Saturday, 20 September 2008

More tales from the Road


Lot No 1258
Large Edwardian Taxidermy Figure of a Heron, first quarter 20th century, presented against a painted backdrop of sky and clouds and dried swamp weeds within a bowfront glazed display case, h. 34-1/4", w. 26", d. 12".


This is so good it could be one of ours. But it isn't, it is coming up for auction at the New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. in early October.

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4 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

beautiful = I hope you win it, if that is what you want! is that how you get your things, through auction? just curious.

Joni

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

CdT - Only if the piece is exceptional and rare. Normally we only buy from collections. Provenance is very important to us.

This is a great piece. But, I am almost positive it is originally from here. Buying it would be the same as sending coals to Newcastle (once the centre for coal mining in the UK).

Pigtown-Design said...

I forwarded this on to MB... Has he contacted you yet?

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

Not yet, but I would certainly recommend buying it. The link will take him directly to the auction house home page.