Stephenson's Auction

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Motherhouse Property Onsite Auction of Contents - May 31, 2019

Inspection Friday, May 31st at 9 AM Auction Starts at 11 AM

On-site Auction Friday, May 31st (only) at 1663 Bristol Pike (Route 13) in Bensalem, PA  19020

Doors open at 9AM Friday, May 31st for Inspection.  Auction begins at 11AM Friday, May 31st.

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Motherhouse Property Onsite Auction of Contents

Online Auction Begins at 11AM Friday May 31st, other items not sold online will be sold onsite at the conclusion of the online auction on Friday May 31st.


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The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic order of nuns that was founded in 1891 by Saint Katharine Drexel under the name Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People.  She used her family’s fortune to fund mission schools and churches for Native and African Americans.  She professed her vows in 1891, founded her own order, The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and directed it for over 40 years.  Drexel’s ministries addressed social inequities and provided quality education to minorities.  She was canonized in 2000.

Furniture – Burton and Pattison Halifax tall case clock ca. 1780, oak two piece Shannon Filing Cabinet, oak double glass door bookcase, walnut double glass door bookcases, tiger oak veneer library table, iron and wood newspaper stand ca. 1900, walnut Victorian corner cabinet with tile inserts, quarter sawn oak table, oak sideboard with carved foliate, mask and scroll decoration, set of six oak Chippendale style dining chairs, square mahogany dining table ca. 1900, iron stand  with three stork base, walnut library table, porcelain pedestal, walnut umbrella stand ca. 1890, inlaid mahogany corner curio, set of four oak and upholstered dining chairs with paw feet, 9’8” oak corner cabinet, oak triple glass door bookcase, oak double glass door bookcases, iron stand with marble top and scroll feet, champlevé lamp, two walnut leather upholstered settees, pair of wrought iron plant stands, single wrought iron plant stand, oak splay leg table, oak 16 drawer tall chest, a pair of oak cathedral pedestals, painted iron and wood park benches, set of 13 molded fiberglass stacking chairs by Krueger Metal Products, rotating oak bookstand, oak curved glass china cabinets, Native American decorated tables, early 20th C. Native American hide chair, and more.

Artwork – Continental School oil on canvas - old man and boy, attributed to Marie Virginia "Pet" Herard oil on canvas, "Christ Prays for Deliverance", two Continental School oils on canvas - Madonna and Child, E. George de Ville landscape sand painting, two Auguste Walnick (Haitian) oils on canvas, and more.

Native American and Tribal Artifacts – Native American redware and blackware pottery including Navajo, Lakota, Cochiti, Acoma, and others, Skookum dolls, Native American and African textiles, Two Navajo weaver figures, early to mid C. black and white photos of Native Americans, petrified wood, Kachina dolls, 33 1/3 rpm recordings of Native American songs, Native American beadwork, Native American baskets, Ivory Coast wooden masks, wooden tribal carvings, Haitian wood carvings, and more.

Also - Steinway & Sons grand piano Model B, Wm. Knabe mahogany cased baby grand piano, sterling silver overlay presentation cruet, painted bronze figure "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Capital 1905-1998", American Belleek vase,  painted iron Victorian fire hose reels, pair of wrought iron gates, pair of stained glass windows ca. 1900, Majolica pedestal, and more.