Crescent City Auction Gallery's Jan. 14 & 15 estates auction will be packed with 1,200 premium lots A beautiful continental specimen marble center table and an early 20th century French gilt and patinated three-piece clock set by F. Pelissier will be part of Crescent City's January 14-15 auction.
BigNews.Biz - Jan 02,2017 - NEW ORLEANS, La. – A beautiful continental specimen marble center table, an early 20th century French gilt and patinated three-piece clock set by F. Pelissier, a bronze figural group by the French artist Edouard Drouot (1859-1945) and a collection of over 40 men’s rings and other jewelry from a single-owner collection will all come up for bid the weekend of January 14-15.
They’re just a few of the expected top lots at an estates auction planned by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting promptly at 9 am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday, Central time both days. For those unable to attend live, online bidding will be provided by BidSquare.com, LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.
Headlining the event will be Part 2 of the estate of James C. Westerfield (1933-2016) of Jackson, Miss., plus merchandise from numerous other local and Southern estates and collections. Mr. Westerfield was an interior designer who owned and operated Westerfield Antiques & Interiors in Jackson. Part 1 of his estate was sold by Crescent City Auction Gallery on November 12-13 in an auction that grossed over a half million dollars.
The selection of men’s rings and other jewelry is from Mr. Westerfield’s estate. The continental specimen marble table is a 20th century piece measuring 34 ½ inches tall by 43 inches diameter. The three-piece clock set by F. Pellesier is expected to sell for $500-$900. The early 20th century patinated bronze figural group by Edouard Drouot, titled Curieuse, should garner $1,000-$2,000.
In all, about 1,200 lots will come up for bid over the course of the two days – items that people have come to expect from Crescent City Auction Gallery’s estate sales: period furniture (much of it French, but also American and Dutch), original artwork (by New Orleans and other regional artists), antique clocks, Mardi Gras memorabilia, Russian icons, silver and fine decorative items.
Fine French furniture will be offered in abundance. Featured lots will include a 19th century Empire-style ormolu mounted carved mahogany marble-top commode expected to hit $900-$1,200; a circa 1850 Louis XV-style carved walnut sideboard with an estimate of $700-$900; and a Louis XV-style carved oak wedding armoire, 19th century, that should reach $1,000-$1,500.
Also up for bid will be a circa 1850 Louis Philippe carved walnut gray marble-top commode with an estimate of $800-$1,200; a fine set of 12 French carved mahogany ormolu mounted Empire-style dining chairs from the 19th century with an estimate of $1,500-$2,500; and a 19th century French gilt and gesso Trumeau mirror, 56 ¼ inches tall, that should fetch $400-$600.
Not all the furniture will be French. A circa 1890 American carved walnut half tester bed, quite impressive at 108 inches tall by 58 ½ inches wide by 78 inches long, carries a pre-sale estimate of $500-$900; while a late 19th century Dutch mahogany marquetry inlaid secretaire a abattant (a French-style writing desk characterized by a fall front) should change hands for $800-$1,200.