SOUTHAMPTON, PA – For sixty years, the family-owned Stephenson’s Auctioneers have built an impeccable reputation for selling freshly marketed works of art and antiques from the most elegant estates in the Philadelphia area. Traditionally, their most anticipated event of the year has been their New Year’s Eve auction, which for 2022 will take place on January 1 and will feature high-quality furniture, artwork and personal belongings from residences. from the Mid-Atlantic region. All forms of remote auction will be available to those who cannot attend in person, including telephone, absent or live via the Internet.
The fully curated selection of 484 lots sparkles with a tasteful array of platinum, gold and sterling silver jewelry from June Felley’s Estate of Rydal (suburb of Philadelphia), Pennsylvania. “Ms. Felley’s late husband Donald Felley started out as a research chemist and went on to become president and chief operating officer of Rohm & Haas, a specialty chemicals company headquartered in Philadelphia,” said the Stephenson’s owner and auctioneer, Cindy Stephenson. “He traveled the world and brought back jewelry as gifts to his wife. He obviously had a very refined eye for beautiful jewelry and unusual frames.”
The highlights of the Felley collection are numerous and begin with a sensational ruby, turquoise, sapphire, opal and emerald Mogul choker. Set in 14k gold, this ornate necklace has a heart motif and is accented with freshwater pearl pendants. His presale estimate is $ 3,000 to $ 5,000.
Likewise valued at between $ 3,000 and $ 5,000, a stunning 18k gold cloisonné Mogul enamel and diamond bracelet is set with plate cut and faceted diamonds and attractive enameled green bird figures. The craftsmanship on this coin, which has a total weight of 81.1 grams, is of a very high standard. Estimate: $ 3,000 to $ 5,000
A centerpiece in Art Deco style, a 14k white gold pendant dripping with richly hued ruby pearls is adorned with baguettes and round diamonds accentuating a central diamond. The total weight of the diamond is approximately 4.00 carats and the total weight of the piece, with a white metal chain included, is 26.5 grams. Estimate: $ 3,000 to $ 4,000
Vintage fashion has never been as popular as it is today, especially European designer clothes from the mid-20th century. Stephenson’s New Year’s auction features a collection of dozens of jackets, dresses, coats, dresses, tops and accessories from the most collected brands: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Versace, Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint- Laurent, etc. . A Chanel sleeveless purple tweed sheath dress is valued at $ 1,000 to $ 2,000, while a burgundy lace dress from Dolce & Gabbana with a handkerchief hem is expected to fetch $ 1,000 to $ 1,500.
Russian silverware and works of art should capture the attention of collectors, especially those seeking the incomparable creations of Fabergé. A silver and white guilloche enamel photo frame with a small medallion garnet bears three Fabergé and Cyrillic stamps, including a St. Petersburg 88 zol Kokoshnik hallmark. It comes with its original leather case with Russian silver mounts plus mounts on the reverse side with a Carl Fabergé maker’s mark and worker initials. An unusual find, the frame entered the auction with an estimate of $ 3,000 to $ 6,000.
A large group of Asian antiques from a private collection in Upper Bucks County will be on offer, including carved Chinese furniture, porcelain lamps, Rose Medallion porcelains, Japanese Satsuma pottery, porcelain and earthenware; and awesome textiles. A beautiful embroidered wall hanging from the Japanese Meiji period (circa 1868-1912) depicts cranes and chrysanthemums created entirely from silk thread. Measuring 70 inches wide by 88 inches long, the tapestry is detailed in high relief, rendering a remarkably realistic effect. Estimate: $ 6,000 to $ 9,000. From the same residence comes a very special antique Persian Bidjar carpet (early 20th century). Measuring 11 feet 5 inches by 18 feet long, it could instantly add a grand and luxurious feel to any room. Estimate: $ 8,000 to $ 12,000
In addition to the abundance of traditional antiques that should pass through the auction, there are many excellent 20th century furniture designs to choose from, including stylish lounge chairs and sofas; bar stools, lighting and more. Some of the best selections include a 1980s Jeffrey Greene signature solid-state mixed wood table with a glass top, priced between $ 800 and $ 1,200; and a George Nelson Classic 6 Piece Mahogany Bedroom Set for Herman Miller. Made circa the 1950s, the sequel retains the original Herman Miller Zeeland Michigan label and is priced between $ 6,000 and $ 9,000.
An eclectic range of vintage advertisements spans the gamut from advertising clocks to soft drink signs. Of particular note is the collection of memorabilia related to Gulf gas and oil, which will be divided into separate lots. Items include a 1930s-1940s Gulf Double-Sided Porcelain / Enamel Circular Sign, $ 200- $ 400; a 30s / 40s Brookline oil can with funnel lid and applied Gulf logo, $ 150 to $ 250; a Gulflube display with 11 assorted 1950s-1970s Gulf oil cans, from $ 200 to $ 300; and a popular Good Gulf gas pump with its original glass globe, estimated between $ 2,500 and $ 4,000.
Stephenson’s January 1, 2022 auction will be held live in the company’s gallery in Southampton (a suburb of Philadelphia), Pa., With live auctions by phone, mail order and internet (via LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable and AuctionZip Start time: 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time Gallery merchandise inspection will be available Thursday, December 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. and on auction day, Saturday, January 1, 2022 from 11 noon until 12 noon auction begins. For more information on any item for sale, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or email [email protected] Visit Stephenson’s Auction in online at www.stephensonsauction.com.
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About Stephenson’s Auctioneers and Appraisers
Since 1962, family-owned Stephenson’s Auctioneers and Appraisers has been the most trusted choice for the appraisal and sale of estates, collections and real estate in the Tri-State and beyond. Located in Bucks County, PA, Stephenson’s is a full-service auction company. Our company has the unique ability to manage the sale of antiques, real estate and residential property, as well as real estate, while further having the particular expertise to manage business and commercial liquidations at auctions. We hold weekly auctions in our 5,000 square foot air-conditioned gallery and also hold on-site auctions of real estate and home or business content. Once a season, Stephenson’s hosts its popular antique and decorative arts auction. In addition, several times a year we organize specialized auctions that feature collections, for example dolls, toys, trains, guns, books and ephemeral items, and coins. Stephenson’s is licensed, bonded and insured. To learn more, visit www.stephensonsauction.com.