Stevens’ Oct. 6-7 Estates Auction echoes gracious Southern style


Magnificent 11-piece R. J. Horner dining room suite with a 60-inch-wide table with four original leaves, a set of eight chairs, a china cabinet and sideboard. Stevens Auction Co. image


ABERDEEN, Miss. – A heavily carved mahogany Lincoln bed by Mitchell & Rammelsberg, an 11-piece R.J. Horner carved mahogany dining room suite, a Regina Corona music box in working order, and am amtique Lyon & Healy harp are expected to be among the top lots in Stevens Auction Co.’s annual fall estates auction Oct. 6 and 7. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Going up for bids will be several prominent Southern estates and collections. The Friday session will consist of over 150 antique and semi-antique Persian and Oriental rugs. Types include Kashan, Tabriz, Hariz, Serapi and Oshak. All are handmade, 100 percent wool pile rugs in sizes from 3 feet by 5 feet to 12 feet by 18 feet and larger, as well as runner sizes.

“This is one of the finest selections of rugs we’ve ever had the privilege to offer,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Co. “It’s truly a great chance to get the rug of your choice at the price you want to pay.”

The 11-piece R.J. Horner dining room suite (above) includes a 60-inch-wide table with Atlas supports and four original leaves, a set of eight chairs, a china cabinet and sideboard.

The exceptional Lincoln bed (below) by Mitchell & Rammelsberg of Cincinnati, features a high back that stands 10 feet 2 inches tall.



Heavily carved Mitchell & Rammelsberg bed, 10 feet 2 inches tall with an eagle crown. Stevens Auction Co. image


The Lyon & Healy harp, which retains its original shipping case, earned top honors at the Columbian Exposition of 1893.



Lyon & Healy harp with the original shipping crate dated 1894 in Chicago. Stevens Auction Co. image


The Regina Corona Victorian music box is an upright, coin-operated model, with an auto exchanger feature. It is 68 inches tall by 35 inches wide and comes with 22 usable disks.



Regina Corona Victorian music box, coin-operated, with an auto exchanger feature. Stevens Auction Co. image


The Saturday session will also include Old Paris porcelains, antique lighting, a collection of brilliant cut glass, motorcycles, boats, motor homes and automobiles.

Artwork will include a lithograph signed and numbered by the renowned surrealist Salvador Dali, titled Blue Unicorn, 21 inches by 24 inches; and an original work by Andreas Nottebohm (b. 1944), a German-American artist who is associated with Op Art, visionary art and space art. He’s one of the  innovators of the metal painting technique. The 80-inch by 48-inch work in the sale, titled KN1010, is artist signed and has the original invoice. It’s a “1 of 1” original piece.



Original work by Andreas Nottebohm (b. 1944), the German-American artist associated with Op Art, visionary art and space art, 80in by 48in. Stevens Auction Co. image


Also offered will be hundreds of pieces of Southern finery and home furnishings by such cabinet makers as J.H. Belter, R.J. Horner and Thomas Brooks. Examples will include a Victorian ladies’ writing desk attributed to Alexander Roux, with bird’s-eye maple interior and original finish; and a mahogany one-door wardrobe attributed to Prudent Mallard, with bird’s-eye maple interior and carved top. The wardrobe measures 101 inches in height and is 41 inches in width.

Also in the sale is a beautiful, 9-foot-tall white marble fountain with carved cupids, along with grapes and other carvings, 47 inches diameter.

The auction will begin Friday at 5 p.m. Central time. It will resume Saturday at 9 a.m. Central.

For details contact Stevens Auction Co. at 662-369-2200 or