Thursday, September 13, 2012

Estate Auction Extraordinaire

Saturday Oct. 20th &
Sunday Oct. 21st , 2012
WHEN: 2 Days -  October 20 &21, 2012
Beginning Each Day At 10:00 AM Sharp!
Preview 8:00 AM until Sale Time Each Day
​WHERE: 3069 West Main Street, Meridian , NY 13113

This Greek Revival Mansion was built in 1835 by William Smith Ingham and his wife Huldah Bacon Ingham It has descended in the family . There are literally thousands of items to be sold in this GOOD - OLD - FASHIONED COUNTRY AUCTION !! Included are a pair of American Folk Art Portraits depicting the original owners of the home Huldah Bacon Ingham and her husband William Smith Ingham . The portraits are apparently not signed yet we believe that the artist can be identified through research due to the distinctive nature and superior quality that they exhibit . It is amazing that they have remained here for nearly 180 years !! We will also be selling DOZENS of Original Paintings ( signed & un-signed ) including other American Folk Art , Victorian , Hudson River School , Many Still Life , Landscapes , Portraits , Modernist , Etc. , Etc. , Etc. . There are wonderful Drawings & Prints . Needle-works & samplers , Ephemera , Early Furniture , Lighting , Textiles , Many Early Toys , Antique Dolls and Early Child Related Items , Iron Banks , Bottles , Silver-plate & Sterling , Fine / Early China , Good Antique Glassware , Estate Jewelry , Watches , Blue Decorated / Folk Art Stoneware , Antique Photographs , Many Primitives , Stamps and Coins , Antique Library and Much , Much , Much More !!! This is what we could see on a cursory walk-through so check back often for updates on what we discover ! This family never threw anything away !! It is like an archaeological dig ! The last Resident , and the person whose estate this sale will help settle , is the late David Dudley . Mr Dudly's Great Great Great Grandmother was the sister of William Smith Ingham ( The gentleman depicted in the Folk Portrait and the builder of this magnificent home ) . David Dudley was born in 1935 , never married , and was caretaker of these many family heirlooms until his death a few months ago . Meridian is located in the Beautiful Finger-Lakes Region of New York State . We expect the Fall Colors to be brilliant the weekend of the auction ! There are many farmer's produce stands in the area , historic sites and this region of the country offers breathtaking views ! Plan to attend this rare event ! Take home a treasure or two and some great memories !!

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