Life-Long Marietta (Indian Hills) Antiques Collector Finally Gives it Up!

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Sep 22
9am to 6pm
Sep 23
9am to 6pm
Sep 24
10am to 4pm


We accept cash, credit & debit cards as payment, with a 3% credit card fee - nothing's free, someone has to pay for those sky miles. We're a legitimate business, so we DO charge sales tax.
We have a few boxes available, but if you feel motivated, please bring boxes and packing material - you'll need them!
Always bear in mind that we're an estate sale company, not Nieman's.
Please make an effort to bring your own muscle (gardener/house boy) to load heavy furniture.

This weekend, we'll be ready to throw open the doors on another of our infamous estate sales, this time in Marietta's Indian Hills Golf Course community. Infamous, you ask? Yes, we're the only estate sale company in town with a certified sense of humor, a state-of-the-art check-out system, designed by a GA Tech brainiac, so that most of the items are barcoded. You won't have to stand in line forever, while an invoice is hand written by a fossil, like me!

The home of Roger & Helen Bourg (where they lived since 1980) is being sold, as they have transitioned to the great antique market in the sky. OMG is all I can say about the contents of this house, owned by a antiques collectors - they collected everything! There is a lot of Victorian, but good Victorian, a 1959 wooden boat, GREAT art, unusual Gone with the Wind lamp collection, chairs-a-go-go, mahogany beds, brass beds, cookie jars, pianos, rugs - LAWD!

This house is stuffed with furniture (some good antiques), dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, den, living room and four upstairs bedrooms. The house is completely full of everything you need and a few things you don't want. 

The owners will soon have the house on the market, so they want us to hurry up and finish our sale, so they can sell the house!

I recently received the signed contract for the sale, so please feel free to check this listing frequently, as we will continually update and add pictures/descriptions as the sale morphs and unfolds. 

Do you enjoy estate sales? How about scrunging at yard/garage/thrift stores? Please realize that there is a huge difference between authentic estate sales and the other venues to get your fix. I personally love to dig through any type of sale (hence my Ph.D in shopping) to find a hidden treasure that just "speaks" to me.

Just a word to let you know that estate sales are a real business. Surprising, huh? Please realize that we are a contracted company, whose job is to sell the contents of someone's home. We do not personally own any of the items available at a sale. When tempted to ask "Can you do better on the price?" - sure, we can double it!  ;-)

Seriously, we do a lot of behind the scenes work to prepare a property for a sale. We price, clean, stage, move, hang, repeat, so that your shopping experience can be fun and rewarding. All we ask in return is that you have fun, find some goodies and tell others about our sales. 

What you will find at our sale:

  • Vintage Wurlitzer 1250 jukebox - a project, but has all parts
  • Victorian burled walnut bedroom sets
  • Several Victorian marble-topped tables
  • Vintage English mahogany dining table, w/4 hand embroidered chairs
  • HUGE original oil portrait, from the Candler estate, bought at a 1970's estate sale
  • Handsome female oil portrait, from the Wrigley estate, bought at a 1980's estate sale
  • Asian porcelain fishbowl on wooden stand
  • 1870-80's Pleyel Wolff & Cie rosewood piano - Its match-mate is in in the Cabildo museum in New Orleans, LA
  • Vintage French Provincial Kimball piano, w/hand embroidered bench seat
  • GORGEOUS Biedermeier-style inlaid sofa/daybed 
  • 3-piece John Jeliff parlor set
  • Victorian carved oak love seat
  • 3 full-size antique brass beds
  • Victorian burled walnut/mahogany full size bed
  • Italian inlaid wood side table, with music box inside
  • Vintage hand painted Asian secretary
  • 1880's oak desk, belonged to Kennedy Schultz
  • Large collection of oak wall clocks
  • Huge collection of vintage vinyl 45's & albums, literally hundreds 
  • Two huge, framed European tapestries, one from the early 1900's
  • Victorian oak bedroom set, with marble-topped tables
  • Vintage Drexel "Esperanto" mahogany, with cast iron stretcher dining room table, with 1 large leaf and 4 chairs ( 1 arm, 3 sides)
  • Collection of crystal decanters: Baccarat, Waterford, Cartier, ABCG
  • 80-piece set of Roan Mountain Stoneware, by Nancy Peterson Lamb, made in Laurel Bloomery, TN
  • 64-piece setting of Lenox Solitaire china
  • 80-piece set of Franciscan "Olympic" china
  • 48-piece set of Franciscan "Woodside" china
  • 22-piece dessert set, by Royal Doulton "Pavanne"
  • Waterford Sheila, America's Heritage & Prosperity crystal stemware
  • Upholstered armchairs, vintage & antique occasional chairs
  • Antique English Mahogany 4-drawer chest
  • 30 Hand painted Gone with the Wind lamps, all rewired, bases are all original oil burners
  • Several small occasional tables
  • TONS of art - mostly signed originals, but a few nicely framed prints
  • Persian Rugs (several to choose from) hand made room size, area rugs and runners
  • Mirrors, some contemporary, some antique 
  • Several nice table & floor lamps  
  • Kenmore 400 series 
  • Lot's more smalls! ​ ​   ​ 

