over bracket feet c. 1760, English Chippendale Mahogany three drawer slant font desk with inlay c. 1790, English Chippendale Period Mahogany and Rosewood inlaid 2pc petite size single door corner curio cabinet c. 1780, Hepplewhite Period small Inlaid single drawer side table with string inlay and tapered legs c. 1790, Mahogany tilt top tri-pad tea table c. 1790, English Hepplewhite Period Mahogany and Satinwood one drawer two door sideboard with tapered legs c. 1790, 18th C. Pine mortised bucket bench, English Chippendale Period side chair with decorated splat and stretcher base c. 1760, English Mahogany Bird Cage Tilt top tri-fed tea table c. 1760, 18th C. English Oak five drawer chest of drawers with graduated size drawers over bracket feet c. 1790, 18th Cent. Hepplewhite Mahogany inlaid flip top single drawer tapered leg writing table circa 1790, 18th Century Pennsylvania Walnut dovetailed two drawer blanket chest with original strap hinges and lock c. 1790 and more as this is only a partial listing!
19th Century and Modern Furniture: Early 19th C. Pennsylvania Poplar and Pine two door one drawer dry sink with applied copper liner circa 1830, Early French Marquetry Commode Chest with two drawers over two doors having canted corners over low cabriole legs circa 1800, Pennsylvania Pine and Poplar four door corner cabinet, Early 19th C. Pine and Poplar two drawer over two door jelly cupboard, Mid 19th C. Pennsylvania Pine two door over one drawer Punch Tin Pie safe in red wash paint, Early 19th C. Pennsylvania Country Chippendale Primitive Pine single drawer work table with tapered legs, Early 19th C. Pine single drawer over two door washstand, English Walnut single drawer writing table circa 1830, Early 19th C. Walnut raised panel single door hanging corner cabinet with turkey breast shelves circa 1810, Kevin Daley Onancock, VA hand crafted 18th Century Reproduction six drawer Chippendale tall chest, Early 19th C. Pennsylvania Poplar Lift Top Blanket Chest w/ two false upper drawers over two true lower drawers, Early 19th C. hand stenciled open arm Boston Rocker in original paint, 19th Cent. lift top two drawer skilled laborer work stand circa 1820, Early 19th Cent. Pine Eastern Shore drop leaf tapered leg table c. 1800, 9pc White metal bamboo style patio set, Pr of custom-made Walnut Twin four poster canopy beds by J. Raymond Smith Furniture Co. Shippensburg, PA with original literature discussing shipping with General DeGavre August 31st 1962 and so much more!
General Chet deGavre Furniture and Memorabilia: IMPORTANT General Chester “Chet” DeGavre 1933 US Military Academy West Point Dress Uniform Jacket in custom showcase with provenance, General C.B. deGavre Walnut Hepplewhite reproduction two section dining table made by Chet and copied from an Eastern Shore original in the Rogers Family Hermitage in Craddockville, VA. handmade Mahogany Chippendale Reproduction tea table with pie crust top and ball in claw feet, 1963 hand made Queen Anne upholstered reproduction high back slipper chair with stretcher base and pad feet, (3) General Chet DeGavre US Air Force field dress uniforms complete with colors and DeGavre name badges, custom made Walnut poster bed with unique folding base and custom Tita DeGavre flower and bird embroidered headboard cover/canopy, Brigadier General and Mrs. DeGavre Officers and Wives of the 82nd Airborne Division February 1959 Wilcox International Silver Co. decorated footed presentation dish, Chet and Tita DeGavre Chippendale upholstered side chair with Chet deGavre made frame and Tita’s hand done floral and bird crewel work seat, hand made Walnut Chippendale style camel back stretcher base sofa, General Chet DeGavre hand made personal wall mount Oak gun rack with storage for (5) long guns, (3) Chet deGavre personal painter’s palettes, Figural carved and painted wall hanging wooden knife with “NWCA Chet DeGavre”, General Chet deGavre ’s personal sketch book from his trip to Ethiopia in 1960 with many watercolor and acrylic drawings, General Chet DeGavre memorabilia and collection to include many one of kind items including but not limited to: C.B. DeGavre Brig Gen Asst Div Cmd Jul 57-59 Airborne Division engraved Zippo lighter, Chet’s personal Bible, Letterheads, personalized Judges badges from various competitions, Chet’s personal carving tool box and document box, Chet’s personal feather etcher wood burner, personal drawings, personal ink stamp and pad, personal business cards, 1982 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year Chet deGavre etched rocks glass, General Chet DeGrave’s own personal 27” x 34” artist easel pad with many original drawings, Chet’s sharping stones, (2) General DeGavre desk plaques and more!
