Tag Sale for the estate of the late Nancy Miller Overstreet Byerle

We have been preparing for this sale for over two months. The owner who was a dear friend died recently leaving an in-tact estate which had belonged to her family for nearly 95 years. We have had several sales like this in the past but I had doubted there would be anymore. We have been amazed at what was here. I have often thought that preparing for a sale like this is like an archaeological dig. Every part of this house was a time capsule. We started in the newest part of the house and progressed to the oldest parts including attics and outbuildings.

Sale includes a huge lot of antique furniture and decorative accessories as well as unique items of material culture pertinent to this community.

Note of interest: Nancy’s father was the superintendant for the Peaks area Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. The workmen’s camp was on the Overstreet’s property.

You definitely do not want to miss this sale!

Saturday, October 25th, 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sunday, October 26th , 1:00 to 4:00PM

Bedford Breakfast Lion’s Club Field House, 1577 E. Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike ( Rte. 460), Bedford, Virginia 24523. One half mile east of Bedford Walmart.

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Selling for the estate of our dear friend, the late Nancy Miller Overstreet Byerle, a beloved Bedford County teacher who, after retiring, gave so much of her time to local historic preservation causes including Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, the Bedford Historical Society, and the Wharton Garden.

Partial Listing:
China, Silver, and Glass: Georges Briard ‘Wild Flower’ china, Spode ‘Indian Tree’ china, Lenox ‘Tuxedo’, Lg. lot green Depression glass, lg. lot Blue Onion china, Spode ‘Canterbury’ china, very large lot blue and white china collectibles, George III Newcastle sterling silver fiddle and shell pattern basting spoon, large assorted lot of stemware, numerous 19c pattern glass preserve stands, pair of Delft style tulipierres, two 8 piece sets of Gorham ‘Strasbourg’ ice cream forks, 6 Strasbourg teaspoons, sets of coin silver teaspoons, three very heavy coin silver fiddle pattern tablespoons, Kirk Repousse flatware serving pieces and a Kirk Repousse sterling silver bread and butter plate, and much more.

Miscellaneous: late 19c mahogany box with numerous Civil War era Kelso/Arrington family ambrotypes and tintypes including an as yet unidentified Confederate soldier, antique blue salt glaze washbowl and pitcher, Lg. lot yellowware pottery, Lg. lot garden ornament including flower pots and figures, antique buttocks baskets, lg. lot new decorative baskets, Wr. Iron flower pot holders, antique linens, numerous antique gold wedding rings, two beautiful antique lady’s heavily gold plated hunt case watches, gold charm bracelet, numerous gold charms, antique and reproduction bedwarmers, 19c oil on canvas portrait of an unidentified gentleman, blue and white Delft style table lamp, cut glass table lamp, other decorative lamps, antique kneeling bench, numerous oriental rugs including two 3’ x 5’ Sarouks and others, a large Karastan paneled Kirman, large Karastan Sarouk, candlestands, oak mantel clock, Uncle Dean’s toys from the 1910s and Nancy’s toys from the 1930s, child’s antique toy chest of drawers, very nice selection of mirrors, huge lot of crockery jugs including some saltglaze, very unusual WPA era carved wood figures, large lot metal egg baskets, Native American tools and arrowheads from this area, huge lot cookbooks, gardening books and decorating books, nice large antique brass andirons, nice brass fire tools, antique inlaid mahogany knife box, large lot green Depression glass, nice antique tea box, large lot collectible and antique brass including a large and very old brass bowl or pan, Virginia Metalcrafters doorstops, etc; Colonial Williamsburg/Virginia Metalcraftrs cast iron fire back, lg. lot large blue canning jars, lg. lot of pewter, early 20c framed photographs of Arrington family members, an 18c style crewel firescreen on a carved and turned tri-pod base, Claire Murray needlepoint rugs, early 20c quilts, numerous brown and green blown glass demijohns, old mounted Trout and Muskie, and much more.

Furniture: several quality black wrought iron dining tables and chairs, black w. i. chaise longue, settees, white Meadowcraft wr. Iron dining table and four chairs, étagère, and end table; Victorian style wire-work plant stand, antique yellow pine corner cupboard, repro. Queen Anne Cherry highboy, set of four cherry Queen Anne reproduction dining chairs, butler’s tray coffee table, small painted corner cupboard, Henkel Harris silver chest, American Federal Period two-part dining table, 19th c. pine and poplar stepback cupboard, c. 1830 Virginia Piedmont stepback cupboard—primary and secondary woods Walnut, child’s antique mahogany Chippendale style corner chair, very nice old Chippendale reproduction chair, antique schoolmaster’s desk, spinet desk, antique maple Queen Anne side chair w/ woven seat, mid-late 19c child’s high chair, child’s chair, Tom Seeley cherry lingerie chest, English neoclassical style barrel-back upholstered chair, inlaid Federal style chest of drawers, antique S-curve roll top desk, late 19c Renaissance Revival beds and matching dressers, marble top tables, 1920s Baronial sideboard and dining chairs, 1920s Baronial bedroom suite including vanity, antique kneeling bench, oak sewing machine, antique oak spool chest on stand—likely from Rosa Arrington’s store, antique wicker sofa and 2 chairs, some painted cupboards and chairs from attics and outbuildings, pair of wing chairs; from Rosa Arrington’s estate, a charming slat back side chair with splint seat, large lot of old painted furniture including cupboards, a high chair, small size antique wardrobes, E. A. Clore arm chair, Peaks of Otter rocking chair, antique deacon’s benches, oak pressed back chairs; lots of things that would suit the current painting craze, and much more.

Check back next week for more photos.

Numbered tickets handed out at least an hour before opening each day for admission on a first come, first served basis.  Download our Procedures for Sale (.pdf)



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