The Contents of The Magnificent Adams French Mansion in Aberdeen,
Mississippi will be Auctioned on Saturday, June 4th
In addition, several warehouses of antiques from Mr. Stevens's personal lifelong collection will
also come up for bid, beginning at 9 am Central time. The main auction will start at 10 am CST.
Aberdeen, MS, USA, May 26, 2022 -- The contents of the Adams French Mansion - a magnificent
antebellum home in Aberdeen that’s only had a handful of owners since it was built in 1856 - will be
sold on Saturday, June 4th, at the mansion itself, at 301 North Meridian Street, by Stevens Auction
Company. All furnishings in the 7,000-square-foot Greek Revival mansion will be offered.
“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 Mr. Stevens's personal lifelong collection will also
come be sold, starting at 9 am Central time. The Adams French auction will start at 10 am.
Wonderful 19th century beds are common place at Stevens Auction events, 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, 11 feet 2 inches in height and 71 inches wide (est. $12,000-$15,000).
Others will include a circa 1855 Prudent Mallard three quarters tester rosewood plantation bed with
elaborate carved crowns and mosquito net poles (est. $10,000-$12,000); and a Carpathian walnut high-
back ornate bed by Mitchell & Rammelsberg, with excellent carving (est. $2,800-$4,000) and an
accompanying matching Carpathian walnut carved dresser (est. $1,500-$2,500).
A pair of bronze blackamoors holding torches, signed Fondeur F. Barbedienne, 6 feet 3 inches tall, has
an estimate of