New Orleans Auctions Galleries

New Orleans Auction Galleries is situated in a former 19th Century cotton exchange building in the heart of the city’s historic Arts District. The house has over twenty years of experience and is one of the premier auction houses in the world and continues to set record prices for items offered at their sales. With buyers and consignors from all over the world, the auction house specializes in the finest paintings, furniture, decorative arts, silver, jewellery and more. With more than six fully catalogued auctions a year, each sale features items from fine estates, private collections, and institutions.

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John Neagle

John Neagle (American/Philadelphia, 1796-1865, active New Orleans early 1820s) "Portrait of Mrs. Negus (1789-1879) with Her Granddaughter Sarah Negus (1840-1915)", 1851 oil on fine linen signed, dated, localized and sitters identified en verso, old handwritten note attached to stretcher, Philadelphia supplier stamp en verso canvas. Framed. 23-1/2" x 20-1/4", framed 52-1/4" x 44-3/4" Provenance: J. Engle Negus, Esq., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; by descent in family; Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi. Notes: The sitters, both named Susan Engle Negus, are the mother and daughter of James Engle Negus (1809-1884) of Philadelphia and Somerset, New Jersey. His mother was born Susan Engle in Philadelphia on June 18, 1789, the daughter of patriot, lawyer and later Speaker of the Pennsylvania House James Engle (1757-1821) and his wife Margaret Adam (1760-1821). She married tavern keeper John Negus (1784-1823) in 1808, and their son James was born in Philadelphia on June 2, 1809. He became a prosperous merchant and chief weigh-clerk at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, and married Isabella Van Syckel (1814-1892) of Mercer County New Jersey in 1835. Their first daughter Susan Engle Negus, named after her grandmother, was born on November 3, 1840 in Philadelphia and baptized there on April 7, 1841 at the Tenth Presbyterian Church. (At the time of this portrait in 1851, grandmother Susan E. Negus would have been 62 and granddaughter Susan 11.) In June of 1854, James Engle Negus was exposed with uncharacteristic and inexplicable short-weighting at the Mint and, when confronted, confessed to the depredation of $14,000 in gold. He made full and immediate restitution and moved with his family to Bound Brook, Somerset County New Jersey, where he eventually became a rehabilitated and respected country gentleman. His mother died there on February 22, 1879, and he on August 17, 1884. Susan Engle Negus the younger never married but traveled extensively and was active in both the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Society. She died on July 16, 1915 in Atlantic City. She, her father, and her grandmother are all buried in Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia. Estimate $2,000-4,000Read more

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Continental School (20th Century), a decorative
<b>Continental School (20th Century),</b> a decorative panel on canvas depicting a garden sculpture of a putto draped in a floral garland, seated atop a large sphere on a pedestal, unsigned, 40" x 30". Framed. New Orleans Auctions Galleries
French Gilt-Bronze Furniture Mount, second quarter
French Gilt-Bronze Furniture Mount, second quarter 20th century, in the Louis XVI style in the form of a bearded nude male terme surmounting a garlanded and scrolled tapered lower section, the reverse of the mount touchmarked "PA", h. 13-1/4", w. 2-3/4". New Orleans Auctions Galleries
George III-Style Mahogany Tripod Table, 19th
George III-Style Mahogany Tripod Table, 19th century, the shaped, circular, tilting top with pie-crust edge raised on a fluted columnar standard to three splayed legs headed by acanthine carving and ending in scrolled toes, h. 29", dia. 20-1/2". New Orleans Auctions Galleries
English Rosewood Butler's Bureau
<b>Fine English Gothic/Elizabethan Rosewood Butler's Bureau,</b> mid-19th century, the upper portion with a swivel mirror, above the lower case fitted with three ogee-molded drawers over a straight drawer, the upper drawer fitted with a central leather-covered writing slide and flanked by a wood slide on each side, h. 85", w. 42", d. 21-1/2". New Orleans Auctions Galleries
Chinese Famille Verte Dish, Later Mounted as a Cake Basket
<b>Chinese Famille Verte Dish, Later Mounted as a Cake Basket</b> <br /> <br /> Kangxi period (1672-1722) with later Dutch .833 silver handle marked Utrecht, 1850, by Johannes Mattheus van Kempen, d.j., the circular dish centered by a basket design, filled with blossoming peonies with ribbon tied around the upright handle, with panel borders depicting birds amid flowers and rockwork, the reverse with three individual floral motifs, and a jue (ritual vessel) mark within two concentric bands in underglaze blue, the later shaped, concave silver swing strap handle with acanthus boss mounts and decorated with engraved scrolls on a diapered ground with wrigglework threading. <br /> dia. 10-3/4" New Orleans Auctions Galleries

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New Orleans Auction Galleries
801 Magazine Street
New Orleans, La 70130
Tel: 504-566-1849
Tel: 800-501-0277
Fax: 504-566-1851