Contents of New York City Landmark - Andrew Norwood Townhouse & African Art from Atlanta’s High Museum Collection to be Auctioned in New Orleans.

News Release - May 31, 2005

New Orleans, La. – The Neal Auction Company’s Late Spring Estates Auction scheduled for June 10th, 11th, and 12th will feature the early 19th century furnishings from the Andrew Norwood Townhouse and also include an exciting collection of African Art being deaccessioned from Atlanta’s High Museum. A preview begins at the Neal Auction Gallery on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 through Thursday, June 9, 2005.

According to Neal Auction Company President Neal Alford, the Neal Auction Company is honored to handle the antebellum Norwood Townhouse collection and the unique African art collection from the prestigious High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia.

Alford said, “The Norwood house is very well-known throughout the preservation community and the High Museum is recognized for its fine collection. As a result, this diverse sale has piqued the interest of museums, art historians, antique dealers and private collectors, from throughout the South.”

The Andrew Norwood Townhouse neo-classical collection encompasses both Regency and American Classical furniture of 1820-1840. Among the items to be offered are an extensive group of classical sculpture, Duncan Phyfe and J. & J.W. Meeks furnishings, late Georgian campaign furniture, period lighting, mirrors and decorations.

The African art being deaccessioned from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia will benefit the acquisitions in the African Department. The objects represent the history and diverse cultures of the many peoples that make up Africa. The items include masks, household objects, jewelry, and ceremonial pieces from different regions of the continent. The featured item is a Toma, (Loma), Liberia, wood mask.

The Andrew Norwood Townhouse located at West 14th Street, New York was built 1845-1847 for Andrew S. Norwood (1770-1856), a respected figure in New York society and a prominent bond merchant. The Norwood Townhouse was restored nearly thirty years ago by a noted preservationist. The Norwood Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a landmark by New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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