John Moran Auctioneers’ Traditional Collector auction brings an exciting array of fresh-to-market finds to auction
• Décor is sure to make a splash
• Fine furnishings are sure to appeal to collectors
• A selection of fine art should not be missed
MONROVIA, CA – John Moran Auctioneer’s September 23rd Traditional Collector auction is filled to the brim with 295 lots of quality furnishings, décor, art, and more for every sophisticated taste. Names synonymous with quality like Tiffany & Co., Reed & Barton, François Linke, Rolls Royce, and more can be found throughout the sale. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. A digital catalogue will be available online ahead of the auction for convenience.
Standout décor from the world’s leading designers will surely cause a stir. A stunning Ferdinand Liebermann sculpture, “Schreck” or fear, is sure to cause a fright and comes just in time for Halloween decorating, estimate: $3,500-4,500. A wonderful “Macaw” vase by Lalique is a spectacular example from the famed glass company and heads to the block with a $2,000-3,000 estimate. An impressive Continental punch set is ready for the next party and features an equestrian-themed punch bowl and glasses, sure to sell within the $2,000-3,000 estimate. A richly painted KPM plaque of Judith with the head of Holofernes is a wonderful example from the firm and is expected to bring $4,000-6,000.
Fine furnishings from Europe and Asia are sure to appeal to collectors. An impressive Nicole Freres Swiss music box with gorgeous marquetry case is estimated to bring $20,000-30,000 at the block. Master cabinetmaker François Linke’s unparalleled skills are on full display in the vitrine cabinet for sale on the 23rd and is sure to bring $12,000-18,000 at the block. A monumental Sèvres lidded urn with impeccable decoration is expected to sell between $15,000-20,000. A lush silk on silk Persian Heriz rug will be a statement-making addition to any home and is estimated at $4,000-6,000.
Fine art from Europe abounds at the September 23rd auction. A beautifully painted still life from Russian/French artist Jean Albert Pougny with its Modernist tilt is sure to bring $3,000-5,000. An autumn day is the subject of French artist Roger Jourdain’s Dernières feuilles d’Automne and the dreamy work is expected to sell between $2,000-3,000. British artist Heywood Hardy features in the auction with the skillfully rendered Going to the Meet. The sweet scene should easily sell within its $6,000-8,000 estimate. A graphite scene of figures under trees by German artist Max Liebermann is a wonderful work is estimated at $4,000-6,000.
Other highlights include:
• Lot 80, A 1993 Rolls Royce Corniche IV, est.: $100,000-135,000
• Lot 92, A Tiffany & Co. “English King” sterling silver flatware service, est.: $10,000-20,000
• Lot 124, A Continental Flintlock arquebus, est.: $3,000-5,000
• Lot 161, A Leopold Widhalm Lautten violin, est.: $1,500-2,500
Moran’s fall auction season will continue when Art of the American West hits the block on September 27th. October will hold the ever-popular 20th Century Art + Design auction as well as Studio Fine Art and Studio Decorative Art. November will see the highly-anticipated California & American Fine Art auction as well as California Living. Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, Luxury, Couture, & Accessories auction is as well as Traditional Collector are slated to warm up December. Moran’s takes the health and safety of our staff and customers seriously, as such, all previews for the auction will be by appointment only and the sales will be held online without a live audience.
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 our website; bidding is also supported by telephone or absentee.
Consignment inquiries are always welcome.
“Standout décor from the world’s leading designers will surely cause a stir.”