ABERDEEN, Miss. – Stevens Auction Company will host a Feb. 20 estate auction dedicated to the lifetime collections of the late Roy Clyde Gardner of Neshoba County, Miss. Over the course of his long life, Mr. Gardner accumulated hundreds of pieces of art glass, original works of art, furniture, metals and ceramics. A preview will be held Feb. 19 from 9-6. Doors will open Feb. 20 at 8 a.m.; the auction will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.
Mr. Gardner was, first and foremost, an accomplished floriculturist. He had an abiding love for his garden, but he also embarked on a lifelong journey in search of the finest arts and the best antiques. He frequented antiques shops, flea markets and estate sales in search of treasures. With each passing year, his collections grew in size and sophistication. They will be fully showcased in this estate auction.
The estate will be loaded with artwork; much of it will be framed portraits. These will include a framed oil on canvas work of a young boy with a catch of fish (45 inches by 60 inches); an unframed oil on canvas rendering of a European male dressed in black, with an ornate collar (39 inches by 51 inches); and a tempera on wooden panel painting of two apostles in an ebonized frame.
Additional artwork will include a framed oil on canvas portrait of Judge John Girard, attributed to Sir Thomas Lawrence; a framed oil on canvas portrait of a female in black lace with a red flower in her hair; a framed oil on canvas work of a female in a green dress; and a framed oil on canvas painting of three men smoking pipes signed Deniers. Also sold will be a Swiss music box with rosewood cabinet.
The name Tiffany will be chanted often that day, and that is certain to delight bidders. Expected top lots include a Favrile art glass vase, made by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the peacock feather design; a Tiffany art glass centerpiece, comprising an iridescent bronze stand with center glass vase and two glass side bowls; and a Tiffany art glass vase, iridescent green in color, with upward threaded design.
A Tiffany desk set will be split into three lots. These will include an ink well, bronze, with slag glass; a desk tray, also bronze with slag glass; and a matching pair of desk pads (or blotter ends), bronze. Also offered will be a Tiffany art glass center bowl, green with bronze organic casting. Also sold will be an iridescent amethyst Vanhauten art glass vase, and a porcelain art vase with flower horn set in griffin.
Terms of sale are cash, major credit cards and good checks. The buyer’s premium will be 12 percent (with a 2 percent discount for cash, business/personal checks with proper ID, and wire transfers).
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