For hunters, its a dream come true, said Mary Josie of Everard Auctions and Appraisals... Everards is a fine art and antiques auction house, but she made an exception for this collections mix of art and everyday items, noting local interest and a good cause. Its all little pieces of history, said Everard, who's appeared as an appraiser on the popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow and was a vice president at Sothebys in New York." Savannah Now:Auction to assist Ossabaw Island's matriarch Sandy West
"I'm looking at a large metallic disc, like an upside down bowl, painted in bright cherry red flamboyantly displaying the iconic white font of Americas favorite cola beverage. Turning to Amanda Everard, president of Everard & Co. Antique Auctions, she notices my puzzled look and responds, The Coca-Cola sign ... theres a good story behind that one.Do Savannah:What's Up, Starland? Ossabaw treasures up for auction
The roar of this wooden carousel horse, painted by Eric Isenburger (New York, 1902-1994), is almost audible its so dramatically depicted. Property from the Collection of Eleanor Sandy West, the indomitable 102-year-old matriarch of Ossabaw Island, Georgia, and presented by Everard Auctions and Appraisals. Bidding for this item ends this Thursday, Dec 3, so go over to igavelauctions.com and help support Ms. West, matriarch and, clearly, sagacious art collector.