New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. is pleased to announce their Two-Day Estates Auction, taking place Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2012. This sale features over 1400 lots from a variety of private collections and estates.
The first session begins at 10:00 A.M. CST on Saturday and includes lots 1-813. The Sunday session starts at 11:00 A.M. CST and includes lots 814-1444. Guests are welcome to preview daily from 9-5 for two weeks in advance of the auction, excluding Sundays. And a late evening preview party will be held on Thursday, May 17 from 5:30 – 8:00 P.M.
The exhibition staff at New Orleans Auction has created wonderful room settings once again. Entering the first vignette is like stepping into a “time capsule”. It is interesting to note that most everything in that setting, from the monumental mantel mirrors to the American Rococo Revival etagere, came from an uptown New Orleans mansion which had been left untouched for nearly a century and a half. Remarkably, most of these items can be seen in an early black & white vintage photograph discovered by one of the descendants.
Other interesting vignettes include mid-century modern décor, carved rosewood furnishings from the Victorian era, warm country French settings, and fancy ormolu mounted French furnishings.
Notable highlights include:
*An Important American Federal Inlaid Mahogany Pembroke Table, attributed to William Whitehead, New York, active 1792-1799.
*Exceptional Collections of Carved Ivory
*One of the Earliest Surviving Paintings by Jean Joseph Vaudechamp, (French, 1790-1866, active New Orleans 1831-1839).
*An Important mid-19th Century American Gothic Revival Oak Hall Chair – identical to those at Stanton Hall Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi.
*An Interesting Forged, Fabricated and Twisted Steel, Glass Top Table by Albert Paley (American, b. 1944).
*A Superb, Rare Chinese Hanging Yunjin Brocade Cushion Cover, 17th/18th Century.
*A Rare Chinese Woven and Embroidered Lady’s Imperial Dragon Robe, Ch’i-fu, 18th Century.
*Norbert Goeneutte, (French, 1854-1894), Oil on Canvas, “Jeune au Petit Chien Noir”.
*Carolina Herrera Black Velvet and Sequined Matt Satin Cocktail Dress
*Dale Chihuly, (American, b. 1941), Large Blown Glass “Macchia” Bowl.
*Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer, (American/Louisiana, 1912-1997), Large Mixed Media on Canvas.
*As well as a large assortment of fine furniture, silver, jewelry, vintage couture & designer accessories, and more.
For more information regarding this Major Estate Auction and New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. , or to view a complete catalog listing, please visit www.neworleansauction.com.
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Founded in 1991 by President Jean R. Vidos, New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. is the preeminent auction house of the South. The company has received worldwide recognition for the quality and variety of pieces sold. For more information on New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. please visit www.neworleansauction.com, call 504-566-1849 or visit the Gallery at 801 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 71030.
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About New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc.
Founded in 1991 by President Jean R. Vidos, New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. is the preeminent auction house of the American South. The company has received worldwide recognition for the quality and variety of pieces sold. For more information on New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. please visit www.neworleansauction.com, call 504-566-1849 or visit the Gallery at 801 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.