The sale, both online and live in the New Orleans Gallery, will include Old Master paintings, works by local and regional artists, Newcomb College art pottery, and more.
NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA, Aug 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – The Crescent City Auction Gallery will welcome the busy fall season with a September Major Estates auction on Saturday and Sunday September 11-12 , from 10 a.m. central time on both days. Over 800 lots, drawn from leading estates and collections, will be auctioned, online and live in the gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Ave.
A large collection of Old Masters paintings will be on offer, led by a 19th century oil on cardboard after Domenico Tintoretto (1560-1635), titled La Madeleine penitente, measuring 24 ½ inches high by 18 ½ inches wide (estimate : $ 1,000 – $ 2,000). In addition, an unsigned 18th century oil on panel painted in the style of Antoine Watteau (French, 1684-1721), titled Fete Galante Picnic, 17 ½ inches high by 21 ¼ inches wide, bears an estimate of pre -sale of $ 3,000 to $ 5,000.
Famous Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988) will be featured twice in the auction, once with an oil on canvas boarded around 1965 titled Uncle Tom in the Garden with Little Eva, signed lower right and measuring 17 ¼ inches by 23 ¼ inches (estimate: $ 4,000 to $ 8,000); and again with an oil on canvas board, also painted around 1965, titled Cotton Harvest with African House, 17 ½ inches by 23 ½ inches. The work is expected to end between $ 3,000 and $ 5,000.
A Newcomb College Fine Art Pottery Moon and Moss Baluster Vase, made in 1921 by Anna Frances Simpson, measuring 10 inches high by 6 inches in diameter, is expected to change hands for $ 4,500 to $ 6,500. Additionally, a pair of late 19th century 12-light French bronze and alabaster chandeliers, 42 inches high and 39 ½ inches in diameter, has a pre-sale estimate of $ 800 to $ 1,200.
American furniture will be highlighted by a magnificent carved mahogany four-poster bed from the mid-19th century, measuring 90 inches high by 61 inches wide and 75 ½ inches deep (estimate: $ 800 to $ 1,200); and an iron and brass vanity and stool, a matching double bed and a blackened iron and brass floor lamp, by New Orleans craftsman Mario Villa (1953-2021) and sold in three separate lots.
The merchandise mix is wide, with items ranging from a 20th century human medical or dental skull (estimate: $ 600 to $ 900); a group of four early 19th-century Andrew Jackson campaign ribbons (each estimated between $ 3,000 and $ 5,000); an Erard grand piano in antique brass inlaid with rosewood (estimate: $ 1,500 to $ 2,500); with pretty couture pieces from Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Chanel.
Original artwork by famous New Orleans artists and other regional artists is a staple at most Crescent City auctions, and this sale will be no exception. In addition to the aforementioned paintings by Clementine Hunter, the auction will also include an untitled oil on canvas by John T. Scott (New Orleans / Houston, 1940-2007) from the artist’s The Slum series (estimate : $ 4,000 – $ 8,000).
Other paintings by renowned artists from the region will include the following:
• An oil on canvas by James Michalopouolos (Pa./New Orleans, born 1951), titled New Orleans Center Hall Cottage (1988), signed lower left and signed and dated on verso, 27 ¾ inches high by 21 ¾ inches wide (estimate: $ 4,000 – $ 6,000).
• Another work by Michalopouolos, an oil on canvas titled Noting Passion (2004), signed lower left, signed and dated on the back, 40 inches by 29 ¾ inches (estimate: $ 2,000 – $ 4,000).
• A 20th century oil on panel by Clarence Millet (La., 1897-1959), titled Bayou Bridge, signed lower right and titled on the back, 15 inches by 18 inches (estimate: $ 3,000 – $ 5,000) .
• An acrylic on Masonite by Noel Rockmore (New Orleans, 1928-1995), titled Stovall Son (1969), artist signed, dated and titled, 12 ¾ inches by 7 inches (estimate: $ 1,500 – $ 2,500).
• A mixed media on paper by Roy Ferdinand (New Orleans, 1959-2004), titled Voodoo Priestess in a Cemetery, unsigned, 27 inches by 21 inches (estimate: $ 1,000 – $ 2,000).
From France, an oil on canvas by Louis Charles Bombled (1862-1927) from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, entitled Napoleon and the French cavalry during the Russian campaign in winter, signed lower left, should reach $ 1,000 to $ 2,000; and a 19th century Louis Philippe carved mahogany chest of drawers from the French province, measuring 37 ¼ inches high and 50 ½ inches wide, is expected to cost between $ 600 and $ 900.
Other notable furniture lots include a 19th century Chinese carved mixed wood four poster bed with alcove (estimate: $ 2,500 – $ 4,500); a four-piece Baker Biedermeier style living room in ebony inlaid with burr walnut consisting of a sofa, matching armchair, two-drawer lamp table and matching oval coffee table (estimate: 1,500 $ to $ 2,500); and a 19th century Dutch carved mahogany cantilever cylinder desk, 42 ¾ inches high by 52 inches wide (estimate: $ 600 to $ 900).
Rounding out this short list of some of the best expected lots is a set of 92 sterling silver cutlery from Reed and Barton in the Francis I model, with a total weight of 83.6 troy ounces. (estimate: $ 3,000 – $ 5,000); and a large 20th century patinated bronze erotic figurative garden group of a seated satyr and a naked woman, measuring 58 inches high by 22 inches wide (estimate: $ 500 to $ 1,000).
Openings of the exhibition will take place daily (except Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day), by appointment only, in the Crescent City Gallery, starting Thursday, September 2. A preview on Saturday, September 4 will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central time. To schedule a preview appointment, call 504-529-5057, or email [email protected] COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced.
Internet auctions will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Mail order and telephone auctions will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. Central Time on Friday, September 10. 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 register a single object, 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 two-day September Major Estates auction scheduled for the weekend of September 11-12, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.
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