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Auction Description for New Orleans Auction Galleries: New Orleans Auction May Sale: Day 1 of 2
Viewing Notes:
Open for exhibition daily except Sundays at 510 Julia Street at Magazine, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT, beginning Saturday May 3, through Friday, May 16, 2014, with an evening preview reception on Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT.

New Orleans Auction May Sale: Day 1 of 2

(605 Lots)

by New Orleans Auction Galleries


605 lots with images

May 17, 2014

Live Auction

801 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA, 70130 USA

Phone: +1 504 566 1849

Fax: +1 504 566 1851

Email: info@neworleansauction.com

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Four Pieces of Chinese Export Nanking Porcelain

Lot 1: Four Pieces of Chinese Export Nanking Porcelain

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Description: Four Pieces of Chinese Export Nanking Porcelain, 18th/19th century, including three blue and white platters, one with a scalloped edge, and a small blue and white round plate, with traces of gilding on two platters and the small dish, the largest, l. 13-1/2".

Condition Report: Fading to gilt on rim and around the reserve of the small dish. Two oval dishes show some losses to gilt on rims. A few very small scattered surface scratches and firing abnormalities on all the pieces in the lot commensurate with age and use.

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Chinese Blue and White Fitzhugh Platter

Lot 2: Chinese Blue and White Fitzhugh Platter

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Description: Chinese Blue and White Fitzhugh Platter, mid-19th century, the large porcelain oval serving dish with blue borders, unmarked, w. 11-3/4", l. 14-3/8".

Condition Report: A couple scattered minor firing abnormalities and light scratches to the surface commensurate with age and use. No visible breaks, cracks or repairs.

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Chinese Export Blue and White Fitzhugh Platter

Lot 3: Chinese Export Blue and White Fitzhugh Platter

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Description: Chinese Export Blue and White Fitzhugh Platter, fourth quarter 18th century, decorated with lancet borders and four bunches of Fitzhugh-type decoration, w. 15", l. 17-3/4".

Condition Report: One very light old hairline crack in the glaze about 2" long. "Shi You" two-character mark incised on the underside under the glaze. A few scattered tiny firing blemishes. No repairs or restorations.

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Chinese Export Platter and Covered Vegetable Dish

Lot 4: Chinese Export Platter and Covered Vegetable Dish

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Description: Chinese Export Fitzhugh Platter and Covered Vegetable Dish, the oval blue and white platter, mid-19th century, l. 14-5/8", and the oval-shaped covered vegetable dish, with a pinecone knop, fourth quarter 18th century, h. 5".

Condition Report: Some slight rubbing where the lid sits on the vegetable dish, and a few very light surface scratches on the underplate from having been stacked - commensurate with age and use. A few minor blemishes from firing. No breaks, cracks or visible repairs.

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Collection of Chinese Export Canton Dinnerware

Lot 5: Collection of Chinese Export Canton Dinnerware

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Description: Ten-Piece Collection of Chinese Export Blue and White Canton Dinnerware, second quarter 19th century, including a covered vegetable dish, h. 6", w. 11", a hot water dish, dia. 9", two drum-form teapots, h. 5", three graduated jugs, h. 4" to 5", a leaf dish, l. 7-3/4", a rectangular dish, w. 9-1/4", and a reticulated basket stand, w. 10".

Condition Report: Scattered nicks and abrasions to the three small jugs, and losses to the handle of one of them. Lip of one has multiple small (1/8") chips in it. The lid of one teapot has cracks and significant repairs; same teapot has chipped spout. Reticulated plate has nicks on the edge. A few scattered blemishes from firing and minor fading and wear to the surface of all the pieces in the lot commensurate with age and use.

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Near Pair of Chinese Export Vegetable Dishes

Lot 6: Near Pair of Chinese Export Vegetable Dishes

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Description: Near Pair of Chinese Export Nanking Porcelain Covered Vegetable Dishes, first quarter 19th century, the two dishes with an "inclined pine" motif and trellis diaper bands with gilt accents, the lids with pinecone knops, the interiors with "inclined pine" reserves, h. 5-1/2", l. 11".

