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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

    A Handel bronze table lamp with reverse-painted ''peacock'' shade
    est; $10.000/15,000
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    A large Apache basketry bowl
    est: $600/900
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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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  • 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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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
• Bidding available in person, by telephone and absentee or live online via Liveauctioneers, Bidsquare and Invaluable

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Late 18th century and later adaptations, with marquetry inlay and gilt metal mounts, the egg-and-dart molded cornice over two glazed doors enclosing an interior fitted with mounts to hold adjustable shelves, above a pull-out writing surface above two doors with inset painted porcelain plaques and marquetry medallions enclosing two shelves over two small drawers, on bracket feet, 62.25'' H x 37.25'' W x 14.25'' D, est: $1000/2000
*Price Realized: $900.00


Condition: Generally good condition. Structurally sound. General marks, scratches, nicks and rubbing commensurate with age and use. Scattered shrinkage cracks, lifting and losses to veneer with some infilled restorations. Scattered water stains to writing surface. Timber sun-faded and very dry in areas. Feet replaced. Top possibly reduced in depth. Remounted. Lifting to mount surrounding left hand porcelain plaque. Interior of top lacking original shelves; lot accompanied by one later glass shelf. Locks replaced or missing; lot accompanied by one key.

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