Meeks center table brings $11,000 at Stevens Auction A stunning rosewood rococo center table, made around 1850 and attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks, sold for $11,000 at a multi-estate sale held Jan. 10 by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen, Mississippi.
1840) attained $3,190; a rosewood four-piece parlor suite by John Jeliff (circa 1860) commanded $2,310; a Gothic mahogany sewing cabinet with divided drawers (circa 1840) made $3,960; and a flame mahogany Empire marble-top pier table (circa 1830) hit $3,740.
A crotch mahogany rococo marble-top butler's desk (circa 1850), eight feet tall, rose to $3,740; a walnut Victorian marble-top credenza with original finish (circa 1860), 81 inches wide, went for $3,520; a rosewood rococo marble-top dresser with roll-out ends (circa 1850), 89 inches tall, rang out at $3,080; and a rosewood rococo ladies' desk with etagere top, attributed to P. Mallard (circa 1855), made $2,860.
A beautiful three-part Meissen urn with courting scene (32 inches tall) fetched $3,960; a Dresden parlor grouping, 20 inches wide by 14 inches deep by 16 inches tall, garnered $3,300; a Sheffield silver turkey dome with warming tray hit $3,080; a green cut glass and bronze floor lamp, 70 inches tall, lit up the room for $2,310; and a 19th-century Sevres Cobalt card receiver with bronze mounts made $1,760.
A pair of Old Paris vases with Parisian figurals (circa 1880), 16 inches tall by 12 inches wide, fetched $3,300; a pair of blue Sevres lamps with bronze bases, 29 inches tall, topped out at $2,750; a pair of 19th-century Sevres bronze mounted cobalt blue capped urns went for $1,600; and a pair of signed Sheffield silver plate cannon form wine holders went to a determined bidder for $1,200 each.
A bronze three-piece 19th-century clock set with blue porcelain serves chimed in time for $1,980; a marble and dore bronze French Empire portico clock (circa 1850) rang out at $1,100; a rare three-piece Sienna marble French clock set (circa 1875), 19 inches tall by 15 inches wide, hit $880; and a polished bronze and marble French statue clock, figural with lyre, 22.5 inches in height, brought $495.
Stevens Auction Company's next big sale will be held Saturday, March 28, in the firm's spacious showroom facility located at 609 No. Meridian Street in Aberdeen, Miss. Also, an on-site auction – in Oxford, Miss. -- has been tentatively scheduled for March 7, but that has not been finalized. The March 28 sale will comprise the estate of the late Ken Wadjinski, of Hollow Rock, Tenn. “Mr. Wadjinski was an avid collector of anything old,” said Dwight Stevens. “He was one of the last citizens of downtown Hollow Rock, which is an actual ghost town.”
The sale will feature old cars (to include two Ford Model Ts, a Model A and a 1971 Oldsmobile 98 with 45,000 miles); machines from a machine shop; over 100 old country store items; dueling pistols and rare Winchester rifles; a magnificent bar back with marbled columns (from the Big Sandy, Tenn., drug store); many antique furniture items (some in need of repair); and hundreds of collectible items.
A preview will be held on Friday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To