Aberdeen, MS, USA, February 6, 2021 -- A stunning circa 1890 11-piece mahogany R.J. Horner dining suite with cupids and a rare, museum-quality rococo rosewood fire screen in mint condition are just two of the many important lots set to cross the auction block on Saturday, February 20th by Stevens Auction Company, online and live at the Aberdeen gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street.
The auction will kick off at 10 am Central time and features three of the most prominent antique collections in the entire Southeast. “Many of these items have been in the same families for over 140 years and are rare items not usually sold at auction,” said Dwight Stevens, owner of Stevens Auction Company. “The 500 items to be sold were personally hand-picked by me for this event.”
Period American furniture will be featured prominently in the sale, including marvelous pieces by prolific makers such as J.H. Belter, J.&J. W. Meeks, Thomas Brooks, Prudence Mallard, R.J. Horner, Anthony Quervelle, Mitchell & Rammelsberg, Stickley, Sigournet, A. Roux, Pottier & Stymus, John Jelliff, George Henkel, Herter Brothers, Elijah Galusha and George Hunzinger.
The Horner dining room suite is truly spectacular and includes a table with five 12-inch leaves, a china cabinet, a deluxe double-mirror sideboard, two servers (one crystal) and six armchairs. “This suite has only had two owners in its entire 125-year life,” Stevens said, “and it’s important to note that it’s an exact match suite. Even the feet match, which is rare.” (est. $35,000-$75,000).
As for the rosewood fire screen, Stevens called it “the finest piece of Victorian rococo I’ve seen in 40 years.” Measuring 55 inches tall by 38 inches wide, the fire screen has a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$30,000. All the lots in the sale can be seen at an open house preview scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19, from 10-6. For information call 662-369-2200 or visit www.stevensauction.com.
In addition to the fine furniture, there are other tantalizing lots to consider, such as a 191-piece set of Old Paris dinnerware, deep burgundy and gold with large serving pieces, in great condition (est. $6,000-$9,000); and a 19th century equestrian-themed, 15-piece Syllabub punch set with Moser amber and enameled fruit and garland bowl, with 12 pedestal glasses (est. $5,000-$8,000).
Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Terms of payment are all major credit cards or pre-approved business or personal checks (with proper ID), or wire transfer. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases, with an extra 3 percent processing fee for credit cards. A sales tax will be charged as well, except for those with a valid state resale number. Refreshments will be served on auction day.
To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the major multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, February 20th, visit www.stevensauction.com.
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