MONROVIA, CA – Moran’s is kicking off a day of auctions with its Studio Furniture & Decorative Art auction on June 23rd at 10 am. Fresh off the success of their banner 20th Century Art + Design auction, Moran’s is pleased to offer over 50 lots of fine mid-century furniture, art, and décor in June’s sale. Collectors of traditional furnishings will find plenty of tempting options as well, all at approachable price points.
A strong selection of mid-century modern design is sure to appeal to collectors. A unique mid-century vanity dresser is one of Moran’s favorite items in the sale. Boasting drawers and a divided cabinet fitted with an unusual shoe rest, the piece is projected to bring between $800-1,200 at the block. For those that wish to turn the volume up to 11, a pair of London-made speakers from coveted maker Tannoy are sure to fit the bill. The pair are estimated to bring between $500-800. A beautiful Beatrice Wood vase in her imitable metallic glaze is estimated at $1,000-1,500.
A pair of London-made speakers
A partial set from Tiffany & Co. in their “English King”
Traditional furnishings from around the world abound at the sale. A Napoleon III crystal chandelier is in beautiful condition and should bring $1,000-2,000 at the block. A near-pair of French perfume bottles decorated with butterflies is a favorite of Moran’s and is projected to bring $800-1,200. A diminutive English slant-front desk would be the perfect fit for a space-conscious collector and is estimated at $400-600. A small but beautifully woven Heriz rug is sure to catch the eye of collectors and is estimated at a wallet-friendly $500-700.
For those looking to stock their china cabinet, Moran’s Studio Furniture & Decorative Art auction has ample options to choose from. An elegant set of Baccarat “Provence” stemware is estimated to bring $400-600 at the block. A Lalique “Barbade” bowl would make a superb statement on any table and is sure to sell between $300-500. A gorgeous set of flatware in the “King George” pattern by Gorham is one of many flatware services in the auction. The glittering set is estimated to bring $3,000-4,000. A partial set from Tiffany & Co. in their “English King” pattern would make a fine addition to any silver collection and is estimated to bring $2,000-3,000.
Additional Auction Highlights
A Lalique “Barbade” bowl
A Gorham “King George” sterling silver flatware service
Moran’s is keeping the summer auction season rolling with their July 21st Traditional Collector auction featuring important decorative and fine art from the world’s leading artists. A second Studio Fine Art and Studio Decorative Art is scheduled for August 25th. Art of the American West and Turn of the Century Design will close out the summer on September 8th.
For upcoming highlights, online catalogues, and more information on these sales, visit Moran’s website: www.johnmoran.com. Bidding is now available online via Moran’s new mobile app Moran Mobile, available on both iOS and Android operating systems. Live bidding on a desktop is available through bid.johnmoran.com; bidding is also supported by telephone, absentee, or in person.
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