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    October 20, 2015 California & American Fine Art Auction

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John Moran Auctioneers Announces Fall 2015 Move to Monrovia, CA

ALTADENA, CA – John Moran Auctioneers is excited to announce their upcoming move from Altadena, CA, to a new, all-in-one auction, office and warehouse facility located at 145 East Walnut Avenue in Monrovia, CA.

John Moran founded his auction company in Pasadena in 1969 with only two employees; John Moran Auctioneers now employs two dozen full and part-time employees and hosts nearly monthly auction events. Today, Moran’s specializes in California and American fine art, jewelry, silver, Native American objects, European decorative arts and Mid-Century Modern design, with nearly a third of each auction selling online to collectors worldwide.

John Moran and company are thrilled about the move, with the new location expected to be fully operational in time for the fall 2015 auction season. >

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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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