Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Aberdeen, MS, United States
DoneSat, Oct 1, 2016 2:00 PM GMT
2nd Day Antique Estate Auction (ABSOLUTE)
ABSOLUTE WORLD CLASS MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, 9:00 A.M. CST SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016, 9:00 A.M. CST 331 Highway 4 West, Ripley, Mississippi 38663 Stevens Auction Company is pleased to announce the commission to sell at public auction museum quality furnishings from The Estate of the late Gene Ward of Ripley, Mississippi. Mr. Ward was born in Benton County, Mississippi in 1930. He moved to his home in the Gravestown community when it was built in 1938 and began working for the Ford dealership at Ripley in 1949. He later became a business partner in 1964 and was involved in its operation the rest of his life along with many other business interest. Gene began collecting cut glass, his first love, in the early 1960?s. He later expanded his purchases to antique furniture, silver, porcelain and other objects d'art. He traveled extensively in his lifetime often making trips to Europe, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Montreal and San Francisco where he acquired much of his collection. Gene added a wing to the rear of his home in the early 1980?s, providing him with additional living and dining space, along with a paneled den with showcases to display his acquisitions. His home and its contents stands as a monument to his love of beauty and desire for gracious living. Over his many years of collecting he compiled one of the most sophisticated and elegant collections this company has sold to record. This is a court ordered auction with Mitch Ward, executor of the estate. There will be no additions added to this auction. All items are selling absolute with no reserve.