The remarkable estates of two Atlanta luminaries will be auctioned in Atlanta by Ahlers & Ogletree, November 10th and 11th

The two prominent Atlanta area figures are Fred Bentley, Sr. of Marietta, Ga.; and Vectra Orkin Barnette of Atlanta. Both sales will be held online as well as in Ahlers & Ogletree's gallery located at 1788 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW, both at 10 am Eastern time.
By: Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.
 
Oil on canvas by American artist Charles W. Peale.
Oil on canvas by American artist Charles W. Peale.
ATLANTA - Oct. 26, 2023 - PRLog -- Ahlers & Ogletree's two-day, two-session auction planned for Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th will showcase the remarkable estates of two prominent Atlanta area figures: Fred Bentley, Sr. of Marietta and Vectra Orkin Barnette of Atlanta. Both sales will be held online as well as in Ahlers & Ogletree's gallery located at 1788 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, both at 10 am Eastern time.

Fred Bentley, Sr., was a Congressman, art collector, patriarch and philanthropist. His estate boasts an impressive array of American paintings and furniture, each piece steeped in history and charm. Included is his impressive collection of important American paintings, antique furniture, decorative arts, Chinese export porcelain, and antiquities from Rome and Greece.

Highlights from the Bentley estate, being offered November 10th, include original paintings by Thomas Worthington Whittredge, Herman Herzog, Charles Peale, Thomas Sully, Hugh Bolton Jones and Edward Hopper. On the 11th, Ahlers & Ogletree will shift its focus to the estate of Vectra Orkin Barnette. The estate is full of 18th-century European antiques, period Chinese export porcelain, archaic Chinese vessels, and an eclectic lifetime collection of unique objects. Mrs. Barnette was previously married to William B. Orkin, the son of Otto Orkin, the founder of Orkin Exterminating Company.

Three paintings in the Bentley estate each carry an estimate of $10,000-$20,000. The first is an oil on canvas portrait painting by American artist Charles Wilson Peale (1741-1827), titled Portrait of Mrs. Peregine Frisby, rendered circa 1773-1775.

The second is an oil on canvas by the Danish-American painter of the American frontier Olaf Wieghorst (1899-1988), titled Come On In.

The third is an oil on board by the British-American artist Walter Elmer Schofield (1867-1944), titled Dock with Shed.

Internet bidding will be available on Ahlers & Ogletree's popular online bidding platform, bid.AandOAuctions.com, plus LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

Previews will be held Monday, November 6th, thru Thursday, November 9th, from 10 am to 5 pm; and on auction days, with extended hour on Wednesday, November 8th, from 5 pm to 7 pm. All times are Eastern. No appointment is required. All previews are in the new Ahlers & Ogletree gallery, located on Atlanta's West Side.

To learn more, visit www.aandoauctions.com. Updates are posted often. You can follow Ahlers & Ogletree via social media on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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