Estate of T. Kenneth and Karin Ellis, Hot Springs, Virginia | June 11, 2021

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June 11, 2021 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Brunk Auctions is pleased to offer the Virginia estate of Kenneth and Karin Ellis featuring fine jewelry, important bronzes and paintings, silver, garden statuary, British furniture, and decorative arts.

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Estate of T. Kenneth and Karin Ellis, “Stepping Stones”, Hot Springs, Virginia | June 11, 2021

Auction Begins  |  9:00AM EST

Highlights Include: Fine Tiffany & Co. Tulip and Bamboo Floor Lamp, Christian Adolf Schreyer, Tiffany & Co. Platinum Diamond Ring, Platinum Sapphire and Diamond Ring, 1972 Volvo 1800 ES, "Tiffany & Co." 18kt. Lapis and Diamond Bracelet, David Webb 18kt. Enamel and Ruby Frog Brooch, Fine Pair Irish George II Style Pier Tables, Gorham Les Six Fleurs Sterling Flatware, 213 Pieces, Raymond Yard Diamond & Gemstone Brooch, and more.

Mrs. Karin R. Ellis was born in Hamburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1956 following her marriage to Carl W. Berhens.  She married Mr. T. Kenneth Ellis in 1969, after the death of both their spouses, and moved across the road to live at Stepping Stones, a Tudor style estate nestled in the rolling hills of Hot Springs, Virginia. The one-of-a-kind manor house and multiple outbuildings, including a greenhouse, guest cottages and several barns and stables, were built over several years by Kenneth Ellis’s mother Florence Adams Ellis, and her husband George A. Ellis, co-founder of E.F. Hutton and Co.  Much of the collection was acquired by Florence Ellis and reflects her tastes in Continental and British fine and decorative arts. Her love of fox hunting, horses and dogs  is visible throughout the collection. Karin Ellis followed in many of her mother- in- law’s passions including her love of horses and gardening. She was also very active in the community and an advocate of educational opportunities through her volunteer work and her financial support for local and regional scholarships.


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