We LOVE what we do and most of our customers. Please realize that we don't tolerate theft of any kind at our sales. If you want to steal from estate sales, please realize that you need to visit another sale, not ours.

We have zero tolerance for theft at our sales and will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law - no questions.


Cash & Checks accepted with proper ID. NSF checks will be charged a $35 fee. For purchases over $50, Credit/Debit cards are accepted. All purchases made AS IS, WHERE IS with NO WARRANTY, NO GUARANTEE, NO REFUNDS & NO EXCHANGES.

Please do not block neighbors when you park. A Southern Spirit Estate Sales & the owners ARE NOT responsible for any accident or injury while on property. 

We have limited loading assistance available, so please try bring your own moving help.  Professional moving arrangements can be made for a fee; call Master Matt @ (678) 559-9345.  If he's busy, call Gigolo Jake @  (678) 724- 3966, or try Easy-on-the-Eyes Jarrod, @ 770-891-6771.  

Neither of these movers are employed by A Southern Spirit, so please don't bug them by calling about items in the sale, they are hired to lift heavy things, not answer probing questions about what's still available at our sale.


Meet great Aunt Hulga. She's a distant relative of John Updike, from Amsterdam. She's looks like a Cloris Leachman doppelganger and is quite the stunner in an antique wooden (NOT resin) gilded frame, she was rescued from the Candler estate when the owner bought her at an estate sale in the 70's. She's well-hung, lording over an antique English mahogany 4-drawer chest, with pencil inlay.I see Cloris!Sale PictureNice view of the family room, Victorian furniture and the Persian Heriz, which measures 8' x 10'.View from the opposite direction.Lovely original oil painting, by Dutch artist, E. Lott, in a wonderful wooden gilt frame.                                    Looks as if she's eyeing a nice roll of toilet paper.         I'll bet it's a love gift from Mr. Whipple...Sale PictureOriginal oil painting in wooden gilt frame - a ship tossed about on the ocean. There outta be a song!Tranquil winter scene, original oil in wooden gilt frame.She is SO pining away for her lover, or she's very drunk and about to fall over. I think her corset may also be a bit tight.                                                                              She prolly don't know a THING 'bout birthin' no babies! Actually, she's a very good oil portrait, purchased from the Wrigley estate in the 1980's; love all the great frames on the art in this house!One of a pair of original oil paintings, in fabby gilt wood frames.Sale PictureVintage hand woven Persian Hamedan rug, 100% wool face, measures 3' 8" x 5' 5".Original pastel floral still life, signed by Paula M. Robertson, 1949.Just when you thought it was safe to look at more pics of this estate sale, you get to see a room full of GWTW lamps, Victorian furniture, framed pics of civil war heroes and hand embroidered footstools!            Yippee!Vintage Persian rug, hand woven, 100% wool face, measures 6' 2" x 9' 3".Hmm, I guess blondes really DO have more fun, and brunettes, and whatever that transie looking thing is on the right.Clock's everywhere!                                                               
I use Metamucil, but they used to use clocks as regulators.Vintage hand woven Persian Karache rug, 100% wool face, measures 6' 4" x 6' 9".Another one...Dark and sultry art, signed by Janet Hopkins.Wistful harbor scene, original oil in rustic frame. What would Freud say about this image?                                   A buoy bobbing in the water, stalked by Nessie. Hmmm...Vintage hand woven Persian design Heriz rug, 100% wool face, measures 4' x 6' 1".Dreamy original watercolor of a Venetian canal scene. Hate the yellow mat, but that can be changed at whim.Love this ol' wall hanging thing.                                       It's a Victorian wooden sconce, with a candle ribbed for pleasure, in a brass socket, by The Safety Co., New York. Told ya, clocks everywhere...Original oil painting, signed M.K.H., 1889.Signed Bob Timberlake artist proof, "Front Porch" 1/30It's not an original Monet, but it's a nice original watercolor of lotus blossoms. Original Little House on the Prairie, if you squint, you can see Michal Landon driving all the farmer's wives crazy.                                                                                 Tom Scott, 1974Another Tom Scott original watercolor, this one of a stone wall in a snow-covered field.                              Very 1970's, with avocado and cork board mat.       
