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February Estate Art & Antiques

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Time: 11:00 am
Location: 2764 East 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220
More Info: 317-251-5635

Gallery Preview: Friday, February 5th from 2-6pm.

Day of Sale Doors open: 9:30am. 


This sale will feature rare finds and once in a lifetime buying opportunities including an historical memorabilia collection from one family with ancestry tracing back to the Revolutionary War and the settling of the town of Newport, Kentucky, Campbell County, into Cincinnati and surrounding areas.

James Taylor, V (1769–1848) was an American banker, Quartermaster general, and one of the wealthiest early settlers of Kentucky. He was a founder of the city of Newport, Kentucky. Taylor was the fifth child born to James Taylor IV and his wife, Anne Hubbard Taylor in Midway, Virginia. His father, James Taylor IV, bought 2,700 acres (11 km2) of land in Northern Kentucky from his friend George Muse, which was part of the land Muse had been awarded for his military service in the French and Indian War. The Taylor family had two cousins, James Madison and Zachary Taylor, who later become presidents of the United States. In the mid-19th century, Newport became a hub for trade, industry and culture. Just a few years later, Gen. Taylor's grandson established the wealthy area of East Row, a collection of elegant homes. Today, the East Row local Historic District is the second largest local district in Kentucky and the Taylor Mansion is the district's oldest house. Taylor is the namesake of the General James Taylor Park.

 Highlights include; the post Civil War era scrapbook of  Thomas Laurens Jones, elected to the Forty-fourth Congress (1875) where he served as chairman of the Committee on Railways and Canals, multiple photo albums and tintypes spanning the 19th Century, (two exclusively African American), Civil War-WWI weapons, swords, Savage Rifle, military accessories, 19th Century campaign pinbacks,




Auction will also include: Fine Art Prints, Paintings, & Photography, Early 1906 Gibson F2 Mandolin, Recording King Roy Smeck Electric Guitar Model A104, and other instruments, Blancpain Diamond Platinum Bracelet Watch, Navajo weavings, Native American pottery, baskets and jewelry, Edward Curtis photogravure, Asahel Curtis photograph, Alaskan Eskimo/Inuit Ivory & Artifacts, Sterling Silver Hollowware & Flatware, Art Pottery, Estate Rugs, Gorham Foundry bronze terrier dog, antique maps, pair Black Forest hunting panels, Dresden porcelain Napoleonic Soldier Figures, Large Venetian Glass wall mirror, & more! 30 of the best lots from the toy and advertising auction will be reoffered due to a nonpaying bidder.