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Information below is the lot/description information from our Louisiana Purchase Auction, November 17, 18 & 19, 2017. Descriptions listed below are NOT guaranteed accurate. Call 1-800-467-5329 for general information on Neal Auction Company. Follow the catalogue link to order our beautifully illustrated catalogue.

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901. Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Etagere Cabinet, molded top, shelf with sliding cabinet door, divided medial shelf, lower shelf with two doors, h. 47 1/4 in., w. 35 1/2 in., d. 13 1/4 in. $300/500

902. Chinese Carved Hardwood Stand, shaped top, pierced scalloped frieze, cabriole legs, scrolled toes, conforming base, h. 25 1/4 in. $150/250



903. Post Modern Art Furniture Painted Mirror and Dressing Chest Suite, late 20th c., by Peter Pierobon, (Vancouver, b. 1959), signed and dated "Pierobon 1994", rectangular mirror with fluted frame, chest with inverted molded rectangular top, twelve drawers faced with horizontal fluting, chevron bracket base, bronze "W" form pulls, h. 35 1/8 in., w. 50 1/2 in., d. 21 5/8 in. $1500/2500

904. Pair of "Latina GP" Leather Stools, by Frag, Italy, black leather, brushed metal, pneumatic adjustable, h. 28 1/2 in. to 38 1/2 in., w. 16 1/2 in., d. 17 in. $300/500

905. Domingo Calasaya (American/New Orleans, 20th c.), "Praying Hands", carved and stained wood on wood base, unsigned, h. 28 in., w. 6 in., d. 3 in. $300/500
Provenance: Collection of Michael Brown and Linda Green, New Orleans.

906. Thomas Holland (American/California, 1917‑2004), "Portrait of a Man", 1968, bronzed plaster, signed lower left, signed and dated on collar, h. 12 3/4 in., w. 6 in., d. 7 1/4 in., wood stand, overall h. 16 in. $200/400

907. Pavel Hlozek (Czech, 1898‑1982), "Lady in Blue", 1941, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, 31 1/2 in. x 23 3/4 in., framed. $250/350

908. Erte (Romain de Tirtoff) (Russian/French, 1892‑1990), "Costume Designs", c. 1920, gouache on paper, signed lower left, sight 13 in. x 9 1/2 in., framed. $500/700
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.



909. Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904‑1989), "The Divine Comedy Series", 3 hand‑colored woodcuts, "Inferno 7", pencil‑signed lower right, blind stamp "Jean Estrade" lower left, sheet 13 in. x 10 1/2 in.; "Inferno 13", signed in red lower right, inscribed "E.A." lower left, sight 12 in. x 9 1/4 in.; and "Purgatory 15" signed in purple lower right, inscribed "E.A." lower left, sheet 17 in. x 12 1/2 in., framed alike. $600/900
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.



910. Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904‑1989), "John, 12 Apostles (Knights of the Round Table)", 1977, color lithograph, pencil‑signed and numbered "232/350" lower margin, sheet 24 1/3 in. x 18 3/4 in., framed. $500/700
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

911. After Andy Warhol (American, 1928‑1987), "Marilyn", serigraph, printed by Sunday B. Morning, "Sunday B. Morning" blue stamp and "fill in your own signature" blue stamp en verso, sheet 26 in. x 36 in., framed. $400/600
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

912. Sonia Delaunay (Ukrainian/French, 1885‑1979), "Plate 12 from Ses Peintures, Ses Objects, Ses Tissus Simultanes, Ses Modes", gouache ponchoir process print, artist stamp lower right, published by Librarie des Artes Decoratifs Paris, sheet 14 in. x 21 in., framed. $500/700
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

913. Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901‑1966), "Bust of a Seated Man", 1961, lithograph, published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, 14 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in., framed. $500/700
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

914. Henri Matisse (French, 1869‑1954), "Jeune Femme Assie", reproduction lithograph, 8 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in., framed. $400/600
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.



915. Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887‑1985), 6 color lithographs from The Odyssey series, sheets 15 in. x 11 1/2 in., framed alike. $700/1000
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.



916. Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887‑1985), 3 color lithographs from Jerusalem Windows series, by Charles Sortier, 1962, printed by Mourlot, Paris, sheets 13 in. x 9 1/2 in., framed alike. $400/600
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.



917. Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904‑1989), "Columbus Discovers America (Jack of Swords)", 1979, color lithograph, published by Levine & Levine New York, pencil‑signed, numbered "H.C. 39/65" and Arches France watermark lower margin, sheet 29 1/2 in. x 21 in., framed. $500/700
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

918. Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904‑1989), "Lilium Aurcancacium et Labra Brasrocantis", color lithograph, published by Editions Graphiques Internationales", pencil‑signed and inscribed "E.A" and Arches France watermark lower left, sheet 29 1/2 in. x 21 1/2 in., framed. $500/700
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.



919. Leon Baskt (Belarusian/French, 1866‑1924), "Costume Designs", c. 1927, 3 hand‑colored pochoir prints, from Ballet Russes or Paris Opera, one signed in plate lower right, sheet 12 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in., all framed alike. (3 pcs.) $600/900
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

920. Henri Matisse (French, 1869‑1954), "Les Codomas", reproduction lithograph, sight 15 in. x 23 in., framed. $200/300
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

921. Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881‑1973), "Mother and Child with Four Studies of a Right Hand", reproduction lithograph, 17 1/2 in. x 13 in., framed. $300/500
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

922. Frederick Mershimer (American/New York, b. 1958), "Hermes", 1992, mezzotint on paper, pencil‑signed, dated, titled and numbered "20/150" lower margin, 9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in., framed. $300/500



923. Tony Bass (American/Texas, b. 1943), "Figurative Abstraction on Black Ground", 2010, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, signed and dated en verso, 60 in. x 48 in., unframed. $800/1200
Provenance: Acquired from the artist.



924. George Valentine Dureau (American/New Orleans, 1930‑2014), "Dance on Rampart", 1994, oil on canvas, signed lower right, signed, titled and dated en verso, 90 in. x 67 1/2 in., framed. $7000/9000



925. Robert Gordy (American/Louisiana, 1933‑1986), "By the River (River Bather Series)", 1976, acrylic on canvas, signed, titled and dated on stretcher bar, "Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL" and "The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA" labels en verso, 46 in. x 70 in., framed. $7000/10000
Exh.: "American Figure Painting: 1950‑1980", The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, Oct. 16‑Nov. 30, 1980; "Robert Gordy: Paintings and Drawings 1960‑1980", New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, Apr. 25, 1981‑June 6, 1982 and illustrated in accompanying catalogue, p. 81.



926. William Woodward (American/New Orleans, 1859‑1939), "Sailing Boat at Sunset", Raffaelli crayon on flint paper, initialed "W" lower left, "No. 1, Three‑M‑Flint Paper, St. Paul, Minnesota" printed en verso, 7 in. x 5 in., framed. $1000/1500

927. Emil Eugen Holzhauer (German/Florida, 1887‑1986), "Coden (ALA)", casein on paper, signed lower right, titled en verso, "The Arts Center, Okaloosa‑Walton Community College, Niceville, FL" exhibition label with artist and titled on backing board, 21 1/2 in. x 27 3/4 in., framed. $800/1200



928. Richard Thomas (American/New Orleans, b. 1953), "Mardi Gras Indian", 2009, mixed media on canvas, signed and dated lower right, 40 in. x 30 in., unframed. $700/1000

929. Raine Bedsole (American/New Orleans, 20th c.), "Spirit House #3", 1991, mixed media on panel, signed and dated lower right, artist label with title and date en verso, 23 in. x 29 in., unframed. $800/1200

930. Mark Bercier (American/Louisiana, b. 1950), "Portrait of a Woman: Homage to Picasso", oil on canvas, signed and titled en verso, 24 in. x 18 in., artist embellished frame. $500/800

931. Whitney J. Engeran, Jr. (American/New Orleans, 20th c.), "Moon Things Glowing", oil on board, signed and titled en verso of backing paper, sight 18 1/2 in. x 25 1/2 in., framed. $700/1000



