The Region's 1st Choice For Auctions!

The Region's 1st Choice For Auctions!


by Beckort Auctions, LLC


Dec 10, 2011 - 10:00 AM Eastern


Dr. Patrick Hess & Gloria Hess
1313 Ridgeway Ave
New Albany (Silver Hills Area), IN 47150


Highlights include:
Lot 91: English Oak 18th Century hanging corner cupboard $700
Lot 98: Coca-Cola clock from Hess Café $850
Lot 99: Oak table from Hess Café $750
Lot 101: “Hess Café” painting by Dr. Hess $500
Lot 131: Mahogany bar from Seelbach Hotel $1000
Lot 142: KY 19th Century painting $600
Lot 168: Pair English Windsor chairs $900
Lot 171: Walnut hand-made dining table $700
Lot 172: Oushak Oriental rug $900
Lot 227: Dr. Hess artwork $750
Lot 241: Audubon Lithograph “Black Bear” $6500
Lot 242: Audubon Lithograph “Hare” $1000
Lot 243: Audubon Lithograph “Squirrel” $900
Lot 248: Horse boot scraper $550
Lot 253: Sheridan sofa $500
Lot 285: Oriental rug $500
Lot 307: Leather chair & ottoman $700
Lot 317: Dr. Hess artwork $500
Lot 331: Cast iron garden bench $850

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Beckort Auctions, LLC

115 E. Chestnut St.
Corydon, IN 47112


Auction Listing




Location: 1313 Ridgeway Ave (Silver Hills), New Albany, IN



NOTE: Mark your calendars-this is more than an auction, it’s an EVENT! Come join us as we offer an outstanding offering of Dr. Hess’s personal collection, he was a physician in New Albany for 50+ years and has amassed a very diversified collection of antiques, collectibles, fine art, local memorabilia, pottery, china, glass, furniture & artwork from around the globe! An interesting auction to say the least! Come join us under the big tent with plenty of seating & HEAT in historic Silver Hills! Visit website for details & photos. Note-live internet bidding available.


 This is a preliminary listing, more details/descriptions/photos to follow! Live internet bidding will be available on the first 360 items! Sale order (UPDATED 12/3): begin at 10 am (SHARP) with lot #1 in the catalog through #360, then finish the auction with approx. 50-100 non-cataloged items.  NOTE: this is a large auction and will be finsihed around 4:00 pm!  

12.7.2011-Approx. 450+ photos are available for viewing under the "PHOTOS" tab. Click on the "LIVE AUCTIONEERS" to view complete catalog with photos or to place bids from the convenience of your home!
NOTE: There will be a large amount of seating on site under the tents, sides will be down on all tents with several large outdoor heaters.  Lunch & refreshements will be served by the Silver Hills Neighborhood Association! Come join us as this will be an auction to remember!


NEW ALBANY MEMORABILIA: Early Coca-Cola wall regulator clock & small round oak table with cast iron pedestal base (20’s era from Pete Hess Café at E. 4th St & Market); large contemporary oil painting by Dr. Patrick Hess inspired by remembered interior of his father’s café; K&IT RR lantern; Renn Bottling Co. crate; Holy Trinity wood keepsake candleholder; 2 volumes of “History of the Ohio Falls Cities”-reprint; Holy Trinity print signed by J.J. Russell; black & white prints by Dr. Hess of “Cherry Street Hill”; framed oil of Bank Street & Presbyterian Church by Arville Carroll; small early 1900’s mahogany bar with brass edges & brass foot rail (from Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, KY)

DR. GEORGE H. DAY (EARLY NEW ALBANY PHYSICIAN 1891-1954) CA. 1920 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: white cast iron exam chair; folding exam table; J. Chatillion ornate 66”tall doctor’s scale; baby scales; early glass door cabinet; black leather Dr.’s bag w/related tools; early oak cased “quackery” device; other related items

ANTIQUES: Kroeper walnut wall clock with thermometer, ca. 1870; American Graphone Co wax cylinder player with red morning glory horn; 12# cannonball (from Battle of Perryville); brass powder horn with engraved decorative bands; pair cast iron lions with amber glass eyes; cast horse hitch block; large copper cauldron on silver stand; approx. 10+ hand-made quilts; early red & gold stenciled wood box; English hammered coal shuttle; massive wood baluster on cast base lamp; Salter’s Spring Balance hanging scale; kitchen primitives; early pine plank with hammered iron hooks (used to hang dead game); brass vintage stirrup; brass kettle/buckets; large cast iron mortar; wood dice rolling device; pair heavy brass candlestick holders; Victorian jewelry box with beaded bands; brass fireplace fender, 56”l; brass andirons with banded ball finials; large black wrought iron log basket with latticed sides, ca. 1900; African folk art carved fat container; Thailand wood betol box; Tibetan prayer reel with carved bone sections; unusual 6’long whale rib & vertebrae; vintage lady’s hat in boxes; Saks Fifth Ave “Tortoise” purse in original box; Lunkenheimer brass steam whistle; early ptd cast iron cat door stop; cast iron green dress Aunt Jemima; early 1900’s brass metal automobile trunk