Condition Report: Wear to gilding on both dishes and lids. A little rubbing where the lids sit on each dish. A few scattered spots of thinning glaze. No repairs, breaks or chips.

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Five Pieces of Chinese Export Porcelain

Lot 7: Five Pieces of Chinese Export Porcelain

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Description: Five-Piece Group of Chinese Export Blue and White Porcelain, including a rare English armorial waste bowl, fourth quarter 19th century, attributed to Caughley, decorated with the arms of Braithwaite, h. 3-1/4", dia. 6-1/2", a lighthouse coffeepot, ca. 1800, h. 8-1/2", and three canton platters, second quarter 19th century, the largest, l. 15-1/4".

Condition Report: Small oval dish has a faint brown 1-1/2" line on its surface. Very light scratches to surface of all the vessels. A few green painted marks on the underside of the large platter. Armorial bowl has wear to gilding and a light hairline scratch next to the crest on one side. Coffeepot has light rubbing to the gilt and thinning glaze around handle. No chips or apparent restoration. Areas of thinning glaze and a few scattered blemishes from firing commensurate with age and use.

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Four Pieces of Chinese Export Nanking Porcelain

Lot 8: Four Pieces of Chinese Export Nanking Porcelain

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Description: Two Chinese Export Nanking Porcelain Chestnut Baskets with Two Reticulated Plates, first half 19th century, the baskets with an orange peel glaze and Nanking lancet edges, h. 3-1/2", and the oval "inclined pines" plates with reticulated borders and Nanking lancet edges, l. 9-1/2".

Condition Report: A couple of scattered blemishes from kiln firing and some fading to blue pigment commensurate with age and use. No breaks, chips or noticeable repairs.

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Near Pair of Chinese Export Nanking Soup Dishes

Lot 9: Near Pair of Chinese Export Nanking Soup Dishes

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Description: Near Pair of Chinese Export Nanking Soup Dishes, first half 19th century, the round shallow bowls with Nanking lancet borders and central reserves depicting an "inclined pine" motif, dia. 10".

Condition Report: One dish has no gilt, while the other has traces along its rim. The one with traces is a bit darker in color than the other. No cracks or chips. Very faint abrasions from wear and age.

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Two Chinese Export Porcelain Pudding Dishes

Lot 10: Two Chinese Export Porcelain Pudding Dishes

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Description: Two Chinese Export Nanking Porcelain Pudding Dishes, probably 1790-1810, the blue and white bowls with scalloped edges and central reserves depicting pavilions nestled among a river and rolling hill, h. 2", dia. 9".

Condition Report: Wear to base from use and a couple of scattered abnormalities from the firing process. No apparent repairs or restoration. No chips or cracks visible. All wear is commensurate with age and use.

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Pair of Chinese Porcelain Chicken Tureens

Lot 11: Pair of Chinese Porcelain Chicken Tureens

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Description: Pair of Chinese Porcelain Chicken Tureens, early 20th century, the rooster and chicken tureens with turquoise-glazed interiors, the chicken depicted in a nest and the rooster with feet finished in enamel on the underside, the largest, h. 10-1/4", l. 9-1/4".

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Queen Anne Walnut Tea Table

Lot 12: Queen Anne Walnut Tea Table

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Description: Queen Anne Walnut Tea Table, 18th century, the dished rectangular top above a frieze fitted with a drawer to either end, raised on cabriole legs ending in pad feet, h. 28", w. 30-1/2", d. 18-1/4".

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Queen Anne Oak Highboy

Lot 13: Queen Anne Oak Highboy

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Description: Queen Anne Oak Highboy, 18th century, the molded cornice above a case fitted with two short drawers over three graduated long drawers, the lower section fitted with a small central drawer flanked to either side by a short deep drawer, raised on cabriole legs ending in paw feet, h. 61-3/4", w. 39-3/4", d. 20-1/2".

