Charming Green Gables mansion site of stately 600-lot sale

JACKSON, Tenn. — The contents of one of Jackson’s stateliest and most historic Victorian mansions – Green Gables – will be sold in an on-site auction at the mansion itself, Saturday, June 29. The sale, which also features other prominent estates, will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company.

The action will get underway promptly at 10 a.m. (CST) and continue throughout the day, with around 600 quality lots in a wide array of categories: Federal, Empire and late

Fine cut glass and gilt brass four-light gasolier chandelier. (Photo courtesy Stevens Auctions)

Fine cut glass and gilt brass four-light gasolier chandelier. (Photo courtesy Stevens Auctions)

Victorian furniture; hundreds of brilliant cut glass pieces; Old Paris and other fine porcelains; exquisite china; antique clocks and oil lamps; original works of art; and decorative accessories.There’s a 15% buyer’s premium.

“Green Gables is a lovely Victorian home built in 1895 and set on three and a half acres, not far from downtown Jackson and Jackson General Hospital,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “The grounds are beautiful and feature not only this ‘Victorian Painted Lady’ but three historic out-buildings, a three-unit grain bin, carriage house and caretaker’s quarters.”

The property, with the house which was built in 1912, is for sale but will not be offered in this auction. Interested parties may call Mark Kennedy at Kennedy’s Auction Service in Selmer, Tenn. (731-645-3657).

Many of the furnishings being sold were lovingly crafted by some of the most renowned names in the industry: John H. Belter, J. & J.W. Meeks, C. Lee, Thomas Brooks, R.J. Horner and Alexander Roux. Belter pieces will include a laminated rosewood side chair in the Fountain Elms pattern with blue silk upholstery, crafted at the firm’s New York workshop around 1850.

Meeks will be represented in the sale by a laminated rosewood rococo four-piece parlor suite in the Stanton Hall pattern, with a sofa that’s 65 inches wide by 48 inches tall; and a pair of rosewood rococo side parlor chairs in the Hawkins pattern, with matching sofa (circa 1855). Also sold will be a C. Lee half tester youth-size bed (circa 1860), impressive at nine about feet tall. Additional furniture lots include:

• Rosewood cylinder secretary, by Thomas Brooks

• Heavily carved slant front desk with birds and winged griffin supports

• Rosewod marble-top console by Alexander Roux

Built in 1912, Green Gables mansion, in Jackson, Tenn. is the site of an impressive estate auction June 29. (Photo courtesy Stevens Auction).

Built in 1912, Green Gables mansion, in Jackson, Tenn. is the site of an impressive estate auction June 29. (Photo courtesy Stevens Auction).

Also sure to captivate bidder attention is the selection of vases, with Old Paris vases with figures and gold trim, a pair of gilt bronze ans cut glass Empire urns, circa 1830 and measuring 15 1/2 inches tall. Bidders will also have the chance to walk away with various pieces of fine art including several 19th century oil on canvas, a large bronze nude by Felix Carpentier, a lie-size marble figure of a maiden picking grapes, among others. Meanwhile, lamps and lighting shine a spotlight on some rare and exquisite items, such as a three-piece gilt bronze and crystal Argand lamp set; a large 19th century gilt metal figural lamp with 19th century cut and acid etched shade, 4 feet 1 inch tall by 19 inches wide; and a fine cut glass and gilt four-light gasolier.

This will be an old-fashioned country sale – with no Internet bidding component – but phone and absentee bids will be accepted. Open house previews will be held at Green Gables on Friday, June 28, from 10-7, and on auction day, June 29, from 8-10 a.m. Photos of many of the items being sold have been posted on the Stevens Auction website, at www.stevensauction.com.

Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection call (662) 369-2200; or e-mail them at stevensauction@bellsouth.net. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the upcoming June 29 Green Gables on-site auction, log on to www.stevensauction.com.

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