Meeks Table Brings $11,000 at Stevens Auction

. January 20, 2009

A stunning rosewood rococo center table, made around 1850 and attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks, soared to $11,000 at a multi-estate sale held Jan. 10 by Stevens Auction Co. It was the top earner of the 500 or so lots that changed hands. Five estates from prominent old families in the Southeastern U.S. were sold. The table featured a beautifully carved flower basket joining the stretcher.

The auction also included antique furniture, fine porcelains, original artwork, antique lighting, handmade rugs, china, collectibles and more – crossed the block. Almost every lot was sold without reserve.

Stevens Auction Company’s next big sale will be held Saturday, March 28, in the firm’s spacious showroom facility located at 609 No. Meridian Street in Aberdeen, Miss. Also, an on-site auction – in Oxford, Miss. — has been tentatively scheduled for March 7, but that has not been finalized. The March 28 sale will comprise the estate of the late Ken Wadjinski, of Hollow Rock, Tenn. “Mr. Wadjinski was an avid collector of anything old,” said Dwight Stevens. “He was one of the last citizens of downtown Hollow Rock, which is an actual ghost town.”

The sale will feature old cars (to include two Ford Model Ts, a Model A and a 1971 Oldsmobile 98 with 45,000 miles); machines from a machine shop; over 100 old country store items; dueling pistols and rare Winchester rifles; a magnificent bar back with marbled columns (from the Big Sandy, Tenn., drug store); many antique furniture items (some in need of repair); and hundreds of collectible items.

A preview will be held on Friday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales.

To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them at (662) 369-2200, or e-mail them at stevensauction@bellsouth.net.

To learn more about the company, and the March 21 sale of the estate of Ken Wadjinski, click on www.stevensauction.com.

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