Selling Antiques, Collector Items, Works of Art, Family Heirlooms & Personal Property of


Retired Professor of Art Education at Ohio University.

This property and structure was once The Cornell Hotel, established in Guysville in 1875.  The old hotel stands high above the street and highway overlooking the Hocking River.  Hotel guests could effortlessly observe river trade & shipping from the double balconies and 16 rooms.   Sometime after taking ownership of the hotel, some 50 years ago, Professor Borchard christened the structure “The Great Lakes and Hocking River Navigation Company”, the name it retains to this day.  50 years accumulation are stowed in every room, in every closet and in every chamber of the building. Cannot begin to list all which must be sold….Brief listing follows.

 6971 State Route 329, GUYSVILLE, OHIO 45735 - Athens County

 SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017 @ 10:00am

View of the former Cornell Hotel and
Home and Studio
of Professor Robert Borchard

 Rare “Sweetheart” Stereoscope

Ca. 1860s Cabinet Model Walnut 

Double Eyepiece Rotating Stereoscope.

this viewer is known as a  Sweetheart” viewer,
meaning two people can use the viewer simultaneously,

Stereoscope Interior

Eastlake Hanging Cabinet


Wooden Relief Carved Dying Lion

with the inscription Helvetiorum Fidel Ac Virtoti

 (to the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss)

and Roman Numeral Dated MDCCXCIL (1792), measures 19”x14”

Decorated 2gal James Hamilton Greensboro Pa Jar

1¢ Gumball Machine

Rare Armor Bronze Co.

 Egyptian Seated Cat Bookends


Old Suitcase with wooden bindings

and several travel stickers

 including 1906 White Star Lines tag,    

38” Porcelain Mail Pouch Thermometer

Civil-Indian Wars Bell Crown Visor Cap
w/5th Cavalry-K Troop Insignia 



C.E. Ward & Co. Odd Fellows
Fraternal Military Style Cap
with pinback badge

Good Humor (ice cream) Drivers Cap
 w/Good Humor Badge

P. Murphy & Co. Chillicothe, O. 1gal Jug,

and 15 assorted Stone Jugs/Jars,

3-Stone Ink Bottles

Mid-Victorian Center Table

9 Old Wooden Duck Decoys


remainder of paint varies per decoy

includes a flattie, spring neck
and one signed with initials of “F.K.”

9 Old Wooden Duck Decoys

Ca. 1920s 10” Papier-mâché
Belsnickle Candy Container

Papier-mâché 9” Candy Container Santa w/Backpack

German Papier-mâché Santa Candy Container
 in polychrome sleigh

2- Papier-mâché  Santa Boots Candy Containers. 
Small Papier-mâché  Santa on Sled

3-Decorated Wooden Pa. Christmas Buildings

Candy, 2-Celluloid Head Santa Netting Candy Bags

2-Santa Cardboard Candy Boxes
 Old Glowlight 11” Christmas Tree

Marx Electric Lighted Roadside Rest Service Station

in original box

Marx Electric Glendale Depot Railroad Station
in original box

14-metal model train People


 20” Tin Fireman’s Toy Trumpet,

 Tree Lights in original boxes

The Kombi Combined Camera and Graphoscope
 w/original box
 (world’s first mini roll film camera)

Indian Stone Pendant
 drilled in top and side

Old Concertina in original box

Old Crazy Quilt Wall Hanging

Peach Blow Vases

Fulper Pottery Vase

Oak Sideboard

Oak Case Regulator Calendar Wall Clock

Corkscrew Antelope Shoulder Mount

Old Youth Chair with Foot Rest

1918 Camp Custer Michigan 28"Photo
 taken from kite @ 500 feet
37” 1st Btn, USA Michigan
Troop Photo

10-WWII Associated Press Naval Theme

 (ships at sea, floating docks, air ships) 

10-WWII Associated Press Naval Theme

Simplex Model "D" Dial Typewriter

Borchard Version  of The Toonerville Trolley,

Iron Mask

Wicker Baby Buggy

1919 214th 14th Div Engineers 
Camp Custer History & Troop Book

Lots of Small Antiques

2-Steamer Trunks

Trunk Interior

EM & Co Slag Glass Table Lamp with filigree shade

Wooden Tool Box with 6-sliding trays

Lots of Small Antiques

Lots of Small Antiques

Lots of Small Antiques

Old Beaver Top Hat

Dated 1868
Drawn From Life Rendering
 of Gent on Chamber Pot.

Oak Wardrobe

Bent Twig Adirondack Arm Chair & Stand

Porch Furniture

Griffith's 12pc Spice Set

Lots of Small Antiques


Picture of Prof. Borcher on Top Level Balcony
of His Home

1894 Steel Frame Fritz & Gold
Drafting Table w/Breadboard Top.

Ship & Airplane Models

Wallpaper Stamps

Old Wooden Wheels

Advertising Tins

Advertising Tins

Advertising Tins

Assorted China, Pottery & Glass

Assorted China, Pottery & Glass

Map or Blueprint Steel Cabinets

Modern Clay Sculpters

Philco Floor Radio

Phildo Floor Radio & Old Admiral TV

Hat Blocks

Staircase Leading to Second Floor Rooms

Porch Balusters and Corbels

Lots of Small Antiques

Hand Thrown Pottery

Hand Thrown Pottery
and Other Stoneware

Clay Modern Art

Wooden Polychrome Art

Large Selection of Art

 Modern Art

 Robert Borchard Original Art

Large Selection of Art

Large Selection of Art

Large Selection of Art

Large Selection of Art

 Robert Borchard Original Art

Robert Borchard Original Art

Robert Borchard Original Art

Large Selection of Art

Large Selection of Art

Wooden Polychrome Art

Modern Art

Modern Art

Modern Art

Robert Borchard Art Studio

Bones & Skulls

Room Interior

Room Interior

Photographs, Prints and Paintings

Danbury Mint “Winter Gathering” by Bob Guge.

Wooden Polychrome Art

Modern Art Metal Sclupture

Room Interior

Silk Screen Squeegees

Very Large Quantity Of Books

Many highly illustrated hard cover books!

Nautical, Disasters at Sea, Hitlers War Ships,  Royal Navy,

Naval Combat, Ship Wrecks, Great Lakes Ships,

Fighting Ships, Wooden Ships, America, Civil War,  Books

 Military/Commercial & Propeller Aircraft,  
Nature, Wildlife & Wilderness Books

Mathew Brady, Frank Lloyd Wright, Cookbooks
The Holocaust,  Zeppelin’s & Air Ships,
 Illustrated World Histories,
American Barns

American Locomotives,
Railways & Trains, Cathedrals & Churches of Europe,
Old West, Books

Art Appreciation and Instruction Books  

Books in every room 
Very Large Quantity Of Books

Current views of the old Hotel from which auction
will be conducted!

Large Quantity of ORIGINAL ART

Including Original Robert Borchard Paintings,

Art Work of  His Former Students and Other Artists.

Clay, Metal & Wooden Art Sculptures,

Lithographs, Posters, Nautical & Air Illustrations! 



  The Old Hotel Could Be
Hiding Many Treasures!