AJ And Bettye Hammer Givens Estate Sale

10 Miles West of I-27 on Olton Road or HWY 70 West of Plainview

A.J. Givens farmed and was a successful businessman. Bettye Hammer Givens was an accomplished artist, author and playwright; she authored eight novels and two books of poetry. She founded the summer writing workshop at the Paris American Academy in France and directed it every summer from 1984-2010. A.J. and Bettye were world travelers and enjoyed collecting fine art. The following pictures are some of their collection. James Pinson Interiors of Lubbock, Texas, Interior designer, designed and decorated the Givens home.

The Sale will start Thurday May 23, 2013 and will go throught Sunday May 26, 2013. Thursday - Saturday 9:00 to 6:00

Sunday 1:00 to 5:00

Payment with cash, credit or debit card. We have some boxes to pack the items, but with the amount of things if you want your items packed in boxes please bring some.


Entrance to the Givens home.


French marble mantle with gold ormolu


White and Green Carved Marble Mantle


Beautiful Brass Fireplace Fan


Enamel French Stove


French Goldleaf Chairs


Golden Onyx and Gold Ormolu Pedestal


Oriental Goldleaf Screen with handpainted raised design.



French Marble Clock


Gold Ormolu Bronze Figure


Large Handcarved White Marble


French Chest with Marble Tops


I believe these were made possibly in the 1700's


Pair of Bombe Chest


Pair of Baker Bombe Chest, I think they could be Rosewood.


Baker Console Table


King Size Handcarved Bed


Pair of Victorian Chairs


Black Lacquer and Brass Tea Cart c. 1950's


Slant Front Desk


Victorian Metal Candle Table


Brass and Glass with Barley Twist Base Coffee Table


Large Pair of Oriental Lamps


Large Metal Figural Lamp


Large Pair of Blue and White Oriental Lamps


Large Oriental Lamp


Large Lamp 1950's


This is the custom made black lacquer and brass 1950's dining table. There are 2 arm chairs and 4 side chairs covered in moire silk design fabric. The following 4 pictures are of the dining room suite.


The dining table with the custom made tablecloth of the moire silk design fabric.


Black lacquer arm chair with the moire fabric.


Set of 4 black lacquer side chairs with moire fabric.


Black lacquer and brass 1950's Custon Made Buffet.


Curved 1950's Custom Made Sofa. The fabric has gold threads in it. The fabric matches the two chairs.


Pair of 1950's Custom Made Chairs with.brass legs and same fabric with gold threads.as on soda.


Close up of one of the chairs..


.Sofa custom made in the 1950's. black lacquer base with brass pieces.


Long coffee table custom made in the 1950's. Top and sides in brass with black lacquer shelf at bottom.


Black Leather sleeper sofa.


Large Victorian Style Leather Sofa


Custom Made Canopy Bed (2 pictures)


Custom Made Canopy Bed


Top of Wagon Wheel Table


Bottom of Wagon Wheel Table


Large solid brass and beveled glass mirror.


Large French Mirror with Painting at Top.


Waterford Crystal


Waterford Crystal


Lalique Crystal


Lalique Crystal


Lalique Crystal


Unusual Large Pieces of American Fostoria


Fenton Bowl


King Francis Silver Goblets


Pair of Silver Candelabra


Large Silverplated Pieces


Royal Crown Derby, Old Imari pattern, set of 12


Planter made for Neiman-Marcus


Set of 12 English Plates with Neiman-Marcus tag c.1846


Set of 9 made in Italy for Neiman-Marcus


12 Gold Etched Plated, Meinrich & Co. Selb Bavaria


Set of 12 Fitz & Floyd China


8 Boehm Plates


Bowl and Tray by Ma MagdaLena Nava


Some of the Real Jewelry


A very small part of the Costume Jewelry


Chanel Bag


Outstanding Beaded Piece


Beautiful full length Mink Coat.


Rain coat, full lined Mink, can be worn as mink coat.


Oil Painting


"Olga" Acrylic on Canvas by Joe Provence


Oil Painting by J. Green


Large Oil Painting by Jean Richard, Gold Medal FA




Large Watercolor


Oil Painting by A Michel


Large Oil Painting by Bettye Givens


Large Oil Painting by Bettye Givens


Oil Painting by Bettye Givens


Large Oil of Bettye


Oil Painting


Oil Painting


Minause Lithograph


Sculpture by Mona Purse


Sculpture by Bettye Givens


Sculpture by Bettye Givens


Large Sculpture


Handcarved Wood and Painted Wise Men


This is a small amount of the books.


Brass Box with Stones


Oriental Wood Carving


Zebra Drum


Motorola Portable TV, 1950's


This wagon has been kept in a barn and is in excellent condition. This would make an excellent chuck wagon. A.J. and Bettye drove it in parades and used it in some plays Bettye wrote.


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Picture 3


Picture 4


1973 Chevrolet Sportscoach Motorhome, 71,350 miles. It has always been kept in a barn. Motor rund great and has a 4,000 watt electric plant. The following pictures show the motorhome.


Side view.


Other side.


Back view.


Front inside view.


View to back.


Kitchen Area


View to back.




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