Tapestry an eye-opener at New Orleans Auction Galleries’ Oct. 10-11 sale
The large tapestry features a border of flowers, foliage and ripe pomegranates, depicts The Awakening of Eros. The tapestry measures 105 inches high by 98 inches wide. Properly backed with a later linen support, the textile is in fine condition. Slated to sell Sunday, it has a $15,000-$25,000 estimate.
From 19th-century France is a Napoleon III marble-top cabinet in the Louis XV style. It features a shaped breche basque marble top above a conforming case decorated with floral-spray inlays of exotic woods. Stamped on the back with a Paris shop’s address, the cabinet carries an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.
A large oil on canvas still life painting by Herman Jean Joseph Richir (Belgian, 1866-1942) is estimated at $20,000-$40,000. He was a member of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts and was awarded a Silver Medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle.
From China’s Ming Dynasty, is a rare tile works panel, which was made for a garden wall in a temple. The two-part tile depicts four monks in high relief. The tiles together measure 37 by 29 inches and have a $6,000-$9,000 estimate. The panel will sell during Saturday’s session, which begins at 10 a.m.
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