Furniture | Glass | Ceramics | Objet De Art | Silver | Jewelry

From the stylish function of an Eames lounge chair to the unique form of a handcrafted Sam Maloof rocker, Moran’s 20th Century Art + Design auction is home to the best examples of mid-century modern furnishings and décor. Moran’s headquarters in Southern California positions us in a unique locale for the finest furnishings and décor from the leading contributors of the era. Whether it’s a commercial anchor piece or a one-of-a-kind object, Moran’s is well versed in all things Modernist. Selections can also be found in our Studio Furniture & Decorative Art and ReDesigned auctions.

Sam Maloof, Price Realized $40,625


Sam Maloof  |  Charles & Ray Eames  |  Aero Saarinen  |  Knoll  |  Herman Miller  |  Hans Wegner  |  Harry Bertoia  | Arne Jacobsen  |  Frtiz Hansen  |  Paul Evans  |  Harvey Prober  |  Marcel Breuer  |  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe  |  Isamu Noguchi  |  Paul McCobb

Modern Design Glass, But with John Moran


Dale Chihuly  |  Blenko  |  Paolo Venini  |  Gio Ponti  |  Swedish  |  Steuben

Claude Conover


Gertrud & Otto Natzler  |  William & Polia Pillin  |  Pablo Picasso  |  Lagard Tackett  |  Claude Conover  |  Otto & Vivika Heino  |  Harrison McIntosh  |  Polia Pillin |  Doyle Lane  |  Peter Voulkos

Robert Harley Seyle, Price Realized $3,750

Objet De Art

Vasa Mihich  |  Hans Hansen  |  Johan Rohde  |  Sergio Bustamante

A Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen pitcher, Price Realized $8,750


Georg Jensen  |  Henning Koppel  |  Gio Ponti  |  Harry Bertoia  |  Jean Puiforcat  |  Johan Rohde

Peter Macchiarini modernist brooch, Price Realized $875


Art Smith  |  Alexander Calder  |  Sam Kramer  |  Peter Macchiarini  |  Betty Cooke  |  Henry Steig  |  Barney M. Reid  |  Esther Lewittes  |  James Parker  |  Paul Lobel  |  Ed Wiener  |  Margaret De Patta  |  Antonio Pineda  |  Georg Jensen

Head of Sale

John Simon Taylor

Post-War and Contemporary Fine Art Specialist

John Simon Taylor acquired his extensive knowledge of the antiques trade starting at an early age, surrounded by his family’s furniture and antiques business in northern California. While pursuing a degree in Industrial Art from the University of San Francisco, he was offered a position in the Executive Buying Program of Macy’s California as an assistant buyer. For the next 22 years he worked for Macy’s California and Macy’s New York in store planning, merchandise coordination, and as Senior Executive Buyer specializing in antiques and furniture accessories. Since 1996 he has owned a shop in Pasadena’s antiques district, as well as being established at the Pasadena Antique Center.

John enjoys travelling throughout his native California, indulging his passion for the state’s art and architecture, from Arts and Crafts to Mid-century modern, and collecting classic cars.

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