Period furniture, porcelain dolls and unique antiques to be sold at Stevens Auctions May 30-31

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Several estates boasting period furniture, antique porcelain dolls, china, sterling and unique antiques will be offered in a two-day sale slated for May 30-31 by Stevens Auction Company at 609 No. Meridian Street.

“This will be a great way to conclude the spring auction season,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company.

Dozens of top-quality, fresh-to-the-market items will cross the block. On Saturday, May 31, an expected highlight is a 1911 Norman mahogany dining room suite, crafted by the Oriel Cabinet Company. Pieces include a dining table; sideboard; tall china cabinet; and server. All are heavily carved.

antique grandfather clockMonumental carved oak 5-tube grandfather clock with elite movement, 9 feet tall by 3 feet wide.

Also offered: a two-piece Allen & Brothers Victorian rosewood bedroom suite with gold incising; a long mahogany Federal dining table with claw feet and accordion fold (dated 1819, Philadelphia, Pa.); and a Federal mahogany settee, with carved arms and feather carved feet.

Friday, May 30, will see a collection of vintage dolls. Two stars of the category are a 23-inch signed Jumeau bisque head doll with closed mouth, blue eyes and jointed composition body; and an 18-inch Steiner walking and talking automaton bisque head doll with blue paperweight eyes, an open mouth and a kid’s body.

Several fine works of art will be sold, including two oil on canvas portraits – one of a lady, the other a gentleman – both signed in 1872 by D. K. Howell. A large oil on canvas 19th-century family scene, signed by J. Hayes, and an enormous oil on canvas depiction of an English fishing scene will be offered.A 19th-century depiction of the lamentations of Mary after the crucifixion of Christ, measuring 6 feet tall by 7 feet 6 inches wide will be sold.

Period furniture to be sold on Friday includes: a pair of rosewood Victorian parlor sofas with red and gold upholstery, circa 1850; a three-piece Mitchell & Rammelsberg walnut Victorian bedroom suite, signed; and a round Belter marble-top center table in the Rosalie pattern, with laminated skirt and fruit basket finial.

Among others, two standout clocks are offered: an Old Paris clock with figural top (22 inches tall by 12 inches wide); and a carved oak five-tube grandfather clock with elite movement (9 feet tall by 3 feet wide).

Decorative accessories include a Federal convex mirror with eagle and cherub figures (49 inches by 35 inches); a 19th-century, 32-light, bronze and crystal chandelier, electrified; a signed pair of Victorian gilt and patinated bronze argand lamps; a nine-piece Nippon hand-painted fish set with heavy gold decoration; a pair of Victorian gilt bronze Sevres vases, cobalt blue, with hand-painted cupids and maidens; and an Edison standard cylinder player phonograph (1908, rare Model N), with morning glory horn.

For more information call 662-369-2200, e-mail stevensauctions@bellsouth.net or visit www.stevensauctions.com.

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