Original furnishings from two historic plantations will be sold Oct. 6 in Miss. The original furnishings from two historic plantation homes will be sold at auction Saturday, Oct. 6, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, Miss.
News-Antique.com - Sep 27,2012 - (ABERDEEN, Miss.) – The original furnishings from two historic plantation homes, plus choice antiques and furnishings from two other prominent Southern estates, will be sold at auction on Saturday, Oct. 6, by Stevens Auction Company, at the firm’s gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, a city about halfway between Tupelo and Columbus, Miss.
The plantation homes are the historic Lorman Plantation Mansion (built circa 1858 in Lorman, Miss.), and the Twin Oaks Plantation House (built around 1853, near Eutaw, Ala.). The two prominent estates are those of the late Mrs. Marjorie Clay of Coffeeville, Miss., and the late Mrs. Pat Tucker of Germantown, Tenn. The auction will begin at 9 a.m., with no online bidding.
The auction will be packed with Federal, Empire, rococo and late Victorian furniture, plus hundreds of brilliant cut glass pieces, sterling silver, fine porcelains, china, antique clocks, original works of art, hand-made rugs, unique primitive pieces, collectibles and rare and unusual items. Phone bids will be accepted with advance arrangements. Absentee bids will also be taken.
“It’s important to note that the furnishings from the two plantation homes are original, with some pieces by such makers as Belter, Meeks, Hastings and McCracken,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company.”The quality and the sheer volume of merchandise from not one but four great consignors presents a unique opportunity for collectors and designers.”
The pieces attributed to the renowned New York furniture maker John H. Belter include a rosewood rococo parlor table with the original finish and white marble top (circa 1855) and a rosewood rococo recamier in the Rosalie Without Grapes pattern (also circa 1855). J. & J.W. Meeks pieces include a gorgeous rosewood parlor set in the Stanton Hall pattern (circa 1855).
Monumental beds will feature a mahogany half tester bed with drapes attributed to McCracken, 10 feet 2 inches tall by 78 inches long, made circa 1855 (and original to the Twin Oaks Plantation House), and a mahogany Empire full canopy tester plantation bed with full drapes, 8 feet 7 inches tall by 77 inches long, made circa 1845 (original to Lorman Plantation).
Other furniture pieces will include a burl walnut butler’s secretary with a head carved in the crown and carved wood pulls (circa 1860); a Southern pine primitive step-back kitchen cupboard (circa 1840); a walnut Victorian plantation desk (circa 1850); and a matched pair of period Empire mahogany pier tables with the original black and gold marble tops (circa 1845).
Sterling silver will include a Fisher five-piece sterling tea service (#2360) with coffee pot, teapot, sugar, creamer and waste bowl; a pair of Sheffield rectangular entrée trays, silverplate, made in the 1880s and with the Queen Victoria duty mark and Philip Rundell maker mark; and a lovely Fisher sterling silver serving tray (#600), 26 inches long by 15 inches deep.
Vases will feature a pair of Louis Phillipe cobalt blue porcelain urn form vases mounted on elaborate dore bronze bases, a tall brilliant cut glass vase 17 inches tall