Ripley Auctions, October 19th
The spectacular Chinese carved canopy bed that singer Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash shared in their home of 35 years in Hendersonville, Tennessee is the centerpiece lot in an Estate Art & Antiques Auction planned for Saturday, October 19th, by Ripley Auctions, online and in the gallery, located at 2764 East 55th Place in Indianapolis, Indiana. The bed was sold in 2005, after the home was sold following the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Cash, for a reported $100,000. That owner installed the bed in their master bedroom, where it was used until its later sale to the current owner, in 2011. But its original home was in the Carters’ Hendersonville residence, north of Nashville, which the couple had built to their wishes in 1968. The auction will also feature John J. Audubon prints (including the Arctic Yager and Black-Bellied Darter); over 100 antique bisque dolls from a lifetime collection (including a German 22-inch shoulder head doll and a French Sonneberg socket and shoulder head doll); a photography collection (including Ansel Adams and Bill Brandt); and a large political buttons collection. To learn more about Ripley Auctions and the Saturday, October 19th auction, visit www.RipleyAuctions.com. Updates posted often.
- Kristen Hein