1935 fire engine ready to roll at Stevens auction, Jan. 14-15

Completely restored 1935 Ford fire engine, est. $15,000-$30,000

Completely restored 1935 Ford fire engine, est. $15,000-$30,000

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Beautiful carved and root-built Thai furniture from a Texas estate, antique furnishings from a home in Eutaw, Alabama, and items decommissioned from a private museum in New Orleans will all come up for bid the weekend of January 14 and 15 at Stevens Auction Company. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The Friday, January 14 session, starting at 4 pm Central time, will feature items from the estate of Philip Parker, who dotted his east Texas Greek Revival home with antiques and other pieces. Mr. Parker owned an oil field services company in Iraq and became a world traveler. He made frequent trips to Thailand, where he purchased wonderful furniture items.

Teakwood tree trunk carved with animals, birds and flowers, est. $5,000-$30,000

Teakwood tree trunk carved with animals, birds and flowers, est. $5,000-$30,000

These will include a teakwood tree trunk with highly detailed carvings that have to be seen to be believed. Animals, birds and flowers cover every inch of this 48in by 96in curiosity, which is estimated at $5,000-$30,000.

Teakwood bench carved with an eagle, an elephant, a monkey, snakes and deer, est. $5,000-$10,000

Teakwood bench carved with an eagle, an elephant, a monkey, snakes and deer, est. $5,000-$10,000

Another teakwood carving on offer, described by Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company as “the most unbelievably carved teakwood bench we’ve ever seen” – featuring an eagle, an elephant, a monkey, snakes and deer – has an estimate of $5,000-$10,000, while a second large carved teakwood bench with elephants on all sides should command $3,000-$6,000.

2006 Mercedes Benz SL white hardtop convertible, est. $15,000-$20,000

2006 Mercedes Benz SL white hardtop convertible, est. $15,000-$20,000

The Saturday, January 15 session commences at 10 am Central and will contain an eclectic mix of merchandise in a wide range of categories. The two expected top lots are both vehicles, and both very different from one another. The first is a vintage 1935 Ford fire engine that has been completely restored, with everything intact and running perfectly. Its estimate is $15,000-$30,000. The other is a 2006 Mercedes Benz SL white hardtop convertible, with a panoramic roof and just 75,000 miles on the odometer. It is estimated at $15,000-$20,000.

Circa-1880 original shelf clock by Alexander Fleig, est. $5,500-$8,500

Circa-1880 original shelf clock by Alexander Fleig, est. $5,500-$8,500

A spectacular and truly palace-size antique Persian rug from a prominent antebellum home in Columbus Mississippi has an estimate of $10,000-$20,000. It measures 14ft 8in by 24ft 8in and is in good condition with even wear. Clocks will be led by a circa-1880 original shelf clock by Alexander Fleig that features an unusual hunting scene and an eight-day brass movement. Its estimate is $5,500-$8,500.

Pair of astral lamps, est. $1,500-$3,000

Pair of astral lamps, est. $1,500-$3,000

Among the decorative accessories are a pair of astral lamps with prisms, original shades and bronze base, signed Cornelius and estimated at $1,500-$3,000; an early 19th-century Oriental vase with minor chips, estimated at $1,000-$3,000; and a pair of Old Paris figural mantel vases with some loss of gold paint, estimated at $500-$1,000.

 Three-piece walnut Victorian bedroom suite, est. $2,000-$3,500


Three-piece walnut Victorian bedroom suite, est. $2,000-$3,500

Returning to furniture, beds and bedroom suites will feature a beautiful three-piece walnut Victorian set with white marble tops and grapes carved into the crown. It carries an estimate of $2,000-$3,500.

Doctor’s buggy from 1890, est. $2,000-$2,500

Doctor’s buggy from 1890, est. $2,000-$2,500

But perhaps the most interesting and unusual item on offer is an all-original doctor’s buggy from 1890, which has been in storage for the past 85 years. It boasts a new canvas retractable roof and is estimated at $2,000-$2,500.

Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, call 662-369-2200 or email stevensauction@bellsouth.net.

 

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