Condition Report: The left rear leg is loose and could use a brace for strength. The right rear leg has an added brace for support. There are old shrinkage cracks to both sides of the upper case. Minor scattered chips and losses to the drawer edges and crown molding. The brasses are replacements.

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Attributed to John Hayls (British, 1600-1679)

Lot 14: Attributed to John Hayls (British, 1600-1679)

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Description: Attributed to John Hayls (British, 1600-1679), "Portrait of Elizabeth Ashburnham, nee Poulett", oil on canvas, unsigned, 45-1/4" x 36". Presented in an antique carved giltwood frame. Provenance: Ex-collection, the Earl Poulett, Hinton House, Somerset, England; Walter F. Du Verrier, New York, New York; Private collection, Natchez, Mississippi.

Condition Report: Painting re-lined. Scattered nicks and abrasions, especially at edges of canvas. Losses to paint surface at upper and mid-left edges. Evidence of past restoration; inpainting at forehead, scattered areas of background, area to left of proper right breast. Layer of surface dirt. Yellowing and dulling of varnish layer.

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Continental School (Fourth Quarter 19th Century)

Lot 15: Continental School (Fourth Quarter 19th Century)

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Description: Continental School (Fourth Quarter 19th Century), "Daisy Chain", pastel on paper, unsigned, 32" x 24". Glazed and presented in a period giltwood and gesso frame.

Condition Report: In estate condition, consistent with age and materials. Minor surface abrading and discoloration to paper. Grey accretions to lower portion of paper, especially visible in the hand of a blue-clad figure. Scattered accretions, surface dirt and yellowing to paper. Not examined out of the frame.

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George III Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table

Lot 16: George III Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table

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Description: George III Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table, 18th century, the rectangular top with rounded ends and two ovoid drop leaves, raised on cabriole legs ending in slipper feet, h. 28", w. 40-1/4", d. 17", extended l. 49".

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American Drop-Leaf Mahogany Wake Table

Lot 17: American Drop-Leaf Mahogany Wake Table

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Description: American Mahogany Drop-Leaf Wake Table, the long rectangular top with rounded ends and two ovoid drop leaves, raised on tapering circular legs ending in pad feet, h. 30-1/2", w. 82", d. 23-1/2", extended l. 63-1/2".

Condition Report: In very good condition, exhibiting minor light scratches to the top and other indications of age and use. The top is constructed of four boards, the leaves of three. The top boards all have faint jack-plane marks simulating the tool marks on a period table.

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Queen Anne-Style Mahogany Lowboy

Lot 18: Queen Anne-Style Mahogany Lowboy

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Description: Queen Anne-Style Mahogany Lowboy, 19th century, the rectangular top above a frieze fitted with a central drawer and two deeper side drawers, h. 28-1/2", w. 40-3/4", d. 20-3/4".

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Forty-Seven Piece Royal Copenhagen Dinner Service

Lot 19: Forty-Seven Piece Royal Copenhagen Dinner Service

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Description: Assembled Forty-Seven-Piece Royal Copenhagen Partial Dinner Service, primarily 1920's-1960's, in the fluted plain, blue fluted half-lace, and blue fluted full-lace patterns, including eight dinner plates, dia. 10", two luncheon plates, dia. 9", eight salad plates, dia. 7-1/4", eight soup plates, dia. 7-3/4", two platters, l. 13", w. 10", a tureen, h. 8-1/2", l. 11-1/2", a pitcher, h. 7-3/4", dia. 4-1/4", seven cups, h. 3-1/4", and seven saucers, dia. 5", a lobed dish, w. 8-1/2", d. 8-1/2", and two soup plates, dia. 8-1/4" and 9-1/4".

Condition Report: The set is in very good condition. Six of the cups appear to have had upper rims ground to remove chips, and there are some scattered very minor chips to the footrings on the dinner plates. No other chips, cracks or restorations.

