Belter leads Stevens’ late-January sale

ABERDEEN, Mich. – A beautifully crafted rosewood Belter bed, made around 1850, soared to $42,900 at a multi-estate sale held Jan. 18-19 by Stevens Auction Company. The solid, curved, laminated bed featured carved cupids in the headboard and was the top lot of the sale. Belter sofa AT 2-27.jpgAll prices reflect a 10 percent buyer’s premium.

Large Belter rosewood triple-back sofa with Strong pattern and silk, scalamandre upholstery ($18,700).

Belter pieces (all made 1845-1860) included: a rosewood Victorian wardrobe with cupid crown and fruit basket finials ($22,000); a large rosewood triple-back sofa with Strong pattern and silk, scalamandre upholstery ($18,700); a Victorian laminated rosewood meridienne with Strong pattern and silk, sSevres urn AT 2-27.jpgcalamandre upholstery ($16,500); and a gorgeous laminated rosewood etagere, 76 inches tall ($17,600).

Magnificent Victorian Sevres urn, with pedestal, over six feet tall, made circa 1880s ($27,500).

Wooten desk AT 2-27.jpgMuseum-quality walnut Victorian Wooten desk with original drawers, circa 1875 ($16,500).

A pair of Belter rosewood sewing stands, 33 inches tall, went for $4,070 each, while a rosewood Victorian Belter sofa with Scroll pattern hit $1,980. Belter chairs also did well: a rosewood side chair, Fountain Elm with Napoleonic bees, reached $6,050; a laminated rosewood parlor arm chair, Rosalie with grapes, hit $4,620; and a rosewood pierce-carved slipper chair, Oak Leaf pattern, made $3,520.

Stevens Auction Company’s next big sale will be held sometime in May. It will be a multi-estate auction, held at the firm’s spacious showroom facility, at 609 No. Meridian Street in Aberdeen, which is about 135 miles southeast of Memphis, Tenn., on U.S. Rte. 45. More details about the May auction will be posted on the Web site as the sale date approaches.

For more information, call 662-369-2200, or go online to