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Brown Bros. Cadillac Online Liquidation Auction – Session 2


1:00 PM
Monday, May 31


1:00 PM *
Monday, June 7

* Staggered End & Extended Bidding

728 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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  • Due by close of business the day following the auction.
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  • Possession upon wire confirmation.

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  • Thursday, June 3, 1PM – 4PM

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Pick Up

  • Tuesday, June 8, 11AM – 4PM
  • Wednesday, June 9, 9AM – 4PM

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Fireplace & Stained Glass Removal

It is the full responsibility of the winning Bidder to schedule any special arrangements if necessary for the removal in a skilled workmanlike manner. Additional removal time if needed to be mutually agreed. All labor, liability, risk and cost is the sole responsibility of the bidder. The Auctioneer shall have no liability for any loss or damage to any items. Removal may not begin until payment has been made in full. Bidders agree to forfeit ownership of Property and all monies paid if Property is not removed from the Owner’s facility by said deadline of June 25,, 2021.


Brown Bros. Cadillac, Inc.

After 75 years of serving the Louisville area, Brown Bros. Cadillac has decided to close their family-run downtown dealership and will sell the contents of their historic showroom. Highlights include the iconic 1903 Cadillac Runabout Model A, a 1993 Cadillac Allante 2-Door Convertible, architectural items including a large stained glass window, fireplace mantel, vintage lighting and large foundation stones, antique and mid-century furniture, decorative arts, and automobile memorabilia. Upcoming Session 3 will include office furniture and supplies, file cabinets, decorative arts, tools and more.


This historic vehicle was produced in Cadillac’s initial year of operation and was one of 2,497 cars built after Cadillac made its debut at the 1903 New York Auto Show in January. Originally delivered to the Motor Vehicle Co. in Louisville Kentucky, listed and archived in the Cadillac Ledger as Engine No. 1178. In 1976, it was acquired by Brown Bros. in the acquisition of their Cadillac Dealership and stored indoors as part of their antique car collection and has not run in over 50 years. The car has been owned by three of Louisville’s Cadillac Dealers and has remained in the same building since 1913. This two-passenger runabout is powered by a single-cylinder engine known as “Little Hercules” and has rear wheel chain drive with planetary transmission. It has a wooden body, 22″ wood wheels with 12 spokes, and Dietz brass coach lamps. Selling in as-found non-running condition with a reasonable reserve subject to seller’s confirmation.


A 1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible two-door, two-seater Pininfarina-designed luxury roadster one of only 4,670 built in this model year, owned and maintained by Brown Bros. Cadillac since November 1993 with 42,971 miles. The vehicle has a 4.6 liter 32 valve NorthStar V8 EFI engine, automatic transmission, air conditioning, blue exterior, beige leather interior, and an operational convertible top with a matching removable hardtop. Recent updates include fuel injectors, brakes and tires. VIN#: 1G6VS3391PU128300.


Circa 1908 ornate wood fireplace mantle in a 13’ x 10’ facade and an 11’ x 10’ arched top five panel leaded art glass window grouping including the facade originally from the historic Lansdowne Mansion in Glenview, (2) mid-century radial chandeliers & (6) brushed nickel cylinder chandeliers, large brass 12-light chandelier, (2) silverplate traditional chandeliers, (11) slag glass windows, and (44) large foundation stones from the old Southern Baptist Seminary.


Jens Risom walnut credenza, Ficks Reed bamboo sofa & 2 chairs, two-door console cabinet, 4 cane back Rattan arm chairs, arm chair with slatted back, walnut kneehole credenza desk, 5’ oak tapered leg table, brass studded waterfall coffee table, 2 caned accent chairs, chrome accented office desk, tapered leg office desk, Elliott black leather sofa, (4) Virtue Brothers modernist swivel chairs, and (4) children’s yellow plywood hairpin leg stacking chairs.


Five caned planter stands c.1930 from the Brown Hotel, Birdseye maple sideboard, mahogany sideboard server with brass gallery, dragon carved dining table & 8 chairs, sideboard, server & display cabinet, dragon & geisha girl carved cabinet, ebony drop leaf beverage cart, (2) rattan style bamboo etageres, English barley twist gateleg table, cherry gateleg game table, mahogany 3-door bookcase, mahogany partner desk, writing desk with gallery, Federal style sideboard server, English pine sideboard, mahogany slant top writing desk, pine butler’s pantry, Duncan Phyfe dining table, Empire gold gilded painted console table, revolving bookcase, tall case Grandfather clock, oak ball & claw foot lamp table, walnut coat rack, cherry claw foot coat rack, 4 wicker armchairs, pair of vintage wicker armchairs, Brandt Ranch longhorn embossed leather oak chair, mahogany bedside commode, art deco 6’ conference table, desk & credenza, carved French Provincial loveseat & 2 Chippendale style armchairs, carved upholstered 1930’s sofa,cherry claw foot lamp table, marble top wash stand, Italian 2 door console cabinet, William & Mary high back arm & side chairs, victorian carved rosewood side chair, Victorian carved side chairs, English lady & the unicorn needlepoint high back armchair, English folk art tapestry armchair, small mahogany four drawer chest, (8) spindle back dining chairs, (3) curved wood chairs, (4) ladder back rush bottom chairs, child’s cherry table & 4 chairs, child’s antique desk & Wylie Hill Scotland chair, art deco vanity, and red lacquered asian themed secretary.


