Stevens Auction to conduct major sale at Memphis mansion June 13

The antiques contained in the home are nearly as impressive as the artwork. They include a monumental Thomas Brooks étagère, not unlike one Stevens Auction sold for $63,250 in April. Stevens Auction Co. image

The antiques contained in the home are nearly as impressive as the artwork. They include a monumental Thomas Brooks étagère, not unlike one Stevens Auction sold for $63,250 in April. Stevens Auction Co. image

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Artworks by some of the most recognizable and sought-after names in the world of fine art, plus a mansion filled with magnificent antiques and home furnishings, will be sold in an on-site auction by Stevens Auction Co. on Saturday, June 13. The sale will be at 1 East Parkway at the spacious home of Rosemary S. Littlejohn, a collector and restorer of fine art pieces.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. Central time.

“This is the most important auction of fine art I’ve ever had the privilege to sell in my 30-plus years in the business,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Co.

Certain to attract interest are the two bronze sculptures by Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Sculpture #41 is titled ‘Dancer at Rest Hand Behind Her Back Right Leg Forward’ and stands 18 inches tall. Stevens Auction Co. image

Certain to attract interest are the two bronze sculptures by Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Sculpture #41 is titled ‘Dancer at Rest Hand Behind Her Back Right Leg Forward’ and stands 18 inches tall. Stevens Auction Co. image

A figural oil painting with stone collage and straw for hair by Enrico Baj (Italian, 1924-2003) is bound to get strong attention. Stevens Auction Co. image

A figural oil painting with stone collage and straw for hair by Enrico Baj (Italian, 1924-2003) is bound to get strong attention. Stevens Auction Co. image

Pablo Picasso will be represented in the auction by a pair of etchings, both signed, matted and framed. Stevens Auction Co. image

Pablo Picasso will be represented in the auction by a pair of etchings, both signed, matted and framed. Stevens Auction Co. image

Made in Cincinnati, a magnificent Mitchell & Rammelsberg rosewood queen-size bed an impressive 9 feet 11 inches tall. Stevens Auction Co. image

Made in Cincinnati, a magnificent Mitchell & Rammelsberg rosewood queen-size bed an impressive 9 feet 11 inches tall. Stevens Auction Co. image

An early pair of matched sinumbra lamps on two-step step marble bases and 10-inch shades, standing 27 inches high. Stevens Auction Co. image

An early pair of matched sinumbra lamps on two-step step marble bases and 10-inch shades, standing 27 inches high. Stevens Auction Co. image

Littlejohn is the president and owner of RRL Fine Art in New York City, where she resides most of the time. For over 40 years she has been a pioneer in the conservation and restoration of fine art. She also buys and sells fine art. From this enviable vantage point, she has been able to amass such an incredible fine art collection. Now, she is selling many of her Memphis treasures, most of which are in pristine condition.

For details call 662-369-2200 or email a request stevensauction@bellsouth.net.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.