Published: March 25, 2003
NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The recent winter estates auction attracted exuberant bidding on furniture and decorative arts and set artist records at auction for two paintings of Louisiana historical significance: “Star Plantation, St Charles, Louisiana” by Marie AdrienPersac (1823-1973) sold for $195,000 ($75/100,000); and “Backyard in Algiers” by Richard Clague (1821-1873) reached $189,500 ($100/125,000).
“The Sidewheeler Creole” by James Bard (American, 1815-1897) realized $43,125; “Paysage en Bleu (Country Landscape with Ducks and Cottage)” by Johan Barthold Jongkind (Dutch, 1819-1891) fetched $12,650; and a Bennett Hubbard (British, 1806-1870), “Young Boy with His Favorite Terrier,” $5,750.
Neal Auction was fortunate to have rdf_Descriptions from the Chinqua-Penn Foundation. These include a set of six Imperial Russian silver gilt and enamel goblets that brought $6,325; a tall Continental silver wager cup, probably Germany, late Nineteenth Century, $2,070; a pair of late Georgian Sheffield crested three-light candelabra, Nineteenth Century, $4,887; and a late Georgian Sheffield two-handled warming tray, early Nineteenth Century, $3,450.
American furniture included pottery from the Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville. An elaborately carved American rococo rosewood sofa, attributed to John Henry Belter, sold for $31,625; a set of four New York mahogany side chairs, circa 1820, realized $14,950; an American classical carved mahogany sideboard, circa 1825, sold for $8,912; an American rococo laminated and carved rosewood sofa, attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks, fetched $7,475.
Other highlights included an American classical mahogany and gilt-stenciled pier table, circa 1825, $5,175; an American rosewood armoire, circa 1850, $6,037; and an American late classical mahogany secretary/bookcase, circa 1830, $6,037.
English and Continental furniture sold included a Russian mahogany and burled walnut inlaid bureau a cylindre in the Neo-classical style, circa 1860, $19,550; an Irish Regency inlaid mahogany pedestal sideboard, early Nine-teenth Century, $10,350; a George III inlaid mahogany bureau bookcase, primarily Eighteenth Century, $6,612; a Spanish Baroque-style stained pine commode, Nineteenth Century, $10,925; a Dutch Neo-classical mahogany linen press, early Nineteenth Century, $10,925; and a Continental mahogany parcel-gilt and Verde Antico tilt-top table, mid Nineteenth Century, $5,750.
Sales of decorative arts and jewelry included a pair of monumental patinated and gilt bronze figural torcheres, $8,050; a Paris porcelain dinner service, circa 1860, $5,750; and a Paris biscuit and glazed porcelain goblet, circa 1830-1845, the atelier of Jacob Petit, far exceeded estimates, and sold for $5,750. A pair of Louis XVI-style gilt bronze frosted glass lanterns sold for $5,405, and a retro platinum and diamond bracelet, containing one emerald-cut diamond, approximately 1.25 carats and 156 round, baguette and marquise cut diamonds, totaling approximately 6 to 6.5 carats, realized $13,225.
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