June 2006


Property from the Estate of Shirley Fleming sold to Benefit the Porter Fleming Foundation, Augusta, GA and other Owners

June, 2006

Shirley Fleming was a writer, critic, and the editor of Musical America. She was born in New York but moved to Georgia when she was 7. Although she maintained a home in Augusta, she lived most of her adult life in Manhattan, on the Lower East Side. Fleming was a longtime New York Post classical music critic and also wrote for The New York Times in the 1970s.

Fleming’s property offered in this auction was in her family home in Augusta, GA. It is being sold to benefit the Porter Fleming Foundation which supports educational activities in Georgia.

Highlights of the collection include a Kentucky corner cupboard, an Empire pier table, an American curly maple settee, a Federal card table and a Regency convex mirror.

Also included in the auction are several Savannah, Sea Island and Augusta collections. Highlights include a set of four Regency hall chairs, a pair of early Chinese Export Armorial plates which were featured on the Antiques Roadshow, a Roy Lichtenstein print, 18th century French and Italian furniture, sporting paintings, a Queen Anne collector’s cabinet and a Queen Anne slant front desk.

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