932. Hunt Slonem (American/Louisiana, b. 1951), "The Witness: Trip‑Tic", 1995, triptych oil on canvas, 2 panels signed, dated and inscribed "Trip‑Tic" en verso, 78 in. x 186 in., unframed. $20000/30000
Note: In the monumental work offered here of 1995, Hunt Slonem departs from his characteristic bold, colorful palette to instead utilize metallic, almost lustrous, colors and muted earth tones to convey a mysterious and supernatural quality. Hidden within the lush texture of the brushstrokes and lines are symbols - a bird, handprint or face seem to appear and disappear depending on the location of the viewer and the angle of the light source. The scale of the painting envelopes the viewer in Slonem's mystical world, both sublimating the energy of the space around it and providing moments of pure transcendence. Slonem's style as seen here and perfectly described by Donald Kuspit is: "the epitome of modern baroque - a kind of generic distillation of tactile painterliness, elusively recessive space, wide-open form, freewheeling unity, and incidental clarity, all rearticulated, indeed, thoroughly reworked, in the terms of modernist abstract."
Ref.: Kuspit, Donald B. Hunt Slonem - An Art Rich and Strange. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002. Nahas, Dominique. The Worlds of Hunt Slonem. New York: The Vendome Press, 2011.



933. George Rodrigue (American/Louisiana, 1944‑2013), "Flowers over Birmingham", 2000, acrylic on linen, signed lower left, title label en verso, 36 in. x 48 in., original frame. $30000/50000
Provenance: Rodrigue Gallery, New Orleans, Mar. 4, 2001.



934. Don Wright (American/Louisiana, 1938‑2007), "The Prophet West", 1977, bronze and metal, "5‑25", date and signature inscribed on self‑base, h. 12 1/4 in., w. 5 in., d. 4 in., wood base, overall h. 13 1/4 in. $600/800



935. Anita Romero Jones (American/New Mexico, 1930‑2013), "San Raphael", painted wood, indistinctly signed and titled on bottom, h. 21 1/4 in., w. 8 1/2 in., d. 6 1/2 in. $200/300
Provenance: Property of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund.



936. Anita Romero Jones (American/New Mexico, 1930‑2013), "Nuestra Señora de Guadeloupe", painted wood and aluminum crown, signed, titled and "Santa Fe" written on underside, h. 22 3/4 in., w. 8 in., d. 4 1/2 in. $200/300
Provenance: Property of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund.

937. Antique American Giltwood Looking Glass, retains original gilt surface, h. 38 in., w. 31 in. $500/750

938. Antique American Giltwood Looking Glass, retains original gilt surface, h. 30 in., w. 22 3/4 in. $500/750



939. Rare Acadian Carved Swamp Maple and "Gros Rouge" Low Post Bed, c. 1820, posts with mosquito net extensions, scrolled headboard, turned legs; restored paint surface, h. 89 in., l. 73 1/2 in., w. 52 3/8 in. $4000/6000
Provenance: The LaFleur Family, Prairie Ronde, St. Landry Parish, LA.
Ill.: Holden, Jack D., et. al. Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735‑1835. The Historic New Orleans Collection: 2010, p. 385.

940. Acadian Cypress Side Table, early 19th c. and later, frieze drawer, square tapered legs, h. 27 1/2 in., w. 29 in., d. 21 in. Note: Condition, replaced top and drawer. $1000/1500



941. Rare Pair of Louisiana Acadian Oak Side Chairs, 18th c., tapered uprights, three arched slats, original trapezoidal hide seats, turned legs, double stretchers, h. 30 in., w. 17 in., d. 14 in. $800/1200
Ill.: Holden, Jack D., et. al. Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735‑1835. The Historic New Orleans Collection: 2010, p. 311.

