NEW ORLEANS – A gorgeous carved oak nine-piece dining room suite in the style of the 19th century New York furniture maker R. J. Horner, an oil on board painting by the renowned Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), a fine selection of Newcomb Pottery (to include pieces by Sadie Irvine), and an early 20th century patinated bronze sculpture by Anna Vaughn Wyatt Huntington (American, 1876-1973) will all come up for bid Jan. 18-19. They are a few expected top achievers in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Important Winter Estates Catalog Auction, slated for that weekend. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Nearly 900 quality lots in a wide variety of collecting categories will come up for bid across the two days.
The nine-piece carved oak dining room suite in the style of R.J. Horner (above) consists of a server, a sideboard, six upholstered chairs, a dining table with four leaves, 108 inches wide when open (est. $4,000-$8,000).
The oil on board painting by Clementine Hunter, titled Baptism (circa 1950), is signed lower right and measures 17½ inches by 23½ inches (est. $3,000-$5,000).
The bronze sculpture by Vaughn Wyatt Huntington is titled L’Orage (The Storm) and is 15½ inches tall by 15 inches wide (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Also selling will be a pair of bronze ormolu mounted Verde Antico marble obelisks (20th or 21st century), 56 inches tall (est. $1,500-$2,500); and four 20th century carved white marble female torsos, 23 inches tall (est. $300-$500 each).
The auction is packed with the broad mix of merchandise people have come to expect from a Crescent City auction: fine period French, American and European furniture, original artworks by New Orleans and other regional artists, original artworks by American and foreign artists, estate jewelry, French clocks, Asian objects, lamps and lighting and fine decorative accessories.
French clock sets will be led by a 20th century three-piece gilt bronze and Verde Antico marble clock set, 22½ inches tall by 13 inches wide (est. $400-$800). Also offered will be a large, 19th century patinated spelter Pallas Athena figural mantel clock, 28 inches tall by 19½ inches wide (est. $500-$1,000).
Jewelry will feature diamonds, tanzanites, emeralds, rubies and sapphires.
The Asian category is filled with tantalizing possibilities, to include a Chinese School fresco watercolor from the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), titled Female Musicians, 48½ inches tall by 38 inches wide (est. $1,000-$2,000); and an 18th or 19th century Chinese Buddhist carved pine family shrine of house form, 75 inches tall by 32 inches wide (est. $800-$1,200).
Original artworks by New Orleans artists will feature an oil on canvas by Noel Rockmore (1928-1995), titled Woman on the Beach (1980), signed, 19½ inches by 23½ inches (est. $800-$1,200); and an oil on canvas by John Reed Campbell (1925-2000), titled Feeding Chickens in Front of the Cabin (1981), artist signed and dated, 11½ inches by 15½ inches (est. $500-$900).
Other original artworks will include an oil on canvas by Ransome G. Holdredge (Calif., 1836-1899), titled Landscape with Encampment, circa 1880, artist signed lower left (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a 20th century oil on canvas by Franz Priking (German, 1929), titled Village, signed lower right and titled on label verso, measuring 31½ inches by 39 inches (est. $800-$1,200).
A monumental 20th century classical wood and composition gilt and ebonized over-mantel mirror that’s 92 inches tall by 80 inches wide has an estimate of $800-$1,500. Also, a 20th century nine-light bronze and crystal prism hung basket chandelier should hammer for $600-$900; and a pair of large green patinated bronze recumbent lions, 22 inches tall, should sell for $800-$1,200.
Decorative accessories will feature a sterling silver lot consisting of a three-piece tea set by Okubo, along with a .950 sterling silver tray, for a total weight of 131.65 troy oz. (est. $1,000-$2,000); and an Aesthetic Movement Longwy porcelain and brass plant stand, possibly made by Bradley & Hubbard of Ansonia, Conn., 33½ inches tall by 13½ inches wide (est. $500-$800).
The auctions will begin at 10 a.m. Central time both days.
A printed catalog is available on request; call 504-529-5057 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.