Paintings, music boxes, war clubs: Marion Antique Auctions hosts annual sale

Jun 4, 2018

A silver Paul Revere spoon from 1941. Tibetan Thangkas from the 18th century. French paperweights. Chinese paintings on silk.

All -- and more -- will be on the auction block during the Marion Antique Auctions annual summer sale, scheduled for Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street. Viewing hours will be held Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

The 500-lot auction will feature the items from the art collections of Bokara Legendre, who was a philanthropist, performer, and socialite who owned a 6,000-acre South Carolina plantation and homes on Park Avenue in New York City and in California. Highlights: A Camille Pissarro charcoal drawing titled "Paysanne," a red chalk drawing by Paul Cesar-Helleu, and oil paintings by Jean Baptiste LePrince.

The auction will also feature gold and silver coins, an 18th century desk, 18th and 19th century boxes, tea caddies and furniture, a music box collection, ceramics, and whaling and nautical items -- including a rare 19th century Putnam's whaling chart case and charts, a scrimshaw, three stick barometers, ship models, and three Figi Island war clubs.

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