Don't ya know he had a harvest gold washer/dryer?UGH! How this made it into this house is a mystery. Oh well, it's art. I can't really make out the signature, (who cares) but it's a signed/numbered 26/275 "Noah's Ark". 
 NEXT!Constant Troyon was a French painter of the Barbizon school. In the early part of his career he painted mostly landscapes. 
Born: August 28, 1810, Sèvres, France.                        This piece is signed 1851.OK, I'll be nice.                                                                  
 This is by James King, 1986, "Woman The Time Walker".Umm, I dunno, discuss?                                                               BUT, it's signed H. Jurist - Lith., CCV/CCLTold ya...Janet Treby, "Lover's Poet".Sale PictureGary Benfield, "Summer Solstice", 2004.Janet Treby, "Guitarist" seriolithograph.Gary Benfield "Quiet Movement II" serigraph 2004.Gary Benfield "Arabesque".One of a pair of hand painted oval porcelain platters in the most elegant antique brass frames.LOVE these antique brass frames!Va-Jean art, numbered 161/475 - can you say "Cruise Ship art"?Original Lilac watercolor, by June W. Kelly.1992 "Cornwall" numbered, signed lithograph 284/300, by Jeremy King, English artist.Original watercolor, Italian waterfront, signed a. Romero.Gary Benfield "Essence"."Reclining Figure", signed Glenda Tall.Original watercolor, signed 1988."Oconee Vista" 19/75, 2004"Fox Theater, Gone With The Wind" by Anni Moller, 561/1000Antique wicker baby buggyNot sure what to say about this one, but it's a signed original piece of art, by T. Minor, 8/91.Original Victorian parlor scene, by Judee O'Grady Fearn. Anni Moller, 14/1000 Anni Moller, 941/1000 Anni Moller, 575/1000Anni Moller, 603/1000"Skyline West" Anni Moller, 934/1000Yep, an old E. Ingraham (Briston, CT) 8" Drop Octagon wall clock.Portugese needle point rug, 100% wool face, handwoven, measures 7' 8" x 9' 10".Sale PictureSeth Thomas Wall clockElephant boneyard of Victorian chairs!There's a set of four of theseSale PictureThere's a set of four of these chairsSale PictureCute pair, needlepointed backSale PictureAnother cute pair, with needlepointed seats.Sale PictureSale PictureNeeds quick reupholstery job!Sale PictureSale PictureLove all the needlepoint work on these chairs. I wouldn't do it.LOVE the carving on this single chair!Sale PictureAnother well carved chairPersian Heriz design rug, 100% wool face, handwoven, measures 7' 10" x 9" 6"."Untitled Nude", 12/100 Ruby Imps? 1979Original watercolor of thatched roof English cottage, one of a pair.Sale PictureOriginal watercolor, "Wiscasset Hulk" by RW Bragg"Sunday in the Park", by Marjorie Temchuck, 77/100."Io", 79/155Victorian writing deskVictorian wicker chairPakistani Bokhara rug, 100% wool face, handwoven, measures 6' 1" x 8" 11".One of a zillion Gone with the Wind lamps, on a marble-topped side table.LOVE this antique 5-drawer pine chest - drawers glide smoothly, a charmer.Victorian single wooden bed, with carved head/footboardPortugese needle point rug, 100% wool face, handwoven, measures 6' x 9'.Victorian writing deskVictorian sewing chest, with needlepointed cover.One of several marble-topped Victorian side tables and one of the 30 Gone with the Wind lamps in this house.Carved armchair, with red velvet upholstery.       Roxanne left the red light on again.Beautifully veneered English 4-drawer mahogany chest.Very nicely detailed full-size Victorian bed, with all original head/footboard and side rails.Close-up detail of the headboard.Guess what this is. Yep, it's a porta-potty, Victorian-style, with hand embroidered top.                                   