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Antiques and fine arts auction to benefit Community Missions

by jmaloni

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Wed, Oct 30th 2013 07:00 am

Three Depression-era antique toy train sets - Lionel, Marx and Atlas - will be among the hundreds of items auctioned off at Community Missions' antique and fine arts auction on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St.

Viewing will begin at 12:15 p.m., and the auction will start at 1 p.m.

A 1930s seascape painting by Earle Bailly is another featured auction item. Bailly, who exhibited in museums throughout the U.S. and internationally, was born without arms and was famed for holding and wielding brushes in his mouth.

A local artist, Mary Gross, known for her Native American feather art, has donated a piece to the auction. Other featured artists include Ansel Adams, R.C. Gorman and Andrew Wyeth.

Furniture includes mirrors, rocking chairs, a hope chest, lamps, an antique sewing machine, plant stands, a blanket chest/commode, a pegged pine country cupboard, side chairs and wool and Persian rugs.

Sculptures include a green marble head of a horse and a museum reproduction of a Tang Dynasty horse. A large collection of high-fashion purses has been donated for the auction. A jewelry table will feature antique and contemporary pieces.

Those who come to the auction will enjoy an international sampling of luncheon hors d'oeuvres. A donation of $10 per person or $15 per couple will be collected at the door to benefit Community Missions.

The auction will benefit the crisis services program of Community Missions in Niagara County. This includes a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, and home for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Community Missions provides social services to hundreds of disadvantaged people in Niagara County. Last year, 73,660 meals were provided in its soup kitchen. The mission sheltered 673 people, including 82 children in its homeless shelter. It also gave shelter and care to more than 150 at-risk youth and provided residential, rehabilitive, vocational and socialization services to more than 600 individuals with mental illness.

For more information, contact Don Luce at 716-285-3403, ext. 2226, or [email protected].

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