New Orleans Auction Galleries serves up Southern estates

  • August 05, 2009 13:18

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London silversmith John Christopher Romer crafted this early George III sterling epergne in 1765-1766. Weighing 159.53 troy ounces, the rococo silver masterpiece has an estimate of $18,000-$25,000. Image courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries.
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Summer heat and humidity in the Crescent City hasn't stopped New Orleans Auction Galleries Inc. from putting together an August sale that will have auction-goers wiping their brows as bidding intensifies. The auction Aug. 8-9 will feature art, antiques and curios from numerous Southern estates and private collections, including an impressive George III sterling silver epergne...

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