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Norbert Goeneutte (French, 1854-1894), ‘Jeune Femme au Petit Chien Noir,’ oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

New Orleans Auction Galleries hosts estates auction May 19-20

Norbert Goeneutte (French, 1854-1894), ‘Jeune Femme au Petit Chien Noir,’ oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Norbert Goeneutte (French, 1854-1894), ‘Jeune Femme au Petit Chien Noir,’ oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Auction Galleries Inc. will conduct their Major Estates Auction, taking place Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20. LiveAuctionieers.com will provide Internet live bidding for this sale of over 1,400 lots from a variety of private collections and estates.

The first session begins at 10 a.m. CDT on Saturday and includes lots 1-813. The Sunday session starts at 11 a.m. CDT and includes lots 814-1444. Guests are welcome to preview daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in advance of the auction, and a late evening preview party will be held on Thursday, May 17, 5:30-8 p.m.

The exhibition staff at New Orleans Auction has created wonderful room settings once again. Entering the first vignette is like stepping into a time capsule. It is interesting to note that most everything in that setting, from the monumental mantel mirrors to the American Rococo Revival etagere, came from an uptown New Orleans mansion, which had been left untouched for nearly a century and a half. Remarkably, most of these items can be seen in an early black and white vintage photograph discovered by one of the descendants.

Other interesting vignettes include mid-century modern décor, carved rosewood furnishings from the Victorian era, warm country French settings, and fancy ormolu mounted French furnishings.

Notable highlights include:

  • An important American Federal inlaid mahogany Pembroke table, attributed to William Whitehead, New York, active 1792-1799.
  • Exceptional collections of carved ivory
  • One of the earliest surviving paintings by Jean Joseph Vaudechamp, (French, 1790-1866, active New Orleans 1831-1839).
  • An important mid-19th century American Gothic Revival oak hall chair – identical to those at Stanton Hall Plantation in Natchez, Miss.
  • An interesting forged, fabricated and twisted steel, glass-top table by Albert Paley (American, b. 1944).
  • A superb, rare Chinese hanging Yunjin brocade cushion cover, 17th/18th century.
  • A rare Chinese woven and embroidered lady’s imperial dragon robe, Ch’i-fu, 18th century.
  • Norbert Goeneutte, (French, 1854-1894), oil on canvas, Jeune au Petit Chien Noir.
  • Carolina Herrera black velvet and sequined matt satin cocktail dress
  • Dale Chihuly, (American, b. 1941), large blown glass Macchia bowl.
  • Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer, (American/Louisiana, 1912-1997), large mixed media on canvas.

There is also a large assortment of fine furniture, silver, jewelry, vintage couture and designer accessories, and more.

For more information regarding this major estate auction and New Orleans Auction Galleries Inc. or to view a complete catalog listing, visit www.neworleansauction.com.

For more information on New Orleans Auction Galleries Inc. visit www.neworleansauction.com, call 504-566-1849 or visit the Gallery at 801 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 71030.

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


Norbert Goeneutte (French, 1854-1894), ‘Jeune Femme au Petit Chien Noir,’ oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.
 

Norbert Goeneutte (French, 1854-1894), ‘Jeune Femme au Petit Chien Noir,’ oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Rare Chinese hanging Yunjin brocade cushion cover, 17th/18th century. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.
 

Rare Chinese hanging Yunjin brocade cushion cover, 17th/18th century. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Dale Chihuly (American, b. 1941), glass Macchia bowl, signed in engraved script: ‘Chihuly 1986.’ Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Dale Chihuly (American, b. 1941), glass Macchia bowl, signed in engraved script: ‘Chihuly 1986.’ Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French, 1790-1866, active New Orleans 1831-39), ‘Portrait of a Man and Woman, Presumably Baroness Louise Deconchy Receiving Word of Her Husband's Death in Battle,’ oil on canvas, signed and dated 1823. Estimate: $20,000-$40,000. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French, 1790-1866, active New Orleans 1831-39), ‘Portrait of a Man and Woman, Presumably Baroness Louise Deconchy Receiving Word of Her Husband’s Death in Battle,’ oil on canvas, signed and dated 1823. Estimate: $20,000-$40,000. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Important American Federal inlaid mahogany Pembroke table, attributed to William Whitehead, New York, active 1792-1799. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Important American Federal inlaid mahogany Pembroke table, attributed to William Whitehead, New York, active 1792-1799. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer (American/Louisiana, 1912-1997), ‘Synthesis,’ mixed media on canvas, signed and dated ‘1983 Kohlmeyer,’ 38 x 65 inches. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer (American/Louisiana, 1912-1997), ‘Synthesis,’ mixed media on canvas, signed and dated ‘1983 Kohlmeyer,’ 38 x 65 inches. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.