942. Acadian Carved Cypress Table, early 19th c., Louisiana, two board top, plain frieze, turned legs; found in original state, h. 29 1/2 in., w. 30 in., d. 24 1/2 in. $1000/1500

943. Louisiana Carved Mahogany Armoire, early 19th c. and later, molded cornice, scalloped doors and sides with later glazed panels, later shelf interior, shaped apron, cabriole legs, h. 81 in., w. 53 1/4 in., d. 20 1/2 in. $1500/2500
Provenance: The Jefferson Davis House, 1134 First Street, New Orleans, c. 1963.



944. American Federal Cherrywood Side Table, early 19th c., frieze drawers a quatre face, cabriole legs, h. 19 1/2 in., w. 20 1/4 in., d. 19 in. $1000/1500

945. American Classical Bronze‑Mounted Figured Mahogany Pier Table, 19th c., marble top, blind frieze drawer, columnar supports, mirror back flanked by pilasters, incurvate plinth, disc feet, h. 35 3/4 in., w. 50 in., d. 20 1/4 in. $1000/1500

946. Six American Late Classical Mahogany Gondola Chairs, 19th c., probably Kentucky, foliate carved crests, vasiform splats, shaped slip seats, saber legs, h. 34 1/2 in., w. 17 7/8 in., d. 16 1/4 in. $500/750
Provenance: Ames Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA.

947. American Pine and Poplar Cabinet, 19th c., shaped backsplash, three frieze drawers, paneled doors, shelf interior, turnip feet, h. 57 3/4 in., w. 47 1/2 in., d. 19 in. $1000/1500
Provenance: Barker's Antiques, Baton Rouge, LA.

948. American Grain and Sponge Painted Blanket Chest, late 18th/early 19th c., probably Pennsylvania or New England, hinged top, divided interior, faux drawer front, turnip feet, h. 34 in., w. 52 in., d. 20 1/4 in. $1000/1500
Provenance: Didier, Inc., New Orleans.

949. New England Grain and Sponge Painted Blanket Chest, early 19th c., hinged top, interior till, two lower drawers, bracket feet, h. 42 1/2 in., w. 44 in., d. 19 in. $1000/1500
Provenance: Didier, Inc., New Orleans.

950. American Rococo Carved Mahogany Tester Bed, mid‑19th c., New Orleans, likely the workshop of Prudent Mallard, molded tester, columnar posts, serpentine foliate carved headboard with beaded panel, conforming foot board and rails, h. 113 in., l. 83 in., w. 69 in. $6000/9000
Provenance: Colonel William and Catherine Balfour, Homewood Plantation, Natchez, MS.
Note: The monumental tester bed in the lot shown here belonged to Colonel William and Catherine Balfour and was used in their palatial Greek Revival mansion at Homewood Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi. Homewood was built in 1860 as a wedding gift to Colonel William and Catherine Balfour from Catherine's father, David Hunt, a wealthy planter. Similar to many Natchez homes during this period, such as Lansdowne and Stanton Hall, Homewood was decorated with Rococo furniture from the workshop of New Orleans cabinetmaker Prudent Mallard.
The overall design and specific aspects of this historic bed can be referenced to known Mallard examples, especially the bed's serpentine head board and the robust foliate and shell-carved accents.
Ref. Miller, Mary Carol. Lost Mansions of Mississippi. University of Mississippi Press: Jackson, 2010, pp. 15-16; Dubrow, Eileen and Richard.American Furniture of the 19th Century: 1840-1880.Schiffer: Pennsylvania, 1983, pp. 156-157.



951. Southern Mixed Woods Overseer's Desk, early 19th c., slant front top, divided interior, plain frieze, turned legs, pegged construction, h. 41 in., w. 30 1/4 in., d. 24 1/2 in. $1000/1500
Provenance: Found in Donaldsonville, LA.



952. American Classical Figured Mahogany Armoire, mid‑19th c., probably New Orleans, ogee cornice, two paneled doors, beaded moldings, interior with belt of drawers, base drawer, blocked feet, h. 95 1/2 in., w. 64 in., d. 24 in. $2000/3000
Provenance: Colonel William and Catherine Balfour, Homewood Plantation, Natchez, MS.



