ORIGINAL ARTWORKS BY NEW ORLEANS AND OTHER REGIONAL ARTISTS, AND FINE JEWELRY ITEMS, WILL HEADLINE CRESCENT CITY’S FEB. 27th-28th AUCTION

. February 13, 2016

The two-day, 1,430-lot auction event will be held at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s showroom.

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.

Oil on board painting by Clementine Hunter (1886-1987), titled A Burial (1969), signed and titled (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Oil on board painting by Clementine Hunter (1886-1987), titled A Burial (1969), signed and titled (est. $6,000-$8,000).

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 ½ 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 ½ 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.

The clocks category will be led by two lots, each with estimates of $1,000-$2,000. The first is a circa 1850 French gilt bronze figural mantel clock, 18 ½ inches tall. The second is a 19th century patinated spelter and marble figural clock set, with a figure of “Tigre au Serpent” and with a pair of relief urn garnitures on like bases. The clock measures 18 ¾ inches tall by 22 ½ inches wide.

An unusual 19th century carved walnut Black Forest liqueur set, fitted with four etched glass decanters and 16 various liqueur glasses, 16 inches by 16 ½ inches, should go for $1,500-$2,500, while a fine brass, rosewood and mother-of-pearl inlaid ebonized cave a liqueur (French lockable box containing four decanters and 16 glasses), circa 1870, is estimated to realize $1,200-$1,800.

Internet bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee (left) bids will also be accepted. Preview exhibitions will be held from Thursday, Feb. 18, thru Friday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time (except on Sunday, when the gallery is closed). A late evening preview will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24, lasting until 8 p.m.

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 an entire collection, you may call them at (504) 529-5057; or, you can send them an e-mail: info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

For more information about Crescent City Auction Gallery and the February 27-28 auction, please visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com. Updates are posted frequently.

Category: Fine Art

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