Boston estate comes south to mix it up with prominent Florida family holdings

CITRA, Fla. – Turkey Creek Auctions’ owner in Citra, Fla., Charles David Glynn, has been a busy fellow recently. He secured the consignment of the estate of Mrs. Edward F. Timmons, from an upper-crust Boston family, to cross the block the same time as one from Florida’s upper crust, the Camp/McKay estate from Ocala.

In the 1950s and 1960s Mrs. Timmons lectured on samplers, antiques and jewelry and the romance and customs of American Colonies, focusing on the role of Colonial women, while indulging her passion for collecting. Her acquisitions included Boston, Irish, Scottish and English silver, paintings, boxes and fans. The Camp family, one of Florida’s wealthiest families, with holdings in mining and statewide business interests, has a selection of fine silver purchased at Tiffany’s, excellent examples of Rookwood pottery and fine furniture acquired while on the Grand Tour through Europe as wealthy families of the early 20th century often did. The Camps also had a taste for fine guns including Parker and L.C. Smith shotguns.

The Timmons estate has contributed some significant art for this sale, including two paintings by Impressionist painter Abbott Fuller Graves (American 1859-1936), a work by Barbizon painter Charles Francois Daubigny (French 1817-1878), a miniature on ivory self portrait by Sarah Goodrich (American 1788-1853), a miniature on ivory of Madame de Poirabebie by Herbin and large oil on canvas of a mother and child signed “Bornazi, Paris.”

This sale contains more than 100 pounds of silver items, most from the Camp estate. Of special note is a hand hammered martini shaker with twelve glasses and tray by William Waldo Dodge Jr. of Asheville, N.C. There is also a heavy six piece Gorham tea set with tray, Tiffany candlesticks, English and Dutch silver boxes, water pitchers, compotes, trays, plates, bowls, a Boston coin silver tea caddy, chatelaines, an English silver perfume horn form, Scottish snuff mulls and silver egg shaped nutmeg grinder and much more.

Furniture will include two column-front china closets with mirrored backs, an Art Deco iron planter, a Belgian carved dining set, a Spanish style bedroom set three matching mahogany bookcases and a pair of custom made demilune cabinets.

On the accessory rack can be found a Roycroft copper bowl, Rookwood pottery, a French marble lyre clock, some fine Baccarat and a 7-inch blue decorated stoneware pitcher. The shotguns include a rare 28 gauge Parker double barrel, circa 1910, in good condition and a custom made LC Smith in excellent condition,
circa 1920.

Turkey Creek Auctions has been in Central Florida for more than 20 years and conducts 12 regular monthly auctions each year in addition to special events. Auction owner Charles David Glynn will be accepting absentee bids for this sale which begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. Preview will be Friday June 20 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday Noon-6 p.m. at the Auction facility. Turkey Creek Auctions is located at 13939 N. Hwy 441 in Citra, 13 miles north of Ocala. Visit the Web site at for directions and more information, or call 800-648-7523.