953. American Classical Carved Mahogany Butler's Desk, early 19th c., escritoire drawer over three graduated drawers flanked by pineapple carved reeded colonnettes, turned reeded legs, h. 47 3/4 in., w. 42 1/4 in., d. 23 3/4 in. $1200/1500
Provenance: Weymouth Hall, Natchez, MS.

954. Lower Mississippi River Valley Cherrywood Armoire, 19th c., lozenge and oval frieze, recessed panel doors, pilaster false stile, block feet, cypress secondary wood, h. 84 1/2 in., w. 61 1/4 in., d. 23 1/2 in. $700/900
Provenance: Found in Opelousas, c. 1960.

955. Antique Acadian Painted Child's Chair, early 19th c., turned finials, shaped slats, original rush seat, turned legs, stretchers, h. 22 in., w. 14 in., d. 11 in. $700/1000
Provenance: Natchitoches Family.

956. Spanish Colonial Brass‑Mounted Tropical Hardwood "Baul" Chest, early 18th c., hinged lid, dovetailed sides, open interior, weathered surface, later hinges, h. 12 in., w. 30 1/2 in., d. 13 1/2 in. $600/900

957. French or Canadian Louis XV Carved Walnut Fauteuil, 18th c., arched crest, scrolled arms, serpentine volute and shell carved seat rail, molded cabriole legs, hoof feet, h. 43 in., w. 24 in., d. 28 in. $1000/1500

958. Alexander John Drysdale (American/New Orleans, 1870‑1934), "Live Oaks, Louisiana Bayou", oil wash on board, signed lower right, 6 in. x 20 in., period frame. $2000/3000

959. Arnold E. Turtle (British/New Orleans, 1892‑1954), "French Quarter Street Scene with Figures", watercolor enhanced lithograph on paper, unsigned, 10 in. x 12 1/4 in., framed. $500/800



960. Colette Pope Heldner (American/New Orleans, 1902‑1990), "Patio Little Theatre, French Quarter, New Orleans", oil on canvas, signed lower left, signed and titled en verso, 20 in. x 36 in., framed. $1200/1800

961. Alexander John Drysdale (American/New Orleans, 1870‑1934), "Louisiana Bayou", 1916, oil wash on board, signed and dated lower left, sight 19 1/2 in. x 29 1/2 in., framed. $1800/2500



962. William Aiken Walker (American/South Carolina, 1838‑1921), "Cabin Scene", oil on artist board, signed lower left, pencil inscriptions including title "Cabin" and partial "Devoe & Co., NY" label en verso, 6 in. x 12 1/4 in., framed with artist plaque. $8000/12000
Provenance: Taylor Clark, Fine Prints, Paintings and Framing, Baton Rouge, 1982; Estate of Stephen G. Henry, Baton Rouge, LA.
Note: To be included in John Fowler's forthcoming catalogue raisonne on William Aiken Walker.



963. William Aiken Walker (American/South Carolina, 1838‑1921), "Male Cotton Picker", oil on artist board, signed lower left, "The World of William Aiken Walker, Louisiana State Museum" exhibition labels en verso, 12 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in., framed with artist plaque. $6000/8000
Provenance: Morton's Auction Exchange, New Orleans, 1982; Estate of Stephen G. Henry, Baton Rouge, LA.
Exh.: The World of William Aiken Walker, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, Dec. 1972 ‑ Jan. 1973.
Note: To be included in John Fowler's forthcoming catalogue raisonne on William Aiken Walker.

964. Alexander John Drysdale (American/New Orleans, 1870‑1934), "Louisiana Bayou with Live Oak and Lily Pads", oil wash on board, signed lower left, sight 9 3/4 in. x 29 1/2 in., period frame. $2000/3000

965. Emmitt Thames (American/Mississippi, b. 1933), "Pie Pumpkins", watercolor on paper, signed lower right, artist stamp, titled, dated and "William's Gallery, Gulfport, MS" label en verso, 30 in. x 22 1/2 in., framed. $1000/1500



