A Madcap View of the Important Spring Auction

The gentlemen of Madcap Cottage, based in High Point, NC, are true global citizens, and their design projects range from a shotgun cottage in New Orleans to a loft in Manhattan's SoHo. All of which serves to make them masters of the mix. When applied to the offerings in our Important Spring Auction, this skill renders a collection replete with whimsy and sophistication. We are delighted to let you see our auction from their unique perspective.

The Madcap Cottage Spring Collection

"John and I are long time patrons of Leland Little Auctions and visit often to peruse the incredible furnishings, fashion, artwork, decorative objects, and more at this Hillsborough, North Carolina gem. We are enchanted with the 2018 Important Spring Auction. We were lucky enough to dig through the treasures well before the auction to select a few favorite items. A touch of English decorum, a bit of Asian romance, a perfectly restored vintage car... John and I selected finds that capture a certain magic, delights that put a smile on our face and are above all unique. A glittering chandelier of palm fronds, for example, that would add elegance to a foyer, an understated Hermès bag, a model of an English cathedral tucked under glass, a Chinoiserie grandfather clock, a pair of architectural garden benches with just the right amount of patina, and an imposing portrait of a resplendent royal. See you on the auction floor, friends! And be sure to follow us on Instagram at @madcapcottage. And after the auction, grab a world-class BLT at Bacon’s Meat Market in downtown Hillsborough, you will thank us later." - Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke

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A Satchel Box Handbag, Trim I , Hermès

18KT Gold and Diamond "Anemone" Clip Brooch, Tiffany & Co.
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Josef Alber, Four Screenprints from Ten Variants



1948 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible

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Venetian Carved and Gilded Sleigh Form Grotto Rocking Chair



Pair of Classical Carved and Gilt Mirrored Wall Mount Shelves

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Pair of Renaissance Revival Cast Iron Garden Benches



Venetian Paint Decorated Secretaire Bookcase

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17th Century Portrait of a Noblewoman



The Personal Coat-of-Arms for Queen Emma of the Netherlands

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English Chinoiserie Tall Case Clock



Italian Classical Style Gilt Palm Chandelier and Sconces

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Continental Carved and Paint Decorated Cabinets



Spanish Baroque Style Carved Dining Table