Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Lark Mason Associates and iGavelAuctions, Present an Iconic Interior Designer with Presidential Pedigree Featuring “The Collection of Anne Eisenhower” Including Property from President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower
New Braunfels TX: With their milestone 20th anniversary now underway, Lark Mason Associates is delighted to present The Collection of Anne Eisenhower with Property from President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, which goes live on iGavelAuctions.com, November 21st through December 19th, 2023.
This highly anticipated auction of the Estate of Barbara Anne Eisenhower, distinguished philanthropist, renowned interior designer, and granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower will captivate collectors and design aficionados with its exquisite treasures and historical significance. Bidders will eagerly vie for a chance to own pieces curated by a woman whose legacy spans both creative brilliance and charitable endeavors, making this auction a true celebration of her multifaceted life.
Her grandfather, Dwight D. Eisenhower–born October 14, 1890–was the 34th President of the United States of America from 1953-1961. Prior to his presidency, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. He was known for his leadership skills, military prowess, and his pivotal role in shaping the post-war world order, including the establishment of NATO. As president, Eisenhower focused on fostering a strong economy, promoting peace, and navigating the challenges of the Cold War.
“With its significant historical and cultural importance, we are honored to celebrate our 20th anniversary by offering this remarkable collection of Anne Eisenhower, featuring historic items from President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower,” says Lark Mason.
According to Mason, several lectures will be held in conjunction with the sale, with a percentage of the proceeds donated by the family to benefit Luke’s Wings Inc. and the Eisenhower Birthplace & Sam Rayburn State Historic Sites.
Among the highlights, many of which were gifted to President Eisenhower and his wife Mamie are:
An Italian Lacca Povera Rococo Brass-mounted Painted Commode (Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
A Swedish Neo-Classical Painted and Parcel Gilt Console, 1st Quarter 19th century ($3,000-5,000)
A Pair of circa 20th century Italian Specimen Marble Busts of Roman Emperors (Estimate: $15,000-25,000)
A Small Persian Pictorial Map of Iraq Rug (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), a gift from Iraq to President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Enamel and Mother of Pearl Opera Glasses (Estimate: $800-1,200) which was gifted to Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower by Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
A Portuguese Silver Tureen with Stand, Ferreira Marques Porto Lisboa (Estimate: $1,500-2,500)
A Reed and Barton American Sterling Silver Presidential Tea and Coffee Service, monogrammed E, with dedication inscription to the underside To DDE and MDE Dist. Col. (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000)
A Manchester Silver Paul Revere Presidential Presentation Bowl, presented as a gift to President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower from the people of Rhode Island (Estimate: $7,000-10,000)
A Gorham Sterling Silver Military Presentation Tray, Gorham with inscription: The General of the Army and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower with The Respect and Affection of Citizens of The District of Columbia, honoring General Eisenhower on His Return from Europe, June 18, 1945, Washington D.C. (Estimate: $7,000-10,000)
“Two decades ago, the majority of auction houses had minimal online visibility,” says Mason. “iGavelAuctions.com stood out as an exception, hosting exclusively online sales that managed to capture the attention of top international markets right from its inception. Our company boasts a storied history of conducting successful online auctions, which serves as a testament to our commitment to transparency and expertise in the art marketplace. This 20th-anniversary auction is a fitting tribute to our legacy as online auction pioneers.”