Underground Railroad Silent Auction Listing for 2009 Gala PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 April 2009 12:32

  1. Pair of large oil paintings with floral motif in gilt frames – circa 1875 – Size: 29”x17”.  (Apple blossoms and lilies)
  2. Hand-colored French fashion print in oval, gilt frame “Miroir des Modes” – Size:  16”x13”
  3. Small, footed mahogany box with linens and doilies and a lovely cut crystal cruet.
  4. 19th century plank seat, pine, spindle back rocker.
  5. One drawer, cherry finish wash stand with towel bars.
  6. American, pattern glass cake stand, circa 1880’s, a Reed and Barton sterling handled salver, and a pair of faceted, crystal candlesticks.
  7. Early, 19th century Imari bowl and stand with a pair of antique candlesticks.
  8. Pair of porcelain, demitasse cups and saucers with a “P.T. Bavaria” and shield mark, acorn and oak leaf motif with gold trim.
  9. Heavy, brilliant cut-glass pitcher with applied, cut handle.                                                   
  10. Large, blue and white transferware covered tureen, late 19th century, “Delftland” pattern with English registry mark.
  11. Hand-colored ornithological lithograph by J. Smit, published London 1882 – Subject:  Myiarchus Semirufus (Trinidad Rufus Flycatcher)
  12. Petite, rush seat, ladder back chair.
  13. Glass front, hanging, curio cabinet with 3 shelves and a cherry finish.
  14. Child’s red, Radio Jet wagon and early wooden sled.
  15. Round, silver-plated, engraved serving tray and 7 Spanish silver-plated goblets marked “Valero”.
  16. Sterling silver Mexican jewelry assortment:  Necklace with matching bracelet, drop earrings, pin, bracelet with inlaid stones marked “Topez-Taxco”.
  17. Steel engraving in deep, walnut frame, entitled “A Tranquil Hour” – Size: 13”x 11”, circa 1880.
  18. Wooden, 2-handled, tea or breakfast tray with textile under glass.
  19. 3 large, black and white photographs of  wilderness scenes.  Each is 20”x 26”.
  20. Lovely pair of upholstered, walnut, Eastlake side chairs.
  21. Large, artist-signed print:  “Study for Sue Alston, Guardian Angel of Hampton” by Larry K. Martin, 1983.  Custom framed with acid-free mount and additional, framed narrative describing the origins of the subject. Framed print size is 28”x33”.
  22. American pottery trio – Includes Haeger planter, Frankoma serving tray in a leaf shape, and double cornucopia planter.
  23. Set of 6 silver, demitasse spoons with sugar tongs in original silk and velvet-lined presentation box.
  24. Wine gift basket that includes Blue River Riesling, Blackstone Merlot, 2 wineglasses with charms, Ghirardelli chocolate, and Honeysuckle candle.
  25. Oval-top stand with shelf and lyre base – mahogany finish.
  26. Collection of first edition and first printing books, some with dust jackets. 14 in all, late 19th and 20th century dates.                                                       
  27. Pressed back, oak, youth chair, circa 1900, with bisque doll in a green, velveteen dress (not old)
  28. Pair of lovely, botanical prints with reference to the flora mentioned in various plays by Shakespeare.  Size 16”x12”.
  29. Pair of framed, acid-free mounted, limited edition lithographs signed  by the artist, P. Garbera.  Scenes are depicting the home of Beethoven and the Bach Church and are numbered 28/1000 and 32/1000 respectively. Included in the margin are brief, musical lines.     
  30. Framed sheet music for “Topsy’s Song”, featuring a hand-colored lithograph, circa 1852, of Eva and Topsy from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”.  Size 14”x  11” Lyrics and history provided on website print-out.
  31. Dinner for 6 at the historic General Benjamin H. Grierson home, 852 E. State Street, Jacksonville, IL.  Enjoy a catered repast in this lovely circa 1840’s dwelling listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Homeowners Ron and Mary Gray will welcome you to their beautifully restored home in the tradition of gracious, 19th century entertaining.
  32. Two lucky couples will enjoy the company of President and Mrs. Steuer in the Illinois College President’s Home – Barnes House.  This sumptuous home will be the setting for a delectable meal provided by your hosts and graced by the spirits of IC presidents past.                                                  

Items for the auction were donated by Gary Morris of “Acorn Cupboard Antiques”, Dianne Silva of “The Dusty Muff Antiques and Collectibles”, Suzanne and Wyatt Stucker, President and Mrs. Steuer, Sue Fishback, and Ron and Mary Gray.  We thank them all for their generosity and support of The Underground Railroad Committee, Woodlawn Farm, and the Morgan County Historical Society.

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