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Continental Mahogany Demi-lune Games Table

Lot 20: Continental Mahogany Demi-lune Games Table

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Description: Continental Mahogany Demi-lune Games Table, late 18th century, in the Hepplewhite taste, the fold-over top supported by a fly leg, the extending leg providing access to a later concealed drawer, conforming reeded apron and tapering legs, h. 29-3/4", w. 33", d. 17-1/2".

Condition Report: The back three inches of both tops appear to be replaced as the wood color is lighter. One of the brass hinges is broken. The surface is clean and retains a professional refinish.

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Pair of American Chippendale-Style Footstools

Lot 21: Pair of American Chippendale-Style Footstools

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Description: Pair of American Chippendale-Style Mahogany Footstools, mid-20th century, labeled by E. P. Wilkerson Co., Atlanta, very carefully constructed in the period manner, h. 17-1/2", w. 22", d. 17".

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James Webb (British, 1825-1895)

Lot 22: James Webb (British, 1825-1895)

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Description: James Webb (British, 1825-1895), "Tantallon Castle", 1861, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower center, old note en verso states painting was signed, titled and dated en verso canvas before lining, 33" x 59". Presented in a giltwood and gesso exhibition frame. Provenance: Estates of Mary Dixon Montague and Frank D. Montague, Jr., Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Exhibited: Mississippi Museum of Art, "Georgian Grace and Victorian Splendor", 1987.

Condition Report: In generally good condition with scattered nicks and abrasions. Evidence of past restoration: inpainting at upper right in sky, scattered striated areas across canvas likely corresponding to old craquelure. Faint craquelure. Some blistering of varnish layer. Layer of surface soiling. Yellowing of varnish layer.

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Abraham Hulk I (Dutch/French, 1813-1897)

Lot 23: Abraham Hulk I (Dutch/French, 1813-1897)

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Description: Abraham Hulk I (Dutch/French, 1813-1897), "Fishermen on the Beach at Sunset", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 16" x 24". Framed.

Condition Report: In overall very good condition. Minor layer of surface soiling and scattered craquelure. Evidence of past restoration: UV light reveals several small areas of inpainting in upper right in sky, two small areas lower right portion of canvas - one corresponding to patch en verso. Minor inpainting touch-ups along the bottom edge of canvas.

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Continental School (Second Quarter 20th Century)

Lot 24: Continental School (Second Quarter 20th Century)

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Description: Continental School (Second Quarter 20th Century), "Seascape with Fishing Boats" and "Fishing Boats Returning to Shore", pair of oils on panel, both signed lower right "R. Covello", 14" x 18". Both attractively framed.

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George Willem Opdenhoff (Dutch, 1807-1873)

Lot 25: George Willem Opdenhoff (Dutch, 1807-1873)

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Description: George Willem Opdenhoff (Dutch, 1807-1873), "Evening on the Beach, After a Day's Catch", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 35-1/2" x 50". Framed.

Condition Report: Generally in good condition with scattered nicks, abrasions and pinprick-sized areas of minor flaking. Faint vertical surface abrasion mid-left top edge. Evidence of past restoration: small areas of inpainting in sky and along bottom edge. Canvas has been relined. Soiling. Yellowing and darkening of varnish layer.

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Holger Lubbers (Danish, 1855-1928)

Lot 26: Holger Lubbers (Danish, 1855-1928)

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Description: Holger Lubbers (Danish, 1855-1928), "Seascape with Sailboats", oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right "H. Lubbers, 1897", 10-1/2" x 7". Framed.

Condition Report: Scattered areas of losses to paint in the sky area. A few spots in the sea, right below the sailboat, along the bottom edge and one spot to the right and left edge. Possible areas of inpainting in the upper portion of the sail and area immediately around it. Yellowing of varnish layer and a layer of surface dirt.

