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6-2-17 LIVE AUCTION W/LIVE WEBCAST BIDDING – 8000 Esham Rd, Parsonsburg, MD

Very Important Early Americana Single Estate Auction Event

Selling for the Estate of Dr. James Patrick Gallaher, Salisbury, MD  


FRIDAY June 2nd, 2017 @ 3:32 PM


Allen & Marshall Auction Facility-8000 Esham Rd, Parsonsburg, MD

Live Webcast bidding conducted online at via PROXIBID.

2002 Lincoln Town Car, 18th and 19th Century Furniture and Artwork, Sterling Silver,Porcelains, Decoys, Primitives, Chinese Export, Persian Rugs,

Teubner Hopkins Furniture, Brass, Asian Arts, Decoys by the Ward Bros, Cigar Daisey, Miles Hancock and more!


Auctioneer’s Note: Dr. James Patrick Gallaher was a prominent physician in Salisbury, Maryland since 1956. Pat and his wife Sara were enthusiastic collectors of antiques throughout their lives. In their many trips to the Cotswolds in England, they collected numerous unique Staffordshire figurines and paintings. Over the years, the Gallaher’s acquired an extensive collection of fine Chinese ceramics, Persians rugs and period furniture. Their love of people and art was represented in their home. From fine porcelains and artwork, to period furniture and Decoys, simply put, this sale has it all. Allen & Marshall Auctions is pleased to offer this exquisite private collection at a once in a lifetime completely cataloged public auction and cordially invite you to join us for an unforgettable auction event!! Please visit for more than 5,000 photos and a complete catalog.


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Directions: Our Auction Facility is located in Parsonsburg on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Approx. 100 Miles north of Norfolk, VA, 55 Miles South of Dover, DE, 100 East of Washington, DC and 18 miles West of Ocean City, MD. At the intersection of Rt. 50 and the Rt. 13 Bypass merge onto Rt. 50 East towards Ocean City and follow for 3.9 miles to the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd. Turn North (left) onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted.

Order of Sale: The Auction will begin at 3:32 PM with the Non Cataloged Boxlots. There are two Double rows that we expect should take about an hour to sell. The online portion of the Auction will begin with Lot #1 at Approx. 4:32 PM. We will sell the items in Cataloged Lot # order.

Online Bidding: This is a Live Auction held at the Allen & Marshall Auction facility with Online Pre-Bidding & Live Webcast bidding during the Auction via PROXIBID.COM. Online bidding can be accessed through the Allen & Marshall website.

Estate Vehicle: 2002 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series 4-DR Sedan 4.6L V8, PW/PL/AC, extremely clean Showing 20,880K miles.

18th & 19th Cent Furniture:  Mid 19th Century Pine 20 light four door corner cabinet with 10 light double cathedral arch doors over raised panel doors with turkey breast shelves and ogee bracket feet, Primitive Eastern Shore Yellow Pine 12 light two door kitchen cupboard with ogee bracket feet, Mahogany Queen Anne two drawer farm table circa 1770, Walnut Queen Anne period pad foot drop leaf table, English Provincial Chippendale chairs with needlepoint slip seats Primitive Pine Eastern Shore 9 light three door corner cabinet,  Hepplewhite Mahogany and Burl half round inlaid flip top hall table with bell flower and eagle inlay circa 1830, Beautiful Regency Period Mahogany highly inlaid two piece silverchest with floral Rosewood inlay, brass carry handles and single drawer inlaid tapered leg base circa 1830, Regency Period Mahogany four drawer bow front Diminutive silver chest circa 1840, Primitive Pine five drawer diminutive Chippendale style chest of drawers with bracket feet and interior painted drawers circa 1850, Primitive Pine pegged Settle Bench table circa 1860, Mid 19th Century Pine lift top school master’s desk with gallery and pigeon holed interior Victorian adjustable tri-fed fire screen,  Mid 19th Century Pine four door three drawer two piece linen cabinet, Mid 19th Century Walnut marbletop two door 8 drawer Physicians cabinet, Regency Period Walnut lift top game table, Early 19th Century Walnut Diminutive Chippendale four drawer chest with reeded columns and ogee bracket feet, Maple single drawer library table circa 1860, Primitive Pine single board blanket chest in paint with glove box, Antique Pine Child’s firehouse Windsor chair and more!

