Three-day summer estate auction showcasing more than 150 lots of silver

NEW ORLEANS (July 17, 2013) – On July 26-28, New Orleans Auction Galleries will present 1,600 lots of antique and contemporary fine art, sculpture, furniture, lighting, silver, estate jewelry, couture handbags and more in their summer estates auction. “We are excited to offer so many important and unique items in this sale from some fantastic estates and private collections; it demonstrates the range of what we represent,” says Susan Krohn, CEO of New Orleans Auction Galleries.

A sampling of a sixty-eight-piece set of New Orleans-retailed Villere/Claiborne Family Sterling Silver Flatware, late 19th century, in the "Lenox" pattern, designed by Louis Richard Horton (1852-1904), is expected to sell for $2,500 to $4,000. (Photo courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries)

A sampling of a sixty-eight-piece set of New Orleans-retailed Villere/Claiborne Family Sterling Silver Flatware, late 19th century, in the “Lenox” pattern, designed by Louis Richard Horton (1852-1904), is expected to sell for $2,500 to $4,000. (Photo courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries)

The three-day auction will feature an extensive collection of 19th century to contemporary Southern art, including pieces by John Tarrell Scott, Elemore Morgan, Jr., Ida Kohlmeyer, Simon Gunning and Jean Joseph Vaudechamp. Also offered will be a collection of British and Continental drawings and etchings ranging from the 16th to 20th centuries.

In addition to sculpture by Pedro Friedeberg, Thomas Randolph Morrison and Chaim Gross, New Orleans Auction Galleries will offer four works by the late Leonard Cave to benefit Hillyer Art Space in Washington, D.C., a gallery and non-profit organization that works to promote emerging and established artists.

The sale boasts an exceptional selection of over 150 lots of silver including 17th century

Painted metal assemblage by John Tarrell Scott (American/New Orleans, 1940-2007), entitled "Savoy Jitterbug", measures 60 inches wide by 72 inches high ($8,000-$12,000). (Photo courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries).

Painted metal assemblage by John Tarrell Scott (American/New Orleans, 1940-2007), entitled “Savoy Jitterbug”, measures 60 inches wide by 72 inches high ($8,000-$12,000). (Photo courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries).

English spoons, 18th and early 19th century Colonial and Federalist American silver and Chinese Export silver from the estate of Ruth Wilkins Sullivan, important scholar and the first Curator of Education at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The flatware of Louise Villere Claiborne (1867-1963), great-granddaughter of the second governor of Louisiana and member of one of the most important Creole families in early New Orleans, will also be offered.

The gallery is open for viewing July 13-25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding Sundays. New Orleans Auction Galleries will also host a catered evening preview reception on Thursday, July 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. Bidding for this sale is available in person, by phone, absentee and live online through ArtFact.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. To view the full catalogue or sign up to bid, visit www.neworleansauction.com.

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