18th century Chinese jade censer is the expected top lot at Crescent City's July 13-14 auction An 18th century Chinese Qianlong celadon jade censer with a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000 is part of a huge weekend auction planned for July 13-14 by Crescent City Auction Gallery.
Additional clocks will feature a three-piece marble and patinated spelter clock set made circa 1900 of The Eagle Seller by Samuel Marti, with urn garnitures (est. $1,200-$1,800); a fine French gilt bronze mantel clock (circa 1830), with the movement signed “Pons” with a large relief figure of a saint in prayer (est. $1,200-$1,800) and a 19th century French three-piece bronze and black marble clock set by Japy Freres of Paris, with matching coupes (est. $1,400-$1,800).
The American furniture category will be led by a gorgeous circa-1860 carved rosewood marble-top center table attributed to Alexander Roux, with white ogee-edged tortoise-top marble on a base with a shaped deep relief floral carved skirt (est. $5,000-$8,000); and a carved laminated rosewood settee (circa 1860), attributed to John H. Belter, in the Rosalie With Grapes pattern, having an arched back with fruit and flower carved crest (est. $1,000-$2,000).
French furniture pieces will feature a handsome 19th century elaborately inlaid satinwood and rosewood Louis XV-style cylinder desk with a cantilevered front that opens when the tooled leather writing surface is pulled forward (est. $3,500-$5,500); a 19th century Louis XV-style carved oak marble-top sideboard, signed Gouffe of Paris (est. $2,000-$3,000); and a circa-1790 Louis XV-style inlaid cherry sideboard with three parquetry inlaid drawers (est. $1,200-$1,800).
Also offered will be a 19th century French Empire carved mahogany ormolu-mounted marble top server, with gray marble over a frieze drawer with a relief bronze ormolu mount of Zeus, flanked by other figures (est. $1,500-$3,000); and a Georgian-style carved mahogany breakfast bookcase (circa 1900) on a plinth and massive at 88 ½ inches tall (est. $1,500-$2,500).
Rounding out the list of expected top lots are a pair of early 19th century French Empire patinated and gilt bronze four-light candelabra (est. $2,000-$4,000); a mid-20th century Persian silk Tabriz carpet, with silver thread, 2 feet 4 inches by 4 feet 4 inches (est. $3,000-$5,000); a 19th century French bronze and mother-of-pearl inlaid burled walnut gilt bronze mounted cave de liqueur, or lockable liquor box having 4 decanters and 16 glasses (est. $2,500-$3,500); and a pair of 19th century Louis XV-style gilt bronze mounted marble-covered urns (est. $2,200-$3,200).
Previews will be held from Friday, July 5, through Friday, July 12, from 10-5 (except on Sunday, July 7, when the gallery is closed). A late evening preview, lasting until 8 p.m., will be held on Wednesday, July 10. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.com. For those unable to attend in person, phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
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 July 13-14 sale is available on request. All lots can be seen online, at www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.
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