Important On-Site Auction

Historic Andrew Murphy House
229 West Bank Street
Salisbury, North Carolina

Saturday, October 19, 2002
10 a.m.

Preview 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. day of sale
or by appointment

Directions:  From Interstate 85 in Salisbury, Exit 76B (Innes Street) toward downtown approximately 1 mile then left on Church Street at the Confederate Monument, travel 2 blocks then right on Bank Street, in the heart of Salisbury's National Register Historic District

The Andrew Murphy House at 229 West Bank Street is located in the West Square Historic District of Salisbury, North Carolina, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The Greek Revival house with double portico was built in 1854 by the wealthy young merchant Andrew Murphy for his bride, Hellen Webb Long.  Hellen was the daughter of Alexander Long, a prominent Salisbury surgeon and personal friend of Andrew Jackson.  The Dr. Alexander Long house still stands in Salisbury and many of the objects in the Andrew Murphy House were inherited from Dr. Long.

The same family has occupied the house for five generations.  The builder's the youngest of ten children, Walter "Pete" Murphy, inherited the property.  He was a well-known North Carolinian and veteran legislator who served during nineteen sessions of the state House of Representatives.  He was elected twice to the speakership.  Walter Murphy married Maude May Horney of Jamestown in 1903 and they had two children; Spencer Murphy, born in 1904 and Elisabeth Murphy, born 1907.  Spencer, who later inherited the house, was the editor of the Salisbury Post for twenty-eight years.  He married Katherine DeBerry Fisher and their one child, Mary Marshall Murphy, inherited the home.  Mary Marshall Murphy married Seth Speight Murdoch, who was Rowan County manager for nineteen years.  Their daughter Katherine DeBerry Murdoch, is the present owner and is offering many of the original furnishings and decorative objects at public auction.  These items have never been offered before and there have been no additions to this important estate.

All items are sold with NO RESERVE and NO BUYER'S PREMIUM!

The real estate is being offered by Wallace Realty, Inc. of Salisbury.
For more information and a current picture of the house, click here!

Real estate offered by sealed bids and subject to seller confirmation
Bid period ends October 27, 2002
For property information and appointments
call Marie Leonard-Hartsell, realtor
Wallace Realty Company
(704) 642-1687  (800) 849-9726
realtor@marieh.com
View virtual tour on www.wallacerealty.com

Partial Listing of Items:

Slave collar engraved "Andrew Murphy, Salisbury NC"
North Carolina walnut chest on frame
North Carolina walnut corner cupboard
Southern birdcage tea table
Victorian marble top center table by Geo. Henkels
NY Sheraton card table
Banjo clock by Wm. Cummings
NC walnut stepback bookcase
Early Empire mahogany sideboard
NC two-part walnut banquet table
Set 6 Victorian rosewood side chairs
Victorian rosewood armchair
Victorian rosewood sofa
Empire sofa
Pair Victorian balloon back side chairs
Empire claw foot china cabinet
Cast iron garden settee
Cast iron garden bench
Gothic hall tree
Grandfather clock
Mahogany twin beds
Mahogany Empire card table
Mahogany Empire partner's desk
Victor Talking Machine
Early walnut serving table
Country candle stand
Mahogany pie crust table
Mahogany two tiered inlaid stand
Pair Jacobean style chairs
Oil portrait of Dr. Alexander Long
Pair Rubina Verde glass vases
Pair glass decanters, gift of Andrew Jackson
Gilded decanters, gift of Andrew Jackson
Engraving of Robert E. Lee w/signature
Engraving of Stonewall Jackson w/signature
Civil War daguerreotype
Ironstone foot tub
Ironstone chamber pot
Antique cribbage board
Three-part brass gilded girandoles
Pair lusters
Pair Parian ware vases
Old Paris vase
Oriental vase
Austrian porcelain cups and saucers
Austrian berry bowls
Austrian artist signed porcelain
Large set of gold edged china
Flow blue plate
Civil War era telescope
WW I military objects
Antique brass fireplace tools
Vintage print of Columbia Grafonola
Shirley Temple collectibles
Antique German doll
White House vinegar bottle w/label
Cut glass pitcher
Cut glass bowl and plate
Cut glass bowl
Cut glass decanters
Keane pottery pitcher
Satin glass vase
Miscellaneous antique glassware
Mahogany spinet desk
Brass fireplace fender
Brass andirons
Classical gold leaf mirror
French prints
German stein
Walking canes
Victorian umbrellas
Brass scoces
Mahogany slant front desk
Antique coffee grinder
Large key to the Alexander Long house
Over mantle mirror
Etched cranberry glass lamp
Mahogany sleigh bed
Martha Washington sewing stand
Country turned leg stand
Numerous leather bound books
Antique books
Collection of old UNC photographs

Bill York Auctioneer
Family Owned Since 1935
NCAL #74

 


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