ABERDEEN, Miss. – Stevens Auction Company will conduct its Spring Multi Estate Antique Auction on Saturday, April 9. Offered will be lifelong collections of antique furniture, porcelains, rugs, clocks, 19th-century lighting, vintage cars, works of art and Southern finery. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
A strong candidate for top lot of the auction is a gilt and silvered six-arm gas light, or gasolier. It’s very ornate, with huge leaf and scroll decorations, including leaf form gas cocks, silvered flying cupids and wingspread birds. The gasolier is estimated at $25,000-$50,000, but it will doubtless sell for more.
Four vehicles appear in the auction, including a 1939 Chevrolet street rod with a 383 stroker engine. The car is black with purple accents and has just 24,703 miles on its odometer. It is estimated at $30,000-$45,000.
The furniture category will feature a mahogany Empire full tester bed signed C. Lee, enlarged to king size with new mattresses and pillows (although it can be reduced back to queen), estimated at $10,000-$20,000; and a monumental signed Alexander Roux mechanical rosewood four-part secretary with pierced carved crest, estimated at $6,000-$12,000.
Fine art will be led by a large 1962 oil on canvas by painter-illustrator Ralph Pallen Coleman (American, 1892-1968), titled Christ as a Youth with Mary and Joseph Giving Thanks for the Food, estimated at $5,000-$25,000.
Decorative accessories will include a Sevres royal blue urn in three parts on a swivel base, with bronze mounts and gilt decorations surrounding a large central painting of a seated beauty, estimated at $6,000-$9,000, and a large and intricately detailed bronze of Paul Revere, estimated at $1,500-$3,000.
There are several pianos in the auction, including an Alois Kern piano, the Verdienst Medaille Edition (the medals being presented at the Vienna 1873 and Paris 1878 World’s Fairs), in a rosewood art case with reticulated music rack, Victorian legs and brass inlay of a spread-wing eagle. Its estimate is $6,000-$12,000.
The clocks category features a 19th-century multi-colored marble and bronze clock and obelisks, highly decorated with hieroglyphics and phoenix birds and featuring a painted sphinx at the top of the clock. It carries an estimate of $3,000-$4,000.
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