It's the precursor to coarsely knitted dolls that sat atop and hid the toilet paper rolls in Granny's house. You know, because none of us really HAVE to use toilet paper or see it.Calumet Baking Powder oak wall clock, by the Wm. L Gilbert Clock Co., Winsted, CT.Persian Kashan design rug, 100% wool face, hand woven, measures 7' 11" x 8" 1".We all need a Victorian armchair, with matching ottoman, lovingly hand embroidered, paired with a nicely filagreed brass floor lamp.                              
Makes a guy feel especially butch in his man cave.         I know the hand painted guitar is a rare Gretsch, Jimmy D'Aquisto, or Kramer...Here's ol' Stonewall Jackson, for all you DAR's out there.There's a theme here..."The Last Meeting"Very Southern, a nicely framed/matted version of General Robert E. Lee.Sale PictureHere's a heartwarming original oil painting, on canvas, of the tombstone of Gen. Thomas J. Jackson.            We all love uplifting photos of furry kittens and ponies, so add this one to your child's room, for years of fond memories and discussions about our country's history.Sale PictureVintage hand woven Persian Bijar rug, 100% wool face, measures 4 x 6.Another one...OK, one cannot have too many Victorian, hand embroidered rocking armchairs, or GWTW table lamps.                                  Oh, wait...Sale PictureVintage hand woven Persian Kurdish Bijar rug, 100% wool face, measures 5' x 6' 4".YUCK!Double yuck!One of a pair of very nice milk glass lusters, and yes, they have ll of their crystals intact.Vintage hand woven Persian Viss rug, 100% wool face, measures 4' x 7'.Yep, there's more of these...I don't love GWTW lamps, but this one is a different story. The detail on the brass base is extraordinary and the hand painted windmills set this apart from your pedestrian "roses and cherubs" edition.Sale PictureSale PictureVictorian brass floor lamp, with hand painted globe.Bitchy looking Victorian red velvet couch.                         I think this one was rescued from the set of Bonanza, from one of their bordello episodes.                        
Where do you think "Miss Kitty" got her name?!?Vintage hand woven Persian Heriz runner, 100% wool face, measures 3' 1" x 6' 2".Vintage hand woven Persian Malayer rug, 100% wool face, measures 3' 1" x 6' 5".Well executed Victorian armchair, nicely carved, with decent upholstery.                                                              No pee stains either!Original oil painting of the GAP, the original inspiration for the giant retailer of boring jeans and khakis; signed Carpenter.LOVE this Victorian marble-topped table! The beveled edge marble and carved dog on the wooden stretcher is excellent!Detail of the marble top.Look at that precious puppy thing. A face only a Mother could love!Hmm, another marble topped Victorian side table. One of two large European tapestries, this one overlooking a very nice 5-drawer English mahogany chest, with pencil inlay.Hmm, another one.Vintage hand woven Persian Tree of Life rug, 100% wool face, measures 7' 8" x 4' 10".Wow, another marble topped Victorian side table. This is cool, a hand painted carved mahogany fire screen.Vintage hand woven Persian Hamedan rug, 100% wool face, measures 3' 4" x 4' 8".Wonderful burled walnut curio cabinet, filled with Murano glass, art glass and other sparkly objects that crows and raccoons cannot resist.Look! A naked Victorian side table! What, naked, you ask? Yes, no white marble top. And how about that fetching voluptuous, Rubenesque GWTW table lamp? There's many more to choose from, line forms here.Umm hmmOh Lawd! Is this YOUR daughter?!?                               