19th century Russian icon, $21,960, Crescent City Auction Gallery
A diminutive 19th century Russian icon of St. Nicholas sold for $21,960 at an estates auction held July 13-14 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Also, a Chinese Qianlong jade censer, circa 1736-1795, changed hands for $9,760; an untitled sculpture by Lynda Benglis (American, b. 1941) fetched $8,540; a pair of early 19th century patinated and gilt bronze four-light candelabra went for $7,703; and a pair of 19th century Louis XV-style carved gilt wood upholstered wing chairs climbed to $2,607. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer’s premium.