Four prominent estates will be sold Aug. 11 by Stevens Auction in Aberdeen, Miss. Choice items from four prominent estates across the Southeastern United States will come up for bid on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen, Miss., starting promptly at 9 a.m.
News-Antique.com - Jul 27,2012 - (ABERDEEN, Miss) – Choice items from four prominent estates across the Southeastern United States will come up for bid on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s modern gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, a town located halfway between Tupelo and Columbus, Miss., on U.S. 45. Hundreds of quality lots will come up for bid.
The auction will have a special start time of 9 a.m. (CST), to accommodate one of the consignors, who requested their fabulous brilliant cut glass collection be sold first. The first two hours or so will be dedicated to cut glass, porcelains, lamps, collectibles and outstanding antique accessories. Afterward the headliner will be the estate of the late Mrs. Troy Wallace of Memphis.
Mrs. Wallace built a 45-year collection of rosewood rococo furniture, fantastic antique lighting, original works of art, handmade rugs, china, fine porcelains and hundreds of rare and desirable collectibles. Also sold will be the Clark estate out of Nashville, Tenn., plus estates from just outside Birmingham, Ala., and Meridian, Miss. It could be one of Stevens’ best sales ever.
“Words don’t do justice to the level of quality merchandise in this auction,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “Folks should just go to the website and view the lots for themselves, at www.stevensauction.com. They’ll see this is no ordinary sale. These collectors knew what they were looking for and they only bought the finest, the rarest and most unusual.”
A pair of 19th century urns is bound to wow the crowd. One is a rare Sevres scenic capped urn, signed Potevin, monumental at 6 feet 4 inches tall, to include the French bronze mounts and original pedestal. The other is a palace-sized silver over bronze Victorian urn with handles and lid, boasting very ornate work, made circa 1890 and measuring 51 inches tall by 22 inches wide.
Furniture pieces by the renowned New York furniture maker John H. Belter (N.Y.) will include a laminated rosewood rococo parlor table with 36-inch round white marble top, circa 1855; a rosewood rococo parlor sofa in the Rosalie With Grapes pattern, 62 inches wide; and a rosewood rococo arm chair in the Rosalie With Grapes pattern, with fine needlepoint upholstery.
Other furniture pieces by noted makers will include a laminated rosewood sofa with suite by J. & J.W. Meeks in the Hawking pattern, circa 1855; and a huge Mitchells and Rammelsberg Victorian wardrobe, walnut with a carved crest and turned finials, made circa 1870 and standing 115 inches tall by 60 inches wide. Also sold will be a circa 1840 walnut primitive corner cabinet.
Additional furniture offerings will feature a large Federal mahogany sideboard with fan pattern doors, 64 inches tall by 83 inches wide; and a period Federal secretary bookcase desk with individual paned glass, wood carved eagle crest and finials, and ogee bracket base. Fine art will feature a large 19th century oil on canvas portrait of a woman with flowers, 54 inches tall.