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Crescent City's March 12-14 Spring Estates Auction will kick off with couture purses, fine jewelry

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Also offered will be original paintings by noted, listed European and New Orleans artists, French and Chinese furniture, Oriental rugs, taxidermy, silver and decorative accessories, starting at 10 am Central time both days, live and online.

NEW ORLEANS - EntSun -- Crescent City Auction Gallery's three-day, three-session Important Spring Estates Auction will kick off Friday, March 12th, at 1 pm Central time, with a collection of couture purses from names like Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Judith Lieber and Chanel, plus fine jewelry items that include emeralds, rubies, diamonds, tanzanite and sapphires.

The Saturday and Sunday sessions – March 13th and 14th, at 10 am Central both days – will feature art by A.J. Drysdale, Alberta Kinsey, George Dureau, Niek van der Plas, Michael Meade and others; French, American, Chinese and English furniture; silver; Oriental rugs; taxidermy; a collection of pipes; decorative arts; and more jewelry – nearly 1,000 total lots across three days.

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Live, in-person bidding, as well as exhibition previews, will be held by appointment only, in the Crescent City gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Previews will be held daily, starting on Thursday, March 4th (excluding Sunday). A Saturday, March 6th preview will be held from 9 am -1 pm. To schedule an appointment for live gallery bidding on auction day, or for a preview, call 504-529-5057, or, you can send an email to info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

The Saturday session promises to be especially strong, with items ranging from three large 19th century Victorian blown glass taxidermied bird domes, being sold as individual lots; to a 31-piece partial set of sterling flatware by Gorham in the "Cambridge" pattern, 1889, weighing 46.35 troy oz. (est. $1,200-$1,800); to a 19th century New Orleans carved rosewood full tester bed, probably made by Prudent Mallard, 110 inches tall, 58 ¾ inches deep (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Fine art in Session II will be led by an oil on board painting by Luigi Loir (French, 1845-1916), titled On the Beach in a Harbor Town, signed lower left and presented in a gilt and gesso frame (est. $1,000-$2,000); and an oil on board painting by Niek van der Plas (Dutch, b. 1954), titled simply Beach and artist signed lower right, diminutive at 5 inches by 6 inches (est. $700-$1,000).

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Internet bidding provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted until 1 pm Central time Thursday, March 11th.  A 25 percent buyer's premium will be applied in-house (three percent discount for cash or check). A printed catalog is available; call 504-529-5057 or email info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

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

Sully Hildebrand

Source: Crescent City Auction Gallery
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