ABERDEEN, Miss. – The contents of the Adams French Mansion – a magnificent antebellum home in Aberdeen that was built in 1856 – will be sold by Stevens Auction Company on Saturday, June 4, at the mansion itself, at 301 North Meridian Street. All furnishings in the 7,000-square-foot Greek Revival mansion will be offered. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
“Until recently, the Adams French Mansion only had three owners, but now that has changed,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company, who was himself one of the three owners. “This huge, one-day event will include antique furniture, antique cars, clocks, 19th-century lighting, a Civil War library, china, crystal, handmade Persian rugs, Southern finery and more.”
In addition, several warehouses of antiques from Stevens’s personal lifelong collection will also be sold, starting at 9 am Central time. The Adams French auction will start at 10 am.
Stevens Auction events often feature 19th-century beds, and this one is no exception. The lineup will be led by a rosewood rococo half tester plantation bed by C. Lee, with a carved crown and finials. It is estimated at $12,000-$15,000.
Other beds on offer include a circa-1855 Prudent Mallard three quarters rosewood tester plantation bed with elaborate carved crowns and mosquito net poles, estimated at $10,000-$12,000; a Carpathian walnut high-back ornate bed by Mitchell & Rammelsberg, estimated at $2,800-$4,000; and an accompanying matching Carpathian walnut carved dresser, estimated at $1,500-$2,500.
Also, a huge gilded Egyptian-style mantel mirror should bring $3,000-$5,000.
A magnificent eight-piece rosewood parlor suite by George Henkel, with beautiful new period style upholstery, has an estimate of $4,000-$7,000; while a rosewood pierced carved rocking chair attributed to Henkel should hit $500-$1,000. Also sold will be a rosewood etagere with white marble and glass doors, estimated at $1,500-$2,500.
A pair of carved laminated parlor chairs with period style upholstery attributed to the renowned 19th-century American cabinetmaker John H. Belter should command $1,500-$2,000; while a rosewood laminated slipper chair with upholstery by Belter carries an estimate of $1,000-$2,000.
A bronze statue by J. E. Fraser, titled End of the Trail, is estimated at $1,000-$4,000, and a circa-1918 painting of a distinguished military gentleman, possibly a riverboat captain, is estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
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 email@example.com. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company, please visit www.stevensauction.com.
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