Neal Auction Company Press

March, 2016

NEAL AUCTION’S February 19, 20 & 21, 2016 IMPORTANT WINTER ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $2.6 MILLION - Read more >>

December, 2015

NEAL AUCTION’S November 21 & 22, 2015 Louisiana Purchase Auction™
ACHIEVES $3.1 MILLION -
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September, 2015

NEAL AUCTION'S September 12th & 13th Important Fall Estates Auction ACHIEVES $2.75 MILLION - Read more >>

July, 2015

NEAL AUCTION’S June 27 & 28, 2015 Important Summer Estates Auction ACHIEVES $2.45 MILLION - Read more >>

April, 2015

NEAL AUCTION’S April 17-19, 2015 Important Spring Estates Auction
ACHIEVES $2.1 MILLION -
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February, 2015

NEAL AUCTION’S January 31-February 1, 2015 Important Winter Estates Auction ACHIEVES $2.4 MILLION - Read more >>

April, 2014

NEAL AUCTION’S April 25, 26 & 27, 2014 Important Spring Estates Auction ACHIEVES $2.4 MILLION - Read more >>

February, 2014

NEAL AUCTION’S February 8 & 9, 2014 Important Winter Estates Auction ACHIEVES $2.05 MILLION - Read more >>

December, 2013

NEAL AUCTION’S Annual Louisiana Purchase Auction™ ACHIEVES $3.65 MILLION - Read more >>

September, 2013

NEAL AUCTION’S 09/14 & 09/15 IMPORTANT ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $2.5 MILLION - Read more >>

July, 2013

NEAL AUCTION’S 07/13 & 07/14 SUMMER ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $2.05 MILLION - Read more >>

May, 2013

NEAL AUCTION’S 05/04 & 05/05 SPRING ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $2.1 MILLION - Read more >>

March, 2013

NEAL AUCTION’S 02/23 & 02/24 WINTER ESTATES AUCTION
ACHIEVES $3.1 MILLION -
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April, 2012

NEAL AUCTION’S SPRING ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $2.2 MILLION TOP 10 LOTS - Read more >>

March, 2012

Video - Fox 8, New Orleans - Braithwaite -- Plaquemines Parish's oldest standing structure could be yours, if the price is right.  Mary Plantation, built in the 18th century, is about to be auctioned to the highest bidder on March 10.  "It's the highest point we're standing on, terrain higher than the French Quarter of New Orleans," said Neal Alford, president of Neal Auction Company.  Read more >>

March, 2012

Times Picayune Story, New Orleans - Mary Plantation House, whose history dates back more than two centuries, making it the oldest home in Plaquemines Parish and an important example of French-Creole architecture, will be sold at auction Saturday. Overlooking the Mississippi River's east bank near English Turn, Mary Plantation House and the 7 1/2 acres on which it sits will go on the block beginning at noon, at the property in Dalcour. Read more >>

March, 2012

Associated Press - BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) -- A grand white-pillared plantation house built on historic River Road near the Mississippi nearly 200 years ago will be sold in a March 10 auction that could provide a new twist in its colorful history.  Read more >>

March, 2012

WWL News Story - NEW ORLEANS – A piece of Louisiana history goes on the auction block Saturday, with the sale of Mary Plantation, the oldest home in Plaquemines Parish and a stunning example of French Creole architecture.  Read more >>

September, 2011

NEAL AUCTION’S 2011 AUTUMN ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $2.1 MILLION - TOP TEN LOTS.  Read more >> (pdf)

July, 2011

NEAL AUCTION’S 2011 SUMMER ESTATES AUCTION  EXCEEDS $2.8 MILLION with many record prices achieved for maps, prints, paintings and more.
A major focal point of Neal Auction’s summer auction was a very fine collection of Natural History Prints and Historical Maps and Prints, which included an impressive group of 66 unreserved lots of John James Audubon Havell edition engravings from Birds of America.  Read more >> (pdf)

