Auction PR Publicity Announcements News and Information
Auction PR Publicity Announcements News and Information


The auction will be held in Stevens’ gallery, at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, Miss.

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Hundreds of antiques and collectible items, pulled from prominent estates and collections throughout the South, will be sold in a spring auction planned for Saturday, April 9th, at Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, starting promptly at 9 a.m. Central time, with online bidding by

Set of eight rosewood rococo laminated dining chairs, rare and in great condition, attributed to John H. Belter, circa 1855.
Set of eight rosewood rococo laminated dining chairs, rare and in great condition, attributed to John H. Belter, circa 1855.
Offered will be period American furniture by renowned 19th century makers such as John Henry Belter, J. & J.W. Meeks, Alexander Roux, Herter Brothers and Pottier & Stymus; period French furniture, to include a lovely circa 1860 inlaid card table, laminated with extraordinary inlay and paint; antique lamps and lighting; heavily carved beds and bedroom suites; and decorative items.

Noteworthy lots will feature a 1936 Ford sedan with all-original interior, a recent paint job (light green), and new tires. The vehicle has been garage kept for the past 65 years and is in excellent running condition. Also sold will be a colossal late Victorian giraffe piano in art case harp form, 8 feet 9 inches tall, mahogany, with gold leafing and pierced gadrooned, signed by Frank Taupe and one of only seven made.

Furniture pieces either made by or attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks will include a classical claw feet pier table, made circa 1840 and having marble columns and the original finish, plus the label on the underside of the marble; a circa 1850 rosewood rococo parlor cabinet, 74 inches tall; and a pair of heavily carved, laminated rosewood pierce-carved armchairs in great shape, circa 1855.

The Herter Brothers will be represented by a cherry parlor cabinet with plaque, made circa 1880, 82 inches tall by 50 inches wide; and a pair of polychrome and gilt armchairs from the estate of the flamboyant performer Liberace in Palm Springs, Calif., circa 1875. From John H. Belter will come a set of eight rosewood rococo laminated dining chairs in excellent condition, circa 1855.

Other furniture by notable makers will feature a rosewood inlaid center table with bronze mounts and side gilding, with a painting of an altar, attributed to Pottier & Stymus, circa 1870; a pair of French-style polished walnut chests with marble tops, signed in the drawer by A. C Richards of Cincinnati; and an extraordinary Victorian inlay center parlor table with bronze mounts of faces, attributed to Leon Marcotte (N.Y., circa 1870), who used seven different woods in construction.

Detouring to lamps and lighting, a pair of argand lamps labeled Alfred Wells & Co. (Boston, Mass.), electrified and measuring 19 inches tall by 11 inches wide, are certain to illuminate the crowd. From the decorative accessories category, a pair of gorgeous Wave Crest vases with bronze and red banner marks, both standing 12 inches tall, will no doubt get paddles wagging.

In the market for a bed or bedroom suite? Look no further. This sale will feature an all-original, circa 1880 walnut Victorian half tester bed with heavily carved supports, 8 feet 9 inches tall by 81 inches long; a mahogany Empire full tester bed, from a prominent estate in Columbus, Miss., 8 feet 8 inches tall by 72 inches long; and a full tester plantation bed with full custom drapes.

Other furniture will include a burl walnut two-piece Victorian bookcase, 8 feet 7 inches tall by 51 inches wide; a solid rosewood antique rococo center table with inset marble, 30 inches tall by 45 inches wide; and a rosewood rococo dressing table with French polished finish and original recessed marble top, attributed to the maker Alexander Roux, 69 inches tall by 36 inches wide.

Also sold will be a large, walnut Victorian breakfront bookcase with beautiful carving, made circa 1860 and able to be broken down into six pieces, 7 feet 9 inches tall; a circa 1900 large S-roll oak desk, complete with all fitted interior; and a circa 1850 flamed mahogany rococo secretary desk with slant front, carved doors and crown, 8 feet 1 inch tall by 4 feet 4 inches wide.

An open house preview will be held on Friday, April 8th, from 10-5 Central time. Doors will open at 8 a.m. on the day of auction, Saturday, April 9th. Photos of many of the items may be viewed on the Stevens Auction Company website, at To request a full color brochure, call (662) 369-2200; or, send an e-mail request to [email protected].

Terms of payment are all major credit cards or pre-approved business or personal checks (with proper ID), or wire transfer. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases, with an extra 2 percent processing fee for credit cards. A sales tax will be charged as well, except for those with a valid and verifiable state resale number. Refreshments will be served auction day.

Stevens Auction Company’s next big sale after this one will be held on Saturday, May 7th. Sold will be the remaining inventory from the Victorian Rose Antique Shop (the first portion was auctioned March 19th), in the store itself, at 118 East Commerce Street in Aberdeen. Also sold will be antique furnishings from the home (known as Crestwood) of the store owner’s daughter.

Real estate will also come up for bid that day, to include the aforementioned store building, at 118 East Commerce Street; a lakeside camp lot, near Aberdeen Marina (Lot 4 of the Chick-afa-mi subdivision), in Aberdeen; eight acres of land on Old River, near the Old River Bridge in Aberdeen; and a 16-acre parcel of land located across from the old Ford dealership in Aberdeen.

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 [email protected]. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the April 9th and May 7th auctions, log on to Updates are posted often.