Special Preview of The Thurston Collection at The Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC

Cartier Necklace and George III Tureen

Doyle is honored to auction property from The Thurston Collection for the benefit of three charitable organizations in North Carolina. This remarkable collection was assembled by Stella Rutledge Thurston (1925-2015), who with her husband, Doc Jones Thurston, Jr. (1908-1993), was a prominent philanthropist in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Thurston Collection comprises the contents of the Thurston’s home in Charlotte’s historic Eastover neighborhood and their Grandfather Mountain retreat. With a connoisseur’s eye, Mrs. Thurston amassed a silver collection showcasing examples by the most prominent London silversmiths of the Georgian era, including Paul de Lamerie and Paul Storr. Mrs. Thurston’s collection of exquisite jewelry offers glittering examples by such makers as Cartier, David Webb and Tiffany & Co. Other highlights include fine English and Continental porcelain; European and American paintings; and autograph documents and letters of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee.

Proceeds from the sale of The Thurston Collection will benefit Charlotte Latin School, The Thurston Arthritis Research Center at UNC, Chapel Hill, and The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at UNC, Chapel Hill.

Special Charlotte, NC Preview: Sept 7

Select Jewelry and Silver highlights from The Thurston Collection will be on view at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday, September 7. For preview details, please call Doyle’s NC Representative Hilary Pitts at 704-582-2258 or email [email protected]  

Event Dates
Wed, Sep 07, 2016
2:00pm – 4:00pm


The Duke Mansion
400 Hermitage Road
Charlotte, NC 28207