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Louisiana Purchase Auction™ • December 3 & 4, 2005

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.
SOUTHERN AMERICAN FURNITURE
Lot 438 A Cherrywood and Cypress Armoire, c. 1785.
Sold for $49,937.50
Lot 421 A Rare Louisiana Cypress Armoire, 18th c., found in Natchitoches.
Sold for $41,125.00
Lot 303 A Fine Chippendale Walnut Tall Chest, late 18th c., found in Leesburg, VA.
Sold for $22,325.00
Lot 471 A Louisiana Cherrywood and Cypress Table, c. 1800, found in Opelousas.
Sold for $20,562.50
Lot 183 A Southern Late Classical Carved Mahogany Tester Bedstead, c. 1820.
Sold for $17,625.00
Lot 196 A Federal Inlaid Cherrywood Sugar Chest, 19th c., Central Kentucky.
Sold for $14,000.00
Lot 451 A Rare Stanilaus Fournier Regulator Clock, mid-19th c., New Orleans.
Sold for $12,925.00

Lot 826 A Rococo Carved Mahogany Armoire, mid-19th c., possibly Louisiana.
Sold for $4,112.50

OTHER AMERICAN FURNITURE
Lot 329 A Rare Herter Brothers Inlaid and Painted Rosewood Cabinet, c. 1870, New York.
Sold for $80,750.00
Lot 838 An Important Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Center Table, c. 1850, attr. to John Henry Belter, New York.
Sold for $78,000.00
Lot 841 A Renaissance Vigorously Carved Walnut Figural Hall Stand, mid-19th c., possibly Mitchell & Rammelsberg, Cincinnati.
Sold for $19,387.50
Lot 835 An Important Carved Rosewood Bedstead, mid-19th c..
Sold for $16,450.00
Lot 158 A Very Fine Classical Mahogany Three Part Banquet Table, early 19th c..
Sold for $15,275.00
Lot 400 A Fine Pair of Late Federal Carved Mahogany Games Tables, c. 1815-1825, New England.
Sold for $11,750.00
Lot 858 A Fine Neo-Grec Rosewood and Marquetry Sofa, c. 1865, attr. to Herter Brothers, New York.
Sold for $11,162.50
Lot 415 A Late Classical Carved Mahogany “Campeachy” Chair, c. 1840.
Sold for $10,868.75
Lot 873 A Good Pair of Neo-Grec. Carved and Gilt Pier Mirrors, mid-19th c..
Sold for $9,400.00
Lot 302 A Fine Late Classical Mahogany and White Marble Center Table, c. 1820-1830, attr. to William Hancock, Boston.
Sold for $8,812.50
Lot 330 An Egyptian Revival Carved Rosewood Armchair, late 19th c., attr. Herter Brothers, New York.
Sold for $7,637.50
Lot 403 A Fine Federal Inlaid Mahogany Butler’s Desk, early 19th c..
Sold for $6,168.75
EUROPEAN FURNITURE
Lot 836 An Important Late Victorian Mahogany and Marquetry Corner Wardrobe, c. 1880, labeled E. Shaw and Sons, Bradford, England.
Sold for $17,625.00
Lot 391 A Fine Antique English Highly Carved Mahogany Tall Case Clock in the Chippendale Taste, late 19th c..
Sold for $15,275.00
Lot 560 A Monumental Empire Giltwood and Peinte Pier Mirror, early 19th c..
Sold for $11,456.25
Lot 351 An Antique French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood and Rosewood Bureau Plat, 19th c..
Sold for $9,400.00
Lot 334 A Good Venetian Carved Walnut Figural Armchair, 19th c..
Sold for $8,225.00
Lot 585 A Fine Edwarian Paint-Decorated Satinwood “Carlton House Desk, c. 1910.
Sold for $6,756.25
FINE ART: From the American South
Lot 424. William Henry Buck (Norwegian/New Orleans, 1840-1888), "The Wooden Bridge: Louisiana Bayou Landscape", oil on canvas, signed, 18 x 30 in., in a period frame.
Sold for $102,750.00
Lot 423. Andres Molinary (American/New Orleans, 1847-1915), "Lake Shore", oil on canvas, signed, 1886, 17 1/2 x 30 in., in a period frame.
Sold for $94,500.00
Lot 204. Robert Wadsworth Grafton (American, 1876-1936), active New Orleans, 1916-20), "St. Louis Cathedral-New Orleans", oil on canvas, signed, 30 x 24 in., in a period frame.
Sold for $76,350.00
Lot 742. Walter Inglis Anderson (American/Mississippi, 1903-1965), "Portrait of James "Mac" McConnell Anderson, Brother of the Artist", oil on canvas, 26 x 19 in..
Sold for $61,500.00
Lot 752. Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American/Charleston, 1876-1958), "Snowy Egrets in Flight", watercolor on board, signed, 21 1/8 x 15 5/8 in..
Sold for $58,750.00
Lot 407. William Henry Buck (Norwegian/New Orleans, 1840-1888), "Cows Grazing under the Live Oak, Louisiana Bayou", oil on board, signed, 1884, 6 x 12 1/2 in., in a period frame.
