‘Tis the season for Stephenson’s Antiques & Decorative Arts auction, July 24

Pennsylvania Chippendale walnut lowboy, estimate $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Stephenson's Auctioneers.

Pennsylvania Chippendale walnut lowboy, estimate $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Stephenson’s Auctioneers.

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Located near Philadelphia in the Bucks County town of Southampton, Stephenson’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is a full-service company that handles the sale of antiques, estate and residential contents, as well as real estate and business and commercial liquidations.

Stephenson’s conducts weekly auctions in a 5,000-square-foot, climate controlled gallery, but once per season, they host a special Antiques & Decorative Arts auction with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. Their next such event – a Mid-Summer Antiques & Decorative Arts sale – will take place on Friday, July 24, featuring 376 quality lots ranging from fine furniture to Modern art.

There’s pure Philadelphia flavor to the Pennsylvania Chippendale walnut lowboy, with thumb-molded edge, notched front corners and one long over three short drawer styling. Decorative touches include clamshell carving, a scalloped and carved apron, and acanthus-carved cabriole legs terminating in ball and claw feet. There should be interest from any directions on this lot, which is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

Another entry from the City of Brotherly Love is the circa-1900 Bailey, Banks & Biddle mahogany tall-case clock. It features a dome top on the bonnet, with side columns and paw feet. Standing 92 inches tall, it could fetch $2,000-$4,000.

Bucks County artist Joseph Barrett (American, b. 1935-) is represented by an oil on canvas titled Buckingham Mountain Home in Snow: With Birds. Signed in multiple places, the 30-inch by 32-inch painting carries a presale estimate of $3,000-$5,000.

Of a more Contemporary feel is Bruce Stillman’s signed 20th-century stainless-steel kinetic sculpture measuring approximately 57½ inches by 31½ inches. It is expected to hammer $3,000-$5,000.

Both practical and beautiful, an Italian Rococo 7-piece satinwood inlaid dining room suite comprises a dining table with acanthus-carved legs, rectangular table top and three additional leaves; two armchairs with carved frame and upholstered back and seat, and four conforming side chairs with decoratively carved and pierced splats. The early 20th-century set will be offered with a $2,000-$4,000 estimate.

For additional information on any lot in the sale, call 215-322-6182. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet through www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Italian Rococo 7-piece dining room suite, estimate $2,000-$4,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Stephenson's Auctioneers.

Italian Rococo 7-piece dining room suite, estimate $2,000-$4,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Stephenson’s Auctioneers.

Joseph Barrett (American, b. 1935-) oil on canvas titled 'Buckingham Mountain Home in Snow: With Birds', 30 inches by 32 inches, estimate $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Stephenson's Auctioneers.

Joseph Barrett (American, b. 1935-) oil on canvas titled ‘Buckingham Mountain Home in Snow: With Birds’, 30 inches by 32 inches, estimate $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Stephenson’s Auctioneers.

Bruce Stillman stainless steel kinetic sculpture, 20th century, estimate $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Stephenson's Auctioneers.

Bruce Stillman stainless steel kinetic sculpture, 20th century, estimate $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Stephenson’s Auctioneers.

Circa-1900 Bailey, Banks & Biddle mahogany tall-case clock, estimate $2,000-$4,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Stephenson's Auctioneers.

Circa-1900 Bailey, Banks & Biddle mahogany tall-case clock, estimate $2,000-$4,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Stephenson’s Auctioneers.