Crescent City's Winter Estates Catalog Auction, 887 lots, will be held Jan. 18th-19th in New Orleans
A gorgeous carved oak nine-piece dining room suite in the style of the 19th century New York furniture maker R. J. Horner and an oil on board painting by renowned Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988) are just two expected top lots.
NEW ORLEANS: A gorgeous carved oak nine-piece dining room suite in the style of the 19th century New York furniture maker R. J. Horner, an oil on board painting by the renowned Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), a fine selection of Newcomb Pottery (to include pieces by Sadie Irvine), and an early 20th century patinated bronze sculpture by Anna Vaughn Wyatt Huntington (American, 1876-1973) will all come up for bid January 18th-19th.
They're a few expected top achievers in Crescent City Auction Gallery's upcoming Important Winter Estates Catalog Auction, slated for that weekend, online and in Crescent City's gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 10 am Central both days. Nearly 900 quality lots in a wide variety of collecting categories will come up for bid across the two days, with Internet bidding provided by the popular platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.
The nine-piece carved oak dining room suite in the style of R.J. Horner consists of a server, a sideboard, six upholstered chairs, a dining table with four leaves, 108 inches wide when open (est. $4,000-$8,000). The oil on board painting by Clementine Hunter, titled Baptism (circa 1950), is signed lower right and measures 17 ½ inches by 23 ½ inches (est. $3,000-$5,000).
The bronze sculpture by Vaughn Wyatt Huntington is titled L'Orage (The Storm) and is 15 ½ inches tall by 15 inches wide (est. $2,000-$4,000). Also sold will be a pair of bronze ormolu mounted Verde Antico marble obelisks (20th or 21st century), 56 inches tall (est. $1,500-$2,500); and four 20th century carved white marble female torsos, 23 inches tall (est. $300-$500 each).
The auction is packed with the broad mix of merchandise people have come to expect from a Crescent City auction: fine period French, American and European furniture, original artworks by New Orleans and other regional artists, original artworks by American and foreign artists, estate jewelry, French clocks, Asian objects, lamps and lighting and fine decorative accessories.
Previews will be held beginning Thursday, Jan. 9th, from 10-5 Central time (except on Sunday, when the gallery is closed).