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.
table in original finish (circa 1850); a walnut Victorian turtle-top table in the rococo style with ladies' heads and carved stretcher with white marble (circa 1850); and a mahogany Empire console table with black marble top, bronze inlay and a dolphin head in the base (circa 1840).
Additional tables will include a rare mahogany console table with deep carving, original finish and unusual two-inch-thick colored marble, 5 feet 2 inches long; an American Empire mahogany pier table with marble top and large gold claw feet (circa 1830); and a mahogany rococo courting bench in a very unusual shape, attributed to Charles Boudoir (circa 1845).
Also sold will be a 179-piece Gorham sterling silver flatware set in the Strasbourg pattern with a total weight of 262.9 ounces; a laminated document with a list of property and slaves; a part of a torn page, handwritten, discussing a lot of slaves and money owed (or paid) by identified individuals, showing legal amounts; and many other historic slave-related papers.
An open house preview will be held on Friday, April 20, from 10-7, and on April 21 (the date of sale) at 8 a.m. until the first gavel comes down at 10 a.m. Many photos of the lots being sold may be viewed on the Stevens Auction Company website (www.stevensauction.com). For a free brochure, call (662) 369-2200 or send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone bids will be accepted (with advance arrangement). Terms of sale are cash, major credit cards, pre-approved with proper ID, or wire transfer. A 15 percent buyer's premium will be charged on the total purchase price, with a 2 percent processing fee for credit cards. A 7 percent sales tax will be charged on all purchases (except for buyers with a valid in-state resale number).
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