Over 800 quality lots are in Crescent City Auction Gallery's Winter Estates Auction, January 16-17
The catalog is an eclectic one, packed with French and American period furniture, original artworks, bronzes, sterling silver, jewelry, French clocks and mirrors and wonderful decorative accessories. Start times are 10 am Central both auction days.
By: Crescent City Auction Gallery
The gallery, at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, will be open for exhibitions beginning Thursday, January 7th, from 10-5 Central time, by appointment only (excluding Sunday). A live Saturday preview will be held January 9th, from 9am to 1pm, also by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 504-529-5057;
Start times both auction days are 10 am Central time. The sale will be headlined by items from the Estate of John C. McNeese, New Orleans, LA; property deaccessioned from the private collection of Freeport-McMoran Inc., New Orleans, LA; contemporary art sold to benefit Café Reconcile, New Orleans, LA; and items deaccessioned from The Hilliard Museum, Lafayette, LA. The catalog is an eclectic one, packed with 820 lots of French and American period furniture, original artworks, bronzes, sterling silver, jewelry, French clocks and mirrors and wonderful decorative accessories.
With a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000, the early 20th century patinated bronze sculpture by Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington is a strong candidate for top lot of the auction. The piece, titled L'Orage (The Storm) is 15 ½ inches tall. Ms. Huntington was once one of New York City's most prominent sculptors. In an era when few women were successful artists she had a thriving career.
Two other artworks expected to generate interest are an oil on canvas by Doug Oliver (American, b. 1942), titled Grand Finale (1981), 31 ½ inches by 53 ½ inches, artist signed, dated and titled; and an early 20th century oil on board by Viktor Marais Milton (French, 1878-1948), titled The Cardinal in his Study, 18 inches by 14 ½ inches and signed lower right (both est. $1,500-$2,500)
Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted until 1 pm Central time on Friday, January 15th. A printed catalog is available; call 504-529-5057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.