Emporium | May 19, 2022 | Lot 1-487

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May 19, 2022 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina

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Brunk Auctions Premier Auction for the month of May includes a very rare and important portrait of a free woman of color, historically thought to be the Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau. The painting is signed G.Catlin, and dated Mai 1837. The painting has a storied history in New Orleans, a good deal of mystery surrounding it, and is a stunning portrait of a free New Orleans lady of African descent.  According to research done on this painting by Dr. Lisa N. Peters, "The image has become the iconic depiction of Laveau and her legend, serving as the visual model of powerful female leadership in the dynamic multi-cultural milieu of 19th century New Orleans". Among the important European paintings is a light filled Henri Jean Guillaume Martin Impressionist Painting titled Femme Cousant sous un Marronnier. The sale features Important American and Southern Furniture and Decorative Arts, Featuring a Fine North Carolina "WH" Cellaret, Newport Tea Table, New England and Philadelphia Chests, Tables and related, fine jewelry, coins, and important folk art sold to benefit the American Folk Art Museum.

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Emporium Auction - May 19, 2022 - Lots 1-486

Auction Begins  |  9:00AM EST

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Premier Auction - Session I - May 20, 2022 - Lots 488-825

featuring Asian, Continental, British, Silver and Jewelry

Auction Begins  |  9:00AM EST

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Premier Auction - Session II - May 21, 2022 - Lots 826-1199

featuring Modern, American, Southern, Property sold to benefit the American Folk Art Museum, Coins

Auction Begins  |  9:00AM EST
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