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Established in 1991, New Orleans Auction Galleries proudly identifies as the preeminent auction house of the South. Situated in the heart of New Orleans' historic Art District, New Orleans Auction Galleries has been highlighted by The Wall Street Journal, Antique Monthly, Architectural Digest, Art & Antiques, Entrepreneur, Martha Stewart Living, Millionaire Magazine, Nations Bank Business, The New York Times, Travel and Leisure, Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live, CNN, and E!-TV, among myriad other publications and television programs.

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    Major Estates Auction Day 2

    The second day of the upcoming Major Estates Auction will include a Japanese six-panel folding screen from the 18th-century Rinpa school. This piece is made of ink and gouache on gold leaf ground and shows 35 fans above a golden river. Each fan shows a different historical or cultural scene, including flowers, landscapes, animals, and dragons. Developed during Japan’s Edo period, the Rinpa painting style is known for its repeated, symmetrical imagery and references to literature.  Other notable lots in this sale, presented by New Orleans Auction Galleries, include a painting by George Rodrigue and an untitled work by Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer. Rodrigue’s acrylic piece, titled Home Office Blues, pictures his signature Blue Dog sitting in an office chair. Resulting from Rodrigue’s collaboration with Xerox during the brand’s 2000 advertising campaign, an image of the dog is seen emerging from a printer.  Several pieces of jewelry are also among the leading lots, including a pair of dress clips made with baguette-cut diamonds. Representing the available furniture lots is a rosewood cabinet from the American Aesthetic Movement. Responding to the Industrial Revolution and higher levels of consumption, Aesthetic artists and designers sought to elevate decorative art back to its former standards of beauty. This cabinet is attributed to Pottier & Stymus, likely commissioned for one of John D. Rockefeller’s partners in Standard Oil. Explore the full catalog and register to bid on Invaluable. 

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    Major Estates Auction Day 1

    American Impressionist Edmund Charles Tarbell learned his craft while studying in Paris, working under Gustave Boulanger, Jules-Joseph Lefebvre, and Adolphe William Bouguereau. Both the Impressionists and the Old Masters who influenced the development of his style. Often painting upper-class women at leisure, Tarbell’s work enjoyed popularity among wealthy American patrons. An example of his paintings will be available in the upcoming Major Estates Auction, offered by New Orleans Auction Galleries. This piece likely shows the artist’s eldest daughter, Josephine, sitting on a horse. Riding the pony barefoot, she wears a ruffled white dress and smiles at the viewer.  Another piece of interest in this sale is a 17th-century oil painting after Tiziano Vecellio, also known as Titian. This work, titled The Worship of Venus, shows dozens of cherubs resting before a statue. An 18th-century label on the back attributes it to Francesco Albani. Several other pieces of fine art from George Morland, Fritz Zuber-Buhler, and Louis-Eugene LeRoux will be available as well.  Furniture and carpets are especially highlighted in this event, including an antique Sultanabad rug from Northwest Persia. Sultanabad carpets are best known for their repeated flower and geometric patterns, which draw upon traditional Persian motifs. The available rug is dominated by a central blue medallion, which is uncommon for the style. A pair of Louis XV beechwood fauteuils with gros-point upholstery, a suite of 12 polychrome chairs, and several crystal chandeliers will also be presented. Browse the complete catalog and register to bid by visiting Invaluable. 

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    March Major Estates Auction

    Edmund Tarbell, a leading American Impressionist painter, began incorporating family members and horses into his paintings in 1892. These works used a blend of en plein air scenes of domesticity with portraiture and sporting art. Between 1895 and 1896, Tarbell created several paintings and pastels of his eldest daughter, Josephine, who became one of his most frequently-used models. An oil painting by Tarbell titled Josephine With Pony is highlighted in the upcoming March Major Estates Auction, presented by New Orleans Auction Gallery. This piece depicts Josephine in a voile pleated cotton dress, sitting on a small brown mare. George Rodrigue’s painting titled Home Office Blues is also highlighted in the sale. In 1999, a New York advertising firm approached Rodrigue on behalf of Xerox, their client. Rodrigue was asked to create a series of paintings to promote the company’s new range of home office products. Rendered in blue and orange, the available piece shows Rodrigue’s signature Blue Dog sitting in an office chair, gazing at the viewer. Its image is also seen hanging on a wall calendar and coming out of a printer. Collectors can view a selection of antique rugs, jewelry, handbags, watches, and furniture as well. Visit New Orleans Auction Gallery to browse the full catalog and register to bid.

