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.
will include an extraordinary dore bronze gasolier with original shades, 58 inches tall; an Empire Revival banquet lamp, gilt bronze, 55 inches tall and 13 inches wide at the base, circa 1880; an early double argand lamp (originally oil), made of bronze and cut glass, circa 1820; and a tall astral lamp with blue glass pedestal and marble base, circa 1860.
A rare model mahogany tall case grandfather clock, 7 feet 2 inches tall, is certain to draw bidder attention, as will a mahogany Art Nouveau music cabinet with winged figures and original shelves, 48 inches tall by 25 inches wide. Sterling silver will feature a 75-piece flatware set by Francis First (98.6 troy oz.) and a tea and coffee service by Reed & Barton (123 troy oz.).
Three gorgeous tables are sure to get paddles wagging. They are a mahogany 60-inch acanthus carved banquet table with gadrooned edge and skirted gadrooned leaves; a mahogany Empire center table with swans on the legs and black and gold marble, 36 inches round, circa 1880; and a large rosewood rococo console table with marble, 40 inches tall by 51 inches wide.
Other notable offerings will include a 10-arm signed Waterford chandelier; an oval rococo gold gilt mirror with original finish and grapes in the crown, circa 1850, 68 inches tall by 29 inches wide; and a 19th century bronze and etched glass tantalus set (a lockable case or stand holding decanters of alcoholic beverages), the bottles even coming with their original stoppers.
An open house preview will be held on Friday, Aug. 10, from 10-7, and on auction day, Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. until the start of sale (9 a.m., CST). There will be no Internet bidding for this auction, although phone and absentee bids will be accepted. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be charged on the total purchase price (2 percent discount for cash, business/personal checks with proper ID or wire transfer). A 7 percent sales tax will also be charged to all merchandise, but an exception will be made for any bidders with a valid and verifiable state resale number.
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 Aug. 11 multi-estate auction, log on to www.stevensauction.com.