A vast art collection and items of antique furniture have been sold at auction to raise money for an upgrade to the court of Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer. The antiques had been collected by Judge Bill Spicer, the predecessor to Judge Stormer, over the last 31 years. The former secretary of Judge Spicer, Lois Noirot, said that the judge had hoped that the items would provide some information for the visitors to the courthouse about the history of the US.
According to the auctioneer, Bob Young, some of the items dated back to the 19th Century and would undoubtedly have an interesting history. The courthouse had contained 27 grandfather and wall clocks, which were sold at the auction. The sale attracted around 150 people who had come to see some of the more unusual items, like the Lionel train sets that had been set up at Christmas in the rotunda. Antique furniture, bronze sculptures and framed artwork were all included in the auction. Bob McNamara, the attorney for Uniontown, remembered most of the objects and where they were placed in the courthouse, as well as who had used them. A roll top desk that was seven feet high was sold for $1,900, while $400 was paid for four antique chairs.
Antique furniture does often have a history, which is why collectors search for pieces from specific eras, like antique dining chairs from the 19th Century. Lancashire, in the UK, is home to dealers who have interesting items ready to be displayed to collectors.
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