March, 2011

NEAL AUCTION’S FEBRUARY 12 & 13, 2011 WINTER ESTATES AUCTION EXCEEDS $2.3 MILLION - Neal Auction Company’s February 2011 Winter Estates Auction achieved terrific results and set record prices in several collecting categories.  Read more >> (pdf)

November, 2010

NEAL AUCTION’S NOVEMBER 20 & 21, 2010 LOUISIANA PURCHASE AUCTION™ TOPS $3.5 MILLION  Read more >> (pdf)

September, 2010

2010 SEPTEMBER IMPORTANT ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $2.2 MILLION - Neal Auction Company’s September 11 and 12, 2010 auction was an enormous success, achieving over $2.2 million and establishing some 18 world record auction prices.  Read more >> (pdf)

May, 2010

NEAL AUCTION’S MAY 22 & 23, 2010 LATE SPRING ESTATES AUCTION
EXCEEDS $2.0 MILLION
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December, 2009

Neal Auction Company’s highly anticipated annual Louisiana Purchase Auction™, which took place this year on November 21 and 22, was an enormous success achieving $3.84 million and realizing multiple record prices.
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September, 2009

NEAL AUCTION’S SEPTEMBER 12 AND 13, 2009 FALL ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $2 MILLION
The highlight of Neal Auction Company’s September 2009 Fall Estates Auction was lot 268, a John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Havell engraving, Blue Crane, or Heron, which achieved the world record price of $82,250.00... Read more >> (pdf)

July, 2009

JUNE 27 AND 28, 2009 SUMMER ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $1.5 MILLION EXCEEDING THE SALE’S PRE-SALE LOW ESTIMATE. 
The highlight of Neal Auction Company’s summer sale was lot 279, a 1904 Newcomb College art pottery high glaze vase decorated by Marie de Hoa LeBlanc.  Read more >> (pdf 1.5MB)

October, 2008 - New Orleans, Louisiana

NEAL AUCTION’S ANNUAL LOUISIANA PURCHASE AUCTION™ ACHIEVES $4.02 MILLION.
With concerns over the financial and mortgage markets looming, Neal Auction Company’s October 11 and 12, 2008 Louisiana Purchase Auction™ should serve as testament to a strong and healthy art market.  Read more >> (pdf 1MB)

May, 2008 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company’s May 3 and 4 auction of fine art and antiques garnered considerable interest from around the country and abroad. International purchasers included bidders from Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Jordan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom among others.  Read more >> (pdf 2 MB)

March, 2008 - New Orleans, Louisiana

NEAL AUCTION COMPANY’S WINTER ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $3.3 MILLION.  With strong bidding in all categories, Neal Auction Company’s February 23 and 24, 2008 Winter Estates Auction was a tremendous success, with results underscoring the current market strengthand collector’s enthusiasm for high quality pieces.  Read more >> (pdf 4 MB)

January, 2008 - New Orleans, Louisiana

BOCAGE PLANTATION REALIZES $2.365 MILLION
After an hour of intense bidding, the 7,400 square-foot Greek Revival-style mansion located on 100 +/- acres in Darrow Louisiana was auctioned by Neal Auction Company’s President and Founder, Neal Alford, on behalf of Albert Burney Properties of Distinction for $2,365,000.00. 
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January, 2008 - New Orleans, Louisiana

NEAL AUCTION COMPANY’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY ESTATES AUCTION ACHIEVES $2.6 MILLION

Neal Auction Company’s Holiday Estates offerings of fine art were outstanding this December with results underscoring the current market strength and collector’s enthusiasm for high quality pieces.  
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October, 2007 - New Orleans, Louisiana

With strong bidding in all categories, Neal Auction Company’s October 6 and 7, 2007 highly lauded and greatly anticipated Louisiana Purchase Auction™ was a huge success. With registered bidders from as far away as China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Austria as well as from most European countries, Neal Auction’s October sale witnessed 1,169 registered bidders.  Read more >>

