Thursday, May 12, 2011

Auction: Primitives, vintage furniture, tools, decorative items sold June 11 in Fla. |

The living estate of James Commander will be sold June 11 in Fla.:
The living estate of James Commander will be sold June 11 in Fla.
"Hundreds of lots of quality primitives and furniture items will cross the block. Many tools owned by Mr. Commander will also be sold. At press time, additional items from a separate residence owned by Mr. Commander were being inventoried and these will also be included in the auction."

Bidders will be able to view images of most lots by May 23 at

“It was actually my late wife who got us started collecting primitives,” Mr. Commander said. “She was from a small town in Tennessee and was surrounded by such items from a very early age. After she passed away, I kept the collection going. My current wife, Irene, has taken an active interest in the items. But we’re downsizing now, so I feel the time is right to sell them.”

vintage wooden rolling pins (no reproductions), Tom’s Peanut jars, can openers, clothing irons, and a large collection of blue and white splatter ware (pie plates, mixing bowls and coffee pots).

Also ... rooster weather vane c.1920, gingerbread mantle clock, table-top butter churns, shadow boxes, beaded purses, vintage clothing...

...period furniture: oak ice box, a white Hoosier cabinet oak pedestal dining room table and side table, tiger oak side-by-side bookcase (bowed glass) and fall front desk with cubby holes (over serpentine drawers). Tools,

[The list goes on...]

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