C. Lee mahogany bed, R.J. Horner grandfather clock headline auction at Green Gables June 29 in Tenn. A mahogany half tester youth-size bed made around 1860 by C. Lee gaveled for $29,900 and a fine R.J. Horner carved oak nine-tube grandfather clock brought $21,850 in an auction at Green Gables in Tenn
lighting category, a 19th century three-piece gilt bronze and crystal argand lamp set with single and double arms hammered for $11,500; an exceptionally fine cut glass and gilt brass four-light gasolier, crafted around 1870, realized $5,175; and a 19th century gilt metal figural lamp with 19th century cut and acid-etched shade changed hands for $5,175.
Decorative accessories were offered up in abundance. A 19th century Rose Medallion figural gilt bronze mounted centerpiece, 18 ¾ inches wide by 11 inches tall, breezed to $7,475; a large Dresden scenic and figural urn standing 3 feet 8 inches tall went to a determined bidder for $4,600; and a lovely group of twelve sterling goblets realized $103.50 each, or $1,242 for the set.
In the fine art category, a large bronze of a nude girl by French artist Felix Charpentier, with a Paris foundry, 3 feet tall and made circa 1890, rose to $5,520; a 19th century oil on canvas of a Biblical scene garnered $4,600; a 19th century oil on canvas titled Lovers in a Landscape hit $2,990; and a very large artist-signed oil on canvas of a beauty with Cupid hammered for $1,955.
Rounding out just some of the day’s top lots, a palace-size Tabriz rug in natural colors of brown, green and gray, measuring 15 feet by 25 feet, commanded $3,910; a Persian Kerman rug, also palace-size, found a new owner for $3,335; and a Tiffany ornate bronze clock made $1,725.
Stevens Auction Company has several major auctions lined up for the coming months. First up will be a multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, Aug. 17, in the firm’s Aberdeen gallery, at 609 North Meridian Street. Over 500 pieces of beautiful antique furniture will be offered, mainly from four prominent local estates (the largest estate being from Nashville). Also sold will be clocks, rugs, sterling silver, china, original artworks, vintage lighting and glassware.
Then, on Saturday, Oct. 12, Stevens Auction will conduct another huge on-site estate sale on a property with great historical significance – the Dancy Polk House in Decatur, Ala., built in 1829 and one of the oldest houses in the state. Union officers used it as quarters during the Civil War, which may explain why it was spared being burned to the ground (like the rest of Decatur).
The house and property are almost unchanged since the days of the Civil War (even the dent in the house caused by cannonball fire is still there). Now, the home and its contents will be sold to the highest bidder. Stevens Auction Co. (acting as Stevens & Associates) will team with Empire Auction Company to sell the contents. Broker Michael Ward will offer the real estate.
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 August and October auctions, log on to www.stevensauction.com.