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Dutch School (First Quarter 20th Century)

Lot 27: Dutch School (First Quarter 20th Century)

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Description: Dutch School (First Quarter 20th Century), "Canal Scene with View of a Windmill" and "Farmyard Scene with Horses", pair of oils on canvas, unsigned, 19-3/4" x 27-1/2". Both attractively framed.

Condition Report: Both paintings with surface soiling and faint craquelure. One example with an approximate 3/8" tear to upper portion of canvas and abrading to lower left portion of canvas. The other example with a whitish accretion in the upper central portion of canvas and a greenish accretion to the upper right portion of canvas.

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Charles Henry Gifford (American, 1839-1904)

Lot 28: Charles Henry Gifford (American, 1839-1904)

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Description: Charles Henry Gifford (American, 1839-1904), "Rocky Shore", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 8-1/4" x 16". Framed.

Condition Report: Scattered areas of faint abrading and minor craquelure. Evidence of past restoration: old reline, scattered areas of inpainting in sky, sea, and along edges. Dulling of paint surface and yellowing of varnish layer. Layer of surface soiling.

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American School (Fourth Quarter 19th Century)

Lot 29: American School (Fourth Quarter 19th Century)

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Description: American School (Fourth Quarter 19th Century), "The Boat Race", oil on canvas, unsigned, 22" x 36". Framed.

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George III Mahogany Chest-on-Chest

Lot 30: George III Mahogany Chest-on-Chest

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Description: George III Mahogany Chest-on-Chest, late 18th century, the fret-pierced gallery centered by a shell carving over a monogram-inlaid panel, and with urn finials with three short drawers over three long drawers, all flanked to either side by a canted blind fret pilaster, the lower section fitted with a brushing slide over three long drawers, raised on bracket feet, h. 75-1/2", w. 44-1/2", d. 21-1/2". Provenance: H.R.H. Princess Julianne Marie of Denmark, presented as a christening gift to Julius Nielson, thence by descent to Mogens H. Strigel.

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George II Carved Giltwood Looking Glass

Lot 31: George II Carved Giltwood Looking Glass

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Description: George II Carved Giltwood Looking Glass, 18th century, h. 44", w. 26".

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George III Mahogany Settee

Lot 32: George III Mahogany Settee

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Description: George III Mahogany Settee, late 18th century, the domed and padded back joined to the padded seat by downswept arms, raised on stop-fluted tapering square legs to casters, h. 37", w. 71", d. 24".

Condition Report: In very good, sturdy condition. There are old rubs to the back side of one rear leg. Minor shrinkage cracks to the frame along the top of the back. The legs are tight. The fabric is clean and not damaged.

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Gordon Lees (British, b. 1933)

Lot 33: Gordon Lees (British, b. 1933)

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Description: Gordon Lees (British, b. 1933), "Ebrington Village", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 12" x 20". Framed. Provenance: Cotswold Galleries, Gloucestershire, England.

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Jacob Janssen (Australian, 1779-1856)

Lot 34: Jacob Janssen (Australian, 1779-1856)

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Description: Jacob Janssen (Australian, 1779-1856), "Country Path", oil on canvas, signed, 20" x 28". Framed.

Condition Report: Scattered areas of abrading, especially along edges. Slight buckling to canvas. Overall craquelure. Evidence of past restoration: old reline; areas of inpainting across canvas, especially sky. Layer of surface dirt.

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Attr. to Thomas Brooks (British, 1818-1891)

Lot 35: Attr. to Thomas Brooks (British, 1818-1891)

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Description: Attributed to Thomas Brooks (British, 1818-1891), "The Secret", oil on canvas, unsigned, 30" x 25". In a gessoed and giltwood frame.

