Featured will be Federal, Empire and rosewood rococo furniture by such prolific makers as Belter, Meeks, Roux, Brooks, Mallard and Horner; an important Mitchell & Rammelsberg rosewood Victorian collection; Dresden, Old Paris and other fine porcelains; antique clocks by makers like Friedrich Mauthe and Gustav Becker; brilliant cut glass pieces; artwork and more.
“I personally hand-selected everything in this auction and I can say with assurance that what we’re selling represents the best of the best,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company, adding, “It’s a well balanced auction, with lots of great items in plenty of categories. Anybody looking for something nice should attend, either in person or online, at LiveAuctioneers.com.”
The names of renowned 19th century furniture makers will be chanted throughout the auction, beginning with a three-piece Mitchell & Rammelsberg walnut bedroom suite with a rare queen-size circassian walnut three-quarter tester plantation bed in mint condition, a walnut dresser with detailed pineapple carving and marble top, and a wardrobe with original finials (all circa 1859).
Other makers will include John H. Belter (a rosewood pierce carved chair with faces carved in the back, circa 1855, and a lovely rosewood etagere in the Rosalie pattern, also 1855); Alexander Roux (a rare rosewood sofa, triple back, with heavily carved roses all around the back support, and a walnut Victorian music chair with faces carved in the crown, highly detailed, circa 1860).
Fans of the Chippendale style will be impressed by a set of 14 mahogany shell pattern dining chairs (12 side chairs and two arm chairs) with red and gold floral upholstery, all circa 1890 and all in great condition. Also sold will be a rosewood rococo pierce carved music chair with a red upholstered seat and heavy carving in the crown. The chair, also in fine condition, is circa 1855.
Decorative accessories is a packed category, with items such as a gilt and fanciful figured maple harp made by Lyon & Healy (playable, not just for show); two large, circa-1890 Dresden urns showing courting scenes, floral encrustation, cherubs and maidens; a very large brilliant cut glass vase, 20 inches tall; and several pair of Old Paris vases with highly detailed scenes and portraits.
Victorian art glass pieces will also be offered up in abundance. Examples include an inkwell by Kral K of Austria with bronze lid and original glass ink insert (circa 1890); a set of six demitasse cups and saucers, marked SSMC sterling Lenox China (circa 1925); and a blue Victorian blown pitcher with four glasses and enameled painted flowers (circa 1880). The pitcher is 10 inches tall.
Additional art glass will include a single trumpet epergne, creamy ribbed with a crimped and ruffled edge in amber and cased in deep rose; a single lily epergne, white cased in deep rose, the lily and bowl crimped and ruffled with a clear glass edge; and a Florentine cameo vase, artist signed and colored a honey amber, with electric blue applied glass and a lovely winter scene.
Rounding out the category are a Stevens & Williams art glass vase, white with amber applied glass, standing 10 inches tall; a large and ornate covered cornucopia ruby urn with dragons, hippocampus and swan, 20 inches in height; and a large swirl amberina center bowl with polychromatic cat tails and flying heron, made around 1880 and standing 10 ¾ inches tall.
Antique clocks will feature a large oak grandfather clock made by Friedrich Mauthe in good running condition, with burl trim and decorated with mother of pearl (circa 1880); a Gustav Becker Victorian wall clock in beautiful condition, made circa 1870 and 57 inches in height; and a large walnut key-wind carriage clock with bronze trim, 25 inches in height by 15 inches wide.
Kitchen clocks will also be offered, including a walnut Gilbert parlor clock dated 10-10-1880, an eight-day key-wind model in running order, with figural and faces decoration; and a nice walnut Victorian kitchen clock with a bronze angel on the crown by R. Booth, with key and pendulum.
Mirrors will include a Victorian pier mirror with marble base and alabert crown, made circa 1870 and in need of restoration, 8 feet 8 inches tall; and a walnut Victorian over-the-mantel mirror, 53 inches tall. Old Victorian-era smalls will feature a walnut corner what-not (circa 1870), a walnut wall pocket with black trim (29 inches tall) and a walnut towel rack with deer head decoration.
Shopping for a table? Look no further. This auction has a large period mahogany Empire dining table, 66 inches wide, with seven original leaves with skirts, all in the polished original finish; an Empire rosewood center table with black and gold marble, a great stretcher and gadrooned edge; and a mahogany center table with gadrooned top, dolphins and paw feet, all in the original finish.
The antique beds category will include a rare period mahogany day bed with full tester in the original finish and with carved swans in both end boards (8 feet 6 inches tall by 74 inches long); and a rosewood Victorian half tester plantation bed that’s 9 feet 3 inches tall by 77 inches long.
Staying with furniture, sold will be an oversized mahogany parlor set with great ladies’ heads, attributed to Karpen and in the polished original finish; a matched pair of rosewood rococo parlor recamiers with orange upholstery and pierce carved backs, made around 1855; and an ostentatious pierce floral carved rosewood étagère with marble top, 8 feet tall, made circa 1850.
Rounding out just some of the day’s expected top lots are a Victorian walnut mantel with great carved lions and the original finish (44 inches in height); an oversized fiddle back walnut cylinder secretary with mechanical roll having a maple interior (9 feet 3 inches tall); and a period mahogany Federal sideboard in the original finish, with stenson drawers and acanthus carvings.
Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (662) 369-2200; or, you can e-mail them at stevensauction@