A Noteworthy Beginning to 2018

We have been honored in this first quarter of 2018, with sales totaling over $3 million, to present for sale several important estates, each of which contained items of wide-ranging cultural significance and artistic distinction. From a curated collection of North Carolina art to a focused assembly of vintage Chevrolets, these estates represent their original owners' tastes and travels, their predilections and passions. And it has been our privilege to pass on the accumulated wealth of their years of collecting to you, who will write the next chapter of these objects' rich stories.

We invite you to explore featured estates and items from our first quarter sales.

##Featured Estates
[**A family tradition, a global compilation:
From the Collection of a Florida Gentleman**](https://lelandlittle.com/l/listing/auction/639/consignor/23339/)
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We are always honored when someone we have come to know as a buyer then trusts us to sell their treasured possessions. Items from a gentleman from Florida, who was one of our earliest buyers, comprised nearly a fifth of the lots in our Important Spring Auction. Collecting antiques was a family tradition for this gentleman, whose grandmother was also a collector. His interest began with a passion for hand-tied Persian rugs, and grew to include antiques and art.


[**Technology, philanthropy, and a predilection for antiques:
From the Collection of Tony and Linda Bakker**](https://lelandlittle.com/l/listing/auction/639/consignor/23079/)
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Between founding seminal information software company Blackbaud, developing substantial philanthropic entities, and partnering on some of Charleston's most renowned restaurants, Tony Bakker and his wife Linda, also amassed an important collection of art, antiques, and historic weaponry, all of outstanding quality.


[**A Cultivator of the Art of North Carolina:
From the Collection of Mr. Jonathan P. Alcott**](https://lelandlittle.com/l/listing/auction/639/consignor/23329/)
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The collection of Jonathan P. Alcott, an independent collector from Raleigh, NC, was focused around not only North Carolina artists, but artists with ties to the state's universities. His curation of his collection along such specific lines reveals thematic ties between the artists' work, delineating almost a de facto North Carolina school.


[**Dedication to Vintage American Automobile Craftsmanship:
The Estate of Leon W. (L.W.) Helmly**](https://lelandlittle.com/l/listing/auction/639/consignor/23419/)
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L.W. Helmly loved his country, which he proved not through his military service during WWII and his 40-year teaching career at the United States Signal School in Augusta, GA, but also in his devotion to one of America's most iconic automobile companies: Chevrolet. We sold four vintage cars from his collection in our Important Spring Auction, all diligently cared for and meticulously restored with original parts.

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A Restauration Ormolu-Mounted Marble Top, Inlaid Bibliotheque Basse, E. Levasseur, sold for $190,000

Unmounted Round Brilliant Cut Diamond with Platinum and Diamond Mount, sold for $21,000
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Chateau Margaux - Vintage 1990, sold for $1,650

1833 Capped Bust Half Dollar, NGC MS63, sold for $1,400
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A Korean Maebyang Vase, sold for $16,000

Anthony Thieme (MA/CA, 1888-1954), Easter Sunday, Lincolnville, St. Augustine, Florida, sold for $20,000
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Minnie Evans (NC, 1892-1987), Untitled, sold for $10,000

Aubusson Tapestry "The Triumph of Alexander" after Charles le Brun, sold for $23,000