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Suite of Ten George III Mahogany Dining Chairs

Lot 36: Suite of Ten George III Mahogany Dining Chairs

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Description: Fine Suite of Ten George III Mahogany Dining Chairs, third quarter 18th century, in the Chippendale taste, each with a serpentine crest rail, pierced splat and chamfered legs, now upholstered in Bargello work, h. 37-3/4". Provenance: Estate of Lillian Pulitzer Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Condition Report: They are all for the most part sturdy and ready to use. One has a loose crest rail where it attaches to the back post and needs to be glued. Three have old professional repairs to their back splats. Some back splats with shrinkage cracks. Minor scattered dings from use. Good rich dark patina. The fabric is clean.

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Near Pair of George III Mahogany Armchairs

Lot 37: Near Pair of George III Mahogany Armchairs

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Description: Near Pair of George III Mahogany Armchairs, ca. 1800, in the Chippendale taste, each with a serpentine top rail, pierced splat, shaped arms ending in a scroll and straight legs, now in Bargello work upholstery, h. 38". Provenance: Estate of Lillian Pulitzer Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Condition Report: Both are in good sturdy condition. Each with minor shrinkage cracks to their splats. Old repairs to the bottoms of the rear legs. Retaining a rich dark patina. The fabric is fine.

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Regency Mahogany Dining Table

Lot 38: Regency Mahogany Dining Table

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Description: Regency Mahogany Dining Table, first quarter 19th century, the rounded rectangular top with a reeded edge and raised on three pedestals, each with a turned vasiform splat to four splayed and reeded legs ending in brass caps and casters, including a custom fitted set of pads, h. 28", w. 52-1/2", l. 114". Provenance: Estate of Lillian Pulitzer Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Condition Report: In good "as found" condition. Minor corner dings to the table tops. The curves of the legs have never been broken or repaired. Retains its original period brass casters. Each top composed of two wide mahogany planks creating a "book-matched" image. Good patina with a warm color and finish.

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Eight Irish Georgian-Style Mahogany Dining Chairs

Lot 39: Eight Irish Georgian-Style Mahogany Dining Chairs

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Description: Suite of Eight Irish Georgian-Style Mahogany Dining Chairs, early 20th century, the padded seat raised on cabriole legs headed by carving and ending in ball-and-claw feet, h. 42".

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Two Victorian Tortoiseshell Tea Caddies

Lot 40: Two Victorian Tortoiseshell Tea Caddies

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Description: Two Similar Victorian Tortoiseshell and Mother-of-Pearl Tea Caddies, fourth quarter 19th century, the caddies with a block front trimmed in mother-of-pearl, one in a checked pattern, h. 5-1/4", w. 8-1/4", d. 4-3/4", and the other with incised decoration, h. 5-3/4", w. 6-3/4", d. 4-1/4".

Condition Report: Each caddy has a significant amount of the mother-of-pearl lozenge-form panels off, perhaps 50% of the front of each caddy is off; however, many of the pieces are present and inside the caddies. Otherwise intact and in good condition. Both sets of interior covers intact; one has its knob missing from the interior cover.

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Collection of Five Tortoiseshell Cases

Lot 41: Collection of Five Tortoiseshell Cases

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Description: Collection of Five Tortoiseshell Cases, 18th/19th century, including a Victorian eyeglass case inlaid with silver, mother-of-pearl and gold, retaining its red silk lining, w. 5-1/2", d. 2-3/4", an oval patch box with pique decoration of flowers and scrollwork, w. 2-3/4", a bodkin case with inlaid silver flowers, w. 2-3/4", l. 5-3/4", a French mother-of-pearl serpentine card case, h. 4", w. 3", and a box decorated with a miniature on ivory depicting a Madonna and Child in the Raphael manner, h. 1", dia. 3".

Condition Report: The oval pique patch box has a few losses to the silver inlay. The mother-of-pearl card case has one cracked m-o-p panel. The eyeglasses case exhibits wear to the back. The Madonna and Child round box's cover is now in two pieces - top and sides.

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Edwardian Sterling and Tortoiseshell Page Turner

Lot 42: Edwardian Sterling and Tortoiseshell Page Turner

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Description: Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Page Turner, hallmarked London, 1901-1902, by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd., with a scimitar-shaped tortoiseshell blade and a rococo-style "pistol grip" handle embossed with trellised roses, l. 14-1/2".

