19th century Crescent City furniture gathering interest

ATLANTA, Ga. — Examples of mid-19th century American furniture by renowned makers such as Prudent Mallard and J. & J.W. Meeks, plus equally impressive pieces of 19th century French furniture, are just a few of the more than 1,000 lots that will come up for bid at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction, slated for Oct. 4-5.

The event will be held at Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta, and will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time both days. Phone and absentee bids will be taken up to 24 hours prior to the sale, and Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

In addition to American and French furniture, the sale also features a collection of antique Persian rugs, watches and other estate jewelry, landscape paintings by noted Austrian artists, scientific objects, sterling silver, Flora Danica china and decorative objects, among others.

The 19th century French furniture will be highlighted by a finely matched pair of Louis XV-style ormolu mounted and marquetry inlaid jardinière tables, finely inlaid with scrolling foliages and arabesques, and a Louis XVI-style ormolu mounted and marquetry inlaid bureau a cylinder (curved front desk). Furniture by the mid-19th century New Orleans craftsman Prudent Mallard comprises a pair of American Rococo Revival pieces: a carved rosewood dressing bureau with serpentine- shaped white marble top, and a carved rosewood single-door armoire with a hinged mirrored door that opens to a shelved interior. Also from Mallard is a carved rosewood canopied half tester bed.

Additional lots include:

• 18-karat Van Cleef & Arpel yellow gold, turquoise, ruby and diamond “Chick” brooch, circa 1960.

• Bikini Fenicio vase, circa 1950s, measuring 14 1/2 inches.

• 19th century American School painting titled “Portrait of Young Girl in White.”

• Tiffany & Co. 101-piece set of sterling flatware in the “Florentine” pattern.

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and its Oct. 4-5 Fall Estate Auction, call 404-869-2478 or visit www.AandOAuctions.com.