In the small town of Hillsborough, North Carolina, Leland Little Auctions saw major sales during its Winter Catalogue Auction.
Leland Little’s recent Winter Catalogue Auction from December 2-5 proves that small-town auctioneers can realize huge sales while offering outstanding lots. In the town of Hillsborough in central North Carolina, Leland Little Auctions provided connoisseurs and collectors with a dazzling collection of objects to be had, including gorgeous antique jewelry, fine art, vintage wine, and furniture. All told, the auction saw more than $1.5 million in sales, and Little’s Spring Auction — slated for March 9-11 — is expected to be as successful.
Particular highlights of the auction were a few paintings, among them Albert Ernest Backus’s “St. Lucie Reflection,” which was sold for $16,000. The beautiful landscape displays a calm river winding through a rich tropical forest. The surface of this slightly impressionistic piece has an outstanding expressive quality and engages the viewer. Further, Backus’s use of calm pastel hues reveals the delicate character of the scene. Portraits of “Mr. & Mrs. John Moore Mütter of Richmond, VA” by Cephas Thompson realized $30,000 while a dramatic picture by Wojciech Kossak, entitled “Cavalry Charge,” hammered for $13,000.
To learn more, visit Leland Little Auctions.
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