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Antiques from five decades go up for sale at Commerce Club

By Howard Pousner

After five decades near Five Points downtown, the Commerce Club is moving to the One Ninety One Peachtree Tower, and many of its furnishings will go on public sale on Oct. 23-24.

18th and 19th century English and American antiques, Atlanta memorabilia, paintings and prints, holloware and flatware, Chinese and English ceramics and more will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting the community. Many of the items have a provenance of long-time Atlanta and Georgia families, including the Woodruffs and Alstons.

The sale is at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 34 Broad St. N.W. (at Marietta Street). Questions: e-mail

Here’s a partial list of items that will be available,  provided by Litchfield Carpenter and Shirley Wender, who are conducting the sale:

English antique pub and tavern signs

American southern walnut and yellow pine sideboard, circa 1810

Welsh cupboard

English 18th century inlaid mahogany secretary

chinoiserie tall case clock

upholstered club chairs

English Regency 19th century mahogany sideboards

English 19th century knife boxes and urn form knife boxes

Waterford large chandelier

Adam-style tables

mahogany chests

large room-size Oriental rugs

Windsor chairs


period card tables

English carved game tables

19th century English carved supper table

camel-back sofas

tea caddies

Chippendale double back carved mahogany settee

antique wall clocks and barometer

mahogany pedestal dining tables

18th and 19th century Chinese export blue and white porcelains, rose medallion lamps, fishbowls, mantle vases

English 18th and 19th century ceramics

Christofle silver plate trolleys and dessert carts

old Sheffield Plate tea urns

chandeliers, crystal sconces and mirrored back sconces

hanging corner cabinets

pair of English 19th C important marine paintings by J Murday

numerous 19th century oil paintings (landscapes, cows, portraits) by listed artists

fine lamps

pair of English Regency terrestrial globes by T.M. Bardin

portrait of George Washington after Gilbert Stuart

mahogany breakfront

sporting paintings and prints

leather chairs

Japanese bronze urns

Bronze eagle statue

Commerce Club silver and china – coffee pots, bowls, candelabras, floral containers, flatware, etc

Lenox Monroe china

Kittinger round dining table

32-foot mahogany board room table and 28 leather chairs

pub tables

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