ABERDEEN, Miss. – Hundreds of beautiful antiques and Southern finery from four Mississippi estates – two in Columbus, one in Tupelo and one in Southaven – will come up for bid at a Mid-Summer Antique Auction planned for Saturday, September 2 at 10 am Central time, by Stevens Auction Company. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale has 441 lots, many of them fine furniture pieces by renowned 19th-century American makers such as Mitchell & Rammelsberg, Thomas Brooks and Alexander Roux. But there are also wonderful decorative accessories, too, such as a seven-piece set of Moser wine glasses, estimated at $500-$1,500.
Leading the furniture category is a mahogany carved four-poster plantation bed with flamed finials and a heavily carved headboard, which carries a pre-sale estimate of $2,500-$5,000. Also, a heavily carved rosewood triple-back sofa attributed to Alexander Roux is expected to sell for $1,000-$2,000.
A Tennessee sugar chest with a divider and drawer at the bottom and Sheraton turn legs should bring $2,500-$4,000; while a walnut Victorian oval center table by Thomas Brooks, with white marble, would be a handsome addition to any home. It is estimated at $1,200-$2,000.
A George III style ebonized mahogany triple fusee musical bracket clock is expected to hit $2,500-$3,500. Also, an 80-piece set of Chantilly sterling flatware by Gorham should hammer for $2,000-$3,500, and a hand-painted Limoges porcelain punch bowl with five cups should finish at $600-$1,000.
Two ornate cast iron white garden benches, both loveseat-size with a rounded gothic back, will be offered as separate lots, each estimated at $1,000-$2,000.
Rounding out the furniture highlights is a rosewood Victorian etagere with a bonnet crown and white marble top that carries a pre-sale estimate of $2,500-$3,500.
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