ABERDEEN, Miss. – Stevens Auction Co. will conduct the sale of the Roy Clyde Gardner estate museum on Feb. 20 at the firm’s gallery at 609 N. Meridian St. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
Auctioneer John Dwight Stevens said that Gardner’s lifelong quest was to acquire only the finest original works of art and the best antiques, especially beautiful art glass, metals and ceramics.
The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Central. A preview will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Gardner, a resident of Neshoba County, Miss, was an accomplished floriculturist. He also frequented antiques shops, flea markets and estate sales in search of treasures. With each passing year, his collections grew in size and sophistication, said Stevens.
The estate is loaded with artwork, much of it framed portraits. These will include a framed oil on canvas work, 45 inches by 60 inches, of a young boy with a catch of fish; an unframed oil on canvas, 39 inches by 51 inches, of a European man dressed in black with an ornate collar; and a tempera on wooden panel painting of two apostles in an ebonized frame.
Additional artwork will include a framed oil on canvas portrait of Judge John Girard, attributed to Sir Thomas Lawrence; a framed oil on canvas portrait of a female in black lace with a red flower in her hair; a framed oil on canvas work of a female in a green dress; and a signed Deniers framed oil on canvas painting of three men smoking pipes.
Also offered will be a Swiss music box with rosewood cabinet.
The name Tiffany will be chanted often at the auction. Expected top lots include a Favrile glass vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the peacock feather design; a Tiffany art glass centerpiece composed of an iridescent bronze stand with center glass vase and two glass side bowls; and a lovely Tiffany art glass vase, iridescent green in color, with an upward threaded design. A Tiffany desk set will be split into three lots. These will include an inkwell, bronze, with slag glass; a desk tray, also bronze with slag glass; and a matching pair of bronze desk pads, or blotter ends. Also by Tiffany is an art glass center bowl, green with bronze organic casting.
For details call (662) 369-2200.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com
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