Items from three prominent area estates will headline Stevens Auction Company's Aug. 2 sale in Miss. Antique items from three prominent area estates will all come up for bid on Saturday, Aug. 2, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, Miss.
News-Antique.com - Jul 21,2014 - ABERDEEN, Miss. – Quality antique items from three prominent area estates – to include Federal, Empire and Victorian furniture, original works of art, hand-made Persian rugs, antique clocks, china, rare lighting and hundreds of collectibles – will all come up for bid on Saturday, Aug. 2, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street.
Also sold will be what remains from the Walter Place auction, held on-site July 11th and 12th in Holly Springs, Miss., also by Stevens Auction Company. “These aren’t leftovers, we just ran out of time,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “We ran for ten hours straight both days and by the end we were physically spent, but with some great merchandise still to be sold.”
Headlining the Aug. 2 auction will be items from the estate of the late Mary Grace Thompson of Birmingham, Ala. “The Thompson estate features the best Victorian pieces I’ve seen this year, along with rare Old Paris porcelains and artworks,” Stevens said. “In addition, we will have items from partial estates that I personally hand-selected for this auction. Mark your calendars.”
The auction will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Central time. For those unable to attend in person, internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. In all, around 500 lots will come up for bid – 300 or so from the area estates and 200 lots from what remains out of Walter Place. Those items were packed up and trucked from Holly Springs to Aberdeen after the July auction.
Period furniture will include a rosewood rococo ladies’ secretary, signed Alexander Roux and made around 1850, 8 feet tall by 34 inches wide; a rococo fiddle back mahogany bookcase with original finish, also crafted circa 1850 and standing 8 feet tall; and a period Empire mahogany secretary with extensive original stenciling and finish in great original condition from circa 1840.
Two oval oil on canvas figural renderings by the French Canadian-born portrait painter Louis Theodore Dube (b. 1861) are certain to attract bidder interest. Each one shows a Victorian lady and is housed in an antique gold frame. Both have been cleaned and stretched. In 2012, a work by Dube titled The Education of Cupid by Painting and Drawing sold at Christie’s for $5,368.
Lamps and lighting will include a Victorian Gone With the Wind lamp with blown out lion's heads on the top and bottom (27 inches tall) and a Victorian oil banquet lamp (not yet converted to electric) with cupid base and cupid shade (34 inches tall). Also sold will be a bronze figural cupid perched on a solid marble dark green early pedestal from circa 1900 (30 inches in height).
Returning to furniture, a pair of chairs by George Henkle, made circa 1870, will come up for bid. One is a pierce carved back rocker, laminated, made of walnut with gold upholstery. The other is a walnut laminated pierce carved back rococo arm chair. Also sold will be a walnut Victorian