More than 1,000 select and rare antiques will be sold by Stevens Auction, Jan. 17-18, in Mississippi Stevens Auction Company will kick off the New Year in grand style with a big auction event Jan. 17-18, featuring more than 1,000 select and rare antiques from prominent Southern estates in Mississippi
News-Antique.com - Jan 07,2014 - (ABERDEEN, Miss.) – Stevens Auction Company will kick off the New Year in grand style with a big auction event Jan. 17-18, featuring more than 1,000 select and rare antiques from prominent Southern estates, plus items from the estate of the late Paul Dobbs of West Plains, Mo. The auction will be held at Stevens Auction Company’s spacious gallery in Aberdeen, Miss.
The sale will be packed with fine period furniture items by prolific craftsmen such as John H. Belter, J. & J.W. Meeks, R.J. Horner, Charles Boudoine and John Jeliff. Also offered will be sterling silver, 19th century antique lighting, palace-size Persian rugs, a great collection of brilliant cut glass pieces, original works of art, home furnishings and decorative accessories.
Also sold will be early porcelains (including Sevres, Meissen, Dresden and Old Paris) and a choice assortment of art glass (including Moser). Typically, Stevens holds country sales, with no Internet bidding. But this auction is so big and important, LiveAuctioneers.com has been enlisted to provide online bidding. In addition, telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
Splendid mid-19th century beds will come up for bid, with two deserving special mention. One is a rosewood half tester bed in mint condition, attributed to Mitchell & Rammelsberg (circa 1860), with the original mosquito net hardware. It stands 10 feet 10 inches tall. The other is a solid mahogany Empire full tester plantation bed (circa 1840) that’s only had three owners. The bed, 9 feet 8 inches in height, was pulled from the stately Twin Oaks Plantation in Eutaw, Ala.
The Friday, Jan. 17 session will be dedicated mainly to glassware, porcelains, artwork and smalls. Noteworthy lots will include a pair of Old Paris blue and gold vases from the early 1870s with hand-decorated flowers, 15 inches tall; and a pair of English cobalt and gold vases from the early 1870s or 1880s, highly decorated with flowers and leaves, each one a foot tall.
Also offered on Friday will be an American brilliant cut glass vase, 19 inches tall, with sterling rim; a pair of Empire period bronze candelabra, 30 inches tall; a pair of French porcelain hand-painted oval plaques in fine gesso frames, circa 1870-1880, 32 inches by 21 inches; and a lovely Dresden centerpiece with a porcelain grouping of five ladies playing musical instruments.
Rounding out the Jan. 17 session will be an extremely heavy American brilliant cut glass square bowl, 10 inches in diameter and signed Hawks; and an original oil on canvas rendering of people in a boat by J. F. Stanfield (London, 1857), housed in a handsome gilded frame. Then, on Saturday, Jan. 18, the focus will shift mainly to period furniture, with some artwork and glass.
The name Meeks will be chanted frequently on Saturday. Three lots, all pulled from the Whitehall Mansion and upholstered in silk with gilt Napoleonic bees, will feature a pair of J. & J.W. Meeks laminated rosewood recamiers and a pair of laminated rosewood arm chairs, in the Stanton Hall