Louis XVI-Style French Furniture & Louis Vuitton Bags Shine at Summer Decorative Arts and Interiors Auction
The Summer Decorative Arts and Interiors Auction, presented by Crescent City Auction Gallery, offers a well-curated selection of fine art, decorative art, 20th-century French furniture, jewelry, luxury handbags, and more. The auction is set to start on August 26, 2022, at 1:00 PM EDT in New Orleans, Louisiana. Interested bidders can place an online bid remotely with Bidsquare.
Leading the Summer 2022 auction is a French Louis XVI-style polychromed beech bedroom suite from the early 20th century (lot #2051; estimate: USD 1,200 – $1,800). The beech bedroom set has six pieces of furniture: a cane-inset double bed, a single mirror door armoire, a pair of cane seat side chairs with a caned door marble top nightstand, and a circular marble top lamp table. King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette were the last of the royals who ruled France. In their time, the furniture style returned to the elegant and neoclassical style of ancient Greek and Roman models. Several notable 20th-century Louis XV and XVI-style furniture items will be available in the auction.
The summer sale will also offer luxury handbags from Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Gucci. Leading the lots is a Louis Vuitton limited-edition Stephen Sprouse graffiti keep-all 50-travel bag (lot #2175; estimate: $2,500 – $4,500). The famous LV monogram provides a canvas base for the graffiti coat on top of it. The handbag has golden brass hardware, opening to a brown canvas interior, with Vachetta leather handles. It also comes with a Louis Vuitton dust bag. Stephen Sprouse was an American designer who brought 1980s uptown sophistication in clothing with a downtown punk and pop sensibility to mainstream media and fashion. Graffiti on this bag was personally completed by Sprouse, adding to its desirability. Another notable monogrammed bag in the sale is a Gucci D-Ring hobo. It comes in beige and brown monogrammed canvas with brown leather accents and gold hardware (lot #2179; estimate: $500 – $700).
The upcoming Summer Decorative Arts and Interiors Auction offers several artworks by notable painters. Leading the category is a pair of paintings from Eugene Daymude (1925 – 1995, Louisiana). The oil paintings are titled French Quarter Courtyard Scene with Fountain and French Quarter Courtyard, respectively. Both were painted in 1967 and come to auction as a pair (lot #2259; estimate: $1,000 – $1,500). Daymude was a Louisiana native who painted mostly scenic landscapes.
Other key items in this summer’s Crescent City Auction Gallery sale include:
- Dior trotter top handle handbag (lot #2180; estimate: $600 – $900)
- John James Audubon’s 13 octavo prints (lot #2303; estimate: $1,500 – $2,500)
- A 19th-century French provincial carved cherry tall case clock (lot #2116; estimate: $500 – $900)
- Pre-Columbian pottery figure of a standing dog (lot #2321; estimate: $200 – $400)
- Turkish Kilim carpet (lot #2282; estimate: $500 – $700)
The 2022 Summer Decorative Arts and Interiors Auction will take place on August 26, 2022. Live bidding will start at 1:00 PM EDT. Interested collectors may attend live in New Orleans, Louisiana or online via Bidsquare.
About Crescent City Auction Gallery
Crescent City Auction Gallery has the combined experience of 60+ years. CCAG’s auctioneers and staff specialize in antiques and the auction business. The company’s knowledge is obtained through over 45 years in the New Orleans auction industry, owning antique stores in New Orleans and Mississippi, and operating the largest auction house in Hawaii and the South Pacific. This combination of talent, expertise, and enthusiasm has been welcomed by collectors and dealers alike.