Magnificent multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, May 25th, by Stevens in Aberdeen, Miss. A magnificent multi-estate auction consisting of hundreds of choice antiques and furnishings pulled from prominent and historic estates from across the Southern U.S. will be held on Saturday, May 25th
News-Antique.com - May 08,2013 - (ABERDEEN, Miss.) – A magnificent multi-estate auction consisting of hundreds of choice antiques and furnishings pulled from prominent and historic estates from across the Southern United States will be held on Saturday, May 25, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, beginning at 10 a.m. (CST).
Offered will be Federal, Empire and late Victorian furniture by such makers as J. & J.W. Meeks, John H. Belter, Alexander Roux, Thomas Brooks and Prudence Mallard; hundreds of brilliant cut glass pieces; sterling silver; Old Paris and other fine porcelains; china; antique clocks and oil lamps; original artworks; large antique pier mirrors; and hand-made antique rugs.
“This will be one of the largest gatherings of quality merchandise under the banner of one multi-estate sale I’ve ever held,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “The fact that most of what we’ll be selling is fresh to the market only elevates this sale into a whole other level of auction. This will be an elite event featuring elite items. I expect a tremendous turnout.”
Meeks furniture pieces will feature a rosewood rococo laminated parlor table with marble top, in the Stanton Hall pattern (circa 1850); a large rosewood laminated rococo sofa with red upholstery, in the Hawkins pattern, 71 inches long (circa 1855); another sofa in the Hawkins pattern, not as large; and a pair of rosewood laminated rococo side chairs in the Hawkins pattern.
John H. Belter will be represented by a rosewood laminated rococo recamier (fainting couch) in the Fountain Elm pattern, with red and gold Victorian silk upholstery (circa 1850). Pieces made by Prudence Mallard in New Orleans in the 1850s will include a tall mahogany Empire secretary with slant front and a rosewood rococo marble-top dresser, 8 feet 3 inches tall.
Pieces by Alexander Roux will include a mahogany octagon-shaped center table with original etched white marble and barley twist on the center column, 39 inches in diameter (circa 1855); and a rosewood rococo ladies’ writing desk with bird’s eye (having small spots within the markings of the timber) maple fitted interior, 88 inches tall by 35 inches wide, made circa 1855.
Other furniture will feature a period mahogany Empire full tester plantation bed in great original condition, 8 feet 8 inches tall by 6 feet long, made circa 1840; a walnut Victorian oval marble-top parlor table by Thomas Brooks, with heavily carved base; and a walnut Victorian cylinder roll secretary bookcase with gallery crown and ball-and-stick front gallery (circa 1875).
Also sold will be a mahogany rococo courting love seat in an unusual shape, with pierce-carved back and crown (circa 1850); a period mahogany Empire secretary desk with individual glass paneled door and claw feet, 86 inches tall by 49 inches wide (circa 1840); and a very nice collection of diminutive portrait paintings on ivory, as well as many other decorative accessories.
Antique lamps and lighting will include the largest Hooper Period astral lamp made, 35 inches tall, never drilled