Huge multi-estate auction planned for May 18-19 by Crescent City in New Orleans A huge two-day estate auction featuring over 1,650 lots in a rainbow of categories will be held the weekend of May 18-19 by Crescent City Auction Gallery, at the firm's gallery in New Orleans, La.
cherry and burled elm armoire, 88 ½ inches tall (est. $1,600-$2,400); and an early 19th century two-part William and Mary walnut chest on stand (est. $1,500-$2,500).
Other furniture pieces will feature a 19th century painted pine Virginia sugar chest, 29 ¼ inches tall (est. $1,000-$1,500); an early 19th century American carved walnut cellaret (container on legs for holding bottles of wine) made in Virginia or North Carolina (est. $1,000-$2,000); and a circa 1850 Empire-style carved mahogany circular marble-top center table (est. $850-$1,250).
Returning to artwork, a 19th century Southern School oil on canvas titled Along the Banks of the Mississippi, verso with a label for W.E. Seebold, 10 inches by 17 ¼ inches, should fetch $3,000-$5,000; and a 1912 oil on canvas by the New York Impressionist painter Clarence Kerr Chatterton (1880-1973), titled Morning on the Hudson, signed, should bring $2,500-$3,500.
A 20th century oil on canvas by California-born artist Norman Lloyd (1897-1965), titled The Harvest, signed lower left, framed and titled on paper label verso, carries a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$3,000; and an early 20th century oil wash on board work by Georgia-born Louisiana painter Alexander J. Drysdale (1870-1934), titled Moss Draped Oaks, should hit $1,500-$2,500.
An early 20th century oil on canvas laid down on board by William Posey Silva (Calif./Tenn., 1859-1948), titled Row Eucalyptus, Early Evening, signed lower right and framed, is expected to garner $1,500-$2,500; and a 19th century French School oil on tin, depicting the seventh Station of the Cross and titled Jesus Falls a Second Time, should sell for $1,100-$1,800.
Finally, a framed KPM porcelain plaque, executed in the 19th century and showing the figures Oedipus and Antigone, 8 ½ inches by 5 ¾ inches, is expected to gavel for $1,000-$1,500. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A buyer’s premium of 18.5 percent will be applied to all purchases made with cash or check, 22 percent for credit card in-house and 23 percent for Internet bidding.
Previews will be held from Thursday, May 9, through Friday, May 17, from 10-5 (except on Sunday, May 12, when the gallery is closed). A late evening preview, lasting until 8 p.m., will be held on Wednesday, May 15. Crescent City Auction Gallery conducts regular sales featuring fine art (particularly works from Louisiana and the Southern U.S.), furniture (especially English, American and continental), pottery, silver, jewelry, art glass, lighting, rugs, bric-a-brac and more.
Crescent City Auction Gallery, LLC is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (504) 529-5057; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. A catalog for the May 18-19 sale is available on request. All lots can be seen online, at www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.
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