Your Chance to Own a Piece of the RJR Rock, as It Were, For the Greater Good


Published for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County:

Chandler’s International Gallery to Hold Auction Sunday, November 23 Benefiting Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Works from RJR Collection Will Be Included

Chandler’s International Gallery, the Winston-Salem auction house, in cooperation with Buckeye Advisors, will hold an auction beginning at 12:30  p.m., Sunday, November 23, that will include artwork owned by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and originally part of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company collection.

Artwork from the RJR collection includes original oil paintings, watercolors, engravings, charcoals, and limited edition prints, as well as porcelains and metal work figurines. Other estate pieces in this auction include items from the estate of former North Carolina Governor William Bickett, as well as fine antique Chinese pieces, jewelry, furniture, and sculptures.

The preview is Friday and Saturday, November 21-22, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday bidders may participate live at The Gallery on 1st Street located at 1530 W. First Street, Winston Salem. Chandler’s International Gallery has online bidding through Live Auctioneers, Invaluables, and Auction Zip. Bidders may also place phone bids and absentee bids by contacting the gallery through email ( or visiting during preview days.

Chandler Eshleman is the gallery principal.

For additional information, please contact Fred Jordan at 336-413-1258 or

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