Dolls, furniture to headline Stevens Auction, May 30-31 Several area estates boasting period furniture, antique porcelain dolls, wonderful porcelains, exquisite china, sterling and more will be sold on May 30-31 by Stevens Auction in Aberdeen, Mississippi.
WONDERFUL PERIOD FURNITURE, ANTIQUE PORCELAIN DOLLS AND HUNDREDS OF UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUES WILL BE SOLD MAY 30-31 BY STEVENS AUCTION
(Aberdeen, Miss.) - Several important area estates boasting fine period furniture, about 50 antique porcelain dolls, wonderful porcelains, exquisite china, sparkling sterling and hundreds of unique and beautiful antiques will be offered in a two-day sale slated for May 30-31 by Stevens Auction Company. The auction will be held at the firm's spacious gallery, at 609 No. Meridian Street.
“This will be a great way to conclude the spring auction season,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “Included will be estate items from the same New York firm that offered the outstanding Sevres, Belter and Meeks pieces, as well as a really nice lighting collection, at our January auction.” Images of most lots may be viewed on the firm's website: www.stevensauction.com.
Both days will see dozens of top-quality, fresh-to-the-market items cross the block. On Saturday, May 31, an expected highlight is a 1911 Norman mahogany dining room suite, crafted by the Oriel Cabinet Company. Pieces include a 12-foot long dining table; a sideboard; 94” tall china cabinet; and a server. All are heavily carved, with mascarons, Norman soldiers, atlantes and caryatid figures.
Also to be sold on Saturday will be a gorgeous 2-piece Victorian rosewood bedroom suite, attributed to Allen & Brothers, with bronze plaque and beautiful gold incising; an 8-foot, 2-inch long mahogany Federal dining table, with claw feet and accordion fold (dated 1819, Philadelphia, Pa.); and a rare Federal mahogany settee, with cornucopia carved arms and feather carved feet (51” in length).
The Friday session, on May 30, will be just as packed. The fine collection of rare, vintage dolls is bound to get paddles wagging. Two stars of the category are a 23-inch signed Jumeau bisque head doll with closed mouth, blue eyes and jointed composition body; and an 18-inch Steiner walking and talking automaton bisque head doll with blue paperweight eyes, an open mouth and a kid's body.
Other dolls to be offered include a 23-inch Armand Marseille bisque doll with jointed composition body, open mouth, pink satin dress and black shoes; a 13.5-inch Kestner No. 211 character baby doll, with open mouth, sleepy eyes and jointed composition body; and a Schoenau & Hoffmeister Dutch girl bisque head doll, with original clothes and wooden shoes. Some of the dolls need repairing.
From the fine art group, several works of note will be sold. Two are oil on canvas portraits – one of a lady, the other a gentleman – both signed and executed in 1872 by D. K. Howell. Another is a 4.5-foot x 5.5-foot oil on canvas 19th-Century family scene, signed by J. Hayes. Also, an enormous oil on canvas depiction of an English fishing scene (16 feet 4 inches x 9 feet 7 inches) will be offered.
Also in the fine art category, two monumental works, both oil on canvas, are certain to get