AND RIGHT: The front of the main
house is an imposing sight, with a
stone-paved sidewalk that sweeps to the doorway.
One of the many chandeliers found
throughout the house. This one includes
angels, a theme that showed up in several
other pieces of Davidson's personal property.
This one is located in the foyer, just inside
the front door.
The double doors make for quite
a grand entranceway. I could drive my
SUV in there.
Marble tile greets visitors in the foyer,
which was littered with the remnants of
the estate auction. The living room is seen
in the distance, and the doors to the patio.
This is the fireplace in the living room. This
was a large airy room with beautiful hardwood
flooring. Most of the auction was conducted
in this room. To the right of the fireplace
behind folding doors is the wet bar. The
sconces above the fireplace are a bit bizarre.
The chandelier in the living room. It appeared
to carry over the theme from the light fixtures
in the hallway nearby.
This "Chinese Style Hand-Painted Secretary"
was a fine piece of furniture, even though
the doors had been removed (they are
leaning against it in front. Local attorney
Jim Willett had the winning bid of $700.
attorney and co-executor Doug
Hubbard studies his copy of the property list
as the auction continues.
Regional One auctioneer Fred Mudd prepares to declare the bidding over
on an item at the Davidson estate auction, Saturday, Aug. 7th.
An auctioneer shows the buyers a figurine
that resembles Col. Harlan Sanders, founder
of Kentucky Fried Chicken. It sold for $21.
ABOVE: The foyer was lined with tables
of miscellaneous items prior to the auction.
Much of the glassware was grouped and sold
in lots. Among the items that sold from this
area include an old RCA "Nipper" statue sold for
$105, and a ceramic Ky. Derby Festival decanter
(year unknown) sold for $145.
BELOW: One of many auction winners
An auctioneer displays one of a number
of similar antique portraits of young girls.
Davidson owned two of these servant smoking
stands. They were snapped up for $175 each
by one bidder. This bidder purchased antiques
inside the home totalling more than $2,000.
The lower section of ornate woodwork is hidden
from view of this large Victorian dressing mirror.
It fetched $775. The bronze plaque to its left
ABOVE & BELOW: Welcome to the Davidson
dining room. The red wallpaper is too much
for me (shades of Graceland!), but the large room featured some
fine antiques (again not to my tastes). Attorneys Jim Willett and Terry
in a bidding duel for the dining room table;
Willett won with his bid of $1,100. He paid $100
each for the matching chairs. The painting visible
below brought $200.The two couches below
brought $480 and $490.
ABOVE: Yet another gaudy chandelier. They
weren't sold separately, they stayed with
ABOVE:This window in the dining room faced
the patio behind the home, and the lake in
the distance. A beautiful view.
This has to be one of the longest
hallways in a private residence in all of Nelson
County. This view is just inside the door from
the driveway looking northwest. The
door is to the first door on the right in the
photograph. Bedroom 1, the one that seemed
to be the master bedroom (shown below) was
to the camera's right.
ABOVE: This four-poster bed brought $1,000. My
notes say that Paul McCoy was the buyer. BELOW: Auctioneer Fred
Mudd bought the hall tree shown for
$90, telling the crowd "I need one for my office."
One of the least attractive rooms in the home
was the kitchen. The cabinets were black, the
floor in black tile. The appliances were
professional stainless steel. Very roomy.
ABOVE: The GE professional gas stove was a
steal at $650. I don't think the range hood was
included. The stainless trash can brought $25.
ABOVE: A closed pantry matched the cabinets.
The sideboard brought $190. BELOW:
The kitchen windows afforded another nice view of the patio area.