Modern Furniture:  Craftique Authentic reproduction Chippendale style Mahogany four drawer slant front secretary desk with raised panel upper doors and bail brasses, Councill Furniture Co. Mahogany Queen Anne style highboy with broken arch pediment and triple flame finials, Councill Furniture Co. Mahogany Chippendale Reproduction 4 drawer lowboy w/ ball in claw feet, Councill Furniture Co. Mahogany Queen Size rice carved four poster tester bed with canopy, Biggs Furniture Co. Mahogany nesting tables with string inlaid tapered legs, Biggs Furniture Co. Mahogany Queen Anne style elongated drop leaf cocktail table, Baker Furniture Co. Charleston Reproduction drop leaf lamp table with carved frieze, Set of (8) reproduction Chippendale dining chair with needlepoint seat and ball in claw feet,  Southwood Reproductions upholstered Queen Anne style wingback chair with ball in claw feet, Southwood Reproductions open arm upholstered chair with ball in claw feet, Diminutive three drawer Mahogany Chippendale style chest of drawers by W.H. Hooper, Contemporary Upholstered open arm Martha Washington style chair, Maroon upholstered Chippendale style camel back sofa, Statesville Chair Co. Queen Anne style half round chair with upholstered seat,  Councill Furniture Co. Mahogany four drawer Chippendale style diminutive chest of drawers w/ brass carry handles, Childs Chippendale Reproduction open arm chair with upholstered seat and ball in claw feet, antique white wicker 6pc patio set, Replogle Globes Inc. Chicago, Ill gimballed floor model World Globe and more!

Teubner Hopkins Furniture: Teubner Hopkins Cherry single drawer telephone table with tapered legs and “X” stretcher base signed Teubner Hopkins Princess Anne, MD August 1981, Beautiful Mahogany single drawer drop leaf tapered leg table made and signed by Teubnor Hopkins, Princess Anne, MD October 1981, Pair of  Mahogany tri-fed dish top tea tables signed on Underside Tuebner Hopkins April 1982.

Late Additions: Extremely Rare and Unique Civil War Era 12ft solid Oak Saloon/Parlor bar complete with matching mirrored shelving back, copper cold drink/ice bin, and keg tap dispenser. Bar is from The Indian Queen Tavern or better known as the George Washington House, located at Baltimore Ave., at Upshur St., in Bladensburg, Prince George’s County, Maryland. It was constructed in the 1760s. The brick tavern began to be known as the “George Washington House” before 1878 when it was being used as a hotel and rumored that George Washington may have stayed there. This very bar was used to cater to the hotel’s guest, until it was removed from the tavern for renovations and bought by a prominent Washington, DC attorney. If only this bar could talk the stories it could tell. A true piece of history. It has been kept in storage until its unveiling this year. A&M auctions is proud to offer a piece of Maryland History at public auction with no minimum and no reserve. Early 19th Century tall case clock. Missing glass face.

Persian Rugs: Beautiful Heriz area rug (9’x 13’) 2nd quarter 20th century, Indo- Herez area rug (10’ x 13’), Beautiful semi antique Herez (13 ½” x 9” ), Iranian Wool Pile Sarouk area rug (8ft x 11ft), Hamadan semi-antique scatter rug 40”x60”, Iranian Shirvan wool pile runner (11ft x 4 ½ ft), Caucasian Kuba runner, Iranian Wool Pile prayer rug, (2) Iranian Lesghi wool pile runners, antique Wool Pile Shiraz runner, Persian prayer rug, Iranian prayer rug, Tabriz area rug, Hamedan area rug (8ft x 11ft) and many others!

