Original regional artworks, fine estate jewelry items to headline Crescent City's Feb. 27-28 auction Original artworks, many by renowned New Orleans painters and other regional artists, and stunning estate jewelry pieces, to include diamonds, rubies, sapphires and tanzanites, will be sold Feb. 27-28.
News-Antique.com - Feb 12,2016 - NEW ORLEANS, La. – Original artworks – many by renowned New Orleans painters and other regional artists – and over 225 lots of stunning estate jewelry pieces, to include diamonds, rubies, sapphires, tanzanites and more, are just part of a two-day estates auction slated for Feb. 27-28 by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans.
In all, more than 1,400 lots will come up for bid, starting at 9 a.m. Central time Saturday, and 10 a.m. Central time Sunday. The auction will feature Part 2 of fine jewelry items from Peacock’s Estate Jewelry – the iconic and longstanding fine jewelry store on Royal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter – plus French furniture, clocks, lamps and lighting and other items from numerous local and Southern estates.
A strong candidate for top lot of the auction promises to be a pair of rare French Gothic Revival bronze 12-light chandeliers, 65 inches tall and made circa 1900. The chandeliers are expected to sell for $6,000-$12,000. Also, a pair of Venetian-style 20th century parcel gilt composition and wood polychromed blackamoor torcheres (lamp stands) should change hands for $2,000-$3,000.
Artwork by Louisiana artists will include an oil on board painting by Clementine Hunter (1886-1987), titled A Burial (1969), signed and titled (est. $6,000-$8,000); a 20th century oil on canvas by James Michalopoulos (b. 1951), titled New Orleans Balcony (est. $4,000-$6,000); and a gold leaf over red clay artwork by George Dunbar (b. 1927), titled Heart, signed (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Other local artworks will feature a 1959 terracotta figure by Enrique Alferez (1901-1999), titled Mother and Child, 29 ˝ inches tall and signed (est. $5,000-$8,000); an oil on canvas by Robert M. Rucker (1932-2001), titled Louisiana Landscape with Live Oak (est. $1,200-$1,800); and two paintings attributed to Bernard Moses (1832-1899), titled Pair of Portraits of a Well-Dressed Man and Woman, both from 1852 and in matching gilt and gesso frames (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Also featured will be a lovely Newcomb College art pottery blue matte glaze baluster vase by Anna Francis Simpson, produced in 1919 with relief floral decoration and standing 6 ˝ inches tall (est. $3,000-$5,000). Fine Russian icons depicting the Kazan Mother of God (1908-1917) by Ivan Tabarov, and Christ Pantocrator (1908-1917, Moscow) will be sold as two lots (est. $600-$800 each).
French furniture will be called often throughout the sale and will include a French Provincial Louis XV-style carved oak and cherry sideboard (est. $1,200-$1,800); a French Empire ormolu mounted double-door carved cherry armoire, 91 inches tall (est. $1,000-$2,000); and a French Empire style carved cherry mounted commode (est. $900-$1,800). All are from the 19th century.
A late 18th century French Louis XV carved cherry double-door armoire, 101 inches tall, is expected to bring $1,200-$1,800; a 19th century French Louis Philippe carved mahogany marble-top butler’s secretary carries an estimate of $1,000-$2,000; and a 19th century French Empire style ormolu mounted carved mahogany marble-top console table should garner $1,000-$2,000.