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LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. — Several good country store items, including a 6-sided revolving long gun glass display labeled Simmons Hardware, will be only a special part of the Aug. 10 auction by Lancaster Antiques.

The sale will also offer an oak “Keen Kutter” Simmons Hardware cabinet, in addition to J.P. Coats (and Clarke) spool cabinets, store display cases, several ornate china cabinets and book cases, and a collection of lanterns and cash registers.

Although many of the country store items are some of the best Lawrenceburg Antiques owner Donnie Watson has seen in more than 20 years, the sale is complemented by a “treasure trove” of finely crafted antique furniture, china and fine art.

The antique furnishings include names such as Horner, Belter, Wakefield and New Orleans 19th century furniture maker William McCracken, aptly matched with several examples of Victorian stick and ball furnishings, marble top tables, rocking chairs and Victorian settees.

The sale will also offer several wall, mantle and tall case clocks, in addition to a cigar Indian measuring about 73 inches tall, a salesman sample of an oak ice chest, a Regina music box and several chandeliers and ornate hanging lights.

The china selections include examples of Bavarian and Limoges beer tankards, and a 12-piece set of Limoges dinnerware with hand-painted fish.

The auction will also feature cameo glass vases, Murano glass, a Fostoria punch bowl set and several pieces of carnival glass.

Also selling will be several early visual pieces including carte de visite photographs, prints and paintings.

Contact: (931) 762 6695

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