Seller Story: Sheryl Jaggers, Butler, GA


“Many of the pieces in this sale go back multiple generations, some as many as five. My great, great, great, great great granddaddy Ninian Beall was an amazing soldier, and Queen Anne of England awarded him land in what was then considered Maryland, outside of Washington, DC. He built what was later called Dumbarton Oaks, the very first estate in Georgetown.

The second home he built eventually became Jackie Kennedy’s first residence after leaving the White House after her husband’s assassination in 1963. Today, it’s on the market for $9.8 million. There was always a picture of the Kennedys that hung in our library in the family home in Georgia, and for years I thought we were related to them. It’s because Ninian’s grandchildren, Aunty Bea and Aunt Helen wrote to Jackie and emphasized how delighted they were that she had lived in their family home. In return, Jackie sent back a letter with that lithograph.

Ninian’s granddaughter was Anna Beall Brewer, and she married William Benjamin Wilson, and so began a long line of business endeavors. The Beall Wilsons owned banks, oil companies and real estate. The matriarch of the family was Sarah Virginia Wilson, who was president of the Sheffield Federal Savings and Loans bank. She was a well-known socialite in New York and broke so many glass ceilings in the banking industry — the only female on many national banking committees, and frequently the only female in the room. She’d have them quaking in their boots.

My father, Walter Wilson, was the Vice President of Sheffield Federal Savings. He went on to create convenience stores with my grandfather, who observed that that supermarkets should have stores in outlying areas. He started buying land, building superettes, and then gas stations. It was through that that we got involved with the oil business. To be honest, I wish I could bring everybody back — I have a million questions for them!"- Sheryl Wilson Jaggers

Seller Story:  Sheryl Jaggers, Butler, GA
Seller Story:  Sheryl Jaggers, Butler, GA
Vintage Lace Wedding Dress

Vintage Lace Wedding Dress

Final Bid:
$31
Edwardian Revival 14K White Gold Filigree Pendant Necklace with Diamond

Edwardian Revival 14K White Gold Filigree Pendant Necklace with Diamond

Final Bid:
$250
Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry in Glass Top Jewelry Box

Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry in Glass Top Jewelry Box

Final Bid:
$70
Antique 14K Yellow Gold Ring with Diamonds

Antique 14K Yellow Gold Ring with Diamonds

Final Bid:
$300
Meissen Porcelain "Indian Pink" Cake Stand

Meissen Porcelain "Indian Pink" Cake Stand

Final Bid:
$325
Sterling Silver Handled Pie Knife

Sterling Silver Handled Pie Knife

Final Bid:
$60
Herend Porcelain Pig and Rabbit Figurines in Fishnet Pink

Herend Porcelain Pig and Rabbit Figurines in Fishnet Pink

Final Bid:
$331
Pink Crystal Stemware Collection

Pink Crystal Stemware Collection

Final Bid:
$380
International Silver Sterling, "Spring Glory" Flatware and Walnut Chest

International Silver Sterling, "Spring Glory" Flatware and Walnut Chest

Final Bid:
$1,100
Capodimonte Hand Painted Porcelain Figural Side Table

Capodimonte Hand Painted Porcelain Figural Side Table

Final Bid:
$1,067
Sarah Virginia Wilson Oil Painting on Board Portrait of a Young Girl

Sarah Virginia Wilson Oil Painting on Board Portrait of a Young Girl

Final Bid:
$181
Two Pairs of Weighted Sterling Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers

Two Pairs of Weighted Sterling Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers

Final Bid:
$63
Italian Capodimonte Covered Compote

Italian Capodimonte Covered Compote

Final Bid:
$80
Damask Table Linen Set and Napkins

Damask Table Linen Set and Napkins

Final Bid:
$325
Capodimonte Porcelain Lidded Urns with Figural Handles

Capodimonte Porcelain Lidded Urns with Figural Handles

Final Bid:
$141
Pair of Mahogany Harp Base Side Tables

Pair of Mahogany Harp Base Side Tables

Final Bid:
$205
Mexican Sterling Silver Ice Tea Spoons

Mexican Sterling Silver Ice Tea Spoons

Final Bid:
$72
Sterling Silver Goblets with Monogram

Sterling Silver Goblets with Monogram

Final Bid:
$217
20th Century Chippendale Style Upholstered Arm Chair

20th Century Chippendale Style Upholstered Arm Chair

Final Bid:
$85
1953 Commemorative  Wedgwood Jasperware Tea Pot, Sugar Bowl and Creamer

1953 Commemorative Wedgwood Jasperware Tea Pot, Sugar Bowl and Creamer

Final Bid:
$305
Vintage Louis Vuitton "Speedy 35" Handbag Coined "Patch"

