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    Antique Firearms, Chinese Objects, Original Fine Art, More To Be Sold Dec. 3 By Crescent City Auction Gallery In New Orleans

     Over 1,100 lots of mostly fresh-to-the-market items – culled from prominent local estates and collections and spanning a wide variety of categories – will be sold on Saturday, Dec. 3, by Crescent City Auction Gallery. The all-day event will be held in the firm’s spacious gallery, located at 1015 Julia Street in New Orleans, beginning at 8 a.m. (CST). Offered will be original works of art (mostly by regional artists, but some by national and international artists as well), fine Chinese objects, antique weaponry (to include two rare and highly collectible antique guns), wonderful estate jewelry, silver, period American and European furniture, objets d’art, chandeliers, Persian rugs, Moorcroft pottery and decorative accessories. “The auction before the holidays is always an exciting one,” observed Adam Lambert of Crescent City Auction Gallery. “We are getting an early start to accommodate over 1,100 items, but we'll probably wrap up around 5 o'clock in the afternoon. This is the last auction of the year, and the quality of the merchandise is truly impressive.” The two antique guns are expected to generate much bidder interest. The first is a scarce Confederate Civil War Whitworth sharpshooter’s rifle, made circa 1860. What will make this weapon so desirable to collectors is the fact that it is stamped “Natchez” on the underside, below the trigger guard. Also, it is in fine condition. The rifle is expected to realize $15,000-$25,000. The other is a very rare V.G.W. Libeau New Orleans-made percussion cap derringer gun, manufactured pre-1845 and with the barrel engraved “V.G.W. Libeau New Orleans” (Libeau is listed as a gunsmith in the New Orleans city directories from 1832-1845, at No. 9 Camp Street). The pistol should change hands for $5,000-$7,000. Also sold will be a Japanese Samurai sword. Original works of art will be served up in abundance. Two works expected to wow the crowd are an oil on canvas by David Johnson (1827-1908), titled Forest Landscape with Stream, unframed and signed and dated lower right (est. $5,000-$7,000); and a large (3 feet by 4 feet) oil on canvas work by George Rodrigue (b. 1944), titled Blue Dog is Happy (est. $25,000-$35,000).…

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    Summer Estate Sale Planned For Saturday, Sept. 10, by Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery in Atlanta, Ga.

    Stained glass window titled Koi Pond by Steven Steltz A fine estates auction featuring hundreds of fresh-to-the-market lots of English, French, Continental, American and Asian furniture, plus fine and decorative arts, will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, by Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery, beginning promptly at 11 a.m. (EST), in Great Gatsby’s Gallery, located at 5180 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta. “This sale will feature property from prominent estates and collections from around the world,” said Marie Kowalik, president of Great Gatsby’s, adding, “Live and absentee bidding, with live audio/video streaming, will be accessible on the Great Gatsby’s website, at” An online preview with live online bidding will be available beginning Aug. 25. Furniture pieces of note will include a massive 19th century carved oak buffet, attributed to Alexander Roux and believed to have been made for the 1853 Crystal Palace Exposition (125 inches tall by 105 inches wide) ; a monumental mid-19th century French carved oak buffet (145 inches tall by 114 inches wide); and an early 19th century Irish Chippendale mahogany console.  Also offered will be a mid-19th century George III-style Cuban mahogany double-door linen press (84 inches tall by 51 ½ inches wide) and a monumental 19th century carved oak fireplace mantle, with mirrored overmantle (130 inches tall by 70 inches wide). Chairs will feature a pair of 18th century American carved mahogany Chippendale side chairs and an oversized early 19th century Venetian rococo carved oak throne chair, tall at 73 inches in height. From the Asian items category, two lots expected to do well are a Chinese carved wedding bed (100 inches tall by 82 inches wide) and a pair of antique Asian woven hats (including one rattan Chinese military foot soldier’s hat from the Qing Dynasty, 11 inches diameter; and one World War I-era woven coolie hat, 23 inches in diameter). Artwork will be offered in abundance. A few expected star lots will be a mid-20th century mixed media work by Xie Zhi An, titled and dated en verso Early Spring in the Commune (1964); an early 18th century oil on canvas on panel depiction of the Holy Family;…