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    Online Jewelry Sale

    A cultural and commercial celebration of love and romance, Valentine's Day has many popular legends associated with it. Among them is Saint Valentine’s purple amethyst ring that was engraved with a Cupid figure. Legend tells that he carried the piece so he could be recognized as a marriage facilitator. Amethyst finger rings are highlighted in the upcoming Online Jewelry Sale, to be presented by New Orleans Auction Galleries ahead of Valentine's Day. The auction also features sapphire, emerald, turquoise and coral jewelry. The sale showcases a selection of fine jewelry, watches, and accessories, especially featuring romance-themed items. Some of the key lots include heart-shaped pendant necklaces, bracelets, and earrings made of yellow gold and mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds. A Chanel glass brooch and jewelry set and a Hermès cuff bracelet are among the key lots at auction. The sale also presents a collection of accessories, including vintage-styled full-length coats, jackets, clutches, and evening bags. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit New Orleans Auction Galleries.

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    NOAG Interiors Live Auction

    In 1980, George Rodrigue worked on a painting to illustrate a book of Louisiana ghost stories. During his research, he came across the tale of Slaughterhouse, which tells the story of an evil watchdog. Inspired by the tale, the haunted dog is seen in many of his subsequent paintings. Rodrigue’s work titled God Bless America, September 11, 2001 shows an American flag behind the blue dog. A silk-screened print of the piece will be available in the upcoming Interiors Live Auction, presented by New Orleans Auction Galleries,  An Iranian Serapi carpet will also be included in the sale. This antique piece is characterized by designs from Laristan traditions, including interlinked geometric and cross patterns. The auction will feature a painting titled Children Shrimping by William McTaggart. The artist was a pioneer of Impressionism before the movement gained popularity. He was best known for depicting the changing mood of the sea. Register to bid on any of these items by visiting New Orleans Auction Galleries’ website.

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    December Major Estates Sale

    George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog series represents his attempt to conserve Cajun culture, especially following the events of September 11, 2001. Offered in New Orleans Auction Galleries’ upcoming auction is an original acrylic painting titled God Bless America by Rodrigue. To portray the grief and terror that followed 9/11, Rodrigue painted his signature blue dog in front of the American flag. However, the dog is colorless in this piece, with red eyes that indicate a heavy heart. Paintings by artists Charles Hermans and Jean Beraud are also highlighted in the sale. Period furniture such as cabinets, tables, and mirrors are a part of the auction as well. Among them is an American rococo revival rosewood étagère. Attributed to J. H. Belter, the upper section of this display holds a central mirror atop white marble. Below, there is a central drawer, mirrored cabinet, and carved swan legs. Other highlights of this auction include Oriental rugs, porcelain, bronze statues, shades, timepieces, and silverware. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on New Orleans Auction Galleries.

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    The Bruce McCashin Collection Online Sale

    The upcoming auction presented by New Orleans Auction Galleries offers an array of English antiques and fine art from the Bruce McCashin Collection. Many paintings in the collection feature rolling landscapes, sporting scenes, and animals from the English countryside. A set of three colored engravings is one of the key lots. Made in the mid-19th century, the paintings illustrate an art exhibition, a group strolling in a park, and a fire show. Another standout item is a suite of 4 engravings from George Stubbs, highlighting the artistic style of this 18th century British horse artist. Based on the original works by Stubbs, the prints follow two men during a day of hunting. Beneath each image is an eight-line verse narrating the progress of the hunters. Among the featured items is a pair of Napoleon III mahogany side chairs with matching regency stools. Built during the late 19th century, each chair has a corset-form back, a serpentine seat, and turned legs on porcelain casters. To explore these lots and many more, visit New Orleans Auction Galleries and register to bid.

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    October Major Estates Sale Day – 2

    The second day of October Major Estates Sale by  commences with the highest estimated value of $180,000 for Rodolfo Morales’s oil on linen. Plaza de Los Suenos, which translates to the Dream Square, is a colorful portrayal of a sleeping man in a dream square. Morales, known as a great twentieth-century artist and muralist of Mexico, believed in the lord of dreams, which inspired many of his works.  Similarly, the American Astronomical Regulator Clock can fit perfectly in an antique lover's house.  The upper crest of the clock has Minerva above a carved stag's head that adds to its grace. The next piece is an authentic Colonial Georgia Map of the New Ebenezer Settlement. Hand-colored by Matthias Seutter, the engraved map belongs to a settlement of 150 Salzburger Protestants who had been expelled from present-day Austria. For more information and bid for the items mentioned above please visit New Orleans Auction.