Henredon bar cabinet, Burdorf’s Duncan Phyfe bookcase drum table, modern Barrister 4-door bookcase, (2) petite bachelor’s chest, Loeblein red leather club sofa, (8) St. Timothy black leather club chairs, green leather captain chair, hinged butler’s coffee table, wrought iron coat rack, pair of rattan round end tables, pair of rattan square tables, pair of petite flame mahogany three drawer chests, mahogany three drawer chest, petite tiger maple inlay four drawer chest, camelback velour sofa, 1970’s striped upholstered sofa, Chippendale style camelback sofa, pair of upholstered wing chairs, pair of upholstered accent chairs, (3) Chippendale wing chairs by Hickory, ornate claw foot writing desk, (4) large drum side tables, round colonial style entry table, pembroke stand table, Duncan Phyfe entry table, mahogany drop leaf coffee table, Queen Anne style side tea table, (4) petite 4-drawer mahogany chests, (8) Chippendale style dining arm chairs, (2) Windsor style distressed side chairs, (6) Windsor style broad arm distressed dining chairs, Chaircraft caned back dining chairs, (8) Shelby Williams side chairs, black rattan console table, faux bamboo caned chair, children’s magnetic sand table, cherry 5’ console table, cherry console table, (2) cherry 5’ console sofa tables, armless low profile chair & 2 matching benches, round maple pedestal dining table, upholstered wing chairs, pair of red leather armchairs, petite cherry writing desk, cherry one drawer end table, cherry concealed drawer end table, small cherry candle stands, Southwest folk art chair, and wood baby changing table dresser.


Bronze bust of B. Morris Brown Master Dealer Hall of Fame award, 1940’s Cadillac flying lady goddess hood ornament, “Vintage Body Shop” parking sign, (2) Cadillac 75th Anniversary mirrors, stained glass Cadillac sign, David Caldevilla 1960 Cadillac Automotography, framed Cadillac magazine ads, E. R. McIntosh 1912 Cadillac print, Ken Dallison 1930 Cadillac print, Tom Hale 1931 Cadillac print, Cadillac wall art, Brown Bros. Cadillac memorabilia, framed 1955 CJ newspaper ads, Brown Bros. Cadillac & The Glenview Room signs, large art deco service center sign, and several Cadillac sales achievement awards.


Aristides 1875 Derby Winner bronze sculpture, French Baroque gilded wall mirror, 1904 landscape oil painting, M. Schindler landscape painting, Hazel Glenn boats in the harbor oil painting, Yuller Gregg European family oil painting, lithograph, still life & portrait artwork, (2) mid-century scrap iron plant stands, (2) triangular wrought iron stands, (2) ornate wire plant stands, (2) large art pottery vessels on heavy wrought iron stands, large glazed dragon vessel, Delftware England dragon jardiniere planter on stand, pair of Chinese export floor vases, (2) marble top plant stands, (3) mahogany round plant stands, 50-inch cherry pedestal, woven room divider, Greek room divider, pair of glazed foo dog lions, (2) cube pedestals, pair of maple etageres, English duet lyre music stand, petite hanging shelf with drawer, large signed Cadillac oil painting on canvas, Leroy Neiman Valhalla 2000 PGA Championship serigraph, vintage “Welcome Derby Fans” flag , The Broadway Project poster, vintage room divider curtain, antique spinning flax wheel, cast iron ashtray stand, folk art carved swan, ginger jars & planters, carved wood Asian statues, Franklin Mint Patton’s Sherman Tank model, several diecast car models, electrified miners & railroad lamps, ornate silver plate hot water urn, silver plate candelabra candlesticks, silver plate gallery tray, silver plate trophy champagne bucket, Geisha girl framed prints, 35+ decorative lamps, dollhouse and more.


Mahogany executive desk, mid-century conference table, art deco desk, mahogany partner desk, double pedestal turned leg desk, 1960’s wood office desk, (8) green, gold & black leather open arm captain chairs, ((16) tan leather arm chairs, (13) Sligh of Holland leather top desks, (8) wood slatted office chairs, (3) mahogany curved back chairs, (2) brown leather arm chairs, (9) Strassel brown leather arm chairs, Strassel brown leather rolling desk chair, North Hickory leather desk chair & side chair, industrial rolling office chair, Steelcase industrial secretary chair, rolling red armchair, stand table with file dividers, mid-century desk, mahogany open bookcase and vintage lectern.


Lots will end 30 seconds apart.


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  • If a bid is placed in the last 10 minutes, the lot will remain open for an additional 10 minutes.
  • If any further bidding occurs, the extension timer will reset to 10 minutes.
  • If no further bidding occurs, the lot closes when the timer runs out.

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From Downtown Louisville
S. 9th Street to East on W. Broadway to right on S. 4th Street.

From Indianapolis
110 Miles South on I-65 to St. Catherine Street Exit 135 West to S. 4th Street.

From Cincinnati
100 Miles South on I-71 to I-65 to St. Catherine Street Exit 135 West to S. 4th Street.

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