Auctions | August 12, 2012

Record-breaking Sales at New Orleans Auction Galleries

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) - Aug. 10, 2012 - New Orleans Auction Galleries is proud to announce record-breaking sales from its July auction, the first under new ownership.

Notable highlights from the three-day event include an auction record price of $31,980 for a large landscape oil painting by Louisiana artist Elemore Madison Morgan, Jr. (1931-2008). An early George Rodrigue painting featuring Hank Williams brought an extraordinary $73,800 after fierce bidding among floor, internet and phone bidders. Another unique Rodrigue item, an exceedingly rare cameo glass bowl featuring his famous “Blue Dogs,” sold for a remarkable $11,070.

The July auction offered several exceptional sets of Minton china retailed by Tiffany & Co., which came from a St. Francisville, Louisiana estate. A set of six cobalt and gold decorated plates brought $1,968 and a set of ten cups and saucers sold for $3,444. From the same estate was a large assortment of fine sterling silver and silverplate that drew bids from around the country. A rare American Federal period Pembroke table bearing the label of Samuel Parmele sold for $6,765.

“We are thrilled with the results of our first auction under new ownership and we are certain the positive outcome signifies a bright future for New Orleans Auction Galleries,” said Susan D. Krohn, New Orleans Auction Galleries owner and CEO. “While we continue to revel in the success of our July auction, we are already looking forward to our September auction and have begun receiving unique items from consignors.” Among the items to be auctioned will be the contents of Daffodil Hill, the estate of the late Kirby McNabb of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The New Orleans Auction Gallery, located at 510 Julia Street, is now accepting consignments for the September auction to be held September 29 - 30 following a two week ??Exhibition beginning September 15th. In addition, a late evening reception will be held September 27th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The staff experts at New Orleans Auction Galleries invite interested consignors to present their art and antiques for prompt evaluation.  For more information about New Orleans Auction Galleries, consigning and/or buying, visit our website, call 504-566-1849 or “Like” New Orleans Auction Galleries on Facebook.
About New Orleans Auction Galleries
New Orleans Auction Galleries is a distinctly sized auction gallery committed to working with consigners to provide buyers with timeless antiques, arts and collectibles. Situated in New Orleans, a premier auction destination, and located in a historic former cotton exchange building, New Orleans Auction Galleries is ideally located to serve the people of the South, as well as the greater U.S. and overseas.