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Political Memorabilia, Furniture, and Other Interesting Objects Can be Found at this Auction

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New Orleans Auction Galleries is back with another impressive event starting Saturday, September 26. The Estates Auction features close to 1,100 items including furniture, artwork, carpets, lighting, and fine jewelry, as well as many political documents and memorabilia. The pieces come from the estate of Lloyd and Beryl Ann "B.A." Bentsen, "fixtures of Washington's political and social milieus."  

You can see the items in person (by appointment) each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, September 25. Session I will begin Saturday, September 26 at 10 a.m. and will includes lots 1-600. Session II will start Sunday, September 27 at 10 a.m. for lots 601-1088.

With over 1,000 pieces to consider, interested bidders should start scouring the catalog, which also includes many details about the Bentsens and their remarkable lives. Below, some Adore-approved pieces to consider during your browsing!

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SALE 2003 LOT 76

Pair of Victorian-Style Cast Iron Benches in the "Dog and Fern" Pattern

Estimate: $1,000-1,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 318

William Frederick Yeames (British, 1835-1918) "Companions", 1880

Estimate: $7,000-10,000


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SALE 2003 LOT 205

George II Giltwood Mirror in the Rococo Taste

Estimate: $2,000-4,000


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SALE 2003 LOT 52

Rare Set of Ten Tiffany & Co. 18K Gold Demitasse Spoons

Estimate: $2,000-4,000


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SALE 2003 LOT 184

John McLeod (British, 19th Century) "A.T. in the Stable"

Estimate: $1,200-1,800


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SALE 2003 LOT 109

Persian Nain Carpet

Estimate: $1,500-2,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 2

"Carte de la Nouvelle France ou se voit le cours des Grandes Rivieres de S. Laurens & de Mississippi..." by Nicolas de Fer ( 1646-1720), hand-colored engraving, published Paris, ca. 1719.

Estimate: $800-1,200


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SALE 2003 LOT 29

Pair of Bronze Garden Sculptures of Herons

Estimate: $1,500-2,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 819

Lady Bird Johnson Autographed Print of the LBJ Ranch

Estimate: $500-1,000


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SALE 2003 LOT 36

Spectacular American Rococo Revival Gilt-Bronze, Patinated Metal and Brass Gasolier

Estimate: $3,000-5,000


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SALE 2003 LOT 24

Pair of Rococo-Style "Fiber-Clay" Garden Urns on Pedestals

Estimate: $1,500-2,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 302

Gail Sherman Corbett (American, 1871-1952) "View of the Louvre from the Tuileries Garden"

Estimate: $1,000-1,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 348

Venetian Polychrome Secretary Bookcase

Estimate: $1,500-2,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 845

Charles Schorre (American/Texas, 1925-1996) "#466"

Estimate: $1,000-1,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 138

Giltwood and Woven Reed Jardiniere on Stand

Estimate: $1,000-1,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 121

French Marble Fireplace Surround

Estimate: $2,500-4,000


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SALE 2003 LOT 44

Antebellum New Orleans Coin Silver Mug

Estimate: $1,200-1,800


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SALE 2003 LOT 809

Framed Set of Series 1993 U.S. Bank Notes

Estimate: $500-1,000


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SALE 2003 LOT 10

Pair of Federal Hepplewhite Mahogany Armchairs

Estimate: $1,000-1,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 438

Louis XVI-Style Polychrome and Marble-Top Center Table

Estimate: $1,500-2,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 477

Collection of Eighteen French Bat-Printed Creamware Soup Plates

Estimate: $1,000-1,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 802

Four Autographed Presidential Books

Estimate: $500-1,000


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SALE 2003 LOT 975

Gary Patterson and Marion Barnes (American, Contemporary) "The Party"

Estimate: $1,800-2,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 119

Suite of Four French Polychrome Side Chairs

Estimate: $1,000-1,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 915

Pair of Crystal Baluster-Form Lamps

Estimate: $1,000-1,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 793

John F. Kennedy Autographed Photograph

Estimate: $500-1,000


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SALE 2003 LOT 398

Large Italian Polychrome, Parcel-Gilt and Marble-Top Table

Estimate: $1,500-2,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 1078

Antique Tabriz Carpet

Estimate: $4,000-7,000


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SALE 2003 LOT 997

George Valentine Dureau (American/Louisiana, 1930-2014) "Masked Figure"

Estimate: $1,000-1,500


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SALE 2003 LOT 406

Gracie Studio, New York, Framed Wallpaper Panel

Estimate: $1,000-1,500