|General Information: IMPORTANT PUBLIC AUCTION
ANTIQUES, CABINETMAKER FURNITURE, ART POTTERY, LOCAL ART TO INCLUDE A COLLECTION OF HENRY M. PROGAR PAINTINGS, POLITICAL EPHEMERA & MEMORABILIA, 1975 VOLKSWAGEN CAR, & PERSONAL EFFECTS
FROM THE ESTATE OF DELAWARE GOVERNOR ELBERT N. CARVEL & MRS. ANN VALLIANT CARVEL
WITH SELECT ADDITIONS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2006
Outside Sale will start at 9:30 A.M.
Inside Catalogued Sale will start at 10:00 A.M.
Inspection: Tues., Oct. 10th from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 p.m., Wed., Oct. 11th from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 12th from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13th from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (Exhibition Gala Friday, Oct. 13th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.)
Location: O’Neal Auction Center, 11112 Laurel Road, Laurel, Del. at the corner of U.S. Rt. 13 & Del. Rt. 24. (Laurel, DE is located approx. 1 hour south of Dover, DE and 15 minutes north of Salisbury, MD)
Furniture: American Hepplewhite card table w/bellflower inlay, American walnut Hepplewhite grandfather clock w/broken arch top, painted face signed, David Sprant, Perth, American Sheraton mahogany 2 dwr. work table, Sheraton drop-leaf table w/dwr., Period walnut sewing table w/fitted dwr. & btm. side dwr., PA paint decorated plank seat settee, Sheraton cherry pegged single dwr. worktable w/cookie corners, several other single & 2 dwr. worktables, set of 6 PA paint decorated chairs w/rush btm. seats, decorated arrow back chairs, PA red washed dovetailed blanket chest w/bracket ft., mahogany 3 door bookcase w/line inlay, mahogany 3 & 4 stack Globe-Wernicke bookcases, Victorian kneehole desk w/leather top, Victorian rosewood carved sidechairs w/needlepoint seats, early candlestands, Potthast Mt. Vernon Hepplewhite-style mahogany sideboard w/inlay, Potthast mahogany double pedestal dining table w/2 leaves, set of 8 Potthast mahogany Chippendale-style dining chairs w/inlay, 2 arm & 6 side, Charak Boston 1951 mahogany block-front bachelor’s chest, Biggs Chippendale-style mahogany corner cupboard w/broken arch top & tombstone door over 2 panel door btm., Statton Ingraham collection Q.A.-style cherry lowboy, Henkel-Harris 2 pc. Chippendale-style mahogany china hutch, mahogany nest of tables w/inlay, Frank Kinnamon circa 1972 mahogany slant-front desk w/State Seal of Delaware carved in the slant lid, one of 3 known to have been made, signed to the Governor, Frank Kinnamon signed mahogany Chippendale-style piecrust tilt-top table w/B & C ft., Frank Kinnamon mahogany candlestands w/snake ft., R. Swisher signed Lewes, Del. cherry Q.A.-style tilt-top table w/birdcage, Executive leather office chair from the Governor’s second term w/State Seal of Delaware at top of back, & several other fine chairs, stands & tables to also be sold at this sale.
Art: Henry Progar signed oil of Gov. Carvel, along with other oil on boards & watercolors of local scenes by Henry Progar including scenes of Trussum Pond & Duck Creek, from his personal collection (Copyrights are held by Helen Progar Hickam), Jack Lewis 1976 & 1979 local watercolors, M.V. Crowther watercolors, Roger Deering oil on canvas, R.S. Williams 1915 oil on canvas landscape w/sheep, Nicholas U. Comito “Rolling Country” oil on canvas of landscape, Hudson Valley oil on canvas landscape w/cows, Maura Golin signed paintings, Alfred Stannard, British circa 1880 oil on canvas of 3 mast ship w/British flag.
Decorative Accessories: Collection of Van Briggle pottery, Roseville, Wedgwood, Lenox, Lladro figurines, Waterford decanters, brass student lamp, Bohemian lamps, walking sticks, oyster plates, dovetailed document boxes, banquet lamps w/prisms, Arcade cast-iron fire engine, toleware tray, pewter charger, Commemorative plates, Steuben & Orrefors center bowls, and many other decorative items.
Political Memorabilia: Signed Pres. Truman letters, signed Pres. Kennedy letters, letters from Senator Kennedy before becoming President, signed Pres. Johnson letters & telegrams, signed Pres. Clinton letter, signed & framed photographs of Pres. Truman, Kennedy, & Johnson, signed Truman & Kennedy books, a collection of personal scrapbooks compiled by Mrs. Carvel spanning from the 1940”s thru the 1970’s. Governor’s Conference items, several presentation awards to Gov. Carvel, campaign items, (2) DE Governor #1 License Plate from both terms as governor, parade car flags, several author signed books to Gov. Carvel. This is truly a great collection of Delaware political items that will only be offered once in a lifetime.
Nur Temple presentation badge 14kt. w/1 carat diamond w/tiger claws, Gov. Carvel diamond cuff links w/gold buttons & diamonds. (3) U.S. $10,000 Certificates with correspondence from the U.S. Secret Service, & many other outstanding local items.
The outside sale will consist of numerous books from the Gov. Carvel personal library w/most being signed by Gov. Carvel & the year he obtained them, several 19th Century ledgers & journals from Gov. Carvel’s grandfather in Shelter Island, New York, Franklin Mint pewter car collection, decanter collection, Governor Conference mugs, glassware, linens, and many items too numerous to mention.
Car: 1975 Volkswagen La Grande car (4 speed, fuel injected, radio/cassette player, sunroof, & approx. 65,000 miles).
Live Delaware Tag #C995.
Terms: Cash, Approved Check, or VISA/MC on the day of sale. All items must be paid for on the day of sale. A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be charged on all items. All items are sold, “AS IS”. Prompt Removal.
This will be one of the most significant estates to ever be offered at public auction in the State of Delaware, not only was Gov. Carvel and important political figure in Sussex County, and the State of Delaware, but his national stature went as far as the Oval Office in Washington, D.C. This auction will feature items from Gov. & Mrs. Carvel’s personal collection that only comes along once in a lifetime. This will be a great chance to own a piece of local, state, & national history. A super sale you will not want to miss! Absentee & phone bids will be gladly accepted. Contact our office for details. Check our website or www.ebayliveauctions.com for a complete listing and photos of each lot to be offered.