Chet DeGavre Decoys: Important General Chet DeGavre, Onancock, VA folk art cedar body full size carved Owl decoy in original paint and condition. This unique one-of-a-kind owl was carved in the early 1970’s by the General and was placed high on a limb in the oak tree of the front yard of Deep Creek Plantation Home, General Chet deGavre, Onancock, VA hand made full size Woodcock habitat display General Chet deGavre, Pr of 1947 General “Chet” DeGavre Onancock, VA miniature carved Mallards display on driftwood, Pr of 1948 General “Chet” DeGavre miniature carved Gadwalls on driftwood Drake and Hen, carved full size standing Curlew on driftwood, miniature hand carved standing Great Blue Heron, miniature carved Loon decoy, miniature carved common Tern decoy on driftwood, (2) General “Chet” DeGavre Onancock, VA miniature carved black ducks, carved miniature Peacock Hen on split rial fence, miniature carved preening Canada Goose on driftwood, miniature carved Canvasbacks on habitat base and so many more! This is the largest private collection of deGavre miniatures to ever be offered at public auction.
Full Size Decoys: Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois Breast Preening Rudy Duck Drake, Robert and Virginia Warfield, Jaffrey, NH 1979 full body hand carved Woodcock on habitat base, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, VA hand carved Merganser, early cast iron Redhead drake sink box decoy, E. Parsons, Oxford, MD Canvasback drake decoy, super rare cast iron Brant sink box decoy in swimming form circa 1900, early 20th Century Upper Bay cast iron Canvasback sink box decoy, Dan Marshall full body 1/3 size carved Standing Canada Goose on driftwood, Jack and Bettie Holt 1975 carved Saw-Whet Owl on driftwood branch, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, VA Black Duck decoy in original paint c. 1930, Pair of P.W. Marshall 1977 carved Canvasbacks, Ward Brothers Crisfield, MD early Cedar Body Pintail drake decoy with General Chet deGavre carved and painted head, Horner Rawley, West Creek, NJ Goldeneye decoy, John “Daddy” Holly, Havre de Grace, MD bluebill decoy old working paint, 1969 Dan Brown, Salisbury, MD carved Green Wing Teal Hen decoy, Early carved Red Breasted Merganser decoy in original paint, Reggie Birch, Chincoteague, VA carved Curlew, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey swimming model Brant, Robert Swain hand carved white cedar and Cherry tern on stand, carved miniature squirrel signed D. Hadley Onancock, VA, carved miniature Egret by Paul Nock, Salisbury, MD, 1986 Carrol Marshall carved Canvasback drake, early Holly Family, Havre de Grace, MD bluebill decoy in old working paint, Grayson Chesser, Jenkins Bridge, VA hand carved Egret on driftwood, (3) carved wooden fish on wall plaques, Robert Kerr Smith Falls, Ontario hand carved Bufflehead drake decoy and many others to be found in the barn loft!
Miniature Decoys: Tad Beach, Eastville, VA 1970 miniature carved Canvasbacks on driftwood, Paul Nock, Salisbury, MD 1986 miniature carved Ruby Throated Hummingbird, 2001 Billy Crockett, Chincoteague, VA miniature carved wren on tree branch, 1974 E.H. Muehlmatt, Springfield, PA Carolina Wren on driftwood, Ed and Esther Burns, St. Michaels, MD carved Carolina Chickadee with Native Holly, Joan Wolf 1989 hand carved Chickadee on driftwood, Helen Lay Strong miniature carved Least Sandpiper on driftwood signed and dated 1964, D.M. Fenner miniature carved Sickle Billed Curlew, Helen Lay Strong 1979 miniature carved Belted Kingfisher on branch, Paul Nock, Salisbury, MD 1970 carved Chickadee on driftwood, Greg Daisey Chincoteague, VA miniature carved preening blue bill, Joan Short 1983 carving of (3) miniature Cormorants on driftwood, Ted Hanks miniature carved full body feeding Canada Goose, Miniature carved Widgeon Hen signed W.H. Cranmer, John F. Zackmann 1/3 size carved Canvasback drake decoy signed on underside, Joan Siebert 1984 miniature carved Canada Goose on driftwood, Pr of miniature carved Blackducks on driftwood by S. Joholen 1988, Paul Nock, Salisbury, MD 1979 miniature carved swimming model Tundra Swan, 1974 Ernie Muehlmatt, Springfield, PA carved Northern Mockingbird on driftwood.
