Tuesday, August 20, 2002

The House with an Auction in its Halls

Bryndis Rubin reports that Belcher, Dingman, Spaulding Auctioneers have announced Saturday, August 31st as the date that contents of the Cronin House, the Marshall inspiration for The House with a Clock in its Walls, will be presented in a public auction, as Ms. Mary Virginia Cronin - the last remaining owner of the house - passed away this year at age 97. The Cronin Family was one of the earliest settlers in Marshall and has long been recognized as an icon in this small town's storied history. Built in 1872, there are many memories that surround this fantastic home. Come be apart of the final chapter of the Cronin Family and take home a piece of history.

Items up for auction: 2000 Olds Intrigue GLS 4 door car w/only 12,500 miles; Hallet Davis & Co. Square Grand Piano made in Boston; (2) table top music boxes, both unmarked measuring 11" & 14" in length, both are complete w/all teeth in place; Unusual oak drop front secretary; Victorian mirrored back hall tree w/marble top and umbrella stands; Victorian high back Walnut single bed; Empire dresser; Walnut 3 drawer dresser; Eastlake dresser w/mirror; Walnut round top dining table; Walnut 4 drawer dresser w/wishbone mirror; Walnut 6 leg drop leaf dining table; Walnut oval top occasional table; Walnut end table w/drawer; Cherry drop leaf spool leg table; Walnut chest of drawers; Early Walnut drop leaf table; Walnut 3 drawer chest; Walnut commode; (2) Walnut occasional tables; Quarter Sawn oak library table; Ornate Victorian walnut framed wall mirror; Walnut drop leaf end table w/2 drawers; Mahogany dresser w/mirror and matching vanity; Mahogany knee hole desk; Mahogany spindle bed; Mahogany 3 drawer chest; Mahogany lift top desk; Mahogany dresser w/matching tri-fold mirror; Spindle bed; Mahogany sewing stand; Wood fret work; 6 rush bottom dining chairs; Signed 1902 print in frame; Early oil on canvas in frame; pr. Large beveled wall mirrors in gold gilded frames; pr. Figural plaster pieces entitled "Wide Awake" & "Fast Asleep"; Pr. Early portrait paintings in frames; J. Cronin Jr. Brass top cane given as a gift from his employees in 1882; Needlepoint fireplace screen; Needlepoint footstool; Humpback trunks; Seth Thomas time & strike mantle clock; Gilbert mantle clock; Waterbury mantle clock; Seth Thomas mantle clock w/Westminster chime; "The Rest on the Flight to Egypt" print in frame; Quite a large book collection from the library that includes many early hard cover books and bibles; Pine baby cradle; Early stroller; (2) German dolls marked KH Walkure porcelain head; 1906 SH porcelain head doll; German porcelain head doll marked JDK; Baskets; Easel; early iron light fixtures; some Cronin Store memorabilia; GLASSWARE: Service for 12 Limoges dinnerware; Service for 10 Theodore Haviland dinnerware; Wavecrest cracker jar w/matching sugar and creamer; R&S Red Mark nut dish; Misc. Cut glass including a beautiful tankard; Beautiful Nippon dbl. handled vase; Bavarian H.P. tankard; hand painted child's tea set w/tea pot, creamer/sugar, 4 cups and saucers; Blue Carnival fluted bowl; Fiesta ware; Individual pieces of various glassware from Royal Rudolstat, Limoges, Haviland, Copper Lustre, Noritake, and more!!; Silver Plate pieces including Pairpoint 5pc. Serving set, Wilcox silver center piece, Meriden Silver center piece, etc.; 4pc. Sitka Burslem serving set; 4pc. "Defender" England pitcher and bowl set; (2) 8' x 10' Mohawk rugs; 11'5" x 14' Karastan Rug; Other wool rugs of various sizes; Rag rugs; Like New Pride electric lift chair; Blue rocker recliner; Wood appointed davenport w/matching chair; lamps; pictures; and many more items of interest. - 1853 Ten Dollar Gold Pc.

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