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AN ON PREMISES ESTATE AUCTION
Albert Miller Lea 1798 House/Harry Fox Estate Auction
1760 Rutledge Pike, Blaine, Tenn. 37709
Sat., June 13 @ 9:30 AM EDST
Preview 1 Hour Prior, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, EDST
20% Buyers Premium
Bring your own chairs and packing.
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Once upon a time, in an East Tennessee county, not far away, there was a large brick home built in 1798, that only has had 3 different families living there since its construction. Likely built by slaves using hand made bricks, its initial female owner was gifted both the house and several hundred acres as a wedding present, shortly after Tennessee was split from North Carolina. Sitting in a lovely pastoral setting and waiting for its next owner to decide how to take a late 18th/early 19th century residence into the 21st century for both a true showplace and modern family life. Minimal changes have been made to the structure since its building with the floor plan being a modification from the normal 4 over 4 to have a 2 over 2 huge rooms with the kitchen in the back and the slave quarters above the kitchen. This residence has been open for tours for the last 30+ years.
PLAN ON SPENDING A DAY IN A HEALTHY AND PRETTY SETTING, THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN. This is our first 2020 On Premises Estate Auction, get out and enjoy the open spaces while not having to worry about viruses. Grainger County has one of the lowest Covid-19 rates in the state. Let’s all practice social distancing and keep Grainger County healthy as well as ourselves.
The Lea Family home was constructed and first occupied in 1798. Major Albert Miller Lea was a well known Confederate leader at the Battle of Galveston, Texas, where his son died in his arms. The family sold the 3 story brick residence in the 1870s to the first of 3 other families to occupy the residence in 150 years. In 1942, the Fox Family of Chestnut Hill/Dandridge, Tennessee bought the farm, occupying the house, until the present time.
We have early, Pre-Civil War items likely originally belonging to the Lea Family, early regional pottery and baskets, walnut pegged blanket chest, 5 post bed, quilts, dovetailed cradle, from subsequent owners, we have Harry Fox’s sister’s 1920s/30s dolls as well as other toys, a most unusual 19th century walnut corner cupboard from the Fox family prior to their move to the Lea farm, from Mr. Fox’s first wife, Judy Caton Fox, an early 20th Century pump organ and Oak Murphy Bed, tapestries, figurines, 2 serpentine front secretaries, 1890s Edwardian Inlaid Étagère, library tables, sewing machines, trunks, a pair of Oak High back beds, Oak fainting sofa, Armoires, wingbacks and other chairs, early patent medicine bottles, hundreds of blue fruit jars of all sizes and ages, Mahogany sideboards, traditional modern dining table and 8 Chippendale chairs, Clark’s ONT Oak store clerk’s spool cabinet desk, Harry’s vintage cameras and lots of early photos both from WWI and WWII, a good china cabinet and set of china along with serving trays, pictures, accessories from the Estate of Helma Gilreath, owner of the legendary Helma’s Restaurant and mother of Jean Gilreath Underwood Fox, Ebonized chairs, loveseats, several old rifles and shotguns (all removed from the premises and will be available for inspection sale day as well as the gold and silver coin collection removed and will be on the premises for inspection sale morning), Democratic political items ranging from Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, floor model old Victrola & radio, room screens, cast iron cook stove, early small safe, meal chest, lots of items in old sheds and barns, porch rockers, planters, and much more.
This is going to be an event you will not want to miss, a day trip out to both see history and a beautiful setting. Acres of parking, easy to get to and a fun filled day. We look forward to seeing you soon at this antique happening.
Bring lots of packing, an empty vehicle, and be ready to load up.
Estate Tag Sale Friday, June 5 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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When only the best will do, the ultimate 60 acre tract for seclusion, views, privacy resulting in relaxing as well as recreational living. Looking down on Lake Fontana, with the island and railroad, offering every imaginable water sport close by. The perfect place for building a compound, family camp, hideaway or mansion, away from everyone. 4 lane roadway frontage, 150 miles from Atlanta, 73 miles from Asheville, 20 miles from Cherokee, NC with its famed casinos, 188 miles from Charlotte, NC, 125 miles from Greenville/Spartanburg, S. C., 86 miles from Knoxville, (all except Cherokee have national jet air service). Enjoy all 4 seasons in the cool of the Smoky Mountains, close to the Appalachian Trail, “The Dragon” roadway, hiking, rafting, boating. The property is covered in mature trees making anything you would want to build private.Your neighbors are mostly the National Forest Service, resulting in your privacy being unlikely disturbed. Located in a curve in Fontana Lake with a commanding view. $1,250.000.00.
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Fine Art, 18th & 19th century Furniture and
Accessories ca. 1790 to 1950ish.
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