Artwork/Antique Maps: Collection of (6) 17th Century Dutch Oil on wood panel portraits of Saints circa 1680, 17th C. framed map of Wilshire by John Speed dated 1610, A. Adlard & Co. 19th Century Map of Limerick and Clare Ireland c. 1840, small Pencil drawn framed Silhouette of Women with Label of famed Silhouettes I. Thomason of Dublin c.1790, Superb 18th Century print of engraving titled “The Portraiture of Babraham” by L. Spencer, Published 1756, 19th C. Framed map of London c. 1660, Johnson & Ward 19th Century Map of New Brunswick Nova Scotia Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island c. 1860, “Fox-Hunting” plate 2 Gone Away framed and hand colored engraving by W. Summers circa 1878, Willie Crockett watercolor of Black Ducks over Marsh framed, Orig. framed watercolor of Chesapeake Bay Oyster Skipjacks signed William Byrd, early 20th Century tribal oil and acrylic on canvas painting of tribal village, Orig. framed 19th Century Oil on Canvas portrait of Eleanor Butler, Orig. framed Pen and Ink of Swimming Canada Geese signed Bob Hines, framed St. James’s Beauty Engraving published 1783, Framed pencil sketch of clams 5” x 7” signed Tyler, Orig. hand painted portrait on porcelain tile of Hazelwood dated 1847, Willie Crockett Orig. oil on artist composition board of flying Canadian Geese signed Crockett lower left, Orig. framed Watercolor of wharf and workboats signed K.B.P, Orig. framed Sketch of Virginias Eastern Shore by J.G. Snyder, Orig. 19th Cent. framed Map of the Environs of Portsmouth and Hayling Island c. 1840, framed lithograph of Anne Courtsep of Niroburgh in her 84th year of life dated 1846 in Curley Maple frame, Pr of original oil on canvas portraits of Frederick and Mrs. Robinson, “Feeding the Pigs” framed print of Engraving by G. Moreland, Late 18th C. etching of “The Golden Pampol” fish circa 1775, Orig. framed watercolor of Canada Goose signed W. R. Taylor 1969 (Redd Taylor 1938-2018 Richmond ,VA), Orig. framed watercolor of pair of Canada Geese signed William R. Taylor and more!
Firearms/Weapons: Important Early 19th Century Belgium black powder percussion pistol with provenance belonging to French General to Napoleon, Gen. Joseph Desire Loix (September 1st, 1784-December 15th 1852), (3) Ancient Indo-Persian Dhal Shields in untanned super thick elephant and rhinoceros hide construction of rounded form and profile with applied rear leather handles, (4) ancient South African assegai spears with bamboo handles and hand forged iron tips, (2) ancient South African assegai spears with hand forged serrated tips, A.H. Fox Gun Company Sterlingworth 12 gauge side by side shotgun, Remington Arms Union Metallic Cartridge Co. Ilion New York. Model 12 Pump Action .22 Long rifle with octagon barrel and Weaver Scope, Savage Arms Company Utica, New York Savage Sporter model 23-D .22 Hornet Bolt Action rifle with Weaver scope, Sloan’s S. & G. Co. Ridgefield, CT Pride of Spain model .410 gauge side by side shotgun, Harrington and Richardson stainless five shot .32 cal revolver, Browning Arms Co. Belgium model 27 12 gauge over and under shotgun, Crossman model 1400 pump action .177 pellet gun, Beeman Precision Air guns model Sportsman RS2 Series with black synthetic stock and 4 x 37 scope and so much more!
