Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The still life is an oil on panel with fruit, circa 1900, unsigned, unframed (12 x 16 in.) (several scratches, unfinished in upper left); the mirror with gilt and ebonized frame, circa 1830, upper panel with eglomisé still life of melon and grapes (DOA 20 3/8 x 11 in.) (rubbing to frame, loss to paint on upper panel, some loss to silvering on mirror).The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC.
Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.