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Auctioneer Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers 314.696.9041
Auction Date Oct 22 Auction
4739 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis, MO
Time 10:00AM
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Fall Eclectic Auction

Sat, October 22, 2016 at 10am central

  • European & American Furniture,
    Fine & Decorative 
    Arts including 
    Silver, Bronzes, Jewelry, Toys, and more

featuring property from

The Collection of Opal Meyer, St. Louis, MO
The Collection of William A. Norton, Marissa, IL
The Collection of Faye Beth Baer O’Byrne, Ladue, MO
The Collection of Lindsay Waldorf Patterson, New York, NY

The Collection of William L. Shaw, Edwardsville, IL

The Collection of W.C. and Mary Whitlow, Fulton, MO

and Select Consignments from Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Location: CWE 4739 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108

FURNITURE, Mid-Century:

Celebrating a diverse assortment of American and European designer furniture including but not limited to T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, Dunbar, Warren Platner, Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia for Knoll, Herman Miller, Berkline, Harvey Probber and more.

FURNITURE, 19th-20th century:

American and European furniture and objects including a rare St. Louis umbrella display case.


Featuring a collection of Native American and Western themed bronzes; Paintings including a collection by Ohio artist Oscar Soellner and an unusual 1907 painting depicting a feast day celebration in Wuchang, China by an American Catholic Missionary; Etchings, Engravings and Lithographs by artists including Salvador Dali, Edouardo Luiz, William Gropper, Francisco Stockinger, William Henry Brown and Leroy Neiman; Thornton Utz illustrations, Aspen Winter Jazz Poster.


Art  Pottery including artists Doreen Blumhardt and Matt Long, and original drawings of

Newcomb Pottery designs; Stereoscope with collection of 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair views; Daguerreotype portraits; Advertising;  Folk Art; Alabaster carvings; Dolls; Art Glass; and Silver.

African-American Book & Ephemera Collection of Lindsay Patterson (1934-2009):

Lindsay Waldorf Patterson was born 1934 and raised in Bastrop (LA), he graduated high school in Winston-Salem (NC).  After college and serving in the U.S. Army as a journalist, he embarked on a career as a writer, educator and African-American activist in New York City.  Throughout his life, he crossed paths with many influential persons of global stature, his correspondence with whom he valued and cherished.  Patterson’s library and collection, a portion of which is offered here, reveals a trove of personal correspondence with artists, authors and actors with whom he worked, socialized and admired including Jacob Lawrence, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Neil Degrasse-Tyson, James Earl Jones, Eartha Kitt, Toni Morrison and Josephine Baker.


Edo period prints from  "tourist stops" to silk designs for kimono manufacturers.   Highlighted here, Japanese woodblock prints depicting women of idealized beauty--a genre called "bijinga." These women, draped in voluminous robes and adorned with golden hair pins, are subtly revealing themselves to the viewer.  Japanese woodblock printing remains a special part of not only Japan's artistic tradition, but the West's as well; impressionists like van Gogh, Monet, and Cassatt all incorporated elements of Japanese printmaking into their work. The enchanting "bijinga" remains an illuminating example of Japanese artistry, craftsmanship, and originality.

Native American:

Two extremely scarce Pacific Northwest Tlingit War Daggers and a fine collection of over 60 examples of Prehistoric Native American Pottery, mostly Mississippian and still intact.  Examples include human and animal effigy vessels and friendship bowls.  Assorted jars and bowls include examples of Hempstead, Harleton, Belcher, Avery, Blakely, Quapaw, Punctate, Taylor and more.

and more....


Sunday, October 15 ~ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monday, October 17 ~ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Tues, October 18 ~ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Wed, October 19 ~ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Thurs, October 20 ~ 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM 

Friday, October 21 ~ 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 22 ~ 9:00 to 10:00 AM 



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