Huge multi-estate sale planned for June 23 by Stevens in Aberdeen, Miss. Up to 1,000 quality lots of merchandise, culled from numerous prominent estates and collections, will be sold on Saturday, June 23rd, at 9 a.m. (CST), by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen, Miss.
inches tall, white with gold trim and having good paint showing a gorgeous floral scene, manufactured circa 1860.
Artwork will feature an oil on canvas portrait of Horace P. Brown (1801-1883), the cousin and personal assistant of Joseph E. Brown, the governor of Georgia during the Civil War; a large and important 18th century English painting of Mary Lady Hussey with a dog, 5 feet by 4 feet; a large oil on canvas marine rendering of a port and lighthouse, signed Franz Schaffner, 78 inches by 58 inches, dated 1901, in the original Victorian gold frame; and a large oil on canvas marine work titled Mutiny at Sea (circa 1860), in a gold Victorian frame, 77 inches by 61 inches.
Vintage music boxes will include an extremely rare Lauter orchestral nickelodeon in a mahogany case; an ornate inlaid cylinder rosewood and satinwood music box; a 15-cylinder, 7-drum inlaid music box with bells; a fine 15.5-inch Regina disc music box on its rare original stand, with seven cylinders; and a walnut inlaid interchangeable cylinder music box with three cylinders. Also sold will be a coin-op upright piano.
Silver sets will include an 84-piece flatware service by Reed & Barton in the Frances First pattern; and a 137-piece Gorham flatware 12-place service in the Strasbourg pattern, made circa 1920 and having a total weight of 164.7 troy ounces. Estate jewelry will feature a dazzling ladies’ diamond and sapphire white gold cocktail ring.
Antique clocks will feature a magnificent grandfather clock that was a grand prize winner at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904; and a Black Forest mantel clock with mountain goats, 22 inches tall, circa 1880.
Rounding out some of the day’s expected top lots are a circa 1900 bird’s-eye maple harp, signed Browne and Buckwell, Makers (N.Y., No. 3351), with gold and green trim; a circa 1870 Victorian over-the-mantel mirror with heavily carved base, 96 inches tall, with a broken arch pediment top with urn and ram’s heads; an important pair of rare Baccarat and gilt oil lamps, 2 feet tall; and a life-size 19th century carved and paint-decorated wood blackamoor figure.
Terms of sale will be cash, major credit cards, pre-approved checks 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). Phone bids accepted with advance notice.
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 email@example.com. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the upcoming June 23 multi-estate auction, log on to www.stevensauction.com.