Published: September 5, 2006
St Charles Gallery enjoyed great success with a standing-room-only crowd bidding at its recent summer estates sale. With 168 paddles in the room, as well as telephone and absentee bidding, the sale was confirmation that New Orleans is recovering from Katrina and that art and antiques are still hot in this renaissance city.
Highlights of the sale include a fine suite of four Nineteenth Century Aesthetic Movement stained glass windows signed “G. Pivain, Paris,” which sold for $26,400. A rare and monumental American Renaissance burl walnut and marble top hall tree fetched $24,000, after active bidding.
A fine group of Southern art including three works by Robert M. Rucker (Louisiana, 1932–2001) were the focus of much interest.
The three works included a cabin scene which brought $4,080, a bayou scene with figure on a skiff which brought $9,600 and a large paddle wheeler scene fetched $7,500. Three bayou landscapes by Alexander John Drysdale (New Orleans, 1870–1934) of varying sizes brought $5,520, $4,320 and $6,000, respectively.
A pair of American rococo revival laminated rosewood sidechairs, in the pattern commonly referred to as “Stanton Hall,” and attributed to J.&J.W. Meeks, New York, from the third quarter of the Nineteenth Century, sold for $2,400. Another American rococo revival rosewood armoire, went out at $8,000, and a pair of American gilt-lacquered brass three-light candelabra, sold for $1,600.
All prices include the buyer’s premium.
St Charles Gallery is at 1330 St Charles Avenue. For information, 504-586-8733.
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