bnj appraisals


May 17 - May 20

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Born in Spring Hope, A. L. (Al) Honeycutt, Jr., earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Duke University. In 1958, he joined the historic sites staff of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History. From 1963 to 2002, Mr. Honeycutt was a restoration supervisor with the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, working with restoration projects throughout the state including the State Capitol, the Executive Mansion, and a number of important house museums. Throughout his long career, he received many awards and recognitions, including the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

Al was also a lifelong collector of many types of antiques. He was widely recognized as an expert in early glass, especially early handblown glass, and he put together a huge collection of glass, early ceramics, marbles, and many other genres. Because he was an antiques dealer for many years, we are able to include a portion of his hand-selected inventory in this sale.

Since there are few collections of this quality and breadth remaining, we are unlikely to see any like this one on the market again. We feel certain you will never have another opportunity to select from this volume of rare antiques. Please do not miss this unique sale. Despite the quality of the collection, our prices are reasonable and we plan to empty this home in four days. As friends and associates of Al's, we feel privileged to conduct this sale--we hope to see you there.


· A massive collection of 18th and 19th century glassware

· Important collection of American and Anglo-Irish decanters

· Extensive collection of 18th century English cotton twists, air twists, and candy twist wine glasses

· An unbelievable collection of American coin silver with many punch ladles, a coffee service and hundreds of smaller pieces

· Modern sterling by Tiffany, Towle, Gorham, Reed and Barton, Albert Coles, Whiting and others

· Asian porcelains and bronzes

· Important collection of marbles

· Hundreds of pieces of costume jewelry

· Bronzes

· Oil paintings

· Oriental carpets

· Antiques of all types

· Several boxes of North Carolina Indian artifacts, 1,000s, from Nash, Durham, Alamance Counties


A short sampling of individual pieces:

· Stiegel type tumblers

· Stiegel type flasks and decanters

· Blown Three Mold decanters and cruets

· Blown Three Mold cruet set

· Cobalt blue Sandwich glass cologne bottle

· Blown glass trumpet whimsey

· Large vase, Continental, engraved with stags

· Cut glass pitcher, c.1900

· Bohemian blue cut to clear covered compote

· Cobalt blue blown bar bottle

· Bakewell, Page and Bakewell compote

· Bakewell, Page and Bakewell decanter

· Bakewell, Page and Bakewell wineglasses and tumblers

· Knights of Columbus sword

· World War ll Japanese non-commissioned officer’s sword

· Glass cane

· Close to one hundred blown wineglasses

· Rummers, c. 1780

· English syllabubs, c. 1790

· Oil on canvas still life by Mildred Thomas

· Imari platter

· Chinese Export bowls

· Cut amber glass candlesticks, Sandwich, c. 1875

· German Regimental stein

· Pair on monumental Gothic Revival bookcases, 19th century

· Carved bone lion figure

· Sewage tile lion


NC stoneware

Period Queen Anne dropleaf table

Set of eight Edwardian Chippendale style chairs

Henkel Harris highboy

Henkel Harris tall post bed

Henkel Harris chest of drawers

Hepplewhite style sideboard

Nash county chairs

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