Historic items from Twelve Oaks in Gautier part of online auction

Historic items from Twelve Oaks for sale in online auction

tleytham@sunherald.comJuly 15, 2014 

Almost 300 items at Twelve Oaks in Gautier -- some historic antiques and artifacts -- are being auctioned online, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today bidders have an opportunity to view them.

The items are part of a bankruptcy auction at Twelve Oaks, 701 Graveline Road in Gautier.

Today, bidders can inspect the items, which include a Chippendale chest, mahogany tea cart, parlor chairs, a Victorian table, oriental rugs, stemware and paintings. But it's not all furniture and furnishings. There's also an air hockey table and golf clubs.

Bidding is open until 6 p.m. July 24. The auction is being conducted by Taylor Auction & Realty Inc. of Grenada.

The home, which is listed for sale for $725,000, is a piece of history that dates back more than 100 years. It sits behind a rustic iron and brick fence. The road leading to it is lined by a canopy of moss-draped Live oaks.

Henry Gautier built Twelve Oaks in 1896 for his second wife, according to the historical marker in front of the property.

The home retains most of its original construction -- including a single-piece staircase banister, chandeliers and a wraparound porch.

The house has received a designation from the state Department of Archives and History as well as the Historical Preservation Award from the city.

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