Russian icons, Newcomb pottery. Mardi Gras items, more at Crescent City Auction Gallery Dec. 7th-8th Wonderful pieces of Newcomb and George Ohr pottery, Russian icons and Part 2 of the John Scheffler collection of Mardi Gras items are just a few of the 1,239 items that will come up for bid at auction
bayou scenes titled Moss Draped Oaks and Cypress. Both are framed oil wash works, signed by the artist in pencil. One is 13 ¼ inches by 27 ½ inches, the other is 19 ½ inches by 29 ¼ inches.
Another Louisiana artist with a pair of works in the auction is Alberta Kinsey (1875-1952), who was born in Ohio but lived and worked in New Orleans’ French Quarter for over 30 years. Offered will be the early 20th century oil on boards titled Pirate’s Alley and French Quarter Courtyard. Both are signed and framed, and are expected to gavel for $800-$1,200 each.
One other regional artist of note is Robert Rucker (1932-2001), a New Orleans-born painter whose style combines realism with impressionism. The oil on canvas by Rucker titled Swamp Scene with Fisherman is 16 inches by 20 inches and comes framed (est. $2,500-$3,500). Other artworks by artists from the New Orleans area and outside the region will also be offered.
The period furniture category is packed with spectacular examples. These include a Louis XV-style early 19th century carved cherry vaisselier, 82 ½ inches tall (est. $1,200-$2,000); a 19th century French provincial carved oak Louis XV-style “wedding” armoire having an arched crown with relief lovebirds and floral carving, 95 ½ inches tall (est. $1,400-$2,400); and an early 19th century French provincial Louis XV-style inlaid carved cherry sideboard (est. $1,000-$2,000).
Also slated to cross the auction block is a parcel gilt silver enameled baluster form kovsh by Pavel Ovchinnikov (1899-1908), standing just under four inches tall and weighing 10.05 troy ounces; and estate jewelry pieces, to include diamonds, rubies, emeralds, tanzanites and more.
Online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com (the new name for Artfact.com). Start times will be 9 a.m. (CST) on Saturday, Dec. 7, and 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. Exhibitions will be held Friday, Nov. 29, to Friday, Dec. 6, from 10-5, except on Sunday, Dec. 1, when the gallery is closed. A late evening preview will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, lasting until 8 p.m. A buyer’s premium of 18.5 percent will be applied to all purchases paid by cash or check.
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 email@example.com. A catalog for the Dec. 7-8 sale is available on request. All the lots can be seen online, at www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.
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