Roseville pottery, brilliant cut glass, pre-1900 copper kettles, more at Stevens Auction, Nov. 23rd Choice items from the estate of Dr. Ray Gregory, a general surgeon from Corinth, Miss., will headline a fall antique extravaganza auction planned for Saturday, Nov. 23rd, at Stevens Auction Company.
will include a ten-piece walnut Victorian parlor suite with two 71-inch-wide sofas and eight chairs, by John Jelliff (circa 1870); a massive walnut Victorian six-door bookcase, with the top section having blind doors (circa 1875); and an Empire mahogany banquet dining table with acanthus carved base and claw feet (circa 1840).
Additional furniture pieces will feature a mahogany full tester bed with wood locks, 8 feet 9 inches tall by 6 feet long; a flame mahogany Empire wine cabinet with curved door and column front (circa 1840); and a mahogany Sutherland inlaid drop-leaf table with turned base.
Lamps will include a magnificent pair of electrified double argand oil lamps with prisms (circa 1840) and a brass lamp with painted shade, signed Bradley & Hubbard. Clocks will feature a cast-iron Victorian mantle clock by the New Haven Clock Company; a bronze and alabaster French pillar clock (circa 1880); and a Victorian walnut double-weight wall clock (circa 1875).
The sale will feature two remarkable pianos. The first is a Wise & Brother rosewood square grand piano, made circa 1850 (“the finest one we’ve ever sold,” said Dwight Stevens), and a mahogany Aeolian player piano with over 100 records. Unusual lots will include a horse-drawn two-seater buggy restored 30 years ago and an original M. J. Himme chimney sweep doll.
Also to be sold will be a dresser box with sterling lids on the bottles, 7 inches tall; an authentic Kook Master Ace wood stove, made by Spencer Foundry Co. (Duluth, Minn.); a gold painted French plaque table with mirror center and hand-painted plaques; and a pair of French hand-painted bisque figurals, signed P. Mallard (New Orleans, La.), 16 inches tall (circa 1855).
Sometime in January (date and times still to be determined), Stevens Auction Company will sell the lifetime collections of a lady out of Missouri, also in the Aberdeen gallery. The 65-year accumulation will include early Chinese Rose Medallion, Sevres pieces, Moser art glass, Old English Staffordshire and more. Watch the website as 2014 nears: www.stevensauction.com.
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 Nov. 23 and January auctions, log on to www.stevensauction.com.