Reverse-painted lamp may light up $3,000

landscape lamp

Pittsburgh Lamp Company reverse painted landscape lamp, circa 1920, 23 inches tall, 17 inches in diameter (est. $2,000-$3,000). (All photos courtesy Crescent City Auction Gallery)

NEW ORLEANS, La. – More than 1,150 premium lots will be sold during a two-day estates auction slated for April 18 (starting at 9 a.m. CST) and April 19 (at 10 a.m.) by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery, located at 1330 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

Offered will be desirable pieces of original Louisiana artwork, by artists such as Clarence Millet, Knute Heldner, Robert Rucker and Clementine Hunter; French and Italian furniture; American furniture, to include a circa-1870 American Renaissance carved and burl walnut bedroom set; antique lamps, including a Pittsburgh Lamp Company reverse painted lamp; and a Sevres-style porcelain vase. A strong candidate for top lot of the auction promises to be the oil on canvas painting by New Orleans artist Clarence Millet (1879-1959), titled “Studio Courtyard.” The work, signed lower right and presented in a period frame, is expected to bring $20,000 to $40,000.

An American Renaissance carved and burl walnut three-piece bedroom suite, made around the 1870s, consists of a bed, dresser and armoire and is signed “P. Dejan, N.O.” It carries a presale estimate of $4,000 to $6,000. From Italy, an Italian Renaisssance style, highly carved oak triple door bookcase, made in the 19th century and standing on block feet, should make $1,000 to $1,500. The large, circa 1900 Sevres-style champlevé and gilt bronze mounted porcelain vase, standing a majestic 28 1/2 inches tall, carries an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000. Also, a Daum pate de verre vase, made of green and yellow frosted glass and executed sometime in the 20th century, should command $1,500 to $2,500. The vase, titled “Orchids,” stands 12 1/4 inches tall.

The Pittsburgh Lamp Company reverse painted landscape lamp, produced around 1920, is 23 inches tall and 17 inches in diameter and is expected to earn $2,000 to $3,000. Also, a Royal Vienna hand-painted porcelain covered stein, circa 1900 and titled on the bottom “Ein Frischer Trunk, #34699,” measuring 6 1/2 inches tall, has a presale estimate of $1,000 to $1,500.

Internet bidding will be provided by and Phone and left (absentee) bids will also be accepted. All sales are final and a buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases. Seating is limited. View the entire auction catalog at

For more information, contact Crescent City Auction Gallery at 504-529-5057 or