Great Southern estates contribute to Neal auction Feb. 4-5

American Chippendale carved walnut chest-on-chest, circa 1760, probably Delaware Valley, height 95 1/2 inches, width 45 3/4 inches, depth 24 5/8 inches. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

American Chippendale carved walnut chest-on-chest, circa 1760, probably Delaware Valley, height 95 1/2 inches, width 45 3/4 inches, depth 24 5/8 inches. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

NEW ORLEANS – Neal Auction Co.’s Winter Estates Auction on Feb. 4-5 will consist of more than 1,100 lots of antiques and fine art. Saturday’s auction will be conducted at 4038 Magazine St. beginning at 10 a.m. Central. Sunday’s session will be at 3923 Carondelet St. beginning at 11 a.m. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding both days.

The auction will include 18th- and 19th-century furniture, paintings, mirrors, carpets, jewelry, sculpture and garden statuary from estates, institutions, collectors, museums and private collectors.

Furniture will be highlighted by an American Chippendale carved walnut chest-on-chest, circa 1760, and probably from the Delaware Valley. Standing 95 1/2 inches high with its molded broken arch crest, the chest on chest is estimated at $40,000-$60,000.

Another fine American Chippendale piece is a tall-case clock from Baltimore, also circa 1760. At 104 1/4 inches high, the case is inlaid and carved mahogany with a broken arch fretwork crest centered by an eagle medallion and inlaid rosettes. It carries a $25,000-$35,000 estimate.

Paintings are led by a William Henry Buck (American/New Orleans, 1840-1880) landscape titled School House by the Shore, Louisiana Bayou, an oil on canvas measuring 14 inches by 20 inches. In a period giltwood frame, it has an $80,000-$120,000 estimate.

A rare piece of George Ohr art pottery is a conventional teapot, circa 1883-1898, in mustard glaze with mottled green, berry and cobalt slip. Stamped “G.E. Ohr, Biloxi, Miss.” on the base, the teapot is 8 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high. Its estimate is $15,000-$25,000.

An example of the jewelry that will be available is a Chinese jadeite cabochon, diamond and 18-karat white gold ring. The brilliant-cut diamonds that border the apple-green cabochon total about 1.15 carats. The ring is estimated at $25,000-$35,000.

Made in New Orleans, a fine Confederate staff officer’s sword in “as found” condition is certain to rouse enthusiasm. The blade is marked “Dufilho / N. Orleans” and the quillion with “C.S.” and a pelican insignia. Bidding is expected to rally to $8,000-$12,000.

For details on these and additional contact Neal Auction Co. at 800-467-5329.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


American Chippendale carved walnut chest-on-chest, circa 1760, probably Delaware Valley, height 95 1/2 inches, width 45 3/4 inches, depth 24 5/8 inches. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

 

American Chippendale carved walnut chest-on-chest, circa 1760, probably Delaware Valley, height 95 1/2 inches, width 45 3/4 inches, depth 24 5/8 inches. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

Confederate staff officer's sword, blade marked ‘Dufilho / N. Orleans,’ quillion with ‘C.S.’ and pelican insignia, wire-wrapped leather grip, scabbard with cypress wood inserts, blade with possible postwar gilt wash or ‘turned’ lacquer, as found condition. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

Confederate staff officer’s sword, blade marked ‘Dufilho / N. Orleans,’ quillion with ‘C.S.’ and pelican insignia, wire-wrapped leather grip, scabbard with cypress wood inserts, blade with possible postwar gilt wash or ‘turned’ lacquer, as found condition. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

Chinese jadeite cabochon, diamond and 18-karat White gold Ring, translucent apple green oval jadeite cabochon, approximately 12 1/2 carats, diamonds approx. 1.15 carats, size 6 1/2. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

Chinese jadeite cabochon, diamond and 18-karat White gold Ring, translucent apple green oval jadeite cabochon, approximately 12 1/2 carats, diamonds approx. 1.15 carats, size 6 1/2. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

Rare George Ohr art pottery teapot, circa 1883-1898, mustard glaze with mottled green, berry and cobalt slip, inverted lid, base stamped ‘G.E. Ohr, Biloxi, Miss.,’ height 4 1/2 inches, width 8 1/2 inches. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

Rare George Ohr art pottery teapot, circa 1883-1898, mustard glaze with mottled green, berry and cobalt slip, inverted lid, base stamped ‘G.E. Ohr, Biloxi, Miss.,’ height 4 1/2 inches, width 8 1/2 inches. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

William Henry Buck (American/New Orleans, 1840-1880), ‘School House by the Shore, Louisiana Bayou,’ oil on canvas, initialed ‘W.H.B.’ lower right, ‘Seth L. Baldwin’ on handwritten label and H.W. Gear & Co., New York canvas stamp en verso, 14 inches x 20 inches, in a period giltwood frame with brass plaque. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000.

William Henry Buck (American/New Orleans, 1840-1880), ‘School House by the Shore, Louisiana Bayou,’ oil on canvas, initialed ‘W.H.B.’ lower right, ‘Seth L. Baldwin’ on handwritten label and H.W. Gear & Co., New York canvas stamp en verso, 14 inches x 20 inches, in a period giltwood frame with brass plaque. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000.

American Chippendale inlaid and carved mahogany tall-case clock, circa 1760, Baltimore, tole painted face flanked by inlaid columns, height 104 1/4 inches, width 23 1/4 in., depth 11 1/2 inches. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.

American Chippendale inlaid and carved mahogany tall-case clock, circa 1760, Baltimore, tole painted face flanked by inlaid columns, height 104 1/4 inches, width 23 1/4 in., depth 11 1/2 inches. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Neal Auction Co.