Crescent City's Estates Auction, impacted by Hurricane Ida, has been pushed ahead to Sept. 18th-19th

The sale, online and live in the New Orleans gallery, was originally planned for the weekend prior, but the hurricane had other ideas. The gallery was undamaged and only a week was lost. Start times will still be 10 am Central time both days.
By: Crescent City Auction Gallery
American rococo carved mahogany four-poster bed.
American rococo carved mahogany four-poster bed.
NEW ORLEANS - Sept. 13, 2021 - PRLog -- Crescent City Auction Gallery was impacted by Hurricane Ida and had to postpone its two-day Important September Estates Auction originally slated for the weekend of September 11th and 12th – but only by a week. The new dates are September 18th and 19th, as Crescent City exhibited amazing resiliency in the face of a devastating, Category 5 hurricane.

Start times will still be 10 am Central time both days. More than 800 lots, pulled from prominent estates and collections, will come up for bid, online and live in the gallery at 1330 Street Charles Avenue. "Fortunately, the gallery was spared any real damage," said Adam Lambert, the owner of Crescent City Auction Gallery.

A large collection of Old Master paintings will be on offer, led by a 19th century oil on board after Domenico Tintoretto (1560-1635), titled The Penitent Magdalene, 24 ½ inches tall by 18 ½ inches wide (estimate: $1,000-$2,000). Also, an unsigned 18th century oil on board painted in the manner of Antoine Watteau (French, 1684-1721), titled Fete Galante Picnic, 17 ½ inches tall by 21 ¼ inches wide, has an estimate of $3,000-$5,000.

The renowned Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988) will be represented twice, once with a circa 1965 oil on canvas board titled Uncle Tom in the Garden with Little Eva, signed lower right and measuring 17 ¼ inches by 23 ¼ inches (estimate: $4,000-$8,000); and again with an oil on canvas board, circa 1965, titled Cotton Picking with African House, 17 ½ inches by 23 ½ inches. The work should finish at $3,000-$5,000.

A Newcomb College art pottery Moon and Moss matte glaze baluster vase, crafted in 1921 by Anna Frances Simpson, 10 inches tall by 6 inches in diameter, is expected to change hands for $4,500-$6,500. Also, a pair of French bronze and alabaster 12-light chandeliers from the late 19th century, 42 inches tall, has a pre-sale estimate of $800-$1,200.

American furniture will be highlighted by a gorgeous mid-19th century rococo carved mahogany four-poster bed, 90 inches tall by 61 inches wide and 75 ½ inches deep (estimate: $800-$1,200); and an iron and brass vanity and stool, matching double bed and an ebonized iron and brass floor lamp, by the New Orleans artisan Mario Villa (1953-2021) and being sold as three separate lots.

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