Chris Owens (1932-2022)

“I love life and I love this place. People say, ‘Have you ever thought about moving?’ I said, ‘No way.’”

— Chris Owens, “Queen of Bourbon Street Chris Owens Invites Us to Her Home,” Nancy Parker, Fox 8 New Orleans, December 9, 2016

 

 

Premier Collections: Art & Interiors Live and Online Auction

June 24 & 25, 2022

EXPLORE AUCTION

Looking back on New Orleans icon Chris Owens' incredible life

EXHIBITION:

 

4038 Magazine Street, New Orleans

 

Begins June 13, 10 am – 5 pm

 

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Neal Auction Company is pleased to present a selection of fine jewelry from the Estate of Chris Owens.

 

Known by New Orleanians as the “Queen of the Vieux Carré,” iconic performer and entrepreneur Chris Owens passed away on April 5, 2022, at the age of 89. Beloved by both locals and tourists, Owens entertained thousands at her Bourbon Street club for more than six decades. Owens reigned each year as queen of the French Quarter Easter Parade, where swaths of fans gathered to view the celebrated performer’s fabulous custom-made Easter costumes, overflowing with floral embellishment. Along with her energetic singing and dancing, Owens’ timeless glamour and extravagant signature costumes established her as an unparalleled New Orleans entertainer.

In addition to this offering of fine jewelry, on August 10, 2022, Neal Auction Company will offer an exclusive collection of costumes, hats, paintings, photography, furniture, decorative objects, and more from the Estate of Chris Owens in our UNRESERVED @ Neal Online-Only Auction.

All lots will be available for preview in our gallery at 4038 Magazine Street, New Orleans beginning June 13, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

 

VIEW ALL THE CHRIS OWENS’ ITEMS IN THE JUNE 24TH AUCTION

 

 

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Chris Owens' $20 Liberty and Saint Gaudens Gold Coin Belt

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Chris Owens' Silver Dollar Belt, fashioned from 10 Morgans

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Chris Owens' Hamilton Art-Deco Style Platinum and Diamond "Hidden" Bracelet Ladies Watch

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Chris Owens' Lucien Piccard/ Rolex 14 kt. Yellow Gold and Diamond Ladies Watch

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Exhibition

4038 Magazine Street, New Orleans 

Begins June 13, 10 am to 5 pm CT

Premier Collections: Art & Interiors Live and Online Auction

 June 24 & 25, 2022

 

The successful online bidder shall pay a buyer’s premium in the amount of 25% of the hammer price
on each lot up to and including $200,000. A cash discount for payments made by cash, check, or wire transfer is available for payments made within 15 days of the auction.

Online buyer’s premium is 28% and a cash discount is not available.

 

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