March 2011

The Margaret Mitchell/Axel Mathiesen Scrapbook and Property from Southern Estates

March 25, 2011

This diverse auction features a rare scrapbook compiled by Axel Mathiesen, the illustrator for the Danish edition of Gone With the Wind. Margaret Mitchell and Axel Mathiesen struck up a friendship and corresponded between the years 1937 and 1939. This was just afterGone With the Wind was published and the movie was being cast and filmed. The lot includes the scrapbook with 7 signed Margaret Mitchell letters, two Confederate bills signed by Margaret Mitchell, press clippings, and a 1945 edition of the Danish version of Gone With the Wind as well as four original illustrations by Axel Mathiesen.

Other highlights from the auction include a Louis XVI Ormolu Mantel Clock signed Pochon, Pair of Louis XVI OrmoluTazzas, Minton Garden Seat by George Jones , a Collection of Clocks, Silver including Cartier and Gorham, a Collection of Asian Art, Glass including Lalique, Rugs and many interesting group lots.

Fine Art includes a wonderful large bronze by Eutrope Bouret with pedestal mount, a collection of Polish Art, a Lowell Nesbitt flower painting, a mid century sculpture by George Koras and a handsome pair of English Portraits from the school of Peter Lely.

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