Crescent City Auction presents interior designer’s estate Nov. 12-13

Newcomb College art pottery is a staple at many Crescent City estate auctions. This sale will be no exception. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

Newcomb College art pottery is a staple at many Crescent City estate auctions. This sale will be no exception. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

 

NEW ORLEANS – Gorgeous Newcomb College art pottery pieces, a fine collection of bronze mounted Sevres items, an American rococo mahogany full tester bed and an oil on board painting by Giuseppe Galli (Italian, 1866-1953) will all come up for bid Nov. 12 and 13 at Crescent City Auction Gallery. Absenbtee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

These items are just a few of the anticipated top lots at the estates auction that will commence at 9 a.m. Central time both days.

Headlining the event is property from the estate of James C. Westerfield (1933-2016) of Jackson, Miss., plus merchandise from numerous other local and Southern estates and collections. Mr. Westerfield was an interior designer. For 55 years he owned and operated Westerfield Antiques & Interiors in Jackson. His refined good taste is reflected in the items from his estate in this sale.

The Newcomb College art pottery (above) will include a 1938 matte glaze baluster vase in the Moon and Moss pattern, 6 inches tall; a baluster vase made circa 1935 by Paul Cox Pottery, impressed with his foundry, 4 3/4 inches tall; and a glazed baluster bowl, circa 1940, 3 inches tall. All will be sold as individual lots.

In all, over 1,450 lots will come up for bid over the course of the two days – items that customers have come to expect from Crescent City Auction Gallery’s estate sales: period furniture (much of it French, but also American, English and Asian), original artwork (by New Orleans and other regional artists), antique clocks, sterling silver, jewelry and watches and fine decorative items.

The bright and whimsical oil on board painting by Giuseppe Galli is from Mr. Westerfield’s estate and is titled A Musical Couple. The early 20th century work is presented in a period gilt and gesso frame and measures 19 1/4 inches by 13 1/2 inches. It should sell for $3,000-$5,000.

 

This oil on board painting by Giuseppe Galli (Italian, 1866-1953) is titled ‘A Musical Couple.’ Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

This oil on board painting by Giuseppe Galli (Italian, 1866-1953) is titled ‘A Musical Couple.’ Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

 

Additional items from the Westerfield estate include a set of eight early 20th century English carved mahogany Chippendale-style dining chairs (est. $1,400-$1,800); a classical 19th century patinated bronze figure, 25 inches tall, possibly a Grand Tour souvenir (est. $800-$1,200); a 19th century Chinese famille rose porcelain punch bowl, 4 1/2 inches in diameter (est. $500-$900); and a set of 12 early 20th century sterling silver goblets by Richard Wallace & Sons, 58.6 troy oz.

The American rococo mahogany full tester bed is of the type crafted for the Southern market, and is one of two being offered. Standing 111 inches tall by 72 inches long, the bed is expected to sell for $4,000 to $6,000.

 

This mid-19th century mahogany full tester bed is of the type crafted for the Southern market. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

This mid-19th century mahogany full tester bed is of the type crafted for the Southern market. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

 

The original works by noted New Orleans artists will include an oil on canvas by Alexander J. Drysdsale (1870-1934), titled Moss Draped Oaks (est. $4,000-$6,000); an oil on canvas board by Knute Heldner (1877-1952), titled Brulatour Courtyard, French Quarter (est. $4,000-$6,000); and an oil on board by Colette Pope Heldner (1902-1990), titled Swamp Idyll (est. $700-$1,000).

 

Paintings by New Orleans and Southern regional artists abound at the auction. This painting by Knute Heldner (1877-1952) has a $4,000-$6,000 estimate. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

Paintings by New Orleans and Southern regional artists abound at the auction. This painting by Knute Heldner (1877-1952) has a $4,000-$6,000 estimate. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

 

The collection of bronze mounted Sevres pieces includes a jewelry casket, a pair of candlesticks, a pair of vases, a cache pot, a center bowl on a stand and a shaped center bowl. These, too, will be sold as single lots.

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