Condition Report: Overall Condition: Good. About 1/8" of very tip of the blade is broken off, the rest of the blade with some light scuffs consistent with age and with scattered natural striations throughout. There is a 3/16" break on the silver mounting at the top edge of the chappe, but otherwise no dents or breaks noted. Hallmarked (on the chappe) with 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the London leopard's head; 3) the date letter "f" for 1901-1902; and 4) (opposing) the "G. & S. Co. Ld." maker's mark of the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co. Ltd.

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Attributed to Thomas Hand (British, 1771-1804)

Lot 43: Attributed to Thomas Hand (British, 1771-1804)

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Description: Attributed to Thomas Hand (British, 1771-1804), "Travelers Resting on a Farm", oil on canvas, unsigned, 25" x 30". Presented in a giltwood and gesso exhibition frame.

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Irish George III-Style Mahogany Settee

Lot 44: Irish George III-Style Mahogany Settee

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Description: Irish George III-Style Mahogany Settee, early 20th century, the double-chairback back with two shaped crests over a shell- and foliate-carved splat, joined by eagle-carved arms to the padded seat, raised on cabriole legs headed by double eagle's heads and ending in paw feet, h. 38", w. 63", d. 22".

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Chinese Rose Medallion Punch Bowl

Lot 45: Chinese Rose Medallion Punch Bowl

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Description: Chinese Rose Medallion Punch Bowl, late 19th century, decorated in polychrome enamels on a gold ground, the exterior with six floral panels in a border of flowers and butterflies, six scroll-bordered panels reserved below with alternating scenes, one with birds and flowers and the other depicting a domestic interior scene, h. 6-1/2", dia. 6-1/2". A similar example can be found in the collection of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.

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Chinese Export Tureen with Lid

Lot 46: Chinese Export Tureen with Lid

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Description: Chinese Export Tureen with Lid, late 19th century, the porcelain tureen with cut corners in a rose medallion palette, with gilt accents and a bamboo-form handle on the lid, the reserve depicting courtly beauties in a garden, surrounded by a motif of peonies and butterflies, the interior painted, unmarked, h. 5-3/4", w. 9-1/2".

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Chinese Export Mug

Lot 47: Chinese Export Mug

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Description: Chinese Export Mug, 18th/19th century, the mug with a white strap handle, displaying clusters of flowers on a painted white ground, with a diaper pattern along the top rim, unmarked, h. 5-1/8", w. 6-1/4", including handle.

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George III Mahogany Bookcase Secretary

Lot 48: George III Mahogany Bookcase Secretary

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Description: George III Mahogany Bookcase Secretary, late 18th century, the molded and dentillated cornice above three astragal-glazed doors, the lower section fitted with a drop-front secretary drawer opening to an inset leather writing surface and a variety of drawers and cubbyholes, over two paneled cupboard doors, raised on a plinth base, h. 83", w. 47", d. 22-1/2". Provenance: Estate of Lillian Pulitzer Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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George III-Style Mahogany Dining Table

Lot 49: George III-Style Mahogany Dining Table

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Description: George III-Style Mahogany Dining Table, 20th century, the banded ovoid top raised on two pedestals, each with a turned vasiform standard to three splayed legs ending in brass paws, with two 23" leaves, h. 31", w. 49-1/2", l. 97", extended l. 143".

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Alexander MacLean (British, 1867-1940)

Lot 50: Alexander MacLean (British, 1867-1940)

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Description: Alexander MacLean (British, 1867-1940), "The Meadow Stream", oil on panel, signed lower right, 24" x 18". Framed. Provenance: Hollywood Road Gallery, London, England.

Condition Report: Generally in good condition with scattered nicks and faint abrading. Evidence of past restoration; small areas of inpainting, especially along right edge. Some colors fluoresce under UV light, possibly due to chemical composition of paint.

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