The kind of pastel drawing that makes young men shave their palms; signed Helvey, 2006.Vintage hand woven Persian Heriz runner, 100% wool face, measures 6' 6" x 2' 4".Original artist signed oil painting, on canvas, dated 1881; great frame!Sale PictureHand painted oil portrait, of a menopausal woman, obviously having a hot flash.Vintage hand woven Persian Viss rug, 100% wool face, measures 3' 4" x 5' 5".Signed/numbered lithograph, by G. H. Rothe, "Herd", 125/150.Very cool! A hand painted, vintage, porcelain plant stand, by Doulton Burslem, England.Here's the top detail of the Doulton plant stand.Here's something you don't see every day, a pair of Roseville pedestals, WITH pots.                                     You usually see these separated, due to rambunctious children, wild house pets or drunk spouses;                    L = Columbine 655-10", R = Apple Blossom 303-10".Holy Trinity of Roseville Pottery!                                        L-R:                                                                                            -R R P (Robinson-Ransbottom Pottery) # 412-11"            -Zephyr Lily 671-8" Jardiniere Pedestal                               -Roseville Florentine Jardiniere Pedestal                      Dark & Swarthy moonlit ocean cliff scene, original oil on canvas - another great frame!One of a pair of original watercolors, in birdseye maple frames, by English artist, Brian Beevers."Thames Estuary", by Brian Beevers.Original watercolor, by Mary Betts, 1976. Original snow scene watercolor, by William Starbuck Macy (1853-1945).Fantastic Biedermeier-style sofa, with inlay. The detail on this sofa is amazing and it doubles as a daybed - the back comes off; nicely upholstered! Detail of the inlay.Nice carving on the arm and leg.Original watercolor art, by Frieda, 1975.Early lithograph, by E. Schindler, 1841.Original art, artist signed Sumner - GREAT frame!Signed lithograph by W.F. Stone, Jr. 1975, 171/1000.Signed lithograph, by Alice Blank, 1989, "West Jones Street, Savannah".Original oil on canvas, by M.(Matthew) W. Huggins, in wood gilt frame.Original oil on canvas, in FABBY, unmolested frame! Most good gilt frames have been overpainted, in Sear's Weatherbeater gold, by the same mentality that wants to chalk paint all good mahogany furniture.Original oil on canvas of ships at sea, but you can plainly see that.                                                            Notice the "rope" frame, that's not by accident.Love this stormy sea scene, original oil on canvas. The wooden frame continues the wavy motion of the sea. Don't ask me for sea sickness pills at this sale, please.Victorian burled walnut secretary, with wavy glass front.Sale PictureOriginal watercolor of stone bridge over troubled waters, signed J. Reid.Original watercolor of dry docked boat, signed D. Waters. The boat is Named Sandra Nell.                                                                            Deep Waters? Devine Waters? You guess, I'm tired.Now THIS is a piano! It is rosewood and manufactured by the Pleyel Wolff & Cie, France. The serial# is 66609, which dates it between 1870-1880.                                 Its twin sits in the Cabildo museum in New Orleans, LA.I added the candles, for an extra romantic touch.        It's in the basement, so what happens in the basement stays...One of two hand embroidered piano stools.Here's the other stool sampler. Vintage hand woven Persian Bijar rug, 100% wool face, measures 2' 9" x 4' 7".LOOK! Another piano! This one is a French Provincial Kimball, serial# A24521, dating it to 1976 - how Bicentennial! Comes with a matching piano bench/stool. There is a hand embroidered cover that's sort of nice, but not necessary.Yep - a collection of almost 60 vintage cookie jars! Cookies not included.Sale PictureSale PictureScary clown cookie jar - the stuff of nightmares.            If you sleep walk and snack on cookies, this might deter you from future walks.Sweet little McCoy cookie jar.Guilt inducing "Priest" cookie jar. Looks like he needs to practice what he preaches.                                              