Decoys: 1936 Ward Brothers Cedar Body Canada Goose signed on underside by Lem and Steve Ward, (6) Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, VA full size rig-mate working Canada Geese All original. A rare find. Pair of Ruddy Ducks by Delbert “Cigar” Daisey Hen and drake branded on underside CIGAR and signed Delbert “Cigar” Daisey, Cigar Daisey drake Ruddy Duck, Dave “Umbrella” Watson working black duck, Pair of Paul Gibson working black duck decoys, Bob McGaw Upper Bay Canvasback, Large Primitive style carved Tundra Swan by Rick Fish, Pair of Upper Bay Canvasback drake decoys, Gary Daisey Chincoteague, VA shorebird on driftwood, 1986 Miniature Curlew by Jeff Jester, Chincoteague, VA, Pair of songbirds on driftwood, and  hand carved, framed poem by Lem Ward 1979, signed by Lem Ward and more!

Primitives: The American Brass Kettle Manufacturing Co. #4 handled brass pale circa 1850, 19th Century miniature hand painted porcelain portraits of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton signed W. Romney, PRR brass decorated railroad lock with brass key, Primitive Pine 19th Century covered double handled grain bin, Penn Central Adlake brass railroad lock with key and early 19th Century lock, Kings Stoneware 5 gallon pickle crock, Dunlap & Co 19th Century beaver tail top hat in custom fitted leather hat box,  early American Sandwich glass oil lamp, 18th Century cooking utensils, 19th Century Pennsylvania hand stitched tri-color coverlet, several 19th Cent. patchwork quilts, American Brass Kettle Manufacturers #2 large brass pale circa 1850, primitive wooden mortar and pestle, primitive 17” wooden dough bowl, primitive stoneware oyster crock, one dozen canes and walking sticks, heavy primitive style wrought iron boot scraper, Late 19th Century brass tabletop bird cage Early 19th Century spun brass and copper decorated bed warmer  and much more!

Sterling Silver/ Antique Silver: 153pc Gorham Silver Co. Sterling silver decorated flatware set (2) Pairs of sterling weighted candlesticks, Steiff sterling 7” footed center bowl, Steiff sterling 3pc floral dresser set, Gorham sterling monogrammed 5” dish, C. Barb and Son decorated tea pot, Lincoln and Foss hand chased and floral decorated matching monogrammed creamer and sugar circa 1840, sterling weighted salt and peppers, E. Jaccard Jewelry Co. butterfly decorated serving spoon, Derby Silver Co. figural pedestaled painter’s pallet calling card dish with etched stag and butterfly decoration, large Qty of weighted sterling compotes and candlestick and more!

Collectables/China: 98pc Set of Mottahedeh Vista Alegre Historical Charleston Reproductions fine reproduction Canton china set, Stueben Glass 10”vase, antique West German caged mechanical songbird, Beautiful Meissen parrot on stump porcelain figurine, Pr of authentic reproduction bookends of “Lincoln in the Chair”, carved and Polychromed Colonial style wooden spread eagle with flag and shield, Alex Ames Boston, Mass figural glove brass and copper dresser tray, heavy brass figural fox 9” table decoration, 6” figural brass stallion, Virginia Metalcrafters Williamsburg Restoration Mahogany Bombay style dresser box w/ brass carry handle, Philadelphia Manufacturing Co. figural brass bookends, antique cast iron figural stallion bank, pot metal figural bison bank, sculpted metal elephant, Pair of cast iron foxhunt decorated bookends D.E. McMurdo, Gaudy Welsh soft paste handled hand painted and enameled pitcher circa 1850, Qty of Waterford crystal, Pair of Virginia Craftsman Williamsburg Restoration Queen Anne style 9” candlesticks, Pair of 18th Century Reproduction inlaid knife/cutlery boxes with fitted interior, Royal Daulton Character mugs, St. James London Jewelers brass and beveled glass handled dresser clock, Delft “Maryland” double handled covered urn, figural cast iron and painted figures Ab Lincoln and General Robert E. Lee, figural brass door stop with Unicorn and Lion motif, Vintage John Deere model 10 Childs cast metal chain drive pedal tractor and more!

