Oil paintings by Maurice de Vlaminck and Knute Heldner will be on display in Crescent City from July 17th to …



Oil on canvas painting by Maurice de Vlaminck (French, 1876-1958), titled Country Road, signed lower left, 17½ ​​inches x 20 ¾ inches. Estimate: $ 30,000 to $ 50,000.
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NEW ORLEANS, La. It will be Christmas in July in New Orleans when the Crescent City Auction Gallery hosts a large, two-day major summer real estate auction on the weekend of July 17th and 18th. The sale is filled to the brim with over 800 high quality lots of fine French, English and American furniture, fireplace mirrors, original paintings by local and regional artists, fine jewelry and couture pieces, a piano, sterling silver, nativity sets, model boats and more.

Start times on both days are 10 a.m. Central Time. The expected top lots include a large patinated bronze fountain figure from the 20th century Four Seasons, 87 inches tall by 53 inches wide (estimate: $ 5,000- $ 10,000); an oil on canvas painting by the French artist Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958), titled (18th century) Country road, signed lower left, 17½ ​​”x 20″ (Estimate: $ 30,000- $ 50,000); and paintings by Knute Heldner and AJ Drysdale.

The oil on canvas by the Swedish-born artist Knute Heldner (1875-1952) from Louisiana is entitled is Shrimp Boats, No. 5 and is signed lower right. It measures 29 ½ inches by 35 ½ inches and should fetch $ 4,000 to $ 6,000. The oil on canvas laid on cardboard, which is attributed to the Norwegian-born Louisiana painter William Buck (1840-1888), bears the title Covington scene. It is expected to end at $ 3,000-5,000. Both would be good additions to any Southern collection.

It is an eclectic sale with goods ranging from vintage couture (Chanel, Hermes, Prada, Louis Vuitton, others) to fine estate jewelry (white, yellow and black diamonds, tanzanites, emeralds, sapphires, South Sea pearls, etc.) to a Russian. Rich icon of the Virgin of Kazan by Sergeyevich Lebedkin (Moscow, 1898-1914), with a 21-carat gold and enamelled sterling oklad measuring 12½ inches by 10½ inches (estimate: $ 500- $ 1,000).

The oil-on-canvas painting by the Swedish-born Louisiana artist Knute Heldner (1875-1952) is entitled Shrimp Boats, No. 5 and is signed by the artist lower right. Estimate: $ 4,000- $ 6,000.
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A US-made 19th century Rococo Revival figure with gilding and gesso above a mantelpiece on a later white marble plinth measuring 96 “tall and 75½” wide is estimated to cost $ 3,000 to $ 5,000; while an American spelter-slag-glass pedestal lamp, probably Edward Miller, 21 inches tall, would strike for $ 500 to $ 900.

A 44-piece Stieff Sterling cutlery set from 1940 in the “Williamsburg Queen Anne” pattern with a total weight of 53.7 troy oz. is estimated at $ 1,000 to $ 2,000. Also a silver-plated pergne / center piece, together with a silver-plated round mirror plateau, with relief-carved fruits and scroll-decorated edges (two pieces), should cost $ 400- $ 800.

A large oil on canvas painting by Scott Upton (NC, born 1958), titled Insight into the hidden, signed and titled on the back, 47 ¾ inches by 71 ¾ inches, estimated to bring in $ 3,000- $ 5,000. Tops in the American furniture category is a circa 1880 Victorian carved walnut marble sideboard 76 inches high and 58 inches wide (estimate: $ 600-900).

French furniture, essential at almost every Crescent City auction, will include the following examples:

  • An early 19th century French Louis XV style carved cherry sideboard, 42 ¼ “high and 55 ¼” wide (estimate: $ 1,000-2,000).
  • A 19th century French Empire table with a carved mahogany marble top, 29 inches high and 38½ inches in diameter (estimate $ 800- $ 1,200).
  • A 19th century French Empire style with a carved mahogany marble top dresser 34 ¾ inches high and 50 ½ inches wide (Estimate: $ 700- $ 1,200).
  • A French provincial Louis XV. carved walnut vaisselier (furniture for storing and displaying china), 85 inches high and 52 inches wide (estimate: $ 600- $ 1,200).
  • A 20th century French Ormolu-mounted ebonized mahogany bomb boulle marble living room cabinet.

Large 20th century patinated bronze fountain figure from the Four Seasons, 87 inches high and 53 inches wide. Estimate: $ 5,000-10,000.
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Original artwork by New Orleans and local artists is equally ubiquitous, and is illustrated by an early 20th century oil painting by Alexander J. Drysdale (La., 1870-1934) entitled Louisiana Bayou at dusk, signed lower left (estimate: $ 800- $ 1,200); and a 20th century mixed metal sculpture by New Orleans artist Thomas Mann entitled Techno rabbit clock, with a carrot shaped stand, 6 inches high, signed (estimate: $ 800- $ 1,200).

An oil on board painting by Colette Pope Heldner (New Orleans, 1902-1990), titled 02 Marsh idyll, signed lower left, and signed and titled on the reverse, 19½ inches high and 15¼ inches wide, carries a presale price of $ 500- $ 800. Also a large gelatin silver photographic print by George Valentine Dureau (New Orleans, 1930-2014) with the title Two young boys, unsigned, 41 inches tall and 34 inches wide, should command $ 400- $ 800.

On to Europe, where an early 20th century oil on canvas painting by Henry Schouten (Belgian, 1857-1927) entitled Horse and donkey, signed lower left and 17 ¼ “by 25 ¼”, estimated at $ 1,500 to $ 2,500. Also an oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady in White, initialed (“VJ”) and initialed and dated (1836), should end at $ 1,200 to 1,800.

A 19th century patinated bronze sculpture by Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1796-1875), entitled Spread-winged eagle, 9 ½ inches tall and impregnated “F. Barrierne Fondeur is valued at between $ 1,000 and $ 2,000; while a gold-plated bronze figure from the Continental School from the early 20th Classic male An athlete 25 ½ inches tall, possibly a souvenir of the Grand Tour, should go as high as $ 800 to $ 1,200. This is just a small sample of what bidders can expect.

On-site live bidding and exhibition previews are available by appointment only at the Crescent City gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. The previews take place daily (except Sundays) and begin on July 8th. A preview on Saturday, July 10th, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment for live bids in the gallery on auction day or for a preview call 504-529-5057 or email [email protected]

Internet bidding is provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Bids in absentia and over the phone will be accepted until Friday, July 16, 1:00 p.m. Central Time. A buyer’s premium of 25 percent is levied in-house (three percent discount for cash payments or checks). A printed catalog is available; Call 504-529-5057 or email [email protected]

The Crescent City Auction Gallery is always looking for high quality consignments for future auctions. To hand over a unique item, an estate, or a collection, you can call (504) 529-5057; or you can send an email to [email protected] All phone calls and emails are confidential.

For more information on the Crescent City Auction Gallery and the two-day major summer real estate auction scheduled for the weekend of July 17th and 18th, please visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

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