NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – The Crescent City Auction Gallery will ring in the New Year with a major winter goods auction scheduled for the weekend of January 21-22, online and in the gallery at 1330 Saint Charles Avenue at the New Orleans. The start times are 11:00 am Central Time on Day 1 and 10:00 am on Day 2. Over 800 lots will be auctioned over the two days.
Featured, many local and regional estates, including the property of the Lisa Montgomery estate of New Orleans and the collection property of Ronald Ralpheal Levert, the owner of Godeau’s Antiques in Baton Rouge. Items will range from fine jewelry (including diamonds and pearls) to vintage couture (Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada, Céline, Gucci, others).
But the sale will also be heavy with the quality merchandise that people have come to expect from the Crescent City Auction Gallery: fine French and American period furniture, original works of art by renowned local and regional artists. , wonderful decorative accessories (many of them from France and elsewhere in Europe), clocks, candelabras, a fine selection of bronzes and more.
The paintings of renowned New Orleans artists will be directed by an oil on canvas painting by Clementine Hunter (1887-1987), titled Cotton transport, signed lower right (estimate: $ 3,000 – $ 5,000); a pastel on paper by George Louis Viavant (1872-1924), titled Still Life of Birds, signed lower left (estimate: $ 2,000 – $ 4,000); and an acrylic on canvas made in 1964 by Noel Rockmore (1928-1995), titled Bijou Theater, Terre Haute, artist signed, dated and titled (estimate: $ 1,000 – $ 2,000).
Paintings by famous regional artists will include a mixed media on paper by William Tolliver (Miss./La., 1951-2000), titled Woman with melon, signed lower right (estimate: $ 2,000 – $ 4,000); a watercolor by Robert M. Rucker (La., 1932-2001), entitled Bayou Landscape with Cabin, signed lower right (estimate: $ 300- $ 500); and an oil on panel by James Kendrick III (La., 1946-2013), entitled Shadows on the Teche (1979), signed and dated lower right (estimate: $ 700- $ 1200).
Notable paintings by European artists will include an oil on canvas by Sir George Clausen (British, 1852–1944), titled The wave (1892), signed twice and dated on the back (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 Crescent City staple, will include a 19th-century French province carved oak monastery table, 86 ½ inches wide by 34 ½ inches deep (estimate: $ 1,200 to $ 1,800); an early 19th century Louis XV style carved French walnut provincial cabinet measuring 92 ½ inches high by 62 inches wide (estimate: $ 800 to $ 1,200); and a 19th century Louis XV French provincial style inlaid carved cherry wood sideboard, 40 ½ inches high by 54 ½ inches wide (estimate: $ 700 – $ 1,200).
Non-French, but equally beautiful, furniture will include a late 19th century English carved mahogany highboy, Chippendale style, 88 inches tall (estimate: $ 1,000 to $ 2,000); a 20th-century English Georgian-style carved mahogany triple-pedestal dining table (estimate: $ 800- $ 1200) and eight dining chairs (estimate: $ 500- $ 900); and a 19th century South American classical style carved mahogany full canopy bed, measuring over 110 inches in height (estimate: $ 1,000 to $ 2,000).
Silver aficionados will be treated to a large five-quart pitcher in late 19th or early 20th century American sterling silver spun, possibly made by AG Schultz of Baltimore, weighing 45.8 troy ounces (estimate: $ 1,000 to $ 2,000); and a seven-piece Gorham coffee set circa 1900 in the “Fairfax” model (# 04), weighing a total of 133.8 troy ounces (estimate: $ 2,500 to $ 4,500).
The large selection of bronzes will include a 20th century gilded bronze Pastoral Scene by Giuseppe D’Aste (Italian, 1881-1945) depicting a couple of shepherds tending to their flock (estimate: $ 1,000 – $ 2,000). Also included will be a pair of early 20th century Chinese famille rose and gilt bronze six-light candelabra measuring 24 inches high and 12 inches in diameter (estimate: $ 1,000 to $ 2,000).
Decorative props will include a large taxidermized alligator, 105 inches from nose to tail, as well as a photograph of the hunter (estimate: $ 800 – $ 1,200); a scale model of the 20th century Natchez VI ship, built from scratch, displayed in a custom oak display case, on a plinth stand (estimate: $ 1,000 – $ 2,000); and a figurative clock in three pieces in patinated spelter and green onyx set with a figurative group of Madrassi (Young Mother) plus a pair of five-light candelabras (estimate: $ 700 to $ 1,000).
Vernissages will take place every day (except Saturday and Sunday), by appointment only, in the Crescent City gallery, starting Wednesday, January 12. A preview will take place on Tuesday, January 18, from 5 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 auctions will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Mail and telephone auctions will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. Central time the day before the auction. A 25 percent buyer’s premium will be applied internally (three percent off for cash or checks). A printed catalog is available; call 504-529-5057 or email [email protected].
Crescent City Auction Gallery is always on the lookout for quality shipments for future auctions. To consign a single item, estate, or 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.
To learn more about the Crescent City Auction Gallery and the Important Winter Estates Auction scheduled for the weekend of January 21-22, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.
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