ART: Approximately 100+ original “whimsical” works in various urediums by 90 year old Dr. Patrick Hess, longtime pediatrician who was also a well-trained & exhibiting artist for half his lifetime & opened Hess Studio in his retirement in addition to selling pieces in New York.; candlesticks, picture frames & other works in metal by Hess daughter Amy, a Long Island artist who markets through Niemen Marcus & Barney’s; seven etchings by sister-in-law active New Albany artist Mary Lou Hess; “Little Flock” etching by late New Albany artist George Engle; Beechwoods pastel from early 1900’s by Harry Phelps of New Albany (a Hess relative); large framed “Eagle” silk screen by Native American John Nieto; 2 early circus posters (Cole Bros. with performing elephants & Trained Wild Animal Circus); assortment of approx.. 25 framed antique engravings or lithographs including “Wonderful Albino Family”, “Pilgrims at Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes”, “Robert Burns & His Highland Mary”, “The Flower Vase”; large example of yarn work Americana (clipper ships with American flag); ancient looking painted carved wooden statue; 21” tall gilded spelter ewer with cherub faces; alabaster bust of Leonardo DaVinci; “Young Man with Long Stemmed Pipe”-15x10 OC by G. Coppol; “Young Girl” 32x24 o/c, unsigned (early 19th century KY primitive); Dr. Hess’s easel & large amount of art supplies!

QUALITY LITHOGRAPHS: Authentic J.J. Audubon “American Black Bear” book leaf from “Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America”, ca. 1845-1848 printed by J.T. Bowen; Authentic J.J. Audubon “Townsend’s Rocky Mountain Haire” book leaf from “Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America”, ca. 1845-1848 printed by J.T. Bowen; Authentic J.J. Audubon “Douglass Squirrel” book leaf from “Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America”, ca. 1845-1848 printed by J.T. Bowen; 1905 “Pabst Famous Blue Ribbon Winners” chromolithograph; J. Gould “Lagopus Scoticus” & “Galloperdix Zeylonensis” vignettes, ca. 1850-1880

CERAMICS: Canteen-shaped Quimper pitcher on pedestal foot with scenes of young & adult couples; English mid-19th century ceramic plaque with military officer; pair of tin-glazed Quimper-type pheasant figures “Inverno & Autumno” plates; majolica face pitcher, German origin; “Tout Blanc” French Veilleuse, ca. 1830; Quimper plate with peasant woman with flower; Roseville Donatello jardinière; modern cased & cameo-cut vase (signed); set (12) Havilland, Limoges “The 12 Days of Christmas” plates; Staffordshire shaker with blue coated man; Imari plates with scalloped rims; dark unglazed stoneware pot, Thailand ca. 1800; Chinese cylindrical brush pot with peonies & red bird; Johnson Bros. Queen Elizabeth II ’53 Coronation pitcher; Chinese crackleware umbrella holder; early tin-glazed inkwell; Royal Doulton; Hummel figurines; Art Nouveau jasper-type inkwell

FAIENCE/MAIOLICA: Faience apothecary/syrup jar with domed foot marked S/Injubinus, ca. 18th century; Italian faience drug jar with yellow/blue/green décor, ca. 16th century; French faience charger with men in landscape scene; Delft faience vase with dark blue décor, ca. 1750; early faience/maiolica pitcher with green blossoms & orange leaves

GLASS: Tortoise shell colored heavy art glass bowl (The Glassworks in Louisville); Baccarat crystal 28 piece set; Steuben glass; large American Fostoria punch bowl; quality stemware; watch for complete listing in catalog!

SILVER: Gorham sterling silver candlesticks; mother of pearl handle dessert set; Wilcox 3-piece tea set; Reed & Barton ca. 1885 caster set with matching fern-etched bottles; Steiff pewter mug; early pewter trencher; early 20th century German silver on copper candlesticks

BOOKS: Literally hundreds of hardback books from a household where everyone was a perennial student with diversified interest. Categories include: painting (art history as well as techniques); antiques (furniture, ceramics, etc); architecture; illustrated children’s; yoga; cook books; travel; history; gardening; fiction & non-fiction; anatomy & medicine; Dr. Appleton & Co 2-vol set of engravings; New Gallery of British Art; 1946 Nash owner’s manual; beautifully assembled 1939 Johnson family (of Louisville) vacation scrapbook focusing on New York World’s Fair

EARLY SOFA: George III mahogany sofa in transitional Hepplewhite, Sheraton style & having concave reeded arm supports, carved paterae blocks & tapered legs with spade feet, upholstered in Clarence House fabric, ca. 1790-1810, 36”h x 6.5’l

EARLY CUPBOARDS: Primitive Austrian painted pine pewter cupboard, marked 1850 on front door; 18th century English oak hanging corner cupboard w/brass hinges; early Mahogany hanging corner medicine cupboard; oak English 3-door cupboard with carved crests & diamonds on raised panels; 19th century primitive cupboard (used as pay counter from country store)

