NEW ORLEANS – A nine-piece carved oak Gothic-style dining room suite made in America in the 19th century, an outstanding circa 1840 French directoire-style gilt bronze mantel clock and gorgeous pair of Russian icons, both depicting the Virgin Mary, will all come up for bid on March 11-12 at Crescent City Auction Gallery. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
These are among the many expected top lots in the two-day estates auction starting at 9 a.m. Central Time on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Over 1,350 lots will come up for bid over the course of the two days – items that people have come to expect from Crescent City Auction Gallery: period furniture (much of it French, but also American), original artwork by New Orleans and other regional painters plus European artists, antique French clocks, Russian icons, Newcomb College art pottery and fine decorative items.
A Newcomb College art pottery matte glaze baluster vase (above) by Sadie Irvine, titled Moon and Moss, made in 1929, is 5 inches tall and should rise to $1,200-$1,800.
The two Russian icons, each with estimates of $1,000-$1,500, are certain to attract keen bidder interest. One is of Virgin with Child, with a gilt silver enamel oklad (Moscow, 1825); the other depicts The Virgin of Vladimir (Moscow, 1855). They average about 13 inches by 11 inches in size and are just two examples in a large single collector’s collection of icons being sold.
The American nine-piece carved oak Gothic-style dining room suite consists of a set of eight high-back chairs and a matching carved oak banquet table with seven leaves. The magnificent suite is expected to bring $3,000-$5,000.
The French directoire-style gilt bronze mantel clock has a blown glass dome and base and stands 16 inches tall. It is estimated to realize $2,000-$3,000.
The bronze sculpture (below) with carved face and hands by Demetre Chiparus (French, 1886-1947), is titled Dourga, circa 1925. Signed and perched on a carved onyx plinth, the sculpture is expected to gavel for $10,000-$12,000.
A sculpture by Russian artist Pavel Akimov Ovchinnikov, titled Russian Silver Knight on Horseback (1893), mounted on a tan marble base and standing 8 3/4 inches tall, carries an estimate of $1,500-$2,500.
The signed and dated oil on canvas by Julius Lange (German, 1817-1878) is an 1854 work titled Alpine Landscape with Valley Below. It should bring $3,000-$5,000.
Original artworks by New Orleans artists will include an acrylic on paper, signed by William Tolliver (1951-2000), titled Mammies Carrying Baskets (est. $1,500-$2,500); an oil on canvas signed and dated (1973) by Henry Casselli (b. 1946), titled Durphy (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a signed 1978 oil on canvas by Al Federico, titled Preservation Hall Jazz Band (est. $400-$800).
For details contact Crescent City Auction Gallery at 504-529-5057 or send an email to email@example.com.