If you share my love for the auction world you’ll be pleased to learn of the upcoming sale of the estate of beloved Southern author Julia Reed. I adore Julia’s books (a real Southern primer!) and was saddened to learn of her passing last year to cancer at the young age of 59. Neal Auction in New Orleans will be offering up a collection of Reed’s possessions online in their Important Winter Estates Auction (bid online here) on February 5. From delicate porcelain dinnerware to tole pagoda lanterns, there’s an endless array of stylish pieces that I’d be honored to have in my home. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Julia Evans Reed Charitable Trust, which helps fund nonprofits supporting those in need of food, housing, and education. Below, I’ve gathered a handful of Julia’s pieces that caught my eye. Happy bidding, my dears!
Lot 0122 // John Rosselli Tole Peinte Pagoda-Form Chandelier
Lot 0134 // Suzanne Allen Custom-Made Sofa
Lot 0034 // English Porcelain Partial Dinner Service
Lot 0009 // Yellow Tole Peinte Gallery Tray Table
Lot 0078 // Pair of Neoclassical Inlaid Olivewood Commodes
Lot 0015 // Pair of Contemporary Upholstered Armchairs
Lot 0081 // Herend Porcelain Dinner Plates
Lot 0075 // Crème Peinte, Gilt Tooled Leather Dining Chairs
Lot 0120 // Silvered Echinoderm Candleholders
Lot 0163 // Antique William IV Stool
Lot 0087 // Five Antique English Imari Soup Plates
Lot 0162 // Pair of Louis XVI-Style Creme Peinte Bergeres
Lot 0006 // Chippendale Mahogany Camelback Sofa
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I LOVED Julia’s columns for Garden & Gun. I had no idea she passed away. What a loss!
I just loved Julia Reed, have read her books and articles. I even got a subscription of Garden and Gun, because she wrote for it (and I live in Iowa!). She had quite an amazing voice and eye. I have been watching it closely on liveauctioneers where you can see the pricing. Unfortunately, one has to make all the shipping arrangements themselves, as the auction house doesn’t doesn’t coordinate this.
I didn’t know she’d passed away either!
Susan Toye Ferguson says
I loved Julia Reed – she got married about the same time I did but she wrote an article for Vogue about her wedding. She wore a pair of green satin Manolo’s – and I wish I had thought of something like that! I have followed her for years and read a few of her books. I went to New Orleans about 5 years ago (and loved it) and I kept trying to find her house but never could – I would have been thrilled just to take a quick photo. Also, she had two gorgeous cane settees (very Southern) in that house too but they are not in the auction. Lord, I just drooled over them and I guess someone else did too! I wanted the Imari plates but they will be out of my price range very soon…lucky winner!
Thanks for sharing!