Sold for $54,050.00
Lot 443. August Norieri (American/New Orleans, 1860-1898), "Scene on Bayou St. John", oil on canvas, signed, 22 x 30 in., period frame..
Sold for $49,937.50
Lot 725. Robert Wadsworth Grafton (American, 1876-1936), active New Orleans, 1916-20), "Laundry Day in the Courtyard, French Quarter", oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 20 in., in a period Art Nouveau frame..
Sold for $47,000.00
Lot 485. Joseph Rusling Meeker (American, 1827-1887), "Near Lake Maurepas", oil on canvas, signed, 1881, 16 1/4 x 22 1/4 in..
Sold for $44,062.50
Lot 735. Walter Inglis Anderson (American/Mississippi, 1903-1965), "Four Blue Chickens", watercolor on paper affixed to canvas, c. 1945-46, 60 3/4 x 19 in..
Sold for $41,125.00
Lot 426. George Louis Viavant (American/New Orleans, 1872-1925), "Nature Morte: Duck", watercolor, signed, 1920, New Orleans, 29 1/4 x 21 in..
Sold for $41,125.00
Lot 313. William Aiken Walker (American, 1838-1921), "Cabin Scene with a Large Black Family", oil on academy board, signed, 9 x 12 in..
Sold for $29,375.00
Lot 300. Anthony Meucci (Italian/American, active New Orleans 1818-1827), "General George Washington", gouache on paper affixed to wood panel, signed, 1825, 16 3/4 x 14 1/4 in..
Sold for $29,375.00
Lot 425. George Louis Viavant (American/New Orleans, 1872-1925), "Nature Morte: Mallard Drake", watercolor, sight 27 3/4 x 18 in., in a period frame.
Sold for $28,200.00
Lot 412. Adolph D. Rinck (American/New Orleans, b. c. 1810), "Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Armant, Sr. (1776-1854)", oil on canvas, signed, 1841, 37 1/2 x 29 in., in a period frame..
Sold for $27,025.00
Lot 486. Joseph Rusling Meeker (American, 1827-1887), "Louisiana Bayou", oil on canvas, signed, 1881, 13 3/4 x 22 in., in a period frame..
Sold for $25,850.00
Lot 744. Alberta Kinsey (American/New Orleans, 1875-1952), "Interior of Antique Shop, Rue Royale, French Quarter", oil on canvas, signed, 21 1/2 x 19 in., in a period frame..
Sold for $16,450.00
Lot 428. Harold Rudolph (American, c. 1850-1883/4), active New Orleans, 1873-1883/4), "At Sunset: Indians on the Hill", oil on board, signed, 12 x 18 1/2 in., in a period frame.
Sold for $16,450.00
Lot 786. Marie Atkinson Hull (American/Mississippi, 1890-1980), "The Farm, Mississippi", oil on canvas board, signed, 21 x 25 in., in a period frame..
Sold for $10,281.25
Lot 754. Ellis Wilson (American/Kentucky, 1899-1977), “Bananas”, c. 1950, oil on canvas on paperboard, signed, 20 x 24 in..
Sold for $10,281.25
Lot 511. Henri Casselli (American/New Orleans, b. 1946), "Portrait of a Woman of Color", bronze, height 11 1/4 in..
Sold for $10,281.25
Lot 199. William R. Hollingworth, Jr. (American/Mississippi, 1910-1944), "Loading Cotton" ("Bringing a Watermelon Home" en verso), watercolor, signed, 16 x 22 3/4 in..
Sold for $8,812.50
Lot 785. Marie Atkinson Hull (American/Mississippi, 1890-1980), "Biloxi Boats", oil on canvas board, signed, 22 x 28 in..
Sold for $8,812.50
Lot 688. Clementine Hunter (American/Louisiana, 1887-1988), "The Wedding", oil on canvas board, monogrammed, sight 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 in..
Sold for $3,290.00
FINE ART: General American
Lot 469. Meyer Straus (American, 1831-1905), "Louisiana Landscape", oil on canvas, 1892, signed, 22 x 36 in., framed..
Sold for $75,250.00
BOOKS, PRINTS, MEMORIBILIA, MAPS & DOCUMENTS:
Lot 149. After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), The Birds of America, V. G. Audubon, 1856, New York, 2nd ed., 7 vol. 8vo, Bowen, Philadelphia.
Sold for $50,525.00
Lot 427. After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Purple Heron or Reddish Egret", Havell Ed., 1835, watermarked "J. Whatman/1836", h. 25 in., w. 38 in., framed.
Sold for $23,500.00
Lot 454. A Rare Map of a Plan of the City and Suburbs of New Orleans from an Actual Survey made in 1815, by J. Tanesse, City Surveyor, published by Charles del Vecchio and P. Maspero, New Orleans, 1817, engraved by Rollinson, in period frame, height 18 3/4 in., 31 in..
Sold for $17,625.00