966. Emmitt Thames (American/Mississippi, b. 1933), "Still Life of Pepper and Onion", oil on canvas, signed lower left, "Brown's Fine Art & Framing, Inc., Jackson, MS" label with title en verso, 12 in. x 14 in., framed; accompanied by copy of certificate of authenticity signed by artist with title and date. $800/1200



967. Emmitt Thames (American/Mississippi, b. 1933), "Still Life of Apple and Lemon", 2001, oil on canvas, signed lower right, "Brown's Fine Arts & Framing, Inc., Jackson, MS" label with title en verso, 12 in. x 14 in., framed; accompanied by copy of certificate authenticity signed by artist with title and date. $800/1200

968. Emmitt Thames (American/Mississippi, b. 1933), "Potatoes", 2002, watercolor on paper, signed lower right, signed, titled, dated, inscribed and "Negrotto's Gallery, Biloxi, MS" label en verso, 15 in. x 22 1/2 in., unframed. $700/1000



969. Chestee Harrington (American/Louisiana, b. 1941), "Florida Woman", 1977, oil and mixed media on carved wood, signed and dated lower left, label with title and inscribed en verso, 12 in. x 17 1/2 in., unframed. $600/800
Exh.: Zigler Art Museum, Jennings, LA, May, 1978.



970. Chestee Harrington (American/Louisiana, b. 1941), "Acadian Cabin", 1977, oil and mixed media on carved wood, signed and dated lower left, label with title and inscribed en verso, 15 in. x 12 in., unframed. $600/800



971. Will Ousley (American/Louisiana, 1866‑1953), "The West Fork of Calcasieu River, S.W., LA, No. 355", 1937, oil on canvas, signed lower right, titled lower center, signed, titled, dated and inscribed en verso, 18 1/2 in. x 34 in., period frame. $800/1200



972. Don Reggio (American/Louisiana, 20th c.), "On the Bogue Chita", 1978, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, signed, titled and dated en verso, 16 in. x 20 in., framed. $500/800



973. Colette Pope Heldner (American/New Orleans, 1902‑1990), "Swamp Idyl (Louisiana Bayou Country)", oil on canvas board, signed lower left, signed and titled en verso, 20 in. x 16 in., period frame. $500/800

974. George Frederick Castleden (British/New Orleans, 1861‑1945), "Courtyard Staircase", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 15 1/4 in. x 12 in., framed. $500/700



975. Henry Botkin (American/Charleston, 1896‑1983), "End of Day", oil on canvas, signed lower left, "The Charleston Renaissance Gallery" label with artist and title en verso, 15 in. x 21 3/4 in., framed. $700/1000
Note: In 1934, Boston native Henry Botkin accompanied his cousin George Gershwin to Charleston, South Carolina. While Gershwin was writing "Porgy and Bess," Botkin would go to nearby Folly Island for daily painting excursions. He painted many canvases such as the work offered here, nuanced compositions depicting African-American life in the Lowcountry. A critic of the time spoke of the resulting show in New York in these terms, "brilliant in colorful harmonic dissonances, there is the same bright gaiety and tempered pathos of the blues, the same light designs, and one might say modernity which pervades a piece by Gershwin."
Ref.: Severens, Martha R. The Charleston Renaissance. Spartanburg: Saraland Press, 1998, pp. 111-112.

976. William Neuser (German/New Orleans, 1833‑1902), "Woman Seated in Green Upholstered Chair", 1871, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left, 36 1/2 in. x 29 in., framed. $800/1200
Ill.: Weisendanger, Martin and Margaret. 19th Century Louisiana Painters and Paintings: From the Collection of W.E. Groves. New Orleans: Pelican Publishing Company, 1971, p. 78.



