Michael K. Deaver, the former White House aide convicted of perjury whose legal defense fees are expected to top $1 million, will sell the contents of his Alexandria-based offices at a massive tag sale Jan. 15, 16 and 17.

William G. Hodges of Ridgefield Inc., the Alexandria firm handling the sale, said yesterday that an estimated $100,000 in furniture, paintings, carpets and objets d'art will be sold on a cash-and-carry basis at Deaver and Associates' offices at 121 N. Henry St.

"There will be something for everyone, starting at $10 and going up to $20,000," said Hodges. "If people don't like the price on the tag, they can leave us a bid and call me back. I'll tell them what the high bid is. I've been doing this for 22 years and I've found that the fairest way."

The sale, which consists of 250 lots, includes many of the articles Deaver brought back from his trips abroad. One is a 19th-century partners' desk of yew wood veneer, which Hodges called "outstanding." A double-pedestal, two-sided desk with banks of drawers flanking each of the leg openings, the English-made piece will be priced at $20,000. Hodges said Deaver bought it on one of his "pleasurable buying trips" in England.

Another piece is a contemporary Chinese hand-painted pewter screen, 6 1/2 feet high by 9 feet wide and priced at $3,500. Deaver brought it back from a lobbying trip to the Far East in the fall of 1985. He left his $75,000-a-year White House job in May of that year. His annual income at the height of his short-lived lobbying career was reportedly $3 million.

Hodges said the offices house a "substantial" number of fine reproductions, including Chippendale-style desks, Queen Anne furniture and oriental porcelains. There are also about 50 original paintings and 18th- and 19th-century copper engravings.

"He really enjoyed bringing things back from all over the world," Hodges said.

A private defense fund has been set up by Deaver's friends to help him with his financial problems, which are thought to extend beyond his legal fees to medical and personal debts.

Next week's sale starts each day at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

In what could become a habit this last year of the Reagan presidency, Nancy Reagan flies to Nashville today to accept a special award for her efforts to curb drug and alcohol abuse.

The Crystal Bullet Trophy (in this case, "bullet" signifies a level of ascendancy, not a deadly missile) will be presented at the Country Music Association's 30th-anniver- sary gala at the Grand Ole Opry. To be taped for airing Jan. 23, the show will feature performances by more than three dozen entertainers and groups, among them Roy Acuff, Eddy Arnold, Asleep at the Wheel, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, the New Grass Revival, the Judds, Reba McEntire and on and on.

CMA has presented the award to outstanding country and western entertainers for the past 21 years but Mrs. Reagan will be the first city slicker to receive it.

Earlier in the day, the first lady will visit the Warner School in Nashville, where a Foster Grandparents program against drug abuse has been set up to work with children, kindergarten age through fourth grade, considered to be "at risk" because of personal circumstances.

"Some of these children are growing up in homes where drugs and alcohol are abused, and Mrs. Reagan wants to see how the Foster Grandparents program has helped them," said Elaine Crispen, the first lady's press secretary.

She believed that "all Men would be tyrants if they could," and warned if "particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies, we are determined to foment a Rebelion {sic} and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice or Representation."

Abigail Adams' battle cry to "Remember the Ladies" never reached the rebellion stage in her lifetime, but it has proved to be no less inspirational in the ebb and flow of the equal rights movement. Look for it again Feb. 10-12 in Atlanta, where 1,000 women have signed up for a two-day symposium on "Women and the Constitution: A Bicentennial Perspective" cosponsored by the Jimmy Carter Library, the Carter Center of Emory University and Georgia State University.

Appropriately, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon have consented to be symposium "conveners." At least one former president, Jimmy Carter, will address the symposium. Of the four former first ladies, only Pat Nixon has indicated definitely that she does not plan to attend.

In addition to Carter and the "conveners" who attend, scheduled to speak are Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, former Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan, former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro and civil rights leader Coretta Scott King. Others expected to participate in discussions include Shirley M. Hufstedler, Eleanor Smeal, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Liz Carpenter, Martha Griffiths, Rosa Parks, Sarah Weddington and Erma Bombeck.

In fact, the turnout promises to be so significant, according to symposium director Dayle E. Powell, that she wouldn't be the least surprised to see presidential candidates en route to the New Hampshire primaries from the Iowa caucuses taking a detour by way of Atlanta.

And, indeed, in an election year when there are 90 million women in a voting-age population of 170 million, what better detour could there be for candidates who "Remember the Ladies"?