Second day added to Nostalgia Furniture liquidation sale, April 29-30 “There’s too much great stuff!” lamented Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. He was referring to the upcoming on-site liquidation of the contents of Nostalgia Furniture, slated for April 29-30
News-Antique.com - Apr 22,2011 - (ETHELSVILLE, Ala.) – “There’s too much great stuff!” lamented Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. He was referring to the upcoming on-site liquidation of the contents of Nostalgia Furniture, nationally known furniture makers. The auction was originally slated for April 30, but because the inventory yielded such a huge trove of items, a second day was added.
Now, the sale will take place April 29-30, on County Road 53 North in Ethelsville, Ala., located just a few miles outside Columbus, Miss., on U.S. Highway 82. It will be an absolute auction, meaning everything sells, regardless of price. “Folks need to come with trucks, ready to buy,” Mr. Stevens said. “This is solid, heavy, quality furniture. You won’t find better anywhere.”
Following are just some of the items to be sold. In many instances, there are more than one example of the piece described. All pieces will be sold as individual lots, with no reserves.
Bidders will be awestruck by the long row of mahogany half tester queen-size beds, each one 8 feet 11 inches tall. Other beds include three mahogany swan sleigh beds, in king and queen sizes; a queen-size mahogany plantation-style poster bed; a pair of Mission-style carved full-size mahogany beds; a mahogany queen-size Mallard-style bed; and three king-size teak carved beds.
Tables will feature a teakwood refractory table, two inches thick and 40 inches by 72 inches (similar pieces are selling on eBay for $1,800-$2,500 each); a Mission trestle table with one leaf; mahogany banquet tables ranging in size from 6 feet 10 inches to 15 feet 3 inches; a pair of mahogany 10-foot-long trestle tables, both 41 inches wide; a banquet table with one leaf and 2-pedestal base (44 inches by 94 inches); and 200 Chippendale 60-inch round dining tables.
Chairs will include over 100 Chippendale dining chairs with carved back and egg carvings on the knee and ball-and-claw feet; 75 Chippendale armchairs with claw feet and flower corners; 170 Chippendale side chairs with claw feet and flower corners; 14 teak Normandy ladder-back armchairs with rush bottoms; 33 teak Normandy ladder-back side chairs with rush bottoms; a Chippendale lion’s head armchair with claw feet; and other chairs in varying styles.
Also featured will be six teak hutches (46 inches by 84 inches); three large mahogany breakfronts with beveled glass doors (8 feet 7 inches tall by 8 feet wide); two mahogany Villagio curved glass curio cabinets that light up when touched (7 feet 6 inches tall by 49 inches wide); three Davenport sailors’ desks; and three Queen Anne teak hutches (two drawers, 7 feet tall).
Still more offerings will feature a gorgeous Mission-style entertainment center; six-piece mahogany entertainment center sets; six mahogany linen presses (8 feet tall by 38 inches wide); a large mahogany breakfront (8 feet 6 inches tall by 8 feet wide); and other fine furniture pieces.
Decorative accessories will include a heavily carved oval hanging wall mirror with full body figures (76 inches tall by 54 inches wide); a Victorian-style heavily carved picture frame