977. Andres Molinary (Gibraltarian/New Orleans, 1847‑1915), "Portrait of Martin Behrman (1864‑1926), Mayor of New Orleans", oil on canvas, signed upper right, "From W.E. Seebold, Stationer, Engraver & Fine Art Dealer, New Orleans, LA" label en verso, 30 in. x 25 in., period frame. $1000/2000
Provenance: Descended in the family of the artist, New Orleans.
Note: Working with both landscapes and portraits, Andres Molinary often recorded on canvas both the local scenery and prominent citizens of Louisiana, including General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and Senator John Slidell. Therefore, it is not surprising that he would have been called upon to paint this distinguished portrait of Martin Behrman, who served as Mayor of New Orleans for almost seventeen years until his death in 1926.
Behrman, the longest-serving mayor in New Orleans history, was born in New York, but grew up on the west bank in Algiers. Losing both of his parents by the age of twelve, Behrman began supporting himself by working at a local grocery store. Due to his talents and ambition, he rose to the positions of a clerk of the City Council, a delegate to the state Constitutional Convention, and a state auditor before being elected mayor for the first time in 1904.
Ref.: Widmer, Mary Lou. New Orleans: 1900 to 1920. Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company, 2007.



978. Lena Gurr (American/New York, 1897‑1992), "Neighbor's Child", oil on masonite, signed lower right, signed, titled and "The Charleston Renaissance Gallery" label with artist and title en verso, 30 in. x 24 in., framed. $2500/3500
Note: After observing Lena Gurr's solo show of 1945 at the A.C.A. Gallery, New York Times art critic Howard Devree believed the power of her art lay in her ability to portray "human relationships and the joys and sorrows of everyday life." Born and educated in Brooklyn, Gurr's work portrayed the city around her, often focusing on inhabitants of the slums she encountered, and she was able to imbue her works with clear sympathy for the victims of social injustice. Later in her career, she began to paint in a semi-cubist abstract form, as evidenced in the painting "Neighbor's Child" offered here. Even as her style began to evolve away from naturalism, she retained the emotional connection that was so evocative, commenting, "it nonetheless must have some kind of human depth to it."
Ref.: "Lena Gurr: American Painter." UpClosed. www.upclosed.com. Accessed Oct. 12, 2017.

979. New Orleans Sterling Silver Tray, by Dominick & Haff, New York, wc. 1868‑1928, ret. M. Scooler, New Orleans, act. 1842‑1900, l. 16 3/8 in., wt. 24.90 troy ozs. $400/600

980. Set of American Sterling Silver Goblets, Newport Silver Mfg. Co., 7 pattern 16352, h. 3 4/ in.; together with one "as is"; and 8 pattern 1655, h. 4 3/4 in., total wt. 44.65 troy ozs. $700/1000

981. American Patinated Bronze Argand Lamp, 19th c., frosted shade, h. 17 1/4 in., w. 10 in., d. 4 1/2 in. $500/800

982. Cuzco School Chased Silver Plaque of the Archangel Michael with Spear and the Scales of Justice, 7 in. x 5 in., giltwood scrollwork frame. $400/600

983. Spanish Colonial Silver Incensario, probably 18th c., apparently unmarked, body h. 9 1/4 in., overall h. 33 in. $2500/3500



984. American Gilt Bronze Solar Lamp, c. 1850, attr. to Hooper, Renaissance Revival design with fruit and foliage in relief, frosted and cut glass shade, h. 28 in. $800/1200
Provenance: The Service Collection, Estate of Grant A. Oakes, Warren, OH.

985. American Late Classical Carved Rosewood Center Table, 19th c., New York, marble top, conforming frieze, exuberant scrolled supports, incurvate plinth, shaped feet, casters, h. 29 in., w. 37 1/2 in., d. 31 in. $1000/1500



986. American Classical Carved Mahogany Armoire, early 19th c., canted cornice, figured frieze, paneled doors with pilasters Corinthian capitals, open interior with hanging bar and two lower drawers, bulbous turned feet, h. 86 1/4 in., w. 62 in., d. 29 in. $1500/2500



987. American Classical Carved Mahogany Two Part Dining Table, late 19th c., Philadelphia, in the manner of Quervelle, drop‑leaf swivel tops, cylindrical pedestals, incurvate plinth bases, acanthus carved paw feet, casters, h. 30 in., l. 90 in., w. 46 3/4 in. $800/1200

