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Oil Paintings by George Rodrigue and Clementine Hunter will be Part of Crescent City's Estates Auction, Sept. 11-12-13
Expected top lots will include oil on canvas paintings by American artists George Rodrigue and Clementine Hunter, plus a selection of designer purses and other items in the couture category.
New Orleans, LA, USA, August 22, 2020 -- Original oil on canvas paintings by renowned Louisiana artists George Rodrigue (1944-2013) and Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), plus a fine selection of designer purses by some of the most respected names in couture, are just a taste of what bidders will find in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Estates Auction slated for the weekend of Sept. 11th-12th-13th.
The painting by George Rodrigue is from the artist’s famous Blue Dog series and is titled Flames of Hope (1992). The signed and titled work, 13 ½ inches by 10 ¾ inches, carries an estimate of $20,000-$40,000. The oil painting by folk art legend Clementine Hunter, titled Wash Day (circa 1985), is signed lower center right. It measures 17 ¾ inches by 23 ½ inches (est. $3,000-$5,000).
The selection of designer purses includes fashionable examples by names such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Prada, Fendi, Celine and Hermes. A portion of the auction is dedicated entirely to couture and includes an embroidered silk coat by Oscar de la Renta (circa 2000), a vintage full-length dark brown mink coat by Jay Lester, and a belt and bracelet both by Hermes.
Rodrigue and Hunter are not the only local-grown art talent in the sale. Also offered will be an oil on board by Knute Heldner (1877-1952, New Orleans), titled Pirate’s Alley, Old New Orleans, signed lower right (est. $3,000-$5,000); and an oil on Masonite by Alberta Kinsey (1875-1952, New Orleans) titled Her Patio, 823 Royal Street (1934), signed lower right (est. $1,200-$1,800).
Wonderful decorative arts will be plentiful and will include a pair of 19th century Continental polychromed white porcelain covered urns, 26 inches tall (est. $2,000-$3,000); and a Chinese thinly glazed yellow bowl from the 17th century, 9 ½ inches in diameter (est. $500-$1,000).
The lighting category will be led by a circa-1890 unusual and large ornate silver plate 9-light candelabra centerpiece, 30 inches tall (est. $1,500-$2,500); a 20th century pair of large patinated and gilt composite putti floor candelabra, 48 inches tall (est. $600-$900); and a collection of art glass table lamps, including examples from Salem Brothers, Miller, H.E. Rainaud and Handel.
Fine French decorative items, a staple at most Crescent City auctions, will feature a monumental 19th century Louis XV style carved walnut wall clock with a winged putto surmount, 42 inches tall by 27 inches wide (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a circa-1890 French gilt and gesso Belle Epoque over-mantel mirror, 72 ½ inches tall by 66 inches wide and one foot deep (est. $1,000-$2,000).
Period furniture made in America will include a carved pineapple post canopy double bed from the late 19th century, 84 inches tall by 56 ½ inches wide (est. $700-$1,200); and a circa-1880 four-piece assembled parlor suite consisting of a carved rosewood serpentine double chair back settee with matching armchair, a lady’s armchair and a matching foot stool (est. $600-$1,200).
For more regarding Crescent City Auction Gallery and the three-day Estates Auction scheduled for September 11th-12th-13th visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com. Updates are posted often.
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