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 firmís gallery at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, Miss.
and made circa 1900, and a pair of flared Old Paris vases with figurals and lots of gold, 15 inches tall, circa 1860. Also sold will be a large Old Paris centerpiece, blue and pink, with gold applied flowers (circa 1850).
From the artwork category comes a 19th century oil on canvas of a farm scene, legibly signed ďADC,Ē in an excellent gold Victorian frame, 29 inches by 22 inches and rendered circa 1860; and an oil on canvas portrait of a Victorian girl in a gold frame, painted n Natchez, Miss., circa 1858 and measuring 39 inches by 45 inches. Other original artworks will also be offered.
Additional items of interest will include a walnut tall case Victorian clock signed Arnold and Lewis (Manchester, England), 8 feet 8 inches tall and in running condition (circa 1860), a cut glass powder jar with sterling lid dated 1905 (4 inches tall), a brilliant cut glass punch bowl (14 inches in diameter) and a Newel post lamp with a statue of Ceres, 44 inches tall (circa 1910).
Returning to furniture, noteworthy pieces include a mahogany Empire-style banquet dining table with three leaves and large claw feet with a carved base, attributed to Hastings (5 feet wide by 8 feet long, circa 1890); and an Empire mahogany armoire with flamed mahogany doors, bracket feet and ogee crown (91 inches tall by 57 inches wide, finely crafted circa 1840).
An open house preview will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, from 10-7, and auction day, Oct. 6, from 8-9 a.m. Terms will be cash, major credit cards or pre-approved checks. A 15 percent buyerís premium will be charged on the total purchase price, with a 2 percent discount for cash, business and personal checks (with proper ID) and wire transfers. A 7 percent sales tax will be charged on all merchandise sold, except for bidders with a valid, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the upcoming Oct. 6 multi-estate auction, log on to www.stevensauction.com.