Over 1,350 lots from numerous local and Southern estates will be sold March 11-12 by Crescent City A gorgeous pair of 19th century Russian icons and a nine-piece carved oak Gothic-style dining room suite made in America in the 19th century will be auctioned March 11th-12th by Crescent City.
carved figure after Roland Paris (Fr., 1894-1945), titled The Aesthete, created circa 1928 and just shy of 10 inches in height, is estimated to hammer for $1,500-$2,500. Also, a French ebonized and marquetry inlaid walnut liqueur set from the late 19th century, would be a fine addition to anyone’s at-home bar, with an estimate of $800-$1,200.
Staying in France, and turning to clocks, a monumental French patinated bronze cartel mantle clock, manufactured around 1880 by Vincentie and Cie, is expected to chime on time for $1,800-$2,500; while a three-piece patinated spelter champlevé and alabaster clock set from the late 19th century and made by Samuel Marti, carries a surprisingly modest estimate of just $800-$1,200.
Anyone in the hunt for fine French furniture will be attending the right auction. The offerings will be plentiful and will include several lovely commodes, a First Empire-style mahogany ormolu mounted marble-top sideboard, a Louis XV-style marquetry inlaid rosewood bookcase, a Louis XV-style bowfront marble-top bonheur du jour (small writing table), a Louis XV-style carved oak vaisselier (dresser), and a Louis XV-style buffet a deux corps (two-bodied buffet).
For fans of Mardi Gras memorabilia - and there are legions of them – a parade bulletin from Comus, 1899, titled Josephus, beautifully presented in a double-sided gilt frame measuring 27 ¾ inches by 42 inches, should find a new owner for $400-$600. Other Mardi Gras items in the auction will include Rex ducal badges, favors, invitations, dance cards, bulletins and more.
Preview exhibitions will be held starting on Thursday, March 2nd, through Friday, March 10th, from 10 am to 5 pm Central time (except on Sunday, when the gallery is closed). A late evening preview will be held on Wednesday, March 8th, that will last until 8 pm, also Central time.
A full color catalog is up now, online at www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com. A printed catalog is also available on request. Crescent City Auction Gallery is accepting quality consignments for all of its future auctions. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (504) 529-5057; or, you can send an inquiring e-mail to email@example.com.
For more information about Crescent City Auction Gallery and the upcoming March 11th-12th estates auction, please visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com. Updates are posted frequently.