Lenzkirch grandfather clock brings $39,200 at Stevens Auction A Lenzkirch grandfather clock crafted circa 1860, 8 feet 2 inches tall and featuring a music box that plays 15 ½ inch discs, soared to $39,200 at an on-site auction held Nov. 6 by Stevens Auction Co.
fine needlepoint Persian rug, 7 feet 6 inches by 9 feet 7 inches, topped out at $8,960.
A walnut sideboard with marble top attributed to Alexander Roux (circa 1860), 7 feet 9 inches tall by 6 feet wide, went to a determined bidder for $8,400; a rosewood parlor cabinet with Sevres plaque attributed to Herter Brothers (circa 1870), 4 feet 5 inches high by 4 feet 9 inches wide, made $7,280; and a large mirror made around 1880, 8 feet 2 inches tall, hit $7,280.
A rosewood marble-top parlor cabinet with pierce-carved étagère, attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks (circa 1855), 7 feet tall, commanded $6,720; a pair of bronze Tiffany light fixtures with signed Quoizel shades, each made around 1910, both brought $6,160; and a large 6-light crystal chandelier that was lit by gas before being electrified.
A rare Black Forest clock by Lenzkirch that had been made into a miniature house with a cylinder music box (circa 1880) chimed on time for $5,600; a period Empire double-wide mint julep bar, made circa 1840 and measuring 55 inches wide by 36 inches tall, commanded $5,152; and a pair of monumental fantasy pedestals (circa 1880), 4 feet 11 inches tall, made $4,704 each.
A stunning 314-piece Wedgwood dinner service in the Queens pattern garnered $4,704, while three lots drew identical winning bids of $4,480 each: an oak Gothic bracket clock with a rack of bells and chimes, 25 inches tall (circa 1900); a rare Federal butler’s chest with an original built-in 8-day clock by E. Terry & Son (circa 1830); and two sizable 19th century figural bronze wall sconces signed by J.E. Caldwell that were gas at one time (each sconce gaveled for $4,480).
Other top achievers included a nice mahogany four-door Empire wardrobe by William McCracken (circa 1845), 8 feet 2 inches tall ($3,136); a mahogany game box with the original antique game pieces made circa 1880 ($2,128); and a pair of rosewood John H. Belter parlor side chairs with blue upholstery in the Rosalie With Grapes pattern made circa 1855 ($1,792 each).
Stevens Auction Company’s next big sale is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 15, at the firm’s gallery in Aberdeen. Featured will be two prominent estates, one of which is from Savannah, Ga. The sale will include beautiful antique furniture, porcelain, glassware, artwork, rugs and more. Then, sometime in the spring (time and date still TBD), the contents of a Coca-Cola Museum will be liquidated. For a sneak peak at some of the lots, log on to www.stevensauction.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the upcoming 2011 calendar of events, please log on to www.stevensauction.com.