Stunning R. J. Horner Dining Room Suite will Headline Stevens Auction's Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Auction

Top Quote Expected top lots include a heavily carved oak dining room suite attributed to R. J. Horner, a beautiful palace-size Aubusson rug and a magnificent pair of early 19th century Old Paris vases. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 12, 2021 - Aberdeen, MS - Eager bidders will be giving thanks at Stevens Auctionís Thanksgiving Antique Auction set for Saturday, November 13th, live in the gallery at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, and online via LiveAuctioneers.com. Offered will be items from a 9,000-square-foot home in Gulf Port, Miss., plus estates from Eutaw, Ala., and Centerville, Miss.

    Expected top lots include a heavily carved oak dining room suite attributed to the renowned 19th century American furnituremaker R. J. Horner, a beautiful palace-size Aubusson rug that cost $40,000 when purchased new, and a magnificent pair of early 19th century Old Paris vases that was museum deaccessioned 50 years ago. The auction will start promptly at 10 am Central time.

    The Horner dining room suite is the saleís headliner, with an estimate of $15,000-$45,000. It consists of a china cabinet, banquet-size table with five leaves, six chairs and a sideboard, all beautifully carved with wing griffins and feet. Also from Horner is an oak china cabinet in the original finish, carved from top to bottom with dragon and fruit carved cresting, large protruding carved lions and fruit, and large protruding carved full body dolphins (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

    The Aubusson rug is truly palace-size, at 14 feet by 30 feet. Itís expected to sell for $10,000-$20,000, half its original sale price. Other fine rugs up for bid will include a beige, green and gold Oushak rug, 18 feet by 12 feet (estimate: $1,800-$3,000); a handmade red, blue and white Persian rug, 9 feet 10 inches by 14 feet 2 inches (estimate: $600-$1,500); and a large, green and rose-colored needlepoint tapestry, 13 feet 6 inches by 8 feet 11 inches (estimate: $600-$1,200).

    The pair of two-part, early 20th Old Paris vases boasts intricate detailing, with lattice work from top to bottom and breathtaking painting with the highest gold content for all the gilting. The vases, showing no wear at all, is estimated to bring $5,000-$15,000. Also offered will be a large and impressive pair of two-part, 19th century Royal Vienna urns with fine figural paintings, ornate raised decorations and intense gold gilt, both 23 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

    Tables worth considering include a unique rosewood Aesthetic Movement pedestal table with winged griffins and inlay burl trim (estimate: $4,000-$10,000); and a very large rosewood Victorian center table attributed to Charles Boudoine, 46 inches wide (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

    Beds will feature a spectacular contemporary mahogany half tester bed with drapes and carved crown (estimate: $5,000-$7,500); a six-piece Lillian Russell cherry bedroom suite, signed Davis Cabinet Company, with twin beds, a chest, a dresser, a night stand and shaving mirror (estimate: $2,500-$5,000); and a rosewood grained full size tester bed from Shamrock Plantation, attributed to Mitchell & Rammelsberg (a maker featured often in Stevens sales) (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

    A handsome rosewood rococo secretary thatís been in the same place for 75 years, originally from the Shamrock Plantation, 98 inches tall by 47 inches wide, is expected to ring up $2,500-$4,000. Also, an equally attractive olive wood period 1780 secretary with a fitted interior in the upper section, 7 feet 10 inches tall by 42 inches wide, has a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$4,000.

    Pedestals will include a marble-top mahogany figural pedestal, 43 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$6,000); a solid mahogany round pedestal with wing griffin top, 42 inches tall (estimate: $1,500-$3,000); and a walnut pedestal with three puttis, claw feet and grapes (estimate: $2,000-$3,500).

    The lamps and lighting category will feature a Victorian brass and alabaster banquet lamp with a hand-painted shade, possibly of Rembrandt (estimate: $1,000-$3,000); a brass Victorian lamp by Bradley and Hubbard, still oil with dragons, a red globe and double burner (estimate: $1,000-$3,000); and a Victorian hanging light with owls on shade and font (estimate: $1,000-$2,500).

    Grandfather clocks will come up for bid, including a Tiffany 9-tube grandfather clock in great condition, in a classical mahogany case with columns, 93 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$6,000); and a mahogany Empire case 9-tube grandfather clock, 90 inches tall (estimate: $1,500-$2,500).

    An open house preview will be held at the gallery on Friday, November 12th, from 10 am-7 pm.

    Doors will open at 8 am on auction day, Nov. 13th. Pictures are continually being added to the Stevens website (www.stevensauction.com), so interested parties are encouraged to check often for new additions and further information. For information not contained in the sales brochure, please call 662-369-2200 or email to stevensauction ( @ ) bellsouth dot net dot Phone bids are welcome dot

    Terms of payment are all major credit cards or pre-approved business or personal checks (with proper ID), or wire transfer. A 15 percent buyerís premium will be applied to all purchases, with an extra 3 percent processing fee for credit cards. A sales tax will be charged as well, except for those bidders with a valid state resale number. Light refreshments will be served on auction day.

    To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the annual Thanksgiving Antique Auction planned for Saturday, Nov. 13, visit www.stevensauction.com.

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