Huge multi-estate sale planned for Sept. 29-30 by Crescent City Auction Gallery Original artworks by Sister Gertrude Morgan, William Aiken Walker and Walter Inglis Anderson, a rare Tiffany lava glass lampand more will be sold at a weekend multi-estate sale planned for Sept. 29-30
News-Antique.com - Sep 13,2012 - (NEW ORLEANS, La.) – Original artworks by Sister Gertrude Morgan, William Aiken Walker and Walter Inglis Anderson, a rare Tiffany lava glass lamp, Newcomb pottery pieces, a fine selection of mens' and ladies’ Rolex wristwatches and more will be sold at a weekend multi-estate sale planned for Sept. 29-30 by Crescent City Auction Gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue.
The auction will be sizable – nearly 1,500 lots in all – and feature quality merchandise from numerous important area estates. Chief among these are items descended from the family of Chevalier Guy Joseph Soniat du Fossat, a prominent New Orleans figure in his day (1727-94), the estate Buzz Harper, the late antiques dealer from Natchez, Miss., and other prominent estates.
The categories will include fine Southern art, European and American antiques, lighting, rugs, jewelry, bric-a-brac and objets d’art. Internet bidding will be provided by Artfact.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted (until Sept. 28). Start times both days will be 10 a.m. (CDT). Previews will be held from Sept. 20-28, from 10-5 (excluding Sunday). The Wednesday, Sept. 26 preview will be a late evening event, lasting until 8 p.m.
Artworks by the renowned folk artist Sister Gertrude Morgan (La., 1900-1980) are highly prized by collectors, and the painting offered in this sale will be no exception. Titled Revelations (1973), the signed watercolor and pen is one of the largest of the artist’s paintings ever offered at auction (21 ¼ inches by 25 ¼ inches). It was presented as a gift by Ms. Morgan to the consignor.
The signed and framed oil on board by William Aiken Walker (S.C./Md., 1838-1921) is titled Cabin Scene and measures 5 ¾ inches by 12 ¼ inches. It was rendered in the 19th century. The signed and framed watercolor by Walter Inglis Anderson (Miss., 1903-1965) is titled Horn Island (8 ¼ inches by 11 inches). It was acquired from the artist by the consignor around 1960.
The rare and unusual Tiffany lamp (circa 1900) has a fluted favrile glass trumpet shade on a brass base with a central lava glass vase. Tiffany made lava glass for a very short period after Louis Comfort Tiffany himself visited Italy and became enthralled with volcanoes. Also offered will be a circa 1900 nine-piece Tiffany bronze desk set in the American Indian pattern.
Two lots are certain to attract attention, for their beauty and unique presentations. One is a parcel gilt, gesso and maple parlor harp (patent #6808), engraved “Sebastian and Pierre Erard” (makers to the Royal Family, 18 Great Marlborough Street, London, England). The harp’s fluted column depicts classical figures in relief and conforming figures below, around seven pedals.
The other is a Fisher Bodies sterling and gilt sterling coach, designed by Silver Creations, Ltd., for Fisher in 1973 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The coach boasts articulated pieces, including wheels, doors, folding stairs and more. These coaches were made available to General Motors dealers for $2,000. This one weighs a staggering 99.7 troy