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Crescent City's Important Estates Auction in New Orleans, March 8-9, is packed with 631 premier lots

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The two-day auction, beginning at 10 am Central time each day, contains fine items in a wide variety of categories. It will be held online and live at the Crescent City gallery, New Orleans. Online bidding is via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

NEW ORLEANS - eTradeWire -- A set of three 19th century oil on panel Russian icons; a large French Louis XV-style Art Nouveau 30-light chandelier; a 1916 matte glaze Newcomb College baluster vase by Sadie Irvine; a composition sculpture by William Tolliver (La./Miss., 1951-2000); and a silver gelatin print by Arthur Rothstein (N.Y., 1915-1985) will come up for bid in an Important Estates Auction slated for Friday and Saturday, March 8th-9th, by Crescent City Auction Gallery, online and live in the gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 10 am Central time both days.

The auction will be preceded by an online-only, 352-lot Decorative Arts & Interiors Auction on Friday, March 1st, at 10 am. Internet bidding will be via CrescentCityAuctionGallery.com, LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. An in-person preview will be held from Wednesday, February 28th, through Thursday, March 7th, from 10am-5pm Central time (except on weekends).

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The three 19th century oil on panel Russian icons will be offered as one lot, with an estimate of $5,000-$7,500. The icons depict Jesus, John the Baptist and Mary. The 1916 matte glaze Newcomb College baluster vase by Louisiana potter Sadie Irvine (1887-1970) features ring handles and relief jonquil floral decoration. The underside is incised "SI", "IC81", "192" and "JM" (for the potter Joseph Meyer). The vase is expected to change hands for $800-$1,200.

The unusual and large 20th century French Louis XV-style Art Nouveau bronze dore 30-light chandelier carries a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Also offered will be a Renzo Camerino Murano Glass Calla Lily chandelier. The 20th century oil on composition sculpture by William Tolliver is titled Jazz Guitarist and should bring $2,000-$4,000. The 1936 silver gelatin print by Arthur Rothstein, titled Arthur Coble and Sons, Cimarron County (OK) Dust Storm, is estimated at $1,000-$2,000.

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The rest of the catalog is packed with property pulled from prominent local and regional estates, to include original artworks, many of them by acclaimed Louisiana artists; gorgeous French, English and American furniture pieces; a selection of sculptures (to include works by Herman Caro and Arlyn Jimenez, in addition to the Tolliver sculpture); fine jewelry items (including bracelets, rings and earrings boasting diamonds, emeralds and rubies, as well as a sterling Navajo squash blossom necklace); and wonderful decorative accessories.

For more information, please visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.



Source: Crescent City Auction Gallery
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