Nearly 1,300 lots will come up for bid Feb. 15-16 at Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans Merchandise from a prominent French Quarter collector, items from other important local estates and Part 3 of the John Scheffler Mardi Gras Collection will come up for bid Feb. 15-16 in New Orleans.
of two side chairs, a fauteuil and a settee, is expected to change hands for $1,500-$2,500. Also from the furniture category, a massive late 19th century Baroque Revival carved oak bookcase, 97 inches tall, should make $1,200-$1,800.
A set of eight carved mahogany Chippendale-style dining chairs from the late 19th century is estimated to breeze to $2,000-$3,000. Fans of estate jewelry will be dazzled by the selection of rubies, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, tanzanites and pearls.
Part 3 of the John Scheffler collection will feature a Mardi Gras parade bulletin dated Feb. 7, 1910 (Proteus), titled Astrology (est. $450-$650), plus 25 other bulletins; a Mardi Gras ball invitation dated Feb. 11, 1902 (Comus), titled The Fairy Kingdom (est. $400-$600), plus 32 other invitations; Also offered in the Mardi Gras category will be the cape and collar worn by Lucille Armstrong as the Queen of Zulu in 1973, and several crowns and scepters.
Returning to artwork, offered will be an original oil on canvas by Robert Rucker (La., 1932-2001), titled The Steamboat Natchez, signed and framed, 15 ½ inches by 19 ½ inches (est. $4,000-$6,000); and two works by Alberta Kinsey (La., 1875-1952), one titled French Quarter Patio With Winding Staircase, the other titled French Quarter Patio (both est. $2,500-$4,500).
Rounding out some of the auction’s expected stars are a Newcomb Pottery matte glaze vase made in 1927 by Sadie Irvine, 3 ½ inches tall; two pieces of George Ohr pottery (a cup and a candlestick); an 86-piece set of sterling flatware by Wallace, in the Grand Baroque pattern (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a fine pair of gilt bronze and marble dog bookends (est. $1,400-$1,800).
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, Feb. 15 (when lots 1-750 will come up for bid), and 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 (when lots 751-1,293 will cross the block). A buyer’s premium of 18.5 percent will be applied to all purchases (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 Feb. 15-16 sale is available on request. All lots can be seen online, at www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.
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