Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Estate of Dr. Anita Cowan, 602 Woodland St. Denton Texas Bell Ave. Historic District

SALE IN TWO HOUSES, Dr. Cowan's and her Mother's house & garages next door.
The following pics are were taken in 602 Woodland, as the second house set up is not complete.
This is an unusually varied estate as Dr. Cowan was a world traveling anthropologist with a large home in Mexico, and was the heir to her parents', brother's, and aunt's estates.  They were a  well educated family and her Aunt Eunice had strong ties to the Stark family in Orange so consequently there are
items once owned by that family in this sale as well as a multitude of ethnic, artifacts, souvenirs, clothing, rugs, blankets and other textiles primarily from Mexico and South America.  There are more than a dozen antique quilts several of which are exceptional applique examples.  Three sets of dishes
Collection of Lalique birds
Royal Worcester bird plates, and Elf Owl sculpture by Dorothy Daughty
Cut glass, one piece signed Libby
Collages by Pansy Stockton
Bess Hubbard print as well as  many other painting and signed prints
Gloria Cordova and Archuleta wood carvings from New Mexico
Hopi, Acoma, and Santa Clara pieces
Many Colima Mexico red clay pieces
Vases and Bowls by  Oaxacan potter Dolores Porras
Magnalite cookware
Singer Featherweight
Rookwood Iris glaze vase 1901(from Lucher and Nelda Stark home).
Mexican masks, and group of  shaman rattles.
Several Russian Lacquer boxes
Collections of music boxes, salt cellars, and carnival glass
Mink coat
Vintage prom dresses
TWU, TSCW, and Aggie items
Zapotec, Navajo, and various tribal and antique Persian rugs.
Large group of archeological artifacts mainly from Western Mexico.
Silk batik by Dora Kaminsky Gaspard, wife of Leon Gaspard
Limited edition books including Peterson's numbered Audubon Birds of....
Cold pained bronzes (small).
And another full house, mainly of furniture and more functional items,
sewing machine, kitchen items, household linens, desk, dining table,
chairs, beautiful sectional Bahaus brand sofa and sleeper, hardly used.
Limited access at Dr. Cowan's house (602) No children, or large bags.
as this is not a big house.  The house and garages next door will be more
 accessible. Woodland is a narrow street.  Parking will be an issue, so do not block drives.

The corner house, Anita's Mother's, is where most of the furniture, (2 drop leaf tables, 2 desks, a nice sectional sleeper sofa by Bahous, plexiglas and glass aquarium/coffee table,) clothes, sheets, towels, appliances, kitchen items, sewing machine, vintage portable typewriter,

some interesting carriage lamps from Mexico, and much more.  Will post more pics of that house and garages.