Primitives/China/Collectables: Extremely RARE Authentic matched pair of early 20th Century Copper and Brass Nautical Ships Navigational Port and Starboard lanterns, R. and J. Beck Philadelphia, PA 19th century Nautical brass five draw collapsing telescope by (Richard Beck 1827-1866, and Joseph Beck 1828-1891), 18th C. H. Thomas, Adlington Mahogany wall mount stick barometer with shell inlay and brass top weather plate C. 1790, English Regency Period Mahogany and Rosewood shell decorated inlaid lift top tea caddy c.1810, English Regency Period hinged top cutlery box c. 1815, Pr of early 19th Cent Ormalu brass candlesticks with figural rams head baluster stems c. 1810, Super unique English Regency Period ladies traveling jewelry and toiletry box with several locking compartments c. 1840, Early American 18th C. iron four arm adjustable candle chandelier with hand forged construction, English Regency Period Mahogany red velvet lined tea caddy c. 1826, Late 17th Century/ Early 18th Century Korean Noju Printing block (1675-1720), English Regency Period mother of pearl string inlaid lift top jewelry box with removable tray circa 1825, 18th C. American Redware Pottery round milk skimming bowl with spout c. 1780, Japanese Meiji period bronze double handled tri-fed 3pc flower vase with base, double handled motif body and removable flower tray top, 18th C. Yellow floral Chinese Canton footed bowl c. 1790, approx. 130pcs of Spode “Chinese Rose” pattern china, selection of 18th C. utensils, Late 18th C. hand forged iron two prong fire fork, selection late 18th C. and early 19th C. cooking utensils, Late 18th C. iron fire hot coal shovel with double rat tail handle, Approx. 25pcs of English Regency Worcester Porcelain dinnerware circa 1810, Mid-19th C. Tiger Oak dresser top jewelry box with hand embroidered floral scene, Primitive 9pc numerical branding iron set, Early 19th C. Copper Coal skuttle with swing handle c.1800, Handmade iron figural blue crab ink well signed and dated S.R.G. 1955, Rochester Stamping Co. No: 2163 brass two piece spittoon with removable lid, primitive red wash grain bucket with wire swing handle, Early 20th Century Chinese Mahjong set with five layer carry case, F.H. Cowden, Harrisburg, PA 6 gallon two line incised six gallon stoneware eared crock with blue floral motif, English Royal Crown Derby 11pc cup and saucer set, 19th C. Copper cookpot with swing handle, 19th C. general store scale with weights and tray, Mid 19th C. Dutch inlaid folding book stand with portrait and butterfly border, 19th C. brass and copper banquet style lamp with milk glass shade converted to electric, 19th C. English copper bed warmer, A.R. Cole (Sanford, North Carolina 1892-1974) tobacco spit glazed pottery, Mid 19th C. Burl dome top letter box with brass accents circa 1860, primitive blue and gray stoneware floral decorated crock, York PA eight gallon stoneware covered pickle crock, vintage “Jiffy-Way” Incorporated Owatonna, Minn adjustable portable egg scale, vintage stoneware E &A Mercury Bottle, primitive mince-meat bucket in blue paint with wire and wooden handle, Set of (8) Marquis by Waterford Vintage Tasting Collection pedestaled crystal champagne glasses in original box, early wooden cigar mold and more! Go to AMauctions.com for a complete listing and details!
Jewelry: General deGavre and Tita Tiffany and Co. 14kt gold wedding band initialed and dated March 27th, 1949, Early 19th Century painted portrait of child on porcelain converted to gold ring in original hinged top fitted case, early 19th Century gold cameo ring, Entire collection of late 19th Century Ethiopian silver and plated silver tribal jewelry, earrings, nose rings, finger rings and nose picks, Qty of Ethiopian beaded and tribal jewelry including silver bracelet, beaded necklaces and tribal carved nude statuette/figures, (5) Ethiopian heavy brass tribal cuff bracelets with hand forged designs, Early 19th Century French Gold enameled pocket watch in original case c.1820, carved cameo pin circa 1810, ladies silver decorated cuff bracelet with turquois stones, Ivory and sterling cigarette holder, 4pc Royal Sussex Regiment Collection traveling toiletry set, sterling silver monogrammed round beveled make-up mirror with handle, Pr of French sterling silver and Rhinestone shoe buckles in original fitted case, French “Odeurs Paris” 3pc glass bottled perfume set in hinged box circa 1840 and much more as this is only a partial listing!
Silver: Stunning English sterling silver hand chased repousse tea pot with figural floral lift top finial over highly decorated floral and peacock motif with decorated pedestaled base and figural gargoyle face spout c. 1824, Excellent pair of early 19th Century sterling silver double handled wine coolers circa 1840, George IV two handled silver sugar bowl and matching creamer by Charles Marsh Dublin 1825, English Regency Sheffield silver tea pot c. 1830, The Garden Club of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Gorham sterling silver goblet, (4) Steiff sterling silver julip cups, English Vermeil handled tea pot with Queens Crown over Anne motif, English sterling silver 8” hallmarked muffineer, English stainless and sterling banded 21pc decorated fork and knife set in fitted and decorated box circa 1890, Sterling silver pierced and footed decorated and monogrammed basket/bowl, Sterling silver hand chased floral decorated 8” dresser tray, Tiffany and Co. sterling silver monogrammed 12” punch ladle, 31pc set of English Hallmarked and Monogrammed sterling silver flatware, Early 19th Century English silver Bombay style hinged top dresser box, H&H English hallmarked five bar silver toast rack, (2) early 19th Century English Hallmarked silver decorated figural scallop shell dishes c. 1830, (4) Wallace sterling silver figural clam shell footed personal ash trays, 19th Century mother of pearl handled English Monogrammed serving fork and knife and sterling silver decorated serving fork, Mappin and Webb London silver hallmarked and monogrammed tea caddy with removable top and so much more as this is a partial listing!