His dress is hiding his multitude of sins. If you challenge him, he'll tie you up with his Wonder Woman truth belt!LOVE this McCoy Indian #93 cookie jar. You would think twice about stealing a cookie from this mo' fo'.McCoy Wishing Well cookie jar.Terrace Ceramics Matte-Ware #299 cookie jar. "Brush McCoy" Davy Crockett cookie jar.Sibling rivalry Little Red Riding Hood cookie jars, one by McCoy, the other by Hull, #967.McCoy #153, W.C. Fields cookie jar.Terrace Ceramics "Winnie" pig cookie jar.One of a pair of small signed/numbered wood cuts.Here's its mate."Duval Street, ca. 1976", lithograph by Don Darcy.Vintage hand woven Persian Lilihan Sarouk runner, 100% wool face, measures 3' 8" x 9' 10".Original oil of beach dunes, signed Frekes.Very cool wooden Victorian double magazine rack - you can even have the magazines, no upcharge!Original oil of English maiden, walking aimlessly, looking for a randy horsetrainer.Antique signed etching of some lovely European bridge and church. Churches are the Starbucks of Europe, they're on every street corner!WONDERFUL 1880's oak desk, bought from Kennedy Schultz, of the Church of Religious Science, in the 1980's. Has lot's 'o charm and compartments, more importantly, it breaks down into five sections for easy moving.Sale PictureCute Victorian brass/marble side table.Very nicely carved oak chair, with baby blue velvet upholstery, beautifully carved dolphin legs.Detail of the carved dolphin legs.Carved top of the chair - LOVE the detail in this thing!Vintage hand woven PersianMahal rug, 100% wool face, measures 2' 7" x 4' 2".My eyes, my eyes!   :-(                                                             
IF you can overlook the fabric, this is part of a 3-piece parlor set, of sofa and pair of chairs, by John Jeliff.Man cave Budweiser wall clock. If you need one of these, please come to this sale and get it.NICE collection of crystal decanters. They're all represented here: Baccarat, Waterford, Cartier, ABCG and a couple of good looking wannabes, one with an English sterling collar.Literally HUNDREDS of 45's, all lovingly alphabetized, again, at no extra charge.Sale PictureSale PictureSale PictureNice pair of Acoustic Research bookshelf speakers, model AR17, serial # 5-52-100789.Very nice pair of vintage metal table lamps, with new shades, atop yet another Victorian marble topped side table. Oh, look, an oak wall clock!Vintage hand woven Turkish Oushak rug, 100% wool face, measures 6' 10" x 9' 7".Large, vintage Dutch harbor scene signed oil on canvas - nice frame as well!0h dark thirty in some dank basement, but Seth Thomas is counting the minutes until 4:20.Original watercolor of an old boat hull.Signed/numbered lithograph, "Early Risers I", 281/350.Original watercolor of sleepy village with snowfall, signed Robert R. Young.Nicely executed original oil on canvas, signed Backe, in vintage frame.Nicely textured original oil, on canvas, of two sailors discussing the emotional impact they received from watching "Brokeback Mountain.                               
Signed A. E. Berlling, 1936.Oh my goodness, look, a Seth Thomas oak wall clock!A rogue GWTW table lamp, as its brethren are all huddling upstairs - this one's kinda cool, as it has a detailed brass base, rather than another hand painted globe as a base.Original watercolor of two boats in a marina, Joann & Michael, how quaint!Vintage hand woven Persian Lilihan Sarouk runner, 100% wool face, measures 3' 7" x 8' 6".NICE Victorian carved walnut hall tree, with side umbrella stand.Several sets of china, including Franciscan Woodside, Franciscan Olympic, Lenox Solitaire and Royal Doulton Pavanne.Waterford Sheila, America's Heritage & Prosperity stemware, vintage etched and cut crystal stemware.Lot's more crystal stemware, set of Christian Dior "Monogram Black" china.80-Piece set of "Roan Mountain" Stoneware, by Nancy Peterson Lamb, made in Laurel Bloomery, TN.American Brilliant Cut Glass collection, vintage English lusterware, Austrian chocolate set, etc.Beautifully hand painted china, mostly European, R. S. Prussia, Haviland, Hutschenreuther, Limoges, etc.Sale PictureNearly new pair of Kenmore Series 400 washer/dryer.

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