September, 2007 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company’s October 6 and 7, 2007 annual Louisiana Purchase Auction™ to feature Part I of a highly important collection of American Rococo, Renaissance and Gothic Furniture and Rare Clocks, including labeled pieces by premier makers Alexander Roux, John Henry Belter and Walter Durfee.  Read more >>

August, 2007 - New Orleans, Louisiana

The summer heat did not affect attendance during the two days of Neal Auction Company’s Late Summer Estates Auction. With over 1,000 registered bidders, bidding was fervent throughout the saleroom floor as well as on the phone lines and through eBay. Interest was strong throughout the sale with many lots gaining significant, and sometimes unexpected, attention. 
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June, 2007 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company’s June 9-10, 2007 early summer auction witnessed considerable attention. With over 450 registered paddle, absentee and phone bidders and over 400 eBay bidders, buyers purchased from as far away as Dubai and Hong Kong. With a presale low estimate of $1.1 million and a high of $1.6 million, the 794 lots sold attained $1.64 million, proving that summer sales can sizzle.  Read more >> (PDF 7MB)

May, 2007 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company’s April 14 and 15, 2007 Spring Estates Auction witnessed considerable success. With a presale low estimate of $1.5 million and a high of $2.2 million, the 917 lots sold realized $2.6 million.
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February, 2007 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company’s Winter Estates Auction on February 3rd and 4th served as a demonstration of a very healthy marketplace. With a few notable exceptions, the items being offered were various estate furniture and decorative arts. 

December, 2006 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company's Holiday Estates Auction witnessed considerable international, national and local interest.  The 2 days of bidding realized a final sale total of $3.2 million.  Read more >>

October 6, 2006 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company's Louisiana Purchase Auction™  Achieves 3.1 million.  Neal Auction Company's September 30 and October 1 Louisiana Purchase Auction™, featuring fine and decorative arts and antiques, witnessed considerable success.  With standing-room-only salesrooms and registered absentee, internet and phone bidders from around the country and from as far away as Europe and Asia, the sale achieved $3,100,000.
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July 24, 2006 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company’s July 22 and 23 Summer Estates Auction, featuring fine and decorative arts and antiques, witnessed considerable success with packed salesrooms and registered telephone and absentee bidders from across the country and from as far away as Egypt, China, Macau and Taiwan. eBay also played a large role in making the sale a success, with buyers acquiring approximately 10% of the sale by value.
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May 24, 2006 - New Orleans, Louisiana

May 24, 2006 – Neal Auction Company’s May 20 and 21 Spring Estates Auction, featuring fine and decorative arts and antiques, witnessed considerable attention.

With the advent of the Internet, the art business has become a truly global market where everyone has access to the best at the simple click of a button.
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March 14, 2006 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company’s March 4 and 5 Winter Estates Auction witnessed considerable international, national and local interest. Of the nearly 1,500 registered bidders, Neal’s saw international buyers from the UK, France, Italy, Russia, Germany, Canada and the Caribbean, 50 online purchasers and numerous telephone and absentee buyers. The two days of bidding realized a final sale total of $1,805,328.
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December 21, 2005 - New Orleans, Louisiana

This December 3rd and 4th, Neal Auction Company presented their greatly anticipated annual Louisiana Purchase Auction™. Showcasing the American South, the Louisiana Purchase Auction™ offered fine antique furnishings, fine art, and decorative objects that stimulated great interest. The two days of bidding resulted in auction sales totaling over $3.54 million including the buyer’s premium.
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August 10, 2005 - New Orleans, Louisiana