Sculptures: W.H. Turner 1987 Bronze sculpture of sitting white tail fawn deer number 1/100, Small carved bone bust plate plaque of G. Villavme III circa 1790, 1986 David H. Turner Bronze sculpture of Mockingbird on branch signed and dated and numbered, Inuit carved seal sculpture, D.H. Turner 1987 Bronze seal sculpture signed and numbered, sculpted Pewter whale on stand 4”, carved Rosewood whale sculpture, bone carved whale, several 19th Century cast iron figural bull frog door stops, Val Bennett miniature sculpted Harbor Seal, Handmade Canadian Inuit Art sculpted seal figurine with original Canadian Government export paper affixed to underside signed by sculpture Sarah Mickiyuk and more!
Antique and Local Books: The Geography and Antiquities of Ithaca Dedicated to the King by William Gell 1807, Year 1641 copy of “The HerringBvsse Trade Expressed in Svdry” Written by Simo Smith and printed in 1641, Year 1670 Poeta Com Aristophanes by Amstelodami (damage to cover and spine), 1714 Edition of “Cat May Look Upon A King” printed in Amsterdam 1714, 1799 Copy of The Experienced English Housekeeper for the use and Ease of Ladies Housekeepers and Cooks, 1796 Copy of the Art of Cookery (book cost at the time was 6 shillings), Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell Volumes I and II 1828, The Holy Bible Old and New Testaments by Rev. George Townsend Volumes I, II, and III 1834, Letters of Euler Edinburgh 1823, The Spanish Grammar circa 1800, The Epicurean A Tale of Thomas Moore 1828, (4) 19th Century Letters from Egypt and Syria, German and English Flugels 1841 Complete Dictionary Part I and Part II, Private Meditation and Prayers by Thomas Wilson 1824, Large Qty of Antique Identification and Reference books, Superb selection of antique and local books to include: Virginias Eastern Shore by Whitelaw Volumes I and II, The Eastern Shore of Virginia A Pictorial History by Curtis Badger, The Barrier Islands of Virginia by Badger and Kellam, Chesapeake The Eastern Shore, Over on the Eastern Shore, The Eastern Shore of Virginia by Turman, Tales of the Eastern Shore by John Lewis, The Peninsula Effect, The Sea Beach at Ebb and Tide, Beautiful Swimmers by William Warner, The Rivers of the Eastern Shore by Hulbert Footner, Tidewater Virginia, Vanishing Islands, Seashore Chronicles, Peter Scott Observations of Wildlife, The Year of the Graylag Goose, Memoirs of a Farm Boy by William Turner and many more!
Sporting and Decoys Books: 1936 Artist and Naturalist in Ethiopia by Fuertes, 1948 African Camera Hunts by Lt. Col. C.H. Stockley, RARE: 1928 Copy of A Guide to the Winter Birds of the North Carolina Sandhills by Milton P. Skinner, A Paddling of Ducks by Francis Lee Jaques, Waterfowl Tomorrow, Decoys at Shelburne Museum by David Webster, 1963 Virginia Upland Game Report, Creative Bird Carving by William Tawes, 1953 Copy of Game Animals of Ethiopia by Bjorn, 1955 Mammals of Ethiopia by Von Wolff, 1947 Copy of Duck Shooting Along the Atlantic Flyway, 1946 Copy of Wild Chorus by Peter Scott, 1936 Copy of British Shooting Birds, The Art of the Decoy by Adele Earnest, 1934 Copy of Wild Fowl Decoys by Joel Barber, 1943 copy of The Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America, Decoys of the Mid-Atlantic Region by Henry Fleckenstein, The Waterfowlers Quest by George Rieger, And Clouds Flying by Ian Pittman, 1936 Copy of Birds of America, The Waterfowl of the World Vol II and III, Waterfowl by Paula Johnsguard, Gunning the Chesapeake by Roy Walsh and so many more!