Vintage Louis Vuitton "Speedy 35" Handbag Coined "Patch"

Final Bid:
$375
14K White Gold and 3.50 CTW Diamond Pendant Necklace

14K White Gold and 3.50 CTW Diamond Pendant Necklace

Final Bid:
$901
Two Mink Shrugs and a Sheared Beaver Jacket

Two Mink Shrugs and a Sheared Beaver Jacket

Final Bid:
$86
Christian Louboutin Paris "Apostrophy " Pump From Saks Fifth

Christian Louboutin Paris "Apostrophy " Pump From Saks Fifth

Final Bid:
$553
Sheaffer Sterling Silver Pen and Pencil Set

Sheaffer Sterling Silver Pen and Pencil Set

Final Bid:
$82
Mahogany Vanity

Mahogany Vanity

Final Bid:
$110
Apple IIGS Computer, Image Writer II, 3.5 Drive and AppleColor RGB Monitor

Apple IIGS Computer, Image Writer II, 3.5 Drive and AppleColor RGB Monitor

Final Bid:
$185
1960 "To Kill A Mockingbird" Twenty-Fifth Impression

1960 "To Kill A Mockingbird" Twenty-Fifth Impression

Final Bid:
$56
Offset Lithograph on Paper "The President and Mrs. John Fitzgerald Kennedy"

Offset Lithograph on Paper "The President and Mrs. John Fitzgerald Kennedy"

Final Bid:
$276
Antique Oak Rocker

Antique Oak Rocker

Final Bid:
$170
14K Yellow Gold Ring with Emerald and Diamonds

14K Yellow Gold Ring with Emerald and Diamonds

Final Bid:
$256
Copper and Brass Fondue Stand and Carved Wood Lazy Susan

Copper and Brass Fondue Stand and Carved Wood Lazy Susan

Final Bid:
$36
Pair Of Vintage French Provincial Marble Top End Tables

Pair Of Vintage French Provincial Marble Top End Tables

Final Bid:
$180
Hand Painted  "Spring Violets"  Rosetti China Service

Hand Painted "Spring Violets" Rosetti China Service

Final Bid:
$525
Victorian Eastlake Walnut Glass Front Bookcase

Victorian Eastlake Walnut Glass Front Bookcase

Final Bid:
$1,050
Mark Cross Black Pebbled Leather Satchel Style Handbag

Mark Cross Black Pebbled Leather Satchel Style Handbag

Final Bid:
$46
Vintage Gucci 9000L Wristwatch with Two Tone Gold and Stainless Steel Bracelet

Vintage Gucci 9000L Wristwatch with Two Tone Gold and Stainless Steel Bracelet

Final Bid:
$191
Chanel Sunglasses with Case

Chanel Sunglasses with Case

Final Bid:
$190
Sterling Silver Spanish Colonial Replica Coin on David Yurman Box Link Necklace

Sterling Silver Spanish Colonial Replica Coin on David Yurman Box Link Necklace

Final Bid:
$650
Gucci Signature Guccissima Canvas Tablet Case

Gucci Signature Guccissima Canvas Tablet Case

Final Bid:
$160
Vintage Holiday Figurines Featuring Lefton

Vintage Holiday Figurines Featuring Lefton

Final Bid:
$210
Lenox Gold Rimmed "Holiday" China

Lenox Gold Rimmed "Holiday" China

Final Bid:
$375
Hamilton "the Skotch Jug" Metal Thermoses Designed by Petra Cabot

Hamilton "the Skotch Jug" Metal Thermoses Designed by Petra Cabot

Final Bid:
$70
Vintage Huthschenreuther Plates Hand Painted by Artists with Faces of Santa

Vintage Huthschenreuther Plates Hand Painted by Artists with Faces of Santa

Final Bid:
$792
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Seller Story:  Sheryl Jaggers, Butler, GA

Whose Bentley was this?

It was my my mother’s Bentley – Nancy Wilson. She loved cars, and this one with the custom interior is truly the perfect vehicle. You know, sometimes something looks too good to be true, but this one isn’t. The wedding dress also belonged to her. She looked like Grace Kelly in that dress.

What was it like to go through the objects in your family home?

I can remember us buying some of these things – piling into an extended navy Cadillac and going to places like Waynesville, NC, where be bought that Capodimonte urn and table at an auction. Those pieces and the Dresden on the mantle — we were never to touch them.

The house in Georgia was one where people were always coming over. The kitchen had rocking chairs. And we just had such a great time as children – making football and baseball fields in the backyard. We rode Welsh ponies. Everyone knew the Wilson family home.