Five estates to be sold by Stevens Auction, January 10 Five estates from prominent old families in the Southeastern United States will be sold at auction Saturday, Jan. 10, by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen, Miss. The sale will begin promptly at 9 am
News-Antique.com - Dec 23,2008 - (Aberdeen, Miss.) - Five estates from prominent old families in the Southeastern United States (specifically Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi) will be sold at auction Saturday, Jan. 10, by Stevens Auction Company. Over 500 lots in an array of categories – beautiful antique furniture, fine porcelains, original artwork, antique lighting, handmade rugs, china, collectibles and more – will cross the block.
“We are pleased to start off the new year with such an incredible antique auction,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “It isn't the easiest thing in the world – pulling together a multi-estate sale right after the holidays – but this is going to be a good one. We're continuing to post photos of these fine items on our website. I encourage people to visit us online, at www.stevensauction.com.”
Mr. Stevens said acquiring quality antiques and collectibles can be a sound investment strategy, even in troubled economic times. “I have a friend who got out of the stock market five years ago and began buying items for his home,” he said. “In that time, he's seen the value of all that period furniture, fine art and decorative accessories appreciate considerably. And it's something tangible he can enjoy.”
The auction will begin promptly, at 9 a.m., in Stevens Auction Company's spacious showroom facility, located at 609 No. Meridian Street in Aberdeen, Miss. A preview will be held on Friday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and in the hour or so before the start of sale on Saturday. A packed house is expected, and phone and absentee bids will be accepted. There will be no Internet bidding component.
“For anyone who's been looking for an Empire secretary, we'll be selling seven of them at this auction and they're all excellent,” Mr. Stevens said. “That's more than we've ever offered at any prior sale. We've also got a really nice rosewood Rococo Victorian bookcase, made around 1850, and a very rare rosewood Victorian fire screen, seven feet tall, with needlepoints and pedipoints, from circa 1855.”
Paddles are sure to wag for a beautiful three-piece Victorian half tester bedroom suite, walnut (circa 1860); a four-piece walnut Victorian bedroom suite with grape carvings (circa 1860); a 12-piece walnut dining room suite (with eight chairs, table, server, sideboard and china cabinet); a set of 14 mahogany Chippendale dining room chairs (circa 1910); and an awesome Empire classical pier table.
The sale will also feature four marble-top base etageres, one about eight feet tall (circa 1860s all); an Empire banquet table, ten feet long by five feet wide, and with claw feet; a very unusual Gothic flame mahogany Empire sewing table (circa 1840); and Sheffield pieces, to include a large turkey dome with hot water filler underneath, wine buckets with stag heads and a cannon-style wine holder.
Also slated to come under the gavel will be several nice Old Paris pieces from the 1850s; about 25 great old clocks (to include a dore bronze statue clock, a three-piece set of marble clocks,