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.
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