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On Wednesday, March 19th, we hosted “The 120 Auction” to allow community members the chance to own a piece of YWCA and Fort Wayne history. Guests purchased beautiful antique furniture auctioned by Scheerer McCulloch, and dined on hor d’oeuvres donated by Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits. The event raised over $3,500. Thank you to all who joined us!
The following pieces were auctioned off as a part of The 120 Auction!
Leroy Trobaugh Painting
Though he never considered himself a professional artist, Hoosier Leroy "Roy" Trobaugh's talent manifested itself in the beautiful landscape paintings he produced over the course of several decades. This large and beautiful piece of his features a quiet seaport that brings about a sense of calm purpose.
Walnut Office Desk
With its egg-shaped feet and many practical compartments, this Walnut desk is as functional as it is refined.
Mission Style Couch
Serving its purpose as a place to sit and relax, this mission style couch has been put to long and meaningful use at YWCA Northeast Indiana. Though it shows the amount of history it has seen, with a simple reupholster it could surely be enjoyed to its full potential once more.
Square Oak Tables
These tables have not only been used in a variety of educational settings for nearly a century, but they have also served as a place for clients, staff, and students to sit and chat. Standing as sturdy as the day they were made, you will not want to miss the chance to own an integral part of YWCA history.
Small but prominent, this beautiful antique library table has amazing curves and textures to it. It's outstanding detail will make your home or office feel that much more special.
Louis William Bonsib Painting
A Hoosier all his life, painter Louis Bonsib's works included impressionism and realism, and depicted landscapes of Brown County and scenes from Ogunquit, Maine. Though this particular piece may need a little TLC to return it to its full grandeur, the seascape it depicts is sure to bring a sense of serenity to any space.
If this beautifully detailed table jogs any memories for you, it is probably because you were at one time or another met at a YWCA Northeast Indiana event by our Administrative Coordinator, Sue Hiatt, while she sat behind it. In fact, around our office, it's often referred to as "Sue's Table". With stunning surprises in each corner and crevice, this table's amazing woodwork only adds to the special place it holds in the hearts of all of us at YWCA Northeast Indiana.
Bold and beautiful, this large oak trestle table stands strong. With it's uniquely shaped legs, this traditional table will serve as the perfect centerpiece of any American kitchen.
Who doesn't love a beautiful old bookcase? This particular bookcase, one of four to be auctioned off, is a piece of YWCA Northeast Indiana history that has stood the test of time. All four individual bookcases feature striking detail that gives each of them their own personality. Don't miss an opportunity to add one of these antiques to your collection!
Notice anything special about this oak dining room table? It's unique and beautiful clawfoot base is a wonderful detail to add to any home!
Silver Avon Tea Set
This vintage 1920's Avon WM Rogers tea set once served the many women whose lives have been touched by YWCA Northeast Indiana's services. This rustic set features unique lining designs, with sleek and classic bodies, and may inspire you to work tea time into your daily routine!
Antique Writing Desk
Enjoy this oak-finished writing desk in your home or office! Featuring its amazingly-crafted bow-legged front, it stands sturdy while bringing that antique feel.
Made in 1942, this valued antique Roseville Peony pottery vase is a piece of YWCA history that you will not want to pass up! With its flared shape top, and colorful pallet of mauve, yellow, and blue-green tint, it would be a wonderful centerpiece to your home. With an elegant and timeless look, this antique-buyers dream is a must-have.
Pedestal Table (28.5"x64"x35")
Captivating! This beautifully-crafted cherry-finished table is one that would catch anyone's eye. With its bold presence and exceptional woodwork, this table has been a centerpiece at YWCA Northeast Indiana's Spy Run Avenue location. With outstanding detail, it will make anyone stop and stare.
Antique School Desk
A special piece of local history, this desk originated at the St. Vincent's Village Orphanage which existed from 1886 until 1977, when it was purchased by the YWCA. Tiny handwritten engravings made by the many children who used it, can be distinctly seen. Not only is this an invaluable piece of history, it would make a great addition to any home or collection, as well!
Known for its past presence in the Bird Room at the old Wells Street campus, this classic white pottery dove has an outstanding look and feel to it. Very light, this dove represents part of our mission: peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Find out more about these pieces and the place they held in history by learning more about the History of YWCA Northeast Indiana!
Special thanks to our event sponsors!