Rare engraving of General James Oglethorpe, co-founder of the Colony of Georgia, 18th century.
Porcelain plate from the collection of the Robinson family, 18th century. Revolutionary War Era porcelain teacup, 18th century.
Rare book, Robert Castell’s Villa of the Ancients, 1728, from the collection of Pat Daniel. Castell, a friend of General James Oglethorpe, MP, published this book in 1728, taking on the financial burden of publishing himself.
The sale of this book was unsuccessful and Castell was sentenced to serve time in debtors’ prison where he contracted smallpox and died. His family languished. This outraged his friends General Oglethorpe and Lord Egmont to rewrite the law called the Prison Reform Act of 1729. This signature legislation created modern bankruptcy law.
Rare book, Walpole’s Letters. Horace Walpole, MP, known as the 4th Earl of Orford, was an art historian, writer, antiquarian, and politician. In this book of his letters, he describes to Horace Mann the success of Methodism in the new colony of Georgia and the successful leadership of General James Oglethorpe. 18th century.
The subsequent colony of Georgia experiment was supported by King George II, for whom Georgia is named. The King supported this English Enlightenment ideal financially, supporting the colony of Georgia with more Pounds Sterling than all the other colonies combined.
This musket was brought to America by the Marquis de Lafayette and used in the Second Siege of Savannah, 18th century.
Ladder-back chair made by Paul Revere, 18th century.
Campaign silver spoon of General Rochambeau, 18th century. The Rochambeau crest is engraved on the opposite side.
18th century clock with Egyptian motif.
18th century French bench.
18th century French ship paintings.