Stephenson's to auction historic N.J. home, antiques barn & remaining inventory On Oct. 1, Stephenson's will auction a stately residence and antiques barn that comprise one of Lambertville, N.J.’s most recognizable landmarks. All remaining antiques will be sold, with no reserve.
and a 70-piece Lunt sterling silver flatware set in the English Shell pattern will be offered, as will some coin silver. A few still banks and even a selection of circus posters found in the basement will be sold to the highest bidder.
A tent will be set up on the lawn where multiple auctioneers will be selling smalls and some of the furniture from the house, plus a portion of the antiques inventory from the barn. Cindy Stephenson commented that River Road Antiques imported sizable shipments from Europe that included armoires, painted cupboards and other well-chosen pieces of furniture. Starting at 10 a.m., auctioneers will be working their way from room to room in the barn, with one of them selling antiques and the other conducting the auction of chandeliers, lamps, shades and parts. The parts, alone, represent “considerable dollar value,” Stephenson said.
Because of the no-reserve policy on all but the real estate, and because “so much wonderful merchandise will be available at one venue,” Stephenson said she expects a big turnout on auction day.
A 10% buyer’s premium will apply to all purchases, including the real estate. Those intending to bid on the real estate will be required to post a $5,000 deposit in the form of cash or a cashier’s check. A 2% broker’s co-op will be paid to any real estate agent who brings in the winning bidder. The sale of the real estate will be subject to the seller’s acceptance of the top bid.
Inspection hours are Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1-4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. till the commencement of sale at 10 a.m. To accommodate bidders who cannot attend the auction in person, Stephenson’s will accept phone bids (lines must be arranged in advance) and absentee bids. Phone and absentee bidding will be available on the real estate only if the interested party has inspected the property in person prior to the auction and has presented a deposit.
For additional information about the real estate, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or 215-499-4188. Inquiries about residential contents or the inventory from the antiques and lighting businesses may be directed to Tom Wakeley at 215-332-6182 or 215-850-4778. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the company online at www.stephensonsauction.com.