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
pattern; and two Meeks laminated rosewood parlor chairs in the Henry Ford pattern.
Additional offerings by Meeks will include a rosewood laminated parlor cabinet in the original finish and with the original mirrors, 79 inches tall by 46 inches wide; a rosewood rococo étagère server, signed J. & J.W. Meeks (N.Y.), made around 1850, 63 inches tall by 99 inches wide; and a rosewood rococo turtle-top parlor center table with cluster carved finial, circa 1850.
In addition to the aforementioned bed, other Mitchell & Rammelsberg lots will include a wardrobe with heavily carved crown, 8 feet 7 inches tall by 5 feet 6 inches wide; and a rosewood Victorian half tester bed from around 1850, 8 feet 10 inches tall. Also offered will be a pair of rosewood laminated parlor side chairs in the Cornucopia pattern by John H. Belter (circa 1855).
Rounding out just some of the day’s expected top lots will be a pair of rococo revival pierce-carved parlor chairs, duplicating those pictured in an 1849 George Henkels advertisement as shown in a magazine from March 1933; a Victorian rococo over-the-mantle mirror with ornate details, 55 inches tall; and a fine period Empire mahogany mint julep cabinet with white marble.
Stevens Auction Company’s gallery is located at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, Miss., a town located about halfway beween Tupelo and Columbus, on U.S. Highway 45. An open house preview will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. until the first gavel falls around 4 p.m. (CST). Doors will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. That session will start at 10 a.m.
Terms will be cash, major credit cards or pre-approved business or personal checks (with proper I.D.) or wire transfer. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases, with an extra 2 percent processing fee for credit cards. A 7 percent sales tax will be charged on all merchandise sold, except for those with a valid state resale number. Out of state buyers must have a copy of their tax certificate or other proof that they are a tax-exempt business or agent.
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 Jan. 17-18 auction, log on to www.stevensauction.com. Updates are posted frequently, and photos of many of the items to be sold Jan. 17-18 have been posted there.