Persian Rugs: Late 19th Century Oriental wool Pile hand knotted Serapi area rug circa 1890. 12ft 6” x 9ft 9”, Late 19th Century wool Pile Turkish prayer rug, 19th Century wool pile hand knotted prayer rug, antique Persian Tabrez wool pile hand knotted rug, Early 19th Century Wool Pile floral area rug, antique Iranian Wool Pile prayer rug 72” x 43” circa 1870, antique Chinese wool Pile floral blue and ivory area rug 8ft 4” x 9ft 6” (4) Navajo Indian hand woven rugs and so many more!
Tools: Stihl FS55RC blade trimmer, Stihl FS 80 String trimmer, Stihl model HT 101 telescopic chain saw trimmer, Poulan Super 250 Chain Saw and Black and Decker hedge trimmers, Evercraft 2 ¼ ton floor jack, Primitive early 19th Century wooden 3 prong hay fork, Sears Craftsman Heavy Duty 24ft aluminum extension ladder, vintage lathe and all the lathe tools, 19th Century: G. White Philadelphia #2 circa 1824, Geo Burnham, Massachusetts #187 plane circa 1840 and more!
Tractor/Sailboat/Golf Cart: Ford model 800N farm tractor, Vintage O’Day 13ft sailboat with mast, EZ Go model TXT electric golf cart with Links Charger.
Special Interest: (3) Ancient Indo-Persian Dhal Shields in untanned super thick elephant and rhinoceros hide construction of rounded form and profile with applied rear leather handles, cast iron 19th Century 3” cannonball found on the Deep Creek Plantation Farm Onancock, VA, (2) Ethiopian tribal zebra skin drums, Jotul Woodstove Co. OIso Norway, model 118B 3pc cast iron wood stove with Moose and Wilderness motive, Whirlpool Refrigerator/freezer combo in white matte finish, (2) antique Royal Sussex leather travel cases both retaining original Cunard White Star Lines First Class stickers, Vizio model M55 55” flat screen TV, Vizio model T44 flat screen TV, Bose Wave Radio with remote control, Sentry Safe model B 705 with dial combo, Kowa Junior 50MM spotting scope with Daiwa S-7 Tripod in original box, large Qty of rough cut boards and timber solid slabs of Oak and Walnut and much more
Terms Personal Property: Visa/MC/Amex/Discover or approved check. 22% Buyer Premium. VA 5.3% Sales Tax. All property is sold “As Is, Where Is”, and All Sales are Final. Property is open to thorough public inspection. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age genuineness, authenticity, value or any other determinative factor. Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC may attempt to describe the merchandise in advertising, on the phone, on the internet and at the auction but makes no representations. In no event shall Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Bidder shall be the sole judge of value.
Pick Up Date: Items must be picked up at the Auction Site in Onancock, VA on Saturday March 18th, 2023 from 9 AM – 1 PM (4 Hours). This is the only time that the Auction Co. will be onsite at the home for Pickup. Items not picked up by 1 PM on Saturday March 18th, 2023 will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of at the discretion of the Auction Co. And/Or Property owner. If you unable to attend the Auction pickup you must designate a person to pick your items up for you. Buyer is responsible for the following requirements. #1: Buyer is responsible for removing all items from the Property. #2 Buyer is responsible for bringing any required manpower required to move your items from the home to your vehicle #3 Buyer is Responsible for bringing any tools, boxes, tape, wrapping paper, Bubble wrap, blankets, Straps, wheel cart or dollies needed to remove your items from the property. The items that you purchased will be situated in the home as they were photographed at the time of the cataloging. You will be responsible for any boxing that is required to move/load your items. You are responsible for ensuring that you have removed all of your items before leaving the pickup site.
Shipping: A&M Auctioneers and Appraiser’s does not ship items, however shipping is available through the UPS Pack and Ship Store of Salisbury, MD/Delmar, DE or a shipper of buyer’s choice. We can transport items back to our facility from the Auction Pickup site and then deliver the item(s) to a shipper for you for a fee. You will pay the shipper directly for any and all costs associated with getting your items to you. Shipping has become very expensive. We have no control over the cost of shipping items. Please bid accordingly.
Preview: Auction Co. will be onsite at the home on Monday March 13th, 2023 from 5 PM – 7 PM@ the home. The public is invited to preview the items being auctioned during that time frame.
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