Category Archives: Liza Calvert Hall – Obenchain/McMillan Collection

Private Collection of the Calvert Hall-Obenchain/McMillan Family

Jefferson Davis Portrait

Jefferson Davis Portrait. PRESENTING a UNIQUE and ORIGINAL piece of AMERICAN HISTORY……..an ORIGINAL print of a very rare Portrait of an early Jefferson Davis by Enoch Wood Perry together with accompanying letter from Jefferson Davis’ Grandson Jefferson Hayes Davis dated 2nd April 1935…..with signature. THIS IS AN HISTORIC FRAMED ORIGINAL PRINT! The print has a…

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Jefferson Davis Capitol Statue

Jefferson Davis Capitol Statue. PRESENTING a UNIQUE and ORIGINAL piece of AMERICAN HISTORY……..an ORIGINAL photograph of the unveiling of the Jefferson Davis Statue in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. with Jefferson Davis’s Great Grand-daughter … we are confident is Margaret Josephine Young (1912 – 1979), in the frame (clearly with the honor of carrying out…

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AC Webb Paris Mather Tower Chicago

AC Webb Paris Mather Tower Chicago. PRESENTING a  VERY RARE ORIGINAL etching by Alonzo C. Webb of the City of Chicago with a view of Downtown from circa 1930. This etching is in SUPERB ORIGINAL CONDITION. It is an original etching and not a print. There is no plate mark or number and it has…

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AC Webb Chicago 1930 Etching

AC Webb Chicago 1930 Etching. PRESENTING a  VERY RARE ORIGINAL etching by Alonzo C. Webb of the City of Chicago with a view of Downtown from 1930. This etching is in SUPERB ORIGINAL CONDITION. It is an original etching and not a print. There is no plate mark or number and it has been signed…

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Morris Henry Hobbs Etching of Chicago

Morris Henry Hobbs Etching of Chicago PRESENTING a  VERY RARE ORIGINAL etching by Morris Henry Hobbs of the City of Chicago with a view from Lake Michigan from circa 1930. This etching is badly in need of some professional restoration. It is badly ‘foxed’ from dampness or water damage …. but a good paper restorer…

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Jeffersons Notes on the State of Virginia 2nd Edition

Jeffersons Notes on the State of Virginia 2nd Edition. PRESENTING a HUGELY IMPORTANT, HUGELY HISTORIC and EXTREMELY RARE Book. Jeffersons Notes on the State of Virginia 2nd Edition. This is an ORIGINAL ‘Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia Second Edition , Philadelphia, Printed for Mathew Carey No. 118, Market Street, November 12, 1794’.…

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16C Carved Spanish Oak Writing Desk and Cabinet – HIGHLY IMPORTANT

16C Carved Spanish Oak Writing Desk and Cabinet. PRESENTING an ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 16th CENTURY Carved Spanish Oak Writing Desk and Cabinet…..with AMAZING PROVENANCE and HISTORICAL and LITERARY SIGNIFICANCE.     Habsburg Spain refers to the history of Spain over the 16th and 17th centuries (1516–1700), when it was ruled by kings from the House of…

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Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx

Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. PRESENTING an Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. The Bowl is solid brass. It is hand decorated with hand beaten nail pins in a ‘folk art manner’ depicting the Sphinx and other people. We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older!…

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Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs

Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs. PRESENTING an Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs. The Bowl is solid brass. It has Chinese symbols on it’s face (but we cannot decipher them).   We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older! It is part of the Lida Calvert…

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19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug

19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug. Presenting an EXTREMELY RARE 19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug or measuring mug. Large mug….It holds 96 Fl Ounces or 3 Quarts.. From circa 1880 and made of solid copper, with large copper handles attached by way of rivets. Larger than most rum cups or mugs…..but most definitely in the same…

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