• October 20, 2015 California & American Fine Art Auction

    October 20, 2015 California & American Fine Art Auction

    Jack Wilkinson Smith (1873-1949 Alhambra, CA) California Coast
    est:$20,000/30,000
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  • September 29, 2015 Decorative Art Auction

    September 29, 2015 Decorative Art Auction

    A Navajo transitional Second Phase Chief's Blanket
    est: $25,000/35,000
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  • September 29, 2015 Decorative Art Auction

    September 29, 2015 Decorative Art Auction

    Five-piece .950 silver Cartier coffee/tea service
    est: $3000/5000
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  • September 29, 2015 Decorative Art Auction

    September 29, 2015 Decorative Art Auction

    A Handel bronze table lamp with reverse-painted ''peacock'' shade
    est; $10.000/15,000
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  • September 29, 2015 Decorative Art Auction

    September 29, 2015 Decorative Art Auction

    Aurthur Wasse (1854-1930 UK/Germany)
    Flowered Garden outside of house, oil on canvas, 29.5'' H x 37.5'' W, est: $3000/4000
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  • September 29, 2015 Decorative Art Auction

    September 29, 2015 Decorative Art Auction

    A large Apache basketry bowl
    est: $600/900
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  • October 20, 2015 California & American Fine Art Auction

    October 20, 2015 California & American Fine Art Auction

    Edgar A. Payne (1883-1947 Los Angeles, CA) ''Desert Nomads''
    est:$15,000/20,000
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  • October 20, 2015 California & American Fine Art Auction

    October 20, 2015 California & American Fine Art Auction

    Eyvind Earle (1916-2000 Los Angeles, CA) Cows in a pasture through trees
    est: $5000/7000
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John Moran’s September 29th Auction to feature American Indian items, Continental furnishings, and California & American works of art


ALTADENA, CA – John Moran Auctioneers is pleased to announce their penultimate Decorative Arts auction of 2015, and the last sale Moran’s will host at the Pasadena Convention Center. The Tuesday, September 29th Decorative Art Auction catalogue features a diverse lineup, comprising a collection of Native American items including basketry, textiles, jewelry and beadwork, Persian rugs, French furniture, Continental decorative arts, silver, and a wide array of 19th century, 20th century and modern California and American paintings. Looking forward to their pending move to Monrovia, CA, Moran’s is aiming to make their last Pasadena-based sale a great one.

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John Moran Auctioneers to offer Modern and Contemporary Works Alongside Traditional California and American Art


• October auction the first event Moran’s will host at their new Monrovia, CA location
• Catalogue includes works by Conrad Buff, Phil Dyke, Edgar Payne, Millard Sheets, Guy Rose and many more
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Circa 1901, branded to the reverse ''Design 3512 / 2902 / 1'', locks stamped ''RC & S'' and one ''VR'' beneath a crown, the other ''Secure Lever'', the superstructure with rectangular pedimented top above a paneled back decorated with of knights on horseback on a shore before a castle, above a narrow shelf, with stylized flower cut-outs to sides, and outset base with canted sides fitted with two drawers over a cubbyhole flanked by a pair of paneled doors decorated with galleons, on square legs, 69'' H x 66.5'' W x 25'' D, est: $2000/3000


Note: Ernest Archibald Taylor (1874 - 1951) was born in Greenrock, Scotland. He apprenticed as a shipbuilder in Glasgow and translated his skills into furniture construction and painting. Between 1901 and 1908 Taylor worked for the firm of Wylie and Lochhead. Throughout his career he continued broadening the scope of his artistic capabilities by working in prints, interior design and stained glass. Provenance: Probably for Wylie & Lochhead, Glasgow; Property from a Private Collection, Ventura, CA. Condition: Good condition overall. General marks, nicks, scratches, rubbing and wear commensurate with age and use. Some deeper scuffing to surface of shelf and top of base. Marquetry panels with some slight lifting in areas. Lacking pediment caps from four uprights above shelf. Some cracking to panels of back. Lacking one shelf to left cupboard. No key. We have described this and all lots to the best of our ability. It is the prospective purchaser's obligation to inspect this and all lots firsthand to satisfy questions of age, authenticity and condition in advance of bidding. We are not responsible for omissions in condition reports. Your bid indicates acceptance of our Conditions of Sale. AS-IS. ALL SALES FINAL.

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