Highlights from our Louisiana Estates Auction, November 17, 18 & 19, 2017 - Page 2
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Lot 360 - Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American/South Carolina, 1876-1958), "Herons in Flight", watercolor on board, signed lower right, "Whatman's Water Color Boards" printed en verso, 16 3/4 in. x 21 3/4 in., framed. [20000/30000]


Lot 365 - Important Louisiana Inlaid Mahogany Armoire, early 19th c., inlaid flared cornice and cartouche frieze, paneled doors centered by an inlaid Federal eagle, shelved interior with a medial belt of drawers, conforming base, turned legs, brass ball feet, h. 85 in., w. 57 in., d. 23 in. [40000/50000]


Lot 368 - Attributed to Jeremiah Theus (American/South Carolina, 1716-1774), "Portrait of a Young Girl Holding a Bouquet of Flowers", oil on canvas, unsigned, 29 in. x 24 in., period frame. [15000/25000]


Lot  369 - José Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza (Mexican/New Orleans, c. 1750-1802), "Don Antonio Mendez (1750-1829)", oil on canvas, unsigned, black painted inscription identifying sitter as "Antonio Mendez" and handwritten pencil inscription "....Don Antonio Mendez, Mort le 5, Dbre 1829, natif de la Havane" on stretcher bars, ink inscription regarding restoration by Gregor's Beaux Arts, Hartford, CT in May 1945 en verso of relining canvas, 40 1/4 in. x 31 in., antique frame. [100,000/150,000]


Lot 370 - Spanish Colonial School, mid-17th/19th c., "Our Lady of Victory", oil on canvas, unsigned, 37 in. x 27 1/4 in., unframed. [1000/1500]


Lot 387 - Charles Giroux (French, 1828-1885, act. New Orleans, 1868-1885), "Settlement along the Bayou", oil on wood panel, monogrammed lower left, handwritten inscription en verso of backing paper, 4 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in., framed. [10000/15000]


Lot 389 - George Rodrigue (American/Louisiana, 1944-2013), "Catahoula Lake Fisheries", 1976, oil on canvas, signed lower left, signed, titled, dated, "George Rodrigue Gallery, Lafayette, LA" and artist stamps en verso, 24 in. x 36 in., original frame with artist and title plaque. [20000/30000]


Lot 399 - American Renaissance "Medallion" Pattern Sterling Silver Coffee and Tea Service, c. 1860, John R. Wendt for Ball, Black & Co., New York, wc. 1851-1876, marked "BALL, BLACK & CO/ NEW YORK/ 216/ ENGLISH STERLING"; incl. coffee pot, teapot, sugar, creamer and waste bowl, each cover with Spartan helmet finial, pyriform body with oval medallion framed by Neo-Grec chasing, handsome period monogram on reverse, beaded handle surmounted by Renaissance bust, coffee pot h. 10 3/8 in., total wt. 97.25 troy ozs. [4000/6000]


Lot 417 - Fine American Carved Walnut Chest-on-Chest, late 18th c., Pennsylvania, molded stepped cornice, upper case with eight drawers, lower case with three drawers, "French" bracket feet, h. 86 in., w. 41 5/8 in., d. 24 in. [7000/10000]


Lot 421 - Very Fine American Chippendale Carved Mahogany Highboy, late 18th c., Philadelphia, reverse incised "Property Mrs. J.A. Haskell", flame finials, floral-carved scrolled and molded cornice, acanthine and shell-carved panel, upper case with a bank of eight drawers, fluted and chamfered stiles, conforming lower case with three drawers, shaped apron, acanthine cabriole legs, ball and claw feet, h. 96 1/2 in., w. 45 in., d. 24 in. [20000/40000]


Lot 422 - Chippendale Carved Walnut Tall Case Clock, c. 1790, Maryland, the painted dial with second hand, signed "John Fessler/Frederick Town", moon-dial with ship and landscape, bonnet with flame finials and rosettes, on bracket feet, h. 99 1/2 in., w. 21 in., d. 11 in. [15000/25000]


Lot 433 - Very Fine and Rare American Rococo Carved Rosewood Center Table, mid-19th c., attr. to John Henry Belter, New York, distinctive undulating white marble top, highly carved frieze centered by portrait busts, lion's mask corners, scrolling vines, crouching winged figural supports, paw feet, casters, h. 29 in., w. 46 1/2 in., d. 31 in. [20000/30000]


Lot 444 - Fine Empire Gilt and Patinated Bronze "Au Matelot" Mantel Clock, Paris, c. 1810, after the design by Jean-Simon Deverberie (1764-1824), modeled as a bale of cotton, flanked by a sailor, with anchor, rum barrel and paddle, porcelain dial marked "Chopin a Paris", silk-thread movement, the octagonal plinth base with frieze depicting putti engaged in commerce, barrel feet, h. 14 1/2 in., w. 12 in., d. 4 1/2 in. [12000/18000]


Lot 447 - Very Rare American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Sofa, c. 1850-1860, attr. to John Henry Belter, New York, related to the well-known collected examples of the "Tuthill King" pattern; reticulated grape and vine triple crest surmounted by foliage and flower filled baskets, arms, conforming seat rail, rose carved cabriole legs, scrolled toes, casters, h. 46 1/2 in., w. 77 in., d. 26 in. [20000/30000]


Lot 463 - Edouard-Léon Cortès (French, 1882-1969), "Notre Dame and Place Saint Michel", oil on canvas, signed lower left, "The Victorian Gallery, Dallas, TX" label, monogram and "9235" copyright stamp en verso, 13 in. x 18 in., period frame. [12000/18000]

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