Hundreds of antiques and collectibles from across the South will be sold at Stevens Auction, April 9 Hundreds of antiques and collectible items, pulled from prominent estates and collections throughout the South, will be sold in a spring auction planned for Saturday, April 9th, at Stevens Auction Co.
News-Antique.com - Mar 23,2016 - ABERDEEN, Miss. Ė Hundreds of antiques and collectible items, pulled from prominent estates and collections throughout the South, will be sold in a spring auction planned for Saturday, April 9th, at Stevens Auction Company, in the firmís gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, starting promptly at 9 a.m. Central time, with online bidding by LiveAuctioneers.com.
Offered will be period American furniture by renowned 19th century makers such as John Henry Belter, J. & J.W. Meeks, Alexander Roux, Herter Brothers and Pottier & Stymus; period French furniture, to include a lovely circa 1860 inlaid card table, laminated with extraordinary inlay and paint; antique lamps and lighting; heavily carved beds and bedroom suites; and decorative items.
Noteworthy lots will feature a 1936 Ford sedan with all-original interior, a recent paint job (light green), and new tires. The vehicle has been garage kept for the past 65 years and is in excellent running condition. Also sold will be a colossal late Victorian giraffe piano in art case harp form, 8 feet 9 inches tall, mahogany, with gold leafing and pierced gadrooned, signed by Frank Taupe and one of only seven made.
Furniture pieces either made by or attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks will include a classical claw feet pier table, made circa 1840 and having marble columns and the original finish, plus the label on the underside of the marble; a circa 1850 rosewood rococo parlor cabinet, 74 inches tall; and a pair of heavily carved, laminated rosewood pierce-carved armchairs in great shape, circa 1855.
The Herter Brothers will be represented by a cherry parlor cabinet with plaque, made circa 1880, 82 inches tall by 50 inches wide; and a pair of polychrome and gilt armchairs from the estate of the flamboyant performer Liberace in Palm Springs, Calif., circa 1875. From John H. Belter will come a set of eight rosewood rococo laminated dining chairs in excellent condition, circa 1855.
Other furniture by notable makers will feature a rosewood inlaid center table with bronze mounts and side gilding, with a painting of an altar, attributed to Pottier & Stymus, circa 1870; a pair of French-style polished walnut chests with marble tops, signed in the drawer by A. C Richards of Cincinnati; and an extraordinary Victorian inlay center parlor table with bronze mounts of faces, attributed to Leon Marcotte (N.Y., circa 1870), who used seven different woods in construction.
Detouring to lamps and lighting, a pair of argand lamps labeled Alfred Wells & Co. (Boston, Mass.), electrified and measuring 19 inches tall by 11 inches wide, are certain to illuminate the crowd. From the decorative accessories category, a pair of gorgeous Wave Crest vases with bronze and red banner marks, both standing 12 inches tall, will no doubt get paddles wagging.
In the market for a bed or bedroom suite? Look no further. This sale will feature an all-original, circa 1880 walnut Victorian half tester bed with heavily carved supports, 8 feet 9 inches tall by 81 inches long; a