The approach to John Traina_s Napa Valley hideaway on Highway 29 makes you a little sorry you are driving a car_, wrote Forbes Magazine (February 9, 1999). Flanking the long drive to Traina_s 1850 Gingerbread house is a motley assortment of vehicles from an era of more leisurely transportation: buggies, work wagons, carriages, a surrey with, yes a fringe atop it, even an old 1920s circus wagon with its lion cage intact. The driveway is an outdoor museum of California_s roadway transportation from the 19th and early 20th centuries__ This unreserved, online auction features more than sixty (60) historic vehicles including his prize wagon. A Wells Fargo Express Mud Wagon_ U. S. mail coach, which he bought in 1986 when the contents of casino tycoon Bill Harrah_s Pony Express Museum were auctioned off. This is the kind of thing I probably should have bought more of,_ says Traina who paid $22,500 for the faded burgundy and gold coach._ Preview: By appointment in Sacramento, CA Phone: 916-446-6490 email: firstname.lastname@example.org W6CM
Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
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Amanda and Chris Everard