The summer humidity did not dampen the bidders excitement and enthusiasm during Neal Auction Company’s August 6th and 7th Summer Estates Auction. Neal Auction Company’s offerings of fine antique furnishings, decorative objects, and art works, including Southern Regional artists, generated solid interest. The two days of bidding realized over 1.1 million dollars including buyer’s premium.
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May 31, 2005 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Contents of New York City Landmark - Andrew Norwood Townhouse & African Art from Atlanta’s High Museum Collection to be Auctioned in New Orleans.
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April 25, 2005 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company’s April 16th and 17th Spring Estates Auction generated strong interest for Southern Regionalist artists, American and Continental paintings, fine antique furnishings, porcelain, silver and carpets. A crowd of local, national and international collectors and dealers filled Neal Auction Company galleries. Continuing the expanded online, in real-time, bidding service, Neal Auction also captured further sales. The two days of bidding realized about $1.62 million including buyer’s premium.
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February 21, 2005 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Southern furniture from local estates and 19th-century furniture and decorative glass deaccessioned from the High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, brought a good local crowd and some bidders from afar to Neal Auction Company in New Orleans on February 18-20. The 1385 lots, most of them pictured in color in the catalog, brought a total of a little more than $2.9 million.
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February 21, 2005 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Making waves in 2005, Neal Auction Company’s February 18th, 19th and 20th Winter Estates Auction generated strong bidding for American Furniture, Continental and American Fine Art, American Glass and Silver. Over the weekend, a crowd of local, national and international collectors, dealers and institutions filled Neal Auction Company galleries. The auction sale of 1385 lots totaled over $2.9 million.
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October 12, 2004 - New Orleans, Louisiana

This October 1, 2 and 3, Neal Auction Company presented their greatly anticipated annual Louisiana Purchase Auction ™. Showcasing the American South, the Louisiana Purchase Auction ™ offered fine antique furnishings, fine art, and decorative objects that stimulated great interest. Over three days of bidding, a crowd of local, national and international collectors and dealers filled Neal Auction Company galleries. The auction sales totaled over $2.8 million.
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August 9, 2004 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Beating the heat of a summer in New Orleans, Neal Auction Company’s July 31st and August 1st Summer Estates Auction presented their best summer sale to date. Neal Auction Company’s offerings of fine antique furnishings, decorative objects, and art works, including Southern Regionalist artists, generated solid interest. During the weekend, a great crowd of local, national and international collectors and dealers filled Neal Co. galleries. The two days of bidding realized over $1.2 million dollars.
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June 22, 2004 - New Orleans, Louisiana
 