Chinese Export/Asian Art: Antique Asian carved soapstone figural oriental flower girl lamp with decorated sculpted metal base and turned brass column signed Mabium Wel Co. in metal on underside, Pair of Rose medallion 30” table lamps with wooden bases and soapstone finials, Antique Asian Import figural carved soapstone table lamp with brass base, Mid 19th Century Asian carved soapstone figure of (3) elders, Asian Export jadeite style sculpted Chinese figurine, Chinese decorated soapstone and wooden panel, set of (6) early Canton 10” bowls circa 1830, Pair of early canton 7” covered jardinières circa 1840, Rose medallion 14” jardinière with golden foo dog accents, 18” charger, Pr of Takahashi canton 6” sauce dishes circa 1880, Early Canton 15 ½” meat platter, Imari 11” square shaped server plates, Delfts Royal Sphinx by Boch covered jardinière with figural dog finial, hand painted peacock feather pattern 12” serving platter, 14” double handled covered taurine, figural foo dog hand painted chop stick holders, Imari hand painted figural fish decorated plate, blue and gold enameled covered jardinières, Japanese Red Lacquer two drawer musical dresser top jewelry box, Early 19th Century floral decorated 9” center bowl with wooden base, Early Rose medallion 14 ¾” elevated serving dish, Rose medallion reticulated table basket with reticulated undertray and much more! Please visit

Staffordshire: Extensive 19th Cent Staffordshire pottery collection to include: The Lion Slayer 16”, Hunter and dog 14”, Hunter and Bird Dog 16”, Shakespeare 17”, Ben Franklin 14” and Milton 11”, Mac Mahon 12”, King of Prussia 12”, many pairs of Whippets w/ game mantel figures, Zebra mantel figurines on habitat base, sitting Whippets with game on oval bases, doe and fawn mantel vases, Pottery fox and game mantel vases, girl and lamb figurines, and many more in various shapes, sized, etc. Nearly 80pcs total!

Artwork: “An Afternoon in Early Autumn” original framed oil on canvas landscape of the Delaware Valley Countryside by listed American Artist Thomas Bigelow Craig (1849-1924 Philadelphia, PA) in beautiful gold decorated and lighted frame (28” x 36”), framed Oil on Canvas foxhunt scene signed Gilbert S. Wright listed artist (British 1880-1958), very unique framed late 19th Oil on board of early settlers skinning a deer in gold decorated dome top frame, Original framed Oil on Canvas of flying Mallards signed G. Stevens, “Bear Baiting” framed hand colored etching by T. McLean 1820, Nice double framed etchings of Cock Fighting Plate 1 and Plate 2 by H. Alken circa 1820,  Orig framed watercolor landscape by Annie Waller, Gloucester (circa 1876-1878), Orig framed water color of Dinham Bridge, original framed watercolor titled “Field Stone Watercolor” by Al Barker, framed watercolor of fly fisherman in river, (4) framed 19th Century hand colored lithographs by John Leech circa 1860: Mind the Bull, Mr. Forrocks has a Bye Day, Mr Bareige at the Draft, 19th Century hand colored etching of Dr. Sytax by Rowlandson circa 1870, several original oil on canvas foxhunt scenes and landscapes by listed British Artist Frederick Haycock and more!

Boxlots: Approx 52pc set of Lumberton Ivory floral “Linda Lee” pattern china, Approximately 38pcs of B&C Limoges “Les Deux Roses”, Nickel rayo lamp, clam steamer, hunting decoys, 19th Cent wooden carpenters trunk and tools, bowie knife, Large Pine Blanket chest,  concrete pedestaled bird bath, Lg Qty of plated silver, figurines, Qty of German Nutcrackers, quilt rack, quilts, glassware, ect, TV trays, 19th Cent leather military boots, Lg Qty of 19th hats and hat boxes, wooden high chair, ship model, vinyl records, baskets, books, Lg Qty of framed prints and artwork and more!

Terms Personal Property: Visa/MC/Amex/Discover or approved check. 13% Buyer Premium with 3% discount for onsite bidders paying in cash or check. 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.

Auction preview: Thursday June 1st 5-7 pm & Friday June 2nd from 12 PM -3:30 PM.

Pick Up Dates: Saturday June 3rd 9 AM -Noon or M-F 9 AM – 5 PM. Buyer is responsible for removing all items. Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraiser’s does not ship items, however shipping is available through the UPS Pack and Ship Store of Salisbury, MD or a shipper of buyer’s choice. Buyer is responsible for bringing any required manpower, tools, boxes, wrapping paper, blankets, wheel cart or dollies needed to remove your items from the property.

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