Highlights from our Winter Estates Auction, January 27 & 28, 2018.

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Lot 31 - Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne "Ming" Coffee Table, 1960s, rectangular top with etched and patinated bronze and pewter Chinese scene over wood, raised signature: "Phillip Kelvin LaVerne", round legs, stretchers, underside with old shipping label: "1 ming #132 table" from "Gem Ston... / 204 E. 28th St. / New York City", h. 17 1/8 in., w. 47 1/8 in., d. 24 1/8 in. [1500/2500]

Lot 34 - American Classical Parcel Gilt and Ormolu-Mounted Rosewood Box Sofa, c. 1820, attr. to Duncan Phyfe, New York, die-cut brass inlaid crest rail, columnar stiles, paneled seat rail, acanthus-carved legs, casters, h. 32 1/2 in., l. 82 in., d. 25 in. [2000/3000]

Lot 35 - West Indies Carved Mahogany Armoire, 19th c., Trinidad, flared stepped cornice, paneled doors, fluted center stile, flanked by spiral turned colonnettes, shelf interior with belt of drawers, drum-shaped feet, h. 75 7/8 in., w. 63 1/4 in., d. 29 3/8 in. [1500/2500]

Lot 55 - Thornton, Robert John. Temple of Flora, or Garden of the Botanist, Poet, Painter, and Philosopher, London, 1812, small folio (15 1/4 in. x 11 3/4 in.), engraved title over two leaves, hand-colored plate ("Flora dispensing her Favours on the Earth"), 2 uncolored plates ("Cupid, Flora, Ceres, and Esculapius, Honouring the Bust of Linnaeus" and "Cupid inspiring Plants with Love"), with 28 stipple engravings with aquatint or mezzotint (inc. the Persian Cyclamen, not found in some copies), red straight-grained morocco tooled in gilt and blind, gilt edges, with custom cloth-covered clamshell box. [5000/7000]

Lot 61 - Walter Inglis Anderson (American/Mississippi, 1903-1965), "Blue Jays", watercolor on paper, unsigned, copy of estate certificate and "Bryant Galleries, Jackson" label en verso of backing paper, 8 1/2 in. x 11 in., framed. [8000/12000]

Lot 72 - Clarence Millet (American/New Orleans, 1897-1959), "Cathedral After Rain - New Orleans", oil on canvas board, signed lower right, signed and titled en verso, 14 3/4 in. x 17 3/4 in., period frame. [8000/12000]

Lot 77 - Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer (American/New Orleans, 1912-1997), "Study: Girl Reclining", 1956, oil on masonite, signed lower right, 19 in. x 48 in., unframed. [8000/12000]

Lot 78 - Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985), "Interior - Game", 1952, oil on canvas, monogrammed "FB" lower right, signed, dated "Aug 1952" and titled en verso, 30 in. x 38 in., framed. [30000/50000]

Lot 87 - Newcomb College Art Pottery Vase, 1921, decorated by Sadie Irvine with relief-carved Japanese plum design, matte glaze with blue, green and yellow underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer potter's mark, reg. no. LN19 and shape no. 115, h. 12 1/2 in., dia. 5 in. [6000/9000]

Lot 88 - Newcomb College Art Pottery Vase, 1921, decorated by Sadie Irvine with relief-carved Japanese plum design, matte glaze with blue, green and yellow underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer potter's mark, reg. no. LN19 and shape no. 115, h. 12 1/2 in., dia. 5 in. [6000/9000]

Lot 100 - John McCrady (American/New Orleans, 1911-1968), "It's a Big World - Oxford", c. 1963-65, carbon acrylic on board, signed lower right, titled lower left, artist label with title en verso, 22 in. x 30 in., original artist-enhanced frame. [20000/30000]

Lot 113 - George Bellows (American, 1882-1925), "The Sawdust Trail (Mason 48)", 1917, lithograph, pencil-signed and inscribed "No 32" lower margin, signed in plate upper right, edition of 65, 26 3/4 in. x 19 7/8 in., framed. [2000/3000]

Lot 134 - Good American Aesthetic Hammered and Chased Sterling Silver Water Pitcher, Dominick and Haff, New York, 1881, spiral lobed body decorated with dragonfly, spider and spider web, and foliage and berries, h. 8 in., wt. 24.25 troy ozs. [1200/1800]

Lot 135 - Rare New Orleans Coin Silver Kiddush Cup, Bernard Terfloth & C. Christian Kuchler, wc. 1858-1866, marked "TERFLOTH & KUCHLER" in arc over "NEW ORLEANS", baluster shaped bowl with floral scroll cartouche, tapered standard, stepped domed foot, applied foot rim with band of acanthus, presentation inscription "Presented to S. Schwerin Esq./by the Members of the Hebrew Association/The Association of Those on the Right Path/as a token of their high regard and as a testimony/of the faithful discharge of his duties as/ President/April 1859", h. 9 3/8 in., wt. 11 troy ozs. [500/750]

Lot 156 - American Aesthetic Carved Oak Breakfront, late 19th c., attr. to Herter Brothers, New York, flared cornice surmounted by a dentil-molded border, carved frieze, upper inset beveled mirror panel flanked by two cabinets with naturalistic raised relief paneled doors and elaborately carved columnar supports, lower mirrored backsplash with turned supports, variegated marble top, three frieze drawers, conforming lower case with central fall-front compartments and two side cabinets, spindled apron, plinth base with turned supports, h. 90 in., w. 80 in., d. 26 1/2 in. [7000/10000]

Lot 158 - American Aesthetic Brass Sewing Stand, c. 1885, The Charles Parker Company, Meriden, CT, hinged top with interior silvered mirror plate, applied floral mounts, lion's head handles, foliate apron, flared legs, brass ball feet, h. 31 in., w. 11 1/2 in., d. 16 in. [1800/2200]

Lot 167 - American Classical Bronze-Mounted Mahogany Sécrétaire à Abattant, early 19th c., attr. Emmons and Archibald, Boston, blind frieze drawer, fall front writing compartment flanked by columnar stiles, doors below, two interior drawers, paw feet, h. 50 in., w. 36 in., d. 17 3/4 in. [1000/1500]

Lot 168 - American Classical Mahogany Armoire, c. 1820, probably Louisiana, cove-molded cornice, Santo Domingo mahogany paneled doors with pressed brass escutcheons, fiche hinges, interior belt of drawers, shelves, reeded legs, brass ball feet, mahogany, poplar and pine secondary wood, h. 91 in., w. 60 in., d. 21 in. [4000/6000]

Lot 169 - American Gothic Carved Rosewood Dressing Chest, c. 1850, Charles A. Baudouine, New York, stenciled "FROM C.A. BAUDOUINE / -335- BROADWAY / NEW-YORK", mirror with elaborately carved and pierced crest and supports, molded white marble top, over two drawers and paneled doors, interior with linen drawers, arcaded apron, bracket feet, h. 84 1/2 in., w. 45 1/4 in., d. 21 1/4 in. [5000/7000]

Lot 170 - American Gothic Carved Walnut Library Armchair, mid-19th c., high back surmounted by crocket finial, reticulated crest, cowhide leopard print padded back, seat, and arms, blocked seat rail, turned legs, h. 66 in., w. 25 3/4 in., d. 24 in. Provenance: From the collection of Cher; accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. [2500/3500]

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