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Date(s) - 02/27/2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.




Items from the estate of Emory Ashford Schwall, Sr., with residences in the affluent Buckhead area of Atlanta as well as on Sea Island, Georgia, will be offered online on Saturday, February 27th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Mr. Schwall’s collections are highlighted by fine paintings by listed artists, period antique furniture, fine rugs, English and French porcelain, china and objets d’art – over 550 lots in all. Emory Schwall was born in Moultrie, Georgia in April 1928 and came to Atlanta in 1945, where he studied architecture at Georgia Tech. But he gave that up in favor of a career in law. He was admitted to the state bar of Georgia in 1950 and enjoyed a stellar, 70-year career as a trial attorney. He was a tremendous orator with a keen intellect and sharp wit. Mr. Schwall met his future bride, Margaret “Peggy” McCready, in the late 1940s, in midfield at a Georgia Tech/Auburn game. Emory was playing clarinet in the Tech marching band at the time. The couple married in June 1951 and became devoted to numerous charities, including the Shepherd Center, the American Heart Association and Piedmont Hospital. Mrs. Schwall passed away suddenly in 2002 and Mr. Schwall passed away in June 2021. Prior to their deaths, the couple appointed their two homes with the fine items in the sale. There will be no in-person bidding due to COVID-19. Bidders can register on one of the three popular online platforms: LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. All registered bidders can bid in real time as lots sell, beginning at 10 am. They may also leave maximum bids at any time from now until the lot goes live on auction day. Interested bidders will be able to preview all lots in person in Ahlers & Ogletree’s showroom at 700 Miami Circle. To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery and the sale of the estate of Emory Ashford Schwall, Sr. on Saturday, February 27th, or to join their email list for information on upcoming sales, please visit www.aandoauctions.com. Updates are posted often. You can also follow Ahlers & Ogletree through social media on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.