Lazy Susans, also known as dumbwaiters, date back to 18th century England. Although the origin of the word is a mystery, some say Thomas Jefferson invented the term because his daughter complained of being served last at dinner. The spinning disks assist in serving meals and contributed to the replacement of servants. A dining table and vintage supper server plate in the Lazy Susan style are among the highlights of the upcoming Winter Gallery Auction, presented by Leland Little Auctions.
Another featured lot of the sale is an etching of an Orange County courthouse in North Carolina by Louis Orr. Considered to be a master etcher, Orr is celebrated for his extensive series of North Carolina etchings that he completed over 12 years. He often depicted landscapes, historical spots, houses, and plantations in his work. Also offered in the auction is a late 18th-century Chippendale-style walnut chest of drawers. The chest has four large and five smaller drawers, each with a brass handle. To browse the complete catalog of this auction and register to bid, visit Leland Little Auctions.
# of Lots:457
Price Range:$25 - $25,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Vintage Silverplate "Lazy Susan" Supper Server|| Estimate: |
|Louis Orr (American, 1879-1961), Orange County Court House, Hillsborough, North Carolina|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Vintage Cast Stone Lions|| Estimate: |
|A Chinese Cloisonne Censer with Cover|| Estimate: |
|North Carolina Chippendale Inlaid Walnut Tall Chest of Drawers|| Estimate: |