NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Crescent City Auction Gallery will usher in the new year with an important Winter Estates auction scheduled for the weekend of January 21st and 22nd online and at 1330 Saint Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Start times are 11:00 a.m. Central Time on the 1st day and 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd day. Over 800 lots will be auctioned on the two days.
A variety of local and regional estates are featured, including property from the estate of Lisa Montgomery of New Orleans and property from the collection of Ronald Ralpheal Levert, owner of Godeau’s Antiques in Baton Rouge. Items range from fine jewelry (including diamonds and pearls) to vintage couture (Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada, Celine, Gucci, others).
But sales will also be top-heavy with the quality items that people expect from the Crescent City Auction Gallery: fine French and American period furniture, original works of art by well-known local and regional artists, wonderful decorative accessories (many of them from France and elsewhere in Europe), clocks, Candelabra, a nice selection of bronzes, and more.
Paintings by renowned New Orleans artists are titled from an oil on canvas by Clementine Hunter (1887-1987) Transporting cotton, signed lower right (estimate: $ 3,000- $ 5,000); a pastel on paper by George Louis Viavant (1872-1924), titled Nature Morte of Birds, signed lower left (estimate: $ 2,000- $ 4,000); and an acrylic on canvas by Noel Rockmore (1928-1995), painted in 1964, entitled Bijou Theater, Terre Haute, signed, dated, and titled by the artist (estimate: $ 1,000- $ 2,000).
Paintings by famous regional artists are titled a mixed media on paper by William Tolliver (Miss./La., 1951-2000) Woman with bowler hat, signed lower right (estimate: $ 2,000- $ 4,000); a watercolor by Robert M. Rucker (La., 1932-2001), titled Bayou landscape with hut, signed lower right (estimate: $ 300- $ 500); and an oil on panel work by James Kendrick III (La., 1946-2013) entitled Shadows on the Teche (1979), signed and dated lower right (estimate: $ 700- $ 1,200).
Notable paintings by European artists are titled an oil on canvas by Sir George Clausen (British, 1852-1944) The wave (1892), signed twice and dated on the reverse (estimate: $ 10,000-20,000); an oil on canvas by Jan van Ravenswaay (Dutch, 1789-1869), titled animals on the farm (1826), signed, dated lower left (estimate: $ 2,000- $ 3,000); and an unsigned oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady Attributed to Pierre Mignard (French, 1612-1695) (Estimate: $ 600- $ 900).
French furniture, a staple of Crescent City, will be a 19th century French provincial monastery table made of carved oak an early 19th century French provincial Louis XV style, carved from walnut, 92Â½ inches high and 62 inches wide (Estimate: $ 800- $ 1,200); and a 19th century French provincial Louis XV style sideboard inlaid with carved cherrywood
Furniture that is not from France but is just as beautiful includes a late 19th-19th century English-carved Chippendale-style mahogany highboy a 20th-century English Georgian-style carved mahogany dining table with three bases ( Estimate: $ 800- $ 1,200) and eight dining room chairs (Estimate: $ 500- $ 900); and a carved mahogany full test bed from the 19th century
Silver aficionados will indulge in a large 5-pint American sterling silver jug ââfrom the late 19th or early 20th century, possibly made by AG Schultz of Baltimore, weighing 45.8 troy ounces (estimate: $ 1,000-2,000); and a seven-piece Gorham Sterling coffee service from around 1900 in the “Fairfax” pattern (# 04) with a total weight of 133.8 troy ounces (estimate: $ 2,500 to $ 4,500).
The large selection of bronzes includes a gilded bronze from the 20th century Pastoral scene by Giuseppe D’Aste (Italian, 1881-1945) shows a shepherd couple tending their flock (estimate: $ 1,000-2,000). Also on offer is a pair of Chinese Famille Rose porcelain from the early 20th century and gilded six-flame bronze candelabra that are 24 inches high and 12 inches in diameter (estimate: $ 1,000 to $ 2,000).
Decorative accessories include a large stuffed alligator, 105 inches from nose to tail, along with a photo of the hunter (estimate: $ 800 to $ 1,200); a 20th century ship model of the Natchez VI built from scratch, presented in a custom-made oak glass case on a pedestal (estimate: USD 1,000-2,000); and a three-part figure clock made of patinated Spelter and green onyx with a group of madrassi figures (Jeune Mere) plus a pair of five-lighted candelabra (estimate: $ 700 to $ 1,000).
Exhibition previews will take place from Wednesday, January 12th, daily (except Saturday and Sunday) by appointment in the Crescent City Galerie. An evening preview will take place on Tuesday, January 18, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Central Time. To schedule a preview appointment call 504-529-5057 or email [email protected] Masks are compulsory.
Internet bidding is provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Bids in absentia and by telephone will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. Central Time on the day before the auction. 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]
Crescent City Auction Gallery is constantly looking for high quality consignments for future auctions. To hand over a unique item, an estate or a collection, you can call them at (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 major Winter Estates auction scheduled for the weekend of January 21-22, please visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.
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