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.
the paddles wagging. One is an early 20th-Century portrait of a military general, artist signed and dated (1918) and measuring 7 feet 9 inches tall x 4 feet 9 inches wide. The other is a 19th-Century depiction of the lamintations of Mary after the crucifixion of Christ. It measures 6 feet tall x 7 feet 6 inches wide.
Important period furniture pieces to be sold on Friday include a beautiful pair of rosewood Victorian parlor sofas with red and gold upholstery, attributed to Belter (89 inches long, circa 1850); a monumental 3-piece Mitchell & Rammelsberg walnut Victorian bedroom suite, signed; and a rare, round Belter marble-top center table in the Rosalie pattern, with laminated skirt and fruit basket finial.
Clocks will be chiming on time for the bidders fortunate enough o acquire them. Two in particular figure to be standouts: an Old Paris clock with figural top (22 inches tall x 12 inches wide); and a majestic carved oak 5-tube grandfather clock with elite movement (9 feet tall x 3 feet wide). Also offered will be a 19th-Century rosewood and satinwood harp, by Browne & Buckwell (New York City).
Decorative accessories (all to be offered Friday) will include a large Federal convex mirror with eagle and cherub figures (originally from Hamilton Hall in Columbus, Miss., 49 inches x 35 inches); a 19th-Century, 32-light, bronze and crystal chandelier, electrified, 4 feet long x 2.5 feet wide); and an extraordinary pair of Victorian gilt and patinated bronze argand lamps, signed I & I Cox (N.Y.).
Rounding out the rest of the best for Friday are a rare, 9-piece Nippon hand-painted fish set with heavy gold decoration; a pair of Victorian gilt bronze Sevres vases, cobalt blue, with hand-painted cupids and maidens; an Edison standard cylinder player phonograph (1908, rare Model N), with home morning glory horn; and a pair of Victorian crystal candelabras, signed Baccarat. The Saturday session will also feature a fully restored 1952 Chevrolet pick-up truck, with a little over 28,000 original miles.
There will be a preview on Thursday, May 29, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Friday, May 30, from 10 a.m. until the start of sale (5 p.m.). The Saturday session begins at 10 a.m. , but doors will open at 8 a.m. For accommodations in Aberdeen, call the Best Western Aberdeen Inn at (662) 369-4343; or, if they're full, the Columbus (Mississippi) Convention & Visitors Bureau, at (662) 329-1191.
Aberdeen, Miss., is located about 135 miles southeast of Memphis, Tenn., on U.S. Rte. 45. Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (662) 369-2200. Or, you may e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Future sales will be announced on the firm's website as they develop (www.stevensauction.com). .
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