The Bill and Betty Murphy Estate Auction, July 31st
The lifelong antique collection of Bill and Betty Murphy, who traveled for years buying fine items to fill their 10,000-square-foot home situated on a high bluff overlooking the Ohio River in Madison, Indiana, will be sold on Saturday, July 31st, at 10 am Central time, by Stevens Auction Company, online and live in the Aberdeen, Mississippi gallery at 609 North Meridian Street. “This auction contains the best lamp collections we have ever sold, plus rare and unusual antique furniture, Persian rugs, china, clocks, fine porcelains, mantel mirrors, collectibles and other fine home furnishings,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “We trucked everything in the Murphys’ beautiful mansion home in Indiana to our gallery to make this auction possible.” The estate also contains items from the prolific furniture makers J. H. Belter, J. & J. W. Meeks, Thomas Brooks, Purdent Mallard, R. J. Horner, Anthony Quervelle, Mitchell & Rammelsberg, Pottier and Stymus, John Jelliff and Elijah Galusha. In all, more than 500 items will come up for bid, nearly all of it from the Murphy collection. Open house is Friday, July 30th, from 10am-6pm. Doors will open at 8 am on auction day, July 31st. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone bids are welcome. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Terms of payment are all major credit cards or pre-approved business or personal checks (with proper ID), or wire transfer. A 15 percent buyer’s 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 with a valid state resale number. Refreshments will be served auction day. To learn more, visit www.stevensauction.com.
- Dwight Stevens