EARLY CHAIRS: Pair English Windsor chairs with arched spindle backs, ca. 1820; (4) 19th century English saddle seat pub chairs; pair ca. 1860/70 English Victorian Renaissance-style side chairs with gondola backs; 18th century English country Georgian/Chippendale style side chair; pair English country Windsor chairs with arched crests; pair French ladder back chairs with woven cord seats; Irish oak school bench with flat plank seat; pair 19th century kitchen Windsor’s with spindle back; primitive oak bannister back chair; English Chippendale style ladder back oak chair

QUALITY FURNITURE: Early 20th century Louis XV style bergere chair; late 19th century copper lined cellaret; Cromwellian English walnut one-drawer table with spiral twist legs; Cromwellian armchair with spiral twist arms & legs; semi-modern Campeachy leather chair; massive rosewood ornately carved marble top coffee table; tan painted pine vestibule w/drawer, squared column support on serpentine base; set of trestle-type walnut dining tables (custom made in 1960 by Strassel Co. of Louisville); English quarter-sawed oak trestle style side table; 19th century English apothecary 16-drawer chest; English mahogany step table with red tooled leather; early soft wood kitchen work table; primitive pine painted hanging shelf and suspended drawers; primitive inglenook bench with single plank top; Willett maple 4-piece bedroom suite (2 cannonball style beds, one-drawer end table, 5-drawer chest); oak barrister style 4-stack bookcase; white painted oval wicker porch table; maple stained book box/shelf; low wood stool with carved panel; Eureka Tea Co. wood chest with heavy iron work, ca. 1900

QUALITY MIRRORS: Federal style gilded mirror with reeded front pilasters; Civil War era oval mirror with ornate scrolling; primitive carved hand mirror; Victorian heavy walnut oval mirror

OUTDOOR FURNITURE/GARDEN ITEMS: Boston Ornamental Iron Works cast twig w/acorns & oak leaves garden bench, ca. 1860; Victorian cast iron fern-patterned bench, by JW Fiske Co, ca. mid 1800’s; early 5’ long strap iron park-style bench; vintage 18” tall cast iron melon-ribbed urn w/marble top; white cast iron openwork medallion chair; vintage cast iron horse figure boot scraper 17” tall

15+ ORIENTAL RUGS: Oushak 15’x12’ ca. 1900 Turkey (great colors); Kurdistan 5’x3’ ca. 1900-30’s NW Persia; Kurdistan 7’x4’ ca. 1900-30’s NW Persia; Kurdistan 6’x4’ ca. 1900-30’s from NW Persia; Karabaugh 5’x3’ ca. 1900-30’s Caucasia; Karaja 5’x3’ca. mid 1900’s Iran; Hamadan 4’x3’ ca. mid 1900’s Iran; Bokhara 6’x4’ Pakistan; other types-Karaja, Hamadan, Lilihan

HOUSEHOLD: refrigerator; upright freezer; washer/dryer; lawn/garden items; general household; kitchen items/cookware; lavish Christmas decorations!

Dr. Patrick Hess & Gloria Hess


DIRECTIONS: From I-64 New Albany Exit #123, right on Spring St, right on 7th St, left on Cherry St, left on Adams St, right on Maple, left on Knob Ave, right on Highland Ave, then right on Ridgeway Ave to site. Special Note: If crossing Ohio River from KY Sherman Minton Bridge is closed, use the Kennedy/I-65 bridge! From Kennedy/I-65 bridge, north on I-65 0.9 miles, take exit #1 and merge onto US-31 0.9 miles, merge onto Old SR 62 3.5 miles, left on Vincennes Rd 0.3 miles, right on Main St 1.5 miles, right on 7th St 0.8 miles, left on Cherry St, left on Adams St, right on Maple, left on Knob Ave, right on Highland Ave, then right on Ridgeway to site. Note parking is on all surrounding streets!



1) Beckort Auctions, LLC has put forth every effort in preparing the catalog for this auction to provided accurate descriptions of all items. All property is sold “AS-IS” and it is the bidder’s responsibility to determine the exact condition of each item. Printed statements or descriptions by staff are provided in good faith and are matters of opinion.
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From I-64 New Albany Exit #123, right on Spring St, right on 7th St, left on Cherry St, left on Adams St, right on Maple, left on Knob Ave, right on Highland Ave, then right on Ridgeway Ave to site. Special Note: If crossing Ohio River from KY Sherman Minton Bridge is closed, use the Kennedy/I-65 bridge! From Kennedy/I-65 bridge, north on I-65 0.9 miles, take exit #1 and merge onto US-31 0.9 miles, merge onto Old SR 62 3.5 miles, left on Vincennes Rd 0.3 miles, right on Main St 1.5 miles, right on 7th St 0.8 miles, left on Cherry St, left on Adams St, right on Maple, left on Knob Ave, right on Highland Ave, then right on Ridgeway to site. Note parking is on all surrounding streets!
Note-both hotels listed below are approx. 0.25 miles from auction site!

1) Hampton Inn New Albany
506 West Spring Street, New Albany, IN
(812) 944-4600 ‎ ·

2)Holiday Inn Express Hotel New Albany
411 W Spring Street, New Albany, IN
(812) 945-2771 ‎