350 hand-selected lots from four prominent estates will be sold April 5th by Stevens Auction Company Around 350 hand-picked items from four prominent estates will be offered in a gigantic multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, April 5th, by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen, Mississippi.
News-Antique.com - Mar 27,2014 - ABERDEEN, Miss. – Around 350 hand-picked items from prominent estates representing a wide swath of the country – Texas, Indiana, Tennessee and Mississippi – will be offered in a gigantic multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, April 5th, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s spacious gallery at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen. The sale will start at 10 a.m. (CST).
Featured will be Federal, Empire and rosewood rococo furniture by such prolific makers as Belter, Meeks, Roux, Brooks, Mallard and Horner; an important Mitchell & Rammelsberg rosewood Victorian collection; Dresden, Old Paris and other fine porcelains; antique clocks by makers like Friedrich Mauthe and Gustav Becker; brilliant cut glass pieces; artwork and more.
“I personally hand-selected everything in this auction and I can say with assurance that what we’re selling represents the best of the best,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company, adding, “It’s a well balanced auction, with lots of great items in plenty of categories. Anybody looking for something nice should attend, either in person or online, at LiveAuctioneers.com.”
The names of renowned 19th century furniture makers will be chanted throughout the auction, beginning with a three-piece Mitchell & Rammelsberg walnut bedroom suite with a rare queen-size circassian walnut three-quarter tester plantation bed in mint condition, a walnut dresser with detailed pineapple carving and marble top, and a wardrobe with original finials (all circa 1859).
Other makers will include John H. Belter (a rosewood pierce carved chair with faces carved in the back, circa 1855, and a lovely rosewood etagere in the Rosalie pattern, also 1855); Alexander Roux (a rare rosewood sofa, triple back, with heavily carved roses all around the back support, and a walnut Victorian music chair with faces carved in the crown, highly detailed, circa 1860).
Fans of the Chippendale style will be impressed by a set of 14 mahogany shell pattern dining chairs (12 side chairs and two arm chairs) with red and gold floral upholstery, all circa 1890 and all in great condition. Also sold will be a rosewood rococo pierce carved music chair with a red upholstered seat and heavy carving in the crown. The chair, also in fine condition, is circa 1855.
Decorative accessories is a packed category, with items such as a gilt and fanciful figured maple harp made by Lyon & Healy (playable, not just for show); two large, circa-1890 Dresden urns showing courting scenes, floral encrustation, cherubs and maidens; a very large brilliant cut glass vase, 20 inches tall; and several pair of Old Paris vases with highly detailed scenes and portraits.
Victorian art glass pieces will also be offered up in abundance. Examples include an inkwell by Kral K of Austria with bronze lid and original glass ink insert (circa 1890); a set of six demitasse cups and saucers, marked SSMC sterling Lenox China (circa 1925); and a blue Victorian blown pitcher with four glasses and enameled painted flowers (circa 1880). The pitcher is 10 inches tall.
Additional art glass will include a single trumpet