Two major estates and more will be offered Feb. 15-16 by Stevens Auction Company A mammoth two day multi-estate sale consisting of 800 quality lots of merchandise will be held the weekend of Feb. 15-16 by Stevens Auction Company at the firm's gallery located in Aberdeen, Miss.
front drawers and gallery top, 53 inches tall; a rosewood rococo secretary desk with pierced carved crown and carving on the doors, 9 feet 2 inches tall; and a rosewood laminated rococo arm parlor chair and recamier, both in the Stanton Hall pattern and both made circa 1855.
Also by Meeks is a marvelous four-piece laminated rosewood rococo parlor suite in the Hawkins pattern, consisting of a sofa (66 inches long by 49 inches tall), arm chair and two side chairs (circa 1855). Also sold (not by Meeks) will be a lovely 4-piece mahogany acanthus carved bedroom suite, featuring a tall poster bed, large dresser, dressing table and highboy (circa 1880).
Antique lighting items will include a metal Art Nouveau landing light of a lady with grapes, 64 inches tall, with black marble base, extremely rare for its size (circa 1920); a 19th century astral gasolier with original gold gilding, made by Caldwell for the “Daybreak” mansion; and a set of six 19th century astral gas wall sconces, made to match the aforementioned gasolier.
Decorative accessories will feature a pair of 16-inch-tall Louis Philippe cobalt blue porcelain urn form vases, mounted on elaborate dore bronze bases and with bronze mounting; a rare 19th century Sevres clock in urn form, hand painted and artist signed, 26 inches tall; and a fine Louis XIV-style silver plate and carved trestle base trolley, 42 inches tall, made circa 1890.
A two-day open house will be held on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14-15, from 10-7 both days, at which bidders can view the lots and plan their strategy for the next two days. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be charged on the total purchase price with a 2 percent discount for cash, business or personal checks and wire transfers.
After this sale, Stevens Auction Company will sell the estate of the late Mrs. Earlean S. Bowen, on back-to-back weekends (April 6 and 13). A second weekend day may be added to one or both of those dates. Four days may be required to sell all of Ms. Bowen’s vast collections. The ‘Antiques Lady,’ as she was affectionately called, amassed a huge inventory over her 95 years.
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 Feb. 15-16 multi-estate auction, log on to www.stevensauction.com.