Crescent City's Important Estates Auction, Nov. 3-4, to be held online and live in New Orleans, La

The auction, beginning at 10 am Central time each day, contains 900 lots in a wide variety of categories. The auction will be held online and live at the Crescent City gallery, New Orleans. Online bidding is available on multiple platforms.
By: Crescent City Auction Gallery
Full-size facsimile of Audubon's Birds of America.
Full-size facsimile of Audubon's Birds of America.
NEW ORLEANS - Oct. 22, 2023 - PRLog -- On Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th, Crescent City Auction Gallery will proudly offer a wide range of French, English and American furniture; original paintings and watercolors; well-known prints and etchings; Oriental carpets; and decorative arts. The sale will be held online and in the gallery at 1330 St. Charles Ave.

The Important November Estates Auction will have start times both days of 10 am Central time. In all, 900 lots will cross the auction block, highlighted by property from the Durand estate in Plaquemine (Iberville Parish), Louisiana; property from a gentleman antiquarian and dealer in Mandeville, La.; and property from the estate of Albert Cowdrey in New Orleans.

It will be an eclectic sale, with items ranging from a spectacular pair of 20th century 24-light crystal chandeliers with a cut crystal canopy over arched glass arms, 46 inches tall by 46 inches in diameter (est. $5,000-$10,000); to a circa 1915 Newcomb Pottery matte glazed baluster vase by Cynthia Pugh Littlejohn (New Orleans, 1890-1959), 4 ¼ inches tall (est. $800-$1,200); to a black 1981 Kawasaki LTD 440 motorcycle with 23,472 miles and no keys (est. $1,500-$2,500).

Just a few of the wonderful decorative arts in the auction include these beautiful items:
  • A large, late 19th century Venetian-style gilt and gesso polychromed carved wood male blackamoor with a feather headdress, 58 inches tall on a wood base (est. $800-$1,200).
  • A rare bronze-mounted rosewood table clock by Vulliamy of London (circa 1835), time and strike, with a fusée movement, 8 ½ inches tall, on brass ball feet (est. $3,000-$5,000).
  • 93 pieces of sterling flatware by Lunt and Gorham, including an 85-piece set by Lunt in the "Coronet" pattern, circa 1932, weighing a total 100.64 troy oz. (est. $1,800-$2,500).

A candidate for top lot of the auction promises to be the limited-edition, full-size facsimile of John James Audubon's (1785-1851) The Birds of America (N.Y., Abbeville Press, 1985), with full-color reproductions by the National Audubon Society of the complete set of original ornithological illustrations. The four atlas portfolio volumes contain 435 double elephant folio unbound color plates. There are also seven accompanying books and a stand. (est. $5,000-$10,000).

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Source:Crescent City Auction Gallery
Location:New Orleans - Louisiana - United States
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