Lot 497. Currier and Ives Publishers, "High Water in the Mississippi" and "Low Water in the Mississippi", after F.E. Palmer, 1868, hand-colored lithographs, image 18 x 28 in., framed..
Sold for $15,862.50
Lot 150. After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), The Quadrupeds of North America, V.G. Audubon, New York, 1854-1856, 3 vol. 8vo, Bowen, Nagel and Weingaertner.
Sold for $11,750.00
Lot 662. An Autographed silver gelatin print of Louis Armstrong, 1932, inscribed to Walter (Fats) Pichon.
Sold for $3,877.50
Lot 903. A Land Grant on vellum signed by President Andrew Jackson, 1831.
Sold for $1,175.00
SILVER
Lot 925. A Pair of Irish George III Silver Candlesticks, c. 1775, Dublin, marked, h. 12 1/8 in.,.
Sold for $8,268.75
Lot 153. An Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Racing Trophy, 1874, fully marked, with a later presentation inscription, h. 12 in., with handles w. 19 in., dia. 12 in., approx. wgt. 103 troy ozs., 6 dwts..
Sold for $8,225.00
Lot 171. An American Coin Silver Cann, William Hackle, Baltimore, c. 1770, wgt. 8 troy ozs., 7 dwts. Provenance: High Museum, Atlanta, GA..
Sold for $6,580.00
Lot 541. An Exceptionally Fine and Heavy French Empire First Standard Silver Sugar Bowl With Twelve Spoons, c. 1809 and later spoons, engraved, overall h. 12 1/4 in.,.
Sold for $6,168.75
Lot 220. A Rare George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, c. 1786-87, Hester Bateman, London, fully marked, h. 4 3/4 in., wgt. approx. 11 troy oz., 3 dwts..
Sold for $5,287.50
Lot 212. An American Coin Silver Julep Cup, Mead & Co., c. 1850, h. 3 3/8 in., wgt. 3 troy ozs., 18 dwts..
Sold for $734.38
ART POTTERY
Lot 722. A Large and Rare Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1903, decorated by Marie De Hoa LeBlanc (active Newcomb 1898-1914), thrown by Joseph Meyer, h. 16 1/2 in..
Sold for $22,325.00
Lot 730. A Rare Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Tyg, c. 1900-1901, decorated by Amelie Roman, (active Newcomb 1896-1939), thrown by Joseph Meyer, h. 6 1/4 in.,.
Sold for $22,325.00
Lot 720. A Shearwater Art Pottery Plate, probably decorated by Walter “Bob” Anderson, c. 1940, restored, dia. 10 1/16 in.; restored..
Sold for $5,206.25
Lot 719. A Shearwater Art Pottery Plate, probably decorated by Walter “Bob” Anderson, c. 1940, dia. 10 3/16 in., restored.
Sold for $3,818.75
Lot 727. A Shearwater Pottery Figural Bowl, carved and decorated by Mac Anderson, thrown by Peter Anderson, 1981, signed & stamped, h. 4 1/4 in., dia. 7 1/4 in..
Sold for $3,760.00
PORECELAIN
