Fine art and antiques from Savannah, Ga., estate, Southern collections up for bid in online auction

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NEW YORK — iGavel Auctions is pleased to announce their associate seller Everard & Company from Savannah, Ga., sale is now live through Oct. 20, 2010, on

The auction features property from the estates and collections of several prominent Savannah and Charleston families. The large majority of the property in the auction comes from the estate of Richard Thomas who spent most of his adult life in Savannah. Of note is his collection of Russian icons, and religious artifacts and animalia.

Southern art, both contemporary and classic, dominate the auction. Featured is the Savannah contemporary art collection amassed by Jeffery Williams and the late Rose Williams. Highlights include works by Betsy Cain, Ray Ellis, Greg Guenther, Jack Leigh, Larry Levow, Philip Saraf, Jerome Temple, and a large photographic collection with many works by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, who is best known for his iconic image of Che Guevara.

Other notable items include a large clock collection, English, American and French furniture and decorative arts, silver including Tiffany, Caldwell and Kirk, ceramics including Royal Vienna and Royal Copenhagen, Asian art, rugs and many interesting group lots.

An opening reception will be held at 2436 Waters Avenue, Savannah, Ga., Oct.14 from 5-7 p.m. to kick off the auction exhibition, which will be held Oct. 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The sale can also be viewed online at or by appointment.

Bidding will end Oct. 20.

For more information about this sale, contact Everard & Company at or visit Everard & Company is currently accepting consignments for their next fine and decorative arts sale in January.

Since 2003, Everard & Company has operated from Savannah, Ga., and holds fully cataloged online auctions on throughout the year. is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectables guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, where each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.

Lark E. Mason, President of iGavel, was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for, and is asked to be a frequent guest appraiser on national and international media.


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