Mark Lawson Announces a Fine Auction Featuring Property From the New York City Apartment and the Maine Oceanside Manor of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords

Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, STARTING AT 6 P.M.

Preview Wednesday, October 13, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, October 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Special Champagne Preview to benefit the Historic Preservation of the Union Free School No. 7 Building on Wednesday, October 13, 5 to 8 p.m.

Auction items include the Braimhall family 18th-century Philadelphia wine set with George Washington history, a fine group of 17th-century furniture, an important Martin Lewis etching “Stoops in Snow” McCarron #89, a George Rickey Kinetic sculpture, a 1706 silver coffee pot on stand, and a good group of antique Oriental rugs.

Mark Lawson, of Mark Lawson Antiques, Inc., Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is pleased to announce an exceptional auction featuring contents of the New York City apartment and Maine oceanside manor of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, longtime horse-racing family and patrons of the arts. The auction will feature many fine antiques, period furniture, original artwork, a sizeable group of silver pieces, as well as many decorative objects, glass, jewelry and antique Oriental rugs.

The auction will be held at the Canfield Casino, which is located in Congress Park in the city of Saratoga Springs, and will take place on Thursday, October 14, at 6 p.m. A preview of the items offered will be held Wednesday, October 13, from 5 until 8 p.m. and Thursday, October 14, from 10 a.m. until sale time at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, October 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., a special Champagne preview will be held at the Canfield Casino in Congress Park with proceeds benefiting the Historic Preservation of the Union Free School No. 7 building, currently home of grades 1 through 8 of the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs. It is the oldest standing public school building in Saratoga Springs.

Highlights of the auction include a fine 17th-century, 10-foot walnut slab and oak long table, a dated 1659 walnut chest, a set of 8 Regency rosewood chairs, a Martin Lewis etching “Stoops in Snow” McCarron #89, and several works and sketchbooks by Arthur “Pops” Momand, creator of the 1920s cartoon strip “Keeping Up With The Joneses.” Other items include: an 1890s Tiffany rose gold and diamond ring, Tiffany and Loetz art glass, a turn of the century 7-foot model sailboat, an 18th-century engraved powder horn, an early 18-inch burl bowl, a George Rickey Kinetic sculpture, 20+ antique Oriental rugs and many lots of fine decorative glassware, china and silver from the New York City apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffords.

Inquiries should be directed to Caroline Russo at (518) 587-8787.

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