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HUNDREDS OF CHOICE ANTIQUES AND FURNISHINGS FROM PROMINENT AND HISTORIC SOUTHERN ESTATES WILL BE SOLD MAY 25 BY STEVENS AUCTION

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The magnificent multi-estate auction will be held at 609 No. Meridian St., Aberdeen, Miss.

(ABERDEEN, Miss.) – A magnificent multi-estate auction consisting of hundreds of choice antiques and furnishings pulled from prominent and historic estates from across the Southern United States will be held on Saturday, May 25, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, beginning at 10 a.m. (CST).

Rosewood laminated rococo recamier (fainting couch), in the Fountain Elm pattern (circa 1850).

Rosewood laminated rococo recamier (fainting couch), in the Fountain Elm pattern (circa 1850).


Offered will be Federal, Empire and late Victorian furniture by such makers as J. & J.W. Meeks, John H. Belter, Alexander Roux, Thomas Brooks and Prudence Mallard; hundreds of brilliant cut glass pieces; sterling silver; Old Paris and other fine porcelains; china; antique clocks and oil lamps; original artworks; large antique pier mirrors; and hand-made antique rugs.

“This will be one of the largest gatherings of quality merchandise under the banner of one multi-estate sale I’ve ever held,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “The fact that most of what we’ll be selling is fresh to the market only elevates this sale into a whole other level of auction. This will be an elite event featuring elite items. I expect a tremendous turnout.”

Meeks furniture pieces will feature a rosewood rococo laminated parlor table with marble top, in the Stanton Hall pattern (circa 1850); a large rosewood laminated rococo sofa with red upholstery, in the Hawkins pattern, 71 inches long (circa 1855); another sofa in the Hawkins pattern, not as large; and a pair of rosewood laminated rococo side chairs in the Hawkins pattern.

John H. Belter will be represented by a rosewood laminated rococo recamier (fainting couch) in the Fountain Elm pattern, with red and gold Victorian silk upholstery (circa 1850). Pieces made by Prudence Mallard in New Orleans in the 1850s will include a tall mahogany Empire secretary with slant front and a rosewood rococo marble-top dresser, 8 feet 3 inches tall.

Pieces by Alexander Roux will include a mahogany octagon-shaped center table with original etched white marble and barley twist on the center column, 39 inches in diameter (circa 1855); and a rosewood rococo ladies’ writing desk with bird’s eye (having small spots within the markings of the timber) maple fitted interior, 88 inches tall by 35 inches wide, made circa 1855.

Other furniture will feature a period mahogany Empire full tester plantation bed in great original condition, 8 feet 8 inches tall by 6 feet long, made circa 1840; a walnut Victorian oval marble-top parlor table by Thomas Brooks, with heavily carved base; and a walnut Victorian cylinder roll secretary bookcase with gallery crown and ball-and-stick front gallery (circa 1875).

Also sold will be a mahogany rococo courting love seat in an unusual shape, with pierce-carved back and crown (circa 1850); a period mahogany Empire secretary desk with individual glass paneled door and claw feet, 86 inches tall by 49 inches wide (circa 1840); and a very nice collection of diminutive portrait paintings on ivory, as well as many other decorative accessories.

Antique lamps and lighting will include the largest Hooper Period astral lamp made, 35 inches tall, never drilled for prisms (circa 1850); an Art Nouveau newel lamp with winged lady statue, signed Beer, with four lights, 3 feet tall (circa 1915); and a brilliant cut glass lamp with rare blue pointed Ghandi-shaped shade, made circa 1915, 19 inches tall, 12 inches in diameter.

Antique clocks worthy of mention will include a mahogany grandfather clock attributed to R. J. Horner, with signed Tiffany works and Wittington Westminster chimes keeping perfect time, 104 inches tall by 26 inches wide and made circa 1900; and a 19th century Black Forest cuckoo clock, 4 feet 2 inches tall. Other heavily carved Black Forest pieces will also be sold.

Brilliant cut glass pieces will be offered in abundance and will include an ice cream tray in a beautifully cut design, 17 inches long (circa 1890); one of the largest compotes Stevens Auction Company has ever sold; a bowl, signed Clark, 9 inches in diameter; and a gorgeous Victorian pink iridescent glass epergne (French centerpiece bowl) with six trumpets (circa 1880).

Terms will be cash, major credit cards and pre-approved checks. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be charged on the total purchase price, with a 2 percent processing fee for credit cards. A 7 percent sales tax will be charged on all merchandise sold (except for bidders with a valid state resale number). Out-of-state buyers must show a copy of their current tax certificate.

Aberdeen is located halfway between Tupelo and Columbus, on U.S. Hwy. 45. Stevens Auction Company’s next big event after this will be the sale of the giant antique collection from Green Gables, a 5,500-square-foot Victorian estate built in 1898, at 1287 Hollywood Drive in Jackson, Tenn. That will be an on-site auction, slated for Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. (CST).

Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (662) 369-2200; or, you can e-mail them at stevensauction@bellsouth.net. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the upcoming May 25th multi-estate auction, log on to www.stevensauction.com

May 11, 2013 |

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