One of Moran’s proudest achievements was bringing a special First Phase Chief’s blanket to market, setting a record for a Navajo textile at auction that still stands to this day. Moran’s Art of the American West is the place to find the best in American Indian basketry, pottery, weaving, and design created by tribes throughout the North American continent. Selections can also be found in Moran’s Studio Furniture & Decorative Art, California Living and ReDesigned auctions held throughout the year.
Maranda Moran has been in the antique and fine art business since 1993.
Prior to joining Moran’s, Maranda owned and operated an antique business in Pasadena, CA specializing in fine and decorative arts from the turn of the century to the 1950s. For over ten years, she assisted in building many notable collections in Southern California with rare or hard to find objects d’art.
Since 2003, Maranda has used her creative vision to stage and set all of John Moran’s live auctions as well as being responsible for the design/build of the company’s new state-of-the-art headquarters in Old Town Monrovia, CA. Her daily activities include client relations, evaluating incoming property, appraisal functions, and spearheading special projects.
Maranda is Uniform Standard in Professional Appraisal Practice qualified.
A Navajo Ute Style Chief's Blanket, First Phase
Sold for $137,500
Northwest coast carved shaman's rattle
Sold for $5,700
A Cahuilla Mission polychrome snake-motif basket
Sold for $4,062
A Navajo American flag pictorial rug
Sold for $5,100
A Tonita Roybal San Ildefonso pottery olla
Sold for $8,400
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