Big multi-estate auction slated for Dec. 3 by Crescent City in New Orleans Over 1,100 lots of mostly fresh-to-the-market items will be sold on Saturday, Dec. 3, by Crescent City Auction Gallery at 1015 Julia Street in New Orleans, La., beginning promptly at 8 a.m. (CST).
double-door armoire, circa 1800, 82 inches tall (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a carved rosewood double-door armoire attributed to Prudence Mallard, circa 1860 (est. $1,500-$2,500).
A marvelous selection of estate jewelry will include sapphires, diamond, rubies, emeralds and pearls. Also offered will be an unusual 18kt white and yellow gold flamingo pendant brooch, made in the 20th century and modeled after the Duchess of Windsor’s example, mounted with diamonds, baguette emeralds, sapphires and rubies and signed “Blanco” (est. $9,000-$12,000).
Also offered will be a Newcomb College pottery vase, made in 1931 by Sadie Irvine in the “Moon and Moss” pattern. The 5 ¼ inch tall, 6 ½ inches in diameter vase should hammer for $2,500-$3,500. Bidders will also be treated to a nice collection of 20th century Moorcroft pottery.
Returning to fine art, examples will include a signed and dated (1925) oil on canvas by William Woodward (1859-1939), titled Oak Lawn Biloxi, 22 inches by 28 inches, titled verso on the original price tag (est. $15,000-$25,000); and a 20th century unsigned oil painting by Conrad Albrizio (1892-1973), titled Olympia Brass Band, 47 inches by 35 ¾ inches (est. 4,000-$6,000).
Other original works of art will feature an early 20th century signed oil wash landscape by Alexander J. Drysdale (1870-1934), titled Moss Draped Oak Tree (est. $2,500-$3,500); an oil on board by Gideon Townsend Stanton (1885-1964), titled Woman in a Pink Dress Walking on a Country Road, signed and inscribed (est. $2,000-$4,000); and an oil on canvas by Colette Pope Heldner (1902-1990), titled Swamp Idyll, signed lower left and titled verso (est. $1,200-$2,000).
Rounding out the artwork category is a 19th century signed work by Benjamin William Leader (1831-1923), titled Welsh River Landscape With Fishermen, signed lower left (est. $2,000-$4,000); a 1983 oil on canvas painting by William Tolliver (1951-2000), titled Bare Oak Tree in the Woods, signed and dated (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a signed and dated 19th century oil on canvas painting by Louis C. Girault, titled Cabin and Boat on the Bayou (est. $1,500-$2,500).
Also sold Dec. 3 will be a stunning 70-piece set of sterling flatware, in the “Rhapsody” pattern, weighing 87.73 troy silver ounces (est. $2,500-$3,500); other sets of sterling flatware; and a large, early 20th century cast stone fountain figure of the sea god Poseidon on a conforming cast stone plinth (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Exhibition previews will be held from Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Dec. 2 (excluding Thanksgiving day and on Sunday, when Crescent City Auction Gallery is closed), from 10-5. There will also be a late evening preview on Wednesday, Nov. 30, until 8 p.m. Online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.
Crescent City Auction Gallery, LLC is a locally owned and operated full-service auction house, located in a historic building in downtown New Orleans. The firm conducts auctions featuring fine art (particularly works from Louisiana or the Southern U.S.), pottery, silver, jewelry, art glass, furniture (American, English and Continental), lighting, rugs and bric-a-brac.