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Silent Auction 2019

Not attending the Jane Austen Society of North America's AGM in Williamsburg on October 2–6 this year?

We are listing three of our most exciting, historical items here, and will accept bids for them remotely this year. Our wonderful Pam Braak will check for bids, enter them onto the bidding sheets for you, and let you know how it goes. She will enter your bid incrementally, but be sure to let her know what your highest bid would be, in case she needs to go to your limit. She will contact you afterwards for payment if you win.

Winners will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt for any amount above listed valuation. Remember that this is a charity auction.  Help Chawton House in a big way by bidding high!

We are no longer accepting bids for these items.

The Poetical Works of
William Cowper, Vol. I

ed. Robert Southey. 
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854.

Acrylic on antique leather and boards, re-bound by artist Linda Dennery, 2019. Book contains four painted views. (click image to view slides)

Donated by Linda Dennery
Value: $300

Starting bid $100  |  Bid increments $25

“Cut down an avenue! What a pity! Does it not make you think of Cowper? ‘Ye fallen avenues, once more I mourn your fate unmerited.’ ”
~ Jane Austen, Mansfield Park


9” long Silver Berry Spoon
London hallmark 1817

with gilt lining to the bowl, pie crust edge, bird, flowers, a crest, scrolls, curlicues – think Northanger Abbey flowers, flights of fancy, and the Garden at Chawton House.

Donated by Chawton House Board of Trustees

Value: $ 125

Starting bid $50  |  Bid increments $10


Rose Gold Georgian Wedgwood Blue Jasper Cameo Stick Pin

with Silhouette of George III

In antique box (circa 1790) 

Donated by Sandra Clark
Value: $300


Starting bid $100  |  Bid increments $25

NAFCHL (DBA NAFCH)  is a United States 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization affiliated with Chawton House in the U.K.

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