Ceramics | Furniture | Objet De Art | Jade | Fine Art
From fine Chinese porcelains to dramatic Japanese silver to divine Tibetan thangkas, Moran’s Traditional Collector auctions feature an array of top furniture and design from East and South Asia. Moran’s position on the West Coast has enabled us to bring top quality decorative art to market, from entire collections to single pieces. Selections can also be found in our Studio Furniture & Decorative Art, California Living and ReDesigned auctions held throughout the year. Modern and Contemporary Asian art can be found throughout our biannual 20th Century Art + Design auctions.
Vice President, Furniture & Decorative Arts Director
Roland has been in the antique and fine art business since 1994.
Roland joined John Moran Auctioneers in 1999. As a generalist, Roland has a broad knowledge of personal estate property, and is responsible for researching and cataloguing all types of objects, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, silver, porcelain and carpets; his specialty in clocks and watches also has him working closely with Moran’s Jewelry Department. He regularly prepares formal valuations for insurance and fair-market purposes.
In his role as Estates Auction Director, Roland is responsible for overseeing the thematic scope of each of Moran’s ten Decorative Art Auctions held throughout the year, as well as for coordinating Moran’s free monthly walk-in appraisal days for the local community.
A large Chinese porcelain fish bowl
Sold for $27,000
A pair of Chinese carved hardwood armchairs
Sold for $375,000
A Chinese carved jade bowl
Sold for $20,400
Let Us Value Your Collection
Moran’s offers a wide range of appraisal and paid valuation services, including fair market and insurance appraisals. By retaining Moran’s to evaluate your property, you can be sure that your heirs or trustees will be able to make informed decisions about the equitable distribution or liquidation of assets.
If you are looking to downsize your collection or prepare a home for sale, Moran’s can apply our expertise in valuation, staging, logistics, and marketing to ensure you get the best price for your property.