Albert Miller Lea 1798 House/Harry Fox Estate On Premises Auction
auction•1 day sale •sale is over
9:30am to 4pm
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PLAN ON SPENDING A DAY IN A HEALTHY AND PRETTY SETTING, THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN. This is our first 2020 On Premises Absolute No Reserve Estate Auction, get out and enjoy the open spaces while not having to worry about viruses. Grainger County has one of the lowest Corona rates in the state.
Acres of parking.
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The Lea Family home was constructed and first occupied in 1798. Major Albert Miller Lea was a well known Confederate leader at the Battle of Galveston, Texas, where his son died in his arms. The family sold the 3 story brick residence in the 1870s to the first of 3 other families to occupy the residence in 150 years. In 1942, the Fox Family of Chestnut Hill/Dandridge, Tennessee bought the farm, occupying the house, until the present time.
We have early, Pre-Civil War items likely originally belonging to the Lea Family, early regional pottery and baskets, walnut pegged blanket chest, 5 post bed, quilts, dovetailed cradle, from subsequent owners, we have Harry Fox’s sister’s 1920s/30s dolls as well as other toys, a most unusual 19th century walnut corner cupboard from the Fox family prior to their move to the Lea farm, from Mr. Fox’s first wife, Judy Caton Fox, an early 20th Century pump organ and Oak Murphy Bed, tapestries, figurines, 2 serpentine front secretaries, 1890s Edwardian Inlaid Étagère, library tables, sewing machines, trunks, a pair of Oak High back beds, Oak fainting sofa, Armoires, wingbacks and other chairs, early patent medicine bottles, hundreds of blue fruit jars of all sizes and ages, Mahogany sideboards, traditional modern dining table and 8 Chippendale chairs, Clark’s ONT Oak store clerk’s spool cabinet desk, Harry’s vintage cameras and lots of early photos both from WWI and WWII, a good china cabinet and set of china along with serving trays, pictures, accessories from the Estate of Helma Gilreath, owner of the legendary Helma’s Restaurant and mother of Jean Gilreath Underwood Fox, Ebonized chairs, loveseats, several old rifles and shotguns (all removed from the premises and will be available for inspection sale day as well as the gold and silver coin collection removed and will be on the premises for inspection sale morning), Democratic political items ranging from Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, floor model old Victrola & radio, room screens, cast iron cook stove, early small safe, meal chest, lots of items in old sheds and barns, porch rockers, planters, and so much more.
Something for everyone, including 25+ free cats if you can catch any or all, come prepared to get a cat, they are yours, as well as the pet Donkey, Geronimo to a good home. Geronimo, was a Christmas card favorite subject of Mr. Fox, has lived 21 years on this farm, been with cattle, is gentle, loves people and treats. He needs and wants a good home.
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