NEW ORLEANS – Crescent City Auction Gallery will ring in the New Year with an Important Winter Estates Auction, scheduled for the weekend of January 21 and 22. Start times are 11 am Central time on Day 1 and 10 am Central time on Day 2. More than 800 lots will be offered during the two-day sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Paintings by renowned New Orleans artists will be led by an oil on canvas by Clementine Hunter (1887-1987), titled Hauling Cotton and estimated at $3,000-$5,000; a pastel on paper by George Louis Viavant (1872-1924), titled Natur Morte of Birds, estimated at $2,000-$4,000; and an acrylic on canvas rendered in 1964 by Noel Rockmore (1928-1995), titled Bijou Theatre, Terre Haute, estimated at $1,000-$2,000.
Noteworthy paintings by European artists will include an 1892 oil on canvas by Sir George Clausen (British, 1852-1944), titled The Wave and estimated at $10,000-$20,000; an 1826 oil on canvas by Jan van Ravenswaay (Dutch, 1789-1869), titled Animals on the Farm, estimated at $2,000-$3,000; and an unsigned oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady attributed to Pierre Mignard (French, 1612-1695). It carries an estimate of $600-$900.
Furniture selections will include a late 19th-century English carved mahogany Chippendale style highboy, estimated at $1,000-$2,000; a 20th-century English Georgian style carved mahogany triple pedestal dining table, estimated at $800-$1,200, and eight dining chairs, estimated at $500-$900; and also a 19th-century Southern American classical style carved mahogany full tester bed, estimated at $1,000-$2,000.
Fans of silver will be treated to a circa-1900 seven-piece Gorham sterling coffee service in the Fairfax pattern (#04), weighing a total of 133.8 troy ounces and estimated at $2,500-$4,500.
The wide selection of bronzes will include a 20th-century gilt bronze Pastoral Scene by Giuseppe D’Aste (Italian, 1881-1945) depicting a shepherd couple tending to their flock. Its estimate is $1,000-$2,000. Also offered will be a pair of early 20th-century Chinese famille rose porcelain and gilt bronze six-light candelabra, estimated at $1,000-$2,000.
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