Crescent City Auction Gallery, Jan. 19-20
Two exceedingly rare oil on canvas portrait paintings by the Mexican-born Louisiana artist José Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza (1750-1802) will headline a major two-day auction slated for the weekend of January 19th and 20th by Crescent City Auction Gallery, online and in the gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, La. Nearly 1,000 lots will be offered. The rest of the auction is jam-packed with the broad mix of merchandise people have come to expect from a Crescent City auction: fine period French furniture and antique French clocks, original artworks by New Orleans and other regional artists, silver, estate jewelry (to include wristwatches by Piaget, Tag Heuer, Omega, Breitling and Bulova) and decorative accessories. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Lots 1-650 will be sold on Saturday, Jan. 19, starting at 9 am; lots 651-950 will come up for bid Sunday, Jan. 20, starting at 10 am; all times are Central. Previews will be held beginning Thursday, January 10th, from 10-5 Central time (except on Sunday, when the gallery is closed). A late evening preview will also be held, on Wednesday, January 16th, from 5-7 pm. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted until 1 pm Central time on Thursday, January 17th. A printed catalog is available on request. Please call or email the gallery. For more information, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com. Updates are posted frequently.