988. American Classical Carved Mahogany Backsplash in the Manner of Anthony Quervelle, early 19th c., Philadelphia, acanthus scrolls centered by a basket of fruit and nuts above flame figured frieze, h. 20 in., w. 73 in. $400/600



989. American or English Mahogany Invalid's Desk and Boot Rack, early 19th c., in the Sheraton taste, desk with adjustable writing surface, turned legs, arched shoe feet; boot rack with turned finials and supports, stretcher shelf, shoe feet, desk h. 26 1/2 in., w. 37 1/2 in., d. 18 1/4 in.; boot rack h. 42 in., w. 36 in., d. 14 in. $250/350

990. American Late Classical Carved Mahogany Pier Table, 19th c., New York, marble top, ogee frieze, scrolled supports, mirrorback, plinth base with scrolling acanthus, h. 38 in., w. 36 in., d. 18 in. $500/700

991. American Classical Mahogany Center Table, early 19th c., Boston, later circular marble top, narrow frieze, lotus‑carved standard, incurvate triangular plinth, melon feet, h. 29 1/2 in., w. 38 in., d. 38 in. $700/1000

992. American Late Federal Carved Mahogany Sofa, 19th c., turned arm supports, molded seat rail, turned legs, casters, h. 36 in., w. 72 1/2 in., d. 24 in. $800/1200



993. Amy Jackson (American/Texas, 1903‑1970), "Back Courtyard of St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana", 1941, watercolor, signed lower left, initialed, dated and inscribed "N.O." lower right, titled en verso, sight 15 3/4 in. x 11 1/2 in., framed. $300/500

994. Southern School, early 19th c., probably Peticolas Family, "Portrait of a Southern Lady", oil on canvas, unsigned, handwritten modern label identifying artist as "Philippe Abraham Peticolas, Richmond, VA" en verso, 20 3/4 in. x 16 in., period frame. $800/1200
Provenance: Didier, Inc., New Orleans, LA.
Note: Philippe Peticolas (1760-1841) and his four sons lived in Richmond, VA in the early 19th century. Artistically gifted in both the visual arts and music, the five men taught, performed, and took commissions for portraits in the area throughout the first half of the 19th century. Edward Peticolas (1793-1853), Philippe's second son, painted in a style particularly similar to his father.

995. Alan Flattmann (American/Louisiana, b. 1946), "Bogue Falaya Autumn, Bridge of Bogue Falaya River", pastel on paper, signed lower left and en verso, printed artist biography with title en verso, sight 14 1/2 in. x 20 1/4 in., framed. $800/1200



996. Colette Pope Heldner (American/New Orleans, 1902‑1990), "Swamp Idyl with Man in Pirogue (Louisiana Bayou Country)", oil on canvas board, signed lower left, signed, titled and "Enoch's Framing & Gallery, New Orleans" label en verso, 16 in. x 20 in., framed. $1000/1500



997. May Kugler (American/Louisiana, 1916‑1980), "A Dream", "Bon Fire", "The Last Birth" and "Ice Man", 1977, 4 oils on canvas board, each signed and dated lower left or right and inscribed en verso, each 8 in. x 10 in., framed alike. (4 pcs.) $800/1200



998. May Kugler (American/Louisiana, 1916‑1980), "Sugar Cane Cutting", "Bon Fire", "Watermelon Party" and "Shotgun House", 4 oils on canvas board, each signed and dated lower left or right and inscribed en verso, each 8 in. x 10 in., framed alike. (4 pcs.) $800/1200



999. Clementine Hunter (American/Louisiana, 1886‑1988), "Sunday Going to Church", oil on canvas board, monogrammed lower right, pencil‑titled, inscribed "Marshall" and "Dixie Art Supplies, Inc., Chartres St." label en verso, 16 in. x 20 in., framed. $2000/3000

1000. Haitian School, 1957, "Pineapple Sellers", watercolor on paper, signed "Rex...St." lower right, sight 10 1/2 in. x 16 3/4 in., framed. $300/500
Provenance: Gift of the artist, Ellis Wilson, to the Collection of James Ligon, New York City.

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