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New Orleans, LA, United States
DoneSun, Dec 4, 2005 6:00 PM GMT

Louisiana Purchase Auction(tm), 12/3 &12/4

* Property Especially Consigned to this Important Annual Auction by Many Discerning Collectors, including:
* Works of Art from the Collection of the Walter Anderson Family, Shearwater
* Property Descended in the Family of Jacques Philippe Roi de Villere, 1st Native Governor of Louisiana
* Property Descended in the Baldwin/Legendre/McCall Family of New Orleans
* Property from the Natural History Collection of Louisiana Governor John M. Parker (1920-1924), Descended in the Family
* Property from the Family of Kentucky Col. Edmund H. Taylor, Founder of Old Taylor Whiskey
* Important Furniture and Decorative Arts from a Distinguished Gentilhomme of Acadiana
* Property Deaccessioned from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Many important lots such as: Period Am., English and French furniture incl. an important recent discovery of a Herter Bros. painted, inlaid rosewood, brass-inlaid and pietra dura cabinet, Am. Renaissance walnut figural sideboard, Am. cherry and cypress armoire, fine Am. Walnut tall chest, important Rococo rosewood and laminated table attr. to Belter, fine Wm. IV mah. Gothic Revival armchair, fine Edwardian satinwood "Carlton House" desk, fine pair of Am. late Fed. mah. games tables, Am. Vict. rosewood bedstead, Am. butternut sugar chest on stand, rare Am. cypress table de cheval, fine Am. Chippendale carved highboy, Boston Classical recamier, Am. Classical mah. three part banquet table, fine Am. Classical carved mah. poster bed, important set of 13 Gillows late Regency mah. dining chairs, Am. Queen Anne maple highboy, Am. late Classical "campeachy" chair, and much more.

American and Continental Decorative Arts incl. rare Newcomb College Art Pottery high glaze tyg, large Newcomb high glaze vase, Paris Porcelain incl. Dominque Denuelle cabinet plate; American silver, incl. antique Gorham sterling silver racing trophy; period lighting incl. fine pair of Napoleon III gilt and patinated bronze three light candelabra, pair of Russian girandoles, pair of Napoleon III gilt bronze lumieres; rare maps, books and globes incl. rare map of New Orleans; antique garden items incl. two fine lead allegorical garden figures; antique mirrors incl. monumental Empire giltwood and painted pier mirror.

American antique firearms incl. Jennings 12 Shot Repeater serial #1; rare Chinese Export covered tureen and undertray, an extensive group of Estate Decorations featuring glass, porcelain and silver, many lots offered without reserve.

The collection of an Acadian gentilhomme is included in this sale and features period Louisiana and lower Mississippi Valley furnishings, Acadian homespun, French silver and decorative arts. Also a collection of Louisiana Native American basketry.

A superb collection of Southern Regional art including Walter Anderson, Helen Turner, Ellis Wilson, Alice Ravenel Smith, Marie Hull, Willilam Hollingsworth, Karl Wolfe, Mildred Wolfe, Robert Grafton, Angela Gregory, Anthony Meucci, Meyer Strauss, William Henry Buck, Joseph Meeker, William Carroll Saunders (attr.), Harold Rudolph, Andres Molinary, August Norieri, George Louis Viavant, Adolph Rinck, Henry Mosler (aft.), W.A. Walker, Nettie Kinney Seebold, Ellsworth Woodward, William Woodward, Seline Bres, Ella Miriam Wood, Emilie Huger, Elizabeth Raymond, Pauline Nichols, Alfred Hutty, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, William Stacks, Paul Parker, Leyland Croft Smith, Donald Anderson, Will Henry Stevens, Robert Wood, Knute Heldner, Colette Heldner, Alberta Kinsey, Charles Hultberg, A.J. Drysdale, Will Ousley, Noel Rockmore, Caroline Durieux, Charles Reinike, Charles Richards, Phillip Sage, Pati Bannister, Henry Casselli, Robert Durand, Roland Golden, John Nachorny, George Dureau, Douglas Bourgeois, Jean Seidenberg, Arthur Kern, Clementine Hunter, Warree Lebron, William Hawkins, Joe Light, Milton Fletcher, Lee Jackson and Willie White.

Photographs by Fonville Winans, Ernest Bellocq, Eugene Delcroix and photographs of Louis Armstrong, Clementine Hunter and a rare Anson tintype of the Agramonte Family.

American art including Arthur Diehl, Louis Nevelson, Lawrence Lebduska, William Robinson, William Stevens, Sister Agnes Berchmans, Muller, Zuber, James Hamilton, Walter Sies, Athos Menaboni, Clarence Fawcett, Lajos Markos, Harry Fisk, Tom Grifins (attr.), Prints by George Hand Wright, Thomas Hart Benton, Reynolds Beal, George Bingham (aft.), John Audubon (aft.), Currier and Ives, Mckenny and Hall.

Important Continental and British art including Leon Ambroise Gauthier, A. Rodin, Eugene Verboeckhoven, Henri-Joseph Harpignies, Victor Nehlig, Max Carlier, Walter Hunt, Emma Ciardi, Maurice Poirson, Luigi Paolilo, Albin Gavdzinski, Knut Ekwall, Victor Huguet, Wilhelm Schutze, Otakar Cila, Everett Smith, Philips Wouwerman (aft.), Simon Vouet (aft.), Marie Laur, Hermanus Bogman, Johan Larssen, Paul Leyendecker, Paul Bellanger-Adhe'lar, Jacob Hagen, Niek Van der Plas, Patrick Boudon, J.P. Couturier, Guilleminet, Edmund Bristow, John Harrison, Thomas Cooke (attr.), William Wainwright, Duvall, Alex Leggett, Walter Sickert, Sir Anthony van Dyck (aft.), Andre Dauchez, Askel Morch, Erskine Nicol, Edward Lycett and Ernest Crofts.