Lot 574. A Rare Chinese Export Porcelain Tobacco Leaf Covered Tureen and Undertray, late 18th c., tureen h. 7 1/2 in. & w. 11 in., tray l. 13 3/4 in..
Sold for $14,100.00
Lot 582. A Group of Four Chinese Porcelain Figures of Immortals, 19th c., tallest figure h. 25 1/4 in..
Sold for $10,106.25
Lot 926. An Extensive Group of Good Canton Blue and White Porcelain, late 18th c., (approx. 32 pcs. total)..
Sold for $6,756.25
Lot 622. A Fine and Rare Pair of Large Rose Medallion Baluster Vases, 19th c., h. 24 1/2 in..
Sold for $3,818.75
Lot 637. A Pair of Vieux Paris Porcelain Vases, c. 1845, in the manner of Jacob Petit, h. 18 1/2 in..
Sold for $1,837.50
SOUTHERN RELATED ITEMS
Lot 1124. A Large Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife, c. 1863, overall length 23 3/8 in..
Sold for $7,343.75
Lot 521. A Louisiana State Fair “First Prize” Crazy Quilt, 1892, signed by 4 artists (“JL”, “D”, “C”, “D”), Shreveport, with 1st prize tag .
Sold for $5,052.50
Lot 450. A Fine and Large New Orleans Needlepoint of George Washington, after Gilbert Stuart’s celebrated “Lansdowne Washington”, labeled and inscribed, 1857, h. 50 in., w. 42 in., in a giltwood frame..
Sold for $3,818.75
Lot 670. An American Cast Iron Sugar Kettle, mid-19th c., signed Olden’s M. Co. Columbus, O.#30, dia. 40 in. Provenance: A Southwest Louisiana history of usage. .
Sold for $3,818.75
Lot 663. A Palmetto Stem Choctaw Basket, c. 1900, h. 17 1/2 in. .
Sold for $1,880.00
Lot 667. An Acadian Homespun Indigo and Mulberry Striped Blanket, c. 1900, approx. l. 86 in., w. 74 in., Exhibited in the Louisiana State Museum Cabildo in the mid-1980’s..
Sold for $1,410.00

DECORATIVE ARTS
Lot 860. An Aesthetic Gilt Bronze Volute Clock, c. 1875, by E.F. Caldwell & Co., New York, h. 19 1/4 in..
Sold for $23,500.00
Lot 137. A Fine Palace Size Kashan Carpet, c. 1925, 14 x 22 ft. 6 in., Provenance: A Dallas Texas Estate.
Sold for $12,925.00
Lot 392. A Fine French Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural Clock Garniture, 19th c., clock h. 17 in., candelabra h. 25 1/2 in..
Sold for $8,268.75
Lot 549. A Fine Pair of American Federal Brass and Iron Andirons, late 18th c., Philadelphia, h. 28 3/4 in..
Sold for $4,900.00
Lot 506. A Prudent Mallard, New Orleans, Mahogany Cased Mantel Clock, mid-19th c., height 8 3/4 in..
Sold for $4,230.00
WATCHES

Lot 558. A Patek Philippe 18 kt. Yellow Gold Pocket Watch, engraved “Pat. Jan 13, 1891, Made for M. Scooler, New Orleans, LA, serial #128681”, dia. 1 3/4 in..
Sold for $2,232.50

 

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