Civil War Colonel Norfleet Sledge/Como, MS

Documents dating back to the mid 1800s along with family heirlooms brought life back to the quaint town of Como, MS.  We were overwhelmed by the admirers of the Sledge family from the local community who attended this estate sale.   We liquidated over 70% of the contents on the first day of this sale. What a great walk back into time!

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Some of the items in this sale:


  • Lloyd E. Branson oil live sitting portrait of Norfleet Sledge III at aprox. 8 years old. Painting and frame measure aprox. 5.5′ in height by 3′ in width.
  • Burl mahogany Empire chest
  • Ca. 1900 quartersawn oak china cabinet, ball & claw feet
  • Davenport desk
  • Colonial Mfg grandfather clock
  • Wimbledon of England leather top nest of tables, ca. 1920s
  • Chickering Ampico baby grand player piano
  • Ca. 1850-70s chestnut corner cabinet, awesome!
  • Ca. 1940s traffic light that has been re-wired as a lamp
  • Early gateleg drop-leaf table with drawer
  • Elevated spool cabinet plus pair of spool cabinet chests
  • Lots of sterling including a large set of S. Kirk & Sons sterling flatware set for 12 plus 20 serving pieces totaling 116 pieces, tulip cups, cordials, mini tea cups, serving pieces & utensils, candy dishes, salt/peppers, candles, etc. A Lot!
  • Authentic pre-ban ivory african head statue, most likely from an elephant tusk, 6.25″ in height
  • French wrought iron vanity
  • 4 poster queen bed
  • Ca. 1900s large rosewood hand-carved marble top table plus other marble top tables as well as an early marble top washstand
  • Pair of french provincial wingback chairs
  • American oak secretary ca. 1890-1910
  • Early ca. 1800s primitive dovetailed trunk with raised coffin lid
  • Country French provincial 8-legged sofa, rare
  • Victorian full size bed
  • Several late 1800s to early 1900s rugs and runners including Kurdish Caucasian, Hamadan, Bibjar, and others
  • Awesome selection of books and records including cookbooks
  • Lots of china, see pics for patterns & ID
  • Kitchen is packed full, some cool & early pieces
  • Early Corona typewriter
  • Historical lot of late 1800s to early 1900s family documents including early, unusual letterhead receipts, aprox. 100 insurance certificates (mostly Memphis and pre-1900), cool Como, MS pieces, Norfleet Sledge memorabilia, WWI newspapers, Sledge newspapers, etc
  • Awesome selection of linens, fabrics, etc
  • Nice selection of toys
  • Several child’s bed including an early Simmons iron twin bed and a cedar child’s bed as well as a baby crib from the 1950s
  • Pair of Audobons, ducks as well as other duck prints
  • Nice selection of lithographs, some valuable
  • Interesting collection of fireplace accessories
  • Incredible selection of porcelain, crystal, & ceramic pieces including Meissen, Weller, Baccarat, Waterford, Niloak, ca. 1900 ruby colored lustres, lots of cut glass including a spectacular punch bowl set, a stunning set of Vaseline glassware, and so much more
  • Early collectible lamps
  • Pair of early apothecary bottles
  • Set of Jean Dufy signed lithographs as well as a pair of Jan Korthals lithographs

Much much more!