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Crescent City Auction boasts array of treasures Sept. 14-15

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Oil on board painting by Donald Roller Wilson (Arkansas, b. 1938). Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

NEW ORLEANS – An oil on board painting by Arkansas artist Donald Roller Wilson, an early 20th century Tiffany Studios Art Nouveau leaded glass table lamp, a circa 1900 patinated bronze by Frederic Remington, and a 19th century Patek Philippe gold pocket watch are just part of Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Sept. 14-15 auction. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The two-day, 1,033-lot Important September Estates Catalog Auction starts at 1 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, Sept. 14 (lots 1-650), and at 10 a.m. on Sunday (lots 651-1,033).

The auction is packed with the broad mix of merchandise people have come to expect from a Crescent City auction: fine period French and American furniture, original artworks by New Orleans and other regional artists, original artworks by American and foreign artists, bronzes, sterling silver, estate jewelry, French clocks, Asian objects and gorgeous decorative accessories.

The oil on board painting (above) by Donald Roller Wilson titled Cookie (2005) is a whimsical and colorful depiction of a chimpanzee dressed in a clown costume with flowers and a butterfly for headwear. It’s signed and dated and expected to sell for $10,000-$15,000. Wilson is known for his offbeat subject matter. He paints in polished realism, similar to the Old Masters.

The early 20th century Tiffany Studios Art Nouveau leaded glass table lamp is 18½ inches tall, with an 18½-inch diameter shade. It’s expected to light up the room for $5,000-$9,000.

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Early 20th century Tiffany Studios Art Nouveau leaded glass table lamp, 18½in. tall, with an 18½-inch-diameter shade. Estimate: $5,000-$9,000. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

Frederick Remington (1861-1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor and writer who specialized in depictions of the American Old West. His circa 1900 patinated bronze titled The Wooly Chaps, 22¾ inches tall, is impressed “Roman Bronze Works N.Y.” (est. $1,500-$2,500). The bronze is a version of his iconic work The Bronco Buster.

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Circa 1900 patinated bronze by Frederick Remington (1861-1909), titled ‘The Wooly Chaps,’ 22¾ inches tall, impressed ‘Roman Bronze Works N.Y.’ Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

The circa 1875-1880 Patek Philippe 18K yellow gold pocket watch was retailed by M. Scooler in New Orleans and engraved “H. Tardy Hart” (est. $2,500-$3,500). Jewelry will include a mine-cut diamond ring, with tanzanites, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and South Seas pearls. Asian objects will feature a lovely 19th century Chinese famille rose baluster vase 13¾ inches tall (est. $400-$800).

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Circa 1875-1880 Patek Philippe 18K yellow gold pocket watch, engraved ‘H. Tardy Hart.’ Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

Original artwork by noted New Orleans artists will include an early 20th century oil wash and pencil by Alexander J. Drysdale (1870-1934), titled Moss Draped Oak Trees, signed lower left (est. $4,000-$6,000); and an oil on canvas by James Michalopouolos (b. 1951), titled Marche de Bois (1999), signed lower right and sizable at 39¾ inches by 29½ inches (est. $4,000-$8,000).

Also from New Orleans is an oil on canvas painting by Alberta Kinsey (1875-1952), titled Brulatour Courtyard (1929), signed lower right and pencil dated on verso (est. $1,200-$1,800), and a circa 1900 silver gelatin print by George Valentine Dureau (1930-2014), titled Wendell Platt, pen titled in the lower left margin and pen signed lower right margin (est. $800-$1,200).

Artworks from outside New Orleans will feature an oil on canvas painting by Gerald Deloach (Miss., b. 1948), titled The Willows, signed lower right (est. $1,500-$2,500).

French clocks will feature a patinated spelter chariot mantel clock, circa 1890, of a Roman charioteer, after Course Romaine by Ulpiano Checa y Sanz (1860-1916), 18 inches by 16½ inches (est. $700-$1,000).

Fine French period furniture will be plentiful and will include the following pieces:

– A large French Empire style gilt ormolu mounted Circassian walnut cylinder roll desk from the 20th century (est. $1,000-$2,000).

– An 18th century Louis XVI style carved walnut commode (est. $700-$1,200).

– A 19th century French provincial carved poplar farmhouse table, 77 ½ inches wide by 31 inches deep (est. $800-$1,200).

– A French provincial Louis XV style carved walnut buffet a deux corps from the early 19th century (est. $1,000-$2,000).

– An early 19th century French provincial carved walnut Louis XV style armoire, 92 inches tall (est. $1,000-$2,000).

– A marquetry inlaid mahogany secrétaire à abattant, circa 1880 (est. $1,000-$1,500).

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Marquetry inlaid mahogany secrétaire à abattant, circa 1880, 53in. tall x 26in. wide, 27in. deep open, 14in. deep closed. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

American furniture will be represented, too, with pieces like a nice 19th century classical inlaid ormolu-mounted mahogany cylinder bookcase, 78 inches by 45½ inches (est. $1,000-$2,000).

A six-piece sterling silver coffee and tea service, manufactured around 1950 by Durham Silver Co. (New York), #222, hand-chased, weighing a total of 144.55 troy ounces, should gavel for $1,800-$2,500. Also, a monumental pair of English silver-plated hot water urns from the mid-20th century by Israel Freeman & Sons (London), each urn 21½ inches tall, is expected to make $800-$1,200.

For details contact Crescent City Auction Gallery 504-529-5057 or info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

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