John James Audubon was a celebrated ornithologist and artist well known for documenting North American bird species. Audubon was fascinated by nature from a very young age. His affinity for biological diversities fueled his interest in ornithology. He was careful to document birds in their natural habitats. Explaining his methodology, Audubon said, “The nature of the place—whether high or low, moist or dry, whether sloping north or south, or bearing tall trees or low shrubs—generally gives hint as to its inhabitants.” The upcoming sale, offered by Crescent City Auction Gallery, presents a set of 11 bird prints by Audubon. The available portfolio shows birds such as the barn owl, American crow, and yellow-billed cuckoo. Also featured is a painting titled Dutch Landscape With Figure by Abstract Expressionist artist Jacob Cornelis Van der Heyden.
Another highlight of the auction is French carved furniture and ormolu gilt porcelain lamps. Among these is a Louis XV-style carved mahogany parlor suite. The late 19th-century furniture set is a strong example of Louis XV furniture, featuring slight asymmetry with round and slightly angled chair backs. The Fall Decorative Arts and Interiors Auction also offers a pair of Japanese Baluster crackleware vases, French mantel clocks, and a world table globe by Rand McNally. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:540
Price Range:$100 - $1,200
Interesting lots include:
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|French Louis XV style carved mahogany five-piece parlor suite.|| Estimate: |
|French Louis Philippe carved walnut ormolu-mounted trumeau mirror.|| Estimate: |
|Group of eleven prints, consisting of Barn Owl by John James Audubon|| Estimate: |
|Dutch Landscape With Figure by Jacob Cornelis Van der Heyden.|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Japanese Baluster crackleware vases.|| Estimate: |
|Seagulls in the Clouds by David Lee.|| Estimate: |