Paintings by famed Fla. artist headlining Nov. 15 sale

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Original artworks by the late renowned regional painter Lucy Mustin Peters, consigned by her daughter Linda Weller, plus items from other prominent estates and collections, will be sold on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 8 a.m. CST, by

Still life by Lucy Mustin Peters

More than 40 paintings by Lucy Mustin Peters, including this lovely oil on canvas still-life, will be sold. (Photo courtesy Specialists of the South).

The Specialists of the South Inc., in the firm’s gallery at 544 East 6th Street.

Phone and absentee bids will be accepted, and Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. A 14 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all bids.

More than 40 original paintings by Ms. Peters – a mix of still lifes, Asian themed renderings and portraits, done in mediums that include oils, pastels and watercolors – will be offered.  Lucile (Lucy) Mustin Peters (1911-2001) was a widely known artist throughout the South (especially in Panama City and Birmingham, Ala., where she lived and was most active).

Also slated for auction are Chinese four-panel screens (one tall, one diminutive), a large 19th century decorative Oriental brass planter and Asian miniatures and other collectible objects. Also sold will be a Queen Anne-style English desk and chair, executed in the Chinese manner.

Included in the furnishings set to cross the auction block are:

  • Highly decorated slipper chair
  • Circa-1900 Louis XV-style vitrine
  • Victorian settee, and transitional arm and side chairs
  • Windsor comb-back chair
  • Five mirrors, to include two Chippendale-style mirrors and one Federal-style mirror.
Pottery Poppy Blue Roseville

The auction will feature Fenton, Milkglass, Roseville (Poppy Blue vase shown), Weller, Lenox and Cloisonné. (Photo courtesy Specialists of the South)

Other items pegged for auction include an impressive collection of cranberry glass and hair receivers, three slot machines, vintage maps (some of them regional, including a framed fishing chart of St. Andrews Pass in Panama City and a map of Choctawhatchee Bay), a World War II Liberty small boat engine and a World War II-era German Luger pistol with matching numbers and additional firearms (rifles and handguns will be sold offline, at noon, in compliance with laws regarding firearms sales).

The action will continue with a 22kt gold eggshell Homer Laughlin tea service, antique pipes, a Tom Brady (Am., b. 1838) landscape painting with sheep, an antique portrait of a child in an oval frame by an unknown artist, a group of miniature framed hand-painted portraits and many highly collectible pieces by names such as Fenton, Milkglass, Roseville, Weller, Lenox, Cloisonné and others.

For more information about this auction or to consign an item, estate or collection, visit www.specialistsofthesouth.com, call 850-785-2577 or e-mail contact@sospcfl.com.

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