Friday, May 19, Auction begins 12:00 pm - lots 001 - 657
Saturday, May 20, Auction begins 9:00 am - lots 658-1300
Friday, May 19, Begins at 9:00 am
Saturday, May 20, Begins at 8:00 am
Our May 2017 auction offers two days of fine decorative works and important collections. Jewelry, Modern Works of Art, Rare Southern Furniture, Asian Arts, American and European Furniture, Fine Paintings and Works of Art, and much more.
Featuring: Property from the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher, Palm Beach, Florida - Philanthropist, loving mother, noted collector, and Co-Founder of the Max and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Marjorie Fisher died at her home in Palm Beach, Florida surrounded by her family at the age of ninety two.
Rarely are remarkable collections assembled by accident. They are built as a result of a refined curatorial eye, careful selection, and a bit of fancy. The Fishers were well known collectors of Georgian and Continental furniture and Decorative arts, Modern and Impressionist art, as well as
Mrs. Fisher’s fabulous jewelry collection, termed “The Stuff Of Dreams” in the Sotheby’s Fall Jewelry auction. Collecting aside, Marjorie Fisher continues to be best known for her philanthropy to non-sectarian charities, particularly in Detroit and in Florida. The Fisher children follow their mother’s philosophy of “all giving starts with your heart, and then use your head”, quietly advancing their mother’s vision of enriching humanity by strengthening and empowering children and helping others.
Also Featuring: The Estate of June Montague Ficklen, Greenville, North Carolina - June Montague Ficklen, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was educated at Salem Academy and Finch Junior College in New York. A year later, she studied painting and drawing at Ecole Paul Colin in Paris. Her professional life included working at the Winston Salem Journal, scouting new destinations for the British airline BOAC, working for a travel agency in New York and founding her own travel agency in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 1960, she married James Skinner Ficklen, Jr. and moved to his hometown,
Greenville, North Carolina. They traveled the globe, collected antiques and artwork, built their beautiful home, and spent summers at their cottage on Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. During this time, June served on multiple boards of directors, including the North Carolina Art Museum, the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Greenville Art Museum, and Kenmore, George Washington’s sister’s home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 2005 she founded Women for Women, dedicated to supporting women and girls in Greenville and Pitt County, North Carolin. She was a member of the Junior League and the Colonial Dames of America in North Carolina.
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