Newcomb College pottery, Sevres pieces, more at Crescent City's November 12th-13th estates auction Gorgeous Depression-era Newcomb College art pottery pieces and a collection of bronze mounted Sevres items will be part of Crescent City Auction Gallery's Nov. 12-13 estates auction in New Orleans, La
News-Antique.com - Oct 27,2016 - NEW ORLEANS, La. – Gorgeous Depression-era Newcomb College art pottery pieces, a fine collection of bronze mounted Sevres items, a mid-19th century American rococo mahogany full tester bed, an unusual French carved poplar and wrought iron horse-drawn hearse, and an oil on board painting by Giuseppe Galli (It., 1866-1953) will all come up for bid November 12 and 13.
They’re just a few of the expected top lots at an estates auction planned by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 9 am Central time both days. For those unable to attend, online bidding will be provided by BidSquare.com, LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
Headlining the event is property from the estate of James C. Westerfield (1933-2016) of Jackson, Miss., plus merchandise from numerous other local and Southern estates and collections. Mr. Westerfield was an interior designer. For 55 years he owned and operated Westerfield Antiques & Interiors in Jackson. His refined good taste is reflected in the items from his estate in this sale.
In all, over 1,450 lots will come up for bid over the course of the two days – items that people have come to expect from Crescent City Auction Gallery’s estate sales: period furniture (much of it French, but also American, English and Asian), original artwork (by New Orleans and other regional artists), antique clocks, sterling silver, jewelry and watches and fine decorative items.
The bright and whimsical oil on board painting by Giuseppe Galli is from Mr. Westerfield’s estate and is titled A Musical Couple. The early 20th century work is presented in a period gilt and gesso frame and measures 19 ¼ inches by 13 ½ inches. It should sell for $3,000-$5,000.
Additional items from the Westerfield estate include a set of eight early 20th century English carved mahogany Chippendale-style dining chairs (est. $1,400-$1,800); a classical 19th century patinated bronze figure, 25 inches tall, possibly a Grand Tour souvenir (est. $800-$1,200); a 19th century Chinese famille rose porcelain punch bowl, 4 ½ inches in diameter (est. $500-$900); and a set of twelve early 20th century sterling silver goblets by Richard Wallace & Sons, 58.6 troy oz.
The Newcomb College art pottery will include a 1938 matte glaze baluster vase in the Moon and Moss pattern, 6 inches tall; a baluster vase made circa 1935 by Paul Cox Pottery, impressed with his foundry, 4 ¾ inches tall; and a glazed baluster bowl, circa 1940, 3 inches tall. All will be sold as individual lots. Crescent City Auction Gallery often features Newcomb College art pottery.
The collection of bronze mounted Sevres pieces includes a jewelry casket, a pair of candlesticks, a pair of vases, a cache pot, a center bowl on a stand and a shaped center bowl. These, too, will be sold as single lots. The American rococo mahogany full tester bed is of the type crafted for the Southern market, and is one of two being