NEW ORLEANS — A huge two-day estate auction featuring more than 1,650 lots representing various antiques interests is set for May 18-19 at Crescent City Auction Gallery of New Orleans, and online through LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.com.
Offered will be original works of art, period American and European furniture, antique lamps and clocks, and antique Chinese objects, among other things.
What may end up being the auction’s high achiever is a 20th century signed oil on board by French artist Charles Camoin (1879-1965), titled “Village Street Scene” ($15,000-$25,000), measuring 10 inches by 13 3/4 inches. Another French painting, by Maximilien Luce, titled “Soleil Couchant Honfleur,” is expected to realize between $12,000 and $18,000.
Among the antique Asian objects to be showcased – a red-hot category among collectors – is a 19th century carved wooden Buddha and carved wooden Guan Yin. Also, a large Chinese celadon crackle glazed Longquan bowl, probably from the Ming Dynasty (circa 1368-1644), should sell for $1,000 to $2,000.
Within the antique clocks and decorative accessories offerings:
• Three-piece black and verde Antico marble clock set made circa 1870 ($800-$1,200)
• Rene Lalique 20th century Art Deco figural amethyst glass vase, 9 1/2 inches in height ($3,000-$4,000)
• Pair of Louis XVI-style gilt bronze and marble covered garniture vases, 20th century, 16 1/2 inches tall.
The period furniture abounds with such offerings as a 20th century French provincial carved cherry vaisselier, 88 1/2 inches tall ($1,600-$2,400); and an early 19th century two-part William and Mary walnut chest on stand ($1,500-$2,500).
Finally, a framed KPM porcelain plaque, showing the figures Oedipus and Antigone, 8 1/2 inches by 5 3/4 inches, is expected to gavel for $1,000 to $1,500.
To learn more, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com, e-mail email@example.com or call 504-529-5057.