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.

Now playing: R.E.M. - Disturbance at the Heron House
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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.


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.