 With the onset of warmer weather and summer showers, Neal Auction Company’s June 5th and 6th Late Springs Estates Auction presented a fine close to spring. Neal Auction Company’s offerings of fine antique furnishings, decorative objects, and art works, including Southern Regionalist artists, generated solid interest. During the weekend, a great crowd of local, national and international collectors and dealers filled Neal Co. galleries. The two days of bidding realized over $1.1 million dollars.
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April 16, 2004 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Neal Auction Company’s April 3rd and 4th Springs Estates Auction generated strong interest for fine antique furnishings, decorative objects, and art works, including Southern Regionalist artists. Over the weekend, a great crowd of local, national and international collectors and dealers filled Neal Co. galleries. Bidders by phone were at a record high. Continuing the expanded online, in real-time, bidding service, Neal Auction also captured further sales. The two days of bidding hammered about $2 million.
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February 14, 2004 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Striding into 2004, Neal Auction Company’s February 7th and 8th Winter Estates Auction generated solid bidding for fine antique furnishings, decorative objects, and art works, especially by Southern Regionalist artists. Over the weekend, a crowd of local, national and international collectors and dealers filled Neal Co. galleries. The February Auction also premiered Neal Auction’s live online bidding through a partnership with LiveAuctioneers.com. With an expanded online audience bidding in real-time, Neal Auction captured new sales for a range of items.
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December 12, 2003 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Bidding good tidings of holiday cheer, the Neal Auction Company’s Holiday Estates Auction, held December 6th and 7th, produced superb prices for fine antique furniture, decorative objects, jewelry, and particularly Southern regionalist works, including some record-breaking prices for art.
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October 27, 2003 - RECORDS AT AUCTION IN NEW ORLEANS $3.2 MILLION HAMMER SALES
Neal Auction Company’s annual Louisiana Purchase Auction™, held October 4th and 5th, produced record prices for fine antique furniture, decorative objects, and particularly Southern art. A crowd of locals, national and international collectors and dealers filled both Neal Co. galleries for the early autumn weekend auction.
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August 5, 2003 - New Orleans, Louisiana
The lightning striking outside Neal Auction Company’s Summer Estates Auction was reflective of the positive energy and bidding in the room. A packed house coupled with an active phone bank made for strong prices across the board.
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May 20, 2003 - Auction of Houmas House Plantation Contents Approaches $2 Million.  Rare Colonial Louisiana Furnishings Realize Record Prices
New Orleans, La. – The Houmas House Plantation’s collection of rare early Louisiana antique and art objects were sold at record prices during a two day on-premises auction at the historic property on the Mississippi River near Burnside, Louisiana. The extraordinary furnishings, art and artifacts of the late antiquarian Dr. George B. Crozat attracted enthusiastic and competitive bidding.
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April 5, 2003 - New Orleans, Louisiana
The Spring Estates Auction held Saturday, April 5th, 2003 at Neal Auction Company attracted considerable interest from a large salesroom crowd and numerous phone bidders. Among the highlights were two armoires from historic Houmas House in Burnside, Louisiana. A very fine American inlaid cherrywood armoire, c. 1800, (lot 408) sold for $35,650 (est. $10,000-$15,000), and an American classical mahogany armoire, c. 1820, (lot 258) which brought $8,625.
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February 8th and 9th, 2003 - Two Southern Regional Paintings Set Record Prices at Neal Auction Company’s Winter Estates Auction
The recent Winter Estates Auction attracted exuberant bidding on furniture, decorative art, and set artist record numbers for two paintings of Louisiana historical significance. The paintings auctioned were: “Star Plantation, St. Charles, Louisiana” by Marie Adrien Persac (French/Louisiana, 1823-1873), active New Orleans, 1857-1872), estimated between $75,000 to $100,000, sold for an incredible $195,000, (lot 321), and “Backyard in Algiers” by Richard Clague (American/Louisiana, 1821-1873), estimated from $100,000 to $125,000, sold for $189,500, (lot 356).

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August 9, 2002 - Louisiana Paintings and Decorative Arts from Southern Collections Attract Crowd at Late Summer Estates Auction Held August 3-4, 2002
Large crowds braved two days of summer heat to attend Neal Auction Company’s Late Summer Estates Auction. Landscapes and cityscapes by Louisiana artists dominated the Saturday session. Clarence Millet’s oil Saint Peter Street—Rainy Day (lot 451) far exceeded estimated value, selling for $11,500 after vigorous bidding in the room and on the telephone.
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June 25, 2002 - European Paintings have strong presence at Early Summer Estates Auction Held June 8-9, 2002
The strong market for European paintings anchored Neal Auction Company’s Summer Estates Auction. Johan Weissenbruch’s canvas, Beach at Scheveningen (lot 198) more than doubled its low estimate, selling for $39,100. 
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April 17, 2002 - Runaway Sales Results for Porcelain Highlight Neal Auction Company Spring Estates Auction April 13-14, 2002.
Neal Auction Company’s Spring Estates Auction, with offerings in American furniture, 19th and 20th century paintings, paintings and works on paper from a large New Orleans collection, and art pottery from southern makers along was also highlighted by intense bidding for English and Continental porcelain.
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February 27, 2002 - Sale Including Historic Manheim Galleries Collection Brings Over $3 Million.
Manheim Galleries’ furniture inventory included a signed Louis XV ormolu-mounted commode (lot 519) selling for $36,800, an English bibliotheque (lot 516) selling above estimated value at $35,650, a Louis XV console (lot 1297) selling for $12,650, and an 18th-century commode (lot 659) selling for $17,250. 
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