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    New Orleans Auction Day – 1

    The worship of Venus is an oil on canvas depicting the roman rite of worship in honor of the goddess Venus. The striking painting was created by an exceptional artist, Tiziano Vecellio, also known as the Titian. Framed in an elaborate 18th-century French giltwood, the painting is being auctioned off on the first day of October Major Estates Sale by .  Presenting 502 lots, buyers will have the opportunity to bid for furniture, paintings, jewelry and more. Stylish lots include a George II Sterling Silver Tureen with impeccable designs. A powerful imagination in decorating by Charles Frederick Kaendler is what makes this item unique. Ranging from $1,200 - $70,000, the first day wraps up with items such as Baccarat Crystal Chandelier and English Regency Giltwood and Ebonized Mirror.For more information and bid for the items mentioned above please visit New Orleans Auction.

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    Estates Auction Day 2

    Similarly, the auction’s second day is a fusion of categories such as fine arts, jewelry & vintage furniture. With the highest estimated value of $80,000 for the day is Our Love Blooms, an oil on canvas painting by George Rodrigue. It portrays a more often seen image of a dog in his paintings, inside a heart; left for open interpretations. Moreover, items such as Fine American Rococo Revival Rosewood Etagere, a vintage piece of furniture and an oval-cu Paraiba tourmaline, diamond ring mounted in 18-carats white gold won't go unnoticed in the auction. For more information and for browsing catalogues please visit New Orleans Auctions Gallery.

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    Estates Auction Day 1

    The two-day Estates Auction by New Orleans Auctions Gallery is an exciting assembly of items for every art enthusiast. Combining the two days, the auction features over 1300 lot items each with carrying stories from their origination. Featured in the first day, comprising of such qualities are items like a marble clock set from 19th century and Entry Forbidden, a painting by Hans Zatzka, well known for his fantasy paintings. However, the Engagement by Gaston La Touche steals the show with its depiction of vibrant expression of love and ecstatic colors.  

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    New Orleans Auction Galleries To Host Three-day Major Estates Auction

    Bernard Buffet New Orleans, LA (September 22, 2011) – New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. is pleased to announce its three-day Major Estates Auction, taking place Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2, 2011. The sale features 1,971 exquisite lots, with a special Friday afternoon session which includes 389 Asian lots, such as ivory, jade, cloisonné and artwork. Bids may be submitted in person at the Gallery, online and over the phone; live video/audio bidding will be available through Live Auctioneers. Exhibition is currently running Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will conclude on Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 p.m. with a special late-evening reception. Pieces from this sale came from locations across the country, including one of America’s premiere antique shops, David Marshall’s The Antique Room, in Brooklyn, New York; the collection of noted art dealer and connoisseur, the late Luba Glade; and the Estate of Fernando Jimenez-Torres are just a few of the contributors to the upcoming sale. Notable pieces include: ·         Vintage couture from the Succession of Elizabeth Turnbull (New Orleans, LA); a Denver, CO collector and a New York fashion editor·         Important works of art by Diego Rivera, Ansell Adams, Albert Bierstadt, Bernard Buffett, Raoul Dufy, Kenneth Riley, Yves Brayer, Louise Nevelson, Constantin Brancusi, Benjamin Chambers Brown, Edmund William Gracen, and Carl Oscar Borg, among others·         A rare cabinet from the American Aesthetic Movement with inscription, likely a private commission from Pottier and Stymus or Herter Brothers (New York, NY)·         311 gold pesos weighing over 4,700 grams of pure gold·         Impressive Musical Irish Regency gothic clock inspired by Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill·         Collections of Paris porcelain, porcelain clocks and Meissen figures·         Collection of Regency Tea Caddies and Tortoise Shell Boxes·         American furniture by John Henry Belter; J. and J.W. Meeks; Alexander Roux; Charles White and Cook & Parkin, to name a few For more information about this Major Estates Auction or the Gallery or to view a complete catalog listing, please visit For an evaluation and auction estimate of your piece, please call 504-566-1849 or email photos to [email protected]. Editor’s Note: Photos are available upon request.New…