The living estate of Nell Howell will be sold April 21 in Aberdeen, Miss. The living estate of Ms. Nell Howell -- a longtime resident of Aberdeen -- will be sold on-site Saturday, April 21, at Ms. Howell's residence located at 413 South Franklin Street in Aberdeen, Miss.
News-Antique.com - Apr 05,2012 - (ABERDEEN, Miss.) -- The living estate of Ms. Nell Howell – a longtime resident of Aberdeen and a true Southern lady who accumulated many antique treasures over the course of her rich and interesting life – will be sold on-site Saturday, April 21, at Ms. Howell's residence located at 413 South Franklin Street in Aberdeen. The auction will commence at 10 a.m. (CST).
The auction will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen. Miss. Howell's house and property are also for sale, but these will not be included in the auction. The sale of her home – a magnificent 1878 Victorian structure known as “Silk Stocking Row” -- is being managed by Southern Realty & Management Co. (Marsha Ballard, broker, 662-369-7061).
“Ms. Howell's house contains some very beautiful Victorian, Empire and Federal furniture pieces,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company, “as well as china, sterling silver, old clocks, original works of art, handmade Persian rugs and hundreds of rare collectibles. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to bid on and own some investment-grade antiques.”
Certain to wow the crowd are a four-piece rosewood laminated parlor suite in the Stanton Hall pattern by J. & J.W. Meeks (a sofa, arm chair and two side chairs, all circa 1850); a Meeks rosewood rococo Stanton Hall marble-top center parlor table, 40 inches by 30 inches; and a 7-piece rosewood parlor suite by J. H. Belter in the Rosalie without Grapes pattern (circa 1850).
Clocks will feature a heavily carved nine-tube grandfather clock by R. J. Horner, 8 feet 10 inches tall (circa 1890); an Ansonia mantel clock with three lady figural, dated 1887; and a marble French portico clock with bronze mounts and pendulum, 19 inches tall (circa 1850). Also sold will be an H. & C. Bavaria hand-painted punch bowl set (circa 1880), with 6-inch-tall bowl.
Beds and wardrobes will include a mahogany half tester queen-size plantation bed with pierce-carved crown, attributed to William McCracken (circa 1850); a walnut Victorian heavily carved wardrobe attributed to Mitchells & Rammelsberg with a tall pierce-carved crown, 9 feet 9 inches tall; and a walnut Victorian high-back bed attributed to Thomas Brooks (83 inches long).
Lamps and lighting will feature a panel stain glass lamp, attributed to T. Miller (circa 1910); a French bronze and crystal chandelier (circa 1900); a bronze Victorian hanging light fixture with figures (circa 1880); a pair of bronze argand lamps with etched shade and marble base (circa 1870); and a nice antique leaded six-arm chandelier with cut glass gasolier shades.
Decorative accessories will include a Sevres capped urn with bronze mounts, 38 inches tall, with hand-painted courting scene (circa 1860); a 173-piece set of porcelain Old Paris peach-colored dinnerware with gold trim (circa 1850); a pair of blue Old Paris vases, 19 inches tall (circa 1880); and a pair of large stone garden urns on stands with caps, 7 feet tall, 2 feet wide.
Returning to furniture, tables will feature a rosewood rococo inset marble center parlor